Disneyland Resort Update for October 3 - 9, 2022

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for October 3 – 9, 2022

 

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Pixar Place preparations underway

If you're staying at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel this fall, be prepared for detours when you check in and as you navigate the property. Work has begun in earnest to transform the hotel into its new Pixar Place persona, and during a recent visit we noted that scaffolding was going up in and around the main entrance lobby. We snapped a photo of Surfer Goofy just in case, and sure enough—last week, the front entrance and main lobby were closed for renovations. Arriving guests now enter the hotel from the rear entrance near the parking structure, and check in at a temporary front desk set up in the hotel's ballroom.

When work is complete, the hotel will boast a new Pixar theme, a new flagship restaurant by local chain Great Maple, and a new pool and water play area.


Workers install scaffolding around the entrance to the Paradise Pier Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


We suspected this might be our last chance to photograph surfer Goofy before the Pixar Place renovation began. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Workers installed scaffolding above the atrium skylight at the Paradise Pier Hotel. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Holiday hotel discounts released

The three Disneyland Resort hotels have released discount offers for the holiday season, valid on stays most Sunday through Thursday nights October 20 through December 22, 2022.

Under this new promotion, Premium and Standard rooms at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel are up to 15% off, and Premium and Standard rooms at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel are up to 10% off. Reservations must be made by December 15, 2022, and travel completed by December 23.

The same dates and details apply to an offer exclusively for Magic Key holders, but the discounts are a bit higher—20% off at the Disneyland and Grand Californian Hotels, and 15% off the Paradise Pier hotel. For this offer, the Magic Key holder can book up to two rooms, and must stay in one of the rooms.

Keep in mind that the Paradise Pier Hotel will be under renovation during this time, and that construction work is ongoing at the Disneyland Hotel as the new DVC tower is being built. And, as always, theme park reservations are required if you're going to visit the parks during your trip.

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This and That

...The Paradise Pier Hotel isn't the only one getting a new look. The Disneyland Hotel convention center was recently updated with a new paint job and color scheme.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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:

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – closed for refurbishment. Reopens October 14.
  • "it's a small world" - closed October 24 - November 11 for refurbishment and to install the holiday overlay.
  • Tarzan's Treehouse – closed for unscheduled refurbishment. Reopening date unknown.
  • 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
  • Magic Eye Theater
  • Splash Mountain – closing at a later date for a The Princess and the Frog retheme, and will be renamed Tiana's Bayou Adventure. The updated attraction will open in late 2024. Construction dates have not been announced.

Closed shopping:

  • Royal Reception
  • Tomorrow Landing
Disney California Adventure 

Closed attractions:

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – closed November 1–10 to remove the Villains Grove overlay and install the holiday overlay and Santa's photo spot.
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue –closes for refurbishment November 1. Reopening date unknown.
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
  • Hyperion Theatre

Closed shopping:

  • Radiator Springs Curios
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. Will become a flagship location for Great Maple; no timeline provided

Disneyland Hotel – now open at limited capacity

  • New DVC tower – now under construction. No timeline released.
  • 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

  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – Through October 31.
  • Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure – select nights through October 31. This event is sold out.
  • Dapper Day Expo Weekend (unofficial event) – November 5–6. More information at the event website.
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing at Disneyland (unofficial event) – November 6. More information at the event website.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Processional – Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, with two performances each night.

2023

  • Dapper Day Expo Weekend (unofficial event) – April 15–16. More information at the event website.
  • Dapper Day Spring Outing at Disneyland (unofficial event) – April 16. More information at the event website.
  • Grad Nite – May 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 30, and 31; June 2, 4, 7, 9, 14, and 16

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
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

Inspire Key [Available only for renewal from current Magic Key] – $1,599, or $133.25 per month after down payment.

Details

  • Blocked out December 21 - January 1 each year.
  • Can hold 6 reservations at a time
  • Can make reservations 90 days in advance
  • 20% merchandise discount
  • 15% food & beverage discount
  • Parking included (excludes blockout dates)
  • Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads
  • 20% off Disney Genie+ service

Dream Key [No longer available to renew or 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 [Renewals only; not currently available for new purchases] – $1099, or $91.59 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
  • Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads
  • 20% off Disney Genie+ service
Enchant Key [Renewals only; not currently available for new purchases] –  Price: $699, or $58.25 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
  • 25% parking discount in Toy Story lots
  • 20% off Disney Genie+ service
Imagine Key [Renewals only; not currently available for new purchases] – Exclusive to Southern California Residents – $449, or $37.42 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
  • 25% parking discount in Toy Story lots
  • 20% off Disney Genie+ service
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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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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

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.

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 Military Salute program.

If you purchased a ticket under the 2020 program, the expiration date was 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. 2022 event is held September 6, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 and 29; October 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31.

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

10/2 10/3 10/4 10/5 10/6 10/7 10/8

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

10/9 10/10 10/11 10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

10/16 10/17 10/18 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/22

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

10/23 10/24 10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28 10/29

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

10/30 10/31 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–6p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Halloween Time
Oogie Boogie Bash

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 4

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

11/6 11/7 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/11 11/12

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
None

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Holiday Time

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Special events: 
Holiday Time

 

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