My Disneyland Resort Guide Maps Collection & Blog

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A complete source for everything about Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Maps

Disneyland Maps?  You mean those paper maps you grab at the gate, fold up, stick in your pocket and end up throwing away at the end of the day.  No, not me!  I love them and collect them!  I know there are probably cooler Disney items to collect.  Pins?  Dolls?  Stuffed Animals?  Mickey Ears?  No, I collect the ultimate free souvenir that you can always go back to.  As Walt wanted it, Disneyland will always change and grow, so to have these mementos and see what came before is awesome.  I started collecting about 20 years ago and continue to this day, I’m constantly checking to see if the parks release a new map and I’m always looking for other collectors who hopefully have the same obsession that are willing to trade and share their collection.

I want to share my collection with everyone in hopes this becomes a community where everyone can connect, trade or just admire the maps of the past.

To see a full list of all maps from 1955 to today, click the link below

Full List

Or to check out the maps by years, click on the links below or you can click on the menu button in the top right corner

2020    2019   2018    2017    2016    2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007     2006    2005    2004    2003    2002    2001    2000    1999    1998    1997    1996    1995      1994    1990-1993    1980s    1970s    1960s    1950s

As you can imagine, it’s hard to collect all the maps especially when the parks produced weekly / bi-weekly maps.  Perhaps you can help with my collection.  Do you have extras? Do you have a box of them you no longer want?  Do you want to trade?  Please see my list of maps I’m missing and let’s talk (email me at DLRMapCollector@yahoo.com).

List of Maps I’m Missing

I’ve had several requests to add a section for the popular “Buena Vista Bugle” newspapers that were once available at Disney California Adventure.  To view the complete list, check out the Buena Vista Bugles page

Buena Vista Bugles

Also, just scroll down and I will post updates and my thoughts on the new Maps as they’re released!

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Magic Happens and Food & Wine Maps

2020-02-28 Covers

The brand new parade debuted at Disneyland and the Food & Wine Festival debuted at DCA so with that, we get new maps!  I’m liking the new refreshed covers.  Not the blah Food & Wine Festival logo cover like prior years.

Codes are DLP-022820-ENG & DCA-022820-ENG

Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Apr 22: New Map after Food & Wine (DCA)

-June-ish or when Marvel Land opens: Summer Maps

New February Bridge Maps (Official Update)

2020-02-10 Covers-

We have two new maps.  Disneyland kept the same Rise of the Resistance cover but the code changed to 021020.  The only change I see on the inside is new food and rides advertised on the main flap and they updated the informational section with a blurb about plant based food products.  DCA went with the Pixar Pier loop again.  Same changes with new food and rides featured on the inside flap and updated plant based food blurb.  DCA also added a blurb on the inside of the map about Alfresco Tasting Terrace featuring the “Disney Family of Wines” and appetizers.   These maps should be out until February 27th.  Happy Collecting.

Codes are DLP-021020-ENG and DCA-021020-ENG

Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Feb 28: “Magic Happens” Parade (Disneyland)

-Feb 28: Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Apr 22: New Map after Food & Wine (DCA)

New Maps!

2020-02-10 Covers

Sorry, I was waiting until I got the official scans to post but they’re lagging on uploading them so I will do a quick post to let everyone know there are new maps.  Disneyland kept the same Rise of the Resistance cover but the code changed to 021020 so something must have changed on the inside.  DCA went with the Pixar Pier loop again but the surrounding color and tint is orange now instead of the red from last year.  These should be out until February 27th.  Happy Collecting.  I’ll update the lists once I receive official scans.

Codes are DLP-021020-ENG and DCA-021020-ENG

Thanks to @heartdisney10 on Twitter and James from our Facebook group for providing these pictures

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Feb 28: “Magic Happens” Parade (Disneyland)

-Feb 28: Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Apr 22: New Map after Food & Wine (DCA)

Rise of the Resistance is Here (Also Lunar New Year)

2020-01-17 Covers

Rise of the Resistance opened to insane crowds today and I heard the boarding passes filled up within 5 minutes.  With the new ride, we get a new map with the AT-AT encounter on the cover.  Looks nice!  Also, Lunar New Year Celebration started today in DCA and we FINALLY got maps that don’t have the same Mulan cartoon on the cover like the past several years.  We now get Mickey & Minnie in their Lunar New Year garb.  These maps should be out until February 9th so get them now.  The beginning of the year is always busy for us map collectors.

Codes are DLP-111720-ENG & DCA-011720-ENG

Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Feb 10: Bridge Map between Lunar New Year and Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Feb 28: “Magic Happens” Parade (Disneyland)

-Feb 28: Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Apr 22: New Map after Food & Wine (DCA)

First Maps of 2020

2020-01-07 Covers

Happy 2020 and welcome to a new decade of Disneyland Resort Guide Maps.  New maps came out on January 7th since the HolidayTime maps ended on January 6th.  Disneyland features a new Chewbacca in Galaxys Edge cover while DCA features a new Groot in front of Guardians of the Galaxy cover.  The Disneyland map contains the Rise of the Resistance logo in the Galaxys Edge section with the opening date noted.  These maps should be out until January 16th at which time we’ll get some sort of Rise of the Resistance Map for DL and a Lunar New Year map for DCA (please not Mulan again).  Happy Collecting!

Codes are DLP-110120-ENG & DCA-010720-ENG

Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

 

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Jan 17: Rise of the Resistance Opens (Disneyland)

-Jan 17: Lunar New Year (DCA)

-Feb 10: Bridge Map between Lunar New Year and Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Feb 28: “Magic Happens” Parade (Disneyland)

-Feb 28: Food & Wine Festival (DCA)

-Apr 22: New Map after Food & Wine (DCA)

No New Years Eve Maps or even Entertainment Guides this year

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Just a heads up, the decline of New Years Eve guide maps goes even further.  Back from the late 90s to 2012, the parks would actually produced a special one night guide map for New Years Eve.  After 2012, they declined down to just having the normal holiday maps out and then doing a special one night only entertainment guide.  Well, now just when you think they couldn’t sink any lower.  This year, they kept the normal holiday maps out, the normal entertainment guides out and now produced a one sided cheap tips paper (see picture).  When I tweeted Disneyland to ask if they released a special map or even a special entertainment guide, they replied with some long worded response of trying to get me to use the app instead.  Sadly, the days of Disneyland Guide Maps ending seems to be coming sooner and sooner which is sad because they are the only Disney Parks in the world that seems to hate producing them or puts the least amount of effort into designing them.  Happy New Year everyone and Happy Collecting!

 

HolidayTime 2019 maps are here!

2019-11-08-Covers

The new HolidayTime maps were released yesterday.  Although I feel they look like pictures from prior year maps at a slightly different angle, I do like the addition of the accent shapes in the background of the plain colored areas.  Adds some character.  These should be out until January 6th when the HolidayTime celebration ends.

Codes are DLP-110819-ENG & DCA-110819-ENG

Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

Estimated schedule of upcoming maps:

-Jan 7: Christmas Over (Disneyland & DCA)

-Jan 17: Rise of the Resistance Opens (Disneyland)

-Jan 17-Feb 9: Lunar New Year (DCA)

-Feb 28-Apr 21: Food & Wine (DCA)

November Bridge Maps

2019-11-01 Covers

The November Bridge Maps came out today and will be out until November 7th at which time we’ll get the next set of HolidayTime Maps.  I dig the covers.  The Disneyland map has the same overused Haunted Mansion Holiday picture but now with some eyes all over it.  The DCA has a cool Captain Marvel cover.  Get these maps now as they’ll only be out for 7 days.  Codes are DLP-110119-ENG & DCA-110119-ENG

Inside Scans:   Disneyland & DCA