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Update for August 18 – 24, 2014

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Halloween creeps into the dog days of summer | Select passholders invited to "Fall Back" event | Refurbishment update | Enjoy a VIP trip to Disneyland and support CHOC Childrens | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Halloween creeps into the dog days of summer

These last few weeks of summer can feel like they last forever. While most local schools are back in session, the parks still felt quite busy last week. Vacation attendance should drop this week, but the return of the annual passholders after the summer blockout period may more than make up for it. Expect higher passholder attendance all week as Southern California Select, Southern California and Deluxe annual passholders return to the parks.

  • Today (Monday) is the first day since the summer blockouts began that SoCal Select and SoCal passports are valid.
  • Saturday, August 23, is the first Saturday that Deluxe passports are valid.
  • Sunday, August 24, is the first Sunday that SoCal passports are valid.

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Deluxe and SoCal passes are blocked out again the following Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, for the Labor Day holiday, but all annual passes are valid on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.


Halloween arrives early at many Disneyland Resort stores. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Though Halloween Time is almost a month away, Disneyland Resort stores have already made the switch, filling the most visible retail real estate with costumes and pumpkins. The elusive Elsa dress is still only found in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, so parents on a quest for the "it" costume of 2014 should check that location each visit.

Disneyana debuted a new Ghostly Materials exhibit this weekend to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. Saturday's product release and artist signing was extremely popular, and most of the limited edition items sold out during the first few hours. As usual, Disney did not have the entire stock of the items on hand for the event—cast members encourage customers to check back in a day or so as items are restocked.


Disneyana's new Ghostly Materials exhibit celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


While this is the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland, some of the merchandise released for the event is based on the Walt Disney World version, like this set of bust figurines. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

While the higher-end collectibles were flying off Main Street shelves, the New Orleans Square shops were loading up on Haunted Mansion apparel. Over a dozen new shirt and sweatshirt designs materialized this past week—we invite you to visit our Facebook page to see photos of most of the new arrivals.


The Hatbox Ghost is the subject of a limited-edition piece available at Disneyana. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Several Disney artists created original work for the Haunted Mansion anniversary, including this set of stretching room portraits designed by Miss Mindy. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Select passholders invited to "Fall Back" event

If your Disneyland Resort annual passport expires between October 1 and December 5, 2014, be on the lookout for an invitation to a special annual passholder event at Disney California Adventure. Targeted at passholders with soon-to-expire passes, and event is the third renewal event in a series designed to improve passholder renewal and retention rates in a year where there's very little new happening at the Disneyland Resort.

The after-hours event on Tuesday, September 2, has a retro theme, and passholders are encouraged to wear "dapper duds from the 1940s through the throwback threads of the 1980s." The "special offerings, surprises and experiences" for this event include an '80s band in Paradise Pier, a '40s dance party with a live swing band, and character meet-and-greet opportunities.

If your pass expires during the target window, visit the Annual Passholder website starting August 20 at 10 .m. Pacific to register for the event. Eligible passholders can invite up to five annual passholder guests regardless of whether the guests' passes expire during the same October 1 through December 5 window. Be prepared with the names and pass numbers of your guests, as you'll likely need to provide those while registrationing. Registration closes Saturday, August 30, 2014.

If you're planning to attend the event and want to meet up with other MousePlanet readers, be sure to visit our MousePad discussion forum and introduce yourself.

Refurbishment update

As the post-Labor Day refurbishment season nears and budgets are finalized for the 2015 fiscal year, Disney is making adjustments to the posted refurbishment schedule. Major changes from last week including a move of the Captain EO refurbishment, originally planned to take place this weekend, to September 12–25; the addition of a three-day refurbishment of the Matterhorn Bobsleds September 22–24 ; and a one-day closure of Mickey's Toontown house on September 15.

These schedules are still subject to change, so keep checking back if you plan to visit during the next six weeks. While HalloweenTime officially begins September 12, the peak fall refurbishment season generally continues until the end of September, with most attractions reopen during the busier October season.

Disneyland

  • Haunted Mansion – closed for installation of the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay August 25 through September 11.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed for refurbishment August 26–28.
  • Jungle Cruise – closed September 2–4.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed September 2–11 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Main Street Photo Supply – closed for refurbishment September 2–23.
  • Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – closed September 3–4.
  • Horse-drawn Streetcars – closed September 2. May remain closed through the end of October.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed September 5 for refurbishment. No reopening date available.
  • Space Mountain – closed September 8–11 for installation of the Ghost Galaxy overlay.
  • Spaceport Document Control (Space Mountain photo shop) – closed September 8–11.
  • Captain EO – closed September 12–25 for refurbishment.
  • Mickey's House in Toontown – closed September 15 for refurbishment. The Mickey meet-and-greet is closed this day.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed September 16–18 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed September 22–24 for refurbishment.
  • Silhouette Studio – closed September 24–26 for refurbishment.
  • China Closet – closed September 24–26 for refurbishment.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – closed through September 26 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely.
  • California Screamin' – closed for refurbishment September 10–11.

Disneyland Resort

  • Napa Rose – closed for renovation August 2. Expected to be closed through the end of September.
  • Studio Disney 365 – closed August 25 through September 12

Enjoy a VIP trip to Disneyland and support CHOC Childrens

Our friends over at Children's Hospital Orange County asked us to share a special opportunity to experience a VIP trip to Disneyland while helping to support Orange County's only children's hospital.

The Disneyland Resort has donated a VIP package for four people that is certain to be unlike any visit you've ever experienced.

The visit begins with an overnight stay for you and three guests in one of the beautiful signature theme suites of the Disneyland Hotel. Is your family more of an Adventureland crew, or would you prefer the over-the-top excitement of the Pirates of the Caribbean suite? Maybe you'd prefer the Wildest Room in the Wilderness with a stay in the Big Thunder Suite, or an evening of royal luxury in the Fairy Tale suite? The choice is yours, and there's really no way to go wrong with rooms like these.

Once you can manage to pry yourself out of your incredible suite, you'll have four one-day park hopper tickets and the use of a VIP tour guide for eight hours to spend your day touring Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Your guide will assist in planning a magical day, including making dining reservations and arranging for priority viewing for parades and spectacular, along with some magical extra surprises.

One tour package is available, and it can be yours with a donation of $5,000 or more to CHOC Children's. Meals and concessions are not included, and accommodation are based on availability. Restrictions may apply, and tax and gratuity not included. 

For more information, please contact Zach Abrams, Director Special Events and Corporate Relations CHOC Children's Hospital, by email to zabrams@choc.org, or by phone at (714) 509-8690.

Running, walking, or cheering during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend events? Join Team MousePlanet!


Join Team MousePlanet for the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend

Come cheer with us – Team MousePlanet is again hosting a cheer station between miles 6 and 7 of the half-marathon course. We'll have oranges, pretzels, red licorice, and cool cloths or sponges (all while supplies last), plus unlimited amounts of support and motivation for all of the runners and walkers. If you would like to volunteer for our cheer station, please sign up on our MousePad discussion forum.

Team MousePlanet placed dozens of custom-made signs at the halfway point of the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon

Let us cheer for you – Inspired by the women of Wellesley College and their legendary Boston Marathon ScreamTunnel, Team MousePlanet will make you a FREE personalized motivational sign, and display it near the midway point of the half-marathon course. Visit our MousePad discussion forum to request your sign, then look for it around the Team MousePlanet cheer station on race day.

Get the gear – Team MousePlanet tech shirts and running hats are now available! If you're participating in the Disneyland Half Marathon, you can place your order online by August 14 to receive your gear in time for the race weekend.

Save the Date: MouseAdventure Sugar Rush


MouseAdventure Sugar Rush is Sunday, October 26 at the Disneyland Resort.

We are pleased to announce the date for our Fall 2014 MouseAdventure event at the Disneyland Resort. The signature community event for MousePlanet readers, MouseAdventure is part-scavenger hunt, part-road rally and part-trivia challenge. This team-based competition that guarantees you will never look at the Disney theme parks in the same way again.

Mark your calendars and save the date for our fall event:

MouseAdventure Sugar Rush
Fall 2014 Disneyland Resort
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Additional details will be revealed in a future MouseAdventure Newsletter, but the contracts are signed and the date is official. Be sure to sign up for the MouseAdventure Newsletter for more information, and visit our MousePad discussion forum to chat with other players.

Start making your plans now to join us as we whip up a batch of sweet challenges. Are you ready for a RUSH?

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

The 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park, an annual fund raiser 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...

...Registration for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Pixie Dust Challenge (the Tinker Bell 10K and half-marathon combined) and Never Land Family Fun Run 5K are all still open as of press time, putting sales of this race well behind other runDisney events and even the previous years of the Tinker Bell race. Many put the blame on the decision to move the Tinker Bell half-marathon to Mother's Day Sunday, noting that only the 10K and runDisney kids races, both of which will be held on Saturday,, have sold out. The Never Land Family Fun Run 5K event is scheduled for a Friday, making it difficult for families with school age children to participate.

Some also point to the early start of registration for the late Spring 2015 event as a possible reason for the sluggish sales, noting that runDisney has also just recently sold registrations for the brand-new Avengers and Star Wars weekend events. Get more details about the races and register at the runDisney website.


This Frozen lithograph is available for $14.95 with any $25 purchase at participating Disneyland Resort stores. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...With the focus on all things Frozen, I forgot to mention a new purchase-with-purchase offer at the Disneyland Resort. This Frozen lithograph, designed exclusively for the Disney parks, is available for $14.95 with a $25 purchase at participating Disneyland Resort shops. Walt Disney World readers have noted that the same poster is available in Florida for $19.95 with a qualifying purchase. The poster is accented with glitter snowflakes and is said to be a limited edition, although no edition size is stated on the print.


The Golden Horseshoe performers award the title of "Legend of Frontierland" to players as part of Disneyland's interactive game. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...There are just two weeks left to participate in the Legends of Frontierland interactive game at Disneyland, which is slated to end Monday, September 1.

...The Disney Parks Blog announced last week that Pandora jewelry has designed an exclusive collection that will be released at the Disney parks this fall. Pandora has also signed on to sponsor the Wishes fireworks show in Walt Disney World, and will be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend at the Disneyland Resort.

...If Pandora charms aren't quite your style, Alex and Ani has released new Nightmare Before Christmas designs at the Disneyland Resort. A Frozen bracelet will be released on Monday, September 8. Alex and Ani bracelets are sold at:

  • Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure
  • New Century Timepieces in Disneyland
  • World of Disney store in Downtown Disney

Selected styles are also sold on the Disney Store website, though the selection varies and the site is currently sold out of the Nightmare styles.

...Tickets are still available for all dates of Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. None of the event dates have yet sold out. Purchase tickets online and at Disneyland Resort ticket booths.

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Question of the Week

Reader familymemories is already planning a Spring 2015 vacation to Disneyland:

Ok, it has been forever since we went to Disneyland in the Spring time. Anyone have any suggestions on when the best time to go is. Bring on the comments and opinions please. Thanks

Do you have advice regarding better times to go, or times to avoid? 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.

Date Overall
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4/10
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4/10
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4/10
Friday, August 22, 2014 4/10

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 6 out of 10.
  • Friday 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

  • Haunted Mansion – closed for installation of the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay August 25 through September 11.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed for refurbishment August 26–28.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed September 2–11 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Jungle Cruise – closed September 2–4.
  • Main Street Photo Supply – closed for refurbishment September 2–23.
  • Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – closed September 3–4.
  • Horse-drawn Streetcars – closed September 2. May remain closed through the end of October.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed September 5 for refurbishment. No reopening date available.
  • Space Mountain – closed September 8–11 for installation of the Ghost Galaxy overlay.
  • Spaceport Document Control (Space Mountain photo shop) – closed September 8–11.
  • Captain EO – closed September 12–25 for refurbishment.
  • Mickey's House in Toontown – closed September 15 for refurbishment. The Mickey meet-and-greet is closed this day.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed September 16–18 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed September 22–24 for refurbishment.
  • Silhouette Studio – closed September 24–26 for refurbishment.
  • China Closet – closed September 24–26 for refurbishment.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – closed through September 26 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed indefinitely.
  • California Screamin' – closed for refurbishment September 10–11.

Disneyland Resort

  • Napa Rose – closed for renovation August 2. Expected to be closed through the end of September.
  • Studio Disney 365 – closed August 25 through September 12

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

  • Monday, August 18 – First day that SoCal and So Cal Select passports are eligible since the summer blockouts began. Expect higher passholder attendance this day.
  • Saturday, August 23 – First Saturday that Deluxe passports are eligible since the summer blockouts began. Expect higher passholder attendance this day.
  • Sunday, August 24 – First Sunday that SoCal passports are eligible since the summer blockouts began. Expect higher passholder attendance this day.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 29–31 (Labor Day weekend). All events are sold out.

Fall

  • Halloween Time – September 12 through 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 are now on sale via Disneyland.com. and at Disneyland ticket booths.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 3–5. 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.
  • MouseAdventure Sugar Rush – Sunday, October 26. Sign up for the MouseAdventure Newsletter for more details when they are available.
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend – November 14–16. All events are sold out. 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. Space still available on many events. 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.


2014–2015 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($132) – a discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

The 2013–2014 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid through October 3, 2014. Under this program, active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132 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 November 27, 2014 through November 29, 2014; December 24, 2014 through December 31, 2014; and March 30, 2015 through April 4, 2015 . Unlike past years, this ticket is not blocked out on the 4th of July. 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.

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.
  • Frozen Lithograph for $14.95 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. September 26, 30; October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31.
8/17 8/18 8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22 8/23
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events:
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
8/24 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events:
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events:
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – 5K
DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX


Events:
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend –10K and Kids Races
8/31 9/1 9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5 9/6
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Half Marathon
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events:
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
9/7 9/8 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12 9/13
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events:
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: Halloween Time begins
DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
9/14 9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18 9/19 9/20
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 9a-5p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: Cast member event at Disneyland
DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


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

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
9/21 9/22 9/23 9/24 9/25 9/26 9/27
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 8a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-6p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: Cast member event at DCA
DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


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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