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Update for January 31 – February 6, 2011

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The Magic, The Memories, And You! | Character Fan Days | Blue Sky Cellar Gets Updated | Magic on the Water | Construction update | This and That...

The Magic, The Memories, And You!


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Last week, Disneyland unveiled its newest show, "The Magic, The Memories, And You!" The 10-minutes show, which kicked off at "it's a small world," consists of photos, videos and animation projected onto the attraction's facade, while accompanied by classic Disney music. The show is an extension of the year-long Disney Parks promotion Let The Memories Begin, where guests are encouraged to upload family photos and videos of visits to the Disney Parks. Disneyland guests who posed for photos with Disney Photopass Photographers may also be included in the nightly presentation.


Guest photos are one of the highlights of The Magic, The Memories, And You! Photo by Steven Ng.


Alan Bruun, Senior Show Director(left) and George Kalogridis, Disneyland Resort President, introduce The Magic, The Memories, And You! Photo by Steven Ng.

The Magic, The Memories, And You! show, however, isn't just a slide show projected on a Fantasyland show building. While the stars of the show are billed as the past and present guests of Disneyland, what really steals the show are its unbelievable special effects. One second you are looking at "it's a small world" and the next moment, the building transforms into a lush forest of vines, flowers, and leaves.


The It's a Small World facade is covered by an overgrowth of vegetation. Photo by Steven Ng.

The pacing is lively. Just as you start to pick out elements you recognize, the projected animation changes. Portions of the normally static facade of "it's a small world" suddenly come to life and move. Other times during the show, parts of the facade disappear,r and you are left with the sensation that you are looking at building you have never seen in Disneyland.


One of many colorful changes to "it's a small world" during The Magic, The Memories, And You! Photo by Steven Ng.


The "it's a small world" facade suddenly transforms into Roman pillars and castle walls. Photo by Steven Ng.

The Magic, The Memories, And You! ends with a volley of the classic shooting star fireworks projecting from the top of "it's a small world."


Fireworks fill the sky above "it's a small world" during the finale of The Magic, The Memories, And You! Photo by Steven Ng.

Character Fan Days

Disney characters, particularly those you rarely see in the parks, were the theme for Disneyland's third installment of Family Fun Weekends. Character Fan Days was the three-day celebration held January 28 to 30 in the Frontierland Festival Arena.


Guests crowd Family Fun Weekend to see their favorite Disney Characters. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Unlike the two previous Family Fun Weekends where music was the main focal point, the characters were clearly the stars of this event.


Some of the bears from Country Bear Jamboree pose for photos with guests. Photo by Britt Winslow


Guests enjoy a rare opportunity to pose with all seven dwarves at once. Photo by Britt Winslow


Snow White and the Evil Queen wait to get their photos taken with park guests. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Some of the other Disney character who made an appearance included Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Chip, Dale, Pinocchio and Geppetto. Throughout the day, the character greetings stations changed every half hour. So while you couldn't every character at once, you didn't have to wait a long time to see someone different. Some of the most popular music acts at the Disneyland Resort such as the Dapper Dans and Jambalaya Jazz made cameo performances during Character Fun Days.

Did you see your favorite Disney character at Character Fun Days? Share your experiences with other MousePlanet readers here (link).

Next weekend, Disneyland commemorates Lunar New Year with a two-weekend festival. All of these events take place in the Festival Arena.

Blue Sky Cellar Gets Updated

Blue Sky Cellar reopened last week after a brief one-week closure to update and refresh the upcoming attractions from Disney California Adventure park. Paradise Pier remained the focus of Blue Sky Cellar as Goofy's Sky School and Ariel's Undersea Adventure get set to open later in 2011. Guests visiting Blue Sky Cellar can examine some of the details that go into imagineering a major attraction like Ariel's Undersea Adventure.


A portion of the art glass may be used in the entrance marquee for Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.


An artist's rendition (in 1 inch to 1 foot scale) of the 86-foot mural located in the loading area of Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A shadowbox model of Ursula offers a spooky hint to her villainous scene in Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.

In addition to the new Paradise Pier attractions, there was also some new preview information for Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.


New conceptual images for Cars Land give visitors a glimpse of what's to come in Radiator Springs. Photo by Britt Winslow.


An assortment of artist renditions for the new Buena Vista Street that will greet guests entering Disney California Adventure park. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Some of the current Disney California Adventure Park attractions were represented in Blue Sky Cellar because their attraction posters are being updates to go with the 1920s-era theme.


The new attraction poster for California Screamin' has a classic travel ad feel complementing the 1920s theme. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Mickey's Fun Wheel gets a new attraction poster promoting the best views on Paradise Pier. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The new attraction poster for Silly Symphony Swings conveys the excitement of the experience. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Magic on the Water

Last Saturday, a new exhibit opened in the Disney Gallery called Magic on the Water, celebrating the almost 60 years of nautical-themed design by Walt Disney Imagineers. Subtitled "The Art of the Happiest Fleet on Earth," the exhibit showcases art from the early stages of the Jungle Cruise boats all the way to the Disney Dream cruise ship, which had her maiden voyage last week in the Bahamas.


Mickey, Minnie, and Ariel are just some of the Disney characters features in the new Magic On The Water exhibit in the Disney Gallery. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A few of the artist renditions at the Mark Twain riverboat are on display in the Disney Gallery's new nautical themed exhibit. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A profile view of the Disney Cruise Line's newest ship Dream can be scene at the Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A stylish rendition of a attraction poster for Castaway Cay is available for purchase at the Disney Gallery. Photo by Britt Winslow.

 Of course there are plenty of merchandise options tied to this nautical themed exhibit. Everything from clothing to pilsner glasses with the Disney Cruise Line logo can be purchased at the Disney Gallery.


New Disney Cruise Line shirts debut this week in the Disney Gallery, including these SHAG designs. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Bronze figures of Sailor Mickey, Admiral Donald, and Ariel are part of the Magic On The Water exhibit at the Disney Gallery. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Construction Update

Construction and maintenance projects continue to dominate the landscape of both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this week.


A new set of construction walls popped up in front of the Opera House on Main Street this week, giving guests one more obstacle to avoid. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Work continues to accelerate on Cars Land as Ornament Valley starts to take shape and look like a desert landscape.


A wide angle view of Ornament Valley shows how the new backdrop transforms from steel girders to a desert rock facade. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A closer view of Ornament Valley shows the transition between a mesh frame and the "stone" sculpting taking place in Cars Land. Photo by Britt Winslow.

A portion of the show building for Ariel's Undersea Adventure appears to be complete as the opening date draws closer.


The last portion of protective coating has been removed from the roof on the east side of the show building for Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.

This and That...

...A new gift-with-purchase promotion was launched this week at the Disneyland Resort. Guests with merchandise purchases of $25 or more can buy a canvas Mickey tote bag for $12.95. Guests with merchandise purchases of $40 or more can buy a Deluxe Pin Starter Set for $15.95.


A canvas Mickey tote is one of two new gift with purchase promotions at the Disneyland Resort. Photo by Britt Winslow.

...Disneyland closed Critter Country last week for an undisclosed period of time due to Splash Mountain and Hungry Bear Restaurant being down for routine refurbishments. A construction wall has been erected just beyond the Haunted Mansion. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh's Corner, Briar Patch, and all outdoor vending locations will be closed during the renovation. Share your thought on the closure of Critter country here (link).

...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.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through January 27, 2011 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Horse Drawn Streetcars – closed through February 15, 2011 due to Main Street paving project.
  • Main Street Vehicles – closed through March 4, 2011 due to Main Street paving project.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through May 26, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • 20th Century Music Company – closed through February 1, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant – closed through March 8, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • King Arthur Carrousel – closed through February 2, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed February 7–17, 2011 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Playhouse Disney closed through March 24, 2011
  • "it's tough to be a bug" closed February 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 May 25, 2011 as its return date.
  • Souvenir 66 – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists May 25, 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).

2011

  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through mid-to-late April 2011.
  • Spring 2011 MouseAdventure at the Disneyland Resort – Sunday, April 10, 2011. 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 at the Disneyland Resort – no details yet. Visit MouseAdventure.com to sign up for our newsletter.
  • Fall 2011 MouseAdventure at Walt Disney World – Saturday, November 12, 2011. 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

    Resident 2-Day 1-Park per Day ticket ($99) – The Resident 2-Day 1-Park per Day ticket offers Southern California residents (ZIP Codes 90000–93599) and Northern Baja California residents (ZIP Codes 21000–22999) two one-day admissions to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure before May 14. The ticket is the same price for adults and children. This base ticket is NOT a park hopper, and allows admission to only one park per day. For an additional $10 per person, you can upgrade the ticket to a Park Hopper ticket that allows admission to both parks each day, a savings of up to $52 compared to the box office price of a two-day park-hopper ticket.

    There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means you can use the first admission today and wait until May to use the second admission, but the ticket must be purchased by April 15, 2011 and the ticket expires May 14, 2011. There are no blockout dates for this ticket. The ticket can be purchased online at Disneyland.com, and printed from home for immediate use, and is also available at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. You can also purchase the ticket at participating Disney Stores and authorized third party ticket outlets, including many local grocery stores.

    Keep in mind that Disney states "proof of residency required for purchase and admission," 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.

    *Now for the fine print:

    Tickets valid for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999. Proof of residency required for purchase and admission. The Resident 2-Day 1-Park per Day Ticket entitles Guests to admittance to either Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park each day for two days. This ticket is not valid for visits to both theme parks on the same day. The first visit must occur on or before May 14, 2011. Tickets may only be purchased between January 2, 2011 and April 14, 2011.

    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 and used by October 1. The ticket has the following 2011 blockout dates: February 18–21; April 17–23; and July 1–4.

    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 to 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

    2011 Southern California CityPass
    $269/$229

    2011 Southern California CityPass ($276/$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 $259.99/$209.99 (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:

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DCA: 10a-8p



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DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
2/6 2/7 2/8 2/9

2/10

2/11 2/12
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-9p

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
2/13 2/14 2/15 2/16

2/17

2/18 2/19
DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-9p

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: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
2/20 2/21 2/22 2/23

2/24

2/25 2/26
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p

MM

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p

TT


DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
2/27 2/28 3/1 3/2

3/3

3/4 3/5
DL: 8a-12a

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-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9

3/10

3/11 3/12
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-8p

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: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16

3/17

   
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

TT


DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
















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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