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Fantasy Faire prepares for tomorrow's opening at Disneyland | Upcoming Fantasy Faire "Making of" presentation and panel discussion | Disneyland Resort honored for protecting the environment | Get ready for MouseAdventure Musical | This and that...

Fantasy Faire prepares for March 12 opening at Disneyland

Disneyland's newest project, the Fantasy Faire, was completed last week, and the media, including MousePlanet, got an early preview, as did eager annual passholders. The 15,000 square-foot expansion of Fantasyland, which rests over the former Carnation Plaza Gardens location, will official open to guests tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12.


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Fantasy Faire contains four venues:

  • The Royal Hall – an dedicated princess meet-and-greet area
  • The Royal Theatre – with live storytelling sessions featuring Belle and Rapunzel
  • Fairytale Treasures – a new shop
  • Maurice's Treats – a food cart named in honor of Belle's inventor father

Each of these areas are connected by the Village Square, which also contains a few hidden treasures.

Guests who walk into Fantasy Faire over the newly widened bridge will be immediately met by a scaled-down Tangled Tower. This centerpiece of Fantasy Faire contains a hidden feature that comes alive with a familiar tune and lighting effect in the evenings.

Guests with a keen eye may spot a familiar cat on a windowledge. An animaronic figure of Figaro (Geppetto's cat) naps on a window sill above the Royal Hall, next to a caged bird. The bird's call occasionally wakes Figaro, and the cat responds by opening his eyes, moving his head, and batting a paw towards the bird before falling back asleep.

Guests who continue to search the Village Square of Fantasy Faire may find Clopin's Music Box, an "interactive mechanical toy representing the Feast of Fools from The Huntchback of Notre Dame." When you turn a small crank, the interactive music box comes alive with a music-box style tune and mechanical animations.


The Royal Courtyard contains a scaled-down replica of Rapunzel's Tower, which comes alive at night with a familar tune and glowing hair. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

The Royal Hall, a dedicated princess meet-and-greet, is located towards the rear of Fantasy Faire. A large permanent and partially covered queue leads guests into the Royal Hall where they will have the opportunity to meet with three princesses. Guests who are looking to meet with a specific Disney princess should check the wait time sign outside of the Royal Hall entrance for a list of the three currently inside.


The Royal Hall, where guests can meet with their favorite princesses. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

The Royal Theatre, housed in the former Carnation Plaza Gardens bandstand, is where guests can find two new and very unique shows. Village thespians Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones help to retell the stories of Beauty and the Beast and Tangled in a humorous way. The performances are accompanied by a live piano player, Sir Samuel of Morocco, as well as appearances by Belle, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider. Following each of the performances, the characters who appeared, either Belle or Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder, make special appearances near the stage. This is a good opportunity to meet with these charters in what could be much shorter lines than their respective meet-and-greets.


Rapunzel and Flynn Rider join the stage to help tell the story of "Tangled" in the Royal Theatre. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

There are four ways to enter and exit Fantasy Faire: Two bridges from Main Street U.S.A., the walking path from Fronteirland, and the tunnel near the Rancho Del Zocalo restaurant in Frontierland. There are no restrooms in Fantasy Faire; the closest are located near the Rancho Del Zocalo restaurant, which you access through the tunnel towards the rear of the Fantasy Faire.

The main entrance bridge, located closest to Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Royal Hall, may be used for queue overflow. When this happens, you cannot access the Fantasy Faire from this bridge; use one of the other three access points.

For more details and photographs, see our coverage from the March 6 media perview at "Photo Tour of Disneyland's new Fantasy Faire."

Upcoming Fantasy Faire "Making of" presentation and panel discussion

Annual passholders can get a special peek behind the development and creation of Disneyland's Fantasy Faire. A panel discussion featuring Walt Disney Imagineering's show director Christopher Utley and creative director Michel den Dulk and and question-and-answer session happens at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, March 14, in the Main Street Opera House.


Michel den Dulk discusses the creation of Fantasy Faire during a media event. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

You must show your valid annual passport to register for the event beginning at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Main Street Opera House; you will be issued a wristband for entry into the event.

The Main Street Opera House opens for the Fantasy Faire presentation and panel discussion at 5:45 p.m., and late arrivals are not admitted to the event. As with the recent annual passholder movie previews, seating is limited and can fill up quickly, especially for an event of this nature. If you plan to attend, we strongly recommend that you arrive at the park as early as possible to register.

Disneyland Resort honored for protecting the environment

It is easy to take the simplest things for granted, such as having access to soap. So many in other countries are not so lucky, but the Disneyland Resort and the cast members in the Disneyland hotels' housekeeping staff are helping to change that. This past week, the Disneyland Resort was honored by the nonprofit organization, Clean the World Foundation Inc., for its environmental efforts in recycling partially used soap. The housekeeping cast members of the Disneyland hotels collected nearly 20,000 pounds of soap bars and 9,500 pounds of bottled bath amenities from the 2,404 Disney-owned hotel rooms last year. The soap and other bottled bath amenities were donated to the Clean the World Foundation, which then sanitizes, repackages, and distributes the products worldwide.

The combined efforts of the Disneyland Resort cast members and the Clean the World Foundation were recycled into 53,392 bars of soap.

"We are pleased to recognize the Disneyland Resort for their continued support," said Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World, during a ceremony recognizing Disney's efforts. "The fact that every hotel at the Disneyland Resort is among our top participates speaks to their commitment to join the global hygiene revolution and inspire positive change in the world."

Pilar Hamil, general manager of the Disneyland Hotel, thanked the efforts of the hotel cast members. "The passionate voluntary support of our housekeeping cast members is what makes this program successful at the Disneyland resort. They have brought this program to life at our hotels and thousands of lives have already been changed because of them."

Get ready for MouseAdventure Musical

Tune up your instruments and get the band together because our next MouseAdventure will lead you on a music apprication tour of the Disneyland Resort!

Sunday, May 19  Basic Division: Disneyland Park

MouseAdventure Musical will provide a series of quests and challenges to be solved throughout Disneyland Park. The Basic division is a competitive event, with prizes going to the best new, returning and family teams.

Registration for the Basic Division is $155 per team, and includes admission to the post-event Award Ceremony. Each player will need admission to Disneyland on Sunday, May 19. MouseAdventure registration does not include theme park admission.

Sunday, May 19  Advanced Division: Disneyland Resort

If you crave even more MouseAdventure, register for the Advanced division and try your hand at all of the Basic Division quests, many at a more difficult level, plus a few challenges inside Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. Prizes are awarded to the best new and returning teams.

Registration for the Advanced Division is $175 per team, and includes admission to the post-event Award Ceremony. Each player will need admission to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Sunday, May 19. MouseAdventure registration does not include theme park admission.

Sunday, May 19  Day at the Park Division: Disney California Adventure Park

For brand-new teams who just want to get an idea of what this MouseAdventure thing is all about and returning teams that wish to play without the stress of competition, join us for some fun playing a sampling of past quests in Disney California Adventure Park. Teams play only for bragging rights, and there is no post-event Award Ceremony: results will be posted on the Web site about a week after the event. The MouseAdventure Day at the Park event features an extended sign-in period with a pre-game new player orientation session. Teams can also participate in a team T-shirt competition before the main event begins.

Registration for the Day at the Park Division is $90 per team. Each player will need admission to Disney California Adventure Park on Sunday, May 19. MouseAdventure registration does not include theme park admission.

Registration for all divisions opens at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 19 online at MouseAdventure.com

Registration close on May 3, or whenever the division sells out. Space for each division is extremely limited. Players must be at least 6 years of age and one player on each team must be at least 18 years of age.

More information about MouseAdventure can be found at MouseAdventure.com. Be sure to sign up for our MouseAdventure Newsletter for the most recent updates. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for your chance to win MouseAdventure prizes.

This and that...

… The Los Angeles Times reports that a Hollywood resident was arrested for allegedly selling fake Disneyland tickets online. This type of scam occurs quite often and serves as a good reminder that you should only purchase Disneyland tickets from Disney or an authorized travel agency. Avoid purchasing "discounted" Disneyland tickets from sites such as Craigslist or eBay, as most victims are only made aware of the scam when they attempt to use them at Disneyland, long after they have already paid for the tickets.

… Also in the news this past week, a Santa Ana man pleaded guilty to trademark infringement when he illegally imported counterfeit Disney pins from China so that he could sell them over the Internet.

… Disney VoluntEARS, along with Walt Disney Imagineering, the City of Anaheim, the YMCA and KaBOOM! (a non-profit dedicated to saving children's play time) teamed up to fully assemble an Anaheim city park playground in less than eight hours. The new playground at Schweitzer Park is located approximately six miles west of the Disneyland Resort and is expected to provide more than 2,000 children in Anaheim with a safe place to play.

“For more than 60 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has been dreaming up and creating magical places for families to come and play together,” said Craig Russell, Chief Design and Delivery Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. “We are excited to participate in this KaBOOM playground build along with our colleagues from the Disneyland Resort and our community partners to help create even more places for families to have fun.”

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, March 12, 2013 7 / 10
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7 / 10
Thursday, March 14, 2013 6 / 10
Friday, March 15, 2013 9 / 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.
  • Thursday is the best day to visit Disneyland
  • 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

  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed through March 28 for refurbishment.
  • Main Street Train Station – closed through March 28 for refurbishment. The Disneyland Railroad is operational during this time, but will bypass the Main Street Station.
  • Pioneer Mercantile – closed through March 28 for refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed through October 30 for a major refurbishment.
  • Cider Mill on Tom Sawyer Island – closed March 11, 22–25; April 19 through May 2, 6–9, 13–16 and 20–23 for refurbishment. Tom Sawyer Island remains open during the refurbishment periods.
  • Goofy's Playhouse – closed through March for refurbishment.
  • Fantasyland Theater – closed until summer 2013 for refurbishment of the Fantasyland Theater.
  • 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 / Princess Fantasy Faire – closed for the construction of the new Fantasy Faire, scheduled to open March 12, 2013

Disney California Adventure

  • Muppet Vision 3D – currently on hiatus. The theater is being used to show a 4D preview of OZ The Great and Powerful though March 31, 2013
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed through March 14 for refurbishment.

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

Resort Events

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

2013
  • 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 Park and Disney California Adventure Park during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disneyland Park after the park closes to the public for the night.
  • MousePlanet's own MouseAdventure – Sunday, May 19. Registration opens Tuesday, March 19. We always sell out fast, so be sure to sign up for the MouseAdventure Newsletter, follow @mouseadventure on Twitter, or visit our official Facebook page.
  • D23 Expo – August 9–11. Tickets for the three-day convention are now on sale.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 30 through September 1 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration for the 10K and Half Marathon are both sold out, although spaces may still available through charity teams and select travel agencies.

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

Note: We are hearing that the Costco 4-Day Park Hopper is sold of various locations. Check your local Costco for availability.

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.

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

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(800) 523-6116 www.getawaytoday.com

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Small World Vacations

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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 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 percent merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders. The discount is now valid through December 31, 2013.

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-and-greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free 5x7 photograph per visit. Cardholders also receive 10 percent off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores, 10 percent 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 percent 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 percent 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 percent 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
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16
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DL: 8a-11p
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EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: 
None
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: 
None
3/31 4/1 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/5 4/6
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SC/SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH/AP

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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