Disney+ Day has been moved up this year! Last year it was in November, to coincide with the anniversary of the streaming service. In 2022, it will take place on September 8. There will be extras at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I’ll be at Disneyland on that date, so I can’t wait to see what is going on. You can also celebrate from home! Here is what you need to know, from Disney Parks Blog.
Disney Parks Make It Blue in Celebration of Disney+ Day
by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
We’re making it blue once again at Disney Parks as we celebrate Disney+ Day on Sept. 8! You’re invited to “plus” up your day with special offerings and fan-favorite fun.
Mornings at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California will be “plussed” up with early entry pixie dust! Disney+ subscribers and their travel party with valid admission and reservations are once again invited to enter the theme parks at Disneyland Resort* and Walt Disney World Resort 30 minutes before regular park opening.
To capture the memories of this special day, subscribers can also enjoy complimentary Disney PhotoPass photo downloads at select locations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disneyland Resort theme parks that day.
We’re also excited to share that in celebration of Disney+ Day, on Sept. 8 only, guests staying in select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort (with valid admission and a reservation) will have the opportunity to enter 60 minutes before regular park open at any Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort theme parks.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, celebrate Disney+ Day with Disney+ character meet-and-greets and cavalcades, “plus” more surprises throughout the day (valid theme park admission and Disney’s Hollywood Studios park reservation required). The fun doesn’t end there! Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can wind down with a special Disney+ screening at Movie Under the Stars.
It’s too good to be blue at Disneyland Resort! Be on the lookout for commemorative chalk art at the Downtown Disney District and at the Disneyland Hotel, ways to “plus” your pics as well as fun and festive food and beverage throughout the Disneyland Resort. Strike a starry pose at Hollywood Land with a photo op featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen before vrooming over to Cars Land – inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie “Cars” – to meet the four-wheeled stars themselves! Wishing for more? Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are invited to stop by Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for a special movie screening.
While we celebrate all things blue, we’re eating them too! Satisfy your sweet tooth with blue dusted churros – only available at Disneyland Resort theme parks this Disney+ Day on Buena Vista Street and Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park, near Sleeping Beauty Castle and Astro Blasters in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park. At the Downtown Disney District, choose from three true-blue cocktails: an Ocean Breeze at Naples Ristorante E Bar, Blue Hawaiian at Uva Bar & Cafe, and a Tropical Margarita at Tortilla Jo’s.
Fans are also invited to join the celebrations digitally by stepping up their selfie game with Disney PhotoPass Lenses for Disney+ Day. Don festive Mickey ears or invite Groot to make a cameo through these limited-time lenses – available to those celebrating in the parks or at home in the U.S. through Snapchat and the My Disney Experience app.
On Sept. 8, Disneyland Paris will delight guests with a dedicated entertainment program specially developed for this occasion, in addition to photo opportunities with Disney PhotoPass and a blue-themed chocolate hazelnut donut. For more fanfare, Disney+ subscribers and their party with theme park tickets and reservations are invited for the first time to enter Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris at 9:00 a.m. (30 minutes before regular park opening) only on Sept. 8, 2022. Hong Kong Disneyland will celebrate with guests visiting the park on Sept. 10.
Guests will be seeing blue on this cruise! During the Aug. 29-Sept. 5 Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise, members aboard the Disney Wonder will be treated to special gifts from Disney+ and 9 exclusive shows and experiences supporting current and upcoming Disney+ programming.
Around the world, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing will also be celebrating Disney+ Day. More in the coming weeks on how to join in on the fun.
Stay tuned for more as we continue to share how we’re making it blue for Disney+ Day!
Guests may be required to verify that they are a Disney+ subscriber by displaying their logged-in home screen on the Disney+ app via their phone to enter early and to receive special benefits at the parks. Please be sure to download the Disney+ app and sign in prior to arrival. Entertainment is subject to change.
* Only Disneyland Resort hotel guests will have access to the direct theme park entrances at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel walkway and Downtown Disney District Monorail.