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Update for October 19 – 24, 2010

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Team MousePlanet raises nearly $12,000 for CHOC | The Disney Bear is back | MouseAdventure Trick or Treat | DCA's new skyline | Local 11's new tactic: fear | This and That...

Team MousePlanet raises nearly $12,000 for CHOC

Seventy-four members of Team MousePlanet jointly raised $11,626.40 for Children's Hospital Orange County by participating in the 2010 CHOC Walk in the Park this weekend. The annual 5-kilometer walk winds through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, and is a major fundraiser for the Orange County hospital. Most of the team participated in person, including several who traveled from out of state to join the walk, while others registered as "Sleeping Bears," collecting donations that were sent directly to CHOC. The Orange County Register reported that the 2010 walk raised $2 million, and had 14,000 registered walkers (link).


Just some of the 74 members of Team MousePlanet who participated in the 2010 CHOC Walk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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I want to thank those who registered for Team MousePlanet and who recruited their friends, as well as those who so generously supported our walkers with donations—you helped make this another successful event. This was MousePlanet's third year participating in the event, and we more than doubled last year's fundraising total, ranking 19th among 714 registered teams. If you would like to help us raise even more, there's still time. You can sponsor a Team MousePlanet walker and help them earn prizes by visiting the CHOC Web site (link). Donations for the 2010 Walk are accepted through October 30.


Mickey and Donald greet walkers at the start of the 2010 CHOC Walk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Disney Bear is back

The Disney Bear is back at the Disneyland Resort, with a new name, a new meet-and-greet location, and a whole new line of merchandise. The Disney Bear was a furry flop in the U.S. when it was first offered at the domestic theme parks in 2002, but has achieved rock star status at the Tokyo Disney Resort, where collectors routinely wait in line for hours to purchase new versions of the bear (known there as "Duffy") and his costumes. Now Disney has brought Duffy back to the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, and launched a massive merchandise campaign around the critter.


Duffy the Disney Bear greets fans at his new home in DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

At the Disneyland Resort, Duffy merchandise is offered at Treasures in Paradise in DCA, adjacent to the new Duffy meet-and-greet location. Later this year, Disney expects to build Duffy photo spots around the Disneyland Resort, giving Duffy owners the opportunity to photograph their bear in a unique setting. You will also be able to purchase Duffy popcorn buckets, dessert dishes, kids menus and crispy rice treats, as well as Duffy balloons throughout the Resort. Duffy now even has his own Facebook page (link) and will eventually launch his Twitter account.


Duffy the Disney Bear merchandise is available at Treasures in Paradise in DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

MouseAdventure Trick or Treat

Seven hundred players participated in this weekend's "MouseAdventure Holiday: Trick or Treat" event this Sunday and spent a day solving quests and puzzles around Disneyland Park. The weather was wonderfully cool and we managed to dodge a threatened rainstorm, and many teams proclaimed this to be their favorite event yet. Grading is now underway and we expect to have results announced later this week.


Members of "club55" plot their strategy during MouseAdventure Holiday: Trick or Treat. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

We plan to post a full recap in the next week or so, but I wanted to take an opportunity now to thank all of the players for their support, and especially to thank the MouseAdventure crew—many of whom also helped staff our Walt Disney World event just eight days earlier!

MousePlanet will host two MouseAdventure events at the Disneyland Resort next year. Be sure to visit MouseAdventure.com and sign up for our MouseAdventure newsletter to receive additional information as dates and details are finalized.


"Three Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Port" checks in at the Fantasyland station. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

DCA's new skyline and other construction news

This is no Photoshop trick; it's the new skyline of Disney California Adventure park following the removal of the vertical portion of the former Maliboomer attraction. While workers complete the demolition of that ride, other crews are busy renovating the roof of Pizza Oom Mow Mow; giving a new look to the former Catch a Flav ice cream stand, and removing the tile mosaic at the entrance of DCA.


DCA has a new skyline now that the Maliboomer removal is complete. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A crane is still in place to remove the final pieces of the Maliboomer base. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Scaffolding surrounds what's left of the former Maliboomer attraction, but the sign was still in place on Saturday. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Almost nothing is left of the mural on the west side of the DCA entrance. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


DCA's ice cream stand has a new name and a mostly new sign. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The roof of DCA's former pizza parlor is getting an extreme makeover. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Local 11's new tactic: fear

We reported last week that Unite HERE Local 11, the hotel worker's union that has been in a contract dispute with Disney for nearly three years, had been passing out balloons with anti-Disney messages to visitors approaching the bag check tables on the opening night of ElecTRONica. The union repeated the balloon protest last Friday night, but this time added a new element: As thousands of guests flocked to the Resort Friday night for Mickey's Halloween Party, union representatives dressed as Disney characters stood at the Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance and handed out a flyer with the headline "Keep Your Children Close" and the warning "Places like Disneyland are magnets for 'pedophiles' " The flyer is printed in English and Spanish, features an ominous illustration of a hooded figure, and bears the message, "A service from Unite HERE." The bottom half of the flyer lists steps parents should take to keep their children safe, including making sure children know to ask cast members for assistance if they get lost.


Unite HERE Local 11 distributed this flyer outside Disneyland last week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

On Friday night, I posted a photo of the flyer on Twitter and asked, "Has Local 11 gone too far?" Nearly all respondents said the union had crossed a line, using terms like "creepy and misleading," "completely outrageous," and "way out of line" to describe the union's actions. One reader replied, "I've been sick of that union's stunts for awhile now," and asked, "What can the public do to stop them?" One member asked, "What do they really hope to get accomplished by using these tactics?"

Asked about the flyers, Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown told MousePlanet, "Millions have visited and enjoyed Disneyland Resort over the years," and echoed the sentiments of some of our readers by saying, "Local 11’s leadership has reached a new low with this reprehensible tactic, and they should be ashamed of themselves."

The flyer goes on to state that there are 23 registered sex offenders living in Disneyland's ZIP code. According to the Megan's Law database, there are also 51 registered sex offenders in Knott's Berry Farm's ZIP code, but Unite HERE is seemingly limiting their "service" to patrons of the theme park with whom they are in a protracted contract dispute.

The union also claims that the Anaheim Police were called to the Disneyland Resort 64 times from between 2005 and 2010 to investigate "sex offenses." Sgt. Rick Martinez with the Anaheim Police Department told me that "Local 11 did request and spent months going through public records." He said that the records requested by the union included the three Disneyland Resort hotels, the two theme parks and Downtown Disney district, and constituted "tens of thousands of pages" of reports, many of them redacted to protect victim privacy. Martinez was not able to provide specific information about the 64 incidents cited on the union's flyer, or even confirm the accuracy of that number. Further, he said that "sex offenses" could mean anything from prostitution to indecent exposure, or even consensual sex in a public place like the parking structure. He said that he did not know if any of the calls resulted in an arrest, or if any of the incidents involved registered sex offenders or children under 14.

When we contacted Local 11 spokeswoman Leigh Shelton regarding the veracity of the information on the flyer, as well as to share with her some of the comments we'd received, her official response was, "We don't have any comment."

Editorial: It has been suggested that I should not write about this protest, because doing so only gives the union a platform. In covering this contract dispute for the past three years, I've tried to maintain a fairly even tone, apparently so well that some readers have complained that I am too sympathetic to the union. While I have a long-time friend who is a member of this union, and have come to know several other members as this has played out, I am no fan of this union, and this latest tactic is just another example of how out-of-touch and desperate I think its leadership has become. While union leaders and shop stewards plot these elaborate protests and demonstrations, the rank-and-file members are left wondering just why there is still no contract. The union can seemingly afford balloons and flyers, but cannot afford to reinstate the sick pay benefit for its members. Meetings with a federal mediator have seemingly produced no results, and the union just keeps ratcheting up their efforts to shame and discredit Disney, without coming any closer to reaching a contract agreement.

While I certainly understand and sympathize with workers over the potential impact any change to their health insurance plan will have on their families, I find it difficult to continue to be objective about the tactics of Unite HERE Local 11. The union leadership needs to abandon these silly and ineffective protests, and instead return to the work of representing their members. And if the union refuses to do so, I think it's long past time that union members begin the process of decertifying this union, and find more responsible leadership to represent you at the bargaining table.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in our Comments section below, or on our MousePad discussion forum (link) (free MousePad membership required to post comments).

This and That...

...The Disneyland Resort will have an ElecTRONica meet-up sometime this week. Look for details to be posted on the Disney Parks Blog today (link).


ElecTRONica dancers greet walkers during the 2010 CHOC Walk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Thank you to everyone who came out for our MousePlanet Meet at Mickey's Halloween Party. It was fun to meet so many readers, and there were some great costumes in the mix!


MousePlanet readers gathered for a meet at Mickey's Halloween Party. Photo by Jennifer Rich.


Some latecomers to the Halloween Party pose for the "makeup" photo. Photo by Jennifer Rich.

...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

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Disney Clothiers repoened earlier this month with a new look and new display fixtures. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

Construction-related closures:

  • Burger Invasion – closed through May 24, 2011 for conversion into Paradise Garden Grill.
  • Corn Dog Castle – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists March 30, 2011 as its return date.
  • Souvenir 66 – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists March 30, 2011 as its return date, and "Seaside Souvenirs" as the new name of the store.
  • Pizza Oom Mow Mowclosed through May 24, 2011 for conversion to Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
  • Mulholland Madness – closed through April 20, 2011 for conversion to Goofy's Sky School.


Mulholland Madness is closed until April 20, 2011 for conversion to Goofy's Sky School.. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Downtown Disney & Disneyland Resort Hotels

  • Disneyland Hotel Guest Laundry – closed due to construction. Hotel guests can use the laundry facility at Disney's Paradise Pier hotel during the refurbishment.
  • Disneyland Hotel Fitness Center – closed due to construction. The fitness center equipment has been relocated to one of the hotel meeting rooms; ask the front desk for the most recent information as you check in.
  • Lost Bar, Croc's Bits 'n' Bites, Hook's Pointe and the Wine Cellar – closed. These four locations will be replaced by a new bar and fast casual restaurant during the ongoing Disneyland Hotel courtyard renovation project. During construction, the only remaining bar at the Disneyland Hotel is the Lounge at Steakhouse 55, which has extended its operating hours, and will be closing at 1:30 a.m. nightly.

Note: Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, call Disneyland at (714) 781-7290.


Resort Events

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

Fall

  • HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort – through October 31
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – October 19, 22, 26, 29, 31. Advance-purchase tickets are on sale now for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders via the AP section of Disneyland.com; Disney Visa Card holders and Disney Vacation Club members can also purchase tickets by phone by calling 714-781-4000. Tickets are to the general public via Disneyland.com.
  • Nevada Day (observed) – Friday, October 29 (in Nevada). This state holiday creates a three-day weekend, and many families head to the Disneyland Resort. This year some school districts, including Clark County (Las Vegas) have added two "professional development" days, creating a school holiday October 29 to November 2.

Winter

  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – November 12, 2010 to January 2, 2011.

2011

  • West Coast 2-night "Cruise to Nowhere" on the Disney WonderJanuary 21–23. Over 100 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!
  • Sixth annual Disney's California Food & Wine Festival April 29 to June 12. No additional details are available at this time.
  • 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. Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 are now on sale (link).
  • Sixth annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 2–4. Registration for the 2011 event is scheduled to open Jan. 3, 2011.
  • Fall 2011 MouseAdventure – no details yet. Visit MouseAdventure.com to sign up for our newsletter.

We also recommend checking the convention calendar at the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau Web site (link). When looking at that site, remember to note both the number of people and the number of rooms resulting from each convention. A gathering of 25,000 people booking few room nights (indicating most will be driving in to the area for their meeting) can impact traffic around the Resort much more than a crowd of 25,000 staying in area hotels. Of course, that second group is going to make finding a hotel room more difficult (and possibly more expensive), so it's best to book your own room as early as possible if you see that a big convention is in town during your trip.

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). Note, we are no longer listing offers from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, as their convenience fee negates any savings.

    One Day, One Park Ticket – Regularly $76/$68

    One Day Park Hopper - Regularly $101/$91

    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, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $151/$136

    Two Day Park Hopper - Regularly $161/$146

    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.

    Three Day Park Hopper Regularly $206/$185

    Advance Purchase 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($186/$165) – 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 (a $15/day value).

    Four Day Park Hopper Regularly $231/$199

    Costco 4-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($199) A special offer for Costco members who are also residents of Southern California, this ticket is currently not sold online but must be purchased in Costco stores. Unlike most other park hopper tickets, this ticket has no "fuse" - you can use the first admission today, and have until May 31, 2011 to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires. The ticket is blocked out August 22-23 and the entire period between Dec 15, 2010 Jan 1, 2011, and has an "upgrade value" of $151.

    The ticket states 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 (i.e., 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 ($201/$178) – 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 $15/day value). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    Five Day Park Hopper - Regularly $251/$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 through September 30, 2010. The tickets are NOT available at the Resort ticket booths, you must pre-purchase from the Disneyland Web site (link).

    Advance Purchase 5-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($211/$186) – 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 $15-per-day value).

    Six Day Park Hopper - Regularly $256/$230

    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 through September 30, 2010. The tickets are not available at the Resort ticket booths; you must pre-purchase from the Disneyland Web site (link).

    .Advance Purchase 6-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($216/$190) – 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 $15/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
    : $459
    Deluxe Annual Passport: $329
    Southern California Annual Passport: $239
    SoCal Select Annual Passport: $184
    Parking Add On: $99

    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 or a cardboard placard that you must trade for ticket books prior to leaving Costco!

Hotel/Travel Packages

Fall discount offers – Disneyland has extended two discount offers for the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, with extra room-only discounts for travelers who book their trips before the end of September.

If you need a room and theme park tickets, Disneyland is offering a discount of up to $300 on a four-day, four-night vacation package, which includes 4-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper bonus tickets and four nights at a Disneyland Resort hotel. This package also includes admission to one Magic Morning at Disneyland (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday), admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday), one Walt Disney Travel Company pin and lanyard per person, preferred seating to select shows in Disney's California Adventure Park (where available; note that Aladdin will be on hiatus for much of the fall), and a Disney Character Call from Mickey, Minnie, or Goofy (offered to guests who book online).The offer is valid for arrivals from October 1 through December 16. Packages can be booked through December 1, and travel must be completed by December 20.

If you don't need theme park tickets, you can save as much as 40 percent on a room-only reservation with a minimum two-night stay for both standard and concierge-level room rates:

Book October 1 and December 1, and save:

  • 20 percent off at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
  • 25 percent off at The Disneyland Hotel
  • 30 percent off at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Room-only packages include admission to one Magic Morning at Disneyland (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

Book online at the Disneyland.com Web site (link), call Walt Disney Travel Company at (714) 520-6425, or contact your favorite travel agent and ask them to look for the "Fall Package Offer."

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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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%. This offer is valid only at the Main Gate rental location between Disneyland and Disney 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 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
  • MHP - Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland

MousePlanet Special Events:

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DCA: 10a-8p



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DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT



DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17

11/18

11/19 11/20
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

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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