Disneyland Reveals New Details For Fall Openings & Entertainment

Disneyland has revealed new details for several exciting fall experiences at Disneyland, from the debut of brand new nighttime entertainment and restaurants to seasonal celebrations, a reimagined attraction opening, and more.

Halloween at Disneyland has officially begun, and guests can enjoy the celebration with ride overlays, themed food items, characters in new Halloween attire, and spooky decorations. At Disney California Adventure, guests can celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month with Plaza de la Familia, which features entertainment, speciality food offerings, and more.

As the popular nighttime show Fantasmic! is still closed until Spring of 2024, alternative entertainment has been introduced since then, and now there is an additional new fall experience at Disneyland on the Rivers of America that guests can enjoy starting this month! Keep reading for all new experiences that you have to look forward to during a visit to Disneyland this fall.

Adventureland Treehouse Opening at Disneyland This Fall

Fall Experiences at Disneyland attraction opening

The reimagined treehouse will officially open at Disneyland this fall as it completes its transformation into the Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Swiss Family Robinson. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the wood rope stairways, items crafted from found objects and natural resources, and rooms of the family including the mother’s music den, the father’s art studio, the young sons’ nature room, and the teenage daughter’s astronomer’s loft.

We’re excited to see the reveal of this treehouse “capturing the spirit of the original treehouse that Walt Disney and his Imagineers built in 1962” this fall! Disney did affirm that the treehouse would open this fall, but surprisingly we still don’t have an opening date.

NEW Nighttime Fall Entertainment at Disneyland

Fall Experiences at Disneyland new entertainment

As the popular nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! is still closed, Queenie and the Jambalaya Jazz Band have been performing high-energy tunes aboard a raft floating down the Rivers of America on select nights, with fountains and lighting effects adding to the magic.

You can read the latest from Disney on the return of Fantasmic! at Disneyland. Click for all the details.

Starting September 29, 2023, a new limited-time experience will also be added: “The Heartbeat of New Orleans—A Living Mural,” set to a jazz score, will be a projections show on the Rivers of America that will tell the story of a mischievous frog from the bayou who explores New Orleans after he hears the sounds of jazz in the distance.

“The Heartbeat of New Orleans—A Living Mural” will feature original artwork by Disney Live Entertainment graphic designer Marcella “Marci” Swett, best known for her chalk art shown during Celebrate Soulfully.

This new, limited-time experience will take place between the Jambalaya Jazz Band and Queenie sets each evening. “The Heartbeat of New Orleans—A Living Mural” and Queenie and the Jambalaya Jazz Band will run on select nights during fall and will run nightly during the holiday season, with showtimes available on the Disneyland app. This great entertainment will be replacing where Fantasmic! would normally run during a substantial period of time, and we will see what Disneyland has in store for the period of January to Spring of 2024 before the nighttime spectacular reopens with “exciting new magic.”

New Quick Service Dining Location Tiana’s Palace Opens!

Fall experiences at Disneyland dining

Tiana’s Palace, the reimagined Quick Service dining location in New Orleans Square inspired by Princess and the Frog, is officially welcoming guests to try its delicious food inspired by Cajun and Creole cuisine.

You can explore the interior of the dining location with multiple references the movie and try various new menu items, including lemon house-filled beignets, gumbo, shrimp and grits, and more. You can see our thoughts on these new food items that we tried in our Tiana’s Palace food review!

The popular Mint Julep Bar is also reopening with Tiana’s Palace, serving its iconic mint juleps and Mickey beignets.

New Fall Experiences: San Fransokyo Square Is Officially Open

Fall experiences at Disneyland new San Fransokyo Square

Another fall experience at Disneyland is Disney California Adventure’s San Fransokyo Square, which is now officially completed. The reimagined land offers new and familiar food options, vibrant decorations, new merchandise, the dazzling San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, and a character meet-and-greet with Baymax and Hiro. You can see our photo tour of the land and details of the San Fransokyo Square reimagining in our guide.

Recently Added Dining Experiences In Downtown Disney

Fall experiences at Downtown Disney

This fall, guests can explore recently opened alfresco patio location next to Splitsville Luxury Lanes where guests can enjoy food and play interactive games, or they can explore the Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio which recently reopened with a new look and menu.

This is all part of the ongoing renovation of Downtown Disney which will include multiple popular new dining locations. You can read about the best Downtown Disney restaurants here.

There are so many exciting new fall experiences at Disneyland to explore, so make sure to check these out during your Disneyland visit!

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About Emily Midgley

Emily Midgley is a writer and educator from San Diego, California. She graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She was introduced to Disneyland when she was two and has been hooked ever since! At Mickey Visit and Disney Dose, she will keep you updated on all things to do with Disneyland Park and California Adventure. Her favorite rides are Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Space Mountain, and Rise of the Resistance. She loves Marvel (especially Guardians of the Galaxy) and lives and breathes anything to do with Star Wars.

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