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The Disneyland Heralds lead the Royal Fanfare.
Photo by Kevin Krock

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Princesses on Parade - The Disney Princess Royal Fanfare began last Friday. The processional follows the normal Disneyland parade route, with one major exception. Rather than traveling around Town Square, the processional starts at the Main Street parade gate, and moves directly up Main Street.


Next, the banner carriers appear...
Photo by Kevin Krock

It then follows the parade route to Small World Mall, where the Princesses stop for Meet & Greet. Four princesses participate in the Processional, including Snow White on horseback.


...followed by knights on horseback.
Photo by Kevin Krock

From the unsubstantiated rumor file - A Cast Member tells us that Disneyland has sold the Parade of the Stars floats to Tokyo Disneyland, and the Electrical Parade will return to Main Street this year. Juicy scoop, or urban legend? Only time will tell....



Confetti "rose petals" are scattered along the parade route...
Photo by Kevin Krock

Christmas? Maybe later... - Its inventory depleted in the after-Christmas sale, Le Boutique Noel in New Orleans Square has been closed. The remaining scraps of holiday merchandise have been consolidated into the China Closet on Main Street, leaving New Orleans Square with another vacant storefront. Le Boutique Noel, which was often staffed only on weekends during the off-season, may reopen when the Christmas preview merchandise arrives later this spring.


... before Snow White makes her appearance.
Photo by Kevin Krock

Want to give Disneyland a piece of your mind? - Applications are being solicited for the 2003 Disneyland Resort Creative Advisory Council. The council serves as a focus group for the Disneyland merchants, and provides feedback on new products, merchandise special events and resort programs. The group meets about 4 times during the year, and members get to enjoy some behind-the-scenes experiences.

To apply for the 2003 council, complete the application at the Disney event services website.


Couples in colorful costumes dance...
Photo by Kevin Krock

But I was going to wash my hair that night! - It is now safe to make your plans for next October. With just 10 months to spare, Disneyland has finally announced the dates for the 2003 Haunted Mansion Holiday events. The Exclusive Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2003; and the Haunted Mansion Holiday Event will be Thursday, October 2, 2003. Further details will be announced at DisneyGallery.com when they are finalized.

Of course, you may need this much notice to start saving for the $2000+ dinner....


...as Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella appear in horse-drawn carriages.
Photo by Kevin Krock

Disney is allowing guests in the military who are being deployed to active duty to cancel their vacations without penalty. Usually there is a minimum $200 cancellation charge.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

 

Disneyland

  • King Arthur Carrousel – through January 30
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds - re-opening date unknown
  • “it’s a small world” – through February 6
  • Haunted Mansion – through January 23
  • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes – through late March
  • Rivers of America – through late March
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – through late March
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – through late March
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle – indefinite

     

    Disney’s California Adventure

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail - through January 23
  • Superstar Limo – indefinite

     

    Future Attraction Closures:

  • Disney Gallery - January 26 - early March
  • Splash Mountain – February 18 - March 6
  • Critter Country - February 18 - March 6
  • Mad Tea Party – February 24 - March 15 (May be postponed)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – April 28 - May 30
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant - April 28 - May 30
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – September 2 - October 24
  • Space Mountain – Sept 2003 - August 2004

 

Please note that refurbishment schedules are estimates only, and that all information is subject to change without notice. You can get the most recent updates by calling Disneyland at (714) 781-7290 before you visit.


Park Events

New Annual Passholder Dining Pin Series starts January 26th - The series will focus on the Disney Chefs. The first pin will be released on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at Goofy's Kitchen, and will feature Chef Goofy. Annual Passholders will receive one pin with each single food purchase of $20.00 (after tax and any applicable discount), at participating locations:

Plaza Inn, Carnation Cafe, Rancho del Zocalo, French Market, Cafe Orleans, and Blue Bayou at Disneyland® Park; Ariel's Grotto (formerly Avalon Cove), Pacific Wharf Café, Taste Pilots' Grill, plus the Vineyard Room and Wine Country Trattoria at the Golden Vine Winery at Disney's California Adventure™ park; Disney's PCH Grill and Yamabuki restaurant at the Paradise Pier Hotel; Goofy's Kitchen, Hook's Pointe and Granville's Steak House at the Disneyland® Hotel; Storytellers Café at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel™.

Haunted Mansion Holiday Exclusive Dinner - October 1, 2003

Haunted Mansion Holiday Event - October 2, 2003


Current Discounts & Promotions

Alaska Airlines airfare and hotel specials Alaska Airlines is offering two specials for travel to the Disneyland Resort. A MousePad member alerted us that the airline is again offering the popular Kids Fly Free special, which includes airfare, hotel, park-hopper tickets, and more. This special offer can only be booked by calling Alaska Airlines at 1-800-468-2248. Adults traveling without kids can take advantage of other special hotel and air packages by booking at the Alaska Airlines Web site.

Free coffee on Main Street Receive a free small coffee when you buy a mug at the Market House on Main Street, USA. This offer is only valid at the Market House, and is for a limited time only.

The “Get a 5-Day Park Hopper ticket for the price of a 3-Day ticket” promotion has been extended through January 5, 2004. These tickets are available when you order online from Disneyland.com. Restrictions apply see site for details.

MousePad member Darkbeer alerted us to a new AAA promotion - For $122.75, you can get a 5-day park hopper and the following extras:

  • Multiple attraction FastPass (The "Unlimited" option)
  • Breakfast in the park (one per person)
  • Free ESPN Zone arena game card ($10 value)
  • AAA Free parking at the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

This package is available without an air or hotel purchase. See your local AAA office for more details.

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Kids eat free, 4:30–6:00p. [See restaurant for details.]


Park Hours

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
1/20
1/21
1/22
1/23
1/24
1/25
 
DL 9a–10p
DCA 10a–8p
DL 10a–8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a–8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a–8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 9a–10p
DCA 10a–8p

DL 8a–11p
DCA 10a–9p

1/26
1/27
1/28

DL: Disneyland
DCA: Disney’s California Adventure

DL 9a–10p
DCA 10a–8p
DL 10a–8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a–8p
DCA 10a–6p

Entertainment Schedule

Disneyland Park
Disney’s California Adventure
Downtown Disney
Monday 1/20
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 4:45p, 8:00p

The Disney Princess Royal Fanfare - 11:45 a, 2:00p, 3:30p

Mickey's Detective School - 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

 

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:00p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:45p, 2:30p, 4:45p, 6:15p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 4:45p, 5:45p, 6:45p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 5:00p, 6:00p, 7:00p
 

ESPN Zone
Monday Night Live - 9:00p

Tuesday 1/21
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7:00p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

The Golden Horseshoe Variety Show - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:30p, 2:15p, 5:00p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 11:45a, 12:45p, 1:45p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p
 

House of Blues
Social Distortion - 8:30p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Jazz Pianist: Ray Johnson - 6:00p to 10:00p


 

Wednesday 1/22
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7:00p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

The Golden Horseshoe Variety Show - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:30p, 2:15p, 5:00p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 11:45a, 12:45p, 1:45p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Jazz Pianist: Ray Johnson - 6:00p to 10:00p

 

 

 

 

Thursday 1/23
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7:00p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

 

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:30p, 2:15p, 5:00p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 11:45a, 12:45p, 1:45p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Jazz Pianist: Ray Johnson - 6:00p to 10:00p
Friday 1/24
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 4:45p, 8:00p

The Disney Princess Royal Fanfare - 11:45 a, 2:00p, 3:30p

Mickey's Detective School - 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45 a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

"Believe...There's Magic in the Stars" Fireworks - 9:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

Disney's Electrical Parade - 7:30p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 11:15a, 1:00p, 3:15p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 11:00a, 12:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p

Pacific Wharf Stage Presents Latin Fusion - 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 6:00p, 7:00p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans - 6:45p to 11:00p
Saturday 1/25
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 4:45p, 8:00p

The Disney Princess Royal Fanfare - 11:45 a, 2:00p, 3:30p

Mickey's Detective School - 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

"Believe...There's Magic in the Stars" Fireworks - 9:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 10:45 a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Club Buzz Stage Presents Down With III - 7:00p, 8:00p, 8:45p, 10:00p

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:45p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:45p, 2:30p, 4:45p, 6:15p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 4:45p, 5:45p, 6:45p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 5:00p, 6:00p, 7:00p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p, 6:45p, 7:45p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans - 6:45p to 11:00p
Sunday 1/26
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 4:45p, 8:00p

The Disney Princess Royal Fanfare - 11:45 a, 2:00p, 3:30p

Mickey's Detective School - 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p


 

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:00p

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:45p, 2:30p, 4:45p, 6:15p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 4:45p, 5:45p, 6:45p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p, 5:00p, 6:00p, 7:00p


 

House of Blues
Gospel Brunch -
10:00a, 1:00p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans - 6:45p to 11:00p

Lisa Haley and the Zydecats - 11:00a to 3:00p
Monday 1/27
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7:00p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p
 

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:30p, 2:15p, 5:00p

Goofy's Beach Party Bash - 11:45a, 12:45p, 1:45p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p

ESPN Zone
Monday Night Live - 9:00p
Tuesday 1/28
   

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7:00p

Sword in the Stone Ceremony - 10:45a, 11:45a, 12:45p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

The Golden Horseshoe Variety Show - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3:00p, 4:15p, 5:30p

Calling All Space Scouts...A Buzz Lightyear Adventure - 11:30 a, 12:30p, 1:30p, 3:15p, 4:15p, 5:15p

 

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular - 12:30p, 2:15p, 5:00p

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! - 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Jazz Pianist: Ray Johnson - 6:00p to 10:00p


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