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Celebrating July Fourth at the Disneyland Resort | Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush! | Alfresco Tasting Terrace reopens in Disney California Adventure | Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Celebrating July Fourth at the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort's celebration of Independence Day kicks off Tuesday night with the first performance of "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" fireworks show. The holiday show takes place at 9:25 p.m. each night through the 4th of July. The summer fireworks show "Magical" returns Saturday, July 5.


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Disneyland's Straw Hatters are dressed in their patriotic best for the Independence Day celebration. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disneyland's Fantasmic is on the summer schedule, with performances at 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. nightly. With Independence Day falling on Friday, Disneyland has not officially scheduled a third performance for that day. As always, park managers may add another performance if park attendance reaches a certain threshold.

On July 4, World of Color has two scheduled performances: 9:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m, with an Independence Day preshow before both shows.

The flag retreat ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m., and features the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. The ceremony is especially well-attended on the Fourth of July holiday, so be sure to arrive early for the best view. The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band has three additional appearances at Disneyland on July 4th.

  • 3:30 p.m. – Disneyland parade route ("it's a small world" to Main Street), before the Frozen pre-parade and Mickey's Soundsational parade
  • 5:45 p.m. – Disneyland parade route (Main Street to "it's a small world"), before Mickey's Soundsational parade
  • 7:15 p.m. – Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree concert

Parking is often a problem during the Independence Day holiday, and it is not uncommon for the Mickey and Friends parking structure to reach capacity early in the day. We suggest you try the Toy Story lot south of Katella Avenue on Harbor Boulevard, which offers bus service to the Disneyland Resort and is generally easier to get into, especially for people arriving from south of the resort.

In past years, the Downtown Disney parking lot suspended the standard three-hour grace period and imposed a flat $15 up front for vehicles entering after 6:00 p.m., to discourage people from parking in Downtown Disney to watch the Disneyland fireworks for free from the esplanade between Disneyland and DCA. We have yet to hear whether the resort plans to do this again this year, but we expect a similar policy to apply. If you have to pay the fee, you should be able to get a refund with a table-service restaurant or AMC movie theater validation.

Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!

David Koenig reported earlier this month that Disneyland's Laughing Stock show is ending its run on July 8, to be replaced with a new "interactive" show similar to the Golden Horseshoe experience tested last summer at Disneyland.


Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush will debut at The Golden Horseshoe on July 9. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Last week, Disneyland announced the new "Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush" experience via the Disney Parks Blog, setting the stage with this description:

Frontierland and its neighbor, Rainbow Ridge, are in the midst of a good, ol’ fashioned land feud. Rainbow Ridge—a once-booming mining town—has dried up, and they have their eyes set on Frontierland. The steady, hardworking folk in Frontierland want to keep the town safe and free of rougharound-the-edges, opportunistic types. Rumors are spreading that gold has been discovered in mines belonging to Frontierland, and there is even a rumor that Frontierland itself sits on the motherlode! Whether or not the rumors are true, the folk in Rainbow Ridge have one thing on their minds: take over Frontierland! Thus, the struggle begins…

Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush begins Wednesday, July 9.

Alfresco Tasting Terrace reopens in Disney California Adventure

The four venues that make up the Golden Vine Winery dining complex at Disney California Adventure park have gone through many, many changes during the park's short life. The second-floor seating area reopened last week as the Alfresco Tasting Terrace, offering a new appetizer menu and a new focus on wine from producers with a connection to the Disney company, a grouping referred to as "The Disney Family of Wines." The eight wineries are:

  • Chappellet Winery – Molly Wells Chappelle is the sister of the late Disney president and CEO Frank Wells
  • Fess Parker Winery – Disney Legend Fess Parker is best known for his role as Davy Crockett
  • Frank Family Vineyards – Richard Frank served as president of the Walt Disney Studios and chairman of Walt Disney Television
  • GoGi – Owned by actor Kurt Russell, who appeared in dozens of Disney productions
  • Lasseter Family Winery – Owned by John Lasseter, a Disney and Pixar executive
  • MacMurray Ranch – Actor Fred MacMurray was the first Disney Legend
  • Silverado Vineyards – Founded by Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's eldest daughter
  • Skywalker Vineyards – Owned by George Lucas


The renamed Alfresco Tasting Terrace is open in Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Alfresco Tasting Terrace offers wines by the glass ($9 to $23) or bottle ($39 to $110), along with themed wine flights ($16 to $25) like "Perfect Pinots" and "Red, White and Rose." Six beers and a hard cider round out the adult beverage menu. Non-drinkers can order from the usual list of soft drinks, teas, and coffee drinks.

The appetizer menu is priced at $7.50 to $12.50, and includes the popular Aged Cheddar Risotto Bites and Beef Tenderloin Sliders from the previous menu (view the entire menu on the Disney website).

The Terrace seats 40, and is first-come, first-served. Operating hours vary based on park hours, but the cast members say the location usually opens at noon, and closes when the park does.

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

The 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park, an annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital Orange County, is Sunday, October 12 at the Disneyland Resort.

Team MousePlanet is back for our seventh consecutive year at the walk, and we invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $42,000 for CHOC through various events since 2008, including the annual CHOC Walk.

For more information about the event, and the benefits of joining Team MousePlanet, visit our MousePad discussion forum. We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

This and that...

...Disneyland's Alice in Wonderland ride is due to reopen this Friday, and we spotted the ride vehicles being tested this weekend. The ride has been closed for refurbishment and to install a new fall protection system along the elevated exterior track.


Metal vines along the Alice in Wonderland track may obscure the new fall protection system installed during the ride's refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Some feared that California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) would require waist-high railings placed all along the outdoor track, ruining the whimsical look of the attraction. With the construction tarps down, the only addition to the track appears to be the green metal "vines" on the edges. It could be that the new fall protection system is similar to the one used on the Indiana Jones Adventure, where collapsed rails are concealed hidden along the track, and only deployed when the ride comes to an emergency stop.


Metal vines have been added to the elevated exterior section of the Alice on Wonderland track during refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The orange cones in these photos were in place during the testing; we don't know if they indicate areas where the new system has not yet been completed, or if they are in place until DOSH signs off on the ride.

...In what may be the first public acknowledgement of Disneyland's upcoming 60th anniversary, the Disney Parks Blog is hosting a meetup on July 17 to give 100 fans a sneak peek at some of the plans for the celebration. The meetup was announced last Tuesday, and filled in five minutes. MousePlanet is attending the event; expect updates from us throughout the event as we're permitted.


A new Vera Bradley Disney pattern is available for purchase at Elias and Co. in DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Fans of luggage and purchase designing company Vera Bradley can purchase the latest Disney release at the Elias and Company store in DCA. This pattern was first released at the Marketplace Coop in Florida's Walt Disney World. Additional Marketplace Coop merchandise is making its way to the West Coast, including a Cherry Tree Lane cosmetic bag set spotted at World of Disney, and Aloha Isle glasses offered in Adventureland.


Soccer fans can watch World Cup matches on a big screen outside the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Tickets are now on sale for the 7th Annual Taste of Downtown Disney, scheduled for Thursday, August 14. This annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital Orange County includes appetizers and wine tasting at several participating Downtown Disney restaurants. Visit the event website for more information and to buy tickets.

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Question of the Week

Reader cookie7762 has a question about the best place for stroller naps at the Disneyland Resort:

I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestion for places that like to camp out and let their toddler get some rest in the stroller? My son usually naps around lunch time, so it works out perfectly for us to grab an uninterrupted bite to eat while he gets some rest someplace slightly quieter and a lot cooler that walking around the park. However, recently I have found that certain table service restaurants won't let you pull the stroller up to the table. Anyone have a favorite place they like to escape to?

Do you have a favorite stroller nap spot? Come share your experience 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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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.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9 / 10
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9 / 10
Thursday, July 3, 2014 8 / 10
Friday, July 4, 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 a 10 out of 10.
  • Thursday is the best day to visit Disneyland
  • Fastpass tickets for Radiator Springs Racers usually "sell out" within the first couple of hours 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.
  • Space Mountain – closed through July 3 for refurbishment.
  • Captain EO – closed through July 3 for refurbishment. When the Magic Eye Theater reopens, it will host a preview of Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Club 33 – closed for refurbishment and expansion. Expected to open July 18.
  • Peter Pan's Flight – closed for refurbishment July 21–24.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed August 25 through November 13 for refurbishment.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – closed through September 27 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely. Removed from the refurbishment list as of July 1.

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).

Summer

  • 7th Annual Taste of Downtown Disney – Thursday, August 14. This annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital Orange County includes appetizers and wine tasting at several participating Downtown Disney restaurants. Tickets are now on sale via the event website.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 29–31 (Labor Day weekend). All events are full.

Fall

  • Halloween Time – mid-September to October 31.
  • Dapper Day Fall Soiree – Friday, September 12. Details at the event website.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party – 2014 event dates not yet announced.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland – October 3–5. (Unofficial event) Details on the event website.
  • 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday, October 12 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration is now open via the event website. MousePlanet readers, friends and family are invited to register with Team MousePlanet and walk with our group.
  • 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.
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend – November 14–16. All events are full. Details at the runDisney website.

Winter

  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – mid-November to early January.

2015

  • Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – January 15–18, 2015. This new event weekend includes 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, along with runDisney kids races, event expo and Wookie Welcome party. All running events sold out within hours of registration. Details at the runDisney website.
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 7–10, 2015. (Mother's Day weekend). The weekend includes 5K, 10K and half-marathon, along with runDisney kids races, event expo and Pasta in the Park party. Annual Passholder early registration opens Wednesday, August 6. General registration opens Tuesday, August 12. Details at the runDisney website.

We also recommend checking the convention calendar at the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website. When looking at that site, remember to note both the number of people and the number of rooms resulting from each convention. A gathering of 25,000 people booking few room nights (indicating most will be driving in to the area for their meeting) can impact traffic around the resort much more than a crowd of 25,000 staying in area hotels. Of course, that second group is going to make finding a hotel room more difficult (and possibly more expensive), so it's best to book your own room as early as possible if you see that a big convention is in town during your trip.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of May 2014.

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

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.

Three Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $226/$215

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $265/$254

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.


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 both 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 Backpack for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.
  • Disneyland Mickey Mouse Watch for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 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.


30% off rooms at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii –Disneyland Resort annual passholders can take 30% off select rooms at Aulani, now through December 19. You can choose between a standard hotel room, which offers traditional hotel amenities, or Disney Vacation Club villas with kitchens and in-room laundry.

Standard rooms start around $300 per night after discount, with upgrades to better views and larger villas available. A 2-bedroom villa with an ocean view can run more than $1000 per night, but includes a full kitchen and sleeps up to 9 people.

The offer is valid most nights August 25 through November 25, and November 30 through December 19. Contact your travel agent, visit the Disneyland annual passholder website, or call (714) 520-7001.

Discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders

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


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


Disneyland Resort dining – 10 percent off at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants, (Big Thunder Ranch, River Belle Terrace, French Market, Cocina Cucamonga, Steakhouse 55, PCH Grill and Storyteller's Café).


Disneyland Resort Guided Tours – 20 percent off the "Welcome to Disneyland," "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps," and "Discover the Magic" guided tours.


See the Disney Visa website for terms and conditions for all of these promotions.

Hotel and travel package offers

Costco Travel Packages – many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco.


Disney's Resort Magic and Good Neighbor Magic Packages – package includes accommodations in one of the three resort hotels or at one of 40 Good Neighbor hotels; Souvenir Park Hopper ticket with voucher for admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, plus one Magic Morning (early entry) for three-day or longer Park Hoppers; preferred seating at three DCA attractions (Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, It's Tough to be a Bug!); preferred showing of Turtle Talk With Crush (priority viewing at the first Turtle Talk With Crush show of the day, on any one day—one voucher per guest); Disney Dream coin keepsake (one per package), luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy or Crush. Contact Disney Travel or your favorite travel agent.

Discounts for US Military

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

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

For the purpose of this offer, Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Valid military identification will be required for purchase. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base or other at participating U.S. military sales outlets. The tickets are not available for sale at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. The price is the same for adults and children, and total of six tickets may be purchased per military member, regardless of who purchases the tickets (the member or their spouse). Disney has also clarified that the "Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission," which means you can not purchase these tickets and give them to someone who will be visiting without you present.

Tickets are blocked out December 19–31, 2013; April 13–20, 2014; and July 4, 2014. As far as we can tell, there is no "fuse" on this ticket, so you may have more than the standard 13 days from first use to use the remaining two admissions, but we highly recommend you contact your base MWR/ITT office for more details before making travel plans. Please note that this ticket is not a "bonus" ticket, and so does not include an early admission day.

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

Discounts for California residents None at this time

 

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Park Schedule/Blockout Dates

  • DL – Disneyland
  • DCA – Disney California Adventure

Annual Pass blockouts:

  • SL – Southern California Select Annual Pass
  • SC – Southern California Annual Pass
  • DX – Deluxe Annual Pass
Early Admission – full description available on the Disneyland website):
  • MM – Magic Mornings for 3-plus day ticket holders, promotional "bonus" tickets, and Southern California CityPASS
  • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests
  • EMH – Early Admission for Annual Passholders (not currently offered)
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
  • GN – Grad Nite.
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
6/29 6/30 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5
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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/DX


Events: None
7/13 7/14 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

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:
Disneyland's
59th
anniversary
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

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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