Disneyland Resort Update for July 30 - August 5, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for July 30 – August 5, 2018

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Holiday Time returns to the Disneyland Resort November 7 | 2 extra days for Festival of Holidays | Disney reaches agreement with labor union to increase minimum wages | Downtown Disney food court | Disney announces plastics purge to begin in 2019 | This and that…

Holiday Time returns to the Disneyland Resort November 7

Get ready to deck the halls with a season of returning seasonal offerings when Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort begins on Friday, November 7. The 2018 holiday promotion will feature most—but not all—of the attractions, decorations, and entertainment from the past several seasons.

At Disneyland, returning classics include A Christmas Fantasy Parade, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks, "it's a small world" Holiday, and the Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle projection show. The Haunted Mansion Holiday, which opens in September for Halloween Time, also runs through the end of Holiday Time.

Missing again is the Jingle Cruise, which was last presented at the Disneyland Resort during the 2016 holiday season.

Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree return to Disney California Adventure this year, part of the popular Cars Land holiday overlay. Santa Claus takes up residence again inside the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Missing from Disney's holiday announcement was any mention of World of Color, and it seems unlikely the show will return from its extended refurbishment in time to present the Season of Light version this year.

Two extra days for Festival of Holidays

Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort brings a return of the popular Festival of Holidays promotion at Disney California Adventure. The multi-cultural celebration gets a slightly extended run this year, closing two days after the holiday season wraps up at Disneyland. The extra days allow DCA to include Three Kings Day festivities before packing the booths away for the season.

The larger Festival of Holidays umbrella includes the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! overlay of Paradise Gardens and a seasonal menu offering at Paradise Garden Grill. The Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party, starring The Three Caballeros, also returns for 2018.

Disney reaches agreement with labor union to increase minimum wages

The Disneyland Resort last week reached an agreement with its largest labor unions for a three-year deal that will raise the hourly minimum wage to $15.45 by June, 2020. The new contract provides for an immediate increase in hourly minimum wage to $13.25 for all covered employees. That jumps to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019, with negotiated annual raises for those cast members who were already at or above the new hourly minimum rate.

“Disneyland Resort has long taken pride in providing an exceptional employee experience, and this agreement sets a new bar with minimum wages that are among the highest in the country. Our unprecedented offer shows our commitment and care for our cast members and is the largest increase in our history,” said Josh D’Amaro, president, Disneyland Resort. “Our cast members are at the heart of making our guests’ dreams come true and this meaningful pay increase reflects the valuable roles they play at the resort.”

Over a third of all Disneyland Resort cast members are represented by the four unions that comprise the Master Services Council.

The contract agreement comes as Anaheim residents prepare to vote on a controversial minimum wage ballot measure in the November general election. The union-backed initiative would require businesses in the designated Anaheim Resort Area that receive subsidies from the City of Anaheim to pay their workers a minimum wage of $15 by January 2019, increasing $1 per hour each year through 2022.

If approved, the Anaheim minimum-wage measure will apply to all hourly workers regardless of union representation. Disney is still in contract negotiations with UNITE-HERE Local 11, a union that represents another 2,700 cast members at the Disneyland Resort hotels, and which was instrumental in collecting signatures to qualify the measure for the November general election.

Opponents of the measure call it a "job killer," and The Orange County Register reported in June that both Disney and the Wincome Group might cancel planned Anaheim Resort Area hotel development projects if the measure passes.

Downtown Disney's food court

There is quite a bit of rumor and speculation as to exactly what is holding up the planned demolition of Downtown Disney's west side. Is it due to a 1970s-era gas station, buried and possibly forgotten under a parking lot behind the AMC Theater, as reported by LaughingPlace.com? Is Disney waiting for the November general election before proceeding with its new luxury hotel development, as discussed above? Or is there some other reason that work seems to have stalled?


The former AMC Theater courtyard has been decorated and furnished by Disney to serve as a seating area. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Banners with Disney characters against colorful backdrops hang from the arbor, and cover the windows of the former AMC Theater box office. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Whatever the full story, the fact remain that there are now three very large, very empty buildings between the Disneyland Hotel and the Monorail, and thousands of Disneyland Resort visitors looking to grab a bite in a shopping district that has seen no fewer than six eateries close—for refurbishment or for good—in the past two months.

Enter the food trucks. This past weekend, Disney—which has used mobile eateries to add dining capacity to Downtown Disney before this—has once again called a few trucks into service. Visitors posted photos to social media on Friday morning of new decorations, tables and chairs set up in the courtyard of the former AMC Theater, and by the afternoon, trucks from Habit Burger, Brew Wings, and Afters ice cream had arrived.

Disney also announced Aloha Fridays through the end of summer, with live entertainment on the Downtown Disney stage near the former ESPN Zone.


The seating area provides welcome shade from the Southern California sun. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney announces plastics purge to begin in 2019

First-time visitors to Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom are often surprised to learn that the park does not provide plastic straws or cup lids, instead offering paper straws to customers who request them. Along with a park-wide ban on balloons, Disney says the policy helps ensure the safety of the animals that live in the park.

Of course, the rule is also one of the small ways that Animal Kingdom helps spread a message of environmental awareness, and it's a message that Disney is ready to share around the world. The company last week announced that it will "eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all owned and operated locations across the globe, amounting to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually."

The policy applies to all Disney theme parks and resorts, as well as the Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club properties. Other changes to come include refillable in-room amenities at Disney hotels and on the cruise ships, which means your H20-branded shampoo and conditioner will come from large bottles mounted inside your shower, and not tiny bottles left by housekeeping. Disney began the switch to bulk toiletries at least a year ago in some newly renovated Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

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.

This and that…

...Based on permits filed with the City of Anaheim, it appears Disney is preparing for an expansion of Whitewater Snacks at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. It looks like the restaurant, referred to as "White Water Grill & Bar" in the permits, will get a outdoor seating area with a new outdoor bar.

...Pinocchio's Daring Journey closes Monday, July 30 for a brief refurbishment. The ride reopens Friday, August 3.

...Matterhorn Bobsleds also closes July 30 for refurbishment. The reopening date unknown, but after September 9.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 8 / 10
Thursday, August 2, 2018 8 / 10
Friday, August 3, 2018 7 / 10
Saturday, August 4, 2018 7 / 10

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Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. Refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, visit Disneyland.com—this information is no longer available from the automated phone service.

Disneyland

  • Tomorrowland Theater – closed, following closure of the Ant-Man and the Wasp preview. No announced replacement, and it's unclear if Star Wars: Path of the Jedi will return.
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey – closed for refurbishment July 30 to August 3.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed for refurbishment July 30. Reopening date unknown, but after September 9.
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room – closes for refurbishment August 5. Reopening date unknown, but after September 9.
  • Space Mountain – closes Thursday, September 6 to install the Ghost Galaxy overlay. Reopens September 7.
  • Haunted Mansion – closes for refurbishment August 20. Reopens September 7.

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.
  • 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 – closes September 4. The ride will move to Pixar Pier, with a new Inside Out theme, in 2019
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie  – closes September 4.
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train  – closes September 4.
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park – closes September 4.
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive ‘Em Buggies  – closes September 4.

Disneyland Resort

  • Häagen-Dazs – closed; will be replaced by Salt & Straw
  • Wetzel's Pretzels – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date unavailable, but after September 9.
  • Napolini – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date unavailable, but after September 9.

All these Downtown Disney businesses west of the Monorail beam have closed and will be demolished, as Disney begins construction of a fourth hotel:

  • AMC Theaters
  • ESPN Zone
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Starbucks (West Side)
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car – rental office now inside Paradise Pier Hotel

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 – 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 on sale now via 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.
  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – September 7 to October 31, 2018
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – September 19, 21, 24, 26, 28; October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29, 31. Tickets on sale now.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 5–7. More information on the event website.
  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – November 7, 2018 –  January 6, 2019
  • Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure – November 7, 2018 – January 8, 2019
  • 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 June 1, 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 expired May 24, 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 expired May 24, 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
  • 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

Annual Pass Monthly Payment Program

California residents can take advantage of the monthly payment plan when purchasing any but the Premier Annual Passport.

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.


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

See the Disney Visa website for terms and conditions for all of these promotions.

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.

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.

Military Discounts

Disneyland Resort Military Discounts

Ticket discounts

Through December 16, 2018, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

  • Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $168 each (an increase of $12 from the 2017 offer)
  • Disney Military Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $188 each (an increase of $7 from the 2017 offer)

Disneyland tickets may be used through December 19, 2018. There are no remaining blockout dates for 2018.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by December 19, 2018.

Hotel discounts

This offer is valid most nights from January 1 through December 19, 2018. There are no further blockout dates in 2018.

Disney does not publish the actual discounted rates, and instead asks eligible U.S. military personnel to call (714) 520-7088 to check pricing, availability and to make reservations. In past years, the offer was generally 30-40% off, based on room category.

Unlike the Walt Disney World version, the Disneyland offer allows the eligible service member to book up to two rooms, and allows their spouse (with valid and proper ID) to qualify in the absence of the service member.

Photopass Discount

Eligible service members can purchase the Photopass Collection for $49 plus tax through December 19, 2018. The package includes digital downloads of all PhotoPass photos in the user's account when they redeem the voucher; a voucher for a dining print package, and a Disneyland photo disc with 350 stock photos from around the Disneyland Resort.


Terms and Conditions:

Here are some other details you should know about regarding the offers:

  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets ONLY by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and other family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
  • Eligible Service Members are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
  • Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.
  • Disney 3-Day or 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort expire and may not be used after December 19, 2018. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.
  • The Photopass Collection can be purchased only in person at Kingswell Camera Shop in Disney California Adventure, or at Main Street Photo Supply in Disneyland.

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

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: 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:
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: 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

8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16 8/17 8/18

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22 8/23 8/24 8/25

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 10a-12a
None

DCA: 10a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events: Pixar Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events: None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events: None

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.