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Mad T Party debuts at Disney California Adventure | Carthay Circle Theater unveiled | New character appearances scheduled for DCA | Fantasmic 20th anniversary video | Resort construction update | This and That... | Crowd Forecast

Mad T Party debuts at Disney California Adventure

"Soft opening" previews of the Mad T Party began Friday night at Disney California Adventure park, and a large crowd turned out to experience the replacement for the popular ElecTRONica nighttime party. MousePlanet reader Mark Hahn sent us nearly 300 photos of the opening night festivities; we share some of our favorites with you here.


Disney California Adventure's starts rolling out new nighttime Mad T Party this past weekend. Photo by Mark Hahn.


A stylized Alice and Mad Hatter front the Mad T Party band. Photo by Mark Hahn.


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Unlike DCA's two previous nighttime events, the Mad T Party party does not use Hollywood Boulevard—a change necessary to avoid interference with nighttime operation of the new Red Car trolleys. And while the event space now is smaller than it was before, it now incorporates more permanent set pieces. For example, a new "Drink Me" bar replaces the temporary bar set up each night before ElecTRONica, a small performance stage now stands in front of the Mad Arcade in the Stage 12 building, and there is now a much larger stage in front of the Monster's Inc. attraction. Some visitors complained that party crowds made it difficult to even reach the Monster's Inc. and Muppet*Vision 3D attraction entrances, a situation likely made worse by large crowds during this opening, holiday weekend.


Tweedle Dee and Dum greet visitors to the Mad T Party. Photo by Mark Hahn.


Mad T Party performers include these stiltwalkers, who appear to be riding flamingos. Photo by Mark Hahn.


Additional Mad T Party entertainment includes this performer billed as "Who R U." Photo by Mark Hahn.

Music for the party is provided by the Mad T Party band, with performers dressed as stylized versions of Alice, the Mad Hatter, and other Wonderland residents. Between sets, a DJ wearing White Rabbit ears keeps the music going as attention shifts to other entertainers. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum sport mohawks, Dr. Martens boots, and wrap-around sunglasses and serve as bouncers for the Rabbit Hole, the mist-filled main entrance to the area. A human Slinky in rainbow colors twists into fantastic shapes on the secondary stage outside the Mad Arcade, while stiltwalkers "ride" brilliant pink flamingoes through the crowd.


The House of Cards bar, themed catering truck, and a small performance stage are outside Stage 12. Photo by Mark Hahn.


The Mad T Party makes extensive use of digital screens to create the Wonderland atmosphere. Photo by Mark Hahn.


Mad T Party fans praise the set designers for their use of lighting and digital screens to set the mood. Photo by Mark Hahn.

Two bars and a food truck provide refreshments to the T Party crowd, with signature drinks like the Croquet Tini and Mad Hat-ito ($11.50 each), served in themed souvenir cups. A non-alcoholic cotton candy lemonade ($3.00) is also available, along with assorted Fuze and Coca-Cola beverages. A small seating area with colorful chairs fills the patio outside the Mad Arcade.

The new Mad Arcade is filled with highly themed midway-style games like the "Queen of Hearts Royal Half Court" basketball toss, "Cheshire Cat Smile Smash" bag toss, and "Queen's Croquet" skee ball. Part of the arcade is devoted to the Disneyland Adventure game, the wireless, motion-sensing game for Microsoft's XBox Kinect video game console.

If you're feeling underdressed for the party, a face painting booth and a merchandise kiosk offer outlandish accessories; additional Mad T Party merchandise is sold at the Gone Hollywood store outside the party zone.


Two themed bars serve up drinks like the Croquet Tini and Mad Hat-ito. Photo by Mark Hahn.


A seating area outside the Mad Arcade provides a place for party-goers to relax with friends. Photo by Mark Hahn.


The White Rabbit acts as DJ of the Mad T Party. Photo by Mark Hahn.


Merchandise for the Mad T Party is available at the Gone Hollywood shop. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Mad T Party is officially scheduled to debut June 15, but these previews are expected to continue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights until then.

Did you experience the Mad T Party this weekend? If so, what did you think? Do you think Disney has created a successful replacement for ElecTRONica? Share your opinion on our MousePad discussion forum.

Carthay Circle Theater and fountain unveiled

More construction walls around Buena Vista Street came down last week, revealing the full exterior of the Carthay Circle Theater, and finally unveiling the Carthay Circle fountain. The theater building houses the new 256-seat Carthay Circle restaurant, plus a private "1901" lounge open only to Club 33 members and their guests. The marquee outside the building reads "Carthay Circle Premier Cuisine," helping to explain that the "theater" is actually a restaurant.


The Carthay Circle Theater was unveiled at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The new marquee message may help explain that the "theater" is actually a restaurant. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Wrought iron above the marquee includes a design cast members say is a hidden Mickey icon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Reservations for the Carthay Circle restaurant opened earlier this month, and the full menu for the new restaurant is now posted outside the building. Over the weekend, cast members from the new restaurant stood outside the building, chatting with visitors and handing out cards with the number to call for future reservations.


The entrance has mirrored doors and beautiful tile. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The theater has a dedication plaque explaining the history of the original building. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Hand-painted tile murals decorate the exterior of the Carthay Circle Theater. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Carthay Circle Theater is built in the Mission Revival style, and decorated with hand-painted tile, custom iron fixtures, and ticket windows evoking a movie palace. In April, the Disney Parks Blog released a video showing the creation of two tile murals for the building, and they are now in place on either side of the restaurant entrance.


Work continues on a small section of the tower above the Carthay Circle Theater. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A new backstage access gate stands on the east side of the Carthay Circle Theater. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

DCA visitors were delighted to discover that the walls around the Buena Vista Street fountain were moved before the park opened Friday, widening the walkway around the construction zone.


The Buena Vista Street fountain was also unveiled last week. Photo by Mark Hahn


The Buena Vista Street fountain and Carthay Circle Theater at night. Photo by Mark Hahn

New character appearances scheduled for DCA

The Disney Parks Blog released details of new character appearances at Disney California Adventure, starting with a new appearance for some of the characters themselves. Mickey, Goofy, and Chip and Dale were photographed in some new period costumes from the 1920s and '30s. The posting hinted that Mickey would appear in the Red Car News Boys show on Buena Vista Street, much as Minnie appears in the Minnie's Fly Girls Charter Airlines show in Condor Flats.


Mickey and pals show off their new Buena Vista Street costumes. Photo (c) Disney.

Stage 17 in Hollywood Land will be used this summer for Dancin’ with Disney, billed as a "fun-filled, interactive party" with "music videos, trivia and surprise character appearances." Since this location is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m. every day, we wonder if it might be converted into an additional venue for the Mad T Party if crowding continues to be a concern in Hollywood Land after dark.

The posting also confirmed rumors of a new daytime show using the World of Color fountains in Paradise Bay. The concerts will be conducted by Goofy several times each day.

Finally, it looks like fans of Pixar's Cars will be able to meet Lightning McQueen and Mater outside the Cozy Cone Motel on Route 66. We expect this to be one of the most popular photo locations in DCA through the summer.

Fantasmic 20th anniversary video

If you didn't attend one of the annual passholder parties celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fantasmic, we've posted a video of the special pre-show "sizzle reel" of media clips from Fantasmic's opening cut with "making of" footage of the production. The special opening sequence ends with the show's production credits. This pre-show was only used during the AP parties, and will not be included in public performances of the show.

Resort construction update

With the Cove Bar reopened and the Carthay Circle Theater and fountain revealed, the next scheduled openings are Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop in Disney Califoria Adventure and Carnation Cafe in Disneyland, both slated to be open by this coming weekend. Employee previews of Cars Land begin Sunday, June 3, with some sort of preview on the schedule nearly every day from then until the Friday, June 15 public debut. This really is the final countdown; in less than two weeks, Route 66 welcomes its first paying customers. Personally, I can't wait.


New awnings were installed on the exterior of the new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Buena Vista Bugle sign is visible over the construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Employee previews of Cars Land begin June 3. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The traffic light above Route 66 is in place. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Decorations around Mater's Junkyard Jamboree include references to Cars 2. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Construction walls have gone up around the Earl of Sandwich location in Downtown Disney. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and That...

...Online registration for the new Annual Passholder Early Entry program we mentioned in last week's Update has now opened. Last week, Disney also officially confirmed the new Extra Magic Hour program for resort hotel guests. With three early admission programs now offered—one for passholders, a second for Disneyland Resort hotel guests, a third for visitors who have purchased 3-plus day tickets—there is understandably a bit of confusion about who can enter which park early on which day. A full description of all three programs is available on our MousePad discussion boards.


Trader Sam’s Barrel Mug is one of two souvenir glasses released for the anniversary of the Disneyland Hotel's tiki-themed bar. Photo (c) Disney.

...To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Trader Sams Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney released a pair of souvenir tiki mugs on May 25. The ceramic souvenirs—Trader Sam’s Barrel Mug ($18.50) and the Uh Oa bowl ($35)—come filled with a signature cocktail, and are available while supplies last.

...If you're already starting to make vacation plans for 2013, MousePlanet reader MacBaby has shared the dates of the 2013 Grad Nite events at the Disneyland Resort. The parties are scheduled May 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. The 2013 event follows the new schedule introduced in 2012: grads receive admission to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during regular operating hours, and then stay to attend a private party in Disneyland after the park closes to the public for the night.

...Los Angeles-area radio station 102.7 KIIS-FM is hosting a contest for a "family four pack" of Disneyland Resort park hopper tickets to visit Cars Land. There are several opportunities to win by listening to the station and calling in at specified times, or you can register online to win.

...Disneyshopping.com is offering a 35th anniversary T-shirt for Disneyland's Space Mountain attraction. The limited release shirt is only available through June 3, 2012.

…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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Crowd information and forecasts are provided by TouringPlans.com, the website of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, to help you better plan your trip to the Disneyland Resort. TouringPlans.com gathers wait time data from a team of in-park researchers and users of their Lines mobile phone application, and then predicts crowd levels for the next 365 days. Using a scale from 1 to 10, TouringPlans.com has a 90 percent accuracy of predicting the crowds to within 1 point, helping visitors prepare for their trips so they can "Do more. Wait less."

Memorial Day brings a slight spike in crowds this week. There's less than a month until the reboot of Disney California Adventure brings in huge crowds! 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, May 29, 2012 8 / 10
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5 / 10
Thursday, May 31, 2012 5 / 10
Friday, June 1, 2012 5 / 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 on Saturday.
  • More Grad Nights this week.
  • Disney California Adventure is a 5.8 on the Crowd Calendar on Friday.

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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 soon—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

  • 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.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed through June 14 for refurbishment.
  • Plaza Gardens – closed April 30 until winter 2013 for the construction of Fantasy Faire.

Disney California Adventure

Seasonal refurbishments:

  • None currently scheduled

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.

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
  • Grad Nite events – this party for high school seniors graduating in 2012 will be held May 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.
  • Cars Land media event – Thursday, June 14. Disney California Adventure will be closed all day for the media preview of Cars Land, but Disneyland and Downtown Disney will remain open.
  • 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. 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. Registration was scheduled to open on May 15 but has been delayed - keep watching for details. More information about the walk will be available on the CHOC Walk website once registration opens; 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.
  • Grad Nite events – this party for high school seniors graduating in 2013 will be held on 22 dates in 2013: May 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. The 2013 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.
  • 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

Disneyland prices as of May 20, 2012.

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices check the most recent Disneyland Resort Update.

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 $87/$81

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $125/$119

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 $170/$158

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $200/$188

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 $86 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 to April 15, 2012 and June 4–5, 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 $220/$205

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $250/$235

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 $106 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.

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 $245/$225

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $275/$255

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.

Five Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $260/$240

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $290/$270

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.

Six Day, One Park per Day Ticket

Six Day Park Hopper

No longer offered by Disneyland. Some travel providers may offer 6-day or longer tickets to international customers as part of a package; residents of Canada, Australia or the UK should check with local travel agencies to see what options may be available to you.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

No discounts currently available for new purchases. California residents can take advantage of the monthly–payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

Premier Annual Passport: $849 [Valid at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking]
Premium Annual Passport: $649 [includes parking]
Deluxe Annual Passport: $469
Southern California Annual Passport: $329
SoCal Select Annual Passport: $269
Parking Add On: $129 [Add on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes. Has same blockout days as corresponding pass]
Blockout Day Ticket: $70 [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

2012 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

    Annual Passholder offers – Disneyland has once again extended the 20% merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders. The discount is now valid through December 31, 2012.

    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 $15.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
    • Pin Trading Starter Set for $18.95 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

    • Expandable duffel bag for $17.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
    • Coastal tote bag for $15.95 with a minimum purchase of $25.
    • Pin Trading Starter Set for $18.95 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 for 3-plus day ticket holders
    • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests
    • AP – Early Entry for Annual Passholders with advance reservations
    • TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland
    • Grad Nite
    • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland

     

    5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30

    5/31

    6/1 6/2
    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    None

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-11p
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    None

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-11p
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    None

    Events:
    Grad Nite

    DL: 8a-11p
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    Grad Nite

    DL: 8a-12a
    MM / TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None
    6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6

    6/7

    6/8 6/9
    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    None

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-11p
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-11p
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    Grad Nite

    DL: 8a-11p
    TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    Grad Nite

    DL: 8a-12a
    MM / TT

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None
    6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13

    6/14

    6/15 6/16
    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    TT

    DCA: 10a-9p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-11p
    MM

    DCA: 10a-10p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

     
    DL: 8a-11p
    TT

    DCA: 10a-9p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-11p
    MM

    DCA: CLOSED

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    Grad Nite;
    Cars Land
    Media Day

    DL: 8a-12a
    TT

    DCA: 10a-11p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC

    Events:
    Cars Land
    Opening

     

    DL: 8a-12a
    MM / TT

    DCA: 8a-11p

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None
    6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20

    6/21

    6/22 6/23

    DL: 8a-12a
    MM

    DCA: 8a-11p


    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-12a
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-11p
    EMH / MM

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

     

    DL: 8a-11p
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts
    SL/SC

    Events:
    None
     

    DL: 8a-11p
    EMH / MM

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-11p
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts
    SL/SC

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-12a
    EMH / MM / TT

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None
    6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27

    6/28

    6/29 6/30
    DL: 8a-12a
    EMH / MM

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None
    DL: 8a-12a
    EMH / MM

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

     

    DL: 8a-12a
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts
    SL

    Events:
    None
     

    DL: 8a-12a
    EMH / MM

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-12a
    TT / AP

    DCA: 8a-11p
    EMH

    AP Blockouts
    SL/SC

    Events:
    None

    DL: 8a-12a
    EMH / MM / TT

    DCA: 8a-11p
    AP

    AP Blockouts:
    SL/SC/DX

    Events:
    None

    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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