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Update for June 28 – July 4, 2010

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With reporting by Britt Winslow.

Glow Fest is a Hit | New Sign Language Service Offered | Blue Sky Cellar Update | Max, Buff and Melvin Are Gone? | Planning Ahead for 4th of July Weekend | World of Color viewing tips | DCA Construction Update | This and That...

Glow Fest is a Hit


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With so much going on after dark at the Disneyland Resort this summer, the biggest surprise has to be Glow Fest in Disney California Adventure park. Despite Glow Fest not even being mentioned as part of Summer Nightastic! on the Disney Web site promoting the summer attractions and shows (link), the party—which begins in Sunshine Plaza and then moves to the Hollywood Pictures Backlot until the park closes—seems to be a hit.

Glow Fest starts slowly as the sun begins to set. World music replaces California-themed soundtrack you typically hear in Sunshine Plaza. Then a giant green ball begins to roll out from the backstage area. As the ball enters Sunshine Plaza you realize there is a performer inside using his body weight to not only direct the ball but to perform some acrobatic stunts.


A giant green ball rolls around Sunshine Plaza to kick off Glow Fest. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Two dance troupes alternate on the stage as the festivities continue. The first group, decked out in colorful neon and sparkling outfits, performs a variety of modern and hip hop dance moves to an eclectic beat.


Things start to liven up as the dancing begins in Glow Fewt. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The Glow Fest Master of Ceremony, Mr. Colorful, describes the second group of dancers as a “Bollywood dance troop all the way from…..Yorba Linda”. Five women and three men dressed in colorful and ornate costumes perform a variety of traditional dances that many expect to see in Bollywood films.


Traditional Bollywood dancers perform for Glow Fest. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Glow Fest finishes in Sunshine Plaza with an energetic dance-and-drum sequence. Performers climb into four drum towers that surround the area as the first dance troop returns to the stage. The sun has set at this point, and energy really starts to escalate as a rainbow of air dancer tubes inflate above the main stage.


Dancing air tubes are part of the dance finale in Sunshine Plaza. Photo by Britt Winslow.

A colorful Volkswagen bus emerges from the backstage area to lead the party from Sunshine Plaza to the streets of Hollywood Backlot.


The Glow Fest VW Bus leads the party to Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Glow Fest has transformed the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area into a neon filled party.


Hollywood Pictures Backlot really glows. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Guests have several light-up toy options to choose from to enhance their Glow Fest experience.


An outdoor vending cart is full of light up toys for guests to purchase. Photo by Britt Winslow

Even the cast members selling the light-up goodies get into the spirit of Glow Fest.


A cast member shows off his light saber skills. Photo by Britt Winslow.

There are colorful platforms throughout Hollywood Pictures Backlot where the Glow Fest dancers lead the crowd in dance steps.


Guests follow the lead of a Glow Fest dancer. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Some guests in Hollywood Pictures Backlot can have their dance moves projected on Hyperion Theater.


Images of guest dancing at Glow Fest are projected on the Hyperion Theater. Photo by Britt Winslow.

New Sign Language Service Offered

Last week the Disneyland Resort announced that regularly scheduled sign language interpretations will be offered at numerous shows and attractions in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. The new sign language interpretation will be offered at the following locations: Jungle Cruise, Jedi Training Academy, Storybook Land Canal Boats, “Celebrate! A Street Party,” “Billy Hill & The Hillbillies,” “Turtle Talk with Crush” “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and coming soon, “Aladdin– A Musical Spectacular.”

The new sign language services are offered every Friday and Sunday in Disney California Adventure Park and every Saturday and Monday in Disneyland. No advance arrangements are required for these services but Disney does recommend guests contact Disneyland Resort Guest Services at least one week in advance to confirm the current schedule. The voice line for Disneyland Resort Guest Services is (714) 781-6176 or TTY services are available at (714) 781-7292.

Blue Sky Cellar Update


Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure Park. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Now that World of Color is no longer a coming attraction, a new future attraction has become the focal point of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Blue Sky Cellar. Ariel’s Undersea Adventure has taken center stage in Blue Sky Cellar as the next major attraction scheduled to debut in Disney California Adventure in 2011. Guests visiting Blue Sky Cellar can get the most in-depth preview available to the public, of scale models of the attraction on display.


Scale model of the entire Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Scale model of the ride vehicles for Ariel’s Undersea Adventure are on display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Guests can also view some of the conceptual artwork used to develop Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.


Conceptual artwork and designs for Ariel’s Undersea Adventure are on display on Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Details behind the Ariel sculpture for the attraction are on display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Of course Ariel’s Undersea Adventure isn’t the only new attraction on the horizon at Disney California Adventure. The Paradise Pier area is scheduled to have additional upgrades and overlays in the near future.


Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta will eventually replace Pizza Oom-Mow-Mow and Burger Invasion, as shown on a display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Goofy’s Sky School is the overlay planned for Mulholland Madness, as seen on a display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The Red Car Trolley will carry guests from the main gate through Hollywood Pictures Backlot.


Conceptual artwork for the Red Car Trolley, as seen on a display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A scale model of a Red Car Trolley is on display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Blue Sky Cellar also gives a little glimpse of Disney California Adventure Park’s biggest expansion, Cars Land.


Conceptual artwork gives guests a sneak peek into Cars Land, as seen on a display at Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow

Max, Buff and Melvin Are Gone?

A Los Angeles Times article by Geoff Boucher that paid tribute to recently retired Disney archivist Dave Smith (link) contained the following paragraph, which caused a stir on the MousePad discussion boards this week.

So, despite turbulence, the team recently returned from Anaheim with three prized trophies from Disneyland: Melvin, Max and Buff, the three mounted animal heads that for decades serenaded visitors at the now-dismantled Country Bear Jamboree attraction.

Max, Buff, and Melvin were not only three lovable characters from the Country Bear Jamboree attraction, they are also current residents of the Winnie The Pooh attraction. In a tribute to Country Bear Jamboree, Disney Imagineers cleverly hid Max, Buff and Melvin towards the end of the Winnie the Pooh. The average guest does not know they are there, but if you look up and behind you as you exit the Heffalumps and Woozles room you will see the iconic animal heads.

Rest assured that Max, Buff, and Melvin are still a hidden part of the Winnie the Pooh attraction.


Max, Buff and Melvin are still hanging around Winnie the Pooh. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The Max, Buff and Melvin heads mounted in the Winnie the Pooh attraction are actually those formerly displayed in the Mile Long Bar before Bear Country became Critter Country. It is possible that heads Dave Smith was talking about were from the second theater at the Country Bear Jamboree attraction. It’s easy to forget that Country Bear Jamboree had two identical theaters, complete with two identical audioanimatronic casts. Feel free to share your theory about the Geoff Boucher article in the MousePad discussion thread.

Planning Ahead for 4th of July Weekend

The Independence Day holiday is without a doubt one of the busiest times at the Disneyland Resort. And when the Fourth of July falls on a weekend, crowds can be bigger than ever. In an attempt to ease some of the crowding for fireworks on July 4, Disney is offering Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky starting Thursday July 1 through Sunday July 4 at 9:30 p.m. Magical, Disney’s nighttime fireworks show, resumes on Monday July 5. If fireworks are in your plans, be sure to check out the MousePlanet Fireworks viewing guide.

Parking is often a problem on busy weekends and it is not uncommon for the Mickey and Friends parking structure to reach capacity. Please keep in mind that the Toy Story lot south of Katella Avenue on Harbor Boulevard is where Mickey and Friends overflow parking is typically directed. In the past, Downtown Disney has increased parking their parking rates to a flat $15 up front fee for vehicles entering after 6:00 p.m. The standard 3-hour grace period along with restaurant and theater validations were suspended for the evening.

World of Color viewing tips

MousePad members have been actively discussing World of Color from the perspective of guests attempting to see the show, whether by obtaining Fastpass tickets, purchasing prix-fixe or picnic dinners or just walking up at showtime. Threads that may be useful to you in planning your World of Color viewing include:

As with all discussion board threads, the latest information will be at the end, in the most recent posts.

DCA Construction Update

Work continues on Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction. GlasRoc paneling has started to be installed in the last week and some of the scaffolding has been covered with mesh screening.


GlasRoc paneling is now visible on the top of the structure on Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Scaffolding has been covered by mesh screenson Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The view from Mickey’s Fun Wheel shows a lot of progress on the roof, including the appearance of two new structures. The atrium dome in the northeast corner of the building appears to be completely framed.


New structures are visible on the roof of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Radiator Springs hasn’t grown vertically in the last week but there was new construction on the ground in Cars Land.


New Cars Land construction on the ground near the south (right side of the photo) end of the construction site. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The test vehicle for Radiator Springs Racers is partially visible under the white canopy structure.


A red test vehicle for Radiator Springs Racers is covered from the sun by a white canopy. Photo by Britt Winslow

This and That...

...On Saturday June 26, D Street hosted an ACME Animation Art Show just outside their doors in Downtown Disney. Over two dozen pieces were featured. The subjects were primarily Disney and Star Wars related. Artist Steven James Daily was on hand to giving art demonstrations. Several of the pieces are being offered at D Street in small release giclee prints.


Animation art fans gather to see the latest ACME pieces. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Just a few of the Disney character pieces at the ACME Art Show. Photo by Britt Winslow.

You can read more about D Street on the Downtown Disney website.

...Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was spotted celebrating his team's championship win at the Disneyland Resort last week. Check this MousePad News forum post for plenty of links and photos.

...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

  • Tomorrowland Terrace – closed through July 2 for refurbishment. The Jedi Training Academy show is still offered while the restaurant is closed.
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – closed July 19 to 23 for refurbishment.
  • Star Tours – closed July 26 for refurbishment and addition of elements for Star Tours 2.0. Expected to open in May 2011.

Disney's California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • None at this time.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is closed through August 15 to allow construction of a more permanent route between the two lands.

Downtown Disney

  • None at this time.

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!

Buy your tickets today!

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

  • 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. DCA has extended park hours to 11:00 p.m. and added a third World of Color show on most nights since the show opened.
  • 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. The only in-park event commemorating the anniversary so far announced is a merchandise release on Saturday, July 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Disney Gallery on Main Street. See the Art of Disney Parks 55th Anniversary page for details.
  • 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. Tickets are on sale now.
  • 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 closed.
  • 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. 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. (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.
  • MousePlanet Night at Trick-or-Treat Party (unofficial event) – Friday, October 15. Come meet your fellow MousePlanet readers and start your trick-or-treating off right with some MousePlanet goodies. Be sure to stop by our MousePad discussion board to let us know if you plan to attend so we can have enough treats for everyone!
  • 2010 CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park Sunday, October 17. Mark your calendars and come join Team MousePlanet as we help raise funds for Children's Hospital Orange County in their annual charity walk through the Disneyland Resort. Registration is now open. If you'd like more information, visit the Team MousePlanet discussion to chat with other participants

2011

  • West Coast 2-night "Cruise to Nowhere" on the Disney WonderJanuary 21-23. Nearly 60 MousePlanet readers and staff members have booked this weekend getaway, the first West Coast Disney Cruise for 2011. For more information about this cruise, visit our MousePad discussion boards or contact your favorite travel agent. If you've already booked, please add your name to the roll call!
  • Spring 2011 MouseAdventure – no details yet. Visit MouseAdventure.com to sign up for our newsletter.
  • D23 Expo – August 19-21, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center (link). Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 go on sale August 19, 2010.

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MousePlanet's 10th Anniversary Party – Saturday, July 17. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of MousePlanet and the 55th Anniversary of Disneyland than with Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show. Tickets are on sale now.


Are You Game? Join us in Walt Disney World on Saturday, October 9 for our second edition of MouseAdventure: World Explorers. The event will be held in Disney's Animal Kingdom park. Registration will open this summer. For more information, visit our MouseAdventure page, or join the conversation on MousePad.


Trick or Treat! MousePlanet is hosting an unofficial "MousePlanet Night at Mickey's Halloween Party" on Friday, October 15th. This casual meet will be hosted by MousePlanet staff and MousePad Community Leaders. Join the discussion and get more information on MousePad. If you're planning to attend, be sure to let us know so we can have enough treats for everyone!


CHOCWalk with MousePlanet –Sunday, October 17. Mark your calendars and come join Team MousePlanet as we help raise funds for Children's Hospital Orange County in their annual charity walk through the Disneyland Resort. Registration is now open. If you'd like more information, visit the Team MousePlanet discussion to chat with other participants. There are several ways you can help!

  • Walk with Team MousePlanet– register to walk with us at the October 17th event, and earn prizes as you meet your fundraising goals (click here). Team MousePlanet Walkers will receive a MousePlanet baseball cap at the Walk.
  • Raise money with Team MousePlanet – register as a "Sleeping Bear," (someone who is raising money, but can't attend the Walk in person), and earn prizes as you meet your fundraising goals (click here).
  • Sponsor a specific Team MousePlanet walker – sponsor a Team MousePlanet walker, and help them earn prizes (click here).

Come Sail Away! Join nearly 60 MousePlanet readers, community leaders and staff members on a 2-night West coast "Cruise to Nowhere" on board the Disney Wonder, January 21-23, 2011. For more information about this cruise, visit our MousePad discussion boards or contact your favorite travel agent. If you've already booked, please add your name to the roll call!


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) – This offer is not currently available on the Costco.com Web site. Southern California residents should check their local Costco stores.

    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:

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6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30

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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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