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Update for January 11 - 17, 2010

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New Year, New Prices, New Promotions | Resort photo update | D23 introduces new membership tiers | DCA construction update | This and That

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New Year, New Prices, New Promotions

We added this item to last week's Update after it was originally published, so for those readers who only visit once a week here it is again:

It's 2Fer Time

Disneyland launched the 2010 "2Fer" offer last Monday, and also quietly raised the prices of all levels of Disneyland Annual Passports.

The Spring 2010 2Fer ticket offers Southern California / Northern Baja California residents* admission to either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to the other park on another day within 30 days of the first visit. Ticket ticket is $72.00 for adults (ages 10 and older) and $62.00 for children (ages 3-9) The first use must occur by April 12, 2010.

The 2fer ticket can be purchased online at Disneyland.com/2fer, and printed from home for immediate use. You can also purchase the ticket at participating Disney Stores; Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Gelson’s or Food 4 Less grocery stores; Toys R Us; Dearden’s; Korea Daily; the Disney Desk at the Irvine Spectrum and other participating locations.

As with past promotions, the 2Fer ticket can be upgraded during or prior to the second use to a multi-day park hopper ticket, or to an Annual Passport. If you prefer to visit both parks on both visits, you can also purchase the Southern California 2-Day Park Hopper Ticket for $97.00 (adults) or $87.00 (children 3-9).

*Now for the fine print:

Tickets valid for Southern California residents within ZIP Codes 90000–93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP Codes 21000–22999. Proof of residency required for admission. Admission valid for one day at Disneyland® Park, and another day at Disney's California Adventure® Park, but not for both Parks on the same day. Tickets are valid 30 days from first use. First use must occur between 1/5/10 through 4/12/10. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to 8 tickets per person per day with valid ID. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer not valid before 1/5/10. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Annual Passport price increase

The Disneyland Resort also raised the price of all four levels of Annual Passport $10-25 effective last Monday. The new rates are as follows:

  • Premium Annual Passport: $439 ($10 increase)
  • Deluxe Annual Passport: $299 ($10 increase)
  • Southern California Annual Passport: $219 ($25 increase)
  • SoCal Select Annual Passport: $169 ($25 increase)

2010 City Pass

The 2010 Southern California CityPass ($269/$229) includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early-entry day), a one-day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Wild Animal Park, as well as one-day admission to Sea World San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood. The CityPass expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by January 3, 2011. Purchase CityPass through the Disneyland Web site (link), or on-site 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 (there is 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 $249.99/$218.99 (link). 

Resort photo update

A selection of new and interesting tidbits from around the Resort:


Goofy exhorts guests to 'Go Wild All Year' by purchasing an Annual Passport. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Pluto and Mickey remind guests that there's another park across the Esplanade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The flume at Grizzly River Rapids was completely drained during the just-completed refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


'Honey, I Shrunk The Audience' is closed as the return of Captain EO comes ever closer. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Main Street Cinema is closed for refurbishment through February 1. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Rivers of America, shown early last week, are being drained for annual maintenance. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and all other River attractions are closed. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The water level slowly lowers, exposing infrastructure used for Fantasmic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

D23 introduces new membership tiers

D23, Disney's official fan club, has introduced new Gold and Silver membership tiers for 2010. Members in both tiers receive a 23-month calendar entitled "Disney Undiscovered", a member certificate and membership card, access to limited-edition merchandise and collectibles and opportunities to attend special member events. In addition, Gold members receive a one-year subscription to the D23 magazine. Both membership tiers will now also receive discounts at many (unspecified) Downtown Disney locations as well as ESPN Zone locations nationwide.


D23 Disney Undiscovered calendar cover. Image (c) Disney.

DCA construction update

Construction walls around the World of Color viewing area and the Little Mermaid attraction will be moved tonight, providing wider walkways and better access through the area as Imagineering and construction crews get ever closer to finishing the viewing area.

Our friends over at the Disney Parks Blog posted this video clip of World of Color fire effects being tested along with comments by Steve Davison, Imagineer, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment.


World of Color fire effects. Video courtesy Disney Parks Blog.


This temporary pathway is now open between Tower of Terror and Flik's Fun Fair. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A temporary sign lets you know you're leaving Flik's Fun Fair and entering the Hollywood Pictures area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Hollywood Pictures/Flik's pathway begins at the large gates near the Tower of Terror. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


This week's view of the World of Color show platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Show techs use a clever, if low-tech, pull-boat to get to and from the show platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Divers completing underwater work near the World of Color show platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The terraced viewing area nears completion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at continuing construction in the World of Color viewing area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction walls around the Little Mermaid attraction are scheduled to move tonight. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Award Weiners is closed due to road construction in the Hollywood Pictures area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


This construction is reportedly to widen the sidewalks in the area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Red Cars are coming! You can board them at Buena Vista Street or Hollywood Land, according to the sign. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Schedule '05-12' shows the route and stops for the Red Car Trolley. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and That

...From the rumor department, we've heard but have not yet confirmed that Steakhouse 55 (in the Disneyland Hotel) will be closed weekdays and only open Saturdays and Sundays. January and February are traditionally a slower time at the Resort, which makes this rumor plausible if unfortunate. We'll update if we hear more about this.

...D Street, in Downtown Disney, is offering a gift with any purchase of $50 or more. The gift is a Vinylmation D Street bag, showing the D Street logo on one side and Vinylmation art on the others.

...Of possible interest to families booked on the West Coast itineries for Disney Wonder cruise ship next year, the wristbands given to kids participating in Youth Activities programs onboard ship now include a RFID locator tag. The RFID tag speeds check-in and check-out for parents and counselors and automatically signs in participating kids into the secured areas. However, note that the RFID tag is not a GPS locator, so forget about using it to track the kids when they're running wild through the ship. These new wristbands are in use on the Wonder now and will come to the Magic this month.

...The Walt Disney Family Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco announced its January 2010 events calendar, including a discussion on January 23 with renowned ocean engineer Graham Hawkes on how imagination initiates exploration and leads to discovery. Graham will take attendees on a journey to the bottom of the ocean and show the next generation of vehicles he is building to open the oceans for all to explore. Admission costs between $4 and $10; check the Museum's Web site for details.

...Beginning January 12, 2010, all stroller, ECV and wheelchair rentals will take place in one location for both Disneyland and DCA. The new rental location is located outside the Main Entrance of Disneyland adjacent to the Disneyland Kennel Club. Strollers, ECV and Wheelchair rentals are subject to availability.

...The next NFFC Show and Sale is scheduled for January 17 at the Crowne Plaza Resort on the corner of Harbor and Garden Grove boulevards in Garden Grove, just a mile or so south of the Disneyland Resort. The show is open to NFFC members exclusively from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and for general admission following 10:30. NFFC members pay $5 to enter and non-members pay $6. More information is in the NFFC announcement, which we've posted to the Announcements forum on MousePad.

...Disneyland's new "Happiest Memories on Earth" merchandise line is available now at various stores at the Resort, including the Emporium and World of Disney. This is a retro-1950s style collection including T-shirts, ball caps, photo frames and buttons, and our personal favorite, a vintage Ticket Book and memo pad for only $5.


A notepad that looks like a vintage ticket book at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Downtown Disney tenant Ridemakerz, a sort of Build-A-Bear for boys that "offers kidz from 6 to 106 the opportunity to customize and 'trick out' their very own RIDE", will temporarily close on March 15 in preparation for construction of their permanent store, in the same location, this coming summer. Ridemakerz' permanent store will incorporate the space currently occupied by Sanuk. We haven't heard whether this means Sanuk will be moving to another location or will just be leaving Downtown Disney.

...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

  • Haunted Mansion – closed through January 14 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm – closed through January 12 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Golden Horseshoe – closed through January 14.
  • Main Street Cinema – closed through February 1 for refurbishment.
  • Starcade – closed through February 1 for refurbishment.
  • Le Petit Chalet Gifts – closed through February 10 for refurbishment.
  • Magic Eye Theater / Honey, I Shrunk the Audience – closed to make room for the return of Captain EO sometime in February.
  • Corn Dog Wagon – closed through May 4 for refurbishment.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace – closed January 25 to July 2 for refurbishment.
  • Rivers of America – closed through May 6 for major refurbishment. This also closes all attractions requiring use of the river: Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Mark Twain Riverboat (closed until May 14), as well as the Fantasmic! nighttime show (closed until May 27).
  • "it's a small world" – closed through January 18–28 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed February 1 to March 11 for refurbishment.


The Board Factory, Downtown Disney's latest tenant, offers custom skateboards. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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 – work continues on the World of Color installation.
  • 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, and "Seaside Souvenirs" as the new name of the store.
  • Orange Stinger – closed through April 28 for refurbishment and renovation into the Silly Symphonies Swings.
  • Golden Vine Trattoria – closed through April 26.

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.

Spring/Summer

  • NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club All Disneyana Show and Sale – Sunday, January 17 (link).
  • DCA 9th Anniversary - February 8. If past years are an indication, the anniversary will go entirely unmarked by the Resort.
  • Disney's California Food and Wine Festival – Daily, April 16 to May 31. The scheduled of signature and complimentary events has not yet been released.
  • 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.
  • Disneyland 55th Anniversary - July 17. No events have been announced to commemorate the anniversary.
  • NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club 2010 Disneyana Convention – July 13-17 (link).
  • NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club All Disneyana Show and Sale – Sunday July 18 (link).

Fall

  • 5th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 3-5, 2010. Registration is now open (link).
  • 13th annual Gays Days at the Disneyland Resort (unofficial event) – October 1–3, 2010. Event attendance will be higher at Disneyland on Saturday, DCA on Sunday (link).
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 14–15, 2009. (Link). Expect unusually large attendance levels October 14-17 as Utah students and families take advantage of a 4-day weekend created by their school's participation in a state education convention. Not all Utah schools or teachers close for or attend UEA, but the impact on the Resort is usually noticeable enough to mention.

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

    Southern California "2Fer" ($72/$62) – The Spring 2010 2Fer ticket offers residents of Southern California (ZIP Codes 90000–93599) and Northern Baja California (ZIP Codes 21000–22999) admission to either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to the other park on another day within 30 days of the first visit. Ticket ticket is $72.00 for adults (ages 10 and older) and $62.00 for children (ages 3-9) The first use must occur by April 12, 2010.The 2fer ticket can be purchased online at Disneyland.com/2fer, and printed from home for immediate use. You can also purchase the ticket at participating Disney Stores; Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Gelson’s or Food 4 Less grocery stores; Toys R Us; Dearden’s; Korea Daily; the Disney Desk at the Irvine Spectrum and other participating locations.

    Two Day Park Hopper - Regularly $151/$131

    Southern California Two Day Park Hopper ($97/$87) – Offered to residents of Southern California (ZIP Codes 90000–93599) and Northern Baja California (ZIP Codes 21000–22999) Ticket must be purchased by, and first use must occur by, April 12, 2010.

    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) – 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.

    Premium Annual Passport: $439
    Deluxe Annual Passport: $299
    Southern California Annual Passport: $219
    SoCal Select Annual Passport: $169

    2010 Southern California CityPass
    $269/$229

    2010 Southern California CityPass ($269/$229)– This pass includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early-entry day), a one-day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Wild Animal Park, as well as one-day admission to Sea World San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood. The CityPass expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by January 3, 2011. 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 $249.99/$218.99 (link). A 5% surcharge for non-members, and shipping fees also apply to your purchase. 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 accommodations 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
1/10 1/11 1/12 1/13

1/14

1/15 1/16
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20

1/21

1/22 1/23
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

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
1/24 1/25 1/26 1/27

1/28

1/29 1/30
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT


DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/31 2/1 2/2 2/3

2/4

2/5 2/6
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

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-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
2/7 2/8 2/9 2/10

2/11

2/12 2/13
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-9p

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-9p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
2/14 2/15 2/16 2/17

2/18

2/19 2/20
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT
DL: ??a-??p

DCA: ??a-??p



MM
DL: ??a-??a

DCA: ??a-??p



TT


DL: ??a-??a

DCA: ??a-??p

SL/SC/DX

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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