Annual Passholder “AP Days” Event Coming to the Disneyland Resort This Fall, Includes Guardians Ride Preview

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AP Days will return this Fall at Disney California Adventure to celebrate Annual Passholders with special experiences and giveaways. The various events will take place over two phases from September 6 –October 2, 2016.

AP Days, Fall 2016 at the Disneyland Resort
AP Days, Fall 2016 at the Disneyland Resort

Part 1, taking place Sept 6-18 will be themed to Halloweentime and will include:

  • AP Days Showcase – Stage 12 in Hollywoodland
    • Character Meet & Greet inside Stage 12 with Wizard Donald and Skeleton Goofy
    • A Showcase of Halloweentime décor from Horticulture, Resort Enhancement, and Food & Beverage (weekends)
    • A showcase of up and coming content for the Resort (Guardians, Main Street Electrical Parade, Food & Wine, and More to be Announced)
    • Information Center for amenity distribution, AP Days questions
    • Activity tables with coloring sheets
    • Complimentary water
  • AP Days Welcome Center -Paradise Gardens Gazebo
    • Vacation Planning Ticketing Cart for renewals/activations
    • AP-branded photo-op
    • Button distribution
    • Social Media presence to promote @DisneylandAP and Pin Trading
Button designs for phase 1 of AP Days, Fall 2016
Button designs for phase 1 of AP Days, Fall 2016
  • Passholder Offerings
    • Unique artwork button by artist Jeff Granito
    • Free recipe cards (Pumpkin Twists, Pumpkin Bread, Rosemary Lamb Chops, and Sweet Potato Biscuits)
    • AP Days inspired menu items at Paradise Gardens and Schmoozies (Specialty Pizza, Mickey Mouse cupcake at Paradise Garden, Malibu Mocha drink at Schmoozies)
    • Exclusive Merchandise at Seaside Souvenirs and Studio Store
    • PhotoPass special discount offers
    • ‘More or Less’ and ‘Fall Mystery Shopper’ AP Adventure Activities
AP Days Exclusive Merchandise
AP Days Exclusive Merchandise
AP Days, Fall 2016 at the Disneyland Resort
AP Days, Fall 2016 at the Disneyland Resort

Part 2 taking place Sept 19-Oct 2 will focus on Fall Holidays and Thanksgiving:

  • AP Days Showcase -Stage 12 Patio
    • Character Meet & Greet inside Stage 12 with Pocahontas & Meeko and Liberty Square Minnie
    • A Showcase of Fall/Thanksgiving décor and offerings from Horticulture, Resort Enhancement, and Food & Beverage (weekends)
    • A showcase of up and coming content for the Resort (Guardians, Main Street Electrical Parade, Food & Wine, and More to be Announced)
    • Information Center for amenity distribution, AP Days questions
    • Activity tables for coloring
    • Complimentary water
  • AP Days Welcome Center -Paradise Gardens Gazebo
    • Vacation Planning Ticketing Cart for renewals/activations
    • AP-branded photo-op
    • Button distribution•Social Media presence to promote @DisneylandAP, and Pin Trading
Button designs for phase 1 of AP Days, Fall 2016
Button designs for phase 1 of AP Days, Fall 2016
  • Passholder Offerings
    • Unique artwork button by artist Jeff Granito
    • Recipe cards to be distributed at Paradise Gardens (Choux Fritters, Yukon Potato Stack, Choc PB French Toast, Mickey Mouse Beignets
    • AP Days inspired menu items at Paradise Gardens and Schmoozies (Specialty Pizza, Mickey Mouse cupcake at Paradise Garden, Malibu Mocha drink at Schmoozies)
    • Exclusive Merchandise at Seaside Souvenirs and Studio Store
    • PhotoPass special discount offers
    • ‘I Spy with My Disney Eye’ and ‘WEAR In the World?’ AP Adventures Activities
Buttons guests can receive for carpooling
Buttons guests can receive for carpooling

There is also a carpooling incentive for annual passholders during this period:

  • All Annual Passholders who arrive with 3+ in their vehicle will receive half-price parking ($9)
  • Annual Passholders with 4+ in their vehicle will receive free parking
  • All APs with 4+ per vehicle will receive a special AP button

While AP Days for Fall 2016 have not yet been announced by the Disneyland Resort, a formal announcement should be coming later this week.

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