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Update for July 31 – August 5, 2012

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Fall schedule and refurbishment preview | Protests in Anaheim bring demonstrators to Disneyland | Disneyland to end Toontown Morning Madness in 2013 | An expansion for Aulani | 2013 D23 Expo tickets on sale August 9 | This and That...

Fall schedule and refurbishment preview

With just six weeks left of the normal "summer" season, we're getting a look a what the fall schedule may look like. Last week, Disney posted the operating hours through September 6, and so far the schedule has Disneyland and Disney California Adventure opening at the same time each day, with DCA closing an hour or two earlier than Disneyland on weekends. This is a change from the same period in 2011, when DCA opened at 10 a.m. every morning regardless of Disneyland's hours, and a sign that park managers intend to continue the extended DCA operating hours that began with the park's June rededication and the opening of Cars Land.


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There is one schedule change to note. On Thursday, September 6, Disneyland hosts a cast member recognition event that includes a "red carpet arrival," dinner, "multiple themed celebration zones," dancing "under the stars," and special entertainment. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and sources tell us Disneyland closes as early as 5 p.m. that evening, with Disney California Adventure remaining open until 8 p.m. The schedule posted on Disneyland.com does not reflect this early closing, and Disney has yet to announce the event to the public, though a "save the date" notice was sent to cast members last week.

We're also waiting for the full fall refurbishment schedule, but there are a few closures already announced. The Jungle Cruise reopens Friday, August 3 following an unscheduled one-week refurbishment. According to the Orange County Register, Disneyland is installing new bumpers around the boats to close the gap between the boat and dock. The HalloweenTime refurbishments begin when the Haunted Mansion closes August 27 to install the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay, followed by Space Mountain and Big Thunder Ranch petting farm on September 10. All three should reopen by September 14 for the start of HalloweenTime.

Storybook Land and Casey Jr. both close on September 4 for refurbishment through November 14th. In Disney California Adventure, Muppet Vision 3D also closes on September 10; the end dates for this refurbishment has not yet been published.

Protests in Anaheim bring demonstrators to Disneyland

Demonstrators angry about two recent fatal shootings by the Anaheim Police Department staged daily protests last week outside Anaheim City Hall and the Anaheim police station, both less than two miles from the Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance to the Disneyland Resort. On Tuesday, an estimated 500 to 1000 people demonstrated outside City Hall before marching onto surrounding streets in a protest that lasted hours, and which resulted in damage and looting at some local businesses. Police eventually used nonlethal force to disperse the crowd after they failed to comply with orders to leave, and arrested more than 20 people on charges ranging from vandalism to assault with a deadly weapon. The Orange County Register reports that five people were injured, including two Register reporters who were covering the protests.

While helicopters circled overhead, it was business as usual at Disneyland; the Register published a photo showing an Orange County sheriff in riot gear keeping watch during the protest while Disneyland's fireworks explode in the background. However, the Los Angeles-based organization Mexica Movement decided to bring the protest to Disneyland's doorstep this past weekend, saying, "Anaheim is controlled by Disneyland so we will hold Disneyland accountable." The group organized protests Saturday and Sunday outside the Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance to the Resort, asking demonstrators to bring their own signs and remain peaceful.

The Register estimates 50 people turned out for Saturday's demonstration, and the Anaheim police department responded by stationing mounted officers and extra patrol cars along Harbor Boulevard. On Sunday, the crowd outside Disneyland dwindled to about a dozen people, though larger groups turned out for two separate demonstrations in downtown Anaheim.


A dozen demonstrators gathered outside Disneyland Sunday afternoon to protest recent shootings by the Anaheim police department. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

According to the Orange County Register, about 300 demonstrators gathered in front of the Anaheim Police Department on Sunday and began marching towards the Disneyland Resort before being stopped by a line of police in riot gear stationed at the intersection of Ball and Harbor, just north of Disneyland. The response forced the temporary closure of the intersection and surrounding surface streets, and police directed the crowd back towards downtown Anaheim. Disney-owned KABC-TV reports that nine people were arrested in Sunday's demonstration.

The Disneyland Resort has declined to comment on the demonstrations.

Disneyland to end Toontown Morning Madness in 2013

Mary Kraemer, travel agent with MousePlanet sponsor Mouse Ear Vacations, tells us that Disneyland's Toontown Morning Madness offering will end on December 31, 2012. Toontown Morning Madness lets guests who have booked vacation packages through the Walt Disney Travel Company enter Toontown one hour before the land opens to other Disneyland guests, giving them an opportunity to enjoy plenty of character meet-and-greet opportunities and the chance to tour the character houses without long lines. Starting in 2013, WDTC packages will instead include a "Disney Attraction Photo Memory," one 5"-by-7" ride photo and a digital photo download from one of the following rides: Splash Mountain or Space Mountain at Disneyland Park ; The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or California Screamin' at Disney California Adventure Park. Radiator Springs Racers is not included in this offer.

An expansion for Aulani

Last week's announcements about the upcoming expansion of Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii is great news for people planning trips to the newest Disney Vacation Club property, but those planning trips during the construction should be aware of the potential impact to their vacation. While the Disney Parks Blog announcement focuses entirely on the new water features, deck space and food options to be added to the resort (which opened last year on the island of Oahu), and email sent out to DVC owners provides more details about the temporary and permanent closures this expansion will entail.

During expansion of the Waikolohe Valley—the resort's central water park complex—the Waikolohe Pool, lazy river, water slides, whirlpool spas, Rainbow Reef (private snorkeling lagoon), and Menehune Bridge (interactive water play area) will all remain open. Closing "for an extended period" for renovation are the Wailana pool (originally intended as an adults-only pool but converted to a family pool due to demand) and the adjacent bar. The Makai Preserve, which offered stingray encounters at an additional fee, is closing permanently.

Disney is moving the Starlit Hui to a larger venue, so the popular nightly show will not be presented for about one month. Disney did not provide specific dates, but a Walt Disney Travel Company cast member said the move will happen from the end of September until late October.

Construction of a new shade structure outside the Makahiki restaurant will render the patio unusable during construction, leaving only the interior dining room available for meal service. Disney is expanding the character breakfast to six days a week to accommodate more guests.

The Aulani website has posted a FAQ about the planned construction, including this exchange:

Q. Will the work be noisy?

A. You may hear and/or see the work taking place during your visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please know that we are making every effort to ensure your comfort and enjoyment while Aulani undergoes expansion.

However, if you don't mind dealing with a little construction noise and partial facility closures, Disney is offering a "five nights for the price of three" special for travel September 10 through December 21, 2012, with rates starting at under $1200, double occupancy.

2013 D23 Expo tickets on sale August 9

Tickets for the 2013 D23 Expo, scheduled for August 9 to 11, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center, go on sale Thursday, August 9, at 10 a.m. PT. Disney's D23 official fan club announced ticket packages last week, along with some details of how event organizers plan to improve the experience for attendees frustrated with long lines and small venues of the 2011 Expo.

The 2013 Expo expands to a Halls A, B, C and D of the Anaheim Convention Center. A 2,000-seat overflow theater provides additional viewing for events held inside the D23 Arena, and the D23 Stage is doubling in capacity from 1,000 to 2,000 seats. Event organizers also promise a larger Collectors Forum, and the return of the Charter Member Lounge for D23 Charter Members.

Early Bird Advance-purchase tickets start at $40 for members, or $115 for a three-day ticket. Prices go up on January 1, 2013 and June 16, 2013. D23 members can also choose to purchase the deluxe $1500 Sorcerer's Package ticket, which includes:

  • Three-day admission ticket
  • Reserved seating at all presentations in the D23 Arena and Stage 23
  • Commemorative Sorcerer credential
  • Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit
  • Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store and the Treasure Trove the day before the Expo is open to guests
  • Exclusive tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public
  • Private welcome reception
  • Special entrance to the Expo each morning
  • Hardbound Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives catalog
  • Hardbound Disney Legends ceremony commemorative program
  • A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist
  • Exclusive D23 Expo 2013 tote bag filled with gifts
  • “Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo
  • Access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge

Visit the D23 website for more information.

Registration opens today for MouseAdventure: Road Trip

Grab your friends, pack a bag, and fill the tank because our next Disneyland Resort MouseAdventure sends you on the Best. Road. Trip. Ever! Our Fall 2012 Disneyland Resort event is September 30 at Disney California Adventure Park, and registration opens today (July 31) at 9:00 a.m.

MouseAdventure Road Trip steers you through a series of quests and challenges to be solved throughout Disney California Adventure Park. This event has just one division, with all teams solving the same challenging set of quests and tasks. Family teams (those with at least one player age 6-13) will compete for separate honors in a Family division, provided at least 10 family teams register for the event.

For more information and to register, visit the MouseAdventure website. MouseAdventure events sell out very quickly, so step on the gas and get ready for the ride of your life!

This and That...

...MousePlanet reader Alex Winter posted the following on our Facebook wall, and we wanted to pass it along: "If any MousePlanet fans are traveling to Southern California next week, you don't want to miss Pixar In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, August 3–5. The show will feature clips and scores from each of Pixar's movies (including Brave, Toy Story, Cars, etc.) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. It's definitely a not-miss for fans of Disney and Pixar. I'm working at the event and can't wait! Hope to see you there!" You can get more information and purchase tickets at the Hollywood Bowl website. Tickets are $11 to $162 depending on section.


New "Goth Goodies" were spotted at Disney California Adventure this weekend. The candy pops feature Madame Leota from the Haunted Mansion, and a spiderweb with a Mickey icon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The Disneyland Explorer app for iPad has been updated with Buena Vista Street and CarsLand, and was optimized for Retina Display with the new iPad, according to a post by the Disney Parks Blog.

…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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Crowd information and forecasts are provided by TouringPlans.com, the website of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, to help you better plan your trip to the Disneyland Resort. TouringPlans.com gathers wait time data from a team of in-park researchers and users of their Lines mobile phone application, and then predicts crowd levels for the next 365 days. Using a scale from 1 to 10, TouringPlans.com has a 90 percent accuracy of predicting the crowds to within 1 point, helping visitors prepare for their trips so they can "Do more. Wait less."

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 31, 2012 10 / 10
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10 / 10
Thursday, August 2, 2012 10 / 10
Friday, August 3, 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.
  • Disney California Adventure is a 9.9 on Thursday.
  • 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

  • Jungle Cruise – closed through August 1 for refurbishment.
  • 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.
  • Haunted Mansion – closes August 27 for installation of the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay. Expected to reopen September 14.
  • Storybook Land – closed September 4 – November 14th for refurbishment.
  • Casey Jr.closed September 4 – November 14th for refurbishment.


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

  • Muppet Vision 3Dcloses September 10 for refurbishment.

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

  • Disneyland Resort Service Celebration – Thursday, September 6. Disneyland will close early, possibly by 5 p.m., for a private cast member recognition event. Disney California Adventure will remain open until 8 p.m. This schedule has not yet been confirmed by Disney, and may change. The official park hours schedule at Disneyland.com lists Disneyland hours as 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 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. 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.

Contact a MousePlanet sponsor travel agency for assistance in booking your next trip

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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 9/1
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

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

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
9/2 9/3 9/4

9/5

9/6 9/7 9/8

DL: 9a-12a
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:

Disneyland Half
Marathon

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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None
DL: 10a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

 

DL: 10a-8p
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None
 

DL: 10a-5p*
EMH / MM

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:


Events:

*Disneyland to close
early for Cast Member
event. Not yet confirmed
by Disney;
hours may change.

DL: 9a-11p
EMH / TT / AP

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH / AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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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