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Update for January 5 - 11, 2009

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News and Views

The Celebration begins | New year, no contract, now what? | Let us entertain you | This and That

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The Celebration begins

Disney's "What Will You Celebrate?" promotion began on January 1, and there are a few changes that you'll want to know about before you redeem your free birthday admission offer.

According to the promotion, everyone age 3 and older who provides valid proof of their date of birth will receive a one-day, one-park ticket when they visit a domestic Disney theme park on their birthday. There are no residency restrictions. Visitors are encouraged—but not required—to register their date of birth on a special Disney Web site before their trip, but celebrants can also just show their eligible identification at the ticket booths on their birthday to claim their ticket. The Birthday Ticket can be upgraded to a park-hopper, multi-day ticket or even annual passport.

Anyone who already holds certain types of valid admission, such as a non-blocked-out Annual Passport or a multi-day tickets purchased as part of a travel package, can choose from three "alternate" benefits:

  • A "birthday fun card" equal to the price of the admission ticket you would otherwise receive, currently $59 for ages 3-9 and $69 for ages 10+. This fun card cannot be used for food, but it can be used for merchandise, guided tours, PhotoPass products, spa and salon services and more. When the promotion was first announced Disney said that this fun card would be valid only on your birthday, but the offer was changed and the card now has no expiration date.
  • A "birthday fastpass." This benefit provides four FastPass tickets, valid for up to 6 people, at selected attractions.
  • A one-day, one-park admission ticket valid for your use anytime in the year before your next birthday. This ticket can be used on a day (including your birthday) that your Annual Passport is normally blocked out, or after your existing pass expires. This ticket is not transferable, and can not be upgraded.

To receive one of these alternate offers, you will still need to visit a Disneyland Resort ticket booth and present your eligible identification along with your valid admission ticket. One reader reported that she skipped those lines and used her valid annual passport to enter Disneyland, then received her fun card at City Hall.

Visitors with blocked out annual passports; single-day tickets (both one-day and park-hopper) or complimentary tickets are not eligible for the alternate benefits. If your annual passport is blocked out on your birthday, you will receive the free one-day, one-park admission offer. You can also upgrade your passport to a passport that is valid on your birthday, and then receive one of the alternate gifts. Be advised that you will need to upgrade your pass before you receive the alternate gift, and you can not apply the value of the "free" admission towards upgrading any passport.

Ticket booth lines were unusually long and slow this past week, and it's difficult to estimate how much of an impact this offer is having on those lines. We've also heard that the monthly-payment annual passport offer is contributing to the wait, as these transactions take longer to process than regular passport purchases. Wait times should return to normal once the New Year's crowds depart, but it's still always a good idea to purchase your theme park admission before you visit the Resort whenever possible.
 

New year, no contract, now what?

When Disney negotiators presented their "last, best and final" contract offer to Unite Here Local 11 leadership on December 12th, the proposal included bonuses of up to $500 per employee if the offer was ratified by close of business on December 31, 2008. No mention was made of a possible ratification vote at the union's Posada protest on December 18th, and as the deadline approached, cast members waited to learn if the union would reject the offer outright or put it to a vote. A Disney spokesperson told MousePlanet early last week that the company had received no reply from the union. Hotel cast members asked about the contract said that no vote was held, and that they have no heard if or when any future vote may be scheduled.

The stalemate has some covered cast members asking what the union's next step will be. Reader comments posted on the union-backed "Disney is Unfaithful" blog seem to indicate growing frustration with the prolonged negotiations. On December 31st, disneyisunfaithful.org posted a "holiday greeting" to Disney, celebrating the reelection of of Anaheim City Councilwoman Lori Galloway, whom the author described as "a champion of the Disneyland resort workers and working families throughout Anaheim." Readers posted comments asking "Good for her... but.... Our contract, whats going on with it?" and "Wow who cares? Where's our contract? Why aren't we voting." Additional comments throughout the site echo the same sentiments, and at least one comment critical of the union leadership was removed by the blog administrator.

Some cast members have told MousePlanet that their union stewards are unresponsive to inquiries from hotel workers, could not provide a copy of the proposed contract and seem uninformed about the status of the negotiations. While the Disney is Unfaithful blog is updated almost daily with articles critical of Disney, the "Disney Negotiations Update" section of the union's own Web site has not been updated since August 22, 2008. Angered by the perceived lack of communication from Local 11, some disgruntled cast members are exploring the possibility of filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the union.

A few cast members have also expressed concerns that, even if the union brought the contract to the members for ratification, they would not be allowed to vote on the proposal. When the union rejected a contract extention last year, Disney stopped the automatic collection of union dues from cast member paychecks, leaving the union to try to collect dues individually from each member. Some union members authorized automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts, others make payments directly to the union office, but reportedly as many as one-third of the covered members have not kept current with their dues, and are not considered to be in "good standing." These cast members may be ineligible to vote on any contract proposal.

Representatives from Local 11 have not responded to repeated requests from MousePlanet for comment on the negotiations.

Let us entertain you

A recap of the entertainment schedule distributed to Disneyland Resort cast members last week:

Disneyland

  • As previously reported on MousePlanet, the Royal Coronation Ceremony and Disney Princess Storytelling are no longer offered at the Princess Fantasy Faire. The Disney Princess Meet & Greet is still offered at the Fantasyland Theater.
  • Due to construction on Main Street, Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams will not return on February 13 as previously scheduled.
  • The new The "Celebrate! street party" is now scheduled to begin on March 27th.
  • "Remember...Dreams Come True" Fireworks will be presented the weekend of Jan. 17-19 and Feb. 13-16, and will then return in March.
  • Fantasmic will be presented most nights in January and February.

Disney's California Adventure

  • Disney's Electrical Parade will be dark until June 12 when it returns for the summer.
  • Pixar Play Parade will be dark Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular will be dark on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • The High School Musical 3: Senior Year - Right Here! Right Now! street show will be presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

This and That

... Hooks Pointe and the wine cellar are reportedly closed until Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (Jan. 17-19) due to low occupancy at the Disneyland Resort hotels. Other Resort restaurants may also be impacted, and we recommend confirming your Priority Seating arrangements with the Disney Dine Line 72 hours before your visit.

... The Orange County Register reported last week that family of a 20-year-old man killed in October, 2008 by an Anaheim police officer has filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Anaheim - and has also demanded that Disneyland erect a statue of the young man on Main Street, U.S.A. (link). The Walt Disney company was in no way involved in the shooting incident. According to the article, the family of Julian Alexander issued a joint statement with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference asking Disney to consider the memorial "as a message of healing and reconciliation to the community and a reminder that deadly force should be eliminated from the streets of Anaheim."

...Visitors planning trips to the Disneyland Resort should make a point to check the Current Refurbishment/Attraction Closures section each week for the most recent updates. The Disneyland Resort Web site is currently only publishing refurbishment information about 6 weeks in advance. This week's changes include the early return of "it's a small world" from the post-holiday refurbishment; a brief closure of the Matterhorn; and new dates for the Mark Twain refurbishment. Be sure to check the most recent Park Update for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams – originally said to be dark through February 13, 2009, Disney has now announced that this parade will not return due to a repaving project on Main Street. The "Celebrate! street party" is scheduled to begin on March 27th.
  • "it's a small world" – closed January 5 to February 4, 2009 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed January 5 to February 14, 2009 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery – closes January 12, 2009 for one day.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closes January 5-8, 2009 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed February 9-12, 2009 for a brief refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closes February 15, 2009 for refurbishment. [Unconfirmed]

Disney's California Adventure

  • Sun Wheel – closed for refurbishment and to install the new Mickey face. No reopening date has been announced, but an employee publication lists April 24, 2009 as the return date.
  • The Vineyard Room – now closed. No announcement has been made about a potential replacement for this restaurant, but an employee publication lists October 4, 2009 as the return date.
  • Golden Dreams – now closed. This attraction will eventually be replaced with the new Little Mermaid ride.
  • Burger Invasion – now closed. No announcement has been made about a potential replacement for this former McDonald's location, but an employee publication lists June 25, 2010 as the return date.
  • Games of the Boardwalk – now closed to install a new facade and new Disney-themed games. No reopening date has been announced, but an employee publication lists April 24, 2009 as the return date.
  • Grizzly River Run – closes January 20-27, 2009 for refurbishment.
  • Boudin Bakery & The Bakery Tour – closes February 9, 2009 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.


Park Events

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

2009

  • Disney's California Food and Wine Festival – Daily, April 24 to June 7, 2009. No additional details are available at this time.
  • Summer Pin Festival Kick-Off Event – Saturday, June 20, 2009 (link).
  • Summer Pin Festival – Daily, June 19 - August 9, 2009 (link).
  • Pinbassador Inspirations Pin Release & Signing – Saturday, August 8, 2009 (link).
  • SHAG "Spirited" Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Cocktail Reception – Saturday, August 8, 2009 (link).
  • SHAG Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Product Release & Signing – Sunday, August 9, 2009 (link).
  • 4th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 4-6, 2009. Registration is now open (link).
  • Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Merchandise Event – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (link).
     

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 $69/$59

    One Day Park Hopper Regularly $94/$84

    Southern California 1-Day Park Hopper – Disney is not currently offering a discounted Southern California 1-Day Park Hopper at the Web site. 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 $143/$123

    AOCVCB 2-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($141/$121) – 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 $199/$169

    Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($179/$149) – 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 ($179/$149) – 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 3-Day Bonus Ticket ($174/$144) – 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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Advance Purchase 2009 Everyone Plays for the Kids' Price! 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($149) – This promotion is valid January 6 through April 30, 2009, and includes one one Magic Morning admission. Currently available for purchase through the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (link).

    "Disneyland Resort Resident 3-Day Celebration Pass" ($94 - $99) Available through selected employers, school or credit unions that offer discounted admission tickets to Southern California attractions. This three-day Park Hopper ticket expires 45 days after first use, and first use must occur by December 18, 2008. This ticket is blocked out December 19 - 31, 2008.

    Four Day Park Hopper Regularly $224/$194

    Advance Purchase 4-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 (Sunday, 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 ($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 4-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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Advance Purchase 2009 Everyone Plays for the Kids' Price! 4-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($154) – This promotion is valid January 6 through April 30, 2009, and includes one one Magic Morning admission. Currently available for purchase through the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (link).

    Costco Disneyland Resort Play 4 Days Exchange Certificate – Available through the Costco Web site (link), this $139 ticket (for ages 3 through adult) is good for four one-day admissions to Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure. The tickets are non-transferable—the same person must use all four admissions. The ticket expires once the four admissions are used, or on July 31, 2009, whichever comes first. This is not a park-hopper pass, although you could probably use one admission per day at each park, in effect using the four admissions as a two-day park-hopper. The tickets are available only to Costco members who are residents of Southern California. Tickets must be purchased at Costco, with a limit of eight tickets per member per day. It is important to note that the item you purchase at Costco is an "Exchange Certificate," not a valid park passport. Members must exchange the certificate at the Disneyland Resort Ticket booth to receive the Play 4 Days ticket. Proof of California residency in zip codes 90000 through 93599 is required to exchange the certificate for a valid ticket.

    Five Day Park Hopper Regularly $244/$214

    Advance Purchase 5-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($204/$174) – 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 (Sunday, 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 ($204/$174) – 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 ($199/$169) – 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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Advance Purchase 2009 Everyone Plays for the Kids' Price! 5-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($164) – This promotion is valid January 6 through April 30, 2009, and includes one one Magic Morning admission. Currently available for purchase through the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (link).

    Six Day Park Hopper Regularly $249/$219

    Advance Purchase 6-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($209/$179) – 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 (Sunday, 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 ($209/$179) – 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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

    Deluxe Annual Passport
    Regulary $269

    Costco $50 bonus gift card offer – Costco members can receive a $50 Disneyland gift card when they purchase a Deluxe Disneyland Resort annual passport for $269 at a participating Costco location. The offer should be available at all Southern California Costco stores that currently sell Disneyland admission, but the vouchers may not have arrived in all locations yet. [A list of the 37 Costco locations within 50 miles of the Disneyland Resort is available on our MousePad discussion board (link), and we have noted which locations are confirmed to have these tickets available. If you are a Costco member and live near one of the stores that is not confirmed, please check the next time you're there and then let us know so we can update the list.]

    There are no residency restrictions on this ticket, and it can be upgraded to a Deluxe with parking or Premium passport. Better still, the $50 gift card can be applied towards the cost of the upgrades, which nearly pays for the $59 parking option or drops the net cost of a Premium Annual Passport to just $339.

    Save $30 on a Deluxe Disneyland Resort Annual Passport – If you can't take advantage of the Costco offer listed above, you can still receive a $30 discount on a Deluxe Disneyland Annual Passport by purchasing your pass online. The offer is valid only on new purchases, and does not apply to renewals. The offer expires 12/31/08. These tickets must be purchased using a special Web site: disneyland.com/deluxeoffer.

    2008 Southern California CityPass
    $247/$199

    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!

    Note: The 2008 Southern California CityPass is valid for use if the first day of your visit is January 5, 2009 or earlier. If you are planning to start your visit on January 6th or later you will need to purchase the 2009 City Pass.

    2009 Southern California CityPass
    $259/$219

    2009 Southern California CityPass ($259/$219) – The 2009 CityPass offers the same admission tickets and benefits as listed above, at a slightly higher price. The 2009 CityPass is currently available through the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site (link). The 2009 CityPass will be available through the CityPass Web site starting November 1, 2008 and from theme park box offices starting January 6, 2009.

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.

Alaska Airlines "Kids Fly Free to the Disneyland Resort" promotion – Valid for travel between January 7, 2009, and June 17, 2009 when you also book your hotel through the airline. Significant restrictions apply to the promotion, including blockout dates. This offer can be a good deal for some families, but make sure that you compare the total quoted package price against the same elements if purchased a la carte. You may be able to take advantage of other published airfare specials and hotel discounts to create a less expensive vacation package. Unfortunately the Alaska Airlines Web site can be sluggish, making comparison shopping time consuming, but you should definitely do your homework before you buy.

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.


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 Resort Special Events:

  • MM - Magic Morning at Disneyland
  • TT - Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland
  • Grad Nite
  • MTT - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party at DCA
1/04 1/05 1/06 1/07 1/08 1/09 1/10
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p


MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/11 1/12 1/13 1/14 1/15 1/16 1/17
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p


MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/18 1/19 1/20 1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p


MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/25 1/26 1/27 1/28 1/29 1/30 1/31
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-7p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p


MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

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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