Update for May 14 - 20, 2007
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Mickey's Halloween Treat dates announced
Mickey's Halloween Treat returns to Disney's California Adventure this fall on October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26, 29, 30 and 31. Friday evening events run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., while others run will be 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 per person this year, a $10 increase over the 2006 event.
Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $24 per person during an online pre-sale starting this Tuesday, on May 15. Visit the passholder section of the Disneyland Resort Web site for more details. We have not heard when tickets will go on sale to the general public.
Update: Tickets went on sale to Annual Passholders at 8:00 AM Tuesday morning, but the Web site was not updated until after 8:30. MousePad members are comparing notes in this thread.
The Nemo Dream Mobile has begun its tour of the western United States and Canada, and members of our MousePad discussion board reported catching a glimpse of the bus as it traveled from Disneyland to its first stop in Vancouver for the Vancouver International Marathon, held May 5. The Nemo Dream Mobile made several stops in and around Seattle last week, and is now headed for Portland, Oregon for appearances on May 14 and 15.
After we posted the orignal press release about the tour, which listed only dates and cities, readers asked if we had more specific information. An itinerary with locations and times has been posted to the tour Web site.
The Nemo promotional bus makes an appearance outside of Seattle. Photo courtesy of MousePlanet reader Anna.
MousePad member Anna caught up with the bus at a stop near Seattle, and detailed her experience in (including links to her photos) in this post. She says that the brief show did not include Turtle Talk with Crush, apparently because the generators needed to power the show could not be used at the gas station where the Nemo Dream Mobile made its appearance. (MousePad member Katlovett responded, 'They can't do their Crush show without a generator, and they can't set their generator out at gas stations due to fire safety concerns, so they schedule the tour stops mostly at Chevron gas stations? Whose genius idea was that?')
Update: MousePlanet reader Gina alerted us to the fact that the Sacramento, CA stop shown on the Disneyland Web site's list of cities, dates and times for the Nemo Dream Tour is actually in Stockton, CA, not Sacramento.
Events and More Events
Disneyland announced a slew of merchandise events and promotional offers last week:
...From May 20 through August 18, 2007, you can purchase this theme park-exclusive Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End watch and lithograph (lithograph size: 11" x 14") for only $10, plus tax, with the purchase of $50 or more in merchandise (in a single transaction, before tax, after discount) at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort. Available while supplies last.
Disney commemorates the latest Pirates film with another watch offer. Image courtesy of Disney.
Participating Merchandise Locations Include:
- Adventureland Bazaar
- Bonanza Outfitters
- Disney Clothiers
- Disney Showcase
- Gag Factory
- Pieces of Eight
- Star Trader
Disney's California Adventure park
- Greetings From California,br>
- Sideshow Shirts
- Treasures in Paradise
Downtown Disney District
- Disney's Pin Traders
- World of Disney Store
Disneyland Resort Hotels
- Disney's Acorns Gifts & Goods, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
- Fantasia Shop, Disneyland Hotel
- Mickey's in Paradise, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
Annual passholders can purchase two of these hats for $20 May 13 to June 22. Image courtesy of Disney.
...From May 13 through June 22, 2007 while supplies last, Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can purchase two "Where Dreams Come True" light-up ear hats for only $20, plus tax, at the World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District with a valid Disneyland Resort Annual Passport at time of purchase. No discount will be offered in conjunction with this promotion. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. [Editor's note: Cast members tell us that early shipments of these ears were frequently faulty (did not light up as expected), so be sure to inspect yours when you purchase them.]
Partners in a Dream by Maggie Parr will be offered during the Inspired by Disneyland event on June 2. Image courtesy of Disney.
...The second "Inspired by Disneyland" event at the Disney Gallery is scheduled for Saturday, June 2. Disney artists and Imagineers will greet visitors and sign merchandise purchased at the event. The Disney Gallery Web site has information about the artwork available at the event. The artists and Imagineers will be available in two sessions as follows:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Jim Crouch
- Larry Nikolai
- Jimmy Pickering
- George Scribner
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
- Brian Crosby
- Jody Daily
- Kevin Kidney
- Maggie Parr
- Joe Yakovetic
Two new WDCC sculptures will be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on May 22nd. Image courtesy of Disney.
...The next two releases in the Walt Disney Classic Collection Pirates of the Caribbean sculpture series debut on May 22 at the Disneyland Resort. (500 of each sculpture will be released at a Walt Disney World merchandise event May 22 to 25, but will bear a different backstamp) "Auctioneer and Redhead: We Wants the Redhead!" are sold as a set only and retail for $299. "Pirate with Pigs: Drink Up, Me 'earties!" retails for $257. Both releases will be available for purchase at World of Disney, Disneyana, Off the Page and at the Disney Gallery. These pieces are available only through Disney-owned retailers, so your local WDCC dealer will not carry them.
...Disneyland is participating in the 75th anniversary of the Laguna Festival of Arts with an exhibit titled The Art of Disney Parks ~ Where Dreams Come True. The exhibit, created by Disney artists from Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Design Group, Disney Consumer Products & Walt Disney Publishing, runs from July 1 to August 31 at the Festival of Arts, and will then be sold at auction during an event at the Disneyland Resort September 13 to 14. The auction will also include items from Disneyland's 50th anniversary, so this might be your opportunity to purchase a golden lamp finial or jeweled crown. The Disneyland event will be followed by a Downtown Disney promotion 'dedicated to the art of local artist participants' May 15-16.
Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase two-for-one tickets to the Festival of Arts by presenting their current passport at the box office. This offer does not include tickets to the Pagent of the Masters.
Marie Osmond releases a new Disneyland Adora Bell doll on July 7. Image courtesy of Disney.
...Marie Osmond is introducing a new Disneyland Adora Belle doll during a breakfast event on Saturday, July 7. Packages are offered at $235 to $780. The base package includes breakfast, one pre-signed doll, commemorative photo and keepsakes and the opportunity to meet with Marie. The $780 package includes one night accommodations at the Grand Californian Hotel. Additional dolls will be available through random selection process to event attendees at $110 each. No edition size has been announced for the doll.
Tickets for the event go on sale June 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern) through the Disney Events Web site.
...The Utah Education Association (UEA) host its 2007 convention October 29 to 30 this year. Many Utah public schools close so teachers can attend the convention, which creates a four-day weekend for the students. Expect the resort to be busy that weekendsome claim 'UEA' stands for 'Utah Escapes to Anaheim.'
...VMK players will be happy to know that the much-anticipated Mickey Mouse Television reward card is now available at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. You earn the prize by submitting three or more completed quests at the same time to the VMK kiosk in Tomorrowland. The only in-park quest available in the revised Pirates of the Caribbean quest, so you'll also need to print out the online High School Musical and new Tomorrowland quests to have the three you need for the bonus prize. You also receive the new Red Space Suit Magic card when you complete the new Tomorrowland quest.
...From now until August 15, restaurants Yamabuki at the Paradise Pier Hotel and Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel are offering Annual Passholders 30 percent off the entire check (excluding alcohol) Mondays through Wednesdays. The discounts are valid for lunch and dinner at Yamabuki, and breakfast and dinner at Steakhouse 55.
...Just a reminder, Grad Night season starts this week, with the first event May 17.
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- Splash Mountain closed January
22 - May 18 for major refurbishment. No major changes are expected but lift
mechanics are being replaced.
Update: Many readers have written to say that Splash Mountain is now open in a soft-open test-and-adjust period, but FastPass is not operating. Note that in a soft-open period, the attraction may open or close at any time with no notice.
- 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.
- Fantasmic! dark February 12 - June 14 due to work on Tom Sawyer Island.
- 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 is scheduled to open to the public on June 11, 2007.
Disney's California Adventure
- Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage! closed May 29 - June 7.
- Midway Games 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.
If you know of any events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, let us know.
- Taste Saturday, May 12 at Disney's California Adventure. An Annual Passholder-exclusive Food & Wine Weekends event. Tickets available at the event Web site.
- 2nd Annual Food and Wine Weekends continues through May 20. Special dining and food events on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (link)
- 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. Disneyland is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m.
- WDCC Pirates of the Caribbean Series Sculpture Release, May 22. 'Auctioneer and Redhead: We Wants the Redhead!' and 'Pirate with Pigs: Drink Up, Me 'earties!' the third and fourth releases in the theme park-exclusive Pirates of the Caribbean Series, will be available for purchase at World of Disney, Disneyana, Off the Page and the Disney Gallery.
- Grad Night events: Thursday, May 17; Thursday, May 24; Thursday, May 31
- 'Inspired by Disneyland' Art of Disney Product Release & Signing with Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Artists, Saturday, June 2 at Disneyland. Visit the Disneyland Gallery Web site for more information about artists and merchandise as it becomes available. (link)
- Grad Night events: Thursday, June 7; Wednesday, June 13; Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, June 21
- Finding Nemo Annual Passholder previews June 6 & 7. Tickets available by "opportunity drawing" only. To register, visit the Annual Passholder page on the Disneyland Web site.
- Camp Pin-E-Ha-Ha. June 16-17. A pin collecting event. Registration opens March 21, 2007 (link).
- The Art of Disney Parks ~ Where Dreams Come True exhibit. July 1 ? August 31 at the Festival of Arts. For information about the Festival, visit the official Web site (link).
- Adora Belle Disneyland Dream Breakfast with Marie Osmond. July 7 at Disneyland. Tickets for the event go on sale June 4th. See the event Web site (link) for more details.
- "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)
- Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) Friday-Sunday, August 17-19. (link)
- Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. September 2 and 3. Family Fun Run 5K on Saturday, September 2, Half Marathon on Sunday, September 3 (link).
- The Art of Disney Parks ~ Where Dreams Come True event. September 13-14 at the Disneyland Resort. Will include an auction of artwork from the Festival of Arts exhibit and 50th Anniversary. Keep an eye on the event Web site for updates as they become available (link).
- Downtown Disney artist weekend. September 15-16. An exhibit 'dedicated to the art of local artist participants.' No additional details are available at this time.
- 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).
- Disney Magic returns to Pacific Ocean itineraries. May 25-August 17, 2008.
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 One Park
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
|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
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).
Four Day Park Hopper
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).
Five Day Park Hopper
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.
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.
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.
Yamabuki and Steakhouse 55. Disneyland Resort annual passholders save 30% off the entire check (excluding alcohol) Mondays through Wednesdays through August 15th. The discount is valid for lunch and dinner at Yamabuki, and breakfast and dinner at Steakhouse 55.
Dream Ears offer. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can purchase two "Where Dreams Come True" light-up ear hats for only $20, plus tax, at the World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District. A valid Disneyland Resort Annual Passport must be shown at time of purchase. Offer valid while supplies last. No discount will be offered in conjunction with this promotion. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Pirates watch and litho offer. May 20 through August 18. Customers can purchase a Pirates of the Caribbean watch and lithograph set for $10 with a qualifying $50 purchase at select store locations at the Disneyland Resort. Visit the promotion Web site for a complete list of stores and restrictions.
2 for 1 Festival of Arts tickets for Disneyland Resort annual passholders. July 1 ? August 31. Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase 2 for 1 tickets to the Festival of Arts by presenting their current passport at the box office. This offer does not include tickets to the Pagent of the Masters. Tickets are regularly $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.
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, which can make a huge difference on busy days. 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 = )
DCA: Disney's California Adventure
Annual Pass blockout dates:
- SL – Southern California Select Annual Pass
- SC – Southern California Annual Pass
- DX – Deluxe Annual Pass
Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates 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.