Disneyland Resort Update

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for September 30 – October 5, 2014

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Mickey's Halloween Party details | Fall and winter refurbishment update | Discount Disneyland Resort tickets available during CHOC-Tober | This and that... | Question of the Week | Crowd Forecast

Mickey's Halloween Party details

Mickey's Halloween Party began the 2014 season last Friday night, and attendees of the first event shared some details about what to expect if you plan to go trick-or-treating with Mickey this year. There are 10 trick-or-treat trails spread throughout the park, with gluten-free and sugar-free candy available at the first (door) station of each trail. There are just as many character photo locations, and of course, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, the two big Halloween attractions.

As in past years, the entire Halloween Party is a non-smoking event. Smoking—including e-cigarettes—is permitted only in the main entrance plaza.

Pre-parties

New this year is a Halloween Carnival pre-party in the Big Thunder Ranch area. This Halloween Carnival closes to day guests at 4:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Fridays), and reopens at 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Fridays) exclusively for event guests with wristbands. This special pre-party gives event guests exclusive access to the Halloween Carnival (including the Conjure a Villain experience) for two hours until Mickey's Halloween Party officially begins. This is a welcome addition, especially since this area is closed during the main party.

Returning this year is the Toontown Treat pre-party. This early trick-or-treat opportunity follows the same hours as the Halloween Carnival pre-party. Both early events are only open to guests who have their event wristband, so if you're spending the day in the park and have tickets to that night's party, be sure to collect your wristband and trick-or-treat bag as soon as the early admission period opens—4:00 p.m. for Friday night events, and 3:00 p.m. for all other events. There's no need to go all the way back to the main entrance to collect these items—a distribution center located near the Fantasyland theater is open until the official start time.

Entertainment

Most of the entertainment schedule is the same for all events, regardless of night:

  • Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade and Frozen Pre-Parade – 8:20 p.m. and 10:20 p.m.
  • Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks – 9:30 p.m.
  • Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace – 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, and 10:45 p.m.
  • Cadaver Dans on the Rivers of America – 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, and 10:45 p.m.

The only exception is the Disney Villains appearance in Town Square. 

  • Weekdays – 7:15, 8:00, 9:00, 9:45, and 10:50 p.m.
  • Fridays – 8:00, 9:00, 9:45, 11:00, and 11:50 p.m.

Characters

There are quite a number of character locations during this event, each staffed with PhotoPass photographers to help capture (and sell you a photo of) the moment:

  • Disney Villains – Town Square
  • Disney Princesses – Fantasy Faire
  • Phineas & Ferb – Innoventions
  • Captain America – Innoventions
  • Jack Skellington – Haunted Mansion
  • Star Wars Stormtroopers – Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Mickey & Minnie – Big Thunder Ranch
  • Woody & Jessie – Big Thunder Ranch
  • Disney Pirate Pals – Pirate Wharf (Frontierland Dock)
  • Friends from Aladdin – Aladdin's Oasis
  • Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore – Critter Country
  • Frozen Photo Backdrop – "its a small world" Promenade. Note: This is only a backdrop—Anna and Elsa do not appear in person.


An oak tree in Frontierland is decorated as The Halloween Tree, in honor of writer Ray Bradbury. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Rides

Most rides are open during the event, though the following rides are scheduled to be closed during certain parties:

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – closed during events on October 28, 30, and 31.
  • "it's a small world" – closed during events on October 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31.
  • Mad Tea Party – closed during events on October 15, 18, 21, and 23.


The sneak preview of Big Hero 6 is open during Mickey's Halloween Party. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Shopping

Official event merchandise is available at the Main Street Emporium and The Star Trader in Tomorrowland. Additional Halloween merchandise is available at the Disney Showcase, Pieces of Eight, and Pioneer Mercantile.


Halloween Party merchandise is displayed at The Star Trader in Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Dining

With the exception of a brownie-and-marshmallow skewer offered at the Bengal Barbecue, there is no event-specific food for Mickey's Halloween Party. Most park restaurants are open during the party, with some closing earlier than others.

Ticketing

All Friday night dates for Mickey's Halloween Party are now sold out for 2014, as are the events on October 8 and 14. Tickets are still available for tonight (September 30); October 6, 20, 22, 27, and 29. Tickets are available via Disneyland.com and at Disneyland ticket booths.

However, if you are staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel and need tickets for a sold-out night, check with your front desk first thing in the morning. MousePlanet Community Leader Angela told us that a small number of tickets are reserved for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests, and are released for sale at 5:30 a.m. the morning of each party She warns that these tickts sell out very quickly, so don't wait until the party starts to try to make your purchase.

Passholder Treat Station

As we reported last week, annual passholders have exclusive access to a Treat Station Main Street Opera House during Mickey's Halloween Party nights, where you "get to watch ongoing screenings of Halloween-themed Disney classics and enjoy a tasty treat." All you have to do is show your event wristband and annual pass.

On Friday, guests received a Big Hero 6 drawstring bag and a Mickey crispy treat, but reader Teresa warns that the Opera House closes an hour before the official end of the party. Be sure to stop by between 6:00 p.m. (7:00 on Fridays) and one hour before the event ends to collect your treats.

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Fall and winter refurbishment update

We have some updated refurbishment information, including new-but-brief closures of some favorites of younger visitors:

Disneyland

  • Horse-drawn Streetcars – closed through October 15 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed through November 28 for refurbishment.
  • it's a small world – closed October 20 through November 6 to install the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed November 1–6 for transition from Halloween to Christmas overlay.
  • Space Mountain – closed November 3 to remove the Halloween overlay.
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey – closed November 4 & 5 for refurbishment.
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures – closed November 4 & 5 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Boudin Bakery Tour – closed October 21, 2014 through January 16, 2015 for refurbishment.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush – closed October 28 & 29 for refurbishment.
  • Goofy's Sky School – closed December 1–8 for refurbishment.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – closed December 8–11 for refurbishment.

Disneyland Resort

  • Disney Studio 365 – closed through October 8 for transformation into Anna and Elsa's Boutique.


Disneyland will soon add higher railings to the bridge leading to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Following up on the story we reported last week, Disneyland has indeed removed the benches from the alcoves along the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle. The walls were repainted to match the existing faux brickwork, and the flagpoles are still in place.


Freshly-painted brick denotes where workers removed benches from the alcoves along the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Next, workers will install higher railings along the bridge, bringing the total barrier height to 42 inches. Markings along the bridge show where the uprights for these new rails will be installed.


Circles cut into the bridge walls mark the locations where workers will install uprights for new safety railings along the bridge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This project is just the latest in a series of projects to raise the height of fences around bodies of water throughout the Disneyland Resort. Long time readers may remember that the railings along the waterway outside the newly constructed Princess Fantasy Fair were replaced, as was the fence on either side of the bridge leading into Frontierland.


Railings near Princess Fantasy Fair were replaced to meet new fall-prevention standards. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Discount Disneyland Resort tickets available during CHOC-Tober

The 24th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park takes place at the Disneyland Resort before park hours on Sunday, October 12. This annual fundraiser for CHOC Children's – Children's Hospital of Orange County raised over $2 million in 2013, and organizers are looking to raise even more in 2014.

As the event draws closer, CHOC organizers have asked that we share details of the CHOC-Tober discount tickets available to walkers who participate in the 2014 CHOC Walk:

Present your CHOC Walk In the Park wristband to a Disneyland Resort Ticket Booth to purchase a special CHOC-Tober Disneyland Resort 1-Day Park Hopper ticket for $78 or a 1-Day 1-Park Ticket for $50 for use on this or your next trip to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park! A maximum of 5 tickets may be purchased per wristband. Offer valid on 10/12/2014. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the Walk and expire 11/7/2014.

This discount represents a savings of up to $46 off of a one-day ticket, and up to $72 off of a one-day park hopper ticket. Participants must raise a minimum of $50 for CHOC to receive the wristband and be eligible to purchase the tickets, but walkers can fundraise or make a personal donation to cover this amount. Even if you pay the $50 out of pocket to register one family member, a family of five could still save over $300 by participating. This discount is one of the best perks of the CHOC Walk, and we encourage you to take advantage of it if possible.


The 24th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park takes place at the Disneyland Resort before park hours on Sunday, October 12. Video © CHOC.

Team MousePlanet is back for our seventh consecutive year at the walk, and we invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $42,000 for CHOC through various events since 2008, including the annual CHOC Walk. We have 58 walkers registered for the team so far this year, and they have already raised over $2000.

One of the best things about walking with Team MousePlanet is that we handle check-in for those who want us to do so. Instead of making you drive to Irvine the week before the race to collect your wristband and T-shirt, or paying the $10 shipping and handling charge, we can get your items for you. You only have to meet us in Downtown Disney the morning of the walk to collect your goodies, and then head right into Disneyland to start the walk.

The deadline to join Team MousePlanet and meet the $50 fundraising requirement in order for us to handle check-in for walkers is Tuesday, October 7. We still welcome those who register after this date, but they must handle their own check-in.

Are you ready to CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet? It's easy to sign up—just visit the team website.

Register today for MouseAdventure Sugar Rush

Registration for our Fall 2014 MouseAdventure event at the Disneyland Resort opens at 9am Pacific time today, Tuesday, September 30 online at www.mouseadventure.com.


MouseAdventure Sugar Rush is Sunday, October 26 at the Disneyland Resort.

MouseAdventure Sugar Rush
Fall 2014 Disneyland Resort
Sunday, October 26, 2014

The signature community event for MousePlanet readers, MouseAdventure is part-scavenger hunt, part-road rally and part-trivia challenge. This team-based competition that guarantees you will never look at the Disney theme parks in the same way again. Start making your plans now to join us as we whip up a batch of sweet challenges. Are you ready for a RUSH?

Registration will close on October 17, or whenever the division sells out. Space for each division is extremely limited. Players must be at least 6 years of age and one player on each team must be at least 18 years of age. More details are available on our MousePad discussion forum.

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

The 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park, an annual fund raiser for Children's Hospital Orange County, is Sunday, October 12 at the Disneyland Resort.

Team MousePlanet is back for our seventh consecutive year at the walk, and we invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $42,000 for CHOC through various events since 2008, including the annual CHOC Walk.

For more information about the event, and the benefits of joining Team MousePlanet, visit our MousePad discussion forum. We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

This and that...

...After a lengthy refurbishment, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage has reopened at Disneyland. Most visitors won't notice any major upgrades to the ride, but the coral is notably brighter, the rocks freshly painted, and the video effects seem just a bit sharper than I recall from my last voyage eight months ago.


Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is open at Disneyland, following a lengthy refurbishment. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Rumors of a runDisney event in Paris have been swirling for quite some time, fueled by a Disney survey asking about interest in such an event, and photos of buttons advertising a September, 2015 event which were distributed at a cast member fun run in May. [The user who posted the button photo to Instagram has since removed it].

We've all been waiting for an announcement, but runDisney has kept completely mum on the subject. There was even some speculation that the early registration of the Tinker Bell half marathon was due to the coming Paris race—Disney didn't want runners to choose between them, and wanted Tink to sell out before they announced Paris.

Now DLRPExpress.com, a French-language Disney site, has posted to Facebook a photo taken last week inside Disneyland Paris. The photo is a runDisney set-up, with a man and woman running across finish line tape just ahead of Mickey Mouse. Let's hope this means an announcement will happen very shortly, so interested runners can start making their travel plans. Quite a few Team MousePlanet runners are planning to make the trip. If you're hoping to runDisney in Paris, join the discussion on our MousePad forum.

...We mentioned last week that scalloped metal edges had been added to railings around the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage queue. Several readers pointed out that these were added quite some time ago, and were not part of the lengthy refurbishment that ended last week. Seems we missed their original installation—thanks to everyone who wrote for the correction.


Oswald the Lucky Rabbit greets visitors to Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...It took over six weeks, but registration for the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon has finally sold out. If you missed out on the race, scheduled for next Mother's Day, you can still get a spot through a charity partner or travel agency. Details on the runDisney website. If you're looking for a team to support, we recommend Team Muscle Makers for UCMD, an authorized runDisney charity partner founded by MousePlanet reader Melissa Mayorgas.

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Question of the Week

Reader Barb is looking for advice about accommodating a nut allergy at Disneyland Resort restaurants:

I have a friend who is would like to go to Disneyland with her kids. Her daughter is HIGHLY allergic to nuts (all kinds), to the point where she will have a reaction if she comes in contact with them. Is there any sort of guidebook that would help her out with knowing where she can go and what is safe to order?

Do you have recent experience with this issue? Come share your experience on our MousePad forum.

Do you have questions about an upcoming Disneyland visit, or need help choosing a hotel, restaurant or activity? Post your questions on our Disneyland Resort Trip Planning forum to get advice from our readers and Community Leaders. Your question may even be featured here in an upcoming Update.

Crowd Forecast

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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, September 30, 2014 3/10
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3/10
Thursday, October 2, 2014 3/10
Friday, October 3, 2014 4/10

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

  • Saturday resort crowd level is a 6 out of 10.
  • Wednesday is the best day to visit Disneyland
  • Fastpass tickets for the Frozen meet and greet usually "sell out" within the first hour of Disneyland's regular park hours.

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all of attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, call Disneyland at (714) 781–7290, then select option 1 > option 1 > option 4.

Disneyland

  • Horse-drawn Streetcars – closed through October 15 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed through November 28 for refurbishment.
  • it's a small world – closed October 20 through November 6 to install the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Ranch – closed November 1–6 for transition from Halloween to Christmas overlay.
  • Space Mountain – closed November 3 to remove the Halloween overlay.
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey – closed November 4 & 5 for refurbishment.
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures –closed November 4 & 5 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Boudin Bakery Tour – closed October 21, 2014 through January 16, 2015 for refurbishment.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush – closed October 28 & 29 for refurbishment.
  • Goofy's Sky School – closed December 1–8 for refurbishment.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – closed December 8–11 for refurbishment.

Disneyland Resort

  • Disney Studio 365 – closed through October 8 for transformation into Anna and Elsa's Boutique.

Resort Events

Check here to see if a large convention, competition or park event might fall during your next trip to the Disneyland Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an e-mail (link).

Fall

  • Halloween Time – through October 31.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party – September 26 (sold out), 30; October 3 (sold out); October 6; October 8, 10, 14, and 17 (all sold out); October 20; October 22; October 24 (sold out); October 27; October 29; and October 31 (sold out). Tickets are now on sale via Disneyland.com. and at Disneyland ticket booths.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 3–5. Details on the event website.
  • 2014 CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday, October 12 at the Disneyland Resort. Registration is now open via the event website. MousePlanet readers, friends and family are invited to register with Team MousePlanet and walk with our group.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 16–17. Expect unusually large attendance levels October 17–21 as Utah students and families take advantage of a 4-day weekend created by their school's participation in a state education convention. Not all Utah schools or teachers close for or attend UEA, but the impact on the Resort is usually noticeable enough to mention.
  • MouseAdventure Sugar Rush – Sunday, October 26. Registration opens Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m. PDT at MouseAdventure.com.
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend – November 14–16. All events are sold out. Details at the runDisney website.

Winter

  • Holiday parade taping at Disneyland – November 7–9. Disney never officially confirms when the West Coast segments of the annual holiday parade are filmed at Disneyland, but cast members and the parent of a child performing in the annual production have verified that this year's taping takes place over Veteran's Day weekend. Filming is always subject to change with no notice, and we don't encourage readers to make a special trip just to see the filming.
  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – November 13 to January 6, 2015.
  • Candlelight Processional – December 6 and 7 (unconfirmed). Performances times and narrator(s) have not yet been announced.
  • Viva Navidad – Three Kings Day activities – January 26, 2015

2015

  • Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – January 15–18, 2015. This new event weekend includes 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, along with runDisney kids races, event expo and Wookie Welcome party. All running events sold out within hours of registration. Details at the runDisney website.
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 7–10, 2015 (Mother's Day weekend). All events are sold out. Details at the runDisney website.

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

Disneyland prices as of May 2014.

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.

Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside the gates stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Disneyland admission, and may result in denial of entry. It is also common for criminals to shoplift inactivated Disney theme park tickets from supermarkets to resell them. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or travel agency.

One Day, One Park Ticket – Regularly $96/$90

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $150/$144
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 $178/$165

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $217/$204

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 $226/$215

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $265/$254

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.

2014–2015 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($132)

A discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

The 2013–2014 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid through October 3, 2014. Under this program, active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132 each.

For the purpose of this offer, Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Valid military identification will be required for purchase. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base or other at participating U.S. military sales outlets. The tickets are not available for sale at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. 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). Disney has also clarified that the "Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission," which means you can not purchase these tickets and give them to someone who will be visiting without you present.

Tickets are blocked out November 27, 2014 through November 29, 2014; December 24, 2014 through December 31, 2014; and March 30, 2015 through April 4, 2015 . Unlike past years, this ticket is not blocked out on the 4th of July. 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.

For complete information regarding Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets and discounted resort rates, military personnel may visit the Disneyland Resort website, or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

Four Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $250/$235

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $289/$274

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 $266/$250

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $305/$289

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 or longer tickets No longer offered by Disneyland – some travel providers may offer tickets for 6 days or longer as part of a package to international customers; residents of Canada, Australia, or the U.K. should check with local travel agencies to see what options may be available.
Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

California residents can take advantage of the monthly payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

  • Premier Annual Passport ($1,029) – valid at both Disneyland Resort and Florida's Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking.
  • Premium Annual Passport ($699) – includes parking.
  • Deluxe Annual Passport ($519)
  • –currently unavailable
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  • Parking Add On ($159) – add-on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes; blocked out July 4 and December 31.
  • Blockout Day Ticket – no longer available.

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

2014 Southern California CityPASS $328/$284

2014 Southern California CityPASS PLUS $362/$309

2014 Southern California CityPASS ($328/$284) – includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early-entry day), a one-day admission to Sea World San Diego and a one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. The CityPASS expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by December 31, 2014. 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 a shipping charge may apply depending on how quickly you need the ticket.


2014 Southern California CityPASS ($362/$309) – is the same as the CityPASS—a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (including one early-entry day), a one-day admission to Sea World San Diego and a one-day admission to Universal Studios Hollywood—with the addition of one-day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park. The CityPASS expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by December 31, 2014. This upgraded pass is only available for purchase directly from the CityPASS website

Prices listed above are valid until December 31, 2014.

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

Other Discounts

Did we miss an offer? If you know of an authorized discount on Disneyland Resort tickets, standing offers for Annual Passholders from non-Disney vendors, or other promotions which might interest our readers, please drop us a note!

Discounts for everyone

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. These are offered at Disney-operated stores only, and selection may vary by location.

Recently, Disney has begun allowing customers to purchase more than one of the offers in a qualifying transaction, so if you spend $40 or more you can buy both items currently available if you wish. If you're a passholder, the minimum purchase is calculated after your discount, and your discount does not apply to the promotional item. Current offers:

  • Disneyland Mickey Mouse Backpack for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.
  • Disneyland Mickey Mouse Watch for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Frozen Lithograph for $14.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Frozen Tote Bag for $18.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.

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 percent discount on retail purchases. This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club, and now runs on a point-based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 reward. We recommend that you prepurchase your membership before your visit so you can take advantage of the priority seating benefit.


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 percent 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).


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

Discounts for Annual Passholders

Disneyland Resort merchandise – Disneyland extended the 20 percent merchandise discount offered to Premium annual passholders through December 31, 2014.


30% off rooms at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii –Disneyland Resort annual passholders can take 30% off select rooms at Aulani, now through December 19. You can choose between a standard hotel room, which offers traditional hotel amenities, or Disney Vacation Club villas with kitchens and in-room laundry.

Standard rooms start around $300 per night after discount, with upgrades to better views and larger villas available. A 2-bedroom villa with an ocean view can run more than $1000 per night, but includes a full kitchen and sleeps up to 9 people.

The offer is valid most nights August 25 through November 25, and November 30 through December 19. Contact your travel agent, visit the Disneyland annual passholder website, or call (714) 520-7001.

Discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders

Character Meet-and-Greet – cardholders have access to a private character meet-and-greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free 5"x7" photograph per visit.


Disneyland Resort merchandise – Cardholders also receive 10 percent off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores.


Disneyland Resort dining – 10 percent off at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants, (Big Thunder Ranch, River Belle Terrace, French Market, Cocina Cucamonga, Steakhouse 55, PCH Grill and Storyteller's Café).


Disneyland Resort Guided Tours – 20 percent 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 for all of these promotions.

Hotel and travel package offers

Costco Travel Packages – many different travel packages including visits to Disneyland and Disneyland hotels are available through Costco.


Disney's Resort Magic and Good Neighbor Magic Packages – package includes accommodations in 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.

Discounts for US Military

2013–2014 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($129) – a discounted price offered to Eligible Service Members or their spouses.

The 2013–2014 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid through September 25, 2014. Under this program, active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $129 each.

For the purpose of this offer, Disney defines "Eligible Service Members" as active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Valid military identification will be required for purchase. This discount is available at MWR/ITT offices at your military base or other at participating U.S. military sales outlets. The tickets are not available for sale at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths. 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). Disney has also clarified that the "Military member (or spouse) must accompany the persons using these tickets for Theme Park admission," which means you can not purchase these tickets and give them to someone who will be visiting without you present.

"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.

For complete information regarding Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets and discounted resort rates, military personnel may visit the Disneyland Resort website, or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

Discounts for California residents None at this time

 

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Park Schedule/Blockout Dates

  • DL – Disneyland
  • DCA – Disney California Adventure

Annual Pass blockouts:

  • SL – Southern California Select Annual Pass
  • SC – Southern California Annual Pass
  • DX – Deluxe Annual Pass
Early Admission – full description available on the Disneyland website):
  • MM – Magic Mornings for 3-plus day ticket holders, promotional "bonus" tickets, and Southern California CityPASS
  • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests
  • EMH – Early Admission for Annual Passholders (not currently offered)
Disneyland Resort Special Events:
  • GN – Grad Nite.
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. September 26, 30; October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31.
9/28 9/29 9/30 10/1 10/2 10/3 10/4
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP at Disneyland

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 10a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
10/5 10/6 10/7 10/8 10/9 10/10 10/11
DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland
DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


Events: None
10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17 10/18
DL: 10a-12a
None

DCA: 10a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None
DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP at Disneyland

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: None
DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None


Events: MHP at Disneyland
DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC


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.

 

Comments

  1. By olegc

    just to add to the Nemo re-opening: the buoy with the seagulls did not return with the refurb. I wonder if its gone permanently.

  2. By Disneylandfanguy

    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    I wonder if its gone permanently.

    I would hope not.

  3. By MermaidHair

    I am a bit confused about the Halloween carnival pre-party. can you please clarify the times for the Friday events? The timing seems off. You stated that it reopens at 6:00 pm on Fridays to give folks with wristbands 2 hours of carnival before the party. did you mean one hour or does it actually open earlier? Thanks.

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