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Update for May 27 - June 1, 2008

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News and Views

Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries | Disney Magic returns to Los Angeles | Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party tickets on sale | Innoventions Dream House AP Previews | Sneak peek at DVC Grand Californian Villas | Toy Story Midway Mania Cast Member Previews | Adventures By Disney spring offer about to expire | This and That

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Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries


This banner covers the old "Aladdin's Oasis" sign. Photo by Andrew Rich.

Disneyland's Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries promotion officially kicked off last week to commemorate the opening of the newest film in the Indy franchise. The main attraction in the summer-long promotion is Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Stone Tiger, a new show in what was formerly known as Aladdin's Oasis but is now simply "The Oasis." This new show fills the gap for a short, child- participation activity created when Aladdin & Jasmine's StoryTale Adventure closed earlier this month. The show begins with the introduction of Dr. Rachel Flannery, who is apparently an associate of Dr. Jones. Rachel describes the myth of the Stone Tiger and produces the staff of the Tiger God, explaining that Indy was searching for the headpiece but hasn't been heard from recently. He did, however, leave several clues which Rachel requires help from the audience— especially the children—to solve.


Quite a lot of guests queued up for the show—though some of them think they are in line for the Indiana Jones Adventure. Cast members advised us that the venue holds around 200 guests. Photo by Andrew Rich.


New show props on the Oasis stage. Photo by Andrew Rich.

Indiana Jones appears dramatically from the mouth of the Stone Tiger (which looks suspiciously like the Cave of Wonders) and produces the lost golden headpiece. Handing the headpiece to Rachel with an admonishment to be very... careful, Indy starts to tell the audience about his latest adventure. However, Rachel mates the staff and headpiece and either becomes evil or reveals her evilness as she threatens Indy with destruction. A dramatic and fairly well-choreographed fight ensues with the Tiger God's staff changing hands several times but finally ending up with our hero. Dr. Flannery falls to her apparent doom through the mouth of the Stone Tiger and Indiana Jones, with a final clever quip, climbs a ladder and disappears into the tower—only to reappear moments later fighting a large man of indeterminate origin on the roof of Tropical Imports.

Disney bills these Adventureland appearances as "Random Acts of Indy," and the short sequences cause much less congestion in the already-crowded Adventureland walkways than previously feared. One of the skits takes place on the rope bridge of Tarzan's Treehouse, which unfortunately requires a brief closure of the attraction.


The Temple of the Stone Tiger has replaced the Cave of Wonders. Photo by Andrew Rich.


Dr. Rachel Flannery explains the myth of the Tiger God and tries to interpret the clues left by Indiana Jones. Photo by Andrew Rich.

MousePlanet's Andrew Rich said the audience seemed largely pleased as they filed out of the Oasis after the first show Monday morning. MousePlanet reader reactions to the new show range from. "a waste of 30 minutes," and "pretty violent!" to "we liked it... a nice change of something!" You can share your opinion in this thread on our MousePad discussion boards (link). Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Stone Tiger shows daily at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15 (times subject to change, of course). There is no post-show autograph opportunity.


Dr. Henry Jones, Jr, enters the scene. Photo by Andrew Rich.

The Web site (link) for the Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries promotion encourages visitors to pick up an Indiana Jones Adventure Map near the entrance to Aladdin's Oasis (or print one out online before heading to the park). Once you solve the puzzle on the map you can download Indiana Jones-themed desktop wallpaper or screen saver. An "Adventure Photo Location" outside the Oasis is meant to re-create the rolling boulder scene from the Raiders of the Lost Ark film and Disneyland attraction, but MousePad member Bytebear"describes the set as "not much more than a big cardboard box. It's really cheap and cheesy. It's about half a step above a movie theater lobby display." The "enhancements" to the Jungle Cruise attraction and skipper spiel are minor—a few added comments in the spiel reference recent explorations by "Dr. Jones," and a handful of "artifacts" are scattered through the Jungle.


The man with the hat is back. Photo by Andrew Rich.


Some of Dr. Jones' collection of antiquities and archeological finds. Photo by Andrew Rich.


A display of Indiana Jones Lego toys that are offered for sale outside the Downtown Disney AMC theater. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney Magic returns to Los Angeles

The Disney Magic cruise ship (with several MousePlanet staff members on board) returned to the Port of Los Angeles Sunday morning for an encore season of seven-night cruises to the Mexican Riviera. The ship left Port Canaveral on May 10 for the voyage through the Panama Canal, stopping in Aruba, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas during the trip to Los Angeles. The Magic set sail Sunday afternoon for the first of 12 seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises, stopping in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Cruises leave each Sunday through August 10, and the Magic will return to Florida on Aug. 17.


The Disney Magic returns to Los Angeles for a summer season of Mexican Riviera cruises. Photo © Disney.

The ship first visited Los Angeles in 2005, and received a major overhaul during a "dry dock" period the following fall. The Magic now boasts a giant 24-by-14-foot LED "Ariel view" screen; an expanded fitness center; new treatment rooms—including private treatment suites for couples—and the Ocean Quest area and bridge simulator designed for children ages 10-14.


Passengers disembark the Disney Magic from an upper deck as crew members look on. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers load stacks of supplies onto the Disney Magic following the 15-day journey to Los Angeles. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party tickets on sale

At least for annual passholders, tickets are now on sale for this October's Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party (a new name for the same Mickey's Halloween Treat that has been held for the last several years).

The separate ticketed costume parties at Disney's California Adventure will be held on the following dates (with the Annual Passholder discount dates in bold):

  • Friday, October 3
  • Friday, October 10
  • Thursday, October 16
  • Friday, October 17
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Friday, October 24
  • Tuesday, October 28
  • Wednesday, October 29
  • Thursday, October 30
  • Friday, October 31

The standard advance purchase ticket price is $29. Annual Passholders will receive a $4 per ticket discount for the bolded dates above. Any dates that don't sell out will have day-of-event tickets available at the park for $37.00. The one exception to these prices is the event on Halloween itself (October 31), the tickets for that date are always $37.00, regardless of when they're purchased. Children under the age of three do not require tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Disneyland.com Web site (link) or by calling (714) 781-4400.

As with the past events, the park is specially decorated for the parties with costumed characters throughout the park and plenty of trick-or-treating for kids and adults alike. Some rides and restaurants are open as well and there is live entertainment at several locations.

All party goers are encouraged to wear costumes but keep in mind the following guidelines from Disney:

  • Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive or violent.
  • Guests may wear masks. However, masks must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Guests that dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests.
  • Costumes should not drag on the ground.
  • Costumes should not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Costumes should not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Guests of all ages may only wear costumes to the Mickey's Halloween Treat event to which they have valid tickets. During normal Park operating hours, costumes are only permitted for Guests ages 9 and younger.

Finally, each party ticket provides free parking for one vehicle at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (standard car fee; larger vehicles will have to pay the difference). 

Innoventions Dream House AP Previews

Annual Passholder previews of the new Dream House exhibit, opening in June, have been announced. The previews, which don't require any form of reservation or ticket will be during hours that Innoventions is not generally open. The schedule is as follows, and is on a first come, first served basis.

  • Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

From Disneyland's AP Web page (link) here is the description of the preview:

Be among the first people to see the future! Attend special times for Annual Passholders inside the Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park.

Discover a 5,000-square-foot home of the future inhabited by the dynamic Elias family and learn how the technology of today—and the technology of tomorrow—seamlessly interconnects within the home, the surrounding community and the whole world.

  • Help the Elias family celebrate their son's recent soccer victory and plan their upcoming trip to China for the World Championship.
  • Explore this beautiful Taylor Morrison Home and sample the benefits of a digital lifestyle provided by Microsoft, HP and Lifeware.
  • Visit the adjacent party tent and explore new technology in a fun, hands-on environment.

DVC members get sneak peek at Grand Californian expansion

The Disney Vacation Club hosted Getaway Days Travel Expo" for members this weekend at the Paradise Pier Hotel, giving members the opportunity to get the first look at the models for the new DVC units being constructed at the Grand Californian hotel. Unfortunately photography was not allowed inside the units, which formerly served as the models for the Saratoga Springs DVC Resort. Guides explained that the newly installed Grand Californian decor is still in the concept stage, and that significant changes could be made before the models open to the public.


DVC members got a sneak preview at the models for the Grand Californian Villas. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Member response to the event was so strong that Disney added an additional member reception on Friday night. The receptions were held in the Pacific Ballroom of the Paradise Pier Hotel, and featured an small expo of Disney travel divisions including Adventures by Disney and the Disney Cruise Line. This first-ever California DVC event continued with a group presentation detailing some of the ways DVC members could use their points to vacation with Disney, and included "previews" of the new DVC expansion of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the two new ships of the Disney Cruise Line and the "re-imagineering" of Disney's California Adventure. All of the information presented has been made public in other formats before this, but it was still a nice perk for members.


While DVC members gathered for an expo at the Paradise Pier hotel, construction continued on the new wing at the Grand Californian hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

No DVC event would be complete without an appeal for members to add points, and several sales representatives ("Guides" in Disney-speak) said that the current incentives are among the best DVC has ever offered. DVC is still selling the Saratoga Springs and Animal Kingdom Villas properties, but members who join DVC or add on points through the Disneyland Resort sales office are considered "founding" California members, and will receive the first opportunity to purchase at the Grand Californian property when sales begin, likely in 2009.


The Disney Cruise Line was just one of the divisions advertising to DVC members. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Toy Story Midway Mania Cast Member Previews

PanFan, a member of our MousePad message board (link) as well as a Disneyland cast member has now experienced Toy Story Midway Mania more than a dozen times during cast member previews and her response is strongly positive. Her opening quote:

So I just had an unexpected cast preview of Toy Story Midway Mania and, let me just say, I was highly impressed! I mean, I like BLAB [Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters] and all, but after riding that Buzz now seems almost boring

You can view additional comments from PanFan and others about the ride in this thread. If you're trying to avoid ride spoilers until you get to experience yourself, you'll want to avoid that link. Annual Passholder previews (awarded by contest) are Monday, June 9 to Thursday, June 12. The grand opening media event is scheduled for June 15-16, 2008, Disneyland is advertising June 17th as the official opening day.

Adventures By Disney spring offer about to expire

Adventures By Disney has a deep discount available for some itineraries, but you need to book by Saturday, May 31. You can save up to $650 per adult and $600 per child on any of six varied itineraries.

The discounts are available on the Grande España (link), Taste of Tuscany (link), Path to Pura Vida (link), Spirit of America (link), Imperial Cities (link) or Backstage Magic (link) tours.

Grande España takes you through Madrid, Seville and Barcelona for 9 days and 8 nights, while Taste of Tuscany spends 7 days and 6 nights in Rome and Tuscany. You can spend 8 days and 7 nights touring Vienna, Prague and Salzburg in the Imperial Cities itinerary or explore nature on the Path to Pura Vida with 7 days and 6 nights in Costa Rica at San Jose, Arenal, Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Back in the U.S.A., you can spend 8 days and 7 nights exploring history on the Spirit of America tour in Philadelphia, WIlliamsburg and Washington, D.C., or you can see how movie and theme park magic is made for 6 days and 5 nights on the Backstage Magic tour through Hollywood and at the Disneyland Resort.

For more information, go to the Adventures By Disney web site (link), call Adventures By Disney at 877-728-7282, or contact your Disney specialist travel agent. Small World Vacations (link) is MousePlanet's preferred travel provider.

This and That

...Virtual Magic Kingdom, the massively multi-player online Disneyland game that kicked off as part of the park's 50th Anniversary celebration, closed its virtual doors last week. As a result the VMK related games and machines inside of Innoventions have been swapped out for new machines promoting other online games from Disney: Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney's Toontown Online. Disney is offering former VMK players 30-day unlimited access subscriptions to both Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Toontown Online. To take advantage of this offer, send an e-mail with your VMK character name to vmk@disneylonline.com. (Per the instructions from VMK, do not send your login, password or other info; just your VMK character name).

...An exhibit for Pixar's 2009 title, Up, has been added to the Character Close-Up area in DCA's Animation Building. In Up, Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) has spent his whole life dreaming of traveling the world without every quite doing it. When he becomes friends with a young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (voiced by Jordan Nagai) he starts to discover the life he never lived but always meant to.

...This story in LA Magazine might be of interest to some readers for a bit of insight into what is was like, for at least one person anyway, to be Jack Sparrow at Disneyland. Just a warning though, the story uses language (including sexually explicit language) that isn't appropriate for everyone.


A new display window at the Grand Californian Hotel advertises Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding service and Disney-theme wedding gowns. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The "Create-Your-Own Ear Hat" program first introduced in Walt Disney World has arrived at the Disneyland Resort. The offering is located in the Gag Factory in ToonTown, and the selection is reportedly smaller than that offered at Walt Disney World. We'll have more information and pricing in next week's Update.


Disney will release a new attraction poster for the Monorail Mark VII on June 8. Photo © Disney.

...Disneyland is releasing an updated attraction poster to commemorate the new Monorail Mark VII. The poster will be offered Sunday, June 8 at the Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. (link). Imagineer Scot Drake will be on hand to sign purchases from 9am - 11am.


Monorail Red travels above the Submarine Lagoon as tests continue. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Last week the Disneyland Resort presented scholarships totaling $55,000 to 11 Orange County high school students as part of the third annual Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program. Scholarship winners were announced last week during a ceremony at Disney’s California Adventure park.


Monorail Red sits in the Tomorrowland station. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...MousePlanet reader Sierranevada shared details of a "100 rooms for $100" promotion at the Sheraton Anaheim, but reader C Hayward wrote to clarify that the offer is valid only at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, not the Sheraton Anaheim. (There are two Sheraton properties in Anaheim)  The offer is valid June 6 - 7; June 22 - 24 and August 14 - 28, 2008. The discount code is "100RMS." You can also call the central booking line at 1-866-716-8130, but we recommed calling the hotel directly during normal business hours at 714-750-1811.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • "it's a small world" – closed for a nine-month refurbishment, and should reopen in late November 2008. The nearby Toy Shop is also closed during the renovation.
  • Donald's Boat – closed May 19 - June 20.


The "it's a small world" facade remains hidden behind scaffolding. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A peek behind the construction wall reveals drained flumes and new landscaping. Photo by Andrew Rich.

 

Disney's California Adventure

  • Toy Story / Midway Mania – attraction is still under construction. Cast previews are currently underway. Annual Passholder previews (awarded by contest) are Monday, June 9 to Thursday, June 12. The grand opening media event is scheduled for June 15-16, 2008, Disneyland is advertising June 17th as the official opening day.
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.

May 2008

  • Grad Night event – Thursday, May 29.

June 2008

  • Precious Moments Product Release & Signing – Saturday, June 7 (link).
  • Monorail Mark VII Mini Attraction Poster Product Release & Signing – Sunday, June 8 (link).
  • Toy Story / Midway Mania Annual Passholder previews – Monday, June 9 to Thursday, June 12. Register on the Disneyland Resort Web site for the opportunity to preview the attraction (link).
  • Toy Story / Midway Mania media event – currently scheduled for the weekend of June 13-15, 2008.
  • Danskin Women's Triathlon at the Disneyland Resort – Sunday, June 15 (link).
  • Toy Story / Midway Mania official grand opening – currently listed as Tuesday, June 17.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party – October 3, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31. A separate ticket costume party at Disney's California Adventure. Annual Passholder discounts are available for October 3, 16, 22, 23, 28, and 29. Standard price is $29 per ticket; Annual Passholder price is $25. Tickets purchased the day of event are $37 and all tickets for the October 31 event are at that price regardless of advance purchase. (link)
  • 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) [Note: sales of this promotional ticket ended May 22, 2008. Second visit must take place within 30 days from first visit.] – 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 May 22, 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 Southern California CityPass ($247/$199) – 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 $217/$174 (link), 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)

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)

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.

Sheraton Anaheim "100 rooms for $100" Promotion – Valid June 6 - 7; June 22 - 24 and August 14 - 28, 2008. Call 1-866-716-8130 and mention rate plan "100room."

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
  • Grad Nite
  5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31
  DL: 9a–11p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM


DL: 9a–10p

DCA: 10a–6p



TT


DL: 9a–9p

DCA: 10a–6p



MM

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/1 6/2 6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6 6/7
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/8 6/9 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

MM
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p



TT


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p



MM


DL: 8a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

TT

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL
/SC

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

MM
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p



TT


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p



MM


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC

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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