Disneyland Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for Early 2019!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, eligible guests may visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $60 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. In addition to this special ticket offer, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time. This year they are offering three days, one park each for $179 with one magic morning access – that’s about $60 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single day passes can range from $91-$124 depending on if it’s a peak day or for a child. There is also a 3-Day Hopper option for $234 which is about $78 per day. (Non-resident pay $315). Either way you look at it, it’s like getting a third day for the price of two! What I like about this deal is it gives my family an affordable option to enjoy the park without committing to an annual pass. We can spend hours exploring the park, and they’re always updating the park. Plus the three day deal includes one Magic Morning giving you an extra hour on select days to play before it is open to the public. For a limited time, Southern California residents can select from these specially-priced ticket options and save:

  • 3-day, 1-park per day ticket for $179
  • 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $234

These three-day tickets are available for purchase from Jan. 7 through May 20, 2019, and may be used on a consecutive three-day visit or three separate days throughout the travel period. Tickets expire on May 23, 2019 and blockout dates of April 14 through April 22, 2019 apply.*
Starting Jan. 7, Southern California residents may purchase tickets at www.Disneyland.com/SoCal and at Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. Proof of residency is required for purchase and theme park admission.

Magical Experiences in Early 2019:

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse don new outfits bursting with color to commemorate 90 years of magic in celebrations across Disney Parks. Beginning in January 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., guests are invited to Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration. The special party will feature new entertainment and decor at Disneyland park, plus limited-time food and beverage offerings and festive merchandise available throughout the resort. (Photo courtesy of Disney.)

Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration:

The biggest party for Mickey and Minnie in Disneyland history begins in January 2019. Celebrating 90 years of magic with this beloved pair, guests will discover new and enhanced entertainment, and for a limited time, specialty foods and merchandise. The fun starts with “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” a new, high-energy projection show that creates a family-fun dance party throughout Disneyland park nightly beginning Jan. 18. This show immerses guests in an all-new experience with projections, lighting and lasers – plus fireworks on select nights – while “DJ” Mickey spins a twist on Disney classic songs. The party also welcomes back a fan favorite, “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade,” returning to Disneyland Jan. 25. Mickey leads the parade in a new, larger-than-life opening with two whimsical floats to kick off a musical procession of Disney characters.

MULAN'S LUNAR NEW YEAR PROCESSION
(Photo credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

Lunar New Year:

Disneyland Resort will ring in the Year of the Pig this Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure, from Jan. 25 through Feb. 17. A joyous celebration of Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year celebration welcomes guests of all ages to commemorate the tradition with beloved Disney characters, and welcome another year of good fortune. Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a limited-time offering during the Lunar New Year celebration, is a bright and bold parade hosted by Mulan and her faithful dragon, Mushu. As a special treat for the Year of the Pig, the Three Little Pigs will join the procession. Delicious Asian food and kid-friendly crafts and activities will be available as well.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival takes place March 1 to April 23, 2019. Guests will explore California-inspired cuisine and beverages, plus live entertainment, family-friendly seminars and cooking demonstrations. Kids can even join the fun with hands-on ÒcookingÓ experiences that end with a tasty surprise. (Disneyland Resort)

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival:

For eight weeks (March 1 through April 23, 2019), indulge in California-inspired cuisines and broaden your palettes with more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces, featuring small plates, specialty wines and craft beers. There will be celebrity chef appearances and family-friendly cooking demonstrations. Children can participate in Junior Chef, a fun, hands-on cooking experience designed for young chefs. Participants will receive a sweet surprise following the seminar.

The thrilling Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure Park brings guests the first ride-through attraction in the world featuring characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Anchoring Pixar Pier, the Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to capture the elusive baby Jack-Jack. Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, new music and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Pixar Pier:

Beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life in this recently reimagined land in Disney California Adventure that features the thrilling Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, the high-scoring fun of Toy Story Mania!, plus imaginative neighborhoods, Pixar-inspired food, the Lamplight Lounge, exciting entertainment and more.

At Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park, guests can pal around with their favorite characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” including Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (pictured), Frozone and Edna Mode. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Heroic Encounters:

Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes such as Spider-Man and Captain America, as well as Black Panther and Captain Marvel coming soon for a limited time in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. Additional Super Heroes will also appear to interact and take photos with guests.

Digital Experiences:

Download the official Disneyland App to your phone to purchase tickets and get useful information including attraction wait times, Disney FastPass return times, maps, entertainment guides, see dining menus, make dinner reservations, Mobile Order and other special features. If you purchase the MaxPass, you’ll be able to make FastPass selections and get unlimited downloads of your PhotoPass + Magic Shots for one day. They’re great for capturing your memories to share and the photo quality is excellent even in low lighting. This includes Character Greetings and photos from the rides plus they have designated photographers throughout the park. Disney MaxPass is available for only $15 per day, per ticket.

Downtown Disney District:

You don’t have to go inside the park to experience the magic of Disney. The Downtown Disney District has been undergoing a transformation bringing us new venues for dining, shopping, and entertainment. This includes the opening of Splitsville Luxury Lanes, the Disney Home store, The Disney Dress Shop, Salt & Straw scoop shop, a modern new look for Wetzel’s Pretzels and the newly re-imagined World of Disney store. Coming soon: the renovated Naples Ristorante e Bar and the debuts of Ballast Point brewery and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes.

Save Up to 25 Percent at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort:

Vacationers who wish to stay and play will enjoy special savings with room offers at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Hotel guests can save up to 25 percent off select rooms, Sunday through Thursday nights, based upon availability from Jan. 6-April 11, 2019. Save up to 20 percent on standard rooms and 25 percent on premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa; up to 20 percent on standard rooms and 25 percent on premium rooms at Disneyland Hotel, and up to 10 percent on standard and premium rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. These room offers may be reserved now through March 16, 2019. Enchanted experiences only available at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort include character dining, wake-up calls by request and themed room elements. Hotel guests may make the most of their time with the Extra Magic Hour, with their valid theme park ticket. Extra Magic Hour offers park admission to a designated theme park one hour earlier than the general public and is available for guests who stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel.


For more information and to book a Disneyland Resort vacation, please visit www.disneyland.com or contact a travel agent. Starting Jan. 7, details on the Southern California ticket offer will be available at www.Disneyland.com/SoCal. For daily park hours and entertainment schedules, please visit their website at Disneyland.com.

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Dianne Suzuki
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Dianne Suzuki

For the So CA three-day passes, what do they mean by “travel period.” Does this mean that the tickets can be used at any time (black out dates excluded), as long as you visit three times before the May 2019 expiration date?

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