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Update for October 31 – November 6, 2011

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Farewell Halloween, here comes Holiday Time | All Aboard for a new Disney Gallery exhibit | Thanksgiving dining in Downtown Disney | New merchandise promotions | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Farewell Halloween, here comes Holiday Time

The Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction promises to show you what happens "when two holidays collide," and Disneyland visitors got to see the same effect on Main Street last week as the Resort Enhancements team started the work of replacing pumpkins and scarecrows with garlands and snowflakes. The HalloweenTime promotion ends tonight with the last of the Mickey's Halloween Party events, leaving a short two-week transition period before the official start of the Christmas holiday season on November 14. New Orleans Square is almost completely decorated for the holidays, trees around the Resort have been strung with lights, and most stores have at least a small selection of holiday merchandise.


Halloween and Christmas co-exist on Main Street as Disneyland transitions from one holiday promotion to another. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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The Disneyland portion of the annual Disney Parks Christmas Parade is expected to tape next weekend. DanceTheMagic.com, a website that offers travel packages to dance groups that participate in the filming of the parade, has posted a tentative schedule for the weekend. The participants are scheduled to first perform in a a short pre-parade segment called "Holiday Spectacular Parade" Friday evening around 6:00, before the scheduled 6:30 performance of Mickey's Soundsational Parade. This performance is not part of the ABC television taping, but it's fun to watch hundreds of young dancers make their Disneyland debut.

The taping of the ABC television special will likely take place Saturday morning, at or near park opening. Based on past years, at least some of the floats from A Christmas Fantasy parade will be in a procession down Main Street, and several musical acts will perform on a stage in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. We have yet to hear any word (official or otherwise) on which performers may be on hand for the taping, but this is usually a good weekend for celebrity-spotting, as the special guests spend time in the parks with their families before and after the taping.


Many visitors were delighted to get early holiday photos at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

If you visit Disneyland on Saturday, stay clear of Main Street and the Central Plaza hub to avoid the crowds, detours, and traffic control around the filming. If you're hoping to watch the parade taping, get to the park at opening (8:00 a.m. for the general public; 7:00 for guests with Magic Morning access) and bring your patience. The taping can take a while, with numerous takes and retakes to make sure every shot is perfect. Dance The Magic encourages the families of their performers to wear their "favorite fun holiday attire" to watch the taping, so you might want to follow suit if you hope to get on camera.


Sleeping Beauty Castle is decorated in time for the taping of the annual holiday parade special. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

It appears that both performances of Mickey's Soundsational Parade are canceled for Saturday, likely due to the taping. In past years, the first parade is usually canceled on taping day, but the parade usually returns for the evening performance. This year, there are no Disneyland parades on Saturday, but two parades each Friday and Sunday.

All Aboard for a new Disney Gallery exhibit

The Disney Gallery closes briefly next week to allow installation of a new exhibit showcasing Walt Disney's enduring passion—trains. "All Aboard... A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney" opens Saturday, November 12 with a special event featuring merchandise from 11 well-known Disney artists, including Dave Avanzino, Jeremy Fulton, Larry Nikolai, Robert Olszewski, and Maggie Parr. Several of the artist will be on hand Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 to sign purchases.

The new collection includes posters, paintings, signs, shirts, drink wear, model trains, and collectibles featuring images from the railroads of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. A selection of the merchandise will also be sold at Walt Disney World. More information is available on the Disney Gallery website.

Thanksgiving dining in Downtown Disney

A few weeks ago, we detailed the Thanksgiving dinner options from the Disney-operated restaurants at the Disneyland Resort. The Downtown Disney restaurants rarely have their menus published more than a few days in advance of the actual holiday, but here are the details available as of today. Contact each restaurant directly for reservations and more information.

  • Catal – is offering a three-course menu from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Full menu details are available on the Patina Group website. The meal is $38 (food only) for adults ($19.95 children under 10). Call (714) 774-4442 for reservations.
  • Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen – is serving a special Thanksgiving menu Wednesday, November 23 to Saturday, November 26 of Thanksgiving week, but menu details are not yet finalized. Call (714) 776-5200 for reservations.
     
  • House of Blues – is serving a special Thanksgiving meal, but menu details are not yet finalized. The restaurant also recently debuted its new "Crossroads at House of Blues" menu by Food Network star Chef Aaron Sanchez. Call (714) 778-2583 for reservations.

ESPN Zone, La Brea Bakery, Naples, Rainforest Cafe, and Tortilla Jo's are all open Thanksgiving day, but will serve their regular menu.

New merchandise promotions

MousePlanet reader Paul Hancock suggested that we add the most recent purchase-with-purchase deals to the weekly update. These promotions usually offer a reduced-price souvenir (often a tote bag, watch, or blanket) with a qualifying minimum purchase. Disneyland began testing these offers before the 50th anniversary in 2005, and now there is almost always a promotion running somewhere in the Resort. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney shops and Disneyland Resort hotels often feature different offers (such as a backpack in one location, a duffel bag in another) or a variation on a theme (such as a a different color of the same bag depending on where you shop). Paul's suggestion was quite timely, as the Resort introduced new offers last week.


Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels offer this duffel bag or fleece throw as a purchase with purchase promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The World of Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels are offering your choice of a sports duffel bag for $16.95 with a minimum purchase of $25, or a fleece throw blanket for $17.95 with a $40 purchase. The duffel bag is identical to the duffel offered in a previous promotion; the World of Disney has a blue version, and the Disneyland Resort hotels have it in black. The fleece throw blanket is $17.95, and features a winter scene of Sleeping Beauty Castle. I admit to being disappointed in the quality of this throw. I purchased a fleece blanket from an earlier promotion several years ago and still use it regularly. This version is much thinner, and doesn't seem as if it will last more than a few washings. But if you need something to keep you warm at Disneyland when the temperature takes an unexpected dip, these blankets are definitely more affordable than buying a new sweatshirt at the gift shop.


Disneyland shops offer a tote bag or fleece throw as a purchase-with-purchase promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Participating shops at Disneyland have the same Castle throw blanket promotion, and also offer a Mickey Mouse tote bag for $13.95 with a minimum purchase of $25 or more. The tote bag is black with a scatted "Mickey Mouse" graphic in gold foil print.

Reader Cathy said she purchased a Mickey Mouse watch for $17.95 with a $40 purchase at a shop in Disney California Adventure. DCA shops had this offer during the summer, so it may be the same deal or a new design. We didn't see this offer last week, but we'll post an update if it's spotted.

Thanks for the note Paul; we're sure other readers will appreciate your suggestion.

This and That...

...The Napa Rose restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is now accepting reservations for their New Year's Eve dining event, offering two seatings. The 5:00 seating features a four-course meal, and is $100 per person (not including beverage, tax, or gratuity). The 8:30 seating begins with a champagne reception in the Napa Rose Lounge, followed by a five-course meal, and is $195 per person. Live music, party favors, and a "midnight moment" complete the evening. To make a reservation, you must book directly with the restaurant, at (714) 300-7170.


The Plaza Pavilion sign was removed last week as part of the Jolly Holiday Cafe remodel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Workers removed the Plaza Pavilion sign last week as work continues to convert the space to the new Jolly Holiday Cafe. The location has previously housed restaurants, a candy kitchen, and the annual passholder processing center.

...The donation period for the 2011 CHOC Walk is over, and Team MousePlanet raised a total of $5,038 this year. Thank you to all of the walkers and sponsors who donated their time and money to the walk. Special recognition to reader Helga Bergthold, who raised $970 this year, and Jeff and Wendy Everett, who together raised $755. We'll see you all next year.

...The new MousePlanet Newsletter is here! The newsletter contains a recap of the week's articles (in case you miss a day), news that may have developed since the weekly Updates were published, and tips about what's happening at the Disney theme parks for the coming weekend. We'll also include a fun MouseAdventure bonus, such as an Eye Spy or a trivia question. To subscribe to our free newsletter, go to the MousePlanet main page and enter your email address in the top right box labeled "Join the MousePlanet Newsletter." Click Join, then fill out the fields in the registration page, including your first and last name. The Newsletter is free, but you must complete this registration to receive it, even if you may have signed up for one with us in the past.

...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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As the Halloween season ends, we should see relatively light crowd levels. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the crowds with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines - Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. With holiday crowds looming, it's a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

Date Overall
Monday, October 31, 2011 2 / 10
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 1 / 10
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1 / 10
Thursday, November 3, 2011 1 / 10

Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you'll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:

  • Partial AP blockouts this weekend.
  • Disney California Adventure's low day will be Thursday, when it's a 2.1.
  • Disneyland park's lowest days will be Monday through Thursday, when it's an 1.1.

Disneyland crowds for the next 365 days.
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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Disneyland

  • Disneyland Monorail – opening at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. This shortened schedule is due to the Buena Vista Street construction in DCA. The monorail operates on a normal schedule on weekends.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed through November 23 for refurbishment.
  • Blue Bayou – closed through November 23 for refurbishment.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through November 10 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Plaza Pavilion – closed through January 2012 for conversion to Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery – closes January 2012. The space to be converted back to an indoor seating area for the Carnation Cafe.
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor – closes January 2012 for renovation. Expected to reopen in Spring 2012.
  • Candy Palace – closes January 2012 for renovation. Expected to reopen in Spring 2012.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • It's Tough to be a Bug! – closed through November 11 for refurbishment.

Construction-related closures:

  • Engine-Ears Toys – closed until summer 2012 for renovation.
  • Baker's Field Bakery - closed until summer 2012 for conversion to Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
    Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream - closed until summer 2012 for conversion to Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe.
  • Greetings from California – closed until summer 2012 for renovation.

Disneyland Resort hotels:

  • Disneyland Hotel Neverland Pool – closed due to construction. The hotel's new pool area and new Monorail water slide are now open for hotel guests.
  • 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.

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).

Fall

  • HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort – Through October 31
  • ElecTRONica – The normal schedule is Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through spring 2012, though ElecTRONica may be offered nightly the week of Thanksgiving, and the period between Christmas and New Year.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – October 31. Tickets are on sale now via Disneyland.com or by calling (714) 781–4000.
  • Fall 2011 MouseAdventure at Walt Disney World – Saturday, November 12. Registration is now closed. Visit MouseAdventure.com for more information about future events, and to sign up for our newsletter.

Winter

  • Holiday parade taping at Disneyland – November 4–6 (unconfirmed). Disney never officially confirms the dates that the West Coast segments of the annual holiday parade will be filmed at Disneyland, but DanceTheMagic.com, a Web site that offers travel packages to dance groups hoping to participate in the filming, lists the dates as November 4–6 (link). Keep in mind that the filming is subject to change with no notice, and we don't encourage readers to make a special trip just to see the filming.
  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – November 14, 2011 to January 8, 2012.
  • Candlelight Processional – December 3 & 4. Performances times, narrator and availability (if any) of dining packages have not yet been announced.
  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights now through Spring 2012; the event may be offered nightly during the Thanksgiving week, and the period between Christmas and New Years.

2012

  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights now through Spring 2012.
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – January 27–29. Registration for the half marathon is now sold out; registration for the family races is still open at the Run Disney website.
  • Grad Nite events – this party for high school seniors graduating in 2012 will be held May 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and June 1, 7, 8, 14. The 2012 event includes admission to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disneyland after the park closes to the public for the night.

We also recommend checking the convention calendar at the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website. When looking at that site, remember to note both the number of people and the number of rooms resulting from each convention. A gathering of 25,000 people booking few room nights (indicating most will be driving in to the area for their meeting) can impact traffic around the Resort much more than a crowd of 25,000 staying in area hotels. Of course, that second group is going to make finding a hotel room more difficult (and possibly more expensive), so it's best to book your own room as early as possible if you see that a big convention is in town during your trip.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Several current promotions offer discounted admission to the Disneyland Resort. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the number of days the tickets are valid. Check out the category that best matches the amount of time you plan to spend at the resort, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers!

This first section is a list of discounts on ticket-only purchases. Though it has become more common in recent years, Disneyland tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Southern California or Northern Mexico. For residents outside that area, the best discounts available tend to be simple advance purchase discounts.

If you know of any additional discounts, offers, promotions, or contests that should be listed in this section, drop us a line. Note, we are no longer listing offers from the Anaheim-Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, as their convenience fee negates any savings.

One Day, One Park Ticket – Regularly $80/$74

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $105/$99

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 $158/$146

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $173/$161

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, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $209/$193

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $224/$208

Advance Purchase 3-day, One Park Per Day Bonus Ticket ($199/$183) or 3-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($214/$198) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. First use must be on or before December 31, 2012. These tickets have a 13-day "fuse," which means you must use all three admissions within 13 days of the first use, or forfeit the unused days. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

If purchased from the Disneyland website, this ticket can be purchased and printed at home the same day you plan to use it (eTicket service). You can also ask to pick up the ticket at Will Call ($5 fee) or have it mailed to your home ( $5-$25 delivery fee, depending on service.)

Ticket may also be 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 participating travel agents. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (a $15/day value).

Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket ($95) – 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 Sept 30, 2012. The ticket has the following blockout dates: December 24, 2011 to January 2, 2012; February 17 to 19, 2012; April 2 to 14, 2012; July 4, 2012.

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.

Four Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $234/$216

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $249/$231

Costco 4-Day Park Hopper Ticket plus $50 Disney gift card ($239.99) – A special offer for Costco members who are also residents of Southern California. Note: this ticket is no longer listed on the Costco website, but you may find it at Southern California Costco stores.

Unlike most other park hopper tickets, this ticket has no "fuse" - you can use the first admission today, and have until October 19, 2011 to use the remaining admission days before the ticket expires. The ticket is blocked out August 21-22, 2011.

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, One Park Per Day Bonus Ticket ($219/$201) or 4-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($234/$216) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. First use must be on or before December 31, 2012. These tickets have a 13-day "fuse," which means you must use all four admissions within 13 days of the first use, or forfeit the unused days. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

If purchased from the Disneyland website, this ticket can be purchased and printed at home the same day you plan to use it (eTicket service). You can also ask to pick up the ticket at Will Call ($5 fee) or have it mailed to your home ( $5-$25 delivery fee, depending on service.)

Ticket may also be 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 participating travel agents. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (a $15/day value).

Five Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $251/$231

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $266/$246

Advance Purchase 5-day, One Park Per Day Bonus Ticket ($231/$211) or 5-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($246/$226) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. First use must be on or before December 31, 2012. These tickets have a 13-day "fuse," which means you must use all five admissions within 13 days of the first use, or forfeit the unused days. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

If purchased from the Disneyland website, this ticket can be purchased and printed at home the same day you plan to use it (eTicket service). You can also ask to pick up the ticket at Will Call ($5 fee) or have it mailed to your home ($5 to $25 delivery fee, depending on service.)

Ticket may also be 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 participating travel agents. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. If purchased from AAA, the tickets come with free parking at the Mickey & Friends parking garage (a $15/day value).

Six Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $256/$239

Six Day Park Hopper – Regularly $271/$251

Advance Purchase 6-day, One Park Per Day Bonus Ticket ($236/$216) or 6-day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($251/$231) – A discounted price for advance purchase through the Internet or select dealers. First use must be on or before December 31, 2012. These tickets have a 13-day "fuse," which means you must use all six admissions within 13 days of the first use, or forfeit the unused days. "Bonus Tickets" include one early admission day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday).

If purchased from the Disneyland website, this ticket can be purchased and printed at home the same day you plan to use it (eTicket service). You can also ask to pick up the ticket at Will Call ($5 fee) or have it mailed to your home ( $5-$25 delivery fee, depending on service.)

Ticket may also be 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 participating travel agents. It is best to call and confirm before visiting a location, however. 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: $749 [Valid at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking]
Premium Annual Passport: $499 [Includes parking]
Deluxe Annual Passport: $379
Southern California Annual Passport: $269
SoCal Select Annual Passport: $199
Parking Add On: $99 [Add on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes. Has same blockout days as corresponding pass]
Blockout Day Ticket: $59 [Grants one-day park-hopper admission to an annual passholder on a blockout day]

2011 Southern California CityPass
$276/$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 is valid through December 31, 2011. Purchase CityPass through the Disneyland website or on-site at the ticket booths of Disneyland Resort or the other theme parks included in the pass. You can also purchase directly from the CityPass website though this has a minimum $7.50 shipping charge.

Hotel/Travel Packages

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

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

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Other Discounts

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

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

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

ESPNZone MVP Club – Membership in the MVP Club does not offer any discounts on food. However, once a member you can make an online reservation for your party up to three days in advance and will get a 25% increase in points purchased when playing games in the Sports Arena (and 40 bonus points at activation). You must register online 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:

10/30 10/31 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5
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DCA: 10a-8p


TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 9a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25 11/26
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p




TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p




MM

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2 12/3
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

 

DL: 9a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p


TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 12/9 12/10
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL

MM

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

 

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p


TT

DL: 9a-11p

DCA: 10a-8p



MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

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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