Disneyland Resort Update for April 9-15, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 9–15, 2018

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Food and Wine Festival Wraps; Pixar Fest begins | Passholder perks at Pixar Fest | Disneyland to introduce mobile ordering for select restaurants | Construction Land | This and that…

Food and Wine Festival wraps; Pixar Fest begins


Monorail Blue sports a new Finding Nemo design. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

You have a few days left to order a second helping of your favorite dishes before the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival wraps on Thursday. Friday makes the start of the all-new Pixar Fest at both DCA and Disneyland, bringing a new fireworks show to Disneyland, and a park swap for the Pixar Play Parade and Paint the Night parade.


Pixar Fest begins this week, and work is still underway to complete the new entrance onto the parade route. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

If you visit this Thursday, you'll have the one-day-only opportunity to experience both the Food and Wine Festival and see the Pixar Fest entertainment during a preview night. At present, the entertainment schedule is:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland
  • 8:15 p.m. – Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure
  • 9:15 p.m. – Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular at Disneyland

Even though the new summertime promotion begins in just a handful of days, Disney is still wrapping up construction of the new parade gate near "it's a small world." And while Disney announced that Redd Rockett's Pizza Port will open as Pizza Planet for the duration of Pixar Fest, that restaurant is not scheduled to close for refurbishment at all this week. This suggests that the overlay will be cosmetic at best, which would be a disappointment for Toy Story fans who have waited two decades to step into a real-world approximation of the movie's iconic restaurant.

Monorail Blue debuted a new Finding Nemo design this week, joining Monorail Orange with its graphics from The Incredibles. Monorail Red is currently offline for refurbishment, but cast members tell us Disneyland's third monorail train will sport a Toy Story design when it returns to service later this month.

 

MousePlanet will at both the preview and opening of Pixar Fest, so be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for coverage from the parks. You can find MousePlanet on Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, and Twitter.

Passholder perks at Pixar Fest

As has become the norm during recent Disneyland Resort marketing promotions, Pixar Fest will include an AP Corner, where annual passholders can stop by for a free collectible item, snap a photo against a custom backdrop, and see the passholder-exclusive merchandise available for the promotion.

For Pixar Fest, the AP corner is once again in Paradise Pier, and will be open for the first eight weeks of the event. The theme changes every two weeks, with a new giveaway and a new photo opportunity each time. Instead of a collectible button, the promotional item for Pixar Fest is a "Pixar-themed removable decal," and each passholder can collect two during their visit—"one for you, and one for a friend."

New themes begin on the days listed, and last two weeks:

  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 25

The collection of passholder-exclusive Pixar Fest merchandise includes the usual roundup of T-shirts, pins, and drinkware, but also includes a long-awaited Pixar design for the Dooney & Bourke handbag collection.

Passholders can also purchase a new refillable popcorn bucket starting April 24, and receive $1 refills through June 21, 2018. The Little Green Alien popcorn bucket is $20, and will be offered for sale while supplies last through May 24. Look for the bucket at popcorn carts throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland to introduce mobile ordering for select restaurants

Introduced at Walt Disney World last spring, mobile ordering is set to roll out at the Disneyland Resort. Mobile ordering allows customers to order and pay for meals from select counter service and fast-casual restaurants using the Disneyland smartphone application. Your meal is not actually prepared until you check in at the location (again, using the app), but mobile ordering allows you to skip the line at the restaurant. The app notifies you when your order is ready, and you pick it up at a designated window or counter. Think of it as FastPass for restaurants.

One nice feature of the Disneyland implementation of this app is that annual passholders can apply their discount to the purchase. Discounts aren't valid with Walt Disney World's version of the app, though neither version allows customers to use gift cards to pay for the purchase.

Disney has not said exactly when mobile ordering will go online at the Disneyland Resort, or which restaurants will participate.

Alan Dalinka has used mobile ordering several times at Walt Disney World, and says, "I love it." Alan has used the service to skip long lines at restaurants like the Satu’li Canteen in Pandora, where he says he received his food in less time than it would have taken him just to place the order in person.

He notes that the app is not for diners with special dietary issues and that the ability to customize menu items is limited, but says, "it’s worked perfectly for me."

Mobile ordering is definitely catching on with more and more non-Disney restaurants, but it remains to be seen how quickly Disneyland fans take to the service. Mobile ordering is already available at the Starbucks locations in Downtown Disney and Disney Springs through the Starbucks app, but there is almost always a line at the locations. Like FastPass, mobile ordering may turn out to be something that frequent visitors and annual passholders use to full advantage, leaving regular visitors standing in the normal line.

Construction Land


Workers are adding more faux rock work to conceal the a show building behind the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


It doesn't do much from the back, but the faux rock work is intended to conceal the show building behind the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land from being visible inside the park. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


With the new Cleo parking structure under construction, the Mickey and Friends loading area has mostly relocated to the ground floor of the structure. This plaza holds an extended queue for visitors waiting to pass through bag check. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The former Pinocchio parking lot has been leveled to make room for the new Cleo parking structure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

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…

...Disneyland has filed a permit to install 9,500 square feet of ceiling rock work inside Pirates of the Caribbean, so it seems that the scheduled refurbishment later this month will include more than just changing out the Auction scene.

...Splash Mountain reopens this Saturday, April 14, following refurbishment.

...The Bengal BBQ recently added a new kalua pork sandwich to the menu, importing an item first offered at the Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel. This new dish is just the latest addition to the Bengal BBQ menu, which in recent months has added items like spring rolls, a hummus trio, and the option to build a heartier meal by adding a plate of rice to an order of the eatery's famed skewers.


Fans line up outside Disneyland's Bengal BBQ, which in recent months has several new menu items. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Cast members from around the Disneyland Resort participated in the third annual Environmentality Art Challenge to commemorate Earth Day, and the top 10 finalists are now on display inside Disneyland for visitors to see in person. The teams were tasked to create an original work of art using recycled materials taken from their work locations.


The famous garbage compactor scene from Star Wars was created from materials recycled from Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


These three creations are among the top 10 entries in the 2018 Environmentality Challenge for Disneyland Resort cast members. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Visitors can vote for their favorite creation at the Disney Gallery until April 13. The display will then move to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure, and remain through April 21. The display will relocate to Downtown Disney for Earth Day, April 22.

You can also view all 10 finalists online, and cast your vote for your favorite. The winning team receives clothing from Coca-Cola.

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Crowd Forecast

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6 / 10
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5 / 10
Thursday, April 12, 2018 6 / 10
Friday, April 13, 2018 6 / 10
Saturday, April 14, 2018 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

  • Splash Mountain – closed through April 14 for refurbishment.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed April 16–19 for refurbishment.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – closed through April 26 for refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closes for refurbishment April 23. No reopening date is available at this time, but at least through May 20.
  • Space Mountain – closed May 3 to install the Hyperspace Mountain overlay.

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color – closes for refurbishment on April 13. No reopening date is available at this time, but at least through May 20.
  • Cove Bar – location reopened for Spring Break, and will close again at the end of May as part of the Pixar Pier retheme.

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 – will become the Poultry Palace
  • Hot Dog Hut – will become Angry Dogs
  • Ariel's Grotto – will become the Lamplight Lounge
  • Cove Bar – will become the Lamplight Lounge
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company – will become Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
  • King Triton's Carousel – will become Jessie’s Critter Carousel, opening in 2019

The following attractions will close by the end of summer to make room for Super Heroes land.

  • "It's Tough to be a Bug" – closed permanently May 19
  • Flik’s Flyers
  • Francis’ Ladybug Boogie
  • Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park
  • Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies

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.
  • ESPN Zone – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney.
  • Rainforest Cafe – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney.
  • AMC Theaters – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney.
  • Earl of Sandwich – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney.
  • Starbucks (West Side) – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney.
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car – scheduled to close by June 30, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of 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).

2018

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – through April 12.
  • Pixar Fest – April 13 - September 3. 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. Registration is now open via the event website.
  • Disneyland After Dark – Thursday, May 3. This event is sold out.
  • 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.

2019

  • D23 Expo – August 23-25, 2019. Tickets go on sale August 23, 2018 via the event website.

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.
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:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: F&W

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

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Comments

  1. By Mowsefan

    It was not too long ago that they built what appeared to be a natural gas refueling station in the Pinocchio parking lot for the trams and now it looks like it has been cleared out by the Cleo garage construction. I wonder where they will service the parking lot trams now?

  2. By stan4d_steph

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowsefan View Post
    It was not too long ago that they built what appeared to be a natural gas refueling station in the Pinocchio parking lot for the trams and now it looks like it has been cleared out by the Cleo garage construction. I wonder where they will service the parking lot trams now?

    We found out this weekend. The (probably temporary) fueling station is along the tram route. We had to wait because a parked tram was refueling, which only allowed one tram to pass that area at a time.

  3. By Mowsefan

    Well that sounds like a GREAT plan, NOT!!!! Like you said, hopefully it is only temporary. I would think the sharp pencil boys and girls at WDI would have planned this out a little better.
    What I would love to see is:
    1. A third park, preferably a water park built on the Toy Story & Katella CM Lots.
    2. The parking garage that they are building now.
    3. Another parking garage nearby, maybe on the Pumba Lot or part of the Toy Story Lot? Include a part of the garage(s) for Cast Member parking.
    4. Connect everything with the Monorail- Stops in all 3 parks, all of the hotels (including Paradise Pier Hotel and the new hotel) and all of the parking garages. This would eliminate the parking lot trams and the shuttle buses. This would make a little more land available for expansion.
    5. Add another Monorail train or two or three. I know the service facility above the "Roundhouse" has limited room, so perhaps add another facility somewhere else along the track?
    If WDI needs a great project manager to guide them along this path, just give me a call. Thanks.

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