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Update for November 13-19, 2006

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News and Views

Our apologies for the unexpected disappearance of the Disneyland Park Update last week. The post-event work from MouseAdventure on November 5 was larger than expected and a window to write the update never opened up. Normally we'd post an announcement for everybody waiting for it but that was overlooked as well.


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Fortunately, Disneyland has maintained its off season funk (in terms of news anyway; crowds are healthy) so you didn't miss out on much news.

Before we get into this week's Park Update, if you played in MouseAdventure (or just want more information), you can read our recap of what was once again our largest event. If you want to see what other players are saying, check out this thread on our message board, and here is a thorough walkthrough of the PhotoAdventure half of the day.

Finally, if you played this event or any other MouseAdventure, we'd love to have you take this survey we've set up. Your answers will help us put together ever better events for our players.

A very busy weekend

A combination of great weather and Friday school closures for Veteran's Day resulted in incredible crowds at the park last Friday. As evidence that even after the end of the 50th Anniversary the resort is still doing a great job pulling in the crowds compared to the pre-50th numbers, Disneyland actually had to close to new admissions for a while on Friday and ticket sales were halted. Disney's California Adventure park never closed but it was very crowded, with more than 40,000 admissions to the park. By the end of the day, Disneyland topped out at over 72,000 admissions.


This sign was pretty much accurate as by Friday evening there were still nearly 45,000 people inside the park. Photo by David Michael.

Candlelight Meltdown

In an apparent move to take the load off of the Disney Dine Line, reservations for this year's Candlelight Processional dining packages were moved online. It wasn't even possible to make a reservation by phone. Apparently the Internet is seen as sufficiently ubiquitous to just cast off any business from people who don't have an Internet connection at home (which is where most people would be when registration opened on a Sunday morning).

Well, the best laid plans of mice (literally) and men... The exact time at which registration would open was not announced, though word began to circulate that it would be 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. As that time approached, the Web page (both on the public version and the Annual Passholder-only version) began to slow down. Then the doors were thrown open and the entire process ground to a halt. Pages wouldn't load, valid credit cards were declined, reservation slots disappeared. Then it just all went down completely, with all appearances that a server had crashed somewhere. So it was to the phone lines. Not only were people hoping to make reservations, but also wanting to know what had happened to the credit card payments they'd submitted.

The operators could only shrug their shoulders and offer to pass callers on to the complaint line. They weren't even supposed to be involved. Eventually the Dine Line went down as well, and you couldn't even get a busy signal.

Over the next two days, people behind the scenes processed orders by hand, using the information that had made it through the online forms (but couldn't complete successfully) and confirmations began to trickle out to people, although it was something of a crap-shoot which of several attempts would be the one that Disney recorded. They announced that online registration would open again on Monday at noon, but that deadline passed. It was then moved to Wednesday at noon. The site almost melted down again but kept trudging along to sell out the few remaining slots.

Admittedly, selling hundreds of tickets simultaneously is not something that Walt Disney Event Services needs to do very often, but it is embarrassing that they were so unable to do so. The whole debacle highlights a growing problem with how Disneyland handles Candlelight Processional. Unlike at Walt Disney World where the Processional is a major event, Disneyland has always treated it as a semi-official event with minimal advertising.

That was fine when it was just an event that happened and park guests were crammed into seating on an as-available basis. You showed up and took your chances, and nobody could really complain. But money is involved now with these dining packages, and this is no longer a "semi-official" event. If it is going to be this way, Disneyland needs to commit the money to the event so that they can lock it down earlier and not have it be such a rush. Pay the narrator enough that one can be locked in and guaranteed instead of hoping you can find a willing big name and then running down a sliding list of B-, C-, and D-list celebrities at the last minute. Either pay for the A-list name or just go straight to the C-list so that this information can be announced before people are asked to spend $50 to $100 per person.

Either it is an event or it isn't, and it is time to pick one or the other.

Christmas is here

While some decorations were up around the resort as early as the days immediately after Halloween, they didn't kick into full effect until last Monday (November 6). Frank Anzalone was down at Disneyland this weekend and we'll be presenting a set of "Christmas at Disneyland" computer desktops from him in early December (unlike the rest of the world we're going to wait until after Thanksgiving), but to tide you over, here are a selection of decoration photos from around the resort.


This year's main Disneyland Christmas tree in Main Street's Town Square. Photo by Andrew Rich.


A close up of the Main Street tree's very dense coating of decorations. Photo by Andrew Rich.


Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by David Michael.


Toontown's Firehouse. Photo by David Michael.


Toontown's Town Square. Photo by David Michael.


"it's a small world." Photo by David Michael.


Santa's Reindeer Round-Up is now open and the reindeer are in residence. Photo by David Michael.


DCA's main Christmas tree. Photo by David Michael.

WDW Christmas Special

In addition to all of the Christmas decorations going up last week, this last weekend also saw the filming of the Disneyland segments of the ABC WDW Christmas Parade special. Frank Anzalone happened to be on hand and took a few photos that give you an idea what to expect.


Ryan Seacrest will be one of the co-hosts. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


Miley Cryus, star of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" will be a performer. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


More than 300 dancers for area schools perform here in a parade. Seen here are dancers from Escondido Charter High School and Heritage K-8 Charter School in Escondido, California. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

Juanita Owens Day

Juanita Owens is an active lady and the Year of a Million Dreams campaign at Disneyland parks was more than happy to help fulfill hers with a trip to Disneyland. Now what makes her so special? Lots of people want to visit Disneyland and they aren't going to be treated like royalty when they do.

Well, first of all, it was Juanita's birthday. Still not sold? It was also her first trip to Disneyland. Not quite? How about the fact that it was her 100th birthday and first trip to Disneyland? I see you're sold. Yes, the Year of a Million Dreams crew had it declared as Juanita Owens Day at Disneyland and she was given the VIP treatment throughout the park.


Juanita Owens and family are greeted by Mickey and Minnie on the occasion of her 100th birthday and first visit to Disneyland. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

No word yet on how it compared to her 90th birthday when she went para-sailing for the first time.

David Koenig reports...

Eleven years after the "Narrations Department" experiment introduced all sorts of personalized props, accessories and characters to Disneyland's World Famous Jungle Cruise, the attraction has come full circle. Beginning Wednesday November 8, all skippers are to wear a completely redesigned costume, differentiating them from Indiana Jones operators but not from each other. All individualistic touches are now taboo. Gone are the days of pins, feathers, pouches, multi-animal-print hat bands, hats for home, and other personal accouterments. The new costume features khaki-colored, pleated shorts (inexplicably with only a single cargo pocket), two-tone shirt with "tiger-eye" buttons and two fake pockets on the chest, belt with oval buckle, and fedora with generic-jungle-print band.


Jungle Cruise cast members are sporting new outfits that distinguish them from other Adventureland attractions but no longer have personal touches. Photo by David Michael.

Skippers appear grateful that the Jungle is setting itself apart from Indy, but saddened that the attraction's "new identity stole the unique individualism that created an identity for each of its skippers," one said. Perhaps, "with time and a little wear-and-tear, we will break in our new costumes and possibly be allowed to add a touch or two of our own."

The DFD rescue jet I mentioned in my last article has been moved from behind the Opera House to the Rivers of America and has been reported to be hidden somewhere near the Hungry Bear Restaurant.

I heard from several cast members that during the last two weeks of October they spotted quite a few folks from Walt Disney Imagineering hiking all over Tom Sawyer Island. Supposedly, there are surveyor marks all over the Island. Evidently, they're not completely sold on the "Jack Sparrow Island" makeover and are considering a compromise: a "river pirate theme, as in the Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer books," which would include a rebuilt, interactive Fort Wilderness. The Island is scheduled to go down for rehab after the 2006 Christmas season. One contact told me that people who work in the Staff Shop and Mill are preparing for "a fairly big project on Tom Sawyer Island." At the same time, Raft cast members have noticed more guests going through their turnstiles, as they want to see TSI one last time before the changes begin. Whatever changes those may be.

The Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney has taken a page out of Disney's marketing playbook. Last week, they rerouted the path to reach the seating hostess so you loop through the middle of the gift shop.

A very short walk

A few months ago, when it was announced, we were somewhat dismissive of the idea that an Anaheim Walk of Fame would act as any kind of tourist attraction. Well, undaunted by our mockery, the project moved forward and last Friday the first star was installed.

As you might expect, that honor went to Walt Disney and was installed in the sidewalk on Harbor Boulevard, right in front of the pedestrian entrance to Disneyland. For the time being the "Walk of Stars" is exactly one section of concrete long so any tourists visiting shouldn't find it too exhausting. No word yet on who the next honorees will be to join Walt Disney and whether they'll build out from this star or place them along Harbor Boulevard wherever they feel most appropriate.


Every pedestrian entering Disneyland from Harbor Boulevard will see the star. Photo by David Michael.


A close-up of the star, which is oriented not for people walking along Harbor but for people walking into Disneyland. Photo by David Michael.

This and that...

...The construction site entrance for work in DCA has a sign that labels the site as Toy Story Midway Mania, so that seems to be the first official use of the name.


The name of the new attraction, at least according to C.W. Driver. Photo by David Michael.


The Midway Mania construction site hidden away behind California Screamin'. Photo by David Michael.

...While supplies last, when you spend $70 in a single purchase (pre-tax, after discounts) at select Disneyland Resort merchandise locations, you can purchase a Santa's Reindeer Round-Up fleece blanket for $10. The participating stores in Disneyland park are Emporium, Disney Clothiers, Adventureland Bazaar, Pioneer Mercantile, Gag Factory, and Star Trader. In DCA you can get them at Greetings from California and also at World of Disney in Downtown Disney. If supplies begin to run low and you want one you might find success in checking at several stores.


Get a blanket for $10 with sufficient purchase at participating stores. Photo by David Michael.

...Push, the talking trash can, has been bouncing around lately, having moved from Tomorrowland to DCA's Paradise Pier. It does, however, seem to have settled, oddly enough, in the Grizzly River area of DCA. The theming seems odd but he's received a new paint job and has been seen regularly around the Grizzly River Run waterwheel.


Push, combining technology and the raw nature of California's parklands. Photo by David Michael.

...The Caterpillar tractors in the Bountiful Valley Farms area of A Bug's Land have been removed now that the sponsorship deal between Caterpillar and Disney has come to an end. With that sponsorship deal out of the way, the path is cleared for serious consideration of a full retheming of the area.


This spot has been home to a very large Caterpillar tractor since the park opened in 2001. Photo by David Michael.

...We mentioned a few weeks ago that PhotoPass was in testing at DCA and would roll out to Disneyland after the kinks were worked out. This has now happened and the Disneyland official photographers are now using it as well. When you have your first photo taken at either park you'll be given a credit card-sized card that photographers will scan throughout the rest of your stay. You can then go to one of the purchase locations in either park (the Kodak Photo Store in Disneyland or Greetings from California in DCA) to review all of the photos taken and purchase what you want. This replaces individual pieces of coded paper that were used before. You'll also be able to review and purchase photos online at DisneyPhotopass.com (though there is still no mention on the site of Disneyland). You have 30 days from the date the picture was taken to view them online. No preregistration is required to use the system.

...Stroller, wheelchair, and ECV, rentals have once again been moved out to the Esplanade through the rest of the holiday season. Just as a reminder, this means you should rent your equipment before entering either park. If you forget to do so, speak to a cast member at the standard rental station inside the park and they'll give you a pass to exit, make your rental, and then return without waiting in line. During this time, rental equipment can be taken from one park to the other, but you still can not take them outside of the security stations.

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Disneyland Monorail closed August 21 - December 14 for station remodel and queue construction for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. Will likely close again in January.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds closed September 5 - December 15 for complete refurbishment of track and ride systems.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant closed January 8 - January 17 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion closed January 8 - January 18 for removal of Christmas Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay.
  • it's a small world closed January 22 - February 1 for removal of Christmas overlay.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster closed January 22 - February 2 for refurbishment.
  • Splash Mountain closed January 23 - early May for major refurbishment. No major changes are expected but lift mechanics are being replaced.
  • Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio closed January 23 - early May due to closure of Splash Mountain (store is primarily for sale of Splash Mountain ride photos).
  • Disneyland Railroad closed February 5 - late March for track work and to allow heavy equipment access to Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is currently under construction and will open sometime around summer 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.
  • Mission Tortilla Factory closed October 30 - November 17 for general refurbishment.
  • Orange Stinger closed January 16 - March 23 for full refurbishment.
  • Midway Mania under construction. Opens 2008.
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.

November

  • Nightmare Before Christmas at El Capitan Theater. October 19-January 4. (link). After November 3, it is only two late shows per day.
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at El Capitan Theater. November 3-January 4 (link). Screening includes a stage musical show before each show.
  • 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
    11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18

    DL: 8a–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: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p
    SL/SC

    11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p
    SL

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–10p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–10p
    SL/SC/DX

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–10p
    SL/SC/DX

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–10p
    SL/SC/DX

    11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2

    DL: 8a–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–5p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–9p

    DL: 8a–Mid
    DCA: 10a–10p
    SL

    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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