Disneyland Resort Update for May 13 - 19, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for May 13 – 19, 2019

 

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Introducing the Disney Flex Passport

A $600 annual passport with just 15 blockout days? No, this isn't 2012—it's the new Disney Flex Passport, and it's poised to completely change the way you visit the Disneyland Resort.

This new pass has the same blockout dates as the Disney Signature Pass that sells for $1,149. The rest of the year is divided into "Good to Go" days, depicted in green on the new blockout calendar, and "Reservation" days, depicted in blue.

Good to Go days are exactly what they sound like: days you can just walk into Disneyland and/or Disney California Adventure with no prior planning. These are mostly Monday through Thursday and off-peak dates.

Reservation days require advance planning. These include those traditionally blocked out to the lower-priced passes, off-peak weekends, and the entire summer.

Passholders can hold up to two reservations at one time, up to 30 days in advance, and reservations are available starting at 7:00 a.m. each day. The reservation system operates on a rolling 30-day period, so you can make a new reservation as soon as you use or cancel one. Passholders can also go on as many "good to go" days as they wish.

Passholders will use the Disneyland website or smartphone application to make reservations to visit Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, or both parks, subject to availability. Passholders can link to friends or family members who also have a Disney Flex Passport, and make reservations for the entire group at once.

We don't know how many reservations are available for each date, and the number will likely fluctuate daily based on things like projected sales of single-day and multi-day tickets, hotel occupancy rates and special events. We also expect the parks to have differing reservation limits, so it's like reservations for Disneyland will fill up, but you could still get a reservation to visit Disney California Adventure that same day.

Disney released the access calendar for this pass through June 2020. For Disneyland, there are 147 Good to Go days and 229 Reservation days, along with the 15 blockout dates. For Disney California Adventure, there are fewer Reservation days, but even more Good to Go dates.


The Disneyland admission and blockout calendar for the new Disney Flex Passport. Photo © Disney.


The admission and blockout calendar at Disney California Adventure under the new Disney Flex Passport. Photo © Disney.

With the Disney Flex Passport, you can visit on a weekend, during Spring Break or on a school holiday. You can visit on the 4th of July, Labor Day, or Black Friday. You can go when it fits your schedule—you just need to plan ahead. That advance planning also allows Disney to better project attendance and staffing needs, creating a better experience for everyone.

However, this pass is NOT for everyone. This pass is perfect for the current SoCal Select passholder who is willing to pay the extra $200 per year to be able to make reservations to visit on what would otherwise be a blockout date for that pass. It's a good alternative for the person who really wanted the SoCal pass, which is no longer available for sale.

The Flex passport is definitely a more-affordable option for the Deluxe passholder who can be flexible about when they visit, and is willing to give up the certainty of being able to visit most Sundays for the possibility of being able to reserve Saturdays and during spring and summer break.

This pass is not a good option for people who can only visit during reservation-only periods, or who just don't like planning in advance. If you have a hotel reservation and need to know you can get into the parks on those dates, then this isn't the option for you. However, if you have a date-sensitive vacation planned, it might well be worth using a multi-day ticket for that first trip, then upgrading it at the end of your visit to the Flex passport to use on future visits where you can be more flexible.

Potential buyers should also note that the pass does not include Disneyland Resort parking, which is now $25 per day. That can add up, so frequent users should consider whether the Signature pass, which runs $1149 but includes parking, is a better deal for them.

This is also not a good option for passholders who can't commit to their plans. Passholders must also use the website or app to cancel reservations prior to midnight the day before their visit, or incur a no-show penalty. The first no-show is free, after the second you'll possibly get a warning, and after the third, Disney will cancel any future reservations and suspend your ability to make new reservations for a period.

The Disney Flex Passport is eligible for the monthly payment plan offered to California residents, and includes dining and merchandise discounts. In fact, the biggest downside to this new pass is that current Deluxe passholders can not downgrade to this pass, even if they forfeit the $200 price difference. Had it been an option when I purchased passes for my family, I would have opted for the Disney Flex Passport over the Deluxe pass, as this new pass gives me the option to reserve visits during the summer blockout period.

If the new pass is as popular as I think it will be, I can see Disney expanding the reservation system to all pass levels, possibly giving each tier of pass a greater allocation of reservation days to hold at once, and/or a longer window in which to make reservations.

In a year that has seen a number of major changes to the annual passport program, the Disney Flex Passport is the biggest of them all. Disney will begin selling the new pass on Tuesday, May 21, just 10 days before Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens to the public.

5th Day Free on Disneyland tickets

MousePlanet partner Get Away Today is offering five-day Disneyland Resort tickets for the price of a four-day ticket, a savings of up to $30 per person. You can add the MaxPass option to these tickets, and/or upgrade to park hopper tickets for an additional charge.

Each ticket includes one Magic Morning entry to Disneyland park. If you are also staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, you are also eligible for Extra Magic Hour early admission to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during your stay. First visit must occur on or before December 31, and tickets expire 13 days after first visit. Visit Get Away Today for full details of this ticket.

If you're still making summer plans, Get Away Today has excellent hotel availability for travel during July and August, with reduced rates and 4th Night Free offers at many Disneyland Resort-area properties.

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Details of the virtual queue for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

If you did not get one of the coveted general reservations to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge between May 31 and June 23, and you don't feel like splurging on a Disneyland Resort hotel room to secure guaranteed entry, your first chance to visit Batuu is Monday, June 24. Instead of an advance reservation system, Disney will use a newly designed virtual queue to control access to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

This free system shares some similarities with the existing Fastpass system, and is designed to let park guests spend more time enjoying other Disneyland attractions instead of standing in line outside the new land.

The easiest way to join the virtual queue is by using the existing Disneyland smartphone application. While the digital component operates almost exactly like Disney's added-cost MaxPass product, you do not need to purchase MaxPass to take advantage of the virtual queue.

Once inside Disneyland, a visitor can go to the Galaxy's Edge section of the app to check the status of the new land. If the land is open to everyone, visitors can head straight to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and enter with little to no wait. As soon as the land reaches capacity, the app will reflect the new status, and prompt the user to join a boarding group to enter at a later time.

Joining a boarding group is very similar to selecting a digital Fastpass. Users first select their party from a list of people to whom they are already linked in the Disneyland smartphone app, then click to add their party to the boarding group. The app will give you your assigned boarding group and tell you what group(s) are currently being allowed into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

When it's time for your boarding group to enter Galaxy's Edge, the app will send an alert to your phone, and you have up to two hours to make your way to the Black Spire Outpost. This grace period allows visitors plenty of time should they be in the middle of a ride, parade, or meal when they get the alert.

If you don't use the Disneyland smartphone app, you can also join the virtual queue by going to one of several cast member-assisted stations throughout Disneyland. There, you will scan your admission media and receive a paper pass with your designated boarding group. In-park signage at the Guest Relations kiosks will display the current boarding group, so that you'll know if it's time to head back to Galaxy's Edge with your paper ticket.

Once inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, there is no time limit—you can stay as long as you wish. For now, Disney says that Fastpass will not be offered for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, and seating at Oga's Cantina will be first-come, first-serve. However, Disney did reveal that mobile ordering will be offered at some Galaxy's Edge dining locations via the Disneyland app, which will make it easier to grab a bite to eat on Batuu.

Disney officials say they will use the virtual queue to help manage Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge crowds for as long as it makes sense. Follow these tips to make the most of the virtual queue:

  1. Download the Disneyland smartphone application (available for iOS and Android), and create an account.
  2. Link your admission ticket or annual passport to your account.
  3. Link the tickets or passes of your friends and family to your account. This will enable you to make plans for your entire group.
  4. Just as with Fastpass, your entire party must enter Disneyland before they can join the virtual queue, so you that can't send one person to the park to join a boarding group while everyone else sleeps in.
  5. Remember, you do not need to purchase the MaxPass feature to use the virtual queue with the Disneyland app, and Fastpass is not offered in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at this time.

Face to Face with the Falcon

It's been nearly two years since I stood on the floor of the 2017 D23 Expo as the curtain fell and Disney's Imagineers unveiled the massive scale model for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge; two years since I first imagined myself as one of the tiny people in that model, wondering what it would be like to walk into the land. I took hundreds of photos from every angle, trying to imagine myself surrounded by all things Star Wars. What would it look like, sound like, feel like?

Last week, I had the opportunity to find out, and the reality of the Black Spire Outpost is better than I even imagined. Come along as I step into the Black Spire Outpost in this MousePlanet article.


After dreaming of being one of the little people in this model, I found myself standing in this exact spot last week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney has also shared some additional images from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, including this photo series from Disney D23, and a tweet from Disney CEO Robert Iger.

Tale of the Lion King opens June 7

The Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park will be the home for the new Tale of the Lion King show, opening June 7 at Disney California Adventure. Disney shared a video last week from a workshop for the new outdoor show.


Behind the Scenes of 'Tale of the Lion King,' Coming June 7 to Disney California Adventure Park. © Disney.

This new production definitely holds a bit of nostalgia for those of us who remember the Lion King Celebration parade from Disneyland, the floats from which were re-purposed as stages for the Festival of the Lion King show at Walt Disney World. A cast of 18 performers includes live musicians, singers and dancers. Creative director Susana Tubert says the production features all-new musical adaptations, and is "uniquely Disney and culturally authentic."

The Tale of the Lion King is part of Disney's marketing campaign for the re-imagined The Lion King, set to open in theaters July 19, 2019.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique online

This seems like something Disney could have done years ago, but the company has finally rolled out an online reservation system to book a transformation at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Visitors to Florida can also make online reservations for the Pirate's League and the Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom. [Side note: after having my son's first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop, I am completely dumbfounded that Disneyland hasn't found a nook or cranny on their Main Street into which to wedge a small salon. But I digress.]

The reservation system requires users to have an online Disney account, and works just like the dining reservations. You can also make reservations using the Disneyland mobile app, though the selection does not appear as on option from the main "add plans" menu. Instead, you must navigate to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique page, and use the "book experience" button.

As a reminder, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is only open to children ages 3–12, and the Disneyland boutique is closed May 16 through 23 as part of the Sleeping Beauty Castle refurbishment. Princess packages start at $65, and can run all the way to $450. Two Knight packages are available at $20 and $80.

If you prefer to book by phone, call (714) 781-7895.

What's with the crowds lately?

We had several questions via social media this week, asking why the Disneyland Resort has been so crowded. After all, spring break is over, schools are still in session, and the Star Wars crowds aren't expected until the end of the month. Isn't this supposed to be the slow season before summer?

There are a number of factors at play here, but the biggest impact is probably from the Limited-Time Southern California Resident ticket offer, which wraps up next week. The ticket must be purchased by May 20 and used by May 23, and there are lots of people trying to fit their second or third visit in before the tickets expire.

The summer passholder blockout season is also looming, with some passholders trying to get in as much park time as they can. May 30 is the last day for SoCal Select passholders to visit until September, So Cal passholders are blocked out from June 1 to late August, and Deluxe passholders only have two more Sundays to visit before they go to weekdays-only through June and then on summer hiatus until mid-August.

Finally, there are some people who expect the entire Disneyland Resort to be a crowded mess once Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens May 31, and are taking advantage of the pre-Batuu period to fit in their annual visit.

Simply put, it's probably not going to get any less crowded before summer, so plan accordingly. The best thing you can do to minimize the impact of any attendance spike is to arrive as early as possible in the morning, and take advantage of cooler temps and smaller crowds in those first precious park hours.

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…

...Grad Nites are scheduled this week for Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18.

...Disney announced last week that Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind will open at Disney California Adventure this summer, but did not give a more specific date. The announcement also included a first look at some attraction posters for the new ride. Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind is a re-theme of the ride system from the now-closed Flik's Flyers from a bug's land.


Attraction posters for the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. Photo © Disney.

...Rinse Bath & Body Co. is now open in Downtown Disney. The company is a frequent vendor at Disney festivals on both coasts, and this is their first store in California.

...Salt & Straw Ice Cream fans can meet co-founders and cousins Kim and Tyler Malek at the Downtown Disney location this Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. The duo are on a west coast tour promoting their new ice cream cookbook.

...Alien Pizza Planet is now closed through May 23 for refurbishment.

...Fairy Tale Treasures and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are closed May 15 through 23 for refurbishment related to the castle refurbishment.

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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 through May 23 for refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats – closed through May 23 for refurbishment.
  • Minnie's House – closed through May 3 for refurbishment.
  • Cafe Orleans – closed through May 16 for refurbishment.
  • Alien Pizza Planet – closed 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 Flyersrelocated to Pixar Pier and renamed Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. Scheduled to open summer 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
  • 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
  • Salt & Straw Ice Cream book signing – May 15. Fans 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.
  • 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. One-day tickets on sale now via the event website. 3-day passes are sold out.
  • 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 to 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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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

Flex Pass blockouts:

  • Good to Go – may enter park without prior reservation
  • Reservation only – must make advance reservation to enter park
  • Blocked out – may not use pass to enter park

Early Admission – full description available on the Disneyland website:

  • MM – Magic Mornings for 3-plus day ticket holders and promotional "bonus" tickets.
  • 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
  • OBB – Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure
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

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-9p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

Events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Season:
Value

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
None

DCA: 8a-10p
EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Events:
None

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL: 8a-12a
EMH/MM

DCA: 8a-10p
None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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
6/9 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14 6/15

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Grad Nite
Resort Events:
None
6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21 6/22

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
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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