Disneyland Resort Update for August 10-16, 2015

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for August 10–16, 2015

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News and Views

New official Disneyland app available for Android and iOS | Registration opens for the 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend events | Happiest Haunts tour commemorates Disneyland's 60th Halloween season | Starbucks Evenings coming to Downtown Disney | Presenting the 2015–2016 MousePlanet Community Calendar | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

New official Disneyland app available for Android and iOS

After we published last week's Disneyland Resort Update, the company released a replacement for the Mobile Magic smartphone application that was discontinued in late 2013.


Disneyland's new official app is a long-awaited replacement for the Mobile Magic app. Graphic by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The new Disneyland app for Android and iOS devices offers much of the same functionality of Mobile Magic, plus some nice new features. As before, you can browse park maps, see official wait times, find characters, and view dining options. The biggest change seems to be the ability to link your admission media to the app, allowing you to enter the park without pulling your ticket or annual pass from your wallet (you still need your physical ticket to obtain Fastpass).


Will Disneyland's new app make the in-park wait time board obsolete? Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This looks to be a step towards bringing a Disneyland version of My Disney Experience to the West Coast, but using your own mobile device instead of a MagicBand. Here are the direct links to download the app without having to search through all 200-plus "Disneyland" apps on your marketplace:

MousePlanet's Lani Teshima wrote a comprehensive review of the new app after it launched last week, detailing the highlights and flaws. We'd love to hear your feedback once you've had a chance to test the app for yourself in the parks. Join the discussion on our MousePad forums.

Registration opens for the 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend events

Registration opens tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (Pacific), August 11 for the 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (scheduled for May 6–8). Due to the strong demand for their recent events, runDisney has 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" messagen 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. Pixie Dust Challenge
  2. runDisney Kids Races
  3. Tinker Bell 10K (if you're couldn't get into or were not planning to run the Pixie Dust Challenge)
  4. Never Land 5K
  5. Tinker Bell Half Marathon (if you're couldn't get into or were not planning to run the Pixie Dust Challenge)

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).

Happiest Haunts tour commemorates Disneyland's 60th Halloween season

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 11 for the latest version of the Halloween-exclusive Happiest Haunts guided tour. Disney has extended the tour by 30 minutes for 2015, and raised the price by $5. The tour once again takes place entirely inside Disneyland park—the stop in Disney California Adventure and ride on the Tower of Terror attraction were eliminated with the 2014 version. Cast members say the 2015 version of the tour will focus on Disneyland's 60th Halloween season, continuing the anniversary theme.


The first Halloween merchandise has arrived at the Disneyland Resort. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Happiest Haunts tour is offered daily between September 11 and October 31, and begins at 5:00 p.m. each night. The tour includes selected rides, including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and participants receive a commemorative souvenir. This tour does not include reserved viewing for the Paint the Night parade or Disneyland Forever fireworks.

Tickets are $85 per person for ages 3 and up. Disneyland Resort annual passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, AAA members, and Disney Visa cardholders save 20 percent. Additional discounts are available for cast members on selected dates—check with Cast Activities for details. Tours are limited to 20 guests.

If you book the tour on a night when Mickey's Halloween Party is scheduled, your host will escort you out of the park at the conclusion of the tour unless you have also purchased a ticket to that night's event. Since the tour runs 1–2 hours into the Mickey's Halloween Party, depending on the night you book, you'll miss quite a bit of party time while on the tour if you try to do them both the same night. If you have room in your travel plans and want to enjoy both the tour and the full party, we recommend booking them on different nights.

You can make reservations for Disney's Happiest Haunts 30 days in advance by calling the Guided Tour office at (714) 781-4400, or in person at Disneyland. Foreign language or sign language interpretation is available with advance notice.

Starbucks Evenings coming to Downtown Disney

This item should just have been a blurb in "This and That" below, but it generated such a passionate discussion on our Facebook page that we thought it needed a bit more room.

As we noted back in January, Disney originally announced there would be two Starbucks locations in Downtown Disney, and we expected the second location would go into half of the former Apricot Lane store vacated in January (the Disney Vacation Club took over the other half of that space). There has been no work on that storefront, but the first Starbucks in Downtown Disney has filed for a permit to sell alcohol. Employees have confirmed that the location will soon offer the Starbucks Evenings menu, featuring beer, wine, and "savory small plates" (check out a sample menu at the Starbucks website.)

This new offering has some readers extremely concerned, and we want to clarify that this is only the Downtown Disney location, not the Disneyland or Disney California Adventure locations. This is also not Disney's first experience with the Starbucks Evenings concept. The Starbucks Downtown Disney West Side location in Orlando also offers beer and wine.

What are your thoughts about this new offering? Join the discussion on Facebook, or on our MousePad forums.

Presenting the 2015–2016 MousePlanet Community Calendar—get yours at the D23 Expo

Earlier this year, we had announced a reader photo contest and encouraged readers to submit their best Disney vacation photos to help create the MousePlanet community calendar to be given away at the 2015 D23 Expo. With the Expo just days away, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the cover image, and tell you how to get your very own copy.


MousePlanet reader Jennifer Dutrow contributed the cover photo for the 2015–16 MousePlanet Community Calendar.

The calendars will be available at no charge at the 2015 D23 Expo, August 14–17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. MousePlanet has a booth in the Expo Emporium—come find us in Hall A, booth 403, directly across from the Store Pass distribution area and the Disney Dream Store.

If you already subscribe to the MousePlanet Newsletter, or sign up before August 12, you will receive a voucher in the August 13th Newsletter that you can bring to the Expo and redeem for your free calendar. If you're not a subscriber, you can sign up at the Expo and receive the calendar on the spot.

MousePlanet will also offer our readers the chance to win great prizes throughout the Expo, so be sure to stop by our booth to get your free MousePlanet lanyard, and follow our special Expo Twitter account @MPatD23Expo for updates throughout the event.

We don't want to spoil the surprise by showing all of the chosen calendar images here, but want to recognize the photographers whose work was included in this project:

  • Cover: Jennifer DutrowTwitter: @juniper8301 | Instagram: @juniper8301
  • Gary FernandoMousePad: RockDoc07 | Twitter: @DrGary32 | Instagram: @drgary32 | Flickr: IlliniDoc32
  • Chris SalataMousePad: GusMan | Twitter: @GusMan90 | Instagram: @gusman_90
  • Nora MartinezTwitter: @norasongbird | Instagram: @noramar
  • Lucy ClarkInstagram: @quackersnaps
  • Tony Dunford
  • Richard J. Hayden, Jr
  • Nikko Shaw Twitter: @NaturallyNikko
  • Christy ZemlerTwitter: @shortpix77
  • Steven Tani
  • Scott Morris
  • Derek LewisTwitter: @MadChatters
  • Elaine Collingwood
  • Jim Knepley
  • Rick DavisonTwitter: @PopsicleRick

This and that...

...The 2015 Taste of Downtown Disney District takes place this Thursday, August 13 from 5:30 to 10:00. The annual event is a fundraiser for CHOC Childrens, and includes food tastings and wine, spirit, and beer pairings at seven Downtown Disney restaurants. The evening wraps up with a dessert buffet. At press time, there were only 19 tickets available—check the event website for availability.

...Tickets are still available for the runDisney 10th anniversary party on Thursday, September 3 at Disneyland. The party takes place from 4 p.m. to midnight inside Disneyland, and includes a private performance of the new Paint the Night parade, and exclusive access to Frontierland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $99 per person, ages 3 and up. Purchase tickets from the runDisney website.

....The former Millie's restaurant across Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland is under renovation, and will become a Panera Bread location.

...Former Disneyland performer Eden Espinosa ("Animazement," "Steps in Time," Magical fireworks) and Broadway star (Brooklyn, Rent, Wicked) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her second solo album. You can view the project on Kickstarter.

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Crowd Forecast

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6 / 10
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6 / 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, visit Disneyland.com - this information is no longer available from the automated phone service.

Disneyland

  • 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.
  • Space Mountain – closed September 7–10 for installation of the Ghost Galaxy overlay.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean– closes September 14 for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown, but after September 20.
  • Tomorrowland Theater (Captain EO) – closed; reopening date unknown.
  • Starcade – closed for renovation; reopening date TBD.
  • Innoventions – closed; reopening date unknown.

Disney California Adventure

  • Tower of Terror – closes August 31 for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown, but after September 10. [Note. this refurbishment is not confirmed]
  • "it's tough to be a bug" – closed September 8–17 for refurbishment.
  • California Screamin' – closes September 7 for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown, but after September 13.
  • Ariel's Grotto– closed September 15–17 for refurbishment.
  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed; 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

  • 2015 Taste of Downtown Disney District – Thursday, August 13 from 5:30–10:00. Tickets available 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. Tickets available now via the Disneyland website, by calling (714) 781-4400, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth. All nights are still available as of this Update.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 TBA
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 TBA
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. 2015 dates: September 25, 28 and 30; October 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31.
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: D23 Expo

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: D23 Expo

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: D23 Expo

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: Disneyland 5K

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Disneyland 10K

9/6 9/7 9/8 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Disneyland
Half Marathon

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
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: 9a-5p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
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-9p
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 missbree

    Does anyone know if there's an event happening on September 10th? Disneyland's website says that Disneyland is closing that evening at 5pm.

  2. By candles71

    Quote Originally Posted by missbree View Post
    Does anyone know if there's an event happening on September 10th? Disneyland's website says that Disneyland is closing that evening at 5pm.

    Without looking, if that is midweek, it could be a corporate event, or it could be an AP event that hasn't been announced yet.

  3. By navysargent

    Quote Originally Posted by missbree View Post
    Does anyone know if there's an event happening on September 10th? Disneyland's website says that Disneyland is closing that evening at 5pm.

    Based on the holiday overlay dates of Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, I'm presuming that Disney is closing early on September 10th in order to give the park The Full Halloween Treatment, nothing more.

    Haunted Mansion – closed August 24 through September 10 for installation of Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay.
    Space Mountain – closed September 7–10 for installation of the Ghost Galaxy overlay.

  4. By sjhanksaz

    Is there a place to go back and view the Disneyland Updates as a list again?

    Looks like the new page style is a bunch of icons.

    When I am doing research for a trip it was really nice to go and see a long list of the past years. It was easier to navigate than just seeing 10 or so date periods on a page

    Thanks

  5. By Tormad

    Greetings. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where the information about Tower of Terror and California Screamin being closed the week of sept 7th came from? My wife and I booked a disney vacation several weeks ago for our anniversary that week and those are our 2 favorite rides. Them being closed pretty much puts a damper on the whole trip at this point and were thinking about changing our trip dates.

    Its not listed on the disney calendar and after speaking with a rep he stated that if its not on the calendar its not scheduled to be closed. Yeah I get thats what they are supposed to say, but is there any validity to those rides being closed?

  6. By candles71

    Refurb dates here on MP come from CM publications, I believe, or Travel Agent calendars sent out. They strive to verify them before publishing them.

  7. By AVP

    Quote Originally Posted by Tormad View Post
    Greetings. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where the information about Tower of Terror and California Screamin being closed the week of sept 7th came from? My wife and I booked a disney vacation several weeks ago for our anniversary that week and those are our 2 favorite rides. Them being closed pretty much puts a damper on the whole trip at this point and were thinking about changing our trip dates.

    Its not listed on the disney calendar and after speaking with a rep he stated that if its not on the calendar its not scheduled to be closed. Yeah I get thats what they are supposed to say, but is there any validity to those rides being closed?

    I added a note to our refurbishment calendar last week saying that the Tower of Terror closure was not confirmed, because I have conflicting information. One official Disney source lists that refurbishment and another does not, and I've been unable to verify which is correct. The Screamin' closure was a similar situation. As of now, both closures have been removed from all of my sources, so I would consider them off.

  8. By sjhanksaz

    Quote Originally Posted by AVP View Post
    I added a note to our refurbishment calendar last week saying that the Tower of Terror closure was not confirmed, because I have conflicting information. One official Disney source lists that refurbishment and another does not, and I've been unable to verify which is correct. The Screamin' closure was a similar situation. As of now, both closures have been removed from all of my sources, so I would consider them off.

    AVP did you happen to see my question about having the option of a list view for the historical park updates like you used to see?

    When using for future planning it just seemed a lot easier to see the dates in a line format

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