We thought we would post a link to the Disneyland blackout dates for using cast member guest passes, in case family and friends are planning a visit to see you during your DCP program!
New official link to check on Blackout dates at all Disney Parks including Disneyland and California Adventure: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/
2015 is the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland. Special events are planned monthly.
A lot of attractions, restaurants, and rides were closed and underwent extensive refurbishment earlier this year prior to the May 2015 celebration launch, including the repainting and decorating Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Disneyland looks beautiful!!
Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2015:
Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year’s Day and the days around MLK Day)
Weekdays in February (minus the days around President’s Day)
The first week in March
Weekdays the second half of April
Weekdays in May
Weekdays the first week of June
The first half of September; weekdays for the remainder of September and October
Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
Weekdays during the first two weeks of December
Worst Times to Visit Disneyland in 2015:
To check on the daily park crowd forecast, click here: http://www.isitpacked.com/live-crowd-trackers/disneyland/
MLK weekend: Jan. 17 – 19, 2015
President’s Day: Feb. 13 – Feb. 16, 2015
Spring Break and Easter: March 7 – April 12, 2015
60th Anniversary Kick-off: May 22 – May 24, 2015
Summer: June 5 – August 16, 2015
Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 5 – Sept. 7, 2015
Columbus Day weekend: Oct. 10 – Oct. 12, 2015
Halloween weekend: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015
Veteran’s Day: Nov. 11, 2015
Thanksgiving week: Nov. 21 – 29, 2015
Christmas week through the second week of the New Year: Dec. 19 – Jan.10, 2016
During blackout days, you can’t use your guest passes to swipe friends and family into the park for free. Also, Disney limits the number of hotel rooms available for CMs to use their cast member hotel discount.
Read more at our Disneyland blog: Disneyland Diamond Celebration
New CPs can expect to get their guest passes about two weeks after getting their IDs (after completing Traditions class).
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.