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Disney to retire Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show | Social media stars help launch Disney's new marketing campaign | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Disney to retire Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show

They've been a Frontierland fixture for more than 20 years, but Billy Hill and the Hillbillies this weekend kicked off their final season of performances at Disneyland. The Disney Parks Blog posted the announcement last week that Disneyland has decided to retire the popular quartet on January 6, 2014. The group confirmed Disney's decision with this posting on the official Billy Hill and the Hillbillies website:


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Because of all the recent emails, call and messages from fans and friends, we are confirming that [as of right now] our last show will be on Monday, January 6, 2014. Disneyland is retiring the Billy Hill & the Hillbillies show and us along with it.

We'd just like thank you all for being the awesome people you are! You made our job more enjoyable and we thank you for all your support over the years. We have enjoyed performing for each and every one of you for the last 21 years and we hope that we cheered you up, made your day a little brighter and made you laugh.

THANKS!!! The Billys

Billy fans reacted to the news by flooding the comments section of the official announcement, Disneyland's Facebook page and social media outlets with expressions of disbelief, sadness, and in some cases, anger. Reader GrumpyGoofyGuy commented on our MousePad discussion forum, "My wife and I are devastated by this news. It's like a part of our "Happy Place" just died."


Billy Hill and the Hillbillies perform at Disneyland during HalloweenTime. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Reader amazcedncal echoed that sentiment, saying, "We also aren't Bluegrass fans, but about 8 years ago we 'discovered' them for ourselves when wandering into the Golden Horseshoe on a rainy day. The Billies music, energy, humor and talent reeled us right in. Now it's not a trip to DL without seeing the Billies. " Reader bennette said simply, "I burn with the rage of a thousand fiery suns."

Several fans began online petitions asking Disney to reconsider the change; the largest such petition had over 700 signatures as Sunday night.

After reducing the group's performance schedule at the Golden Horseshoe from seven days a week to five in 2009, Disney moved the group from the Golden Horseshoe to the out-of-the-way Big Thunder Ranch arena last summer. Some speculated this most recent move signaled that the Billies' days were numbered. The new venue required the group to match their performance to the current theme of the ranch, presenting The Haunted Hillbillies show during HalloweenTime and the Jingle Jangle Christmas Show. That show is scheduled seven days a week through January 6, 2014, the group's scheduled last day at Disneyland.


Kirk Wall performs as Billy Hill at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

There are opportunities to see the group and some of the individual performers outside Disneyland. Kirk Wall (best known as Elvis Billy) performs at a Fullerton club the first Wednesday of each month, and Dennis Fetchet performs with a group called the Grateful Dudes. You can also find a trove of Billies videos on YouTube, many of which are listed on the group's website. Check the website for announcements of their upcoming non-Disneyland performances.

What do you think about this announcement? Join the conversation on our MousePad discussion forum, or our Facebook page.

Social media stars help launch Disney's new marketing campaign

Disney's new marketing campaign is based on the simple premise that everyone has a "Disney Side," the part of you that gleefully skips down Main Street, U.S.A. on your way to meet Mickey Mouse, or proudly dons a Goofy hat and matching shirts at your family reunion. For weeks, Disney has encouraged fans to submit photos and videos showing their Disney Side via social media sites YouTube and Instagram, and even hosted a contest asking fans to "Vine" their Disney Side using the new micro video site.

Of course, very few of us can lay claim to hundreds of thousands of Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram followers, so Disney turned to a group of personalities they dubbed the Social Media All Stars to help officially launch the promotion. The group gathered at Disneyland last week for a Disney Side event, and each All Star hosted contests to award tickets to the event to their fans.


Grumpy Cat and the rest of the Social Media All Stars greet their fans at the Disney Side event at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Invited fans of the Social Media All Stars pose for the largest "selfie" at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The event kicked off with a photo moment at Sleeping Beauty Castle, where fans were invited to take a self-portrait ("selfie") of themselves to post to their favorite social media site. Disneyland claims to be the most-Instagrammed place on Earth, and this photo was intended to be the largest "selfie" ever taken.

From there, event guests were invited to the Fantasyland Theater for the Disney Side premiere, where many of the All Stars debuted new content created just for Disney. There was a new "Convos With My Two Year Old" video from YouTube stars Matthew Clarke and David Milchard, new music from Tiffany Alvord and Mike Tompkins, and even a hairstyle how-to from Mindy McKnight from Cute Girls Hairstyles.

Many of the All Stars participated in a meet-and-greet after the premiere. For many fans, the highlight of the event was a rare in-person appearance by Grumpy Cat. French Bulldog and Instagram sensation Trotter also appeared in a Disney-inspired outfit, along with father-and-daughter performing duo Reality Changers, Vine stop-motion animator Ian Padgham, and Zeddy Little, the "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" of Internet meme fame.

You can see more of the Disney Side content at the official website.


Grumpy Cat meets Grumpy at Disneyland. YouTube video © Disney.


Jorge and Alexa Navarez of the duo Reality Changers perform at the Disney Side event at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A fan takes a self-portrait with Grumpy Cat during the Disney Side event at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Singer Tiffany Alvord performs her version of "it's a small world" as part of the Disney Side marketing campaign. YouTube video © Disney.


Matthew Clarke and David Milchard from the YouTube series Convos with My 2-Year-Old greet fans at the Disney Side event at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A young fan meets Trotter at the Disney Side event at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A cappella singer Mike Tompkins performs his original arrangement of "When You Wish Upon a Star" at Disneyland. YouTube video © Disney.

This and that...

...Ernie Napper, the Disneyland security officer and retired Marine who made it his goal to continue a tradition started by Walt Disney, was featured in an touching article in the Daily News about Disneyland's nightly flag retreat ceremony.

...Disneyland's Jingle Cruise had a soft opening this weekend. Check back with us for photos and video from the newest holiday overlay.

...The Disney Food Blog has posted a list of dates that Disneyland's famous handmade candy canes will be offered for sale this year at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Disney has not yet confirmed the dates, but these are consistent with information we've seen. We've also heard that Disney has a plan for making more candy canes available each day this year, which should help ease the crunch when hundreds of people compete for the hundred or so candy canes made each day. You can confirm the candy cane dates by calling the candy hotline at (714) 781-0112 before your visit. This recording is updated each week.

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Question of the Week

Each week, we share a question posted by a member of our MousePad discussion forum, and see if any of our other readers have advice or useful suggestions on that topic.

This week, MousePad member elke, has a question about her Christmas trip:

I had a few questions regarding a possible winter visit. I have made a hotel reservation at the Hojo for 12/16, 17, 18 and 19, Monday – Thursday, week before Christmas. I have read on the boards here that this week would already be quite busy, and the Disneyland hours confirm that - park is open until 11pm those days. However, no schools are out yet that I could find (checked several CA districts), and Touring Plans predicts low crowds for Monday and Tuesday, medium crowds for Wednesday and Thursday. Hotel rooms were also reasonable across the board. Could this mean there is sort of a "sweet spot" where Disneyland is gearing up for crowds but it will not be that crowded yet?

For January, I can get a better rate at the Hojo. We would go Jan 6, 7, 8, 9, so pretty much again a Monday - Thursday visit. Schools are back in session. There is no crowd predictor yet, nor are park hours posted, but I would think with the decorations gone, the park would be pretty quiet? Or would there be many people like me who were planning to avoid Christmas crowds and are in fact filling the park?

I am sure we would love to see Disneyland decked out in holiday decorations. However, I think low crowds are more important to us.

Do you have experience with the weeks Elke is suggesting? If so, please share your suggestions on our MousePad discussion forum. You can also post your own question to be included in a future Update.

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, November 12, 2013 5 / 10
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3 / 10
Thursday, November 14, 2013 3 / 10
Friday, November 15, 2013 7 / 10

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

  • Saturday resort crowd level is a 8 out of 10.
  • Wednesday 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 attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, call Disneyland at (714) 781–7290, then select option 1, option 1, and option 4 at the next three prompts.

Disneyland

2013

  • Dumbo Flying Elephants – closed through November 14 for refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats – closed December 2–12 for refurbishment.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train – closed December 2–12 due to the Storybook Land refurbishment.
  • Jungle Cruise – delayed (noon) opening December 2–5 and December 9–12.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed until "early 2014" for a major refurbishment. One cast member document lists February 14, 2014 as the reopening date. The ride was to have reopened October 30, 2013.

2014

  • Fantasmic – dark January 6 through February 13.
  • Alice in Wonderland – closed January 6 through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed January 7–17 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed until "early 2014" for a major refurbishment. One cast member document lists February 14, 2014 as the reopening date. The ride was to have reopened October 30, 2013.

Disney California Adventure

2013

  • Disney Animation Building – partially closed through November 12 for maintenance (extended two weeks).
  • Flik's Flyers – closed through November 22 for refurbishment.
  • Tower of Terror – reduced capacity now through January 1, 2014. This usually means one of the rides three drop shafts is closed for refurbishment, with the ride running at 2/3 capacity.

2014

  • Buena Vista Street west guest bathrooms – closed January 6–16.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed January 6 through February 13 for refurbishment.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closed January 6 through February 27 for refurbishment.
  • World of Color – dark January 7–16.

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

Winter

  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – November 12 through January 6, 2014.
  • World of Color Winter Dreams debut – Friday, November 15.
  • Candlelight Processional – December 7 and 8. Showtimes are 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. both nights.

2014

  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – January 16–19. All races are now sold out, but registration is still open for the Pasta in the Park party. Volunteer registration has not yet opened.

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 June 2, 2013.

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.

Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside the gates stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Disneyland admission, and may result in denial of entry. It is also common for criminals to shoplift inactivated Disney theme park tickets from supermarkets to resell them. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or travel agency.

One Day, One Park Ticket – Regularly $92/$86

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $137/$131
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 $175/$162

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $210/$197

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 other discounts are available through them.

Three Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $225/$209

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $260/$244

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).


Everyone Plays for the Kids' Price – this offer is available in different versions from different vendors:

  • The Expedia website lists the following special offer: Book your Disneyland Resort Park 3-Day Hopper Ticket by September 30, 2013 and redeem now through October 31, 2013 to receive an Adult ticket for the Child ticket price (price listed reflects savings).

Their listed price is $243.99 for an adult 3-day Park-Hopper Bonus ticket, one cent less than the child ticket. The regular price of that ticket is $260, so you save $16 if you book through Expedia. There do not appear to be any additional booking fees, and you receive your voucher immediately, so this seems to be a legit way to save a little on a 3-day Park Hopper ticket. You can read the fine print on our MousePad discussion forums.

  • Get Away Travel has a similar offer with different dates. Tickets must be purchased by August 10 for travel through December 31, 2013. You must purchase the tickets at least four days in advance. The Get Away Travel offer also includes a $10 ESPN gift card.

2013–2014 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($129) – a discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

The 2013-2014 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid August 12, 2013, through September 25, 2014. Under this program, active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $129 each.

For the purpose of this offer, 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). Disney has also clarified that the "Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission," which means you can not purchase these tickets and give them to someone who will be visiting without you present.

Tickets are blocked out through December 19, 2013 through December 31, 2013; April 13, 2014 through April 20, 2014; and July 4, 2014. 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.

For complete information regarding Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets and discounted resort rates, military personnel may visit the Disneyland Resort website, or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any other discounts are available through them.

Four Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $250/$230

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $285/$265

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 other discounts are available through them.

Five Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $265/$244

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $300/$279

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 other 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 ($979) – valid at both Disneyland Resort and Florida's Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking.
  • Premium Annual Passport ($669) – includes parking.
  • Deluxe Annual Passport ($499)
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($359)
  • SoCal Select Annual Passport ($279)
  • Parking Add On ($139) – add-on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes; blocked out July 4 and December 31.
  • Blockout Day Ticket ($84) – 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 any other discounts are available through them.

Southern California CityPASS $319/$279

Southern California CityPASS PLUS $353/$304

2013 Southern California CityPASS ($319/$279) – 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 ($353/$304) – is the same as the CityPASS—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—with the addition of 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 any other discounts are available through them.

Prices listed above are valid until January 2, 2014.

Other Discounts

Did we miss an offer? If you know of an authorized discount on Disneyland Resort tickets, standing offers for Annual Passholders from non-Disney vendors, or other promotions which might interest our readers, please drop us a note!

Discounts for everyone

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. Current offers:

  • Disneyland Beach Towel for $13.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Disneyland Tote Bag for $17.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Sorcerer Mickey Watch for $18.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.


The current purchase with purchase offers at the Disneyland Resort include a towel, tote bag and watch. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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. 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).


Character Dining Vouchers – discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through Get Away Travel.

Discounts for Annual Passholders

Disneyland Resort hotels – Disneyland Resort annual passholders can save 15 to 25 percent off rooms at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels this fall. The offer is valid for most nights October 20 through December 19, with blockout dates of of November 27–29. This package includes one Fastpass for each person on the reservation, and a voucher for a free 5" x 7" PhotoPass print. Full details on the Disneyland website.


Disneyland Resort merchandise – Disneyland has once again extended the 20 percent merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders. The discount is now valid through December 31, 2013.

Discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders

Character Meet-and-Greet – cardholders have access to a private character meet-and-greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free 5"x7" photograph per visit.


Disneyland Resort merchandise – Cardholders also receive 10 percent off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores.


Disneyland Resort dining – 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).


Disneyland Resort Guided Tours – 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 for all of these promotions.

Hotel and travel package offers

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.

Discounts for US Military

2013–2014 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($129) – a discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

The 2013–2014 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid through September 25, 2014. Under this program, active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $129 each.

For the purpose of this offer, 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). Disney has also clarified that the "Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission," which means you can not purchase these tickets and give them to someone who will be visiting without you present.

Tickets are blocked out December 19–31, 2013; April 13–20, 2014; and July 4, 2014. 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.

For complete information regarding Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets and discounted resort rates, military personnel may visit the Disneyland Resort website, or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

Discounts for California residents None at this time

 

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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
  • EMH – Early Admission for Annual Passholders (not currently offered)
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
  • GN – Grad Nite
  • MA–- MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
11/10 11/11 11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15 11/16
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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: 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-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
11/24 11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: None
12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: Candlelight
12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13 12/14
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Candlelight
DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SC

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

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct. Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions. Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.



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