2020 Disneyland Blockout Dates for Cast Members



The Matterhorn ride at Disneyland in February. Beautiful!

Link to view updated calendars:  Disneyland Block-out Dates 

February 2020 – May 2020: 


Currently, there are no blockout days for self admission at Disneyland or California Adventure this spring.

Disneyland Park: 


Disneyland is almost totally blocked out this spring for using your Guest Passes because of Star Wars Land crowds.

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Disney’s California Adventure Park

Disney’s California Adventure Park: 


CAL has a lot of upcoming blocked out days this spring for using your Guest Passes. But, not as many as Disneyland! Always check before you go!


February 11, 2020:  Disneyland raised their ticket prices today:


One-day tickets are now sold at five different pricing levels depending on Disney’s anticipated demand for the day of your visit. This replaces the three-tier Value, Regular and Peak system previously in place.


  • 1 Day, 1 Park: Adults (Age 10+): $104, Child (Ages 3-9): $98
  • 1 Day, Parkhopper: Adults (Age 10+): $159, Child (Ages 3-9): $153


  • 1 Day, 1 Park: Adults (Age 10+): $114, Child (Ages 3-9): $108
  • 1 Day, Parkhopper: Adults (Age 10+): $169, Child (Ages 3-9): $163


  • 1 Day, 1 Park: Adults (Age 10+): $124, Child (Ages 3-9): $117
  • 1 Day, Parkhopper: Adults (Age 10+): $179, Child (Ages 3-9): $172


  • 1 Day, 1 Park: Adults (Age 10+): $139, Child (Ages 3-9): $132
  • 1 Day, Parkhopper: Adults (Age 10+): $194, Child (Ages 3-9): $187


  • 1 Day, 1 Park: Adults (Age 10+): $154, Child (Ages 3-9): $146
  • 1 Day, Parkhopper: Adults (Age 10+): $209, Child (Ages 3-9): $201

Prices for Multi-Day tickets also increased by $15-$25 depending on the length of ticket.



The Family Holiday Celebration is ending February 13, 2020!

The 2019-2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration continues until February 13, 2020.

Link to official Disney site:  2020 Disney Holiday Celebration

Interested in using your complimentary guest Family Holiday Celebration passes?

There are blockout days you should be aware of!


The Disney Family Holiday Celebration pass doesn’t work at Disneyland….only at California Adventure.


The complimentary pass expires on February 13, 2020. Use it or lose it!

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Check out the color of this brand new Disneyland spirit jersey: Ariel’s Grotto. ❤


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We got to see Star Wars Land in January 2020 and ride on both attractions. Rise of the Resistance is AMAZING!!!

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Phase 2: Rise of the Resistance opened January 17, 2020!  We LOVED it!!!

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Phase 1 Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge opened to rave reviews!  It’s rated #1!!!!!! 🙂


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Kingdom of Cutie

To check on the daily crowd forecast for Disneyland, click here:  Is it Packed? 

Wondering what are the best times to visit Disneyland…and when NOT to go???

Click here for tips:  The Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2020

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At the Olaf meet & greet at California Adventure Park.  He’s at Disney World’s Blizzard Beach in the summertime too!

Meeting Thor

Meeting Thor.  You can only meet Thor in California because of Universal Studios restrictions in Florida. You’ll never see him at Disney World.



Disneyland Hotel Tip:  We always stay at the Del Sol Inn hotel across the street and just walk in.

We went to Disneyland again last summer.

When we were there, it was was mostly cloudy (the “marine layer”) until noon and barely 70 degrees on most days!  You needed a jacket at night and it even sprinkled several times – a rarity in June in southern California!

We went to see all the Disney stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame! So fun!

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Don’t forget to visit the nearby Hollywood Walk of Fame…The Disney Company has a lot of stars on it….Walt, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tinkerbell, Disneyland….it was fun!


Walt’s well-earned star!


Mickey Mouse


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Sleeping Beauty Castle with it’s new golden look.  We love it!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!


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Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland.


Who wore it better???  😉

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Princess Aurora looking over the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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Christian at Disneyland.


Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2015


Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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/

May 22, 2015: the 60th anniversary celebration begins!

May 22, 2015: The eighteen-month long 60th Diamond anniversary celebration began!

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

Lots of upcoming blacked out dates during the holiday season.

Lots of upcoming blacked out dates for guest passes during the holiday season.

Remember to always check if you can use your CM pass for yourself and guests!

The restrictions:  Remember to always check if you can use your CM pass for yourself and guests!

California Adventure Park: Upcoming blackout dates

California Adventure Park: Upcoming blackout dates

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

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Welcome to Disneyland!!  The castle got a fresh coat of paint – and bejeweled –  in February 2015.

New CPs can expect to get their guest passes about two weeks after getting their IDs (after completing Traditions class).


At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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.