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Update for December 24 – 30, 2012

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Celebrate New Years Eve at the Disneyland ResortNew exhibit Opens at the Disney Gallery | Glow with the Show and receive special viewing | 10k race added to Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend | This and That...

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort park visitors can ring in the new year with special entertainment, shows, and music. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park have extended their operational hours well into the early morning for the special occasion. 


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Disneyland is open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Entertainment includes "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks at 8:30 p.m., and Fantasmic at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Special entertainment includes:

  • New Year's Eve Countdown Central – at Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle. 9:00 p.m. to midnight.
  • "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks – special firework presentation at midnight. 
  • Rockin' the Rivers of America – live music, videos and special effects, including Glow with the Show ear hat interactivity, along the Rivers of America between the 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. showings of Fantasmic
  • "it's a small world" Promenade Dance Party  – a Fantasyland dance party including a live DJ and Disney Characters from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party – performances by the rock group, Suburban Legends at 8:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:50 p.m., 11:45 p.m., and 12:45 p.m.


Disneyland park guests will be treated to a special "Fantasy in the Sky" firework display at midnight to ring in 2013. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

Disney California Adventure park is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., With major entertainment including the Pixar Play Parade at 2:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and World of Color at 9:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m., and a special showing at 12:05 a.m. Special New Year's Eve entertainment includes:

  • World of Color Countdown to Midnight – countdown to 2013 with fountains and fireworks, followed by a showing of World of Color.
  • Mad T Party 2013 – ring in the new year at the Mad T Party, includes a special display of pyrotechnics at 12:00 a.m.


Guests can celebrate the arrival of 2013 with music and pyrotechnics at the Mad T Party in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

DCA is also planning three areas with live bands:

  • Ellis Island Boys – performs at the Paradise Garden Bandstand
  • Tim Gill All-Stars swing band – a swing band, performs in Carthay Circle
  • The Kelly Rae Band – provides country music entertainment in Cars Land

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney is also hosting a three-course dinner package, which includes party favors, unlimited soft drinks, and a midnight champagne toast. Contact Disney Dining at at (714) 781-DINE (714-781-3463) or email dine@disneyland.com for more information.

If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort, we strongly encourage you to plan ahead, as the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year's are traditionally the busiest times of the year. Try and avoid exiting either theme park, since it is not uncommon for Disneyland to reach capacity and for park management to enact crowd-control restrictions that at times can include halting park entry. To celebrate New Year's Eve at the resort, pick either Disneyland or DCA and stay there; between crowds and restricted entry, park-hopping may not be a viable strategy, especially at night. Most importantly, remember to bring extra patience along and to enjoy the evening.

New exhibit opens at the Disney Gallery

The Disney Gallery quietly opened a new exhibit last week; "Realms of Fantasy" explores the creation and concepts of the Disney theme park Fantasylands as well as the storybook realms for which they are built to represent. The Realms of Fantas exhibit replaces the previous castle exhibit, Crowning Achievements.


A banner above the Disney Gallery announces the new exhibit, Realms of Fantasy. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


The new artwork is located in the rear room of the Disney Gallery. Photo by Bryan Pugh


The exhibit includes concept artwork from the Fantasylands around the world. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


The Realms of Fantasy exhibit also includes artwork from various Disney animated films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

Glow with the Show and receive special viewing

From now until the end of the holiday season, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park provides guests wearing Glow with the Show Mickey Mouse ear hats with a special viewing opportunity for the "Believe...in Holiday Magic" fireworks, Fantasmic, and showings of World of Color. The special Glow with the Show Mickey ear hats—which sell for $24 or so around the resort, use infrared technology that enable the LED-lit ears to be controlled independently during the show—first debuted as an enhancement to World of Color this past summer.The effect creates waves of color in the crowd during a performance. The technology is impressive, as long as most guests are wearing the specialized hats. 

Disney held Annual Passholder events this past summer for World of Color Glow with the Show where each guest in attendance were given complementary ears. The resulting effect of thousands of glowing ear hats synchronized in unison to the show was impressive. However impressive the technology is, the effect is highly reliant on the majority of guests purchasing and wearing these specialized hats. Even more so, that the guests are grouped together. Since Glow with the Show was rolled out this past summer, Disney has expanded the use of the technology to include interactivity during both Fantasmic and the holiday fireworks.


Hundreds of Glow with the Show Mickey Ear hats synchronize during a showing of World of Color at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

The offer to give guests the opportunity to have special viewing for each of these shows will help to group the Glow with the Show hats together. This should make the lighting effect much more impressive than having random light-up ears spread out in the crowd during each of the shows. Guests who want to take advantage of the special viewing locations must have their Glow with the Show ears and should look for the signs at the following locations:

  • Fantasmic – near the Tom Sawyer Island Raft Dock
  • "Believe...In Holiday Magic," Glow with the Snow –on Main Street between the Photo Supply Company and Refreshment Corner.
  • World of Color in the blue section– you need a Fastpass ticket, which you can obtain throughout the day at the World of Color Fastpass machines by Grizzly River Run.

These special viewing locations are on a first-come, first-served basis and capacity is limited. Also, if demand is low, Disney will open the viewing locations up to guests without Glow with the Show ears. It is best not to treat these locations as VIP reserved viewing. If you show up just before show time, you may not be able to obtain access.

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend adds 10K race

Disneyland and runDisney have announced the addition of a 10-kilometer (6.1-mile) race to the 2013 Disneyland Resort Half Marathon Weekend. This new 10K race takes place on Saturday, August 31 (the day before the half-marathon) and makes its way through both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. A limited number of runners can also take part in the Dumbo Double Dare by participating in both the 10K on Saturday and the half-marathon on Sunday, September 1. Runners who complete both races receive a special medal in addition to the individual finisher's medals for the 10K and half marathon events. 

The next runDisney race for the Disneyland Resort, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, is scheduled for the weekend of January 18 through January 20, 2013, but all of the weekend's events, including the kids' races, Never Land Family Fun Run, and Half Marathon have been sold out for some time. 

The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend is held August 30 through September 1, 2013 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration opens on January 22, 2013 and those wishing to participate should register quickly; last year's half-marathon sold out in just five weeks.

This and That...

...The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airs tomorrow, December 25, on ABC at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. all other time zones). The Disneyland segments are hosted by Mario Lopez and performances include the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum.

...The announcements for "Limited Time Magic," the 2013 Disney Parks promotion that features weekly and even daily in-park surprises, begins this Friday, December 28 on the Disney Parks Blog. Read more about the announcement in our Park Update from October 22.

...Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative development team behind the Disney theme parks and resorts, celebrated its 60th anniversary this past week. WDI was initially created by Walt Disney to develop Disneyland and today consists of 1,400 talented "Imagineers" who continue to delight and entertain guests the world over. This past week, Disney paid tribute to Imagineering history with the following video:

..."Disney Junior – Live on Stage!" is receiving an update in the spring. The stage show in DCA's Hollywood Land features characters from Disney Channel's Disney Junior. Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins joins Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates starting March 2013.

...Active and retired U.S. military can now purchase up to six 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hoppers at the discounted price of $125 each, a 50 percent savings off the regular adult price. The tickets may be used through September 28, 2013 with block-out days from now through January 2, February 15–17, March 25 through April 5, and July 4. For more information, visit Disneyland.com.

...The prices for the 2013 Southern California CityPASS have been released. The CityPASS is an admission card that gives you access to four theme parks in Southern California at a significant, 26 percent discount, as opposed to purchasing from the respective theme parks. For more information and pricing see our Current Discounts and Promotions section below.

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."

Christmas is here! Expect heavy crowds and possible entrance closures due to parks reaching capacity. If you need tips for visiting during the holidays, check out our Disney Holiday eBooks!TouringPlans.com can also help you navigate the crowds with our per-park Crowd CalendarLines App with access to current and estimated wait times, 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, December 25, 2012 10 / 10
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10 / 10
Thursday, December 27, 2012 10 / 10
Friday, December 28, 2012 10 / 10

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

  • Crowd levels are 10 out of 10 for the rest of the year.
  • Annual Pass blackouts are in affect for the rest of the year.
  • Disneyland Resort holiday decorations will be removed after January 6, 2013.
  • 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.

See Disneyland crowds for the next 365 days.
Get Disneyland wait times on your iPhoneAndroid, or Smartphone.

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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

  • Haunted Mansion – closed January 7–17, 2013 for removal of Haunted Mansion Holiday.
  • Primeval World – closed January 7–23, 2013 for refurbishment, will not effect the operation of the Disneyland Railroad.
  • Fantasmic! – dark January 7 to February 14, 2013 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.
  • 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.
  • Plaza Gardens – closed until January 2014 for the construction of the new Fantasy Faire.

Disney California Adventure

  • 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

  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – through January 6, 2013.
  • Candlelight Processional – Nightly, December 1–20. Performances times, narrator(s) and details available here.
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.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 30 through September 1, 2013 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration opens on January 22, 2013 and those wishing to participate should register quickly; last year's half-marathon sold out in just five weeks.

We also recommend checking the convention calendar at the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website. 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 $306/$269 Southern California CityPASS PLUS $339/$294

2013 Southern California CityPASS ($306/$269) – 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 January 2, 2014. 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.

2013 Southern California CityPASS PLUS ($339/$294) – 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 January 2, 2014. 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.

Prices listed above are valid from January 1 - December 31, 2013.

Hotel/Travel Packages

Costco Travel Packages – Many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco.

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

Military 3-Day Park Hopper Discount – Active and retired U.S. military can now purchase up to six 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hoppers at the discounted price of $125 each, a 50 percent savings off the regular adult price. The tickets may be used through September 28, 2013 with block-out days from now through January 2, February 15–17, March 25 through April 5, and July 4.

Valid only for active duty or retired U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Valid and active U.S. Military (or Military spouse) ID required for purchase and admission. Limited to one (1) purchase of up to six (6) tickets per valid ID and Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission.

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. 

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
  • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland. Ends December 31, 2102.
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27 12/28 12/29
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DL:
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12/30 12/31 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5
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DL:
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Events:
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DL:
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TT/EMH

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
9a-10p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL:
9a-11p
EMH/MM/TT

DCA:
9a-10p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None
1/13 1/14 1/15 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19
DL:
8a-11p
EMH

DCA:
8a-10p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
10a-8p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

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

DCA:
9a-10p
EMH

AP
Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL:
9a-11p
EMH/MM/TT

DCA:
9a-10p
EMH

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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