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Annual Passholder DCA Merchandise Showcase | Mad T Party Costumes |Your Favorite Food on a Shirt |Resort refurbishment and construction update | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Annual Passholder DCA Merchandise Showcase


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As mentioned in the February 13 Disneyland Resort Update, Annual Passholders have an exclusive sneak peek at Cars Land and Buena Vista street This week, Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday March 29. This three-day event debuts some of the food, costumes and merchandise that will be a part of the final installment of the $1.1 billion Disney California Adventure Park expansion.

The showcase will occur in Stage 17 in Hollywood Land from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.


Stage 17, the former home of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Play It!, will host the Disney's California Adventure Preview May 27 to 29. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Late last week, the Art of Disney Parks website announced which merchandise would be available for purchase during the annual passholder preview. According to the website, some of the items sold during the preview will not be available in the park until the grand opening on June 15.

All items are limited to two per guest, unless otherwise noted. Merchandise is available while supplies last. The Art of Disney Parks website has published the following list of items to be sold during the preview:

Low n Slow Car Club Radiator Springs

  • Logo Tee (Adult)
  • Work Shirt (Adult)
  • Ladies Tee (Adult)
  • Bandana
  • Flat Brim Hat
  • Ceramic Cordial
  • Open Edition Low n Slow Logo Pin

Champions Custom Speed Shop

  • Race Poster Tee (Adult)
  • Championship Flag Tee (Adult)
  • Head to Head - Pullover Fleece (Adult)
  • Leather Jacket
  • Head to Head Ringer Ad Tee
  • Ladies Zip Fleece
  • Logo Hat
  • Cabby Cap
  • Cars Land Ear Hat
  • Open Edition Champion Custom Speed Shop Doc Hudson Pin

Cars Land Attraction ~ Radiator Springs Racers ~ Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Radiator

  • Springs Racers Tee (Youth)
  • Radiator Springs Racers Kids Drink ware
  • Radiator Springs Racers Pit Pass Lanyard
  • Logo Hat
  • Piston Cup Statuette
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Tee (Toddler)
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Zip Fleece (Toddler)
  • Tractor Tip Play Set
  • Open Edition Cars Land Logo Pin

Disney California Adventure park - Attraction Poster Program

  • Red Car Trolley Tee (Adult)
  • Radiator Springs Racers Tee (Adult)
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Tee (Adult)
  • Luigi's Flying Tires Tee (Adult)
  • Red Car Trolley Deluxe Print
  • Radiator Springs Racers Deluxe Print
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Deluxe Print
  • Luigi's Flying Tires Deluxe Print
  • Attraction Poster Limited Edition 1000 Pin Set (Limit 1 per Guest)

Disney California Adventure park Logo Program

  • Logo Tee (Adult)
  • Logo Zip Fleece (Adult)
  • Pullover Fleece (Adult)
  • Sublimation Ladies Tee (Adult)
  • Raglan Top (Adult)
  • Logo Hat (Adult)
  • Scarf
  • Ringer Tee (Youth)
  • Zip Fleece (Youth)
  • Girl's Top (Youth)
  • Bottle Cap Magnet (Set of 4)
  • Postcard Box Set (Set of 12)
  • US Mickey Mouse 66 Sign
  • Keychain
  • Milk Bottle
  • Lunchbox
  • Acrylic Tumbler w/straw
  • Candy Jar
  • Plush Throw
  • Ceramic Mug
  • Ceramic Cordial
  • Logo Ear Hat
  • Open Edition Logo Pin
  • Mystery Pin Set
  • Deluxe Starter Pin Set

Vinylmation Monorail Car Series 1 (limit 2 trays per guest)

Annual Passholder Collection Limited Edition 750 Boxed Coin Set (limit 1 per guest)

In anticipation of the popularity of this event, Disney has requested that guests do not queue up prior to 6:00 a.m. The queue begins near the East Esplanade Toy Story drop off / pick-up area. Parking is recommended in the Pumbaa lot located on Disney Way between Harbor Boulevard and Clementine.

Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 7:00 a.m. near the East Esplanade Toy Story drop-off/pick-up area entitling bearers to the opportunity to enter the Disney California Adventure park Merchandise Showcase. Wristbands will be distributed by color, with each color signifying a specific window of time for showcase entry. Holding a place in line for others in your party will not be allowed. Guests who wish to obtain a wristband must be present when the line forms or they will be escorted to the back of the line. Wristbands will be valid for entry to the merchandise showcase on the day of distribution. Wristbands are limited. Theme park admission required. Lost, stolen or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. Wristbands have no cash value.

Do you plan on attending the annual passholder preview? Share your thoughts on the event on our MousePad Discussion Forum.

Mad T Party Costumes


An artist rendering of the Mad T Party Band based on the classic characters of Alice in Wonderland. Photo (c) Disney.

Last week, the DisneyParks Blog shared some of the conceptual artwork for the costumes to be worn by the Mad T Party crew starting June 15 in Disney's California Adventure Park. Similar to GlowFest and ElecTRONica, guests can dance the night away in Hollywood Land after the sun goes down. The Mad T Party Band will be headlining the nightly festival. Each member of the band is based on a character from Alice in Wonderland and brings a unique sense of style to the party. Robin Trowbridge, Entertainment Show Director Disneyland Resort, has briefly described each character:

  • Mad Hatter – the host with a hat … and a voice to “TOP” it all off!
  • March Hare – pumpin’ up the bass!
  • Dormouse – rockin’ out on lead guitar!
  • Caterpillar – jammin’ on the keys!
  • Cheshire Cat – smiling and keepin’ a beat on the drums!

And, what would a Mad T Party be without Alice herself? Lucky for us, she “drops in” for her own special moment in the spotlight!

Even performers as whimsical as the Mad T Party band will need to take an occasional break. When that happens, White Rabbit DJ will take over by playing all of the party hits.


When the band takes a break the White Rabbit DJ will keep the party going with the freshest cuts and remixes. Photo (c) Disney.

Some of the characters will interact with guest during the party to help add to the Wonderland theme. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are just two of zany personalities you will encounter at the Mad T Party.


The iconic duo of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum get a colorful Mad T Party makeover. Photo (c) Disney.

Join the debate on the Mad T Party costumes in our MousePad Discussion Forum.

Your Favorite Food on a Shirt

Several things in Disneyland have a cult following. Whether it's a popular character like Mickey Mouse or Tinkerbell or an attraction like Haunted Mansion, people will not only wait in line to experience it, they will buy just about anything associated with their obsession. And like your favorite character, some of Disneyland's more popular food items are going beyond the outdoor vending carts and finding their way onto T-shirts.

Last year the delicious turkey leg was put on a T-shirt and quickly became popular among it's loyal fans. This month, the brilliant minds in the merchandise division have added three new designs commemorating three of the most popular snacks sold at Disneyland.


Three new T-shirts celebrating some of Disneyland's favorite food offerings are available for purchase at Bonanza Outfitters in Frontierland. Photo by Britt Winslow.

The Dole Whip, in all of its frosty and swirled glory, is captured on a mustard yellow T-shirt. The words "Aloha from Disneyland" give the shirt a classic postcard feel from the 1950's.

How popular are the turkey legs at Disneyland? Popular enough to create a second T-shirt. The latest edition is on a navy blue background and is a caricature of a dapper gentleman offering up a "Nice & Juicy!" turkey leg.

Rounding out the trio is pumpkin colored T-shirt upon which is displayed a character from the Southwest, complete with an embroidered jacket holding a warm, crispy and crunchy churro.

All three of the T-shirts are available at Bonanza Outfitters in Frontierland.

Resort refurbishment and construction update

As the grand opening of Buena Vista Street draws closer, more and more details are being revealed from behind the construction walls. A significant portion of the terra cotta roof tiles have been installed on the Carthay Circle Theater.


Roofers are busy adding terra cotta tiles to the Carthay Circle Theater in Buena Vista Street. Photo by Britt Winslow.


Some of the scaffolding obscuring the buildings on Buena Vista Street have been removed allowing guests to see more of the architectural details. Photo by Britt Winslow.

Last week, the facade of Monsters, Inc.: Mike and Sully to the Rescue! was covered with a canvas tarp to help conceal the refurbishment on the exterior of the show building. The refurbishment will continue through April 13. The attraction is slated to remain open while being refurbished.


The facade of the Monsters, Inc.: Mike and Sully to the Rescue! show building is concealed during the refurbishment. Photo by Britt Winslow.

This and That...

...Last week in a special event in Club 33 it was announced that Disney Legend and Imagineer, Alice Davis will receive her own window on Main Street, USA. The window is scheduled to be unveiled May 10. According to her biography on Disney Insider, Davis designed costumes for it's a small world and Pirates of the Caribbean. Alice Davis is the widow of Disney Legend Marc Davis who passed away in 2000.

...March 30 through April 1, Guerlain Fragrances will offer and exclusive gifts at Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie in New Orleans Square. Guests will receive a Guerlain deluxe sample with any Guerlain purchase. Guests who purchase a Guerlain fragrance will receive a complimentary bottle painting. The offer is good while supplies last. To read more details, visit the Art of Disney Parks site.

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

 

Crowd Forecast

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Spring Break season continues to draw heavy crowds to Disneyland. 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
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10 / 10
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10 / 10
Thursday, March 29, 2012 10 / 10
Friday, March 30, 2012 10 / 10

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

  • Full block outs this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Disney California Adventure's lightest day is Sunday, when it's an 5.4 on the Crowd Calendar.
  • Disneyland's lightest day is Sunday, when it's an 6.1 on the Crowd Calendar.

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Community Events

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

Team MousePlanet will be back for our fifth year at the CHOC Walk in the Park, benefiting Children's Hospital Orange County. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $27,000 for CHOC since 2008. The 2012 race is Sunday, October 14 at the Disneyland Resort. Team registration begins May 15—keep watching for more details, or visit our MousePad discussion forum for additional information.

Volunteer with Team MousePlanet at the Disneyland Half Marathon

Team MousePlanet is looking to form a group to volunteer during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, August 30 to September 2, 2012. Non-runners are welcome. Visit our MousePad discussion forum for additional information.

Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

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.

Disneyland

  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor – closed for closed for renovation. Expected to reopen April 25.
  • Candy Palace – closed for renovation. Expected to reopen April 25.
  • Penny Arcade – closed for renovation. Expected to reopen April 25.
  • Carnation Cafe – closed for renovation. Expected to reopen June 2.
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery – closed. The space to be converted back to an indoor seating area for the Carnation Cafe, and is expected to reopen July 14.
  • Festival Arena – closed for refurbishment. Expected to reopen May 2.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed through June 14 for refurbishment.
  • Frontierland Shooting Exposition – closed April 30 – May 25 for refurbishment.
  • Enchanted Tiki Room – closed May 7 – May 10 for refurbishment.
  • Second floor of Starcade – closed until 2014.
  • New Orleans Square Train Station – will undergo roof repair April 16 – May 4, however, the station will remain open.
  • Plaza Gardens – will close April 30 until winter 2013 for the construction of Fantasy Faire.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed May 1 – 2 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Goofy's Sky School – closed April 9 to June 1 for refurbishment.
  • Cove Bar – closed March 26 – June 1 for refurbishment.
  • Ariel's Grotto – closed April 30 – May 3 for refurbishment.
  • Monster, Inc.: Mike and Sully to the Rescue! – The attraction facade is being refurbished through April 13 but the attraction will remain open.
  • Hyperion Theater – The exterior stairs will be repainted April 16 – May 11.

Construction-related closures:

  • Engine–Ears Toys – closed until June 15 for conversion into new Buena Vista Street "West Block" stores.
  • Baker's Field Bakery – closed until June 15 for conversion to Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream.
  • Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream – closed until June 15 for conversion to Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe.
  • Greetings from California – closed until June 15 for conversion into new Buena Vista Street "East Block" stores.
  • Mission Tortilla Factory – closed for conversion to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. Expected to open June 1.
  • Disney's California Adventure Park – closed June 14 to prepare for the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.

Disneyland Resort Esplanade

  • East end of Esplanade – the tactile panels will be under refurbishment through March 30.

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).

2012

Spring / Summer
  • ElecTRONica – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights now through April 15. Disney has confirmed the nighttime event will end on April 15, to be replaced later this spring with the Mad T Party.
  • AIDS Walk Orange County – Sunday May 6. The event takes place before park hours in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The Magic Morning normally scheduled for Sunday at Disneyland will likely be rescheduled to Monday, May 7, and Disneyland will likely open at 9 a.m. to accommodate the event. More information about the walk is available on the event 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.
  • Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting at Disneyland Resort – May 26 and 27.
  • Annual Passholder Preview – March 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This three-day showcase new food, merchandise and attractions coming to both Disneyland and DCA this summer, but is not a "soft-opening" of the soon-to-open Cars Land. More information is available in the February 13 Disneyland Resort Update.
  • Cars Land grand opening – Friday, June 15.
  • Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation – August 11 and 12. This D23 event returns to the Disneyland Resort in 2012. Additional details and registration information at www.Disney.com/D23.
  • 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 31–September 2. Event is now sold out.

Fall

  • CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday October 14. Registration will open on May 15. The event takes place before park hours in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The Magic Morning normally scheduled for Sunday at Disneyland will likely be rescheduled to Monday, October 15, and Disneyland will likely open at 9 a.m. to accommodate the event. More information about the walk will be available on the CHOC Walk website closer to the start of registration; information about how to join the MousePlanet CHOC Walk team will be available on our MousePad discussion forum.

2013

  • 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – January 18–20. No additional details are available.
  • D23 Expo – August 9–11. Tickets for the three-day convention go on sale August 9, 2012.

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. 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

SoCal Resident 2–Day 1–Park per Day ticket ($99)
SoCal Resident 2–Day Park Hopper ticket ($114)

The SoCal Resident 2–Day 1–Park per Day ticket offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to either park on another day on or before June 8, 2012.

You can use both days of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the second day, but you can not use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $99 for ages 3 and up. You can also upgrade the ticket to a park–hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $15, a savings of up to $59 compared to the box office price of a two–day park–hopper ticket.

You can either purchase tickets at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, or online at Disneyland.com and print them at home. You can also purchase them at participating Disney Stores and authorized third party ticket outlets, including many local grocery stores. There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means you can use the first admission today and wait until June to use the second admission. You must, however, purchase the ticket by June 1, 2012. Tickets expires June 8, 2012, and are blocked out March 30–April 15, and June 4 and 5, 2012.

While Disney states that proof of residency required for purchase and admission, MousePlanet readers who have purchased similar tickets from off–property retailers during past resident discount promotions consistently reported that they were not required to provide proof of residency at the time of purchase. However, be aware that Disneyland Resort Main Gate cast members can–and may–require proof of residency when you first use the tickets. Whether the residency checks occur is an oft–debated topic on our MousePad discussion boards, but it is your responsibility to know the official policy, regardless of what the park's actual practice may be.

Now for the official fine print:

• TICKET IS BLOCKED OUT March 30, 2012 – April 15, 2012 and June 4, 2012 – June 5, 2012.
• Tickets valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000–93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000–22999 and proof of residency is required for admission.
• Each ticket is valid for two (2) 1–Day, 1–Park admissions to either Disneyland® park or Disney California Adventure® park, but not to both parks on the same day.
• First use must occur on or before June 8, 2012. Tickets expire June 9, 2012.
• Ticket is not valid before January 4, 2012.
• Each day of use constitutes one full day of use.
• May purchase up to five (5) tickets per person per day with valid ID.
• Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

 

 

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

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $224/$208

SoCal Resident 3–Day 1–Park per Day ticket ($129)
SoCal Resident 3–Day Park Hopper ticket ($144)

The SoCal Resident 3–Day 1–Park per Day ticket offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on three separate days by June 8, 2012.

You can use both days of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the next day, but you can not use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $129 for ages 3 and up. You can also upgrade the ticket to a park–hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $15, a savings of up to $80 compared to the box office price of a three–day park–hopper ticket.

You can either purchase tickets at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, or online at Disneyland.com and print them at home. You can also purchase them at participating Disney Stores and authorized third party ticket outlets, including many local grocery stores. There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means you can use the first admission today and wait until June to use the remaining admissions. You must, however, purchase the ticket by June 1, 2012. Tickets expires June 8, 2012, and are blocked out March 30–April 15, and June 4 and 5, 2012.

While Disney states that proof of residency required for purchase and admission, MousePlanet readers who have purchased similar tickets from off–property retailers during past resident discount promotions consistently reported that they were not required to provide proof of residency at the time of purchase. However, be aware that Disneyland Resort Main Gate cast members can—and may—require proof of residency when you first use the tickets. Whether the residency checks occur is an oft–debated topic on our MousePad discussion boards, but it is your responsibility to know the official policy, regardless of what the park's actual practice may be.

Now for the official fine print:

• TICKET IS BLOCKED OUT March 30, 2012 – April 15, 2012 and June 4, 2012 – June 5, 2012.
• Tickets valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000–93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000–22999 and proof of residency is required for admission.
• Each ticket is valid for two (3) 1–Day, 1–Park admissions to either Disneyland® park or Disney California Adventure® park, but not to both parks on the same day.
• First use must occur on or before June 8, 2012. Tickets expire June 9, 2012.
• Ticket is not valid before January 4, 2012.
• Each day of use constitutes one full day of use.
• May purchase up to five (5) tickets per person per day with valid ID.
• Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($199/$183) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 to May 28, 2012. This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, so you must purchase online before you arrive. Disney is offering eTicket and Will Call service for this promotion, so you can purchase the tickets online the same day you plan to use them. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, May 28, 2012. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or on June 10, 2012, whichever occurs first. Tickets are blocked out March 30, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

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.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

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

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $249/$231

Promotional 4–Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($219/$201) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 to May 28, 2012. This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, so you must purchase online before you arrive. Disney is offering eTicket and Will Call service for this promotion, so you can purchase the tickets online the same day you plan to use them. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, May 28, 2012. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or on June 10, 2012, whichever occurs first. Tickets are blocked out March 30, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

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).

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

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

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $266/$246

 

Promotional 5–Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($231/$211) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 to May 28, 2012. This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, so you must purchase online before you arrive. Disney is offering eTicket and Will Call service for this promotion, so you can purchase the tickets online the same day you plan to use them. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, May 28, 2012. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or on June 10, 2012, whichever occurs first. Tickets are blocked out March 30, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

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).

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

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

Six Day Park Hopper – Regularly $271/$251

Promotional 6–Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket ($236/$216) – A discounted price offered with advance purchase through the Disneyland Web site (link). This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, you must purchase online before you arrive. Tickets are valid January 4 to May 28, 2012. This discount is not available at the theme park ticket booths, so you must purchase online before you arrive. Disney is offering eTicket and Will Call service for this promotion, so you can purchase the tickets online the same day you plan to use them. Tickets must be purchased by, and first day of use must occur on or before, May 28, 2012. Tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use or on June 10, 2012, whichever occurs first. Tickets are blocked out March 30, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

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).

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

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]

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

 

Southern California CityPass
$279/$239

Southern California CityPass ($279/$239) – 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 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 if you're willing to pay the shipping charge.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if other discounts are available through them.

    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 three DCA attractions (Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, It's Tough to be a Bug!); 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.

    Landry's Select Club – Members of the Landry's Select Club get priority seating at the Rainforest Cafe when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days), and a 10% discount on retail purchases. This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club as of March 31, 2012. If you are already a Safari Club member, you can migrate your membership to the new Landry's Select Club at no charge, and start to earn points in the new program. All Safari Club points and benefits expire on March 31, so if you have any gift certificates left to redeem, you have just a week to do so. The new Select Club eliminated the entree discount and free appetizer offer that was included with the Safari Club, replacing them with a point–based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. If you are not yet a member of either the Safari Club or the Landry's Select Club, you can pre–purchase your membership before your trip. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 reward.

    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:

    4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18

    4/19

    4/20 4/21
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL

    MM
    DL: 9a-11p

    DCA: 10a-10p




    TT
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    DCA: 10a-10p




    MM
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    TT
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    MM

    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p


    SL

    TT
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    DCA: 10a-10p


    SL/SC/DX

    MM / TT
    4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25

    4/26

    4/27 4/28
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL

    MM
    DL: 9a-9p

    DCA: 10a-8p




    TT
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    DCA: 10a-8p




    MM
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    DCA: 10a-8p



    TT

     

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    MM
    DL: 9a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p


    SL

    TT
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    DCA: 10a-10p


    SL/SC/DX

    MM / TT
    3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28

    3/29

    3/30 3/31
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-9p

    SL/SC

    MM
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    TT
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    MM

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    TT
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    MM
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    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC/DX

    MM / TT
    4/1 4/2 4/3 4/4

    4/5

    4/6 4/7
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC/DX

    MM
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    DCA: 10a-10p


    SL/SC/DX

    MM / TT
    4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11

    4/12

    4/13 4/14
    DL: 8a-12a

    DCA: 10a-10p

    SL/SC

    MM
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    DCA: 10a-10p


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    DCA: 10a-10p


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    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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