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Disneyland raises ticket prices | Prepare to Rock your Disney Side | Did runDisney leak the next Disneyland race? | Ariel's new Undersea Adventure | Frozen introduction coming to Mickey's Soundsational parade | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Disneyland raises ticket prices

Disneyland raised all ticket prices early Sunday morning, with moderate increases for most admission media types. The biggest percentage increases were observed in the 1-day parkhopper pass and the parking pass for annual passholders. Although price increases for the Southern California Annual Pass are listed on the Disneyland ticket website, they are not available for purchase at this time. It's possible that this level of pass will be discontinued in order to alleviate some of the crowding on Sundays that is partially due to annual passholders. In addition to the freeze on the SoCal pass, blockout day tickets are no longer available to annual passholders, which may be Disneyland's way of driving more people to purchase higher level passes. The full breakdown of old and new prices are listed in the two tables below.

Disneyland Resort Ticket Price Increases
Ticket Old Adult Price New Adult Price Increase Old Child Price New Child Price Increase
5-Day Park Hopper $300 $305 2% $279 $289 3%
5-Day, 1-Park Per Day $265 $266 0.5% $244 $250 2%
4-Day Park Hopper $285 $289 1% $265 $274 3%
4-Day, 1-Park Per Day $250 $250 0% $230 $235 2%
3-Day Park Hopper $260 $265 2% $244 $254 4%
3-Day, 1-Park Per Day $225 $226 0.5% $209 $215 3%
2-Day Park Hopper $210 $217 3% $197 $204 4%
2-Day, 1-Park Per Day $177 $178 0.5% $162 $165 2%
1-Day Park Hopper $137 $150 9% $131 $144 9%
1-Day, 1-Park $92 $96 4% $86 $90 5%
Disneyland Annual Pass Price Increases
Annual Pass Old price New price Increase
Premier (DLR/WDW)  $979 $1029 5%
Premium $669 $699 4%
Deluxe $499 $519 4%
Southern California (not currently available for purchase) $359 $379 5%
Southern California Select $279 $289 3%
Annual Parking Pass $139 $159 13%

Prepare to Rock your Disney Side


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With the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour party coming up this Friday, Disneyland has helpfully released a list of the special food offerings available at participating restaurants, as well as an entertainment schedule for the event. This should make it easier for attendees to make their plans and their dining reservations.

My top picks from the special menu options:

Disneyland

  • Fried chicken and mini Mickey waffles at the Plaza Inn. My friends and I enjoyed these during the One More Disney Day event in 2012, and I'm glad to see them return again.
  • Apple berry flatbread at Village Haus. Poached apples, fresh berries, and sweet cream cheese on warm flatbread.
  • Bananas Foster French Toast at Cafe Orleans. Be sure to make breakfast reservations for an early treat on Saturday.

Disney California Adventure

  • Surf & Turf at Wine Country Trattoria. You'll also need reservations for this duo of a roasted lobster tail and grilled sirloin.
  • Sweet and spicy chicken sliders at Taste Pilot's Grill.
  • Breakfast at Flo's V8 Cafe. If you've never had breakfast here, take advantage of extended hours (11pm Friday - 6am Saturday) to check it out.
Dining reservations are available on the Disneyland website, or by calling 714-781-3463

Entertainment highlights:

Disneyland

  • Take a midday break and cool off in the Magic Eye (Captain EO) theater with the Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon. Catch up on Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America while giving your feet a rest.
  • Grab a seat on Main Street, U.S.A. to see a rare after-dark performance of Mickey's Soundsational Parade at 12:30 a.m. The floats have beautiful lighting effects that you just don't see during daytime performances.
  • Attend the Royal Swing Ball in Fantasy Faire.

Disney California Adventure

  • Let it Go and participate in a sing-along viewing of Frozen in the Muppets Theater starting at 11:30 a.m.
  • Pair a nice dinner at Carthay Circle Lounge with the 7:55 p.m. showing of Aladdin A Musical Spectacular for a theater date night without driving to Hollywood.
  • Skip the 9:45 p.m. World of Color (so you don't miss Disneyland's fireworks or Fantasmic), and instead stay for the 3:00 a.m. showing. You may never have another chance to eat breakfast while watching World of Color.

Remember that lockers are not available for rent inside Disneyland park due to construction. Plan to rent a locker before you enter Disneyland, or just leave your items in your car and make a trip to retrieve them if necessary. Lockers will be available inside Disney California Adventure.

Are you attending the 24 hour party? Be sure to follow @MousePlanet on Twitter for chances to find @MousePlanetAVP in the parks during the event and win MousePlanet prizes.

Did runDisney leak the next Disneyland race?

A mysterious placeholder race titled Project Dodger was discovered last week on the website of Active.com, the company runDisney uses to process race registrations. The event location was listed as Disneyland Resort, and the dates January 15-18, 2015 – the same weekend the Tinker Bell half marathon occupied until Disney announced the event would move to Mother's Day weekend in 2015.

As word spread on social media sites about the Project Dodger race, the event listing was quickly edited to remove the title and location. While there has been no statement from runDisney, we believe this event was almost certainly a placeholder for the rumored, and highly-anticipated, Star Wars-themed half marathon.

Star Wars Weekends began at Walt Disney World last Friday, and it would not be too much of a stretch to believe runDisney might take advantage of that event. Given the overwhelming response to the inaugural Avengers races scheduled later this year, it's no stretch to expect registration for a Star Wars race to break sales records once again.

runDisney is notoriously tight-lipped about future race plans, so we expect to officially learn about any new races at the same time Disney announces it to the general public.

Ariel's new Undersea Adventure

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure reopened at Disney California Adventure last week with a surprising number of changes, including the widespread addition of blacklight effects. The changes added detail to areas that were previously somewhat sparse, and completely changed the look of the "Under the Sea" scene.


When the ride opened in 2011, Ariel and Flounder appeared to swim above your ride vehicle after you went underwater. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Imagineers added color fish and seahorses around the opening during the 2014 refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The first noticeable change is the addition of a fish and seahorse figures around the image of Ariel and Flounder that appears above your clamshell as you begin the ride. The video itself was changed during a 2012 refurbishment, to show a fully animated Ariel instead of just a silhouette. As you move into the "Part of Your World" scene, Ariel's tail appears to have smaller, sleeker scales than before.

The transition from "Part of Your World" to "Under the Sea" was enhanced, with a painting of King Triton's Castle added to what was previously an empty wall. The fish and plants in this scene were painted with luminescent paint, which picks up the blacklight from the next scene and helps with the transition into the "Under the Sea" room.


A painting of King Triton's Castle was added to a previously empty wall. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The biggest change by far is in the "Under the Sea" scene. When the ride opened in 2011, these were my initial impressions of the room.

"I enjoy the music-driven energy of this room, but there are several elements that pull me out of the fantasy. The room is brightly lit, which allows riders to see all the way across the set and into the clamshells on the other side of the curve. There is no sense that you're peering through deep water. You can also see the room's ceiling and many of the animation mechanisms, which gives this scene an "it's a small world" feel."

With the renovation of this room, the Imagineers have completely resolved that complaint. The room is now quite dim, with blacklight illuminating the sea creatures all around you. It's what I imagine night diving to be like, if you found yourself surrounded by bioluminescent fish. Not only are the acoustic ceiling tiles completely hidden, but the "waves" that were meant to form the "roof" of the room are nearly invisible as well. It's quite a striking change from the original, but I feel it is an improvement. There are a few details now lost in the low light, but happily the Mr. Limpet figure is still visible for those who know where to look.


In the original "Kiss the Girl" scene, Ariel had sculpted hair. Photo © Disney.


The Ariel figure has a new wig following refurbishment of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

It seems that one or more of the Ariel figures gets a new hairstyle in every refurbishment, and this time both Ariel and Eric got a new 'do for the "Kiss the Girl" scene, replacing their sculpted hairpieces for wigs.

Frozen introduction coming to Mickey's Soundsational parade

With their new Festival of Fantasy under construction when Frozen started smashing box office records, Walt Disney World's entertainment department was able to find a place for Anna and Elsa on one of the floats in time for the parade's debut. However, it's not as easy to just place the sisters on one of the highly stylized floats of Mickey's Soundsational parade at Disneyland. With Frozen mania showing no signs of slowing down, Disneyland announced last week that a new pre-parade with the movie's stars will debut on Main Street, U.S.A. this summer.


A new Frozen pre-parade will join Mickey's Soundsational Parade this summer at Disneyland. Photo © Disney.

The concept art released shows Elsa, Anna and Olaf the Snowman on an icy creation that appears to be the ice skating pond from the Christmas Fantasy parade redecorated for this use. No specific date was given, but Disney says the pre-parade will debut in mid-June.

This and that...

...Grad Nite events are scheduled this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, May 21, 22, 24. Refer to our May 12 Park Update for information about how Grad Nite events may impact your visit on these days.

...Three Disneyland Resort locations now offer Goofy's Glaciers, a frozen drink popular in Walt Disney World. The cherry drink is served at Marceline's in Downtown Disney, and at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. Disneyland's Pooh Corner serves a blue raspberry flavor. A 16-ounce cup is $3.99, or you can purchase a souvenir cup of the beverage for $7.99.


Goofy's Glaciers frozen drink is available at three Disneyland Resort locations. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...As part of the Rock your Disney Side promotion, Disney is offering fans a chance to create and order a custom vinyl decal of their Disney stick figure family. Visit BuildYourDisneySide.com to create and customize your family. You can create as many versions as you like, but there is a limit of one physical decal per household.

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Question of the Week

Reader mrsdisney68 is looking for a quiet place from which to watch the Disneyland fireworks.

Just wondering where my (husband) and I could watch the fireworks from that might be less packed then right in front of the castle? Want to have a good view but without the huge crowd.

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Crowd Forecast

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

Date Overall
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4 / 10
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4 / 10
Thursday, May 22, 2014 3 / 10
Friday, May 23, 2014 10 / 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 an 8 out of 10.
  • 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 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.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Space Mountain – closed May 27 through July 3 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.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed 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).

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 $96/$90

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $150/$144
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 $178/$165

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $217/$204

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 $226/$215

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $265/$254

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/$235

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $289/$274

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 $266/$250

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $305/$289

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

California residents can take advantage of the monthly payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

  • Premier Annual Passport ($1,029) – valid at both Disneyland Resort and Florida's Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking.
  • Premium Annual Passport ($699) – includes parking.
  • Deluxe Annual Passport ($519)
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($379) – not currently available
  • SoCal Select Annual Passport ($289)
  • Parking Add On ($159) – add-on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes; blocked out July 4 and December 31.
  • Blockout Day Ticket – no longer available.

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.

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
5/18 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:
Rock your
Disney Side
24-hour party

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

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: GN
6/8 6/9 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: GN
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events: GN
6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: GN
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/DX


Events: None
6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

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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