Disneyland Resort Update for December 4 - 10, 2017

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for December 4 – 10, 2017

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Thor star Chris Hemsworth narrates Candlelight Ceremony and Processional | Highlights of "Believe… in Holiday Magic" Fireworks | A Very Merry Holiday Tea Party | Moonlight Magic event for DVC members | This and that…

Thor star Chris Hemsworth narrates Candlelight Ceremony and Processional

The Candlelight Processional took place this past weekend at Disneyland. Started by Walt Disney in 1958 as a community appreciation event, the show features a Candlelight choir that consists of cast members and community choir members who perform music provided by the Disneyland orchestra, with guest narrators invited to read the Christmas story in between songs.


A massed choir of Disney cast members and local organizations perform at the 2017 Candlelight Ceremony. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disneyland took an unusual step this year by keeping the identity of the narrator for this year's show a secret right up until the moment Thor star Chris Hemsworth stepped onto Main Street, U.S.A. for a pre-show sound check Saturday afternoon.


A solist performs Silent Night during the 2017 Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Australian-born actor took to the stage just after sunset for the first of two performances Saturday night, and returned for another pair of performances on Sunday. Hemsworth plays Thor in the Marvel Studios movies, including the recently released Thor: Ragnarok.

Disney's decision to keep the identity of the narrator under wraps until the last moment may have been intended to reduce crowding during Candlelight.


Hundreds of fans pack Main Street to get a glimpse of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

After trying a few times to make the annual event a larger public offering, with dining packages and reserved viewing, Disney in recent years returned to the practice of treating Candlelight as a private event that just happens to take place in the middle of an operating theme park. The reserved seating area in Town Square is very small, and invited guests include community and civic leaders, as well as media and Club 33 members.

Standby viewing is very limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis, and die-hard Candlelight fans arrive at park opening to claim their bench or patch of curb to wait for the evening performance. Disney may have feared that announcing a very popular narrator too far in advance would draw crowds too large for Town Square.

Even so, the promise of seeing Chris Hemsworth was enough to pack Disneyland Sunday night, and Disney announced around 4:30 p.m. that all of the Resort parking lots had reached capacity. The parking lots eventually reopened, but cast members remarked that it was an unusually busy Candlelight Sunday.


Limited bench seating was available for Candlelight, but the majority of fans sat on curbs or stood for hours to hold their spot for the show. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Highlights of "Believe… in Holiday Magic" Fireworks

Disney streamed the entire "Believe… in Holiday Magic" fireworks spectacular live from Disneyland park on November 30, one of a series of #DisneyParksLIVE events broadcast on social media channels and YouTube.

The full live stream video was removed after the broadcast, but Disneyland posted a two-minute highlight video you can watch whenever you need a little Christmas in your living room.

If the embedded video does not appear below, click over to YouTube to watch there. Be sure to follow MousePlanet on Facebook for our own live stream offerings from Disneyland and Walt Disney World.


Highlights of the "Believe… in Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular at Disneyland Park. YouTube video.

#ShareYourEars

Disney announced its second Share your Ears promotion, and again promises to donate $5 (up to $1 million) for each photo shared to social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ShareYourEars.

Both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have special photo backdrops where visitors can take photos for the promotion, but any public share on one of the three social media sites will qualify. Learn more about the promotion at ShareYourEars.org.

A Very Merry Holiday Tea Party

The Very Merry Holiday Tea Party at the Disneyland Hotel's Steakhouse 55 is back for a second year, with a menu mostly unchanged from the original. Here's the information from the Disneyland website, which is also where you can make reservations for the tea:

Celebrate the season at a traditional tea service that’s brimming with holiday cheer—from December 1 to 31!

Steakhouse 55 is hosting a jolly version of a traditional afternoon repast of sweets and savories, and of course, pots of tea. The seasonal menu offers a selection of teas accompanied by scones, tea sandwiches and petite sweets. Wines, ports, sherry and cordials are also available for an additional charge. Tea is served Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Tea Menu:

  • White chocolate cranberry scone
  • Smoked trout sandwich
  • Christmas tree-shaped cucumber sandwich
  • Open face cage-free egg sandwich
  • Wreath-shaped Caprese salad sandwich
  • Christmas light and Santa-decorated strawberries
  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Choice of gingerbread, apple pie or mulled spice teas

Kids’ Holiday Tea Menu:

  • White chocolate cranberry scone
  • Christmas tree-shaped cucumber sandwich
  • Ham and cheddar snowman sandwich
  • Peanut butter and jelly Mickey sandwich
  • Desserts
  • Choices of herbal infusions, juices, milk and classic or peppermint hot chocolate

Please note: gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.

Moonlight Magic event for DVC members

Disney Vacation Club members who like to plan way, way ahead should mark their calendars for Thursday, November 15th 2018. That's when DVC will hold another Moonlight Magic event at Disney California Adventure. The free after-hours event lets members stay in the theme park after it closes to day guests, and enjoy character meet-and-greets, complimentary snacks and shorter wait times for select rides. Reservations are required, and will begin on October 4, 2018.

This and that…

…Freshly made, hand-pulled candy canes are available this week at Disneyland's Candy Palace on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For more information about the tradition, be sure to read our Guide to the Candy Canes at the Disneyland Resort.

…Tickets for the first Disneyland After Dark event, scheduled for Thursday, January 18, are now on sale to Disneyland Resort annual passholders. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting this Thursday, December 7. Tickets to this after-hours event are $95 per person, ages 3 and up, and do not include parking. No discounts apply. Purchase through the event website, or in person at Disneyland ticket booths.

…Disneyland once again topped Instagram's list of the most-photographed place on Earth for 2017. In 2016, the rankings aggregated all Disney parks as one location, but each park was individually ranked in 2017. Disneyland (#1) and Disney California Adventure (#9) made the top 10, as did Walt Disney World (#6) and Tokyo Disneyland (#5).

Disneyland also topped the list in 2014 and 2015, and was #3 in 2013, the first year rankings were released.

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi is closed through December 7 for refurbishment. The show features clips from the Star Wars saga, and will likely be updated with scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in advance of its December 15 premiere.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5 / 10
Thursday, December 7, 2017 5 / 10
Friday, December 8, 2017 5 / 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

  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – closed through December 7 for refurbishment.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed December 11–14 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.
  • A Bug's Life Theater – closes January 8, 2018 for a one-day refurbishment following the Coco preview. It's Tough to be a Bug! reopens on January 9, 2018.
  • 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 – 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 – closed to make room for new Star Wars virtual reality offering.
  • Fossil – 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.
  • Candy Cane release dates:
    • Disneyland Candy Palace – December 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24
    • Disney California Adventure Trolley Treats – December 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.
  • Moonlight Magic after-hours event for Disney Vacation Club members - Thursday, November 15. Reservations open October 4, 2018.

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

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.
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

1/7 1/8 1/9 1/10

1/11

1/12 1/13

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
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: 9a-9p
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-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.

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