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Disney and hotel worker union reach five-year collective bargaining agreement | Here comes Hogwarts | It's a small, accessible world again | Resort construction update | Save the Date: MouseAdventure Spring 2012 | This and That...

Disney and hotel worker union reach five-year collective bargaining agreement

A four-year contract dispute between the Disneyland Resort and UNITE HERE Local 11 ended last week when the more than 2,000 Disneyland Resort hotel workers represented by the union voted to ratify a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. In a joint statement, the two sides said:

"We are pleased that we were able to craft a fair and comprehensive agreement that works for the Disneyland Resort, and most importantly, for the 2,100 union hotel workers who now have the security of working with a multi-year contract in place. While it has been a long journey, we were able to cooperate and reach compromises that were agreeable to all parties and benefitted the Local 11 cast members who help deliver an unparalleled level of service to our Disneyland Resort guests every day."


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The new contract includes wage increases for most workers, workload reductions for housekeepers, and what a press release termed "job security and seniority protections for both full-time and part-time workers." Local 11 had previously claimed Disney was trying to eliminate full-time jobs in favor of part-time workers, who would not receive enough hours to qualify for benefits. Most of these contract provisions, including the wage increases, were already implemented this past summer after the union failed to respond to Disney's final offer.

The negotiations were marked by countless protests and demonstrations by Local 11 leadership, including a week-long hunger strike, a rally that shut down streets around the resort and ended with the arrest of union workers dressed as Disney characters, and dozens of informational pickets outside the Disneyland Resort hotels. When the two sides did meet for contract talks, the main sticking point was reportedly healthcare. Local 11 workers were the only Disney employees to qualify for no-cost, full-family health insurance by working an average of just 17 hours a week. Disney wanted to transition those workers into the same "Disney Signature" health plan offered to other employees, and the union strongly rejected that proposal.

Neither side got exactly what they wanted in the healthcare section of the final contract, but workers have more choices. Workers who opt to join the Disney benefits plan during open enrollment are eligible for up to $5,000 in bonuses, plus become eligible for sick pay and additional health and wellness benefits. Workers who opt to stay with the union health care plan will now contribute as much as $520 a year to their premium.

For Disneyland Resort guests, the end of the labor dispute means no more early-morning disturbances from picketing hotel workers, and no threat that workers will suddenly walk off the job during the busy holiday season. But considering it took the two sides almost four years to reach a five-year contract, perhaps they should plan to begin the 2016 contract talks sometime next year.

Here comes Hogwarts

The biggest Disneyland news of the last week really came out of Universal Studios, where officials from Warner Bros. and Universal confirmed that a West Coast version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. While the new land is not expected to open until 2016 at the earliest, the news has the potential to completely shake up the Southern California theme park scene, especially when it comes to wooing families with Hogwarts-aged children.

The Orlando version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Islands of Adventure, the "second gate" of the Universal Studios Florida resort, in 2010. The Orlando Sentinel reported in August that spring attendance for Universal Orlando was up 41 percent compared to the previous year, with the resort setting a 12-month attendance record. The Themed Entertainment Association's 2010 Global Attractions Attendance Report stated that attendance for Islands of Adventure was up over 30 percent compared to 2009, while attendance at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks dropped 1.5 percent in the same period.

Seemingly in response to the success of the Harry Potter land, Disney recently announced a partnership with director James Cameron to build an Avatar-themed land in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom park. Universal countered last week, announcing an expansion of the Orlando Wizarding world. Both Florida projects are expected to open sometime in 2016.

Disney doesn't seem to have anything waiting to challenge the Harry Potter spell in Southern California. The massive Cars Land addition opens at Disney California Adventure in 2012, and will be old news by the time the boy wizard invades Hollywood. The company has already said that there are no plans to bring Avatar to the Disneyland Resort, yet it's unlikely that Disney will allow Universal's project to go unchallenged. It's going to be very interesting to see the next move in this wizard's duel.

It's a small, accessible world again

We reported in October that the wheelchair-accessible boats had been removed from "it's a small world." According to a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, Disney made modifications to the boats, and were in the "final review and approval phase" before the boats could return to service. Cast members at the ride told us paperwork delays would likely mean the boats would not return to service before the end of the year, but Disney alerted us last week that the boats were back in use.


The wheelchair-accessible boats are again in service at Disneyland's "it's a small world" ride. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As opposed to exhibits, arcades and shows, "it's a small world" is one of the few actual rides where visitors can remain in their own wheelchair (other accessible Disneyland rides include Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, King Arthur Carrousel, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh). "it's a small world" is most popular when the holiday overlay is installed, and several readers expressed disappointment that the accessible boats might not return by the end of the holiday season.


Cast members rotate the wheelchair platform to ready it for the next passenger. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

For those curious about the operation of the wheelchair-accessible boat, or who want to know what to expect before they ride, this short video shows the load and unload procedures of the boat. Most manual and electric wheelchairs can fit on the boat. Riders who use electric convenience vehicles or larger manual or electric chairs must transfer to a provided wheelchair at the attraction.

Resort construction update

Some of the scaffolding around the Carthay Circle Theater was removed last week, exposing windows, doors, and a large balcony. The balcony looks large enough for an outdoor patio for the restaurant that will occupy the theater building, and would probably offer a decent view of the parade route directly below.


More of the Carthay Circle Theater exterior is visible, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The balcony on the side of the Carthay Circle Theater building could offer a unique view of the parade route, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Over in Cars Land, a trio of trees effectively screens the view of the construction site from the Blue Sky Cellar patio, but you can see that the sign for Mater's Junkyard Jamboree has been installed, along with additional lighting and props throughout the area.


The usual view of the Cars Land construction site from the Blue Sky Cellar patio is blocked by trees, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Signs are installed for Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The back side of the Cadillac Range is nearing completion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Over at Disneyland, the construction walls around the former Plaza Pavilion have been pushed back a bit, returning some of the much-needed seating area for the adjacent Refreshment Corner. A new Mary Poppins weathervane was installed above the building, the first permanent indication of the restaurant's new Jolly Holiday theme.


A portion of the Plaza Pavilion seating area reopened last week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A new Mary Poppins weathervane decorates the future Jolly Holiday Cafe site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Save the Date: MouseAdventure Spring 2012

Are you ready for more MouseAdventure in 2012? Mark your calendars and save the date(s) for our spring events at the Disneyland Resort.

MouseAdventure returns to the Disneyland Resort on Sunday, March 11. Alex Stroup is back to write this event, so expect the unexpected. If you've never played a game written by Alex, you're in for a whole new Adventure.

On Sunday, March 25 we will present a non-competitive "Day at the Park" event. This is ideal for first-time teams who want to get a taste of Adventure before committing to a competitive event, or for returning teams who want to play "just for fun."

Additional details about both events, including registration dates, price, format, and divisions will be sent out in January, but the contracts are signed, the dates are official, and you can now start to make plans to attend.

This and That...

...Disneyland will close at 6:00 p.m. tonight (December 12) and tomorrow (December 13) for the annual cast member parties. Disney California Adventure will remain open an extra hour both nights.


Trees decorated by Downtown Disney merchants will be donated to military families this week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...There are still a few days left to vote for your favorite Christmas tree in Downtown Disney. Most of the Downtown Disney merchants decorated a tree for the season, and put them on display near the large Downtown Disney tree outside Compass Books. Vote for your favorite tree by sending a text message to a specified number, and you'll receive a reply with a special offer from a Downtown Disney merchant, like 20 percent off a $50 purchase at ESPN Zone. All of the trees will be donated to local military families next week.


Trees decorated by Downtown Disney merchants are on display near the Disneyland Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar has two holiday drink specials, the Red-Nosed Zebra (rum, agave nectar, strawberry puree and lemon and lime juices, garnished with cranberries) and the Mele Kaliki-Mocha (iced coffee, cream of coconut, almond syrup and coffee liqueur). The Jungle Cruise-inspired bar has also been decorated for the holidays, making it a required stop on the resort holiday decor tour.


Santa hats, Christmas lights and naughty and nice lists are some of the holiday decorations at Trader Sam's Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Softly falling (animated) snow is seen through the window of Trader Sam's, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Red-Nosed Zebra is the most popular holiday drink at Trader Sam's, Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The Monorail water slides at the Disneyland Hotel are still closed, though the smaller pool between the water play area and the new E Ticket pool has reopened.

...The 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.


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Community Events

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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.
  • Plaza Pavilion – closed through January 2012 for conversion to Jolly Holiday Bakery 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.

2012 refurbishments:
Note: not all of these have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit.

  • Refreshment Corner – closes January 5 through February 9 for refurbishment.
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery – closes January 5, 2012. The space to be converted back to an indoor seating area for the Carnation Cafe.
  • Haunted Mansion – closes January 8, 2012 for removal of the holiday overlay. The return date has not yet been published, but the attraction is listed as closed through at least January 22.
  • Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm – closes January 9–18 for removal of the holiday decor.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed January 9 - June 14 for refurbishment.
  • it’s a small world – closed January 23 through February 2 for removal of the holiday overlay.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed January 23 through February 17 for refurbishment.
  • Davy Crockett Canoes – closed January 24 for dock refurbishment.
  • Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port – closed January 30 through February 10 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • None currently scheduled

2012 refurbishments:
Note: none of these have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit.

  • Redwood Challenge Creek Trail – closed January 9–27 for refurbishment.
  • Grizzly River Run –closed January 23 through March 2 for refurbishment.
  • Soarin’ Over California – theater A closes January 23-27 for refurbishment, so expect a longer wait for the other side.
  • Soarin’ Over California – the entire attraction will be closed January 30 through February 3 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 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).

Winter

  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – through January 8, 2012.
  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights now through Spring 2012; the event is offered nightly December 16-31.

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.
  • MouseAdventure Spring 2012 – We will host two MouseAdventure events next spring, a competitive event on Sunday, March 11 and a non-competitive "Day at the Park" event on Sunday, March 25. Additional details, including registration dates, price, format, and divisions will be sent out in January.
  • 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.
  • Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation – August 11-12. This D23 event returns to the Disneyland Resort in 2012. Additional details and registration information at www.Disney.com/D23.

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

Purchase with Purchase offers – Disneyland Resort shops frequently offer a reduced-price souvenir (often a tote bag, watch, or blanket) with a qualifying minimum purchase. The current offers are:

Disneyland shops:

  • Mickey tote bag for $13.95 with a minimum purchase of $25
  • Fleece throw blanket for $17.95 with a $40 purchase.

Disney California Adventure shops:

  • Mickey tote bag for $13.95 with a minimum purchase of $25
  • Mickey Mouse watch for $17.95 with a $40 purchase.

Downtown Disney / Disneyland Resort Hotel shops:

  • Sports duffel bag for $16.95 with a minimum purchase of $25
  • Fleece throw blanket for $17.95 with a $40 purchase.

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

Disney Visa – Cardholders have access to a private Character Meet 'N' Greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free 5x7 photograph per visit. Cardholders also receive 10% off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores, 10% off at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants, (Big Thunder Ranch, River Belle Terrace, French Market, Cocina Cucamonga, Steakhouse 55, PCH Grill and Storyteller's Café), and 20% off the "Welcome to Disneyland," "A Walk in Walt’s Footsteps," and "Discover the Magic" guided tours. See the Disney Visa website for terms and conditions.

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:

12/11 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/17
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

MM

DL: 8a-6p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 8a-6p

DCA: 10a-9p



MM

 

DL: 9a-9p

DCA: 10a-8p


TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p




MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC

MM / TT
12/18 12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23 12/24
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

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
12/25 12/26 12/27 12/28 12/29 12/30 12/31
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC/DX

MM / TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC/DX

MM

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC/DX

MM / TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL/SC/DX

MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT

 

DL: 8a-2a

DCA: 10a-1a

SL/SC/DX

MM / TT
1/1/2012 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5 1/6 1/7
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p


SL

MM / TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p




MM

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p




MM

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p



TT

 

DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-10p

SL/SC

MM / TT
1/8 1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12 1/13 1/14
DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-10p

SL

 

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p




TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p




MM

 

DL: 10a-8p

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
1/15 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20 1/21
DL: 8a-12a

DCA: 10a-9p

SL/SC


MM

DL: 8a-11p

DCA: 10a-9p


SL

TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p




MM

 

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p



TT

DL: 10a-8p

DCA: 10a-8p




MM

DL: 9a-10p

DCA: 10a-9p



TT

 

DL: 9a-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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