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Disney Announces Limited Time Magic, A New Experience Every Week in 2013 | Holiday Time at Disneyland Park Guided Tour Returns | Ice Skating Opens in the Downtown Disney District | This and That...

Disney Announces Limited Time Magic, A New Experience Every Week in 2013

During a surprise announcement at Times Square in New York City this past week, Disney announced the 2013 parks promotion . The promotion, dubbed "Limited Time Magic," features a new magical experience each week of 2013 at both Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Each week, a new in-park experience will appear and then quickly disappear as the next week's experience debuts.


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In order to demonstrate the concept behind Limited Time Magic, Disney surprised Manhattan with a three-story, 45,000-pound ice sculpture of a castle in the heart of Times Square. The castle seemingly appeared overnight, and then slowly disappeared as it melted in the warm sun. The 25-foot-tall, 15-foot-wide ice castle took 12 hours to construct. Along with the castle, Disney also created six vignettes that each represented a moment in time—a grandparent with a child, a family taking a photo, and a balloon vendor to name a few.


Disney constructed a 25-foot tall ice castle in Times Square for the Limited Time Magic announcement. Photo © Disney.

Although Disney did not unveil all 52 different experiences—saving most of them to be announced either in the parks or on various websites and social networks—it did reveal details for a few of them:

  • True Love – Celebrate romance and enchantment throughout Valentine's Week with special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Guests can celebrate their Valentine as Magic Kingdom and Disneyland turn up the romance, complete with their iconic castles bathed in hues of red and pink. Disney Princes join their Princesses to meet park guests in special settings, prix fixe menus turn up at select restaurants and Valentine collectibles will be offered for the week.
  • Independence Week – It's red, white and blue as Disney Parks salutes America with a 4th of July Fireworks Party—for an entire week, with patriotic lighting bathing the Disney castles on both coasts. Mickey Mouse appears in his patriotic finest and guests will find special USA shirts, Ear Hats and other limited-edition souvenirs.
  • During "Long Lost Friends Week," lesser-known Disney characters will move from the shadows to the spotlight with meet-and-greets on both coasts. Photo opps with characters that could include Flik, Clarabelle Cow, Remy, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will surprise and delight guests. And Disney guests will even have the chance to vote online for which characters they want to see.
  • Pirate Week – Why talk like a pirate one day when you could celebrate these scalawags all week long? The adventures of Jack Sparrow come to life like never before during a bicoastal buccaneer bash in which Disneyland and Walt Disney World become pirate-palooza: pirate bands, pirate meet-and-greets and more.
  • Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands – Dapper Dans, the iconic quartet from Main Street, U.S.A., will add a special finale to their show, claiming the title of the "Original Boy Band" and delivering a medley of hits from One Direction, *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.
  • Unleash the Villains – A Friday the 13th in 2013 is a special day, so Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios are staying open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.). Maleficent, Capt. Hook, Jafar and other Disney villains host a dance party, complete with limited-edition collectibles and nighttime mischief on Sept. 13.
  • Golden Horseshoe Revue – The fabled Frontierland show returns to Disneyland for one month only, bringing back the corny jokes and enduring songs that were often enjoyed by Walt Disney himself.

Limited Time Magic appears to be targeting the large population of Annual Passholders who have the ability to visit Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom Park multiple times each month. The desire to attract Annual Passholders into the park for special, limited-engagement events, is something that the Disneyland management team has been doing for the past few years. From January through March of 2011, Disneyland held Family Fun Weekends, a special event that provided different experiences ranging from rare characters meet-and-greets, to Lunar New Year and Mardi Gras celebrations.

This past year, Disneyland also held the New Orleans Bayou Bash and the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. With the exception of the very large experiences, it seems unlikely that Limited Time Magic will sway out-of-town vacationers in planning their Disneyland and Walt Disney World trips around them. It will, however, attract the large local Annual Passholder population who tend to spend much more on merchandise and special food over the course of the year as compared to the casual guest.

Follow MousePlanet on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the Limited Time Magic announcements as they are made.

Holiday Time at Disneyland Park Guided Tour Returns

Disneyland announced the return of the popular Holiday Time at Disneyland Park Guided Tour this past week. This three-hour tour features a significant amount of Disneyland history, along with special samplings of holiday treats and priority seating for "A Christmas Fantasy" parade. The tour also includes priority access to "it's a small world" holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. These benefits alone make this tour highly desirable.

The Holiday Time at Disneyland park guided tour is offered from November 12, 2012 to January 6, 2013. Disneyland park admission is required, in addition to the tour fee of $68 per person. Tour times will vary depending on the parade schedule for that day. Premium and Deluxe Annual Passholders, AAA members, Disney Visa cardholders, and Disney Vacation Club members can receive a 20 percent discount. To make a reservation, call (714) 781- TOUR (8687) or visit the tour kiosk next to City Hall on Disneyland's Main Street USA.

Ice Skating Opens in the Downtown Disney District


Music and multicolored lighting transform the Downtown Disney ice skating rink at night. Photo by Bryan Pugh

The new outdoor ice skating rink in the Downtown Disney District opened to guests this past week, a few days earlier than the originally announced October 23 opening date. We published basic prices last week; this week we have the scheduled operating hours, including special Christmas and New Years Eve hours.

  • Sundays to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Fridays & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • New Years Eve: 11:00 a.m. to Midnight

Pricing is $15 for adults and children, $12 for toddlers (2T to 12T double bladed skates) and $3 skate rental. Each skate session will last 60 minutes and each skater is required to wear a provided helmet. Lockers are also available.


Lockers and skate rentals are available at the Downtown Disney ice skating rink. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

This and That...

The Disneyland Resort refurbishment schedule has been updated, and includes a month-long closure for Fantasmic, reduced capacity of a few attractions, and a nine-month long closure of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. You can find all the dates and closures in the Current Refurbishment / Attraction Closure section later in this update.

…Disneyland is continuing to randomly hold unannounced Annual Passholder movie nights in the Main Street Opera House. The only indication of an AP Movie Night continues to be the subtle placement of a sign near the entrance to the Opera House asking Annual Passholders to RSVP and vote for one of two movies to be shown later that night. The best way to learn of these movie nights continues to either be in the parks, or to follow MousePlanet on Twitter. Those spreading the word are also being asked to use the hashtag #APMovieNight.

…The Orange County Register reported the arrest of a man who allegedly has been selling counterfeit tickets to Southern California theme parks, including Disneyland, by using online ads on Craigslist. It is not uncommon to hear about ticket scams, including most recently, a ticket "renting" scam that we reported about a few months ago. This should serve as a reminder to those looking for a discount on Disneyland tickets to be aware of such scams. The best and safest way to protect yourself is to purchase your tickets from Disney, an authorized ticket seller or travel agent. You can find deals and promotions in this update below.

...Various shops across the Disneyland Resort are offering the opportunity to purchase a Mickey Mouse throw blanket for $18.95 with the purchase of $40 or more in merchandise.


Shoppers can purchase a Mickey Mouse throw for $18.95 with any merchandise purchase of $40 or more at retailers across the Disneyland Resort. Photo by Bryan Pugh

…Artist Sean D' Anconia will be on hand for a special live performance every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. during his Artist in Residence at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Your last chance to see Sean D' Anconia in action will be this upcoming weekend, October 26 to 28.

Crowd Forecast

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Next weekend will be "Halloween weekend" so expect heavy crowds in the parks in advance of the holiday on Wednesday. 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 is 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, October 23, 2012 2 / 10
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3 / 10
Thursday, October 25, 2012 2 / 10
Friday, October 26, 2012 5 / 10

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

  • Mickey's Halloween Party is on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Partial blockouts on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Crowd levels are an 8 on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 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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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.

Disneyland

  • Plaza Gardens – closed until January 2014 for the construction of the new Fantasy Faire.
  • Princess Fantasy Faire/Fantasyland Theater – closed until Summer 2013 for refurbishment of the Fantasyland Theater. The Princess meet-and-greet is relocated to the terrace near "it's a small world" until the new Fantasy Faire opens.
  • Troubadour Treats – closed until Summer 2013 for refurbishment of the Fantasyland Theater. An internal document lists May 23 as the reopening date, but this may just be a placeholder.
  • Disneyland Railroad – reduced capacity (3 of 4 trains available) through November 6.
  • Storybook Land – closed until November 16 for refurbishment.
  • Casey Jr. – closed until November 15 for refurbishment.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed until December 7 for refurbishment.
  • Star Tours – operating at reduced capacity with one cabin closed for refurbishment on October 15 to 18.
  • Starcade – closed through October 18 for installation of a Wreck it Ralph meet and greet.
  • "it's a small world" – closed October 22 to November 8 to install the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm – closed November 1–8 to transition from Halloween Time to Holiday overlay.
  • Space Mountain – closed November 5 to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay.
  • Donald's Boat – closed November 12 -15 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed January 7 to 17 for removal of Haunted Mansion Holiday.
  • Primeval World – closed January 7 to 23 for refurbishment, will not effect the operation of the Disneyland Railroad.
  • Fantasmic! – dark January 7 to February 14 for refurbishment
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed January 7 to March 28 for refurbishment
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed January 7 to October 30, 2013 for a major refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closed October 22 to November 8 for refurbishment.
  • Toy Story Midway Mainia! – October 23. One day closure to update the attraction software.
  • Jumpin' Jellyfish – operating at reduced capacity through November 1
  • Soarin' Over California – operating at reduced capacity through November 1 and November 5–8.
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel – closed for refurbishment November 26 to December 6.
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed for refurbishment January 7 to February 17, 2013.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed for refurbishment January 7 to February 28, 2013.

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

Fall

  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – Through October 31.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – October15, 19, 23, 26, 29, and 31. Advance-purchase tickets are on sale via Disneyland.com or by calling (714) 781-4000. Advance-purchase tickets also available to Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders by calling (714) 781-4636.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 18 & 19 (link). Expect unusually large attendance levels October 18–22 as Utah students and families take advantage of a 4-day weekend created by their school's participation in a state education convention. Not all Utah schools or teachers close for or attend UEA, but the impact on the Resort is usually noticeable enough to mention.

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 to January 6, 2013
  • Candlelight Processional – Nightly, December 120. Performances times, narrator(s) and details of reserved viewing areas and dining packages have not yet been announced.
2013
  • 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (sold out) – January 18–20.
  • 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 9–11. Tickets for the three-day convention are now on sale.

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 Get Away Today Vacations – MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today Vacations sells two-day tickets at a slight discount over the Disneyland main gate price. 2-day Park Hoppers are $197 for adults and $185 for children; 2-day 1/park/day tickets are $168 for adults and $156 for children 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 – MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today Vacations sells three-day tickets at a slight discount over the Disneyland main gate price. 3-day Park Hoppers are $245 for adults and $230 for children; 3-day 1/park/day tickets are $217 for adults and $202 for children

2012-2013 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($125) – A discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets may be purchased August 17, 2012 through September 26, 2013, and are valid October 1, 2012 through September 28, 2013. Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard. Valid military identification will be required for purchase. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base or other at participating U.S. military sales outlets. The tickets are not available for sale at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. 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 are blocked out December 23, 2012 to January 2, 2013; February 15–17, 2013; March 25 to April 5, 2013; and July 4, 2013. 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

Costco 4-Day Park Hopper Ticket plus $50 Costco Cash card ($259.99) – The Fall 2012 version of this discount offer is a bit different than past deals, with several important changes:

  • Unlike past offers, this ticket has a 13-day "fuse," which means you must use all four admission days within 13 days of first use, or lose them.
  • This ticket is NOT restricted to Southern California residents. However, the ticket is not currently available through Costco.com, and we're not sure if stores outside of Southern California will carry it. If you live in Northern California or out of state and spot them, be sure to let us know so we can pass it along to other readers.
  • This ticket includes one Magic Morning day.
  • There are no blockout dates this time.
  • The ticket comes with a $50 Costco Cash Card instead of the Disney Gift Card offered last year.

At face value, the ticket is only $15 less than the rack rate for a Disneyland Resort 4-Day Parkhopper ticket purchased at the Main Entrance booths, and is more expensive than the child's ticket. The real "savings" comes in the form of the $50 Costco Cash Card. If you were already in the market for a 4-day Parkhopper and plan to spend $50 at Costco, this deal will save you $65.00, but it may not be a real value if you aren't an avid Costco shopper.

Get Away Today Vacations – MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today Vacations sells four-day tickets at a slight discount over the Disneyland main gate price. 4-day Park Hoppers are $270 for adults and $250 for children; 4-day 1/park/day tickets are $240 for adults and $220 for children

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

Get Away Today Vacations – MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today Vacations sells five-day tickets at a slight discount over the Disneyland main gate price. 5-day Park Hoppers are $285 for adults and $265 for children; 5-day 1/park/day tickets are $255 for adults and $235 for children

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 U.K. 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 both Disneyland Resort and Florida's 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) – 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) – 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. Extras when purchasing a Costco Disneyland travel package include 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 in 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. These are offered at Disney-operated stores only, and generally can not be combined—you must choose one of the eligible offers. If you're a passholder, the minimum purchase is calculated after your discount, and your discount does not apply to the promotional item. 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.
  • Free Glow with the Show ears with a $50 purchase (1 hat per $50 spent, up to 5 hats per customer). Offer ends September 22.

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.
  • Free Glow with the Show ears with a $50 purchase (1 hat per $50 spent, up to 5 hats per customer). Offer ends September 22.

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. Ends September 13, 2012.
  • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland. Ends December 31, 2102.
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
10/14 10/15 10/16

10/17

10/18 10/19 10/20
DL: 10a-12a
None

DCA: 10a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
CHOC Walk
DL: 8a-6p
TT

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
MHP
DL: 9a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 9a-8p
TT

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

DL: 9a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 8a-7p
TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
MHP

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

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
10/21 10/22 10/23

10/24

10/25 10/26 10/27
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None
DL: 10a-8p
TT

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None
DL: 8a-6p
EMH / MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
MHP

DL: 8a-6p
TT

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

DL: 9a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 8a-7p
TT

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
MHP

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

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
10/28 10/29 10/30

10/31

11/1 11/2 11/3
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None
DL: 8a-6p
TT

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


Events:
MHP
DL: 10a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 8a-6p
TT

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
MHP

DL: 10a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 9a-11p
TT

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

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

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
11/4 11/5 11/6

11/7

11/8 11/9 11/10
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None
DL: 8a-8p
TT

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:


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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 10a-8p
TT

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

DL: 10a-8p
EMH / MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:


Events:
None

DL: 9a-12a
TT

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts

Events:
None

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

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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