Disneyland Resort Update for April 29 - May 5, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 29 – May 5, 2019

 

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge reservations open May 2

Just as soon as Disney first revealed the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at the Disneyland Resort, the company immediately added a disclaimer to all marketing related to the new land:

Reservations required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge between May 31 and June 23, 2019. Access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and its experiences may be restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors.

If you know only one thing about the new 14-acre themed land, it seems Disney wanted to make sure it was that you wouldn't be seeing it during its opening month without an advance reservation.

Visitors who had booked a Disneyland Resort Hotel during the opening month were assured that they would receive a "designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay" (subject to availability, of course). Last week, Disney began contacting guests with hotels reservations to provide details of their designated reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Unfortunately, a computer glitch caused many of these Galaxy's Edge reservations to be made for the same day the guests were scheduled to check in to the hotel, and in many cases hours before they would even arrive at the resort. Disney quickly acknowledged the error, and the next day sent revised invitations. According to these reservations, Disneyland Resort Hotel guests can spend up to four hours at the Black Spire Outpost, and must leave by the end of their assigned window. If the guest leaves the area earlier, they will not be permitted to reenter.

So hotel guests knew how they were getting in to ride the Millennium Falcon, but there was still information about how the rest of the galaxy could get one of the coveted boarding passes to Batuu. Disney now says full details will be announced at 8:00 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, May 2, and that reservations will open at 10:00 a.m. Pacific that same day.

In order to make a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, visitors must have a Disney account. If you do not yet have one, be sure to sign up as soon as possible so you don't have to scramble to register Thursday morning.

And may the force be with you...

Disney Parks to implement new rules this week

New policies regarding smoking, stroller sizes, and ice go into effect at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this week. It's been nearly a month since the new policies were first announced, so here's a refresher of what will change come Wednesday morning:

New maximum stroller size

Disney's new policy restricts stroller sizes to no larger than 31" wide by 54" 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 removable glider boards or trailers. The new policy affirms an existing ban on all wagons inside the theme parks, including traditional pull wagons like the Radio Flyer and Step2, as well as collapsible stroller wagons like the popular Keenz 7S and Veer Cruiser.

At the Disneyland Resort, the new policies will be enforced at the guest screening and security tents. Disney has placed large decals on the ground at these screening checkpoints so visitors can check to make sure their stroller fits. Visitors arriving at the Mickey and Friends parking structure or Downtown Disney screening tents with an oversized stroller, prohibited accessory item, or stroller wagon will be asked to return the item to their vehicle or hotel room, just as with guests who arrive carrying selfie sticks or other prohibited items.


Sizing boxes like this will let visitors know if their stroller fits into Disney's new guidelines. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Disney is currently expanding the Toy Story parking lot and constructing a guest screening and security checkpoint there. Until that checkpoint opens, visitors who park in the Toy Story lot and those who come in through the Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance from nearby hotels may get as far as the eastern screening checkpoint before learning that their stroller or wagon is not permitted in the parks. Disney will offer to check oversized strollers and stroller wagons so that visitors are not forced to go back to their vehicles or hotel rooms to return their prohibited items.

Disneyland will also introduce a new tandem double stroller by May 1, and make additional upgrades to its rental stroller fleet in the coming months. 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.

No smoking inside theme parks

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.

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 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.

The smoking policy will not change at the three Disneyland Resort hotels, which are already designated as smoke-free. Each hotel property has a designated outdoor smoking area. And while California permits the sale and use of marijuana, it is still banned in all forms at the Disneyland resort.

Leave the ice at home

Disney is unusual in that it does allow visitors to bring small coolers into the theme parks, but the company does draw the line at filling your cooler with ice or dry ice. Disney recommends that you chill your items with reusable ice packs.

Disneyland Forever Fireworks to return to Disneyland for the summer

If you're ready to bid farewell to Mickey's 90th Birthday celebration and the Mickey's Mix Magic nighttime show, we have good news for you.


Digital projections transform the buildings on Main Street during the Disneyland Forever fireworks show. Photo © Disney.

Disney announced last week that Mickey's Mix Magic will have its final performance on Thursday, June 6, and will be replaced the very next night by the Disneyland Forever fireworks show. Originally created for Disneyland 60th anniversary celebration, Disneyland Forever incorporates lasers and projectors, water screens and bubble blowers, snow makers, and inflatable dancers along with the fireworks.


Bubble effects, inflatable figures and projected animation are used during the "Under the Sea" section of the Disneyland Forever fireworks. Photo © Disney.

If you missed the first season of Disneyland Forever, be sure to read our guide to the show for tips on the best place to catch the special effects.

Mickey's PhilharMagic debuts in DCA

Mickey's PhilharMagic opened last week at Disney California Adventure, in the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. The theater opened in 2001 as Muppet*Vision 3D, since that attraction closed the venue has been used primarily for movie previews.


Mickey's PhilharMagic is now open at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Mickey's PhilharMagic first opened in 2003 in Walt Disney World, and 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. This is the same version used for the Disney California Adventure production, though the existing screens on the sides of the former Muppet*Vision 3D theater are incorporated to replace some of that wide-format footage lost in the one-screen version.


Vinyl banners in the queue advertise fictional concerts from the Sunset Showcase Theater. Photo by Todd Pickering.

The former Muppet*Vision 3D theater also provided the necessary space for Donald Duck to make his spectacular final appearance in the show, though the DCA version of Donald is not animated. Those who have seen other versions of the show will know to what I refer, and for others we'll allow it to be a surprise.

Black Tap opens in Downtown Disney

New York chain Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes has finally opened its first West Coast location in Downtown Disney Anaheim this weekend.


Black Tap Craft Burgers is now open in Downtown Disney. Photo by Todd Pickering.

The restaurant was first announced in November 2017, and opened later than Disney originally projected. The Downtown Disney location features indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a take-away window where customers can order the restaurant's signature shakes.


Black Tap is now open in Downtown Disney, featuring a menu of burgers, fries and Crazy Shakes. Photo © Disney.

The restaurant serves an upscale diner menu of burgers, fries and shakes with a twist—the burgers are also available as salads, the chicken wings are tossed in Korean BBQ sauce, and the milkshakes come topped and decorated with such over-the-top garnishes like Pop Tarts, cotton candy, pretzel rods, and even a slice of birthday cake.


The Birthday Crazy Shake is served with a full slice of birthday cake, and available for a limited time each day. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Black Tap is located across from Catal Restaurant, on the ground level of the building formerly occupied by Build-a-Bear and Ridemakerz. Ballast Point Brewery opened earlier this year in the upper floor of the space.

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…

...Ramone’s Serv-ice Station has opened in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. This new location offers another option for fans of the sweet slushes sold at locations like Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Confectionery and Trolley Treats in DCA. Ramone’s offers five slushie flavors, and a menu of mixed concoctions with candy additives. Start with Mellow Yellow, Lime, Blue Raspberry, Cherry or Grape slushie, and mix and match with toppings like dinosaur gummies, fruit-flavored popping pearls and Nerds candies. Drinks run $6 and up.

...Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash are on sale now to Disneyland Resort annual passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Tuesday, April 30. You can read all the details about the new event on MousePlanet. MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today has an Extra Day Free deal on travel during Halloween Time, so be sure to check their website for details.


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...Casey Jr. Circus Train, Storybook Land Canal Boats and Minnie's House all close today for refurbishment. Minnie's House will reopen May 4, and Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats are scheduled to reopen May 24.


Construction walls frame the entrance to Frontierland as work continues on the west side of the central Plaza. Photo by Todd Pickering.

...It appears that Sleeping Beauty Castle will reopen on May 28, just in time for the grand debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

...Fans of Salt & Straw Ice Cream can meet co-founders and cousins Kim and Tyler Malek at the Downtown Disney location on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. The duo are on a West Coast tour promoting their new ice cream cookbook. If you can't attend the event in person, the book is now available for preorder via their website.

...The two Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble at Disney California Adventure events are this Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, and tickets are still available. More information on the event website.


Alien Pizza Planet is under refurbishment in Tomorrowland. 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 May 27 for refurbishment.
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Enchanted Chamber – closed through May 27 for refurbishment.
  • The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – closed May 28 to remove the movie overlay.
  • The Disney Gallery – closed May 28 to remove the movie overlay.
  • 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 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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Halloween Time –  September 6 through October 31.
  • Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure –  Select nights September 17 - October 31. Tickets on sale via the event website.
  • 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.
4/21 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
6/2 6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6 6/7 6/8

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

Ticket Season:
Peak

 

DL Hours: 8a-6p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

DCA Hours: 8a-12a
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC
DCA Hours: 8a-9p
Early Entry: EMH

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

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

AP Blockouts:
None

DCA Hours: 8a-9p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

DCA Hours: 8a-9p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC
DCA Hours: 8a-9p
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:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
Grad Nite

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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