Reasons to Love Disneyland's Southern California Resident Deal

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it's offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park!  This year they are offering three days, one park each for $149 - That's about $50 per day! (Compare this to their one park per day rate at $95 to $119 depending on what day you go and if the price is for a child versus adult). There is also a Hopper option for $189. (Regular one day hoppers ranges from $149 to $169). Either way you look at it, if you're already planning to go one day, why not upgrade it to the SoCal deal and get an extra two days? 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 and hours exploring the park and not be done. Plus the deal also includes one Magic Morning giving you an extra hour on select days to play before it is open to the public. What's the catch? You have to prove you're a resident, and the tickets expire May 25, 2017. There's one more thing you must know - the tickets have Blockout Days of 4/9/17-4/23/17 which means you can pretty much go any day without restrictions except for these dates. 

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Some of my other mom friends and I are thinking about getting the deal together so we can have a morning to ourselves. We are looking at the calendar as we speak to arrange a Mom's Day Out at Disneyland. As you know the Main Street Electrical Parade is back home since it's departure in 1996. Many of the locals remember fondly going to the parade as children, and are excited to take their own kids to see the parade. I have seen it and it's wonderful! It's only back for a limited time so you'll want to see it before it leaves again June 18, 2017. (I'll write more on this topic later.) The Lunar New Year Celebration is here for a few more days. I love the live entertainment, meeting the characters in their themed costumes, and the food stalls. Read my entertainment and dining guide here. Coming soon is Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival for five weeks. If you're a foodie like me, you might want to check it out. There is a lot going at the park all the time so I will highlight my favorites. 

Main Street Electrical Parade, Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland

Main Street Electrical Parade, Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland

At Disneyland

  • Main Street Electrical Parade having been around the world is back home for a limited time. The floats covered in thousands of lights will include classics like Alice in the Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Pete's Dragon
  • Experience the Season of the Force: Hyperspace MountainStar Tours – The Adventures Continue, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple for younglings, watch a short film, “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi,” or visit Star Wars Launch Bay where you can meet Chewbacca or Darth Vader depending on what side you are on, and explore a large collection of replicas of film props!
  • “Remember … Dreams Come True” fireworks show is back for the first time in two years with weekend performances starting Friday, February 3rd. It is narrated by Julie Andrews and includes favorite attractions from past to present. 
Star Wars Launch Bay, Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Star Wars Launch Bay, Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

At Disney California Adventure

  • Lunar New Year Celebration is featuring colorful live performances, special food offering, Disney Characters in their Lunar New Year costumes, and a special "Hurry Home" nightly before World of Color. Celebration ends Feb. 5, 2017. 
  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is five weeks this year with daily events March 10 through April 16, 2017. The Festival celebrates the lifestyle and springtime flavors of California with a blend of culinary demonstrations, seminars and a full range of dining and tasting options. 
  • Frozen - Live at the Hyperion in Hollywood Land bringing Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf to life on stage. 
  • Other popular attractions: Radiator Springs Racers, California Screamin’, Soarin’ Around the World, and Toy Story Midway Mania
"Hurry Home" Photo by Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland

"Hurry Home" Photo by Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland

2017 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENT TICKET OFFER

The Southern California Resident ticket offer provides flexible options for three days of magic and adventure at special prices. Southern California residents must purchase tickets from Jan. 9 through May 22, 2017. Tickets expire after May 25, 2017, and blockout dates apply.  They can be purchased online at http://Disneyland.com/SoCal, The Disney Stores, Vons and other retail locations, as well as any Disneyland Resort ticket booth.  Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. Proof of residency is required for purchase and Theme Park admission. The Southern California Resident tickets include one Magic Morning** early entry to Disneyland Park, which provides an extra hour of play on select days before the park opens to the general public. For a limited time, guests may select from these purchase options: 

  • 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $149–less than $50 per day
  • 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $189.

Valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of residency is required for purchase and admission. 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket is valid for admission to either Disneyland® or Disney California Adventure® park each day of validity, but not to both parks on the same day.  3-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® ticket is valid for admission three (3) days to both Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® park on the same day. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Tickets expire May 25, 2017.  Blockout days of 4/9/17-4/23/17 apply.  May purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with valid ID.  Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.  Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Subject to capacity, restrictions and change without notice. For restrictions, visit Disneyland.com/SoCal. For park hours and entertainment schedules, guests may review the resort’s daily calendar at Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. 

 

**Magic Morning: Magic Morning admission allows admission to selected attractions at Disneyland® Park before the park opens to the general public on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Each Guest must have valid, eligible theme park admission.  It is strongly recommended that Guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to regular park opening. Magic Morning admission is based on availability and capacity. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice.  

FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION, Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort

FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION, Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort