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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides World Premiere | Two CHOC Events Announced | Lost & Found Finds a New Home | Resort construction update | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides World Premiere


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It took nearly two weeks of construction and preparation in Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Main Street, U.S.A., but the highly anticipated world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides enchanted thousands of guests last Saturday evening at Disneyland. The park closed at 5 p.m. to accommodate the fan and media frenzy surrounding the official debut of the fourth installment of Disney's highly successful Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. Guests started lining up at 11 p.m. on Friday in hopes to get the perfect spot along Main Street, U.S.A. that would afford them a brief glimpse of their favorite movie stars. With an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Judi Dench, to name a few, it is no wonder that thousands of guests decided to spend an entire day at Disneyland sitting under gloomy skies on a metal bleachers.


The world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides transformed Disneyland into an over-the-top frenzy. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A check-in tent for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere was set up just outside Disneyland Park's main gate in the eastern esplanade. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Platforms and lights for the global media were erected from the Opera House to City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A., for the black carpet portion of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Temporary bleachers lined Main Street, U.S.A., so that guests could see the stars of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides walk the black carpet. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The preparation for the "black carpet" portion of the evening was unlike your typical movie premiere. Celebrities began their procession near the Mad Hatter hat shop on Main Street, U.S.A., and followed the traditional parade route toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle. However, instead of continuing on to Fantasyland next to the Matterhorn, the black carpet continued around the plaza hub to the gates of Frontierland. Most of the black carpet was off limits to guests, but there was a final stretch at the end where guests could walk in the same steps Johnny Depp would walk later in that evening.


The black carpet for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere covered all of Main Street, U.S.A.. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Custodial cast members continually swept the black carpet all day to ensure it was in perfect condition for the cavalcade of stars who would walk it later that evening. Photo by Britt Winslow.


All of the tall bleachers along Main Street, U.S.A., were on trailers that could be brought in and removed in a matter of hours. Photo by Britt Winslow.

By nightfall, thousands of guests crowded Main Street, U.S.A., to watch the stars walk the black carpet.


Thousands of guests anxiously await the arrival of the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Photo by Steven Ng.


Bright stage lights illuminated Main Street, U.S.A., as hundreds from the media and thousands of fans snap photos of their favorite stars. Photo by Steven Ng.

If you read last week's Disneyland Resort Update you can see that a lot of progress was made in a week as the decorations and theming along the Rivers of America made the temporary outdoor theater into a first-class 3-D showcase.


Cast members make the final preparations on the grandstands for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A full scale IMAX 3-D screen was erected on Tom Sawyer's Island for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The projection booth and back of the grandstands were given the "Disney Touch" to enhance the theme of the world premiere. Photo by Britt Winslow.

In anticipation of a cool evening, several pallets holding cases of black fleece blankets were waiting off to the side of the grandstands so they could later be distributed to guests.


The set for the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere ran from Tom Sawyer's Island across the water to the grandstands along the Rivers of America. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Frontierland and New Orleans Square should be back to normal by the weekend and the attractions affected by the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere resume normal operation too. According to the Park Hours and Schedule on the official Disneyland website (link) 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. 

Two CHOC Events Announced

The 21st anniversary of the CHOC Walk in the Park 5K, "Let the Memories Begin, " through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will take place Sunday, October 16, 2011. Last year over 14,000 CHOC Walk in the Park participants raised more than $2 million helping to support the care, services, education and research that the Children's Hospital of Orange County provides children. The 5K walk begins in Disneyland Park, continues through Disney California Adventure Park and finishes in the Downtown Disney District. Along the way your favorite Disney characters will be there to cheer you on. For more information on the CHOC Walk in the Park, please visit their website.

CHOC and the Disneyland Resort are also teaming up on Saturday June 18, 2011 for the Paint the Way to Miracles & Magic. This event will take place in the Downtown Disney District and is open to children between the ages of 5 and 15. Participants will have an opportunity to hand paint a custom tile that will be installed in a beautiful, lighted display in Downtown Disney. The event is limited to 192 tiles and costs $50 per child. The 45-minute painting sessions begin at 9 a.m. and every hour thereafter until 2 p.m. For more information on this exclusive event and to buy tickets, visit the official event website.  

Lost & Found Finds a New Home

On Tuesday, May 10, the Disneyland Resort Lost & Found will move from to the Guest Services building west of the Disneyland Park entrance. The new Lost & Found location will service Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. The Guest Relations window outside of Disney California Adventure Park will move to Ticket Booth No. 8 in the western portion of the esplanade, near Downtown Disney. The Guest Relations Lobby within Disney California Adventure Park will remain in place until further notice and will be relocated at a later date. The Disneyland Park Guest Relations location in City Hall remains unchanged. The Lost & Found window will continue to open at 8 a.m. and close one hour after the theme parks close.

Resort construction update

The Sunshine Plaza we once knew continues to transform into Los Angeles circa the 1920s. Last Monday, the demolition and removal of the dining area outside of Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r-Bank Ice Cream changed the landscape of Disney California Adventure Park again. Additional seating was added to Taste Pilot Grill to accommodate the dining needs of guests.


The dining area outside of Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream was removed last Monday as Sunshine Plaza continues to transform. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Some of the scaffolding surrounding the new Goofy's Sky School attraction that was removed last week has reappeared as workers begin their final preparation for the attraction's grand opening.


Some of the scaffolding has reappeared at Goofy's Sky School as workers make some final preparation on the exterior of the attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.

 

This and That...

...Last Wednesday the DisneyParks Blog (link) released a photo of some of the new Little Mermaid merchandise that will be available in Disney California Adventure Park later this spring when Ariel's Undersea Adventure opens.


Colorful new Little Mermaid merchandise will be released at Disney California Adventure Park when Ariel's Undersea Adventure opens later this month. Image (c) Disney.

This blog also mentions the debut of a new store "located right across from" Ariel's Undersea Adventure called Embarcadero Gifts. Could this be the site of the new store?


The presumed location of the new Embarcadero Gifts in Paradise Pier. Photo by Britt Winslow.

...For those of you who did not attend the Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides world premiere last Saturday at Disneyland, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., will give you another chance to see the movie in style. According to a press release, the El Capitan is offering " 'Pirates' pleasures galore, including set pieces, props and costumes from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ new epic adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in Disney Digital 3D™ and RealD™ 3D, during its special engagement from May 20 through June 22. For tickets visit the El Capitan website

The El Capitan is also offering a special "Pirate Marathon" beginning Thursday May 17 at 9 a.m. Guests can see Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and then Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This special marathon includes concessions, meals and much more. For marathon tickets, call 1-818-845-3110.

...Visitors planning trips to the Disneyland Resort should make a point to check the Current Refurbishment/Attraction Closures section each week for the most recent updates. The Disneyland Resort Web site currently only publishes refurbishment information about six weeks in advance. Be sure to check the most recent Park Update (link) for the latest changes, as MousePlanet does not edit past Park Updates to reflect changes.

 

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. With the horrific crowds of Spring Break now a distant memory, the crowds have become entrenched in their pre-Summer vacation lows. 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, May 9, 2010 1 / 10 0.3 / 10 1.6 / 10
Tuesday, May 10, 2010 1 / 10 0.3 / 10 1.6 / 10
Wednesday, May 11, 2010 1 / 10 0.6 / 10 1.7 / 10
Thursday, May 12, 2010 1 / 10 0.4 / 10 2.0 / 10

The week following the Mother's Day holiday should have low wait-times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all are forecasted to be '1's.
  • Crowds over the weekend should be manageable, peaking at a 6.2 at Disney California Adventure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jewel of Orleans – closed through May 22, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through May 26, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Stage Door Cafe – closed through May 26, 2011 for refurbishment.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster – closed through May 12, 2011 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, June 20 to 24, and July 11 to September 1 for 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.
  • Paint the Way to Miracles and Magic – June 18, 2011 Downtown Disney District. To buy tickets click here.
  • 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.
  • CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday October 16, 2011. Registration is now open. event website.
  • 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

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

Room-only hotel discounts

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

4th night free

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

Book online at the Disneyland.com Web site (link), call Walt Disney Travel Company at (714) 520-6425, or contact your favorite travel agent and ask them to look for the "Spring Package Offer."

Costco Travel Packages – Many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco.com. When purchasing a Costco Disneyland travel package, extras that will be included are: Mickey's Toontown Madness admission (currently available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays), a character breakfast collectible pin and lanyard, and a Costco luggage tag per person, plus a $20 Disneyland Resort gift card per package.

Disney's Resort Magic and Good Neighbor Magic Packages – Package includes accommodations one of the three resort hotels or at one of 40 Good Neighbor hotels; Souvenir Park Hopper ticket with voucher for admission to Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness, plus one Magic Morning (early entry) for three-day or longer Park Hoppers; preferred seating at four DCA attractions (Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, It's Tough to be a Bug!, Golden Dreams); Preferred Showing of Turtle Talk with Crush (Priority Viewing at the first Turtle Talk with Crush show of the day, on any one day - one voucher per Guest); Disney Dream coin keepsake (one per package), luggage tag and lanyard with pin; a Downtown Disney Fun Card; and a "Character Call" from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy or Crush. Contact Disney Travel or your favorite travel agent.

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Other Discounts

Character Dining Vouchers – Discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through Get Away Travel (link).

Disney Visa Discounted Stroller Rental – If you have a Disney Visa card you can rent up to two strollers at a discount of 50%. This offer is valid only at the Main Gate rental location between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Rainforest Cafe Safari Club – Members of the Rainforest Cafe get priority seating when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days), and a 10% discount on entrees for up to four people. Additionally, after signing up, your membership card will be mailed to you and be accompanied by a $10 award good for your next visit to a Rainforest Cafe. So if you know you will be eating there while at Disneyland and have a Rainforest Cafe local to you, it may make sense to prejoin the Safari Club so that you can use the award during your trip. See the Rainforest Cafe Web site for details (link).

ESPNZone MVP Club – Membership in the MVP Club does not offer any discounts on food. However, once a member you can make an online reservation for your party up to three days in advance and will get a 25% increase in points purchased when playing games in the Sports Arena (and 40 bonus points at activation). You must register online and your membership card will then be mailed to you within two weeks. The card must then be activated at any ESPNZone by the person who signed up for the card and ID will be required (link).

Park Schedule/Blockout Dates

DL: Disneyland

DCA: Disney California Adventure

Annual Pass blockout dates:

  • SL – Southern California Select Annual Pass
  • SC – Southern California Annual Pass
  • DX – Deluxe Annual Pass

Disneyland Resort Special Events:

  • MM – Magic Morning at Disneyland
  • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland
  • Grad Nite
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland

MousePlanet Special Events:

5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11

5/12

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

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TT


DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8:30p


Grad Nite

MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

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DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

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MM / TT
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5/19

5/20 5/21
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MM

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Grad Nite

MM

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DCA: 10a-10p

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5/26

5/27 5/28
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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
6/26 6/27 6/28 6/29

6/30

7/1 7/2
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

TT


DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

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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