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Update for May 12 – 18, 2014

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New guest corridors under construction at Disneyland | Grad Nites begin this week | Merchandise update | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

New guest corridors under construction at Disneyland

Disney announced last week that construction of new, themed corridors behind Main Street, U.S.A. begins today, May 12. When complete, the corridors will provide alternative walkways to and from the Disneyland main entrance during parades and fireworks. Disneyland has used a backstage walkway behind the west side of Main Street to ease congestion on busy nights for years; this project provides a bit of theming to what is currently an alley lined with trash compactors, cast lockers, kitchen entrances, and the maintenance area for the Jungle Cruise.


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In addition to an overlay for the existing west side corridor, Disney is also constructing a completely new corridor behind the east side of Main Street. According to information distrubuted to cast members, the corridors, will be lined with Victorian-themed fencing to reinforce the "feel" of Main Street, U.S.A. Attraction posters, background music and themed light fixtures will be integrated to complete the look. Unlike the halls constructed behind the Main Street shops in Disneyland Paris, these corridors are not intended for daily use, but instead be used in the same situations for which Disneyland currently opens the backstage walkway; they'll just be more attractive than the current path.


Disneyland's rental lockers are closed for construction of a backstage corridor. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

During the first phase of this construction, the Main Street locker area is closed, leaving no locker rental inside Disneyland until sometime in the fall. The two locker areas in the Esplanade between the parks, as well as the one inside Disney California Adventure, remain available during the Disneyland construction.

The timing of the closure is especially inconvenient for those planning to attend the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour party next week, as there are fewer lockers available to rent on a day where locker rentals are typically at a premium, and customers will need to exit Disneyland to access the items stored in the lockers. This closure also removes the only set of charging lockers in the Resort, making it more difficult for visitors to keep their cell phones charged during the 24-hour party.

Remodeling of the First Aid Center and Make a Wish lounge are also part of this project, but remain open as of now. At some point in the project, First Aid temporarily relocates to the Main Street locker area, and the Make a Wish lounge to City Hall.

The entire project is expected to be complete in fall 2014.

Grad Nites begin this week

The first two Grad Nites of the 2014 schedule take place this Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. Grad Nite has changed in recent years, so here's a refresher for those who have not visited since Disney adopted the new format:

  • Grad Nite participants have park-hopper access to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure from park opening until 10:00 p.m. on the day of their event.
  • Participants arrive with their school groups throughout the day, depending on their own school's schedule. Some groups arrive first thing in the morning, some not until early evening. As such, mornings are less crowded, with more and more students arriving throughout the day.
  • Disney California Adventure closes to the public at 10:00 p.m. on Grad Nite dates.
  • From 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Disney California Adventure is open exclusively for Grad Nite participants.
  • Grad Nite ends at 2:00 a.m., and should not impact Magic Morning or Extra Magic Hours schedules the following day.

Merchandise update

If you use Instagram, be sure to follow our MousePlanet account for photos from the Disney theme parks, especially of new food and merchandise offerings.

Several new merchandise collection have arrived in the past weeks, and theme park fans are sure to want to add to their collection. The Attraction Posters collection includes ceramic snack plates ($13); short tumblers ($10); tall tumblers ($13); steins ($13); and pilsner glasses ($15).

 

The new Magical Memories housewares collection is available at Disneyland's China Closet. The collection includes a Castle slate board ($35); Haunted Mansion and Mad Tea Party coasters ($9 each); Beauty and the Beast dessert plates ($13); a picture frame ($30); and a throw pillow $25.

There are also a few merchandise events on the horizon that may interest collectors.

  • Jerrod Maruyama "Hipsters in Wonderland" Artist Showcase & Signing – Saturday, May 17 from 2 – 4p.m. Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney.
  • Artist Showcase with Bob Elias – Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Disneyana inside Disneyland.
  • Ink & Paint Fireman Mickey Cel debut – Friday, May 23 from park opening. Disneyana inside Disneyland.
  • Artist Showcase with Joey Chou, Liana Hee, and Jeremiah Ketner – Saturday, May 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney.
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland Event – Friday and Saturday, June 13 & 14. Tickets are still available on the event website.

This and that...

...Disney still hasn't released many details about next week's Rock Your Disney Side: 24 Hour Party, but cast members were alerted last week that the Resort is using the Katella cast member parking lot (KCML) for guest parking during the event. Cast members who usually park in KCML have been instructed to park in alternate lots, including the new Harbor cast member parking lot, depending on their schedule.


Disney repainted buildings and added new signs and detail during recent refurbishment in the Pacific Wharf area of Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Bats Day in the Fun Park, an unofficial event catering to the "Dark Alternative subculture," takes place this weekend May 16–18. Attendees are scheduled to visit Disneyland on Sunday, May 18. The most visible gathering is the group photo scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and everyone is invited to participate.


Work continues in New Orleans Square on the renovation and expansion of Club 33. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


This new bridge connects the existing Club 33 space with the new expansion over the French Market. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The second floor above the French Market is under renovation, and will become part of the expanded Club 33. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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Question of the Week

Reader goalieump413 is looking for advice on how to keep kids in the dark about a secret Disneyland trip she is planning with her brother's family:

My bro wants to keep the trip a secret and a surprise for his kids. No telling them where they're going, just jump on the plane, etc... The immediate DL resort area bombards you with marketing, so I believe it will be very hard to keep the kids from knowing where they are, but I have some questions to ask of you.

  • His kids know that my family has been to DL on several occasions. How do we conspire to keep them in the dark?
  • When arriving, and nearing DLR, what diversion tactics should we employ?
  • Arrive mid day or at night?
  • My brother wants to keep the surprise intact as long as possible. How far do you think we can get before they (Kindergarten and younger) know where they are?
I know I might sound devious in my strategy, but it's all for the best. I've been pestering my brother to travel with us to DLR and least once, and it sounds like it's finally going to happen, so I want to fully support, and strategize on their behalf, this trip.

All ideas welcome, as this will be nothing short of a Black Ops type operation, I'm sure.

Do you have any great ideas for keeping a surprise trip a secret until you reach the gates? 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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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4 / 10
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3 / 10
Thursday, May 15, 2014 3 / 10
Friday, May 16, 2014 6 / 10

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  • 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 > option 4.

Disneyland

  • Alice in Wonderland – closed through July 3 for refurbishment.
  • Plaza Inn – closed through May 15 for refurbishment.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster – closed through May 15 for refurbishment.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Westward Ho – closed through May 15 for refurbishment.
  • Space Mountain – closed May 12 through June 26 for refurbishment.
  • Club 33 – closed until June 30 for refurbishment and expansion.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed August 25 through November 13 for refurbishment.
  • 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.


Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is closed for refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed through June 19 for refurbishment.


Grizzly River Run is closed for refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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).

  • 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
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
5/18 5/19 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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-9p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN
DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN
DL: 6a-6a
None

DCA: 6a-6a
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: GN
5/25 5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31
DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 9a-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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