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Celebrating 10 Years of MouseAdventure | This week's word on World | 2010 Summer Fun Pass | Toy Story Midway Mania updated | Join us for MousePlanet's 10th Anniversary Celebration | This and That

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Celebrating 10 Years of MouseAdventure

Ten years ago, about 100 people gathered at Disneyland for the very first MouseAdventure event. Most had no idea what they were getting themselves into, but they had a great time and demanded more. A decade later, MouseAdventure has become MousePlanet's signature community event, and nearly 800 people joined us this weekend for the first of two events celebrating Ten Years of MouseAdventure.


Once upon a time... all of the players fit in front of the Castle. 1999 MousePlanet file photo.

We wanted to celebrate MouseAdventure's anniversary with the most challenging game ever, and we think teams will agree that we succeeded. The 97 players who registered for our two-day Advanced Division spent a whirlwind 20 hours solving nearly 40 quests, tasks and challenges. The teams that participated in our Basic Division had a slightly more manageable set of quests to complete in a less insane six hours. After the game ended, teams returned to the Paradise Pier Hotel to swap stories and socialize with other exhausted players until the scores were announced.


10 years later, this is just a fraction of the teams—there were another 650 people the next day! Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

We want to congratulate the winners, and once again thank everyone—players, crew and volunteers—for making this such an amazing event. We also want to thank those players who donated new and gently used DVDs for our MouseAdventure charity drive. We will be sending the collected DVDs collected to Children's Hospital Orange County and Orangewood Children's Home.


A team in the Basic division is all smiles at the start of the day. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

We had so much fun this weekend that we're going to do it all over again in just two weeks. That's right—the Day at the Park Division of our MouseAdventure Anniversary game is happening on Sunday, June 6 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration is still open, and there's plenty of room for new teams to come see what MouseAdventure is all about. For more information about the Day at the Park event and to register, visit MouseAdventure.com.


This team has competed in every MouseAdventure event for the past decade, but they've never seen a quest like the Pinocchio challenge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

We plan to post a full recap from this weekend's event after the Day at the Park event, but wanted to present the winners for those teams who missed the post-event award ceremony.

MouseAdventure Advanced:

1st Place - Team 01 - Lite Magic
2nd Place - Team 03 - Simba's Pride
3rd Place - Team 24 - Mickey Mouse

MouseAdventure Basic - Returning Teams:

1st Place - Team 105 - 3 Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Port
2nd Place - Team 18 - Heffatooies
3rd Place - Team 58 - Them What Don't Obey

MouseAdventure Basic - New Teams:

1st Place - Team 176 - Space Mountain Coast to Coast
2nd Place - Team 123 - Rainy Day Cavalcade
3rd Place - Team 169 - Drink Me, Eat Me

MouseAdventure Basic - Family Teams:

1st Place - Team 38 The Metzger Family
2nd Place - Team 35 Cute and Fluffy

If you just completed the MouseAdventure Anniversary events and want to chat with fellow players, join the conversation on our MousePad discussion board - there are active discussions for both the Advanced and Basic divisions. If you're registered for the Day at the Park event and want to get hints and tips from returning players and the MouseAdventure crew, come join the Day at the Park discussion.

This week's word on World

Disney still hasn't made any significant announcements about World of Color, but we've learned that the nightly performances will be held at 9pm and 10:15 p.m., with the last show starting 15 minutes after Disney's California Adventure closes for the evening. We've also heard that Disney might offer a third encore show on some evenings, but we have no additional details about how these extra shows. To the best of our knowledge, there are no Annual Passholders previews for the new show, but last Monday, Los Angeles-area radio stations KOST 103.5 FM and MY FM 104.3 began a joint promotion offering tickets to a private preview of the show for Tuesday, June 8. Tickets are awarded to listeners who call in at specified times, but you can also enter online (details are provided at the stations' Web sites).

Verizon Wireless has also launched its own contest, offering tickets to a private viewing party on September 10. This contest is open only to Verizon customers "in good standing" who have or create a My Verizon account; full rules and entry forms are on the promotion site. The Verizon states that its event is being co-hosted with Coca-Cola, but we can't find any mention of a Coke contest—let us know if you see any info about this.

2010 Summer Fun Pass

In addition to details about its World of Color contest, radio station KOST posted a mention last Wednesday of an as-yet-unannounced 3-day "Summer Fun Pass at the Disneyland Resort at its site for Southern California residents. The 2010 3-Day Summer Fun Pass is $108, $9 more expensive than the 2009 version, and offers Southern California residents (ZIP Codes 90000–93599) and Northern Baja California residents (ZIP Codes 21000–22999) three one-day admissions to either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure within a 45-day period. The ticket is the same price for adults and children. Unlike the 2009 offer, this base ticket is not a park hopper, and allows admission to only one park per day. For an additional $21 per person, you can upgrade the Summer Fun Pass to a Summer Fun PLUS Pass, a 3-day Park Hopper ticket that allows admission to both parks each day.

Both tickets have a 45-day "fuse," (instead of the usual 13- or 30-day limit), which while it gives you more time to plan your return visits, also comes more block out dates than last year: July 2-4 and August 22-23. The first use of the pass must be between June 11 and August 29, 2010. You can purchase a Summer Pass Disneyland.com, the Disneyland Resort box office, Disney Stores, Disneyland Resort Hotels, and various Southern California supermarkets and retail chains, including Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros., Food 4 Less, Gelson’s, and Deardens.

Disney states that resident ID is required, but MousePlanet readers who purchased these tickets from off-property retailers last year consistently reported that they were not required to provide proof of residency at the time of purchase. However, be aware that Disneyland Resort Main Gate cast members can—and may—require proof of residency when you first use the tickets. Whether this happens to you is an oft-debated topic on our MousePad discussion boards, but we feel it would be irresponsible for us to not at least make you aware of the official policy, regardless of what the park's actual practice may be.

Toy Story Midway Mania updated

When we reported earlier this month that both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World versions of Toy Story Midway Mania were to be updated with a new game featuring characters from the upcoming Toy Story 3 film, we said "Disney has not given an exact debut date for the updated attraction; a cast member speculates that Disney might not publicize it at all, and just open the attraction one morning with the new game in place as a way to spark viral publicity." That's exactly what happened this weekend, when visitors to Disney's Hollywood Studios park discovered that Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop game had been replaced with a new game, called "Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts." West coast Disney fans first heard about the changes from Twitter user and MousePlanet reader @kennythepirate, but then had to wait until Disney's California Adventure opened at 10am to learn if the update was bi-coastal. In other changes, toy unicorn Buttercup joined Hamm in the opening Hamm & Eggs game, five Toy Story 3 characters joined Woody and Jessie in the prize scene, a new "best score in car" feature was added to the final scoreboard, and new attraction posters hang in the queue.

Join us for MousePlanet's 10th Anniversary Celebration

We couldn't think of a better way to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of MousePlanet and the 55th Anniversary of Disneyland than with Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show. Join us at the Crown Plaza Anaheim Resort Hotel on Saturday, July 17 for a morning you'll never forget as Charles Phoenix presents a live comedy performance celebrating of the Magic Kingdom in the 1950s and 1960s… in color! Tickets are just $25 per person, and registration opens later this week - check back for details.

Charles shows ands tells the back story of long-gone attractions including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Carousel of Progress, and other favorites. Also experience the early days of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Frontierland. “Disneyphiles will enjoy seeing some classic images of the park gone by, including the original Tomorrowland when it was promoted as ‘The World of 1987.’ We’ll also check out the all-new Tomorrowland when it was launched in 1967,” says Phoenix who has spent years collecting and researching these vintage images and history of the park. “I’ll also share the flaming back story of the monorail; take you inside the ultra space-age, all plastic House of the Future; and fly you to the moon in the legendary TWA Rocket.”

The Crown Plaza Anaheim Resort Hotel is the headquarters hotel for the NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club DisneyanaMania Convention, is conveniently located just a few miles south of the Disneyland Resort, and offers free parking. The 90-minute performance begins at 10, leaving you plenty of time to spend the afternoon in the park celebrating Disneyland's 55th Anniversary.

This and That

...Time is running out to register for the 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon, schedule for Labor Day weekend. As of last week, the race was 80% full, and remaining spots were going quickly.

...Registration for our June 6 MouseAdventure Day at the Park event is still open, and there's lots of room for new teams to come see what MouseAdventure is all about! 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.

...With the show just three weeks away, the lenticular World of Color preview signs on the bridge to Paradise Pier were scheduled for removal Sunday evening. The construction walls around the Silly Symphony Swings were also schedule to be removed, in advance of the attraction's planned reopening this week.

...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

  • Fantasmic – closed through May 27.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace – closed through July 2 for refurbishment. The Jedi Training Academy show is still offered while the restaurant is closed.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through May 27 for refurbishment. 
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed June 1 through 3 for refurbishment. 

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed June 3–9 to install a new exhibit.

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.

Downtown Disney

  • 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

featuring

Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show

Charles Phoenix presents a live comedy performance celebrating of the Magic Kingdom in the 1950s and 1960s…in color! Charles shows ands tells the back story of long-gone attractions including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Carousel of Progress, and other favorites. Also experience the early days of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Frontierland. “Disneyphiles will enjoy seeing some classic images of the park gone by, including the original Tomorrowland when it was promoted as ‘The World of 1987.’ We’ll also check out the all-new Tomorrowland when it was launched in 1967,” says Phoenix who has spent years collecting and researching these vintage images and history of the park. “I’ll also share the flaming back story of the monorail; take you inside the ultra space-age, all plastic House of the Future; and fly you to the moon in the legendary TWA Rocket.”

This very special show will take place on Saturday, July 17 in honor of the 55th Anniversary of Disneyland. The show will be held at the Crown Plaza Anaheim Resort Hotel, the headquarters hotel for the NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club DisneyanaMania Convention. Tickets are just $25 per person, and seating is limited. Seating is first-come, first-serve; the ballroom will open at 9:30 a.m. and the 90-minute performance will begin at 10, leaving you plenty of time to spend the afternoon celebrating Disneyland's 55th Anniversary!

Registration opens later this week - check back for details!

Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix is known for offering a hip and highly original take on kitschy and the classic American experience with his hilarious Retro Slide Show performances, fun-filled School Bus Field Trip Tours, “Test Kitchen” experiments, and colorful coffee table books. Fans from coast to coast enjoy his infectious enthusiasm, gracious sense of humor and keen eye for detail. Charles is a recurring correspondent for NPR and guest on The Martha Stewart Show. The LA Weekly chose Charles for the cover of its 2008 People issue, calling him the "Kodachrome King." For more information about Charles, visit www.charlesphoenix.com or follow Charles on Facebook.


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 schedule of the signature and complimentary events is now available on the event Web site (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 – Day at the Park (non competitive) June 6. Registration is now open for the Day at the Park division (link).
  • KOST 103.5FM World of Color Preview – Tuesday, June 8. The only known "public" preview of DCA's new show will be offered to listeners who win tickets from LA-area radio station KOST. Full rules and methods of entry are available on the promotion Web site (link).
  • World of Color Media Preview – Thursday, June 10. DCA's new water-and-light show debuts to a group of invited media and celebrities. DCA closes at 5pm this night due to the media event and a previously-scheduled Grad Night event.
  • 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 – Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of MousePlanet and the 55th Anniversary of Disneyland than with Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show. Registration opens later this week.
  • 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

    3-Day Summer Fun Pass ($108) and 3-Day Summer Fun PLUS Pass ($129) – The 2010 3-Day Summer Fun Pass is $108, $9 more expensive than the 2009 version, and offers Southern California residents (ZIP Codes 90000–93599) and Northern Baja California residents (ZIP Codes 21000–22999) three one-day admissions to either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure within a 45 day period. The ticket is the same price for adults and children. Unlike the 2009 offer, this base ticket is NOT a park hopper, and allows admission to only one park per day. For an additional $21 per person, you can upgrade the Summer Fun Pass to a Summer Fun PLUS Pass, a 3-day Park Hopper ticket that allows admission to both parks each day.

    Both tickets have a 45-day "fuse," (instead of the usual 13- or 30-day limit), giving you more time to plan your return visits, but have more block out dates than last year: July 2-4 and August 22-23. The first use of the pass must be between June 11 and August 29, 2010. The Summer Pass can be purchased at www.disneyland.com, the Disneyland Resort box office, Disney Stores, Disneyland Resort Hotels, and a variety of southern California supermarkets and retail chains, including Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros., Food 4 Less, Gelson’s and Deardens.

    Disney states that "resident ID is required," but MousePlanet readers who purchased these tickets from off-property retailers last year consistently reported that they were not required to provide proof of residency at the time of purchase. However, be aware that Disneyland Resort Main Gate cast members can - and may - require proof of residency when you first use the tickets. Whether this will happen to you is an oft-debated topic on our MousePad discussion boards, but we feel it would be irresponsible for us to not at least make our readers aware of the "official" policy, regardless of what the park's actual practice may be.

    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

    5-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket for the Price of 3 Days ($184/$154) Disneyland's Summer Park Hopper Bonus ticket offer includes two days free and one Magic Morning admission. These tickets are valid for use from May 1, 2010 thru September 30, 2010. The tickets are NOT available at the Resort ticket booths, you must pre-purchase from the Disneyland Web site.

    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

    6-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket for the Price of 3 Days ( $199/$169) Disneyland's Summer Park Hopper Bonus ticket offer includes two days free and one Magic Morning admission. These tickets are valid for use from May 1, 2010 thru September 30, 2010. The tickets are NOT available at the Resort ticket booths, you must pre-purchase from the Disneyland Web site.

    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 on-site 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 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 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.

Contact a MousePlanet sponsor travel agency for assistance in booking your next trip

Get Away Today
800-523-6116
www.getawaytoday.com

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

MousePlanet Special Events:

  • MA - MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
5/23 5/24 5/25 5/26

5/27

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

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM


MA
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
5/30 5/31 6/1 6/2

6/3

6/4 6/5
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



MM

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-7p



TT
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p



MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/6 6/7 6/8 6/9

6/10

6/11 6/12
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM


MA
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-8p



TT
DL: 8a-8p

DCA: 9a-5p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/13 6/14 6/15 6/16

6/17

6/18 6/19
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM


MA
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM

DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p

SL/SC

TT

Grad Nite

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-6p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/20 6/21 6/22 6/23

6/24

6/25 6/26
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM


MA
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT


DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM

Grad Nite
DL: 9a-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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