Disneyland Resort Update for October 12-18, 2015

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for October 12–18, 2015

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Team MousePlanet raises over $5600 at the 2015 CHOC Walk | runDisney releases 2016–2017 event schedule | 2016 Grad Nite dates | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

Team MousePlanet raises over $5600 at the 2015 CHOC Walk

Over 60 MousePlanet readers and staff raised over $5,600, joining more than 15,000 registered walkers who collectively raised over $2 million for Children's Hospital Orange County at the CHOC Walk in the Park yesterday (Sunday) morning. The 2015 event marked the 25th anniversary of the CHOC Walk.


Team members show off the MousePlanet banner before the start of the 2015 CHOC Walk. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

By raising over $5,600 for the event, Team MousePlanet ranked as one of the top five community teams at the event. Combined with our other fundraising efforts, Team MousePlanet has raised over $55,000 since 2008. We'd like to recognize our top fundraisers this year:

  • Cooper Bergthold – $425
  • Helga Bergthold – $425
  • Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix – $271
  • Wendy Everett – $250
  • Deni Pulte – $230
  • Jeff Everett – $200
  • Donyale Ruffin – $185
  • Mark Hahn – $175


Elsa, Anna, and Olaf were among the characters who greeted walkers during the 2015 CHOC Walk at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

There's still plenty of time to support Team MousePlanet for the 2015 event. Visit our CHOC Walk website to make a general team donation, or help push a member over the next fundraising milestone. Donations are accepted through October 31, 2015.

Thank you to all of the readers who walked, to those who donated, and those who helped cheer us on. We hope to see you again in 2016!

runDisney releases 2016–2017 event schedule

runDisney has released the race schedule through the Spring of 2017, making it easier for runners to plan their future races. With four Disneyland Resort events scheduled each year, runners have to budget for both vacation time and race fees. The announced race dates are as follows:

Event Dates Registration Opens
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend September 1–4, 2016 February 2, 2016
2016 Avengers Half Marathon Weekend November 10–13, 2016 April 5, 2016
2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend January 12–15, 2017 June 14, 2016
2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend May 11–14, 2017 September 20, 2016

2016 Grad Nite dates

If you're planning a visit in May or June of 2016, be sure to consult this schedule of Grad Nite dates so you can plan appropriately:

  • May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 31
  • June 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17

For 2016, the event includes park-hopper access to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disney California Adventure from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. after the park closes to "day guests."

Schools can choose to arrive whenever they wish during their Grad Nite event. Some arrive right at park opening to maximize their time, while others arrive later due to travel time or other activities. The parks grow increasingly crowded as the day goes on and more students arrive. Grad Nites are often a good excuse for day guests to leave the theme parks early to take in a movie and a nice dinner in Downtown Disney.

Be aware that formal Grad Nites are not the only times that the Disneyland Resort is crowded with student groups. The last weeks of school are popular times for class trips, something that Disney actively encourages through special pricing and activities for school groups. Those visits won't appear on any calendar, but are a fact of Disney life during this season.

With so many schools on year-round calendars now, you should consider the period between March and mid-June as one big, hazy spring-break-into-graduation season. So while the Grad Nite calendar can give you an idea of when the most high school seniors will be on property, there is no way to know when a school district from Central California is sending its ninth graders for their own promotion celebration.

This and that...

...A special preview of The Good Dinosaur will prompt another temporary hiatus of It's Tough to be a Bug at Disney California Adventure starting this Friday, October 16. Disney has not said how long the preview will run, but the movie opens November 25. It's probably safe to expect the Bug's Life Theater to be converted for this preview through Thanksgiving.

...The Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") is this week. 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.

...Turtle Talk with Crush is now closed through October 29 for refurbishment.

...The gazebo adjacent to the Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure has been removed, and the boardwalk real estate will be incorporated into the bar's expansion.


Construction walls surround the expanded seating area under construction next to the Cove Bar. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4 / 10
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4 / 10
Thursday, October 15, 2015 4 / 10
Friday, October 16, 2015 5 / 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

  • Tomorrowland Theater (Captain EO) – reopens November 16 as part of the Season of the Force promotion.
  • Starcade – closed for renovation; reopening date TBD.
  • Innoventions – reopens November 16 as the Tomorrowland Expo Center.
  • "it's a small world" – closed October 19 through November 5 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Jungle Cruise – closes November 2 for installation of the Jungle Cruise overlay. May be closed through November 12.
  • Space Mountain – closes November 2 to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay, and install the HyperSpace Mountain overlay. May be closed through November 15.

Disney California Adventure

  • Turtle Talk with Crush – closed October 12–29 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.
  • Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular – closes January 10, 2016. Replaced in Summer 2016 by a new Frozen musical.

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

  • Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – through September 5, 2016
  • Halloween Time – through November 1.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party – October 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, and 31. Tickets are sold out for all events.
  • Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade taping at the Disneyland Resort – November 6–8. Taping of the West Coast portions of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The performances are usually taped on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday reserved as a back-up day in case of weather. Filming is always subject to change without notice; do not make a special trip just to see the filming.
  • 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.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – November 13 through January 6.
  • Season of the Force – begins November 16. No end date yet announced.
  • Candlelight Processional – December 5–6. Performances times and narrator(s) have not yet been announced.

2016

  • Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – through September 5, 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. The 5K and 10K events are sold out, but the half-marathon and Pixie Dust Challenge are still available. Details on the runDisney website.
  • Dapper Days at the Parks (unofficial event) – Sunday, May 1, 2016. More information at the event website.
  • 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 1–4.

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.

School Holidays

Notable school holidays that may impact park attendance. If you know of any other holidays that should be listed here, please send us an e-mail (link).

2015

  • 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.
  • Nevada Day (observed) – Friday, October 30. A school holiday for our neighbors to the northeast creates a 3-day weekend and usually adds to the Halloween weekend crowds.
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 23–27. Many local schools close for the entire week of Thanksgiving.
  • Winter Break – December 21, 2015 – January 8, 2016. Most local schools are closed.

2016

  • Spring Break(s) – March 14 – April 8. Most local schools are closed one week during this period. Expect the majority of school closures—and crowds—the weeks immediately before and after Easter Sunday, March 27.
  • Local School Holiday – Monday, March 28. Most local schools not already on Spring Break will be closed for Cesar Chavez Day.
  • Nevada Day (observed) – Friday, October 28. A school holiday for our neighbors to the northeast creates a 3-day weekend and usually adds to the Halloween weekend crowds. Some Nevada schools take the entire week off as a Fall Break.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 20–21. Expect unusually large attendance levels October 19–23 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.
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 21–25. Many local schools close for the entire week of Thanksgiving.
  • Winter Break – December 19, 2016 – January 6, 2017. Most schools close only two of these three weeks, but some districts close all three weeks due to the Saturday Christmas.

Merchandise Events

Date Event
Oct 16 (F)

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Miss Mindy, 6:30–10 p.m.

Oct 17 (Sa)

Disneyana – Book Signing: Don Hahn and Tracey Miller-Zarneke, 9–11 a.m.

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery: – Artist Showcase:

Oct 18 (S)

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Hero Handmade Goods, 2–5 p.m.

Oct 19 (M) China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments representatives, noon to 10 p.m.
Oct 20 (T) China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments representatives, noon to 10 p.m.
Oct 21 (W) China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments representatives, noon to 10 p.m.
Oct 22 (Th) China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments representatives, noon to 10 p.m.
Oct 23 (F)

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Miss Mindy, 6:30–10 p.m.

Oct 24 (Sa)

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase:

Oct 25 (S)

China Closet – Artist Showcase: Precious Moments artist Linda Rick, noon to 10 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Haunted Memories artist Eddie Allen, 2–5 p.m.

Oct 30 (F) WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Miss Mindy, 6:30–10 p.m.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of October 4, 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

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

Adults at Kids' Prices Three Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket – $264

A discounted ticket available through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel. Offer valid for travel during September and November 2015.

Bonus Tickets include one Magic Morning early entry which allows access to select areas of Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public. (subject to change without notice) Ticket expires 13 days after first use. See Get Away Travel website for offer details and restrictions.


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)


2016 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($143)

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.


2016 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket ($143)

From October 12, 2015 through December 16, 2016, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

  • Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $143 each [an increase of $11 from the 2014-2015 offer.]

Disneyland tickets may be used January 3, 2016, through December 19, 2016, except that the tickets may not be used March 20, 2016 April 1, 2016.
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by December 19, 2016.

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

Adults at Kids' Prices Four Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket – $285

A discounted ticket available through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel. Offer valid for travel during September and November 2015.

Bonus Tickets include one Magic Morning early entry which allows access to select areas of Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public. (subject to change without notice) Ticket expires 13 days after first use. See Get Away Travel website for offer details and restrictions.


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

Adults at Kids' Prices Five Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket – $299

A discounted ticket available through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel. Offer valid for travel during September and November 2015.

Bonus Tickets include one Magic Morning early entry which allows access to select areas of Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public. (subject to change without notice) Ticket expires 13 days after first use. See Get Away Travel website for offer details and restrictions.

Five Days for the price of Four Park Hopper Bonus Ticket – $300/$285

A discounted ticket available through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel. The first day of use must occur on or before December 31, 2015.

Bonus Tickets include one Magic Morning early entry which allows access to select areas of Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public. (subject to change without notice) Ticket expires 13 days after first use. See Get Away Travel website for offer details and restrictions.


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 ($1,439) – valid at both Disneyland Resort and Florida's Walt Disney World Resort; includes parking and digital PhotoPass downloads. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Plus Pass ($1,049) – includes parking and digital PhotoPass downloads. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Plus Pass ($849) – includes parking and digital PhotoPass downloads.
  • Disney Deluxe Pass ($599)
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($439) – renewal only, not currently available for new purchase
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($329)
  • Parking Add On ($199) – add-on to Deluxe, SoCal and SoCal Select passes. Renewal only, not currently available for new purchase

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 ($334/$291) – 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.

2015 Southern California CityPASS through Get Away Today ($324/$281) – Save $10 per ticket when you purchase your City Pass through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel, 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.

Disneyland Resort & Universal Studios Combo Pass

2-day Disneyland Resort + 2-Day Universal Studios Combo Pass – $300/$281
2-day Disneyland Resort + 2-Day Universal Studios Combo Pass – $342/$335

A special combo ticket available exclusively through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Travel. The bundle includes either a 2-day or 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket, plus a 2nd Day Free Universal Studios Hollywood Ticket.

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.

 

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:

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

DL: 10a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: CHOC Walk

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

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

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-7p
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

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

DL: 8a-6p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: MHP

DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 8a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 10a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-6p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: MHP

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-12a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-7p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: MHP

11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5 11/6 11/7

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: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

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

 

Comments

  1. By candles71

    Hmm, I just read completely different dates for the parade taping, on another page, I am getting to the point of unfollowing that particular page for other reasons. It says the flipped WDW and DL's normal taping dates.

  2. By AVP

    Quote Originally Posted by candles71 View Post
    Hmm, I just read completely different dates for the parade taping, on another page, I am getting to the point of unfollowing that particular page for other reasons. It says the flipped WDW and DL's normal taping dates.

    Hmm. That would be a major change for this year. I'll see what I can find out.

  3. By robynd

    Am I the only one that was disappointed in this year's CHOC Walk? I walked for the first time last year and it was so amazing. Tons of characters with picture opportunities and (it seemed) there were way more cast members out cheering us on. We also got to go "behind the scenes" with the walk route going behind Tomorrowland. I was super excited to participate again! This year, there were very few characters and those that were out, you couldn't always take a picture with them. We didn't go behind any scenes and therefore the route was extended through Downtown Disney. I also thought it would be more special due to the 2 anniversaries that were being celebrated. Maybe last year's wasn't the norm?

    I realize that the walk isn't for me...it's for charity and by no means is this going to stop me from participating but I'm sure sorry that they toned it down from last year.

  4. By figment jii

    I think the purchase with purchase options have changed (at least at WoD). They were offering a blanket in a drawstring bag or a insulated tote last weekend.

  5. By currence

    This was the first year that I've walked that we didn't have at least one behind-the-scenes moment, and I did really miss that. Even if what we were seeing wasn't all that, it just was fun to go someplace we don't normally get to venture. I'm sure that Disney prefers that all guests stay in on-stage areas, and this was the first time that I've gotten to walk through the new traffic flow corridor to get back to Main street. But at the end of the day, that area just didn't seem "special."

    I didn't feel like there was a huge change in the amount of characters but those aren't really our thing.

    On the up-side. We got there early enough to "be the tram" - which is a highlight for our family.

  6. By Maus

    Agree about the behind the scenes. I suppose they thought that the traffic corridor qualified. My grandson walked with me for the first time and I would have loved for him to see something a bit more "special." Really missed the emergency vehicles and crew. He would have loved to have seen the train barn. Oh well, as you said this isn't about me

  7. By robynd

    "this was the first time that I've gotten to walk through the new traffic flow corridor to get back to Main street."

    I actually DID enjoy that because I LOVED the ride posters that they had hanging. I was wishing I could get a picture of each one. I didn't realize that was the traffic flow corridor. I hope I get to go through it again.

  8. By Maus

    That's true, the posters were great. Some I don't remember ever seeing before.

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