Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Information For Guests With Disabilities

The following links contain information for guests planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort who may have disabilities relating to mobility, information regarding service animals, hearing disabilities, visual disabilities, and for persons sensitive to lighting.  

For more information regarding this information, feel free to ask a Cast Member once you arrive at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Kennel Club

Kennel facilities for the Disneyland Resort are located to the right of the Main Entrance of Disneyland Park. As reservations are not accepted, availability is on a first-come, first served basis.

Kennels are open 30 minutes before and until 30 minutes after Park hours.

$20.00 per animal per day

Pets must be picked up at the end of the day. There are no facilities at the Disneyland Resort for overnight pet accommodations. Disneyland Resort Hotels do not allow pets; however, they do allow trained service animals.

Requirements for Dogs
The Disneyland Kennel Club and the County of Orange require rabies, distemper and hepatitis vaccination certificates from your veterinarian in order to board dogs over 4 months of age.

Requirements for Cats
Cats over 4 months old need vaccination certificates for rabies, panleulaopenia, rhinotracheitus and calcivirus.

Handling Pets
Owners are required to handle their pets and move them in and out of the enclosures. Cast Members are not allowed to handle animals. Guests are encouraged to stop by the kennels to visit and walk your pets.

All dogs and cats are allowed to ride on the Disneyland Trams but are not allowed on the buses from Toy Story Parking Lot. Guests may use 20-minute complimentary parking at the kennels prior to parking for the day.

If you have questions about the facilities, please call (714) 781-4565.

Disneyland Resort Closures and Refurbishments

The following attractions, restaurants, and/or shows are scheduled for refurbishment within the next six weeks.  Please note these closures are always subject to change and they may or may not be closed during your visit.  In addition, attractions not listed here may be closed when you arrive. 

  • Aladdin's Oasis:  Closed Now - 2013
  • Big Thunder Ranch:  Closed September 10 - 13 for Holiday overlay 
  • Cafe' Orleans:  Closed for refurbishment September 10 - 21 for refurbishment 
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train:  Closed for refurbishment September 4 - November 15th
  • City Hall:  Facades will be refurbished September 4 - October 31
  • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes:  Closed for refurbishment September 17 - 18
  • Disneyland Railroad:  Will run at limited capacity (3 trains of 4) September 4 - November 6
  • French Market:  Closed due to Flooring work September 4 – 7
  • Goofy's Playhouse:  Closed for refurbishment October 1 - 11
    Haunted Mansion:  Closed August 27- September 13 for Holiday overlay.
  • it's a small world:  Closed September 10 - 14 for refurbishment.
    it's a small world:  Closed October 22 - November 8 for Holiday overlay
  • Mad Hatter (Main Street):  Closed for refurbishment September 10 - 21
  • Main Street Guest Lockers:  Closed for refurbishment September 10 – 13
  • Mark Twain Riverboat:  Closed for refurbishment September 25 – 28
  • Petting Farm:  Closed November 1 - 8
    Plaza Gardens:  Closed for construction of Fantasy Faire Now - Winter 2013
  • Princess Fantasy Faire:  Closes August 12th and the Princesses move to it's a small world corridor for pictures and autographs.  
  • Redd Rockett's Pizza Port:  Closed for refurbishment September 10 – 21
  • Sailing Ship Columbia:  Closed for refurbishment September 18 - 20
  • Snow White Grotto and Wishing Well:  Closed September 4 - 24.  The walkway will remain open. 
  • Space Mountain:  Closed September 10 - 13 for Holiday overlay
    Space Mountain:  Closed November 5 for refurbishment
    Stage Door Cafe':  Closed August 28 - 29 for refurbishment
  • Starcade 1st Floor:  Closed for refurbishment October 8 - 18
    Starcade 2nd Floor:  Closed for refurbishment through 2014
    Storybook Land:  Closed for refurbishment September 4 - November 15th
    • Disney Animation Courtyard:  Closed for refurbishment September 10 - 13
    • Muppet Vision 3D:  Closed September 10 - 13 for refurbishment
    • Soarin' Over California:  Theatre A Closed on September 18, Theatre B Closed on September 19 for refurbishment.
    • Sorcerer's Workshop:  Closed for refurbishment September 10 - 13(Turtle Talk and Animation Academy will be available to Guests by using the side doors.)
    • Toy Story Mania:  Closed for software installation September 5th

    • Compass Books:  Closed now through late Summer 2012 for remodel into Earl of Sandwich restaurant.

    • None Currently

      • None Currently

      • None Currently

      CLICK HERE to see a Free Disneyland Resort E-Brochure to help plan your upcoming visit. 

      Monday, August 13, 2012

      Disneyland Resort Park Hours

      Disneyland Resort Park Hours

      The following are the Theme Park Hours for the Disneyland Resort.  Please note that the Disneyland Resort only releases hours six weeks in advance.  We do our best to update these, but note they can change at any time.  

      DLP: Disneyland Park
      DCA: Disney California Adventure

      Annual Pass Blockouts:  If listed, this AP is blocked out for the day.  You can purchase an AP Blockout Park Hopper Ticket for $70.00 at the Ticket Booths

      SCS – Southern California Select Annual Pass
      SC – Southern California Annual Pass
      DEL – Deluxe Annual Pass

      Early Admission:  The Disneyland Resort is open one hour before park opening to regular guests to the groups listed below only on selected days.  Subject to change

      MM – Magic Morning for 3-plus day ticket holders at Disneyland Park Only
      EMH – Extra Magic Hour for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests Only, both parks through Sept 29th. 
      AP – Early Entry for Annual Passholders with advance reservations only through Sept 13th.
      TT – Toontown Morning Madness at Disneyland, valid through Dec 31st

      To book your Disneyland or for Free Planning, contact Kevin at Wish Upon A Star Travel at 559.759.9492 or via e-mail

      Monday August 13
      8a-11p  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p  EMH
      Tuesday, August 14
      8a-11p  EMH/MM
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Wednesday, Aug 15
      8a-11p EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p EMH
      Thursday, August 16
      8a-11p EMH/MM
      8a-11p EMH/AP
      Friday, August 17
      8a-11P  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p  EMH
      Saturday,. August 18
      8a-12a  EMH/MM/TT
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Sunday, August 19
      8a-12a  EMH/MM
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Monday August 20
      8a-12a  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p  EMH
      Tuesday, August 21
      8a-12a  EMH/MM
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Wednesday, Aug 22
      8a-12a  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p  EMH
      Thursday, August 23
      8a-12a  EMH/MM
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Friday, August 24
      8a-12a  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-11p  EMH
      Saturday, August 25
      8a-11p  EMH/MM/TT
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Sunday, August 26
      8a-11p  EMH/MM
      8a-11p  EMH/AP
      Monday, August 27
      9a-10p  EMH/MM
      9a-10p  EMH
      Tuesday, August 28
      9a-10p  EMH/MM
      9a-10p  EMH/AP
      Wednesday, Aug 29
      9a-10p  EMH/TT/AP
      9a-10p  EMH
      Thursday, August 30
      9a-10p  EMH/MM
      9a-10p  EMH/AP
      Friday, August 31
      9a-12a  EMH/TT/AP
      9a-11p  NONE
      Saturday, Sept 1
      9a-12a  EMH/MM/TT
      9a-10p  EMH/AP
      Sunday, Sept 2
      9a-12a  EMH/MM
      9a-10p  EMH/AP
      Monday, Sept 3
      8a-12a  EMH/TT/AP
      8a-10p  EMH
      Tuesday,. Sept 4
      10a-8p  EMH/MM
      10a-8p  EMH/AP
      Wednesday, Sept 5
      10a-8p  EMH/TT/AP
      10a-8p  EMH
      Thursday, Sept 6
      10a-5p  EMH/MM
      10a-8p  EMH/AP
      Friday, Sept 7
      9a-11p  EMH/TT/AP
      9a-10p  EMH
      Saturday, Sept 8
      8a-12a  EMH/MM/TT
      8a-10p  EMH/AP
      Sunday, Sept 9
      9a-11p  EMH/MM
      9a-10p  EMH/AP
      Monday, Sept 10
      10a-8p  EMH/TT/AP
      10a-8p  EMH
      Tuesday, Sept 11
      10a-8p  EMH/TT/AP
      10a-8p  EMH/AP
      Wednesday, Sept 12
      10a-8p  EMH/TT/AP
      10a-8p  EMH
      Thursday, Sept 13
      10a-8p  EMH/MM
      10a-8p  EMH/AP
      Friday, Sept 14
      9a-12a  EMH/TT
      9a-10p  EMH

      Friday, August 3, 2012

      Disneyland Signature Suites: Mickey Mouse Penthouse

      Are you a “Big Cheese”? The Mickey Mouse Penthouse could be your ultimate Mouse Pad. I recently had a chance to tour it during a Travel Agent Education Program.

      This signature suite is designed for “big cheeses” of all ages and offers spectacular views of the 500-acre resort (including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District) through floor-to-ceiling windows. The suite brings to life all the fun that Mickey Mouse represents.

      The swanky penthouse, featuring an interior design with “Mickey’s” signature colors of black, white, red and yellow, occupies an expansive 1,600 square feet and includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms. Classic Mickey Mouse imagery and three-dimensional artwork dominate the design scheme throughout the penthouse. Photos and sketches from the Disney library are prominently displayed, featuring images of Walt and Mickey rarely seen by the public.

      In the living room, guests encounter stylized contemporary décor featuring eclectic furnishings, Mickey motifs and hardwood floors. A giant impression of Mickey Mouse fills the ceiling, as glowing lights enhance the mood of the room. The formal dining area seats eight guests. A built-in media wall is the focal point of the living room, featuring three flat screen TVs and a state-of-the-art home theater system worthy of Mickey’s status as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

      The master bedroom is filled with luxury amenities including a king-size bed, lounge chairs, a 37″ flat panel TV and a DVD player, and it’s decorated with animation maquettes of Mickey Mouse in many of his most famous film roles. (Maquettes are three-dimensional models used by Disney animators to effectively render a character in two dimensions, and they are highly sought-after collectibles). The master bath includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and a double vanity with a built-in TV in the mirror. Unique glass tiles on the shower walls bring the magic of Mickey Mouse to life as the familiar image of Mickey appears only when the warm water of the shower hits the tiled wall.

      The second bedroom has a playful feel, featuring a round bed, and it doubles as a playroom for little ones. The main “conversation piece” in the room is a cutting-edge animator’s station, a high-tech table that adds to the Mickey Mouse and animation-inspired storyline. The desk will help budding artists take sketching to a new level as they draw their favorite character and watch it come to life through the magic of Disney technology. The bedroom also features a Mickey Mouse built-in armoire with a flat panel TV, DVD player and video games. 

      The Living Room facing the entry door to the left and the Dining Room, Kitchen, and towards the Guest Room

      The Living Room with the Entry on the right facing the Master Bedroom

      The Second Bedroom designed for kids

      The Second Bedroom's bathroom with a walk-in Mickey Shower
      The Dining Room seats 8 people

      One of two Signature Red Chairs with Mickey's Yellow Buttons

      Another View of the Second Guest Bedroom

      Another View of the Living Room with the Master Bedroom Door Open

      The Dining Room and Living Room From the Kitchen

      The Living Room

      The Dining Room with the entrance to the Second Bedroom to the left

      The Kitchen

      Wednesday, August 1, 2012

      Pirates League Coming to Disneyland

      From Michelle Harker, Merchandise Marketing & Communications Project Manager, Disneyland Resort on Disney Parks Blog,

      A roll of the dice can change your face, your fate or even your name. A new wave of swashbuckling fun is set to hit land (Court of Angels in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park, to be exact) September 1, as The Pirates League plants its flag in the sands of the western shores.

      Captain Jack and his trusted mates have searched across the land to find treasures and new recruits to join their crew. In The Pirates League, savvy pirates will transform guests, giving them their own pirate look and name, training them to swashbuckle and teaching them the official Pirate League Oath! The Pirates League is an interactive pirate experience you won’t want to miss.

      The Pirates League is the ultimate pirate transformation available to guests ages three and up that lets you live your pirate dreams and learn the ways of the seven seas from veteran pirates straight from Captain Jack’s crew!

      The Pirates League will offer three different packages for guests to choose from: Jake and the Never Land Pirates, First Mate, and Empress (created especially for all the pirate princesses!). Packages range from $29.95 – $34.95. Which will you choose to fulfill your pirate destiny?

      This treasured experience, which launched in May 2009 in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, also launched this year aboard the Disney Fantasy! This special experience will be available at the Disneyland Resort, for a limited time only, this fall.

      Special Tip: Landlubbers Beware! Reservations on Mickey’s Halloween Party nights will book up quickly, so be sure to call 714-781-STYLE beginning August 7, before I make you walk the plank!

      Thursday, July 19, 2012

      Way-Out & Mad T-Cups at Mad T Party in Disney California Adventure Park

      Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer on Disney Parks Blog said,

      We recently journeyed down the Rabbit Hole to the Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure park, an energetic wonderland where we danced (most of) the night away, with the Mad Hatter and Alice on vocals. Eye candy abounds in this outdoor entertainment zone, with crazy costumes, dancing flamingos, hot-pink plastic chairs and lots of neon.
      But we must admit, we thoroughly enjoyed just watching the crowd, especially the Hottest Deck in Town dancers, while we sipped a Croquetini (their version of a lemon drop martini) and a Long Island Iced T Party in the adjacent House of Cards Lounge.
      The light-up souvenir cups for non-alcoholic drinks are a blast – from a 16-ounce Mad Hatter Hat ($7.19) to a 32-ounce Wiggly Yard ($7.59) and a 32-ounce Mad T Party Sipper ($7.59). And the flavors are as vibrant as the backdrop, like Hatter’s Mandarin Fury (mandarin orange), Tweedle Blue (cotton candy), Jabberwocky Juice (Granny Smith apple) and Cheshire Chiller (desert pear).

      The Mad T Party begins about sunset and continues until the park closes each evening. Check the park entertainment schedule for the latest schedule information.

      Thursday, June 21, 2012

      Height Requirements For Attractions (UPDATED)

      For Guest safety, some attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have height requirements. Please note that height requirements are subject to change and all decisions are at the determination of the Cast Member with safety in mind first.

      Disneyland Park

      32" (82 cm) or taller — Accompanied by Another Rider 54" or Taller - can not drive.


      35" (89 cm) or taller

      Gadget's Go Coaster

      40" (102 cm) or taller

      Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
      Space Mountain
      Splash Mountain
      Star Tours 

      42" (107 cm) or taller
      Matterhorn Bobsleds

      46" (117 cm) or taller

      Indiana Jones™ Adventure

      54" (137 cm) or taller — To Ride Alone and Drive


      Disney California Adventure Park

      32" (81 cm) or taller

      Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
      Luigi's Flying Tires

      36" (91 cm) or taller

      Tuck and Roll's Drive'Em Buggies

      40" (102 cm) or taller

      Jumpin' Jellyfish
      Silly Symphony Swings (Tandem Only)
      Soarin' Over California
      The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
      Radiator Springs Racers

      42" (106 cm) or taller

      Grizzly River Run
      Redwood Creek Challenge Trail - Rock Wall and Zip Line Only

      48" (122 cm) or taller

      California Screamin'
      Silly Symphony Swings - Single Rider Swing

      Tuesday, June 19, 2012

      Disney Introduces PhotoPass Plus For Both US Resorts

      You can now capture more memories than ever before with Disney PhotoPass+! With Disney PhotoPass+ you can have all your Disney’s PhotoPass photographer photos plus select attraction photos plus dining print packages – all for one price!

      When you purchase Disney PhotoPass+, you can view all your photos online once you return home, and order your PhotoCD, which includes high resolution photos and a limited license agreement that allows you to print your photos at any local photo processing center.

      Walt Disney World® Disney PhotoPass+ includes:
      • PhotoPass+ card and lanyard
      • A gallery CD with more than 400 stock photos
      • A unique code for DisneyPhotoPass.com that allows you to create and order a PhotoCD containing all your photos taken within a 14-day visit to the Walt Disney World Resort
      • Print packages at select dining locations
      • Digital downloads of select attractions

      This package costs $199.95 when purchased at the Resort, or $169.95 when purchased online at www.disneyphotopass.com/wdwphotopassplus.aspx prior to Guest arrival.

      Disneyland® Disney PhotoPass+ includes:
       PhotoPass+ card and lanyard
      • A gallery CD with more than 300 stock photos
      • A unique code for DisneyPhotoPass.com that allows you to create and order a PhotoCD containing all your photos taken within a 14-day visit to the Disneyland Resort
      • Print packages at select dining locations
      • Digital downloads of select attractions

      This package costs $99.95 when purchased at the Resort (beginning on June 15), or $69.95 when purchased online at www.disneyphotopass.com/dlrphotopassplus.aspx prior to Guest arrival.

      Friday, June 15, 2012

      Storytellers Statue on Buena Vista Street

      From the Disney Parks Blog,

      We showed you a glimpse of the new “Storytellers” statue last year during the D23 Expo, and today, Disney California Adventure park guests will be able to greet the new statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse themselves when Buena Vista Street officially opens! Take a look:

      A plaque just to the right of the statue tells the story of Walt Disney’s arrival in Los Angeles in 1923 in his own words:
      It was July 1923. I packed all of my worldly goods – a pair of trousers, a checkered coat, a lot of drawing materials and the last of the fairy tale reels we had made – in a kind of frayed cardboard suitcase. And with that wonderful audacity of youth, I went to Hollywood, arriving there with just forty dollars. It was a big day the day I got on that Santa Fe California Limited. I was just free and happy!

      Wednesday, June 13, 2012

      For Those Planning On Visiting Cars Land June 15th

      From the Disney Parks Blog,

      If you are planning to join us at Disney California Adventure park when it reopens on Friday, June 15, please remember the following:
      • Disney California Adventure park opens at 9 a.m. on June 15; Disneyland park opens at 8 a.m. on June 15.
      • The early arrival queue will open to guests on Disneyland Resort property at 11 p.m. on June 14.
      • Parking will be available in the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, and standard parking rates will apply.
      • A select amount of wristbands will be distributed to guests who are waiting in line to maintain the order of arrival. All guests in line will be able to leave the line to use the restroom, purchase food or beverages, and return or retrieve items from their vehicles/hotel rooms until 6 a.m. on June 15.
      • Portions of the early arrival queue will be located beyond the guest screening checkpoints, beyond which certain items will not be permitted. Be sure to check the list of prohibited items here.
      • Restrooms and ticket booths will be available to guests in the queue.
      • The following Downtown Disney District locations will offer extended operating hours on June 14-15:
        • La Brea Bakery Express & Cart: Open all night
        • Café Renee: Open all night
        • Jamba Juice: Open until 12 a.m., reopening at 4 a.m.
        • Wetzel’s Pretzels: Open until 1 a.m., reopening at 5 a.m.
        • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express: Open until 2 a.m., reopening at 6 a.m.
        • Haagen-Dazs: Open until 1 a.m., reopening at 5 a.m.