Disneyland Resort Update for June 25 - July 1, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for June 25 – July 1, 2018

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Pixar Pier opens | The Good | The Blah | The Unfinished | Incredibles join Paint the Night; World of Color refurbishment extended | Downtown Disney update | This and that…

Pixar Pier opens

Pixar Pier is now open at Disney California Adventure, bringing a new name and theme to a section of the park which has been in place since 2001. The transformation of the former Paradise Pier took just over six months, with a portion of the land still closed while additional refurbishment continues.

Open now is the Incredicoaster, a rebranded version of the original California Screamin' roller coaster. Another original DCA ride with a new look is the Pixar Pal-A-Round, which opened in 2001 as Mickey's Sun Wheel, was renamed Mickey's Fun Wheel after a 2009 refurbishment, and now sports Pixar characters on its gondolas.

Pixar Pier has a surprising number of food offerings packed in to a small space. The new Lamplight Lounge is sure to be a hit with annual passholders, and the rethemed outdoor vending stands serve up perfect items to share in Instagram posts and Facebook selfies.

After a day spent exploring Pixar Pier, here are my thoughts on the best offerings and biggest misses of the new land.

The Good

Jack-Jack's Cookie Num Nums

In all of Pixar Pier, with all of the changes and additions, the single best new offering is... a cookie cart. Absurd as it sounds, Jack-Jack's Cookie Num Nums is the smartest addition to the land, and shows the most awareness of the modern Disney visitor.


Jack-Jack's favorite treat is also sure to be popular with Pixar Pier visitors. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The main dish, a chocolate-chunk cookie, served warm and gooey, is large enough to share—and at $6, is priced just this side of ridiculous. For those not into chocolate, the cart also offers a "gluten-friendly" thumbprint cookie with raspberry jam, and a frosted shortbread cookie. When Disney told media during a preview that the cart would sell flavored milk, I truly hoped for something unique like the root beer and orange-flavored milk that are common in Arizona. Sadly, the offerings are limited to just Nesquick chocolate and strawberry, which probably has something to do with some contractual agreement between Disney and Nestle.

Like all right-minded humans, I'm a sucker for a warm chocolate chip cookie, but the draw of this tiny cart is much more than that. It ties perfectly into the theme of the adjacent roller coaster, and offers a consumable souvenir with near-universal appeal. The treat is perfect to share with friends and also on social media, creating a nice marketing buzz for Disney.

Lamplight Lounge

Another big win for Pixar Pier is the new Lamplight Lounge, a hybrid venue that combines the former Ariel's Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar into one large, two-story eatery. The upstairs bar is still 100 percent walk-up, and serves appetizers and cocktails. Visitors can make advance reservations for the lower-level dining area, which serves an expended menu of entrees. There is also a bar on the lower level, for which seating is first-come, first-serve.


The Lamplight Lounge is open in Pixar Pier, although the restaurant's sign is still a work in progress. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Regardless of where you want to sit, it may take some patience to get a table, but it's worth the trouble. The restaurant also accepts walk-up diners for the dining room, so be sure to check for availability when you visit—you may be pleasantly surprised.


Half booths and lounge groupings form the seating inside the Lamplight Lounge dining area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Lamplight Lounge is designed in the industrial warehouse style that Disney seems increasingly fond of, and is decorated as a favorite watering hole of Pixar artists. There are (of course) movie posters along the walls, but also crew shirts from various Pixar productions and departments; character sketches and concept art; shelves of props and plush toys, and an entire wall of Pixar balls.


The lower patio offers a variety of lounge seating with a view of Paradise Bay. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The back page of one menu has a sheet of proposed faux merit badges from Up, with some that definitely did not make the cut. The walls around the bathrooms are covered with quotes from Pixar movies, and the feature chandelier is formed from pages from sketchbooks.


The lower level offers an inside/outside bar with first-come, first-serve seating. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Seating is a mix of the half-booths around the interior wall, left over from the Ariel's Grotto days, and lounge groupings in place of traditional tables in the center. There are more lounge groupings on the lower patio, some with trendy fire pit tables. A new long bar table also features a glass-enclosed fire pit down the middle. It's a comfortable environment for relaxing with friends, though some of the seating is impractical for families with young children.


A cozy booth is decorated with a wall of Pixar balls. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

However gorgeous the interior is, the menu is the star. The Cove Bar lobster nachos are the only holdover on the appetizer menu, and are now joined by dishes sure to become favorites. We sampled several dishes from this menu, and were impressed by all. The deviled eggs were luscious, and the Romesco sauce and toast provided a contrast in flavor and texture.


Deviled eggs with toast and Romesco sauce from the Lamplight Lounge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The potato skins were both crispy and creamy, just familiar enough to be called potato skins, but with unexpected (yet delicious) flavors. Our favorite were the crispy piggy "wings," tossed in a sweet/spicy glaze and topped with a slaw that provided the perfect bite of acid.


Crispy piggy "wings" were our hands-down favorite dish at the Lamplight Lounge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

We tried two entrees: the spinach salad and the signature ratatouille. Both were even better than the appetizing menu descriptions led us to expect, and both are fantastic options for vegetarians.

We were too full to try the signature donuts—the only dessert offered at the restaurant—but others who did sample them said they were worth the $9 price tag.


The curly spinach salad with poached egg was every bit as delicious as we hoped. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

This is not a cheap restaurant, with appetizers starting at $12, and entrees running $19 to $23. Drinks are also pricey, with $10 beers and $14 cocktails. Consider this a feel-good splurge, and don't be surprised if you find yourself trying to justify a return visit very soon.


The door to The Office appears to be an electrical panel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

During our visit, our server treated us to a tour of The Office, a private dining room tucked behind a utility closet. An elaborate vault door opens to reveal a small room with a booth table and a pair of lounge chairs. Off this room is a small private patio with a view of the Incredicoaster launch track. Groups are chosen at random to dine inside The Office seats up to 13 people. With no windows, The Office may be too claustrophobic for some diners, but Pixar fans will love the art lining the walls.


The Office offers a small dining area, and caricature sketches of Pixar artists. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Pixar Promenade and the Pixarmonic Orchestra

This band shell added to the west side of Pixar Pier provides a lovely entertainment venue, and a new home for the Pixarmonic Orchestra. This group is well worth an extended listen, and we hope they remain around beyond the end of Pixar Fest.


The Pixarmonic Orchestra performs in the new Pixar Promenade in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The redecorated boardwalk outside the Pixar Pal-a-Round offers some shaded seating and new floral touches. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A Kugel sphere decorated like the Pixar ball is a new feature in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Pixar Pier art

Pixar Pier has some beautiful new art, with many of the graphics around the Incredicoaster created by Pixar artist Teddy Newton.


Artist Teddy Newton designed and hand-painted the artwork inside the arch at the entrance to Incredibles Park. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Incredibles arch is lit at night, highlighting Teddy Newton's art. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A Coco-themed billboard in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Dory and friends remind visitors to keep the pier clean. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Wall-E and EVE find a moment in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Adventure is down there in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Blah


The Incredicoaster is now open in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Incredicoaster

The most hyped change of Pixar Pier is the conversion of California Screamin' into the Incredicoaster, based on the Parr family as seen in The Incredibles 2. As the new story goes, following their heroic deeds in that movie, the roller coaster was rededicated to the Incredibles (Violet shares her opinion of that honor in the video below). The whole family has come out to ride the coaster, but Jack-Jack doesn't measure up to the height requirement. Neither does Edna Mode, who offers (or is drafted) to watch the baby in a VIP lounge while the family rides.


Violet shares her opinion of the coaster's rededication. MousePlanet video.


A water effect makes it appear that Dash races along with the coaster cars at the start of the Incredicoaster. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Pixar Pier logo is prominent inside the loop for the Incredicoaster. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Of course something goes terribly wrong, leaving the Incredibles to team up in the effort to catch Jack-Jack. You're along for the ride, as each family member uses their special skills to try to contain the morphing baby. If you don't mind spoilers, you can watch Todd Pickering's first ride on the Incredicoaster, and his on-ride interview with Imagineer Tracey Noce:


Incredicoaster full POV ride-through with Imagineer Tracey Noce. MousePlanet video.

Todd liked the ride much more than I did. My honest reaction after returning to the station was, "huh." I liked the concept, but was disappointed by the execution. Unlike some, I think the story line is really quite fun, but it feels like the time and budget were not there to produce the effects in their best form. True, the ride sports nearly two dozen new show figures of the Incredibles (including 14 baby Jack-Jack figures along the track), but none are animatronic. Before you say, "yes, but it's a roller coaster," remember that Disney proudly marketing the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster at Walt Disney World as having, "some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics characters ever created."


Some of the 14 static Jack-Jack figures from the Incredicoaster are visible from outside the attraction. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Bouncing baby Jack-Jack figures can be seen from locations around the Incredicoaster. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

When Imagineer Tracey Noce, creative director for the project, tells Todd Pickering that the ride uses 50 pounds of glitter to create the effect in one tunnel, I think, "that's great for 'it's a small world,' but what could you have done with a budget for LED panels?"

The new Incredibles float designed for the Paint the Night parade seems to have received all of the LED budget for Pixar Pier. with 123 individual panels custom-built to form the buildings on the float, and flexible, miniature LED sheets incorporated into the Incredibles costumes for the first time in a Disney production. Disney clearly has the technology to do amazing things, but for whatever reason the Incredicoaster didn't warrant the budget to include it.

Tematic changes aside, the Incredicoaster is the same coaster we've known since 2001. As the longest roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort, and the only one with a loop, it maintains its appeal to thrill-seekers and coaster enthusiasts alike.


Stylized icons of the Incredibles decorate the on-ride photo for the Incredicoaster. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Poultry Palace and Senior Buzz Churros


The Poultry Palace is open in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

These two quick-service locations feel like they should have been located inside A Bug's Land, and are out of scale and proportion to the rest of Pixar Pier. The new Poultry Palace kiosk towers over the adjacent Fastpass shade structure, and clashes with the architectural themes of the area.

Senior Buzz Churros is decorated as an actual Costco-size box of frozen churros, and again makes no sense outside of A Bug's Land. Where Jack-Jack's cookie cart gets props for being both thematically linked to the new Incredicoaster and bringing a brand-new food offering to the Disneyland Resort, Buzz's churro stand is an example of forcing a connection between intellectual property and product.

That said, the Caliente churro is actually quite tasty if you're a fan of cinnamon red hots.


Buzz Lightyear is now hawking churros in Pixar Pier. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Unfinished

You do not even need to step foot inside Pixar Pier to see the area is far from finished. The first sign is the actual marquee at the east entrance to the Pier, atop which Disney will install a large Pixar lamp sometime this year. Another sign is the one for the Lamplight Lounge, which was delivered just one day ahead of the media preview, and had not yet been completely lamped by opening day.

Further inside Pixar Pier, a construction wall surrounds the former King Triton's Carousel, with a sign announcing that Jessie's Critter Carousel is on "pre-order." That ride will open sometime in 2019.


Jessie's Critter Carousel is on "pre-order" from Al's Toy Barn. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Coming later this year is Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff, which will open in the former Sideshow Shirts space. This candy emporium is part of the Inside Out neighborhood, and will be joined in 2019 by the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction, announced on Friday by Disney D23. As is clear from the concept art, this "new" ride is a retheme of Flik's Flyers, which Disney plans to close later this summer with the rest of A Bug's Land. That area will be incorporated into a new Marvel-themed land in a future expansion.

There are lots of details large and small still to come in Pixar Pier, including the miniature Zurg figure which is supposed to serve as a photo opportunity next to the Poultry Palace.

Incredibles join Paint the Night; World of Color refurbishment extended

Frozone and the Incredibles have made their Paint the Night debut at Disney California Adventure, with a large new float showcasing each of their powers. As mentioned above, this float is packed with new technology, including Disney's first use of flexible LED panels in the Incredible's Super Suits, and Disney's first use of a persistence-of-vision globe on a parade float.

You can watch just the new float in this broadcast from our Periscope account. At this time, Disney has announced only that Paint the Night will run at Disney California Adventure through September 3 as part of Pixar Fest. Disney has not announced plans for the parade beyond that time.

We reported last week that damage done to the World of Color nighttime show platform during scheduled refurbishment had delayed the return of of the show, which was to have reopened last Friday, June 22.

After the article published, a Disneyland spokesperson confirmed to MousePlanet that the show would not reopen as scheduled. "World of Color is undergoing an extended refurbishment and the show is expected to return towards the end of this year."

Disney points out that the delayed return of World of Color will give visitors more time in Pixar Pier, and to ride the Incredicoaster and the Pixar Pal-a-Round at night. Those rides, along with the Golden Zephry, Jumpin' Jellyfish and the Silly Symphony Swings, usually close during performances of the World of Color.

Downtown Disney update

It looks like the Earl of Sandwich and west side Starbucks locations will remain open in Downtown Disney through Tuesday, before joining their neighbors and closing their doors to make way for the fourth Disneyland Resort hotel.


A portion of the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney has reopened following a lengthy renovation. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

On the other end of the shopping complex, the west half of the World of Disney store reopened Wednesday, following a lengthy refurbishment. The east side of the store is now closed so crews can complete the transformation. The newly opened half of the store sports a new industrial/warehouse style, with exposed brick walls, tile floors, and distressed wood accents. This seems at odds with the heavily Craftsman design influence of the Grand Californian Hotel in which the store is located, though there are elements in the decor which attempt to tie it together.


The store is lit partially by a faux skylight in the center of the room. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney removed all of the oversized character icons from the exterior of the store, leaving just the World of Disney signs. Inside, the character references are much more subtle, but be sure to look at the tops of the cash register counters when you check out.

The project will be complete in fall 2018, when the eastern half of the store reopens to the public.


A wall of headbands is on display in the World of Disney store. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The line for the cash registers takes shoppers back and forth between displays of add-on items. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The cash registers look to be placed atop repurposed office desks and file cabinets. 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 fund raising 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.

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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

  • Tomorrowland Theater – closes for refurbishment July 16, following close of the Ant-Man and the Wasp preview. No announced replacement, and it's unclear if Star Wars: Path of the Jedi will return.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closed for refurbishment July 16 – 26.
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey – closed for refurbishment July 30 - August 3.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closes for refurbishment July 30 Reopening date unknown, but after August 4

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color – closed for refurbishment. The show was scheduled to return on Friday, June 22, but Disney has announced an "extended refurbishment" for the show, and says it will return in late 2018.
  • Pixar Shorts Film Festival – on hiatus. Reopens July 20 with a new lineup of three short films.
  • Sideshow Shirts – store will reopen as Bing Bong's Sweet Spot in late 2018.
  • 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 – will be moved to Pixar Pier and rethemed to Inside Out
  • 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 fourth hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney:

  • AMC Theaters – now closed; building will be demolished.
  • ESPN Zone – now closed; building will be demolished.
  • Rainforest Cafe – now closed; building will be demolished.
  • Earl of Sandwich – expected to close June 26; building will be demolished.
  • Starbucks (West Side) – expected to close June 26; building will be demolished.
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car – scheduled to close by June 30; rental office will relocate to Paradise Pier hotel.
  • Haagen-Dazs – closed; will be replaced by Salt & Straw
  • Wetzel's Pretzels – closed for refurbishment; will reopen in late Summer

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.
  • CHOC Rock'n Luau at Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Saturday, August 25. Tickets go on sale July 1 at the event website.
  • CHOC Walk – Sunday, August 26. Registration is now open. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends, and family members to join our team for the event.
  • Taste of Downtown Disney – September 5. Details to come.
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – September 19, 21, 24, 26, 28; October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29, 31. Advance purchase tickets for the Halloween Party went on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders on Tuesday, June 5. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 12 to the general public.
  • 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. Park-specific blockout dates apply to all passes purchased, renewed or activated after June 2, 2018.
  • Southern California Annual Passport ($549) – includes some discounts. Many blockout dates, including Saturdays, December holidays and other peak days. Park-specific blockout dates apply to all passes purchased, renewed or activated after June 2, 2018.
  • 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. Park-specific blockout dates apply to all passes purchased, renewed or activated after June 2, 2018.
  • 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.


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.


Character Dining Vouchers – discounted character dining vouchers are available for purchase online, in advance of your trip, through Get Away Travel.

Annual Passholders

Bring-a-Friend ticket discount – Now through September 3, Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase one-day park-hopper tickets for friends and family at a savings of up to 40% off the ticket booth price. This new Bring-a-Friend offer is similar to a promotion announced last week for Walt Disney World, though the terms are a bit different.

Passholders can purchase these discounted tickets in person at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, or at the Disney Desks at local Good Neighbor Hotels. Passholders can only purchase these tickets for days their own pass is valid, and the offer is not valid on blockout dates. The tickets are only good for admission on the date they are purchased.

There is a limit of two discounted tickets per day, per passholder, and the passholder must enter the parks with their guests. The prices are as follows:

One-day park hopper
Discounted price
Regular adult price
Regular child price
Value Season
$89
$147
$141
Regular Season
$99
$167
$160
Peak Season
$109
$185
$177

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 and Alamo Rent a Car.


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

No current offers

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.
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

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

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-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

7/8 7/9 7/10 7/11 7/12 7/13 7/14

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-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

7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 7/20 7/21

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-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

7/22 7/23 7/24 7/25 7/26 7/27 7/28

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-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

7/29 7/30 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/3 8/4

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

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-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: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-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 olegc

    I don't know if the Pixar Prominade entertainment shell is a good thing. Yes, brings entertainment to the pier - but no shade and no real seating. since their show is about 20 minutes (I think) or a little longer it will be difficult to enjoy during the summer months.

    I do think its intriguing that a coaster tells a full story. Some others have been tied to themes but not a complete beginning to end story (I think). Rock and Roller Coaster is close but no figures along the ride portion. While I do wish actual animatronics were used I guess the fact that this was outdoors and that the trains move fast maybe led to a decision not to spend money on better figures to be installed.

  2. By cstephens

    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    I don't know if the Pixar Prominade entertainment shell is a good thing. Yes, brings entertainment to the pier - but no shade and no real seating. since their show is about 20 minutes (I think) or a little longer it will be difficult to enjoy during the summer months.
    I'm thrilled that they have the band shell there. Live entertainment is so important, and I'm glad they are recognizing that. I've watched them twice, and yeah, it's a little warm, but people were watching, with kids sitting on the ground. Aren't there groups in Disneyland (like the Firehouse folks and the Dapper Dans and the Pearlies and the Disneyland Band) who do shows that last a little while in places that don't have shade or seating?


    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    I do think its intriguing that a coaster tells a full story. Some others have been tied to themes but not a complete beginning to end story (I think). Rock and Roller Coaster is close but no figures along the ride portion. While I do wish actual animatronics were used I guess the fact that this was outdoors and that the trains move fast maybe led to a decision not to spend money on better figures to be installed.

    I've only been on the ride once, and I sat on the left side. I don't remember seeing any of the Jack-Jacks on my side but then, I was concentrating on other matters. I do remember seeing glimpses of them on the right side and I could hear the husband's reaction. At some point, I'd like to be able to ride it and sit on the right side and maybe get to see some of them.

  3. By olegc

    Quote Originally Posted by cstephens View Post
    I'm thrilled that they have the band shell there. Live entertainment is so important, and I'm glad they are recognizing that. I've watched them twice, and yeah, it's a little warm, but people were watching, with kids sitting on the ground. Aren't there groups in Disneyland (like the Firehouse folks and the Dapper Dans and the Pearlies and the Disneyland Band) who do shows that last a little while in places that don't have shade or seating?




    I've only been on the ride once, and I sat on the left side. I don't remember seeing any of the Jack-Jacks on my side but then, I was concentrating on other matters. I do remember seeing glimpses of them on the right side and I could hear the husband's reaction. At some point, I'd like to be able to ride it and sit on the right side and maybe get to see some of them.

    Yes u stand for the others in Disneyland but there are mature trees and/or building to stand under if u need to. That comes from it being an older park I guess. I never said live entertainment wasn't importantbut- it ia. As a musician myself I too would love to perform at the shell - as a guest I do want some shade. That's just me.

    On the Incredicoaster that is a drawback.
    U travel so quickly and are locked in to the seat that depending on your size or side u sit on u will miss things.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

  4. By Berry Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    On the Incredicoaster that is a drawback.
    U travel so quickly and are locked in to the seat that depending on your size or side u sit on u will miss things.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

    I rode the coaster back many years ago and never again since because of my height. I am short and did NOT enjoy at all how I felt during that ride. I wasn't comfortable at all with where the shoulder harness was on my body and then during many parts of it I felt like my head was being bounced around the sides of the harness. It was a miserable experience. I watched the video (thank you for doing that) because for me its the only way I will see it. I see nothing there to make me want to ride it either and go through all that again. LOL I can understand why they might not use animatronics on the coaster but really glitter? SMH

  5. By cstephens

    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess View Post
    I wasn't comfortable at all with where the shoulder harness was on my body and then during many parts of it I felt like my head was being bounced around the sides of the harness.

    I had that issue riding the Incredicoaster - on the turns, it would slam my head against the sides. I don't know if it was the same problem on the Screamin' version since it's probably been 5 years since I've ridden it. I do want to ride on occasion so we're trying to figure out how to remedy that - maybe a sweatshirt as cushion or something.

  6. By Berry Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by cstephens View Post
    I had that issue riding the Incredicoaster - on the turns, it would slam my head against the sides. I don't know if it was the same problem on the Screamin' version since it's probably been 5 years since I've ridden it. I do want to ride on occasion so we're trying to figure out how to remedy that - maybe a sweatshirt as cushion or something.

    I wasn't sure if it was just me or if others had the issues as well. While I love Space and Thunder, I am not a big roller coaster person as it is. I had finally been willing to go on Screamin' to end up with it making me feel so horrible after the fact that I have never wanted to ride it again. While even after they changed the seats to the Matterhorn and caused a little pain in the butt, I was still willing to ride that a couple times. Heck I would take that over the way Screamin' made me feel any day. LOL Since you do want to ride it again, I hope you find a solution to it that works for you.

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