Disneyland Resort Update for November 26 - December 2, 2018

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for November 26 – December 2, 2018

 

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The Most Wonderful Week of the Year

When close friends and family ask me for the best time to visit Disneyland during the holidays, I always recommend the week after Thanksgiving. The majority of decorations are in place, the holiday parade and fireworks are on the schedule, and fresh candy canes are in the Candy Palace—but the peak holiday crowds are still a week or two away. This is also the only weekend to see the Candlelight Processional without a trip to Florida.

Candlelight viewing tips

Disneyland's Candlelight Processional takes place this Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. Started by Walt Disney in 1958 as a community appreciation event, the show features a candlelight choir made up of cast members and community choir members, all accompanied by the Disneyland orchestra. Celebrity guest narrators read the Christmas story in between songs.

Disneyland rarely officially announces the celebrity narrator in advance, but their identity usually leaks out well before the show. Last year, Disneyland kept the identity of the narrator a secret right up until the moment Thor star Chris Hemsworth stepped onstage for a pre-show sound check on Saturday afternoon. As with last year, Disney has managed to lock down the rumor mill this year, so we have no idea who to expect at the podium.

After trying a few times to make this a larger public offering with dining packages and reserved viewing, Disney has returned to the practice of treating Candlelight as a private event that just happens to take place in the middle of an operating theme park. Invited guests include community and civic leaders, as well as media and Club 33 members.

It is very difficult for other visitors to get a perfect view of the show without devoting an entire day to saving a spot on Main Street, U.S.A. Still, this event has become an annual tradition for many of our readers, and we share tips from past years to hope you enjoy—or avoid—the Candlelight Ceremony and Processional as it takes over Main Street, U.S.A. for this most magical weekend.

Event schedule

There are two performances on each day. The following is our best estimate of the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, based on information provided by cast members and on prior years. This information is unofficial, and subject to change:

  • 4:45 p.m. – Seating of invited guests begins for the first performance.
  • 5:20 p.m. – The first processional begins.
  • 5:30 p.m. – The first ceremony begins at Town Square.
  • 7:15 p.m. – Seating of invited guests begins for the second performance.
  • 7:35 p.m. – The second processional begins.
  • 7:45 p.m. – The second ceremony begins at Town Square.

Standby viewing

You have some options if you want to view the ceremony. Standby viewing is very limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bench seating is available near the Christmas tree on the west side of Town Square; standing room-only locations are near City Hall, the Opera House, and any open spaces behind the seating area in Town Square. Viewing areas for the 5:30 p.m. performance opens at park opening (8 a.m. each day, with Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning at 7 a.m. on Saturday), but viewing areas on the east side of Main Street are not available until after the 3:15 p.m. "A Christmas Fantasy" parade passes that location.

All guests must leave the viewing area after the first performance has concluded. The line for the 7:45 p.m. performance then forms at the south end of Main Street, as soon as the 5:20 p.m. Processional has passed.

Guests with disabilities may sit in any of these viewing areas. A special assistance viewing area will also be provided on the east side of the viewing area, outside of the Opera House.

Enjoy the processional

If you don't want to devote the day to saving the perfect spot on Main Street, you can still enjoy the Processional down Main Street, U.S.A. and hear the performers sing as they walk to the stage. Just grab an open spot along the curb on Main Street, between the Camera Shop and the Christmas tree. The first processional begins at 5:20 p.m., and the second at 7:35 p.m.

Operational effects

The performances on Saturday and Sunday affect numerous stores and attractions in the Town Square area. Based on past year's schedules, expect these attraction, food, and store closures to be in effect both days:

  • Main Street Vehicles – 12:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Main Street Opera House – 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Tomorrowland Theater – 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • The Mad Hatter on Main Street – 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Disney Gallery – 4:45 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Town Square popcorn and churro carts – all day
  • Disneyland Railroad –  during performances
  • Jungle Cruise –during performances

Traffic flow

Disneyland will again use the backstage passageways behind Main Street, U.S.A. If you don't need to be on Main Street between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., take advantage of lighter crowds throughout the rest of the park.

Spring salute for everyone in 2019

Southern California residents know that Disneyland frequently offers a "SoCal Salute" in the spring, a discount available only to local residents and for travel before the summer travel season begins. For 2019, it looks like everyone will be able to take advantage of deep discounts for spring travel, as Disneyland tries to maximize attendance during the last "slow season" before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opens opens next summer.

The Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer is valid for travel January 7 through May 23, 2019, excluding the spring break blockout of April 14–22, 2019. The price is the same for all ages 3 and older, and each ticket includes one Magic Morning entry. This offer is about $11 more than the locals-only deal from 2018.

Duration One Park Per Day Park Hopper
3-day $210 $260
4-day $229 $279
5-day $239 $289

Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019. You must use all entries within 13 days of the initial entry, which provides some flexibility to visit as many as three weekends in a row. With the 4th and 5th day adding just $19 and $10 to the base ticket price, it's definitely worth adding the extra days if you can fit even a half-day visit into your week.

Spring salute for everyone in 2019

MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today is offering Adult Disneyland Resort Tickets at Kids prices for travel through 2019, when you purchase tickets by November 27.


Save on Disneyland Resort tickets for 2018 and 2019 travel.

  • Adults at Kids' Prices for ALL 2018 and 2019
  • MAJOR price cut for spring travel January 7 – May 23, 2019*
  • Valid on all 3-day and longer Park Hopper and 1-Park per Day Tickets
  • Must be booked by Tuesday, November 27, 2018

For the most savings, take advantage of the extra value days for spring travel. By combining the Adults at Kids' Prices Black Friday deal over the value spring travel dates, you can save up to $95 per ticket over annual pricing! That's almost an extra $500 savings for a family of five! We don't expect to see Disneyland prices this low ever again.

Below is a breakdown of the savings depending on travel dates:

  • Now –January 6, 2018: Up to $31
  • January 7 – May 23, 2019*: Up to $95
  • May 24 – December 31, 2019: Up to $19

*Savings vary per ticket and are calculated based on annual park pricing. Blockout dates April 14–22, 2019. Standard pricing with Adults at Kids' Prices $19 per tickets savings will apply for travel over these dates.

Next year at the Disneyland Resort is going to be an unprecedented year with so much going on no matter when you travel. Here is a quick recap of some of the upcoming events:

  • Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration begins in January
  • January/February: Lunar New Year Festival
  • March/April: Disney California Adventure Park Food and Wine Festival
  • Summer: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opens
  • September/October: Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
  • November/December: Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Best of all, this limited-time offer has no residency requirement, so SoCal locals and out-of-state visitors alike can enjoy the same great discount. Purchase tickets online, or call 1-855-GET-AWAY to purchase tickets today.

New bookings only. Not valid with any other ticket offers. Must be booked by Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Disneyland After Dark returns in 2019 with two events

The popular but pricey Disneyland After Dark events will return in 2019, with a pair of themes

Celebrate Valentine's Day a week early with the Sweethearts Nite on Thursday, February 7.

Dress to impress and bring your sweetheart to enjoy:

  • Love song-themed dance parties throughout the park, as well as a “Royal Ball” experience.
  • Encounters with beloved Disney couples, including Eugene and Rapunzel, Aladdin and Jasmine, and of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Immerse photo opportunities featuring romantic scenes from iconic Disney films.
  • Sweetheart-themed décor, as well as romantic food, beverage and merchandise offerings.
  • Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads of your photos captured during the event.

On Thursday, March 7, blast to the past with '90s Nite at Disneyland.

Come dressed in your '90s-best attire and step back in time to experience:

  • Special '90s-themed fireworks show, throwback musical entertainment and more.
  • A re-imagined Disney Afternoon Avenue with special greetings from favorite Disney characters from the '90s and interactive photo opportunities.
  • Decade-inspired food, beverages and merchandise.
  • A commemorative fanny pack and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads of your photos captured during the event.

The events each run from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and ticket-holders can mix-in to Disneyland as early as 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for both events are $99 per person, and go on sale this week. Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase tickets starting Tuesday, November 27. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public the following day, on Wednesday, November 28. Parking is not included in the event fee.

Ralph Breaks VR now open in Downtown Disney

Ralph Breaks VR is now open at The Void in Downtown Disney. This hyper-reality experience is offered select days (most Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays) alongside the existing Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire experience.

From the attraction website:

It's time to break into the internet! Get ready for Ralph Breaks VR, the latest hyper-reality adventure by ILMxLAB, The VOID, and Walt Disney Animation Studios officially opening on November 21st.

In Ralph Breaks VR, you and your friends will sneak onto the internet to play the newest, coolest video game ever alongside Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz. And, have the ultimate food flight in Pancake Milkshake Diner.

The 30-minute experience costs $34.95, plus a payment processing fee of $2.85. Tickets are available online. No discounts are currently offered to annual passholders or Disney cast members.

The experience has a minimum height requirement of 48 inches, and The Void recommends that participants be at least 10 years or older due to the weight of the gear. However, employees also say that this experience is much less intense than the Star Wars version. Participants under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.

This and That…

...Fresh candy canes are available at Disneyland's Candy Palace this Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure this Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

...Disneyland has filed a pair of permits for a re-roofing project on Sleeping Beauty Castle. The company says this is a scheduled refurbishment, and not related to the Get Your Ears On marketing campaign.

...Disney has not released the official dates or details for the 2019 Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure, but has shared that the Three Little Pigs will be on hand to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Lunar New Year is Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

...The Carthay Circle restaurant in Disney California is now promoting the upper patio level of the restaurant as the Carthay Circle Terrace Lounge, and a recent Orange County Register article bills it a "hidden bar with a secret entrance." Hyperbole aside, the patio was a rarely-used seating area for the Carthay Circle restaurant, and is being tested as an adults-only lounge, serving a variation on the Carthay Circle Lounge menu. Seating is by request only, and most guests will access the restaurant via a staircase at the back of the theater building, though the Terrace Lounge is wheelchair-accessible via the main restaurant's elevator.

...Indiana Jones Adventure is closed this Tuesday through Thursday, November 27–29 for refurbishment.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3 / 10
Thursday, November 29, 2018 3 / 10
Friday, November 30, 2018 4 / 10
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7 / 10

 

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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. All 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 DisneyWorld.com or use the MyDisneyExperience smartphone application on your iOS or Android device.

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Disneyland
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – closed November 27–29 for refurbishment.
Disney California Adventure
  • World of Color – closed for refurbishment. The show was scheduled to return on 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 closed on September 4 to make room for Super Heroes land:

  • "It's Tough to be a Bug"
  • Flik's Flyers
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive ‘Em Buggies
Downtown Disney District & Disneyland Resort
  • Wetzel's Pretzels – closed for refurbishment through November 30.
  • Napolini – closed for refurbishment through December 15.

All of these Downtown Disney businesses closed to make room for construction of a planned fourth hotel. Now that the hotel project in canceled, we're waiting to see what Disney does with the vacant buildings.

  • AMC Theaters
  • ESPN Zone
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • 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.

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2018
  • Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – through January 6, 2019
  • Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure – through January 8, 2019
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Processional – Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, with two performances each night.
2019
  • Mickey’s Mix Magic - debuts January 18
  • Valentine's Month celebration –  January 22 through February 18
  • Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure –  dates TBA
  • Mickey's Soundsational Parade - returns January 25
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – March 2. More information on the event website.
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – Spring 2019
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing to Disneyland (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 14. More information at the event website.
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) – May 5. More information on the event website.
  • Grad Nite – May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 31; June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14
  • D23 Expo – August 23–25, 2019. Tickets on sale now via the event website.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 4–6. More information on 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.


Current Discounts and 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

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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.
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.
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket – $210 for ages 3 and up*
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 3-Day Park Hopper ticket – $260 for ages 3 and up*

*The Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer is valid for travel January 7 - May 23, 2019, excluding the spring break blockout of April 14 - 22, 2019. The price is the same for all ages 3 and older, and each ticket includes one Magic Morning entry. Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019. You must use all entries within 13 days of the initial entry.

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.
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 4-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket – $229 for ages 3 and up*
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 4-Day Park Hopper ticket – $279 for ages 3 and up*

*The Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer is valid for travel January 7 - May 23, 2019, excluding the spring break blockout of April 14 - 22, 2019. The price is the same for all ages 3 and older, and each ticket includes one Magic Morning entry. Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019. You must use all entries within 13 days of the initial entry.

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.
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 5-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket – $239 for ages 3 and up*
  • Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer 5-Day Park Hopper ticket – $289 for ages 3 and up*

*The Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer is valid for travel January 7 - May 23, 2019, excluding the spring break blockout of April 14 - 22, 2019. The price is the same for all ages 3 and older, and each ticket includes one Magic Morning entry. Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019. You must use all entries within 13 days of the initial entry.

Six Day (or more) 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!

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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 on line, 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 Rewards VISA Credit Card Holders

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

If you know of an offer that we've missed, please drop us an email with the details.

Disney Vacation Club Members

Coming soon.

If you know of an offer that you think most Members do not know about, please drop us an email with the details.

Service Members

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.
Hotel & Travel Packages

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 on line. through the Disneyland website, or call your favorite travel agent to inquire about these packages.

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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. 2019 dates: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 31; June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14
  • MHP – Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland.
11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Candlelight;
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Candlelight;
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

12/9 12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/15

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Candlelight;
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27 12/28 12/29

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Candy Palace

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Candy Canes
at Trolley Treats

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-11p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

12/30 12/31 1/1/2019 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-2a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-1a
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX/SG

Events:
Holiday Time

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.

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