Disneyland Resort is bringing back “Anaheim Ducks Day” to celebrate the Anaheim Ducks hockey team for a whole two days in January 2023, and hockey fans of the team won’t want to miss it.
Disney California Adventure
The event kicks off Thursday, January 12, at Hollywood Land inside Disney California Adventure with special hockey activities, photo opportunities, themed merchandise, specialty food & beverage offerings and memorable experiences.
Here is the schedule:
Anaheim Ducks Cavalcade, Performance Corridor
Pick a spot along the performance corridor from Paradise Gardens to Hollywood Land to see some favorite Anaheim Ducks players in a cavalcade.
Fan Zone, Hyperion Courtyard
Park Opening – 6 p.m.
Test your hockey skills with themed activities, take part in interactive photo opportunities, and more.
Meet & Greet with Anaheim Ducks Players, Hollywood Backlot Stage
2:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
Bring your camera-ready smiles and see some favorite hockey stars on the Hollywood Backlot Stage.
Event Merchandise, Exterior of Super Store featuring Avengers Campus
Park Opening to 6 p.m.
Outside the Super Store featuring Avengers Campus, gear up with special Anaheim Ducks Day merchandise, including apparel (tee and spirit jersey), headwear (baseball cap and beanie), a commemorative puck, limited-edition pin and more. Merchandise is limited and available while supplies last. Purchase limits apply, and no discounts are allowed.
Drawing Favorite Disney “Ducks” with Animation Academy Artists
Check the Disneyland app for operating hours and show times.
Throughout the day, learn how to draw some favorite Disney “ducks” with Animation Academy artists. When you’re done, keep your art as a souvenir.
Don’t miss out on a limited selection of sweet treats inspired by the Anaheim Ducks. Find a hockey puck-themed brownie at Studio Catering Co. and Schmoozies; an orange crème puck at Trolley Treats and Marceline’s Confectionery, or visit the Hollywood Land outdoor vending cart where you’ll find orange-flavored cotton candy.
Downtown Disney District
New this year, fan experiences will take place January 12 and 13 in the Downtown Disney District, nearest to the Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage, and between Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Tortilla Jo’s.
From noon to 6pm each day, there will be immersive photo opportunities, appearances by a very special mascot, and surprise moments all hosted by one of the DJs from the Anaheim Ducks.
Why Anaheim Ducks Day?
The National Hockey League team was actually founded in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company, and was originally known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a name which was inspired by the 1992 Disney film, “The Mighty Ducks.”
The name remained the same until the 2006-2007 season, when the club officially became known as the Anaheim Ducks.
Book Your Visit
If you want to take part in the “Anaheim Ducks Day,” both a valid theme park ticket and reservation to Disney California Adventure park are required for the January 12 events inside the park. Neither is required for the events at Downtown Disney District events.
This event is one of many that make January a great time to visit Disneyland.
The Lunar New Year Celebration kicks off January 20, 2023, and the Disney 100 Celebration starts on January 27, which is when Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad is also scheduled to open. Plus Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite will have its first event on January 31.
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Not sure I’d be a fan and want to celebrate the team this season. Yeesh this season has been rough