Disneyland Resort Update for April 15-21, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 15–21, 2019

 

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Easter week at Disneyland

The week of April 14–22 is expected to be the busiest of the spring break weeks at Disneyland, though a large number of local school districts have already finished their breaks. Regardless, this is the one week that the Limited-Time Special Ticket and the Limited-Time Southern California Resident Ticket offers are blocked out, along with the lowest tiers of annual passports.

This week is also the final week to purchase the fudge Easter eggs from the Candy Palace at Disneyland. As with Disneyland's famous candy canes, these fudge eggs are made fresh at Disneyland and available in limited quantities during the holiday season. The eggs have attracted a larger following thanks to Internet publicity, but as recently as last year you could just walk into the Candy Palace and select an egg from a display full of the chocolate treats without any problem.


Chocolate-covered fudge Easter eggs are the new must-have treat at Disneyland. MousePlanet file photo.

Something changed this year, and the eggs are been flying off the shelves as soon as they're made each Tuesday. Unfortunately Candy Palace managers have yet to enact the same crowd control measures that are used during candy cane distribution, and some visitors have complained about line cutters and customers purchasing as many as 10 eggs at a time.

There are two final Easter egg days scheduled this year—Tuesday April 16 and Saturday April 20—and we recommend arriving at park opening if you absolutely must get your hands on one. We hope Candy Palace managers put some controls, like wristbands and lower purchase limits, in place for this final week of distribution, and reevaluate plans for 2020.

If you're still looking for Easter brunch ideas, there are a few offerings at the Disneyland Resort. Three Disneyland Resort Hotel restaurants will host all-day buffets on Easter Sunday:

  • Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel – brunch buffet served from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and dinner buffet served until 10:00 p.m.
  • PCH Grill at the Paradise Pier hotel – brunch buffet served from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and dinner served until 9:00 p.m.
  • Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel – brunch buffet served from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and dinner served until 9:00 p.m.

You can also splurge on the new $125-per-person Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at the Napa Rose restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.

Limited reservations are still available for all of these options via the Disneyland website, or by calling (714) 781-3463.

Finally, you can try the new brunch with the Easter Bunny at Catal restaurant in Downtown Disney. The family-style breakfast event at Catal features a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, bottomless mimosas for adults, and an apple cider cart for children. Each child receives a personalized Easter basket and a stuffed bunny.

Brunch is served between 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and Easter Sunday, April 21. Tickets are $80 per adult and $35 per child ages 3 to 10. Children 2 and under are free, but must be counted in the party size. Reservations are open online via the Patina Group website.

Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life

"One of the most complex attraction experiences that we or anyone else has ever built."
– Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering

That's what visitors should expect from the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction when it opens later this year inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland. Trowbridge made this remark during the "Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks" panel during the Star Wars Celebration event this weekend in Chicago.

Actor and Star Wars fan Josh Gad hosted the panel discussion, which included photos and video from the two attractions designed for the land, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

For those who weren't in Chicago, you can watch a replay of the entire Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to Life at Disney Parks panel via this YouTube video. MousePlanet's resident Star Wars expert Todd King will share his highlights from Celebration this Thursday.

During the panel, Disney also announced it had collaborated with Coca-Cola to design custom bottles for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dasani that will be sold only in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The bottles will features scuffed labels printed in Aurebesh, the alphabet used in the Star Wars universe.


Coca-Cola fans can collect specially-themed bottles from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Photo © Disney © Coca-Cola

Fantasmic and World of Color added to MaxPass

It's been nearly two years since Disney debuted the upcharge MaxPass service. MaxPass includes unlimited downloads of PhotoPass photos taken on each day that the entitlement is valid. It also allows visitors to collect and redeem Fastpass tickets remotely using the app, instead of collecting paper Fastpass tickets from a physical kiosk in the parks.

When MaxPass debuted, Fastpass tickets for World of Color or Fantasmic were the only exclusions in the service, but Disney changed that last week. Visitors who purchase MaxPass, or who have it as part of their annual passport, can now select tickets to either show using the smartphone application as soon as they enter either theme park. MaxPass is still a same-day program, and users must activate the entitlement on the day they visit the park.

Even better, selecting a Fastpass ticket for World of Color or Fantasmic does not prevent users from collecting another Fastpass to use earlier in the day, and users can can make Fastpass selections for either park without park-hopping. All that means a MaxPass user can walk onto Buena Vista Street, claim a Fastpass for Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure and book a Fastpass for Fantasmic in Disneyland.

This change is likely another of the updates due to Project Stardust, and will help keep some unnecessary traffic away from the Rivers of America area. If MaxPass users can book a Fantasmic Fastpass from their phones, they don't need to join the Star Wars crowds heading towards Frontierland to collect a paper ticket from the Fastpass machines. Of course, we expect Disney to relocate the Fantasmic Fastpass distribution as far away from Galaxy's Edge as possible to further reduce traffic on the west side of the park.

As we published in March, Disney will also soon roll out a new recovery process for the MaxPass offering. Under the current system, Fastpass users who discover their ride is closed during their assigned return window are permitted to use their Fastpass ticket at the same attraction once it reopens that same day. While this may mean Fastpass users will have a longer-then-usual wait once the ride reopens, cast members can adjust the ratio of Fastpass versus standby riders to keep the line moving.

For visitors using Disney's added-cost MaxPass program, if a ride for which they hold a digital Fastpass has downtime, the system automatically replaces that Fastpass with a digital "multiple experiences" pass. This pass is valid at any Fastpass attraction, which is great for users, but wreaks havoc with the standby and Fastpass lines at the most popular rides. The "multiple experiences" wording is also confusing for users, and the app interface does not explain why this was issued in place of the Fastpass they expected to use.

With this change, Disney will now issue "replacement Fastpasses" to MaxPass users in the event of a ride downtime, and the Disneyland app will explain that the visitor's first-choice ride is unavailable. Disney will group Fastpass attractions into two tiers, and a replacement Fastpass is valid only for a ride in that same tier. For now, an example of the Tier 1 rides include Matterhorn Bobsleds, Indiana Jones Adventure and Space Mountain. Tier 2 includes rides like Buzz Lightyear, Big Thunder Mountain, and Splash Mountain. Disney will release a full list of Fastpass rides and groupings at a later date, and may change the list based on seasonal demand.

Great Moments with Mr. Aladdin, sir

Both the Disney Gallery and The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln will be closed April 15 to 18 as Disney prepares to present a sneak preview of the upcoming live-action Aladdin in the Main Street Opera House. The preview begins Friday, April 19.

We expect the current exhibit of artwork and props from Dumbo will give way to displays from the new film. Aladdin opens in theaters on May 24, 2019.

Project Stardust update

In January and March, we detailed some of the preparations Disney managers are making in advance of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Disney has code-named these operational and physical improvements "Project Stardust," and is racing to complete as many as possible before the May 31 grand opening of the new land.

One of the recently announced projects was to completely eliminate the curb along the outside ring of the Central Plaza. The portion in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is now complete, with work continuing on the west side of the plaza. Disney hopes to have the west half of the plaza completed by summer 2019, and to begin work on the Tomorrowland side in winter 2020.


The curb in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle was replaced with a sloped grade to street level. Photo by Todd Pickering.

One project that will take longer than hoped is a planned widening of the bridge at the Adventureland entrance. Officials say it was more difficult than anticipated to remove the alcove on the bridge and replace the sign, but they are hoping to complete the project by June. However, the walkway between Adventureland and Frontierland reopened last week, with planters and a portion of the fort wall removed to widen the path.


Fresh concrete shows where planters were removed to widen the walkway between Frontierland and Adventureland. Photo by Todd Pickering.


The transition from Adventureland into Frontierland is wider following a Project Stardust makeover. Photo by Todd Pickering.


A section of the fort wall was removed to widen the walkway from Adventureland into Frontierland. Photo by Todd Pickering.

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…

...The Dapper Day Spring Outing to Disneyland took place this weekend, and MousePlanet's Todd Pickering spent the day with the well-dressed crowd. He posted dozens of his favorite fashions to the MousePlanet Instagram page, so be sure to check out all of the stunning ensembles.


(L to R) Jennifer Kreitzinger, Jessica Warren and Erin Cuevas came out to socialize during Dapper Day at Disneyland. 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 through April 15 for refurbishment.
  • The Disney Gallery – closed April 15 - 18 for refurbishment.
  • The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – closed April 15–18 for refurbishment.
  • The Briar Patch (shop) – closed April 15 through May 17 for refurbishment.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train – closed April 29 through May 23 for refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats – closed April 29 through May 23 for refurbishment.
  • Minnie's House – closed April 29 through May 3 for refurbishment.
  • Cafe Orleans – closed May 6 through May 16 for refurbishment.
  • Alien Pizza Planet – closed May 13 through 23 for refurbishment.
  • Fairy Tale Treasures (shop) – closed May 15 through 23 for refurbishment.
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (shop) – closed May 15 through 23 for refurbishment.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – closed through at least May 26 for refurbishment.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Enchanted Chamber – closed through at least May 26 for castle 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
  • Rita's Baja Blenders – closed through April 27 for refurbishment.
  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed through May 23 for refurbishment.
  • Red Car Trolley – closed until 2020 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 on Friday, April 26
  • Sugarboo & Co – scheduled to open later this year in the space most recently used as a Disney Vacation Club sales office
  • Rinse Bath & Body Co. – first California store scheduled to open this spring.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Taste of Downtown Disney –  Thursday, September 5. More information to come.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) – October 4–6. More information on the event website.
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing (unofficial event) –  November 3. 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% 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% merchandise discount. Visit the Annual Passholder discount page for specific details and exclusions.


Guided tours – 15% 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 – 10–15% 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% off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores.


Disneyland Resort dining – 10% off at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants, (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% 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% 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% 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.
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

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

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:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Grad Nite

5/12 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
EMH/MM

DCA: 9a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 9a-11p
None

DCA: 9a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-11p
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Events:
Grad Nite

5/19 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24 5/25

Ticket Season:
Regular

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-9p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Peak

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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