Disneyland Resort Update for July 18-23, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for July 18–23, 2017

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Happy Anniversary, MousePlanet

I want to take a moment to thank the hundreds of MousePlanet readers who took time out of their busy D23 Expo schedule to stop by the MousePlanet booth and say hello, snap selfies, and collect lanyards and buttons this weekend. We all look forward to this biannual event for the opportunity it provides for the MousePlanet community to gather in person. We met readers from all across the country, and even overseas, and were truly overwhelmed by your compliments. The MousePlanet staff and writers also took advantage of this opportunity to get together, some meeting in real life for the first time. The timing of the D23 Expo was perfect for an early celebration of MousePlanet's own 17th anniversary on Monday, July 17.

The D23 Expo is a massive undertaking for us, and it took an entire team of MousePlanet staff and writers, plus some amazingly dedicated readers, to pull it off. In no particular order, and at the risk of leaving someone out, I want to thank everyone who helped this weekend. Alan Dalinka, Todd Pickering and Karl Buiter covered the panels and presentations, and kept readers informed via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope and YouTube. The MousePlanet booth would not have happened without Tony Phoenix, Teresa and Ken Whitmore, Shoshana and Adam Fischer, Adrienne Krock, Lisa Stiglic, Butch Shomph, April R. Dean Japson, Renee Ruiz, CJ Clark, Cheryl Martin Susan and Marley Brady, Rachel Bachman, and Michael and Guy DeRose.

On the final night of the Expo, Disney confirmed there will be another D23 Expo in 2019. We look forward to seeing you all again in Anaheim for the next Expo, and right here on MousePlanet every day until then.

Dissecting the Parks and Resorts announcements

For fans of the Disney parks, a highlight of the D23 Expo is the Parks and Resorts panel, where Disney executives provide a look at projects under development for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and the Disney resort hotels. We expected that the 2017 panel would provide additional details about the dual Star Wars lands being constructed in California and Florida, and we were not disapointed. The presentation also included details about big changes at Disney California Adventure, and a preview of the 2018 marketing campaign in both parks.

I'll dive into each major announcement for the Disneyland Resort below, and Alan Dalinka will cover the East coast news in his Walt Disney World update.

For a different sort of Update, watch Alan and me discuss the announcements and share our views in this replay of the Facebook Live video we recorded during the Expo.


MousePlanet's Alan Dalinka and Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix discuss all the news from D23 Expo.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Given that construction of the West Coast version of the Star Wars land—now officially named Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—is months ahead of the Florida edition, it was no real surprise when Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced that the new land will first open in 2019 at Disneyland, followed by the Disney's Hollywood Studios version later the same year.


Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapel announces the new Star Wars land in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge presentation from the 2017 Disney D23 Expo Parks and Resorts presentation. MousePlanet video.

Walt Disney Imagineering brought to the Expo a massive 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of the Star Wars project, giving fans their first up-close look at the immersive land.


The entrance to the Walt Disney Imagineering pavilion at the D23 Expo. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The WDI pavilion housed a masive scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Walt Disney Imagineering brought to the D23 Expo a massive 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of the Star Wars project, giving fans their first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The 1-inch-to-1-foot scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gave D23 Expo attendees the first up-close look at the immersive land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

During the Parks and Resorts presentation, Chapek shared a video fly-through of the model, offering yet another perspective on the land. Chapek also disclosed that Rex, the former pilot of the Star Wars attraction, will be the DJ of the new Cantina planned for the land.

Rex will be one of several well-known and new characters to inhabit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and during the Expo, fans got a peek at one possible new addition. A fully autonomous Droid named "Jake" spend some time roaming the Parks and Resorts pavillion, interacting with visitors and with the exhibit alike.

 

Super Hero Universe

According to Chapek, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! is currently the top-rated attraction at the Disneyland Resort. Star-Lord and friends will eventually be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in a new "completely immersive" Super Hero Universe planned for Disney California Adventure. No further details were provided.

Pixar Fest

Chapek revealed plans for Disneyland's Summer 2018 marketing campaign. Pixar Fest will take place in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and features a new fireworks show for Disneyland. As part of the promotion, the Pixar Play Parade will move to Disneyland, and the Paint the Night parade will move to Disney California Adventure, where the longer, wider parade route will provide more opportunity for fans to see the nightly performances.

Disney did not give any details about future plans for Disneyland's current daytime parade, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, or indicate whether the current "limited time" encore engagement of the Main Street Electrical Parade might be extended once more beyond the announced August 20 end date.

Pixar Pier

One of the more perplexing revelations from the D23 Expo was the announcement that Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure will become Pixar Pier, bringing another new theme to an area that has already been renovated once to match a Pixar ride, Toy Story Midway Mania. More details were in a Disney Parks Blog article posted online during the presentation, which stated, "you will discover whimsical neighborhoods filled with your friends from The Incredibles, Inside Out and even more of your pals from Toy Story."

That article also said the permanent addition will open in 2018, making it unlikely that new rides will be constructed by then. More likely would be a retheming of existing Paradise Pier attractions, like California Screamin' and Mickey's Fun Wheel.

Not addressed in either the presentation or the press release is the plan for the Paradise Pier Hotel. Is Disney also planning a Pixar makeover of that hotel, to go along with the new theme of the land of the same name? The company did announce that the Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris would be rethemed and renamed Disney’s Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel, so a similar treatment of the Paradise Pier Hotel seems within the realm of possibility.

Fantasmic returns

D23 Expo attendees who were lucky enough to get a seat inside the Parks and Resorts panel received a big perk: Passes for a reserved viewing area to see the surprise early return of Fantasmic on Saturday and Sunday nights. The show officially reopened on Monday, July 17, the date of Disneyland's 62nd anniversary.

Online spoilers abound, but we'll try to be a bit more circumspect here for our readers who still want there to be some mystery when they see the show in person. We have previously reported that the show would include new sequences from Aladdin, Tangled, The Lion King, and Pirates of the Caribbean. It's now widely known that Captain Jack did indeed boot Captain Hook from the deck of the Sailing Ship Columbia.

Beyond the addition of new scenes, the entire show has been revamped for its 25th anniversary with new musical score and stunning new lighting effects.

We've included a few photos here, and those who don't care about spoilers can head to our YouTube channel later this week for a full presentation of the new Fantasmic, and an interview with David Duffy, Creative Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.


Mickey Mouse once again stars in an updated version of Fantasmic at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The new production of Fantasmic incorporates extensive use of projection mapping technology. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Possibly the most controversial change in the show was the decision to replace Captain Hook with Captain Jack Sparrow. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Aladdin and Jasmine fly in a new section of Fantasmic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Belle and Beast perform during the princess segment of Fantasmic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Mickey uses his imagination to defeat the powers of evil in Fantasmic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Fantasmic ends with the classic character sendoff. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Crowds fill New Orleans Square for the official return of Fantasmic. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

CHOC-tastic discount ticket promotion

We have the details of the 2017 CHOC-tastic discount ticket promotion for those who participate in the 2017 CHOC Walk on Sunday, August 27 at the Disneyland Resort.

In addition to helping support an outstanding local charity, one of the benefits of participating in the CHOC Walk is the opportunity to purchase discounted Disneyland tickets during the CHOC-tastic promotion. Walkers who meet the $85 fund raising minimum can purchase a 1-Day 1-Park Disneyland Resort ticket for $57 (regularly $91 to $124), or a Disneyland Resort 1-Day Park Hopper ticket for $86 (regularly $151 to $174).

The tickets can only be purchased by registered walkers in person at the Disneyland Resort on the day of the walk. You must present your CHOC Walk in the Park wristband to a Disneyland Resort Ticket Booth to purchase the discounted tickets. Each walker with a valid wristband can purchase up to five tickets, which represents a savings of up to $440.

The tickets are valid starting Sunday, August 27, 2017, and must be used by September 23, 2017. The tickets are not valid September 1 to 4; September 15, or September 20 to 22.

Join Team MousePlanet for the 2017 CHOC Walk in the Park

Registration is now officially open for the 2017 CHOC Walk in the Park, to be held Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Disneyland Resort.

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of MousePlanet.com readers, staff and contributors, Team MousePlanet has raised over $62,000 for CHOC Children's since 2008. We invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us at the 2017 walk, as we celebrate a decade of giving.

The minimum fundraising commitment for all walkers (ages 3 and up) is $85. When you register for the event, you can opt to register as a Fundraising Bear or a Busy Bear:

  • Fundraising Bears pay nothing at the time of registration, but must raise a minimum of $85 before the event to participate.
  • Busy Bears pay a fee of $95 at the time of registration to secure their place at the walk. CHOC will mail the event T-shirt and wristband before the walk.

Why Join Team MousePlanet?

COMMUNITY! Walking with Team MousePlanet is a great way to spend a morning with MousePlanet staff and readers, all while raising money for a great cause. Stay after the walk and enjoy Disneyland with your fellow Disney fans.

CONVENIENCE! If you register as a Fundraising Bear, Team MousePlanet will handle check-in for you. No need to drive to Orange the week before the walk to collect your wristband and T-shirt. You need only meet us in Downtown Disney the morning of the walk to collect your goodies, then head right into Disneyland to start the walk.
If you prefer to have your shirt and wristband before the walk (some people like to personalize them), register as a Busy Bear and those items will be shipped to you.

The deadline to join Team MousePlanet and meet the $85 fundraising requirement in order for us to handle check-in for walkers is Friday, August 18. We still welcome those who register after this date, but they must handle their own check-in.

Are you ready to CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet? It's easy to sign up - just visit the CHOC Walk website. You can opt to join Team MousePlanet during the registration process.

If you have any questions about the event, join the discussion on our MousePad forum.

This and that…

...Details about Halloween Time 2017 and Mickey's Halloween Party are posted in a second article today on MousePlanet, 2017 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.

...Disney's MaxPass service is still scheduled to debut this Wednesday, July 19.

...Sorcerer's Workshop has reopened following refurbishment.

…The MousePlanet Newsletter is here! The newsletter contains a recap of the week's articles (in case you miss a day), news that may have developed since the weekly Updates were published, and tips about what's happening at the Disney theme parks for the coming weekend. We'll also include a fun bonus, such as an Eye Spy or a trivia question. To subscribe to our free newsletter, just enter your e-mail in the box below.

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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

The following attractions are all closed for Star Wars Land-related construction around the Rivers of America:

  • Disneyland Railroad – reopens July 29
  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes – reopens July 29
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – reopens July 29
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – reopens July 29

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.

Disneyland Resort

  • Splitsville Lanes – under construction in Downtown Disney. Expected to open late 2017.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

  • 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

  • Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure – through September 10
  • Main Street Electrical Parade return engagement – nightly, through August 20.
  • 10th Annual Taste of Downtown Disney – Thursday, August 10. Ticket information has not been released, so keep an eye on the event website for further details.
  • CHOC Walk in the Park – Sunday, August 27. Registration is now open.
  • 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.
  • MouseAdventure at Disneyland Resort (unofficial event) – Sunday, September 17. More information on the event website.
  • Halloween Time – September 20 through October 31
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – September 20, 22, 25, 27, 29; October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31. Tickets on sale now for Disneyland annual passholders. General admission tickets go on sale Monday, July 24.
  • 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.
  • Dapper Day Spring Outing to Disneyland (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 22. 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.
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – Originally scheduled for May 10-13, 2018, but runDisney has since removed the date from the event listing. Registration was scheduled to open June 27, 2017; no updated information has been released.

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

  • 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 are 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

  • 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.

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.

Three Day Tickets

  • Three Day, One Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $270/$258
  • Three Day Park Hopper – Regularly $315/$303

No discounts currently available to the general public.

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.

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.

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:

7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 7/20 7/21 7/22

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-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

7/23 7/24 7/25 7/26 7/27 7/28 7/29

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-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

7/30 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/3 8/4 8/5

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-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

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

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16 8/17 8/18 8/19

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

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

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

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

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  1. By Pammer

    AVP...FYI, the Chase Disney Visa Star Wars meet & greet is now 2-6pm, https://disneyrewards.com/disneyland-perks/

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