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Dates at a Glance

  • Beauty and the Beast celebration – no end date yet
  • Holidays at Disneyland – start date of 11.10.2017 and end date of 1.7.2018; This post will be updated as information is released.




  • MaxPass is here!. Check out this post for everything you need to know about it.
  • The Disney Junior Dance Party reopened at the Disney Junior Theater beginning 5.26.2017. The old show closed 4.9.2017.
  • PhotoPass is always changing. Review this post for everything you need to know.
  • Pinocchio’s Workshop, the child care room at the Grand Californian Hotel, closed permanently 3.11.2017. For child care options, speak to Guest Services at your DLR Hotel. Cast members will refer you to an outside agency.

Beauty and the Beast Celebration in Disneyland

Security Checkpoint Changes



Currently at Disneyland


The current purchase-with-purchase includes a throw and beach towel that converts to a backpack. These items can be added onto your purchase at dozens of souvenir shops throughout Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney and in the three Disneyland Resort Hotels.

Here is the promotion:

The Mickey Backpack looks like this:

The Towel looks like this:

I recommend monogramming each! For $7.99 more, you can personalize each of these items.

Monogramming Details:

  • To monogram at the Disneyland Resort, you must have purchased the item at the resort.
  • Tags must still be on the item.
  • You will need to show your receipt.
  • You must monogram the item within a week or purchasing.
  • Monogramming can be done at Showcase on Main Street in Disneyland, Five and Dime on Buena Vista Street at DCA,  World of Disney in Downtown Disney, and the Gift Shop at the Disneyland Hotel.
  • Purchase your item at the cash stand. Take it to the monogram counter to pay for the monogramming and to request specifics like placement of the monogram, color, and font.
  • A cast member will recommend placement of the monogram. Pockets and extra material can prevent some areas from being monogrammed.
  • There are some limits as to what you can monogram. First and last names (together)  are not allowed. Meaning, I can have “Casey” embroidered, but not “Casey Starnes”. School names like “LSU” cannot be monogrammed. A cast member will advise.
  • Items are available the same day and typically include about an hour wait. A cast member will give you a return time.

Monogramming on these purchase-with-purchase items requires the premium version offered in the park. You may monogram up to 2 lines with 16 characters per line.

Font and color options include:

Here what the monogram looks like a recent purchase-with-purchase, the castle throw:

Here is the backpack with monogram: