Disneyland Resort Update for July 9-14, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for July 9-14, 2019

 

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Disney Gallery hosts Haunted Mansion exhibit

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the Disney Gallery has opened a new exhibit devoted to the iconic ride. This is well worth a visit for any fan of the Mansion, especially to read the detailed plaques that accompany the sculptures and concept art of the exhibit.


The 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion is the subject of a new Disney Gallery exhibit. Photo by Todd Pickering.


An unused changing portrait by Marc Davis depicts an earlier incarnation of Constance Hatchaway, the Mansion's Black Widow Bride. Photo by Todd Pickering.


The new Haunted Mansion exhibit includes sculptures and sketches from the iconic attraction. Photo by Todd Pickering.


This display showcases some of the denizens of the graveyard, and also gives some insight into alternate plans for their appearance in the attraction. Photo by Todd Pickering.

A maquette by Blaine Gibson depicts Ezra, one of the three Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion. Photo by Todd Pickering.


Concept from the Haunted Mansion gives a glimpse into what might have been. Photo by Todd Pickering.

Tickets are still available for two The Haunted Mansion: Celebrating 50 Years of Retirement Unliving events scheduled for August 7–8 and August 8–9, 2019. Tickets are $299 per person, with a purchase limit of one ticket per person, per event night. Each party begins with event sign-in on day 1, and a midnight-to-4:00 a.m. party on day 2.

This is primarily a merchandise special event, with over 200 collectible items—or "Estate Merchandise"—created for the event. The online catalog runs to six pages, and includes a special collection of items created for annual passholders. The extensive selection includes the usual assortment of shirts and pins with the event logo, but there are quite a few specialty items for discerning collectors.

Most of the limited edition items were offered to event guests using Disney's Random Selection Process (RSP), in which guests select the items they'd like to purchase, and Disney's system distributing the available quantity among the interested customers. However, Disney says the RSP has already closed for the event, so anyone registering for the event at this time can request remaining product starting July 15, 2019.

Never fear—event programming manager Michelle Harker says that many of these items will debut at the Haunted Mansion event, but are not necessarily exclusive to the event. "Should quantities of any of those items remain you can expect to find them in locations at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort following the event." In fact, one item from the event catalog—the OtterBox phone case featuring Madame Leota—has already been released at the Disneyland Resort.

Passport and parking renewal options

It's been two months since the Disneyland Resort introduced the new Disney Flex Passport, and thus far feedback from MousePlanet readers who purchased the pass has been completely positive. The $599 pass has the same 15 blockout dates as the Disney Signature Pass that sells for $1,149, but requires passholders to make a reservation—subject to availability—up to 30 days in advance to use their pass on one of 229 "reservation only" dates. Reservation days include weekends, holidays and the entire summer. No reservation is needed to visit on a "good to go" date, which are mostly Monday through Thursday and off-peak dates.

While Disney does not disclose how many reservations are available for any given date, so far only one "reservation only" date (July 4) has reached capacity since the program began. Even then, only Disneyland was at capacity, and Flex Passport-holders could still use their pass to enter Disney California Adventure on the holiday.

With the Disney Flex Passport offering the same or better access as higher-priced passes, at the cost of having to plan most visits in advance, some current passholders who are due to renew their Deluxe and Signature passports are giving the Flex Passport a serious look. One drawback is that the Disney Flex Passport does not include parking, and the $25 per visit parking fee can add up quickly.

Disney has confirmed that passholders who are eligible to renew an annual passport that currently includes parking—either a Signature or Signature Plus pass that comes with the parking benefit or a legacy annual pass with the parking add-on—can opt for a Disney Flex Passport at the time of renewal and add parking for an additional $249. This brings the price of the Disney Flex Passport to $848; still much less than the $1,149 Signature Pass. This option is only available to passholders who currently have parking on their annual passport, and the benefit cannot be transferred to another passholder; you can't move the parking add-on from your pass and assign it to your spouse or child.

We also confirmed that passholders who opt for the Flex Passport with the parking add-on this renewal cycle can upgrade to the Deluxe passport and retain their parking benefit, or can upgrade to the Signature or Signature Plus passes (which include parking) if they decide the Flex Passport is not working for them. However, we were cautioned that upgrades are subject to availability, and Disney may stop selling other pass types at any time.

The Disney Flex Passport is eligible for the monthly payment plan offered to California residents, and includes dining and merchandise discounts. Passholders can also add MaxPass to the Flex Passport for an additional $100.

When I first wrote about the new pass, I said that had it been an option when I purchased passes for my husband and children earlier this year, I would have opted for the Disney Flex Passport over the Deluxe pass. I have a Signature pass, so parking isn't an issue in our case, and the $200 per pass savings is enough to cover a pass for my soon-to-be 3-year-old.

Disney gave me the opportunity to try out the Flex pass for my family, and I haven't encountered any problems reserving the date(s) and park(s) I wanted this summer. Granted, there are still relatively few Flex Passholders compared to other pass types, and this has been an unusually slow summer for the Disneyland Resort. A better test will come this Halloween and holiday season, as more and more passholders opt for the Flex Pass, and overall park attendance climbs.

If you are due to renew your pass soon and are willing to trade a measure of spontaneity for significant savings, take a look at the Flex passport. Based on my experience thus far, that's the pass I plan to pick for my family come renewal time.

Pixar parking puzzle; Downtown Disney lot closes

The new Pixar Pals parking structure opened a week ago, bringing 6,500 much-needed new parking spaces to the Disneyland Resort. The impact was immediately noticeable, and the resort sailed through the holiday week without having to send the dreaded "all parking is full at this time" message via Twitter.

I had the opportunity to park in the new structure over the holiday, and found myself perplexed by some of the design choices. I share my observations here so you can prepare for your own visit, and perhaps avoid some of the pitfalls.

The Pixar Pals structure is adjacent to the Mickey and Friends structure, and the two structures are connected at each level to allow cars to move from one to the other. The structure has a dedicated entrance from Magic Way, directly across from the parking entrance to Downtown Disney. We also learned that cars arriving at the Mickey and Friends toll plaza—particularly those in the leftmost lanes—can be directed to park in the Pixar Pals structure. If you want the best chance of avoiding this, stick to the rightmost lanes when entering the Mickey and Friends toll plaza.

The ground floor of the Pixar Pals structure houses the security checkpoints and tram loading area that serves both parking structures. However, the new structure does not have a bathroom, and visitors are directed to use the facilities on the ground floor of the Mickey and Friends structure.

While the Pixar Pals structure boasts five elevators compared to just two at Mickey and Friends, only three of them actually serve the tram loading area. The other two elevators go only as far as the second floor, and provide access to the pedestrian bridge under construction over Magic Way that will eventually connect the new structure to Downtown Disney.

It's the exit strategy from the new structure that was most surprising. The structure was built with entrance ramps, but no exit ramp. The default operation plan is for cars to exit via the Mickey and Friends structure, which means driving across the bridge, merging into Mickey and Friends traffic, and then driving around to the exit. This may not be too bad during an afternoon escape, but regular visitors know what a hassle the post-fireworks exit can be. On July 4th and New Year's Eve, what can already be a 45-minute wait to leave the structure now has the potential to be twice as bad with cars from two parking structures trying to use the same exit.

Cast members say that on busy days, managers can choose to use the Pixar Pals ramps as an exit, dropping traffic out onto Magic Way. We were surprised that this was not implemented much earlier into the 4th of July exit rush, but was used this past Sunday evening. We hope this is just a matter of getting the kinks worked out of the new system. Still, if you plan to leave with the crowd, you might consider avoiding the Pixar side of the structure.

Like the Mickey and Friends structure, the Pixar Pals structure is equipped with Park Assist lights to help identify open parking spots. The system was not in use on the Pixar Pals side during my visit, but seemed completely ineffective on the Mickey and Friends side. As I drove through that structure, I counted 18 Park Assist lights that incorrectly displayed green to indicate an empty spot where there was none.

As mentioned last week, crews are still working on the pedestrian bridge over Magic Way that connects the new structure to Downtown Disney. As a result, the Downtown Disney parking lot is now closed, and is not scheduled to reopen until possibly early September. Visitors to Downtown Disney are directed to park in the Downtown Disney District Simba lot—the entrance is south of the Paradise Pier Hotel on Disneyland Drive.

The Simba lot has the same parking rates as the Downtown Disney lot, with three hours free with a $20 minimum purchase and validation from any Downtown Disney location. Table service restaurants offer five hours complimentary parking with validation.

During construction, the Simba lot is also a designated taxi and ride-share pick-up and drop-off location, in addition to the drop-off lot on Harbor Boulevard.

Toon Town fight goes viral

A domestic dispute turned violent at Disneyland this weekend, and a video captured by an onlooker has gone viral. The four-minute video (which we are not including here due to graphic content and language), shows a fight that involved two men and four women, who had at least three children among them.

The video shows that a custodial cast member and several park visitors stepped in to try to diffuse the situation, and a costumed cast member and a Disney manager are seen using a phone and radio to make calls. An onlooker near the camera person can be heard calling 9-1-1 to report the incident and some parents are seen scooping up their children and leaving the area, while dozens more park-goers stood by to watch and film the brawl.

A Disney security officer is seen in the background of the video at about the 2:30 mark, but it took about four minutes after the video began for additional Disney security personnel and Anaheim Police Department to arrive and secure the scene, leaving visitors and viewers asking if park security was too slow to react.

In a written statement, Disneyland Resort spokesperson Liz Jaeger said, “Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to the Anaheim Police Department.”

Monday morning, the Anaheim Police Department issued its own statement about the incident. There has been no further comment from either organization.

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. Walkers who meet the $85 fund-raising minimum can purchase a 1-Day 1-Park Disneyland Resort ticket for $67 (reg. $122 to 149), or a Disneyland Resort 1-Day Park Hopper ticket for $93 (reg. $172 to 199). This is a discount of up to $106 off the ticket booth price of these tickets.

The tickets can ONLY be purchased by registered walkers in person at the Disneyland Resort on the day of the walk. You must present your CHOC Walk in the Park wristband to a Disneyland Resort Ticket Booth to purchase the discounted tickets.

NEW FOR 2019: A maximum of one ticket may be purchased per wristband.

The tickets are valid starting Sunday, August 11, 2019, and must be used by September 10, 2019. The tickets are not valid August 31 through September 3, 2019.

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

This and That...

...You have two more chances to enter to win a four-night, three-day trip to the Disneyland Resort in the Pixar Pier Rootin’ Tootin’ Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is open to legal adult residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).You must have or create a Disney.com account to enter, and can enter once each day until July 10, 2019. Click here for full official rules.

...Mickey's Soundsational Parade will end its run at Disneyland on Wednesday, July 17. There is no word about the future of the parade, which has been presented in different forms since 2011.

...Disney has issued a voluntary recall for 80,000 Forky plush toys sold at the theme parks and Disney Store. The Consumer Products Safety Commission website says, "The “googly” plastic eyes on the toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children." The 11-inch plush toy was a top seller that was hard to find before the recall.

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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.
  • "a bug's land" – closed September 4, 2018 to make room for Super Heroes land:
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
  • Mickey's Soundsational Parade – final performance Wednesday, July 17.
  • Main Street Electrical Parade – limited-time engagement at Disneyland August 2 through September 30, 2019.
  • 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
  • Grad Nites – May 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, and 30; June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, and 13

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.


Passholder Bring-a-Friend offer – Now through August 30, 2019, Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase one-day park-hopper tickets for friends and family at a savings of up to $100 off the ticket booth price. This Bring-a-Friend offer is a repeat of a summer 2018 promotion and the ticket is actually less expensive, though the terms are a bit different.

One-day park hopper
Discounted price
Regular adult price
Regular child price
Peak Season
$99
$199
$191

Passholders must purchase these discounted tickets in person at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, and the tickets are only good for admission on the date they are purchased. Passholders can only purchase these tickets for days their own pass is valid, or must also purchase a ticket for themselves to enter the park that day in order to buy guest tickets. There is a limit of three discounted tickets per day per passholder, and the passholder must enter the parks with their guests.

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 ($2,099) – 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.
  • MaxPass Add On ($99) – add-on to Signature, Deluxe, Flex, SoCal, and SoCal Select passes.

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

Passholder Bring-a-Friend offer – Now through August 30, 2019, Disneyland Resort annual passholders can purchase one-day park-hopper tickets for friends and family at a savings of up to $100 off the ticket booth price. This Bring-a-Friend offer is a repeat of a summer 2018 promotion and the ticket is actually less expensive, though the terms are a bit different.

One-day park hopper
Discounted price
Regular adult price
Regular child price
Peak Season
$99
$199
$191

Passholders must purchase these discounted tickets in person at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths, and the tickets are only good for admission on the date they are purchased. Passholders can only purchase these tickets for days their own pass is valid, or must also purchase a ticket for themselves to enter the park that day in order to buy guest tickets. There is a limit of three discounted tickets per day per passholder, and the passholder must enter the parks with their guests.


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
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
7/14 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 7/20

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
7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/25 7/26 7/27

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
7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/3

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:
Main Street
Electrical Parade
returns
Resort Events:
None
8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7 8/8 8/9 8/10

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:
Haunted Mansion
50th Anniversary
merchandise event
Resort Events:
Haunted Mansion
50th Anniversary
merchandise event
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16 8/17

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL Hours: 10a-12a
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 9a-12a
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 9a-12a
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 9a-11p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 9a-11p
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 9a-11p
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: 10a-10p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 9a-5p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 9a-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:
CHOC Walk
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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  1. By olegc

    On the parking lights I noticed they counted a lot of the areas next to pillars as parking spaces - when in Fact it's not a space. Seems like any place not covered as a car is a space.

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  2. By currence

    Not mentioned by most media is that they now have electric charging on the 3rd floor of Pixar as well as a few additional spaces on the 2nd floor. It's great that they have increased the total number of spaces, but is a bit unfortunate that they are now on multiple floors, as it is impossible to change levels once assigned. We have been parked on the 3rd floor the two times we've gone since Pixar parking opened. The first time I arrived early and was able to get a charging space. The second time, it was a lot later, and all of the spots were full. The Cast members seem to have no way of knowing if there are open chargers on either floor so I'm not sure what (if any) is their logic on what floor they are sending electric cars.

  3. By olegc

    that reminds me of another point. IN most shopping centers the lights for open spaces are great because if its really busy you can search easily. In the Disney model they still require staff to get you the a certain floor and you need to stay there because there is no way for you to switch floors. That may mean you travel from M&F to Pixar Pals and or vice versa to find a space later in the day. You would think that the space marking system can provide a number of open spaces on each floor for CMs to direct folks. Im assuming they have this. Growing pains with any new system - but could the exit thing (and the charging thing) be the "wrong way" design issue that M&F suffered.

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