Disneyland Resort Update for May 21 - 27, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for May 21 – 27, 2018

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The $300 Pixar Pier Premiere | 2018 Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party details | This and that…

The $300 Pixar Pier Premiere

When Disney announced the $300 ticket price for an evening Pixar Pier premiere event, one commentator on the Disney Parks Blog asked if the decimal point was in the right place. "Did you guys mean $29.99?"

The 6-hour event, scheduled for June 22 (a day before the area officially reopens to the public), offers exclusive access for a "very limited" number of buyers to the rethemed Paradise Pier area of Disney California Adventure. After walking a red carpet into the premiere, guests can ride Incredicoaster, (formerly California Screamin'), which has been converted into an Incredibles theme with new on-ride effects. Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel), Toy Story Midway Mania and the Pixar-fied Games of the Boardwalk are also open for the party.

Event attendees can create a progressive dinner with one sample from each of four renamed food kiosks in Pixar Pier—Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, Angry Dogs, Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros—along with the new Jack-Jack's Cookie Num Num near Incredicoaster. Pixar characters, special backdrops, and themed entertainment are offered around the area, with unlimited PhotoPass downloads included in the ticket price. The rest of Disney California Adventure is open to party guests, so any guests with blocked out annual passports or non-passholders can step outside of Pixar Pier and take in the other sights and sounds of Pixar Fest.

Attendees also have a first-come, first-served opportunity to snag a table on the upper level of the new Lamplight Lounge (formerly the Cove Bar) or to line up across the way at Knick's Knacks to buy Pixar Pier merchandise, while supplies last. And of course, everyone will receive an event credential and lovely parting Pixar gift to take home after the event.

For some people, the opportunity to wander Pixar Pier 18 hours ahead of the general public is worth the price of admission—and that is perfectly fine. I'm sure I've spent as much or more on things that other people would find to be ridiculous. But what troubles me is the trend at Disneyland to create an upcharge event at every opportunity, and what this trend might mean for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in 2019.

For much of the early 2000s, new rides, lands, and even the whole DCA theme park opened following a series of free or low-cost previews for annual passholders and cast members. Some of these were the basic "show your pass and ride" soft-openings of refurbished attractions, while others required advance registration or even a lottery selection to get a ticket. When Cars Land opened in 2012, Disney offered passholders the option of buying $50 tickets for a charity preview event, or entering a lottery for a free passholder preview a few days later.

When Pandora – The World of Avatar opened last summer at Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom hosted 10 days of free previews for passholders. But since the AP preview of Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters in 2016, Disneyland has seemingly ended passholder previews in favor of added-cost events. The final days of the Tower of Terror at DCA were commemorated with a $100-per-person Final Checkout Party in 2017, followed later that year with a $150-per-person event to preview the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout attraction.

Given that both events sold out, it seems Disney is trying to see just how much people will pay for early access to a new ride or land. This brings us to this $300 preview of Pixar Pier, for which tickets went on sale last week, and were still available at press time. If this event sells out, then Disney has ample justification for raising the price for the next preview, perhaps for Jessie's Critter Carousel or the new Inside Out-themed attractions, which are still to open on Pixar Pier.

And then let's think to a calendar far, far away, when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disneyland. If Disney commands $300 for a preview of a collection of rethemed rides and outdoor vending carts, how much will tickets run to be among the first to visit Planet Batuu? At the rate these events are rising in price, the decimal point will likely move another place to the right by the time those tickets go on sale.

2018 Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party details

The Disneyland Resort will celebrate Halloween Time September 7 through October 31, with Mickey's Halloween Party planned for 15 nights at Disneyland.

Halloween Time – Friday, September 7 through Wednesday, October 31

Halloween Time brings the return of popular attractions to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. While Jack Skellington has claimed Disneyland's Haunted Mansion as his own—transforming it to the Haunted Mansion Holiday—Oogie Boogie will return to Disney California Adventure park across the esplanade. The main entrance gates will feature an Oogie Boogie sculpture, and a cloud of bats will swirl around the spire of the Carthay Circle Theater. Buena Vista Street will be treated with Halloween decor, including the popular Headless Horseman statue introduced in 2017.

Cars Land will again host the Haul-o-Ween festival, featuring the Radiator Springs residents in their Halloween costumes. Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOreee and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween attractions will each feature Halloween music and decor for the season. The Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark overlay will return for 2018.

In addition to the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy returns for Halloween Time. Also returning are the popular Dia de los Muertos displays in Frontierland and the Main Street Pumpkin Festival. This is always a fun time to visit Disneyland, with the Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes and the park decorated for the season.

Mickey's Halloween Party

This after-hours event takes place on 15 nights this year, and requires a separate event ticket to attend.

Mickey's Halloween Party includes trick-or-treat stations, themed entertainment, a performance of the event-exclusive Halloween Screams fireworks, and a return of the Frightfully Fun Parade and Ride of the Headless Horseman down Main Street, U.S.A., both introduced in 2016.

Ticket prices jumped again this year, with Halloween night tickets hitting $130. All regular-price tickets are now above the $100 mark for the first time. AP discounts apply to only three of the parties, all on weeknights (see the price calendar below). It appears Disney has eliminated the advance purchase discount for non-passholders, and the regular price is the same regardless of when you purchase your ticket.

Two party perks added in 2017 are back for 2018. Party guests can take advantage of a three-hour early-admission period before the party kicks off to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to see the seasonal decorations in both parks before the main event begins. PhotoPass downloads of souvenir photos taken during the event are again included, although this perk won't matter as much to Signature and Premier annual passholders.

Dates and prices are as follows:

  • AP – Discounted advanced-purchase price for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders
  • Gate – Regular price
September
Sun 16 Mon 17 Tues 18 Wed 19 Thur 20 Fri 21 Sat 22
     

6:00–11:00

AP: $95
Gate: $105

 

7:00–midnight

AP: $115
Gate: $115

 
Sun 23 Mon 24 Tues 25 Wed 26 Thur 27 Fri 28 Sat 29
 

6:00–11:00

AP: $95
Gate: $105

 

6:00–11:00

AP: $95
Gate: $105

 

7:00–midnight

AP: $115
Gate: $115

 
Sun 30 October
  Mon 1 Tues 2 Wed 3 Thur 4 Fri 5 Sat 6
   

6:00–11:00

AP: $115
Gate: $115

   

7:00–midnight

AP: $115
Gate: $115

 
Sun 7 Mon 8 Tues 9 Wed 10 Thur 11 Fri 12 Sat 13
   

6:00–11:00

AP: $115
Gate: $115

   

7:00–midnight

AP: $115
Gate: $115

 
Sun 14 Mon 15 Tues 16 Wed 17 Thur 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
   

6:00–11:00

AP: $115
Gate: $115

   

7:00–midnight

AP: $130
Gate: $130

 
Sun 21 Mon 22 Tues 23 Wed 24 Thur 25 Fri 26 Sat 27
   

6:00–11:00

AP: $115
Gate: $115

   

7:00–midnight

AP: $130
Gate: $130

 
Sun 28 Mon 29 Tues 30 Wed 31      
 

6:00–11:00

AP: $130
Gate: $130

 

6:00–11:00

AP: $130
Gate: $130

     

As we've noted in past years, Disney seems to have realized that some locals were taking advantage of the three-hour "early" admission offered on party nights, and are using the party as their semi-annual trip to Disneyland. In past years, going the party route offered a slightly higher cost per hour, but a lower absolute price. The party also offers smaller crowds and access to exclusive Halloween entertainment.

That math doesn't work as well in 2018, with the Halloween Party ticket costing as much as $23 more than a one-day ticket for the same day.

The seasons calender has not yet been published for October 2018, so we do not yet know if Halloween will be a labeled a Value, Regular, or Peak day—but assuming it is labeled a Regular day, the choice is between a one-day ticket valid from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 hours) for $117, or a Halloween Party ticket, valid from 3 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (8 hours) for $130.

In this example, someone planning to visit on September 19 could buy one of the following:

  • A $97 one-day ticket, good for 10 hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • A $105 Halloween Party ticket, good for 8 hours (3 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

Advance purchase tickets for the Halloween Party go on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders on Tuesday, June 5. Passholders can purchase tickets online by logging into their account on the Disneyland website. Disney Rewards Visa card holder and Disney Vacation Club members may also be eligible for this pre-sale, so check with your respective member services departments, or by by calling (714) 781-4400, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 12 to the general public.

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…

...Event planners last week announced that the 2019 Star Wars Celebration will be held in Chicago April 11–15.The event has previously been hosted in Anaheim and in Orlando, and fans hoped the date and location of the 2019 event would correspond to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Instead, the convention moved to Chicago in April—satisfying nobody, but avoiding an almost certain crowding issue for either of the two Disney resorts. Tickets go on sale June 5, 2018, at the event website.

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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 Friday, June 8.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed for refurbishment June 11–14.

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color – closed for refurbishment on April 13. Scheduled to return on Friday, June 22.
  • Cove Bar – location reopened for Spring Break, and will close again May 29 to June 22 as part of the Pixar Pier retheme.
  • Pixar Shorts Film Festival – on hiatus. Reopens July 20 with a new lineup of three short films.

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' – becomes the Incredicoaster when it reopens June 23.
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel – becomes the Pixar Pal-a-Round when it reopens June 23.
  • Boardwalk Bazaar
  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Point Magu Tattoo
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs – becomes the Poultry Palace
  • Hot Dog Hut – becomes Angry Dogs
  • Ariel's Grotto – becomes the Lamplight Lounge
  • Cove Bar – becomes the Lamplight Lounge; reopens June 23.
  • King Triton's Carousel – becomes 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

The following dates denote when are scheduled to close by, as Disney begins construction of a sourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney:

  • ESPN Zone – June 2
  • Rainforest Cafe – June 30
  • AMC Theaters – June 30
  • Earl of Sandwich – June 30
  • Starbucks (West Side) – June 30
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car – June 30. Rental office will relocate to Paradise Pier hotel.

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 to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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

6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14 6/15 6/16

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21 6/22 6/23

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
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 amyuilani

    The problem with this price tag is that you're paying to have food you can have any time after the party, and to ride rides that you have presumably been on dozens, if not hundreds, of times. There is really no appeal to that party at that price tag. If it were that price for the Star Wars preview, it would sell out within minutes because it's a brand new land, brand new food, brand new rides, and the fan base for Star Wars is deeper than for Pixar. I don't think that price point for a Star Wars preview is unreasonable, but I also think they should plan to host at least 5 of them. They will all sell out so quickly people will be poking their hands filled with wads of cash through the proverbial gate rails.

  2. By JackB

    I agree. The seemingly endless upcharging is a bad look for Disneyland. I realize Disney Parks is first and foremost a business. But at what cost? They are really pushing the limits of the lifelong relationship they have built with so many of us who grew up with Disneyland and who are loyal to the brand. We all have our limits. $130 for MHP? $299 for a re-themed Paradise Pier? No thanks.

  3. By Berry Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    I agree. The seemingly endless upcharging is a bad look for Disneyland. I realize Disney Parks is first and foremost a business. But at what cost? They are really pushing the limits of the lifelong relationship they have built with so many of us who grew up with Disneyland and who are loyal to the brand. We all have our limits. $130 for MHP? $299 for a re-themed Paradise Pier? No thanks.

    Agree. The greed showing as much as it is really is not a good look in the end. Business or not at some point the greediness from that company can start to turn more and more off.

    We stopped going a very long time ago to the MHP. They aren't worth it to us and at the price its become at this point, it really isn't worth it to us. Yet I imagine many will still be willing to pay the cost for it but there will end up being that breaking point that most won't and then what? The cost for a re-themed part of DCA is insane. Sure there are those that will eat it up but how many is the question for, like amyuilani said, the same rides most have been on many times over and for food one can get anytime. As well as merchandise you can buy after the fact as well anytime.

    I have a feeling that the charge they will be asking for Star Wars will be a heck of a lot more then what is being seen for a re-themed area. I said it before but I can see them doing different kinds of these events leading up to the opening at different price levels but at a big cost.

    Funny though how they didn't do this in WDW with Pandora and I am sure people would have paid for it if the option given but they had AP previews for days leading up to it free. Yet I can see it being here a charge for AP previews at a high cost as well IF they do one.

  4. By indyjones

    I hear that the second "Star Wars Nights" upcharge event didn't sell very well as they were giving away a lot of tickets to cast members in order to "fill the park" and make it look more successful. Hopefully this $300 preview fails miserably.

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