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Celebrate a Monstrous Summer with a 24-hour "all-nighter" at both Disneyland Resort parksFirst Look: Mickey and the Magical Map | Blue Bayou  updates menu |Annual Passholder exclusive viewing of Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair | runDisney announces new Coast to Coast medal | Second chance to register for MouseAdventure MusicalThis and that...

Celebrate a Monstrous Summer with a 24-hour "all-nighter" at both Disneyland Resort parks

With Disney-Pixar's newest feature film, Monsters University, slated to premier this June, Disney theme parks are kicking off the summer season over Memorial Day Weekend in a big way. Dubbed "Monstrous Summer," the promotion begins with a 24-hour all-nighter on both coasts, with Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park in California, as well as the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Disney made the big announcement by projecting the green one-eyed Mike Wazowski from Disney-Pixar's Monsters University onto the 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot.


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This is the second time the resort has put on a 24-hour all-night event in the past 14 months (the first was "One More Disney Day," held over leap day in February of 2012). However while "One More Disney Day" only included Disneyland park, however with the extreme popularity of the event, the resort is also opening Disney California Adventure park during the 24-hour event.

Guests will find special entertainment, food and merchandise during the Memorial Weekend, Monstrous Summer 24-hour "all-nighter". In Disneyland, Guests will find a Monsters University "TLT Monstrous" Dance Club and special Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland, a late-night Character pajama party in Mickey's ToonTown, and a live band with dancing at the Royal Theatre in Fantasy Faire. Mike and Sulley will join the party across the esplanade at Disney California Adventure, where guests will find special photo opportunities with the characters from Monsters University at their dorms in Hollywood Land. The duo will also lead the Pixar Play Parade with the new Monsters University float.


Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis announces the Monstrous Summer in front of the Spaceship Earth "Eye-Con" at Epcot. Photo © Disney.

"This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings", said Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis during the announcement at Epcot this past week. "Guests can start Memorial Day Weekend with a 24-hour marathon of memory-making as three parks stay open all day and all night to celebrate the bicoastal kick-off of our Disney Parks Monstrous Summer."

The 24-hour all-nighter at the Disneyland Resort begins at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, and runs through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. The event does not require a special ticket; just valid theme park admission. Most Disneyland Resort annual passholders can participate in the 24-hour all-nighter as well. The only passholders who are blocked out are those with SoCal Select Annual Passports, and they can purchase a $70 blockout ticket to enter the parks. All annual passports are blocked out on Saturday, May 25, except the Premium and Premier passports. MousePlanet is still waiting for official word, however we are currently under the impression that the Disneyland Resort operational day will begin at 6:00 a.m. Friday and run through Saturday at 6:00 a.m. This is an important note for those without Premium Annual Passports who plan on joining or park-hopping during the all-nighter after midnight.

Also something to note about the timing of the 24-hour "all-nighter"—Disney currently has a Grad Nite scheduled for Friday, May 24 at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park. MousePlanet is also awaiting official confirmation on these Grad Nite plans. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks reopen on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. Those who visit the parks on Saturday can also enjoy the debut of Mickey and the Magical Map as well as OPA! A Celebration of Greece.

Memorial Day Weekend, already a traditionally busy weekend, will surely see high attendance ;in 2013.

First Look: Mickey and the Magical Map

The Disneyland Resort invited local media for a behind-the-scenes look at Mickey and the Magical Map, the new stage show coming to Disneyland's Fantasyland Theater on May 25. The show marks the return of the Fantasyland Theater as a true live-performance venue following several years of use as the Princess Fantasy Fair meet-and-greet. Now that the Princesses have their own new home outside the walls of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the theater has been renovated with an all-new sound system, new control booth and a high-tech LED screen that sets the stage, and becomes a character of sorts, for Mickey and the Magical Map.

Disney says the new show "represents Disney storytelling at its most thrilling," and there's not much more I can add after today's preview. With rehearsals underway for less than three weeks and quite a bit of technical work still to be done in the theater, we had just a very brief glimpse behind the scenes, rather than a full preview of the finished show. As such, it's only fair to reserve any comments until the show debuts for the theme park audience in May.

Our tour began inside the Fantasyland Theater for a look at two video segments from the show, and a brief discussion of the technology of the renovated theater. It's clear that a lot of effort went into reclaiming the theater as a performing venue, and there were lots of statistics thrown around—the six-panel LED screen has over a million light sources and weighs over 10,000 pounds per section. There are six miles of fiber optic cable controlling the show. The 9.1-channel surround-sound system uses 61 speakers.

But as proud as the show directors seem to be of the technology, they are equally emphatic that the gee-whiz factor is not the story of the show. Several times from several people, we heard, "the technology always needs to be in service to the story."


Disney previews of some of the effects used in the new "Mickey and the Magical Map" stage show at Disneyland. The background of the show is a six-section LED "magical map." Video © Disney.

The screen, which is clearly designed to split into sections and move during the show (though that effect was not shown during our preview) is used as a backdrop, but also serves as a character (Spot, the unfinished section of the map that Yensid references at the end of the video clip above), and then seems to absorb Mickey Mouse as he starts his journey. It sounds like a neat concept, and I'm looking forward to seeing how well it plays for an audience.

After visiting the theater, we moved to a backstage rehearsal studio to watch performers rehearse part of The Jungle Book sequence from the show. I've noted before that the story for this show sounds like something straight from a Disney Cruise Line production (which is not a bad thing; just a comment), and I had that sense of deja vu watching this rehearsal. Mickey and the Magical Map uses an articulated King Louie character that can "sing" along and blink his eyes. The same character was introduced last year in the Wishes stage show on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.

While there are other similarities between the two productions, it sounds like the Disneyland show is taking a new look at some familiar themes. The Jungle Book sequence has a Bollywood-inspired musical overlay, and will feature a live trumpet player interacting with King Louie. Disney provided this video from the rehearsal presented for the media:


Go backstage into a Disney rehearsal hall for a sneak peek at the Jungle Book sequence from Disney's new "Mickey and the Magical Map" stage show in the Fantasyland Theater. Video © Disney.

We don't have full details of the other five scenes, but know that one includes a Princess medley of Pochahontas ("Just Around the Riverbend"), Mulan ("Reflection") and Rapunzel ("I See the Light"); another goes "Under the Sea" with Ariel and friends; one visits Lilo & Stitch for "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride;" and one includes Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog." Disney released this video of music producer Bruce Healey and the orchestra recording session for the new show.


A sample of some of the music in the upcoming "Mickey and the Magical Map" show. Video © Disney.

After the previews, we gathered for a presentation by and question-and-answer session with Kevin Eld (vice president of creative entertainment for Walt Disney Imagineering) and Michael Jung (vice president of creative theatrical development for Walt Disney Imagineering).

The two spoke extensively about their careers, and their perceptions of theme park entertainment, before coming to work for Disney. Both said that they were initially surprised at just how much entertainment was presented within the theme park environment, with Jung noting that more people saw Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular in the show's first year at Disney California Adventure than saw Cats during its entire Broadway run.

Eld spoke of his first visit to Disneyland Paris before coming to work for Disney, and watching the reaction of children in the audience during one of the stage shows. Now, in creating new entertainment for the Disney parks and cruise line, he said that his team always strives to remember who their audience is and to present entertainment in unexpected ways.

Like World of Color (the water light show in DCA), Jung said the technology used to create the magic map offers the producers the opportunity to change the show to update sequences as new Disney movies are released, to incorporate additional Disney characters or even add holiday overlays. Eld said this is especially important in creating a show for Disneyland, which has such a high percentage of repeat visitors.

The session ended with a final question which may inadvertently have provided more insight into the future of Disney theme park entertainment than the Disney publicists may have intended. A reporter from a Spanish-language outlet asked if there had been any consideration given towards presenting bilingual shows, and Eld responded "we have to acknowledge that it's inevitable." He discussed the efforts at Disneyland Paris, where some shows are presented in as many as six languages, or Hong Kong Disneyland, where visitors speak different forms of Chinese. While conceding that Disneyland had a similar need, he cautioned that it's "important not to underestimate the challenge."

Mickey and the Magical Map opens to the public on May 25. A cast of 50 singers and dancers (two casts of 24, chosen from over 900 performers who auditioned in Los Angeles), will present the show five times a day.

Blue Bayou updates menu

The Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square began serving a refreshed menu this past week. Some items have been simply updated, such as the pan-seared salmon, which is now served with rich sweet corn risotto, tangy citrus mousse line, and salsa verde. Other items, like sweet potato biscuits and a shrimp cocktail appetizer have been added.


The Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square began serving an updated menu this week at Disneyland. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

The lunch menu:

  • Buccaneer's Boneless Beef Short Ribs ($33.99) – Braised short ribs, boursin cheese mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Cabernet reduction
  • Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya ($31.99) – A robust combination of jumbo gulf shrimp, sustainable fish, tasso ham, andouille sausage, and chicken, tossed with Cajun-style dirty rice
  • Tesoro Island Chicken Breast ($31.99) – Pan-seared with Boursin cheese mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, fennel confit, with roasted shallot reduction
  • Slow-Roasted Beef Strip Loin ($37.99) – Over rock salt and carved to order. Crispy shoestring onions, Blue Bayou au gratin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and armagnac green peppercorn sauce
  • Pan-Seared Salmon ($33.99) – Cajun-spiced, with sweet corn risotto, citrus mousseline, and salsa verde
  • Le Special de Monte Cristo Sandwich ($25.49) – Turkey, ham and Swiss cheese battered and fried to golden brown, served with a fruit skewer
  • Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Macque Choux ($29.99) – Marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette, then broiled and served with roasted corn and bell pepper Israeli couscous and sautéed spinach

The dinner menu:

  • Herb Panko-Crusted Rack of Lamb ($39.99) – Pan-seared, with a cassoulet of cannelloni beans, feta cheese, and rosemary jus
  • Surf & Turf ($45.99) – Petite Pacific Northwest lobster tail and broiled filet mignon, Blue Bayou au gratin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Béarnaise sauce
  • Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya ($31.99) – A robust combination of jumbo gulf shrimp, sustainable fish, tasso ham, andouille sausage, and chicken, tossed with Cajun-style dirty rice
  • Tesoro Island Chicken Breast ($31.99) – Pan-seared with Boursin cheese mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, fennel confit, with roasted shallot reduction
  • Broiled Filet Mignon ($42.99) – With Blue Bayou Au Gratin Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Béarnaise Sauce
  • Pan-Seared Salmon ($33.99) – Cajun-spiced, with sweet corn risotto, citrus mousseline, and salsa verde
  • Slow-Roasted Beef Strip Loin ($37.99) – Over rock salt and carved to order. Crispy shoestring onions, Blue Bayou au gratin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and armagnac green peppercorn sauce
  • Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Macque Choux ($29.99) – Marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, then broiled and served with roasted corn and bell pepper Israeli couscous and sautéed spinach

Each dish (dinner or lunch) is served with choice of a house salad or a cup of signature New Orleans gumbo, or upgrade to a zesty shrimp cocktail for an additional $5.99.

Reservations are strongly recommended for this extremely popular Disneyland Resort restaurant by calling (714) 781-DINE (714-781-3463).

Annual Passholder exclusive viewing of Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair

Disneyland Resort annual passholders can attend a screening of Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair, a film hosted by Walt Disney as he prepares for the 1964 World's Fair. The Limited Time Magic event takes place at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in the Stage 17 building in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.

You must register in person, beginning Friday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Stage 17 building, located between Muppet Vision 3D and Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue! Stage 17 opens 15 minutes prior to beginning of each screening.

runDisney announces new Coast to Coast medal

runDisney is capitalizing on the popular (6.2-mile) 10-kilometer distance with the announcement of a new Princess 10K for the 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend. In conjunction, runDisney has created two new challenges: the Glass Slipper Challenge for those who want to run both the 10K and the half-marathon, and a new Coast to Coast medal for runners who complete both the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland and the Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World.

The newly announced Coast to Coast medal is a twin to the existing version, but is pink to signify the runner's completion of two women-focused half-marathons. Registration for the 2014 Princess Half Marathon open on June 11. At the same time, they will offer a limited number of spots for runners to commit to both the Princess and Tinker Bell half-marathons. 

If you aren't ready to make the two-event commitment on June 11, runDisney is offering a "second chance" registration for Tinker Bell beginning July 9. There is no word on wheterh runDisney is ready to add a 10K to the Tinker Bell weekend, although that would not be a surprise.

Since runDisney has a policy that runners can only earn one Coast to Coast medal in a calendar year, those who are already registered for a 2014 Walt Disney World half or full marathon had planned to run both the Tinker Bell half marathon the following weekend and the Princess half the next month are asking how they can earn the new pink Coast to Coast medal, since ordinarily they would receive their Coast to Coast medal in Anaheim at the end of the Tinker Bell. Should they not check off the Coast-to-Coast option on their Tinker Bell Half Marathon registration but instead wait to check the option when registering for the Princess Half to claim their prize? Technically such runners would get their C2C medal after their third event (making it a Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast medal).

What would happen to a runner who chooses not to receive the regular Coast-to-Coast after Tinker Bell in anticipation of a pink medal, but winds up not being able to finish the Princess (they would be out not only the pink medal, but the regular C2C medal they'd already rightfully earned)? We've reached out to runDisney for clarification, and will share their response when we receive it. 

Second chance to register for MouseAdventure Musical

The Spring 2013 MouseAdventure Basic and Advanced Divisions sold out faster than we expected, and since that day we've been inundated with requests from teams who missed registration. We've heard all of your feedback and looked very carefully at our event plans, and have found a way to add a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of additional team spaces to the Spring 2013 event. 

Registration has reopened, so tune up your instruments and get the band together because our next MouseAdventure will lead you on a music appreciation 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 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 Twitterfor your chance to win MouseAdventure prizes.

This and that...

…Disneyland is celebrating unofficial Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you," by making special edition Star Wars-themed merchandise available at Disney Pin Traders in Downtown Disney and the Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland. The special pins and T-shirts are only available for Limited Time Magic on May 4, 2013.

…Disneyland isagain participating in the Fullerton Railroad Days. Last year, attendees were given the rare opportunity to walk through the Lilly Belle parlor car. For 2013, the Disneyland Resort is moving the Ernest S Marsh Locomotive #4 and the Kalamazoo handcar to the Fullerton Train Station for the weekend. Also in attendance will be the Carolwood Foundation, charged with the preservation of Walt Disney's railroad legacy.

The 2013 Fullerton Railroad Days is held at the Fullerton Train Station, located at 120 E. Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, California, Saturday, May 4 through Sunday, May 5. Admission is free.

…Merchandise based on the June 21, Disney-Pixar release of Monsters University has gone on sale at various locations throughout the Disneyland Resort theme parks.


A popup kiosk selling Monsters University merchandise is now in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Bryan Pugh.

…The 23rd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park, benefiting Children's Hospital of Orange County, is being held at the Disneyland Resort on Sunday, October 13. Participates enjoy an early morning walk-through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney, all the way met by various Disney characters. Team MousePlanet returns this year, and we will have information on how you can join and help support Children's Hospital of Orange County soon.

Crowd Forecast

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Crowds ease up for a bit this week but will be followed by a busy weekend. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the crowds with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines App with access to current and estimated wait times, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now is a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

Date Overall
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4 / 10
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2 / 10
Thursday, May 2, 2013 2 / 10
Friday, May 3, 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 7 out of 10.
  • No Annual Pass blackouts are in effect 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

  • Space Mountain – closed while Disney assesses the notification of citations from Cal/OSHA.
  • Main Street Opera House & Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – closed through May 2 for a spring refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – originally scheduled for maintenance April 16–19, 23–26 for testing; currently on hold due to closure of Space Mountain.
  • Jungle Cruise – closed April 29 to May 1 for refurbishment
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed through October 30 for a major refurbishment.
  • Cider Mill on Tom Sawyer Island – closed through May 2, 6–9, 13–16 and May 20–23 for refurbishment. Tom Sawyer Island remains open during the refurbishment periods.
  • Goofy's Playhouse – closed May 6–8 for soft play material replacement
  • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes – May 8–9 for refurbishment. 
  • Troubadour Treats – closed through May 25 for refurbishment of the Fantasyland Theater. 

Disney California Adventure

  • None at this time

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 Mouseadventure Musical – Sunday, May 19. See MouseAdventure.com for details.
  • D23 Expo – August 9–11. Tickets for the three-day convention are now on sale.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (sold out) – August 30 through September 1 at the Disneyland Resort.
  • 23rd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park – October 13. Team MousePlanet registration details coming soon.

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

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 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:
  • Grad Nite
  • MA - MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • OPA - OPA! A Celebration of Greece
  • 24 - 24 hour "all-nighter"
4/28 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4
DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None
5/5 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11
DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM/AP

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None
5/12 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: 
None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-9p
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
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: 
None
5/19 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24 5/25
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: 
None
DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: 
None
DL: 6a-6a (Sat)
None

DCA: 6a-6a (Sat)
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: 24
DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH/AP

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: 
OPA
5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31 6/01
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: 
OPA
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: OPA
DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: 
None
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 9a-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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