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News and Views

We apologize for the inconvenience - Due to some internal scheduling confusion, this week's Park Update is somewhat abbreviated, and will include no pictures. It will return to normal next week.

The end of cheap seats? - Last Thursday, baseball owners approved the sale of the Anaheim Angels to billboard near-billionaire Arturo Moreno. Though no immediate changes are expected for the team, and its home in Anaheim seems secure for now, it would be expected that Disneyland visitors will no longer be able to convert their tickets into a discounted visit to Edison Field.

Moreno is purchasing the Angels for $185 million, a $65 million discount off the $250 million Disney was insisting on when John Henry (now owner of the Boston Red Sox) came shopping a year-and-a-half ago.

Speaking of Sports Teams - With the Mighty Ducks still on the path to the Stanley Cup, they made it to the NHL Finals by sweeping the Minnesota Wild, it will probably be easier to offload Disney's remaining sports team as well. Especially if top price is not longer a requirement.

Though no official word has been received, we are hearing that Downtown Disney will be turned into a Mighty Ducks hype zone, much as it was during last year's World Series involving the Anaheim Angels. If so, you can expect to find several jumbotrons set up in Downtown Disney, one near the esplanade, one by House of Blues, and another near ESPNZone.

Smokers now go to the left - One of the smoking sections in DCA was moved last week. The Hollywood Pictures Backlot smoking location was moved from its spot near the Hyperion Theater over to the mostly empty area between Hollywood and Dine and Superstar Limo.

 


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – April 28 - May 30
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant – April 28 - May 30
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough – indefinite
  • Space Mountain – through 2005

 

Disney’s California Adventure

  • Superstar Limo – indefinite

Future Attraction Closures

  • Indiana Jones Adventure – September 2 - October 24
Note: Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, call Disneyland at (714) 781-7290.

Park Events


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May 25 - July 26, 2003 - Mickey's All American Pin Festival. A series of new product releases and mini-events are scheduled during the nine-week promotion. More details and a complete schedule of release dates are available on our MousePad message boards.

Thursday, May 29 - "Evening in St. Helena" culinary event at the PCH Grill, featuring Chef Chad Krahling (PCH Grill), with Flora Springs Winery. Call 714-781-DINE for more information and reservations.

Friday, May 30 - Disneyland Resort Pin Trading Night Pacific Ballroom, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Saturday, May 31 - Actress & Character Model Margaret Kerry Willcox will be on hand to sign a new limited-edition sericel, titled "Peter Pan's Golden Anniversary." The event will take place from 10a, to 1:00p, at Disneyland's Disneyana Shop.

ABC Super Soap Weekends return to Disney's California Adventure this spring. Stars from All My Children and One Life To Live will attend May 31 and June 1, while General Hospital and Port Charles celebs will be featured on June 7 and 8. Hotel packages are available for the event, and include an exclusive breakfast with the stars and a commemorative gift. Further details are available on our MousePad message boards. To book your package, call (714) 520-5050.

Thursday, June 26 - "A Taste of New England" culinary event at the PCH Grill, featuring Chef Marcel St. Pierre (Club 33), with Wild Horse Winery . Call 714-781-DINE for more information and reservations.

Wednesday, July 9 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl – Merchandise Special Event.

Thursday, July 31 - "Grilling Under the Stars" culinary event at the PCH Grill, featuring Chef Jason Martin (Hook's Pointe), with Niebaum-Coppola Winery.

Wednesday, October 1 – Haunted Mansion Holiday Exclusive Dinner

Thursday October 2 – Haunted Mansion Holiday Event

Tickets for the 2003 Haunted Mansion Holiday merchandise special events go on sale Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Disneyland is offering four event packages, from $69 to $2250 per person. More details about these events are available on our MousePad message board, and at DisneyGallery.com.


Current Discounts & Promotions

MouseSavers.com reports hotel discounts through Expedia.com for Disneyland Resort Hotels. Rates start at $136 per night.

New Annual Passholder discounts at Disneyland Resort restaurants — or are there? A memo issued to hotel restaurants last month detailed new Annual Passholder discounts for many Disneyland Resort restaurants. The discounts were to take effect on Monday, April 14. The biggest change was that all passholders would receive at least a 10% discount at eight locations, with premium passholders receiving a 15% discount at 12 locations.

Unfortunately, there is some confusion about these new discounts. Some restaurants are already offering them, others claim that the discounts take effect in May, while still others say that the discounts are not changing at all. We're trying to sort out the confusion for our readers.

Park hopping in Northern California – AAA members in Northern California can now purchase 2-day Park Hopper tickets at their local CSAA office. The tickets are available through Thursday, June 19. The adult price is $99; children ages 3 to 9 pay $79.

This ticket is also available at Disneyland ticket booths, or at Disneyland.com. The second day of the ticket must be used within 13 days of the first use.

Free coffee on Main Street, revisited 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 Market House has just begun serving the Mickey's Really Swell Coffees as part of this promotion. Now you can try the Disney Blend, Disney Decaf, French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors sold at the parks.

Annual passholder discounts at Alamo – California residents get discounts of up to 20% off Alamo's retail rates in the United States. Disneyland annual passholders can get a free Disneyland Resort Character Breakfast voucher when the rent their car for 3 days or more from March 24th through August 31, 2003 at the Los Angeles Airport location. For more details and the discount code you'll need for this offer, visit the annual passholder section of the Disneyland Web site.

ESPN Zone discounts for annual passholders – Disneyland annual passholders can get an Season Ticket Frequent Dining Card at the Downtown Disney ESPN Zone. The Season Ticket entitles you to a free soda with your meal purchase of $6.99 or more. Once you have made four meal purchases, you receive the fifth meal and soda free, and get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the ESPY Awards in 2004. See location for more information and details.

City Pass now available with AAA packages – You can now purchase the Southern California CityPass with Walt Disney Travel Company packages.

With a Southern California CityPass booklet, you will receive admission to five separate entertainment options. Admission includes:

  • 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket
  • 1-day ticket to Sea World Adventure park
  • 1-day ticket to the World-famous San Diego Zoo
  • 1-day ticket to Knott's Theme Park.

Instead of the Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket currently included in California packages from the Walt Disney Travel Company, guests can select a Southern California CityPass for an additional charge of $47 per pass ($32 per pass for guests ages 3 through 9).

Note: The Southern California Citypass does not include the $10 ESPN Zone Arena Game Card, or the California package's feature that allows guests to collect multiple Fastpass tickets at once for free in advance.

Anaheim Marriott Disney Package available for Marriott Rewards members – Make your Disneyland vacation as easy as saying "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" with a Disneyland package at the Anaheim Marriott. For a low rate of $419, through Saturday, May 31, you'll find dreams really do come true with this fabulously priced package.

Anaheim Disney Package includes:

  • 2-nights in a luxury guest room
  • 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets for two adults
  • Free breakfast for two adults
  • Children aged 3 through 9 eat for $1

Some restrictions apply. Membership in the Marriott Rewards program is required. Click to learn more about this offer and for complete terms and conditions.

SoCal Salute – The Southern California resident discount ticket program runs through Wednesday, May 14. Instead of a discounted ticket, residents get two one-day admissions for their $47 ($37 for children) – one for Disneyland, and one for Disney's California Adventure.

This ticket is good for only one admission to each park (meaning you cannot go to Disneyland twice on separate days). The two admissions do not have to be used on consecutive days, but the first admission must be on the same day as the ticket purchase, and the second must be used by May 16. And while the ticket is not intended to be a park hopper, which would allow you to visit both Disneyland and DCA on the same day, some readers have reported that they were allowed to use the ticket as a one-day park hopper.

These tickets are nontransferable. You must provide proof of residency at the time of purchase, and you will be asked to print your full name on the tickets. When you return for your second admission, you need to show ID matching the ticket. This offer is limited to 5 tickets per qualifying person.

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.

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.

AAA Passport Plus Package – 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

A $13.75 FedEx fee applies to each reservation, (not per person). This package is available without an air or hotel purchase, and must be purchased at your local AAA affiliate office at least 5 days before you plan to use the tickets.

Many readers have experienced difficulties when trying to purchase this package from their local AAA affiliate. Be sure to read this thread on our MousePad discussion boards, for more information about the package and tips on how to help your AAA travel agent book your package.

AAA / Disney's Resort Magic Package – This package requires a minimum 2-night hotel stay, and includes:

  • Accommodations at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel, or Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disneyland Resort Hotel self-parking and Fitness Center access
  • Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket – valid for entry into Disneyland park and Disney's California Adventure park with full park-hopping privileges
  • Free ESPN Zone Arena Game Card – $10 value (one per person)
  • New. Collect FASTPASS tickets for multiple attractions at one time. Preferred Seating at a choice of select shows in Disney's California Adventure
  • Exclusive – Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard (one per person)
  • Exclusive – Walt Disney Travel Company California Fun Book (one per package)
  • Exclusive – Disneyland Resort Magical Pocket Guide (one per package)

You can book this package through your local AAA affiliate travel agent.


Park Hours

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
5/12
5/13
5/14
5/15
5/16
5/17
  DL 10a - 8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a - 8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a - 8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 10a - 8p
DCA 10a–6p
DL 9a–11p
DCA 10a–9p

DL 8a–11p
DCA 10a–9p

5/18
5/19
5/20

DL: Disneyland
DCA: Disney’s California Adventure

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

Entertainment Schedule

Disneyland Park
Disney’s California Adventure
Downtown Disney
Monday 5/19

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

 

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

 

 

Tuesday 5/20

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

House of Blues- OC Rocks featuring Stellar, Mudbath & Sixways ($5) - 7p

 

Wednesday 5/21
 

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

 

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,

Playhouse Disney - 10:30a, 11:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p,

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

House of Blues- Co-headliners Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven ($20 - 22.50) - 7p

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5/22
 

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

 

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,

Playhouse Disney - 10:30a, 11:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p,

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

 

Friday 5/23
 

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

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

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

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

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

Disney Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

Mickey's Detective School - 1p, 2:15p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:45p

 

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:45p

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

House of Blues- Ozomatli with Quetzal and Ancestry of Sound ($20 - 22.50) - 8p

Saturday 5/24
 

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

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

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

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

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

Disney Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

Mickey's Detective School - 1p, 2:15p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:45p

 

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:45p

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

House of Blues- OZOMATLI WITH SLOWRIDER AND GO BETTY GO ($20 - 22.50) - 8p

Sunday 5/25
 

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

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

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

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

Disney Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

Mickey's Detective School - 1p, 2:15p, 3:30p, 5:30p, 6:45p

 

Disney's Electrical Parade - 8:45p

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen – Lisa Haley and the Zydecats - 11a; Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans - 6:45p

House of Blues - Gospel Brunch - 10:00, 1p; Rising Star Showcase ($10) - 4:30p; Service Industry Night with DJ Vice and DJ Echo ($15) - 9p

 

Monday 5/26

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies - 11:45a, 1:15p, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

 

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

House of Blues- Ziggy Marley with Colin James ($35 - $37) - 7p

 

Tuesday 5/27

Disneyland Parade of the Stars - 7p

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, 3p, 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 Princess Storytelling - 11a, 12p, 1p

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

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

Playhouse Disney - 10:30p, 11:30p, 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:15p, 3:15p, 4:15p

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

Ugly Bug Ball - 11a, 12p, 1p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p

 

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

House of Blues- RADIOVW.COM presents Jason Mraz with Chantel Kreviazuk and Michelle Penn ($20) - 7p

 



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