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Disneyland Prepares for a World Premiere | Mother's Day Brunch Options | Lemonade Mouth Visits Studio Disney 365 | Resort construction update | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Disneyland Prepares for a World Premiere


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This Saturday, May 7, Disneyland will host the world premiere of the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Similar to the premieres for the first three Prates of the Caribbean movies, a massive screen is now erected on Tom Sawyers Island and grandstands have been built on the shores of Rivers of America. However, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will have a new twist on Saturday because this premiere will be shown in 3-D.

Construction of the outdoor theater began last Monday. With less than a week until showtime, there is still some work to be done.


Signs surround the Rivers of America offering an explanation for the massive grandstands in Frontierland and New Orleans Square. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A view from the raft dock for Tom Sawyer's Island shows the scale of the construction. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The scaffolding to support the screen is in place, but the screen probably won't be hung for a few more days. Gusty winds in Anaheim last weekend might be one of the reasons the screen wasn't up at the time the photos were taken.


A closer look at the scaffolding that will support the giant movie screen for the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Most of the seats for the premiere have been installed. However on closer examination you can see that some seats have yet to be installed.


Hundreds of movie seats are erected in front of New Orleans Square for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The construction of the screen required so much material that a temporary bridge was erected to help facilitate the movement of labor and supplies to Tom Sawyer's Island.


A temporary bridge has been constructed from the dock for the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia all the way to Tom Sawyer's Island. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Guests who walked behind the grandstands last weekend on the way to the Haunted Mansion or Critter Country could observe the intricate construction of these temporary structures. There is a familiar Erector Set feel for those of us who played with building toys as children. There is ever is even that sense of childlike improvisation where, instead of building additional scaffolding to add some height for a control room or projection booth, it was easier to stack three shipping containers to create instant office space.


Workers are still building the stairways to the upper portions of the temporary grandstands for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Cargo containers are stacked to create a temporary control room for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Construction workers walk across temporary platforms constructed just below the waterline in Rivers of America. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Due to the fact that the construction for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere has taken over the Rivers of America, all of the attractions that use the waterway are closed. The Sailing Ship Columbia will most likely be used to help set the theme for the premiere, but the Mark Twain Riverboat is hidden safely out of view on the backside of Tom Sawyer's Island.


The Mark Twain Riverboat is hidden on the back side of Tom Sawyer's Island during the construction for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world Premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The walkway between Frontierland and New Orleans Square is so narrow due to the grandstands that Royal Street Veranda has been temporarily closed and converted to stroller parking for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.


Royal Street Veranda has been temporarily closed and turned into stroller parking during the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world Premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, and Tom Sawyer's Island should reopen by Friday, May 13. Fantasmic! is scheduled to return Saturday May 14.

 

Mother's Day Brunch Options

It's not too late to plan that special brunch for mom next Sunday at the Disneyland Resort. The Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa combine to give guests three unique brunch options this year.

The grandest brunch is "Disney's Royal Buffet for Mother's Day" located in the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel. This brunch offers carving stations, made-to-order omelets, Mickey waffles, salads, artisan cheeses, chilled seafood, cured meats, assorted breakfast selections, seasonal fresh fish and free-range chicken. A chocolate fountain will highlight the dessert offerings. Champagne is also included. There will also be a special section of the buffet for kids featuring pizza, orange chicken, mac & cheese and kid-friendly desserts.

Several Disney princesses will be present at the brunch in designated photo locations. Live musical entertainment will perform to set the royal mood.

"Disney's Royal Buffet for Mother's Day" costs $71.99 for guests 10-years of age and up. Children between the ages of 3 and 9 cost $20.99 and children 2 and younger are free. Premium annual passholders get a 15 percent discount. All other passholders get a 10 percent discount. The "Disney's Royal Buffet for Mother's Day" begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m.

Guests who prefer an earlier brunch that is a little less royal can choose between Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel or Storyteller's Cafe in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Both buffets will offer carving stations, made-to-order omelets, Mickey waffles, salads, artisan cheeses and assorted breakfast items. Both brunches will feature characters. Goofy's Kitchen will be hosted by Goofy and an assortment of other Disney characters. Storyteller's Cafe will feature Chip 'n Dale and friends.

Goofy's Kitchen costs $36.99 for for guests 10-years of age and up. Children between the ages of 3 and 9 cost $16.99 and children 2 and under are free. Premium annual passholders get a 15 percent discount. All other pass holders get a 10 percent discount. The Mother's Day brunch at Goofy's Kitchen begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 2:45 p.m.

Storyteller's Cafe costs $29.99 for for guests 10-years of age and up. Children between the ages of 3 and 9 cost $13.99 and children 2 and younger are free. Premium annual passholders get a 15 percent discount. All other passholders get a 10 percent discount. The Mother's Day brunch at Storyteller's Cafe begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.

Reservations for "Disney's Royal Buffet for Mother's Day," Goofy's Kitchen, and Storyteller's Cafe can be made by calling 714-781-DINE between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Guest who prefer a Mother's Day brunch that is not a buffet can dine at Catal in Downtown Disney. Catal is offering a special three-course brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $40, and $12.95 for children younger than 10. You can see the complete menu for Mother's Day at Catal at the restaurant's website. Reservations for Mother's Day Brunch can be obtained by calling (714) 774-4442.

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen and House of Blues do not have special Mother's Day brunches planned but they will be serving their normal Sunday brunch menus.

Lemonade Mouth Visits Studio Disney 365

Last week the Disney Parks Blog reported that the cast of Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth will visit Disney Studio 365 in the Downtown Disney District on Monday May 2.


The Cast of Lemonade Mouth will appear at Studio Disney 365 on May 2. Image (c) Disney.

The cast will participate in a Q&A hosted by Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D. After the Q&A, the cast will hold a special CD signing for 200 guests who have purchased a Lemonade Mouth CD at Studio Disney 365, while supplies last.

 

Resort construction update

Construction on the Carthay Circle Theater continues despite the absence of the crane that has been present for the last few weeks. The basic steel framework is in place and the basic shape of the new building is visible.


The construction crane is no longer visible as the Carthay Circle Theater continues to take shape. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Grizzly Peak will still be visible from Hollywood Backlot as the Carthay Circle Theater rises into the Disney California Adventure Park skyline. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A green tarp has been hung at the entrance to Ariel's Undersea Adventure to hide the new art glass sign until the attraction opens in less than a month. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The scaffolding the surrounded Goofy's Sky School has been removed as the opening date draws closer. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta is now surrounded by scaffolding as workers add the final touches before its debut later this month. Photo by Britt Winslow.

This and That...

...The Art of Disney Parks is releasing the latest Marie Osmond collectible doll "Disney's The Little Mermaid."


Marie Osmond's latest masterpiece, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" doll, will be released May 2, 2011. Image (c) Disney.

This porcelain doll was sculpted by Karen Scott. Like all Marie Osmond dolls, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" has been handcrafted with tremendous attention to detail and each doll has been hand numbered and hallmarked on the back of her neck with Marie's signature and edition size.

"Disney's The Little Mermaid" doll is limited to an edition size of 600 and is priced at $124.95, plus applicable tax and shipping fees. Collectors can purchase the doll beginning at 8 a.m. (PST) on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Art of Disney Parks website.

...Last Wednesday the Disney Wonder began its repositioning cruise from Los Angeles up the West Coast for its first-ever voyage to Alaska.


The Disney Wonder just off Point Fermin as it leaves the Port of Los Angeles and begins the first leg of its repositioning cruise to Alaska. Photo by Steven Ng.

Early last Friday morning, the Disney Wonder entered San Francisco bay for the first port o' call of the voyage.


The Disney Wonder makes its first pass under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Photo by Frank Anzalone.


The Disney Wonder as seen from San Francisco's historic Coit Tower as it sits docked at Pier 35. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

The Disney Wonder left San Francisco Bay last Saturday afternoon but had to return to San Francisco after a few hours at sea in order to drop off a passenger in need of medical assistance. Shortly after the Disney Wonder reentered San Francisco Bay, the following tweet came from @MouseAdventure. "Attn teams: the @disneycruise Wonder has now been under the Golden Gate Bridge 3 times, soon to be 4. Just sayin'. #trivia.


The Disney Wonder passes under the Golden Gate Bridge for the second time, leaving San Francisco. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Disney Wonder approaches the Golden Gate Bridge for the third time, heading back to San Francisco to drop off an ill passenger. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney sources have revealed, beginning May 2 most locations at the Disneyland Resort will no longer accept personal checks as a form of payment. All other forms of payment including major credit cards, debit cards, Disney Dollars, traveler's checks, Resort Key to the Magic card, and Disney Gift Cards will continue to be accepted. While there has not been an official announcement yet, guests visiting the Disneyland Resort should keep their payment options open and be prepared to use alternative forms of payment.

...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 for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.

 

Crowd Forecast

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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, and low-to-moderate crowds have returned. 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:

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 1 / 10 0.1 / 10 0.3 / 10

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  • There will be full AP blockouts on Saturday.

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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, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Jewel of Orleans – closed through May 22, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed through May 12, 2011 for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed through May 12, 2011 for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere.
  • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes – closed through May 12, 2011 for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere.
  • Tom Sawyers Island – closed through May 12, 2011 for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere.
  • 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 to 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, 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 May 24, 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 Labor Day weekend.
  • Grad Nite 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, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 are now on sale 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, 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

    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 US military, including active members of the National Guard or Reservists and active or retired members of the US 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 Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). Disney Stores (California), Safeway supermarkets (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (a $15/day value).

    Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $231/$199

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

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

     

    Advance Purchase 4-Day Park Hopper Bonus tickets ($201/$178) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. Available at the Disneyland Web site (link) where shipping is included if you order more than 10 days prior to your travel date. Also available from AAA offices in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (not currently listed at the AAA Web site, you may need to call your local office). Disney Stores (California), Safeway supermarkets (California and Arizona), and certain travel agents may also sell these tickets. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (an $15/day value). These tickets are now valid through January 3, 2011.

    Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $251/$219

     

    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

     

    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!

    [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

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:

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

5/5

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

DCA: 10a-10p

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MM
DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM

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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

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

5/12

5/13 5/14
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: 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
5/15 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-12p

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12p

DCA: 10a-10p



MM
DL: 8a-9p

DCA: 10a-8:30p

Grad Nite

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
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



TT
DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

Grad Nite

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
6/19 6/20 6/21 6/22

6/23

6/24 6/25
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

TT

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

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/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: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

 



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