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Update for June 9 - 15, 2008

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AP previews of Midway Mania begin today | New tenants on the Midway | 2008 Hi Seoul Korea Performing Arts Showcase | Reviving Sleeping Beauty | Red-Hot MonorailDiscounts abound at Downtown Disney | Patina Group offers dining discounts | Disneyland Annual Passholders save on SoCal sporting events | This and That

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AP previews of Midway Mania begin today

Disneyland Resort annual passholders who won tickets in an online promotion get their chance to preview the new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction at Disney's California Adventure starting today. Winners were notified by e-mail last week, sparking a flurry of questions from members of our MousePad discussion board on exactly how to claim their prize—and what to do if they hadn't won. The e-mail instructs winners to bring a copy of the confirmation, along with a valid Disneyland annual passport for each member of their party, to the West information booth "at least 30 minutes before your time slot." That wording is a bit confusing, and MousePlanet has confirmed that winners can receive their ride vouchers anytime between 30 minutes prior to the start of and up until 30 minutes before the end of their ride window. (For example, someone who was assigned the 10am to 3pm ride window can exchange their confirmation letter for the ride ticket anytime between 9:30am and 2:30pm.) Because of the way the invitation is worded, the largest crowds are likely to arrive right at the start of each window, so you might find a shorter wait toward the middle of the window.


Cast members welcome their coworkers during previews of Midway Mania. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Remember that each member of your party must be present and must have a valid annual passport to receive a ride ticket—don't send the kids ahead into the park and try to collect their ride tickets for them. The ride ticket entitles each person to ride Toy Story Midway Mania once, though we have been told that re-rides may be possible depending on the lines. (Tickets were not collected at times during cast previews this weekend, and some attendees claim they rode more than a dozen times). Finally, in an "silent" change to the published policy, winners who hold a SoCal or SoCal Select passport will not need to purchase a blockout day pass if they won a preview on Wednesday or Thursday.


Mr. Potato Head greets his public. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

So, what are your chances of getting to ride during the preview if you didn't win? Unfortunately, this is almost impossible to predict and will depend on how many winning passholders actually show up for their assigned time; attraction wait times; operational issues and a number of other factors. Several readers—including non-passholders—reported that they were able to ride Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage during the AP previews last year because they happened by when the lines were short. If you are a local passholder and can easily pop into the resort, it might be worth a shot, but we don't recommend making a special trip. (Better yet, wait until readers report back from Monday's previews to see how strict the enforcement was). AP previews are scheduled through Thursday and the media event begins Monday afternoon, so it is likely that the ride will be "soft-open" to the general public Friday and Saturday.

 

 

 


Video of Mr. Potato Head. Video by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

 

 

 

 

 

 


More video of Mr. Potato Head. Video by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

 

 

 

Cast member previews of the ride began last week, and the construction walls around the attraction came down for the first time, giving most park guests their first glimpse of the Mr. Potato Head animatronic in the queue. Cast members reported a few glitches with the spud—including a malfunctioning intrusion mat that causes the figure to freeze—but park visitors were delighted by the interactive carnival barker.


Attraction merchandise has arrived just in time for the grand opening. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The shop at the attraction's exit opened two weeks ago with a generic hodgepodge of Pixar character merchandise, but more of the attraction-specific merchandise has arrived, including two new attraction posters and a slew of T-shirts.


Eager riders were disappointed to read that they needed a ticket to ride. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New tenants on the Midway


The midway has reopened, but some of the games need new awnings. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Two new food service locations have opened along DCA's boardwalk near the Midway Mania attraction. Both Don Tomas and Hot Dog Hut are essentially outdoor vending locations rather than quick-serve restaurants—both sell only bottled drinks and prepackaged food that is cooked elsewhere and delivered to the stands. Both are on the boardwalk; Don Tomas is across from Midway Mania, Hot Dog Hut is near the Sun Wheel.

Don Tomas "The Midway's Best Bites"


Don Tomas offers prepared food and bottled water. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • Turkey Leg: $6
  • Chimichanga: $5
  • Bag of chips: $2.75
  • Assorted bottled drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Dasani water): $2.75

Hot Dog Hut


Another new kiosk offers hot dogs and drinks. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • Hot Dog with small bag of chips: $5.75
  • Large bag of chips: $2.75
  • Assorted bottled drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Dasani water): $2.75


A new soft-drink cart stands across from the Midway Mania attraction. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

2008 Hi Seoul Korea Performing Arts Showcase

Disney's California Adventure will host the 2008 Hi Seoul Korea Performing Arts Showcase June 9 – 15, 2008 at a temporary "Festivale Internationale" stage constructed inside the Pacific Wharf area, just outside the Pacific Wharf Cafe. According to the event Web site (link), the showcase will include traditional dance, tightrope acts, singing and pageantry.

Reviving Sleeping Beauty

MousePlanet's David Koenig reports (link):

Late last week, a construction wall appeared around the long-locked exit to the diorama inside Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Imagineers and construction workers were spotted entering and exiting the space, which was closed nearly seven years ago due to post-9/11 terrorist fears.

While the on-site Imagineers remained mum, some construction workers revealed that the work is to restore the Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough.


A construction wall behind Sleeping Beauty Castle sparks rumors of renovation of the walkthrough. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The challenge, as was encountered in bringing back the subs, lies in affordably restoring what was basically left to rot for the better part of a decade. The damage evidently was more than neglect. Entertainment Show Services reportedly abused the castle interior and demolished entire sections of the walkthrough so that elements for the “Remember” fireworks show could be installed.

No completion date has been announced, but considering the amount of work that needs to be done, don’t expect anything till the latter part of the year. Perhaps in time for the movie’s 50th anniversary on January 29?

Red-hot Monorail

MousePlanet's David Koenig reports (link):

Back in 1957, the marvel of Tomorrowland’s House of the Future was a microwave oven that could bake a potato in three minutes. Today’s Tomorrowland, with a brand-new “House of the Future” at Innoventions, is unveiling a similar futuristic marvel: a Monorail that can bake a guest in three minutes.

Disneyland has two brand new Mk VII Monorails running around the track, Red during park hours and Blue after hours, furiously trying to work out the final kinks. Alas, the fixes have been endless:

  • A chassis so bulky that it crashed into the beamway.

  • A steering system with a flawed design.

  • Windows that began falling out due to glue failure, requiring a bolted redesign.

  • Problematic safety sensors.

  • And, most uncomfortably, poor air circulation, thanks to not-fully-opening windows and air-conditioning-less cabins.

“Despite what people have said, there is no A/C except in the nose and tailcone,” confirmed one cast member. “There are ventilation fans in each of the passenger cabins. However, the fans are not strong enough to keep the cabins at a comfortable temperature for humans—unless you are visiting from the planet Venus. The windows of the Mk VIIs open from the bottom and swing out... unlike past monorails where the windows slid down like an automobile’s. But the windows of the Mk VIIs do not swing out enough to allow for adequate ventilation. Add this all together, and you get an oven on a sunny day.

“The idea of adding A/C to the cabins has been ruled out,” he continued. “It would add weight to an already overweight train. And the electrical load put on the track will be too high to accommodate three monorails.”

How the designers wound up with semi-closed cars is confusing, considering the park’s near-50 years of operating experience. The original 1959 Mk I had full-open windows, to which were added winter closing windows and safety bars. The Mk III introduced roll-down windows, similar to the Mk V.

And many old-timers who designed, built and operated the Monorail’s earlier incarnations are a phone call away. None, of course, was consulted on any facet of the Mk VIIs’ design or construction. Sure, several notables have been given cursory tours of the shiny new vehicles and invitations to the big grand opening ceremony, originally planned for February. Those invitations still don’t have a date on them.

Discounts abound at Downtown Disney

Most Downtown Disney locations are offering special discounts to customers this summer through printable coupons available from a Disney Web site. After you visit the Disney Ani-Mate Web site (link) and complete a short quiz that offers to pair you with your animated alter-ego you can download and print coupons to a series of Downtown Disney shops and restaurants. The current batch of coupons all expire August 1, 2008, and significant restrictions may apply. Disneyland Resort annual passholders may receive the same or better discount, so be sure to check before you shop.

  • Anne Geddes –10% off purchase (same as the AP discount)
  • Arribas Bros – 10% off $50 purchase (no AP discount)
  • Basin – 15% off purchase of $20 or more (better than the AP discount)
  • Catal – 10% off food only (same as the AP discount)
  • Club Libby Lu – Spend $25 and get a free create-your-own fancy potion (APs receive 10% discount)
  • Department 56 – 10% off D56 merchandise (no AP discount)
  • Fossil – 10% off purchase (same as the AP discount)
  • House of Blues – 20% off total bill before 5pm (better than the AP discount)
  • Illuminations – 20% off regular priced merchandise (better than the AP discount)
  • Jazz Kitchen – 10% off total bill, excluding alcohol (same as the AP discount)
  • La Brea Bakery – 10% off purchase of $10 or more (same as the AP discount)
  • Lego – $5 off purchase of $30 or more (APs receive 10% discount)
  • Naples – 10% off food only, excludes Napolini (same as the AP discount)
  • Quicksilver – 10% off entire purchase (no AP discount)
  • Rainforest Cafe – Free kid's meal with adult entree purchase (APs receive 10% discount before 4pm)
  • Sunglass Icon – 10% off all items, except specified designer labels (no AP discount)
  • Tortilla Jo's –10% off food, excludes taqueria (same as the AP discount)
  • Wetzels Pretzels – Buy 3 pretzels, get 1 free (APs receive 10% discount)

Patina Group offers dining discounts

Three Downtown Disney restaurants operated by the Patina Group are currently offering lunch and/or dinner specials.

Napolini lunch special (11am - 3pm):

  • Slice of pizza and fountain beverage – $5.99
  • Two slices of pizza, one Caesar salad and two fountain beverages – $15

Naples lunch special (Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm):

  • Caprese panini, served with side house salad – $10.95
  • Personal grilled vegetable pizza, served with a cup of sour or side house salad – $10.95
  • House-cured Italian tuna salad, served with a cup of soup – $10.95

Naples twilight dinner special (Monday - Friday, 3pm - 5pm):

  • Penne all'arrabbiata, served with a side house salad – $16.95
  • Pollo Milanese, served with arugula and lemon salad – $16.95
  • Bistecca Penombra, served with a side house salad – $16.95

Tortilla JO's lunch special (11am - 3pm):
Choice of entree, served with rice and beans and a cup of tortilla soup or mixed green salad.

  • Beef or chicken quesadilla – $11.99
  • Beef or chicken flautas – $11.99
  • Beef or chicken sauves (soft tacos) – $11.99

Tortilla JO's twilight dinner special (3pm - 5pm):
Choice of two of the following entrees, served with tortilla soup or mixed green salad for two and dessert to share. $33.99

  • Combo – beef taco, cheese enchilada, rice and beans
  • Burrito – shredded beef or chicken
  • Carnitas

Disneyland Annual Passholders save on SoCal sporting events

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can save up to 50% off tickets to select Angels and Dodgers baseball home games. Passholder also receive a 50% discount and free cap at select Chivas USA home games.

  • Discounted Dodgers tickets start at $4.50 per person. Use promotional code "DISNEY" when you order online (link).
  • Angels ticket discounts are available only in selected sections, and start at $10 per person. Use promotional code "MICKEY" when you order online (link).
  • Chivas USA tickets start at $10 for general admission. The Disneyland Resort will host the June 28th game (vs the New York Red Bulls) with giveaways and "special Disney surprises" (link).

This and That

...Due to Grad Night this Wednesday June 11th, the Magic Morning event that would normally take place this Thursday, June 12 has been moved. Disneyland will offer Magic Morning at 7:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday this week.

...MousePlanet has just updated menu prices for all Disney's California Adventure restaurants (link), and we're midway through an update of Disneyland restaurants. You can help! If you notice that a menu listing on MousePlanet is outdated, send us an e-mail with the new information, or even a snapshot of the current menu board.


DCA's Paradise Bay will hold the swim event of this weekend's Danskin Women's Triathlon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The Danskin Women's Triathlon at the Disneyland Resort will be held this Sunday, June 15 2008. The event begins with a .35 mile swim through the waters of Paradise Bay (the lagoon inside Disney's California Adventure), continues with 10-mile bike race around the Disneyland Resort and ends with a 2.5-mile run. The transition area and finish line are in the Timon parking lot. Parking for the event is at the Anaheim Convention Center, and is $10. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 6:00 am. Spectators are welcome, and the race sponsor has posted a Spectator Etiquette page on the official event Web site (link). Friends and family of the athletes are encouraged to volunteer for Saturday's Expo and for the race day on Sunday. The host hotel for the event is the Anaheim Hilton. Both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure will observe normal operating hours on race day, but expect higher-than-normal traffic in the area after the conclusion of the race. Several MousePlanet readers will be participating in this inaugural event - if you will be joining them, why not stop by our MousePad discussion boards to post your bib & cap numbers so we can cheer you on (link).


Tarina Tarantino will release her new Collector Series Barbie Doll at the Disneyland Resort. Photo © Disney.

...Designer Tarina Tarantino will release her new Collector Series Barbie® Doll on Saturday, June 28 at Vault 28 in Downtown Disney (link). The doll will be offered for $120 plus tax, and will come with a card verifying purchase at Disney Vault 28 on June 28, 2008 to commemorate the first U.S. stop of Tarina's Pink Plastic Tour.


Get this Disneyland Resort duffle bag for $10 with a qualifying purchase. Photo © Disney.

...The Disneyland Resort is offering a new purchase-with-purchase promotion. Starting June 15 customers can purchase a Disneyland Resort 55 duffle bag for $10 with an additional purchase of $40 at participating Disneyland Resort merchandise locations. The offer is valid through August 23, 2008 or while supplies last, and excludes online and phone orders. Visit the Disney Gallery Web site for a list of participating locations (link).

... Annual Passholders - exclusive tours of the Innoventions Dream Home will be offered on the following dates and times. No advance registration is required, and the attraction will be open to park guests during the remainder of each day:

  • June 17, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • June 18, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • June 19, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • June 20, 2008 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • June 21, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • June 22, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
     

Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

Disney's California Adventure

  • Toy Story / Midway Mania – attraction officially opens June 17, 2008. Annual Passholder previews (awarded by contest) are Monday, June 9 to Thursday, June 12. The grand opening media event is scheduled for June 16-17.
  • Hyperion Theater – closes September 2 for refurbishment.
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.

 

Come out and play with MousePlanet!

The MousePlanet crew is planning a series of social events for readers this summer and fall, and you're invited!
  • Saturday, June 28 – Our first gathering to catch a matinee screening of Wall-E at the AMC theater in Downtown Disney. Stay tuned for more details once the theater releases the schedule for that weekend.
  • Thursday, July 17 – Come celebrate the 8th anniversary of your favorite Disney Web site (and Disneyland's 53rd birthday). Details are forthcoming, and MouseAdventure fans can look forward to a little treat.
  • Friday, October 3 – Our second annual MousePlanet night at Mickey's Trick or Treat Party. This is one of the annual passholder discount nights, and tickets are already on sale through the AP Web site.

Stay posted for additional details and events throughout the summer.

Events

If you know of any events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, let us know.

June 2008

  • Grad Night events – Wednesday, June 11; Thursday, June 12; Thursday, June 19.
  • 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).
  • Danskin Women's Triathlon at the Disneyland Resort – Sunday, June 15 (link).
  • Toy Story / Midway Mania media event – June 16-17, 2008.
  • Toy Story / Midway Mania official grand opening – Tuesday, June 17.
  • Annual Passholder exclusive tours of the Innoventions Dream Home – June 17, 18, 19, 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m; June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m; June 20 and 22 from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • 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).
  • MousePlanet Wall-E matinee screening – Saturday, June 28 at the AMC theater in Downtown Disney. Details to come.
  • Tarina Tarantino Appearance & Signing – Saturday, June 28 at Vault 28 in Downtown Disney (link).
     

July 2008

  • Cast Member Create-A-Pin Contest Winners Pin Release & Signing – Saturday, July 12 (link).
  • MousePlanet anniversary meet – Thursday, July 17. Come celebrate the 8th anniversary of your favorite Disney Web site (and Disneyland's 53rd birthday). Details to come.

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)
  • MousePlanet night at Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party – Friday, October 3. Come meet some of the MousePlanet staff and your fellow readers at the first Trick or Treat party of 2008. Annual Passholders can purchase discount tickets through the Disneyland Web site.
  • 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.
  • MouseAdventure – Sunday, November 16 at the Disneyland Resort. Additional information, including format, price, park and registration dates will be made available later this summer.

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

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 Park Hopper Ticket ($130/$110) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $2 off the box-office price for both adults and children. You can now print these tickets at home, though a $1 per-ticket convenience fee applies. If the $1 per ticket net savings isn't enough of an incentive to pre-purchase your tickets, think of all the time you'll save by not having to stand in line at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths (link).

Three Day Park Hopper Regularly $189/$159

Summer Fun Pass ($99) – The Disneyland Resort's latest discount is the "Summer Fun Pass," a 3-day park hopper available to Southern California residents for $99 per person ages 3 and older. This represents a savings of up to $70 per ticket over the advance-purchase price of a 3-day Park Hopper. The ticket is valid 45 days after the first use, and first use must take place between June 16 - August 30, 2008. The ticket is not valid on July 4, 2008. The ticket is available for purchase at some authorized offsite Disneyland Resort ticket outlets, including Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons, Stater Bros., and Gelson's, Disney Stores and military base MWR offices.The ticket is not available at the Disneyland Resort, so be sure to purchase your tickets before you arrive.

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) available through the Disneyland Web site (link). You can print these tickets at home, though the tickets from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (see below) are slightly less expensive.

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 ($164/$134) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $5 off the advance purchase price for both adults and children. You can now print these tickets at home, though a $1 per-ticket convenience fee applies. If the $4 per ticket net savings isn't enough of an incentive to pre-purchase your tickets, think of all the time you'll save by not having to stand in line at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. 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) available through the Disneyland Web site (link). You can print these tickets at home, though the tickets from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (see below) are slightly less expensive.

AOCVCB 4-Day Bonus Ticket ($179/$149) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $5 off the advance purchase price for both adults and children. You can now print these tickets at home, though a $1 per-ticket convenience fee applies. If the $4 per ticket net savings isn't enough of an incentive to pre-purchase your tickets, think of all the time you'll save by not having to stand in line at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. 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) available through the Disneyland Web site (link). You can print these tickets at home, though the tickets from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (see below) are slightly less expensive.

AOCVCB 5-Day Bonus Ticket ($189/$159) – The discount (from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) is $5 off the advance purchase price for both adults and children. You can now print these tickets at home, though a $1 per-ticket convenience fee applies. If the $4 per ticket net savings isn't enough of an incentive to pre-purchase your tickets, think of all the time you'll save by not having to stand in line at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Tickets include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

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.

Downtown Disney Patina Restuarant Discounts – Three Downtown Disney restaurants operated by the Patina Group are currently offering lunch and/or dinner specials.

Napolini lunch special
11am - 3pm

  • Slice of pizza and fountain beverage - $5.99
  • Two slices of pizza, one Caesar salad and two fountain beverages - $15

Naples lunch special
Monday - Friday
11am - 3pm

  • Caprese panini, served with side house salad - $10.95
  • Personal grilled vegetable pizza, served with a cup of sour or side house salad - $10.95
  • House-cured Italian tuna salad, served with a cup of soup - $10.95

Naples twilight dinner special
Monday - Friday
3pm - 5pm

  • Penne all'arrabbiata, served with a side house salad - $16.95
  • Pollo Milanese, served with arugula and lemon salad - $16.95
  • Bistecca Penombra, served with a side house salad - $16.95

Tortilla JO's lunch special
11am - 3pm
Choice of entree, served with rice and beans and a cup of tortilla soup or mixed green salad.

  • Beef or chicken quesadilla - $11.99
  • Beef or chicken flautas - $11.99
  • Beef or chicken sauves (soft tacos) - $11.99

Tortilla JO's twilight dinner special
3pm - 5pm
Choice of two of the following entrees, served with tortilla soup or mixed green salad for two and dessert to share. $33.99

  • Combo - beef taco, cheese enchilada, rice and beans
  • Burrito - shredded beef or chicken
  • Carnitas

Downtown Disney merchant discounts – Visit the Disney Ani-Mate Web site (link) and complete a short quiz to gain access to an interactive map where you can download and print coupons to a series of Downtown Disney shops and restaurants. The current batch of coupons all expire August 1, 2008, and significant restrictions may apply. Disneyland Resort annual passholders may receive the same or better discount, so be sure to check before you shop.

  • Anne Geddes - 10% off purchase (same as the AP discount)
  • Arribas Bros - 10% off $50 purchase (no AP discount)
  • Basin - 15% off purchase of $20 or more (better than the AP discount)
  • Catal - 10% off food only (same as the AP discount)
  • Club Libby Lu - Spend $25 and get a free create-your-own fancy potion (APs receive 10% discount)
  • Department 56 - 10% off D56 merchandise (no AP discount)
  • Fossil - 10% off purchase (same as the AP discount)
  • House of Blues - 20% off total bill before 5pm (better than the AP discount)
  • Illuminations - 20% off regular priced merchandise (better than the AP discount)
  • Jazz Kitchen - 10% off total bill, excluding alcohol (same as the AP discount)
  • La Brea Bakery - 10% off purchase of $10 or more (same as the AP discount)
  • Lego - $5 off purchase of $30 or more (APs receive 10% discount)
  • Naples - 10% off food only, excludes Napolini (same as the AP discount)
  • Quicksilver - 10% off entire purchase (no AP discount)
  • Rainforest Cafe- Free kids meal with adult entree purchase (APs receive 10% discount before 4pm)
  • Sunglass Icon - 10% off all items, except specified designer labels (no AP discount)
  • Tortilla Jo's - 10% off food, excludes taqueria (same as the AP discount)
  • Wetzels Pretzels - Buy 3 pretzels, get 1 free (APs receive 10% discount)

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

DCA: 10a–9p



TT


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p



MM


DL: 8a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

TT / MM

Grad Nite

DL: 9a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL/SC

 

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


Toy Story Midway
Mania Opening
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
6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

MM
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p


SL

MM

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a–9p

DCA: 10a–7p

SL

MM
DL: 9a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL

TT

DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/29 6/30 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–10p

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DL: 8a–12a

DCA: 10a–9p

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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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