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Update for September 5-10, 2006

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News and Views

A chance to actually sway plans

Bits of information continue to trickle in on the fate of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at the Main Street Opera House. As we've covered in recent weeks, despite promises when the show closed to install the 50th Anniversary film The First 50 Magical Years last year, the celebration is now coming to an end with no plans for putting Lincoln back in the theater. (Actually, Lincoln is still in the theater, they just put the movie screen in front of him but it isn't as easy as just taking the screen out.)


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The minor update we have this week is that Lincoln's future actually seems to be on a bit of a tightrope and this may actually create an opportunity for your opinion to have an impact. Apparently a budget has been created for returning Mr. Lincoln to the theater for summer 2007. However, no commitment to actually spend that money and do the project has been made. The existence of the budget is no guarantee of it happening, but without a budget it certainly couldn't. So, when the 50th Anniversary comes to an end at the end of the month and Steve Martin is still showing at the Opera House, if you feel strongly about Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln returning, be sure to stop in at City Hall and say so.

This may be one of the few situations where plans are uncertain enough that sufficient guest comment could sway the ultimate outcome. Or it could just be that this budgeted money is an easy target for when some member of management is told to squeeze a few tens of thousands of dollars out of the expense column.

Candlelight Processional

Not much information here but around this time it is a question that comes up constantly. Club 33 members have been informed that this year's Candlelight Processional will be, as expected by many, on December 2 and 3. There will be a total of four performances with two on each night. The presenters have not been announced and likely won't be announced until pretty close to the actual events (frequently, Disneyland isn't even sure until surprisingly close).

Otherwise, at this point in time, we've heard nothing to assume that this year's events will be any kind of departure from last year. With Fantasyland Theater being given over to Princess playacting and merchandise it would seem that Main Street performances are the only option.

Tomorrowland Landing

We received confirmation on the name of the new Tomorrowland store currently being built in the old Radio Disney booth: Tomorrow Landing. In addition to the inventory of hats and embroidery that the store will inherit from Hatmosphere, the location will take advantage of its proximity to the new Jedi Training Academy stage show coming soon to the Tomorrowland Terrace Stage. When it opens, the embroidery will be done by machine.


Work continues on the new Tomorrowland store that we now know will be called Tomorrow Landing. Photo by David Michael.

So by the end of the year the Hatmosphere name will have disappeared from Disneyland altogether. Its current location will be replaced by the Autopia Winner's Circle store, which is itself being displaced by the new Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction.

Once the new Tomorrow Landing store opens it will soon get some company in the form of another face-painting kiosk, similar to the one in Fantasyland. The focus of this one, however, is to be on Star Wars-themed designs, so expect to see a lot of Darth Maul's running around. The area around the store is also expected to get a new fruit cart sometime during the first quarter of the 2007 fiscal year (which is actually October to December 2006).


Autopia's Winner's Circle store is now home to a lot of broken up concrete from the removal of the monorail platforms loading and unloading ramps. Photo by David Michael.

Paradise Pier shuttering

In a move appropriate for its theming, now that the summer is over, at least one section of Paradise Pier is going to begin shuttering stores, restaurants, and attractions for the season.

As of October, the budgets for fiscal year 2007 projects begin and in Disney's California Adventure park, the biggest of these will be the work to install a new attraction in Paradise Pier. The Pixar-themed Midway Madness ride will require taking out most of the shops and midway games found under the track from California Screamin'. Maliburritos is a food location that has long been unofficially closed. Strips, Dips, and Chips can now be added to that list. Paradise Pier Photo will soon close and all of the midway games will likely be shut down by the end of the fiscal year (September 30). The fate of the far end of this complex (near Maliboomer), which houses one big store complex with several names, has an uncertain fate, as nothing specific has been announced internally.

The official Disneyland calendar still shows California Screamin' closing down for only four days in October. People familiar with plans for the Midway Madness work have expressed surprise that California Screamin' would remain open through it, but it is possible that the ride will remain open except for the short closure to allow for some maintenance and movement of heavy equipment. It is annoying that we don't have any greater certainty on this but if the ride does have an as-yet-not-announced lengthy closure in the next few months it will definitely be up and running again in time for the Rockin' California Screamin' promotion coming in January (more on that in the next item).

Rockin' all over the place

What a weird path Rock It Mountain has taken. During the recent multi-year rebuild of Space Mountain, there were lots of rumors about a "nighttime" version of Space Mountain. Then when the new attraction sign went up everybody was excited to see evidence for the new name hidden away and only visible under exactly the right lighting.

And then it kept getting delayed, and word began to leak out the the powers-that-be weren't too pleased with the product and that the rush to finish Space Mountain in time for the 50th birthday of Disneyland had prevented the Imagineers from doing exactly what they wanted. It was finally seen by the limited segment of the public last May and June during the many Grad Nights for the class of 2006. The response generally matched the rumors, and new rumors began circulating that "Rock It Mountain" would simply be quietly shelved, with maybe a short run in 2007 to justify the expense, and then fade into memory and maybe appear in a decade as a question in the Disney version of Trivial Pursuit.

At the big New York announcement of the 2007 promotion "Year of a Million Dreams" the press releases included mention that "Rockin' Space Mountain" would be coming to Disneyland for 2007. So the name had changed and it appeared the method had changed. Rather than just being a nighttime attraction, the problem of how to gracefully switch from one version to the other would be solved by just switching full time.

Cast members were definitely caught by surprise, however, by last week's announcement that "Rockin'" would be even bigger than that announcement implied. Not only will Space Mountain switch full-time to Rockin' Space Mountain beginning this January and run through April 2007 but DCA's California Screamin' will get a Rockin' makeover as well. Beyond a new soundtrack on the DCA attraction it is unclear that there is anything else that could be done to remake the attraction but from January through April they'll be "rockin' both parks." (Sorry for that, but that was the official wording in the announcement.)

The return of the free fourth night

Now that the 50th celebration is over, reservations for both the Disneyland and resort area hotels are apparently dropping, prompting the return of a promotion from before the 50th Anniversary, where a free fourth night will be added to any travel you reserve now for between October 1 and December 17th. You must book the trip through Walt Disney Travel Company and stay three consecutive nights at one of the three Disney-owned hotels or a Good Neighbor hotel in the Disneyland area (link).

Hidden Mickey

Some Disneyland fans may remember Mickey Moo. Mickey Moo was a cow added to Big Thunder Ranch back in 1988 and lived there until her death in 1993. The famous thing about Mickey Moo was a black spot on her side that resembled a big Mickey head. Walt Disney World for a while had a similar attraction in Minnie Moo, who was displayed first at Toontown Country Fair and then Fort Wilderness Campground before she died.

Last Thursday, Disneyland was visited by a similar genetic coincidence; this time in canine form. A nine-month-old beagle from Ontario, California, and named Nutmeg, was granted admission to the park (along with her family) because of a near perfect Mickey spot on her head. She was allowed to tour the park, and was even grand marshal for Disney's Parade of Dreams.


Mickey Moo and her famous spot called Big Thunder Ranch home from 1988 to 1993. MousePlanet file photo.


Nutmeg fills in for a day as our generation's Mickey Moo. Photo Disney.


One well branded birthspot is enough to get a dog treated like royalty. Photo Disney.

This offers one possible answer to a question that appears in the MousePlanet e-mail inbox every once in a while: "How do I get into Disneyland for free?"

This and that...

...It now appears that the Matterhorn will be closed through the Thanksgiving period and reopen in time for the Christmas rush. The closure was originally scheduled to begin last week but then got bumped to keep the attraction open through Labor Day Weekend. Without more detail on what exactly will be done, it is hard to know if there is any chance of an early reopening. So far the only thing we've heard is that a new restraint system will be installed in the bobsleds but have no details of substantive alterations to the track or mountain.

...A bit of a faux pas at the Team Disney Anaheim building last week when some commercials for the upcoming Year of a Million Dreams promotion were previewed. Word is that they are pretty cute and find that Disney tradition of pulling at the heartstrings. One little flaw, though, was that the music being used in the commercials was from Peter Pan. No, not Disney's 1953 animated version of the J.M. Barrie story but rather the 2003 live-action version from Universal Studios. It is quite possible that the previews just used temporary music, but if not, Disney fans with an alert ear may be in for a bit of a surprise when those commercials start to show.

...The Golden Dreams theater will close for five days from September 24 to 28 to install an overlay apparently being called "Golden Screams." We're unsure at this point what this will involve, though the greeting of Disney characters in Halloween costumes nearby seems to be part of it and the theater will show Halloween-themed movie clips from old shorts and Disney movies. A symmetrical closure after Halloween, to remove the overlay, has not yet shown up on the schedule.

...A new piece of street entertainment will be coming to DCA next month (probably beginning October 2) called "High School Musical Pep Rally." The details on what exactly this will be aren't clear. Though some rumors suggest it will replace Block Party Bash as DCA's Main Parade, this almost certainly isn't correct. Whatever it is, it will involve some kind of caravan moving along the parade route playing the popular songs from the Disney Channel's smash hit kid's movie High School Musical. Apparently the audience will be able to sing and dance along. Perhaps it will be a Rocky Horror Picture Show for tweeners. Since many of the dancers used for this show also perform in the Block Party Bash parade, it helps explain why, beginning September 8, a slimmed-down version of the parade will begin performing.

...Disney's Vault 28, the new high-end Disney clothing store for DCA will open in the first week of October, most likely on October 3. This opening was described as a "soft opening," the meaning of which is unclear since it isn't like they'll open and find that a lift chain is breaking a lot or the front door is difficult to open and the store needs to close for another week for tweaking. Most likely it means that October 3 is a soft target in case final construction is completed.

...Just a quick clarification on what is happening with the stores in New Orleans Square. Pieces of Eight stays where it is. Treasures, which replaced the Christmas store, is gone and is the new home of Le Bat en Rouge (the name will eventually catch up to the location). The former location of Le Bat en Rouge will form a larger pirate-store complex with Pieces of Eight but will officially be a separate store by the name of Port Royal.

...Fans of Bengal BBQ can breathe another sigh of relief. Earlier this year we reported on the rumors of a River Belle Terrace remodel and expansion that would spell doom for the popular meat-on-a-stick Adventureland food location. Then other projects got in the way and it was pushed into 2007. Word now is that it has probably been pushed even farther out into the future and will not happen anytime sooner than early 2008. Of course, at Disneyland, plans even a few months down the road have to be considered tenuous, so it is hard to say what will eventually happen with any certainty, but it seems safe to say that everybody gets at least a few more opportunities for a Banyan Beef Skewer or some bacon-wrapped asparagus.

...The closure of Yamabuki, the Japanese restaurant at Paradise Pier, will now extend to the end of September while work on the remodel concludes. We've also heard word that the menu is being rethought in some significant ways, but details are not yet available.

...The "Aurora's Breakfast at Dawn" merchandise event for the release of a Precious Moments sculpture (October 7) is completely sold out. The piece will be available in the park later that day as available.

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Disneyland Monorail closed August 21 - December 14 for station remodel and queue construction for Submarine Voyage. Will likely close again in January.

  • With the monorail shut down due to contruction inside Disneyland it is a good opportunity to get some painting and general maintenance done at the Downtown Disney monorail station as well. Photo by David Michael.

  • Snow White - An Enchanted Musical ended September 4. Show will not return.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds closed September 5 - December 14 for complete refurbishment.
  • Golden Horseshoe closed September 5 - September 28 for refurbishment, kitchen update, and menu change.
  • Billy Hill and the Hillbillies dark September 5 - September 28 while Golden Horseshoe is closed for refurbishment.
  • Fantasyland Theater closed September 5 - September 30 for removal of Snow White - An Enchanted Musical stage and remodel to accommodate princess interactive experience.
  • Haunted Mansion closed September 11 - 28 for installation of Haunted Mansion Overlay.
  • The First 50 Magical Years closed September 18 - 21. Carpet replacement.
  • Disneyland Railroad closed September 18 - 22. There appears to be no scheduled refurbishment work scheduled and the closure may be to allow for unimpeded work in the submarine lagoon.
  • it's a small world closed October 23 - November 9 for installation of Christmas overlay.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is currently under construction and will open sometime in 2007.

Disney's California Adventure

  • Francis' Lady Bug Boogie closed until at least January 2007. One-month refurbishment in June/July 2006 was unexpectedly extended indicating major repair work is needed.
  • Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular dark September 11 - September 28. Rehearsal of new cast and general rehab of stage and sets.
  • Golden Dreams Theater dark September 24 - September 28. Installation of Golden Screams Halloween overlay.
  • Golden Dreams closed September 24 - October 31? For the Halloween season the film show is being replaced by a Halloween themed-production. Exact return date is not yet known.
  • California Screamin' closed October 2 - 5. Everybody was expecting a long maintenance closure so this information is suspect at this time and will most likely eventually be changed to show a multi-month closure.

Downtown Disney

  • Disney's Vault 28 under construction and expected to open October 3.

Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Yamabuki closed July 31 - September 28 for complete refurbishment.
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.

Events

If you know of any events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, let us know.

September

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. September 15-17. For more information and registration see the official Web site (link, warning: horribly annoying embedded music)
  • Olszewski Main Street Pieces release. September 23 from 9:00 a.m. to noon (link).
  • Little Mermaid at El Capitan Theater. September 7-17. Restored edition in conjunction with DVD re-release. First screening will be accompanied by panel discussion (link).

October

  • Gay Days. October 6 - 8. Unofficial event (link).
  • Precious Moments "A World of My Own event and product release. October 7. Hard ticketed merchandise event with open sale to follow (link).
  • CHOC Walk. October 8. An annual charity walk at Disneyland to raise money for Children's Hospital Orange County (link).
  • Mickey's Halloween Treat. October 13, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 31 at DCA. (See Disneyland AP page for details)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Sculpture Series. On sale October 14. Series by Walt Disney Classic Collection goes on sale at Disneyland Resort (link).
  • Nightmare Before Christmas at El Capitan Theater. October 19-31 (link).

November

  • MouseAdventure. November 5. The next edition of MousePlanet's popular in-park game. Registration to open shortly.
  • Believe Holiday Fireworks show. Beginning November 9 for daily holiday fireworks show that will run through the end of the year.
  • Lion King returns to Pantages Theater. Beginning November 16 for eight week run. Call 323-463-4367 for details and tickets. Perusal tickets are available to Annual Passholders and Disney Visa members through June 10.
  • A Christmas Fantasy parade. Beginning November 17 for daily parade that will run through the end of the year.

December

  • Candlelight Processional. December 2 and 3. Two performances each day. No other details are known at this time.

  • Current Discounts & Promotions

    Several current promotions offer discounted admission to the Disneyland Resort. For convenience sake, 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 which works best for you. And keep those tips coming ? let us know if you find a better / 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 still rarely see 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.

    Unless otherwise states, all tickets currently available for purchase must be first used by January 2, 2007. All multi-day tickets expire 13 days after first use.

    This information is pulled from many sources but much thanks must go to MousePlanet sponsor MouseSavers.com for providing the bulk of the information. If you know of any additional discounts, offers, promotions, or contests that should be listed in this section, drop us a line (link).

    One Day Park Hoper
    Regularly $79/$69

    Southern California 1?Day Park Hopper ($64/$74) ? Residents of Southern California (zip codes 90000?93599) and and northern Baja California, Mexico (Zip codes 21000?22999), can buy discounted one-day park hoppers. You can purchase up to eight tickets at a time, one order per day, and two orders in any seven-day period. Valid ID showing Zip code will be required with ticket for admission. Southern California AAA offices and Vons Supermarkets may also sell these tickets, but call ahead to confirm. Proof of residency will be required when redeeming them at Disneyland (Vons will happily sell you the ticket voucher regardless of where you are from but you still need to be an appropriate resident to use it.

    Two Day Park Hopper
    Regularly $116/$96

    AOCVCB 2-Day Bonus Ticket ($115/$95) ? The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is only $1 and shipping on all orders is at least $10. Therefore you only come ahead on orders made more than 10 days in advance if you are buying more than 10 tickets (link).

    Three Day Park Hooper
    Regularly $169/$139

    Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($149/$119) ? A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (link). Disney Stores (California), Safeway grocery stores (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    Southern California CityPass($199/$159) ? This pass includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort park ticket (including one early-entry day). It also includes one day admissions to SeaWorld San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, and either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Wild Animal Park. The CityPass expires 14 days after first use at any location. Purchase CityPass through the Disneyland Web site (link) or onsite at the ticket booths of Disneyland Resort or the other theme parks included in the pass. You can also purchase directly from the CityPass Web site (link) though this has a minimum $7.50 shipping charge (no shipping charge from the Disney Web site if purchased more than 10 days in advance).

    The Southern California City Pass can also be purchased online from Costco at a cost of $174.99/$139.99 (adults/child), 5% surcharge if not a Costco member and shipping fees apply. Booklets may be available for sale in some stores but varies widely. If you want to buy in person it would be best to call ahead and confirm availability. If you do buy at a Costco, you will initially purchase a large plastic container which you must trade for ticket books prior to leaving Costco!

    AOCVCB 3-Day Bonus Ticket ($146/$117) ? The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is only $3 (adult) and $2 (child) and shipping on all orders is at least $10. Therefore, compared to the Disneyland Web site price, you only come about ahead on orders made more than 10 days in advance if you are buying more than 3 tickets. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Four Day Park Hopper
    Regularly $199/$169

    Advance Purchase 4?Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($169/$139) ? A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (link). Disney Stores (California), Safeway grocery stores (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    AOCVCB 4-Day Bonus Ticket ($165/$136) ? The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $4 (adult) and $3 (child) and shipping on all orders is at least $10. Therefore, compared to the Disneyland Web site price, you only come about ahead on orders made more than 10 days in advance if you are buying more than 2 or 3 tickets. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Play 4 Days Southern California Ticket ($119 all ages 3 and up) ? This ticket is only for Southern California residents residing in Zip Codes 90000-93599 and is not available to Northern Mexico residents. It is important to note that while Costco will sell the voucher to anybody who wants to buy one, proof of Southern California residency will be required when exchanging it for the actual ticket at Disneyland. The ticket allows admission to either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure on four separate days. The dates need not be consecutive and admission is allowed to only one park on any given day. Tickets must be first used by November 15, 2006, and expire on November 18, 2006. Call ahead to your Southern California Costco to confirm availability or order online (link), shipping fees apply as well as a 5% surcharge for non-members.

    Five Day Park Hopper
    Regularly $219/$189

    Advance Purchase 5?Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($179/$149) ? A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (link). Disney Stores (California), Safeway grocery stores (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    AOCVCB 5-Day Bonus Ticket ($174/$145) ? The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $5 (adult) and $4 (child) and shipping on all orders is $10. Therefore, compared to the Disneyland Web site price, you only come about ahead on orders made more than 10 days in advance if you are buying more than 2 tickets. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    All Tickets

    Disney Visa Application Credit $40 - &150; Currently, if you are not a Disney Visa credit card holder, you can receive an extra $40 discount when purchasing Disneyland tickets through the Disneyland Web site. When making your purchase an opportunity to apply for the credit card (and charge the purchase to the card) will be offered. If approved, the credit card will get a $40 credit when used for its first transaction.

    Annual Passes

    DVC Discount &150; Members of the Disney Vacation Club can get a $20 discount on a Deluxe or Premium Disneyland Annual pass. Good for first purchase only.

    Early Renewal Discount &150; If you renew your annual pass (either online or in person) before it expires, you will receive a 10% discount.

    Travel Packages

    4th Night Free (link). For packages booked between now and December 14, 2006, for travel that begins by December 17, 2006 if you book three consecutive nights at a Disneyland on-property hotel or one of the Good Neighbor resort-area hotels you will get a fourth night free. Packages start at $307 per person for stays at the Red Roof Inn Anaheim Maingate. Packages include one 5-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket per person, one day of early entry, three Virtual Magic Kingdom computer game virtual rewards, one entry into Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, preferred show seating at DCA, and Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard, luggage tag, and California fun book.

    2006 Resort Magic Package ? This official Disney travel package (link) is $452/per person for two adults per two-nights. The $452 price is for the Paradise Pier Hotel and goes up for Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian Hotel. In addition to the hotel room, the package includes appropriate park hopper tickets, one early admission (early admission days are currently Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays), a virtual prize for the Virtual Magic Kingdom online game, admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness (currently available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays), and Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard, luggage tag, and California Fun Book. Travel using this package must be booked by August 28, 2006, and completed by September 2, 2006.

    2006 Good Neighbor Magic Package ? This official Disney travel package (link) starts at $277/per person for two adults per two-nights. The $227 price is for the Jolly Roger Hotel and goes up for other Good Neighbor hotels. In addition to the hotel room, the package includes appropriate park hopper tickets, one early admission (early admission days are currently Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays), a virtual prize for the Virtual Magic Kingdom online game, admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness (currently available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays), and Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard, luggage tag, and California Fun Book. Travel using this package must be booked by August 28, 2006, and completed by September 2, 2006.

    Costco Travel Packages ? Many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco.com. When purchasing a Costco Disneyland travel package extras that will be included are: Mickey's Toontown Madness admission (currently available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays), a character breakfast per person, a $20 Disneyland Resort gift card, a collectible pin and lanyard, and a Costco luggage tag.

    Other Discounts

    Disney Visa Free-Stroller Rental

    ? If you have a Disney Visa card you can rent up to two strollers for free at either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure.

    Rainforest Cafe Safari Club ? Membership in the Rainforest Cafe gets you a 10% discount on entrees for up to four people. It also gets you priority seating if available. Additionally, after signing up, your membership card will be mailed to you and be accompanied by a $10 award good for your next visit to a Rainforest Cafe. So if you know you will be eating there while at Disneyland and have a Rainforest Cafe local to you, it may make sense to prejoin the Safari Club so that you can use the award during your trip. See the Rainforest Cafe Web site for details (link).

    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% 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 2-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)

    AAA Restaurant Discounts ? AAA (American Automobile Association) members can receive a 10% discount (excluding alcohol) at Plaza Inn, Wine Country Trattoria Ariel's Grotto, PCH Grill, and Goofy's Kitchen.


    Park Schedule/Blockout Dates

    DL: Disneyland
    DCA: Disney's California Adventure
    Annual Pass blockout dates:

    • SL ? Southern California Select Annual Pass
    • SC ? Southern California Annual Pass
    • DX ? Deluxe Annual Pass
    Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
    8/28 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1 9/2

    DL: 9a?9p
    DCA: 10a?6p

    DL: 9a?9p

    DL: 9a?9p
    DCA: 10a?6p

    DL: 9a?9p
    DCA: 10a?6p

    DL: 9a?Mid
    DCA: 10a?9p

    DL: 9a?Mid
    DCA: 10a?9p
    SL/SC/DX

    9/3 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8 9/9

    DL: 9a?11p
    DCA: 10a?9p
    SL/SC/DX

    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?9p

    DL: 9a?Mid
    DCA: 10a?9p
    SL/SC

    9/10 9/11 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/16

    DL: 10a?Mid
    DCA: 10a?9p
    SL

    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?10p
    DCA: 10a?8p

    DL: 10a?Mid
    DCA: 10a?9p
    SL/SC

    Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates 2006 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.

    Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.




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