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World of Color to open June 11 | Earth Day 2010 | New Matterhorn Bobsleds | DCA Construction Update | New merchandise offers | Costco 4-day park hopper offer is back...for now | MouseAdventure registration open | This and That

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World of Color to open June 11

The Disneyland Resort announced last week that the World of Color will officially debut with the rest of the Summer Nightastic entertainment on Friday, June 11. The long-awaited official announcement confirmed the date that had been floating around for weeks, and puts the likely (but still unconfirmed) date of the media event for Thursday, June 10, a day when Disney's California Adventure park is already scheduled to close early to the public for a Grad Night event.

Now that the official opening has been announced, the question turns to when the previews will be, and who will get to go. Some guest control cast members have already had the opportunity to preview the show, cast previews are expected to start in mid-May, and all DCA cast members attend a mandatory orientation session to prepare them for the debut of the show. There are no confirmed passholder or D23 preview dates yet, though it's likely that any Annual Passholder previews will have to be conducted via lottery system, as there are just too many APs to accommodate in one (or even 100) preview performances. As always, we'll post the latest information as it's confirmed.


Disney's World of Color announcement included a new video of the show.

We're also starting to learn a bit about possible plans for premium viewing opportunities for the World of Color. While Disney has not yet made public any plans for World of Color dining packages, it sounds like there will be at least two different options, including some form of dinner-and-reserved-seating package at some table service restaurants. Reader 3Princesses1Prince reports that Disney Dining called her last week to change her reservations at Ariel's Grotto, telling her that the princesses would not be available after 4:00 p.m. because of a new show. Reader ogold72 says that Ariel's Grotto will stop serving dinner entirely effective May 1 due to World of Color, and also says that the restaurant will be renamed "Princess Palace."

We've also heard that some form of reserved viewing area will be open to visitors who purchase a meal box from the new quick service location being constructed as part of the new Wine Country Trattoria. We're still waiting for details of these new offerings, but it seems clear that guests would need to make some form of additional purchase to secure the best views of the World of Color.

Earth Day 2010

The Disneyland Resort celebrated Earth Day 2010 with two special events. Just before Disney's California Adventure opened Thursday morning, 100 third-grade students from Dr. Peter Marshall Elementary School in Anaheim participated in a "beneficial bug release" in the farm area just inside a bug's land. After John Schrimsher, Manager of Horticulture for the Disneyland Resort spoke about some of the ways people can encourage beneficial bugs in their own gardens, the children helped release 140,000 ladybugs into flower-filled planters. The morning was slightly chill and the ladybugs were not inclined to leave their cups, but the children managed—with a lot of assistance from teachers and Disney cast members—to distribute the bugs among the flowers. The Disneyland Resort uses ladybugs and other beneficial bugs as part of a decade-old pest management program that helps reduce the use of pesticides in the Resort.


School children coax ladybugs into a flower bed at Disney's California Adventure as part of an Earth Day promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


School children coax ladybugs into a flower bed at Disney's California Adventure as part of an Earth Day promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Later that morning, Disneynature Executive Producer Don Hahn and marine life artist Wyland were on hand for the debut of the new Disneynature film Oceans, and the Resort presented the Wyland Foundation with a $15,000 donation for his water education programs. The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center was open for guests to explore, and the artist helped children create ocean-themed murals. Wyland also painted a mural depicting the California kelp forests, and chatted with Resort guests about his work and his environmental programs.


Disneynature Executive Producer Don Hahn (left) and Disneyland Resort Director of Environmental Affairs and Conservation Frank Dela Vara (right) present marine life artist Wyland (center) with a donation to the Wyland Foundation. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Wyland paints a California sea otter while an assistant adds highlights to his Earth Day mural. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Marine wildlife artist Wyland paints an Earth Day mural at the Disneyland Resort. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New Matterhorn Bobsleds

A new prototype Matterhorn Bobsled was spotted at Disneyland during the attraction's brief refurbishment last week. The new sled holds three passengers per car, in individual seats instead of what MousePlanet reader Drince88 calls the "cuddle" seats that the current sleds sport. Although it was rumored that the new sleds had a lap bar, similar to the system used on Walt Disney World's Space Mountain, these sleds have seat belts. What looked to be a lap bar in some photos is actually the headrest for the individual seats.


A new Matterhorn Bobsled is being tested at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The new sled holds three riders per car in individual seats. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Don't expect to see the new sleds now that the Matterhorn has reopened—a cast member tells us last week's goal was simply to test the prototype sleds, and that there is still "a lot" of work to be done. The source tells us that riders were not permitted in the new sleds this week, and that another attraction closure is likely to conduct additional trials after adjustments are made based on the results of this testing. New station gates will also have to be added to the attraction before the new sleds can be put into normal operation.

The configuration of the new sleds has some people worried, especially parents. MousePlanet reader houseofmouse called Disneyland and was told that the attraction's height limit will not change once the new sleds are put in use, but MammaSilva worries that parents won't have time to secure their children's seat belts and then their own without causing a back-up or possibly even an emergency stop. Come join the discussion and share your thoughts on our MousePad discussion boards.

DCA Construction Update

Your weekly glimpse into DCA's ongoing makeover.


The "Voyage of the Little Mermaid" construction has progressed quite a lot in just one week. The red curtains are welding screens. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


What a difference a week makes. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers atop the frame of the "Voyage of the Little Mermaid" building. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Silly Symphony Swings also sees some progress. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


One of the shade structures has a new roof (in the foreground, below the swings). Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A new walkway and planter has replaced the front half of the S.S. Rustworthy. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Your weekly "Moment of Geek" on the "World of Color" show platform. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New merchandise offers

The Disneyland Resort has several new purchase-with-purchase offers at participating stores. With a qualifying additional purchase (varies by item) you can purchase a nylon weekender tote or packable jacket for $15.95 each. The jackets come in three sizes (XS/S, M/L, or XL/XXL). These items are offered at the larger theme park shops, including Greetings from California and the Emporium. The World of Disney store has a separate promotion, offering a Disneyland beach towel for $10.95 or a 2-piece luggage set for $39.95 with qualifying purchase.


A nylon weekender tote or packable jacket can be yours for $15.95 with a qualifying purchase at the Disneyland Resort. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A Disneyland beach towel ($10.95) or 2-piece luggage set ($39.95) can be yours with a qualifying purchase at the World of Disney store. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Costco 4-day park hopper offer is back... for now

The on-again, off-again Costco 4-day park hopper ticket is once again available for purchase through the Costco Web site (link), and from Costco stores (where available, call before you go). The ticket was introduced last year, but was briefly removed from the Costco Web site last month. At the time we were told by a Costco employee that the offer had ended and a new promotion would begin "soon," and there are no guarantees that the offer will stick around much longer. The ticket is $159.95, and is only available for residents of Southern California, though Costco does not check for residency when you make your purchase. This ticket has no "fuse" - after you use the first admission, you have until August 23, 2010 to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires. The ticket has no further blockout days in 2010, 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.

MouseAdventure registration open

Registration is now open for all three divisions of our MouseAdventure Anniversary event For more information about MouseAdventure and to register, visit MouseAdventure.com. Be sure to register for the MouseAdventure Newsletter and follow our @MouseAdventure Twitter account for updates and news about future events.

This and That

...It looks like The Vineyard Room in Disney's California Adventure is gone for good. When the newly renamed Wine Country Trattoria reopens on June 10, the restaurant will utilize both the ground floor and second story seating area, and will serve the same menu in both locations. A new quick service location will open on the ground level, and will offer to-go meals tailored for the expected World of Color crowds.

...New attraction posters featuring Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and a new Jungle Cruise image are on display in and near the east entrance tunnels at Disneyland.


New attraction posters featuring Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and a new Jungle Cruise image are on display in and near the east entrance tunnels at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...As we reported previously, Fastpass is not offered for the Tower of Terror through August 15 due to construction of the connector between Bug's Land and Tower of Terror. Additionally, the construction has closed the front entrance of the attraction, and riders this weekend were directed to the little-known "garden" entrance on the East side of the attraction, near the exit/gift shop. We don't know how long this alternate entrance will be in use, but be prepared for a slight detour when you visit the Tower. The construction is also creating a stroller parking problem at the Hyperion Theater, so do not be surprised to return to find your stroller relocated to a new area.


Stroller parking space is at a premium outside the Hyperion Theater because of nearby construction. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Toy Story Midway Mania opened two hours after DCA park opening four mornings last week. There was no word about what caused the scheduled delayed opening, but attraction cast members said they were told it had to do with nearby construction. Whatever the cause, California Screamin' was not impacted, and some MousePlanet reader olegc wondered if the time wasn't used to test rumored new additions to the attraction to update it with games based on the Toy Story 3 characters. Reader twindaddy tells us a similar delayed opening is taking place this week at the Walt Disney World version of the attraction (which definitely is not impacted by DCA's construction), lending credence to the theory that a ride update is in the works.

...MousePlanet reader shna posted last week about changes to the Catch a Flave ice cream shop in Disney's California Adventure. The counter previously sold vanilla ice cream with a ribbon of your choice of flavors swirled around the edge. Now the stand offers just plain vanilla, chocolate, or chocolate/vanilla swirl cones or cups, along with soft drinks and ice cream floats.

...Refilling the Rivers of America is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 30.

...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.
  • Newsstand – closed April 26 through May 20 for refurbishment. Package check service may not be offered on Main Street during this refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed April 26 through May 13 for refurbishment.
  • Disney Showcase – closed April 27 & 28 for refurbishment.
  • Disney Showcase Annex – closed May 5 & 6 for refurbishment.
  • Splash Mountain – closed May 17 through 27 for refurbishment. 
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed June 1 & 2 for refurbishment. 


Construction continues in the Rivers of America, with the boat tracks and Fantasmic infrastructure clearly visible. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction continues in the Rivers of America, with the boat tracks and Fantasmic infrastructure clearly visible. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Rivers of America are expected to be refilled starting April 30. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Rivers of America are expected to be refilled starting April 30. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closed through May 20 for refurbishment.

Construction-related closures:

  • 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.
  • Paradise Park – area closed for construction of new viewing area for Disney's World of Color water show.
  • 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 June 9; will be renamed "Wine Country Trattoria."
  • Tower of Terror Fastpass – not offered 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 through August 15 to allow construction of a more permanent route between the two lands.


The Red Car construction means a temporary entrance for the Tower of Terror. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Downtown Disney

  • Jamba Juice – closed for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, April 12 for remodeling.
  • Ridemakerz – closed for construction of their permanent space in Downtown Disney.

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.


MousePlanet 10th Anniversary Party
Saturday, July 17, 2010

MousePlanet.com will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 17th with a special event shortly after park opening.
Details to follow, so mark your calendars - we can't think of a more perfect way to celebrate our milestone along with Disneyland's 55th anniversary!


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

  • Disney's California Food and Wine Festival – Daily 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).
  • World of Color Premiere – Friday, June 11. DCA's new water-and-light show debuts to the public.
  • Summer Nightastic! at the Disneyland Resort – Daily, June 11 through Aug. 29. The summer promotion includes Fantasmic and the "Magical" fireworks show in Disneyland, plus the new World of Color show.
  • 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.
  • MousePlanet's 10th Anniversary Party – A special anniversary event is planned for the morning of July 17, 2010. Details to follow.
  • 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 & 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

    No discounts currently available to the general public. Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any discounts are available through them.

    Two Day Park Hopper - Regularly $151/$131

    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

    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

    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 until August 23, 2010 to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires. The ticket has no further blockout days in 2010, 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

    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

    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 for new purchases. Southern California residents can take advantage of the monthly-payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

    Premier Annual Passport: $700 [Valid at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort]
    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 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.

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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800-523-6116
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Mouse Ears Vacations
www.mouseearvacations.com

Small World Vacations
www.smallworldvacations.com

Other Discounts

Character Dining Vouchers – Discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Travel (link).

Disney Visa Discounted Stroller Rental – If you have a Disney Visa card you can rent up to two strollers at a discount of 50% at either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure. This offer is valid only at the Main Gate rental location between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.

Rainforest Cafe Safari Club – Members of the Rainforest Cafe get priority seating when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days), and a 10% discount on entrees for up to four people. Additionally, after signing up, your membership card will be mailed to you and be accompanied by a $10 award good for your next visit to a Rainforest Cafe. So if you know you will be eating there while at Disneyland and have a Rainforest Cafe local to you, it may make sense to prejoin the Safari Club so that you can use the award during your trip. See the Rainforest Cafe Web site for details (link).

ESPNZone MVP Club – Membership in the MVP Club does not offer any discounts on food. However, once a member you can make an online reservation for your party up to three days in advance and will get a 25% increase in points purchased when playing games in the Sports Arena (and 40 bonus points at activation). You must register online and your membership card will then be mailed to you within two weeks. The card must then be activated at any ESPNZone by the person who signed up for the card and ID will be required (link).


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
4/25 4/26 4/27 4/28

4/29

4/30 5/1
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 9a-7p



TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 9a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 9a-7p



TT
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 9a-7p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5

5/6

5/7 5/8
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12

5/13

5/14 5/15
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19

5/20

5/21 5/22
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/23 5/24 5/25 5/26

5/27

5/28 5/29
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT

DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-6p



TT
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 9a-9p

SL

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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