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Disney Legend Richard Sherman leads 50th anniversary celebration for "it's a small world" | Disneyland makes DAS card valid for 60 days for annual passholders | Egg-stravaganza proves egg-stremely popular | Disney Cruise Line news |This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Disney Legend Richard Sherman leads 50th anniversary celebration for "it's a small world"


A special 50th anniversary icon was placed on the front of "it's a small world" to commemorate the 1964 World's Fair debut. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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Fifty years after "it's a small world" debuted at the 1964 World's Fair, Richard Sherman, Disney Legend and co-songwriter of the attraction's iconic song, led Disneyland's portion of the global celebration to honor the landmark anniversary. Sherman first participated in a "hangout" on the Google+ social platform, where he answered questions posted by fans. Disney has posted a video of the 26-minute session on YouTube.


Disney Legend Richard Sherman participates in a Google+ Hangout celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "it's a small world." Disney video.

Following the online chat, Richard Sherman led a processional down Main Street, U.S.A., where he hosted the Disneyland portion of a global "small world" sing along moment. Sherman was accompanied by the Disneyland band, and was joined by his wife on the Disneyland fire engine.


The Disneyland band performs with Disney Legend Richard Sherman for the 50th anniversary of "it's a small world." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Disney Legend Richard Sherman leads a Disneyland singalong to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "it's a small world." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Disney Legend Richard Sherman leads a sing along to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "it's a small world." MousePlanet video.

As part of the anniversary celebration, a selection of "it's a small world" merchandise was released for sale at Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, with 100 percent of the sale price going to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. Disney also pledged to donate an additional 150,000 to UNICEF in honor of the anniversary.


Customers look at the "it's a small world" merchandise released for the attraction's 50th anniversary. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disneyland makes DAS card valid for 60 days for annual passholders

The Disneyland Resort made a change very recently to the Disability Access Service program for annual passholders, extending the number of valid dates for the DAS card from 14 days to 60, requiring fewer trips to City Hall. The pass is still only valid for 14 days for day guests.

The change came days after parents of 16 children with developmental disorders and cognitive impairments filed suit against the Walt Disney Company regarding the DAS program. A guest relations cast member told MousePlanet that this change had been in the works for a few weeks and was independent of the lawsuit, but admitted that some may see the timing as related.

Egg-stravaganza proves egg-stremely popular

The 2014 Egg-stravaganza promotion, which began last week at the Disneyland Resort, drew large crowds of egg hunters. In the promotion, a dozen oversized eggs decorated with images of Disney characters are placed around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Egg hunters first purchase a special map to help locate these eggs, and then place the supplied stickers on the corresponding spots on the map.


One of the Easter eggs is placed near the Main Street lockers in Disneyland as part of the Egg-stravaganza promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Once complete, participants return the map to a redemption location to claim their prize, which are one of a dozen different two-inch-tall "eggs." Redemption centers are located at Elias & Company at Disney California Adventure and Disney Showcase in Disneyland.

The line was especially long at the Disney Showcase store on Main Street, U.S.A., prompting park managers to add additional redemption centers last week. If you encounter an especially long redemption line during your visit, ask if there is another center open in the same park that day.


A long line of egg hunters waits outside the Disney Showcase store to redeem their Egg-stravaganza maps. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A Disneyland cast member helps young egg hunters redeem their complete map at the Disney Showcase store on Main Street. MousePlanet video.

Disney Cruise Line news

New-ish Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience on the Disney Fantasy

I heard about this new trial offering a few weeks ago, but was not able to pin down the details to share. It looks like this has just opened for online booking, so I guess the "test" was successful.

Remy on the Disney Fantasy is hosting an afternoon "Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience" on sea days. Similar to the Remy's brunch, the experience begins in the Remy Wine Room, where diners meet one of the Remy chefs and get an overview of the "over the top" desserts prepared for their enjoyment. Diners receive a beverage, and are escorted to their table in the Remy dining room.

The experience consists of six dessert courses—some are served plated to the table, while others are prepared table-side—and also includes a choice of champagne, wine, or cocktail (for adults ages 21 and up), plus coffee or tea.

The cost is $50 per person, and is open to passengers age 18 and up. This is now open for online advanced booking—look under Adult Dining.

Disney Cruise Line employee arrested, charged with molesting a 13-year-old passenger

This story was covered by several Florida-based sites last week, including WKMG Local 6, WFTV Orlando, and WESH Orlando.

To recap the information contained in their reports, Disney Cruise Line reportedly called Port Canaveral police and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning regarding an alleged molestation on board the Disney Dream while the ship was in port at Port Canaveral.

Ahmed Sofyan (36), a crew members from Jakarta, Indonesia, was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of false imprisonment. He pleaded not guilty, and is being held without bail.

The victim is a 13-year-old girl, and Sofyan was the room steward (housekeeper) of the family's cabin. The alleged attack happened Thursday morning when the ship returned to Port Canaveral as scheduled at the end of a four-night cruise. According to WKMG, Sofyan lured the 13-year-old into an unoccupied cabin, where he kissed and fondled her.

Disney Cruise Line says they have fired him, and Disney Cruise Line president Karl Holz issued this statement to the media:

"We have no tolerance whatsoever for the behavior alleged in this incident. We are sorry that anything of this nature could have occurred on one of our ships. We place enormous value on the trust our guests have in us, and nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of each and every one of our guests."

This and that...

...Reader eabaldwin alerted us to a upcoming closure and refurbishment of the Napa Rose restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. The restaurant is slated to close in early August for renovation of the kitchen, a project that could last three or more weeks. Reader fairestoneofall said the restaurant confirmed the closure when she called to make reservations. The restaurant does not yet announced a reopening date.

...New ice cream sundae container has debuted at Clarabelle's in Disney California Adventure. For $11.99, you can get your choice of five different three-scoop sundaes, served in a new plastic "sink" dish in the shape of Mickey's pants. This collectible container replaces the Red Car Trolley container offered since Clarabelle's opened.


DCA's new ice cream container looks like a sink, and comes filled with a three-scoop sundae. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...As part of the marketing push for the May 16 theatrical release of Million Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm, Walt Disney Studios and Disney Sports are hosting a Million Dollar Arm pitching contest at Downtown Disney Anaheim on April 25 and 26. Interested potential pitchers need only appear in person between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to get three chances to throw a baseball as fast as possible. Three finalists from Anaheim will join six other finalists (three from Walt Disney World and three from the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City) for a a trip to attend the premiere of the movie in Hollywood. If any of the nine finalists actually throws a 100-mph strike, they have a chance to win the $1 million prize. See the contest website for complete rules.

...Spider-Man and Iron Man have arrived at the Disneyland Resort in the form of two new ear hats. Cast members say the hats arrived about two weeks ago, and are selling very briskly. We're sure to see quite a lot of these on the race course during the Avengers Half Marathon this fall.


Spider-Man and Iron Man ear hat are available at D Street in Downtown Disney. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The Disneyland All American College Band posted a cryptic message of "June 19, 2014" on its Facebook page and Twitter account last week. We're guessing that that is the date of the 2014 band's first Disneyland appearance.

...A new collection of Magic Kingdom Maps merchandise was released in the past few weeks, generating excitement among collectors who have been eagerly awaiting the debut of the Marketplace Co-Op collection previewed on the Disney Parks Blog. As it turns out, this new collection is not part of the Marketplace Co-Op line, and has also been released at Walt Disney World and via DisneyStore.com. The selection of plastic plates, bowls and servingware ranges from $6 to $30, and is available in land-specific themes, along with an overall park map motiff.


The new Magic Kingdom Maps collection is available at the China Closet on Disneyland's Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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Question of the Week

Reader crissy89 asks for your thoughts on the best way to use a character meal voucher:

My husband and I are going to the Disneyland Resort the last week of June. Our package comes with premium character dining and we are having a hard time deciding where to go.

We have eaten at Goofy's Kitchen for dinner almost every year because we love the food, but the last time we visited, we had two characters come by our table in the hour and 15 minutes we were there, and the second character only came by after we said something to our waiter. We have also eaten breakfast at PCH Grill and loved the character interaction, but the food was so-so.

I have heard great things about Minnie's breakfast at the Plaza Inn, but my husband wants to try Storytellers.

What are your recommendations, and why?

Do you have a favorite character meal at the Disneyland Resort? Come share your experiences on our MousePad forum.

Do you have questions about an upcoming Disneyland visit, or need help choosing a hotel, restaurant or activity? Post your questions on our Disneyland Resort Trip Planning forum to get advice from our readers and Community Leaders. Your question may even be featured here in an upcoming Update.

Crowd Forecast

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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 > option 4.

Disneyland

  • Alice in Wonderland – March 10 through July 3 for refurbishment.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed March 17 through May 8 for refurbishment.
  • Plaza Inn – closed April 21 through May 15 for refurbishment.
  • "it's a small world" – closed April 21 through May 29 for refurbishment.
  • King Arthur Carrousel – closed April 28 through May 8 for refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed April 28 through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Westward Ho – closed April 28 through May 15 for refurbishment.
  • Space Mountain – closed May 12 through June 26 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed May 27 through August 14 for refurbishment.
  • Club 33 – closed until June 30 for refurbishment and expansion.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – closed for refurbishment. A reopening date of September 26 is listed on a cast member document, but this date is likely just a placeholder.


Work continues on Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – refurbishment extended through April 20.
  • Wilderness Explorers Ceremony – dark through April 20 due to Redwood Creek Challenge Trail refurbishment.
  • The Little Mermaid – closed March 20 through May 9 for refurbishment.
  • It's Tough to be a Bug – closed March 31 through April 18 for refurbishment.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed April 21 through June 19 for refurbishment.

Disneyland Resort

  • Napa Rose – closing for kitchen renovation in early August. The restaurant is expected to be closed for three to four weeks, but an exact schedule is not yet available.

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).

  • MouseAdventure Card Games – Deuces Wild – Sunday, April 27 at the Disneyland Resort and brought to you by MousePlanet.
  • Grad Nite events – This party for high school seniors graduating in 2014 will be held on these dates: May 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31; June 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 19. The 2014 event includes admission to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disney California Adventure park from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park – May 16–18. (Unofficial event) More information on the event website.
  • President Obama commencement address at Anaheim Stadium – June 14. While not a Disney event. visitors planning to visit Disneyland that day should leave extra travel time to get through Orange County due to expected heavy traffic as a result of this presidential appearance.
  • Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Party – 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will both open for 24 hours.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 29–31 (Labor Day weekend). All events are full.
  • Dapper Day Fall Soiree – Friday, September 12. More information at the event website.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland – October 3–5. (Unofficial event) More information on the event website.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 16–17. Expect unusually large attendance levels October 17–21 as Utah students and families take advantage of a 4-day weekend created by their school's participation in a state education convention. Not all Utah schools or teachers close for or attend UEA, but the impact on the Resort is usually noticeable enough to mention.
  • 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday, October 12 at the Disneyland Resort. Event details and registration information will be available at a later date.
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend – November 14–16, 2014. Registration for all events are full. More information at the runDisney website.

2015

  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – Mother's Day (May 10) weekend. No additional details available.

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

2-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day Ticket ($129) – offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to either park on another day on or before June 6, 2014.

You can use both days of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the second day, but you cannot use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $129 for ages 3 and up, a $30 jump from the 2012 offer. You can also upgrade the ticket to a park-hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $35, a savings of up to $46 compared to the box office price of a two-day park-hopper ticket.

2-Day So Cal Resident Park Hopper Ticket ($164) – offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to Disneyland and/or Disney California Adventure on two separate days on or before June 6, 2014.

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

3-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day Ticket ($159) – offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on one day, and then two more visits to either park on or before June 6, 2014.

You can use each day of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the next day, but you cannot use it to enter both parks on the same day. When purchased in advance, this ticket comes with one Magic Morning entry; tickets sold at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths do not include this benefit.

3-Day So Cal Resident Park Hopper Ticket ($194) – offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to Disneyland and/or Disney California Adventure on three separate days on or before June 6, 2014.

When purchased in advance, this ticket comes with one Magic Morning entry; tickets sold at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths do not include this benefit.


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 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

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.

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

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $300/$279

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.

Six Day or longer tickets 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

Disney Vacation Club members can save on two Disneyland Resort annual passports during a special offer that starts February 6

Disneyland Resort Deluxe Annual Passports: $429, a $70 discount

Disney Premier Passport: $849, a $130 discount, and the first time this pass has ever been offered at a discount

The discounts are valid February 6 through April 30. The Disneyland Deluxe AP will be available for purchase through a new online ticket store that will launch on February 6. As before, the Disney Premier Passport will only be available for purchase in person at the Walt Disney World or Disneyland ticket booths.

There is a note on the offer which reads, "Even if you've already purchased one, you can still take advantage of these limited-time savings. Purchase before April 30, 2014, and you can activate your new Pass or Passport when your old one expires." Shortly after posting the offer, Disney amended the website to add, "anytime between now and Jan. 31, 2015."


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.

2014 Southern California CityPASS $328/$284

2014 Southern California CityPASS PLUS $362/$309

2014 Southern California CityPASS ($328/$284) – 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 December 31, 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.


2014 Southern California CityPASS ($362/$309) – 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 December 31, 2014. This upgraded pass is only available for purchase directly from the CityPASS website

Prices listed above are valid until December 31, 2014.

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

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 selection may vary by location.

Recently, Disney has begun allowing customers to purchase more than one of the offers in a qualifying transaction, so if you spend $40 or more you can buy all three of the items currently available if you wish. 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 Mickey Mouse Tote for $16.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Character Lock Pin for $2.95 with a purchase of $30 or more.
  • Disneyland Throw for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.


A Mickey Mouse tote bag and Disneyland throw blanket are available with a qualifying purchase at participating Disneyland Resort stores. 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, and now runs on a point-based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 reward. We recommend that you prepurchase your membership before your visit so you can take advantage of the priority seating benefit.


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 merchandise – Disneyland extended the 20 percent merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders through December 31, 2014.

 

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. 2014 dates: May 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31; June 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 19.
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
4/13 4/14 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: None
4/20 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26
DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: None
4/27 4/28 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: MA
DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
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-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: None
5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
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-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: GN

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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