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Update for June 23 - 29, 2008

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Tomorrowland's New Neighbors | Toy Story Midway Mania's opening weekend | Summer Fun Pass update | A kinder, gentler Indy? | This and That

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Tomorrowland's New Neighbors

With all the buzz about the new Toy Story Midway Mania ride at Disney's California Adventure, it is easy to overlook the new attraction at Disneyland. The Innoventions Dream Home opened for media previews last week, which were to be followed by a series of previews for annual passholders. Disney admitted that some of the technology was not working quite perfectly during the previews, and said the fictional Elias family was having some trouble moving into their home. MousePlanet readers reported that several of the Passholder previews were canceled, and that cast members at the attraction predict that the new Dream Home won't be ready for guests until early July.


Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier (at podium) is joined by executives from the Innoventions Dream Home corporate partners and members of the fictional Elias family at the opening of the new attraction. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The Dream Home is surrounded by five "neighbors," who occupy the outer ring of the building. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

The 5000-square-foot Dream Home is located in the middle section of the ground floor of Innoventions. To enter the home, visitors first pass through a short presentation in one of five "neighborhood" vignettes that occupy the outer ring of the building, then step through the front door into the home. Eleven characters portraying Elias family members and neighbors occupy the home and neighborhood, with six actors in the area at any one time. The characters interact with visitors and demonstrate some of the technology in the house. These performances are somewhat scripted, and there is a common story arc involving the Elias family son, Robby. It seems that Robby has just scored the winning goal for his soccer team, earning them the national championship title. The team will be heading to the international soccer championships in China, and the entire neighborhood is celebrating the big game. You'll see references to this soccer game all over the house, and it helps explain why all of the characters wear Elias jerseys.


One neighbor is the local music teacher, who hosts a short music class for new visitors. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


This neighbor shows off an outdoor kitchen. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


Welcome to the Elias household. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

Just inside the front door is the Foyer and Great Room, furnished in part with items from the new Walt Disney Collection by Drexel Heritage. A grand piano in one corner is networked so students can take lessons with similarly networked instructors across the country. A touchscreen built into the coffee table allows visitors to browse through a copy of the original manuscript for Alice in Wonderland. The dining room table features four touch screens, and Elias family members demonstrate scrapbooking and video applications using one or all four screens.


Members of the Elias family demonstrate the touchscreen dining room table. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The sofa table is equipped with a touch screen and a built-in book. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The interactive grand piano allows a student to take lessons from instructors anywhere in the world. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

The centerpiece of Family Room and Home Office combination is a 100-inch television screen with custom lighting, a 7.1 surround sound system and video-on-demand. Each member of the Elias family has programmed preferences into the home's central computer, and the lighting, ambient music and even the photos displayed in digital frames around the room change depending on which family member is present in the room. Jonathan Cluts, Director, Strategic Prototyping Group for Microsoft said that the home contains several pieces of "aspirational" technology, including a mock up of a three-dimensional printer in the office. Elias family members explain that the printer can be used to re-create small pieces that have gone missing from the house, like the cover to the battery compartment of a remote control. A small dragon sits atop the machine, said to be a gift "sent" via the machine from the Chinese soccer team against which Robby's team will compete.


The focal point of the family room is a custom home entertainment system. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


Some of the advanced technology on display in the home includes a mock up of a three-dimensional printer. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

The kitchen is loaded with gadgets and technology, and the kitchen's center island, with built-in computer, somewhat resembles the popular conception of a spaceship bridge. The central computer and virtual bulletin board provide a convenient place to check e-mail and manage the household schedules, but some of the tricks probably have limited real-world appeal. The same computer can also read RFID tags located on food packaging, and so can detect that the jug of milk placed on the counter is near its expiration date, or will warn you that you don't have enough eggs to make the recipe you've just found online. When you select a recipe, a copy is projected onto the counter surface, and the kitchen's computer voice will remind you if you've forgotten to retrieve an ingredient from the pantry.


The Innoventions Dream Home kitchen features wall coverings made of recycled material. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The home is decorated in a mix of Art Nouveau and Craftsman styles, with loads of modern enhancements. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The refrigerator and pantry "communicate" to create shopping lists and suggest recipes using ingredients on hand. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

The Elias children each have bedrooms that are marvels of conspicuous technology. The focal point of Robbie's room is a custom-made pirate ship bed, complete with cannon. Robby apparently likes the story of Peter Pan, because his room is designed to immerse occupants in the story anytime an Elias family member begins to read from the storybook. Images from the animated film appear on the bed's "sail," the dresser and hanging light fixtures in the room move when "Tinker Bell" flies through. During a crucial scene in the story, the young pirate can use the on-bed cannon to "shoot" at Captain Hook on the opposing wall.


The Elias daughter reads a bedtime story in her brother's pirate-theme bedroom. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


Several elements around the room interact with the story. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The wall opposite the bed contains a wide front-projection screen. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Elias' teen daughter has a rather elegantly appointed room, complete with magic mirror. The virtual wardrobe allows her to try on any item in her closet without removing it from the hanger, then to mix-and-match pieces and accessories before she settles on an outfit for the day. Male visitors were quite amused by this mirror during the previews, adding Storm Trooper masks to princess gowns.


The daughter's room features an interactive wardrobe mirror. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


There are 73 digital photo frames in the Dream Home. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Daughter's room is decorated with Art Moderne furnishings. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The rest of the public rooms in the home include the Backyard, Courtyard and Party Tent—sorry, no Restroom of the Future, and the Elias parents apparently sleep elsewhere. The Party Tent contains a variety of interactive displays and hands-on terminals that allow visitors to play with some of the technology showcased in the home. A Life|ware terminal allows visitors to customize their own Dream Home using a Taylor Morrison floor plan, furnish it with gadgets from Microsoft and HP, then e-mail the result to friends and family. You can also win your Dream Home by entering a contest sponsored by Taylor Morrison. The grand prize is a new Taylor Morrison home, customized with technology demonstrated in the Innoventions Dream Home, and a Disneyland vacation package. Register to win by August 20, 2008 at the Dream Home Giveaway Web site (link). You can enter once per day, or, if you visit Disneyland, pick up an "Entry Code" at the Innoventions exhibit to be automatically entered each day of the contest.


Even the patio has several touch-screen terminals. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


A tribute to the original House of the Future is located in the "party tent." Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The "party tent" includes several interactive games. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

Toy Story Midway Mania's opening weekend


Signs at the resort entrances direct visitors to the new attraction inside Disney's California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Once the opening day crowds had their fill of Toy Story Midway Mania, lines for the attraction settled down to no more than 90 minutes over the weekend. The weather was likely a factor—with temperatures soaring into the 90s, prospective riders were less likely to want to wait in the extended outdoor queue.

Visitors who park in the Disney parking lots receive an "Adventure Roadmap" with a short Honda-sponsored activity inside. After answering the eight questions on the roadmap, visitors are encouraged to visit a contest Web site to enter for a chance to win a 2009 Honda Pilot (link). Visitors who walk or take busses or shuttles to the resorts can obtain a roadmap from the Honda display conveniently located in the Esplanade between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure (DCA) parks.

Visitors who park in the Mickey and Friends lot, or who walk in from the Disneyland Resort Hotels, can spend some time watching the antics of a trio of Green Army Men before passing through the bag / security checkpoint. The characters are there to tell the crowd about the new attraction in DCA, and use toys and props to demonstrate how each virtual game works.


Green Army Men provide pre-game instruction to visitors in the West Esplanade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Visitors can pick up an Adventure Map at the Honda exhibit in the Esplanade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Summer Fun Pass update

The new Summer Fun Pass promotion is causing some stress among readers who can't find a store that can sell and activate the tickets. Many Disney Stores that were supposed to have the tickets available for sale when the promotion started on June 16th did not receive the passes in time. VONS grocery stores had apparently planned to do a "slow roll out" on the tickets, which meant few VONS stores had them in stock. Worse, several people reported that those stores that did have the tickets were having problems activating them.

These are just a few local grocery stores that were confirmed to have and be able to activate the tickets as of this writing:

  • Food4Less – 1616 W Katella Ave., Anaheim CA 92802
  • Food4Less – 2009 W 1st Street, Santa Ana CA 92703
  • Vons – 3650 S Bristol St., Santa Ana CA 92607

The "Disney Desk" at the South Coast Plaza shopping center is selling the promotional ticket, but rather than a plastic voucher that has to be activated, customers purchasing the tickets there receive the actual paper ticket. A seasonal Disney Desk will open at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, California on July 1, and will also offer the paper tickets.

Note: These tickets are printed with a restriction that you must reside in Southern California (ZIP codes 90000-93599) or Northern Baja California (ZIP codes 21000-22999) to use (not purchase) the pass. We have not yet heard of a situation where someone trying to use the ticket was asked for proof of residency, but be aware that Disney can do so, and can require you to upgrade to a different ticket if you live outside the promotional market area.

A kinder, gentler Indy?

After visitors complained about some of the violence in the new Indiana Jones: Secret of the Stone Tiger show, including a fight scene in which Indy punches the female character in the face, show director Glenn Kelman told MousePlanet that the show's fight scenes are being reworked. Look for the new fight choreography to be incorporated into the show this week.

This and That

... Don't forget! You are invited to join MousePlanet for the Wall-E matinee at AMC theater in Downtown Disney on Saturday, June 28. Catch the 10:30 a.m. matinee screening of Wall-E at the AMC theater in Downtown Disney with your fellow MousePlanet readers. Matinee tickets are just $6 per person. You can now buy tickets online ($1 service charge applies, unless you are a member of the free AMC MovieWatcher club), or directly from the Downtown Disney AMC theater box office. This showing is likely to sell out, so don't wait too long. About two dozen readers and staff are already planning to attend. If you'll be joining us, please send an e-mail to the event coordinator (Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix), or post to our MousePad discussion board thread (link) so we know how many to expect. The MousePlanet staff will be on hand starting at 9:45 a.m. to greet you.

... San Francisco Bay Area MousePlanet readers, don't feel left out! You are invited to join MousePlanet staff members Andrew, Jennifer and Steven for Wall-E at the AMC theater at the Mercado in Santa Clara on Sunday, June 29.  Tickets for the 11:00 a.m. matinee are just $6 per person.  You can now buy tickets online ($1 service charge applies, unless you are a member of the free AMC MovieWatcher club).  This showing is likely to sell out, so don't wait too long.  If you'll be joining us, please send email to the event coordinator (Andrew Rich) or post to our MousePad discussion board thread (link) so we know how many to expect.  The MousePlanet staff will be on hand starting at 10:00 am to greet you.  We'll decamp for lunch (likely at Taxi's) after the movie.

... The Disneyland Resort has begun a marketing campaign to promote Downtown Disney merchants. Text DTDFUN to 67463 to receive instant discounts and coupons for select Downtown Disney restaurants and shops. Current offers include 20 percent off meals at the La Brea Bakery Cafe, 20 percent off a meal at the House of Blues before 5:00pm, 15 percent off lunch at Catal and $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at Build-a-Bear.

... The Disneyland Resort is offering two special merchandise releases through the Disney Gallery Web site. A "Bitty Belle" miniature of the Adora Belle Tour Guide doll by Marie Osmond will be offered for sale starting July 15, 2008 . The doll is an open edition, and retails for $55 (link). Four Star Wars "Big Figs" will be offered in a joint release at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Each is a Numbered Limited Edition of 600, and retails for $200 (link).

... Disney's PhotoPass service is testing out a series of new "Magic Photos" at locations around Disneyland. Now you can duel with Darth Vader in Tomorrowland, or join the Hitchhiking Ghosts near the Haunted Mansion. Look for the PhotoPass cast members carrying sample photos like the one below.


Use your PhotoPass to battle Darth Vader. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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.

 

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!
  • Wall-E matinee at AMC theater in Downtown Disney – Saturday, June 28. Catch the 10:30 a.m. matinee screening of Wall-E at the AMC theater in Downtown Disney with your fellow MousePlanet readers. Matinee tickets are just $6 per person. You can now buy tickets online ($1 service charge applies, unless you are a member of the free AMC MovieWatcher club), or directly from the Downtown Disney AMC theater box office. This showing is likely to sell out, so don't wait too long. About two dozen readers and staff are already planning to attend. If you'll be joining us, please send an e-mail to the event coordinator (Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix), or post to our MousePad discussion board thread (link) so we know how many to expect. The MousePlanet staff will be on hand starting at 9:45 a.m. to greet you.
  • Wall-E matinee at AMC theater in the Mercado in Santa Clara (San Francisco Bay Area) – Sunday, June 29. You are invited to join MousePlanet staff members Andrew, Jennifer and Steven for Wall-E at the AMC theater at the Mercado in Santa Clara on Sunday, June 29.  Tickets for the 11:00 a.m. matinee are just $6 per person.  You can now buy tickets online ($1 service charge applies, unless you are a member of the free AMC MovieWatcher club).  This showing is likely to sell out, so don't wait too long.  If you'll be joining us, please send email to the event coordinator (Andrew Rich) or post to our MousePad discussion board thread (link) so we know how many to expect.  The MousePlanet staff will be on hand starting at 10:00 am to greet you.  We'll decamp for lunch (likely at Taxi's) after the movie.
  • MousePlanet Anniversary Meet – 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.
  • MousePlanet night at Mickey's Trick or Treat Party – 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

  • Disney's Summer Pin Festival 2008 - Mickey's Pin Odyssey – June 20 - August 10, 2008 (link).
  • MousePlanet Wall-E matinee screening – Saturday, June 28 at the AMC theater in Downtown Disney. (link).
  • MousePlanet San Francisco Bay Area Wall-E matinee screening – Sunday, June 29 at the AMC theater in the Mercado in Santa Clara. (link).
  • 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.
  • 11th annual Gays Days at the Disneyland Resort (unofficial event) – Friday, Oct 3 - Sunday, October 5. Event attendance will be higher at Disneyland on Saturday, DCA on Sunday (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.'
  • CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park – Sunday, October 19 (link)

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

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.

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. Check at the restaurant for menu and price details.

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.


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
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7/6 7/7 7/8 7/9 7/10 7/11 7/12
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7/13 7/14 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19
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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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