Disneyland Resort Update for November 2-8, 2015

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Update for November 2–8, 2015

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News and Views

Two holidays passing in the night | Entertainment notes | Candlelight rumors | It's time to make dinner (reservations) | Ghirardelli pop-up shop to open in Downtown Disney | This and that... | Crowd Forecast

Two holidays passing in the night

This week marks the start of the holiday transition for the Disneyland Resort, as holiday garland replaces fall foliage around the parks, and a Christmas tree replaces the great Mickey pumpkin in Town Square. In reality, the holiday swap began even earlier than this—the Downtown Disney Christmas Tree and the start of the Winter Village were installed last week, and Mickey's Halloween Party guests trick-or-treated past winter garland in Toontown Saturday night.

Space Mountain is closed through November 15 to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay, and install the HyperSpace Mountain overlay for the Star Wars Season of the Force promotion. The Jungle Cruise is also closed through November 12 to install the Jingle Cruise overlay, while "it's a small world" wraps up its holiday transformation.


The Downtown Disney Christmas tree was installed last week. The ice rink will be installed after the tree is decorated. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The buildings of the Downtown Disney Winter Village are in place. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Entertainment notes

This weekend, November 6–8, is when Disney is expected to film 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.

We have confirmed with Disney that this will be the entertainment schedule presented nightly during the Thanksgiving peak week, November 21 – 28, 2015:

Disneyland "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade 1:00 and 3:15 p.m.
Paint the Night parade 5:45 and 10:45 p.m.
Disneyland Forever fireworks 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Fantasmic! 9:00 and 10:45 p.m.
Disney California Adventure Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular 12:25, 2:05, 4:40, and 6:05 p.m.
Buena Vista Street holiday tree lighting 5:00 p.m.
Pixar Play Parade 5:45 p.m.
Diamond Mad T Party 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. (opens at 6:00 p.m. on November 28)
World of Color – Winter Dreams 9:00 p.m.
World of Color – Celebrate! 10:15 p.m.

Visitors will be able to choose whether to get a Fastpass for World of Color – Winter Dreams or the 60th anniversary Celebrate! version.

If this extended entertainment schedule produces the results Disney managers hope for, expect to see a repeat during the two peak weeks of the Christmas tourist season.

Candlelight rumors

If the (reliably sourced) rumors are true, Disneyland's 2015 Candlelight Processional will be narrated on Saturday, December 5 by actress Geena Davis, and on Sunday, December 6 by Once Upon a Time actress Lana Parrilla.

Davis has narrated the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, but this would be her first time behind the podium at Disneyland. This would be Parrilla's first time to narrate the show at either Disney resort.

Sources tell us the show has been revamped for this year, with new songs and arrangements. The performances are at 5:30 and 7:45 each night. 

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the first performance of the Paint the Night parade would take place between the two Candlelight shows each night. The correct parade times are 8:50 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., with the first parade stepping off from "it's a small world."

Disney has not yet made any official announcements regarding the 2015 Candlelight event, and everything should be considered rumor until confirmed.

It's time to make dinner (reservations)

As of yesterday, Disneyland Resort dining reservations are open for the remainder of 2015. If you haven't already booked meals for your upcoming holiday trip(s), this is a good week to get everything nailed down before holiday fever sets in. Here are some key dates to keep in mind:

Thanksgiving If you haven't already made reservations, your options now are to book a table at Naples Restaurant or Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney, or plan to find a meal at a counter-service location.
Candlelight weekend (December 5-6) There are quite a few options left for both very early (pre-show) or late (post-show) dinners, with reservations still available at Blue Bayou, Carthay Circle, Napa Rose, and more. However, these tables will vanish as soon as Disney confirms the names of the celebrity narrators, so we advise you to book ASAP if your Candlelight tradition includes dinner and a show. Remember the performances are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each night.
Christmas Eve There were a surprising number of openings (as of Sunday) for Christmas Eve, though you'll likely eat earlier or later than usual. If you're willing to sit down before 5:00 p.m., you can get a table at almost any restaurant in either theme park, including the Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle. Likewise, almost every location has openings after 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Day The choices are more limited for Christmas Day, but there are still plenty of options if you're willing to be flexible in regard to time or cuisine. Of course, your selection diminishes with each passing hour, so don't let this fool you; Christmas reservations have only been open a week, and locals still aren't in the Walt Disney World mind set of needing to book reservations as soon as they open. With Halloween in the rear view mirror, the focus will turn to the winter holidays, so you want to be ahead of that pack.
New Year's Eve

Dining reservations opened Sunday, and Ariel's Grotto and Carthay Circle are already booked out for the night (including the World of Color package). The Blue Bayou had just a few spots left as of Sunday, though all of the Fantasmic packages were booked.

Restaurants with better dinner availability include Carnation Cafe, Cafe Orleans, and Wine Country Trattoria. If you're willing to leave the parks in search of a nice meal, Steakhouse 55 is a good option.

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ has openings during the day, but you should have a Plan B in case El Niño rains you out.

Ghirardelli pop-up shop to open in Downtown Disney

After Apricot Lane closed in Downtown Disney in January, the space was divided into two units, with Disney Vacation Club taking half of the space. It's long been rumored/expected that Starbucks would use the other space to open a second location the company said would be built in Downtown Disney, but there's been no visible progress on the space.


This vacant space in Downtown Disney will become a Ghirardelli pop-up shop during the holiday season. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Last week, we learned that Ghirardelli will open a pop-up chocolate shop in that space. The shop opens sometime this week, and will remain open into January. This is a chocolate shop only—not a soda fountain ice cream outlet. It's still unclear whether this location will eventually become the second Starbucks, or if that plan has been scrapped.

This and that...

...Soarin' Over California is closed through November 12 for refubishment. This was a last-minute addition to the schedule.


The sign for the Star Wars Launch Bay is in place outside the Tomorrowland Expo Center, formerly known as Innoventions. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...A new bridge structure appeared in New Orleans Square last week, and is generating a lot of buzz and speculation. The structure, dubbed by some as the "bridge to nowhere," is near the Mint Julep Bar on the back side of the French Market restaurant, and spans the walkway known as Front Street. On one side, it connects to an employee access staircase on the side of the French Market building. On the other side, it currently leads to the New Orleans Square Railroad station platform.


A new bridge in New Orleans Square connects the French Market building with the railroad station. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

It's unclear whether the bridge will be extended to span the Disneyland Railroad tracks. At its current height, the bridge is too low for trains to pass under it. This has led to speculation that the bridge would be expanded once the Disneyland Railroad closes for the track change announced to be part of the Star Wars Land construction.

Still, that doesn't explain the need for a bridge over the railroad tracks, or over Front Street, for that matter, unless the tracks and/or Front Street will become impassable in the near future.


The new bridge may be extended to span the Disneyland Railroad tracks, but for now it just crosses Front Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Most visitors do not realize that there is a gate behind the New Orleans Square train station, providing a passage between New Orleans Square and the many offices and buildings located "outside the berm" of the railroad tracks. Hundreds of cast members use that gate during their normal day, and even more use it after park hours. A bridge makes sense if there is some reason cast members would not be able to access that gate, but so far we haven't heard of any plans that so dramatically impact either Front Street or the New Orleans Square station.

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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

  • Starcade – closed for renovation; reopening date TBD.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through November 5 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Jungle Cruise – closed November 2–12 for installation of the Jingle Cruise overlay.
  • Space Mountain – closed November 1–15 to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay, and install the HyperSpace Mountain overlay.
  • Tomorrowland Theater (Captain EO) – reopens November 16 as part of the Star Wars Season of the Force promotion.
  • Innoventions – reopens November 16 as the Tomorrowland Expo Center.
  • Jedi Training Academy – closed through November 19 because of the Tomorrowland Terrace stage construction.

Disney California Adventure

  • Soarin' Over California – closed November 2–12 for refurbishment.
  • Blue Sky Cellar – closed; reopening date now TBD. Permits have been filed to expand the location for use by the Disney Vacation Club.
  • Luigi's Flying Tires – closed. Ride to be removed and replaced; reopening date unknown.
  • A Bug's Land TheaterIt's Tough to be a Bug on hiatus during The Good Dinosaur sneak peek.
  • 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
  • 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. Registration is closed. 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 are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each night. 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.
  • Grad Nite events – This party for high school seniors graduating in 2016 will be held on these dates: May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 31; June 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17. The 2016 event includes admission to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disney California Adventure park from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – September 1–4. Registration opens February 2, 2016.
  • 2016 Avengers Half Marathon Weekend – November 10–13. Registration opens April 15, 2016.

2017

  • 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – January 12–15, 2017. Registration opens June 14, 2016.
  • 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 11–14, 2017. Registration opens September 20, 2016.

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

  • 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 holiday-level crowds October 19–24 as Utah students and families take advantage of a Fall Break scheduled around an annual state education convention. Not all Utah schools close for UEA, but the impact on the resort is significant 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
Nov 6 (F) WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, 6–10 p.m.
Nov 7 (Sa)

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Steven Daily, 3–5 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, 6–10 p.m.

Nov 13 (F) WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, 6–10 p.m.
Nov 14 (Sa)

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, Daniel Davis, Max Grundy and Sydney Hanson, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Steam Crow, 2–5 p.m.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, 6–10 p.m.

Nov 15 (Su)

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Steam Crow, 2–5 p.m.

Nov 28 (Sa)

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase: Joey Chou, 6–10 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.

Ticket Prices and Promotions

One Day Tickets
  • 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 Tickets
  • 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 Tickets

  • 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 through 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.

Military

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

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 the 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 through 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 Tickets

  • 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 through 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 Tickets

  • 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 through 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 discounts, parking, and digital PhotoPass downloads. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Pass ($849) – includes discounts, parking, and digital PhotoPass downloads. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Disney Deluxe Pass ($599) – includes discounts, parking, and some discounts. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($439) – renewal only, unavailable for new purchase
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($329) – includes some discounts. Some blockout dates.
  • 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.

Southern California CityPASS

 

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.

Additional 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 Insulated Tote for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Disneyland Throw Blanket for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.

Landry's Select Club – members of the Landry's Select Club get priority seating at the Rainforest Cafe when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days). 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.

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.

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.

U.S. military

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

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.
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.

 

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
  • SG – Signature Annual Pass
  • SP – Signature Plus 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:

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

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

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
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 JackB

    AVP: does that new bridge in New Orleans Square look as hideous in person as it does in the photo? Why does DL keep messing with the aesthetics of my favorite part of the park?

  2. By AVP

    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    AVP: does that new bridge in New Orleans Square look as hideous in person as it does in the photo? Why does DL keep messing with the aesthetics of my favorite part of the park?

    It's definitely temporary, and it looks like a construction bridge.

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