Disneyland Resort Update

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for October 7 – 12, 2014

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Of rules and railings | Haunt Your Disney Side contest | Fall and winter refurbishment update | Anna & Elsa's Boutique opens | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

Of rules and railings

A friendly cast member sent us information about a change you might notice during your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney has installed signs outside the bag check perimeter, alerting visitors to some of the theme park rules. The signs are posted near the tram and bus unloading area, as well as outside the picnic area.


New signs posted at the Disneyland Resort detail some of the theme park rules. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

According to information sent to cast members, existing rules were updated and new signs posted in an effort to make the park rules clearer and more consistent throughout all of its theme parks, addressing the following:

What changes have been made to park rules?

We've updated existing rules to make them clearer and more consistent across our parks worldwide. For example, the updated rules clarify that e-cigarettes, like traditional cigarettes, are allowed in designated smoking locations only and that adult supervision is required for children under the age of 14. We've also made the rules easier for Guests to find on our website and made a selection of them available on signs at park entry.

Why are the signs going up now?

Were posting signs at park entry to make it easier for guests to find and access the park rules. This is consistent with the practice at our international sites.

What is on the signs?

The update includes the parks existing stance prohibiting weapons, allowing e-cigarettes in designated smoking areas only, the rules regarding inappropriate attire (including objectionable tattoos), and the requirement of adult supervision for children younger than 14 at the theme parks. The updates do not change prior Disney theme park rules, but rather reflect existing rules in a more clear and consistent manner that is easier for Guests to find and accessible to Guests at theme parks.

What will happen to someone who violates any of these park rules?

Our goal is for all Guests to have a safe and enjoyable experience in Disney Parks, and whenever possible, we will attempt to guide Guests and help them adhere to these rules. However, we reserve the right to deny admission, or to require a person to leave a park, without refund, liability or compensation, if the circumstances so require.

Will Guests be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes on Disney property?

For the safety and comfort of our Guests, smoking is allowed in designated smoking locations only; this includes traditional cigarettes as well as e-cigarettes.

We note that the signs actually posted at the resort do not contain the same information detailed in the memo sent to cast members, including the specific language regarding tattoos, e-cigarettes, and parental supervision. The complete rules are posted on on a new park rules page at the Disneyland website.


New safety rails adorn the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney has also installed the rails along the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle mentioned in the past two Updates. The antique brass-tone rails raise the barrier to 42 inches, the height Disney seems to be using for all railings around water. Commenting on a photo posted last week on our Facebook page, reader Kristin Bagby seemed to agree with most commentators, saying, "It looks better than I thought it would." Still, many ask if the changes were even necessary, and whether the lower railings really present a safety hazard.


"Before" – Sleeping Beauty Castle, before the safety rails are installed. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


"After" – New safety rails now adorn the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

While there have been no moat drowning deaths at Disneyland, reader Joy wrote to share her story:

Just since you said you've never heard of anyone falling off the bridge…

My son was sitting on one of the benches there, stood up and started goofing around, and poof—in a flash he was over the top and fell down into the moat. I was standing right next to him but couldn't grab him fast enough.

We were lucky. It was a bench near the edge of the water, and there was a bush growing out over the water. So the bush broke his fall. He was a bit wet but not hurt. Some random other guest leapt over the wall, picked him up, and handed him up to us. I'm not sure if any Disney employees even knew it happened.

So I'm a little sad to see the changes, and I don't think the wall needs to be higher, but those benches really weren't all that safe. I would find it hard to believe mine is the only kid who's fallen in.

With Disney's safety managers on a mission to raise the rails around all bodies of water, don't be surprised to see the fences around the Rivers of America grow taller in the coming months.

Haunt Your Disney Side contest

Disney has announced a new contest that should thrill Halloween fans. The Haunt Your Disney Side contest asks fans to share photos of Disney-themed Halloween food and decor, for an opportunity to win a five-day Walt Disney World vacation. The prize trip includes a private Haunted Mansion party in Walt Disney World and a stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite.


Show off your own Halloween creativity for a chance to win the Haunt Your Disney Side contest. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

To enter, submit a photo demonstrating your best take on one of the following Disney Parks-inspired theme categories:

  • Home decor
  • Food and beverage
  • Pumpkins
  • Costumes

You can enter via Twitter, Instagram, or through the contest website. As with all contests, be sure to read the official rules to ensure that your submission meets all requirements. Entries must be received by November 4, 2014; winners will be notified around November 20.

After you enter the Haunt Your Disney Side contest, share your entry photo on our MousePad discussion forum. We'd love to see your creations.

Fall and winter refurbishment update

We have some updated refurbishment information for the fall and winter:

  • The refurbishment of Goofy's Sky School previously scheduled for December 1–8 has been removed from the calendar.
  • Casey Jr.. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats are closed December 1–19 for refurbishment.

A cast member document says the Plaza Inn is closing October 27 through November 6 for refurbishment. And while cast members at the Disney Dine Line say this is an error and that the restaurant will be open, the Dine Line is telling callers that reservations for the Blue Bayou, Cafe Orleans, and Big Thunder Ranch BBQ are currently "on hold" for December due to a pending refurbishment. As we are now in the normal 60-day reservation window, reservations should now be open through December 6—so the hold is leaving callers trying to make dinner reservations for Candlelight Processional weekend understandably frustrated by the delay. We'll keep checking, and post an update when reservations open, or we have more information about a refurbishment.

Anna & Elsa's Boutique opens

Disney Studio 365 reopened as Anna & Elsa's Boutique Monday morning, bringing a dedicated Frozen store to Downtown Disney. Wall coverings and decorations were replaced during the renovation, with a heavy emphasis on glitter. A grouping of two mannequins dressed as Anna & Elsa, accompanied by a large Olaf sculpture, is destined to become a popular photo spot.


Anna & Elsa's Boutique is now open in Downtown Disney Anaheim, replacing Disney Studio 365. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Anna & Elsa's Boutique houses a display that is certain to become a popular photo spot for the fans of "Frozen." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The store seems to carry every Frozen-themed item from the parks, along with a selection of winter accessories like tights and gloves. Unfortunately the store's cramped layout remains unchanged, a problem made more evident Monday as dozens of Frozen fans packed the store to snap up Anna dolls, Olaf shirts, and hard-to-find Elsa dresses.


One corner of the store showcases Anna and Elsa costume dresses and accessories. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Another section of the store is filled with everything Olaf, including collectibles, toys, and apparel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Like Studio 365 and Club Libby Lu before it, Anna & Elsa's Boutique offers makeovers and hairstyling, although services are now limited to customers ages 3 through 12. Five packages are available, priced at $34.95 and $44.95. All of the packages for girls include a signature hair style, make-up application, nail polish, and hair accessory. The Olaf-themed Snow Boy package includes a spiky, frosted hair style for boys, and a choice of Olaf T-shirt.


One styling station occupies a large space in the front of the store. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A patron shows off her Elsa hairstyle. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Reservations are now available, and are booking fast according to stylists at the boutique, especially for Mickey's Halloween Party nights. To make a reservation up to 60 days in advance, call (714) 781-7895. A credit card is required at the time of booking, and a $10 cancellation fee applies within 24 hours of the appointment. Children must be accompanied by a parent throughout the appointment.


A second styling station in the back of the store offers a bit more elbow room, as well as a couch for parents to relax on while their children get a "Frozen"-inspired makeover. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A photo booth at the back of the store offers one of the best "Frozen" souvenirs to be found at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

If you can brave the crowds, one of the best Frozen souvenirs at the resort is available at the photo booth tucked against the back wall of Anna & Elsa's Boutique. The photo booth offers 4" x 6" pictures for just $5, with your choice of Frozen borders. The whole process takes less than five minutes, and you get the photo immediately. The machine only accepts credit cards, so be prepared when you visit.

Register today for MouseAdventure Sugar Rush

Registration for our Fall 2014 MouseAdventure event at the Disneyland Resort is now open 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.

Join Team MousePlanet for the CHOC Walk in the Park

The 24th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park takes place at the Disneyland Resort before park hours this 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.

This and that...

...Mickey's Fun Wheel at Disney California Adventure made national news last Thursday when the ride broke down, stranding riders for about 90 minutes. Ultimately, workers used a crank to manually turn the wheel and unload each of the 16 gondolas. If being stuck up to 150 feet in the air weren't bad enough, the incident happened in 90-degree weather. Riders reported via Twitter that Disney managers distributed bottled water, meal vouchers, and park tickets to each rider once they returned to solid ground.


Mickey's Fun Wheel broke down last week, stranding some riders up to 150 in the air for more than an hour. MousePlanet file photo.

...Dance the Magic has posted a tentative schedule for the Holiday parade taping at Disneyland. According to the website, participants will perform at Disney California Adventure on Friday, November 7, and at Disneyland on Saturday, November 8. Sunday, November 9, is a backup day in case filming needs to be rescheduled for weather or technical difficulties. As always, filming is subject to change with no notice, and we don't encourage readers to make a special trip just to see the filming.

...Haunted Mansion merchandise continues to arrive at the Disneyland Resort, but not necessarily where you expect to find it. This new collection of housewares was spotted over the weekend in Disney California Adventure.


Haunted Mansion decorations, including a "Dearly Departed" vase, bat-shaped ice cube tray, and printed napkins, are available in Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disneyland's First Aid center and the Wish Lounge reopen today, October 7. Both facilities have been operating from temporary locations on Main Street during construction of a backstage corridor between Town Square and Town Plaza. The Main Street Lockers reopens on October 31.

...Volunteer registration for the 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend events opens today October 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (PDT), via the volunteer page on the runDisney website. Use the drop-down menu to select the Star Wars event. All volunteers must be 14 years old, and volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult throughout their volunteer shift. Volunteers receive a commemorative event T-shirt and a snack. Volunteers who complete one Sunday shift or any two Wednesday through Saturday shifts receive a 1-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ticket.

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Crowd Forecast

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Date Overall
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 5 / 10
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 4 / 10
Thursday, October 9, 2014 5 / 10
Friday, October 10, 2014 6 / 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 8 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

  • Fantasyland Fruit Cart – closed through October 16 for refurbishment.
  • 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.
  • Plaza Inn – closed October 27 through November 6 for refurbishment.
  • 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.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train – closed December 1–19 for refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats – closed December 1–19 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed through October 2, 2015.
  • Boudin Bakery Tour – closed October 21, 2014 through January 16, 2015 for refurbishment.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush – closed October 28 & 29 for refurbishment.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – closed December 8–11 for refurbishment.

Disneyland Resort

  • None scheduled

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 – October 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31. All events except October 29 are sold out as of press time. Tickets on sale via Disneyland.com and at Disneyland ticket booths.
  • 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 is now open 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 2014–2015 U.S. Armed Forces discount is valid through October 3, 2015. 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 27–29, 2014; December 24–31, 2014; and March 30 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)
  • Southern California Annual Passport – currently unavailable
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($289)
  • 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.
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 Disneylandfanguy

    I have to say, I don't mind that railings were added. I've seen them in person, and I actually kind of like it. They look very nice, and it is now possible to lean on something while looking out at the moat and the scenery.

    Technically speaking, the short walls were a safety hazard. Just because no major incident had ever happened before, doesn't mean that an incident would never happen.

    Whenever Disney adds safety enhancements to an area that has never had an incident, the Internet fans say "it's unnecessary"

    BUT, in the past, whenever a cast member or guest got injured or killed (especially when it involved a high height) the Disney Internet fans say "Shame on Disney! The should have had fall protection!"

    If it's one thing that I can't stand, it's hypocrites.

    In regards to the seats in the alcoves; I never saw anyone use them. (Most likely because they had no shade most of the day, and they were uncomfortable with hardly any leg room) I like the fact that the seat removal is seamless. A first time guest would have no idea that seats used to be there. I'm just glad that the alcoves remain.

  2. By carolinakid

    Well, I used to sit there for awhile at night every visit; guess you never saw me! Anyhoo, I'm also glad the alcoves remain even though they're now seatless. I can still lean and reflect on the Castle.

  3. By Shortpix77

    The photo booth inside Anna and Elsa's Boutique -- can anyone walk in and take a photo, or is that only available for people who have had a makeover package?

  4. By davidgra

    With the way some people are complaining on some other Disney forums, you'd think Disney had torn down Sleeping Beauty Castle instead of just adding some decorative railings and removed a few seats along an elevated walkway. Yes, we have a family photo of us from about eight years ago on those very seats in front of the castle, but it's not the end of the world if we can't exactly replicate that pose in years to come.

    Disney didn't want to make those changes any more than the guests wanted to see them -- they're merely bringing the elevated walkways and bridges up to current codes for safety. There's nothing more that could be done, aside from tearing everything out and rebuilding it with the walls a few inches taller. And people would complain about that, too, because people love to complain when Disney makes any changes at all. And they love to complain when Disney doesn't change things enough. Haters gonna hate...

  5. By Disneylandfanguy

    Quote Originally Posted by carolinakid View Post
    Well, I used to sit there for awhile at night every visit; guess you never saw me! Anyhoo, I'm also glad the alcoves remain even though they're now seatless. I can still lean and reflect on the Castle.

    Oh, I don't doubt that they were used in the evening.

  6. By Disneylandfanguy

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgra View Post
    because people love to complain when Disney makes any changes at all. And they love to complain when Disney doesn't change things enough. Haters gonna hate...

    So true!

  7. By stan4d_steph

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneylandfanguy View Post
    Technically speaking, the short walls were a safety hazard. Just because no major incident had ever happened before, doesn't mean that an incident would never happen.

    Technically speaking, life is a safety hazard. I would say over 50 years without an incident is plenty of time. There's a lack of personal responsibility that is rather appalling when it comes to situations like this.

    However, someone in the legal department decided that it was too risky to leave the railings lower than 42 inches, so there they are. I feel so much safer now.

  8. By AVP

    Quote Originally Posted by Shortpix77 View Post
    The photo booth inside Anna and Elsa's Boutique -- can anyone walk in and take a photo, or is that only available for people who have had a makeover package?

    Anyone can use it.

    AVP

  9. By cstephens

    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    I feel so much safer now.

    Since you're way over 42 inches tall, I expect the installation of the railings wasn't to prevent you from falling into the moat, but that doesn't mean someone else in some other circumstance might not benefit from having it there.



    As others have said, I'm glad they left the alcove, even if they took out the bench. It's been a long time since I've sat in one of the alcoves, but I'll agree that it was a nice little hideaway in the middle of a busy place, and it had a nice view.

    Companies don't just wake up one day and decide to randomly add railings for no reason. It's possible something happened at Disneyland in another location that prompted them to examine other spots on property where a lower railing could be an issue. It's also possible that an incident happened in another theme park in a similar situation, so it made the folks at Disneyland look at their own situation.

    I think Disneylandfanguy puts it nicely that oftentimes, Disneyland is in the position of darned if you do and darned if you don't. I agree that society is much too litigious presently, and lots of people would rather blame the big bad corporation than to take responsibility for their own actions and mis-actions and simple accidents. But until someone can come up with a way to stop the frivolous lawsuits, Disneyland is going to remain a giant target, which unfortunately means they need to do what they can to protect themselves. It won't stop someone from filing a lawsuit, but at least if Disneyland can show that it took steps to prevent an accident, they have a better chance of winning a lawsuit.

  10. By Malcon10t

    Am I the only one who saw little kids standing on the walls while people took their pics? I've notified CMs because of it. And yes, we do have a problem with personal responsibility, and while nothing happened YET, I would hate to be there when it did. Heck, I grew up when kids rode laying in the back window of a car and I didn't die, so should we repeal carseats? Disney is a deep pocket, they want (and need) to protect that pocket.

  11. By candles71

    Yeah. I saw someones kid standing on the construction box.

  12. By tea4two

    Disney Parks Blog updated the age limit for A&E's Boutique from 12 to 15 -- good news for teen fans of "Frozen."

  13. By Shortpix77

    Quote Originally Posted by AVP View Post
    Anyone can use it.

    AVP

    Awesome :-) Thanks, AVP!

  14. By Disneylandfanguy

    Quote Originally Posted by stan4d_steph View Post
    Technically speaking, life is a safety hazard. I would say over 50 years without an incident is plenty of time. There's a lack of personal responsibility that is rather appalling when it comes to situations like this.

    I find it interesting that you zeroed in on that one quote from my post and ignored all the rest of what I said.

    What people need to realize is, the area is above a body of water, and that makes a big difference. That is the main reason why is considered a safety hazard.
    Also, all we know is that there has not been any recorded incident. That doesn't rule out the fact that no accident ever happened. I'll bet that there have been many incidents at Disneyland that have slipped though the cracks over the years.

    Look, the world has changed. This is not 1955 anymore. Rules and regulations have changed. People and their reactions to accidents have changed too.

    Like I said, whenever Disney adds safety enhancements to an area that has apparently never had an incident, the Disney Internet fans say "it's unnecessary"

    Whenever a cast member or guest got injured or killed in the past (especially when it involved falling from a high height) the Disney Internet fans say "Shame on Disney! The should have had fall protection!"

  15. By tea4two

    Looks like online tickets for all MHPs are now sold out.

  16. By riverrunner

    I'm glad they're posting rules for folks to see. What they really need is a posting of rules for Guest Etiquette - things like no video lights or flash photography in dark rides, don't put your kids on your shoulders right as the parades/fireworks start when people have positioned behind you (holding them up at eye level is fine), hold your phone/tablet at eye level instead of over your head ruining views for people behind you, and no last minute pushing through people who have been there for an hour to get to the front for parade viewing. We just spent a week at WDW and found the guests to be more rude than ever. Somebody used a video light all through POTC and another took several flash photos in the Great Movie Ride even after being told to stop by the driver. Then they need to enforce the rules. It's the entitlement generation now where nobody thinks the rules apply to them.

  17. By Marceline

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneylandfanguy View Post
    I find it interesting that you zeroed in on that one quote from my post and ignored all the rest of what I said.

    What people need to realize is, the area is above a body of water, and that makes a big difference. That is the main reason why is considered a safety hazard.
    Also, all we know is that there has not been any recorded incident. That doesn't rule out the fact that no accident ever happened. I'll bet that there have been many incidents at Disneyland that have slipped though the cracks over the years.

    Look, the world has changed. This is not 1955 anymore. Rules and regulations have changed. People and their reactions to accidents have changed too.

    Like I said, whenever Disney adds safety enhancements to an area that has apparently never had an incident, the Disney Internet fans say "it's unnecessary"

    Whenever a cast member or guest got injured or killed in the past (especially when it involved falling from a high height) the Disney Internet fans say "Shame on Disney! The should have had fall protection!"

    I came across these two postcards from my Disney collection. Do As I Say, Not As I Do ? Attachment 8192

  18. By carolinakid

    Touche, Marceline! Ah, the good old days at Disneyland!

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