Recap of Disneyland Resort’s AP Days: Week One

On Monday, the Disneyland Resort began its run of AP Days. From now until the end of February, Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can take part in all sorts of fun entertainment. From complimentary popcorn, special character meet and greets, merchandise previews and so much more, AP Days is one to check out.

Upon arrival, guests can visit several locations celebrating AP Days. Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will offer exclusive passholder content. Each week, the resort brings a new theme. Themed weeks are as followed:

  • Main Street to Mickey Mouse – February 1 to February 7
  • Live the Adventure – February 8 to February 14
  • Fantasy and Fun – February 15 to February 21
  • A World of Tomorrows – February 21 to February 28

During Monday’s visit, here is what I discovered on the first AP Day. Please note that all entertainment is subject to change and each themed week will offer different perks. Also, I would recommend grabbing a park entertainment guide upon arrival.

Main Street Opera House – Disneyland Park

Over on Main Street, guests are in for a treat. Each week, a new screening of historical content will be presented. Guests wishing to attend must obtain a wristband from the front of the Opera House, beginning at noon. A screening will be presented every 90 minutes, the first starting at 5 p.m. Upon check in, guests were also handed buttons and a fun park trivia pamphlet.

This week, guests were shown “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: Disneyland’s 10th Anniversary.” In addition, complimentary popcorn (three different popcorn flavors) plus water bottles were issued out before the screening.

Stage 17 – Disney California Adventure Park

What once was Olaf’s Snow Fest has now become a sort of resting area for guests. Just like the Opera House, guests must present their physical Annual Pass upon entry. Once inside, the large area is filled with a variety of activities. In addition to the air conditioned room, guests have the option of coloring with cast members, viewing upcoming merchandise releases, pin trading and even a meet and greet with rare characters. On Monday, Jiminy Cricket was out. In addition, the room played Pinocchio themed music.

Not to forget, this area also offered free popcorn and water bottles. Other neat perks in Stage 17 consisted of several backdrops for memorable photo opportunities and exclusive buttons.

Blue Sky Cellar – Disney California Adventure Park

Heading towards Paradise Pier, the Blue Sky Cellar is once again open. This small area is a perfect place to take a break. Annual Passes will be scanned at the door. From coloring stations, onscreen video clips and colorful images on the wall, Blue Sky Cellar is the most relaxing area of the three. Biggest perk of this location…an actual charging station for your phone! An electrical cord has been placed out for guests to charge their devices. Devices are kindly asked to be placed on Airplane Mode when station is in use.

Also, before you leave this area, be sure to pick up your recipe cards. This week, the resort shared recipes of Walt’s Chili Beans and Lemon Chiffon Pie. In addition, if you cannot make it to this location, Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream and Jolly Holiday will issue out these recipe cards as well.

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Hello there, my name is Amanda Alva and I love all things Disney. Here on DAPs Magic I enjoy sharing tips on Disney Parks dining, Disney news and so much more. In addition to writing, I contribute to the DAPs Magic Instagram account. See you in the parks!






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