Disneyland Resort Update

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for June 15 – 21, 2015

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News and Views

And the band played on | Registration opens Tuesday for 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend events | Cinderella Enchanted Window debutsNew regulation sinks Disney's future "cruises to nowhere." | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

And the band played on

We reported in April that the Disneyland Resort issued a formal "end of run" notice to current members of the Disneyland Band, telling members that the "creative offering and configuration" would be disbanded as of July 16, 2015. The members of the band were given the opportunity to audition for the new group, which sources told us would include two additional performers per set, and include "high-energy choreography."


The Disneyland Band performs on Main Street, U.S.A. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Current performers who were not chosen to continue with the new Disneyland Band will continue to perform in smaller breakout groups starting July 17. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Current band members were told that those who chose not to audition for the new group, or who did not pass the audition, would continue to have full-time employment in one of the smaller "breakout" groups that perform throughout the day. The Orange County Register reports that only two members of the original band will be part of the new group that debuts on July 17, the day Disneyland marks its 60th anniversary. A KCET article claims that a majority of the current band chose not to even audition for the new group.


Mickey Mouse joins the Disneyland Band as a "guest conductor" during a set on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Facebook group "I Support Walt Disney's Disneyland Band" claims that the changes will begin even earlier, and that some members of the current band will begin to rotate out of the group as soon as this week. The group is hosting a series of meet-ups today, Monday, June 15, at Disneyland for what they call the last day of performances for the full current Disneyland band. The show times are:

  • Castle Show with Band and Characters at 11:25 a.m.
  • Town Square Concert at 12:15 p.m.
  • Flag Retreat at 5:15 p.m.

Registration opens Tuesday for 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend events

Registration opens at 9 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, June 16 for the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon weekend events. In anticipation of strong demand for this event, runDisney published a list of tips to help runners prepare to register as quickly as possible:

  1. Create an active.com profile prior to registration opening.
  2. Be ready to register at Noon ET (9 a.m. Pacific time). Follow rundisney.com and the runDisney social media channels for the registration link.
  3. Once you're in the queue, you have 15 minutes to complete the registration process. After 15 minutes, your spot is no longer guaranteed.
  4. If you receive an "on hold" message this means the queue is currently full. Continue to check back.
  5. Have everyone in your party register only themselves for a faster registration process.
  6. Look to travel providers and charity groups for additional registration opportunities.

These tips are good advice, but #5 poses a challenge for parents who need to register themselves and their minor children for the events. Based entirely on the rate at which the events filled during the Annual Passholder presale two weeks ago, here is our suggestion as to how to prioritize your registrations if you are hoping to register more than one person or for more than one event:

  1. Star Wars Rebel Challenge
  2. runDisney Kids Races
  3. Star Wars 10K (if you're not running or couldn't get into the Rebel Challenge)
  4. Star Wars 5K
  5. Star Wars Half Marathon (if you're not running or couldn't get into the Rebel Challenge)

It looks like runDisney has added merchandise bundles to registration this year. If you're only registering for one race, you should have time during your 15-minute window to add those to your registration. Be warned, one reader reported that Active.com added a $22.25 "processing fee" to her registration that included merchandise, compared to a $7.65 processing fee for a second race-only registration. She thinks Active charges a fee for each item in the registration, be it a race entry fee or a jacket. Double-check your total before you hit "submit," and decide if you really want to pay that much of a service fee to reserve your merchandise in advance.

After you register for your event(s), come add your name to the Team MousePlanet race roster to connect with other runners and share training tips.

Event Pricing

Star Wars Rebel Challenge
January 16 & 17

Price: $330 on or before June 30, 2015

Registration includes both Saturday's Star Wars 10K (6.2 miles) and Sunday's Star Wars Half Marathon (13.1 miles), with a bonus (third) Rebel Challenge medal.

Star Wars Half Marathon
Sunday, January 17

Price: $199 on or before June 30, 2015

Registration for Sunday's 13.1-mile half-marathon event only.

Star Wars 10K
Saturday, January 16

Price: $110 on or before June 30, 2015

Registration for Saturday's 6.2-mile 10K event only.

Warning: You do not get the bonus Rebel Challenge medal if you register for the half marathon and 10K events separately.

Star Wars 5K
Friday, January 15

Price: $75 on or before July 14, 2015

Registration for Friday's 3.1-mile event only.

runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, January 16

Price: $20 on or before July 14, 2015

Registration for Saturday's Kids Races (in various age categories).

Cinderella Enchanted Window debuts

Disney has drawn back the curtain on the second of the new Enchanted Windows planned for Main Street, U.S.A. The Cinderella window is on a large turntable, and rotates between two scenes. On one side, the Fairy Godmother transforms Cinderella's torn dress into a beautiful ball gown. On the other side, Cinderella dances with Prince Charming as mice Gus and Jaq frolic on a railing.


A new Cinderella Enchanted Window is on display at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As with the Peter Pan window, which debuted in May and has worked only sporadically since, it appears there is a minor technical glitch with this new window. It appears that a curtain intended to drop down between the two sides of the display is stuck in the "up" position, allowing viewers to see special effects probably not intended to be shown. Even so, this enchanting new window is drawing crowds, and is a nice addition to Main Street. There are four more windows set to open this summer as part of Disneyland's 60th anniversary promotion.


Gus and Jaq look on as Cinderella and Prince Charming dance inside Disneyland's newest Enchanted Window. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Special lighting effects assist the Fairy Godmother as she transforms Cinderella's torn dress into a ball gown. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


An angled piece of glass is part of the magic behind the Cinderella Enchanted Window at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Pay no attention to the Godmother behind the curtain – it's all part of the magic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New regulation sinks Disney's future "cruises to nowhere."

According to Cruise Critic, a new US customs regulation prohibits so-called "cruises to nowhere" starting in 2016, putting an end to an infrequent but popular offering by the Disney Cruise Line.

A cruise to nowhere departs from a US port, spends a day or two at sea, then returns to the same US port without a stop in a foreign country. Disney Cruise Line has two such sailings, which they call Getaway cruises, scheduled from San Diego in October this year. The cruise line infrequently schedules the short no-stop cruises to fill holes in their normal schedule due to ship repositioning, such as moving the Disney Wonder from Florida to Canada for the Alaska cruise season, and also for "shakedown" cruises following major renovations to their ships.

This new rule won't impact any of Disney's already-announced cruises—there were no true cruises-to-nowhere on the 2016 itinerary. The 3-day Getaway cruises scheduled for next year include a stop in Ensenada, Mexico.

This and that...

...This is the final week of the 2015 Grad Nite season at the Disneyland Resort. The last two events take place Wednesday, June 17, and Friday, June 19.

...Pet owners may want to check out the new Disney Tails line of accessories released at the Disneyland Resort. The collection includes collars, leashes, costumes, chew toys, and food bowls for dogs.


The Disney Tails collection has toys and accessories for dogs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Leashes and collars from the Disney Tails collection are designed for dogs, but really easy-going cats might cooperate too. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


This four-piece bow tie and tie collar set is perfect for dapper dogs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Reader Scott Suamaya writes, "There will be an All-American College Band Reunion performance at Disneyland on August 1st at 3:45 stepping off from Town Square and ending (presumably) at the Castle. The performance will include alumni of the CA and FL AACB programs spanning decades."

...The Disneyland Alumni Club is offering a set of four exclusive prints by popular artist SHAG (Josh Agle) to commemorate Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. Here are the details from the group's website:


This Barbershop Quartet print is one of four exclusive images created by artist SHAG for the Disneyland Alumni Club. Image courtesy Disneyland Alumni Club.

If you'd like original art with a distinctly magical Disneyland feel, then the Disneyland Alumni Club has just the art for you. Josh Agle, better known as SHAG, created a series of four special pieces for the club.

The club is pleased to announce that it can offer a set of the four special autographed prints for sale to its members. Each piece is 8.5” by 11” and is a representation of the live entertainment, current and past, as only Shag can create them. Each of the limited run prints are numbered and autographed by SHAG. There is also a certificate of authenticity accompanying the prints signed by SHAG.

The four Disneyland entertainment groups represented are: the Pearly Band, the Pirate Band, the Dapper Dans, and Billy Hill & The Hillbillies.

The cost? $190.00 plus shipping at $15.00 and sales tax of $16.40 for a total of $221.40. This is a limited edition, and will not be reprinted.

To order, send a check or money order made out to the Disneyland Alumni Club in the amount of $221.40, along with a note on where to ship the art (home or business addresses only, no P.O. Boxes) to: Disneyland Alumni Club, P.O. Box 17280, Anaheim, CA. 92817.

Any pieces not sold will be offered for sale at the club’s booth at the Disneyana Fan Club Show and Sale on Sunday, July 19, 2016, at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel.

...Club 33 fans might be interested in this set of Oktoberfest mugs and Alpine hats given out at the Club 33 Oktoberfest event in 2013. All proceeds from the auction benefits Children's Hospital Orange County. The auction closes Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific.


All proceeds from the sale of this Club 33 event souvenir benefit Children's Hospital Orange County. MousePlanet photo.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8 / 10
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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

  • Captain EO – closed; reopening date unknown.
  • Innoventions – closed; reopening date unknown.
  • Starcade – closed for renovation; reopening date now TBD.
  • Peter Pan's Flight –closed through July 1 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

  • Blue Sky Cellar – reopening date now TBD.
  • Luigi's Flying Tires – closed. Ride to be removed and replaced. Reopening date unknown.
  • Muppet*Vision 3D – closed indefinitely due to the Frozen Fun overlay.

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).

2015

  • Grad Nite events – This party for high school seniors graduating in 2015 will be held on these dates: May 13, 15, 16, 18, 26, 27, 29, 30; June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19. The 2015 event includes admission to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disney California Adventure park from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • 2015 Paint Your Way To Miracles and Magic – Saturday, June 27. Registration now open at the event website.
  • All-American College Band Reunion – Performance at 3:45 p.m., stepping off from Town Square.
  • 2015 Taste of Downtown Disney District – Thursday, August 13 from 5:30 - 10:00. Tickets information to be announced at the event website.
  • D23 Expo – August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets available on the event website.
  • 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 3–6. All events are sold out. Details at the runDisney website.
  • Dapper Day Fall Soiree (Unofficial event) – September 18. Details at the Dapper Day website.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (Unofficial event) – October 2–4. More information on the event website.
  • 2015 CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday, October 11 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 15-16. Expect unusually large attendance levels October 16–20 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.
  • 2015 Avengers Half Marathon Weekend – November 12–15. Most events are sold out, but space remains in the half marathon race. Details on the runDisney website.

2016

  • 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – January 14–17. Registration opens June 16.
  • 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 5–8. Registration opens August 11.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 20–21.

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.

Merchandise Events

Date Event
Fri., June 19

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Max Grundy, 6–10 p.m.

Sun., June 20

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Sean Chao, Max Grundy, Danny Handke and Leilani Joy 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Leilani Joy, 2–5 p.m.

Sat., June 21

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Leilani Joy, 2–5 p.m.

Sun., June 26

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Max Grundy, 6–10 p.m.

Sat., June 27

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Max Grundy, 6–10 p.m.


Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of February 2015.

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 $99/$93

One Day Park Hopper – Regularly $155/$149

CHOC-tober one-day, one-park ticket – $50
CHOC-tober one-day parkhopper ticket – $78

A discounted price available to participants in the 2015 CHOC Walk, an annual fund raiser for Children's Hospital Orange County. The 2015 event is Sunday, October 11. Each walker who raises at least $65 can purchase up to five discounted tickets following the event. The tickets are valid starting October 11, 2015. CHOC has not yet announced the end date of the CHOC-tober promotion, but we will share details as soon as we know them.

For this 25th Anniversary event, CHOC has raised the minimum fund-raising commitment. There is no charge to register for the walk, but walkers (ages 3 and up) must commit to raise $65 before the event. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends and family members to join our team for the event.

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 $185/$172

Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $225/$212

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 $235/$224

Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $275/$264

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.

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 $260/$245

Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $300/$285

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 $275/$259

Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $315/$299

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 ($1,099) – valid at both Disneyland Resort and Florida's Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking.
  • Premium Annual Passport ($779) – includes parking.
  • Deluxe Annual Passport ($549)
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($389) – renewal only, not currently available for new purchase
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($299)
  • Parking Add On ($169) – add-on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes; blocked out July 4 and December 31. Renewal only, not currently available for new purchase
  • Blockout Day Ticket – no longer available.

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

2015 Southern California CityPASS $334/$291

 

2015 Southern California CityPASS ($329/$286) – 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 LEGOLAND California. The CityPASS expires 14 days after first use at any location, and the first use must occur by December 31, 2015. 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.

When you purchase the CityPASS, you have the option of adding a one-day admission to either San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park for an extra $48/$38. This upgraded pass is only available for purchase directly from the CityPASS website

Prices listed above are valid until December 31, 2015

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 Pin Trading Starter Set for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 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). This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club, and 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 birthday 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, 2015. All other passholders receive a 10% merchandise discount. Visit the Annual Passholder discount page for specific details and exclusions.

Guided Tours – 15% off the regular price of 6 guided tours – Walt in Walt's Footsteps; Cultivating the Magic; Discover the Magic; Happiest Haunts; Welcome to Disneyland; and Holiday Time at Disneyland. Visit the Annual Passholder discount page for specific details and exclusions.

Dining – 10-15% off at a variety of Disneyland Resort locations, including Disney-owned and independent restaurants. Visit the Annual Passholder discount page for specific details and exclusions.

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, Wine Country Trattoria (lunch), Paradise Garden Grill, The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 (breakfast), Steakhouse 55 (breakfast), PCH Grill (breakfast and dinner), and Storyteller's Café (lunch).


Downtown Disney District dining and merchandise – 10 percent off at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen (maximum discount of $40, excludes alcohol), Wetzel's Pretzels, Ridemakerz, Alamo Rent a Car, and ESPN Zone. 15 percent off littlemissmatched purchases.


Disneyland Resort Guided Tours – 15 percent off the "Welcome to Disneyland," "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps," "Discover the Magic," and "Cultivating 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 U.S. military

See "2014–2015 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($132)" above.

Discounts for Southern California residents 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.

 

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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
  • EA – Early Admission for Annual Passholders (not currently offered)

Disneyland Resort Special Events:

  • GN – Grad Nite. 2015 dates: May 13, 15, 16, 18, 26, 27, 29, 30; June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19.
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
6/14 6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: GN

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: GN

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

6/28 6/29 6/30 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/4

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

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Comments

  1. By olegc

    for me personally I can't see the band stopping exactly on the 16th with its lineup and then restarting on the 17th with the new lineup. As mentioned through the update from another site I would think some members would simply not perform any longer with the group.

    In case you did not read the KCET story - one concern is losing the massive library of music they have (in paper form). All the parts for the instrumentation. Its a huge library and you always hear stories from Imagineers and others about finding something in the trash or backstage in the corner of a building. I hope the same does not happen to all that great music. Donate it, archive it, something... just don't let it be forgotten.

  2. By AVP

    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    for me personally I can't see the band stopping exactly on the 16th with its lineup and then restarting on the 17th with the new lineup. As mentioned through the update from another site I would think some members would simply not perform any longer with the group.
    .

    Today was the last day of performances for the full current band. They will be rotating the new members in for the next month as they rehearse the new show. The new show will debut on the 17th.

    AVP

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