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The CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland® Resort brings the community together for one single goal – to raise funds for health care programs, education and research for Southern California’s kids. With your favorite Disney® characters cheering you on, celebrating children has never been so fun!

CHOCO Walking

Event Day Details

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 
  • Opening ceremony Main Street U.S.A. - 6:15 am 
  • Entrance cutoff time: 8:00am
  • 5K walk through Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.
  • Early Bird Registration $85 per person (3 and older)
  • Late Registration $95 after August 13, 2018.
  •  Walkers ages 2 and under FREE
  • CHOC Walk information booth will open at 5:00 a.m. in the Disney® Esplanade - Ticket Booth #8
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Parking

  • FREE Parking at the Disneyland® Resort's Mickey and Friends lot for all CHOC Walk participants.
  • Parking lot opens at 4 a.m. on Walk Day.

Disney Tickets

Specially priced Disneyland® Resort tickets and Disneyland Resort Park Hopper® tickets!


CHOC Walk participants who have reached their $85 fundraising minimum will also have an opportunity to purchase specially priced Disneyland® Resort Park Tickets on the day of the CHOC Walk - Sunday, August 26. 

Pricing for this year’s CHOC Walkers is as follows: 

$61 one day, one park 
$87 one day, park-hopper 


Tickets are valid August 26, 2018 through September 27, 2018 with the following blockout dates:

8/31–9/3, 9/7–9/8, 9/14–9/15, 9/17, 9/21–9/22

*Limit 5 tickets per wristband. 

**You must wear your CHOC Walk wristband and purchase the Disneyland® Resort tickets on the day of CHOC Walk: August 26, 2018. To purchase, simply visit any ticket booth or additional ticket carts in the Disney® Esplanade and show your CHOC Walk wristband at any time on August 26.


Downtown Disney® District Specials 

Visit these Downtown Disney® District locations to enjoy the following 2018 CHOC Walk in the Park specials*:
 
·        Jamba Juice® – Free kids drink with any smoothie or bowl purchase
·        La Brea Bakery® Café – 10% off purchase (excluding alcohol)
·        Sanuk® – 10% off purchase
·        Wetzel’s Pretzels ® – 20% off purchase
·        Kayla’s Cake – 10% off purchase
 
* Offers valid 8/26/2018 at Downtown Disney District locations only.  Participant must show 2018 CHOC Walk in the Park wristband to receive offer. Offers may not be combined with other discounts or promotions and cannot be bought, sold or exchanged for cash. All offers and discounts are subject to change without notice. While supplies last.
 



Hotel Accommodations

Stay the night before the CHOC Walk at the Disneyland® Resort or at a nearby hotel by taking advantage of CHOC Walk hotel room rates!


Disneyland Hotel - Make your room reservation now! The special rate for CHOC Walk is  $289.00 at the Disneyland® Hotel.  A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. To secure a room please contact the Disneyland® Resort by booking online 24/7 or by calling (714) 520-5005, M-F from 8 am to 5 pm PST.

                                             Book the Disneyland Hotel

                                                                **Reservations must be made by Wednesday, July 25, 2018 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates 
                                                           may  apply after this date
or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability.              


Ayres Hotels - With two locations near the resort, Ayres Hotels offers wonderful accommodations for the entire family with a rate of $99 per night.  Book your room by clicking on the hotel links below:
ALO Hotel                        Ayres Hotel Orange


Hilton Anaheim - This fantastic location just one mile from Disneyland® Resort offers constant shuttles to the resort, making it a great choice for your CHOC Walk weekend. Book your discounted room for only $139 per night by following the link below or calling 877-776-4932 with the group code *CHF*.

Book the Hilton            


Courtyard Anaheim - This brand new family waterpark hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from the Resort, making it a summer hit for August! Book your discounted room for only $219 per night by following the link below!

Book the Courtyard                 



Sheraton Park Hotel - You belong where all the excitement is! The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, ideally located within walking distance to the DISNEYLAND® Resort is your perfect Southern California haven.  Book your discounted room for only $109 per night by following the link below!   

Book the Sheraton 

 

Anaheim Marriott Suites - The Anaheim Marriott Suites is the premier and largest Marriott all suites full-service hotel located just one mile from the DISNEYLAND® Resort. Book your discounted room using the Corporate/Promo Code: C4Y.  The link is below!                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                  Book the Marriott


CHOC Walk Partnership with Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground will be donating 10% of their proceeds to CHOC Foundation. To book any room, call 800-422-4228 and speak to "In House Reservations". Make sure to mention either CHOC Walk or "Team Angelina". 

This is valid for room stays August 14-September 17. 

*This is not a hotel discount 
 


CHOC Walk History

TIMELINE: 28 Years of Walking for Kids

November 10, 1990, was an important day for Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s). On this milestone date patients and staff moved through tunnels and halls, beginning the process of transitioning from their original building (constructed in 1964 through the efforts of local civic leaders and philanthropists, including Walt Disney). As they moved into a new, six-story building, nearly 1,000 men, women and children walked past the new hospital for the inaugural CHOC/Disneyland® Community Walk.

The first CHOC Walk stretched over five miles, starting at Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, past CHOC Children’s and through neighborhoods to the Disneyland® Park parking lot.  By its third year, the event had outgrown its route and moved to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa for the next nine years.

In 2002, the fundraising event returned to “The Happiest Place on Earth” and was transformed into “CHOC Walk in the Park,” presented by the Disneyland® Resort. In this all-new incarnation walkers had the unique opportunity to stroll a 5K route through Disneyland® Park, Disney's California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District, experiencing early morning magic long before each area opened to the public. 

It was the first event of its kind to take place at the Disneyland® Resort and this new venue proved a huge success for CHOC Children’s. The inaugural walk was the biggest fundraising milestone for the event in its history up-to-that date, raising more than $550,000 for CHOC Children’s and CHOC at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

“CHOC Walk in the Park”, presented by Disneyland® Resort, has continued to enjoy annual growth and in 2004, it became CHOC’s first-ever million-dollar event.  Today the popular fundraising effort remains a favorite destination event among Southern California residents (and beyond). 

Over its 28-year history, the annual event has raised more than $32 million for CHOC Children’s and CHOC at Mission Hospital. The 5k event also has the distinction of being the largest and most unique pediatric fundraiser in the nation.

Among the CHOC Walk’s estimated 14,000 walkers and 650 teams are participants from across the U.S. and around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Japan. Money raised supports CHOC Children’s programs and services in the greatest need—from mental health services to an expanded neonatal intensive care unit.

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

2018 event and registration information can be found at www.chocwalk.org and real-time event information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. The social media hashtag is #chocwalk (Social media guidelines can be found HERE).