Anaheim Ducks Day returned to Disneyland Resort on January 12, 2023, with appearances by players, special entertainment, and more! Naturally we went all over, mostly at Disney California Adventure, to check out the offerings for the long-missed tradition!
Downtown Disney District Fan Zone
Anaheim Ducks Day was previously just held in Disney California Adventure, but it expanded with a fan zone in Downtown Disney District. The fan zone included this giant inflatable hockey player.
Guests could test their hockey skills in the fan zone between noon and 6:00 p.m.
The Downtown Disney District stage was decorated for Anaheim Ducks Day, too.
Disney California Adventure Fan Zone
Another fan zone was inside Disney California Adventure.
Plenty of photo ops were available.
Banners hung represented different hockey teams as well.
Guests can walk on in atop these duck footsteps on a carpet for Ducks Day this year!
This fan zone also had plenty of merchandise as well as wristband distribution for the greeting.
Check out this amazing street artwork! It creates an optical illusion that allows guests a photo op to “face off” against a player!
Guests could also get their photo taken with a special puck-shaped background.
Players Meet and Greet
Wristbands are required to meet and greet with the Ducks players, and we snapped a few photos of guests waiting in a line for wristbands that began near Carthay Circle.
Luckily we managed to snag a spot for ourselves! You can watch the greeting courtesy of the video above.
Merchandise specific to the 2023 Anaheim Ducks Day was also available.
Some of the options included shirts, hoodies, Spirit Jerseys, and hockey pucks.
Sadly the duck mask was not for sale.
Wildwing Meet and Greet
Wildwing is the mascot of the Anaheim Ducks. Guests were able visit him and take a photo.
Cheerleaders Meet and Greet
Guests could also meet with some of the team’s cheerleaders to take a photo.
Magic Key Exclusive Puck
Magic Key Holders were eligible to get a commemorative Anaheim Ducks Day hockey puck!
Cast Members manned a table where they handed out hockey pucks to guests.
The puck says “Anaheim Ducks Day 2023 at Disney California Adventure Park” with a silhouette of Pixar Pier attractions here at Disney California Adventure.
Chocolate Hockey Puck — $6.99
You can even get your hands on a chocolate hockey puck at Schmoozies!
And of course the highlight of the day was the cavalcade through Hollywood Land, where we could see the Anaheim Ducks and their cheerleaders themselves out to greet guests! You can watch the cavalcade above.
Did you get to attend Anaheim Ducks Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!