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Update for November 17 - 23, 2008

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News and Views

MouseAdventure Mystery: SOLVED! | Holiday time at the Disneyland Resort | DCA construction update | Celebration Custom Printers opens at Disneyland| This and That

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MouseAdventure Mystery: SOLVED!

Almost 800 players braved the unseasonable heat and unexpected smoke to solve the Fall 2008 MouseAdventure Mystery, the latest incarnation of our popular scavenger hunt / road rally event. We want to take this opportunity to thank the players, staff and crew who help make this event so much fun. We especially want to thank the players who contributed to our first Toys For Tots drive, and donated enough toys to nearly fill the Marine's vehicle. A full recap and event results will be published on Friday.


A MouseAdventure team tries to solve the "Case of the (Dis)Appearing Plates" during the Fall, 2008 MouseAdventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Holiday time at the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort holiday season officially begins Friday, November 21, 2008, but visitors to the Resort got to enjoy a preview as decorations began to appear throughout the Resort last week. Disneyland's first completely artificial Christmas tree was installed after the park closed Tuesday night, and Sleeping Beauty Castle is once again covered by a blanket of "snow" and twinkle lights.


Disneyland's first completely artificial Christmas tree is in place on Main Street, U.S.A. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle is back for a second year. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


"it's a small world" is almost ready to reopen after a lengthy renovation. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

"It's a small world" is currently scheduled to reopen on Friday, but riders might be able to get a sneak peek during rumored soft opening previews earlier this week. The restored Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough may also reopen this weekend. The first performances of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade will be at 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by the first performance of the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular at 9:25 p.m. Local radio stations will be broadcasting from locations throughout Disneyland on Friday.

DCA construction update

The construction in and around Disney's California Adventure is becoming more visible, so here's a quick update of the work in progress. A portion of the Timon parking lot is now closed, with the rest of the lot slated to be closed by next summer to make room for the new Cars Land addition. Paradise Bay Lagoon is being drained to allow for installation of equipment for the Wonderful World of Color show, and workers can periodically be seen wading through the remaining water.


Workers install equipment for the new Wonderful World of Color show in Paradise Bay. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction activity is visible from all around Paradise Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The construction project provides a peek at the bottom of Paradise Bay. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Sun Wheel and Games of the Boardwalk are closed for renovation, and a cast member reference guide lists their reopening dates as April 24, 2008. The construction of the Disney Vacation Club addition to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel continue behind Paradise Pier.


Construction walls announce that Mickey's Fun Wheel will open in 2009. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Games of the Boardwalk are closed to be renewed with Disney themes. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues on the DVC expansion of the Grand Californian Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Celebration Custom Printers opens at Disneyland

The Disney Showcase shop has reopened as Celebration Custom Printers, and offers two ways to personalize clothing and accessories. The shop has offered custom embroidery for more than a year, but the offering is not well publicized. The shop now displays samples of embroidered towels, aprons, Christmas stockings and tree skirts, tote bags and more, and embroidery starts at $7 per line.

The newest offering is personalized T-shirts. Customers can choose a design (and in some cases, shirt color), then personalize the shirt with a first name, family name, date, or approved message. Shirts start at $17.95, and personalization is an additional $4 per line. Designs include Happy Birthday, Feliz Cumpleaños, and Family Reunion styles for the family, Disney Princess and Jedi Training Academy logos for children and a Just Married tee for women. The personalization is printed directly on the shirt using a specialized printer, then heat-sealed to prevent fading. Cast members say the personalization has been tested to last 50 or more washings.


Celebration Printers offers on-the-spot personalization of apparel and accessories. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Towels, aprons and more can now be personalized on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and That

... Mickey Mouse's 80th Birthday will be commemorated by a brief show at 11:00 a.m. today (Tuesday, November 18) in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.

... Dining Packages for the 2008 Candlelight Processional will go on sale at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific time) tonight Tuesday, November 18 only at Disneyland.com/candlelight (link). Candlelight Cast Member Choir participants were told that actor and notable Disneyland fan John Stamos will be the celebrity narrator for this event.

Candlelight Dining Package Info:

  • Candlelight Ceremony & Procession is Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2008.
  • Performance times have not yet been announced, but historically shows have been at 5:30 and 8:00.
  • Dining Packages for the 2008 Candlelight Processional will go on sale at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, November 18.
  • Tickets will be offered online only at Disneyland.com/candlelight. This section of the Web site requires you to sign in; we suggest you create a login account before tickets go on sale to avoid delay.
  • There are three tiers of tickets available this year depending on which restaurant you select. Your seats for the Candlelight performance will be assigned based on the ticket tier you select.
  • There is no Annual Passholder-exclusive venue this year, and the Napa Rose will not be offering a souvenir glass as they did once before.
  • Participating restaurants and pricing are:
    • Napa Rose: $135 per person.
    • Steakhouse 55, Yamabuki: $105 per person.
    • Hook's Pointe, Storytellers Cafe: $80 per person.
  • All five restaurants will serve a special Candlelight menu, with " limited or pre-set" selections, but menu details are not available at this time. Alcoholic beverages are not included.
  • All prices are per person, and include tax and gratuity. There is no children's pricing offered. No cast or Passholder discounts will be honored.
  • Dining tickets will be mailed to customers before the event, and shipping is an additional $10 per household. Tickets are nonrefundable. Theme park admission is not included, and blockout dates apply.
  • Your table size is determined by the number of tickets purchased in each transaction, and there is a limit of 6 tickets per purchase.
  • Requests to seat parties adjacent to one another are not guaranteed. Dining reservations will be handled as "Priority Seating," and wait times may apply.
  • Your party will receive your Candlelight seating tickets at the conclusion of your meal.

... Walt Disney Imagineering is testing a Muppets "Alternate Reality Game" with selected Annual Passholders. Those invited to participate will complete four online puzzles at home, then visit DCA to continue the game by receiving and answering questions sent via text message to their personal cell phone. The test continues through December 12, 2008. We do not know how Passholders will be selected to participate.

... We reported last week that Costco is once again offering the Disneyland Resort Play 4 Days Exchange Certificate at selected stores and through the Costco Web site (link), but it appears that few, if any, Southern California locations actually have the tickets in stores. One local store said that they still had the tickets in stock, but their inventory had been designated as "do not sell" when the Deluxe Annual Passport offer began. This offer is still available through the Costco Web site.

... If your company, club, school or credit union offers discounted admission tickets to Southern California attractions, you might be able to purchase a "Disneyland Resort Resident 3-Day Celebration Pass" for $94 - $99 each. 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.

... For those who plan trips around Disneyland's Candy Cane release schedule, the Candy Palace currently says that the fresh-made treats will be offered on Friday, November 28; Friday, December 5; Saturday, December 13 and Saturday, December 20. In past years, only a few dozen canes were available in each batch, and only two batches were made each day. The first batch is generally available about one hour after Disneyland opens, but they are so popular that guests line up outside the store to get one. If you have your heart set on buying one, plan to get there early, and try for one of the Friday release dates to avoid the Magic Morning crowds who can start lining up before other guests enter the park.

... Readers who are planning trips to the Disneyland Resort should note that Disneyland will close at 6:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, December 8 and 9 due to private parties. Disney's California Adventure will remain open until 9:00 p.m. both evenings.  Expect Downtown Disney and surrounding restaurants to be busy, as DCA has limited sit-down dining options. Priority Seating reservations are suggested so you don't find yourself waiting in an hours-long dinner line after the parks close.

...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. This week's changes include the refurbishment of Pirates of the Caribbean in February, 2009. 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

Disney's California Adventure


The construction walls have come down from around the Plaza Pavilion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • Hyperion Theater – closed through December 11 for refurbishment.
  • Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular – closed through December 11.
  • 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 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.
  • Boudin Bakery & The Bakery Tour – close 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.

November 2008

  • Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort – Friday, November 21 to Sunday, January 4, 2009. "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade and the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular will be performed daily.

December 2008

  • December Watch of the Month release – Monday, December 1 at the Fortuosity Shop on Main Street (link).
  • Candlelight Processional – Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7. The narrator has not yet been announced. Dining package tickets will go on sale 6:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, November 18 via the Disneyland Web site (link).
  • Robert Olszewski Product Release & Signing – Saturday, December 13. Miniaturist Robert Olszewski will be on hand for the release of his latest Disneyland in Miniature piece, the Dumbo Flying Elephants attraction, and the new Nightmare Before Christmas addition to his Gallery of Light collection. The Dumbo Flying Elephants attraction sculpture will also be available for purchase through the Disney Gallery Web site beginning December 2, 2008 for those unable to attend the event (link).
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol 25th Anniversary watch release – Friday, December 19 at the Fortuosity Shop on Main Street (link).
  • Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort – Friday, November 21 to Sunday, January 4, 2009. "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade and the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular will be performed daily.

2009

  • 4th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 4-6, 2009. Registration is now open (link).
  • Disney's California Food and Wine Festival – Daily, April 24 to June 7, 2009. No additional details are available at this time.

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.

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
  11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22
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TT

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DL: 8a-12a

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11/30 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

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12/7 12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

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MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

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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