Disneyland – Upcoming Events

Here’s some info on some upcoming events at Disneyland…

Annual Passholder previews for Toy Story Mania will be June 9-12.
Unfortunately, unlike AP previews at Walt Disney World, you can’t just
show up with your AP and get in – AP holders must register on the
Disneyland.com web site (
http://www.disneyland.com/ap
) and then be selected by
lottery. I’ve got my name in, but I’m unlucky with these things… I’ll
know around June 2, though. The attraction officially opens on Tuesday, June 17.

There *is* a Passholder preview event open to *all* Passholders, though
— special viewing of the Innoventions Dream Home. Here are the
dates:
June 17 – 8:00-9:00 a.m.
June 18 – 8:00-9:00 a.m.
June 19 – 8:00-9:00 a.m.
June 20 – 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
June 21 – 8:00-9:00 a.m.
June 22 – 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

According to the AP web site, this is what’s inside:

“Discover a 5,000-square-foot home of the future inhabited by the
dynamic Elias family and learn how the technology of today — and the
technology of tomorrow — seamlessly interconnects within the home, the
surrounding community and the whole world.

* Help the Elias family celebrate their son’s recent soccer victory
and plan their upcoming trip to China for the World Championship.

* Explore this beautiful Taylor Morrison Home and sample the
benefits of a digital lifestyle provided by Microsoft, HP and Lifeware.

* Visit the adjacent party tent and explore new technology
in a fun, hands-on environment.”

Starting May 22, the Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries begins at Disneyland. You can read more about it in this press release. It sounds like a lot of fun: “random acts of Indy” in Adventureland, following a map with clues to find artifacts and symbols, special Indy-themed surprises on the Jungle Cruise, and a new photo op location. There’s also going to be a new show called Indiana Jones and the
Secret of the Stone Tiger
. It will be presented in the
Aladdin’s Oasis area, replacing (at least temporarily) Aladdin and
Jasmine’s show. I hope to see that (and some of the other new Indy stuff!) on Monday.

Tickets for this year’s Halloween party at DCA are now on sale. The
event has been renamed this year, from Mickey’s Halloween Treat
to Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party. Other than the name change it
sounds the same, though. Still no fireworks show or a real parade —
they are still calling it a “Character Cavalcade”. I hope that will be
at least slightly expanded from last year. Discounted tickets are
available to Annual Passholders for selected dates only, and *all*
tickets for the party on October 31 are priced at the day-of-event price
of $37. There’s more information on the Halloween party page on AllEars:
/dlr/tp/dca/mh
t.htm

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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