Disneyland Resort Update for April 25 - May 1, 2022

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for April 25 – May 1, 2022

 

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Back to (nearly) normal at Disneyland

For the first time in forever, Friday night at Disneyland felt normal last week with the return of nighttime entertainment. Aside from the unusually enthusiastic crowds lining Main Street, U.S.A., someone who had just crawled out after spending two years under the proverbial rock would be hard pressed to notice any changes from a typical Date Nite at Disneyland crowd.

All things considered, the Disneyland Resort handled the return of three major nighttime spectaculars quite well this weekend. There were definitely some challenges on several fronts (and we'll get to some of that below), but overall, this was a strong return to the nearly normal.

Last week saw the return of not only the nighttime spectaculars, but the kickoff of the 50th anniversary celebration for the Main Street Electrical Parade. The parade features a new finale float decorated with characters from various Disney and Pixar movies, all rendered in the style of "it's a small world" dolls. We covered the new parade exhaustively on our social media channels this weekend, and we invite you to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for loads more photos and video from the parks.

The next big test will come next week when, if the cast member rumor mill is accurate, both theme parks return to full capacity on May 1. Disney shows no sign of giving up the theme park reservation system at this time, and that's creating some interesting availability. The week of May 9–13 is currently sold out for single-day ticket reservations, but there's open availability for all levels of Magic Keys. The same situation currently repeats May 31 to June 2. It may be that Disney has allocated more inventory to passholders during May, ahead of the summer Blockout season for the lower-tier Magic Keys.

Another sign of the return to nearly normal happens May 13 and 14, when the first two Grad Nites of the 2022 season take place at Disney California Adventure. Finally, Fantasmic returns May 28 to kick off the summer season, and hopefully full steam ahead to the D23 Expo in September.


Goofy, Mickey and Minnie lead the way for the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Tinker Bell rides atop her float as the Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


Sneezy and friends work their way down the parade route. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother wave to spectators. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The Main Street Electrical Parade is back for a 50th anniversary season. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The new finale float of the Main Street Electrical Parade pays tribute to the style of Mary Blair and "it's a small world". Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


The facade of "it's a small world" lights up as the finale of the Main Street Electrical Parade passes by. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular is back for the summer. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Roses and thorns: the nighttime spectacular edition

"Roses and thorns" is an activity used in some organizations to identify areas of success and opportunity in a particular topic, so I thought to use that method to evaluate this weekend's return of three nighttime spectaculars at the Disneyland Resort. There were so many areas of impact beyond just rolling floats down Main Street, U.S.A. or turning on fountains in Paradise Bay. Foods, merchandise, outdoor vending and guest relations also had major roles this weekend, which they performed with various degrees of success.

Merchandise

The first people inside Disneyland Friday morning weren't there to see a parade—they were there to shop. Disney released a lovely collection of merchandise for the 50th anniversary of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and fans flocked in to grab Loungefly backpacks, Spirit Jerseys and more. One big thorn: the merchandise wasn't all there. In fact, most of the collection previously advertised on Disney's social media was missing in action. Cast members could only suggest that people check back later in the summer. However, in a strange twist, the coveted Main Street Electrical Parade backpack somehow showed up for sale in Walt Disney World on Friday, 2500 miles from where it was supposed to be available. The rose in this case is how well managers and cast at the stores handled the release of the merchandise that did arrive on time, getting shoppers in and out quickly.


The fan and hooded sweatshirt from the Main Street Electrical Parade collection did not arrive in time for the weekend opening. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The pins, headband, and Wishables plush all arrived on time, but the Spirit Jersey was delayed and the backpack somehow made its way to Walt Disney World by mistake. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Dragons and turtles and light bulbs, oh my

The longest merchandise lines however weren't at the stores, but alongside popcorn carts and drink kiosks, as fans lined up by the hundreds to get their hands on a light-up Elliott popcorn bucket and coordinating turtle sipper mug created for the Main Street Electrical Parade's 50th anniversary. Last week we noted how Walt Disney World had fumbled the release of a Figment popcorn bucket earlier this year, and hoped Disneyland had a plan in place to avoid a repeat of the six-hour lines seen in Florida.


A family leaves Disneyland with their Main Street Electrical Parade popcorn buckets and sipper mugs. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

And wow, did they ever have a plan. While Disney never announced exactly where the items would be sold, early Friday morning the Disneyland app began accepting mobile orders for the popcorn bucket at a handful of locations. Those items quickly vanished from the mobile order platform, but once the parks opened there were a half-dozen locations where fans could find the popcorn bucket, including some quick-service restaurants. Want fries with your dragon? You could get that in Tomorrowland. How about onion rings instead of popcorn? The Hungry Bear Restaurant had you covered.

The turtle sipper was available in even more locations, including a pop-up cart outside the Plaza Inn. The only thorn in this entire release was when one manager mistakenly informed one line of would-be customers Friday morning that the buckets were sold out park wide and would not be restocked that day. While a number of individual locations did eventually sell out of the buckets late Friday night, when the park closed at midnight you could still buy one in Town Square. That counts as a dozen roses on my scorecard.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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That said, don't be surprised if you can't buy one or both of the items this week. Disney stated "availability may vary throughout the season," and on Sunday a reader shared they had received a push notification from the Disneyland app stating that the turtle sipper had sold out. A light bulb sipper, which was not available on Friday, made an appearance by the weekend, so shipments are definitely flowing to the parks.


Collectors wait in line to purchase the turtle sipper cup on Main Street. Many are holding the Elliott popcorn bucket purchased elsewhere. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

Mobile order

While mobile order was a boon to those looking for the dragons and turtles on Friday, some customers who just wanted to sample the variety of desserts created for the Main Street Electrical Parade anniversary got an unpleasant thorny surprise when they went to pick up their orders. Managers said that buckets and sippers purchased through mobile order were being set aside and held for later pick up, but it seems Jolly Holiday was not doing the same with their dessert offerings. We heard several instances Friday where food items were omitted from a mobile order because they had sold out before the chosen pickup time, and even one instance where the entire order was canceled with no notice.

Even thornier, Disney never stated that the desserts would only be available via mobile order, and walk-up customers were surprised that they were unable to purchase the items in person on Friday. It seems this was somewhat rectified by Saturday, but we recommend that you stick with a "dessert first" plan if you hope to try to an Electrical Parade macaron, mine cart brownie or Cheshire Cat cookie on your next visit. Check the mobile app before you get to the park to see if you can place an order online, and choose an early pick-up time to help avoid disappointment. If mobile order isn't available, you could do worse than to start your Disneyland day with a coffee and cookie.

Dining packages

The Plaza Inn dining package offering reserved viewing for the Main Street Electrical Parade has proven to be so popular that it sells out daily. Readers who have been lucky enough to get a reservation wanted to know where the seating area was, and we've confirmed it's in the same location as for the Christmas Fantasy Parade, at the Town Square end of Main Street facing the railroad station. As several readers noted, this section doesn't provide a great view of the fireworks that take place shortly after the parade, so take that into consideration when you make your plans.


The Plaza Inn Main Street Electrical Parade dining package includes admission to this standing room only viewing area in Town Square. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The World of Color dining packages seem to be on hold for now, though Disney has added a third restaurant option. If you already booked a reservation for Wine Country Trattoria inside or Storytellers Café hoping to upgrade to the World of Color package, call ahead or check with the host before you're seated to see if the packages are yet available. One reader said the host offered to waive the reservation cancellation fee because the dining package was not available on opening night.

Per the Disneyland website, Carthay Circle restaurant will also offer a prix-fixe three-course meal World of Color dining package, with pricing and menu details "coming soon."

Electrical Parade viewing

Disneyland attracted a capacity crowd Friday night, such that the park intermittently paused admissions for brief periods before the first parade to help control the crowding on Main Street. New arrivals waited at the gates until cast members got the go-ahead to let more people into Disneyland, and were admitted with the warning that parade viewing was already completely full. Once inside, visitors were shunted into the corridor behind Main Street, and from there directed into Tomorrowland or Adventureland. The parade-time crowd control seemed to go fairly smoothly, especially given that it had been more than two years since park managers had needed to wrangle that many people on Main Street, and they definitely deserve credit for their efforts.


A lone guest control cast member (in red vest) tries to persuade a group of spectators to leave their parade viewing spot. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Security and guest control cast members try to clear spectators from a section of the parade route. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

A thornier issues came up in the late afternoon, when very small teams of red-vested guest control cast members were dispatched to perform the thankless and ultimately futile task of telling people who had been holding space on Main Street for hours that they needed to give up their spots and return two hours before showtime. When their efforts proved unsuccessful, security cast members joined the teams, and eventually an announcement was made on Main Street asking guests to clear the walkways and curbs.

There were nowhere near enough cast members on hand to enforce the policy, and managers waited far too long to start. A better tack would've been to have teams out all day, keeping the crowds from forming in the first place. The folks at LaughingPlace.com shared that they were in Fantasyland, and the cast members told them the decision had been made to drop the enforcement for opening night. It seems that a similar decision was made later on regarding Main Street, but not before some people were displaced from their spots, only to see other visitors swoop in and grab their seats as soon as the cast members moved onto the next block.


It was a full house on Main Street for the return of the Electrical Parade. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Disney opened walkways behind Main Street to let visitors avoid the crowds. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Entry to Disneyland is briefly halted due to let crowds thin out on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

We've since confirmed with a park manager that the parade viewing area officially opens no more than two hours ahead of the parade, and that cast members are going to try to enforce that going forward. However, we also know that there's often a gap between policy and practice, and what you encounter may vary on any given day or any particular section of the parade route. Please remember that the cast members in the red vests are simply doing the job they were sent to do—don't make it any harder on them.

World of Color virtual queue

If you've used a virtual queue at Disneyland before this, the process is pretty simple. Starting at 11:45 a.m. you can open the Disneyland app and create your virtual queue "party" for World of Color by selecting an icon next to all of the people you want to be in your group. As soon as the queue opens at noon, you enter the virtual queue. The Disneyland app tells you if you were assigned to showtime 1 or 2 (showtime 1 is filled first, followed by showtime 2, so wait a few minutes if you know you want the second showtime), and then displays a little queue graphic. So far, so good—one rose. We'd award more roses if you could choose your showtime; maybe that's a feature to be added after Fantasmic reopens.

In case you forget, the Disneyland app will send a push notification when the viewing areas open for your assigned show, and directs you to return to the blue or yellow entrance. Perhaps this is noted somewhere on the printed park map, or maybe overlooked somewhere in the Disneyland app, but I couldn't figure out where those two entrances were supposed to be, and if one offered a better view than the other. When I got the push alert we dutifully made our way back to Paradise Bay, and looked around for a sign that would lead me to the right entrance. Instead, I found a wall of equally confused visitors, and one lone but friendly cast member who clearly had answered the same question 9,000 times that night.

I followed the green lamps as instructed ("the way the colors are working is... they really aren't"), and finally found an undersized yellow sign marking the entrance to my section. By the time I got inside, cast members were warning that the only spots available were in the "you will get wet" zone, so I opted to go back to what would shortly become a standby viewing section. I was perfectly satisfied with my view and didn't need a towel after the show, so I call that a win. However, it's worth noting that if you want a better view of the show, you need to return to the viewing area well before you get the push notification. The viewing area officially opens 45 minutes before first showtime; just keep in mind that you'll be standing that entire time


I was directed to follow the green lamps to find the entrance to the yellow viewing section for the World of Color. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


A small illuminated sign marks the entrance to the yellow viewing area to the World of Color. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The World of Color is back at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


The World of Color is back at Disney California Adventure. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

MousePlanet auctions for charity

Items MousePlanet receives at Disney press events are sold at auction to benefit a number of local charities, including Team Muscle Makers for UCMD (Unusual Congenital Muscular Diseases), an organization founded by MousePlanet readers Melissa Martin Mayorgas and Lonna Eshelman. The team raises money through endurance events, including runDisney events at Walt Disney World as an official runDisney charity partner. Funds go to the Muscle Disease Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.


Bid on this Main Street Electrical Parade popcorn bucket and sipper cup to support Team Muscle Makers.

When we received a set of the Main Street Electrical Parade popcorn bucket and sipper cup at a media event last week, we knew immediately they could help Team Muscle Makers kick off their next fundraising campaign. Please visit the auction to bid today, and we invite you to bookmark the team's eBay for Charity page to be notified when new items are added.

A Word from our Sponsor

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...The Disney Junior Fun Fest is this Friday, April 29, 2022. The event takes place at Disney California Adventure from 10 - 4, and will kick off with a character cavalcade. Disney has not yet posted a full schedule of appearances, so keep an eye on the event's Facebook page if you hope to attend.

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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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Disneyland 

Closed attractions:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant– closed due to Pirates refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • Tarzan's Treehouse – closed for unscheduled refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • Space Mountain – closes April 28 to install the Hyperspace Mountain overlay.
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – under construction in ToonTown; scheduled to open in 2023.
  • Mickey's Toontown – closed for extensive refurbishment. Scheduled to reopen in 2023.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay

Closed shopping:

  • Magical Transformations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Fairy Tale Treasures
  • Royal Reception
  • Silhouette Studio

Entertainment:

  • Fantasmic – returns May 28, 2022.
Disney California Adventure 

Closed attractions:

  • Silly Symphony Swings – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree – closed May 9–12 for refurbishment.
  • Golden Zephyr – closed May 9–19 for refurbishment.
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic – closed May 16–26 for refurbishment.
  • Animation Academy – closed May 2–26 for refurbishment.
  • Red Car Trolley
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
Downtown Disney District

Permanently closed:

  • Rainforest Cafe – now home to the Star Wars Trading Post.
  • ESPN Zone – building is being used as a pop-up shop.

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 – now under construction. 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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2022

2022

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – to April 26, 2022
  • Disney Junior Fun Fest – Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite – May 3, 4, 27 at Disneyland. All dates are sold out.
  • Grad Nites: May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26 and 31; June 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 17
  • Fantasmic returns – May 28, 2022
  • 2022 D23 Expo – September 9–11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • Gay Days (unofficial event) – September 16–18. More information at 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 October 25, 2021.

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 $164 $98 $153
One Day – Tier 2 $119 $179 $113 $173
One Day – Tier 3 $134 $194 $127 $197
One Day – Tier 4 $149 $209 $141 $201
One Day – Tier 5 $159 $219 $150 $210
One Day – Tier 6 $164 $224 $155 $215

Disney Genie+ Add-On: $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 $255/$240
  • Two-Day Park Hopper – regularly $319/$300
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On: $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 $330/$310
  • Three-Day Park Hopper – regularly $390/$370
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On: $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 Southern California Resident Ticket offers residents of Southern California admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure up to three weekdays between January 3 and May 26, 2022.

You can use every day of this ticket at the same theme park, or visit different parks on different days, but you can't use it to enter both parks on the same day. The ticket is $199 for ages 3 and up, which is the same price as the 2020 offer. Of course, this new ticket is valid only Mondays through Fridays, and weekends are not included.

For an additional $60, you can also upgrade the ticket to a park-hopper, which allows entry to both parks each day. You can also add Disney Genie+ service for an additional $60 for the three days when purchased in advance. Tickets are available through the Disneyland website, or through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.

There's no "fuse" on this ticket, which means that you can use the first admission on January 3 and wait until May 26 to use the remaining admission. However, remember that you must make a theme park reservation for each day that you want to use the ticket. Disney also warns that ticket sales may be paused or ended at any time, so it's probably best to purchase early so you're ready to make reservations as soon as they open for your desired travel dates.

Tickets expire on May 26, 2022, and unlike past years, do not have a spring blockout period. However, we estimate the peak Spring Break crowds will arrive April 11–22, 2022. so plan your visits accordingly.

Disney states that proof of residency is required for purchase and admission, and each resident can purchase up to five tickets per day.

Now for the official fine print:

Southern California Resident Ticket

  • Valid for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000–93599; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission.
  • Tickets are not valid before January 3, 2022, expire May 26, 2022, and are limited in availability.
  • Tickets are not valid on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • To enter a theme park, Guests (ages 3 and older) need a valid ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day and same park they want to visit.
  • Theme park reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance and are limited and subject to availability and restrictions.
  • Guests may update their theme park reservation dates until May 26, 2022 by canceling their existing reservations and booking new reservation dates; new reservation dates are subject to availability.
  • Each day of use constitutes one full day of use.
  • Eligible residents may purchase up to 5 tickets per day with valid ID.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced.
  • Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions, and is subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.
  • Sales may be paused from time to time or terminated at any time.
Four Day Tickets
  • Four-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – regularly $360/$340
  • Four-Day Park Hopper – regularly $420/$400
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On – $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 $380/$360
  • Five-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $440/$420
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On: $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/New Zealand, or the U.K. should check with local travel agencies to see what options may be available.

Disneyland Magic Keys
Dream Key [Not currently available to purchase] – $1,399, or $102 per month after down payment.

Details

  • No blockout dates
  • Can hold 6 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 20% merchandise discount
  • 15% food & beverage discount
  • Parking included
Believe Key [Not currently available to purchase] – $949, or $65 per month after down payment.

Details

  • ~ 48 blockout dates per year
  • 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 –  Price: $649, or $40 per month after down payment.

Details

  • ~ 150 blockout dates
  • Can hold 4 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 10% merchandise discount
  • 10% food & beverage discount
Imagine Key – Exclusive to Southern California Residents – $399, or $19 per month after down payment.

Details

  • ~ 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 is available to California residents, after a $179 down payment.

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.

Magic Key Holders

Magic Key Holders receive discounts on food and merchandise at participating locations, based on Magic Key type. Visit the Magic Key Discounts website for current details.

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, , 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

See above.

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 don't 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
  • DCA – Downtown Disney

Early Admission – full description available on the Disneyland website:

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

Disneyland Resort Special Events:

  • LNY – Lunar New Year
  • 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.

4/24 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/28 4/29 4/30

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: F&W

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: F&W

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: F&W

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: 
Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: 
Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None
 

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13 5/14

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/20 5/21

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

5/22 5/23 5/24 5/25 5/26 5/27 5/28

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: 
Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Fantasmic reopens

5/29 5/30 5/31 6/1 6/2 6/3 6/4

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events:
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: 
Grad Nite

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 8a–1a

Special events: 
Grad Nite

 

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