Disneyland Resort Update for January 21 - 27, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for January 21 – 27, 2019

 

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Mickey's Mix Magic

Mickey's Mix Magic, the new nighttime show created for the 90th anniversary celebration for Mickey and Minnie, debuted last Friday night on Main Street, U.S.A. Billed as a "high-energy projection show," Mickey's Mix Magic is a 10-minute mashup of projected animation, light effects and electronic dance arrangements of popular Disney songs.


Mickey's Mix Magic depicts Mickey and friends in the same style as the newer Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. Photo © Disney.


Main Street provides a larger canvas for Mickey's Mix Magic, as well as viewing of fireworks on select nights. Photo © Disney.

As we expected based on concept art, the show relies heavily on the projectors previously installed around Disneyland park to project animation on the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A., on Sleeping Beauty Castle, on the Fantasmic show set and mist screens, and on the facade of "it's a small world."

Much of the animation is original to this show, with Mickey and friends presented in the style Disney Television Animation has used for the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts since 2015. Characters from The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Aladdin, Coco, and Frozen dance across the scenes like part of an animated kaleidoscope.

Mickey's Mix Magic begins and ends with "It’s a Good Time," a new song created especially for “World’s Biggest Mouse Party," Disney's celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. "DJ Mickey" acts as host of the party, and is shown spinning records throughout the show.


Mickey's Mix Magic includes classics like "The Jungle Book" and modern films like Coco. Photo © Disney.


"it's a small world" offers a different viewing option, with a wide projection surface and fireworks in the background. Photo © Disney.

With Sleeping Beauty Castle currently under wraps for refurbishment, and Fantasmic about to go on winter hiatus, Main Street and the area in front of "it's a small world" provide the best viewing for the new show. Each location has its own unique presentation and special effects. On Main Street, the projected show is repeated up and down the street, with several buildings serving as a focal point. The Main Street location also makes use of snow blowers and laser effects to add to the show.

"it's a small world" offers a different viewing experience, with the animation reworked to fit the single projection surface. Snow blowers were not used in this location during a media preview, and we do not know if they are part of the usual show. On nights when fireworks are presented, you can also get a view of them from this location.

Disney advertises that the show will include fireworks on select nights, but at this time there is still no way to know in advance if fireworks are planned that evening. Disney says the online entertainment calendar should indicate which nights are scheduled to include them. Until that change happens, we still expect the 9:30 p.m. shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights will likely include the pyrotechnics, where the 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. performances on weeknights might not.

Mickey's Mix Magic is definitely a show for a specific audience, and not all Disney fans find it to be their cup of tea. The combination of updated Disney characters and dance club music appeals to some visitors, but the show lacks the storyline of recent fireworks shows. Of course, this is not intended to be a fireworks show, and it seems Disney is hoping audiences respond well to a nighttime spectacular that is light on pyro.

Get Your Eats On

While "Get Your Ears On" is Disney's official name for this anniversary promotion, "Get Your Eats On" is just as appropriate. Disney's chefs and menu planners have created no fewer than 90 different items to be released over the next few months, with treats in both theme parks and two of the resort hotels.

To help keep track of the must-try dishes, you can pick up a printed Get Your Ears On food guide, which provides listings, locations and photos for many of the treats. The guides are also available online to assist you with planning your visits in advance—click here for the guides for Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park.

With 90 items on offer, we can't review them all in this space, and some are just variations of items—candy apples and churros—already sold in the park. But there are some new and novel creations to be found, and we had the opportunity to sample some last week.

Disney's pastry chefs have a lot of fun with macarons, and the new Party Hat version has to be their most interesting. The light blue cookie is piped with cotton candy-flavored cream and filled with a mixture of candy sprinkles, including pop rocks. The treat is almost like a piñata, as the candy falls out as soon as you break the shell. Be sure to eat this one over a plate.

While sweet treats seem to dominate these food lists, there are quite a few savory creations on the 90th anniversary menu. The award for most photogenic goes to the Share Your Ears burger from Smoke Jumpers Grill in Disney California Adventure. This is a 1/3-pound cheeseburger topped with two cheeseburger sliders as "ears."


The Share Your Ears cheeseburger is designed for sharing, both with your dining companions and with all of your social media friends. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Another designed-for-Instagram dish is the Pad Thai Spring Roll from Bengal BBQ in Disneyland. It's served chilled with a peanut dipping sauce, and has an artfully arranged hidden Mickey inside the wrapper.

Last November, collectors waited in line for hours to get their hands on a souvenir Mickey Mouse sipper cup, which Disney said would be available just one day. Well, that cup returned for the Get Your Ears On celebration, and is available for $24.99 at more than a dozen locations around Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

The next hot food collectible will arrive in February, when Disneyland releases Mickey, Minnie, and Steamboat Willie popcorn buckets. The Steamboat Willie design will be available only to Disneyland annual passholders. No pricing was available at press time, but we expect them to run $25 or so.


A handful of new food and returning food souvenirs are part of the Get Your Ears On promotion, including three new popcorn buckets. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Disneyland Hotel has updated its Classic Afternoon Tea with a new Mickey's Tea Party Celebration menu. Available through March 31, the new menu features a Mickey Mouse take on everything from salad to dessert. Reservations are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and every Thursday in March from noon to 3:00 p.m. View the new menu and check dining availability at the Disneyland website.


Mickey and Minnie provide the inspiration for Mickey's Tea Party Celebration at Steakhouse 55. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Valentine's Month begins January 22

Love is in the air at Disneyland, where Valentine's Day will be celebrated for an entire month in 2019. With Mickey and Minnie already the stars of the Get Your Ears On celebration, it's natural that they are also the focus of the Valentine's month promotion.


Mickey and Minnie model their Get Your Ears On outfits. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Flowers are traditional Valentine's Day gifts, so it's fitting that the floral Mickey Mouse planter at Disneyland's main entrance will get a makeover for the month. Main Street, U.S.A. will feature additional Valentine's Day decor and photo opportunities.

New this year is Minnie's Valentine's Day Surprise Scavenger Hunt Experience. A twist on the popular Easter promotions, this hunt sends participants around Disneyland in search of Valentine's cards Minnie Mouse placed around the park. The experience costs $6.99 for the game board and stickers. Once you've found all of the Valentines, redeem your completed board to receive a special surprise.


Minnie's Valentine's Day Surprise is a new scavenger hunt around Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

As mentioned above, the Classic Afternoon Tea at Disneyland's Steakhouse 55 has a new Mickey Mouse theme as part of the Get Your Ears On promotion, but from February 8–17, the restaurant will host a special Valentine's tea with additional sweetheart treats. Reservations are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—check dining availability at the Disneyland website.

Lunar New Year celebration kicks off Friday

Disney California Adventure will celebrate the Year of the Pig starting this Friday with a Lunar New Year festival. A highlight of the 24-day celebration is the return of the popular “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” which this year features a rare appearance by Disney's Three Little Pigs in holiday attire. Goofy, and Chip and Dale also join the procession in their seasonal costumes.


Mickey and Minnie pose for photos in their New Year attire at Disney California Adventure. Photo © Disney.

At Paradise Gardens Park, Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Mushu, and Pluto will rotate through a Lunar New Year meet-and-greet photo opportunity. The Paradise Gardens area will also feature craft stations, Lunar New Year photo spots, live music, and the return of the Lucky Wishing Wall.

In addition to the seasonal menu offered at the Paradise Gardens Grill, there will be four marketplace booths featuring a variety of Asian-inspired dishes. Look for the Longevity Noodle Co., the Lucky 8 Lantern, Prosperity Bao & Buns, and the Red Dragon Spice Traders. New this year, Disney has created a Sip and Savor Pass especially for the four Asian Marketplaces.

Food & Wine Festival events

With so much attention focused on the Get Your Ears On promotion, it's easy to forget that the 2019 Disney Food & Wine Festival is just six weeks away. In fact, reservations opened last week for seven premium Festival events, including tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, Sweet Sundays and the signature Dinner with the Disney Chefs event. We've listed the main events below, and you can check the event website for seminar details and availability.

Beer, Wine and Mixology Seminars – $20 per person (ages 21 and over only)

  • Beer Education & Tasting Seminars (click here to book) – Friday through Sunday 3:30 & 5:15, Paradise Gardens
  • Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars (click here to book) – Friday through Sunday 4:15 & 5:45, Vineyard Room, Golden Vine Winery
  • Wine Education & Tasting Seminars (click here to book) – Thursdays 5:45, and Friday through Sunday – 1:15 & 2:45, Sonoma Terrace

Sweet Sundays (click here to book– $132 per person, including tax & tip
Palisades Stage, Disney California Adventure

  • Sunday, March 10 – Jean-Marc Viallet (Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef)
  • Sunday, March 24 – Matt Lewis (Baked)
  • Sunday, April 7 – Emily Ellyn (Food Network Star)
  • Sunday, April 21 – Keegan Gerhard (Food Network Challenge)

In the Kitchen With... (click here to book– $132 per person, including tax & tip
Palisades Stage, Disney California Adventure

  • Sunday, March 10 – Jean-Marc Viallet (Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef)
  • Sunday, March 24 – Matt Lewis (Baked)
  • Sunday, April 7 – Emily Ellyn (Food Network Star)
  • Sunday, April 21 – Keegan Gerhard (Food Network Challenge)

Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions (click here to book) – $138 per person, including tax and tip
Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Friday, March 22 – Kate MacMurray, MacMurray Ranch Vineyards
  • Friday, April 19 – Jonathan Emmerich, Silverado Vineyards

Guy Fieri at the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (click here to book– $135 per person, including tax & tip
Saturday, March 9
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Palisades Stage, Disney California Adventure

Watch as Guy Fieri lights up the night in a fun, 60-minute live presentation that includes demonstrating a few of his favorite dishes. You’ll also learn how Guy got his start and how a pretzel cart was key to his future success. Following the presentation, you’re invited to attend an after-party at Paradise Garden Grill where you may sample a few of the dishes prepared on stage. Ticketed event Guests may enjoy a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic specialty beverage as they enter the seating area. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

Dinner with the Disney Chefs (click here to book– $314 per person, including tax & tip. Thursday, March 28, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
The Vineyard Room, Golden Vine Winery, Disney California Adventure

Celebrate the release of the new Disney Festivals cookbook and enjoy a four-course meal prepared by three of the featured Disney chefs, Culinary Director Chef John State, Chef de Cuisine Jimmy Weita, and Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet, with a delightfully-paired beverage menu curated by Disney Sommelier Jeannie Villarreal-Bissell.

The chefs will be available following the event to sign purchased copies of the cookbook. A limited quantity of the Disney Festivals Cookbook will be available for purchase at the event.

 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3 / 10
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Friday, January 25, 2019 5 / 10
Saturday, January 26, 2019 6 / 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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  • Astro Orbitor – closed for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 3.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – close3 January 17 for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 3.
  • Fantasmic –  closed for refurbishment January 21 to mid-March.
  • "it's a small world" – closes January 22–31 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closes January 22 for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 3.
  • Splash Mountain – closed February 4–14 for refurbishment.
  • Mint Julep Bar –  closed February 18 to March 1 for refurbishment.
  • Space Mountain – closes February 25 for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 3.
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. No reopening date announced.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 3.
  • Golden Zephyr – closed January 27 to February 2 for refurbishment.
  • 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
  • Tangaroa Terrace (Disneyland Hotel) – closed for refurbishment through January 26.

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
  • 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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2019
  • Valentine's Month celebration – January 22 through February 18
  • Moonlight Magic at Disneyland – Thursday, January 31. This exclusive event for DVC members is sold out.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts Nite – Thursday, February 7. This event is sold out.
  • Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure – January 25 to February 17.
  • Mickey's Soundsational Parade – returns January 25
  • Anaheim Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure – Monday, February 11
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – March 2. More information on the event website.
  • Disneyland After Dark: 90s Nite – Thursday, March 6. This event is sold out.
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – March 1 to April 23
  • 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. Tickets on sale now via the event website.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 4–6. More information on the event website.
2020
  • Coming Soon! When we know, you'll know!

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 January 6, 2019.

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 $104 $154 $98 $148
One Day – Regular $129 $172 $122 $172
One Day – Peak $149 $199 $141 $191

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 $225/$210
  • Two-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $280/$265
  • 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 $300/$280
  • Three-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $355/$335
  • 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*
  • Limited-Time Southern California Resident 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket – $179 for ages 3 and up+
  • Limited-Time Southern California Resident 3-Day Park Hopper ticket – $234 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.

+The Limited-Time Southern California Resident 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 20, 2019. There is no fuse on this ticket.

Four Day Tickets
  • Four-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – Regularly $325/$309
  • Four-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $380/$330
  • 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 $340/$320
  • Five-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $395/$375
  • 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 ($1,949) – 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 ($1,399) – includes discounts, parking, digital PhotoPass downloads and MaxPass. No blockout dates.
  • Disney Signature Pass ($1,149) – 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 ($799) – 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 ($599) – 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. Renewal only; not currently available for new purchase
  • Southern California Select Annual Passport ($399) – 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 ($249) – 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.

 

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.


The current purchase-with-purchase offer is a holiday tote for $25 with any $40 merchandise purchase.

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 –Disneyland is no longer offering tickets or vouchers to be pre-purchased for Character Dining. Reservations can still be made 60 days in advance with payment due at the restaurant.

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, 2019. 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
  • Limited-Time Southern California Resident 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket – $179 for ages 3 and up+
  • Limited-Time Southern California Resident 3-Day Park Hopper ticket – $234 for ages 3 and up+

+The Limited-Time Southern California Resident 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 when purchased in advance of the visit. Tickets must be purchased by May 20, 2019. There is no fuse on this ticket.

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 18, 2019, 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 $178 each (an increase of $10 from the 2018 offer)
  • Disney Military Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $198 each (an increase of $10 from the 2018 offer)

Disneyland tickets may be used through December 18, 2019, excluding the spring break blockout of April 14 - 22, 2019.

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 18, 2019.

Hotel discounts

Military discounts are valid for stays most nights from January 1 through December 19, 2019. Travel must be completed by December 20, 2019

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 21, 2019. 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.
1/20 1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

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

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
None

DCA: 10a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 10a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 10a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

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

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 19a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

2/10 2/11 2/12 2/13 2/14 2/15 2/16

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

2/17 2/18 2/19 2/20 2/21 2/22 2/23

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Lunar New Year; Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Valentine's Month

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

2/24 2/25 2/26 2/27 2/28 3/1 3/2

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine 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.

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  1. By towels

    Year of the Pig celebrations and they didn't center on Miss Piggy? Sigh.

  2. By WDW heart

    Great info

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