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Update for October 8-14, 2007

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News and Views

S.O.A.R. seeks support from Anaheim residents | Disney finally says "Aloha" to a Hawaii resort | Snow White anniversary event | Bonjour, Hola and Guten Tag | A little extra HalloweenTime | Princess breakfast at Ariel's Grotto | Rewards on the move | Mickey's Halloween Treat reminder | Radio check | This and That

S.O.A.R. seeks support from Anaheim residents

The Disney-backed "Save Our Anaheim Resort" (S.O.A.R.) group (link) has asked Anaheim residents to attend the October 9 Anaheim City Council meeting to protest council action that would place a third zoning initiative on the June 2008 ballot without requiring the initiative's supporters to qualify the measure for the ballot through the petition process.

A Disney-backed referendum qualified for the ballot in June after supporters collected over 21,000 resident signatures. This referendum could overturn a 3-2 city council vote that would allow developer SunCal Companies to build residential units on land currently zoned as part of the Anaheim Resort District.


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S.O.A.R. supporters then gathered over 31,000 voter signatures in an effort to qualify a second measure, this time giving Anaheim voters a vote on future zoning changes in the Anaheim Resort District. The first referendum has been scheduled for the June, 2008 election; the second is expected to qualify for and be placed on the same ballot.

In July, a SunCal-backed group known as the Committee to Protect and Defend Anaheim (CPDA) filed a counter-initiative specifically targeting Disney. The Anaheim Voter Empowerment Initiative (link to a PDF) would require Anaheim voters to specifically approve any develop.m.ent on 53 acres of land (the former strawberry field, or what the initiative refers to as "Farm Proprty" ) owned by Disney near the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue.

If the initiative passes, Disney would need to prepare a specific develop.m.ent plan for the property, prepare an environmental impact report and then obtain voter approval before they could begin any develop.m.ent of the property.

The wording of the initiative could also modify or nullify any competing measure on the same ballot. If voters were to approve both it and another "competing" initiative (the AVE initiative specifically cites the SOAR measure as an example of a competing inititative) and the AVE initiative receives more votes, the competing initiative becomes voided.

If voters were to approve both initiatives, but the AVE initiative receives fewer votes than a competing initiative, both measures would go into effect. It's a clever bit of writing, wrapped in public-minded sentiments about encouraging "comprehensive public participation," in deciding the fate of the "largest and last remaining pieces of undeveloped, agricultural" land in the Anaheim Resort District—and the Anaheim City Council may vote to place the measure on the June 8 ballot without a petition.

S.O.A.R. supporters protest what they term an "attempted backroom deal," and are encouraging their members to contact City Hall and the Anaheim City Council to complain, and also to attend Wednesday's meeting.

Disney finally says "Aloha" to a Hawaii resort

Disney announced last week plans to open an 800-room resort on a 21 acre property on Oahu. The resort is scheduled to open in 2011, and will feature both traditional hotel rooms and Disney Vacation Club timeshare units. The announcement has some speculating on a possible tie-in with the Disney Cruise Line, which is adding two new ships to its fleet in 2011 and 2012. There has been no word as to when DVC will start selling the new resort.


The DVC expansion of the Grand Californian Hotel will be joined by a new Hawaiian resort in 2011. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Snow White Anniversary event at Disneyland


Disney celebrates the 70th anniversary of Snow White on November 16. Disney photo.

Tickets are still available for the Snow White Anniversary Event at the Disneyland Resort, and Disney has just released additional information about the panel discussion and a spiffy new event logo. According to Disney, the following panelists are scheduled to participate in the panel discussion as part of the Poisoned Apple package.

  • Don Hahn (Disney Animator/Producer) – Moderator
  • Marge Champion (Animation Model for Snow White)
  • Roy E. Disney
  • Glen Keane (Disney Animator)
  • John Lasseter (Pixar Executive Vice President)
  • Leonard Maltin (Film Historian)
  • Lella Smith (Art Historian)

Tickets are available through the Disney Gallery Web site (link).

Bonjour, Hola, and Guten Tag


Disneyland Resort is making foreign-language maps easier to find. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Walt Disney World has offered them for years, as has Disneyland if you knew where to look, but the Anaheim resort has finally made foreign language park maps readily accessible to visitors. New kiosks in Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure offer park maps translated into Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese.

A little extra HalloweenTime

New MousePlanet staff member David Perry contributed some great photos for our September 27 HalloweenTime 2007 At Disneyland Resort photo tour (link), but readers asked why there were no pictures of Woody's Halloween Roundup. In response to reader requests, and to show off the cute Halloween costumes the Disney characters donned just this past week, here are some additional Halloween photos.


Disneyland's Dapper Dans sport pumpkin-colored costumes for Halloween. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Constable Chip and Jail Bird Dale greet young visitors on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


In that costume, Goofy's just fur and bones. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Minnie preens in her pretty witch dress. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


This display outside Woody's Halloween Roundup makes a lovely photo backdrop. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The path between Big Thunder Ranch and the former BBQ location has reopened to allow access into Woody's Halloween Roundup. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A pumkpin carving demonstration yields some amazing designs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Farley the Fiddler entertains children and adults alike. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A pretty display of seasonal produce. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Princess breakfast at Ariel's Grotto

We have been remiss in writing about the new Princess Breakfast at Ariel's Grotto in Disney's California Adventure park. A MousePlanet reader stopped by last week, and reports that the newest character meal is served family-style like at Cinderella's Royal Table in Walt Disney World. Your server first brings selection of sliced fruit, cold cuts, cheese, bread and breakfast pasteries, followed by a platter of scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and sausage. Juice, coffee, milk and soft drinks are included. Breakfast is $32.21 for persons age 10 and up, and $17.34 for children (ages 3-9), tax and gratuity included. The Disney princesses circulate from table to table during the meal to pose for photos and sign autographs.

Rewards on the move

Now that Ariel's Grotto is open for breakfast, the Disney Rewards Visa cardholder Character Meet 'n' Greet has moved to the small Seasons of the Vine theater building next to the Golden Vine Winery in the Golden State District. Card members and up to five guests receive a Meet 'n' Greet session with Disney characters and one complimentary 5" x 7" group photo. The Meet 'n' Greet is offered for 90 minutes after California Adventure opens each day, and you must show your valid Disney Rewards Visa Card for admission.

Mickey's Halloween Treat reminder

Tickets are still available for just four of the Mickey's Halloween Treat events:

  • Thursday, October 11
  • Thursday, October 18
  • Monday, October 29
  • Tuesday, October 30

The remaining event dates are sold out.


Signs outside the bag check tents remind guests that costumes are limited to DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As a reminder, Disney does not allow adult visitors to wear costumes into Disneyland before or after Halloween events, though younger kids usually get a pass if they are dressed as Disney characters. The rules are somewhat subjective—a child dressed as an M&M was turned away at the gate this weekend, while another child dressed as Boba Fett sailed right through. This restriction often causes complaints from those who leave DCA at the end of the Halloween Treat event and want to spend the remainder of their evening at Disneyland. If this is your plan, consider bringing a change of clothes and renting one of the lockers outside DCA or Disneyland.

For those attending the Halloween Treat event, Disney asks that costumes be "child friendly" and not "obtrusive or offensive." They also ask that you leave large props in your vehicle.

Radio check

MousePlanet staff member Kevin Krock and his young son were surprised to be stopped at the bag check outside Disneyland last weekend after the cast member searching their bags saw that Kevin, a licensed amateur radio operator, was carrying a ham radio in his bag. The cast member said she was unsure if Disney allows guests to bring 2-way radios into the park, and so called her lead (manager) for clarification. The lead was also uncertain about the policy, and so called a Disneyland security officer, who called a security manager, who in turn called the Anaheim police officer stationed in Downtown Disney. Kevin, a communications volunteer for his local police department, said that he was delayed about 30 minutes while a growing group of people debated whether ham radios were allowed inside Disneyland. Kevin said that he was repeatedly questioned about whether his radio could listen in on Disney's frequencies, and was asked who he would be using the radio to talk to. He was also told by one cast member that "since September 11th," Disney policy has been that ham radios are not allowed into the park; but after producing his law enforcement volunteer identification and explaining the nature of his equipment to the Anaheim police officer, Kevin was eventually allowed to enter the park with his radio.

This scene may come as a surprise to the ham radio operators who regularly use handheld radios to communicate with others inside the Disneyland Resort, not to mention the members of the Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service (DEARS), who maintain a repeater station on top of the Disneyland Hotel. DEARS hosted a field day inside Disneyland on the date of the park's 50th anniversary, and members of the Orange County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) group helped provide communications support for the 2006 Disneyland Half Marathon.

After this incident, MousePlanet asked the Disneyland Resort for clarification about the policy, and learned that the Disneyland Resort did not actually have a formal policy about the use of amateur radios inside the resort before this incident. Guidelines are now being communicated to main entrance cast members, and Disney will allow guests to use amateur radio handsets for personal communication inside the theme parks—but hams should expect an extra measure of scrutiny from Disney security if they see you using your radio. MousePlanet now recommends that licensed amateur radio operators carry a copy of their FCC license if they plan to bring radio equipment into a Disney theme park, along with a little extra patience. If you are stopped at the bag check tables, or if Disney security approaches you inside the park, consider it a teaching opportunity.

This and That


Visitors to DCA's Animation Building have the opportunity to enjoy the intricate zoetrope. Photo by Lisa Perkis.

...Have you ever wondered what happens to the Disney ride vehicles that are sold at auction during events like last month's Dream, Imagine, Create event? A MousePlanet reader sent us this link to a video showing a People Mover vehicle arriving at its new home.

...The SoCal City Pass has been updated to reflect the new ticket prices at the Disneyland Resort. When purchased at Costco, the SoCal City Pass is $204.99 for adults ages 10 and over, $164.99 for children ages 3-9. The ticket includes a 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus ticket (which includes one Early Entry), plus one-day tickets each to Sea World and Universal Studios Hollywood, and a one-day ticket to either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Wild Animal Park. CityPass tickets are available at some Costco stores, and can also be ordered through the Costco Web site (shipping fees and a 5% surcharge for non-members apply).


The Princess themed room at the KB Homes Placentia location. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...KB Homes last month announced a partnership with Disney to provide Disney character accents in new KB Homes starting in 2008. The company is also sponsoring the KB Home Magical Dream Sweepstakes. Ten winners will receive a Disney character-theme child's bedroom set. Visit a KB Home community (link) to enter the sweepstakes. You can obtain official rules and instructions on entry by mail or at their Web site (link). Entries must be received by November 25, 2007.

...We mentioned last week that a Toy Story Zoetrope had been added to DCA's Animation Building, and it was only a matter of time before someone posted a video of the device on YouTube. Click here to see the zoetrope in action.

...Disney is offering a personalized Disney Character Call (link) from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and/or Goofy when you book a Disneyland Resort vacation package online through Disneyland.com. Once your vacation package is confirmed, you will receive instructions on how to schedule the call.

...The refurbishment of Casey Jr. Circus Trains and Storybook Land Canal Boats has been extended another week, and the two rides are now expected to reopen on October 12. The Alice in Wonderland refurbishment is now scheduled to begin on October 15.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

Disney's California Adventure

  • California Screamin' may open at 1:00 PM Monday - Friday through Fall 2007 due to construction for Toy Story Mania!
  • Golden Dreams closed November 1 & 2 to remove the Halloween show.
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue will be closed from November 26 at least through the end of 2007.
  • 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.
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.

October

  • Mickey's Halloween Treat. October 12, 19 and 26; 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM and October 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.
  • 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)
  • Nevada Day. Friday, October 26. All Nevada public schools closed to commemorate the admission of the state of Nevada into the union, possibly resulting in unusually high crowd levels at the Disneyland Resort. (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 ? 15, so crowds may be more dispersed throughout the month than in past years.

November

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 70th Anniversary Celebration. November 16, 2007. See MousePlanet's October 2, 2007 Disneyland Resort update for details (link).

December

  • Candlelight Processional Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.

February 2008

  • Unofficial Homeschool Day at Disneyland. Friday February 1st, 2008. This event is open to all homeschool and alternative schooling families (link).

Spring 2008

  • Disney's California Food & Wine Weekends. Spring 2008 (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. 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 $66/$56/$64 (seniors 60+)

One Day Park Hopper
Regularly $91/$81

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 $132/$112

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 $189/$159

Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($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 (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 $214/$184

Advance Purchase 4–Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($184/$154) – 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 $234/$204

Advance Purchase 5–Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($194/$164) – 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.

Fourth 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.

Fourth 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.

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, 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 two 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 (All dates currently sold out) – 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
  10/08 10/09 10/10 10/11 10/12 10/13
 

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–5p

DL: 8a–12p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17 10/18 10/19 10/20
DL: 8a–12a
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–12p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24 10/25 10/26 10/27
DL: 10a–12a
DCA: 10:30a–9p
SL

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 10a–6p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–5p

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–9p
SL/SC

10/28 10/29 10/30 10/31 11/1 11/2 11/3
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–9p
SL

DL: 9a–9p
DCA: 10a–5p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–5p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–5p

DL: 10a–8p
DCA: 10a–6p

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–9p

DL: 8a–12a
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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