Disneyland Resort Update for November 12 - 17, 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for November 12 – 17, 2019

 

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Holiday Time at Disneyland

Disneyland's holiday hashtag this year is #HolidaysBeginHere, and the season began this weekend with crowds flocking to see all that is merry and bright at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. To find lots of holiday updates, see MousePlanet's Instagram and Twitter feed, with photos and video directly from the Disneyland Resort as we experienced opening weekend.

For many, the specialness of Holiday Time has to do with the familiar traditions. There's a giant tree on Main Street, U.S.A., and Sleeping Beauty Castle is covered with glittering show. "it's a small world" Holiday is back, and the merchants of Main Street are stocked to the brim with holiday apparel, gifts and sweet treats.


Sleeping Beauty Castle is decorated for the holidays, but portions of the new roof details are visible through the "snow." Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Over at Disney California Adventure, another lovely tree graces Buena Vista Street, and Santa Claus is greeting children in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Cars Land is decked out in holiday splendor, and the Festival of Holidays is serving up new and familiar dishes. This is not a year of major additions or changes to the seasonal celebration, but there are some new elements to explore.

At Disneyland, holiday accents on Sleeping Beauty Castle incorporate the new color scheme and painted accents that debuted after the castle was refurbished last year. "it's a small world" Holiday features new scents in several scenes, from cinnamon in South America to coconut in the South Seas room.


The sweet smell of cinnamon wafts through the South America section of "it's a small world" Holiday. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The new Disney Holiday Dance Party takes over Tomorrowland at night, with a live DJ playing a dance mix of holiday songs, and Disney characters on hand to party on the dance floor.


Chip and Dale take the stage during the new Disney Holiday Dance Party in Tomorrowland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

At Disney California Adventure, the newest addition is a character cavalcade called Mickey's Happy Holidays. Mickey and friends make their way down the parade route from Paradise Gardens Park to Carthay Circle, accompanied by the Holiday Toy Drummers. This is a short little procession, but catch it if you can, if only to see Mickey and friends in all-new holiday costumes.


The audience dances along with the Blue13 Company at DCA's Festival of Holidays. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The holiday season officially runs through January 6, 2020, and we'll share photos and tips throughout the next two months. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for the latest news between our weekly park Update, and also sign up for our MousePlanet Newsletter for a recap of the week in Disney news.

2019 candy cane schedule

Disneyland candy canes were once one of those little Disney gems, known to only a small group of fans. Whether it's the deceptively simple recipe or just the charm of watching candy makers cook, pull, and shape the canes in front of you, people wait hours to get one fresh from the kitchen.

Candy makers work in a hot, humid room to produce up to three batches a day, guarding against stray grains of sugar that can cause a batch to crystallize and be ruined. Once cooled, the canes are sheathed in plastic and wrapped in bubble wrap, and sold to a crowd of eager customers.


Fans of the fresh Disneyland candy canes can shop in style with this new shirt available at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Social media helped drive the candy cane craze, but it was a Food Network special that really made these scratch-made treats famous. Disney now issues wristbands at the candy location on candy cane days; plan to get there at park opening to snag one.

Each color-coded wristband corresponds to a batch. If you don't want to watch the candies being made, managers will tell you when to come back to claim your treat. In all cases, you must return by the time specified by the location, after which unclaimed candy canes are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. No discounts apply, and there is a limit of one candy cane per person.

For 2019, these fresh candy canes are available just 22 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The official dates are:

  • Disneyland Candy Palace – November 29; December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24
  • Disney California Adventure Trolley Treats – November 30; December 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25

Give the gift of a vacation for the holidays

MousePlanet sponsor Get Away Today wants to help you give the gift of a Disney vacation for the holidays, so they're giving our readers early access to their Black Friday deal.

Starting November 12, you can purchase adult 3-Day and longer Disneyland Tickets at the kids price, saving up to $20 per ticket. This deal is valid on Park Hopper or 1-park-per-day tickets, with or without MaxPass. There are no blockout dates for this offer, so you can buy now and use the tickets anytime through 12/31/2020.


The Black Friday Super Sale starts early for MousePlanet readers.

You can purchase tickets a la carte, or combine this deal with one of Get Away Today's hotel specials, like 25% off the Disneyland Resort Hotels on select dates, or the Extra Night Free Hotel offer at Good Neighbor hotel properties. If you book a 2-night hotel package with tickets, be sure to use promo code MousePlanet to save an extra $10 on the package.

This limited-time offer has no residency requirement, so SoCal locals and out-of-state visitors alike can enjoy the same great discount. Book online, or call 1-855-GET-AWAY to purchase tickets today.

New bookings only. Not valid with any other ticket offers. Tickets must be used by December 31, 2020.

Holiday specials taping this week at Disneyland

The Disneyland portions of two holiday specials will be filmed in the park this week, with the majority of the taping taking place Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14.


Sleeping Beauty Castle is a likely backdrop for taping of two Disney holiday specials this week. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The first special is ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, scheduled to air Thursday, November 28. The Disneyland portion of the prime-time special is hosted by Jesse Palmer, and will include several musical performances taped in the park. If you happen to be visiting Disneyland on Wednesday or Thursday, you may see rock band The Man perform “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody." Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer are also slated to record an all-new original holiday song.

The prime-time special will include a preview of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opens January 17, 2020, at Disneyland, following a December 5, 2019 opening at Walt Disney World.

Also taping this week are the Disneyland portions of the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, which airs Wednesday, December 25. Visitors might catch a glimpse of Ingrid Michaelson and Grace VanderWaal recording “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree," or The Man performing “White Christmas” and “Feel it Still."


Disney tapes performances for two holiday specials this week at Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will also perform a medley from the new show. In addition to the musical numbers, the Christmas morning show will include a preview of the Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure in 2020, and a look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is just breaking ground behind Disneyland's Toontown.

We never advise making a special trip to see the tapings, but if you happen to be visiting Disneyland on Wednesday or Thursday, you'll certainly notice the production gear up around the park. The permits indicated that there will be stages at "it's a small world" and inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but Disney also says some performances will be taped in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Disney will run a "special presentation" of A Christmas Fantasy Parade at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Main Street, U.S.A.


Santa signs "I love you" to the crowd during A Christmas Fantasy Parade. Disneyland will present a special performance of the parade Wednesday and Thursday morning. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The prime viewing areas for these performances are usually filled with Disney employees and their friends and family, but sometimes a random park-goer can find themselves inside the white ropes, especially if they happen to be wearing Disney holiday clothing and accessories. You should also be prepared for a long wait in the hot California sun, as tapings are rarely a one-take deal.

A third holiday special is set to air on the Disney Channel on December 13, but all content for that show was taped at Walt Disney World or on the Disney Cruise Line.

Indiana Jones Adventure slated for refurbishment

Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure was closed for a brief refurbishment last week, and it looks like a longer closure may be in store for 2020.

According to permits filed with the city of Anaheim, Disney will remove and replace a "show set bridge" in the attraction, including the steel structure and surrounding rockwork and planks. The permit does not specify when the work is to begin.


Disneyland has filed permits to replace the bridge in the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction. Photo © Disney.

Indiana Jones Adventure opened at Disneyland in 1995, and will commemorate its 25th anniversary on March 3, 2020. A version of the ride opened in 2001 at Tokyo Disney Sea. The last major refurbishment to the Disneyland version was in 2014.

Snow White to get facelift in 2020

Disneyland has also filed a permit to refurbish Snow White's Scary Adventures in Fantasyland. According to the permit, Disney will remove and replace props, sets, and scenes throughout the 6,200-square-foot attraction, and will "install new structural beams, rockwork and new projector platforms."

The addition of new projectors in the attraction hints that Disney may enhance the classic 1955 attraction with some of the same technological updated added to the Alice in Wonderland attraction in 2014, or to Peter Pan's Flight during a major refurbishment in 2015. Disney also added new projection and audio effects to the Matterhorn Bobsleds in 2015.

Running the numbers on the Sip & Savor pass

Disney California Adventure's Festival of Holidays is back for 2019, with over 60 different food and drink selections to choose from. Also back is the "Sip and Savor Pass," which provides eight tasting portions of select food and beverage items from eight participating Festival Marketplace stalls. All food items and non-alcoholic beverages from those stalls are included. The pass is $56, and $51 for passholders (a $2 increase from 2018).

The passport itself is a plastic credential with eight snap-off tabs, strung on a lanyard. Passholders get a collectible button and a different lanyard with an AP logo.

As always, you have to really pay attention to get the best value from this pass. The pass works out to $7.00 per tab. However, sales tax is not applied to the price of the lanyard, but is to the food items, so you also get an 8% advantage when you use the pass because you don't pay sales tax when you use them.

If you use all eight tabs to purchase one each of the eight most expensive items at the festival, at best passholders save $13.25 (plus tax) compared to paying cash. Non-passholders would save $8.25 (plus tax). However, every $5 dessert or $6 beverage you buy with a tab eats into that savings. Simply put: don't use a tab on anything that has a menu price under $7 and you'll come out even, if not slightly ahead.

Once again, our advice is to decide what dishes you're interested in trying, and then crunch the numbers to decide if this is a good deal for you. To get the most value from the pass, you need to be prepared to pay for under-$7 items separately, which will raise your overall spending.

The Sip and Savor Pass is valid for the entire festival, so you can use it to try new dishes throughout the event. However, passholders should be sure to pay attention to the block out dates on your pass, so you use up all of the tabs before your holiday blockout period begins.

This and That...

...Today, November 12, is launch day for Disney +, and Disneyland resort visitors who have not already signed up for the new streaming service can learn more about the product at a pop-up Disney+ location in Downtown Disney. The kiosk will be located near the Disney Home store.


A portion of the construction at the Tomorrowland entrance is complete, with a new grass planter replacing the Tomorrowland rocks. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...Disney has completed work on a section of the Tomorrowland entrance, and removed the work walls to reveal the new path from Tomorrowland to the Central Plaza. Most of the remaining walls should be down by the time the park opens Tuesday morning. Disney will complete the rest of the Tomorrowland entrance project after the holiday season.

...Disneyland will offer a sneak peek at the new High School Musical: The Musical: The Series starting Tuesday, November 12 in the Tomorrowland Theater. The 10-episode scripted show is available to stream on Disney+. Given that the cast of the show is already confirmed to be heading to the Disneyland Resort this week to film their portion of the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade special, there's a good chance one or more of the stars may pop in to surprise a sneak peek audience.


A baker works on the elaborate gingerbread hotel at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

...The Grand Californian Gingerbread house is under construction in the hotel's lobby, and visitors can meet with a member of the bakery team on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

...Tarzan's Treehouse was closed after a board on the suspended bridge at the attraction's entrance broke Sunday night. Workers repaired the board and the attraction reopened by Monday morning.

...Walt Disney Imagineering has launched their first official external website, with sections about what the division does, and how to apply for internships and careers within Imagineering.

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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 Disneyland.com or use the MyDisneyExperience smartphone application on your iOS or Android device.

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Disneyland
  • Fantasy Faire Gifts – closed for refurbishment October 21 – November 14.
  • Autopia – closed for refurbishment November 4–14.
Disney California Adventure
  • Red Car Trolley – closed until 2020 for refurbishment.
  • "a bug's land" – closed to make room for the Avengers Campus expansion.
Downtown Disney District & Disneyland Resort
  • Downtown Disney parking lot – still closed to the public, currently in use as cast member parking.
  • Jamba Juice – closed for renovation; will reopen early 2020.

All of these Downtown Disney businesses closed in 2018 to make room for construction of a planned fourth Disney hotel. With Disney canceling its hotel project, we're waiting to see what Disney does with the vacant buildings.

  • Rainforest Cafe – Asian Street Eats to open in detached structure outside the former restaurant.
  • AMC Theaters – building remains closed.
  • ESPN Zone – permits filed to begin renovation, but details are not available.

Disney Grand Californian Hotel

  • Mandara Spa – closed as of July 10. Will reopen in spring 2020 as the Tenaya Stone Spa.

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
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – November 8 through January 6, 2020.
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Processional – Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, with two performances each night.
2020
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – opens Friday, January 17, 2020.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration –  January 17 through February 9, 2020
  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons Showcase – Saturday, February 1. Visit the event website for more information and to register.
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival –  February 28 through April 21, 2020.
  • Peak Spring Break crowds – April 5–12, 2020.
  • Dapper Day Spring Outing (unofficial event) – Sunday, April 19. More information on the event website.
  • Grad Nites – May 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, and 30; June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, and 13.
  • Gay Days at Disneyland (unofficial event) –  October 2-4, 2020. More information on the event website.

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
Type Price Description
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; not for new purchases. 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. 15 blockout dates per year. The rest of the year is divided into "Good to Go" days (enter park with no advance reservation) and "Reservation" days (require an advance reservation to visit parks). Does not include parking.
Southern California Annual Passport $599 Includes some discounts. Many blockout dates, including Saturdays, December holidays, 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

2019 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.

2020 Ticket discounts

From November 5, 2019 through December 18, 2020, 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 $184 each (an increase of $6 from the 2019 offer)
  • Disney Military Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $204 each (an increase of $6 from the 2019 offer)

Disneyland tickets may be used January 1 through December 18, 2020, excluding the spring break blockout of April 5–12, 2020.

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, 2020.

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.

2020 Hotel discounts

Military discounts are valid for stays most nights from January 1 through December 19, 2020. You can book now through December 19, 2020, and travel must be completed by December 20, 2020.

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 18, 2020. 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
11/10 11/11 11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15 11/16

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 8a-10p
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DL Hours: 8a-11p
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:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
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-8p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
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
11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DL Hours: 9a-10p
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DL Hours: 8a-10p
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:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-5p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
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
11/24 11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30

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

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

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-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
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-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
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:
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-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland;
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13 12/14

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
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:
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/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

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

AP Blockouts:
None

Flex Pass:
Good to Go

DCA Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

Resort Events:
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
12/15 12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19 12/20 12/21

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Regular

Ticket Season:
Peak

Ticket Season:
Peak

DL Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: None

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 8a-11p
Early Entry: EMH/MM

AP Blockouts:
SL

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

DL Hours: 8a-11p
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:
Blocked out

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

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: 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/SC

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Reservation only

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

AP Blockouts:
SL/SC/DX

Flex Pass:
Blocked out

Resort Events:
None
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Candy Palace
Resort Events:
Candy canes at
Trolley Treats

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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