New ‘Disney Junior & Friends Playdate’ Event Coming to Disneyland Resort August 18-20

Mickey Mouse onstage at a dance party

“Disney Junior & Friends Playdate,” a three-day event celebrating the magical, entertaining and music-filled stories of Disney Junior’s hit series, will bring the magic straight to preschoolers and their families at Disney California Adventure park on Friday, August 18, and at Downtown Disney District on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.

The celebration will kick off Friday, Aug. 18 at Disney California Adventure park, and will feature:

  • A Playdate Party Parade featuring beloved Disney Junior characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Vampirina, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Goofy, Pluto, and Mira, Royal Detective.
  • A special “Disney Junior Live! Playdate” stage show will delight young audiences with the world-premiere of the new Disney Junior short-form series “Playdate with Winnie the Pooh.”
  • The seasonal “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” will offer a lively, hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by the Disney Junior series.
  • A “Spidey and his Amazing Friends” photo wall at the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure.
  • Plus, you can enjoy regular Disney Junior programming at Disney California Adventure, including the popular “Disney Junior Dance Party!”

The fun moves to the Downtown Disney District on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, including:

  • Disney Junior-themed treats at Marceline’s Confectionary.
  • A “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” photo wall at Downtown Disney.

Throughout the weekend, guests will be able to participate in a find-and-search experience featuring Disney Junior-themed clues around Disney California Adventure park on Friday and Downtown Disney on Saturday and Sunday.

Additional details including a full schedule of events will be posted here leading up to the event.

Throughout the year, families visiting with small children will find unforgettable character moments, rides, shows and more across Disneyland Resort.

*Schedule, events, offerings and appearances subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice, including but not limited to dates, times and sessions. Both theme park admission and park reservation for the same park on the same date are required for park entry. Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.

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