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Update for March 24 - 30, 2008

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Pixar Play Parade's unexpected hiatus | it's a small, contentious world | Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries | More Disneyland merchandise events | This and That

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Pixar Play Parade's unexpected hiatus

Just days after the new Pixar Play Parade officially debuted at Disney's California Adventure, an incident with one of the floats sent the show into an early hiatus. A Disney spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times (link):

“During the March 19 performance of the Pixar Play Parade at Disney’s California Adventure, one of the pendulum swings onboard a float vehicle came unhooked from its post. No Cast Members or Guests were injured. In an abundance of caution, we temporarily suspended performances of the Pixar Play Parade on March 20 and 21 to allow for further inspection and evaluation."


Flik and Atta swing on the front of the "a bug's life" float. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The incident happened on the "bug's life" float, which features Flik, Atta, and parade performers swinging on oversized flowers. MousePad member AaronInCal posted to our discussion boards, "[O]ne of the swings in the middle of the 'bug's life' float broke. The performer on the swing noticed something was wrong and stopped the swing and jumped off just before it broke and fell straight down, onto the float. It then rolled off onto the parade route. No one, guests or CMs, were injured." All performances were cancelled through the weekend, and there is no official word on when the parade will return.  

it's a small, contentious world

The Re-Imagineering blog (link) posted a letter last week from Kevin L. Blair, son of Disney artist Mary Blair, protesting rumored changes to the "it's a small world" attraction in Disneyland. In response to the rumored addition of Disney characters to the attraction's scenes, Blair writes, "The Disney characters of themselves are positive company icons, but they do not fit in with the original theme of the ride. They will do nothing except to marginalize the rightful stars of the ride 'The Children of the World'." He criticizes a rumored plan to replace the African rainforest set with an "Up with America" scene, saying "...ripping out a rainforest (imaginary or otherwise) and replacing it with misplaced patriotism is a public relations blunder so big you could run a Monorail through it."

The controversy centers around unconfirmed reports that, during the nine-month renovation of Disneyland's "it's a small world" attraction, show scenes planned for the new Hong Kong Disneyland version of the ride will be installed in Anaheim. According to a Hong Kong Disneyland 2008 promotional video, 40 Disney characters will be incorporated into the Hong Kong attraction. (You can view the YouTube video from the link above - the "small world" segment appears about 1:45 into the video).

Walt Disney Imagineering will not confirm that the reported changes are actually happening in Anaheim. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Walt Disney Imagineering spokeswoman Marilyn Waters said, “No one approaches our classic attractions with more reverence than Disney Imagineers who take great care when refreshing beloved attractions. As with all our classics, any enhancements made to It’s a Small World will be in the original spirit of celebrating the children of the world.”

About 90% of TMZ.com readers who participated in that site's online poll (link) said that Mickey, Nemo and friends should not be added to the classic Disneyland attraction. MousePlanet readers participating in a discussion on our MousePad discussion board (link) seem split on the reported changes.

Is it time for an Extreme Makeover of "it's a small world," or has Imagineering gone too far with the changes planned for Hong Kong Disneyland (and rumored for California)? Tell us what you think!

Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries

MousePlanet reader Gone2Disneyland found a report on TheRaider.net (link) that Disneyland will hold auditions on Tuesday, April 1 for the "Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries" show. According to the Disneyland Auditions Web site (link), the park is looking for actors to portray Indiana Jones, a female archaeologist, and "The Bad Guy." The descriptions of the various roles seem to suggest that there are two shows in the works: One that requires Indy and the archeologist to "interact with children and lead them through a series of activities," and another in which The Bad Guy "pursues Indiana Jones through the crowded streets of Adventureland, ending in a series of balcony and rooftop confrontations."

MousePlanet reader OlegC speculates that Aladdin's Oasis will be used to house the new show, and several readers have lamented that the already-busy Adventureland walkways are likely to become even more crowded once this show begins. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth movie in the successful franchise, hits theaters on May 22, 2008.

More Disneyland merchandise events

The loss of the Disney Gallery as an event venue has seemingly done nothing to slow down Disneyland's merchandise department, which updated the Disney Gallery Web site with a host of new merchandise events:

Imagineering DVD – On Saturday, April 5, Walt Disney Imagineers Tony Baxter, Dave Fisher, Kevin Rafferty, and Michael Sprout will be on hand from 9 to 11 in the morning to sign copies of the new Disneyland Resort – Imagineering the Magic DVD. The 90-minute DVD features behind-the-scenes footage of the development of Disneyland attractions. If you can't attend the event in person, you can order the theme park-exclusive DVD from the Disney Gallery Web site starting Wednesday, April 2, 2008 (link) .The DVD is $24.95, plus tax and shipping (if applicable).

Celebrity signings – Several celebrity chef/authors are scheduled to participate in afternoon book signing events as part of the 2008 Disney's California Food & Wine Festival (link):

  • Saturday, April 12 (4:15 to 5:15) – Chef Cat Cora, best known for her featured role on the American Iron Chef show on the Food Network, signs her book, Cooking From the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals
  • Friday, April 18 (4:15 to 5:15) – Chef Jamie Gwen, best known for her radio shows on cooking as well as her Chef Jamie line of products seen on the Home Shopping Network, signs her book, Good Food for Good Times
  • Saturday, April 26 (2:15 to 2:45) – Chef Nancy Silverton, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and co-founder of La Brea Bakery, signs her book A Twist of the Wrist: Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingredients from Jars, Cans, Bags and Boxes
  • Saturday, April 26 (5:00 to 5:30) – Chef Guy Fieri is a chef and TV personality who won the second season of Food Network's The Next Food Network Star, whose signature look (which includes sunglasses, cropped blond hair and goatee) makes him instantly recognizable.  [Note: this is a photo signing only]
  • Sunday, April 27 (2:00 to 3:00) – Chef Jamie Gwen signs her book Good Food for Good Times

All signing events are scheduled to take place in the Pacific Wharf area of Disney's California Adventure park. Each chef will sign no more than two items per person, and, as always, Disney asks that you bring no personal items to be signed. Copies of each chef's book will be available for purchase in the Festival Marketplace.

DCA will also host two artist demonstration and signing events during the festival:

  • Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20 – stained glass artist David Bird and fine ceramic artist Elisabete Gomes 
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4 – Disney collectible artists Dave Avanzino and Noah (MousePlanet would like to congratulate the Avanzino family on the birth of daughter Natalie, born March 9, 2008)

Both events are scheduled from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the "Flower Garden" at Disney's California Adventure.

Finally, the Disney Gallery Web site (link) has been updated with photographs of more of the merchandise that will be available for sale at the Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room 45th Anniversary Product Release & Signing event on Sunday, June 22.

This and That

... MousePlanet reader cstephens alerted us to an ESPN Radio event to be held at Disneyland on Friday, April 4. Winners of this radio station contest will be hosted in Tomorrowland before park hours. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Space Mountain will be open from in the early morning hours of 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. for contest winners. Friday is not a Magic Morning day, but the added crowds in Tomorrowland may result in longer-than-normal wait times at park opening, especially for the popular Nemo attraction.


A new sign on DCA's new attraction may finally put the name debate to rest. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

... What's in a name? There's been a bit of chatter on our MousePad discussion boards about the "official" name of DCA's new attraction. Official Disney press releases refer to the attraction as "Toy Story Mania," but a sign reading "Midway Mania" was installed on the attraction's facade late last week. The next day, an additional panel was added, and the sign now reads "Toy Story Midway Mania." Whatever the name, this new attraction is reportedly almost ready to begin testing by the state Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), and soft-opening previews may begin as early as late April. The official grand opening festivities and media event are scheduled for the weekend of June 13 to 15, 2008.

... The often-overlooked "Seasons of the Vine" film attraction outside the Golden Vine Winery closes next Sunday on March 30, reportedly to make room for a preview center that will display concept art and scale models of the DCA renovation project.

... The Annual Passholder redemption center in Disney's California Adventure has closed. Main ticket booths have been supplied with printers to enable them to print replacement and renewal Annual Passes for passholders who already have a photo on file. New passholders and those who need to update their photo will still go to the Bank of Main Street inside Disneyland park to receive their passes.

... The Bank of Main Street is getting a new ATM facing onto Main Street. A cast member says the current ATM, located on the side of the building, is too hard for guests to spot.


A new parade vehicle transports the Grand Marshal of the Parade of Dreams. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

 ... Winners of the one-night stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite are also offered the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshal of Disneyland's Parade of Dreams, and now those winners will take to the street in a new parade vehicle. The new vehicle is slightly larger and much more comfortable than the Disneyland Fire Engine previously used as the Grand Marshal vehicle. The new Grand Marshal vehicle is also wheelchair accessible. If you happen to see the vehicle in action, be sure to take a look at the custom tires with their Mickey Mouse-head tread.

... Voting ended this weekend for the "Top 10" finalist round of the Chief Magical Official competition, sponsored by Disney and CareerBuilder.com (link). Nearly 500,000 votes were cast in this round of the competition, and we're waiting to learn the identities of the three finalists. The finalists will travel to Walt Disney World for their grand prize interviews, and Disney fans will again be asked to go online to vote for their favorite candidate April 14 through April 21. The Grand Prize winner will be announced in a ceremony at Walt Disney World on April 22, 2008.

... Brady McDonald of the Los Angeles Times reported last week that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will finally make his promised visit to Disneyland sometime in mid-May (link). The Super Bowl XLII MVP missed the traditional trip to Disneyland the day after the game, as well as a scheduled appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman later that night, when weather delays and excessive air traffic around Scottsdale Airport delayed his outbound flight for more than 6 hours.

... We've added Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness days to the Park Schedule/Blockout Dates section of the Disneyland Park Update.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

Disney's California Adventure

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.
 

March 2008

  • Spring Break – Though area schools observe their spring breaks during different weeks throughout March and April, expect the largest crowds during the two-week period between March 15 and 30 when the Disneyland Resort operates at maximum hours.
  • Robert Olszewski Product Release & Signing – Saturday, March 29 (link)

April 2008

  • Disneyland Resort Imagineering the Magic DVD release and signing – Saturday, April 5 at Disneyland (link). The DVD will be available for purchase at the Disneyana Shop on Main Street starting at park opening, signing event will be held next door at the Main Street Cinema from 9am to 11am.
  • ESPN Radio 710 listener event – Friday, April 4 at Disneyland (link) Winners of this radio station contest will be hosted in Tomorrowland before park hours. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Space Mountain will be open from 7 am to 8 am for contest winners, which may result in longer than normal wait times at park opening.
  • Julie Andrews appearance and book signing – Tuesday, April 8 at Disneyland. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Art of Disney Gallery on Main Street starting at park opening; the signing event will be held at the Main Street Opera House from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please see the event Web site (link) for detailed information about wristband distribution, signing event policies and online ordering. 
  • Disney's California Food & Wine Festival – April 11 through May 5, 2008 (link).
  • Chef Cat Cora Book Signing – Saturday, April 12. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).
  • MouseAdventure – Sunday, April 13 (link).
  • Chef Jamie Gwen Book Signing – Friday, April 18. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).
  • Artist Demonstration & Signing with David Bird and Elisabete Gomes – Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20. 1 to 4 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure. (Link)
  • Chef Nancy Silverton Book Signing – Saturday, April 26. 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).
  • Chef Guy Fieri Photo Signing – Saturday, April 26. 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).
  • Chef Jamie Gwen Book Signing – Saturday, April 27. 2 to 3 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).

May 2008

  • Artist Demonstration & Signing with Dave Avanzino and Noah – Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4. 1 to 4 p.m. at Disney's California Adventure (link).
  • Grad Night events – Thursday, May 15; Thursday, May 22; Thursday, May 29.
  • Alice in Wonderland 50th Anniversary Product Release & Signing – Saturday, May 24 (link).

June 2008

  • Precious Moments Product Release & Signing – Saturday, June 7 (link).
  • Disney's Summer Pin Festival 2008 - Mickey's Pin Odyssey – June 20 - August 10, 2008 (link).
  • Disney Day Campin' Event – Saturday, June 21 (link).
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room 45th Anniversary Product Release & Signing – Sunday, June 22 (link).
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room 45th Anniversary Cell Release – Sunday, June 22 (link).
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room "Featured Artist" Pin Release & Signing – Sunday, June 22 (link).
  • Grad Night events – Thursday, June 5; Wednesday, June 11; Thursday, June 12; Thursday, June 19.

July 2008

  • Cast Member Create-A-Pin Contest Winners Pin Release & Signing – Saturday, July 12 (link).

Spring-Summer 2008

  • The Disney Magic cruise ship returns to Pacific Ocean itineraries – May 25 to August 17.

August 2008

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31 (link).
  • 2008 Disneyland Half Marathon – Sunday, August 31 (link).

October 2008

  • 2008 UEA convention – October 16 & 17 (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.'

November 2008

  • Nevada Day (observed) – Friday, October 31 (in Nevada). This state holiday creates a three-day weekend, and many families head to the Disneyland Resort.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Several current promotions offer discounted admission to the Disneyland Resort. For your convenience, 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 that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or 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 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

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

Southern California 2Fer Ticket
$66 / $56

2008 "Southern California 2Fer Ticket" ($66 / $56) – Offers admission to Disneyland on one day and Disney's California Adventure on a second day for the price of a one-day, one-park ticket. The tickets are available for sale at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, as well as Disneyland Resort Hotels, Vons stores, The Disney Stores, South Coast Plaza Disney Desk and Disneyland.com, and the following restrictions apply:

  • Tickets valid for Southern California residents within Zip codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within Zip codes 21000-22999.
  • Proof of residency required.
  • Admission valid for one day at Disneyland park and another day at Disney's California Adventure park , but not for both parks on the same day.
  • Tickets expire 30 days from first visit. First visit must occur between January 7 and April 24, 2008.
  • Each use constitutes one full day of use.
  • Limit 8 tickets per person, per day with valid ID.
  • Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.
  • Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.
  • Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

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 supermarkets (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)

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 you must purchase tickets in advance, as this offer is not valid at the Disneyland Resort ticket booth. You must use your ticket for the first time on or before April 24 and its 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), and single-day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Wild Animal Park, as well as SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood. 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 that 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 supermarkets (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)

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 supermarkets (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)

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 Resort Magic and Good Neighbor Magic Packages – Package includes accomodations one of the three resort hotels or at one of 40 Good Neighbor hotels; Souvenir Park Hopper ticket with voucher for admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, plus one Magic Morning (early entry) for three-day or longer Park Hoppers; preferred seating at four DCA attractions (Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, It's Tough to be a Bug!, Golden Dreams); Preferred Showing of Turtle Talk with Crush (Priority Viewing at the first Turtle Talk with Crush show of the day, on any one day – one voucher per Guest); Disney Dream coin keepsake (one per package), luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy or Crush. Contact Disney Travel or your favorite travel agent.

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 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 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. This offer is valid only at the Main Gate rental locations at each park.

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.


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

Disneyland Special Events:

  • MM - Magic Morning
  • TT - Toontown Morning Madness
  3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29
  DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC
MM
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC
MM
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC/DX
MM / TT
3/30 3/31 4/1 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/5
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
MM
DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

TT
DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

TT

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC/DX
MM / TT
4/6 4/7 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
MM
DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

TT

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

TT

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM

DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC/DX
MM / TT
4/13 4/14 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
MM
DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–6p

TT

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM

DL: 9a–10p
DCA: 10a–8p

TT

DL: 9a–11p
DCA: 10a–8p

MM
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL
TT
DL: 8a–12a
DCA: 10a–10p
SL/SC/DX
MM / TT

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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