Disneyland Resort Update for April 1-7, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 1–7, 2019

 

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New Disney Parks rules prohibit smoking, oversized strollers and "loose ice"

Last Thursday was a big Disney news day, with several major policy changes announced for the domestic Disney theme parks and resorts. Here is a summary of the changes; you can read the full details in our series of articles on MousePlanet:

Strollers

A new policy, set to go into effect May 1, 2019 at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, restricts stroller sizes to no larger than 31 inches wide by 54 inches long, a decrease of 5 inches in width from current guidelines. The new rules also ban the use of accessories that are attached to strollers or electronic conveyance vehicles (ECVs), such as glider boards or trailers.

Disney says a majority of single and double strollers on the market fit within the new guidelines, and a review of the best-selling double strollers on Amazon.com as well as the top double stroller recommendations from both Babylist.com and New York magazine yielded only one model that doesn't make the cut: the Baby Trend Expedition double jogging stroller, which is an inch too wide. Most double strollers, and even some models that can carry four children, fit the new guidelines.

The Disneyland resort plans to introduce a new tandem double stroller by May 1, and make additional upgrades to its rental stroller fleet in the coming months. Disney provided a photo of the new tandem stroller, which appears to be the Joovy Caboose Too model. Unlike the Walt Disney World resort in Florida, Disneyland has not previously offered a double stroller for rental, which meant that parents of multiple young children had to either rent multiple single strollers or bring their own double strollers from home.


A tandem stroller similar to what Disneyland visitors can rent at the parks starting May 1. Photo © Disney.

Existing policy prohibits visitors from bringing traditional pull wagons like the Radio Flyer and Step2 into the parks, and will expand that restriction to include all collapsible stroller wagons like the popular Keenz 7S and Veer Cruiser as of May 1. Many Disney fans applaud this decision, but some question why the Keenz wagon—which at 27 inches wide and 44 inches long is well within the new, smaller size limit—was banned.


Disney will enforce an existing policy that bans stroller wagons like this from the theme parks effective May 1. Photo © Disney.

The manufacturer of the Keenz wagons caused additional confusion last week when they issued a joint press release with an Orlando-based independent stroller rental service stating that Keenz would be exempt from the new rules. The company finally confirmed Thursday afternoon that its wagons are not permitted under Disney's new rules, and appealed to parents to contact Disney to protest the change.

Some parents who have children with special needs, or rely on an oversized stroller for triplets or quads, asked what their options are after May 1. A Disney spokesperson told MousePlanet, "We have and will continue to work with guests to help ensure an enjoyable visit for all of our guests," and that "Nothing has changed about how we make accommodations for guests with disabilities."

Read more about the new stroller policy on MousePlanet.

Smoking

Joining attractions that already ban smoking, such as LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, and Dodger Stadium, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts will prohibit the smoking of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in most public areas as of May 1, 2019.


In-park smoking areas like this will close as of May 1, when Disney implements a new ban on smoking in its U.S. theme parks. Photo by Todd Pickering.

The ban in California includes not only Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, but also the Main Entry Plaza between the two parks as well as the Downtown Disney shopping district. Disney will close the smoking areas currently designated inside the theme parks and remove trash cans from Downtown Disney.

After Wednesday, May 1, those who wish to light up must exit the park and go to a new designated smoking area beyond the security checkpoints on the Harbor Boulevard (east) side of the main entrance.

Read more about the new smoking ban on MousePlanet.

Ice

One final policy change was announced in a Disney Parks Blog article titled "Moms Panel Update: Know Before You Go – Tips for Your Next Park Visit," and went into effect immediately. Visitors may no longer bring loose ice or dry ice through the security checkpoint or into the theme parks. Reusable ice packs, frozen water bottles, and small sandwich- or gallon-size freezer bags of ice will still be permitted, and, as always, guests may request complimentary cups of ice at quick service food locations. As explained by Disney in response to questions on Disney Parks Blog, the ban on loose and dry ice in coolers is intended to streamline security bag check and park entry.

Get Your Boarding Pass to Batuu

We've already shared that camping out won't do anything to get you into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on May 31, because you'll need a no-cost advance reservation to step foot onto the fictional planet of Batuu and wander the streets of the Black Spire Outpost between May 31 and June 23.

Disney has not yet said when or how it will open this reservation system, but park officials did share some additional details and answer some questions about who can make a reservation and what to expect during your visit. Read more about how you can get your boarding pass to Batuu on MousePlanet.

More Stardust for Disneyland


Disney plans to eliminate the curb around Central Plaza to help ease traffic flow through the area. Photo by Todd Pickering.

In just over two months, the Disneyland Resort will open the gates to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and welcome the first visitors to the fictional planet of Batuu. In January, we detailed some of the preparations Disney managers are making in advance of the grand opening, which Disney has code-named Project Stardust. Now we have an update both on the work already announced, as well as new projects planned for spring and summer 2019.

Read how Project Stardust will bring wider walkways, MaxPass updates and parking and security expansion to the Disneyland Resort on MousePlanet.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel opens on Pixar Pier

Jessie's Critter Carousel was scheduled to open in April, but made a surprise debut at Disney California Adventure last week. The ride, rethemed from King Triton's Carousel, and was one of the final elements of the conversion from Paradise Pier to Pixar Pier.


Jessie's Critter Carousel is now open at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Todd Pickering.

An oversized figure of Jessie stands outside the attraction, and the sea creatures from the original attraction have been been replaced with Jessie's critter friends from "Woody's Roundup" in Toy Story 2. The critters are cute and whimsical, and the backwards-facing skunks are a hit with some riders.


Riders can choose their favorite from a herd of of smiling critters. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Disney will finish Pixar Pier later this year when a re-themed Flik's Flyers ride from the now shuttered "a bug's land" reopens as the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind on the west side of the area.


A family of owls peers out from the a bench seat on Jessie's Critter Carousel. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic goes Hollywood

More than a decade after it was first rumored to be coming to the West Coast, Mickey's PhilharMagic is set to open this month in Disney California Adventure. The show will open in the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land, which opened in 2001 as Muppet*Vision 3D.


Mickey's PhilharMagic is a popular attraction at Walt Disney World, and a version is now planned to open at Disney California Adventure in April 2019. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Opened in 2003 at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Mickey's PhilharMagic remains an extremely popular attraction in that park. It has since opened in Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, using the same extra-wide screen format as the Florida production.

At Disneyland Paris, where the show replaced an existing movie attraction, the film uses just one screen. A Disney spokesperson confirmed to MousePlanet that the version coming to Disney California Adventure will be the one-screen film produced for Disneyland Paris.

There is one special effect from the Florida show that the Disneyland Paris theater was not equipped to re-create, however. We'll have to wait a few weeks to see if the former Muppet*Vision 3D theater was better able to handle the Backside of Waterfowl.

Eggstravaganza returns to the Disneyland Resort April 5-21

Originally introduced in 2013 as a Limited Time Magic promotion, Egg-stravaganza returns to the Disneyland Resort this April 5 through Easter Sunday, April 21.

The egg hunt expanded to Downtown Disney in 2016, and there will once again be eggs there, as well as hunts inside both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. A dozen oversized eggs decorated with images of Disney characters will be placed around each of the three hunt locations. Egg hunters first purchase a special map and stickers to help locate these eggs, then place the stickers on the corresponding spots on the map.

The maps are $6.99 plus tax, and no discounts apply. Maps are sold at select merchandise locations in the theme parks and Downtown Disney. You may also find them for sale in the gift shops at the three Disneyland Resort hotels.

Once complete, participants return the map to a redemption location to claim their prize—one of six different two-inch-tall "eggs" featuring all-new character designs for the 2019 promotion. Redemption centers are located at Elias & Company at Disney California Adventure, Disney Showcase in Disneyland, and World of Disney in Downtown Disney.

If you are only in it for the eggs, you don't need to complete the egg hunt to claim your prize—just buy your map at a redemption center and receive your egg. In the earlier years of this event the eggs were awarded randomly, but in recent years participants have been able to choose their favorite character, while supplies last.

See Dumbo soar at the El Capitan Theatre

MousePlanet's Todd Pickering was invited to attend opening night of Dumbo at Hollywood's landmark El Capitan Theatre. He shares his experience and a brief review of the film with us:

In keeping with the film's setting, the El Capitan Theatre is decked out with circus bunting, posters, and props. There are several photo opportunities for theater-goers to enjoy before or after the show, including one with Dumbo himself. The theater's lower level contains a small display of costumes and props from the film.

The best part of seeing the movie at the El Capitan Theatre is the pre-show entertainment. Classic Disney songs are performed on the theater's "Mighty Wurlitzer" pipe organ as the audience takes their seats, then the stage comes alive with a performance of circus arts featuring juggling, a contortionist, a clown and an amazing acrobat.


Performers demonstrate circus skills during the pre-show at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before each screening of "Dumbo." Photo by Todd Pickering.

The film truly re-imagines the Disney classic with a focus of this film on humans. We have Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returning to the Medici Brothers Circus from World War I. Farrier lost his arm in the war and can no longer ride horses, so is put in charge of taking care of the elephants.

Farrier is reunited with his two children Milly and Joe (wonderfully played by Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins), who have lost their mother to an influenza epidemic. The themes of Dumbo being separated from Mrs. Jumbo resonate strongly with the human characters.

Tim Burton includes lovely nods to the original animated classic but late in the film adds a handful of characters with unexplored back stories. At this point, the film is getting too long and there is not sufficient time to flesh these out. The lavish sets and costumes are what stick with us, but at just under two hours, the film is just too long and plodding, and may be difficult for the youngest fans to sit through. It's a three-ring circus, and Mr. Burton has too many balls in the air.

Danny DeVito shines as circus owner Max Medici, balancing honesty and comic timing, and truly grasping the genre as a movie for kids. But no one can top the animated performance of Dumbo. It's those beautiful blue eyes that display such clear emotions that young and old alike will be able to understand.

Dumbo runs through April 21 at the El Capitan Theater. Tickets are $13 to $26. Purchase online from the theater website.

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

Registration is now officially open for the 2019 CHOC Walk in the Park, to be held Sunday, August 11 at the Disneyland Resort.

Team MousePlanet will return for our 12th consecutive walk to support Children's Hospital Orange County. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $75,000 for CHOC since 2008. We invite MousePlanet readers, friends, and family members to join our team for the event.

When you register for the event, you can opt to donate directly or fund-raise the registration fee.

  • Early Registration – walkers can opt to pay nothing at the time of registration, but must donate or fund-raise a minimum of $85 by Monday, July 29 to participate.
  • Late Registration – walkers pay a fee of $95 at the time of registration to secure their place at the walk.

Why Join Team MousePlanet?

COMMUNITY! Walking with Team MousePlanet is a great way to spend a morning with MousePlanet staff and readers, all while raising money for a great cause. Stay after the walk and enjoy Disneyland with your fellow Disney fans.

CONVENIENCE! If you register during Early registration and meet your fundraising goal, Team MousePlanet will handle check-in for you. No need to drive to check in the week before the walk to collect your wristband and T-shirt. You need only meet us in Downtown Disney the morning of the walk to collect your goodies, then head right into Disneyland to start the walk.

If you prefer to have your shirt and wristband before the walk (some people like to personalize them), there is an option to have those items shipped to you.

The deadline to join Team MousePlanet and meet the $85 fundraising requirement in order for us to handle check-in for walkers is Monday, August 5. We still welcome those who register after this date, but they must handle their own check-in.

In addition to helping support an outstanding local charity, one of the benefits of participating in the CHOC Walk is the opportunity to purchase specially priced Disneyland tickets to use in the weeks after the walk. CHOC has not yet announced the dates or details this promotion for 2018; we will share details as soon as we know them.

Are you ready to CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet? It's easy to sign up—just visit our team page.

 

This and That…

...Georgia-based Rinse Bath & Body Co. will open its first California store in Downtown Disney Anaheim this spring. Disney fans may recognize Rinse Bath & Body Co. from the carts the company has at the California Food and Wine Festival and the Festival of Holidays.

...Tickets are still available for the two Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble events, on Tuesday, April 30 or Wednesday, May 1. This event takes place at Disney California Adventure, which is the future home the Super Hero-themed land Disney has said will open in 2020. Tickets for the events are $109 per person. Visit the event website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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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 through April 4 for refurbishment.
  • The Briar Patch (shop) – closed April 15 through at least May 12 for refurbishment.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – closed through at least May 12 for refurbishment.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Enchanted Chamber – closed through at least May 12 for castle refurbishment.
  • Cafe Orleans – closed May 6 through at least May 12 for refurbishment.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge –  phase 1 opens May 31. The Rise of the Resistance attraction will open as part of Phase 2; date not yet announced.
Disney California Adventure
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed through at least May 12 for refurbishment.
  • Red Car Trolley – closed April 1 through at least May 12 for refurbishment.

The following attractions closed on September 4, 2018 to make room for Super Heroes land:

  • "It's Tough to be a Bug"
  • Flik's Flyers – to be relocated to Pixar Pier and renamed Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. Scheduled to open 2019
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive ‘Em Buggies
Downtown Disney District & Disneyland Resort

All of these Downtown Disney businesses closed in 2018 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.

  • ESPN Zone – scheduled to reopen as the Pop-Up Disney experience in Spring, 2019
  • Sugarboo & Co – scheduled to open later this year in the space most recently used as a Disney Vacation Club sales office
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • AMC Theaters
  • 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
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – through April 23
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing to Disneyland (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 14. More information at the event website.
  • Pop-Up Disney – opens Friday, April 26 in Downtown Disney.
  • Disney Channel Fan Fest at Disney California Adventure – Saturday, April 27
  • Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble at Disney California Adventure –Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. Tickets on sale now. More information on the event website.
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park (unofficial event) – May 5. More information on the event website.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge grand opening– May 31
  • Grad Nite – May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 31; June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14
  • 2019 CHOC Walk – Sunday, August 11. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $75,000 for CHOC Children's since 2008. We invite all MousePlanet readers, friends, and family to join us at the 2019 walk—registration is open now!
  • 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+

Limited-Time offers are valid for travel 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:

  • * Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer – you must purchase tickets by May 18, 2019, and use all entries within 13 days of the initial entry.
  • + The Limited-Time Southern California Resident – you must purchase tickets 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 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. You must purchase tickets by May 18, 2019, and 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 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. You must purchase tickets by May 18, 2019, and 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.

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. You may still make reservations 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 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 when purchased in advance of the visit. You must purchase tickets 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 to 40 percent 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, 2019. 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.
3/31 4/1 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/5 4/6

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

4/7 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Fest;
Dapper Day

4/14 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

4/21 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Easter;
Food & Wine Fest

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:
None

Events:
Food & Wine Fest

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:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Disney Channel
Fan Fest

4/28 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Disneyland After Dark:
Heroes Assemble
at DCA

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Disneyland After Dark:
Heroes Assemble
at DCA

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
None

Visit our Annual Passholders Blockout Dates page to see more dates. You can see future calendar schedules at Disneyland. As always, specifics are subject to change without notice (or occasionally, without us noticing) so when information conflicts between what is presented here and that presented by Disney, it is best to assume Disney's information is correct.

Visit the Park Hours section of our Disneyland Park guide for additional details about Magic Morning and Toontown Morning Madness, including available attractions. Entertainment schedule: Go directly to the Disneyland Resort schedule for this week at Disneyland.com here.

The Seasons calendar is published on the Disneyland website for the next eight to 11 months.

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