Disneyland Resort Update for March 12-18, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for March 12–18, 2018

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News and Views

Passholder speculation | Pixar Fest dining packages | Snack and shop at Pixar Fest |This and that…

Passholder speculation

When Disneyland announced its most recent price increase last month, they also stated that there would be additional changes made to the annual passholder program this year. Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown told MousePlanet:

“We will be reshaping our Annual Pass program to better manage the guest experience throughout the year, which will help all Disneyland Resort guests have a great visit, particularly as we look forward to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019.” 

While Disney did not provide any specifics about how it might further change the AP program, we noted at the time that some language and display options on the Disneyland website may give a hint at what's to come. The pass comparison grid on the Disneyland website now separately lists admission to Disneyland, admission to Disney California Adventure, and the ability to visit both parks on the same day. While all of the passes offered currently include all three benefits, the way this is presented implies that there may be a time when a certain pass type does not include admission to one park or the other, or does not include park hopper benefits.

Disney rolled out another change to its website this week, removing the annual passholder blockout information from the monthly and daily schedule pages. Instead, this information is provided only on the annual passholder blockout calendar page, which displays each pass type separately.

Why this change, and why does it matter? From a functionality perspective, having that information on the main calendar was more convenient for families trying to plan trips. The previous display allowed the user to see a whole month at a glance, and to select which pass types they wanted blockout information for. This was especially handy for families or groups with different pass types, and thus different blockout dates—you could clearly see which dates all of your passes were valid for. Now you have to look up the blockout dates for each pass type individually, and scroll up and down to compare dates.

But as for the why, we can only speculate. If Disney is in fact looking to apply different blockout dates to each of the theme parks—a practice already used by Universal Studios Orlando to manage passholder access to its three parks—such a change would necessitate a change in the way that information is presented on the main calendar.

As we said last month, we expect Disney to release details—and likely another AP price hike—about 400 days before the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Disney this week released drone footage from above the construction site in California.


A video flyover over the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction site. YouTube.

Pixar Fest dining packages

Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Reception:

We shared photos of the expanded Sonoma Terrace last week, and noted that the new seating area directly adjacent to the parade route seemed perfect for a new added-cost dessert package for the Paint the Night parade. MousePlanet reader Karen wrote to say that Disney had already released details of that offering, along with other Pixar Fest dining packages.

The Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Reception debuts April 13, and offers reserved seating (in an actual chair) along the parade route for the nightly Paint the Night parade. During the 60-minute pre-parade reception, guests can sample a charcuterie tray and dessert buffet, served with wine, beer, soft drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are $79 per person, and are available up to 60 days in advance. The event is already sold out April 13–17, but after that there seems to be good availability for both weekend and week night performances.

Reservations are available through the Disneyland website, or by phone at (714) 781-3463. Payment in full is required when you make your reservation, and refunds are available only until 72 hours before the event.

Carthay Circle Retaurant and Wine Country Trattoria:

The Wine Country Trattoria and Carthay Circle Restaurant also offer Paint the Night dining packages, which include a three- or four-course meal from a prix fixe menu, and tickets to a reserved viewing area (standing room only).

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Dinner – starting at $99 for adults; $45 for children (ages 3 to 9)

Wine Country Trattoria

  • Lunch – starting at $38 for adults; $21 for children (ages 3 to 9)
  • Dinner – starting at $49 for adults; $25 for children (ages 3 to 9)

Reservations are available through the Disneyland website, or by phone at (714) 781-3463.

Over at Disneyland, the Plaza Inn is the site for the Pixar Play Parade dining package. Reservations for this new offering open this Tuesday, March 13, and the price was not available at press time. This "picnic-inspired meal" includes tickets to a reserved viewing area (standing room only) for the Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland.

Snack and shop at Pixar Fest

Disney released a preview of the snacks and merchandise logo for the upcoming Pixar Fest, which opens April 13 at the Disneyland Resort. Most of the featured food items are available at Disneyland park, with a few items making their way to Disney California Adventure.


Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake is one of the snack items created for Pixar Fest. Photo © Disney.

Golden Horseshoe

  • Boot Beer Root Beer Float served in a Souvenir Woody’s Boot
  • Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake (house-made funnel cake topped with blueberries, strawberries, chocolate cookie crumbles, crème anglaise, white chocolate, and gold-dusted whipped cream)

Carnation Café

  • Fried-ricksen Bologna Sandwich
  • Fredrickson TV Dinner

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Lots-o’-Straw-“Bear”-y Funnel Cake (strawberry-cherry topping, strawberry butter and streusel, with spiced syrup drizzle)

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • “Up” Merit Badge Éclair

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Mike Wazowski Bread
  • Mike Wazowski Sipper

Other

  • Main Street Capuccino Cart – “Up”-Tart – Nutella Pop Tart Chocolate Fredrickson House & Balloons
  • Tomorrowland Churro Cart – Lots-o’-Straw-“Bear”-y Churro
  • Frontierland Churro Cart – Coco Churro (chocolate and vanilla bean dust and salted cinnamon sugar served with a spiced Mexican chocolate dipping sauce)
  • All popcorn carts – Sulley Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • All DCA quick-service restaurants – Mike Wazowski Sipper


A preview of the Pixar Fest merchandise logo. Photo © Disney.

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

Registration is now officially open for the 2018 CHOC Walk in the Park, to be held Sunday, August 26 at the Disneyland Resort.

Team MousePlanet will return for our 11th consecutive walk to support Children's Hospital Orange County. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $70,000 for CHOC since 2008. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends, and family members to join our team for the event.

Why Join Team MousePlanet?

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

CONVENIENCE! If you register during Early Bird registration and meet your fundraising goal, Team MousePlanet will handle check-in for you. No need to drive to Orange the week before the walk to collect your wristband and T-shirt. You need only meet us in Downtown Disney the morning of the walk to collect your goodies, then head right into Disneyland to start the walk.

Are you ready to CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet? It's easy to sign up—just visit our team page.

This and that…

...Main Street Vehicles are scheduled to reopen this Friday, March 16, following the refurbishment and replacement of the horse-drawn carriage tracks.

...The 2018 Egg-stravaganza hunt begins this Friday, March 16. The annual Egg-stravaganza promotion invites egg-hunters to first purchase a special map, which reveals the location of large decorated "eggs" hidden around the Disneyland Resort. There are a dozen oversized eggs each in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney, with a different map available for each of the three hunts. Full details are in the March 5 Disneyland Resort Update.

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

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Crowd Forecast

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8 / 10
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8 / 10
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7 / 10
Friday, March 16, 2018 7 / 10
Saturday, March 17, 2018 8 / 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

  • Main Street Vehicles – closed through March 15 for refurbishment.
  • Splash Mountain – closed through April 14 for refurbishment.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – closed for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time, but at least through April 22.

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color – closes for refurbishment on April 13. No reopening date is available at this time, but at least through April 22.
  • Cove Bar – closed through June 23 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. The location will temporarily reopen March 16 for Spring Break, and remain open through the end of May.

The following attractions closed January 8 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme. Pixar Pier reopens June 23, and most of the locations will have new names when they return:

  • Games of the Boardwalk
  • California Screamin' – will become the Incredicoaster
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel
  • Boardwalk Bazaar
  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Treasures in Paradise
  • Point Magu Tattoo
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs
  • Hot Dog Hut
  • Ariel's Grotto – will become the Lamplight Lounge
  • Cove Bar – will become the Lamplight Lounge
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company
  • King Triton's Carousel – closed

Disneyland Resort

  • Build-a-Bear – store now closed to make room for additional dining offerings in Downtown Disney.
  • Ridemakerz – store now closed to make room for additional dining offerings in Downtown Disney.

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).

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – through April 12.
  • Pixar Fest begins – April 13. 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.
  • MouseAdventure (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 29, 2018. More information on the event website.
  • 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.
  • CHOC Walk – Sunday, August 26. Registration is now open. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends, and family members to join our team for the event.
  • Moonlight Magic after-hours event for Disney Vacation Club members – Thursday, November 15. Reservations open October 4.

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).


Current Discounts & Promotions

Disneyland prices as of February 11, 2018.

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 like MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.

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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
$147
$91
$141
One Day – Regular
$117
$167
$110
$160
One Day – Peak
$135
$185
$127
$177

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.

Two Day Tickets
  • Two-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $210/$187
  • Two-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $260/$248
  • Advance purchase Two-Day tickets – check for current discounts and promotions from Get Away Today.
  • 2-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day ticket – $159 for ages 3 and up *
  • 2-Day So Cal Resident Park Hopper ticket – $204 for ages 3 and up *

* So Cal Resident tickets expire May 24, 2018, and are blocked out March 23 through April 8, 2018. Click here for additional terms and conditions.

Three Day Tickets

  • Three-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $280/$264
  • Three-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $330/$314
  • Advance purchase Three-Day tickets – check for current discounts and promotions from Get Away Today.
  • 3-Day So Cal Resident 1-Park Per Day ticket – $199 for ages 3 and up*
  • 3-Day So Cal Resident Park Hopper ticket – $244 for ages 3 and up*

* So Cal Resident tickets expire May 24, 2018, and are blocked out March 23 through April 8, 2018. Click here for additional terms and conditions.

Four Day Tickets

  • Four-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $305/$287
  • Four-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $355/$337
  • Advance purchase Four-Day tickets – check for current discounts and promotions from Get Away Today.

Five Day Tickets

  • Five-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $320/$301
  • Five-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $370/$351
  • Advance purchase Five-Day tickets – check for current discounts and promotions from Get Away Today.
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 ($1,579) – 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 ($1,149) – includes discounts, parking, digital PhotoPass downloads and MaxPass. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Pass ($999) – includes discounts and parking. Digital PhotoPass downloads are included only for renewing passholders who had the benefit on their original pass; new purchases do not include this benefit. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Disney Deluxe Pass ($729) – includes some discounts. Some blockout dates, including December holidays and other peak days.
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($549) – includes some discounts. Many blockout dates, including Saturdays, December holidays and other peak days.
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($369) – 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 ($353/$324) – 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, 2018. 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 $44/$36. 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 $330 for ages 10+ ($314 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.

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.

Disney usually allows 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, 2018. 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.

Southern California residents

Southern California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks multiple days before May 24, 2018 for as little as $159 with the 2018 So Cal Resident ticket.

The 2-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 24.

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 $159 for ages 3 and up, a discount of 20% compared to box office prices and a $10 increase from the 2017 promotion.

You can also upgrade the ticket to a park-hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day, for an additional $45, a savings of up to $40 compared to the box office price of a two-day park-hopper ticket.

If you want an extra day to visit the parks, there is also a 3-Day 1-Park per Day option ($199) and a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket ($244) in the promotion.

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 by calling (714) 781-4636.

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 21, 2018. Tickets expire May 24, 2018, and are blocked out March 23 through April 8, 2018.

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:

  • F&W – 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.
3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29 3/30 3/31

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

4/1 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/5 4/6 4/7

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: F&W

4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

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 eight to 11 months.

 

Comments

  1. By DisneyGator

    If Disneyland does push another price hike, especially on APs, I can't see a reason to ever go back. Really sad.

  2. By olegc

    The more firm separation of pass types will hurt families with mixed passes. Many times one pass will be higher to get better discounts or parking and the rest on a lower tier (Sig vs deluxe as an example). Now if they change the access it will not only control guest access but may force families to match their passes - up or down. Most of the time in the past it has been up (a revenue boost beyond price hikes for Disney) but maybe this time since it will be combined with another price hike we will see a drop.

    I can envision all passes except Sig plus (or.maybe premier) have some limits on access to Disneyland proper.

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  3. By amyuilani

    I remember a while back suggesting that Disney implement one (or both) of the following:

    1. A rolling blackout calendar - rather than having big chunks of passes blocked on the same dates, resulting in spikes in attendance on certain days, they should consider having Deluxe and SoCal passes available with an A, B, and C schedule of blockout dates. They'd have the same major holidays, but certain calendars would have some dates free that the other calendars are showing as blocked. This may help families to pick the passes that best align with their own school or travel schedules, while giving them a chance to visit the parks together on certain days that aren't shared with every other AP type unblocked that day.

    2. Rather than have an annual pass, they can offer a membership, similar to what Massage Envy does. For a monthly fee (maybe $49.99), you get 2 visits a month, $10 parking, and a 5% discount on merchandise and dining. Subject to holiday blackout dates (not as full of a blackout calendar as an AP). If you use both visits and want to purchase a third a la carte park hopper, you can for $99. As you can see, the difference between this membership and a full-blown pass is negligible, and may result in the user upgrading to a pass because it's worth it. That's a win for the park who got the visitor to spend more, and a win for the visitor who would only realistically go one or two days a month.

    I think those are both concessions which see the park meeting the AP half way, while not giving up a successful AP program.

    I also feel that the overcrowding isn't Disney's problem. Yes, it's their fault, but not their problem. They created a product with consistently high demand, increased revenue, and a steady flow of customers to keep the parks full at all times. There is no proof to suggest that APs spend less than a one-day visitor would. In fact, given an AP's dedication to the brand and their fresh exposure to new merchandise and offerings all the time, I'd argue that APs on the whole spend more than the park guests would. The crowding is certainly A problem, but not Disney's. It's up to the guest to draw the line at where they will and will not accept something, and clearly they have not crossed their own lines and shown the park that the problem is now theirs. Unfortunately money talks.

  4. By crazee4mm

    Checking on the Disneyland Resort site, under the Parades at the Disneyland Resort banner, Mickey's Soundsational Parade is listed as returning later this year. No dates mentioned though.

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