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Update for March 21 – 27, 2011

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Tokyo Disney Resort remains following earthquake | Disneyland to open Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sneak peek | Cars 2 photo spot opens at DCA | Hungry Bear restaurant reopens at Disneyland | Resort construction update | Don't miss the Luau: registration continues for Spring 2011 MouseAdventure | This and That... | Crowd forecast

Tokyo Disney Resort remains closes following earthquake


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The Tokyo Disney Resort remains closed until further notice following the 9.0 earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. The Oriental Land Company, which operates the Tokyo resort under a license from Disney, issued a statement last week saying that inspections of the theme parks, hotels, shopping center, and monorail line revealed no serious damage, but that the resort would remain closed due to rolling blackouts impacting the area. According to reports from Jarrod Lentz (@JarrodLentz), an American performer working at Tokyo Disney Resort, Disney decided last week to allow international cast members to return to their home countries if they wished, with the option of returning to their roles in Japan once the parks reopen. Jarrod says that Oriental Land Company paid for these flights.

On Tuesday, Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Online reported that the water from Tokyo DisneySea's Mediterranean Harbor is being used to provide water for the restrooms in a nearby municipal elementary school. The article read:

"On March 14, Urayasu City, Chiba announced that Tokyo DisneySea decided to provide Mediterranean Harbor's water for Urayasu City's local people. They are to use the water for the toilets at junior schools in the city. According to Urayasu, two water wagons will carry the water from Disney Sea to five schools in a week. On the 14th, almost half of all the families (37,000 families) are lacking water. Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland are closed now, and OLC says, "We want to help Urayasu as much as possible. We have responsibility as a local company of Urayasu."

[MousePlanet thanks Twitter user @ErikoYaybee for the translation.]

The Disney Parks Blog posted an update Tuesday announcing that Disney has made a $2.5 million donation to the Red Cross, and is matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar up to another $1 million. "Our hearts go out to the people of Japan," said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, in a prepared statement. "We send our continued thoughts of support and encouragement as this great nation begins the long road to recovery."

On Thursday, Disney announced it would suspend all administrative and store operations in Japan, temporarily closing 47 stores in addition to the already announced closures of the Tokyo Disney Resort. In a prepared statement, Disney said, "Our top priority is the well being of our employees and their families during this challenging time and we will continue to closely monitor the situation as it develops."

MousePlanet will continue to post additional news and information from Tokyo Disney Resort on our MousePad discussion forum as we receive it. We encourage our readers to visit the websites of the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Save the Children, or Google Crisis Response for information on how you can help in the earthquake and tsunami recovery, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross.

Disneyland to open Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sneak peek

The Disneyland Resort is still keeping plans for the rumored premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides we believe will be held at Disneyland on Saturday, May 7, but last week, the Disney Parks Blog announced that a 3-D preview of the upcoming Pirates film will be presented nightly during an "exciting new pirate experience" that will start Friday, March 25 at Disneyland. A post says that the 3-D preview will be exclusive to Disneyland, and will be presented "weekend nights from March 25 to May 30, and seven nights a week from April 15 through May 1." The preview will be held in the Festival Arena, at the back of Frontierland.


A new screen was built in the Festival Arena for the Pirates preview. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The original post provided very few details about the event, but in follow-up comments, Michele Himmelberg, Disneyland Resort Public Relations Director, said that the show will take place several times a night starting at dark, and will feature "Jack Sparrow and another Pirates star." Himmelberg also said that the Jack Sparrow character will return for meet-and-greet opportunities during daytime hours.

The Tron: Legacy sneak peek offered in Disney California Adventure during ElecTRONica was such a hit that the preview still draws huge crowds, despite the fact the actual movie debuted three months ago and will be released on DVD in three weeks. If the Pirates preview is equally popular, the offering might help ease nighttime crowding around Fantasmic and the fireworks by luring visitors into a rarely-used corner of the park.

Cars 2 photo spot opens at DCA

A new Cars 2 photo spot opened at Disney California Adventure last week. The location is built into the construction wall surrounding Cars Land, and features Mater and Lightning McQueen each sporting a new Piston Cup Champion paint job. A Disney's Photopass photographer is on hand to snap your picture, and you can ask the photographer to use your own camera as well. The former photo spot area across from the Soarin' Over California attraction has been dismantled.


A new Cars 2 photo spot opened last week at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Rolling doors provide an alternate background when the Cars 2 photo spot is closed.. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Hungry Bear restaurant reopens at Disneyland

Disneyland's Hungry Bear restaurant reopened last week with a new menu featuring items such as a fried green tomato sandwich; chili-covered cheeseburger; sweet potato fries; fresh warm blueberry pie and "hunny" lemon cupcake. We have posted the complete menu in our MousePlanet dining guide, and you will see a full review of the restaurant with comments from the chefs who designed the new menu from writer Britt Winslow soon.


Fried green tomato sandwich and sweet potato fries headline the new Hungry Bear menu. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Resort construction update

The new entrance to Disney California Adventure is really taking shape, with the structures on the roof visible over the construction wall.


The new DCA main entrance structure is taking shape. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Tarps surround the new structures on top of DCA's new main entrance. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney Junior: Live on Stage is set to open on Thursday, and the new entrance was unveiled last week. Some of the neon in the Disney Theater sign is still missing, and it looks like Imagineering is still tinkering with the colors of the beautiful lit entrance. Most of the entrance is fitted with white light bulbs, but one small section has pink, purple and green bulbs.


The new Disney Junior signs are in place on the Disney Theater in DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


One section (top right in this photo) is fitted with colored bulbs, while the rest of the entrance is lit with white bulbs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A peek behind the wall at the construction in the Sunshine Plaza reveals a lot of rebar. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Work continues on the Cadillac Range surrounding Cars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Don't miss the Luau! Registration continues for Spring 2011 MouseAdventure

Aloha, teams! Grab your grass skirts and get ready to hula, as MouseAdventure presents our Spring 2011 event: MouseAdventure Luau on Sunday, April 10! Registration for both Basic and Advanced divisions have already reached capacity, but there is still space in our 101 Division, designed especially for first-time MouseAdventure teams:

For brand new teams who just want to get an idea of what this MouseAdventure thing is all about without the stress of competition, our MouseAdventure 101 event is for you. Try your hand at a series of classic MouseAdventure puzzles from past events in Disney California Adventure in a relaxed, noncompetitive setting.

Register now at MouseAdventure.com. Registration closes on Thursday, March 31, 2011, or when the event sells out, whichever comes first. Visit the site for more information,  and sign up for the MouseAdventure Newsletter.

This and That...

...A big thanks to everyone who came out in the rain this weekend to help update our Disneyland Resort menu listings. We're busily typing up all of the changes to the menus, and appreciate the help!


The exterior of the Star Tours ride building is still under wraps. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...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 website currently only publishes refurbishment information about six weeks in advance. Be sure to check the most recent Disneyland Resort Update for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.

Disneyland Resort crowd forecast

Crowd information and forecasts are provided by TouringPlans.com, the website of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, to help you better plan your trip to the Disneyland Resort. TouringPlans.com gathers wait time data from a team of in-park researchers and users of their Lines mobile phone application, and then predicts crowd levels for the next 365 days. Using a scale from 1 to 10, TouringPlans.com has a 90 percent accuracy of predicting the crowds to within 1 point, helping visitors prepare for their trips so they can "Do more. Wait less."

The start of the spring break season brought high crowd levels through St. Patrick's Day and the weekend. Our Disneyland Research team and fabulous Lines users submit wait times year round. Last year, here's what our statistical team measured for the upcoming week:

Date Overall Disneyland DCA
Monday, Mar. 22, 2010 8/10 8.6/10 7.5/10
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010 8/10 8.3/10 7.5/10
Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010 9/10 8.7/10 7.5/10
Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 9/10 8.4/10 8.1/10
Friday, Mar. 26, 2010 9/10 8.7/10 8.3/10
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 9/10 9.7/10 8.1/10
Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010 9/10 9.2/10 8.2/10

This year, going into the second week of spring break season, the crowds will reach a Crowd Level 8 or higher all week:

  • Monday is forecasted to be a 8 out of 10 (Disneyland: 7.1/10 / DCA: 8.2/10).
  • There will be no real drop-off mid-week, but Disneyland will be low 7s on Monday through Wednesday.
  • Saturday will be the most crowded day of the week, with the resort reaching a 10 out of 10 on our Crowd Calendar.
See Disneyland crowd predictions for the next 365 days.
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Do more. Wait less.

 


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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Star Tours – closed for refurbishment and addition of elements for Star Tours 2.0.
  • Star Trader – closed through April 30 for refurbishment. The store has been relocated to the Starcade during construction.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through May 26 for refurbishment.
  • Stage Door Cafe – closed May 2-26 for refurbishment.
  • The Golden Horseshoe – closed May 9-26 for refurbishment.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed May 17 and 18 for refurbishment.


Disneyland's Emporium is under wraps during refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • Playhouse Disney closed through March 24

Construction-related closures:

  • Burger Invasion – closed through May 24 for conversion into Paradise Garden Grill.
  • Corn Dog Castle – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists May 25 as its return date.
  • Souvenir 66 – closed due to construction in the area. An employee publication lists May 25 as its return date, and "Seaside Souvenirs" as the new name of the store.
  • Pizza Oom Mow Mowclosed through May 24 for conversion to Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
  • Mulholland Madness – closed through May 24 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.

2011

  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Labor Day weekend.
  • Spring 2011 MouseAdventure at the Disneyland Resort – Sunday, April 10. The Basic and Advanced divisions are now full, but registration is still open for the 101 Division, created especially for first-time team. Visit MouseAdventure.com for more information and to sign up for the MouseAdventure newsletter.
  • AIDS Walk Orange County – May 1. Registration information available on the event website.
  • Grad Night events – The after-hours parties for graduating high school seniors will be held Thursday, May 12; Thursday, May 19; Thursday, May 26; Thursday, June 2; Wednesday, June 8; Thursday, June 9 and Thursday, June 16. Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure close earlier on these nights to prepare for the after-hours graduation parties.
  • D23 Expo – August 19–21 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 are now on sale at the event website.
  • Sixth annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 2–4. Registration for the 2011 event is sold out, but you can join the wait list at the Run Disney website.
  • 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. 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 website. 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. 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 and the ticket expires May 14. 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. Tickets may only be purchased between January 2 and April 14.

    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 Resort website. 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. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 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 Resort website 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 website, 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 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, 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 Resort website. 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. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 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 Resort website 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 website, 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.

    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 Resort website. 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. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 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 Resort website 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 website, 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 Resort website. 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. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, April 14. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or April 27, 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 Resort website 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 website, 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. Purchase CityPass through the Disneyland Resort website 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 website though this has a minimum $7.50 shipping charge (no shipping charge from the Disney website if purchased more than 10 days in advance).

    You can also purchase the Southern California City Pass online from Costco.com at a cost of $259.99/$209.99, 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!

    [Editor's note: The 2011 Southern California CityPass is not currently available from Costco.com as of March 2011. The link above searches Costco.com for the CityPass. If and when Costco.com begins carrying the CityPass again, the link will show a result for it.]

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 through April 13. Travel must be booked by February 19, 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; travel must be completed by April 15. 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 Resort website, 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.

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 website for details.

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 at ESPNZone.com 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.

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:

3/20 3/21 3/22 3/23

3/24

3/25 3/26
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
3/27 3/28 3/29 3/30

3/31

4/1 4/2
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



MM
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/3 4/4 4/5 4/6

4/7

4/8 4/9
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13

4/14

4/15 4/16
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM / MA
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20

4/21

4/22 4/23
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC

TT
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27

4/28

4/29 4/30
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4

5/5

5/6 5/7
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM

DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 7a-5p

DCA: 10a-11p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11

5/12

5/13 5/14
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM
DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct.

Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions.

Entertainment schedule: This week's entertainment schedule on the Disneyland Resort website.

 



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