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Thousands Participate in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon | New Orleans Bayou Bash Kicks off for Limited Time Magic | Blue Sky Cellar Update Features an Inside Look at the Fantasy FaireLunar New Year Celebration Returns for Limited Time Magic | This and that...

Thousands Participate in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

The second annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend was held at the Disneyland Resort this past weekend. The weekend is anchored by Sunday's half-marathon, which is marketed as a women-focused event, and also includes of a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) fun run/walk races, food, events, as well as the Health and Fitness Expo at the Disneyland Hotel. The 13.1 mile race traversed both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park as well as Anaheim city streets, with spectators and Disney characters cheering the runners on as they made their way through the course.


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The Health and Fitness Expo, a free merchandise and informational event held at the Disneyland Hotel, proved to once again be a major draw for the weekend's crowds. It was there that participants checked in for their races, took photos, obtained tips for training, shopped for merchandise, and had the opportunity to meet with author and Olympian runner Jeff Galloway.


runDisney official training consultant and former Olympian runner Jeff Galloway meets with participants at the Health and Fitness Expo. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

On Sunday, more than 11,000 runners took to the starting line for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Angela Escay was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 1:24:10. Her time was three minutes faster than that of last year's inaugural racer winner, Kellie Nickerson. Throughout the day on Sunday, Tinker Bell Half Marathon race finishers could be seen throughout the Disneyland Resort wearing their Tinker Bell wing medals with pride.


Angela Escay crosses the finish line at the 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon with a wining time of 1:24:10. Photo by Disney.

The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend will be the next runDisney event held at the Disneyland Resort, over Labor Day Weekend. The weekend will consist of similar events, a health and fitness expo, a 5K race, kids races and a 13.1 half-marathon on the morning of Sunday, September 1—and for the first time, a 10K (6.2-mile) run to be held on Saturday, the day before the half-marathon. Note that although registration for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend technically begins tomorrow (on Tuesday, January 22), the window opens right after midnight Eastern Standard time, so you may want to stay up tonight to register, especially if you have your eye on registering for the "Dumbo Challenge" of running both the 10K and half-marathon. Although the back-to-back endeavor is similar to the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge in Florida, the shorter distance has the running community abuzz with excitement. Early registration has been available to Disney Visa cardholders and attendees at the Walt Disney World Marathon and Tinker Bell Half Marathon expos, and we've been hearing unofficially that half of the alloted spots for the Dumbo has already been filled. Although the cost of registration goes up after February 19, we wouldn't be surprised if the double registration doesn't sell out well before then. In fact, if you're interested in both the 10K and half-marathon, we suggest you register as soon as registration opens. Visit runDisney.com for more information.

New Orleans Bayou Bash Kicks off for Limited Time Magic

Limited Time Magic continues this week, now with the addition of the New Orleans Bayou Bash. Added to the already popular "Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue," the New Orleans Bayou Bash brings special entertainment, characters, and food to New Orleans Square. The New Orleans Bayou Bash will look very familiar to guests who visited Disneyland at this time last year, as the event is essentially the same.


Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration features music and characters from "The Princess and the Frog". Photo by Bryan Pugh.

You can see the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, a Mardi Gras procession led by an umbrella dancer, parading through New Orleans Square and along the Rivers of America at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration combines the Mardi Gras celebration with music and characters from The Princess and the Frog. Princess Tiana, Louis, Prince Naveen, and dancers make their way through New Orleans Square and perform on a stage along the Rivers of America at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Royal Street Bachelors continue with their performances on the French Market Stage as well as the Jambalaya Jazz Band throughout New Orleans Square. Guests can meet and have their photo taken with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy in special Mardi Gras outfits in the Court of Angels.

Special New Orleans Bayou Bash food is also available throughout New Orleans Square:

  • French Market
    • Shrimp Corn Fritters. Sweet corn-battered fritters with cirtrus-root vegetable slaw.
  • Cafe Orleans
    • "Fat City" Bass. Pan seared bass, cauliflower-potato cake, scotch bonnet sauce, with mango-pineapple relish and Firefly ($19.49)
    • Royal Street Banana Foster Crepe. Handmade crepe filled with sautéed bananas and topped with caramelized bananas and caramel rum sauce ($7.99)
    • Firefly Mint Julep. Traditional (non-alcoholic) mint julep with a souvenir glow cube ($6.29)
  • Royal Street Veranda
    • Apple Fritters. Hand-made and dusted with cinnamon-sugar ($3.69)
  • Blue Bayou
    • "Bayou" Bouillabaisse. Saffron-seafood broth with lobster, shrimp, red snapper, mussels and little neck clams, topped with a garlic butter baguette ($34.99)
    • Apple Fritters "a la mode". Fritters with vanilla-bean ice cream, cherry syrup and spiced apple glaze ($8.99)
    • Firefly Mint Julep. Traditional (non-alcoholic) mint julep with a souvenir glow cube ($6.29)

The special Bayou Bash menu items at the Blue Bayou Restaurant will be served January 18 through February 12. Guests who wish to dine at the Blue Bayou should make reservations first by calling (714) 781-DINE (714-781-3463) or by emailing dine@disneyland.com

Entertainment and characters for the New Orleans Bayou Bash is held in New Orleans Square from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • January 18–21
  • January 25–27
  • February 1–3
  • February 8–12

Blue Sky Cellar Update Features an Inside Look at the Fantasy Faire

The Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure park reopened this past weekend with a new exhibit. A preview center that was built to originally showcase Walt Disney Imagineering projects for the expansion of Disney California Adventure, its new exhibit focuses on the Fantasy Faire and Fantasyland Theater projects at Disneyland. The Blue Sky Cellar update showcases concept artwork, a scale model, and a well produced video featuring interviews with the Imagineers working on the two current projects at Disneyland.


The new Blue Sky Cellar exhibit focuses on the Fantasy Faire project at Disneyland. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Fantasy Faire concept art displays the inspiration taken from Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Artwork shows an animatronic Figaro and bird on a window sill. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


The Fantasy Faire tower's crest will feature a medallion which pays tribute to Carnation Plaza Gardens. Photo by Bryan Pugh


A highly detailed show model of Fantasy Faire is on display in the Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


The center of Fantasy Faire will feature a Tangled Tower which will also double as a maypole. Photo by Bryan Pugh

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Disneyland's Fantasyland Theater will have a water feature when it reopens in the summer of 2013. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

Both Fantasy Faire and "Mickey and the Magical Map" stage show at the Fantasyland Theater open at Disneyland summer 2013.

Lunar New Year Celebration Returns for Limited Time Magic

The next Limited Time Magic event for the Disneyland Resort takes place at Disney California Adventure park. Happy Lunar New Year is moving across the way to Disney California Adventure this year and will be celebrated in Pacific Wharf and along San Francisco Street. Similar to the New Orleans Bayou Bash, the Lunar New Year celebration was also held last year. The year of the snake will be celebrated with festive decorations, banners, food and entertainment. Mulan's Chinese New Year Procession will take place several times throughout the day. There will be photo opportunities with Mulan, Mushu, Mickey and Minnie as well as cultural dancers, drummers, musicians and martial artists entertaining guests.

Happy Lunar New Year will take place February 8 through 11, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. at Disney California Adventure park.

This and that...

… There are many projects underway at the Disneyland Resort. The Fantasy Faire is beginning to take shape, a very large crane has moved into Frontierland to aid in the extensive Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment, and the wait times at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree have been doubled by a partial attraction closure.


The Main Street Train Station has been completely wrapped in photo tarps and remains closed through March 28, 2013 for a complete refurbishment. The Disneyland Railroad continues to operate from the remaining three train stations. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


A very large crane, visible from nearly every corner of Disneyland park, has moved into Fantasyland for the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Roof tiles and paint are now visible at Disneyland's Fantasy Faire. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Buena Vista Street's Glendale-Hyperion bridge, which serves the Disneyland Monorail, has received a new two-tone paint scheme. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Half of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree is closed and covered for repair of the attraction's flooring. The attraction remains open, however the refurbishment effectively doubles the wait time. Photo by Bryan Pugh.


Disney California Adventure is continuing with the Buena Vista Bugle newspaper in the new year. Volume 2, Issue 1 is now available. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

… A few weeks ago we reported the end of the decades long Kodak sponsorships at Disneyland. The move comes after Kodak filed for bankruptcy in 2012. This past week Kodak was removed from the Disneyland guide maps.


Long time Disneyland guide map sponsor Kodak has been removed after filing for bankruptcy in 2012. Disney's Photopass has taken their space. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

… Famed miniaturist Robert Olszewski will be appearing at Disneyana on Disneyland's Main Street on February 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Oswelski will be on hand for his final release in the Main Street Electrical Parade series, To Honor America. A limited number of sculptures are also available for purchase online at ArtofDisneyParks.com

Crowd Forecast

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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, January 22, 2013 4 / 10
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5 / 10
Thursday, January 24, 2013 4 / 10
Friday, January 25, 2013 5 / 10

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

  • Saturday is a 8 out of 10.
  • There are no Annual Pass blackouts in effect this Monday through Friday.
  • Saturday is the best day to visit Disney California Adventure
  • Fastpass tickets for Radiator Springs Racers usually "sell out" within the first hour of DCA's regular park hours.

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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

  • Primeval World – closed January 7–23 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 for a major refurbishment.
  • Splash Mountain – January 22 to February 14 for a refurbishment
  • Pirates Lair on Ton Sawyer Island – January 22 to February 7
  • "it's a small world" – January 22 to February 28. Removal of Holiday overlay and a minor refurbishment.
  • Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes – January 22 to January 23
  • Cafe Orleans – January 28 to February 8.
  • Goofy's Playhouse – February 25 through March.
  • 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

  • Mad T Party ​– January 28 to February 14
  • Muppet Vision 3D – January 28 to February 15
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed for refurbishment February 5 through March.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed for refurbishment February 7 to February 28.

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).

2013
  • A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue Limited Time Magic event. Thursdays through Mondays, January 10 through February 4, 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 ($185 for children); 2-day 1/park/day tickets are $168 for adults ($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 ($230 for children); 3-day 1/park/day tickets are $217 for adults ($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 through September 26, 2013, and are valid 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 through January 2; February 15–17; March 25 to April 5; and July 4. 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 this information 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 ($250 for children); 4-day 1/park/day tickets are $240 for adults ($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 ($265 for children); 5-day 1/park/day tickets are $255 for adults ($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 tickets for 6 days or longer as part of a package to international customers; residents of Canada, Australia, or the U.K. should check with local travel agencies to see what options may be available.
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 to 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 – dardholders have access to a private character meet-and-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 Mornings for 3-plus day ticket holders, promotional "bonus" tickets, and Southern California CityPASS
  • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests
  • AP – Annual Passholders Early Entry on most weekends
  • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland. Ends December 31, 2102.
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
  • Grad Nite
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • GHR - A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue (Limited Time Magic)
1/20 1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26
DL: 9a-10p
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DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
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DL: 8a-11p
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DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

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DL: 10a-8p
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DL: 9a-10p
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DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

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AP Blockouts:
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Events: GHR
1/27 1/28 1/29 1/30 1/31 2/1 2/2
DL: 8a-11p
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DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GHR
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GHR
DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: GHR
2/3 2/4 2/5 2/6 2/7 2/8 2/9
DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM/AP

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: GHR
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
2/10 2/11 2/12 2/13 2/14 2/15 2/16
DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM/AP

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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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