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Update for December 6 – 12, 2010

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Candlelight 2011


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Disneyland's annual Candlelight Processional was held this weekend, though rain forced the park to cancel both of its Sunday night performances. For 2010, Disneyland decided against offering the dining packages that had proven so troublesome in past years, and seemed to want to return the show to its roots, a special "thank you" event produced by the park for an audience of invited guests, a show that park-goers could also watch if they wished. Invited guests received lanyards with the following inscription:

"In 1958, Walt Disney created an event to thank those special groups and individuals for their partnership and support throughout the year. This holiday season event has come to be known as the Candlelight Ceremony."

Actor Tom Skerritt served as narrator for the event, a role filled in the past by such noted celebrities as Cary Grant and John Wayne.


Actor Tom Skerritt served as the narrator for the 2010 Candlelight Ceremony. Photo by Michael Flowers.


Disney cast members form the Christmas Tree during the Candlelight Ceremony. Photo by Michael Flowers.

The reserved seating area for the show was much larger than it has been in recent years, pushing the "stand by" viewing area further out to the sides of Town Square. A limited number of benches were placed behind this seating area, and Twitter reports from MousePlanet reader @cstephens2 indicated that all of the benches were claimed by 8:05 Saturday morning. Those who did not wish to spend all day sitting on a bench just to see that evening's performance were instructed that they could join a "stand by" line from which people would be chosen to fill in any unclaimed seats in the reserved section prior to show time, or they could claim a spot along the ropes surrounding the seating area. MousePlanet staff members Karl Buiter and Steven Ng noted that they arrived at Disneyland around 4:30 on Saturday, and were able to get a spot right against the rope for the second performance.


The Candlelight Processional moves down Main Street towards Town Square. Photo by Karl Buiter.


Nancy Sulahian conducts the Candlelight Choir during the 2010 Candlelight Ceremony . Photo by Karl Buiter.

A winter storm moved into Southern California Sunday afternoon, causing at first a delay, then a cancellation of the first Candlelight performance Sunday evening. When the rain did not subside, Disneyland canceled the second Candlelight performance, as well as Fantasmic and the holiday fireworks.


Two soloists perform "What Child is This?" during the 2010 Candlelight Ceremony. Photo by Karl Buiter.


A soloist performs "Silent Night" before inviting the audience to join in the song. Photo by Michael Flowers.


Candlelight wouldn't be the same without the herald trumpeters that appear atop the Disneyland Railroad station during the performance. Photo by Michael Flowers.

Thank you to MousePlanet reader Michael Flowers for sharing his images, as he had a much better vantage point for the show than did our photographers.


Highlights of the 2011 Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland. Video by Steven Ng.

Pirates preview at Downtown Disney

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that there will be a promotional event for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film next Monday at the Disneyland Resort (link). Fans who win tickets through one of three contests will attend an early-morning screening of a 3-D trailer for the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, then will be invited into Disneyland for a ride on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Disney has not confirmed if any of the film's stars will appear at the event, but the Times article points out that "Johnny Depp has been a good soldier (and a good sport) when it comes to waving the flag at splashy promotional events and reaching out to fans who adore the character Jack Sparrow."

It appears that the contests sponsored by Los Angeles-market radio station KIIS-FM and Disney's Movie Rewards program have already ended, but Yahoo Movies is still accepting entries via their Facebook page until 11:59 pm (PDT) on Tuesday, December 7 (link). The winner of that contest will receive four round-trip tickets to Los Angeles, ground transportation, two nights hotel accommodation, four tickets to the exclusive fan kick-off and global trailer launch event of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and four tickets to Disneyland and early entry to the park. To enter the Yahoo Movies contest, you must be 18 or older, have (or create) a Facebook account (and allow the contest application to obtain your Facebook information), "like" the Yahoo Movies Facebook page, and follow the directions on the Yahoo Movies page.

Astro Orbitor grounded

We missed mentioning this in last week's Update, but Disneyland's Astro Orbitor remains grounded for a second week following a mechanical failure days before Thanksgiving. A cast member tells MousePlanet's David Koenig that the attraction lost pressure sometime on Tuesday, November 23, and was immediately closed for inspection and repairs. The attraction was originally expected to have reopened by last week, but now an internal cast member refurbishment list shows the ride as being closed through January 1, 2012. We believe that date to be just a placeholder date, without meaning that the ride will be closed for more than a year. It is an indication, however, that engineers have yet to determine how long it will take to restore the ride to operation.

Get ready for Adventure in 2011

Thanks in no small part to the exceptional special event departments in both California and Florida, we are pleased to be able to announce the dates for two of our 2011 MouseAdventure events.

  • Spring, 2011 – Disneyland Resort – Sunday, April 10, 2011.
  • Fall, 2011 – Walt Disney World  – Saturday, November 12, 2011.

The contracts are signed, the dates are official, and you can now start to make plans to attend one or both events. Additional information (registration dates, costs, parks, format, and hotel discounts) will be sent out in early January, but we wanted to announce the dates as soon as possible for those DVC members who want to make hotel reservations for the Walt Disney World event when the 11-month booking window opens next week. Be sure to sign up for our MouseAdventure Newsletter to receive these event updates as they are announced.

Remember that teams who participate in both the Spring event at Disneyland and the Fall event in Walt Disney World are eligible to compete in our Coast-to-Coast challenge, and earn prizes based on their combined scores for both events. We are still planning to hold a Fall 2011 event at the Disneyland Resort, but the date for that event will not be announced until this Spring.

This and That...

...Several attractions were closed briefly last Thursday after the Anaheim Fire Department received reports of smoke coming from an electrical cabinet in Fantasyland. MousePlanet readers who were in the park at the time reported via Twitter and Facebook that the rides, lighting and area music in Fantasyland were all turned off shortly after noon. The Orange County Register reports that the rides began reopening around 1:45pm, and quotes Anaheim Fire Department spokesperson Maria Sabol as saying the smoke came from a charred wooden frame around a "large electrical conduit" behind the Pinocchio attraction (link).


Sleeping Beauty Castle is decorated for the holidays. Photo by Karl Buiter.

...Cast members estimated that more than 4,000 people turned out Saturday for the annual discount shopping opportunity offered to Disneyland Resort passholders along with members of the D23 fan club, Disney Vacation Club and Club 33. The sale was scheduled to begin at 6:30am, and Disney asked customers not to arrive earlier than 5:45am. MousePlanet reader Doug Williams (@dougwilliamsjr) told us via Twitter that he arrived at 5:30am, got into the store by 7:30am, got in line to pay for the five items he had selected by 8:15am, and was still in line to pay at 10am. Another Twitter user (@SanDSarebear) said that she waited two and a half hours just to get into the store. Doug says that Disneyland should have offered designated registers for people purchasing 10 items or less, and should have set up separate stations where people could wrap up their mugs and ornaments without holding up the checkout lines.

...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

  • Star Tours – closed for refurbishment and addition of elements for Star Tours 2.0. Currently projected to open May 20, 2011.
  • Astro Orbitor – closed for unscheduled refurbishment. Return date unknown.
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin – closed through December 16 for refurbishment.
  • Village Haus Restaurant – closed through December 22 for refurbishment.
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride – closed December 6–10 for refurbishment.
  • Main Street Cone Shop – closed December 6–14 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed January 3–13, 2011 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • "it's a small world" – closed January 18–27, 2011 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Horse Drawn Streetcars – closed January 18 to February 15, 2011 due to Main Street paving project.
  • Main Street Vehicles – closed January 18 to March 4, 2011 due to Main Street paving project.
  • Splash Mountain – closed January 18 to May 26, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • King Arthur Carrousel – closed January 31 to February 2, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • 20th Century Music Company – closed January 18 to February 1, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Village Haus Restaurant – closed January 4–11, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Bengal Barbecue – closed January 6–14, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant – closed January 18 to March 8, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed February 3–17, 2011 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trailclosed through December 16 for refurbishment.
  • Grizzly River Run closed January 4–21, 2011
  • Animation Building closed January 18–21, 2011
  • Playhouse Disney closed January 24 to March 24, 2011
  • "it's tough to be a bug" closed January 28 to March 3, 2011

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.

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).

Winter

  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – Through January 2, 2011.
  • Fresh candy cane dates at Disneyland – Thursday, December 9; Saturday, December 11; Monday, December 13; Friday, December 17; and Tuesday, December 21. Dates are subject to change without notice.
  • Cast member holiday parties – December 13 & 14. Disneyland closes early for the annual cast member parties.

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!
  • 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

    Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($99) – A discounted price offered to active or retired U.S. military personnel or their spouses. Based on past offers, Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the U.S. military, including active members of the National Guard or Reservists and active or retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base, or at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Valid military ID is required. The price is the same for adults and children, and total of six tickets may be purchased per military member, regardless of who purchases the tickets (the member or their spouse). Tickets must be purchased by September 28, 2011 and used by 10/1/2011. The ticket has the following blockout dates: 12/24/10-1/1/11; 2/18/11-2/21/11; 4/17/11-4/23/11; and 7/1/11-7/4/11.

    As far as we can tell, there is no "fuse" on this ticket, so you may have more than the standard 13 days from first use to use the remaining two admissions, but we highly recommend you contact your base MWR/ITT office for more details before making travel plans. Please note that this ticket is not a "bonus" ticket, and so does not include an early admission day.

    Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($169/$152) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 - April 14, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14, 2011. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 2011, whichever occurs first. "Promotional Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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.

    Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($182/$163) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 - April 14, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14, 2011. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 2011, whichever occurs first. "Promotional Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

    Promotional 5-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($192/$172) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 - April 14, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14, 2011. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 2011, whichever occurs first. "Promotional Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

    Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($196/$176) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 - April 14, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14, 2011. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 2011, whichever occurs first. "Promotional Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

    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

Spring discount offers –In addition to the Promotional Park Hopper bonus tickets listed above, the Disneyland Resort released two hotel discounts for Spring 2011. We definitely recommend comparing prices on these offers before you buy, as it may be less-expensive to book the hotel and ticket separately.

Room-only hotel discounts

The Resort is offering discounts of up to 35 percent on select Disneyland Resort Hotel stays for arrivals January 2, 2011 through April 13, 2011. Travel must be booked by February 19, 2011, and a two-night minimum stay is required. Offer is not valid January 14 & 15, or February 18 & 19. Discount applies only to standard and concierge level rooms. There is a limit of two rooms per reservation, and a maximum of five people per room.

4th night free

Book a three-night, four-day package at a Disneyland Resort Hotel and get a fourth night free. Package includes four nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel and four-day park hopper bonus tickets for a family of four. This offer is valid for arrivals from January 4 through April 11, 2011; travel must be completed by April 15, 2011. This package also includes one collectible pin, lanyard and luggage tag per person; one $20 ESPN Zone game card per package, admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, preferred seating at select shows in DCA, and a "character call" from a Disney character.

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 "Spring 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 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:

12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8

12/9

12/10 12/11
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DCA: 10a-8p



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DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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12/16

12/17 12/18
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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MM
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DCA: 10a-9p



TT

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DCA: 10a-9p



MM

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MM

DL: 8a-12a

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12/23

12/24 12/25
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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DL: 8a-12a

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SL/SC/DX

MM / TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
12/26 12/27 12/28 12/29

12/30

12/31 1/1/11
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-2a

DCA: 10a-1a

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5

1/6

1/7 1/8
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12

1/13

1/14 1/15
DL: 9a-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: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19

1/20

1/21 1/22
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT


DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26

1/27

1/28 1/29
DL: 9a-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: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

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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