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Update for July 23 – 29, 2012

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Disneyland commemorates 57th anniversary | Disneyland honors U.S.A. volleyball teams | Meet Otto, Disney's new phone-a-friend | Disneyland ordered to study Segway use | Disney extends Extra Magic Hours again | This and That...

Disneyland commemorates 57th anniversary

Disneyland marked the its 57th anniversary on Tuesday with a "celebratory moment" in front of the Main Street train station.


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A host of Disney characters gathered around Town Square to commemorate Disneyland's 57th anniversary. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

A cast of Disney characters, including well-known figures like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plus lesser-known characters like Clarice and Clarabelle Cow, gathered in Town Square as Walt Disney's original dedication speech played on speakers throughout Disneyland.


Mary Poppins, Bert, and some penguin friends pause on Main Street as Walt Disney's dedication speech played. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Following the moment, the characters greeted guests lined around Town Square and distributed balloons before making their grand exit.


Minnie Mouse joins the characters on Main Street for Disneyland's anniversary moment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Tuesday was also the 12th anniversary of MousePlanet.com, and it is my annual privilege to thank our writers, editors, photographers, technical crew, moderators, community leaders and you, our readers, for another wonderful year. This has been a very busy year in the Disney community, with a new Disney Cruise ship, new Disney resort in Hawaii, new Adventures by Disney destinations, dozens of new Disney books and movies, and the end of the Disneyland Resort expansion project and debut of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.

Everyone here at MousePlanet has worked to keep you up to date with the latest developments in all of these projects, and we're looking forward to the new Fantasyland in Walt Disney World this fall, and whatever else Disney has in store for us in the coming year. To all of our staff and readers, thank you again for your support.

Disneyland honors U.S.A. volleyball teams


Disney's All-American College Marching Band leads the parade of Olympic athletes down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Days before the athletes and coaches flew to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Disneyland hosted members of the U.S. Men and Women’s National Volleyball Teams for a special send-off cavalcade down Main Street U.S.A.


Members of the U.S. Men's and Women's National Volleyball Teams ride through Disneyland as part of the send-off celebration before leaving for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Hundreds of fans gathered along the parade route to cheer on the players, who were accompanied down the parade route by Disney characters and the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band. Team coaches, including beach volleyball legend and gold medallist Karch Kiraly, traveled the route in the Disneyland fire engine.


Gold medallist Karch Kiraly and fellow volleyball coaches participate in a cavalcade at Disneyland to honor the U.S. Olympic teams. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The city of Anaheim is the official host city of the teams, and the U.S. players trained at the American Sport Center a few miles from the Disneyland Resort. According to the NBC broadcast schedule, the volleyball competitions begins this Saturday, July 28, when the U.S. women meet Korea. The men face Serbia on July 29. U.S.A. Volleyball reports the beach competition also begins on July 28 for the women and July 29 for the men.

Meet Otto, Disney's new phone-a-friend

Disney has introduced several new guest services to help you plan a day at the Disneyland Resort, including a new email service for making dining reservations, a Twitter account dedicated to Disney California Adventure news, the Mobile Magic app, and even the ability to purchase tickets directly from your Web-enabled phone. But if you only use your cell phone just to make phone calls, all these mobile services have been out of reach. Last week, Disney unveiled Ask Otto, a voice-response system that can provide some of the same information with just a phone call.

To use Ask Otto, just call (714) 520-7090 and ask your question. Otto handles requests about wait times, Fastpass return times, and entertainment schedules with ease, and may provide a tip about the attraction you've asked about. Inquire about World of Color show times, and Otto replies with the day's schedule, and also suggests that you arrive 30 minutes before show time to get a better view. While he "thinks," Otto hums or whistles Disney songs like "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" or "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah."

Some questions are beyond Otto's grasp, so he'll pass you along to a live operator to help. For example, if you ask Otto to find you a vegetarian meal at Disneyland, he'll transfer you to the Disney Dining department.

If you don't have a smart phone and want to know how long the wait is at Tower of Terror without changing theme parks or walking to the info board, Otto is a great tool. Even dedicated smart phone users should add Otto to your contacts list—it beats having separate listings for Disney Dining, Guest Services, the Walt Disney Travel Company, and the Disneyland Hotel operator.

Disneyland ordered to study Segway use

Quoting Walt Disney in its ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has told Disney that it may be required to allow visitors to use Segway devices in place of motorized wheelchairs or scooters unless the company can demonstrate that  the devices pose an actual danger to theme park guests.

The ruling comes in the case of Tina Baughman, a mother who requested and was denied permission to use her Segway Personal Transportation Device during a trip to Disneyland. A district court originally ruled in Disney's favor, saying the company was not required to allow visitors like Baughman to use a Segway inside the theme parks because the company permitted other mobility devices, like motorized wheelchairs and scooters.

In overturning the lower court's decision, the 9th Circuit held that Disney's policy allowing one particular accommodation did not relieve the company of offering a better accommodation if reasonable. "The [Americans with Disabilities Act] guarantees the disabled more than mere access to public facilities; it guarantees them 'full and equal enjoyment' " the court wrote, citing a well-known case establishing that movie theaters must offer both accessible seating for wheelchair users as well as companion seating so wheelchair users could watch the movie with their family and friends.

The court continued, "...technological advances didn’t end with the powered wheelchair. As new devices become available, public accommodations must consider using or adapting them to help disabled guests have an experience more akin to that of non-disabled guests." However, the court stopped short of ordering Disney to allow Segways, saying the company "might be able to exclude them if it can prove that Segways can’t be operated safely in its parks."

The burden now falls on Disney to demonstrate that Segway use by theme park visitors would constitute a danger to other guests, cautioning that any ban or restriction on the use of the device (such as requiring the operator to restrict the Segway to the slowest speed setting), “must be based on actual risks and not on mere speculation, stereotypes, or generalizations about individuals with disabilities.”

Disney extends Extra Magic Hours again

Last week we reported that the Extra Magic Hours program had been extended to seven days a week at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure through September 13 for visitors who are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. Later that day, Disney announced the offering would be extended again, now through September 29, 2012.

There has been no word on whether Disney plans to extend the Annual Passholder Early Admission program beyond September 13, the original end date of the promotion.

This and That...

...The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition is coming to the Disneyland Resort for Halloween Time from September 14 to November 5. The exhibit features sketches, sets and puppets from the upcoming stop-motion film by Tim Burton. Following a June debut in Barcelona, the exhibition was showcased earlier this month at Comic-Con in San Diego, and is making stops in Mexico, Madrid, Toronto, London, Paris and Tokyo to promote the film's October 5 release. Disney has not yet announced exactly where it will be displayed; only that it will be in Disney California Adventure. You can get a preview of the exhibit in this Disney video.

...Southwest Airlines Vacations is offering a four-day trip to the Disneyland Resort in a new Cars Land contest. The winner receives airfare, hotel, park hopper tickets, rental car, $500 Disney Gift Card, and a Cars Land gift pack. To enter and to obtain complete rules, visit the contest website.

...The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the Transportation Security Administration is easing restrictions for carry-on luggage to allow very small snow globes aboard planes. The article quotes the TSA as saying the new guidelines, set to be enacted later this summer, allows passengers to pack snow globes with less than three ounces of liquid (about the size of a golf ball) into their 3-1-1 bag with other liquids and gels like toothpaste and shampoo. Larger snow globes will still be prohibited. Disney theme parks have all but stopped offering snow globes for sale in the wake of the TSA ban, and most shops display the few remaining styles with a warning that the souvenirs cannot be taken onboard in carry-on bags.

...If you were wondering what Disney did with the footage filmed during the Annual Passholder performances of World of Color earlier this month, check any store that sells Glow with the Show ears. Displays of the light-up ears have recently been enhanced with a digital photo frame playing video from the performances, to give prospective buyers an idea of how the hats interact with the show.


New video displays show how the Glow with the Show ears light up during World of Color and the Mad T Party. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

…The MousePlanet Newsletter is here! The newsletter contains a recap of the week's articles (in case you miss a day), news that may have developed since the weekly Updates were published, and tips about what's happening at the Disney theme parks for the coming weekend. We'll also include a fun MouseAdventure bonus, such as an Eye Spy or a trivia question. To subscribe to our free newsletter, go to the MousePlanet main page and enter your email address in the top right box labeled "Join the MousePlanet Newsletter." Click Join, then fill out the fields in the registration page, including your first and last name. The Newsletter is free, but you must complete this registration to receive it, even if you may have signed up for one with us in the past.

…Visitors planning trips to the Disneyland Resort should make a point to check the Current Refurbishment/Attraction Closures section each week for the most recent updates. The Disneyland Resort Web site currently only publishes refurbishment information about six weeks in advance. Be sure to check the most recent Park Update (link) for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.

Crowd Forecast

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Summer vacation season remains in high gear this week at Disneyland Resort. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the crowds with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines - Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now that school is out, it's a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

Date Overall
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10 / 10
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10 / 10
Thursday, July 26, 2012 10 / 10
Friday, July 27, 2012 10 / 10

Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you'll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:

  • Southern California Annual Passports are now blocked out through August 19.
  • Full blockouts on Saturday.
  • Disneyland (park) is a 9.1 on Monday.
  • Due to its incredibly low capacity, consider riding Luigi's Flying Tires standby right after starting your day by grabbing a FASTPASS for Radiator Springs Racers.

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Community Events

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

Team MousePlanet is back for our fifth year at the CHOC Walk in the Park, benefiting Children's Hospital Orange County. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $27,000 for CHOC since 2008. The 2012 race is on Sunday, October 14 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration is now open—visit the CHOC website to join us! You can also visit our MousePad discussion forum for more information about the walk and our team.

Volunteer with Team MousePlanet at the Disneyland Half Marathon

Team MousePlanet is looking to form a group to volunteer during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, August 30 to September 2, 2012. Non-runners are welcome. Visit our MousePad discussion forum for additional information.

Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all of these have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit.


Construction walls surround the former Carnation Plaza Gardens location, but the bridge and moat are still unaffected. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disneyland

  • Plaza Gardens – closed until winter 2013 for the construction of Fantasy Faire.
  • Princess Fantasy Faire/Fantasyland Theater – closes August 12. The Princess meet-and-greet location is moving while the new Fantasy Faire is under construction.


Disney has not announced an opening date for the new Earl of Sandwich location under construction in Downtown Disney, saying only "late summer." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney California Adventure

  • None currently scheduled

Note: Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, call Disneyland at (714) 781-7290.

Resort Events

Check here to see if a large convention, competition or park event might fall during your next trip to the Disneyland Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an e-mail (link).

2012

Summer
  • Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation – August 11 and 12. This D23 event returns to the Disneyland Resort in 2012. Additional details and registration information at www.Disney.com/D23.
  • 5th Annual Taste of Downtown Disney – Thursday, August 16. This annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital Orange County includes appetizers and wine tasting at several participating Downtown Disney restaurants. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.
  • 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (sold out) – August 31 to September 2.

Fall

  • HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort – September 14 - October 31, 2012
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – September 28; October 2, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 23, 26, 29 and 31. Advance-purchase tickets are on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders and to the general public via Disneyland.com or by calling (714) 781–4000. Advance-purchase tickets now are on sale to Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Cardholders by calling 714-781-4636.
  • MouseAdventure: Road Trip – Sunday, September 30, 2012. Join us for what is sure to be a fun day in Disney California Adventure Park. Registration opens Tuesday, July 31, 2012. We will share more details as we finalize them - be sure to sign up for our MouseAdventure Newsletter or visit our MousePad discussion forum to keep up with the latest news.
  • CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday October 14. The annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital Orange County takes place before park hours in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The Magic Morning normally scheduled for Sunday at Disneyland will likely be rescheduled to Monday, October 15, and Disneyland will likely open at 9 a.m. to accommodate the event. Team MousePlanet is back for our 5th year, and we welcome new members - visit the CHOC website to join us! You can also visit our MousePad discussion forum
  • for more information about the walk and our team.

Winter

  • Holiday parade taping at Disneyland – November 3 (unconfirmed). Disney never officially confirms the dates that the West Coast segments of the annual holiday parade will be filmed at Disneyland, but DanceTheMagic.com, a Web site that offers travel packages to dance groups hoping to participate in the filming, lists the filming date as November 3, with November 4 scheduled as a back up in case of rain or tape delay (link). Keep in mind that the filming is subject to change with no notice, and we don't encourage readers to make a special trip just to see the filming.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – November 12, 2012 - January 6, 2013
  • Candlelight Processional – December 1 & 2 (unconfirmed). Dates, performances times, narrator and availability (if any) of dining packages have not yet been announced.

2013

  • 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (sold out) – January 18–20.Registration is now sold out.
  • Grad Nite events – this party for high school seniors graduating in 2013 will be held on 22 dates in 2013: May 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. The 2013 event includes admission to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disneyland after the park closes to the public for the night.
  • D23 Expo – August 9 to 11. Tickets for the three-day convention go on sale August 9, 2012.

We also recommend checking the convention calendar at the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website (link). When looking at that site, remember to note both the number of people and the number of rooms resulting from each convention. A gathering of 25,000 people booking few room nights (indicating most will be driving in to the area for their meeting) can impact traffic around the resort much more than a crowd of 25,000 staying in area hotels. Of course, that second group is going to make finding a hotel room more difficult (and possibly more expensive), so it's best to book your own room as early as possible if you see that a big convention is in town during your trip.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of May 20, 2012.

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices check the most recent Disneyland Resort Update.

Several current promotions offer discounted admission to the Disneyland Resort. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the number of days the tickets are valid. Check out the category that best matches the amount of time you plan to spend at the resort, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers!

This first section is a list of discounts on ticket–only purchases. Though it has become more common in recent years, Disneyland tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Southern California or Northern Mexico. For residents outside that area, the best discounts available tend to be simple advance purchase discounts.

If you know of any additional discounts, offers, promotions, or contests that should be listed in this section, drop us a line. Note, we are no longer listing offers from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, as their convenience fee negates any savings.

One Day, One Park Ticket – Regularly $87/$81

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $125/$119

No discounts currently available to the general public.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any discounts are available through them.

Two Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $170/$158

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $200/$188

No discounts currently available to the general public.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any discounts are available through them.

Three Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $220/$205

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $250/$235

Get Away Today Vacations offer – MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today Vacations has a very limited quantity of 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Tickets at the pre-increase price of $224 for adults, $208 for children 3-9, a savings of up to $27 per ticket. Here are the details from their website:

Ticket Rules:

  • Tickets must be purchased with a Get Away Today hotel package. Combine your discount Disney tickets with our reduced hotel rates and/or free night hotel specials to save the most! All of our vacation packages are bundled with these discount tickets, so you don't have to do anything extra to get these tickets.
  • The included discount Disney tickets are PHYSICAL tickets, which allow you to avoid ticketing booth wait times. Just take your tickets and go straight through the turnstile!
  • These tickets must be treated like cash and are not replaceable if lost or stolen.
  • These tickets are valid through December 31, 2012 and are NON-refundable.
  • These tickets are currently not available for travel within five days.
  • Adult tickets are $224 and child (ages 3-9) tickets are $208. This is a savings of $26 for an adult and $27 for a child!

Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($95) – A discounted price offered to active or retired U.S. military personnel or their spouses. Based on past offers, Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the US military, including active members of the National Guard or Reservists and active or retired members of the US Coast Guard. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base, or at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Valid military ID is required. The price is the same for adults and children, and total of six tickets may be purchased per military member, regardless of who purchases the tickets (the member or their spouse). Tickets must be purchased by Sept 30, 2012. The ticket has the following blockout date: July 4, 2012.

As far as we can tell, there is no "fuse" on this ticket, so you may have more than the standard 13 days from first use to use the remaining two admissions, but we highly recommend you contact your base MWR/ITT office for more details before making travel plans. Please note that this ticket is not a "bonus" ticket, and so does not include an early admission day.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

Four Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $245/$225

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $275/$255

No discounts currently available to the general public.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any discounts are available through them.

Five Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $260/$240

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $290/$270

No discounts currently available to the general public.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any discounts are available through them.

Six Day, One Park per Day Ticket

Six Day Park Hopper

No longer offered by Disneyland. Some travel providers may offer 6-day or longer tickets to international customers as part of a package; residents of Canada, Australia or the UK should check with local travel agencies to see what options may be available to you.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

No discounts currently available for new purchases. California residents can take advantage of the monthly–payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

Premier Annual Passport: $849 [Valid at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking]
Premium Annual Passport: $649 [includes parking]
Deluxe Annual Passport: $469
Southern California Annual Passport: $329
SoCal Select Annual Passport: $269
Parking Add On: $129 [Add on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes. Has same blockout days as corresponding pass]
Blockout Day Ticket: $70 [Grants one–day park–hopper admission to an annual passholder on a blockout day]

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

Southern California CityPass
$279/$239

Southern California CityPass PLUS
$311/$263

2012 Southern California CityPass ($279/$239) – This pass includes a 3–Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early–entry day), a one–day admission to Sea World San Diego and a one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. The CityPass expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by December 31, 2012. Purchase CityPass through the Disneyland Website or on–site at the ticket booths of Disneyland Resort or the other theme parks included in the pass. You can also purchase directly from the CityPass Website, though a shipping charge may apply depending on how quickly you need the ticket.

2012 Southern California CityPass PLUS ($311/$263) – This pass includes a 3–Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early–entry day), a one–day admission to Sea World San Diego and a one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, PLUS one–day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park. The CityPass expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by December 31, 2012. This upgraded pass is only available for purchase directly from the CityPass Website.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

Hotel/Travel Packages

Costco Travel Packages – Many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco. When purchasing a Costco Disneyland travel package, extras that will be included are: Mickey's Toontown Madness admission (currently available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays), a character breakfast collectible pin and lanyard, and a Costco luggage tag per person, plus a $20 Disneyland Resort gift card per package.

Disney's Resort Magic and Good Neighbor Magic Packages – Package includes accommodations one of the three resort hotels or at one of 40 Good Neighbor hotels; Souvenir Park Hopper ticket with voucher for admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, plus one Magic Morning (early entry) for three–day or longer Park Hoppers; preferred seating at three DCA attractions (Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, It's Tough to be a Bug!); Preferred Showing of Turtle Talk with Crush (Priority Viewing at the first Turtle Talk with Crush show of the day, on any one day – one voucher per Guest); Disney Dream coin keepsake (one per package), luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy or Crush. Contact Disney Travel or your favorite travel agent.

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Other Discounts

Annual Passholder offers – Disneyland has once again extended the 20% merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders. The discount is now valid through December 31, 2012.

Purchase with Purchase offers – Disneyland Resort shops frequently offer a reduced–price souvenir (often a tote bag, watch, or blanket) with a qualifying minimum purchase. The current offers are:

Disneyland shops

  • Mickey tote bag for $15.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
  • Pin Trading Starter Set for $18.95 with a $40 purchase.

Disney California Adventure shops

  • Disney tote bag for $15.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
  • Expandable duffel bag for $17.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
  • Mickey Mouse watch for $17.95 with a $30 purchase.

Downtown Disney / Disneyland Resort Hotel shops

  • Expandable duffel bag for $17.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
  • Coastal tote bag for $15.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
  • Pin Trading Starter Set for $18.95 with a $40 purchase.

Character Dining Vouchers – Discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through Get Away Travel.

Disney Visa – Cardholders have access to a private Character Meet 'N' Greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free 5x7 photograph per visit. Cardholders also receive 10% off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney–operated retail stores, 10% off at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants, (Big Thunder Ranch, River Belle Terrace, French Market, Cocina Cucamonga, Steakhouse 55, PCH Grill and Storyteller's Café), and 20% off the "Welcome to Disneyland," "A Walk in Walt’s Footsteps," and "Discover the Magic" guided tours. See the Disney Visa website for terms and conditions.

Landry's Select Club – Members of the Landry's Select Club get priority seating at the Rainforest Cafe when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days), and a 10% discount on retail purchases. This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club as of March 31, 2012. If you are already a Safari Club member, you can migrate your membership to the new Landry's Select Club at no charge, and start to earn points in the new program. The new Select Club eliminated the entree discount and free appetizer offer that was included with the Safari Club, replacing them with a point–based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. If you are not yet a member of either the Safari Club or the Landry's Select Club, you can pre–purchase your membership before your trip. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 reward.

ESPNZone MVP Club – Membership in the MVP Club does not offer any discounts on food. However, once a member you can make an online reservation for your party up to three days in advance and will get a 25% increase in points purchased when playing games in the Sports Arena (and 40 bonus points at activation). You must register online and your membership card will then be mailed to you within two weeks. The card must then be activated at any ESPNZone by the person who signed up for the card and ID will be required (link).

Park Schedule/Blockout Dates

DL: Disneyland
DCA: Disney California Adventure

Annual Pass blockouts:

  • SL – Southern California Select Annual Pass
  • SC – Southern California Annual Pass
  • DX – Deluxe Annual Pass

Early Admission: (full description available on the Disneyland website)

  • MM – Magic Morning for 3-plus day ticket holders
  • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests
  • AP – Early Entry for Annual Passholders with advance reservations
  • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland

Disneyland Resort Special Events:

7/22 7/23 7/24

7/25

7/26 7/27 7/28
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None
 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM / TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
None
7/29 7/30 7/31

8/1

8/2 8/3 8/4
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None
 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM / TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
None
8/5 8/6 8/7

8/8

8/9 8/10 8/11
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None
 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM / TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
None
8/12 8/13 8/14

8/15

8/16 8/17 8/18
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None
 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL/SC

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM / TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
None
8/19 8/20 8/21

8/22

8/23 8/24 8/25
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None
DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None
 

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL

Events:
None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH / MM / TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
8/26 8/27 8/28

8/29

8/30 8/31  
DL: 8a-11p
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None
DL: 9a-10p
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None
DL: 9a-10p
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

 

DL: 9a-10p
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None
 

DL: 9a-10p
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 9a-12a
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts
SL

Events:
None

 

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct.

Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions.

Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

 



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