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Disneyland's 59th anniversary | Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush | 2014 Disneyana Collectible Expo | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Disneyland's 59th anniversary

The countdown to Disneyland's 60th anniversary begins this week, as Disneyland celebrates the 59th anniverary this Thursday, July 17. An "anniversary moment" is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in Town Square, with Walt Disney's park dedication speech broadcast on Main Street, U.S.A.


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A new confetti-print balloon is available at Disneyland. The park celebrates its 59th anniverary on July 17. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As we previously reported, Disney Parks Blog is hosting a meetup on July 17 for 100 fans selected in June. The event commemorates Disneyland's 59th anniversary, with a nod to the 60th celebration.

Disneyland also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Splash Mountain this week. Disneyland Resort annual passholders can pick up a miniature 25th anniversary attraction poster when they visit Splash Mountain this Wednesday to Friday, July 16–18. Supplies are limited.


Disneyland Resort annual passholders can receive a Splash Mountain anniversary poster July 16-18. Photo © Disney.

Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush

Disneyland's new interactive experience, Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush, began last week, providing park patrons with a completely new way to participate in the "show" of a Disney theme park. The company calls this an "immersive game," and has built quite an infrastructure in Frontierland to support the new venture.

At the highest level, Legends of Frontierland is a strategy board game, with Frontierland as the board. Players side either with the citizens of Frontierland or of Rainbow Ridge in a land battle, and work to earn points and buy land for their side. The team that acquires the most land by the end of the day "wins" bragging rights until the next day, when the battle begins anew.


A Legends of Frontierland player picks out a pacel of land to claim for his team. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

It's easy—if not exactly intuitive—to join the game. After searching Frontierland for a "start here" sign of some form, I finally stopped a passing cast member and asked where I needed to go to sign up. She told me to visit any of the five staffed game locations for help. I went to the Golden Horseshoe, where a friendly cast member helped me create a western nickname. I opted to join the Rainbow Ridge delegation, and received a name badge sticker that would identify me to other members of my new team.

The cast member handed me a flyer that contained a Frontierland map and explained a little about the game. She suggested that I head to the telegraph office to see if they had any jobs that needed doing.


Players look for odd jobs at the Telegraph Office. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The telegraph office turned out to be a popular spot, and it took a while to reach the counter. Once there, the clerk handed me a slip of paper printed with a message written in Morse code. She also provided a pen and decoder card, and asked me to decode the message. While I worked on my puzzle, other players came and went, some delivering messages, some looking for messages to deliver, and others tasked with decoding more telegrams.

After I decoded my message, the clerk gave me a wooden coin, known as a "bit" in this game, and suggested that I go play cards in the Golden Horseshoe to try and earn more bits. Each wooden coin is worth 5 bits, and it take a minimum of 100 to purchase a parcel of land for your team. Inside the Golden Horseshoe, I found a game of High Card in progress. High Card is a version of War, and ties are settled—as are all disputes in Frontierland—by playing rock, paper, scissors. Players ante one bit per round, and winner takes all.


Legends of Frontierland players ante up for a hand of High Card inside the Golden Horseshoe. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

After losing my initial stake to a table of impossibly lucky pre-teens, I walked over to the Golden Horseshoe bar to check out the new "hidden" menu. The menu features four flavored root beers: Wild style (with raspberry flavor); Campfire style (with marshmallow flavor); Plain Jane style (with vanilla flavor); and Eureka style (with caramel flavor). If you don't care for root beer, you can substitute Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta orange or light lemonade. The 16-ounce drinks are $3.89 each, quite a premium when compared to $3.19 for a 22-ounce drink without the added flavoring.


Miss Rose performs at the Golden Horseshoe. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Three Golden Horseshoe menu items are now available "Outlaw Style." For an extra $1.30, you can have your chili cheese fries, chili bread bowl, or chicken salad topped with an "aromatic mixture of black beans; roasted white corn; red onion; Serrano chillies; tomato; green, red and yellow peppers; garlic; cilantro; Tabasco; olive oil and lime."


Outlaw style fries come topped with a spicy blend of 13 ingredients. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Later this week, L.B.'s Extraordinary Elixers will roll into Frontierland, and will sell a specialty beverage that bestows additional game powers.

I sipped my Wild Style Diet Coke and walked back to the telegraph office, where a land auction was about to start. A Frontierland cast member managed the auction, but picked a guest player with the nickname of "Nugget" to be the auctioneer. The bidding quickly went beyond my means, but one group of players pooled their funds to win the auction for their team.

As they settled with Nugget, I noticed another player carrying a handful of pyrite, and asked how he'd earned it. "The sheriff's office pays the most," he explained, so I wandered back outside to see if I could pick up an odd job. A series of "Wanted" posters adorned the wall, each with the name and crayon portrait of another player in the game, along with their alleged crime. I learned that any player could pay a five-bit fee to create a wanted poster of any other player they felt had broken the law.

If the suspect is apprehended and brought to the jail, the captor and the bandit play a game of rock, paper, scissors to settle the dispute. If the captor wins, the suspect goes to jail and the captor receives a bounty of 100 bits. If the suspect wins, they receive the bits and are free to leave, but their poster goes back on the sheriff's office wall. The next time they are brought in, the bounty increases.


A jailed Legends of Frontierland player comes face to face with his accuser. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

I was beginning to get into the spirit of the game, so I put my five bits on the barrel and created a wanted poster for one Mr. Nugget. The charge: Conducting an auction without a license. Then I had to find Nugget and bring him to justice. Mind you, I'd never even seen this person before that day and felt somewhat awkward including him in my made-up scenario. He seemed to be even more into the game and went willingly to the sheriff's office, trailed by a camera-toting wife and two giggling daughters. I won the rock, paper, scissors match, sending Nugget to jail and earning 100 bits for myself.

After giving my extra coins to Nugget for bail, I ventured to the Trading Post to purchase a parcel of land. The cast member asked me to name my newly claimed square of the map, and recorded "Hedgehog Row" on both the map itself and an Agreement of Land Lease document that she presented to me, with instructions to take it to the Golden Horseshoe to be notarized.

Walking back through Frontierland, I learned that Nugget made bail, and had in fact helped negotiate a peace treaty between the people of Frontierland and the people of Rainbow Ridge. Players packed the Golden Horseshoe as the terms of the treaty were read, and the negotiators drank shots of "river water" (tart grape and lemon juices) to seal the deal.


Players celebrate the negotiation of a peace treaty. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

I read a sign posted near the Trading Post while I was waiting there to buy my land, and learned that there were many other elements to the game, including claim jumping, intercepting stagecoaches, buying town buildings, and even forming bandit gangs to steal already claimed land. Players who want to devote a lot of time and effort can get very involved in the game, working up through status levels to become Protectors, Heroes, or even Legends. I noticed a small group of players were dressed in Western outfits, and a cast member said some guests had really gotten into their roles.


Serious players have a number of ways to get more involved in the game. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Even as a casual player, I put someone in jail, claimed a parcel of land, bought a wildly overpriced drink and was shocked to realize I had been in Frontierland for more than two hours. This isn't a game I'd play during every trip to Disneyland, but I'm certainly looking forward to gathering some friends and figuring out how to intercept a stagecoach during a future visit.

Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush operates daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and is free with park admission. There is no minimum age to participate, though very young children will likely find the game concepts confusing or boring.

2014 Disneyana Collectible Expo

The 2014 Disneyana Collectible Expo, an annual event hosted by the Disneyana Fan Club, is this Sunday, July 20, at the Wyndham Anaheim Hotel at 12021 Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove. DisneyanaMania 2014 Convention attendees can enter at 9:00 a.m.; Disneyana Fan Club Members may enter at 10:00 a.m.; and doors open to the general public at 11:00 a.m. The Expo runs until 5:00 p.m.

Be sure to stop by and say hello to MousePlanet columnist David Koenig, who has copies of his books available for purchase. More information about the expo is available on the Disneyana Fan Club website.

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...

...Tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland go on sale this Wednesday, July 16, for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders. The general public can buy tickets starting July 30. Tickets will be available for purchase online and at Disneyland Resort ticket booths.

...Downtown Disney hosts a beach volleyball exhibition and tournament this week, July 16–20. A sand court has been constructed between the AMC theater and the ESPN Zone.


A sand volleyball court in Downtown Disney will be the site of an exhibition and tournament July 16–20. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...La Mascarade d'Orleans is open in New Orleans Square. Construction walls are still in place around the new entrance around Club 33, but are expected to be removed Tuesday night before member previews take place on July 16. Club 33 officially reopens Friday, July 18.


The bridge linking Club 33 to the club's new lounge is complete in New Orleans Square. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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Question of the Week

Reader Ophelia has a question about the Howard Johnson Resort Hotel:

We are coming to the park in August and staying at Hojo. We have stayed there before but it has been a long time. Any advice as to which building to request?

Have you stayed at the Howard Johnson hotel recently? Come share your suggestions on our MousePad forum.

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Crowd Forecast

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9 / 10
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8 / 10
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8 / 10
Friday, July 18, 2014 7 / 10

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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

  • 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.


Construction continues on a new passageway behind Main Street, U.S.A. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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.
  • Hearthstone Lounge – closed for renovation starting July 8. The Grand Californian's lobby bar is expected to be closed for three to four weeks.

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 – September 12 to October 31.
  • Dapper Day Fall Soiree – Friday, September 12. Details at the event website.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party – September 26, 30; October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31. Tickets go on sale via Disneyland.com July 16 to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members, and on July 30 to the general public.
  • 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
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
7/20 7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/25 7/26
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:
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
7/27 7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 8/2 8/3
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:
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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