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RunDisney announces Tinker Bell half-marathon | Disney extends military discount offer through 2012 | Star Tours: The Countdown Continues | Costco offers discount for SoCal residents | This and That... | Crowd forecast

RunDisney announces Tinker Bell half-marathon


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As we reported in a heads-up last week, RunDisney has announced its brand new, women-focused Tinker Bell Half Marathon, the first of which is scheduled for January 29, 2012 in Disneyland.

Television star Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), City of Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, and Disney Vice President Mary Niven were on hand last week when runDisney announced their newest Disneyland Resort race. Stephanie Wien shares some of the race details in her MousePlanet blog:


Disney announced a new women focused Tinker Bell half marathon. Image (c) Disney.

After all of the fanfare and intrigue on Facebook, Run Disney finally announced their new race for 2012: the Tinker Bell Half Marathon to be held at Disneyland on January 29, 2012. The race is focused around women, to parallel the success of the Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. According to Faron Kelley, director of marketing for Disney sports attractions, women are the fastest growing segment of runners, and the greatest demand for races is in the half marathon distance.

The course deviates from the previous Disneyland half-marathon course, starting out through Disneyland then turning north into downtown Anaheim rather than east toward the baseball stadium. The last few miles take the runners past Gardenwalk and into Disney California Adventure park,  where they "experience the glitz and glamor of the Park's Hollywood Boulevard and glistening Paradise Bay," before finishing outside of the Paradise Pier Hotel. On paper, the route seems more appealing to me, with less industrial wasteland and more residential streets up near Downtown Anaheim.

Runners will receive a Tinker Bell "wings" medal, and hopefully we won't have a bunch of strange clues before they reveal the design. Runners who finish the Tinker Bell half will be eligible for a Coast to Coast medal. This year the rules on that have changed, and any runner who completes a half or full marathon at Walt Disney World (marathon weekend, Princess half or Wine and Dine half) and a half marathon at Disneyland (Tinker Bell or original) within the same calendar year will receive a Coast to Coast, but runners may only earn one per year.

What do you think of the new race? Do you like the course change? Will you be participating?

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend will also feature a Neverland Family Fun Run 5K and Disney Kids' Races on Saturday, and a health and fitness expo also "tailored for women." Registration for all events is now open via the runDisney website. The half marathon fee is $120 per person, with a $10 price increase scheduled to take place on June 12, 2011, and again on Sept. 11, 2011, assuming the event has not sold out by then. The Disneyland half marathon sold out in 9 weeks.


TV star Megyn Price and several women runners donned Tinker Bell wings during a press conference Tuesday at Disneyland Resort to announce the creation of a Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, Jan. 27-29, at Disneyland Resort. The runDisney event is geared towards women runners. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

An estimated 10,000 participants are expected to register for the inaugural Tinker Bell half marathon, and awards will be issued to the top women finishers in over a dozen categories, including overall, wheelchair, military and age group. The Tinker Bell half marathon also features a team competition, with prizes going to the top mother/daughter, sister/sister, open division or co-ed teams. In fact, this co-ed team category is the only award a male athlete can earn in this race, and that has some readers upset.

Shortly after the race was announced last week, MousePlanet reader David Valentine wrote us to say, "As a male that has run the WDW full, half, Disneyland half, WDW Wine and Dine half, Tower of Terror 13k, and over 14 other half marathons, I and many others wonder why Disney wants to exclude male runners. Why not have an exclusive Pirates, Haunted Mansion, or other themed race?  Why have another gender biased race so close to the Princess half at WDW?" Similar complaints were posted by male runners on the runDisney Facebook page following the announcement.


The Tinker Bell half marathon takes runners on a new course through Anaheim. Image (c) Disney.

Disney is very up front that this race is a "new half marathon for women," and describes the event as "a magical weekend especially for Fairies and Princesses." All participants, male and female alike, receive a women's tech shirt—there is no option for a men's shirt. Disney has not said how they will handle corral assignments for this race, but based on Walt Disney World's Princess half-marathon, it is expected that Disney will reserve the first (or A) corral for women, assigning the fastest men to start in the B or C corral to help ensure that the first person to cross the finish line is female.

While this race is women-focused, it's not an all-women event, as is the Danskin Triathlon that will be held in Walt Disney World next month. Men are allowed to enter, and Facebook member Erich Haeger is even encouraging men to register and run the event in pirate gear, so that "RunDisney organizers can visually see that we like to join in the fun as well."

Disney extends military discount offer through 2012

The Disneyland Resort currently offers active and retired U.S. military personnel a 40 percent discount on Disneyland Resort hotel rooms and 3-day park hopper ticket for $99. The discount was set to expire September 28, 2011, but last week Disney announced that military discounts at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World would be extended through September 2012, though specific details have yet to be released. The news of the discount extension comes as the Walt Disney Company announced their participation in Joining Forces, "an initiative created by the Obama Administration designed to bring attention to the unique needs of America’s military families."

Star Tours: The Countdown Continues

As the countdown continues towards the debut of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Disney is releasing additional images of souvenir merchandise for the revamped ride. The Disney Parks Blog posted a few images last week, and even more are available on the Disney Gallery website. StarWars.com has even more photos, including pictures of some of the new pins.


Create and print your own Star Tours passport online to track the continuing adventures. Image (c) Disney.

Free souvenirs are rare, but Disney is giving you the opportunity to create your own Official Star Tours Galactic Passport to keep track of each of the six new Star Tours destinations as you visit them. Go to startourspassport.com and choose one of four themes, including Pod Racer, Queen, Rebel Pilot and Jedi, then personalize it by uploading your own photo. You can post the finished passport to your Facebook wall, and print it out to take with you to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where you can have it stamped at the attraction exit. Right now the passport is branded with the Walt Disney World logo, and we don't yet know if Disneyland will also offer passport stamps.


You can personalize your passport with one of four themes, and track the six destinations each time your ride. Image (c) Disney.

Costco offers discount for SoCal residents

Costco is repeating last year's discount offer for Southern California residents, and we again want to caution you to read the fine print before you buy to make sure this ticket is really a deal for your specific situation. The 4-day park hopper ticket is $199, and is valid through August 31, 2011. There is no "fuse" on this ticket, so you could use the first entry this week, and your remaining dates later this summer. The ticket is blocked out July 1-4, and August 21-22. The ticket does not include Magic Morning entry, but does come with a $50 Disney gift card.

The advance-purchase price of a 4-day Park Hopper is $201 when purchased through the Disneyland website, so if that's the ticket you were already planning to purchase, and the blockout dates don't interfere with your travel plans, the $50 gift card is a nice incentive to purchase this ticket. But, if you had thoughts of using the Costco ticket to upgrade to a longer-term Park Hopper ticket or to an Annual Passport, think again. While Costco will charge you $199 for the ticket, its "upgrade value" is only $151. If you upgrade to another pass or an AP, you pay the full difference. Suddenly your "free" $50 gift card isn't so free, and you'll only save a total of $2 when you upgrade.

If you plan to use up the ticket before August 31, 2011 and want more than four days at the Resort, consider purchasing the "5-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket" for $211, or the "6-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket" for $216 from Disneyland.com. You won't receive the $50 gift card, but you'll get an additional one or two days at Disneyland for just a little more money, as well as Magic Morning access.

This and That...

...Disneyland taped a commercial for the new Mickey's Soundsational Parade last Friday during park hours, and visitors were able to get a look at the parade floats. The parade officially debuts Friday, May 27.

...150 Disneyland fans and their guest will have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion with Walt Disney Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump, and Walt Disney animators Andreas Deja and Mark Henn as they talk about the new The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure ride during a Disney Parks Blog meet-up on May 10. Enter via the event website by 11:59 p.m. (PDT), April 28, 2011. The event is held at the Grand Californian Hotel, and does not include a ride on the new mermaid attraction, which is not scheduled to open until June 3.

...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

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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 TouringPlans.com Crowd Calendar reflects how long you will wait in line for attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, on average. Easter week is over, but wait times remain at their highest through Wednesday. After that, expect things to slow down as Spring Break comes to an end. If you'll be visiting the parks early in the week, arming yourself with a touring plan is a must. We had researchers submitting wait times in the parks every day of the week, and were aided by our fabulous Disneyland Lines App users. Last year, here's what our statistical team measured for the upcoming week:

Date Overall Disneyland DCA
Monday, Apr. 25, 2010 10 / 10 9.4 / 10 10.0 / 10
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2010 10 / 10 9.3 / 10 9.9 / 10
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2010 10 / 10 9.1 / 10 9.9 / 10
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2010 4 / 10 4.0 / 10 3.8 / 10

Crowds decrease from last week as the lines of the busy Easter Week are now only a shudder-inducing memory. Still, expect crowds of Crowd Level 10 early in the week:

  • Thursday through Sunday present the best days to visit.
  • The best day to visit Disneyland will be Sunday, when it's only a 3.1 on the Crowd Calendar.
  • There will be full AP blockouts on Saturday.
See Disneyland crowds for the next 365 days.
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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Star Tours – closed for refurbishment and addition of elements for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The new ride is scheduled to reopen on June 3, but annual passholder previews begin May 23 and soft openings could happen as early as May 20.
  • Star Trader – closed for refurbishment. The store has been relocated to the Starcade during construction, and is scheduled to reopen on May 4.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through May 26 for refurbishment.
  • Jewel of Orleans – closed through May 22 for refurbishment.
  • Stage Door Cafe – closed May 2 to 26 for refurbishment.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster – closed May 2 to 12 for refurbishment.
  • The Golden Horseshoe – closed May 9 to 26 for refurbishment.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed May 17 and 18 for refurbishment.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed May 31 to June 9 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed June 13 to 17 and June 20 to 24 for annual refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

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.
  • 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 – Saturday, September 24 (Advanced division) and Sunday, September 25 (Advanced, Basic and 101 divisions) at the Disneyland Resort. 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

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 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.

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 offers four days of admission until August 31, 2011. The ticket is available online and in select Costco stores. Unlike most other park hopper tickets, this ticket has no "fuse" - you can use the first admission today, and have until August 31 to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires. The ticket is blocked out July 1-4 and August 21-22, and has an "upgrade value" of $151.

The ticket states that visitors "Must reside within ZIP codes 90000-93599" and that "Proof of residency required upon redemption." The ticket you purchase at Costco is a valid admission ticket, and you can take it directly to a main entrance gate to use it. We've been told that, to prevent the unauthorized "transfer" of tickets between visitors (i.e., you use the first two days of the ticket and give it to a friend to use the second two days), visitors will be required to write their name on the ticket when it is first used for admission, and to show ID with that same name upon subsequent admissions. Obviously minor children will be exempt from the ID requirement, but will also be required to write their name on the ticket when it is first used. Adults should plan to have ID with them to use the ticket.

Advance Purchase 4-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($201/$178) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland 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

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

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:

4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27

4/28

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

DCA: 10a-10p

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5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18

5/19

5/20 5/21
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

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-8:30p

Grad Nite

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/22 5/23 5/24 5/25

5/26

5/27 5/28
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM
DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
5/29 5/30 5/31 6/1

6/2

6/3 6/4
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/5 6/6 6/7 6/8

6/9

6/10 6/11
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite

TT, MM
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite


DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/12 6/13 6/14 6/15

6/16

6/17 6/18
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


SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite

SL/SC

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

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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