Disneyland Resort Update for April 3 - 9, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 3 - 9, 2017

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News and Views

Electrical extension | Save the date as CHOC Walk moves to August | runDisney drops volunteers from Anaheim events | Construction Land | This and that…

Electrical extension

April Fool's Day is said to be the one day a year when people question things they read online, yet few people even raised a skeptical eyebrow when Disney officially announced Saturday morning that the Main Street Electrical Parade will run through the end of the peak summer season. The parade that never seems to truly glow away forever was slated to end its "limited-time" return engagement on Sunday, June 18, but was extended "by popular demand."

The "encore performances" are now scheduled through August 20, 2017.

Disney earlier tipped its hand to the pending announcement late last month when the phrase "through June 18" was removed from some online materials promoting the parade. In the days before the Disney Parks Blog confirmed the extension, the Disneyland website briefly displayed the August 20 date, and then reverted back to showing the parade ending on June 18.


The Main Street Electrical Parade will glow on through the summer. MousePlanet file photo.

Disney has not said when or whether the Paint the Night parade might return to Disneyland, or what the future holds for the Main Street Electrical Parade after (or if) it takes final bows this summer. The Paint the Night parade is no longer listed on the official Parades at Disneyland Resort webpage, either as "coming soon" or "returning later."

According to that site, the Pixar Play Parade is now scheduled to return to Disney California Adventure on Friday, May 12.

Save the date as CHOC Walk moves to August

The CHOC Walk in the Park has traditionally happened on the first Sunday in October. Due to scheduling issues last year,  this fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County was held at the end of the month in 2016. This year, it moves considerably forward, to Sunday, August 27, 2017.

The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the hospital, and draws thousands of people to the Disneyland Resort during the pre-dawn hours for a (3.1-mile) 5K walk through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Registration opens in May, and Team MousePlanet will return for our 10th year.

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $62,000 for CHOC Children's since 2008. Will invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us at the 2017 walk, as we celebrate a decade of giving. We will share registration information as soon as we have it.

runDisney drops volunteers from Anaheim events

We reported yesterday that runDisney has contracted with two staffing agencies to recruit and hire the hundreds of temporary workers needed to staff running events at the Disneyland Resort, starting with the upcoming Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend in May. This ends a decade-long practice of using unpaid volunteers to staff the West Coast events. runDisney will continue to use volunteers to staff races at the Walt Disney World in Florida.

Disney says the change was made, "in order to continue to provide the world-class experience our race participants have come to expect." A Disney spokesperson tells MousePlanet that that the staffing agencies were brought on to help handle the specific challenges faced by organizers of the Anaheim-based races, which take place on both Disney property and city streets, and require a greater level of coordination with surrounding cities and outside agencies.

These temporary workers will receive $13 per hour, about 20 percent more than the current minimum wage in California. Because these workers will be compensated monetarily, they will not receive complimentary park admission, a benefit given to volunteers in recognition of their time.

You can read more about this change, and what it might mean for the runDisney event experience, at this link.

Construction Land

This week we take a look at the Rivers of America, thanks in part to a new walkway that has opened in Critter Country. The path currently leads only to the lower level of the Hungry Bear Restaurant, providing access to the lower-level bathrooms, but in the future may continue just around the river bend.


A new ramp leads to the lower level of the Hungry Bear Restaurant seating area, and the Critter Country bathrooms. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


One of the new bridges for the Disneyland Railroad is now easily spotted over the construction walls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A look into the bed of the Rivers of America. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Floats used in the Fantasmic show are under wraps behind Tom Sawyer Island. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The buildings in Star Wars Land continue to grow, though it's still impossible to tell what goes where without a map. The first ride building has expanded so much the AT-AT units now appear to be in the center of the structure.


Looking north on Big Thunder Trail towards the Star Wars Land construction site, some of the rock work that separates the new area from Frontierland has been painted. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The first attraction building in Star Wars Land has grown a bit taller and much wider in the past week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The second structure has taken on a completely new shape at the ground level. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Foundation work continues on the third building in Star Wars Land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Over at Disney California Adventure, it appears testing has begun on the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, as the doors of one elevator shaft were observed opening and closing last week, and the ride vehicle was visible inside the opening.


The ride vehicle is visible inside the open door of one drop shaft on the former Tower of Terror building. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers have removed more of the tarps around the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction building, revealing new detail work. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The view of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction from Buena Vista Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This and that…


Disneyland's handmade fudge Easter eggs are now available at the Candy Palace on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disneyland's fudge Easter eggs are a popular treat among Disneyland regulars, but probably do not have the same fame and lines of customers as the fresh-made candy canes because Food Network has yet to run a special on them. The eggs are made at the Candy Palace on Main Street, and come in varieties with and without nuts.


A candy maker rolls pieces of fudge into an egg shape. The fudge eggs will be coated in chocolate, and packaged for sale. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney's Egg-stravaganza promotion runs through Easter Sunday, April 16. A dozen oversized eggs decorated with images of Disney characters are placed around each of three hunt locations, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. Egg hunters first purchase a special map and stickers ($5.99) to help locate these eggs, and then place the stickers in the corresponding spots on the map.

Once complete, participants return the map to a redemption location to claim their prize—a two-inch-tall "egg" decorated to resemble a Disney character. In addition to the six new character designs created for the 2017 promotion, customers can also choose from the 6 egg designs from the 2016 promotion, subject to availability.


Egg hunters can choose from one of the 6 new eggs created for 2017 (top), or pick up an egg they may have missed during the 2016 promotion (bottom). Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

In addition to the 12 eggs available as prizes in the Egg-stravaganza promotion, Disney released a set of Star Wars eggs available for purchase at Tomorrowland's Star Trader store. The set is $9.99, with a limit of one set per person. There is also an exclusive passholder pin available as part of the promotion.


Darth Vader and R2-D2 eggs are available as a set during the Egg-stravaganza promotion. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Annual passholders can also purchase a Mickey Mouse Egg-stravaganza pin from the Showcase store on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney Junior – Live on Stage! closes on April 9. A new show is set to debut May 26.

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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.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed May 1–25 for refurbishment.
  • Little Red Wagon – closes May 1 for refurbishment. Reopening date not available, but after May 7.

The following attractions are all closed for Star Wars Land-related construction around the Rivers of America, and are expected to reopen in Summer 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.
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage! closes for update on April 9. The new show is set to debut May 26.
  • Corn Dog Castle – closes April 17 – May 4 for refurbishment.

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

  • Main Street Electrical Parade return engagement – nightly through June 18, 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

  • Spring Break – Through April 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.

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:

  • FW – Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
  • GN – Grad Nite. 2017 dates: May 5, 6, 10, 17, 19, 20, 24, 30, and 31; June 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, and 17.
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
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

4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
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: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 10a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Grad Nite

5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-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.