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Charities prepare to end Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program | Sherman Brothers to be honored with Main Street Window | Resort construction update | This and That

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Charities prepare to end Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program

During a huge "Celebrate Volunteers" event at Walt Disney World last month, Disney Parks and Resorts announced that over 600,000 people had volunteered or signed up to volunteer during the first six weeks of the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program, Disney's 2010 marketing campaign that had the stated goal of encouraging one million people to participate in volunteer events in their community. That number has now reportedly climbed to over 700,000, and MousePlanet reader Sharon Flummerfelt alerted us last week that the program might be ending even earlier than many expected.

Late Wednesday night, the HandsOn Network sent an e-mail to volunteer organizations who are participating in the Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program, advising those groups that "the Give A Day. Get A Disney Day program is forecasted to come to a close very shortly." After MousePlanet contacted the Disneyland Resort for comment, the Resort issued a statement that read "We are close to our goal of inspiring one million people to make a difference by volunteering. This spirit of volunteerism is making a significant impact in communities across the country." A spokesperson would not confirm whether the program is concluding once the million-volunteer goal is reached, and could not comment on how many vouchers have been redeemed.

The HandsOn Network e-mail lists steps that organizations need to take to "wind down" the program, and includes several points of interest to potential volunteers:

  • No new applications will be accepted from organizations wanting to participate in the program.
  • All flexible schedule volunteer opportunities were removed from the search database on March 5.
  • Organizations can now post only date- and time-specific opportunities—no "to be arranged" opportunities may be listed.
  • Once Disney reaches its one-million ticket goal, the program ends and organizations will no longer be able to post new volunteer opportunities of any kind for the program.
  • Only volunteers who have completed the registration and signed up for a specific date and time to volunteer before the program ends will get their vouchers for a Disney theme park ticket once their service has been verified.

This announcement came as a surprise to many of the participating organizations, who had just two days notice about the changes to the program. The HandsOn Network maintains a discussion board where volunteer organizations can ask HandsOn Network representatives for help with the program (link), and the recent postings show that many groups are confused and upset by the news. Several members worry that their organizations will be unable to attract as many volunteers for events scheduled later in the year, and complain that the program unfairly favored winter and spring events. Since groups can only post events 60 days in advance, organizations who had planned summer beach clean-ups and fall festivals will likely be unable to list their events before the million-volunteer mark is reached.

The early end to the program also presents a challenge for Disney Parks and Resorts, which now gets to deal with having this year's national marketing campaign cut short. (A source speculates that Disney decided not to call the 2010 program "the year to volunteer," fearing it would have to scramble to find a way continue the program without giving out any more tickets if the promotion was more popular than expected. If so, whomever was responsible for that decision is probably breathing a huge sigh of relief right now). Disney will likely continue those in-park promotions which recognize and "celebrate" people who are redeeming their volunteer certificates, but return to the "What Will You Celebrate" marketing theme for national advertising. Expect "Summer Nightastic!" and "World of Color" campaigns to dominate local advertising for Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and potentially even an early roll-out of Walt Disney World's 40th Anniversary celebration.

The pending end of the program has left many current and potential volunteers confused about their status, so here is a bit of information that may help answer your questions and hopefully alleviate your concerns. First, the basics: While Disney has said that the goal is to inspired one million people to volunteer, information we've received from local charities indicates that Disney is basing that count on the number of people who have registered through the Disney Web site for projects, not the number who actually completed the projects. These groups expect that Disney will "end" the program (close it to new volunteers) once one million people have registered for events.

I've already completed my volunteer service and received my voucher:

  • If you have already completed your volunteer service and have received your confirmation and voucher, you are already "counted." Your voucher is still valid through December 15, 2010 (subject to Resort-specific blockout dates).

I've already completed my volunteer service but have not received my voucher:

  • If you registered through the Disney Web site and have already completed your volunteer service, you have already been counted, and your voucher should be issued within two weeks of your event. Once received, your voucher is still valid through December 15, 2010 (subject to Resort-specific blockout dates).
  • If it's been more than two weeks since you completed your service, the Disney Web site provides the following advice: "If you have not received any communication or seen the status of your volunteer activity change after 2 weeks, please contact the Guest Support Team for assistance. Please keep in mind that if you signed up for the program as part of a household, verification emails are sent to the lead volunteer."

I've already signed up, but I haven't completed my volunteer service:

  • If you have already registered through the Disney Web site for a date-and-time specific opportunity, you have already been "counted." You will receive a voucher once your service is completed and has been verified by the sponsoring organization, EVEN IF Disney announces an "end" to the program before your event date. Once issued, your voucher will still be valid through December 15, 2010 (subject to Resort-specific blockout dates).
  • If you contacted a participating organization through the Disney Web site to schedule a volunteer opportunity and received an e-mail from the HandsOn Network with a link to sign up, you can still use the link contained in that e-mail to register for your selected opportunity until the program ends. You are not "counted" until you complete that registration process. If you have lost that e-mail, you will need to contact the organization directly for assistance. If you can no longer volunteer for that specific opportunity, you may be able to reschedule for another opportunity with the same organization before the program ends - again, contact them directly for assistance.
  • If you contacted a participating organization through the Disney Web site to schedule a volunteer opportunity but never received a reply, you have NOT been "counted." You can either contact the organization again, or register for another opportunity in your area before the program ends to be eligible.

I haven't signed up yet:

  • If you haven't already scheduled your volunteer service, this is the time to do it. The HandsOn Network site currently lists opportunities for the next 60 days, so be sure to get registered before the program ends. You must make sure that you properly register for your chosen event through the Disney Web site (link). If you just show up at an event without pre-registration, the group can not confirm your participation and you will not receive a voucher.

Sherman Brothers to be honored with Main Street Window

Songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman will be honored with a tribute window on Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. in a private ceremony this week. The Sherman Brothers wrote the score for The Parent Trap in 1961, and were tapped by Walt Disney to create the theme for "it's a small world" for the 1964 World's Fair. The duo went on to compose dozens of songs for Disney films, theme park attractions and parades, including the score for Mary Poppins, the theme "Miracles from Molecules" for Disneyland's Adventure Thru Inner Space, "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, and "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" for the Carousel of Progress. Music from the Academy Award-winning pair can be heard in every Disney Resort around the world.

Resort construction update

David Koening writes in his MousePlanet Blog (link):

The waterway that connects Disneyland's Jungle Cruise to the Castle Moat has been tarped over again, hopefully to alleviate the construction "improvements" that destroyed the once-rustic riverbanks.

Originally, the inlet was drained and cleaned, then construction crews built a new guest-proof bridge at the entrance of Frontierland. While the river was dry, it was given a fresh coat of concrete. Unfortunately, to the dismay of WDI's show quality control team, the waterway now resembles a swimming pool.

"The contractor that was hired to do the work did put a fresh coat of concrete, and created new sides and a lip," confirmed a cast member. "It totally looks like an artificial canal and not a river cutting through the entrance of Adventureland and Frontierland."

Let's hope the second time's the charm.


David Koenig says workers are trying to repair the "improvements" made to Frontierland's waterway. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Meanwhile, work continues in the Rivers of America throughout the unusually wet and rainy spring. Repainting projects in Critter Country and Toontown have wrapped up, and it's good to see the buildings of Toontown's "restaurant row" sporting bright, colorful exteriors.


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


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


The Toontown restaurants were repainted this week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The debut of the Silly Symphony Swings has been postponed to May 29, and work continues on both that attraction and the scheduled refurbishment of the Golden Zephry. The S. S. Rustworthy was scheduled to be closed for "skidmark" resurfacing, but it appears that Disney instead just decided to close off a portion of the grounds around the boat, and one of the "squirting surfboards," which haven't worked properly in years, is missing.


The lower level of the Silly Symphony Swings is still under construction. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Tarps cover the Golden Zephry during refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


One of the S. S. Rustworthy's surfboards is missing from the play area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The rails in the viewing area for the World of Color were being painted last week, and it looks as if the planters are almost ready for the horticulture department to work their magic. The water in the Lagoon has been tinted green, the better to conceal the maze of pipes that feed the World of Color platform.


Workers paint the World of Color viewing area fences green. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A crew repairs one of the lights on a World of Color show tower. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The green tint isn't quite enough to completely hide the underwater cable runs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The World of Color show platform is made up of three sections, with a large gap between each one. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

More track is being installed for the Radiator Springs Racers, but there's still no sign of any vertical construction in Cars Land. It looks like more of the foundations have been poured behind the Little Mermaid construction walls.


More track is being installed for the Radiator Springs Racers. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


More track is being installed for the Radiator Springs Racers. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues behind the Little Mermaid construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues behind the Little Mermaid construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues behind the Little Mermaid construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues behind the Little Mermaid construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and That

...Registration for the May 22–23 Advanced and May 23 Basic divisions of our MouseAdventure Anniversary event open on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific). Registration for the June 6 Day at the Park division opens at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, March 30. Additional details about format and pricing will be sent later today to readers who have subscribed to our MouseAdventure Newsletter (link), and will be available on the MouseAdventure event page Tuesday (link).

...The Orange County Register reported last week that a portion of Harbor Blvd. will close starting March 15th for a $900,000 renovation project (link). Traffic on the 1.3 mile stretch between Garden Grove Blvd. and Chapman Ave. will be reduced to one lane during the construction, which is scheduled to end in June. The construction, which includes a portion of the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) Route 1, will impact traffic for visitors staying at the Anaheim Marriott Suites, Homewood Suites, Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel and the Sheraton Garden Grove.


The West entrance to the World of Disney store is now without a major set piece. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Since it first opened, the World of Disney store has made a few major changes to the shop's distinctive decor - usually by way of simply removing some of the large set pieces. The large Alice in Wonderland plush display vanished several years ago, as have many of the large props that hung from the store's ceiling when it opened in 2001. Other set pieces have been replaced, and the West entrance has seen several different themes over the years. Most recently, the front entrance sported a replica of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and the structural pole in the center of the room boasted an elaborate treehouse for Mickey's nephews. The clubhouse and treehouse are both gone now, and a cast member tells us that an earlier plan to return the large flying Dumbo figure has been scrapped in favor. Instead, the World of Disney store is going to borrow a page from the Disney Store chain, and reduce the amount of decor "clutter" in the stores.

...Disney-branded Dooney & Bourke handbags are now available at Disney Vault 28. The line was launched at Walt Disney World earlier this year.

...Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre announced last week that it has extended Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND through April 20. The theater features props and set pieces from the actual film. Tickets are available online (link), or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6.

...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

  • 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.


Workers are making progress on the Disneyland Hotel renovations. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney's California Adventure


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

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Golden Zephyr – closed through April 2 for refurbishment.
  • Award Weiners – closed through April 14.
  • 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.

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 26.
  • 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 May 28 for refurbishment and renovation into the Silly Symphonies Swings.
  • Golden Vine Trattoria – closed through April 26.
  • Tower of Terror Fastpass – not offered April 15 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.


Resort Events

Check here to see if a large convention, competition or park event might fall during your next trip to the Disneyland Resort. If you know of any events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an e-mail (link).

Spring/Summer

  • USA Nationals (cheerleading competition) – March 26–28, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This weekend event is held off Disney property and usually has a minor impact on the parks.
  • 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).
  • 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Tuesday, July 13. Angel Stadium plays host to the 2010 All-Star Game. The Anaheim Convention Center also hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest July 9-13. Both events should bring added crowds to the Disneyland Resort during what might already be a busy week as Disneyland marks its 55th Anniversary.
  • 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. Registration is now open (link).
  • 4th Annual Not Back to School Days Rally and Conference (unofficial event) – September 8–11. 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
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
3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24

3/25

3/26 3/27
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-8p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-8p



TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-8p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
3/28 3/29 3/30 3/31

4/1

4/2 4/3
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/4 4/5 4/6 4/7

4/8

4/9 4/10
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-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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