Disneyland Resort Update for June 3-9, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for June 3–9, 2019

 

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A Day Long Remembered

New theme park offerings are frequently marketed in terms of how immersive, authentic, entertaining, innovative and technologically advanced they are, be it a single new attraction or an entire new land. We're living in an exciting time in the theme park industry, with companies pushing the boundaries of what visitors expect from theme parks in an effort to outdo the resort up the road.


An X-Wing fighter sits on the Resistance side of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

From this has come Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, followed by Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Both are incredibly detailed, highly-immersive lands featuring groundbreaking technology.


An assortment of opening day merchandise for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for sale at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Disney raised the stakes this weekend when the first of two Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansions opened at the Disneyland Resort in California. The new land, and especially the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run attraction, have definitely set a new standard for immersive theme park experiences.

But the biggest innovation to come from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge might not be the incredible ride system used to let guests finally pilot the Millennium Falcon, nor the Star Wars cantina with a droid DJ, nor the way designers manage to convince you that you're on an entirely new planet and not in a former petting zoo. Rather, the biggest innovation might just be the way Disneyland managers debuted the new land to the public.


DJ R-3X spins tunes at Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Instead of the traffic jams, parking snarls, hours-long lines and overcrowding that accompanied the grand openings of Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Pandora – The World of Avatar, opening day for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge saw minimal crowds, short lines, and an abundance of parking.

If you measure the success of a new land by the size of the crowd waiting in line for hours in the hot sun or pouring rain to get in, then you would call the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge a flop.


Kylo Ren's shuttle is parked in the Black Spire Outpost. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

But if you measure the success of the new land by the satisfaction of the visitors—both those who visited the new offering and those who spent their day in the rest of the resort—then this debut was a stellar achievement, and one that will likely change theme park operations for the better.

Members of the MousePlanet team spent three days visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge over this past week, and we've shared almost every minute of our experiences via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even a four-hour live-stream event from the grand opening celebration. Alan Dalinka has collected highlights of that content onto one easy-to-read page, which we invite you to browse at your leisure. You can also browse our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages for even more coverage and hundreds of photos.


The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction is a highlight of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

For this Update, I want to focus a bit on the practical aspects of visiting the Black Spire Outpost. The tips and information in our Batuu Boot Camp are updated with the most recent changes, and is a great place to start to plan your trip.


The marketplace on Batuu was inspired by shopping centers in Marrakesh and Istanbul. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The process of checking in and getting your wristband before your reservation window is incredibly quick and efficient, and will go even faster if your entire party is ready with the email that has your reservation confirmation, and photo ID for everyone in your group age 18 and older.

Once you have your wristband there is no need to wait in line to get into the land at the start of your reservation window. The earliest you can get in line is 30 minutes before the reservation begins.


Ronto's Roasters is a good place to grab a quick snack on Batuu. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

It pays to have a plan of attack fto maximize your visit time. Of course, the best advice we can give you is to accept that you can't do everything in one visit, so you'll need to prioritize. Most people head right for the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run attraction as soon as they step foot onto Batuu. We completely understand the lure, but if you can resist the siren song of piloting the Millennium Falcon for just a little longer, here is our recommended order for hitting the highlights:


Savi's Workshop should be the first stop if you hope to build a custom lightsaber during your visit to Batuu. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

#1 Savi's Workshop – if you want to build a custom lightsaber during your first visit, your first stop must be Savi's Workshop, where you will stand in line to pre-pay for your $200 souvenir and receive a return time to come back and actually participate in the experience. Note that only the builder and one guest can enter Savi's, so the rest of your party will have 20 to 30 minutes to wander while you build your lightsaber.


The longest lines at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge were to get into Oga's Cantina on opening night. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

#2 Oga's Cantina – if your party also plans to visit Oga's Cantina, send a member of your group to put their name in at Oga's while you wait in line at Savi's. The cantina rolled out a text-based reservation system on Sunday to help cut down on the long lines reported on Friday and Saturday. However, you'll only have 15 minutes to return to the bar once it's your turn, so be prepared to have to leave another store or line when you get the call.


Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities is easy to spot from the unique decorations outside. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

#3 Droid Depot – if Savi's isn't on your agenda for the day, this is a good time to build your Droid at the Droid Depot.

#4 Marketplace – while you're waiting to return Oga's, you can also spend some time sightseeing in the marketplace, getting photos in front of the Falcon or browsing Dok Ondor's Den of Antiquities.


The Droid Depot is the place to build your own custom astromech unit. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

#5 Millennium Falcon: Smugler's Run – after your visit to Oga's Cantina, or about 2 hours into your reservation period, head to Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. This should be the best time to ride one or more times before the next group of visitors arrives an hour before your reservation period ends.

#6 Food – if you're hungry by this point and really want to try some Batuu cuisine, be sure to use Mobile Order to skip the line at Docking Bay 7 or Ronto's Roasters. You can even pre-order some Blue Milk. 

Disney has posted a merchant and food guide for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and it's definitely worth scanning the map before your reservation window to prioritize your stops and make the most of your first visit.


Specially branded Coca-Cola bottles are hot souvenirs on Batuu. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

While it seems that the reservation period is well in hand, we're of course looking ahead to June 24, when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens to the public with no reservations required, and no restrictions on how long you can remain in the land. We'll share additional details about that operation plan as we learn them. Perhaps that will be the point where those who judge success by the length of the line will feel Star Wars has come into its own. For us, we're just enjoying the relative calm before the storm.


On board the Millennium Falcon inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland.


Live Your Star Wars Adventure at Disneyland.


The Food of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland.


Tour the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Adults at Kids' Prices offer for summer travel

MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today has some great deals on summer travel, including a return of the popular Adults at Kids' Prices discount.

With Adults at Kids' Prices, you can save up to $20 per ticket off of gate prices on 3-Day and longer Park Hopper tickets valid for travel now through September 5, 2019. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 7.

This discount can be combined with the Extra Night Free hotel specials available through Get Away Today, and is eligible for their Layaway Plan.

Best of all, this limited-time offer has no residency requirement, so SoCal locals and out-of-state visitors alike can enjoy the same great discount. You can purchase tickets separately or part of a vacation package.

Visit getawaytoday.com, or call 1-855-GET-AWAY to purchase tickets today.

Mickey's Mix Magic ends Thursday, Disneyland Forever returns Friday

Disneyland officially wraps up Mickey's 90th Birthday celebration this week, and the final performances of the Mickey's Mix Magic nighttime show are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. this Monday through Thursday.

Starting Friday June 7, the very popular Disneyland Forever fireworks show will light up the skies above Disneyland at 9:30 p.m. each night through the summer. 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.

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.

Tale of the Lion King scheduled to open Friday

The Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park will be the home for the new Tale of the Lion King show, opening this Friday, June 7 at Disney California Adventure. Last month Disney shared a video from a workshop for the new outdoor show, but there have been no updates about the production since then, possibly due to the Resort's focus on all things Star Wars in recent weeks. The new show does not even appear on the entertainment schedule posted on the Disneyland website.

A galactic charity auction

MousePlanet receives at Disney press events are sold at auction to benefit a number of local charities, including Team Muscle Makers for UCMD, an organization founded by MousePlanet readers Melissa Martin Mayorgas and Lonna Eshelman.


Bid on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge grand opening event media gift. All proceeds benefit Team Muscle Makers for UCMD.


Click here to bid on the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Media Event Backpack and Gifts.

The team raises awareness for Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. UCMD is a rare form of muscular dystrophy with only a few hundred documented cases worldwide. The team raises money through endurance events, including runDisney events as an official charity partner, with the funds going to the Muscle Disease Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.


Bid on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge grand opening event pin. All proceeds benefit Team Muscle Makers for UCMD.


Click here to bid on the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Media Event Backpack and Gifts.

We have two auctions ending this week of items from last week's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge grand opening event. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to Team Muscle Makers through the eBay for Charity program. Please take a look at this week's listings, and we invite you to bookmark the team's eBay for Charity page to be notified when new items are added.

Come CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet

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

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

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

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

Why Join Team MousePlanet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

This and That…

...The Grad Nite pace picks up this week, with events scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Some local school districts are now on summer vacation, with more schools wrapping up their academic year this week.

...Soarin' Over California is once again offering flights from Disney California Adventure. The original Soarin' film has returned through June 30 as part of a special limited engagement. Attraction managers say there are no plans to make this a permanent change, and the Soarin' Around the World version that debuted in 2016 will return in July.

…The MousePlanet Newsletter is here! The newsletter contains a recap of the week's articles (in case you miss a day), news that may have developed since the weekly Updates were published, and tips about what's happening at the Disney theme parks for the coming weekend. We'll also include a fun bonus, such as an Eye Spy or a trivia question. To subscribe to our free newsletter, just enter your email in the box below.

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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

None at this time

Disney California Adventure
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Grad Nite – June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14
  • Tale of the Lion King show – debuts June 7 at Disney California Adventure.
  • Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary events –  August 7–8 and 8–9, 2019. Tickets on sale now.
  • 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
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.
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.
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.
  • Disney Flex Passport ($599) – includes some discounts. This pass has 15 blockout dates per year. The rest of the year is divided into "Good to Go" days (you can enter either park with no advance reservation) and "Reservation" days (which require an advance reservation to visit one or both parks). Does not include parking.
  • 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
None at this time.

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
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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:
Tale of the
Lion King debuts;

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
6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28 6/29

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/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

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:
Star Wars:
Galaxy's Edge
Public Opening
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
6/30 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5 7/6

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/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

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/SC

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

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

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

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/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

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

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/SC

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

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

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.

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  1. By bhbob

    Just FYI... It's Ronto Roasters not Ronto's. They roast the big dinosaur like creatures from A New Hope they don't own it. I get a kick out of imagining the Ronto's owning a restaurant every time I see this around the internet. And I see it A LOT.

  2. By carolinakid

    But wouldn’t it be “Rontos” in your third sentence? Why the apostrophe if it is not possessive?

  3. By bhbob

    Yep. "Rontos" I goofed too.

  4. By carolinakid

    Thanks for being a good sport, bhbob!

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