Disneyland Resort Update for April 30 - May 6, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 30 – May 6, 2018

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Dumbo flies again above Fantasyland | Grad Nites begin this week | Pixar Pal-a-Round | Downtown Disney notes | Second chance to celebrate Star Wars during Disneyland After Dark | This and that…

Dumbo flies again above Fantasyland

Disneyland's Dumbo the Flying Elephant reopened at Disneyland last week, following a refurbishment that included enlarging and covering most of the ride's outdoor queue, as well as redesigning the loading area and boarding process to speed up ride times. While the result is a more comfortable wait for the popular but low-capacity ride, it comes at the cost of one of the few relatively quiet spots in Fantasyland.


Dumbo the Flying Elephant has reopened at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


New canopies cover the outdoor queue, providing shade by day and lighting by night. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The new extended queue incorporates the band organ building and shade structures with new canopies. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The new queue occupies most of the space that once provided a walkway around and behind Dumbo, and incorporates the awnings around the band organ behind the ride. Althugh tband organ building itself was spared, the only way to reach it now is through the queue for the ride. This little nook of Fantasyland was a great spot to relax and indulge in some people-watching, and it will be missed by those who once enjoyed it.


The band organ building is now part of the Dumbo queue. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers apply detailing to the windows of the band organ building. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

New shade structures cover most of the queue, with strings of light providing illumination at night. There are new frames mounted on the walls of the queue, inset with very temporary-looking printed posters. These frames look similar to those for the digital signs present at some attractions at Walt Disney World, which display animated, interactive, and sometimes even personalized graphics and messages to entertain people waiting in line.


These new printed signs in the Dumbo queue may be placeholders for not-yet-installed digital signs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Riders watch Dumbo the Flying Elephant from inside the new shaded queue. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Dumbo's new queue is completely wheelchair-accessible, which is good news for many visitors with disabilities. For those who use Disney's Disability Access Service for non-ambulatory issues, you can obtain a return time for Dumbo.


Mosaic circles indicate where riders should stand in the boarding area. Each corresponds to the number and color of a specific Dumbo. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Each Dumbo elephant sports a large new number so riders can quickly spot their assigned space. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

A new boarding process is designed to increase the speed and safety of the loading cycle by assigning riders to specific Dumbo elephants. As cast members group riders, they assign each party to stand on a specific number in the loading area. This number and color corresponds to a specific Dumbo elephant on the ride. Ideally, this ensures that riders know exactly where they should board, and eliminates pushing and running as riders race to claim a favorite color elephant. It also eliminates the use of the "magic feather" boarding passes, another bit of nostalgia for some Disneyland fans. Now, if you have your heart set on riding in a particular purple Dumbo, just talk to the cast members, who have a color-coded chart and can match you with the purple Dumbo you really wanted.

Grad Nites begin this week

The first Grad Nite of the 2018 season is this Friday, May 4. If you're planning a visit during this period, be sure to consult the schedule of Grad Nite dates so you can plan appropriately. For 2018, Grad Nite is held on May 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, and 30; and June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9.

For 2018, the event includes park-hopper access to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks during regular operating hours, and a private party in Disney California Adventure from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. after that park closes to "day guests."

Schools can choose to arrive whenever they wish during their Grad Nite event. Some arrive right at park opening to maximize their time, while others arrive later due to travel time or other activities. With the Mickey and Friends parking structure now closed to oversize vehicles like school buses, look for heavier arrival traffic in the Toy Story parking lot.

Based on reports since the event switched to this format in 2014, the parks grow increasingly crowded as the day goes on and more students arrive. Grad Nites are often a good excuse to leave the theme parks early to enjoy a nice dinner in Downtown Disney.

Beware: Formal Grad Nites are not the only times that the Disneyland Resort is crowded with student groups. The last weeks of school are popular times for class trips, something that Disney actively encourages through special pricing and activities for school groups. Those visits won't appear on any calendar, but are a fact of Disney life during this season, and have already begun making a noticeable impact on park attendance in recent weeks.

With so many schools on year-round calendars now, you should consider the period between March and mid-June as one big, hazy spring-break-into-graduation season. So while the Grad Nite calendar can give you an idea of when the most high school seniors will be on property, there is no way to know when a school district from Central California is sending its ninth graders for their own promotion celebration.

Pixar Pal-a-Round

Disney last week continued its slow-trickle media campaign leading up to the June 23 reopening of Pixar Pier by releasing the new name and an additional image for the former Mickey's Fun Wheel. Although Mickey's face will still be the main icon, the ride will now be known as the Pixar Pal-a-Round, with each of the attraction's 24 gondolas sporting new artwork featuring pairs of characters from Pixar films. The new concept art shows EVE paired with Wall-E, Mater paired with Lightning McQueen from Cars; Joy paired with Sadness from Inside Out; and Miguel paired with Hector from Coco.

With Pixar Pal-a-Round apparently being the winning name in the redesign process, we can only wonder what the runners-up were.

Downtown Disney notes

Ice cream lovers got a scoop of good news last week when Portland-based Salt & Straw announced that a new location will open in Downtown Disney later this year. Salt & Straw is known for small-batch ice creams and sorbets, made with locally sourced organic ingredients. Flavors vary by region, with a menu of year-round flavors joined by seasonal creations.

Salt & Straw will replace Haagen-Dazs, which is slated to close by the end of May.

Several other Downtown Disney businesses will close by the end of June as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney. Here are the updated dates for each location.

  • ESPN Zone – expected to close June 2.
  • Rainforest Cafe – expected to close June 17
  • Starbucks (West Side) – expected to close June 23.
  • AMC Theaters – scheduled to close by June 30; exact date unconfirmed.
  • Earl of Sandwich – scheduled to close by June 30; exact date unconfirmed.
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car – scheduled to close by June 30; exact date unconfirmed.

Anaheim's Garden Walk shopping center has announced that AMC Theaters will open a new location there in early 2019. The press release did not state how many screens the new theater will have, but MousePlanet reader Promo-Man says six screens remain from the former Garden Walk UltraLuxe movie theater, which closed in 2015. The House of Blues used a portion of the former theater in its relocation to Garden Walk, and this AMC Theater project will use the rest of the space.

Second chance to celebrate Star Wars during Disneyland After Dark

Citing "overwhelming response" to the first event, Disneyland is hosting another Disneyland After Dark Star Wars Celebration event, this time on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets for the first event on Thursday, May 3 sold out in just hours, and Disney added a second evening to give even more fans a chance to plunk down $95 for an evening of exclusive Star Wars-themed entertainment.

Although these offerings will have already debuted in Disneyland by the time of the second party, attendees at the May 9 event will be able to ride Hyperspace Mountain, see the March of the First Order (new to Disneyland), get some face time with Rey at new (to Disneyland) meet-and-greet, and enjoy a galactic dance party.

There will also be themed entertainment at locations around the park, meet-and-greets and "character encounters," and possibly a second chance to purchase event merchandise remaining from the May 3 event. Disney's PhotoPass department will again be a key player in the event, and admission includes free digital downloads of the PhotoPass photos taken during the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes, though the same guidelines apply to this event as they do for the Halloween parties.

The event runs from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., though ticket holders can enter Disneyland as early as 6:00 p.m. if they choose. In addition to Hyperspace Mountain, select Disneyland rides—including Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, "it's a small world," Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Jungle Cruise—will open for the event.

Tickets to this after-hours event are $95 per person, ages 3 and up, and do not include parking. No discounts apply. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 1 via the event website.

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.

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

This and that…

...Pirates of the Caribbean is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, June 9, following the refurbishment to update the auction scene.

...Many Disneyland annual passholders were disappointed after the Little Green Alien popcorn bucket, the current offering in the refillable popcorn bucket promotion, sold out just days after being released for sale last week. Though passholders were limited to one bucket per purchase, there was no limit to the number of times a single passholder could get back in line and make a purchase. Naturally, some of the buckets showed up in online auctions, selling for as much as $75. Cast members say they do not know if the buckets will be restocked prior to the end of the promotion.

...This item is a few months delayed, but was prompted by a question from reader Chris Silva via Twitter. Chris wanted to know when Disneyland's Rancho del Zocalo discontinued breakfast service. The chance happened in early February, when breakfast service debuted at the Red Rose Taverne (formerly Pinocchio Village Haus) in Fantasyland. The Red Rose Taverne menu includes an open-face Croque Madame, a garden vegetable hash with baked egg, and a breakfast flatbread. More traditional items are also on the menu, including pancakes – Mickey shaped or regular – and a plate with scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 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

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed for refurbishment as of April 23. Reopens Saturday, June 9.
  • Space Mountain – closed for one day, May 3, to install the Hyperspace Mountain overlay. The ride will reopen that evening for the Disneyland After Dark private event, and then open to the public on May the 4th.

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color – closes for refurbishment on April 13. No reopening date is available at this time, but Disney says the show will reopen in "late June."
  • Cove Bar – location reopened for Spring Break, and will close again on May 29 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 – will become the Pixar Pal-a-Round
  • 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 as of March 19, 2018
  • Flik’s Flyers
  • Francis’ Ladybug Boogie
  • Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park
  • Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies

Disneyland Resort

  • ESPN Zone – scheduled to close by June 2, 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

  • Pixar Fest – April 13 - September 3. Highlights include the new "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular" fireworks show, as well as performances of the Paint the Night parade in Disney California Adventure, and the Pixar Play Parade in Disneyland.
  • Disneyland After Dark – Thursday, May 3. This event is sold out.
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) – May 6. 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.
  • Disneyland After Dark – Wednesday, May 9. Registration for this second-chance event opens May 1
  • CHOC Walk – Sunday, August 26. Registration is now open. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends, and family members to join our team for the event.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 5–7. More information on the event website.
  • 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.
4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

5/13 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 10a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24 5/25 5/26

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31 6/1 6/2

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6 6/7 6/8 6/9

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 7a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: GN; Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: GN; 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.