Disneyland Resort Update for November 28 - December 3, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for November 28 – December 3, 2017

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News and Views

New Year, New Pier | Disneyland After Dark | Lunar New Year returns to DCA | This and that…

New Year, New Pier

Once the holiday season officially comes to an end at the Disneyland Resort on January 7, work will begin on the transformation of Paradise Pier to Pixar Pier. Starting January 8, 2018, nearly everything—from the pylon at the east entrance to Paradise Pier to the Paradise Gardens area on the west side—is closing for refurbishment.

The project will divide the current Paradise Pier area into four "neighborhoods." Three of the neighborhoods will each be themed individually to a Pixar property: The IncrediblesToy Story, and Inside Out. The Toy Story neighborhood includes Toy Story Midway Mania, which will be the only attraction to remain open during the transformation.


Concept art for Pixar Pier shows changes to rides and restaurants. Photo © Disney.

Disney says the new land is expected to debut during the Pixar Fest promotion, which begins April 13, though the opening of The Incredicoaster in June, around the release of The Incredibles 2. A new ride based on Inside Out will also open later.


The Incredicoaster is a new permanent makeover for California Screamin. Photo © Disney.

Ariel's Grotto and the Cove Bar will both get Pixar overlays during the transformation, and will also close January 8. Disney has not released theme details for the restaurant, but permits filed with the city of Anaheim show that a new 200-square-foot private dining room will be added during the makeover.

Disney has not posted the full entertainment schedule for early January, but so far there is no announced return date for the World of Color show at Disney California Adventure. In announcing the pending closure of Ariel's Grotto, Disney recommended that people looking for World of Color dining packages during the construction book meals at Carthay Circle or Wine Country Trattoria instead. As of publication time, neither restaurant shows availability for World of Color dining packages beyond January 7, and a cast member at the Disney Dine Line said they did not have any information about the return of the show.

Here is a complete list of locations that will close January 8th for the Pixar Pier makeover:

  • California Screamin’
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel
  • Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar
  • Games of the Boardwalk
  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Boardwalk Bazaar
  • Treasures in Paradise
  • Point Magu Tattoo
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs
  • Hot Dog Hut
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company

In addition, there are a few seasonal refurbishments which kick off after the new year:

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closes January 2, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • It's Tough to be a Bug! – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Grizzly River Run – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.

Over at Disneyland, here are the closures we know about for the first month of 2018:

  • Splash Mountain – closes January 2, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday – closes January 8, 2018 to remove the holiday overlay. Reopening date not published.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Main Street Vehicles – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.

Disneyland After Dark, revisited

After we published last week's Disneyland Resort Update, Disney provided ticket and event details about the first Disneyland After Dark event, scheduled for Thursday, January 18.

Tickets to this after-hours event are $95 per person, ages 3 and up, and do not include parking. No discounts apply, though Disneyland Resort annual passholders get first dibs on the tickets when they go on sale this Thursday, November 30. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting December 7.

The event runs from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., though ticket holders can enter Disneyland as early as 6:00 p.m. if they choose. In addition to an exclusive showing of the "Fantasy in The Sky" fireworks, select Disneyland rides—including Peter Pan's Flight, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Pirates of the Caribbean, "it's a small world" and Jungle Cruise—will open for the event.

There will also be themed entertainment at locations around the park, meet-and-greets with "classic personalities," and themed food and drink offerings. Disney's PhotoPass department will be a key player in the event, and admission includes free digital downloads of the PhotoPass photos taken during the event.

Check back on the event website on Thursday, November 30 for the link to purchase tickets. Disney says Throwback Nite is just the first in a series of after-hours events, so stay tuned for future offerings.

Lunar New Year returns to DCA

Disney will commemorate the Year of the Dog with a Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure, January 26 through February 18. The festival brings back a collection of popular offerings from past Lunar New Year celebrations, including Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession and the Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration water show.


Acrobats perform during Mulan's Lunar New Year Celebration. MousePlanet file photo.

Hurry Home debuted in 2017 as an eight-minute mini-show presented before the start of each performance of the World of Color. As noted above, Disney has not confirmed whether the World of Color will be performed during the Pixar Pier makeover, and the Lunar New Year announcement presents Hurry Home as a stand-alone show, with no mention of World of Color.

The Lunar New Year festivities will also feature special food and beverage offerings from Korea, China and Vietnam, along with character meet-and-greet opportunities and area entertainment. If you're planning a visit to experience the Lunar New Year festival, expect the largest crowds the weekend of February 16–18.

This and that…


U.S. Marines collect children's toys for the Toys for Tots donation drive. MousePlanet file photo.

...Toys for Tots will hold their annual toy drive in Downtown Disney this Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Look for the collection location at the stage near ESPN Zone and Earl of Sandwich. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys worth $10 or more, and distributes them to local charities. Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and Anaheim Fire and Rescue departments will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day to accept donations.

If you forget to bring a gift, you'll find a table staffed by Disney VoluntEARS, where you can quickly purchase items that you can then donate. Collection boxes will also be placed in each of the three Disneyland Resort hotels, and inside participating Downtown Disney vendors.

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Crowd Forecast

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3 / 10
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3 / 10
Thursday, November 30, 2017 3 / 10
Friday, December 1, 2017 5 / 10
Saturday, December 2, 2017 7 / 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

  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed through November 30 for refurbishment.

2018

  • Splash Mountain – closes January 2, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday – closes January 8, 2018 to remove the holiday overlay. Reopening date not published.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Main Street Vehicles – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.

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

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closes January 2, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • It's Tough to be a Bug! – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • Grizzly River Run – closes January 8, 2018 for refurbishment. 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.

The following attractions close January 8, 2018 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. No reopening date is available at this time, and most of the locations will have new names when they return:

  • California Screamin’
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel
  • Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar
  • Games of the Boardwalk
  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Boardwalk Bazaar
  • Treasures in Paradise
  • Point Magu Tattoo
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs
  • Hot Dog Hut
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company

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 – through January 7, 2018.
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Processional – Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, with two performances each night.
  • Candy Cane release dates:
    • Disneyland Candy Palace – November 29; December 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24
    • Disney California Adventure Trolley Treats – November 28; December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 25

2018

  • Disneyland After Dark after-hours event – Thursday, January 18. Tickets go on sale to Disneyland annual passholders on November 30, and to the general public on December 7.
  • Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure – January 26 through February 18.
  • 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 – 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 Holiday Tote for $19.95 with a purchase of $25 or more.
  • Disneyland Holiday Fleece Blanket for $19.95 with a purchase of $40 or more.

Landry's Select Club – members of the Landry's Select Club get priority seating at the Rainforest Cafe when available (which makes a huge difference on busy days). This club replaces the former Rainforest Cafe Safari Club, and runs on a point-based system that gives you a $25 gift certificate after you spend $250. Membership now costs $25, but comes with a $25 birthday reward. We recommend that you 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.
11/26 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: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

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: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

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: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

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: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

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: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

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: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

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

12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27

12/28

12/29 12/30

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events: None

12/31 1/1/2018 1/2 1/3

1/4

1/5 1/6

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-2a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-1a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
None

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

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Three Kings
Day at DCA

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Three Kings
Day at DCA

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Three Kings
Day at DCA

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

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

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

 

Comments

  1. By Mowsefan

    Any clue who the narrator(s) will be for the Candlelight Ceremony this coming weekend???
    Thanks. :-D

  2. By JohnGar

    Ralphs / Kroger has a selection of Disneyland tickets available online (and I believe, in stores) starting at $199 for 2-Day, 1-park day, all the way through $315 for a 3-Day Adult (10+) Park Hopper.
    Yes, I know it's not a discount of current prices, but these are good through Jan. 13, 2019! "Ticket expires 13 days from first use or January 13, 2019, whichever occurs first."

  3. By Mowsefan

    Another website said it was Chris Hemsworth, can anyone that was there confirm it????

  4. By cstephens

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowsefan View Post
    Another website said it was Chris Hemsworth, can anyone that was there confirm it????

    Yes, he was the narrator this year. He did a pretty good job too.

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