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Update for September 22 - 28, 2008

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What Will You Celebrate in 2009?

For many Disney watchers, last week's big New York announcement by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo was a big bust. Instead of hearing about new rides, resorts or cruise ships, the assembled media learned that American families plan vacations around special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. In response to this "newly identified family-travel trend," the Disney company announced the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts marketing theme for 2009: "What Will You Celebrate?" The headline of this promotion is the offer of free admission to any one of the Disney theme parks on your birthday in 2009.

The free birthday admission offer has surprisingly few restrictions. 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.

Annual passholders are not left out of the celebration. Passholders (and anyone who already holds valid admission, such as a multi-day ticket purchased as part of a travel package) can choose from three other benefits:

  • A "birthday fun card" equal to the price of the admission ticket you would otherwise receive, that is valid only on the day of your birthday. 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.
  • 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.
     

"What Will You Celebrate" involves more than the free birthday admission offer. Here are some of the other elements to the promotion and/or new additions to the resort:

What Will You Celebrate National Tour. Colorful vehicles—a party on wheels—roll out the fun from town squares to Times Square, featuring thousands of free Mickey Mouse balloons, a chance to win a “celebration vacation” to a Disney park and the opportunity to register for a special birthday celebration surprise. Disney characters and ambassadors also go on-air with fun celebration moments. Tour dates and locations are as follows:

September
October
January
February
9/24 Toronto
9/25 Minneapolis
9/29 Chicago
9/29 Boston
10/1 Milwaukee
10/1 Providence
10/3 Detroit
10/3 New York
10/6 Pittsburgh
10/6 Hartford
10/8 Cincinnati
10/8 Philadelphia
10/10 Indianapolis
10/10 Wash. DC
10/13 Baltimore
10/14 Dallas
10/15 Charlotte
10/16 Houston
10/17 Atlanta
10/20 New Orleans
1/19 Vancouver
1/21 Seattle
1/23 Portland
1/26 Sacramento
1/27 Sacramento
1/30 San Francisco
2/2 San Francisco
2/4 Fresno
2/5 Fresno
2/9 Las Vegas
2/11 Salt Lake City
2/16 Denver
2/19 Phoenix
2/20 Phoenix

Disney’s What Will You Celebrate? Tour Sweepstakes. Even if you can't attend one of the National Tour stops, you can participate in the online sweepstakes (link). You can enter once per day to win instant-win prizes, including an HP TouchSmart PC IQ504t Series computer, HP HDX16 Laptop, 3.5" HP Digital Photo or a Limited Edition Disney Parks Celebrations Pin, and to register to win one of 10 sweepstakes prizes, a four day/ three night vacation package for four people to your choice of either the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort. Official rules and odds are available at the contest Web site (link).

New "Celebration Street Party." A Disneyland Resort spokesperson described this new entertainment offering as "an all new, highly festive celebration that will give our guests the opportunity to celebrate their special occasion with Disney Characters and performers in a very unique setting. It will be a brand new “experience” that guests will never forget." Walt Disney World will present their own version of this Street Party during their promotion.

Celebration Roundup and Barbecue at Big Thunder Ranch. Details are not yet available from Disney, but it sounds like Disneyland will finally reopen the Big Thunder Ranch barbecue restaurant to serve as a venue for a daily celebration picnic. Rumors suggest this will be a meal version of the My Disneyland Birthday Party event. There will be anywhere from 1 to 3 seatings per day, depending on projected attendance, and advance Priority Seating reservations will be recommended.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The Disneyland version of Walt Disney World's popular princess makeover salon will open in Fantasyland sometime in Spring 2009. [Editor Note: A Disneyland Resort spokesperson wrote to clarify this item, and tells us that the the Boutique will be located in the space currently occupied by the "Once Upon A Princess" shop, formerly the Tinker Bell Toy Shop.}

New Sweetheart Dinner package at full-service restaurants. Tailored toward couples celebrating engagements, honeymoons and anniversaries, a three-course, prix fixe Sweetheart Dinner for Two will be offered at Napa Rose, Steakhouse 55, Yamabuki and Blue Bayou. Couples will receive a souvenir toasting glass to commemorate their celebration.

Celebration room decor packages and in-room amenities. Disneyland's vacation planning department is finalizing a new package of in-room decor options, gift baskets and in-room amenities. Additional details will be available shortly.

Return of the customized birthday cakes at full-service restaurants. This offering was popular with some visitors, but Disneyland discontinued the service several years ago. A Disneyland Resort spokesperson says "this is something completely different from any previous offerings. Our Disney Chef’s have cooked up several different kinds of cakes and pastries that will be offered as part of “What Will You Celebrate” in 2009. Guests will be able to use Disney’s new celebration planning tools to plan celebrations large and small, customizing and personalizing each experience and tending to all the details, from a special cake to an elaborate one-of-a-kind celebration that only Disney can create." Cakes require at least 48 hours advance notice, and online ordering will be available. Choices include a custom cake (6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch and quarter sheet), an 8-inch Mickey Mouse cake or a themed cake with enhanced inscription and edible decorations (8-inch, 10-inch and quarter sheet).

Tell us what you think: Are you disapointed in what 2009 holds for the Disney theme parks, or are you already planning a trip to take advantage of the free birthday admission offer? Reader reaction will be published in an upcoming Mailbag article.

Coming soon: monthly-payment annual passports

While many Disney fans were chatting about the official announcement of the 2009 "What Will You Celebrate" marketing campaign, the Disneyland Resort quietly announced another new program to cast members. Starting this fall, Disneyland Resort passholders will be offered the opportunity to finance their Annual Passports over 12 months.

Passholders will make a deposit equal to the cost of a one-day, one-park ticket, then pay the balance over 12 months. Payments will be automatically charged to a credit card placed on file at the time the passport is purchased. This option will be available to new passholders starting November 4, 2008; and for renewals on January 1, 2009. The program will be offered only to residents of Southern California, and is available for all four types of annual passport.

There's more good news for new passholders who purchase their pass on their birthday—not only can the Birthday Ticket offered in the What Will You Celebrate promotion be upgraded to an annual passport, but it will serve as the down payment you would otherwise need to make if you choose to finance your pass. If you time it right, you can buy a new Premium Annual Passport on your birthday, use the Birthday Ticket as your down payment, and pay less than $30 a month for your Passport.

Would you turn your annual passport into a charge card?

Most visitors who stay at Disney-owned hotels can use their room key as a charge card, and can charge meals and merchandise to their master bill. Two MousePlanet readers have reported that the Disneyland Resort sent them a survey asking questions about making the same benefits available to annual passholders. The survey presents the possibility of linking an annual passport to your debit or credit card, and suggests that passholders would be able to set an optional daily spending limit for each member of the family.

If you didn't get a invitation to take the survey, here's your chance to share your thoughts about this offer. Would you link your AP to your credit or debit card? Do you think it would change your spending habits, and are you concerned about security?

Team MousePlanet
CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park Fundraising Update:
4 weeks until the Walk

Team Ranking: 8th place out of 308 teams
Total Raised: $3,648.00

If you would like to walk or raise money with Team MousePlanet at the October 19 event, please visit our team Web page (link) to register. To donate to or sponsor a Team MousePlanet walker, please visit our MousePad discussion board for more information (link), or contact team captain Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix (e-mail).

Thank you for your support!

This and That

...MousePlanet reader Sean Rouse spotted a great deal at his local Costco store. 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 Costco stores that currently sell Disneyland admission, but the vouchers may not have arrived in all locations yet. Sean spotted the tickets at the Burbank and Fountain Valley Costco stores; we've confirmed that the Hawthorne and Long Beach stores do not yet have them. The ticket will also be available through the Costco Web site in the near future.

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.


The former McDonald's chuck wagon has apparently moved on. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney gave no indication about the fate of the Conestoga Wagon when the former McDonald's French fry cart closed earlier this month, but there were some rumors that the location would be converted to another food service use—possibly a funnel cake stand. The wagon has now been removed entirely, and a construction wall surrounds what remains of the foundation and utility connections.

...Our second annual MousePlanet night at Mickey's Trick or Treat Party is Friday, October 3. This is one of the annual Passholder discount nights, and tickets are now on sale through the Disneyland Web site (link). Be sure to stop by the dry fountain just outside the Tower of Terror at 9:00 p.m. to receive your "treat" from MousePlanet.

...Visitors planning trips to the Disneyland Resort this fall should make a point to check the Current Refurbishment/Attraction Closures section each week for the most recent updates. This week's changes include a brief closure of the Horse Drawn Streetcars starting Tuesday. 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


The flume for "it's a small world" has been refilled, and the new boats are being tested. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • "it's a small world" – closed for a nine-month refurbishment, and is currently scheduled to reopen on Saturday November 29, 2008. The nearby Toy Shop is also closed during the renovation.
  • New Century Timepieces – closed through the first week of October for conversion into the Fortuosity Shoppe.
  • Fantasmic! – closed September 2 to November 7.
  • French Market – closed September 2 to 23 for refurbishment.
  • Harbour Galley – closed through December 16 for conversion from a McDonald's French fry outlet into an unspecified food service location.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed September 2 to 25 to install the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – close September 2 to October 24 for refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed September 15-25 install the Halloween overlay.
  • Horse Drawn Streetcars – closed September 23 to October 1.
  • Jungle Cruise – closed October 20-22 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed November 3-5 for refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed November 3-20 install the Holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed December 1-5 for refurbishment.


Monorail Blue circles the Disneyland Resort as it completes DOSH certification. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney's California Adventure


Golden Dreams is closed for now, but may return as Golden Screams during HalloweenTime. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction continues behind DCA's Route 66. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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, and you're invited!

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 now on sale through the Disneyland Web site (link). Be sure to stop by the dry fountain just outside the Tower of Terror at 9:00 pm to receive your "treat" from MousePlanet.

Come CHOCWalk with MousePlanet –Sunday, October 19. Join MousePlanet staff and readers for the 2008 CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park on Sunday, October 19. If you're interested in walking or raising money with Team MousePlanet please visit our team Web page (link). If you would like to donate or sponsor a Team MousePlanet walker, please click here for more information.

Stay tuned for additional details and events throughout the year.

Events

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

September 2008

  • Disney's HalloweenTime – Friday, September 26 through Sunday, November 2, 2008 (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. Purchase discount tickets in advance through the Disneyland Web site. The event is 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m; we'll gather at 9:00 p.m. next to the dry fountain just outside the Tower of Terror. Be sure to stop by to receive your "treat" from MousePlanet.
  • 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).
  • "Miley's Sweet 16 – Share The Celebration" Sunday, October 5 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Disneyland will open at 6:30 am and close at 5:00 pm in preparation for the party; DCA will remain open until 11:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now at $250 per person. Additional event details are available on a special event Web site (link).
  • Walt Disney Classics Collection "All Hail the Pumpkin King!" Sculpture Release & Signing Saturday, October 4 (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) If you're interested in walking or raising money with Team MousePlanet please visit our team Web page (link). If you would like to donate or sponsor a Team MousePlanet walker, please click here for more information.

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.
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) – November 8 & 9. Join 5,000 goths for the annual celebration. (Link)
  • MouseAdventure – Sunday, November 16 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration is sold out. (Link)

2009

  • 4th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 4-6, 2009. Registration is not yet open, additional details will be posted as they are available (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 $93/$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 ($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 $199/$169

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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Four Day Park Hopper Regularly $224/$194

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 (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 ($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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Five Day Park Hopper Regularly $244/$214

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 (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 ($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 (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) (link).

Deluxe Annual Passport
Regulary $269

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 Costco stores that currently sell Disneyland admission, but the vouchers may not have arrived in all locations yet. The ticket will also be available through the Costco Web site in the near future.

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.

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.


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
  9/22 9/23 9/24 9/25 9/26 9/27
  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-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
9/28 9/29 9/30 10/1 10/2 10/3 10/4
DL: 8a-12a

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: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
MTT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
10/5 10/6 10/7 10/8 10/9 10/10 10/11
DL: 6:30a-5a

DCA: 10a-11p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT


DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM


DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
MTT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17 10/18
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM


DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-5p



MM
MTT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
MTT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

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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