Disneyland Resort Update for March 20-26, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for March 20-26, 2017

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Spring Break season begins | Tasting notes | New Disney Junior Dance Party show debuts in May | 50 years of Salty Old Pirates | Construction Land | This and that…

Spring Break season begins

If you are among those wondering just how much more crowded Disneyland can get, you'll have your chance to find out starting this week as spring break season officially begins. Disney's seasonal pricing calendar lists the period between March 24 through April 16 as peak season, among the busiest days of the year.

While early spring break crowds are already having an impact on wait times, the largest crowds are expected next month. Southern California annual passports are blocked out April 7–16, and the Southern California Resident discount ticket is blocked April 9–23, 2017. That's a pretty good indication of when Disney expects to see the heaviest spring break traffic.

Of course, spring break isn't the only thing driving traffic to the Disneyland Resort. The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival runs through Sunday, April 16, drawing foodies from near and far to sample the offerings at DCA.

The next Value season day is April 24, after which attendance should be a bit lower, until Memorial Day weekend heralds the start of summer.

Tasting notes

As the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival enters its second full week, there are a few notes to share. The Tasting Passport has arrived, anpick it up at the Festival Information booth in the Esplanade, and at the Festival Showplace inside Hollywood Land. The Tasting Passport is a pocket-sized collectible guide to the event, and includes a park map and detailed menu listings for each of the Festival Marketplace booths. There are blank spots on the passport to collect stamps from each Festival Marketplace you visit.


The 2017 Festival Guide and Tasting Passport are now available for the Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

A nice feature of this guide is the legend identifying certain dishes as gluten-free, vegetarian, or child-friendly. We noted last week that Disney did not have a portable guide for visitors with dietary restrictions or food allergies, though that information is available on a laminated guide at each cash register. While the Tasting Passport does not include information about egg, dairy, tree nut, soy or shellfish allergens, it is still a handy tool for vegetarians and people trying to avoid gluten.


The Tasting Passport includes information about gluten-free, vegetarian and kid-friendly dishes offered at the Festival Marketplace booths. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This upcoming weekend is the largest Artist Showcase event of the 2017 Food & Wine Festival. Seven popular Disney artists will be on hand to share their latest creations and sign purchases. The event is Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Off the Page store in Hollywood Land.


Seven popular artists will share their latest creations at an Artist Showcase March 25 & 26 at DCA. Image © Disney.

New Disney Junior Dance Party show debuts in May

We shared last month that the Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show performed in Disney California Adventure is slated to close on April 9. With the animated "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" series replaced by the new "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" show, we expected that Disney would again revamp the Live on Stage show to reflect the current broadcast lineup.

However, the announcement by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, makes it clear that this isn't just another update of the Disney Junior show that has run under different names since 2003. The new Disney Junior Dance Party is described as a "high-energy, live show experience" that features "live appearances from some of your favorite characters."

This sounds like a departure from the familiar puppet-based show, and we're definitely curious to see how Mickey and friends in their "Roadster Racers" personae will be presented alongside Kion and friends from The Lion Guard, Doc and pals from Doc McStuffins, and Sophia and her royal entourage from Sophia the First. Doc and Sophia already appear as walk-around characters in Disney California Adventure, but we have yet to meet any from The Lion Guard in person.

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! debuted in 2003 as Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage, and featured segments based on the then-current Playhouse Disney line-up of "Rolie Polie Olie," "Stanley" and "Bear in the Big Blue House." When the Playhouse Disney channel changed names to Disney Junior in 2011, the Live on Stage! show followed suit, and introduced a "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" segment. The departing version of Disney Junior – Live on Stage! features Jake and friends, along with the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Sophia the First," and "Doc McStuffins" segments.

50 years of Salty Old Pirates

Disneyland commemorated the 50th anniversary of the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction last weekend with a three-day celebration in New Orleans Square featuring special food offerings, live entertainment and—of course—collectible merchandise and souvenirs. The celebration was not announced until last Monday afternoon, but it was enough warning for die-hard Pirates fans to come visit the freshly refurbished attraction, take photos at special locations set up for the day, and snack on "gold-dusted" lemon-flavored churros.


Gold-dusted churros were among the special food items offered during the brief 50th anniversary celebration for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Construction Land

We shared last week photos of two AT-AT figures under construction in Star Wars Land at the Disneyland Resort. On Thursday, the Disney Parks Blog confirmed our report, sharing another construction photo from the area, and a short video which added computer animation to the existing steel frames.

 


The two AT-AT structures are now assembled and in place inside the first attraction building in Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Another view of the AT-AT structures inside Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Work continues on Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


It appears that the foundation of another building is being prepared in Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


These structures are possibly the interior supports for decorative rockwork at the main entrance to Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New props are displayed around Tom Sawyer Island, and it appears there are both a new raft dock and a new short pier that could provide access to the island, either during daytime operations or for the Fantasmic show.

With the new trees in place along the berm around the Rivers of America, the view of the Mickey and Friends parking structure is once more almost completely obscured from inside Disneyland.


New props are visible around Tom Sawyer Island. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Newly planted trees provide a visual screen between Disneyland and the parking structure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Over at Disney California Adventure, the tarpaulin has come down from the top of the former Tower of Terror, revealing the new Guardians of the Galaxy decorations.


The top of the Guardians of the Galaxy tower is now visible in Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Tivan Group flag now hangs in front of the attraction site. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A closer look at the colors and decorations of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at DCA. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Carthay Circle Theater and the new Guardians of the Galaxy tower, as viewed from Condor Flats. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and that…

...We now know that the Matterhorn Bobsleds will reopen on April 28 following refurbishment.

...Fastpass tickets for the World of Color show in Disney California Adventure are now distributed from portable Fastpass carts currently located near the Little Mermaid attraction.


A sign outside Grizzly River Run directs visitors to the new Fastpass location. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Fastpass tickets are now distributed from these mobile carts located on the side of the Little Mermaid attraction building. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney has added temporary directional signs to the bag check complex outside the Mickey and Friends parking structure. These new banners direct visitors to the checkpoints which lead to the tram loading area, or to the walkway to the theme parks via Downtown Disney. The new bag check complex opened last year with nothing in the way of signage, and visitors are often confused about where they are supposed to go after they get off the escalator.


Signs above the bag check tents direct visitors to the tram loading area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Another sign directs visitors to the walkway through Downtown Disney that eventually leads to the theme parks. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...We mentioned last week that pineapple Dole Whip-flavored cotton candy is available at Disney California Adventure. The treat is available from the frozen novelty vending carts around DCA, but cast members say it sells out faster than they can restock.


Pineapple-flavored cotton candy is a hit at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...If you're looking for even more food festival fun in Southern California, the 2017 Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival is scheduled for April 1–23.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9 / 10
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8 / 10
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8 / 10
Friday, March 24, 2017 7 / 10
Saturday, March 25, 2017 8 / 10

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all 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

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed until April 28 for refurbishment.

The following attractions are all closed for Star Wars Land-related construction around the Rivers of America, and are expected to reopen in spring 2017 or later:

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
  • Fantasmic!
  • Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Mark Twain Riverboat

Disney California Adventure

  • Muppet*Vision 3D – closed indefinitely. The theater has been renamed the Sunset Showcase Theater, and will likely be used for movie previews until a permanent replacement is found.
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – closed for transformation into a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed through March 21 for refurbishment.
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage! closes for update on April 9.
  • Corn Dog Castle – closed April 17 for refurbishment. Reopening date not available, but after April 23.

Disneyland Resort

  • House of Blues Anaheim – closed. The 23,000-square-foot restaurant and concert venue has been demolished. A new Splitsville Lanes is scheduled to open on the site in late 2017.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

  • Grand Californian Hotel Pools – closed through spring 2017. All three of the pools at the hotel will be closed for refurbishment, including the Redwood Pool and water slide, the Fountain Pool, and the Mariposa Pool. The cabanas will also close during this time. During the refurbishment, which is expected to last at least through March, people staying at the Grand Californian Hotel can use the pool facilities at the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier Hotel.
  • Pinocchio's Workshop – closed. No reopening date available.

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).

2017

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – Through April 16. Tickets for the premium events are now on sale.
  • Dapper Day Spring Outing to Disneyland (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 23. More information at the event website. This popular event grows larger each year, so it's worth making note of the date if you plan to visit the park during this weekend.
  • 2017 Grad Nites – May 5, 6, 10, 17, 19, 20, 24, 30, and 31; June 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, and 17.
  • 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – May 11–14. This event happens over Mother's Day weekend. Registration is still open for some events via the runDisney website.
  • D23 Expo – July 14–16. Tickets are now on sale through the official D23 website.
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – August 31 through September 3. This event adds to the Labor Day weekend crowds. Registration is still open for some events via the runDisney website.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 6–8. More information on the event website.
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing to Disneyland (unofficial event) – Sunday, November 5. More information at the event website. This popular event grows larger each year, so it's worth making note of the date if you plan to visit the park during this weekend.
  • Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend – November 9–12. This event adds to the Veteran's Day weekend crowds. Registration is still open for some events via the runDisney website.

2018

  • Star Wars – The Light Side Half Marathon Weekend – January 11–14, 2018. Registration has been delayed, and will open at a later, unspecified date.

School Holidays

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

2017

  • Cesar Chavez Day – Friday, March 31. Many locals schools are closed.
  • Spring Break – April 2–29. The four-week period during which most local schools will observe a one-week spring holiday. Based on the blockout dates of the Southern California discount tickets, Disney expects the largest crowds April 9–23.
  • Utah Education Association convention (UEA, a.k.a. "Utah Escapes to Anaheim") – October 19–20. Expect large attendance levels October 19–22 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 – October 28. Nevada schools will be closed on Friday, October 28 to observe Nevada Day, creating a three-day weekend.

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.

Non-Disney Resort Events

Notable events at parks and attractions around Southern California. If you know of an event that should be listed here, please send us an e-mail (link).

Knott's Berry Farm

Legoland California

  • Surfers' Cove at LEGOLAND Water Park – opens summer.
  • Red, White and Boom – July 4.
  • Brick-or-Treat – Saturdays in October.
  • Holidays at Legoland – November 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018
  • Kids' New Year's Eve – December 31.

Sea World San Diego

  • Magic Weekends – Through March 26.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of February 28, 2016.

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
Ticket & Season
Adult one-park
Adult Park Hopper
Child one-park
Child Park Hopper
One Day – Value
$97
$157
$97
$157
One Day – Regular
$110
$165
$104
$159
One Day – Peak
$124
$174
$118
$168

Check the Disneyland website to see what type of ticket you need for the day you plan to visit. Seasonal pricing applies only to one-day tickets.


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 $199/$187
  • Two Day Park Hopper – Regularly $244/$232

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 $270/$258
  • Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $315/$303

The 3-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day ticket offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to either park on another day on or before May 25, 2017.

You can use both days of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the second day, but you cannot use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $149 for ages 3 and up.

You can also upgrade this ticket to a 3-Day Park Hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $40, a savings of up to $106 compared to the box office price of a three-day park-hopper ticket.

If purchased in advance of arrival, the three-day tickets include one Magic Morning admission. This benefit does not come with tickets purchased at the theme park ticket booths, so make sure to order online and print at home before you arrive. If purchasing at a participating third party ticket outlet, double-check that their 3-day tickets come with this feature.

There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means you can use the first admission today and wait until May to use the second (or third) admission. You must, however, purchase the ticket by May 22, 2017. Tickets expire May 25, 2017, and are blocked out April 9–23, 2017.

Read full details of this offer in the January 17 Disneyland Resort Update. You can either purchase tickets at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, or online at Disneyland.com and print them at home. You can also purchase them at participating Disney Stores and authorized third party ticket outlets, including many local grocery stores.

Military

2017 Military Salute Offer

Disney released details of its 2017 Military Salute offer for Disneyland and Walt Disney World last October, and the tickets are valid January 1 through April 8 and April 24 through December 19, 2017.

At the time we first shared details of the offer, we did not know about (or Disney had not announced) a special PhotoPass promotion also available to military personnel.

Through December 19, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel who are eligible for the Military Salute offer can also purchase the Disney PhotoPass Collection for $49, a discount of 50% over the usual $99 price. The Disney PhotoPass Collection includes digital downloads of all available PhotoPass photos linked to your account, a voucher for a dining print package and a Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc with 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort.

We've recapped the 2017 Military Salute offer below, and you can find all of the detailed terms and conditions on our MousePad discussion forum.

Discount Type Description
Ticket discounts

Through December 16, 2017, 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 $156 each [an increase of $13 from the 2016 offer]
  • Disney Military Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $181 each [a new option for 2017]

Disneyland tickets may be used through December 19, 2017, except that the tickets may not be used April 9–23, 2017.

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 nontransferable and must be used by December 19, 2017.

Hotel discounts

The new offer is valid most nights from January 1 through December 19, 2017. Like the ticket offer, hotel discounts are not valid April 9–23, 2017

Disney does not publish the actual discounted rates, and instead asks eligible U.S. military personnel to call (714) 520-7088 to check pricing, availability and to make reservations. In past years, the offer was generally 30 to 40 percent off, based on room category.

Unlike the Walt Disney World version, the Disneyland offer allows the eligible service member to book up to two rooms, and allows spouses (with valid and proper ID) to qualify in the absence of the service member.

PhotoPass
discount

Through December 19, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel who are eligible for the Military Salute offer can also purchase the Disney PhotoPass Collection for $49, a discount of 50% over the usual $99 price.

The Disney PhotoPass Collection includes digital downloads of all available PhotoPass photos linked to your account, a voucher for a dining print package and a Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc with 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort.

Four Day Tickets

  • Four Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $290/$275
  • Four Day Park Hopper – Regularly $335/$320

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 $305/$290
  • Five Day Park Hopper – Regularly $350/$335

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

Annual Pass Monthly Payment Program

California residents can take advantage of the monthly payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

  • Premier Annual Passport ($1,439 new or renewal) – 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 new/$989 renewal) – includes discounts, parking, and digital PhotoPass downloads. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Pass ($849 new/$799 renewal) – includes discounts, parking, and digital PhotoPass downloads. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Disney Deluxe Pass ($619 new/$579 renewal) – includes some discounts. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($469 new/$449 renewal) – includes some discounts. Many blockout dates, including Saturdays, December holidays and other peak days.
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($339 new/$329 renewal) – includes some discounts. This pass has the most blockout dates, including all weekends, December holidays and other peak days.
  • Parking Add On ($219) – 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

Southern California CityPASS ($346/$314) – 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, 2017. 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 $42/$34. This upgraded pass is only available for purchase directly from the CityPASS website.

You can also upgrade your CityPASS to add more days at participating locations:

  • Add a second day at LEGOLAND for $25. Purchase this upgrade at LEGOLAND on the day you use your CityPASS.
  • Add LEGOLAND Water Park for $30 for ages 3+ ($5 for ages 2 and under). Purchase this upgrade at LEGOLAND on the day you use your CityPASS.
  • Upgrade your Disneyland ticket to another ticket or annual passport of equal or greater value. For the current Southern California CityPASS, a credit of $295 for ages 10+ ($283 for ages 3-9) will be applied toward another ticket of equal or greater value. Purchase the upgrade at Disneyland before the end of your third visit.

Prices listed above are subject to change without notice.


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
  • 3-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 Snowman Mickey Tote for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Disneyland Throw Blanket for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.


Customers can add a Snowman Mickey tote or Disneyland castle throw blanket to their qualifying purchase for $20. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


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 has once again extended the additional 20 percent merchandise discount offered to Disney Signature Plus, Disney Signature, Disney Premier and Premium annual passholders, this time through December 31, 2017. All other passholders receive a 10 percent merchandise discount. Visit the Annual Passholder discount page for specific details and exclusions.

Guided Tours – 15 percent off the regular price of six 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 percent 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 at Disney California Adventure – cardholders have access to a private character meet-and-greet photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, and receive one free image download per visit.

Star Wars Imperial Meet-and-Greet at Disneyland – cardholders have access to a private character meet-and-greet photo opportunity in the Star Tours Launch Bay in Tomorrowland. Offered daily from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Darth Vader is once again the character featured at this location.


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.


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 "2017 Disney Military Promotional 3–Day Park Hopper Ticket" above.

Southern California residents

The 3-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day ticket offers residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on one day, and then a second visit to either park on another day on or before May 25, 2017.

You can use both days of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit one park one day and the other park on the second day, but you cannot use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $149 for ages 3 and up.

You can also upgrade this ticket to a 3-Day Park Hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $40, a savings of up to $106 compared to the box office price of a three-day park-hopper ticket.

If purchased in advance of arrival, the three-day tickets include one Magic Morning admission. This benefit does not come with tickets purchased at the theme park ticket booths, so make sure to order online and print at home before you arrive. If purchasing at a participating third party ticket outlet, double-check that their 3-day tickets come with this feature.

There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means you can use the first admission today and wait until May to use the second (or third) admission. You must, however, purchase the ticket by May 22, 2017. Tickets expire May 25, 2017, and are blocked out April 9–23, 2017.

Read full details of this offer in the January 17 Disneyland Resort Update. You can either purchase tickets at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, or online at Disneyland.com and print them at home. You can also purchase them at participating Disney Stores and authorized third party ticket outlets, including many local grocery stores.

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 – These package includes accommodations in one of the three resort hotels or at one of 40 Good Neighbor hotels, along with theme park admission. The packages also come with a variety of extra inclusions and bonuses, usually a souvenir pin and lanyard, and discount coupons for various Downtown Disney merchants.

Contact Disney Travel at (714) 520-5050, book online through the Disneyland website, or call your favorite travel agent to inquire about these packages.

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

The Disneyland website does not list the blockout dates for the Costco-exclusive Disney California Adventure Park Fun Pass. The blockout dates are as follows:

  • 2017 – January 1, 2; February 18, 19; March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1-4, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19; September 2,l 3; November 10, 11, 23, 24, 25.

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:

3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29 3/30 3/31 4/1

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

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

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14 4/15

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21 4/22

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Festival

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/28 4/29

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct.

Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions. Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

The Seasons calendar is published on the Disneyland website for the next 8-11 months.

Comments

  1. By DisneyGator

    Anyone else think the Tower of Terror looks hideous? I've never been a fan of the steampunk design, and this new Tower takes it to an extreme. It just doesn't fit with Buena Vista St.

  2. By Niwel

    DH and I think they should have gone Captain America -- at least the 20s/40s time period fits better, as does the location (and we like Capt. better than GOTG)

  3. By DisneyGator

    Quote Originally Posted by Niwel View Post
    DH and I think they should have gone Captain America -- at least the 20s/40s time period fits better, as does the location (and we like Capt. better than GOTG)

    Exactly this. First, Cap is an Icon among Marvel characters. Definitely my fave. I mean, who are the GOTG anyway? If you took all of the recent Marvel movies (including AntMan), I'd pick everyone of them to watch before I'd watch GOTG again.

    But I like your thinking: Captain America's original story is circa 1940s. That's a perfect time to fit into the theme of that area. This is just a lame and stupid cash grab by the Disney execs.

  4. By TWISTEDMICKEY99

    Up against the Carthay Circle? Absolutely! Jaring in every sense of design. Sometimes an overlay is not the best option. Explain the cohesion? Not Buena Vista Street, Not Hollywood. No Really even California! But now there is this huge-thing that has no reference to anything else in the park. This is just my opinion- bad placement. I love change and I love new sparkly things and nothing has to last for ever, but it has to make sense.

  5. By Dave1313

    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTEDMICKEY99 View Post
    Up against the Carthay Circle? Absolutely! Jaring in every sense of design. Sometimes an overlay is not the best option. Explain the cohesion? Not Buena Vista Street, Not Hollywood. No Really even California! But now there is this huge-thing that has no reference to anything else in the park. This is just my opinion- bad placement. I love change and I love new sparkly things and nothing has to last for ever, but it has to make sense.

    I'm in agreement with everyone that's commented so far.

    I realize the Carthay picture was specifically taken to make the point, and I'm guessing it's probably still possible to get a decent picture of Carthay, just not from that angle anymore (which I know I have certainly tried to do intentionally when it was ToT, as I'm sure many other people who like to take pictures have done in the past).

  6. By cstephens

    Having now seen the building in person, I think it looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see what it'll look like when it's completed and especially what it'll look like at night. We were walking from Condor Flats (Is that what it's called now / still?) towards the center of DCA, and with the Carthay Circle building in front and the Tower in the back, it actually just makes Carthay Circle kind of dull and boring. It's been a pretty non-descript building all along, and that's now accented more when you see the Tower behind it.

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