Disneyland Resort Update for April 22-28, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 22–28, 2019

 

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Halloween parties move to Disney California Adventure in 2019

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens next month at Disneyland, and the popularity of the new land has already impacted all areas of park operations, from the brand-new parking structure now under construction to the way Fastpass tickets are issued and redeemed. Now Disney has confirmed a change many expected the company to make this year—the after-hours Halloween parties are heading back to Disney California Adventure for 2019.

The Disneyland Resort announced last week that both parks will celebrate Halloween Time September 6 through October 31, and an all-new Oogie Boogie Bash will take place at Disney California Adventure. This after-hours event replaces Mickey's Halloween Party previously hosted at Disneyland. Tickets go on sale this week, about a month earlier than last year, so you can begin making your fall plans now.


Oogie Boogie Bash will debut at Disney California Adventure in 2019. Photo © Disney.

Oogie Boogie Bash

This after-hours event takes place on 20 nights in September and October, and requires a separate event ticket to attend.

Like Mickey's Halloween Party, Oogie Boogie Bash offers Disney fans young and old the opportunity to dress up and experience trick-or-treat stations, themed entertainment, the debut of the Frightfully Fun Parade and Ride of the Headless Horseman at Disney California Adventure, and meet Disney characters in their Halloween finery.

New for the 2019 event is an all-new World of Color show called "Villainous!," which is exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash. From the show description, "Oogie Boogie weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl (and all-new character) named Shelley Marie. In “Villainous!,” Shelley has a decision to make about her Halloween costume for this year, and finds herself wondering if she could really be as strong and unique as some of her favorite Disney characters. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows guests that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us."

Also new is a world of Disney Villains at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. A Disney press release says, "Redwood Creek will be completely transformed with lighting, projections, sounds and special effects, creating a dreamlike environment."

There is quite a bit of new entertainment planned for Oogie Boogie Bash, including Mickey's Trick and Treat show in Hollywood Land, designed for younger visitors, and a DescenDance DJ dance party in Hollywood Land, aimed at 'tween fans of the Descendants franchise from the Disney Channel.

Disney's announcement also speaks of enhancements to the Oogie Boogie decor on Buena Vista Street, with new projected show effects on the Carthay Circle Theater.

Tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash start at $110, with Halloween night tickets up $15 from 2018 to $145 per person. Annual Passport discounts apply to only four of the parties, all on weeknights (see the price calendar below).

Tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash include a three-hour early-admission period before the party kicks off to visit Disney California Adventure before the main event begins. The 2018 event included PhotoPass downloads of souvenir photos taken during the event, but this perk is not mentioned for 2019 and has likely been discontinued.

Advance purchase tickets for the Halloween Party go on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders on Tuesday, April 23. Passholders can purchase tickets online by logging into their account on the Disneyland website, by by calling (714) 781-4636, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 30 to the general public. Tickets can be purchased from the Disneyland website, by by calling (714) 781-4636, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.

Dates and prices are as follows:

  • AP – Discounted advanced-purchase price for Annual Passholders
  • Gate – Regular price
September
Sun 15 Mon 16 Tues 17 Wed 18 Thur 19 Fri 20 Sat 21
   

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 22 Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thur 26 Fri 27 Sat 28

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
    October
Sun 29 Mon 30 Tues 1 Wed 2 Thur 3 Fri 4 Sat 5

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 6 Mon 7 Tues 8 Wed 9 Thur 10 Fri 11 Sat 12

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 13 Mon 14 Tues 15 Wed 16 Thur 17 Fri 18 Sat 19

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 20 Mon 21 Tues 22 Wed 23 Thur 24 Fri 25 Sat 26

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 27 Mon 28 Tues 29 Wed 30 Thur 31    

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

   

This announcement made no mention of Disneyland's Halloween Screams fireworks show, which in recent years was shown only during Mickey's Halloween Party. There's no word whether Disney plans to present the show at Disneyland during Halloween Time, or if the show has been retired.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disneyland

The Disney rumor mill has been churning about a new attraction for Disneyland, and the speculation recently kicked up a notch due to a stack of permits for relocation and demolition work on buildings behind Mickey's Toontown.

Last week Disney confirmed that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2022 at Disneyland. The ride is also currently under construction at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where it replaces The Great Movie Ride. The Walt Disney World version was scheduled to open in Fall 2019, but last Friday's announcement slipped in a mention that the Florida opening is now slated for Spring 2020. The ride will be an addition to Mickey's Toontown, and will not replace any current attractions.


Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2022 at Disneyland. Concept art © Disney.

If you haven't heard much about Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, I've included an excerpt from this Walt Disney World Update, where Alan S. Dalinka shares his notes from the Destination D panel devoted to the new attraction. The presentation was given by members of the Walt Disney Imagineering team, led by show writer and creative director Kevin Rafferty:

As Kevin Rafferty explained, the new attraction's home inside the Chinese Theatre is a natural fit for Mickey and Minnie, as they have had many premieres there, dating back to some of their early shorts. The attraction itself, however, takes its artistic direction from the new Mickey Shorts that appear on Disney Channel and created by the TV Animation team. Various speakers during all of Destination D referred to the style of the new Mickey Shorts as "inspired by" Mickey's appearance in the 1930's and "interpreted" for modern times and audiences.

The overall storyline of the attraction has guests actually entering into a new Mickey short. A newly created Mickey short, named "Mickey Mouse in Perfect Picnic" is introduced in the pre-show area, and it also establishes the new theme song which was composed by Chris Willis who has been (according to his clarifying Tweet directed to us) the composer for all of the new Mickey shorts.

When faced with the honor (or task) of creating a memorable song for the attraction, Chris Willis relied on advice from Disney Legend Richard Sherman (which he, in turn, says he learned from his music-composing father)—use the three esses of songwriting: make it "Singable," "Simple," and "Sincere." The theme music itself is being recorded by a 65-piece orchestra.

Among the details shared by the panel of the new attraction's ties to Mickey's history is its connection with Jimmy MacDonald, the second voice of Mickey Mouse (after Walt Disney, himself when he got too busy) and longtime sound effects guy for many of Disney's earliest cartoons. The "soundscape" of the attraction is being created "old school" using some of the very props and devices Jimmy MacDonald had used and Imagineering was able to locate and restore.

The ride vehicle is a train, of course, with Goofy at the controls of the locomotive. Following that "old school" approach to creating the train sounds, even the train's whistle sounds are being created using the very same whistle that was used when Steamboat Willie was made, the first cartoon to use synchronized sound and, of course, the first Mickey Short released in theaters.

The Imagineers say that the attraction uses "every trick we know" and that, like the animated shorts, makes a lot of use of "cartoon logic" and surprises that you would not expect. The only trick the Imagineers disclosed was employing unique paint to the train locomotive itself so that it has a unique look under white light and black light.

Disney says the California version will have, "special details that promise to make this amazing attraction unique for Disneyland park guests."

A new welcome to Adventureland

Disneyland visitors got their first look at the widened Adventureland entrance last week, as Disney removed the arch and sign and removed an alcove from the walkway. While the Adventureland entrance arch is refurbished to fit the wider walkway, Disney has installed a vintage Adventureland sign outside the land. In a past life, this sign perched atop the Tahitian Terrace entry spire and greeted passengers when they returned from their trip around the World Famous Jungle Cruise.


A vintage Adventureland sign has been installed at the front of the land while the entrance arch and sign are refurbished. Photo by Todd Pickering.


Disney workers removed an alcove from the entrance to Adventureland, creating a much wider path from Main Street. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Disney managers said they hoped to have the new Adventureland entrance installed by June.

Pop-Up Disney opens Friday

"Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration" opens this Friday, April 26 in the former ESPN Zone space in Downtown Disney.


The former ESPN Zone has been redecorated, and will reopen this Friday as Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration. Photo by Todd Pickering.

As part of Disney's 90th anniversary, "World's Biggest Mouse Party," this made-for-Instagram installation, will provide a series of picture-perfect themed rooms inspired by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Disney says the experience will take about 90 minutes, after which you can browse the Pop-Up Disney! gift shop, or head to Marceline’s Confectionery for themed snacks.

Tickets are $30 for weekdays (Monday through Thursday) before 4:00 p.m., or $35 per person all other times. The venue is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. When you order your tickets, you pick the date and time you wish to visit, with tickets sold in 10-minute intervals. The final reservation is for 8:50 p.m. each night. The retail store remains open until 11:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets through the event website, but note that opening day, April 26, is completely sold out.


The moving busts that once decorated the ESPN Zone are now covered by signs advertising Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration. Photo by Todd Pickering.

The ticket includes an unexpected perk: up to five hours complementary parking on Downtown Disney.

Two important notes:

  • Pop-Up Disney! guidelines differ from those for the Disney theme parks: Food, drink, strollers, tripods, and selfie sticks are not allowed inside the attraction.
  • Missing your time slot invalidates your ticket. Disney asks you to arrive on time, but no earlier than 15 minutes before your ticketed slot, to allow for parking and security screening.

Disney Channel Fan Fest this Saturday at DCA

The Disneyland Resort will host the Disney Channel Fan Fest at Disney California Adventure on Saturday, April 27. This one-day event features presentations, previews, panel discussions, musical performances and  sessquestion-and-answer sessions with stars of Disney Channel series and movies.

Productions to be featured during the Fan Fest include Descendants 3, Zombies, Kim Possible, Andi Mack, Raven’s Home, Sydney to the Max, Coop & Cami Ask the World, BUNK’D, Bizaardvark, and the upcoming Just Roll With It.

The day kicks off with the Disney Channel Cavalcade at Disney California Adventure, then continues with a series of six main stage presentations:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Cavalcade at Disney California Adventure
  • Noon – Main Stage session: Just Roll With It
  • 1:00 p.m. – Main Stage session: Coop & Cami Ask the World, Sydney to the Max, BUNK'd
  • 2:00 p.m. – Main Stage session: Raven's Home, Andi Mack
  • 3:00 p.m. – Main Stage session: Disney Channel Animation Celebration
  • 5:00 p.m. – Main Stage session: Disney Channel Voices Showcase
  • 6:00 p.m. – Main Stage session: Descendants 3

The Disney Channel will live-stream the opening cavalcade and all of the Main Stage sessions on the DisneyNOW Disney Channel YouTube channel and the Disney Channel Facebook page.

Some of the performers will welcome fans during meet-and-greet opportunities throughout the day. You must obtain a wristband to participate in a meet-and-greet. Disney will distribute wristbands on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at the 8:00 a.m. park opening on Saturday, April 27. Valid theme park admission is required to enter the park.

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 Easter Bunny makes an appearance on Main Street, U.S.A. during the holiday weekend. Photo by Todd Pickering.


The Astro Orbitor is once more flying above Tomorrowland. Photo by Todd Pickering.


Work continues to remove curbs from the outer edge of Central Plaza at Disneyland. Photo by Todd Pickering.


The Disney Gallery presents concept art, costumes and props from Disney's upcoming live-action Aladdin. Photo by Todd Pickering.


Costumes from Disney's live-action Aladdin are on display in the Disney Gallery. 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
  • The Briar Patch (shop) – closed 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

5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31 6/1

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

 

Ticket Season:
Regular

 

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
None

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
None

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

DL Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC
DCA: 8a-10p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None
DCA: 8a-9p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None
DCA: 8a-9p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

DCA: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None

DCA: 8a-10p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL
DCA: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Star Wars:
Galaxy's Edge
Grand Opening;
Grad Nite
Resort 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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  1. By MidwayManiac

    Quote Originally Posted by MousePlanet AutoPoster View Post
    Disneyland Resort Update for April 22-28, 2019 by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix




    and the popularity of the new land has already impacted all areas of park operation ...... to the way Fastpass tickets are issued and redeemed.


    can you expand on this at all ? or was it in a separate thread?

    Thank you.

  2. By pretty Omi

    I do have a question! My AP expires early September. If I buy tickets for the Halloween party using my AP discount, do I have to be a current AP at the time the tickets are used? I wasn't planning to renew, but might want to snag tickets for the party for me and my friends

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