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Update for February 15 - 21, 2010

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Electrical Parade heading to Walt Disney World | Cast previews for Captain EO | Disney workers stage hunger strike; protests | Food & Wine Festival ticket sales open | Construction updates | This and That

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Electrical Parade heading to Walt Disney World

Fans of Disney's Electrical Parade and visitors planning summer trips to the Disneyland Resort received an unpleasant surprise last week when it was announced that Disney's Electrical Parade will be heading to the Magic Kingdom in April to take part in Walt Disney World's Summer Nightastic promotion. Like the 2009 Disneyland Resort promotion of the same name, Summer Nightastic will feature a "pixie-dusted" version of the Electrical Parade and a new fireworks show, though WDW will debut an enhanced version of the Tower of Terror instead of a new Fantasmic dragon.

The move gives Disney's California Adventure park the opportunity to focus on its debut of the World of Color show later this spring without having to deal with the logistics of crowd control for both shows in a park that will still be cluttered with construction walls. Disney has not given any indication when or if the parade will return to California, nor to which park. There have been rumors that the parade might move to Disneyland once World of Color debuts, and this could be a way for Disney to stage the triumphant return of the Electrical Parade to Main Street.

If you want to catch a final look at Disney's Electrical Parade before it "glows away" for the summer, the show will be presented nightly March 19 through April 11, and again April 14–18.

Cast previews for Captain EO

Walt Disney Imagineering was "exercising the systems" of Captain EO last week, and put out a call for interested cast members to attend preview showings Friday afternoon. The announcement posted to cast members included the warning "keep in mind that while show elements may be active, the attraction is not yet complete or ready for the public," and reminded cast members that "these opportunities comes the responsibility to adhere to our Company's policies and guidelines on proprietary information and intellectual property." Cast members were told not to talk or post about their experiences.


The Magic Eye Theater currently has no sign. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

The Disneyland Resort has not made any announcements about possible opening dates, and, with many of the Disneyland Resort publicists in Walt Disney World last week for that Resort's big Summer Nightastic press event, it was unlikely that Disneyland would schedule a newsworthy event at the same time. We've heard that Imagineering was targeting February 18th as the public opening date, assuming last week's tests went well, and we'll keep readers updated as we learn more.

Disney workers stage hunger strike; protests

As we reported last week, 10 protesters, including seven Disneyland Resort Hotel cast members, began a weeklong hunger strike Tuesday night. The demonstration is the latest in a series of protests that have marked the two-year-long labor dispute between the Disneyland Resort and Unite Here Local 11, which represents workers at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. The fast began with an informational picket outside the Paradise Pier Hotel, and continued with a candlelight vigil in an adjacent parking lot where Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, addressed the crowd. Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix attended the kick off rally, and posted a full report and additional photos in her MousePlanet Blog (link).


Local clergy members gather around the fasting workers for prayer. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

On Wednesday morning, those who were fasting had pitched individual tents along the sidewalk outside the Grand Californian, and set up a number of signs and banners facing the street. They originally committed to remain on site for at least a week, though one of the participants ended his fast after the first night on the advice of the medical staff who are monitoring them. Two of the fasting protestors are writing about their experience on the union's Web site (link).


Fasting workers are sleeping in tents on the sidewalk outside the Grand Californian Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

Throughout the week, the union scheduled a series of protest and demonstrations, including a "make-a-bed" rally where housekeepers pressed their claim that new bedding at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel can cause injuries. On Saturday, Tom Morello of the group Rage Against the Machine performed at the union's "Day of Music" protest, an event that closed a portion of Walnut street adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel for several hours.


Signs depict cast members who claim to have been injured on the job, and honor Musa Sharaf, a Disney cook who suffered a fatal heart attack at work. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

An hour before Tuesday's protest began, union officials responded to Disney's renewed request for both parties to sit down with a federal mediator. According to union spokeswoman Leigh Shelton, Local 11 has agreed to meet with the mediator, and is discussing possible meeting dates with Disney. Shelton said that, since union members rejected Disney's offer last June, Local 11 expects that Disney has a new offer to discuss, and has asked Disney for an advance copy of any new proposal. Disney has not indicated that they have a new offer to make, and has previously characterized June's proposal as their "last, best and final" offer.


Demonstrators repair one of the air mattresses used by the fasters. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

The weeklong series of protests continues with a rally at 1pm today featuring Assemblyman John Perez, and the fast is expected to conclude tomorrow evening at a rally outside the Paradise Pier Hotel.

Food & Wine Festival ticket sales open

Today (February 15) is the last date for Disneyland Resort annual passholders to purchase discounted tickets to select 2010 Food & Wine Festival Signature Events. Discounted tickets and early registration are available for Taste, the four Winemakers dinners, and the new Brewmaster dinner. The discounted tickets 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, including the popular Napa Rose Cooking School and Sweet Sundays events, starts tomorrow, February 16, 2010 at 10:00 am (link). As of this writing, Disney had not yet released any details about the Sweet Sundays events, and the lineup of participating chefs and restaurants remains a mystery. We'll post an update once further details are available.

A new Riedel Glass Tasting event was just added to the schedule. Two sessions will be offered - Saturday, April 24 and Friday, May 28, and is $90 per person. Each participant will receive a set of four Riedel Vinum series lead crystal wine glasses to take home after the tasting.

As a reminder, if you're planning to attend any of the seated events with friends or family, you should make your reservations in the same transaction to ensure you are seated together. Guests who make their reservations in separate transactions risk being seated at different tables, and, as several MousePlanet readers discovered last year, it's difficult or impossible for seating arrangements to be changed the day of the event.

Updated 2/15 12:30

Disney has released a schedule for most of the Sweet Sundays events. All events are $70 per person, plus tax. Scheduled to attend:

* April 18: To Be Announced
* April 25: The Art of Chocolate presented by Ghirardelli Master Chocolatier
* May 2: Richard Ruskell, Executive Pastry Chef, Montage Beverly Hills Hotel
* May 9: Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, Baked [New York City and Charleston, SC]
* May 16: Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
* May 23: Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. [San Diego, CA]

Construction updates

As promised, lots of construction photos this week for those who just can't get their fill of bulldozers and dirt lots. The Rivers of America refurbishment project continues, and a look through the construction wall reveals that the track that guides the Mark Twain and Sailing Ship Columbia is being completely replaced.


Work continues in the Rivers of America. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Only the footings remain of the former boat track. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


The new track is being poured in the riverbed. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Work continues in the Rivers of America. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Some of the Fantasmic equipment is visible during the refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


The Mark Twain is also being refurbished while the river is closed. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

Lots of earth is being moved around the Cars Land construction site, and some of the topography is becoming more defined.


The Cars Land construction site is beginning to take shape. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Last week's rain storms turned part of the construction site into a muddy mess. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


More standing water borders the Cars Land construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Hills and curves are visible in the construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

The Little Mermaid construction site looks so crowded that it's hard to believe that any work is getting done behind the walls, but quite a lot of vertical construction is visible.


Low walls and tons of equipment crowd the Little Mermaid construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Sheets of plywood protect the existing structure from damage. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Low walls are visible in the construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Low walls are visible in the construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Piles of equipment crowds one side of the construction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

When we posted photos of the Silly Symphony Swings last week, one reader grumbled that all of the images around the top of the new ride were identical. Take a closer look—each image is different, and should appear to come to life like a Zoetrope as the ride spins.


Take a closer look—each painting is slightly different. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


A view of the top of the Silly Symphony Swings. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


A stack of test dummies are piled at the back of the platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

Work continues on the World of Color viewing area and show platform, and it looks as if crews are preparing the viewing area to open, finishing the surfaces and painting railings. Four new arched trellises have been installed over the walkways.


The World of Color viewing area has freshly-painted railings and new arched trellises. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


A birds-eye view of the Paradise Pier construction sites. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Workers apply a surface material to the fountain area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Crews gather around a fountain on the World of Color platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

This and That

...Disneyland's merchandise team announced last week that a new "Disney Perfectly Princess Birthday party experience" will begin in April. This joint venture between the merchandise and foods department is available to customers who book makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Packages will go on sale in March through the (714) 781-STYLE (714-781-7895) reservation line, and we'll post pricing and additional details when they are available.

...Disney has added doors to the parking lot trams, sparking speculation that tram service from the Simba lot may resume shortly.


The corn dog wagon is closed for refurbishment, but the greasy treats are now available in Frontierland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

...While the Little Red Wagon is closed for refurbishment, corn dogs are available at the Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland.

...MousePlanet reader "Tinkermommy" alerted us that the Walt Disney Travel Company has extended the spring Annual Passholder hotel discounts through March 24. The discount offers Annual Passholders up to 40% off select hotel rooms. To book, call WDTC at (714) 520-5045 and ask for code "AP8."

...The Orange County Register's Around Disney Blog reported last week that The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk will be sold in a foreclosure auction on March 9 (link). The outdoor shopping center, located just across Harbor from the Disneyland Resort entrance, has struggled to attract and retain retail and restaurant clients since opening in 2008.

...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

  • 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.
  • 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.


The Tomorrowland Terrace is closed for refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

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.


Work continues on the Disneyland Hotel 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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Other Discounts

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
2/14 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
3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17

3/18

3/19 3/20
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-10p

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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