My Disneyland Resort Guide Maps Collection & Blog

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A complete source for everything about Disneyland Maps and 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 10 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

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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HalloweenTime Maps are Here!

2019-09-06 Covers

The HalloweenTime maps came out today and the designs covers are finally new images.  Disneyland features Mickey & Minnie in front of the Main Street Pumpkin while DCA features the Coco Festival.  Codes are DLP-090619-ENG & DCA-090619-ENG.  I’m assuming these should be out until HalloweenTime ends on October 31st.  Then we’ll get the November bridge maps until HolidayTime maps come out on November 8th.

Inside Scans:   Disneyland & DCA

New DCA Bridge Map

2019-09-03 Covers

DCA released a bridge map featuring the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind on the cover.  Looks nice!  This map will only be out for 3 days as the HalloweenTime maps will be out on Friday!  Codes are DLP-071119-ENG & DCA-090319-ENG.

Inside Scans:   Disneyland & DCA

Minor Disneyland Change and Next Week!

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So, to my surprise, there was a small minor change in the Disneyland map over the Summer.  It seems on July 11th, they updated the Disneyland Map.  The main change is the renaming of Space Mountain to Hyperspace Mountain and it looks like they changed one of the noted items in the inside flap.  I have updated the listing.  Code is DLP-071119-ENG. Inside Scans:  Disneyland & DCA

Next week should be interesting.  Most of the main entertainment ends on Monday, September 2nd including Tale of the Lion King which means we could possible get a bridge map for Tuesday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 5th leading into the new HalloweenTime Maps which should be out Friday, September 6th.

Disneyland Change?

I just found out that Disneyland has a new code on their map DLR-071119-ENG that I missed.  I haven’t seen the map in person so I’m not sure what changed inside but it’s the same Millennium Falcon cockpit cover.  Anyone got one of these yet? Pic Below.

Also, the Lion King show is due to end September 2nd which is currently on the DCA cover but Halloween Time doesn’t start to September 6th so we may get a bridge map in between there.  Keep an eye out.

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(thanks to my friend Kristin for the pic)

Why isn’t there a new Disneyland Map?

I thought once the previews were over, we’d get a new Disneyland Map with perhaps a new Galaxy’s Edge cover and also they would remove that block inside the maps that states the land is only open for preview guests.  But we’re now several weeks past the previews and alas no new map.

Back in the day, they used to update the maps with even the smallest changes to the park but lately they seem to be late with their updates, waiting and building up changes before releasing a new map.

Is this the beginning of the end of the paper map?  I hope not.  But with all the rumors that the new Star Wars land isn’t doing well for attendance, the hiring freeze at the parks due to lack of attendance, the shows that have been around forever being cancelled, the desperate attempt to draw crowds by digging the Main Street Electrical Parade out of the dust bunnies – it’s not looking good.  I can see them throwing the constant updates of the paper map aside to save $$$.

New DCA Map!!!

2019-06-07 Covers

Today, DCA released a new map to advertise the start of the “Tale of the Lion King” celebration show.  I love the cover, something different.  The odd note about the inside is they now show the Inside Out ride as open even though I don’t believe it’s fully ready yet.  Although I believe it’s getting close to being done.  This make me feel this and the current Disneyland map will last through the Summer.

Codes are DLP-053119-ENG & DCA-060719-ENG

Inside Scans:   Disneyland & DCA

Happy Collecting!

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is Here!!!

2019-05-31 Covers

So, the day has come!  Galaxy’s Edge is opening to the public today.  Well, actually, only to the few who scored reservations.   The new guide maps available to pickup at the park gate are the new Millennium Force family cover with a new layout inside.  It looks like DCA still is going to be handing out the Disney PhilarMagic maps probably until the Festival of Lion King starts on June 7th.

Some notes on the new Disneyland map layout.

  • The legend has been moved away from next to the map to the inside flap
  • Space Mountain didn’t switch to the HyperSpace Mountain name like they did in the past.  It’s even advertised in the inside flap still as Space Mountain.

For those die hard collectors, they are also handing out a very high quality special edition Disneyland Map with an inside flap detailing the features of the new land and the new Disneyland Map on the inside.  I’ve been told these are being handed out one per person at the gate and I have yet to hear for how long.  Perhaps while supplies last?  Happy Collecting!

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