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October 4, 2015 1:22 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Annual Passholder Price Increase OFFICIAL POST: To avoid duplicate posts, please post ALL news, questions, and discussion about the Oct 4 changes to the Annual Pass program on this post. Thank you!The Disneyland Resort now offers the following passes:Disney Southern California Select $329 (most likely tons of blockout dates)Disney Deluxe: $  More...

As someone who doesn't live in SoCal and uses my AP only a couple or a few times a year, the increase really doesn't bother me at all. I have a Premium AP. The current cost of that pass was $779. New Signature Pass is $849 and it includes free PhotoPass access. This is actually a better deal than what I currently have for me. (I did just renew my Premium for $719, so I won't be getting the new pass, anyway.). Not everyone lives locally and can be at the parks 200 days each year. I have never gone during the Christmas break because, frankly, the crowds have scared me off. That is why we do thanksgiving when we want the holiday vibe. Don't the holidays begin around November 11th each year?  So that is about two months' worth of holidays for those who wish to enjoy that time.  If I were to renew my pass next year, I would simply get the Signature pass. I don't need the highest level just for two weeks at Christmas. I understand those who aren't happy. But, I do think it doesn't have to be as horrible as everyone is making it out to be. Disney is a business. They are in the business of making money, right along with letting you make memories. The new normal for some may have to be to see Disneyland as the treat that it is for much of the country or world who does not have it in their backyard. Hopefully, our lives are full of so many things. Disney is one part of it. It shouldn't be everything. Not trying to tick anyone off here. I do think their timing stinks with this. But, just wanted to show  that there is another perspective and way of looking at this. 😊 - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 10:51AM
Yes this makes sense but for people who live in So Cal I fell the photo pass should be an option because I really never use it.  - AlyssaDisneyland  20.2 #0 10:54AM
AP prices have gone up every year. SoCal people have had the choice of two APs that no one in the rest of the world have been able to purchase. It is not a necessity for people to buy the most expensive pass for themselves.  So you do have other options that others do not. They also have given special discounted tickets to SoCal people throughout the year. I think those are great options for those who live down there and cannot afford the more expensive passes. Again? This is another viewpoint. And I realize there is only one SoCal pass available now. And I have no idea if they will continue with the other one indefinitely. Just trying to point out that there are actually some positives for some people here. Tourists bring in a lot of money to Disney. Lots of us enjoy using the Photo Pass system.  - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 11:03AM
MeridaFan - pikarich  4742.0 #24 11:07AM
Correction I go 201 times - pikarich  4742.0 #24 11:09AM
I could not agree more, MeridaFan.  Also, it doesn't have to be all or nothing!  I understand the AP price is high, but that doesn't mean people have to swear off Disney forever.  Some people would kill to go just once a year. - Thumper13  489.1 #410 11:11AM
MeridaFan...I agree with you. We live in Oregon and, although we're not happy about the increase, we see why it was needed. I would have liked to know ahead of time, though. We still think you get your money's worth of quality, family entertainment. And if some of this increase goes to pay cast members and adds more jobs for new cast members and Star Wars Land for everyone I'm all for it. That said...we don't have young kids at home anymore and don't have to pay for them, along with all the extras while in the park. I can definitely see and agree with both sides. You have to make the best decision for your own family.  - GrandCircleTour  343.5 #658 11:26AM
We have 2 AP holders who renewed and upgraded to Deluxe in June, so they will probably need to rethink their budgets for the next time. We are having issues with budget and rooms right now... Does anyone know why there can't be a 6th person in a hotel room at the resort for a standard or premium room like Woods/Courtyard at the Grand Californian? We are wanting to be a group of 6 adults and a second room for just one additional person just seems excessive! (I think room occupancy max is 5 people?.) Mom has her heart set on the Grand, but we'd only be staying the one night with Disneyland potentially open until 12am, so only about 6-8 hours of sleep. We'll get a great AP discount, but trying to convince everyone to pay isn't easily justified for everyone! Any ideas would be appreciated. TIA! 😁😻 - Catski23  13.7 #8550 11:46AM
City of Anaheim and they are passing it right to us So Cal residence. SMH. - davidmariarivas  3.8 #24804 7:16PM
I agree with you 100%.  Great points! - AZDisney  610.4 #315 7:25PM
davidmariarivas , I hear your frustration but please don't take it out on one of the nicest MouseWaiters here. It's not a conspiracy, she doesn't work for Disney, she's just trying to be fair. I'm sorry you're so unhappy. I hope it gets better.  - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 7:48PM
@davidmariarivas definitely not cool to be so unkind to one of my closest friends. You need to check yourself. She's entitled to her opinion . Everyone is.., but no need to throw out unfounded accusations  - eviljules  1362.7 #115 8:11PM
I didn't even read what you wrote because its soooo long, but I liked it anyway since everyone else did. - philliprocks  1198.8 #139 7:45AM
I just genuinely wish they had a kids AP, it just doesn't seem right that my 3 yo will be paying the same ticket price and can't go on anything other than Fantasyland rides.  - bellapistola  158.2 #2539 1:30AM
That makes a lot of sense to me.  - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 2:23AM
agree! - MsTikiMermadam  552.2 #353 2:47AM
I was just thinking that about kids. - minniemonika  174.1 #0 8:17AM
I was just thinking this. With a baby on the way it just seems funny that I will have to buy an annual pass for them at 3. Really what is the difference between 2-3. They are still restricted to the same attractions.  - DisneyBrideΒ°OΒ°  439.0 #468 10:06AM
Excellent point!  My boys were about 6-7 years old when they started going on enough rides to make the price worth it. - DisneyPiratePrincess  211.1 #1815 10:34AM
Me too! They should have a kids 3 to 9 AP!  - DCMAGurl  215.3 #1752 11:40AM
Totally agree!! - 1Princess3Princes  558.8 #346 12:23PM
Yes, that's what kills us, paying for 4 is tough. Not like my single days. - brigeet  449.6 #461 3:27PM
I agree.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  484.0 #415 9:08PM
I'm feeling pixie dusted, I renewed late august. - snowgrey  5.9 #15273 5:58PM
A friend of mine shared an article on FB that was from the LA Times. It went over all the reasons for the price increase. The one that made me stop and not even pay attention to the reasons after it. The lie that AP holders don't spend as much money at the parks as other guests. It cited hotel stays as part of it. Even doing just a day trip I don't spend less than $200. That is on food and souvenirs. A person that lives way closer that can visit say 3 times a week. At the end of the year, is going to average higher spending than someone that visited once. I am really tired of AP holders taking the blame for crowds and being accused of not contributing to revenue. - Lelundrial  591.3 #329 9:19AM
I read the article too. We spend a small fortune every weekend! - jacdanfan  9585.3 #3 1:31PM

 232.1 #1537 (DL Qual #317

September 21, 2015 1:49 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I'm thinking about booking "The Walk In Walt's Footsteps tour. Can someone tell both the good and the Not So Good ( I can't imagine anything at Disneyland being Bad) about this tour?

The tour is awesome,Between all the info about Walt and the park and the brief glimpse of  Club 33 and going to the front of the line of Peter Pan and not to mention a free lunch at Jolly Holiday,  I guess it was okay  - TheHubs  217.7 #1724 2:27PM
Thanks! - luvthemouse  232.1 #1537 4:36PM
Word to the wise, book your tour ASAP. I tried to book mine and I was 27 days out and there were no more available spots.  - citainwonderland  14.1 #0 3:02PM
If we decide to book it they recommended that we book it 60 days out. So we will do that. Thank you.  - luvthemouse  232.1 #1537 4:36PM
You no longer get to see Club 33. I've heard most of the time you don't get to see Walt's Appartment. But you do get to go into the Dream Suite. I did it back when they did Walt's Appartment. I thought it was A LOT of walking. A couple people dropped out. They walked around the park twice. They could have done it in one lap instead of two. Food is essentially Jolly Holiday. I thought it was worth it and fun. It is longer that most of the other tours. - DLKenCA  2500.8 #50 3:16PM
Thanks for the info! - luvthemouse  232.1 #1537 4:37PM

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 3910.6 #34 (DL Qual #18

September 14, 2015 12:39 PM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#NEWS Disney Parks Blog has announced the Christmas schedule that begins Nov 13th. Sadly they will not be showing the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks! πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’” But they will be showing the Christmas Fantasy Parade. Here is the link for all the info:

Tagged in: NEWS  
I HATE YOU!!!!! BAAAHUMMBUGGGGG!!!! πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’” - caramiapoohAKAface  3910.6 #34 12:55PM
They're adding more Duffy though. πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 9:46PM
- sawman911  1062.2 #164 10:29PM
Shush! Scrooge McDuck!! - MinnieTinker  550.5 #357 8:04PM
πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ… - BelieveInMagic  110.4 #3358 5:24PM
Thank God. Disney can be an escape from the same 20 songs we hear in Variation, every year, for 2months. - SonOfVenice  7.1 #13146 8:08PM
Wow! I thought they would keep DL Forever & just add a Christmas segment at the end just like what was done last 4th of July, when there was a patriotic finale add-on. - HARR_E  4256.7 #29 12:55PM
That's what I was thinking too. Who knows, they just might - FoolishMortal138  365.9 #592 1:14PM
I hope they do something!!! You can't have Christmas at DL without it snowing on Main Street...and the Frozen segment doesn't count!! πŸ˜‘β„οΈπŸ˜‚ - caramiapoohAKAface  3910.6 #34 1:23PM
That would be great. Love Christmas time - suzieq65  95.7 #3577 1:56PM
Hi HARR_E! How are you feeling? - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 4:58PM
How are you doing? - jacdanfan  9585.3 #3 5:12PM
I'm doing fine. I was discharged 9/8, they kept me for 5 days post-op. I kinda had some side effects from Gen Anesthesia which kept my stay longer. I'm home & moving around albeit really slowly since I feel pain now & then which is normal during recovery. My surgeon said the procedure was a success & he says from what he has seen, it all "looks good." I will know for certain this Thurs during my appointment when I see my pathology report. Overall, I do feel good with every passing day & am in good spirits. Thanks so much guys for your kind words & thoughts. - HARR_E  4256.7 #29 5:28PM
Glad to hear, take care. - jacdanfan  9585.3 #3 7:01PM
I will watch the fireworks on HoJo Mattercam with the Believe soundtrack on in protest.  - NascarDave  313.9 #786 11:53PM
Anyone know when the candy cane schedule will be out? I'm hoping mid November.  - quote  126.0 #0 7:22PM
Look it up at  for last years then you'll know when this years will come out. Or old articles on the blog. - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 11:38PM
Thanks. Will check it out. Hope that they start earlier this year.  - quote  126.0 #0 6:30AM

 1327.2 #2 (WDW Qual #87

September 15, 2015 11:40 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#RAK, 4 years ago today I found MW , I was still getting the hang of what an App even was ( yes yes I'm a little lame & old school) & it took months before I even posted , I kept reading the FAQs to make sure I understood everything correctly lol. But I'm so glad I did, I've met so many great people on both coasts & have made wonderful friends across the country , it's changed the way I vacation i  More...

*** Winner for the Oogie bottle & Minnie shopping pin is LaBelleParis for @@@@@luxkitty & @bearlove for the Jack Bottle & Minnie Liberty pin . Congrats & please DM me so I can get this right out to you  - tracsant  1327.2 #2 8:17AM
DM'd you! Thanks so much! - luxkitty  3118.4 #42 9:21AM
luxkitty : What a coincidence that you won the Shopping Minnie pin πŸ˜‰ I'm glad you won...Congrats!  πŸ˜ƒ - LaBelleParis  1315.0 #122 1:11PM
- R2Me2  36.9 #5198 11:46AM
Congrats!  - boomom  326.0 #724 11:29AM
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 3982.8 #31 (DL Qual #23

September 11, 2015 12:57 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land

Wheres this at? What is it? What is the thing in your hand? Why aren't you talking???πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 1:01PM
Breathe, BREATHE! πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  3440.1 #39 1:04PM
Is that why my face is purple???πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¨πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 1:06PM
πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6197.6 #17 1:24PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Just saw this! Sorry, love! It's the glow cube that comes in the drinks and this particular one is from Carnation 😊 - SPandEvLover  3982.8 #31 5:43PM
Your  &  look really Yummy, but thought you might like  as well!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜ - Catski23  13.7 #8550 9:21AM
Soup looks delish! Can't wait to acquire an ice cube like yours. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  15.5 #7986 8:21AM
Your  &  look really Yummy, but thought you might like  as well!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜ - Catski23  13.7 #8550 9:21AM

 3118.4 #42 (DL Qual #22

September 11, 2015 8:53 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
NEW Poison Apple Cup! πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸŽ It Glows In The Dark! ZERO Buckets Are Back...Slight Difference, ZERO glows in the dark!

They are sold at Rancho del Zocalo with cookies, Gibson Girl with ice cream and Plaza Inn with cake. Also at Disneyland hotel next to the pool.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 1:46PM
I will be sure to bring my duffel bag to pack buckets and cups. - Lelundrial  591.3 #329 9:28AM
Haha! - jacdanfan  9585.3 #3 10:06AM
- CuriousAsAlice7  128.4 #3004 9:23PM
what is the plastic number on these cups? it should be inside a triangle on the bottom. - Plumiegirl  9514.1 #4 12:46AM

 6229.8 #16 (DL Qual #9

September 11, 2015 7:02 AM  Disneyland Talk Land

The number to text to is 227853 (CASTLE) - sawman911  1062.2 #164 8:09AM
Here is the information link for the NEW Word Of The Day Contest; - Winnie111286  6229.8 #16 8:11AM
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You're very welcome. - Winnie111286  6229.8 #16 11:44AM
Thank you so much! - hearic  32.6 #5480 5:46PM

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 694.0 #265 (DL Qual #227

May 9, 2015 2:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just a reminder for those with strollers, there's free air next to the fire hydrant near the stroller rentals. (Child not included.)

And again, Disney thinks of everything! Great for some wheelchairs too! - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 2:08PM
Wow good to know.  - Bassplayerswife  426.0 #483 10:17PM
I forgot about this thanks - carminaire  756.4 #237 12:28PM
Excellence...Disney style! - Melody_CM  7607.7 #8 8:22AM

 2216.4 #65 (DL Qual #38

April 27, 2015 12:27 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Heres another one of my favorite castle shots. I really like this one because of the castle's reflection in the water.

Beautiful pic. Congrats on BPOTD - DisneyGrandma  874.6 #202 7:30AM
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- MariaR  183.9 #2158 11:44PM
Amazing - palomine96  20.6 #6860 12:02AM

 6197.6 #17 (DL Qual #5

March 12, 2015 7:53 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 12th, 2013: The Fantasy Faire and Royal Hall opened in Disneyland!     More...

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I still haven't watched the show there. @MissAmericaSings I need to borrow your mini one day so I can go watch this πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #117 8:31AM
awe! You don't need a mini princess to enjoy the show. 😊 just watch the video. 😜 and btw, my minis would take you anytime! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6197.6 #17 8:50AM
Aww...I agree with Duchess_SMK, you don't need a mini to go watch this show but you know my mini would love to join you! Actually, I haven't seen the Frozen show either! 😁 - MissAmericaSings  394.3 #544 3:45PM
2 years?!?! Crazy, definitely doesn't feel like that long - LBChica  2390.7 #58 9:07AM
I know right?! Seems like yesterday!! - Duchess_SMK  6197.6 #17 10:56AM
Agreed!  Where are the years going??   - DisneyFanZoe  1243.8 #132 11:24AM
Wow! Has it really been 2 years? I was so upset about losing the CPG that I could not imagine it would be good. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. They did a great job!!! And Duchess once again... Great job on this post!!!!!! - Boundin  620.7 #311 10:23PM
I love the boysen/apple freezes! I can't believe it has been two years. I have only seen the Tangled show.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1259.2 #130 10:43PM

January 28, 2015 4:33 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Official Disneyland 60th Anniversary discussion post. Talk about tonight's big announcement here:
I would love to see Voices of Liberty come back to disneyland for this celebration!!  I miss them! - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 5:04PM
Oh me too!!! - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #310 6:06PM
that is kinda an Epcot thing...I doubt it will come back but would be cool - Dave   13313.0 #2 3:47PM
The Diamond Celebration will start on May 22, 2015!!!  - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 8:18PM
Yay!! - Linzee  1141.2 #148 8:18PM
just announced by Chairman of Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 8:18PM
Noooooooooo!!!! We're there May 1 - May 6 😭😭😭😭 I was really hoping to be a part of the celebration.  - DisneyPrincess79  141.3 #2806 8:27PM
Dang-was hoping earlier too-but still-YAYπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 8:41PM
Awesome! I was afraid we were going to miss it's first day because of our trip to WDW - Sandcar13  1408.2 #108 2:19AM
Too early for my end of April beginning Β of May trip - E-Ticket  1434.6 #106 6:58AM
Awesome we arrive on the 22nd for a whole week  - DOPEY13  61.3 #4270 11:09AM
The 60th will undoubtedly be spectacular and I didn't see the video blogs from Disney or twitter as I was working that night.many news sources and media sites where present at the event including mw si as I search and read "others "show from that night a preview of the actual projections on main street and during a q&a session with the press it was stated that the Christmas parade and fireworks would be  present for 2015.i know that changes will come especially for this but if they do not show Christmas parade I would be sad but then we will have to set up viewing parties to see them together .😊😊😊 - pikarich  4742.0 #24 1:06PM
Hope to be able to renew my pass on May 4th. Don't want to miss a thing! - CoachDisney  126.0 #3041 8:50PM

 1354.8 #117 (DL Qual #69

January 28, 2015 8:55 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Is Capt EO coming back,I just noticed it on the refurb list???Sounds good to me :)

hopefully not...would be nice to put something new in there - Dave  13313.0 #2 12:13PM
Agreed πŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.2 #27 2:05PM
Capt Eo is hopefully out for good. - kimdis  51.6 #4551 12:53PM
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 882.8 #196 (DL Qual #84

January 14, 2015 1:57 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
In honor of @MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz's Bucket List Wish of visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum. This is not the museum, but close by across the bay in Emeryville, Pixar Animation Studios!

Usually once a year or so they auction off a tour of the studio for charity. It doesn't come cheap but I hear is awesome! - BabyMakes5  19.6 #7044 8:33AM
I'd want to go in! Do they offer tours? - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1186.3 #142 6:37AM
Not sure about tours. I didn't think to find out. It's located in such an unassuming area in Emeryville, it's a surprising location, about a 3 minute drive from the local Target store. - KennyV  882.8 #196 7:57AM
Oh I am PRETTY sure that MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz Likes TargetπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5729.0 #18 8:13AM
I only know it because I ran out of shaving cream the last trip, so I had to find a Target before we headed across the bay to SF. Ha! - KennyV  882.8 #196 8:17AM
Ooh fun!  I'd love to tour there😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5729.0 #18 6:52AM
John lasseter's kids and I went to school together I wish we would've been close im dying to do a tour! - excmdlgurl  304.5 #845 3:42PM
Never give up! When's the Class reunion? - KennyV  882.8 #196 2:32PM

 1801.7 #86 (DL Qual #55

December 16, 2014 4:51 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Olaf's Ice Rink! So magical! ❄ Anyone else try it yet?

Ice skating at DL? - NeverlandTink  423.1 #489 4:54PM
Yes! It's in Downtown Disney ((no park admission necessary) it is adjacent to Earl of Sandwich, the monorail station, ESPN Zone and the Disneyland Hotel, Cute little village looking window shops offer Ghiradelli Cocoa, Boudin Treats and other fun gift opportunities too! (I'll post a collage). Venture down there-it's cute! - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 6:43PM
I'm gonna guess not many have tried this by the lack of responses! πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 3:46PM
Nooooo....broken ankle when I was 8 ice skating so I stay away! - luxkitty  3118.4 #42 4:08PM

 769.5 #231 (DL Qual #141

December 15, 2014 10:53 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
#live Animation Academy Schedule 12-15-14

Hurry after next week only Olafand mmarshmallows from frozen will be the only character being drawn during the frozen takeover as I hear - pikarich  4742.0 #24 12:27PM
Let it go  pikarich just let it go. All will be ok in time - grumpyinphx  592.0 #328 12:42PM
Oh don't worry my light saber is ready to go meet Olaf for the first time and last time in forever, nice profile pic by the way - pikarich  4742.0 #24 12:51PM
Thank you on pic... don't kill olaf please. If you do they will bring Duffy back so please don't use your light saber - grumpyinphx  592.0 #328 1:02PM
The CM did hint that Marshmallow would become more frequent during takeover (also said that new DCA meet and greet would replace the other one entirely)  - spicy  769.5 #231 1:41PM
Wait, what? Light sabers and Olaf? Count me in!! - DarthTinkerbell  561.7 #344 10:56PM
Marshmallow would be fun to draw.  - happiestplace  154.8 #2592 12:01PM
I really wanted to but missed him each day (conflicts!) ... Next time I'll get him - always love new characters!  - spicy  769.5 #231 8:05PM
I can't find the answer so I apologize for asking again if it's been answered.. How often are the drawing schedules changed (with the exception of next week..)?? - meghannandalex  52.2 #4525 8:15PM
They are different everyday - ask the CM monitoring the front desk at the academy and they will show you that day's schedule  - spicy  769.5 #231 8:52PM
Thank you 😁 - meghannandalex  52.2 #4525 5:54PM

 7257.2 #9 (DL Qual #4

December 9, 2014 10:58 AM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#NEWS- “Fantasmic!” Fast Pass and New Dining Plans All-in-One Information Post! Starting Friday, December 12th 2014, “Fantasmic!” will be offering a Fast Pass option for a reserved viewing area and new dining packages. But first, due to this change, the Nighttime Entertainment Schedule will be altered.  This is  More...

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Just an FYI-DCA GC is being scheduled to help with Fantasmic since we work WOC. I personally have a shift on Monday 12/15 and I'm excited but nervous. I'm excited that I'll be working on the DL side doing a show I've never done before. I'm excited that I get to help fellow CMs with something that is new to them. I'm nervous because of all the push back and assumptions I'm hearing from everyone before this new system even starts. Disney is constantly looking to improve the guest experience, not make it worse. No one seems to like change but we all adapt quickly and things always seem to work out for the better. As Walt said himself, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." I can tell you first had that every CM I know strives to preserve Walts vision, tradition and legacy daily. We do it because it's what makes Disneyland magical. Ok-I'm off my soap box, LOL  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #352 10:53PM
thank you!  - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 11:04PM
I hope you all have a blast!   - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 11:41PM
That's really great they are bringing you guys over.  I feel like WOC is down to a science, so I'm sure you all will train them well! - Sarafina  491.7 #407 8:34AM
Great info. Thanks. We are doing the Aladdins Oasis package this Saturday so I'm excited to see the changes! - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 12:01PM
draven898 I definitely will! I hope to report the best but will report the worst if necessary. I am confident though - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 3:37PM
I really dont know about the Aladdin Oasis. Please post all info cause im confused Lol. Is it like a restaurant i've never heard of, after all this time 😁.  - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  903.2 #191 7:33PM
iLOVELUCYnDISNEY- its a sitting area in Adventureland, next to the exit of the Jungle Cruise.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 8:37PM
So, how did it go this weekend. I would love an update as I want to pick one of these options for my upcoming trip. This is my son's favorite show!  - LaPearleNoir  1639.4 #96 6:48AM
    DisneyVacationLover    made a post as did       @missmimi90  think. Crowded, communication needed to be better, food looked good, walkways clearer by HM, and fast passes gone quickly.missmimi90 - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 3:54PM
Yes indeed I wrote a long review about how this new system worked for us. If you can get through it, more power to you lol - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 4:07PM
Oh,   TinkerSchelle  Has one also!! - secretagentangel  2422.0 #53 4:17PM
Thanks. I'll check them all out. - LaPearleNoir  1639.4 #96 7:15PM
I'll let you all know how the walkways work with my double wide stroller, watch your feet folks - pikarich  4742.0 #24 12:57AM
Look forward to when we get to review the process using the mobility scooter. - Sugarbuzz  227.7 #1592 5:39PM
Yep-I wrote some navigating advice in the comment section on my post for those NOT using FP - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 3:42PM
Bump for mmreyes4 - Alicewhoareyou  2221.7 #64 7:41PM
mmreyes4 - Alicewhoareyou  2221.7 #64 7:45PM
This is the best yet! Thanks again - mmreyes4  263.0 #1187 7:56PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Alicewhoareyou  2221.7 #64 7:57PM

 7257.2 #9 (DL Qual #4

December 5, 2014 9:49 AM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#News- Starting January 7th, 2015- "Frozen Fun" will debut at Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park. Some of the highlights include:  - "For the First Time in Forever- A Frozen Sing a Long Celebration" in the Muppet Vision 3D Theater- "Olaf's Snow Fest"- in Stage 17- an immersive winter wonderland straight out of Aredelle- Wandering Oaken's  More...

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Here's my thoughts about this- with a new change coming to Hollywood Land, this will attract more guests of all ages to the area. Over the last few years, Stage 17 has never been used to what it's really built for: large events. Okay, once in a while, there will be big events like Dancing with Disney, the Gospel Celebration, AP and CM events, but its mostly empty throughout the year. Its a really big building that you can pretty much start from scratch in there. Also, attendance in the Muppets theater has (sadly) decreased, thus having two big empty buildings in a land. Across the way, the Toy Story Zoetrope (sp?) also had decreasing numbers of the years. How do I know that? For a whole day last year, I had to walk around Hollywood Land and count all of the guests in certain landmarks to help out our industrial engineering department and most of the time, nobody was over in that corner looking at the display. With the Animation Academy exiting to that corner, it makes a perfect place to move Anna and Elsa over there, giving a more private area than the current place in Fantasyland. If you think they're over doing it, I don't think so. First, this movie is the top earning animated movie of all time. With all of the competition in animation, not any company can say that, expect Disney. It was Walt that actually wanted to do this story in the 1940s/50s, but instead did Cinderella. Secondly, it still has a big following. Merch from not just the parks, but around the world is still selling well. The soundtrack is still being listened to on iTunes, Spotify and other sites as well. To see the other perspective of this, what if Frozen was a flop in the theaters and Disney was stuck being behind other companies at the box office? We would probably be back to the early 2000s when the animation studios was in rut, trying to crank out any film they could to get to be a hit. In conclusion, its a great idea and I really look forward to seeing it all. Just my thoughts... - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 12:01PM
I totally agree!  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but the demand is absolutely huge and all these things WILL be popular. - Sarafina  491.7 #407 12:07PM
Mad T wasn't my cup of tea, (no pun intended), so seeing change is nice - BaseballMickey_CM  7257.2 #9 12:14PM
You are totally right. Plus I think when something becomes EXTREMELY popular like frozen, people are bound to repel themselves away from it purely due to success. I can't say I'm thrilled about anna and elsa being in the animation building (though I know it's original purpose was for rotational meet and greets) but Disney knows to steer toward where the money is coming in. They are a business after all not a nonprofit. - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 12:14PM
It makes perfect sense. People love Frozen, and it's as big as ever. It's also a perfect winter seasonal attraction list. And with prep being done in DL to. Get ready for the 60th, it's a nice way to keep busy across the esplanade.  - chrismis21  572.4 #339 3:10PM
Numbers don't lie!  πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  3626.4 #37 6:39PM
Just because a movie earned a lot of money doesn't mean that the movie itself is actually good. All it means is there were a lot of people who got suckered into seeing the movie at least once. - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #980 7:06PM
I agree! I never understood the Mad Tea Party.  I think the Frozen area will be a good thing. - Thumper13  489.1 #410 9:52PM
excellent points! Disney is a business, they need to do and keep doing whatever increases and benefits their business. This is obvious to me. I get it!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.6 #17 6:35AM
Agree with you both!  I preferred Tron over Mad Tea, but as far as Frozen...I've let it go πŸ˜‚ - DisneyPrincessT  108.0 #3400 11:19AM
Where do you think the lines will be for the meet & greet? That area isn't very big without going into the main lobby of Animatoin Academy - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 5:11PM
So I guess there was no one in the Disney board room willing to say, "Okay guys, let's not over do it." - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #980 11:36AM
The Emperor's new clothes. - debbiev  1069.0 #163 12:29PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ debbiev - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.7 #322 12:41PM
Welcome to the blessing/curse of having Disneyland be our home! In DisneyWorld - they can add attractions, because of limited space, we have to lose stuff from time to time. Change is always hard. Glad to see Stage 17 used for something though!  - TinkerSchelle  1801.7 #86 4:31PM
Look forward to seeing the changes during our visit next year  - quote  126.0 #0 6:00PM

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 63.4 #4209 (DL Qual #1522

December 8, 2014 9:19 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Is there a phone number that we can call if we would like to purchase something specific from the parks? Thank you :)

Yep! Disney DelivEars. 1-800-362-4533 - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 9:25AM
I thought it said devilears - philliprocks  1198.8 #139 8:19AM
Awesome! Thank you :) - MrsMinnie  63.4 #4209 8:07AM

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 1282.7 #127 (DL Qual #72

December 4, 2014 9:49 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Thank you FanOfJack for my awesome RAK and extra water bottle!!!😍 Jack showed up just in time for the lighting of my mini NBC treeπŸŽ„πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘!!

Very cool - kimdis  51.6 #4551 11:19AM
Nice!!! - Ldgsg  213.9 #1775 12:08PM
Very cool - evilemohand  852.9 #207 7:17AM
Nice - missymel  62.6 #4230 8:38AM

 13313.0 #2 (DL Qual #3

December 4, 2014 5:42 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Tree lighting ceremony at the Disney studios

That's cool. - keepmovingforward  210.6 #1823 7:48PM
Thanks for sharing - Dizkid  372.0 #579 8:16PM

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