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Update for August 13 - August 19, 2007

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News and Views

Disney Gallery closed | Another Year of Dreams | High School Musical 2 premiere | Disney reverses Panama cruise price increase | This-and-That

Disney Gallery: July 11, 1987 – August 7, 2007

Another Disneyland attraction faded into history when the Disney Gallery closed last week. Some cast members had hoped that a one-week delay beyond the original July 31 closing date meant that park management had changed its mind about closing the location, but it was not to be. In fact, crews who had begun preliminary work on the Gallery renovation caused some unspecified damage that delayed the opening of the Gallery on August 7 until safety inspectors could determine that the store was safe to open for one last day.


Gone but not forgotten, the Disney Gallery closed last week after 20 years in New Orleans Square. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

On Wednesday, workers could be seen taking measurements of the Disney Gallery's entrance balcony. By the weekend, a glimpse through open patio doors into the Gallery showed that merchandise and fixtures had already been removed. The Disney Gallery sign above the entrance remains, as do the Disney Gallery banners throughout New Orleans Square, and a sign at the base of the stairs leading to the Gallery says that the location is closed to install another exhibit.


The day after the store closed, workers were spotted taking measurements of the entranceway. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney will probably leave the outer trappings of the Gallery in place until the company is ready to officially announce what will happen to the space. Though the strongest rumor for months has been that the Gallery would be converted into the Disney Family Suite and used as a prize in the Year of a Million Dreams promotion, sources tell us that the final decision to approve the project was not made until last week. Now that the project has the green light, it's likely that Disney will announce it as part of the relaunch of the extended Year of a Million Dreams promotion, perhaps as soon as a press conference that is scheduled to take place before tomorrow's High School Musical 2 premiere.

The future of the Gallery's collection is still uncertain, though rumors abound. As we reported when news of the Gallery closure first broke, one rumored plan calls for the entire exhibit to move into the Main Street Opera House. Another rumor is that the Disneyana shop on Main Street could annex the Main Street Cinema and potentially even the 20th Century Music Shop.

Another interesting rumor has focused on the Plaza Pavilion, the former Main Street restaurant location which has been vacant for years. While the patio area surrounding the space is now home to several pin carts, a Disney's Vacation Club kiosk and the Junior Chef show area, the interior is used as an Annual Passport processing center only during the busy holiday renewal crush, or very infrequently a media center during press events. Gutted, with the serving counter and kitchens removed, the space would make an ideal collectibles location, especially because the adjacent patio area would provide more room for artists signings and other merchandise events than any other store location in the park.

It may be months—even years—before the Disney Gallery finds a new home. For now, the Gallery's merchandise is being distributed among the other collectibles locations in the Resort, and the larger exhibit pieces are being prepared for storage, and Disneyland fans have lost another treasured attraction. Author and MousePlanet columnist David Koenig will have more in his column this week.

Another Year of Dreams

Walt Disney World announced last week that the Year of a Million Dreams promotion is extending through December 31, 2008. Disneyland has not made a similar public announcement, but may release details at a press conference that is scheduled before the High School Musical 2 premiere on Tuesday. An announcement on the Cast Portal (an internal Web site for Disney employees) says that the promotion will continue through December 31, 2008, and hints at new prizes, "parades and entertainment."

High School Musical 2 world premiere


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The AMC theater in Downtown Disney hosts the world premiere for High School Musical 2, marking the first time a made-for-television film has had its premiere at the Disneyland Resort. According to the Disney press release, "Stars of the movie, along with director-choreographer Kenny Ortega and other celebrity guests will walk the carpet in Downtown Disney prior to the 6:00 p.m. screening." We've been told that celebrity arrivals will begin around 4:30. The screening will be followed by "an invitation-only poolside party at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa."

Fans of High School Musical who want to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars may have a long, hot day ahead of them. Disney has not—and likely will not—issue any formal details for guests who want to line up along the red carpet. We have been told that Disney is prepared for guests to arrive as early as 6 a.m., but it's very hard to guess how many fans are willing to arrive quite that early. We do know that there will be a "small" public area along the red carpet, which right now is expected to run near the ESPN Zone building.

High School Musical 2: School's Out! replaces the High School Musical Pep Rally at Disney's California Adventure starting next weekend. The new daily show debuts Saturday August 18 at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Disney reverses Panama cruise fee increase

In last Monday's Park Update, we reported that passengers on Disney's 2008 Panama Canal repositioning cruises were upset after receiving notice that their fare had increased $100 per person after booking. Disney attributed the increase to new per-passenger fees imposed on the cruise lines by the Panama Port Authority that operates the Panama Canal, but many passengers questioned whether Disney was accurately representing the situation. A group of disgruntled passengers began flooding Disney Cruise Line's offices with calls and e-mails about the fare increase, and some even got their travel agents involved.

In response to passenger complaints, as well as inquiries by MousePlanet and the Orlando Sentinel, a Disney spokesperson issued the following statement last Tuesday.

Upon further reflection, we have made the decision to pay the toll on behalf of all our cruise guests on both the May 10 and August 17, 2008, Panama Canal sailings, as a goodwill gesture. We are looking forward to welcoming guests aboard the Disney Magic next year for these very special cruises.

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The MousePlanet.com store is now open for business (link)! You can get shirts, mugs, hats and even a Teddy Bear! Check it out and show your MousePlanet pride!

This and that

...Registration for the Fall 2007 MouseAdventure at the Disneyland Resort sold out in a record 44 hours. If you missed out on the Fall event, you can e-mail us to be notified when registration opens for our Spring 2008 event.

...This is the last week for Disneyland Resort annual passholders to take advantage of the promotional offer at Yamabuki and Steakhouse 55. Passholders save 30% off the entire check (excluding alcohol) Mondays through Wednesdays through August 15. The discount is valid for lunch and dinner at Yamabuki, and breakfast and dinner at Steakhouse 55.

...This is also the final week for the Pirates watch and litho offer at the Disneyland Resort. Spend $50 in a single qualifying transaction at participating merchandise locations, and you can purchase a Pirates of the Caribbean watch and lithograph set for $10. Visit the promotion Web site for a complete list of stores and restrictions. Offer ends August 18th, or while supplies last. Some locations are reportedly already out of the watch, but you can bring your qualifying receipt to another participating location the same day to purchase the watch and lithograph set.


Are Crocs any more attractive when they are on sale? Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

…Some of our MousePad discussion board members will be thrilled to know that the Crocs shoe phenomenon may finally be waning at Disneyland. The Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired Crocs are now 40% off at the Pieces of Eight store in New Orleans Square and the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney.


Mickey, Minnie and a "model" Disney family posed for a holiday photo shoot at Disneyland last week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...A Disneyland cast member confirmed that Bengal BBQ will not close during the Riverbelle Terrace refurbishment that begins next week.


The long-awaited Mary Poppins Tiny Tot doll will be available online starting August 28. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disneyland is releasing a Tiny Tot version of Marie Osmond's Mary Poppins doll through the Disney Gallery Web site starting August 28 (link). Orders will be accepted online through September 25, or while supplies last. Dolls will be shipped sometime after the order period ends, probably in early October.


Some collectors waited over 10 hours to get the latest Disneyland pin release. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...People who wonder if pin trading has lost its luster should have been at Disneyland Saturday night when pin traders began to line up for Sunday's release of four new pins designed by Disney Pinbassadors Timm Lundeen and Steven Miller. Timm and Steven are the Disney Pin Trading Project Managers for the Disneyland Resort, and were each asked to create two pins for this event. Disney announced that wristbands entitling collectors to purchase the pins would be distributed one hour before Disneyland opened on Sunday morning, but the first collectors started the line around 10 p.m. Saturday night. Timm's Haunted Mansion pin design was extremely well received, and several of the $20 pins have already sold on eBay for as much as $200.

Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland


Work continues below the Disney Gallery to install a new elevator. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • Riverbelle Terrace closed August 19 until December for remodel.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure closed August 28 - 30.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train closed September 4 - October 5 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion closed September 4 - 20 to install the holiday overlay.
  • Alice in Wonderland closed October 8 - November 20.
  • it's a small world closed October 22 - November 8 to install the holiday overlay.

Disney's California Adventure

  • Midway Games closed for an unknown duration. The future of the games has been somewhat questionable due to the Toy Story Mania project, but some of the games remain open for now.
  • Toy Story Mania under construction. Opens 2008.
  • Golden Dreams closes September 11 - 20 to install the Halloween show.
  • Golden Dreams closed November 1 & 2 to remove the Halloween show.
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.

August

  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) Friday-Sunday, August 17-19. (link)

September

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. September 2 and 3. Family Fun Run 5K on Sunday, September 2, Half Marathon on Monday, September 3 (link).
  • Run 5K on Sunday, September 2, Half Marathon on Monday, September 3 (link).
  • Los Angeles Unified School District schools closed. Thursday, September 13th. This annual "no school" day usually results in huge crowds at the Disneyland Resort.
  • 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. Registration now available at Disney Gallery Web site. (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.
  • Unofficial Homeschool Day at Disneyland. Wednesday September 19th, 2007. This event is open to all homeschool and alternative schooling families (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).
  • Mickey's Halloween Treat. October 5, 12, 19 and 26; 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM and October 4, 11, 18, 25, 29, 30, and 31; 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Tickets are $39 per person if purchased the day of the event. $29 advance-purchase tickets currently available through the Disneyland Web site (click on the "tickets" link). $27 discounted tickets are currently available to Annual Passholders via the Disneyland Annual Passholder Web site, and to Disney's Vacation Club Members at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths.
    Sold out dates: 26th
  • MousePlanet night at Mickey's Halloween Treat (unofficial event) Friday, October 12. Join your fellow MousePlanet readers and MousePad members at Mickey's Halloween Treat to kick off MouseAdventure weekend. More information is available on our MousePad discussion boards. (Link)
  • MouseAdventure. Sunday, October 14. Registration is now closed.
  • CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park Sunday, October 21 (link)
  • 2007 UEA convention. October 29 to 30 (in Utah). Many Utah public schools close so teachers can attend the Utah Education Association convention, which creates a four-day weekend for the students. Expect the resort to be busy that weekend?some claim 'UEA' stands for 'Utah Escapes to Anaheim.' One reader has told us that his Utah school district is closed for a "Fall Break" October 11 ? 15th, so crowds may be more dispersed throughout the month than in past years.

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. 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 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 Regularly $63/$53

One Day Park Hopper
Regularly $83/$73

Southern California 1–Day Park Hopper – Disney is not currently offering a discounted 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, e-mail us to let us know.

Two Day Park Hopper
Regularly $122/$102

$132/$112 effective January 3, 2008

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 Hopper
Regularly $179/$149

$189/$159 effective January 3, 2008

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)

Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($169/$139) Effective January 3, 2008

2008 "2 Days Free" offer – Buy a 3-day Parkhopper ticket and receive a 5-day Parkhopper Bonus ticket which includes one Early Entry admission. The Spring promotion is available starting January 7, and tickets must be purchased in advance - this offer is not valid at the Disneyland Resort ticket booth. The ticket must be used for the first time on or before April 24 and expires 13 days after first use or on May 7, 2008, whichever occurs first.

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).

You can also purchase the Southern California City Pass 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
Regularly $209/$179

$214/$184 effective January 3, 2008

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).

Advance Purchase 4-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($184/$154) Effective January 3, 2008

2008 "2 Days Free" offer – Buy a 4-day Parkhopper ticket and receive a 6-day Parkhopper Bonus ticket which includes one Early Entry admission. The Spring promotion is available starting January 7, and tickets must be purchased in advance - this offer is not valid at the Disneyland Resort ticket booth. The ticket must be used for the first time on or before April 24 and expires 13 days after first use or on May 7, 2008, whichever occurs first.

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
Regularly $229/$199

$234/$204 effective January 3, 2008

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).

Advance Purchase 5-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($194/$164) Effective January 3, 2008

2008 "2 Days Free" offer – Buy a 5-day Parkhopper ticket and receive a 7-day Parkhopper Bonus ticket which includes one Early Entry admission. The Spring promotion is available starting January 7, and tickets must be purchased in advance - this offer is not valid at the Disneyland Resort ticket booth. The ticket must be used for the first time on or before April 24 and expires 13 days after first use or on May 7, 2008, whichever occurs first.

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.

Hotel / Travel Packages

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's Good Neighbor Dream Vacation Packages – This package is valid for arrivals June 29 - August 30, 2007, and starts at $214 per person. Package includes two nights at a Good Neighbor hotel; Park Hopper ticket (with admission to one Early Entry and/or one Toontown Morning Madness depending on ticket purchased and days visited); preferred seating at a DCA show; souvenir coin, luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie or Goofy. (Sample pricing is for two adults and two children under 9 years-old sharing one room at the Jolly Roger Hotel, and includes a 3-day park hopper ticket per person. Other hotels and ticket combinations are available at a higher price) Reservations must be made by August 27, 2007. Call (866) 279-7165 for more information.

4th Night Free at Good Neighbor Hotels – This package is valid for arrivals September 2 to December 16, 2007, and starts at $257 per person. Package includes hotel accomodations; Park Hopper ticket; admission to one Early Entry and one Toontown Morning Madness; preferred seating at a DCA show; souvenir coin, luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie or Goofy. (Sample pricing is for two adults and two children under 9 years-old sharing one room at the Best Western Pavilions, and includes a 3-day park hopper ticket per person. Other hotels and ticket combinations are available at a higher price) Reservations must be made by December 13, 2007. Call (866) 279-7165 for more information.

4th Night Free at Disneyland Resort Hotels – This package is valid for arrivals August 19 to December 12, 2007, and starts at $345 per person. Package includes hotel accomodations; Park Hopper ticket; admission to one Early Entry and one Toontown Morning Madness; preferred seating at a DCA show; souvenir coin, luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie or Goofy. (Sample pricing is for two adults and two children under 9 years-old sharing one room at the Disneyland Hotel, and includes a 3-day park hopper ticket per person. Other hotels and ticket combinations are available.) Reservations must be made by November 12, 2007. Call (866) 279-7165 for more information.

2008 "2 Days Free" offer – When you buy a 3-, 4- or 5-day Parkhopper ticket, Disney will add two free days. In other words, you'll pay the 3-day rate ($189) and receive a Parkhopper Bonus ticket good for five days. You can maximize your savings by taking advantage of the advance purchase discount, and pay just $169. The Parkhopper Bonus ticket includes one Early Entry admission. The Spring promotion is available starting January 7. The ticket must be used for the first time on or before April 24 and expires 13 days after first use or on May 7, 2008, whichever occurs first.

Other Discounts

Disney Vacation Club members have a new discount at the Disneyland Resort. DVC members can now purchase discounted tickets to Mickey's Halloween Treat at Disney's California Adventure. Tickets are $27 if purchased anytime between August 1 and the day before the event. Members cannot buy these tickets online, and must show their DVC membership card at any Disneyland Resort ticket booth to receive the discounted rate.

50% off Disneyland souvenir books. Disneyland is offering a 50% discount on two souvenir books, "Remember the Moments" and "Disneyland Then, Now & Forever." The discount is valid while supplies last, or through September 4th, 2007. The books are available at most large shops at the Disneyland Resort, including the World of Disney and Emporium.

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.

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) 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.

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
8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16 8/17 8/18
DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC/DX

8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22 8/23 8/24 8/25
DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 8a–Mid
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1
DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC/DX

9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8
DL: 9a–12p
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC/DX

DL: 10a–11p
DCA: 11a–9p

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: 8a–11p
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

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.




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