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Update for April 16-22, 2007

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News and Views

Disneyland hosts Pirates 3 premiere; tickets $1500

Speculation about the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was put to rest last week when the Walt Disney Studios announced that tickets to the premiere would be sold to the public for $1500 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Make-A-Wish International. Disney expects the event to raise $3 million for Make-A-Wish. Disney places the fair market value of the admission package at $100, and guests may write off the $1,400 balance as a charitable contribution. This is the first time Disney has made tickets for the Pirates film premieres available for sale.


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The announcement served as confirmation that the premiere would be held at Disneyland on Saturday, May 19, and the press release states that all of the stars from the film, including Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, are scheduled to participate.

The $1,500 tickets, available at the Web site PiratesPremiere.com (link) include:

  • Parking in the Timon parking lot
  • The opportunity to walk down the red carpet
  • Admission to Disneyland after 6 p.m.
  • Access to Jungle Cruise, Thunder Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones, and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Buffet dinner
  • Access to New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Frontierland and Adventureland during the pre-movie party
  • Reserved assigned seating for the movie
  • Popcorn and soft drinks

Now that the premiere has been officially confirmed, the information we originally provided in February bears repeating: Disneyland is scheduled on Saturday, May 19 to open at 6:30 a.m. and close early at 5:00 p.m. Disney's California Adventure park opens 10:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.

Based on Disneyland's two prior Pirates premiere events, this premiere is expected to impact several areas of the park, including:

  • Much of Main Street will be blocked by the red carpet and related equipment
  • There are no performances of the Parade of Dreams scheduled
  • Guided tours may be modified or not offered at all that day
  • There will be no performance of the Remember, Dreams Come True fireworks
  • Adventureland, Critter Country, Frontierland and New Orleans Square will likely close around 3:00pm to allow staff to begin setting up for the pre-movie dinner

The stage and screen for the premiere will be constructed on Tom Sawyer Island, which is still closed for refurbishment. There have been no performances of Fantasmic! during the Tom Sawyer Island renovation. The Rivers of America waterfront area will be covered by the large risers needed to hold the audience, and the walkways through the area will be tight. The construction of the risers takes several days, so expect to see some activity during the week leading up to the event.

If you are planning to visit Disneyland solely to watch the red carpet arrivals, be prepared for a long, hot day. Many like-minded fans will arrive right at park opening to stake out the best spots along the carpet. If star gazing isn't your cup of tea, you can take advantage of the light crowds in Fantasyland, Toontown and Tomorrowland. These three lands remained open until around 8:00 p.m. during the last event, and several readers reported that the major rides had almost no wait.

Many MousePlanet readers will be at Disneyland on May 19, either attending the premiere or watching from along the red carpet. If you would like to meet up your fellow readers along the red carpet, we encourage you to join in the discussion on our MousePad boards (link). Several readers have expressed an interest in gathering together to pass the time until the premiere.

Final warning – Disneyland closes early this Sunday

We've mentioned this in every Park Update since it was announced, but it bears repeating one last time. Disneyland will close 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, April 22 for a private travel industry party. The park open early at 6:30 am. The two performances of Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams will be at 12:45pm and 3:45pm. DCA will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m, with a performance of Disney's Electrical Parade at 8:45.

This is also the last weekend that Southern California residents can purchase the discounted 2-Day Park Hopper, so expect the resort to be extremely busy both days. We don't often encourage people to stay away from the resort, but this is one of those times. High traffic days often have some redeeming feature about them to justify braving the crowds—extended hours, additional entertainment—but this weekend looks to offer nothing more than a lot of people trying to do as much as possible in less time.

Crowd watch

While Spring break season lasts through the end of April, the busiest weeks are now past and the park is moving back towards normal “off season” operating hours. Disneyland is open until 9 most weeknights through the end of April, with DCA closing one or two hours earlier each day.

For most of May Disneyland will close at 8 on weeknights and DCA will close at 6. The summer season looks to begin June 1st, after which Disneyland will be open until 11:00 on Midnight almost every day through August, with DCA closing at 8 or 9 every night.

This-and-That

...Author and MousePlanet columnist David Koenig delivers his "Disneyland: Back to 1955" multimedia presentation for free in Downey, California on Wednesday, April 18.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Downey City Library in celebration of National Library Week, the event includes a colorful look back at the park as it was in its first year, audience Q & A, book signing, and light refreshments. Copies of his books, including the snazzy Golden Anniversary Special Limited Edition of Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, will be offered for sale.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
  • Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.
  • Location: Barbara J. Riley Community Center, 7810 Quill Dr. (at Rives), Downey, CA 90241

For reservations, call the Downey City Library (562) 904-7360, ext. 32.

... Tequila dinner at Tortilla Jo's – Tuesday, April 24th. The Patina Group hosts a Sauza Tequila Dinner at Tortilla Jo's on Tuesday, April 24th. The four-course menu is $55.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations by calling 714-535-5000.

  • First Course: Sea Bass Ceviche – Ceviche of Pacific sea bass with mango, pickled red onions and green olives. Paired with Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata.

  • Second Course: Shrimp and Avocado Enchiladas – Two shrimp and avocado enchiladas topped with salsa verde, queso fresco, and roasted corn-black bean salsa. Paired with Sauza Hornitos Reposado

  • Third Course: Latin Spiced Prime Rib – Roasted boneless prime rib with dried cherry-Ancho chili demi-glace, poblano chili gratin and spring vegetables. Paired with Sauza Tres Generaciones Reposado

  • Fourth Course: Oaxacan Pastry – Oaxacan chocolate banana bread pudding with roasted banana and cashew ice cream. Paired with Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo.

...David Michael, a frequent contributor to MousePlanet, passed along a few items:


The entrance ramp to the Indiana Jones Adventure will be replaced starting tomorrow. Photo by David Michael.

Due to refurbishment of the queue ramp to the Indiana Jones Adventure, Fastpass will not be offered April 16 through May 18, and a temporary entrance near the normal exit will be used to access the ride.

  • The Disneyland Resort Web site includes a notation that California Screamin' is scheduled to open at 1:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday from April 30 through this fall due to construction for Toy Story Mania!
  • The Cove Bar at DCA remains open 7 days a week through the end of April.
  • Disney's California Adventure closes at 7pm instead of 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17 for a private party.

Tip of the Week – trip reports

Reading trip reports is a great way to prepare for your own Disneyland vacation, and MousePlanet has made it even easier to take advantage of the hundreds of trip reports our readers have submitted over the years. All of the trip reports previously published on MousePlanet now been archived on our MousePad discussion boards, making it easier to find trip reports that are relevant to your trip. If you want to read reports from people who have previously stayed at a hotel you are considering, or who have visited during the season you will be visiting, or have dined at restaurants you are curious about, you can use the MousePad search function to quickly locate them.

For example, let's say you are thinking about booking a stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel, and you want to read trip reports from others who stayed there.

  1. Go to MousePad (link), click Search on the top right. The Search Forums dialog appears.
  2. Click Advanced Search in the Search Forum dialogs. The browser opens the Search Forums page.
  3. In the Key Word(s) field in the Search by Key Word section, type "Paradise Pier".
  4. In the Search in Forum(s) field in the Search Options section, select the Trip Reports from California forum.
  5. Click the Search Now button on the bottom. MousePad shows you the results of your search—in this example, the search found 59 trip reports from 1999—2006.

We've also made it easer for readers to submit their own trip reports. Instead of sending your trip report to a MousePlanet editor then waiting for your report to be scheduled for publication, you can now post your trip report directly to MousePad, where it becomes instantly available for others to read. You can even post your report nightly during your trip if you want, or go back and add information later. MousePlanet staff member Brian Bennett, the creator of our original trip report section, offers guidelines and suggestions for writing and submitting your own trip reports at this link (link).

Even better, readers can now correspond with trip report authors directly through MousePad, and authors no longer need to share their e-mail address with the world.

We've very excited about the new home for trip reports, and we hope it serves authors and readers well. And when you're ready to plan a trip to the other coast, check out the Walt Disney World trip report forum, with over 1100 trip reports!

Don't keep it to yourself! Send us your news tips, rumors, and comments. E-mail us here.

Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Splash Mountain closed January 22 - May 18 for major refurbishment. No major changes are expected but lift mechanics are being replaced.
  • Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio closed January 23 - May 18 due to closure of Splash Mountain (store is primarily for sale of Splash Mountain ride photos).
  • Tarzan's Treehouse closed until May 18.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat closed through May 25.
  • Tom Sawyer Island dark February 5 - May 24 due to add new pirate themed elements to the island.

  • Construction continues on Tom Sawyer Island. Photo by David Michael.

  • Fantasmic! dark February 12 - June 14 due to work on Tom Sawyer Island.
  • Aladdin's Oasis dark April 30 - May 4.
  • Disneyland Railroad closed May 7 - June 8, likely to allow heavy equipment access to Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride closed May 14 - May 18 and then again June 4 - June 7.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is currently under construction and will open sometime in June or July, 2007.

  • The animatronic seagulls have returned to the Submarine Lagoon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney's California Adventure

  • Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage! closed May 29 - June 7.
  • Midway Games closed close June 20 for an unknown duration. The future of the games has been somewhat questionable due to the Toy Story Mania project.
  • Toy Story 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.

April

  • Meet the Robinsons at El Capitan Theater. March 30-May 20. (link).
  • Disneyland: Back to 1955" multimedia presentation with David Koenig, April 18. 7:00-8:45 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community Center in Downey. For reservations, call the Downey City Library (562) 904-7360, ext. 32.
  • Lilly Belle Train Set product release and signing. Saturday, April 21 at Disneyland. Artist Dave Avanzino; Senior Vice President, Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, Tony Baxter; and Disney Railroad Historian, Michael Broggie will be available to sign purchases from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Photos and more information are available at the Disney Gallery Web site link.
  • Sauza Tequila Dinner at Tortilla Jo's. April 22. The four-course menu is $55.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations by calling 714-535-500.
  • Disneyland closes early at 4:00 p.m.. April 22 for a private party. The park will open early at 6:30 and DCA will have extended hours.
  • 2nd Annual Food and Wine Weekends April 27 - May 20. Special dining and food events on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (link)
  • MouseAdventure April 29 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration full.

May

  • Pirate Disney Dollars, May 15. The third series of Pirates of the Caribbean Disney Dollars will be released on May 15, 2007 at the Disneyland Resort. More information about current and future Disney Dollar releases is available at this link.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End premiere, May 19. Not yet officially announced but park is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m. No details available but likely similar to last two events.
  • Grad Night events: Thursday, May 17; Thursday, May 24; Thursday, May 31

June

  • Grad Night events: Thursday, June 7; Wednesday, June 13; Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, June 21
  • Camp Pin-E-Ha-Ha. June 16-17. A pin collecting event. Registration opens March 21, 2007 (link).

July

  • "Disneyland in Miniature" Product Release & Signing. Sunday, July 8 at Disneyland. The Disneyland marquee accessory will be available for purchase as part of a larger Disney Gallery anniversary event.
  • "Disneyland in Miniature" Product Release & Signing. Saturday, July 28 at Disneyland. New releases include the Plaza Pavilion / Enchanted Tiki Room / Aladdin's Oasis sculpture and additional Main Entrance accessories. (This date is tentative and subject to change)

September

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. September 2 and 3. Family Fun Run 5K on Saturday, September 2, Half Marathon on Sunday, September 3 (link).

October

  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7. Event attendance will be higher at Disneyland on Saturday, DCA on Sunday (link).

Summer 2008

  • Disney Magic returns to Pacific Ocean itineraries. May 25-August 17, 2008.

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. This first section is a list of discounts on ticket only purchases. Though it has become more common in recent years, Disneyland tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Southern California or Northern Mexico. For residents outside that area, the best discounts available tend to be simple advance purchase discounts.

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 Hopper
Regularly $63/$53

Southern California 2Fer Ticket – This ticket offers residents of zip codes 90000-93599 (and 21000-22999 in Baja California, Mexico) the opportunity to buy entry to one park on one day and to return within 30 days to visit the other park. Tickets expire after 5/26/07 and first use must be made by 4/26/07.

One Day One Park
Regularly $83/$73

Southern California 1–Day Park Hopper – Disney is not currently offering a Southern California 1-Day Park Hopper at the Web site. Southern California AAA offices and Vons Supermarkets may be selling 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. If you do see these available anywhere, email us to let us know.

Two Day Park Hopper
Regularly $122/$102

Southern California 2-Day Park Hopper ($83/$73) – This ticket offers residents of zip codes 90000-93599 (and 21000-22999 in Baja California, Mexico) the two days of visits to the Disneyland Resort and on both days the ticket-holder can visit both parks. Tickets expire after 5/26/07 and first use must be made by 4/26/07.

AOCVCB 2-Day Bonus Ticket ($119/$100) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $3 (adult) and $2 (child) and shipping on all orders is at least $10 (link). So if you are ordering more than 10 days in advance and your discount would be less than $10, you'll still come out ahead by ordering at the Disneyland Web site.

Three Day Park Hooper
Regularly $179/$149

Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($159/$129) – 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 (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). 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). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey ∧ Friends parking garage (an $11/day value)

Southern California CityPass($235/$189) – 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 $209.99/$169.99 (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 ($155/$126) – 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. So if you are ordering more than 10 days in advance and your discount would be less than $10, you'll still come out ahead by ordering at the Disneyland Web site. Tickets include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Everybody Plays for the Kid's Price ($129/$129) – A special off season promotional ticket direct from Disney. First day of use must be on or before April 26, 2007. If you have the tickets shipped to you (as opposed to Will Call), you'll also receive a coupon for discounts on Disneyland merchandise. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Four Day Park Hopper
Regularly $209/$179

Advance Purchase 4–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 (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). 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). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey ∧ Friends parking garage (an $11/day value).

AOCVCB 4-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 at least $10 Tickets include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Everybody Plays for the Kid's Price ($149/$149) – A special off season promotional ticket direct from Disney. First day of use must be on or before April 26, 2007. If you have the tickets shipped to you (as opposed to Will Call), you'll also receive a coupon for discounts on Disneyland merchandise. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Five Day Park Hopper
Regularly $229/$199

Advance Purchase 5–Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($189/$159) – 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 (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). 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). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey ∧ Friends parking garage (an $11/day value).

AOCVCB 5-Day Bonus Ticket ($183/$154) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $6 (adult) and $5 (child) and shipping on all orders is $10.

Everybody Plays for the Kid's Price ($159/$159) – A special off season promotional ticket direct from Disney. First day of use must be on or before April 26, 2007. If you have the tickets shipped to you (as opposed to Will Call), you'll also receive a coupon for discounts on Disneyland merchandise. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Travel Packages

2007 Resort Dream Vacation Package – This official Disney travel package (link) starts at $389/per person for two adults per two-nights. The $389 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), a collectible Dream Coin, and Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard, luggage tag, and California Fun Book. Travel using this package must be booked by March 10, 2007, and completed by March 15, 2007.

2007 Good Neighbor Dream Vacation Package – This official Disney travel package (link) starts at $259/per person for two adults per two-nights. The $227 price is for the Red Roof Inn Anaheim Maingate 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), collectible Dream Coin, and Walt Disney Travel Company collectible pin and lanyard, luggage tag, and California Fun Book. Travel using this package must be booked by March 10, 2007, and completed by March 15, 2007.

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.

Annual Passholder Discounts at the Disneyland Resort Hotels – The Annual Passholder section of the Disneyland.com Web site (click here, registration required) has details about the current AP rates for the three Disneyland Resort hotels. The offer advertises rates as low as $129 per night (plus resort fees and taxes) at the Paradise Pier hotel, and MousePlanet readers have reported rates as low as $189 per night at the Grand Californian Hotel.

The discounts are available for stays between January 28th and February 14th, and there is a limit of two rooms per Passholder. For reservations, call (714) 956-MICKEY and ask for rate plan "APD." It may pay to have a flexible schedule and a little patience - readers have reported that it may take a little time for the phone agent to locate the best discount for your stay.

Receive a $150 Disney Gift Card when you stay four nights or longer at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort between January 3 and April 22, 2007. Book your reservations by April 19, 2007 to take advantage of this magical offer. Travel must be completed by April 26, 2007. Click here for more details and restrictions.

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.

Free Metrolink and ART weekends – Disneyland Resort annual passholders can participate in a joint promotion with Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) and Metrolink. As part of Metrolink Weekends, Passholders can use Metrolink to travel for free to the Anaheim Metrolink station, then use a free ART pass to get to the Disneyland Resort. The offer is great for those who live in the Inland Empire or southern Orange County, but those who live north of Disneyland will have to get there the old fashioned way. The list of eligible origin stations is limited, and none of the southbound trains coming from LA are included in the promotion.

To take advantage of this promotion, you’ll first need to visit the promotional Web site at this link. (link = http://www.rideart.org/weekend/) Use the username "train" and password "ap" to login. Once you register, you will receive by mail:

  • One 4-trip ticket from Metrolink to be used on the Weekend Train
  • One round-trip ticket for the ART system from Metrolink station to the Disneyland Resort (a $5 value)
  • A free 7-day pass on Metrolink (one 7-day pass per household).
  • The Metrolink Weekends schedule is available at this link, and the ART operating schedule is available at this link. (link = )

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
4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–10p
SL

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–7p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–Mid
DCA: 10a–10p
SL

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC/DX

4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/28

DL: 6:30a–4p
DCA: 10a–11p
SL

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC/DX

4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5

DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 9a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 9a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 9a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 9a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 9a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC/DX

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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