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D23 announces 2010 event schedule

Just as D23 is trying to entice charter members to renew - and looking to recruit new members with a lower-cost "silver" membership—the "Official Community for Fans" released a preliminary schedule of member events for 2010. After reading the announcement, some current and prospective members were left wondering if D23 had learned anything from member feedback during their first year of operation.

Where the 2009 schedule included several events that were free to members and their guests, all events in 2010 come with a price tag, including a $50-per-person fee for a tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Archives. These tours were free to members and their guests last year, and were in such demand that each event sold out in minutes. MousePlanet reader Karen posted on our MousePad discussion boards, "I'm disappointed that the tours this year are going to cost us $50 each, for what was offered for free last year, and that we were shut out of, because they sold out so quickly."

Even the nominally free movie screenings come with a $5-per-ticket processing fee, which has led some to wonder if Disney has finally partnered with a third-party ticket broker to handle D23 event registration.   Registration for three of the 2010 events opens at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, January 26, and we've spoken with several members who are dreading the prospect of facing Disney's notoriously unstable online registration system again.

Other members noted that all of the events are based at or around the Disney resorts in Anaheim and Orlando, which does nothing to address the concerns of out-of-area members who are clamoring for D23 events in their hometowns. The first anniversary events—scheduled for Walt Disney World and Disneyland—sound quite a bit like the Annual Passholder parties once held at Disneyland, and MousePlanet reader Oleg wonders if the Disneyland event was deliberately scheduled on a weeknight as a way to limit the number of people who could attend.

The full press release is published below—tell us what you think. Did you join D23 last year, and are you planning to renew your membership this year? If you are not a member, does this schedule of events tempt you to join? For those members who don't live in Florida or Southern California, what types of events would you like to see in your area? Join the conversation on our MousePad discussion board (link).

D23 ANNOUNCES 2010 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

Disney’s Official Community for Fans Creates New Experiences and Surprises to Entertain and Delight Its Growing Membership


BURBANK, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2010 – D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans today unveiled a host of special events that have been designed especially for its growing worldwide membership base.

Among the exciting offerings for 2010 are exclusive D23 one-year anniversary parties at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, free “50 and Fabulous” film screenings at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, and a special 40th anniversary celebration event to honor the Walt Disney Archives.

“In our first year, D23 created some truly memorable event opportunities for our members, and this year we plan to outdo ourselves with a mix of all-new events and encores of fan favorites,” said Steven Clark, head of D23. “D23 Members are going to have more opportunities than ever to be part of the Disney magic through the events we have planned in 2010, and we hope they’ll be as excited as we are to experience them alongside their fellow members.”

D23 Members will receive notification of special events and reservation times via e-mail, and all events are offered on a space-available basis. More details on events, and on becoming a D23 Member, can be found at www.disney.com/D23.

SAVE THE DATE! D23’s special-event lineup includes:

January 22, 2010: A Practically Perfect Night of Surprises with D23 and Mary Poppins

D23 Members will attend a performance of the critically acclaimed Mary Poppins at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles – plus an exclusive post-show experience with the Mary Poppins cast… and a top-secret surprise guest. (Hint: It’s an actor from the classic 1964 film.) D23 Members will receive 20 percent off select tickets for the January 22 performance (in various seating locations and price ranges). Visit the D23 website at www.disney.com/D23 for ticket information and availability.

February 13, April 10, August 14 and November 13, 2010: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives

D23 Members will get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank and at the Walt Disney Archives on a two-hour tour hosted by D23 and Archives staff members. Three tours will be held on each date, and each tour can accommodate 50 people. In D23’s Charter Year, these special tours sold out almost immediately. Tickets for the February 13 and April 10 tours will be available at 10 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, January 26, and are $50 per person.

March 5, 2010: D23’s First-Anniversary Party at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Hundreds of D23 Members are expected to gather from around the country—and around the world—for a once-in-a-lifetime night of magic and memories. The evening’s festivities include a private dinner inside the Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, followed by an exclusive D23 viewing of Mickey’s PhilharMagic. Afterward, guests will hear insider details about the upcoming Fantasyland expansion from Walt Disney Imagineering. The celebration will also feature a sumptuous dessert party, a special commemorative pin for everyone attending, and a host of surprises. More details, including reservation availability and pricing, will be announced shortly on D23’s website at www.disney.com/D23.

March 10, 2010: D23’s First-Anniversary Party at the Disneyland® Resort

D23 will hold its one and only West Coast anniversary celebration in the most magical land at the Happiest Place on Earth: Fantasyland. D23 Members will take over all of Fantasyland for one amazing night filled with classic attractions, familiar characters (as well as a few you may not have seen in a while!), and a chance to see rare pieces of Disneyland history up close. Plus, D23 Members and their guests will enjoy an array of delicious Disney-inspired desserts, a special commemorative pin for everyone attending, and other surprises. Additional information, including reservation availability and pricing, will be announced shortly at www.disney.com/D23.

March 27, 2010: “50 and Fabulous” Screening of Toby Tyler

At last year’s D23 Expo, Disney fans had a chance to see Disney masterpieces that were celebrating their Golden Anniversaries… a new D23 tradition that continues in 2010, this time in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art, 400-seat Studio Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. Tickets to the “50 and Fabulous” screenings are free for D23 Members and their guests, and the series kicks off with a movie that hasn’t been seen on the big screen since its first release in 1960: Toby Tyler, or 10 Weeks with a Circus. D23’s screening of this lighthearted, live-action comedy will combine with special D23 surprises and the opportunity to enjoy a movie in this exclusive cinematic venue. Reservations may be made beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, January 26. (A $5 processing fee for each ticket will apply.)

As with all live events, dates and times are subject to change.

Additional D23 special events are planned throughout 2010, including:

  • May 8: “50 and Fabulous” screening of Pollyanna at the Walt Disney Studio Theatre;
  • May 29-30: “Flowers and Fireworks” event at the Walt Disney World® Resort, adding all-new elements as D23 expands the festivities to two days;
  • June 26: A special celebration at the Walt Disney Studios marking the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives;
  • July 10: “50 and Fabulous” screening of Swiss Family Robinson at the Walt Disney Studio Theatre;
  • October 15-16: “Sip & Stroll” at the immensely popular Epcot International Food and Wine Festival;
  • October 23: “50 and Fabulous” screening of The Sign of Zorro at the Walt Disney Studio Theatre
  • December 11-12: “Magic and Merriment” weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort;
D23 is also in the planning stages for even more exciting 2010 events, details of which will be revealed in the coming months. For more details on becoming a member of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans, or renewing existing memberships, visit www.disney.com/D23.

Disneyland construction update

Refurbishment season is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort. A new stroller and wheelchair rental station opened last week outside Disneyland Park, and now handles rentals for both parks. The new stand is located directly in front of the Disneyland Kennel Club, making that facility fairly difficult to find unless you know exactly where to look. The primary rental stations inside the main entrances of Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure are now closed, though the secondary rental and replacement locations inside each park are still operational.


The new main stroller and wheelchair rental center is open just outside Disneyland Park. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disneyland's former main entrance rental location is currently behind construction walls, and there are a number of rumors circulating among Main Street cast members about the possible future of the location. Most versions have the stand being converted into a larger souvenir stand, possibly to replace one of the two small guidestand gift kiosks just inside the entrance tunnels. Another rumor is that guidestand 2, the often-closed kiosk near the Tour Guide Gardens, will close, and the space somehow used to provide wheelchair access to the Main Street train station. We've also heard that the former stroller location may be converted into a photo imaging location, to give PhotoPass customers another place to view and purchase their pictures.


The Disneyland Kennel Club is accessible from a small door to the East of the new rental center. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The entrance to Frontierland is currently blocked, but the Adventureland entrance is open. The Rivers of America are nearly empty, and equipment is visible in the muddy riverbed. A vast expanse of tall picket fencing and canvas tarps keep the worst of the construction mess out of view to park guests, but the curious can peer between the wooden slats to see the progress.


The entrance to Frontierland is closed, and the waterways are drained. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Rivers of America are surrounded by a construction fence. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Fortunately, the slats are spaced so that the curious can peek through to check on the progress. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A little water remains in the river, but the boat track is visible. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Tall fences give way to tarps around the raft dock. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Another peek through the construction fence, looking towards Frontierland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

DCA construction update

There have been some big changes in Hollywood this week, starting with the work on Hollywood Blvd. Once the sidewalks on the South side of the street were done, the construction walls shifted North and widened to fill the whole width of the street. We had been told the plan was to widen the street by removing the sidewalks, but it actually appears that they have raised the level of the street - you can see in the photo below that the "curb cut" has been filled in, and that the "street" is now at the same level as the sidewalk. A new wheelchair ramp at the entrance to the area provides access to the sidewalk.


Last week's construction in Hollywood seemed to raise the street level with the sidewalk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Hollywood construction has blocked off most of Hollywood Blvd., leaving a narrow walkway on either side of the street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Cast members tell us that the work near the Tower of Terror is not for the Red Car station, but is actually the creation of a new parade gate. The existing gate to the East of the Tower will be replaced with a wider parade gate, and the path between the new gate and Hollywood Blvd. is being widened (cutting across a section of the current Hyperion Theater queue) to allow the parade floats to better fit through the new performance corridor. The Hollywood Pictures Backlot sign at the entrance to the area poses another challenge, as the Jack-Jack float from the current Pixar Play Parade reportedly can not pass under that sign.


The new parade gate will replace the existing gate near the Tower of Terror. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Jack-Jack unit of the Pixar Play Parade reportedly can't fit under the Hollywood Pictures sign. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

MousePlanet reader Roan wrote "I am dying of curiosity on how much progress there has been on the Cars land and Little Mermaid attractions," so here are some recent photos showing both construction sites, as well as the latest from the World of Color and Silly Symphony Swings projects. The last of the construction walls have been removed from the Paradise Pier entrance circle, and the new lighthouse feature is fully visible. A new roadblock, caused by the demolition of the front half of the S.S. Rustworthy, has been erected in the path between Jumpin' Jellyfish and the former Orange Stinger, but you can take the path around towards Pizaa Om Mow Mow to get through. Considering the ride is supposed to reopen in just over three months, there seems to be very little visible progress on the Silly Symphony Swings, but then again, the demolition seemed to happen almost overnight.


The new Paradise Pier lighthouse sculpture was unveiled last week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Little Mermaid construction site is concealed at ground level by construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Some foundation work is visible from above. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at the Little Mermaid construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A birds-eye view of the Cars Land construction area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A birds-eye view of the Cars Land construction area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at the Cars Land construction area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction walls surround the demolition of the front of the S. S. Rustworthy. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Some vertical work is visible on the Silly Symphonies Swings platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Silly Symphonies Swings are scheduled to reopen in April. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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


As shown in this photo from early January, the World of Color platform had a tendency to buckle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Now the platform has been reinforced around the edges to keep it flat and level. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The World of Color show platform, as seen from Mickey's Fun Wheel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at the cables running across the show platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers lower one of the half-domes into the platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The projector towers are now accessible only by boat. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Most of the railings have been installed in the World of Color viewing area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


An overhead look at the viewing area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at the viewing area, and the new central splash fountain. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and That

...We've received additional details about the operating schedule of Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. According to a cast member at the location, the restaurant's operating hours are subject to change each week based on several factors, including projected park attendance, projected hotel occupancy rates, and the demographics of the guests staying at the hotels (businesspeople in town for a convention are more likely to frequent the restaurant; passholders staying on discounted AP rates are less likely to dine there). Unfortunately the shifting schedules are presenting a challenge both for the cast members who work in the restaurant (many of whom are now working at most three shifts a week), but also for the Disney Dine Line CMs who have to call guests who had previously booked reservations at the restaurant to try to find them another dining option. MousePlanet reader "disney4iv" had made reservations for an anniversary dinner at Steakhouse 55, then read about the closure in last week's Park Update. She called the Dine Line, and was told that the restaurant will indeed be closed the night of her reservation. disney4iv is now looking for suggestions for a great steak in the Disneyland Resort area—if you have any recommendations, come join the conversation on our MousePad discussion board (link).

...Several readers have asked for a photo of the Special Ear Hat Figure that is one of the three options available to visitors who participate in the Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion but do not need the free admission ticket. To prevent guests from trying to purchase the exclusive figure, the ticket booths and redemption locations do not have the figures on open display, and do not even have a sample they can show you. (Thus the photo-of-a-photo below). Visitors who hold a valid multi-day park hopper ticket can receive the first hat figure shown below, which comes with four trading pins. Annual Passholders can receive the second hat figure shown below, which comes with seven trading pins. To receive your hat figure, you must first present your Give a Day voucher (and photo ID) at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth, where you'll receive a redemption card that you can take to one of several Disneyland Resort merchandise locations. The store will exchange your voucher for the hat figure, which will come in a sealed box (and generally from within a locked drawer or stockroom).


Visitors who already hold a multi-day park hopper ticket can redeem their Give a Day, Get a Disney Day voucher for this ear hat figure with four collectible pins. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Annual passholders can exchange their voucher for this special version, which comes with seven pins. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disneyland has ended a short-lived program offering one-day, one-park tickets for sale through the Disneyland.com Web site. These tickets are once again available for purchase only at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths.

...From the entertainment department, we hear that Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen will make their final appearances at the lovely Princess and the Frog photo location in New Orleans Square on Sunday, January 31.

...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

  • 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.
  • 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 28 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace– closed January 25 to July 2 for refurbishment. The Jedi Training Academy show will be offered while the restaurant is closed.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed February 1 to March 11 for refurbishment.


The Celebrate Today banners are back in the Esplanade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:


The Golden Vine Trattoria is closed for a lengthy refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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 is reportedly part of the refurbishment that has the Golden Vine Trattoria closed through April 26th.
  • 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. 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 across the country 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

  • 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

    Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($149) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). The promotional Park Hopper ticket is valid January 5, 2010 thru April 29, 2010, and must be purchased in advance of your trip - you can't get this discount at the ticket booths. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

    Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($161) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). The promotional Park Hopper ticket is valid January 5, 2010 thru April 29, 2010, and must be purchased in advance of your trip - you can't get this discount at the ticket booths. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

    Promotional 5-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($169) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). The promotional Park Hopper ticket is valid January 5, 2010 thru April 29, 2010, and must be purchased in advance of your trip - you can't get this discount at the ticket booths. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

    Promotional 6-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($173) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). The promotional Park Hopper ticket is valid January 5, 2010 thru April 29, 2010, and must be purchased in advance of your trip - you can't get this discount at the ticket booths. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

Disneyland Resort Buy 3, Get 2 Free offer –The Disneyland Resort's new Spring deal gives you 2 free nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel when you book three nights AND purchase a 5-day "promotional" Park Hopper ticket. The offer is valid for arrivals through April 29, 2010 with travel completed by May 4, 2010, and you must book by April 1, 2010 to receive this discount. This offer isn't as good as past Buy 3, Get 2 offers, in which both the hotel stay and the park ticket were upgraded from three to five days, but it does cover the spring break period and the opening weekend of the World of Color show.

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.

Contact a MousePlanet sponsor travel agency for assistance in booking your next trip

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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 location between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.

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
1/17 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



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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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