Disneyland Resort Update for January 28 - February 3, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for January 28 – February 3, 2019

 

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The Year of the Pig honored at Disney California Adventure

Our Lunar New Years update comes from MousePlanet columnist Todd Pickering, who spent a pair of days enjoying the festival at Disney California Adventure.

Entertainment

Lunar New Year is in full swing at Disney California Adventure park until Sunday, February 17. This year we usher in the Year of the Pig, which means Disney fans are treated to a rare appearance from Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Pig (more commonly known as the Three Little Pigs) during Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession.


Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession is presented in Paradise Gardens Park this year. Photo by Todd Pickering.

New this year is an improved location for the procession in Paradise Gardens Park, facing Pixar Pier. The procession is bigger and bolder than last year, with additional dancers, martial artists, and drummers. Along with the Three Little Pigs and Mulan, you will see Mushu, Goofy dressed as the "god of good fortune" and Chip 'n' Dale in their red vests. The change in venue provides more viewing room for the popular performance.

Mulan, Mushu, Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto rotate through a photo opportunity near the Paradise Garden Grill. Unfortunately, Three Little Pigs are not available at this meet-and-greet. That 1933 contract must be solid! Those born in the Year of the Pig might have something to say about that.


The Three Little Pigs appear in Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession, but are not available for photos with visitors. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Along with the meet-and-greet are lots of crafts, including calligraphy, a Lucky Wishing Wall where you can post wishes for the new year, and performances from the trio Melody of China performing classical, folk and contemporary music. Vietnamese musical artist Dat Nguyen is a returning favorite—catch both acts at the Paradise Garden Bandstand.


The dragon dancers are a popular part of Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Food

Chef John State, the culinary director for the Disneyland Resort, says that Lunar New Year is his favorite celebration of the year from a culinary perspective. His passion for this festival shows in the menus of the many participating food locations.

Four Festival Marketplace booths feature Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese dishes, with a mix of returning favorites and new creations [click here for the full menus and pricing for the booths]. Disney is testing a new process this year that lets customers order dishes from all four Festival Marketplace booths at any booth, avoiding the need to stand in line to order and pay at multiple locations. Once you've ordered, you just take your receipt to each location to collect your dishes. Unfortunately, booths do occasionally run out of items, which may cause a problem if those out-of-stock situations are not communicated quickly to every booth. We'll see how this works out this year, and definitely want to hear from you about your experiences with this new method.


A banh mi sandwich from Paradise Garden Grill. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Also new this year is the Lunar New Year Sip and Savor pass, which retails for $39 ($36 for Annual Passholders) and includes six tabs. You can use the tabs for non-alcoholic items at the Festival Marketplace booths, which offers a slight discount over purchasing the six most expensive items a la carte. In another twist, the Sip and Savor pass is also valid for selected menu items at the Paradise Garden Grill, and at the Festival Food & Beverage Cart. This cart serves up Gochujang Chicken Wings and Mini Almond Cookies.

As always, we recommend that you use your tabs for the entrées, and pay out of pocket for desserts—your savings drop each time you use a tab on an item priced under $6.


The mango mousse is sold at Paradise Garden Grill during the Lunar New Year festival. Photo by Todd Pickering.

We tried a lot of the food but here are three stand outs:

  • The Korean Steamed Short Rib Shumai at the Red Dragon Spice Traders is fantastic. Two dumpling purses are stuffed with slowly braised short ribs that just melt in your mouth and are bursting with flavor. The crunchy cucumbers cool the spicy sauce. Anything from this booth is on the spicier side but on a heat scale of 1 to 10, we would give it a 5.
  • The Vegetable Egg Roll and Chilled Sesame-Garlic Noodles from the Longevity Noodle Co. has an amazingly light cilantro-cashew sauce with toasted peanuts. It's more of a glaze and brings out the flavors nicely. The egg roll is nice—hot and crispy on the outside and lots of flavor on the inside. The sesame-garlic noodles are chilled and beautifully flavored. Not one ingredient is the dish is overpowering, resulting in a lovely balance.
  • The Vietnamese Banh Mi from Paradise Garden Grill is delicious. The grilled pork belly is cooked to perfection and is juicy and tender. The jalapeño is sliced big enough so you could take it out if you wish, but Chef John State suggests trying a little taste to see how the mayonnaise and cucumber in the sandwich balance the heat.


The green tea Mandarin tart is available from the Lucky 8 Lantern. Photo by Todd Pickering.

The Asian desserts are not overly sweet. We got to try the Raspberry Lychee Chia Tea which we did not find overly sweet but I would enjoy this more as a treat. The lychee, chia seeds and a sprig of mint gives this non-alcoholic beverage a soft and luxurious flavor.

You can't go wrong with the traditional egg tart. The whimsical Mickey Mouse-shaped tart had a beautiful green tea pastry shell that was flaky and baked to perfection. The green tea was just the right amount to not overpower a subtle pastry cream that let the raspberry and orange steal the show. A mango mousse topped with a lucky white chocolate red coin with Mickey Mouse ears bursts with color and flavor, and the passion fruit inside is fresh and fruity.

Merchandise

The Lunar New Years assortment includes special commemorative items from Shanghai Disney Resort, including traditional red envelopes for gift-giving, Minnie Mouse ear headbands and our favorite, the lantern glow wands. There are also some great T-shirts and hoodie designs with your favorite Disney characters. The merchandise selection expands each year, and for 2019 includes a Year of the Pig figure with Mickey and friends.


A sampling of the Lunar New Year merchandise available at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Soundsational returns with new floats

Mickey's Soundsational Parade returned to Main Street, U.S.A. last week with two new floats joining the lineup as part of the Get Your Ears On promotion. The first is an oversized birthday cake for Mickey and Minnie, who are celebrating their 90th year. Chip and Dale push the cake.


Chip and Dale lead Mickey's Soundsational Parade with a jumbo birthday cake. Photo © Disney.

The second float comes from Tokyo Disneyland, but was created by the Anaheim-based design duo of Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. The pair said the float was inspired by a vintage pull toy in their collection. Goofy tugs this float down the parade route, though he often gets sidetracked by members of the waiting crowd.


Goofy pulls a new Mickey Mouse float in the updated Mickey's Soundsational Parade. Photo © Disney.

The two new floats have not displaced the parade's lead float, which features Mickey Mouse drumming live along with a marching drum line. Mickey's Soundsational Parade is performed daily at Disneyland.


Mickey Mouse leads Mickey's Soundsational Parade at Disneyland. Photo © Disney.

Disneyland is getting some Stardust

Later this year, Disneyland will host what could be its biggest opening since 1955, as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge welcomes the first guests to the fictional planet of Batuu. There's no telling how many fans will flock to this "remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge," but the Disneyland Resort has spent the past two years preparing for their arrival.

The preparations—code-named Project Stardust—are not limited to the very visible construction site behind Frontierland. As Walt's original park expands its footprint to include a galaxy far, far away, park managers are looking at every aspect of the customer experience. Some of these projects are already complete around Disneyland, with more currently underway.

Last week, Disney hosted a small tour of Disneyland park to provide a look at projects already completed, and discuss those still to finish before Batuu welcomes the first visitors. You can read all about Project Stardust in our article, Star Wars meets Pixie Dust: Disneyland prepares for the future.


A print of this Herb Ryman art will cover the front of Sleeping Beauty Castle during refurbishment this spring. Photo © Disney.

This and That…


The Mad Tea Party Funko POP! figure was released at the Disneyland Resort this weekend, and will be available on the ShopDisney.com website on January 28. Photo by Todd Pickering.


Goofy shows off his new costume on Main Street, U.S.A. Photo by Todd Pickering.

...Fantasmic is scheduled to return to Disneyland on Friday, March 8 following a brief annual refurbishment. When the show returns, the Rivers of America will provide another viewing area for Mickey's Mix Magic, with scenes from the new nighttime show animated to take advantage of the Fantasmic mist screens.


The Mark Twain is operating during refurbishment of the Frontierland loading area. Photo by Todd Pickering.

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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
  • Astro Orbitor – closed for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 10.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – closed for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 10.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Enchanted Chamber – closed for castle refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 10.
  • Fantasmic – closed for refurbishment. Scheduled to reopen March 8.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through January 31 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed through March 7 for refurbishment.
  • 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 10.
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 10.
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closes March 1 for refurbishment. No reopening date announced, but after March 10.
  • 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 and expansion to the "Tangaroa Terrace, Tropical Bar and Grill"

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

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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.
1/27 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

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

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-10p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-9p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-8p
None

DCA: 9a-8p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-8p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-8p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 9a-12a
None

DCA: 9a-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 cstephens

    We saw the first Soundsational parade on Saturday, and Mickey wasn't drumming. He was standing on the front right on the float, where Minnie usually stands, and she was walking along with Pluto after the float. One of the guys from the drumline was drumming where Mickey usually is.

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