Disneyland Resort Update for August 9 - 15, 2021

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for August 9 – 15, 2021

 

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Magic Key Pass Debuts August 25

Last week, the Disneyland Resort finally revealed details of its new Magic Key Pass program, a much-anticipated replacement for the long-running annual passport program the company ended in January 2021. As we predicted back in 2019, the new program expands on the reservation-based Flex Passport, and gives Disney the much-needed ability to precisely plan and control attendance numbers.


Disneyland fans can soon buy a Magic Key as a replacement for their annual passport. MousePlanet file photo.

The new program offers four "keys," or tiers of membership, with prices ranging from $400 to $1400 per year. They differ based on the number days the pass is valid each year, how many reservations the key holder can hold at one time, and which discounts and benefits apply. Disney has posted the blockout calendars for each Key type through September 2022 on their website.

Key Price Key Details
Dream Key $1,399, or $102 per month after down payment.
  • No blockout dates
  • Can hold 6 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 20% merchandise discount
  • 15% food & beverage discount
  • Includes parking
Believe Key $949, or $65 per month after down payment.
  • 48 blockout dates (through Sept 2022)
  • Can hold 6 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 10% merchandise discount
  • 10% food & beverage discount
  • 50% parking discount
Enchant Key $649, or $40 per month after down payment.
  • 150 blockout dates
  • Can hold 4 reservations at a time (corrected)
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 10% merchandise discount
  • 10% food & beverage discount
Imagine Key $399, or $19 per month after down payment.

 

  • Exclusive to Southern California residents
  • 235 blockout dates
  • Can hold 2 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 10% merchandise discount
  • 10% food & beverage discount

 

A monthly payment plan will again be offered to California residents, after a $179 down payment.

Here's how the new Magic Keys stack up to annual passes Disney most recently offered:

Dream Key ($1,399) vs. Disney Signature Plus Pass ($1,449)

Notable changes:

  • No digital PhotoPass downloads
  • No MaxPass
  • Lower food & beverage discount
  • Reservations required

Believe Key ($949) vs. Disney Deluxe Pass ($829)

Notable changes:

  • Fewer blockout dates: 48 vs. 117, based on published 2020 calendar
  • Parking discount
  • Reservations required

Enchant Key ($649) vs. Flex Passport ($649)

There isn't an exact apples-to-apples comparison for the Enchant pass, so we compared it to the Flex Passport at the same price point.

Notable changes:

  • Many more blockout dates: 150 vs. 15
  • Reservations available at 90 days instead of 30
  • Reservations required

Imagine Key ($399) vs. Southern California Select Annual Passport ($419)

Notable change:

  • Reservations required

The new Magic Keys go on sale no earlier than August 25 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific through the Disneyland website or Disneyland smartphone app, and are valid for admission that same day. In fact, same-day reservations—subject to availability—are a feature of this new pass that some Key Holders may really appreciate.

Key Holders will use the Disneyland website or app to make reservations to visit Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, or both parks, subject to availability. Reservations are available starting at 7:00 a.m. each day for a rolling 90-day window. Key Holders can link to friends or family members who hold Magic Keys, and make reservations for the entire group at once.

Key Holders can make a reservation for one park or both parks, subject to availability. Either one counts as just one reservation. If you choose both parks, you will select your starting park, and can park hop to the other park that day beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The rolling reservation system confuses some readers, so this is how it works:

  • You must make an advance reservation for every date you want to visit the parks—there are no "no reservation required" days under this program, and each individual date makes up one reservation. For example, if you want to visit on Monday and Tuesday, that counts as two reservations even though you might be visiting both days as part of the same trip.
  • You can make a reservation for any date in the future, from tomorrow, up to 90 days in advance, assuming there's space available for the park you want to visit.
  • You can have two, four or six reservations at a time—the number depends on your Key level.
  • Once you enter a park with a reservation, you free up that reservation and can immediately make a new reservation, up to 90 days in advance. For example, if you have the (Southern California) Imagine Key, you can make two reservations at a time. If you want to visit the park on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, that means you use up your two reservations for Monday and Tuesday... then as soon as you enter the park on Monday (freeing up that reservation), you can then make your reservation for Wednesday.

As with the Flex Passport, you have until midnight of the day before to cancel a reservation without penalty. If you're a no-show on a reservation three times, you're blocked from making new reservations for 30 days.

Most Disneyland tickets—with the notable exception of the current California resident ticket offer—are eligible for upgrade to a Magic Key, which presents some interesting options for vacation planners. If you're planning to visit during a period with blockout dates, you can always purchase a multi-day ticket (we recommend our partners at Get Away Today), use that ticket to avoid blockout dates during your trip, then upgrade the ticket to a Magic Key on the last day. Disney says you should be able to upgrade your tickets directly through the Disneyland app without visiting a ticket booth, but we won't know exactly how that works until the August 25.

If you're currently holding onto a completely unused ticket, you can also upgrade that ticket to a new Magic Key starting August 25. Again, we're waiting for specific details on how to do that without visiting a ticket booth.

We've had several readers tell us that they're visiting the Resort when the new Magic Keys go on sale, and asked if they could upgrade their ticket. Disney tell us that if you have a partially used ticket, you should be able to upgrade as long as you do so on or before the last day of use. If you have a three-day park hopper ticket with reservations for August 22, 24 and 25, you could upgrade your ticket on August 25. If your entire ticket is used up or expires before August 25, though, you're out of luck.

Disney representatives said the new program was designed to provide visitors with choice, flexibility, and value. They also recognized that Disney fans have an emotional connection to the company, and want to provide that recognition and sense of belonging.

To launch the new program, Disney will offer a welcome kit to customers who purchase a new Magic Key during the first 66 days of the program (a nod to Disneyland's 66th anniversary), with a magnet, lanyard, trading pin and park map featuring the new Magic Key logo.

The Alfresco Tasting Terrace in Disney California Adventure will be rebranded as the Magic Key Terrace, and will be open to Key Holders and their guests. Starting September 1, a limited-time Magic Key holder lounge opens at the Starcade inside Disneyland park. Disney will also launch a new Magic Key website and portal, and offer discounts for a variety of Walt Disney Company divisions, including D23.

Of course, the debut of this new Magic Key program brings an end to the Legacy Annual Passholder program. Disney says that discounts offered under that program expire on August 15, 2021.

The fine print of the Magic Key

Following the announcement of the new Magic Key, Disneyland visitors understandably had a lot of questions. In helping our readers with questions, we dove into the nitty gritty fine print of the new program, and uncovered some details you should know before you purchase a pass.

You won't automatically receive a physical pass – Disney is doing away with membership cards, opting for digital passports instead through the Disneyland app. You can still request a paper ticket, but it will cost $20 to receive or replace it.

Your pass will be suspended for too many no-shows – If you make and fail to keep three reservations in a 90-day window, Disney will suspend your ability to make new reservations for 30 days. Just remember that you can always cancel a reservation anytime before midnight the night before your visit to avoid the penalty.

Parking will activate a Dream or Believe pass – Some people may want to purchase a new pass immediately to receive the charter member incentive package, but not activate the pass until their first visit sometime in the future. If you go this route with the Dream or Believe Key, be sure not to use the free or discounted parking benefit before you're ready to activate the pass. For example, don't park in Mickey and Friends for a quick trip to Downtown Disney. Using the parking benefit—even if you don't enter the theme parks—will start the clock on your pass.

No refunds if the parks close again – The Disneyland Resort issued full or partial refunds to hundreds of thousands of passholders who couldn't use their passes during the state-ordered shutdown. Disney has now added a "pandemic-related restrictions" clause to the Terms and Conditions, and states there will be "No refunds or credit given for any such changes or cancellations" in the event the theme parks are ordered to limit capacity or close entirely.

Now, we don't take that to mean Disney will offer no compensation to passholders if the parks are forced to close again, but the compensation will likely be in the form of pass extensions rather than refunds.

More restaurant reopenings

Character dining returns to the Disneyland Resort this week, when Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park reopens at the Plaza Inn at Disneyland. Reservations open August 11, and character meals begin Thursday, August 12.

The Disneyland website notes that the location will offer a modified character dining experience, but really doesn't detail the specifics. The Disney Parks Blog says "guests can still expect to smile and wave, snap selfies, and make unforgettable memories with some of their favorite Disney friends as they make appearances in the restaurants."

The Parks Blog also announced changes for several more locations.

Goofy's Kitchen will reopen at the Disneyland Hotel on August 18, and reservations open August 11. Breakfast and dinner will once more be served buffet style, though the Disney characters will not be on hand when the location first reopens.

The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose restaurant will also reopen on August 26, and reservations open August 11. This three-course meal is $125 per person, and includes story time and photo opportunity with Disney princesses.

Carnation Cafe reopens on Main Street, U.S.A. on September 16, though Disney hasn't indicated when reservations might open.

Finally, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar expands to lunch service starting August 15, and will open at noon instead of 4:00 p.m. Reservations are required for lunch, and opens August 11 via the Disneyland website and app.

Later closing, earlier fireworks

For those who reside near Disneyland, the return of the nightly fireworks show brought back a tradition we could set our watch to. Last week some people thought their clocks were broken, as Disneyland launched their show at 9:00 p.m. instead of the usual 9:30 p.m.

Disney has moved the showtime of Mickey's Mix Magic to 9:00 p.m. for the rest of the published calender, through August 31, even as the theme parks are adopting a longer operating schedule next week.

We should also note that starting August 30, it appears fireworks will only take place on weekend nights, with weeknights presentations of Mickey's Mix Magic using only projections. The Labor Day holiday schedule may differ, and hasn't yet been published.

5 days left to Oogie Boogie

Tickets are still available for five of the 25 Oogie Boogie Bash events at Disney California Adventure. The event sold out by mid-September in both 2018 and 2019, so we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as you can commit to a date.


Tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash are still available for some September dates. MousePlanet file photo.

Tickets can be purchased from the Disneyland website, by calling (714) 781-4636, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.

Dates and prices for the remaining events are as follows:

September
Sun 5 Mon 6 Tues 7 Wed 8 Thur 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
       

$124

6:00–11:00 p.m.
Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m

 

SOLD OUT

Sun 12 Mon 13 Tues 14 Wed 15 Thur 16 Fri 17 Sat 18

$134

6:00–11:00 p.m.
Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

SOLD OUT

 

$124

6:00–11:00 p.m.
Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 19 Mon 20 Tues 21 Wed 22 Thur 23 Fri 24 Sat 25

$134

6:00–11:00 p.m.
Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

   
          October
Sun 26 Mon 27 Tues 28 Wed 29 Thur 30 Fri 1 Sat 2

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

   
Sun 3 Mon 4 Tues 5 Wed 6 Thur 7 Fri 8 Sat 9

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

   
Sun 10 Mon 11 Tues 12 Wed 13 Thur 14 Fri 15 Sat 16

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

   
Sun 17 Mon 18 Tues 19 Wed 20 Thur 21 Fri 22 Sat 23

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

 

SOLD OUT

   
Sun 24 Mon 25 Tues 26 Wed 27 Thur 28 Fri 29 Sat 30

SOLD OUT

 

$149

6:00–11:00 p.m.
Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

SOLD OUT

 

 

SOLD OUT

Sun 31            

SOLD OUT

           

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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Attraction, restaurants, and stores that are closed for refurbishment are noted below. All other closures should be presumed to be due to COVID protocols, and are subject to change at any time without notice as the state of California issues new guidance.

All information was current as of this article's publication date. MousePlanet does not edit past Updates; for the most up-to-date refurbishment calendar, check the most recent Disneyland Resort Update, visit Disneyland.com or use the Disneyland smartphone application on your iOS or Android device.

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Closed attractions:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – under construction in ToonTown; scheduled to open in 2023.
  • Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Donald's Boat
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Frontierland Shootin' Exposition
  • Goofy's Playhouse
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Haunted Mansion – closed August 16 to September 2 for installation of the holiday overlay.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – closes September 7 for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown, but after September19.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closes September 13 for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown, but after September19.

Closed dining:

  • Carnation Cafe – opens September 16
  • Clarabelle's – closed due to construction in ToonTown.
  • Daisy's Diner – closed due to construction in ToonTown.
  • Pluto's Dog House – closed due to construction in ToonTown.
  • Royal Street Verandah
  • Troubadour Tavern

Closed shopping:

  • Magical Transformations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Fairy Tale Treasures
  • Gag Factory – closed due to construction in ToonTown.
  • Main Street Photo Supply
  • Royal Reception
  • Silhouette Studio
  • Newsstand – closed through September 15
Disney California Adventure 

Closed attractions:

  • Red Car Trolley
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

Closed dining:

  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
Downtown Disney District

Permanently closed:

  • Rainforest Cafe – Now home to the Star Wars Trading Post.
  • AMC Theaters – building remains closed, courtyard is used as seating for Downtown Disney restaurants.
  • ESPN Zone – building is being used as a pop-up shop.
  • The VOID – permanently closed in 2020.
  • Rinse Cosmetics – closed in March 2021.

Disney Grand Californian Hotel – now open at limited capacity

  • Mandara Spa – closed as of July 10, 2019. Will reopen as the Tenaya Stone Spa, date unknown.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel – now open at limited capacity

  • PCH Grill – permanently closed. No timeline released for a possible replacement.

Disneyland Hotel – now open at limited capacity

  • New DVC tower – concept plans filed with city of Anaheim. No timeline released.
  • Guest room refurbishment – was ongoing at the time of the Resort closure. Fantasy tower appears to be complete, but Frontier and Adventure towers may still be under renovation. No updated timeline available.
  • Steakhouse 55 – permanently closed. No timeline released for a possible replacement.

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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2021-2022
  • Halloween Time – September 3 through October 31.
  • Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure – select nights September 9 to October 31. Tickets on sale via the event website.
  • Gay Days (unofficial event) –  September 17–19. More information on the event website.
  • Dapper Day (unofficial event) – Fall Outing to Disneyland scheduled for November 13-14. More information on the event website.
  • 2022 D23 Expo – September 9–11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Postponed events:

  • Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite – postponed from Thursday, April 30, 2020. Visitors who had already purchased a ticket to the sold-out event will automatically receive a ticket for the rescheduled event once a date is selected. However, anyone who purchased a ticket and prefers a refund can call (714) 781-4636 to request one.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite – postponed from Thursday, August 27, 2020. Visitors who had already purchased a ticket to the sold-out event will automatically receive a ticket for the rescheduled event once a date is selected. However, anyone who purchased a ticket and prefers a refund can call (714) 781-4636 to request one.

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 February 2020.

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 – Tier 1 $104 $159 $98 $153
One Day – Tier 2 $114 $169 $108 $163
One Day – Tier 3 $124 $179 $117 $172
One Day – Tier 4 $139 $194 $132 $187
One Day – Tier 5 $154 $209 $146 $201

MaxPass Add-On [Not currently offered]: $20 per day, per ticket

Check the Disneyland website to see what type of ticket you need for the day you plan to visit. Seasonal pricing applies only to one-day tickets.

Two Day Tickets
  • Two-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – regularly $235/$220
  • Two-Day Park Hopper – regularly $290/$275
  • MaxPass Add-On [Not currently offered] – $20 per day, per ticket
  • 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 $310/$290
  • Three-Day Park Hopper – regularly $365/$345
  • MaxPass Add-On [Not currently offered] – $20 per day, per ticket
  • Advance purchase Three-Day tickets – check for current discounts and promotions from Get Away Today

SoCal Resident Ticket Offer

The 2020 Southern California Resident Ticket was available to residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California in spring, 2020. Due to the closure of the Disneyland Resort, the expiration date of this ticket is extended. Per Disney, If you purchased a promotional Southern California Resident Ticket, the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Blockout days of July 4; November 20–27, 2021 apply.

Special Ticket Offer for Kids Everywhere

This promotional ticket was also sold in spring, 2020. If you purchased a promotional Child Ticket and have not used it, the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or December 16, 2021, whichever occurs first. Guests who used their first visit between February 28 and March 13, 2020, but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will have the 13-day expiration period of the promotional ticket extended to December 16, 2021. Blockout days of July 4; November 20–27, 2021 apply.

Four Day Tickets
  • Four-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – regularly $340/$320
  • Four-Day Park Hopper – regularly $395/$375
  • MaxPass Add-On [Not currently offered] – $20 per day, per ticket
  • 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 $360/$340
  • Five-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $415/$395
  • MaxPass Add-On [Not currently offered] – $20 per day, per ticket
  • 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 for domestic customers. 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.

If you purchased a promotional Canada Resident Ticket or Australia/New Zealand Resident Ticket, and have not used it, the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or December 16, 2021, whichever occurs first. Guests who made their first visit between February 28 and March 13, 2020, but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will have the 13-day expiration period of their promotional tickets extended to December 16, 2021.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

The Disneyland Resort has ended the annual passholder program. A new membership program is expected to launch in late 2020.

Passholders who held a valid Disneyland Resort annual passport as of March 14, 2020 are considered Legacy Passholders, and continue to receive certain benefits. Check the discounts section below.

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.

Legacy Annual Passholders

After ended the former annual passholder program and creating the Legacy Passholder designation earlier this year, the Disneyland Resort said it would continue some passholder benefits for Legacy Passholders, including merchandise and food & beverage discounts at participating shops, until a new program is announced. At press time, the discount has been extended through May 31, 2020, but we expect that will be extended even further.

Legacy Passholders must show a digital discount ticket on their Disneyland app along with their physical passport and valid photo ID to receive any applicable food or merchandise benefits, or to access passholder-only opportunities.

Disney will automatically uploaded this digital discount ticket to the accounts of passholders who had previously linked their ticket to their Disneyland app. Passholders who had not previously linked their ticket to the Disneyland app must now do so, using a ticket code that was sent to them via email in March.

If you had already linked your ticket but the digital discount ticket does not appear on your account, contact Passholder Member Services at (714) 781-4567 or use the chat feature in the Disneyland app for assistance.

Visit the Legacy 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.

Disney Magic Shot at Disney California Adventure – cardholders have access to a private photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, where a Disney character will be digitally added to your photo. The location is open daily from 10:30am – 1:30pm., and is adjacent to the Monsters, Inc. attraction in Hollywood Land. Members receive one free image download per visit.

Star Wars Magic Shot at Disneyland – cardholders have access to a private photo opportunity outside of the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland, across from Autopia. This is open daily from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Members receive one free image download per visit, and Star Wars character will be digitally added to your photo.


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

SoCal Resident Ticket Offer

The 2020 Southern California Resident Ticket was available to residents of Southern California and Northern Baja California in spring, 2020. Due to the closure of the Disneyland Resort, the expiration date of this ticket is extended. Per Disney, If you purchased a promotional Southern California Resident Ticket, the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Blockout days of July 4; November 20-27, 2021 apply.

If you know of an offer that we've missed, please drop us an email with the details.

Disney Vacation Club Members

None currently available

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

Disneyland has not yet announced details of a 2021 Military Salute program.

If you purchased a ticket under the 2020 program, the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days.

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

Early Admission – full description available on the Disneyland website:

  • MM – Magic Mornings for 3-plus day ticket holders and promotional "bonus" tickets. (Not currently offered)
  • EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests. (Not currently offered)

Disneyland Resort Special Events:

  • F&W – Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
  • GN – Grad Nite.
  • OBB – Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure

The Ticket Tier calendar is published on the Disneyland website for the next eight to 11 months.

8/8 8/9 8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14

Ticket Tier 5

Ticket Tier 4

Ticket Tier 3

Ticket Tier 3

Ticket Tier 4

Ticket Tier 4

Ticket Tier 5

DL Hours: 8a-10p

DCA Hours: 8a-9p

Downtown Disney Hours: 8a-11p

DL Hours: 8a-10p

DCA Hours: 8a-9p

Downtown Disney Hours: 8a-11p

DL Hours: 8a-10p

DCA Hours: 8a-9p

Downtown Disney Hours: 8a-11p

DL Hours: 8a-10p

DCA Hours: 8a-9p

Downtown Disney Hours: 8a-11p

DL Hours: 8a-10p

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DL Hours: 8a-11p

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DL Hours: 8a-11p

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Resort Events:
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  1. By 10-97

    I had the Signature Plus before, which included Max Pass and Photo Pass. I'm tempted to get the new Dream Key. But as you pointed out, the Dream Key doesn't include Photo Pass. It seems that Photo Pass downloads currently cost almost $20 per day, or $80 per week. It makes me think that Dream Key holders will also have to pay extra for any new offering similar to Max Pass. I'm also disappointed that there won't be a plastic card like the old APs.

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