Disneyland Resort Update for July 27 - August 2, 2015

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for July 27 – August 2, 2015

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News and Views

Early registration opens for Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend | Tickets on sale for Mickey's Halloween Party | Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

Early registration opens for Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend

It may be over nine months away, but early registration opens tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (Pacific), July 28 for the 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (scheduled for May 6–8), and eligible runners should definitely take advantage of the date to secure a spot in these popular events.

While early registration officially lasts until August 10, in reality, because Disney only offers a small percentage of total available spots during this early registration period, these often sell out in mere moments. Links are posted on the Disneyland passholder site, Walt Disney World passholder site, and Disney Vacation Club member site the morning registration begins. Disney Visa cardholders no longer receive access to early registration offer for runDisney events.

Disney Vacation Club members were basically shut out of the early registration opportunity for the Disneyland Half Marathon events earlier this year because the DVC website did not post the link until most events were already full. Readers who have both annual passholder and DVC eligibility should first check the applicable AP website for the link.

General registration opens Tuesday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific), for those who missed or are not eligible for early registration.

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

Event Pricing

Pixie Dust Challenge
May 7 and 8

Price: $330 on or before August 25

Registration includes both Saturday's Tinker Bell 10K (6.2 miles) and Sunday's Tinker Bell Half Marathon (13.1 miles), with a bonus (third) Pixie Dust Challenge medal (and participant shirts for the two races and the challenge).

Tinker Bell Half Marathon
May 8

Price: $199 on or before August 25

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

Tinker Bell 10K
May 7

Price: $110 on or before August 25

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

Warning: You cannot get the bonus Pixie Dust Challenge medal if you register for the half marathon and 10K events separately.

Never Land 5K
May 6

Price: $75 on or before September 8

Registration for Friday's 3.1-mile event only.

runDisney Kids Races
May 7

Price: $20 on or before September 8

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

Tickets on sale for Mickey's Halloween Party

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, July 29 for Mickey's Halloween Party following a week of presales to Disneyland Resort annual passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders, and Disney Vacation Club members.

A computer error caused tickets for Halloween night to show as "unavailable" on the annual passholder website when presales began last week, causing a great deal of confusion for those trying to purchase tickets.

Unable to order Halloween night tickets online, some annual passholders called Disneyland to order by phone, which caused wait times to run almost two hours at points during the day. Once they got through, callers were disappointed to find that Disney adds a $5 processing fee to phone orders. Others—including this writer—drove to Disneyland to buy the tickets in person at the box office. Still others assumed that Halloween night really was sold out, and opted to buy tickets for another night instead.

If you fell into the last group and purchased your tickets on July 22, call Disneyland and ask to exchange your tickets for Halloween night tickets. Some MousePlanet readers have reported that they were able to do so, but we recommend that you call before sales open to the general public this Wednesday. You will need to pay any difference between the ticket you purchased and the cost of the Halloween night event.

As of this writing, tickets are still available for all nights. Since October 31 falls on a Saturday this year (and is the only party being held on a Saturday), it looks like Halloween night will be the hot ticket this year, despite the holiday premium, so we strongly recommend that you buy your event tickets as soon as you pick a date to avoid any disappointment. Disney does not post warnings when event dates are reaching capacity, and every year readers get caught off guard when their chosen date sells out before they can get tickets.

Dates and prices are as follows:

  • ADV – Advance purchase discount for general public
  • AP – Discounted price for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders
  • GATE – Day of event price
          9/25 9/26
         

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $69
AP: $69
GATE: $77

 
9/27 9/28 9/29 9/30 10/1 10/2 10/3

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

 
10/4 10/5 10/6 10/7 10/8 10/9 10/10

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

 
10/11 10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

 
10/18 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

   

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

 
10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28 10/29 10/30 10/31

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $69
AP: $63
GATE: $77

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $77
AP: $77
GATE: $77

 

6p.m. to 11p.m.

ADV: $84
AP: $84
GATE: $84

 

7p.m. to midnight

ADV: $84
AP: $84
GATE: $84

Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

This event flew under our radar, but Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is hosting another Luau event in August. The Diamond Luau looks to be similar to the Mahaloween Luau hosted in 2014, albeit with a different theme. Tickets are $150 per person (up $25 from the last event), and includes "the Tahitian Terrace Tribute Show with Tahitian dancers; a historical overview by Imagineers; and tastes from the original menu of the “gone-but-not-forgotten” Tahitian Terrace tropical restaurant. Guests also receive two drink tickets."


This diamond tiki mug is available to guests who attend the Diamond Luau at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. Photo © Disney.

Attendees receive a special edition diamond Tiki mug and swizzle stick, plus a commemorative lei, Tahitian Terrace print on parchment, and a recipe card for Tahitian Punch. Purchase tickets online at the Disneyland website, or call (714) 781-3463. If you can't attend the event, a version of the diamond Tiki Glass will be available at Trader Sam's in late August.

This and that...

...The new Haunted Mansion Diamond Celebration photo location opened in time for Disneyland's 60th anniversary, tucked into a tight nook between the Haunted Mansion exit and the standby entrance for Splash Mountain. The backdrop lets you pose as a Singing Bust from the graveyard scene and can accommodate up to four people in the frame. The Big Thunder Mountain location has been open for a few weeks. The final of the six special backdrops is expected to open in A Bug's Land in Disney California Adventure this week.


This photo backdrop lets you pose as a singing bust from the Haunted Mansion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Haunted Mansion backdrop is popular enough that a portion of the Splash Mountain standby line has been repurposed to keep the line for photos out of the congested walkway. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Pose for a souvenir photo at this Big Thunder Mountain backdrop inside Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...For Disneyland's 60th Anniversary celebration, The Orange County Register published a 24-page commemorative section, and reprinted the 16-page preview of Disneyland originally published in 1955. Copies of this special set were given away at Disneyland to the first people to enter on the 60th anniversary, and are now selling for over $40 on eBay. Save your money—you can purchase copies of the commemorative set directly from the Orange County Register for $6.95 plus tax. Domestic shipping is $2.50 per order.


Starbucks released a special edition of their mug and tumbler for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. These items are available in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The first fall refurbishment is now posted on Disneyland.com. The Haunted Mansion closes August 24 for installation of the holiday overlay, and reopens September 11 for the start of Halloween Time. Le Bat en Rouge store also closes August 24, but reopens a week earlier on September 30.

...Earlier this year we posted a sneak peek at a new line of hand sanitizer covers from a Disney media event, and the response on our Instagram account was completely unexpected, with readers clamoring for more information and saying they had to own them all. The sanitizers are now available to purchase at Disneyland, and cast members say sales are brisk. They retail for $8.95, and the Halloween and Christmas designs are already in stock. Refills are not currently available for the covers, and we haven't tested them to see if they fit any of the popular retail brands.


Are hand sanitizers the hot new Disney collectible? Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disneyland Resort annual passholders can download three different digital images commissioned for the park's 60th anniversary. The first two designs—Paint the Night and Disneyland Forever—are available now from the passholder website. The third piece will be released at a later date.


Passholders can download this image, along with two additional works commissioned for Disneyland's diamond anniversary. Photo © Disney.

...Pin traders can now see the release schedule for August. Disney has posted two lists, one detailing the general releases for the month, and a second with the Diamond Decades pins. There's also a new Decades Collection pin due to release on July 30.

...The Looking for Mickey quest continues at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure through July 31, and both parks had inventory of the quest maps as of this weekend. Visit the Disney Parks blog for more information about the promotion.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8 / 10
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8 / 10
Thursday, July 30, 2015 7 / 10
Friday, July 31, 2015 7 / 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.

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The Tomorrowland Theater is closed, with no word if Captain EO will return to Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

  • Tomorrowland Theater (Captain EO) – closed; reopening date unknown.
  • Innoventions – closed; reopening date unknown.
  • Starcade – closed for renovation; reopening date now TBD.
  • Le Bat en Rouge – closed August 24 through September 3 for refurbishment.
  • Haunted Mansion – closed August 24 through September 10 for installation of Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay.

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.
  • "it's tough to be a bug" – closed due to the Ant Man preview. Reopening date unknown.

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

  • All-American College Band Reunion – Saturday, August 1. 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.
  • Halloween Time – September 11 through November 1.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party – September 25, 28 and 30; October 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31. General ticket sales begin Wednesday, July 29. Advance purchase tickets available now for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders, and Disney Vacation Club members. Passholders can purchase tickets online by logging into their account on the Disneyland website. DVC members and Disney Visa cardholders can purchase by calling (714) 781-4400, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.
  • 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. All running events are sold out, but ChEAR Squad packages are still available. Details on the runDisney website.
  • 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 5–8. Registration opens August 11, 2015.Early registration for annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members opens at 9 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, July 28
  • 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., July 31

WonderGround Gallery – Artist in Residence Jeff Granito. 6–10 p.m.

Sat., August 1

WonderGround Gallery:

Sun., August 2

WonderGround Gallery:

Fri., August 7

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.

Sat., August 8 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sun., August 9  
Fri., July 14 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sat., July 15 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sun., August 16  
Fri., August 21 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sat., August 22 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sun., August 23  
Fri., August 28 WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase with Jackie Huang, 6–10 p.m.
Sat., August 29

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Sun., August 30

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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 to 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.
  • MA – MouseAdventure (www.mouseadventure.com)
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
7/26 7/27 7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 8/1

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

8/2 8/3 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7 8/8

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

8/9 8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-11p
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

8/16 8/17 8/18 8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

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/SC

Events: None

8/23 8/24 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

8/30 8/31 9/1 9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 10a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct. Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions. Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

 

Comments

  1. By microse

    Does it bother anyone else that the Haunted Mansion busts are not "ours"?

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