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Update for May 23 – 29, 2011

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Star Tours and Little Mermaid Previews | Pirates, Wookies and Siths! Oh, My! |Blue Sky Cellar Update |Pirates of the Caribbean Vinylmation |Resort construction update | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Star Tours and Little Mermaid Previews


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With the official launch of the summer schedule at the Disneyland Resort just weeks away, every cast member seems to be preparing for what will undoubtedly be a big summer in Anaheim. And like any show, the cast must undergo much training and practice before the grand opening, which means that for those guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in the next few weeks, there might just be some opportunities for a sneak peek or two at some new attractions before they open.


Last Saturday, any Disneyland guest could have experienced Star Tours – The Adventures Continue during an unannounced sneak preview. Photo by Britt Winslow.

MousePlanet readers have been sharing their experiences with the cast member and Disney Parks Blog previews of Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and last Saturday, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue was open to every Disneyland guest. The wait was between 60 to 90 minutes long through most of the day, which might not seem too bad to some considering the anticipation and popularity of the Star Wars themed attraction. Guests entering the queue area were reminded that the attraction could go down at any time and even close for the day but that warning didn't discourage many people.


Disneyland guests anxiously enter the queue for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue sneak preview. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The only part of the Star Tours experience that was unavailable was the Fastpass option. When operational, the Fastpass distribution for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue is located across the Tomorrowland walkway and replaces the Fastpass distribution for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.


The Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Fastpass distribution replaced the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Fastpass distribution across the walkway in Tomorrowland. Photo by Britt Winslow.

 

Mouse Planet contributor Steven Ng created this fantastic video highlighting the Star Tours preview experience.

To get an idea of what you might encounter during the ride, Disney has provided screenshots from the attraction.


Guests may encounter Darth Vader and an army of stormtroopers on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Image (c) Walt Disney Company.


Kashyyyk is one of the new destinations you can visit on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Image (c) Walt Disney Company.

If you have participated in one of the Star Tours previews or would like to read about other who have, visit the MousePlanet discussion forums.


Cast members were treated to an exclusive sneak preview of The Little Mermaid – Ariel's Undersea Adventure last Saturday. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Not to be outdone by space travel in Tomorrowland, Disney cast members, and their friends and families were treated to a sneak preview of The Little Mermaid – Ariel's Undersea Adventure last week in Disney California Adventure Park. Cast members "on stage" and "in costume" greeted fellow cast members not in costume as they showed tickets granting them exclusive access to Paradise Pier's newest gem. Signs in front of and throughout the queue areas reminded guests that no photos or videos were permitted.


Due to the exclusive nature of the cast member preview, lines for The Little Mermaid – Ariel's Undersea Adventure were almost nonexistent. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Pirates, Wookies and Siths! Oh, My!

With the debut of a new movie and the relaunch of a favorite attraction, Disneyland Resort guests can always count on new merchandise to help feed the excitement. Shops all over the Disneyland Resort have been receiving new pirate themed merchandise since last week in celebration of the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.


T-shirt, books and glasses are just a few of the new merchandise items that arrived last week celebrating Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides theatrical release. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A new Pirate-themed set of mouse ears complete with its own hatbox has been released in conjunction with the theatrical debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Photo by Britt Winslow.


LEGO enthusiasts can recreate Whitecap Bay from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with the 746-piece building toy. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Star Tours fans can also buy an assortment of attraction themed merchandise released to coincide with the grand opening of the attraction on June 3.


Trucker hats and T-shirts are just a few of the new merchandise items available for purchase in Star Traders in anticipation of the grand opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Photo by Britt Winslow.

In addition to hats and T-shirts, there are three new pins and a starter set lanyard based on Star Wars available at The Star Trader and Little Green Men Store Command.

For those interested in limited edition merchandise, checkout the Star Tours Opening Day 2011 pin.


Only 500 guests will be selected by random drawing for the opportunity to buy this limited edition Star Tours Opening Day 2011 pin. Image (c) Disney.

Those interest will be selected by random drawing on or around May 26, 2011. The first 500 guests selected in the drawing will have an opportunity to buy up to two of these limited-edition pins on June 2, 2011 at Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland. You can sign up directly at Disney's website  for the drawing.

Disneyland Resort annual passholders will have several opportunities to buy passholder exclusive merchandise at the Disneyland Resort celebrating Star Tours, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure and Goofy's Sky School. Everything from limited-edition pins to commemorative coins to Vinylmation figures will be available to valid passholders in the coming weeks. Disney has an official web page for more information.

Blue Sky Cellar Update


Blue Sky Cellar had a minor update last week in preparation for the grand opening of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Blue Sky Cellar had a relatively minor update last week in preparation for the grand opening of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure. The most noticeable change inside Blue Sky Cellar was the segments added to the video that plays in the north end of the exhibit. The video now features commentary and demonstrations of the audio-animatronic Ursula that will be featured in the new Paradise Pier attraction. Three new attraction posters have been added to the display and even a couple of photographs from inside The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction for those willing to search a little.


Three all-new attraction posters have been added to Blue Sky Cellar as Disney California Adventure Park prepares for summer. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A closer look at the attraction poster for The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure reveals how guests will move through the attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The new attraction poster for Goofy's Sky School was influenced by travel posters from the early 20th century. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Even though Grizzly River Run isn't a new attraction, the new poster supports the era and visual palette of the Golden State theme. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A couple of photos from inside The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure were discretely displayed inside Blue Sky Cellar. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Pirates of the Caribbean Vinylmation

Last Saturday, D Street, in the Downtown Disney District, hosted a Pirates Vinylmation event. This event showcased a combination of the popular Disney Vinylmation figures and the Pirates of the Caribbean. A half dozen artists created custom pirate-themed 9-inch Vinylmation figures with edition sized ranging from 1 piece to 12. Three of the artists who created these highly collectible Vinylmation figures were on hand from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign their work and meet their fans.


The one-of-a-kind Pirate Vinylmation by Javier Soto and Noah were released at D Street in the Downtown Disney District last Saturday. Photo by Britt Winslow.


A collector purchased this custom 9-inch Vinylmation figure by artist Miss Mindy at D Street in the Downtown Disney District. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Fans and collectors had an opportunity to meet Javier Soto, Miss Mindy and Scott Tolleson, three of the artists featured as part of D Street's Pirates of the Caribbean inspired Vinylmation release. Photo by Britt Winslow.

For more information on this event visit the Art of Disney Parks site here.

Resort construction update

Almost two years ago, on June 8, 2009, the Disneyland Resort Update posted the first pictures of the construction walls in Paradise Pier surrounding the Golden Dreams Theater with promises that in 2011 a new Little Mermaid attraction would open. Over the next 101 weeks we shared photos and eye witness accounts as buildings were razed, mounds of dirt were pushed around and eventually a new structure was erected. Now, 102 Disneyland Resort Updates later, we can share photos of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure without a blue construction wall in sight.


After almost two years, the constructions walls around The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure have finally been removed. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The art glass that had been hidden behind a tarp for weeks is now visible and welcomes guests to Disney California Adventure Park's newest attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.


King Triton sits atop an arch that frames one of the queue areas for The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Corn Dog Castle, one of Disney California Adventure Park's most popular quick service restaurants, has also emerged from behind the construction walls and is open for business.


A fan favorite, Corn Dog Castle, quietly reopened in Paradise Pier last week. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The newly named Seaside Souvenirs opened last week in Paradise Pier and sells some of your favorite Disney Merchandise. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The construction walls erected two weeks ago during the removal of the dining area near Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream are gone giving guests more room to walk through Sunshine Plaza. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Steel posts will support a new canvas covered structure next to the docks of the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia in Frontierland. Photo by Britt Winslow.


The Golden Horseshoe and the Stage Door Cafe are under wraps as they go through minor refurbishment in preparation for the summer crowds. Photo by Britt Winslow.


New construction walls surrounding Neverland Pool at the Disneyland Hotel popped up last week despite Tangaroa Terrace being days away from its debut. Photo by Britt Winslow.

This and That...

...Last week Disney Cruise Line sent out a letter to Disney Wonder guests and travel partners who have indicated that a member of their travel party needs wheelchair assistance for one of the wheelchair accessible Alaskan port adventures. The letter contains the following information regarding wheelchair accessible equipment limitations:

  • The combined guest and wheelchair weight cannot exceed 500 pounds
  • The dimensions cannot exceed 40 inches long and 27 inches wide.
  • Guests utilizing a 3-wheeled scooter will be required to transfer to a stationary seat on the tour bus.

Effective Wednesday, May 18, the remaining 2011 Mexican Riviera sailings on the Disney Wonder  will replace the call in Mazatlan with an additional call in Cabo San Lucas. The affected sail dates are September 25 through December 26, 2011.

...Apricot Lane opened last Friday in the Downtown Disney District in the space formerly occupied by Kitson Kids. Apricot Lane is a boutique that carries celebrity-inspired branded apparel and accessories. According to an article in the Orange County Register the store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Apricot Lane's grand opening is scheduled for June 15.

...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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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. The numbers are based on wait times for all days on record. When a day is predicated as a 1 out of 10, it doesn’t mean that the parks are empty, just that when compared to other days these wait times are in the bottom 10%. We had researchers submitting wait times in the parks every day of the week, and were aided by our fabulous Disneyland Lines App users. Here's what our statistical team measured for the upcoming week:

Date Overall Disneyland DCA
Monday, May 23, 2010 3 / 10 2.3 / 10 4.6 / 10
Tuesday, May 24, 2010 3 / 10 2.0 / 10 4.5 / 10
Wednesday, May 25, 2010 3 / 10 2.0 / 10 4.4 / 10
Thursday, May 26, 2010 2 / 10 1.9 / 10 2.2 / 10

This week should have low wait-times during the week and high waits over the weekend:

  • Disneyland should have crowds of 2.3 or below Monday through Friday, making those days perfect for hitting the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue soft openings.
  • Crowds over the weekend will be high, peaking at a 8.6 at Disney California Adventure.
  • There will be full AP blockouts on Saturday and Sunday.

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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.
  • 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.
  • The Golden Horseshoe – closed through May 26, 2011 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.
  • 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 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:

    5/22 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: 8a-9p

    DCA: 10a-8:30p

    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: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    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: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    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
    7/3 7/4 7/5 7/6

    7/7

    7/8 7/9
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC/DX

    MM
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC/DX

    TT
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC

    MM
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC

    TT

     

    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC

    MM
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC

    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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