Disneyland Resort Update for November 13 - 19, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for November 13 – 19, 2017

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Holiday parade taping this week | 2017 Candy Cane schedule | Annual Passholder Sip and Savor Pass | Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after outbreak of Legionnaires' disease | Holiday ticket sale extended | runDisney bids farewell (for now?) to Anaheim | This and that…

Holiday parade taping this week

The Disneyland portions of the 2017 Disney holiday specials will be taped this Monday and Tuesday, November 13 & 14. Locations in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure at which visitors may spot musical performances include Main Street, in front of "it's a small world," and in Cars Land. The taping includes a special performance of "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" at 11:30 a.m. today, Monday, November 13.

Footage of these performances will be used for multiple Disney specials announced last week. Paid subscribers of the DisneyNOW app can start watching The Disney Channel stream “Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration” starting Friday, November 24. The show will then air on Disney Channel on Friday, December 1.

"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" airs on ABC on Thursday, November 30. And of course, the "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration" airs on ABC on Christmas morning. Check local listings for broadcast details in your area.

2017 Candy Cane schedule

Disneyland candy canes were once one of those little Disney gems, known to only a small group of fans. Social media helped spread the word, but it was a Food Network special that really made these scratch-made treats famous. In 2014, Disney expanded the offering to Trolley Treats, and doubled the number of days they are available.

Whether it's the deceptively simple recipe (the candy canes made in-park contain no preservatives) or just the charm of watching candy makers cook, pull, and shape the canes in front of you, people will eschew the readily available premade canes and wait hours to get one fresh from the kitchen. Candy makers work in a hot, humid room to produce up to three batches a day, guarding against stray grains of sugar that can cause a batch to crystallize and be ruined.

Once cooled, the canes are sheathed in plastic and wrapped in bubble wrap, and sold to a crowd of eager customers. Disney now issues wristbands at the candy location on candy cane days; plan to get there at park opening to snag one. Each color-coded wristband corresponds to a batch. If you don't want to watch the candies being made, managers will tell you when to come back to claim your treat. In all cases, you must return by the time specified by the location, after which unclaimed candy canes are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No discounts apply, and there is a limit of two candy canes per person. Disney says that "All candy canes sold will be made fresh at the Disneyland Resort."

The official dates for 2017 are:

  • Disneyland Candy Palace – November 24, 29; December 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24
  • Disney California Adventure Trolley Treats – November 25, 28; December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 25

Annual Passholder Sip and Savor Pass

Disney California Adventure's Festival of Holidays returns for 2017, with over 60 different food and drink selections to choose from. Though none of the Marketplaces offer a discount to annual passholders, APs can again purchase the "Sip and Savor Pass" for $45.

The passport provides eight tasting portions of select food and beverage items from 11 participating Festival Marketplace stalls. All food items and non-alcoholic beverages from those stalls are included, with the lone exception of a non-alcoholic ginger beer.

The passport itself is a plastic credential with eight snap-off tabs, strung on a lanyard printed with an AP logo. Purchase the passport at the AP Corner at Sonoma Terrace.


The Sip and Savor Pass is back for the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As always, you have to really pay attention to get the best value from this pass. The average price of the items you can purchase with this pass is $5.70, just over $45 for eight items. However, sales tax is not applied to the price of the lanyard, but is to the food items, so you also get an 8 percent advantage when you use the pass because you won't pay sales tax when you use them.

If you use all eight tabs to purchase one each of the eight most expensive items at the Festival, at best you save $17.50 (plus tax) compared to paying cash. However, every $4.50 dessert or beverage you buy with a tab eats into that savings.

To sweeten the deal, Disney has designed a series of one-inch buttons with the "AP" logo in varying color combinations. You receive one of the buttons each time you redeem a tab, and so can collect a series of eight when you redeem the whole pass.


The Braised Lamb Cheeks with Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice is a new dish for the Festival of Holidays, and considered the best bite of the Festival by many of the event managers and chefs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Once again, our advice is to decide what dishes you're interested in trying, and then crunch the numbers to decide if this is a good deal for you. To get the most value from the pass, you need to be prepared to pay for less-expensive items separately, which will raise your overall spending.

If you really, really want the lanyard and pin series, but don't think you can eat enough of the braised lamb cheeks with Mediterranean cauliflower rice to make financial sense, consider buying one lanyard for your family or friends group, and use the tabs only for the big-ticket dishes.

The Sip and Savor Pass is valid for the entire festival, so you can use it to try new dishes throughout the event. However, be sure to pay attention to the block out dates on your pass, so you use up all of the tabs before your holiday blockout period begins.

Win Pluto!


You can win the Pluto Premium Popcorn Bucket if you correctly answer the question below.

Pluto is the latest release in the Disneyland Premium Popcorn Bucket series. Pluto is all decked out in a holiday sweater, and comes with a carrying strap. He retails for $15 at Disneyland Resort popcorn carts.

You can enter to win this brand new Pluto (sorry, popcorn not included) by sending an email to our Park Updates mailbox. (parkupdates@mouseplanet.com). In your email, please include 1) your name, and 2) the Touring Plans crowd-level prediction for Wednesday, November 8, 2017. You can find that number in last week's Disneyland Resort Update.

We'll draw one winner at random from all correct entries received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, November 15. View complete rules on the MousePad discussion forum. Good luck!

Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Anaheim

Nearly three years after a multi-state outbreak of measles was traced to a Disneyland visitor, the Disneyland Resort and the city of Anaheim are facing another outbreak. Two cooling towers at Disneyland park remain closed pending the results of laboratory testing, after nine cases of Legionnaires' disease were diagnosed in people who visited the theme park in September. Another three people who visited Anaheim but not the Disneyland Resort also contracted the disease. One of those three died, but reports indicate the deceased had other medical complications.

News outlets Saturday reported that Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) alerted Disney to the outbreak in October, and the company discovered the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were present in two water cooling towers in Disneyland. The Mayo Clinic website says that Legionnaires' disease is not spread from person-to-person contact, but from inhaling the legionella bacteria. Cooling towers used in air conditioning systems have been linked in other Legionnaires' outbreaks.

KTLA reports Disney shut down the two infected towers on November 1, and that the towers will remain offline until tests confirm they are free from the bacteria. The Los Angeles Times quotes Orange County Health Care Agency officials as saying there is "There is no known ongoing risk associated with this outbreak," and that no additional cases have been linked to Anaheim or to Disneyland since September.

Holiday ticket sale from MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today

You have an extra week to save up to $20 off gate prices with the Holiday Ticket Flash Sale, only through MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today.


Save $20 off a 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket purchased from Get Away Today.



Save $20 off adult and $10 off child (ages 3–9) gate prices for 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets purchased from getawaytoday.com now through November 18, 2017. This is the biggest ticket discount so far this year, and the company says it's even better than their planned Black Friday sale.

Tickets are valid for travel through December 31, 2017. No promo code is needed, but 7-day advance purchase is required because you'll receive physical tickets. Purchases also include Get Away Today coupons worth up to $400 in savings at Anaheim area businesses and attractions.

These tickets are available a la carte, or bundled with hotel specials, like the Extra Night Free hotel promotion and Get Away Today exclusives.

Call 1-855-GET-AWAY to purchase tickets by phone, or purchase tickets only and Disneyland packages online.

runDisney bids farewell (for now?) to Anaheim

runDisney hosted its final scheduled half marathon at the Disneyland Resort this Sunday, with nearly 7,000 runners taking to the streets to compete in the Super Heroes Half Marathon. Another 8,000 runners completed the Thor 10K the previous day. Over 3,000 runners finished both events as part of the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge. This race weekend had the lowest registration of recent runDisney events, but most of the runners we spoke with were excited for the chance to complete one final run through Anaheim. runDisney recently announced a hiatus of all West Coast events for at least two years, citing construction around the Disneyland Resort as the reason they events can not be held as scheduled.


Runners pass the Team MousePlanet cheer station at the halfway point of the Super Heroes Half Marathon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


MousePlanet reader Chelsie passes out candy and encouragement to runners during the 2017 Super Heroes Half Marathon. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Team MousePlanet wrapped up our own five-year streak of cheering at West Coast runDisney events this Sunday, and a great crew of readers, volunteers, and friends turned out to help spread encouragement and Red Vines to runners as they passed the halfway mark of the course. In no particular order, thanks to Teresa, Ken, Jen, Jennifer, Chelsie, Steve, Cheryl, the Cosplay Parents Steven and Millie, and the volunteer Explorer from the Anaheim Police Department assigned to our location.


MousePlanet reader Jenny poses with two photo frames from the MousePlanet selfie station. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


From left to right, the volunteers at the final (for now) MousePlanet cheer station on the West Coast: Jenny, Jennifer, Ken, Teresa, Chelsie, an Anaheim Explorer, Steven, Millie, Cheryl and Steve. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

runDisney has given no indication of what plans it hold for the Disneyland Resort beyond 2019, so we'll just have to wait along with the rest of you to find out when or if Disney-style running returns to California. Until then, thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped staff our cheer stations these past five years, and especially to all of the runners who make getting up at 3:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning so very worth the effort. We hope to see you in 2020.

This and that…

...MousePlanet reader Steven alerted us to a late addition to the refurbishment schedule. The Mark Twain is closed through November 16.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3 / 10
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3 / 10
Thursday, November 16, 2017 3 / 10
Friday, November 17, 2017 5 / 10
Saturday, November 18, 2017 6 / 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

  • River Belle Terrace – closed through November 20 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed through November 16 for refurbishment.
  • Sailing Slip Columbia – closed November 27–30 for refurbishment.

2018

  • Haunted Mansion Holiday – closed January 8, 2018 to remove the holiday overlay. Reopening date not published.

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.
  • Goofy's Sky School – closed through December 20 for refurbishment.

2018

  • California Screamin’ – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Ariel’s Grotto – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Cove Bar – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time, though the location will temporarily reopen during Spring Break.
  • Games of the Boardwalk – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Sideshow Shirts – closes January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time.

Disneyland Resort

  • Splitsville Lanes – under construction in Downtown Disney. Expected to open late 2017.
  • Build-a-Bear – announced to be closing in late September to make room for additional dining offerings. Now scheduled to remain open through the holiday season.
  • Ridemakerz –announced to be closing September 18 to make room for additional dining offerings. Now scheduled to remain open through the holiday season, but with reduced operating hours.
  • Chapel Hats – now closed. The space was converted to a temporary retail home for Vault 28's The Disney Dress Shop line through the holiday season.
  • Vault 28 – now closed to make room for new Star Wars virtual reality offering.
  • Fossil – now closed to make room for new Star Wars virtual reality offering.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

  • Pinocchio's Workshop (group childcare) – closed. The space will be converted to the hotel fitness center.

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

  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: November 10, 2017 through January 7, 2018.
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Processional – Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, with two performances each night.

2018

  • Pixar Fest begins – April 13, 2018. Debut of the new "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular" fireworks show, as well as the first performances of the Paint the Night parade in Disney California Adventure, and Pixar Play Parade in Disneyland.
  • 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.
  • 2018 Grad Nites: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 and 30; June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9.

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

  • 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 Beach Blanket for $14.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Disneyland Backpack for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.

Landry's Select Club – members of the Landry's Select Club get priority seating at the Rainforest Cafe when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days). This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club, and runs on a point-based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 birthday reward. We recommend that you pre-purchase 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 2:00 to 6:00 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. May 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 and 30; June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. 2018 dates: September 20, 22, 25, 27, 29; October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31.
11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Super Heroes
Half Marathon

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

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/DX

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29

11/30

12/1 12/2

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6

12/7

12/8 12/9

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13

12/14

12/15 12/16

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

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:
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

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

12/17 12/18 12/19 12/20

12/21

12/22 12/23

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

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.