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Update for December 14 - 20, 2009

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MouseAdventure Reindeer (and Rain Gear) Games | Another week, another hotel worker walkout | Holiday shopping festival; new Downtown Disney tenants| Surf's Up with Mickey and Stitch| This and That

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MouseAdventure Reindeer (and Rain Gear) Games

MouseAdventure players and crew have braved blistering heat, wildfire smoke, and just once, even a few minutes of light sprinkles—but we've never seen anything like the weather conditions that accompanied this weekend's MouseAdventure Holiday: Reindeer Games. The event was quickly dubbed "Rain Gear Games" once we saw the weather forecast, and teams spent the last week preparing for the wettest day most of them had ever experienced at Disneyland. Two hundred teams registered for this event, with only a surprisingly small handful dropping because of the weather. The rest of the players—almost 700 in all—packed their umbrellas, ponchos, rain boots, spare socks, zip-top bags, and in one case, waterproof paper and pens to fill the Paradise Pier Hotel ballroom Saturday morning for the start of our first-ever holiday-themed event.


Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! MouseAdventure players keep a sunny outlook despite the wet weather. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Some teams were very well prepared for the rain, including The Junior Chipmunks, who brought plastic table covers to help keep their game materials dry. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Winners will be announced and a full recap of the event will run once all of the answer sheets have dried out enough to be scored (sadly, we're really not kidding about that), but for now we wanted to share just a few photos from the event. On behalf of the MouseAdventure event staff, we want to thank all of the players and volunteers who came out this weekend. Despite the less-than-ideal conditions, most teams seemed to be in great spirits, and we hope everyone had as much fun playing the event as we had hosting it.


One team takes advantage of a momentary dry spell to enjoy a snack outside Adventureland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Another week, another hotel worker walkout

About 100 workers, mostly housekeepers from the three Disneyland Resort hotels, left their scheduled shifts Friday morning to participate in a union-led protest outside the Paradise Pier Hotel. Another 50 people, including representatives from Unite Here Local 11 and off-duty cast members, joined the demonstration. Though the union originally announced that the walkout would be in effect until noon, most workers were back on the job by 10:30 a.m.. During the walkout, salaried cast members from around the Disneyland Resort were called in to replace the missing workers. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Suzi Brown said in a prepared statement, "We continue to seek resolution with Local 11 leadership — including repeated offers to meet with an independent federal mediator. Instead of working together to that end, the union has elected to organize disruptive activities, including the work stoppage this morning. Providing our Guests with superior service is a top priority and in order to ensure a seamless experience in our hotels we will continue to train and deploy managers from across the Resort as needed."

This is the second such demonstration by Local 11 cast members in the past week. Last Sunday, about 70 cast members participated in a walkout that was, according to a union representative, staged in response to workplace incidents involving union members. Friday's walkout was said to be staged to object the workload of the housekeeping staff. The union claims that the newly remodeled rooms at the Disneyland Hotel take more time to clean, and says that Disney is overworking housekeepers. Unite Here Local 11 and the Disneyland Resort have been involved in a labor dispute since the last contract expired in early 2008, and food service, restaurant, housekeeping and bell services workers at the three Disneyland Resort hotels have been working without a contract for nearly two years.

While Disney has allowing the protesters to return to work after each of the two walkouts and is not recording an attendance violation against the employees for walking off the job, the workers will not be paid for the time missed while at the protests.

Last month, two Disneyland Resort Hotel employees told the Orange County Register that they went to work with flu-like symptoms after losing their sick pay earlier this year, a benefit administered by the union from funds contributed by Disney. In announcing the end of the sick pay benefit, Local 11 claimed that Disney does not contribute enough for the union to provide both health insurance and sick pay to eligible members. Disney counters that the union workers would be eligible for sick pay and health insurance benefits directly from Disney if they would vote to approve Disney's most recent offer. Workers from the other 30 unions that represent Disneyland Resort cast members already participate in Disney's Signature health plan; Local 11 is the only union that maintains a separate health plan for its members.

Holiday shopping festival; new Downtown Disney tenants

The Disneyland Resort is trying to create a "holiday festival environment" by setting up merchandise tents on both the East and West side of the esplanade. The tents will be open daily through January 3rd. While some of the merchants had a delayed opening due to the weather, the East esplanade is expected to have a Disney toy tent, a LEGO tent, a tent offering Snuggle blankets (sorry, no Disney designs) and one with sunglasses. La Brea Bakery has moved into the guest services booth, and is offering hot drinks and bakery items, including holiday pie-by-the-slice. The West esplanade has a tent with candles, one with flat irons (for your hair), one with jewelry, one with personalized ornaments, and one demonstrating Ridemakerz toys. Both sets of tents are outside the bag check perimeter.


The holiday shopping festival brings new vendors to Downtown Disney. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The kiosk between the AMC theater and ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney (that has been used by a series of vendors selling magazines, crystal sculptures, aromatherapy candles, T-shirts, and, most recently, paint-your-own-pottery souvenirs) reopened last week as The Cupcake Store. The $5 confections are offered in five flavors, along with cupcake-themed accessories like "fat free earrings."


The Cupcake Store is the latest tenant of this Downtown Disney kiosk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

D Street is expected to open in Downtown Disney on Tuesday, and a series of special events are planned to commemorate the store's opening week:

  • Goorin Bros. Hats Trunk Show – December 16, 2009, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Junk Food Trunk Show – December 17, 2009, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Ed Hardy Trunk Show – December 18, 2009, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Create Your Own Vinyl Experience with Noah – December 19, 2009, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Art Demonstration & Signing with Noah – December 19, 2009, 2 to 5 p.m.

Additional details are posted to the Art of Disney Parks Web site (link).

Surf's Up with Mickey and Stitch

We reported last week the character breakfast at Disney's PCH Grill would change to “Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends.” effective Friday, December 11. The good news is that, while Lilo has gone back to Hawaii to surf, Stitch decided to stay in California. The full character lineup now includes Mickey Mouse, Stitch, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Pluto. We also have details of the new menu:

Cold Line Buffet

  • Smoked Scottish Salmon display with traditional garnish
  • Tomato Avocado salad with lime and cilantro salsa
  • Assorted Mini Pastries, Muffins, Breakfast Breads and mini Bagels
  • Cream Cheese and preserves

Yogurt Bar

  • Your Choice of Strawberry or Plain yogurt
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruits and mixed Berries
  • Medley of Dried Fruits
  • Fresh wild berry compote
  • House made Granola
  • Fresh Fruit smoothie featuring traditional “orange-banana” and “fresh melon”

Omelet Station

  • Denver
  • Spanish
  • California
  • Build-your-Own

Hot Buffet Line

  • Chefs signature Breakfast Flatbreads from the wood burning oven:
    • Smoked Salmon
    • Chorizo and Egg
    • Spinach & Feta
    • Bacon
    • Egg and Cheddar Cheese
  • Chilaquiles, shredded beef,salsa verde, queso fresco
  • Grilled chicken with Meyer lemon and roasted garlic sauce
  • Egg White Frittata
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Crispy Maple Bacon
  • Country Sausage Links
  • Breakfast Chicken Sausage
  • Breakfast Potatoes

Children’s Buffet

  • Chocolate, Peanut butter, banana French toast
  • Oatmeal with golden raisins
  • Mickey waffles served with butter and warm maple syrup
  • Minnie pancakes served with butter and warm maple syrup
  • Mixed cereal selection

PCH Grill will no longer offer an a la carte breakfast menu, but those wishing to grab a quick bite without the character experience can order from the new breakfast menu at the Surfside Lounge. The new menu features five entrees:

  • Breakfast Machaca Burrito with scrambled eggs, shredded beef, potatoes, diced bell peppers, onions with sour cream, tomatillo salsa
  • Wood oven fired Flat Bread Wheat crust, topped with bacon, scrambled eggs and aged cheddar cheese
  • “Mickey” Waffles with maple syrup with powdered sugar
  • Breakfast Croissant Sandwich with scrambled eggs, ham and Monterey Jack cheese
  • Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar

This and That

...After Disneyland's candy canes were featured in a Food Network show and the official Disneyland podcast, demand has been greater than ever, so Disney has changed the release schedule yet again and added a date. Candy canes will now be available on Saturday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 23. If you have your heart set on one and have access to a "Magic Morning" admission, Saturday is your best bet because you can get into the park and in line a full hour before Disneyland opens to the general public. If you don't have early entry for Saturday, you'll probably find yourself near the back of a very long line once you can get in at 8:00 a.m. If you have the morning of December 23 free, you'll probably experience slightly smaller crowds and an even playing field, as there is no Magic Morning on Wednesdays.


A new installation of radio-controlled boats is being constructed outside the Rainforest Cafe. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...It looks like a new coin-operated miniature boat attraction is being installed in the water feature outside the Rainforest Cafe.

...Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln returns to the Main Street Opera House Wednesday, December 16.

...Honda is sponsoring the 2009 Honda Holiday Family Gathering Sweepstakes, and a display featuring the new Honda Crosstour is in the Disneyland Resort esplanade. The grand prize is a 4-day, 3-night Disneyland Resort vacation for the winner and up to three guests, including hotel, air, ground transfers, park admission and a $500 Disney Gift Card. The contest ends January 3, 2010; winner will be notified around January 15, 2010. For complete rules and to enter, visit the sweepstakes Web site (link).


Work continues on the Disneyland Hotel remodel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...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 currently only publishes refurbishment information about six weeks in advance. Be sure to check the most recent Park Update (link) for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

2009

2010

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

Construction-related closures:

  • The Vineyard Room – closed. No announcement has been made about a potential replacement for this restaurant, though work to expand the venue will reportedly begin shortly.
  • Golden Dreams – closed. The building that once house this film-based attraction has been demolished, and will eventually be replaced with the new Little Mermaid ride.
  • Burger Invasion – closed. No announcement has been made about a potential replacement for this former McDonald's location, but an employee publication lists May 24, 2011 as the return date.
  • Paradise Pier Lagoon – currently partially drained while workers complete several construction projects in the area.
  • Golden State Amphitheater – area closed for construction of new viewing area for Disney's World of Color water show. The area is now scheduled to reopen in Spring 2010.
  • Corn Dog Castle – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists March 24, 2011 as its return date. During the renovation, corn dogs are available at Bountiful Valley Farmer's Market.
  • Souvenir 66 – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists March 24, 2011 as its return date.
  • Orange Stinger – closed through April 28, 2010 for refurbishment and renovation into the Silly Symphonies Swings.

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.


The Year to Volunteer

To assist MousePlanet readers who want to participate in The Year to Volunteer, we're looking for readers to act as MousePlanet hosts at qualifying volunteer opportunities across the country. While details of specific opportunities won't be available until after the promotion begins in January, several of our volunteers hosts said they want to start coordinating their local events. To help facilitate these activities, we've created a new MousePlanet Volunteers section of our MousePad discussion board devoted entirely to the Year to Volunteer events.

If you would like to coordinate and host a group volunteer event in your area, please visit our MousePad discussion board for more information on how to list your event (link). Hosts will be responsible for selecting a volunteer opportunity from the HandsOn Network site (which means you get to choose a program or organization that's important to you!), and coordinating with local MousePlanet readers who want to volunteer for your activity. To give readers the most time to use their tickets, we encourage hosts to schedule their activities early in the year.

Hosts from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, southern Utah, southern Nevada and southern Arizona have already started discussions for their area, and are looking for local readers to join their activities. If you live in one of these areas and want more information about local events, please visit MousePad and join the discussion (link).


Park Events

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

Winter

  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – through January 3, 2010
  • Annual Passholder and DVC Members Shopping Days – December 19. Participating stores open at 8 am for APs and DVC members only, and the first 1,000 customers at the World of Disney store will receive a free gift. Special offers include "doorbuster" discounts on selected items.

2010

  • 5th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 3-5, 2010. Registration is now open (link).
  • Grad Night events - Thursdays May 20, 27, June 3 and 10, Wednesday June 16, Thursdays June 17 and 24. Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure will close earlier on these nights to prepare for the after-hours graduation parties.

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.

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 Ticket - Regularly $72/$62

    One Day Park Hopper - Regularly $97/$87

     

    Two Day Park Hopper - Regularly $151/$131

    AOCVCB 2-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($149/$129) – 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). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    Three Day Park Hopper - Regularly $204/$174

    Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($184/$154) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). Disney Stores (California), Safeway supermarkets (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (an $11/day value)

    AOCVCB 3-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). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    Four Day Park Hopper - Regularly $229/$199

    Costco 4-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($159.95) &endash; A special offer for Costco members who are also residents of Southern California (link). Unlike some recent offers, this ticket has no "fuse" - you can use the first admission today, and have almost a full year to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires on August 23, 2010. The ticket is blocked out the week between Christmas and New Years (inclusive of both holidays), and for the week of March 26 to April 4, which gives you an idea of what Disneyland expects to be the peak Spring Break period. The ticket is not blocked out on any other holidays - including Labor Day, Thanksgiving or even the 4th of July - and can be upgraded to any Annual Passport except the SoCal Select pass.

    The Costco Web site states in three different places—including a bold, bright red headline—that visitors "Must reside within ZIP codes 90000-93599" and that "Proof of residency required upon redemption." The ticket you purchase at Costco is a valid admission ticket, and you can take it directly to a main entrance gate to use it. We've been told that, to prevent the unauthorized "transfer" of tickets between visitors (ie, you use the first two days of the ticket and give it to a friend to use the second two days), visitors will be required to write their name on the ticket when it is first used for admission, and to show ID with that same name upon subsequent admissions. Obviously minor children will be exempt from the ID requirement, but will also be required to write their name on the ticket when it is first used. Adults should plan to have ID with them to use the ticket.

    Advance Purchase 4-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($199/$169) – 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). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    AOCVCB 4-Day Bonus Ticket ($194/$164) – 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 $249/$219

    Advance Purchase 5-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).

    AOCVCB 5-Day Bonus Ticket ($204/$174) – 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). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    Six Day Park Hopper - Regularly $254/$224

    Advance Purchase 6-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($214/$184) – 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 (a $14/day value).

    Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

    No discounts currently available.

    2009 Southern California CityPass
    $259/$219

    2009 Southern California CityPass ($259/$219)– 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 Sea World 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 $227/$192 (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 Costco, you will initially purchase a large plastic container that you must trade for ticket books prior to leaving Costco!

Hotel/Travel Packages

Save $400 on a 4-Day/4-Night Disneyland Resort vacation package. The offer is valid for arrivals August 23 through December 20, 2009, and starts at $87 per person, per day with accommodations at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and a four-day park hopper ticket. The offer is not valid November 25–27, 2009. Annual passholders can book the same package—without the ticket requirement—through Costco travel or directly through the Walt Disney Travel Company, though the Costco version of the offer also includes the perks listed below.

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 collectible pin and lanyard, and a Costco luggage tag per person, plus a $20 Disneyland Resort gift card per package.

Alaska Airlines Kids Fly Free – Alaska Airlines is repeating the popular “Kids Fly Free” promotion for travel to the Disneyland Resort. If you book an Alaska Airlines Southern California Vacations package for travel between January 5 and April 30, 2010, one child (age 2-11) can fly free with each paid adult (18 and older) ticket. Passengers who book three nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel are eligible for the Buy-3,Get-2-Free promotion, and can also purchase discounted Park Hopper Bonus Tickets as part of their vacation package. If you book the package through alaskaair.com, you get 1500 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Bonus Miles per passenger. For more information, visit the Alaska Airlines Web site (link). You must book packages by April 1, 2010. Blackout dates of Jan. 15-17, Feb. 12-14, and Mar. 28 through Apr. 10, 2010 apply.

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.

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Other Discounts

Character Dining Vouchers – Discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Travel (link).

Disney Visa Discounted Stroller Rental – If you have a Disney Visa card you can rent up to two strollers at a discount of 50% 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 – Members of the Rainforest Cafe get priority seating when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days), and a 10% discount on entrees for up to four people. 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.


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
12/13 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

TT
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
12/27 12/28 12/29 12/30

12/31

1/1 1/2
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT
DL: 8a-2a

DCA: 10a-1a

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
1/3 1/4 1/5 1/6

1/7

1/8 1/9
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 8a-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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