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Update for February 8 - 14, 2010

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Hotel workers prepare for hunger strike | Food & Wine Festival discounts and pre-sale for Passholders | Save the Date: MouseAdventure Anniversary Event | DCA construction update | This and That

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Hotel workers prepare for hunger strike

Ten demonstrators will participate in a hunger strike at the Disneyland Resort beginning Tuesday evening, the latest in a series of protests organized by Unite HERE Local 11, the union representing workers at the three Disneyland Resort hotels. According to a union press release, the group of protestors—including eight hotel cast members, the adult son of a cast member and two food service employees from Los Angeles International Airport who also belong to Local 11—will sleep in tents outside Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, surrounded by a "large shrine to injured workers." The demonstrators will consume only water during this protest. Local 11 did not respond to repeated requests for comment about this protest, and the published statements do not indicate how many days the hunger strike is expected to last.

Asked about the protest, Disneyland Resort spokesperson Suzi Brown issued a prepared statement:

We issued a letter to Local 11 on January 29, once again asking them to agree to meet with an independent federal mediator to help us come to an agreement. (Release attached.) To date we have not received a response.

This is just another tactic from Local 11 leadership to distract from the fact that after two years their members are still without a contract. This calls into question their commitment to meeting with an independent federal mediator in the hopes of making progress on our negotiations.

It also concerns to us that they would jeopardize the health and safety of their members in this manner.

The union's protest announcement comes just days after the Disneyland Resort renewed their call for Local 11 to meet with a independent federal mediator to resolve the two-year-old labor dispute. Food service, restaurant, housekeeping and bell services workers at the three Disneyland Resort hotels have been working without a contract since early 2008, and the dispute has been marked by a series of protests and demonstrations by the union, most notably a protest in August 2008 that resulted in the arrest of 30 people who blocked an intersection outside of the Disneyland Resort (read our coverage of that event). The main sticking point continues to be healthcare. Under the terms of the expired contract, most Local 11 members who worked an average of just under 18 hours per week received "free" health insurance, paid for by Disney through contributions to the union's insurance trust fund. Local 11 members are the only Disney cast members who have a separate health plan. Under Disney's proposed agreement, all cast members would transition to the same Disney's Signature Health Care plan that covers all other eligible Disneyland Resort cast members.

Disney's proposal offers cast members free coverage for the remainder of 2010. Starting in 2011, cast members will begin paying about 25% of of the weekly premium for the Disney Signature plan, and by 2013 will be paying the same weekly premium as other covered cast members. Disney's contract offer also provides for annual raises for non-tipped employees; retroactive raises for cast members who were hired in at the lower tier of the former two-tier pay structure and increases in some "additional pay" categories including training shifts, 3rd shifts and split-shifts. Disney's proposal would also restore the sick pay benefit to covered employees, a benefit Local 11 suspended in June citing a lack of funding from Disney to pay sick leave.

Local 11 members voted overwhelmingly to reject Disney's "last, best and final" offer last summer, and the union has reportedly declined to meet with Disney negotiators since. In December, Disney hotel workers staged a pair of "walkouts" to protest what they claim are unreasonable workloads and unsafe working conditions in the newly remodeled rooms at the Grand Californian Hotel. According to a union press release, "Longer sheets, thicker mattresses, duvet covers, bigger pillows, and longer pillowcases have created more work for housekeepers to complete in the same amount of time."

Food & Wine Festival discounts and pre-sale for Passholders

The Disneyland Resort is offering annual passholders a discount on select Signature Events for the 2010 Food & Wine Festival, and opened registration for these three events last Thursday. The early registration offer came as a surprise, and was only publicized through the Disney Resorts Blog and via a "tweet" from the Disneyland Twitter account. Discounted tickets and early registration are available for these three events:

Taste Food-Wine-Life on Saturday, May 29 – regular price $135 per person, AP price $110 (plus tax)

Winemakers Dinners – regular price $135 per person, AP price $110 (plus tax). Dates and winemakers scheduled to attend are:

April 23 – Jeff Stewart, Buena Vista Carneros
April 30 – Diana Schweiger, Schweiger Vineyards
May 14 – Don Hartford, Hartford Family Wines
May 21 – Groth Vineyards & Winery

Brewmaster Dinner on Friday, May 7 – regular price $110 per person, AP price $90 (plus tax)

The discounted tickets are available now through February 15, and must be purchased through the special offer page (link). You will need to log in to your Disneyland.com account to make reservations. Online registration for all other Signature Events starts February 16, 2010 at 10:00 am (link).

Save the Date: MouseAdventure Anniversary Event

MousePlanet is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our signature MouseAdventure game with a very special event this spring. We'll announce additional details shortly, but be sure to mark your calendars and save the date - this is one event you just can't miss.

Advanced Division – Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 (2-day event)

Basic Division – Sunday, May 23

Day at the Park (non-competitive) Division – Sunday, June 6

All events will be held at the Disneyland Resort. For the latest information, be sure to register for our MouseAdventure Newsletter (link), follow our Twitter account (link), or become a fan at Facebook (link).

DCA construction update

A quick update this week—we'll have a more extensive photo update next week, for those who just can't get their fill of bulldozers and dirt lots. There is little visible progress in Hollywood, though it seems that new directional signs appear on the massive construction wall several times a week. The April refurbishment schedule has been updated, and the temporary connector path between Bug's Land and the Tower of Terror will be closed April 19 through August 15 to allow construction of a more permanent route between the two lands. During this period, Fastpass service for the Tower of Terror will not be offered.


Directional signs point the way through the construction wall maze in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


The construction walls are expected to be in place for a few more weeks as the repaving project continues. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

The Silly Symphony Swings have been installed and the refurbished attraction is currently undergoing testing with water dummies. The ride is scheduled to reopen in late April, and it looks like there is a lot of work left to do around the foundation.


The Silly Symphony Swings are begining to take shape. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Band leader Mickey is perched atop the new canopy. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


There is still a lot of work to be done around the base of the attraction. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Water-filled plastic test dummies occupy some of the swings. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

Workers, including at least two teams of divers, are busy in and around the World of Color platform, but it does not appear that the platform has yet been submerged for testing. A wooden "boardwalk" surface was applied to the lower ramp of the World of Color viewing area this week.


Workers use a crane to hoist equipment into position. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Workers install wooden decking onto the boardwalk portion of the viewing area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Just another day at the office - a diver returns to the water after a break. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

This and That

...It looks like Disney's Electrical Parade is returning for the Spring Break season a little earlier than expected. The Disneyland.com entertainment schedule shows an 8:45 performance of the parade on March 19. The schedule had not been updated beyond March 19 as of this writing, so it's unknown how long the parade will stick around.

...A new atmosphere show called Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration has debuted in New Orleans Square. Princess Tiana, the Jambalaya Jazz band and several dancers parade from the Court of Angels to the upper terrace in front of French Market, where they stop to perform several songs from The Princess and the Frog. The show is performed several times each day, check the printed entertainment schedule when you arrive for that day's showtimes. The show is weather-sensitive, so don't expect performances on rainy days. Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled to perform through Labor Day, Sept. 6.

...If you don't follow the official Disneyland Twitter account (@Disneyland), you missed out on last week's SoCal 2fer Sweepstakes. The Resort's first Twitter contest offered US residents the chance to win a ticket to the Disneyland Resort. Winning Southern California residents will receive a SoCal 2fer tickets, all other winners will receive a one-day, one-park ticket valid anytime through April 12, 2010.


Valentine's Day florals decorate Disneyland's Town Square. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

...The Disneyland Resort shops are transitioning to a new point of sale and inventory control system, and cast members are already unhappy about a proposed change to stock procedures. Under the new system, each store is "allocated" a certain quantity of inventory to replenish items sold the prior day. Each morning, the computer is supposed to tell the cast member how many units to restock to maintain optimum sales levels based on recent sales trends. The problem is, once the stores are restocked for the day, cast members are no longer to bring out additional stock to meet customer requests. If you've shopped at the Resort recently, your cashier probably asked if you found everything you were looking for as they totaled your purchases. If you said "no," the cashier should have asked what you were looking for, and, if appropriate, offered to call the stockroom to located that item for you. Under the new program, you'll still be asked if you found everything you wanted, but the cast member is directed to try and find a substitute from the inventory already on display. The program is supposed to reduce labor costs by making the restocking process faster and more automated, but for customers, it may mean you'll have to come back tomorrow to buy today's hot item.

...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. This week's changes include new refurbishment dates for the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Disneyland Monorail, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and more. 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

  • Magic Eye Theater / Honey, I Shrunk the Audience – closed to make room for the return of Captain EO sometime in February.
  • 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).
  • Tomorrowland Terrace – closed through July 2 for refurbishment. The Jedi Training Academy show will be offered while the restaurant is closed.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed through March 11 for refurbishment. The attraction will close again April 12-16 and April 19-23 for additional work.
  • Little Red Wagon (Corn Dog Wagon) – closed through May 4 for refurbishment.
  • Tiki Room Juice Bar – closed February 9–11 for refurbishment.
  • Disneyland Monorail – closed April 19 & 20 for refurbishment.
  • Disney Showcase – closed April 20 & 21 for refurbishment.
  • Disney Showcase Annex – closed April 26 & 27 for refurbishment.
  • Newsstand – closed April 26 through May 20 for refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed April 26 through May 16 for refurbishment.
  • King Arthur Carrousel – closed May 8 through 10 for refurbishment.

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Golden Zephyr – closed February 16 through April 2 for refurbishment.
  • S. S. Rustworthy – closed February 23 & 24 for refurbishment.
  • Award Weiners – closed through April 18.
  • It's Tough to be a Bug – closed March 8, for one day only.
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park – closed April 12–16 and April 19–23 for refurbishment.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closed April 12 through May 20 for refurbishment.


The Golden Vine Trattoria is closed for 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.
  • Tower of Terror Fastpass – not offered April 10 through August 15 due to construction of the connector between Bug's Land and Tower of Terror.
  • Bug's Land / Tower of Terror connector – the temporary connector path will be closed April 19 through August 15 to allow construction of a more permanent route between the two lands.

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

  • Orange County Restaurant Week 2010 February 28 through March 6. The three Patina Group restaurants in Downtown Disney (Catal, Naples and Tortilla Jo's) will offer multi-course prix fixe menus, starting at $20 as part of this county-wide promotion. Visit the Patina Group Web site for menu details (link).
  • Disney's California Food and Wine Festival – Daily, April 16 through May 31. A limited schedule of the signature and complimentary events is now available on the event Web site (link).
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) – April 30 through May 1. Billed as a "dark alternative subculture gathering" (but more commonly known as Goth Day), this weekend event includes several on- and off-property gatherings (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 closes earlier on these nights to prepare for the after-hours graduation parties.
  • MouseAdventure 10th Anniversary Events – Advanced Division - May 22 & 23; Basic Division - May 23; Day at the Park (non competitive) - June 6. Additional details will be announced shortly (link).
  • 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).
  • 4th Annual Not Back to School Days Rally and Conference (unofficial event) – September 8–11, 2010. Event includes education and social opportunities for home educators (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 $239.99/$204.99 (link), which includes free UPS shipping. A 5% surcharge for non-members, and shipping fees to members in Alaska and Hawaii may 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.

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Small World Vacations
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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
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-12a

DCA: 9a-8p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-8p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 9a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 9a-7p



TT
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 9a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
2/21 2/22 2/23 2/24

2/25

2/26 2/27
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-7p

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

MM / TT
2/28 3/1 3/2 3/3

3/4

3/5 3/6
DL: 8a-12a

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: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10

3/11

3/12 3/13
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

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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