• On May 9, 2019
    Makayla from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why are the blackout dates April 14th-22nd this year? Do you think it will be the same dates next year?

    Hi there, Makayla, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I believe you’re referring to the blockout dates of the SoCal Resident Ticket and Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer, both of which were blocked from April 14-22, 2019 this year. The timing of this blockout period was in line with spring break for many schools, when larger crowds were expected in the theme parks. It also included Easter, which was a bit later this year, on April 21, 2019. Though these were the dates selected for 2019, we don’t know if the dates will remain the same in 2020, since there hasn’t been any official information released yet. We also don’t know if either of these special-ticket offers will be made available again in 2020. We do know, however, that next year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 12, 2020, so I would expect any potential blockout dates to fall around this date, assuming either of these special offers return. 

    In 2018, the Southern California Resident Ticket Offer was announced on January 8, 2018, and had blockout dates of March 23, 2018 through April 8, 2018, with Easter being held on April 1, 2018. In 2017, this offer was announced on January 9, 2017, with blockout dates of April 9-23, 2017, and Easter falling on April 16, 2017. So, if the SoCal Resident Ticket will return next year, I’d expect an announcement sometime in January 2020.

    In addition, the Limited-Time Special Ticket Offer was announced on November 20, 2018. This was the first time I’ve seen this specific offer, which includes your choice of a three, four, or five-day ticket for as little as $70 per day currently. The great thing about this offer is that it’s open to the general public, while the SoCal Resident Ticket is limited to residents in specific parts of Southern California. 

    In case you’re considering a last-minute trip this year, the Limited-Time Offer must be purchased by May 18, 2019, and used by May 23, 2019. The SoCal Resident Ticket must be purchased by May 20, 2019, and also used by May 23, 2019.

    If 2020 is still your year for Disneyland Resort magic, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for all breaking Disney Parks news, announcements, and special offers!

    Wishing you magic,
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