5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK:
1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
MAGIC MORNING Disneyland Park: Guests with a 3+ day ticket can choose ONE day for early entry Tues, Thu, or Sat. EXTRA MAGIC HOURS for Resort Hotel Guests: Disneyland Park, Tue, Thu, Sat. California Adventure (including Cars Land) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. Radiator Springs Racers is open during early entry, but Fastpasses are not available during this time. More info here.
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Admin, since most of the questions in the lounge revolve around whether or not the parks will be crowded on whatever day, maybe a calendar with forecasted busy days could be posted on the Homepage? I'll help with the date if you need it.
Anyone have some little known facts about Disneyland? Here's one: The front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is actually the back. One day Disney Artist Herb Ryman (his concept art convinced the bank to give Walt Disney the loan money for Disneyland) was looking at the model for the castle (done by Fred Joerger). Herb said he didn't like it, picked up the castle and turned it backward. Fred freaked out a More...
Miceage.com is reporting that the new World of Color show in DCA will use a "showpass" system of allowing people to reserve space in the amphitheater. That's a great idea IMO. Not having to camp out means more attractions, and it looks better aesthetically.
For those wondering what days to go and avoid at Disneyland, Miceage.com has posted a new update outlining everything till the summer. Includes local school holidays, conventions, etc: http://bit.ly/6uEMw0
I don't think strollers themselves are the problem so much as the SIZE of them. I have video of Disneyland when I was kid in the late 80's, and strollers used to be just a tiny chair that folded up no bigger than a large umbrella. Much like SUV's, some think the addition of a child requires the largest and bulkiest stroller they can find. Disneyland just wasn't meant to accomodate those, as you ca More...
@JJ: Most of the crowds are out of towners here for the Rose Bowl/Rose Parade. After this weekend, things should calm down. January is historically the off season. Unfortunately, a lot of attractions close in January too.
@Jann: Rope drop happens everyday.
@5ryans: Rope drop is what happens when the park first opens. At the end of Main Street, security guards hold ropes to keep people from
entering the park, soon as it's open, they "drop" it.