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Update for March 22 - 28, 2010

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Summer Nightastic returns June 11 | New Toy Story parking lot opens | New summer hotel discounts - Two More Days & Nights Free or save up to 40% | AAA discount changes | Remembering Fess Parker | MouseAdventure registration open | This and That

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Summer Nightastic returns June 11

The Summer Nightastic! promotion is returning to the Disneyland Resort from June 11 to August 29 this year with both the "Magic" fireworks spectacular (featuring Tinker Bell and Dumbo in flight above Sleeping Beauty Castle) and Fantasmic, enhanced last year with a new Maleficent dragon.

Introduced last summer at Disneyland and debuting this summer at Walt Disney World, the West Coast version of Summer Nightastic! is missing the "Pixie-dusted" version of Disney's Electrical Parade, which returned to Disney's California Adventure last week for the Spring Break run, but is heading to Walt Disney World in April. [If you'd like to see Disney's Electrical Parade before it "glows away" to Florida, the parade is performed nightly at 9 p.m. through Friday through April 11, and will return April 16 to 18 for a final farewell weekend.] Also missing from the Summer Nightastic! announcement was any mention of the Pixie Hollow Enchantment, the nighttime light-and-music overlay of the Pixie Hollow meet-and-greet area, and the TLT Dance Club at Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland, which featured live bands and DJs from Southern California radio stations.

The big new addition for the 2010 version of Summer Nightastic! is World of Color, the new "nighttime water spectacular" debuting at Disney's California Adventure. Perhaps trying to avoid a repeat of last year's Dragon saga (in which the new Maleficent dragon heavily featured in Disneyland's print and television advertising never actually took the Fantasmic! stage before Summer Summer Nightastic! ended in August), Disney says only that World of Color will be part of Summer Nightastic! , but has so far declined even to hint at a possible opening date.

New Toy Story parking lot opens

Just in time for Spring Break, the Resort opened a new parking lot this weekend, adding nearly 2,700 new parking spaces. The new lots, individually named "Buzz," "Jessie," and "Woody," but collectively known as the "Toy Story" lot, are located on the site of a former strawberry field about a mile southeast of the Disneyland Resort, south of Katella Avenue and east of Harbor Boulevard. The entrance to the lot is at Harbor Boulevard and West Convention Way. The Toy Story lot opens daily at least through the summer season and then on peak attendance days, and a portion of the lot will still be used for large events at the Anaheim Convention Center. Normal Disneyland Resort parking rates apply, and Disneyland Annual Passholders with parking privileges on their pass are welcome—Disney changed the parking policy late last year, and Passholders can now use their parking pass at any of the Disneyland Resort pay lots.


Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis speaks at the opening of the new Toy Story parking lot. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Toy Story lot offers amenities that might help visitors save time when they arrive at the Esplanade. "Vacation planning" kiosks offer a small selection of basic admission passes (single-day, single-day hoppers and multi-day hoppers) and also sell stroller rental passes. These kiosks do not have all of the options of the ticket booths; for example, they only accept credit cards, do not sell Annual Passes, and cannot process cast member discounts. The kiosks are built from surplus DCA outdoor vending carts and aren't very attractive, but visitors who can save 20 minutes in line by purchasing their tickets before they get to Disneyland probably won't complain too much.


Buzz Lightyear looks on at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new parking lot. Left to right: Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, Disney's California Adventure Vice President Mary Niven, George Kalogridis, and ATN Chairman Paul Sanford. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Shuttle bus service is offered to and from the new lots, using 20 wheelchair-accessible buses leased from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new parking lot, Disney executives and representatives from the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) and OCTA spoke about the public/private partnership involved in operating the facility. ATN is leasing the OCTA buses, recently idled due to budget cuts and route closures, to provide transportation from the Toy Story lot to the Disneyland Resort. ATN hired 15 laid-off OCTA bus drivers to drive the route, and is also utilizing drivers from the San Gabriel Valley's Foothill Transit system to fill driver seats. Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis said "It's a win, win, win—we take care of our guests, drivers who lost their jobs have jobs, and buses that were sitting idle, and our tax dollars were paying for that, now will be back in use. Hopefully it's a good example of how we can all work together."


Four "vacation planning" kiosks let visitors purchase tickets before they reach the theme parks. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

A San Francisco Bay Area company has been hired to train these drivers for the new routes, which take about 10 minutes each way. The route from the Toy Story lot to Disneyland is a little complicated, starting with the bus cutting through the Katella cast member parking lot (KCML) before heading west on Katella Avenue to Disneyland Drive. After turning onto Disneyland Drive, the bus enters a backstage area and drives behind the construction site in the former Timon parking lot before arriving at the former Lion King tram stop outside Disneyland. The reverse route exits Disney property at the former Harbor Boulevard main entrance; drivers then head east across Magic Way and south on Clementine Street before cutting back through KCML.


The Toy Story lot includes shade structures, something not found in any other Disneyland Resort parking lot. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Two clusters of shelters in the Toy Story lot provide shade for visitors waiting in line for the next bus—on Saturday morning there were at least 10 buses on the route and the wait time was minimal. Each wheelchair-accessible bus can seat about 35 people, with additional room for visitors to stand. Strollers fit in the wide center aisle at the front of the bus, though passengers are asked to fold the stroller to the smallest possible dimension before boarding. On the Disneyland side, visitors board at the former Lion King tram loading area, which poses a challenge during the busy evening return period. The tram loading area was designed to divide crowds into multiple groups for loading onto a tram, not to create the single-file line best suited to filling a bus. One MousePlanet reader complained that some visitors were "pushing and shoving" to get onto the bus Friday night, and that she had to enlist the help of a cast member to let her board in her wheelchair before visitors with strollers "pushed me aside" when the next bus arrived.


The leased OCTA buses have been covered in a Toy Story design. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Share your experience! Did you park in the new lot this weekend? If so, what did you think? Will you park there again, or do you prefer Mickey and Friends?

New summer hotel discounts - Two More Days & Nights Free or save up to 40%

The Disneyland Resort launched a Summer hotel discount offer last week, sweetening the deal when compared to the Spring Buy 3, Get 2 Free offer. This latest deal offers a five-night, five-day Disneyland Resort vacation package for the price of a three-night, three-day package, giving you two "free" hotel nights and two additional days of theme park admission. The Summer "Two More Days & Nights Free" offer is valid for arrivals May 1 and September 26, 2010, and you must book by September 1, 2010 to receive this discount. You can choose to stay either at a Disneyland Resort Hotel or at one of the Good Neighbor Hotels. The Spring version, available for booking through April 1 and valid for arrivals through April 29, 2010, also extends the hotel stay from three to five nights, but requires visitors to purchase a five-day parkhopper ticket to qualify.

If you are a Disneyland Resort annual passholder or already have valid admission for your next visit, you can take advantage of a second promotion that offers discounts at the three Disneyland Resort hotels with a minimum two-night stay. The discounts are 40 percent at the Grand Californian Hotel, 35 percent at the Disneyland Hotel and 30 percent at the Paradise Pier Hotel.

To book either package, call your favorite travel agent, book online at www.disneyland.com, or call the Walt Disney Travel Company at )800) 854-3104.

AAA discount changes

MousePlanet reader Neil wrote us last month to say that the American Automobile Association had discontinued the 10 percent discounts previously offered at select Disneyland Resort restaurants, including Plaza Inn, Wine Country Trattoria Ariel's Grotto, PCH Grill, and Goofy's Kitchen. At the time, we checked with the Disney Dine Line, who said they hadn't heard anything about a change, as well as with a server at one of the restaurants, who said her location was still honoring the discount. After several other readers reported the same, we checked again and confirmed that AAA ended the dining discount earlier this year. AAA travel agent Jennifer Rich tells us the agency is also about to discontinue the 10 percent AAA discount on the Character Dining option on the AAA Vacation Packages, effective for arrivals after April 29, 2010.

AAA members still have access to some dining discounts at the Disneyland Resort. Several Downtown Disney merchants participate in AAA's Diamond Card program, and still offer discounts to AAA members. Jennifer provided a current list of participating locations and discounts - be sure to double check before you dine.

2010 Disneyland® Resort Diamond Card Benefits Dining

  • Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar – 10% off food only
  • ESPN Zone – One free child's meal per card with adult entrée purchase
  • Haagen-Dazs – 10% off
  • House of Blues – 20% off food when dining before 5 p.m., 10% after 5 p.m.
  • Jamba Juice – 10% off
  • La Brea Bakery – 10% off food items with $10 purchase
  • Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria – 10% off (excluding Napolini; food only)
  • Rainforest Café – One free kid's meal per card with adult entrée purchase
  • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – 10% off food items (excluding alcoholic purchases)
  • Tortilla Jo’s – 10% off (good only excluding Taqueria)
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels – Buy 3 pretzels, get 1 free

Remembering Fess Parker

Disney Legend Fess Parker, known to legions of Disney fans as TV's Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, passed away March 18 at his home near Santa Barbara. Parker was 85.

Disney CEO Robert Iger released a statement saying: "Like many kids growing up in the 50's, Davy Crockett was my first hero, and I had the coonskin cap to prove it. Fess Parker's unforgettable, exciting and admirable performance as this American icon has remained with me all these years, as it has for his millions of fans around the world. Fess is truly a Disney Legend, as is the heroic character he portrayed, and while he will certainly be missed, he will never be forgotten."

In 2004, Parker was honored with a window in Frontierland at Disneyland. Wade Sampson wrote a tribute to Parker last year.

MouseAdventure registration open

Registration is now open for the Basic and Advanced divisions of our Spring 2010 MouseAdventure event, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of MouseAdventure. Registration for the non-competitive Day at the Park Division opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30. For more information and to register, visit MouseAdventure.com.

Be sure to register for the MouseAdventure Newsletter and follow our MouseAdventure Twitter account for your chance to win a free registration for the Day at the Park event (details to be announced).

This and That

...When Virgin America announced last week that the airline would begin offering non-stop service to Orlando from Los Angeles and San Francisco, Disney fans up and down California were thrilled. However, missing from the press release headline and buried in the sixth paragraph was the news that the airline will cease service to John Wayne airport on May 26, just a year after the carrier began service to the Orange County airport. Disneyland-bound Virgin America passengers, including those who already hold tickets after May 26, now have the choice of flying into Los Angeles International or San Diego.

...Disney Cruise Line this week begins imposing a $250 fee for staterooms showing signs of smoking. According to Disney, this "stateroom recovery fee"  covers the cost of deep cleaning, including air filter replacement, carpet extraction, and the cleaning and replacing drapes, comforters, blankets, and pillows. This new policy, which becomes effect on Thursday, March 25 for the Disney Wonder and Saturday, March 27 for the Magic, also applies to the Dream when it launches in 2011. While passengers are still permitted to smoke on their private verandahs, they should take extra care to keep the sliding glass door closed to prevent any smoke from entering the cabin.

...April 1 is the last date to book the current Disneyland Resort Buy 3, Get 2 Free and Alaska Airlines Kids Fly Free offers. Details in our Discounts and Promotions section below.

...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).
  • Little Red Wagon (Corn Dog Wagon) – closed through May 4 for refurbishment.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace – closed through July 2 for refurbishment. The Jedi Training Academy show is still offered while the restaurant is closed.
  • Blue Bayou restaurant – closed through March 25 for refurbishment, reportedly related to the pending re-opening of the main New Orleans Square kitchen.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed April 12–16 and April 19–23 for additional work following a recent 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 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.
  • Napa Valley Wine Tasting – Wednesday, March 24 at the Napa Rose Restaurant in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. $60 per person, reservations required (link).
  • Food & Wine Festival Chef demonstrations March 24–26, 2010 at Southern California Bloomingdales department stores. March 24-26. Chefs, dates and times are available on our MousePad discussion board.
  • 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 close 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. Registration is now open for the Advanced and Basic divisions (link). Registration for the Day at the Park division opens Tuesday, March 30 (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

  • Destination D – September 24 and 25 at the Disneyland Resort (link). Open only to D23 members, tickets will be available this summer.
  • 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.

2011

  • D23 Expo – August 19-21, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center (link). Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 will go on sale August 19, 2010.

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.

Disneyland Resort Two More Days & Nights Free offer –This latest deal offers a five-night, five-day Disneyland Resort vacation package for the price of a three-night, three-day package, giving you two "free" hotel nights and two additional days of theme park admission. The offer is valid for arrivals May 1 and Sept. 26, 2010, and you must book by September 1, 2010 to receive this discount. You can choose to stay either at a Disneyland Resort Hotel or at one of the Good Neighbor Hotels. To book, call your favorite travel agent, book online at www.disneyland.com, or call the Walt Disney Travel Company at 800-854-3104.

Disneyland Resort Summer hotel discounts–If you are a Disneyland Resort annual passholder or already have valid admission for your next visit, you can take advantage of a second promotion that offers discounts at the three Disneyland Resort hotels with a minimum 2-night stay. The discounts are 40% at the Grand Californian Hotel, 35% at the Disneyland Hotel and 30% at the Paradise Pier Hotel. The offer is valid for arrivals May 1 and Sept. 26, 2010, and you must book by September 1, 2010 to receive this discount. To book, call your favorite travel agent, book online at www.disneyland.com, or call the Walt Disney Travel Company at 800-854-3104.

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).


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
3/21 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

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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

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TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14

4/15

4/16 4/17
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT
DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21

4/22

4/23 4/24
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



TT
DL: 9a-11a

DCA: 9a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

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DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

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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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