Disneyland Resort Update for January 9, 2024

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Disneyland Resort Update for January 9, 2024

 

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Magic Key sales to resume Wednesday, January 10

The Disneyland Resort is set to resume new sales of Magic Key passes this week as the holiday blockout period comes to an end. All four levels of Magic Keys will be available for sale no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10 through the Disneyland website. You can enter the virtual waiting room no earlier than 8:45 a.m.

This is the first time Disney has sold new Magic Keys since suspending sales in September 2023. The cost of the passes increased when Disney raised admission prices in October, at the time affecting only those who wanted to renew their pass. The four Magic Key types and corresponding benefits are described below.

Disney has posted a "buying guide" designed to make the online buying process a little easier for you, so definitely check it out today if you plan to buy a pass tomorrow. If you're planning to buy a new Magic Key on Wednesday, be prepared for a potentially long wait.

Magic Key Passes

Inspire Key – $1,649

  • Blocked out December 21 to 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

Believe Key – $1,249

  • ~ 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 – $849

  • ~ 150 blockout dates per year
  • 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 – Exclusive to Southern California Residents – $499

  • ~ 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

A monthly payment plan is available exclusively for California residents, after a $184 down payment.

2024 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend is here

It's been seven years since runDisney suspended events at the Disneyland Resort, but that long hiatus is finally over with the return of Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. The events begin this Thursday, January 11 and continue through Sunday, January 14.

The events draw tens of thousands of runners, walkers, friends, and family to the Disneyland Resort, and include road closures and operational changes that could impact anyone visiting the Anaheim Resort area this weekend. Here's what runners, visitors, and spectators should know as we head into this busy weekend.

Non-participants

The Disneyland Resort is going to be very busy this weekend, which you may already know if you had a hard time finding a reasonably priced hotel room in the immediate area. The good news is that runners tend not to stay up late the night before races, so you should see lighter evening crowds than you might expect.

Staying at the Disneyland Hotel? The race expo takes place in that hotel's convention center Thursday through Saturday, so expect extra crowds at the shops and restaurants.

If you're staying at the Grand Californian Hotel in a room overlooking Downtown Disney or in a theme park view room, expect to hear race-related activities between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12 as participants and spectators make their way through Downtown Disney on their way to and from the Disneyland 5K. The 5K race ends inside Disney California Adventure, so finish line announcements will likely be audible from theme park view rooms.

This year's 10K and half marathon races have revised courses that now avoid Disneyland Drive and Downtown Disney entirely, so there will be less impact to Paradise Pier or Disneyland hotel guests than in the past. Both courses pass through Disney California Adventure for the first three miles, so again, guests with park view rooms at the Grand Californian hotel may be able to see or hear the runners starting around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

While all of the races take place before park opening or outside the parks, you may still experience traffic delays and extra crowds. If you're driving to the Disneyland Resort on Saturday or Sunday to visit the theme parks, be sure to pay attention to road closures. We recommend that you park in the Mickey and Friends parking structure, and avoid the Toy Story lot entirely unless arriving after 11:00 a.m.. Runners and spectators are directed to park in the Toy Story parking lot this weekend, and there are road closures from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on some local streets due to the race. Be sure to consult the road closures map for Saturday and Sunday to plan your trip and avoid problems.

[Editor's note: Friday's 5K participants are being directed to park at Mickey & Friends, but because most participants will be completely done well before the parks open, entering the structure should be relatively easy for park visitors.] 

Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Disney California Adventure opens at 8:00 a.m. and Disneyland at 9:00 a.m. Early park entry for hotel guests is offered at both parks each day.

Spectators

Spectator viewing areas are very different from past years, and vary per race.

For the 5K on Friday, January 12, spectator viewing is at the finish line only, inside Disney California Adventure park. You enter the park from 5:00 to 6:15 a.m. from Downtown Disney through the gate located between the World of Disney store and Earl of Sandwich.

For the 10K on Saturday, January 13, spectator viewing is available on the course along Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, as well as at the finish line (see the course map for specifics).

The same viewing areas along Harbor and Katella are available on Sunday, January 14 for the half marathon, as well as in the esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as participants make the transition between the parks (see the course map for specifics). Disney also notes that you can cheer on the runners from various locations around the city of Anaheim, but be sure to check the road closures map so you can get to and from your selected spot.

Participants

We're going to refer you back to the official runDisney handbook for details of your various events, because so much is new and evolving with this return to Anaheim. Please don't rely on your hazy memory of the last time you ran through Sleeping Beauty Castle—read the guide so you know where to park each day (it changes!), where the start line is for each race (it changes!), and when you need to be where.

Keep in mind that you are required to attend the runDisney Expo at the Disneyland Hotel before your first race in order to pick up your race bib. Expo hours are:

  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 12, 2024, noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Look for Team MousePlanet at the half marathon

We're getting the Team back together again, so watch for us along the half marathon course. We're thrilled to have the runDisney events back in Anaheim, and can't wait to see you all on Sunday.

Kids Special Ticket offer + Tier 0 days + SoCal discount + marathon = 1 crowded weekend

This week marks the start of the Kids Special Ticket offer, which lets children ages 3 to 9 visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for as low as $50 per day until March 10, 2024. You can purchase 1-, 2- or 3-day park tickets, and add-on optional park-hopping and Disney Genie+ upgrades (see full details in our Ticket Prices and Promotions section below).


Mickey's Mix Magic returns to Main Street on January 8. Photo courtesy Disney.

This week also brings the return of Tier 0 days, which are the least-expensive days to visit Disneyland, with a one-day ticket just $104. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through February 7 are all Tier 0 days.

Next, the SoCal resident discount offer continues, with a 3-day ticket starting at $225.

Combine all these offers with the first half marathon weekend in 7 years, and it's going to be a busy weekend at Disneyland. Reservations for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday were unavailable for most ticket types as of press time, with Friday and Monday having limited availability. Pack your patience if you're visiting this weekend.

World of Color –  One returns January 19


World of Color – One will return to Disney California Adventure on January 19. MousePlanet file photo.

World of Color was scheduled to be closed through February 29 for refurbishment after the conclusion of the holiday season, but Disney announced last week that World of Color – One will return on January 19. The show debuted last January as part of the Disney100 promotion, and features the original theme song, "Start a Wave."

How to view World of Color – ONE

Disney uses a virtual queue system for World of Color – ONE. You must use the Disneyland mobile app to join the virtual queue, which opens at noon each day that World of Color – ONE is scheduled. Each person in your party must have already entered Disney California Adventure to join the virtual queue, or have a park-hopper ticket and have entered either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure that day.

On nights when there are multiple showings of World of Color – ONE, the app will distribute for the first show, followed immediately by the second show after the first reaches capacity. There are two virtual queue viewing areas, and visitors are encouraged to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before show time.

If you don't join the virtual queue, you can check with cast members for standby viewing options, which Disney says are limited.

Disney says you can be in the virtual queue for one attraction and one entertainment offering at the same time, so you can join the virtual queue for World of Color – ONE regardless of whether you have a boarding group for an attraction, and vice-versa.

Dining packages

When World of Color – One returns, Disney will once again offer dining packages and a dessert party offering reserved viewing for the show. The dining package is offered at Storytellers Cafe, Wine Country Trattoria and the Magic Key Terrace. Each package includes admission to the reserved standing viewing area for the show.

The dessert party offers the only way for most people to get a seat for the show, while enjoying dessert in a special reserved section of the viewing area.

New refillable Magic Key popcorn bucket

Magic Key holders can celebrate the end of the seasonal blockout period with a new refillable popcorn bucket that goes on sale January 9. Disney didn't disclose the price of the bucket, but said refills are $1.75 through February 27, 2024.

Let's keep it social

It looks like the Walt Disney Company has resumed posting to the platform formerly known as Twitter, at least for some of their official accounts. For others, including the official @Disneyland and @WaltDisneyWorld accounts, it appears Instagram and Facebook are still their preferred social media platforms. If you're used to getting your official Disney news from X (formerly known as Twitter), you'll want to check other channels as well.

@MousePlanet is also on Threads, as well as on Facebook, and Instagram, so you can find us on your platform of choice—whatever that may be.

Vacation in 2024 at 2023 prices

2024 Disneyland packages are now LIVE and ready to book through Get Away Today! For a limited time, you can lock in 2023 pricing for 2024 travel, or take advantage of the great early 2024 discounts now available.

Now is a perfect time to start planning for next year! When guests book in advance, they get the best hotel availability for some of the most popular travel times like spring break, summer, Halloween Time, the Holidays and beyond. We send every guest a reminder when it’s time to make their park reservations based on the date they entered for their ticket, so they don’t have to worry about forgetting to do so. 

We also have our Layaway Plan available for guests who want to book in advance. For just $200 down, you can book your 2024 package with payment due just 8 days before travel! We recommend final payment 60 days before travel so park reservations can be made. Our Layaway Plan makes planning a vacation affordable and flexible for everyone. 

Whether you're looking for a full 2024 vacation package or just theme park tickets for your 2024 visit, Get Away Today can help.

Book now at Get Away Today or call 1-855-GET-AWAY, and be sure to mention you saw them on MousePlanet.

This and That

...Tickets are still on sale for the first-ever Disney Channel Nite, with tickets still available for both the March 5 and March 7 events. These tickets are $139 per person, and are available through the Disneyland website.

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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Attraction, restaurants, and stores that are closed for refurbishment are noted below.

All information was current as of this article's publication date. MousePlanet does not edit past Resort 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:

  • Mark Twain Riverboat – closed for refurbishment through February 2.
  • Astro Orbitor – closed for refurbishment through at least February 19. Reopening date not published.
  • "it's a small world" – closed through January 18 to remove the holiday overlay.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant – closed for refurbishment through January 20.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – closed for refurbishment through January 11.
  • Haunted Mansion – closes for refurbishment January 22. Reopening date not published.
  • Splash Mountain – closed for transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure. The updated attraction scheduled to open in late 2024.
  • Fantasmic – on hiatus until May 24.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Magic Eye Theater

Closed shopping:

  • Royal Reception
Disney California Adventure 

Closed attractions:

  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar.
  • Beast's Library in the Sorcerer's Workshop inside the Animation Building – closed permanently December 10, 2023.
  • World of Color – ONE – closed for refurbishment through January 18.
  • Grizzly River Run – closed for refurbishment. Reopening date not published, but after February 19.
  • Paradise Garden Grill - closed for refurbishment through January 21 for refurbishment.
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind – closes for refurbishment January 22 to February 8.
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.
  • La Brea Bakery – building reopened as a temporary Earl of Sandwich location. Longer-term plans include replacing the building with a new Porto's Bakery.
  • Catal Restaurant
  • Uva Bar
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes

Disneyland Hotel

  • Steakhouse 55 – permanently closed. The lobby bar has reopened.

Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Transformation into the Pixar Place Hotel is scheduled to be complete January 30.

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.

2024

2024

  • Mickey's Mix Magic – presented nightly through March 21, and April 15 to 25, and on select nights will be "enhanced" with fireworks.
  • 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – January 11–14. Registration is full for all in-person events.
    • 2024 Disneyland 5K – Friday, January 12
    • 2024 Disneyland 10K – Saturday, January 13
    • 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon – Sunday, January 14
  • World of Color –  One –  returns January 19.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts' Nite – Jan 23, 25, 30; Feb 1, 6, 8, 12, 14. This event is sold out.
  • Magic Happens Parade - returns February 2
  • Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure – January 23 through February 18.
  • Celebrate Gospel at Disneyland – February 17 & 24, 2024
  • Anaheim Ducks Days at Disney California Adventure Park – February 22 & 23.
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – March 1 through April 22.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Night – March 5 & 7. Tickets on sale now. More information at the event website.
  • Wondrous Journeys –  presented nightly March 22 through April 14.
  • Season of the Force at Disneyland – April 3 through June 2.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite – April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; May 2, 7 & 9. Tickets are not yet on sale.
  • Dapper Day Expo Weekend (unofficial event) – April 6–7. More information at the event website.
  • Dapper Day Fall Outing at Disneyland (unofficial event) – April 7. More information at the event website.
  • Pixar Fest – April 26 through August 4, 2024
  • 2024 Grad Nites – May 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28, and 31; June 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 14.
  • Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite – June 18 & 20. Tickets are not yet on sale.
  • Halloween Time – August 23 through October 31.
  • Plaza de la Familia – August 23 through November 2.
  • (Inaugural) Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend – September 5–8. Registration opens February 6 for Club runDisney members, and February 13 for all others.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – Begins November 15.

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 11, 2023.

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 0 $104 $169 $98 $163
One Day – Tier 1 $119 $184 $112 $177
One Day – Tier 2 $134 $199 $127 $192
One Day – Tier 3 $154 $219 $146 $211
One Day – Tier 4 $169 $234 $160 $225
One Day – Tier 5 $184 $249 $174 $239
One Day – Tier 6 $194 $259 $183 $248

Disney Genie+ Add-On: $30 per day, per ticket when purchased in advance. Demand-based pricing applies to same-day purchases, starting at $30 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.

Kids’ Special Offer Ticket

Children ages 3 to 9 can visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for as low as $50 per day between January 8 and March 10, 2024 with this new discounted admission.

You can purchase 1-, 2- or 3-day park tickets, and add-on optional park-hopping and Disney Genie+ upgrades. Pricing is below, with the regular price noted so you can see the savings.

  Ticket
(regular price)
Ticket with Park Hopper
(regular price)
Ticket with Disney Genie+
(regular price)
Ticket with Park Hopper and Disney Genie+
(regular price)
1-day $50
($98-183)
$85
($163-248)
$80
($128-$213)
$115
($193-278)
2-day $100
($290)
$165
($350)
$160
($350)
$225
($350)
3-day $150
($365)
$220
($435)
$240
($455)
$310
($525)

Read the fine print carefully, because you need to make a theme park reservation to use this ticket—and Disney is only setting aside a limited number of reservations for this ticket type each day, and states, "reservation availability for Kids’ Special Offer Ticket holders is not guaranteed for any date, and reservations may be difficult to get for any particular date, especially as the ticket expiration date approaches."

In addition to requiring a theme park reservation, this ticket also has a "fuse"—which means multi-day tickets expire 13 days after the first day of use (or on March 10, 2024, whichever comes first). You won't need to use all two or three days consecutively, but you will need to make sure to use them all before they expire. From past experience, it will be difficult to get reservations the last week of this offer unless you plan well in advance.

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Two Day Tickets
  • Two-Day, One-Park per Day Ticket – regularly $310/$290
  • Two-Day Park Hopper – regularly $375/$350
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On – $30 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 $390/$365
  • Three-Day Park Hopper – regularly $460/$435
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On – $30 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 admission to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure up to three weekdays between January 2 and June 2, 2024 for $225, or up to any three days between January 2 and June 2, 2024 for $275.

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. For an additional $70, you can 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 $90 for the three days when purchased in advance. Remember that you can also upgrade to Disney Genie+ after you enter the theme park (subject to availability) and pay the then-current daily fee. We recommend going with the latter option for your first experience with Disney Genie+, just to make sure the service provides a value for you. If you love it, you can always add the Genie+ to your remaining days.

Tickets are available through the Disneyland website, or through MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.

There is no "fuse" on this ticket, which means that you can use the first admission on January 2 and wait until June 2 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. Reservations can now be made up to 180 days in advance, which as of press time includes the entire duration of this offer.

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

  • Offer valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000–93599.
  • Each Guest, 18 years of age and older, using a Southern California Resident ticket must show proof of eligible residency for purchase and admission.
  • Tickets are not valid before January 2, 2024, expire June 2, 2024, and are limited in availability.
  • 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 180 days in advance and are limited and subject to availability and restrictions.
  • 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 $445/$420
  • Four-Day Park Hopper – regularly $515/$490
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On – $30 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 $480/$450
  • Five-Day Park Hopper – Regularly $555/$525
  • Disney Genie+ Add-On – $30 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 [Renewals only; not currently available for new purchases] – $1,649

Details

  • Blocked out December 21 to 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

Believe Key [Renewals only; not currently available for new purchases] – $1,249

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: $849

Details

  • ~ 150 blockout dates per year
  • 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 – $499

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

A monthly payment plan is available to California residents, after a $184 down payment.

Check with your employer, school or credit union to see if any other discounts are available through them.

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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

Holiday 2023 Hotel Offer: Save up to 15% on select stays at select Disneyland Resort hotels from October 22 through December 21, 2023, when you book by December 11, 2023.

Hotel Property General Public

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Save up to 15% off select stays. Valid Sunday to Thursday nights from October 22 through December 21, 2023; travel must be completed by December 22, 2023.

Disneyland Hotel

Save up to 15% off select stays. Valid Sunday to Thursday nights from October 22 through December 21, 2023; travel must be completed by December 22, 2023.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

No discount offered

You can book through the links above, or contact MousePlanet's travel partner Get Away Today and let them find the best deal for you. Get Away Today or call 1-855-GET-AWAY, and be sure to mention you saw them on MousePlanet.

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.

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Disney Rewards VISA Cardmember Perks

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Disney Character Experience at Disney California Adventure – cardholders have access to a private photo opportunity at Disney California Adventure, where they can meet and pose with a Disney character. 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.

Disneyland Resort merchandise – cardholders also receive 10% off qualifying merchandise purchases of $50 or more from Disney-operated retail stores, plus 10% off at Arribas Brothers Crystal Shops (Crystal Arts and Cristal d’Orleans)


Disneyland park dining – 10% off at selected Disneyland restaurants:

  • Cafe Orleans
  • Carnation Café
  • The Golden Horseshoe
  • Harbour Galley
  • Plaza Inn
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Royal Street Veranda
  • Troubadour Tavern

Disney California Adventure dining – 10% off at selected Disney California Adventure restaurants:

  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
  • Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Studio Catering Co.
  • Wine Country Trattoria

Disneyland Resort Hotels dining – 10% off at selected Disneyland Resort Hotel restaurants. (GCH Craftsman Bar, Storytellers Café, Goofy's Kitchen).

Downtown Disney District dining and merchandise – 10% off purchases at Curl Surf and California Sole; 20% off purchases at Wetzel's Pretzels.

Disneyland Resort Guided Tours – 15% off the "Walt’s Main Street Story," Guided Tour, "Disney’s Happiest Haunts" Tour (offered seasonally) and the “Holiday Time at Disneyland®” Tour (offered seasonally)

Southern California Residents

None currently offered

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

2023 Ticket discounts

Through December 15, 2023, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $245
  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $320
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $280
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $380

Disneyland tickets may be used January 9 through December 16, 2023, excluding the spring break blockout of April 2–15, 2023.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by December 16, 2023.

This offer can only be purchased at a participating US military base ticket office.

2023 Hotel discounts

Military discounts are valid for stays most nights from January 9 through December 15, 2023. You can book now through December 11, 2023, and travel must be completed by December 16, 2023.

Disney does not publish the actual discounted rates, and instead asks eligible U.S. military personnel to call (844) 776-0015 to check pricing, availability and to make reservations. In past years, the offer was generally 30% to 40% off, based on room category.

Unlike the Walt Disney World version, the Disneyland offer allows the eligible service member to book up to two rooms, and allows their spouse (with valid and proper ID) to qualify in the absence of the service member, provided the spouse stays in one of the rooms booked.

*NEW* 2024 Ticket discounts

Through December 10, 2024, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $269
  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $359
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $315
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $435

Disneyland tickets may be used January 2 through December 13, 2024. There is no blockout period for spring break this year.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by December 13, 2024.

This offer can only be purchased at a participating US military base ticket office.

*NEW* 2024 Hotel discounts

Military discounts are valid for stays most nights from January 2 through December 13, 2024. You can book now through December 10, 2024, and travel must be completed by December 14, 2024.

Disney does not publish the actual discounted rates, and instead asks eligible U.S. military personnel to call (833) 618-0536 to check pricing, availability and to make reservations. In past years, the offer was generally 30% to 40% off, based on room category. Concierge rooms, Signature or Premium suites, or 2-or 3-Bedroom Villas are excluded from the offer, and this offer can not be combined with any other discount.

Unlike the Walt Disney World version, the Disneyland offer allows the eligible service member to book up to two rooms, and allows their spouse (with valid and proper ID) to qualify in the absence of the service member, provided the spouse stays in one of the rooms booked.

Hotel & Travel Packages

Contact MousePlanet's travel partner Get Away Today and let them find the best deal for you. Get Away Today or call 1-855-GET-AWAY, and be sure to mention you saw them on MousePlanet.


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:

  • EE –Early Entry 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.
  • DaD – Disneyland After Dark

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

1/7 1/8 1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12 1/13

Ticket Tier 6

Hours:
DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
♦ Holiday Time

Ticket Tier 5

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 3

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

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

1/14 1/15 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 9a–midnight
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 3

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

Early Entry: DL and DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier

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

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
None

1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26 1/27

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
None

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 3

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

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

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

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 3

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

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

2/4 2/5 2/6 2/7 2/8 2/9 2/10

Ticket Tier 3

Hours:
DL: 8a–11p
DCA: 8a–10p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 0

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 5

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

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

2/11 2/12 2/13 2/14 2/15 2/16 2/17

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 1

Hours:
DL: 8a–8p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration
♦ Disneyland After Dark

Ticket Tier 2

Hours:
DL: 8a–10p
DCA: 8a–9p
DD: 7a–1a

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 4

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

Early Entry: DCA

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

Ticket Tier 6

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

Early Entry: DL

Special events:
♦ Lunar New Year Celebration

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