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Update for April 13 - April 20, 2008

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2008 Disney's California Food & Wine Festival begins| Julie Andrews honored at Disneyland | Disney makes a mark at the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival | Farewell to VMK | MouseAdventure sets new records | This and That

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2008 Disney's California Food & Wine Festival begins

The greatly expanded Food & Wine Festival began Friday at Disney's California Adventure. The event, which runs daily through May 5,features daily complimentary events such as cooking demonstrations and wine and spirit education seminars, plus weekend events featuring celebrity chefs. A complete daily schedule of the complimentary events is available on the event schedule page (link). We have included detailed menu information about the Taste of California Marketplace and Sparking Bar offerings, as well as the "Inspired" menu items added to selected DCA counter-service restaurants during the Festival.



Chef Jamie Gwen is scheduled to host several of the Junior Chef sessions. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney has also confirmed that culinary media personality Chef Jamie Gwen is hosting the first two Junior Chef sessions each Saturday and Sunday throughout the Festival, assisted by a "Goofy" sous-chef. If you plan to attend any of the celebrity chef autograph sessions, Festival managers suggest that you arrive at Disney's California Adventure early enough to purchase copies of the chef's book(s) before the signing (Festival Marketplace hours vary daily, but will generally open with the park on weekends). Quantifies of each author's books are limited, and you must present your Disneyland Resort receipt at the signing.



New for 2008, the Festival Welcome Center provides schedule information to park visitors. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Taste of California Marketplace:

  • Lobster Lollipops – lobster tails breaded with panko, bread crumbs, served with roasted bell pepper remoulade.
  • California Skewers  – grilled beef and chicken skewers with vegetables and a chipotle glaze ($5.25).
  • Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin Slider – served on a brioche roll topped with crispy onions and citrus mojo criollo sauce ($5).
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto  – shiitake and crimini risotto with asparagus tips finished with creamy mascarpone, Italian parsley, fresh grated grana padano and crostinis ($3.75).
  • White Cheddar Soup  – featuring Karl Strauss Pale Ale with smokey bacon served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule ($4).
  • Hummus with Pita Chips  – traditional hummus topped with diced red bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers. Served with pita chips ($3.75).
  • Festival Cheese Plate – grana padano, huntsman cheddar bleu, and derby cheeses with elderberry wine, accompanied by lavender honey, grapes and a lavosh crisp ($5).
  • Seasonal Berry Trifle – served in a martini glass layered with fresh strawberries, lemon pound cake, vanilla custard and whipped cream ($4).
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Marquise – luscious Ghirardelli chocolate mousse on a bed of dark chocolate praline, hazelnut and almond crunch ($4).

Adult beverages:

  • Dynamite Merlot ($4)
  • Mirassou Chardonnay ($3)
  • Mirassou Pinot Noir ($3)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Hefeweizen ($3.25)



Park visitors pack the complimentary culinary demonstrations. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Sparkling Bar menu:

Wine Flights:

  • Each wine flight offers a tasting (2 oz.) pour of three different wines served together.
  • First-Class Flight – Banfi Rosa Regale, St. Hilaire and Fairy Tale Cuvee ($15)
  • A Marriage Between Grapes – Brassfield Serenity, Flora Springs Poggio Del Papa and Miner Family Aia ($20)
  • Highway 5 to Napa – Baileyana Edna Valley, Buena Vista Carneros and Hill Family Napa ($16)
  • Hanging Ten in Malibu – Saddlerock Chardonna, Semler Syrah and Rosenthal Surfrider Red ($16)
  • Old Vines – XYZin 10 year, 50 year and 100 year-old Zinfandel vines ($22)
  • Perfect Pinot – Acacia Carneros, Buena Vista Carneros and Sapphire Hill Russian River Valley ($22)
  • California Royalty – Chappellet Signature Napa, Silver Oak Alexander Valley and Nickel & Nickel Carpenter ($45)

Appetizer Selection:

  • Spicy Marinated Olives ($7)
  • Spanish Jamon Serrano with Melon ($13)
  • Wine Country Cheese Platter – three hand-selected cheeses with country bread ($15)
  • Cured Salmon Flatbread with Dill Creme Fraiche ($12)
  • Duo of Bruschetta – tomato-Basil Tapenade ($9)
  • Assorted Cookies, Fruit and Valrhona Chocolage Dipping Sauce ($10)



The new Sparking Bar did a brisk business on opening day. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Food and Wine "Inspired" additions to DCA menus:

Award Wieners

  • Gourmet Portabella "Philly"  –  grilled portabella mushrooms featuring Karl Strauss Amber Lager reduction of sauteed onions and bell peppers topped with pepper jack cheese. Served with choice of apple slices or chips. ($6.79)
  • Acacia Vineyard Pinot Noir ($7.50)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Hefeweizen ($6.50)

Corn Dog Castle

  • Gourmet Cheese Corn Dog – delicious corn dog infused with chili and cheddar cheese. Served with choice of apple slices or chips ($5.79).

Pacific Wharf Cafe

  • Chinese Chicken Salad – julienne chicken, greens, fried wontons, almonds, carrots, sesame seeds and scallions with a cilantro and soy ginger dressing ($8.69).

Cucina Cuccamonga

  • Bunuelo Fritters – traditional Spanish dessert, airy dough with berriers, lightly fried and tossed in chinnamon sugar and dusted with powdered sugar ($3.29).
  • Beaulieu Vineyards Reisling ($7.50)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Hefeweizen ($6.50)

Farmer's Market

  • California Wrap – marinated grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, apricots, sliced red flame grapes, cilantro and baby spinach lightly tossed in a dressing of non-fat yogurt laced with amber honey, wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Served with choice of apple slices or chips ($7.99).

Pizza Oom Mow Mow

  • Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad – angel hair pasta tossed with shrimp, fresh basil and tomato concasse in a light pesto vinaigrette ($9.29).
  • Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ($7.50)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Hefeweizen ($6.50)

Taste Pilot's Grill

  • Beaulieu Vineyards Reisling ($7.50)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Hefeweizen ($6.50)

Julie Andrews honored at Disneyland



Executive Vice President and Imagineering Ambassador Marty Sklar and Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier unveil the newly redecorated Jingles. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Disneyland Resort recognized Julie Andrews for her role as the ambassador for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration by dedicating "Jingles," the lead horse of King Arthur Carrousel, in her honor. During a park ceremony last week, Marty Sklar, Executive Vice President and Imagineering Ambassador and Ed Grier, President, Disneyland Resort unveiled the newly redecorated horse, and also presented Ms. Andrews with a hand-carved miniature replica. Both horses feature a hand-painted saddle shield and blanket decorated with the initials "JA," an umbrella, the number “50,” Mary Poppins’ boots and a silhouette of Mary Poppins. Jingles sports golden hooves, and the miniature wears a replica of the "D" lapel pin Ms. Andrews wore as ambassador.



Marty Sklar points out the painted detail on Jingles' saddle and blanket. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.



Julie Andrews expresses delight in the gift of a miniature version of "Jingles." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Fans arrived at the Disneyland Resort as early as 10 p.m. the night before the ceremony to stand in line for a wristband entitling them to purchase a copy of Andrews' new autobiography Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. Wristband distribution began at 7:00 a.m., but over a hundred people who arrived after 6:00 a.m. were turned away when the wristbands ran out. Disney had announced that any unsold copies of the book would be available for sale to customers without wristbands starting at 1:00, but event managers were advising stand-by customers as early as 11:30 that the book had sold out.



After waiting for hours to obtain a wristband, fans join another line to purchase the new Julie Andrews autobiography. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.



Hundreds of Julie Andrews fans gather in Fantasyland to watch the rededication ceremony. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney makes a mark at the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival

In a first-ever collaboration with the Newport Beach Filn Festival, Walt Disney Studios is represented at a pair of events at the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival.

On Friday, April 25, author and Disney historian Jeff Kurti hosts "An Evening with Richard Sherman." The Academy Award-winning songwriter is expected to perform a selection of songs from his extensive Disney songbook. The performance is presented at Palm Garden at The Island Hotel Newport Beach, with a reception immediately following the show. Tickets to the concert and reception are $25 each, and are available through the Festival Web site (link).

On Wednesday, April 30, the Festival presents "A Special Evening of Disney Animation Rarities" at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, hosted by Academy Award nominees Roy E. Disney and Don Hahn. The duo is scheduled to screen rarely seen Disney animated shorts and experimental films including “How to Hook-Up Your Home Theater,” “The Little Match Girl” and “Destino,” a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15. Purchase tickets through the Festival Web site (link).

Farewell to VMK

Disney announced last week that the popular Virtual Magic Kingdom online game will cease operation on Wednesday, May 21. According to "Yavn," (the screen name of one of the VMK producers), "VMK was created and launched as part of a promotion to celebrate Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. The game/promotion has ran well beyond the original time it was intended to." Yavn encouraged players to check out Disney's other games like "Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Disney's ToonTown Online, Club Penguin and the upcoming Fairies and Cars online virtual worlds."

The unexpected announcement prompted hundreds of the game's fans to contact Disney directly to protest and sparked online petitions that gathed well over 5,000 signatures in under 48 hours. In a follow-up message posted to the VMK Web site, Yavn wrote "Please know that the decision to close VMK was not made without a great deal of thought and discussion—because we loved creating VMK just as much as you loved playing it. We considered many options prior to closing but ultimately determined that VMK had accomplished its goal and then some. VMK was a valuable part of the Disneyland 50th Celebration, but it was never meant to live on forever. It's now time to focus our resources on our new virtual worlds." The Walt Disney Internet Group's e-mail response to player protests reads, in part, "We have received an outpouring of feedback regarding our decision to close VMK. We are overwhelmed by the responses and enthusiasm of our guests, but unfortunately our decision to eventually close VMK is set." 

The announcement has also spawned some opportunism and outright scams. One of the "Save VMK" Web sites just happens to contain advertising for another online game, and some fans have reported that their VMK accounts were hacked after they signed up on yet another protest site. In response to these sites, Yavn posted a warning on the VMK site that cautioned, "These are not Disney sites and are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company. You are putting your online safety at risk (not to mention getting an inbox full of spam) by sharing personal information like your email with these sites."

MousePlanet's Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, an avid VMK player, offers more details and thoughts about the pending closure in her MousePlanet Blog (link).

MouseAdventure sets new records

The Spring 2008 MouseAdventure drew record numbers of teams and players to the Disneyland Resort for a day of fun and frustration under the blazing California sun. The record high for this date in Anaheim was previously a blamy 85 degress, but the uncanny weather-influencing powers of MouseAdventure meant our teams got to enjoy a new record of 98 degrees. A full report and event results will be published as soon as the staff and crew recover from the weekend.

This and That

... Monorail Blue arrived at the Disneyland Resort last week. No official word on when either of the two new Monorails will begin carrying passengers.

... MouseOwners.com reported last week that the model rooms for the Disney's Vacation Club Grand Californian Villas will open at the Disneyland Resort DVC sales center by Memorial Day weekend (link). According to the site, DVC members who live in Southern California will have the opportunity to preview the models May 23 to 26. DVC members who bought into the timeshare program through the Disneyland Resort DVC sales center (the owners known as "Founding Member") will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase up to 160 points in the Grand Californian Villas for the two months before any remaining points are offered to other DVC members and to the general public.

... We reported last week that Disneyland has been testing a GPS device that allows users to determine their location within Disneyland park and locate nearby restaurants and attractions. We learned last week that the units come from Fun Finder GPS, a company that currently operates the service at the Grand Canyon and has a whole list of "coming soon" venues including the Phoenix Zoo (link). A representative of Fun Finder GPS declined to comment when contacted by MousePlanet about the application being developed for Disney.

... The Disney Rewards Visa Card Character meet and greet location has relocated from the shuttered "Seasons of the Vine" attraction, and is now located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area.

... There are a few changes to the Attraction Refurbishment schedule at the Disneyland Resort. The Disney Animation Building in DCA will now close April 28 - May 1 to facilite removal of the Snow White Exhibit, and the planned April 28 to May 1 closure of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has vanished from the schedule.


 

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.

 

April 2008

  • 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.



Timm Lundeen's latest Haunted Mansion pin will be released on August 10, 2008. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

August 2008

  • Pinbassador Pin Release & Signing – Sunday, August 10 (link).
  • 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
  4/14 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19
  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
4/20 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–8p



TT


DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–8p



MM


DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–8p



TT


DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–8p



MM
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/27 4/28 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

SL

MM
DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM
DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

SL

MM
DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 10a–8p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM
DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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.

Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions.

Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

 

 



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