12350.1 #6 (DL Qual #47

Jun 17, 2012 7:23 AM  WDW Talk Land
First, I don't know how Nancy gets me to do these things. Hey Gary, let's spend the night at Disneyland (sleeping outside on concrete), it'll be fun. Well, it was, we had a great adventure. Met some wonderful CMs and a really nice couple from Canada. We got home last night. During that 48 hour period we may have gotten 7 hours of sleep. It was rough and painful at times, but really worth it. Friday and Saturday we only used our phones for taking pictures, otherwise they were put away. Normally we are posting wait times and uploading photos if we can (usually very difficult because of phone traffic). But we decided we wanted to soak in the experience, so much was happening everywhere. So you know, we are reluctant to post pictures of Cars Land and the DCA makeover. We avoided looking at all the video and pictures that have been posted before we went. You can only experience a brand new attraction once and we didn't want any spoilers. I would suggest to all of you that want to visit DCA, do the same. Okay… please don't shoot the messenger. DCA may be the best theme park to date. I am not making this comment based on what I like and don't like, but what a family with children or a wide segment of the population would prefer. Epcot is my favorite park and will always be a sentimental favorite. But DCA is incredible, if you look at the list of attractions and everything it offers, it is mind boggling. It's like Epcot and Hollywood Studios, combined! Wow! It's all in the details. We really enjoyed the new publication, "The Buena Vista Bugle". It's quite funny. There's a story about the Hollywood Hotel being struck by lightening. Also a story about a price and a mermaid getting married recently. Etc, stories like that. This is surely a collector's item. Based on an article I read someone suggested the Bugle may only exist for a while (12 months?) then could be discontinued. Disneyland published a newspaper, the Disneyland News, in 1955 and quit after a while. So who knows. It really adds to the atmosphere and fun. Buena Vista Street and the Red Car Trolley are amazing. The stores are so upscale and beautiful! Nancy and I were amazed, jaw dropping beautiful. Radiator Springs Racers. The queue and storytelling are simply wonderful. So much to see and ponder as you wait, and wait, and wait, and wait. Wait times on Friday were about 5 hours. We didn't ride it Friday (way too tired to even attempt), but did get a chance on Saturday to ride it twice. When you stand there and look at what they did - it is amazing. Cadillac Mtn Range and Ornament Valley are so big you'd think you were in the middle of the desert. Just gorgeous. Cars Land. Simply stunning. A must see at night with all the neon. Only 3 rides in Cars Land but all fun, fun, fun. And funny. Driving up and down Route 66 you'll find Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Red (Red has his fire nozzle on top of the truck, be careful, you may get soaked!). Full size moving vehicles that do amazing things! Many of the other character cars will be appearing throughout the year. A shout out to CM Shaun, thank you for the pixie dust on Route 66. What a surprise! And thank you CM Michael for all the information and updates. Thank you CM Matt for making a long, long night tolerable, we really enjoyed meeting you and sharing stories. The CMs were especially amazing the entire weekend. We got a lot of pixie dust, or pity dust, I must have looked dreadfully tired and everyone was just so nice to me. And good morning, everyone. Happy Father's Day to all. Happy Father's Day, John, thank you for all the wonderful photos last week. And congratulations, Melissa, on your website. We haven't had a chance to visit, but are really looking forward to it.

Thank you for this awesome post. The beginning made me laugh so hard. I am always saying crazy things to Matt!! Have a great fathers day! - Ariel42  262.9 #35 7:45AM
Fabulous post! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thank you!! - TangledNdisneY  324.7 #27 7:49AM
Wow! All I can say is, wow! I truly can't wait to experience DCA again for myself. When I checked out the preview center last year, I really felt like Disney was going in the right direction. I guess they really hit it out of the park (no pun intended)! It sounds like you had an amazing adventure, especially thanks to some special CMs. They really do make the magic! ✨✨✨ Thank you for sharing some of your stories with us and Happy Father's Day! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  1454.1 #3 7:51AM
Wow...it all sounds so wonderful! Thanks Gary for the great post! Happy Father's Day! - disneycm  725.7 #12 8:06AM
Thanks for the post!  You make me want to go to DL now!!  Who knows?  Also, I wish you a wonderful Father's Day, I'm sure Nancy will treat you right!  She obviously knew what she was doing when she had you sit outside all night :) - DizneyGirl  1004.3 #8 8:24AM
Great post! Can't wait to check out all of the new things at DCA, it sounds like you guys had a wonderful experience. Enjoy your fathers day! - Andrea84  730.3 #11 8:25AM
Thank you so much! Your making me want to go back to dl even more now and we are starting to think about not going to wdw and going back dl for the next D23 expo and to see all of the amazing updates to dca. Nancy was right about you should camp out on the concrete sidewalk in front of dl and dca(I would do that if I got the chance!) I really hope they keep the Buena Vista Bugle Cars Land sounds do amazing and you probably right about dca being the best park, from all the pictures I've seen of the new dca plus what it was last year it looks so much fun and exciting - nodell111  166.4 #55 8:33AM
Oh and happy fathers day! - nodell111  166.4 #55 8:33AM
Awesome post!! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with MW!! If anything this makes me want to go back to DL and experience the magic. One day! - Tinkerbell1265  442.0 #20 9:17AM
Good Morning and Happy Fatherd Day!!!! That was a great post! Now I really want to go to CA even more now! I'm glad you had a great time! - lakerck  165.1 #56 9:25AM
Awesome post !!! - skcanfield  589.2 #14 9:28AM
Happy fathers day!!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us..hope one day to see it in person!!! - dxcmama  363.5 #25 8:52PM
I was wondering when you'd update us on your night. Returning to DL in the Fall, hope we get a chance at the bugle, it sounds like a great keepsake - timonT  423.1 #21 9:02PM
Thank you for your wonderfully descriptive post! I've been checking for your report all day. It sounds absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to go see it the next time I go to Disneyland. Thank you Gary and Nancy. - ally  509.0 #18 9:07PM
Gary! You are the best! This was an awesome post! I was out of breath just reading it! I hope you and Nancy got some rest after that amazing experience you two had at DCA! - JetsamsTwin  379.9 #24 9:29PM
The details look amazing! Your post makes me even more anxious to go! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1191.2 #159 11:10PM
Thank you so much for this!! Can't wait to go there someday!! - mrsincredible  1338.5 #4 7:38AM
You have inspired a decision this morning...hot off the press. Hubs and I are going to visit DL in Oct 2014 sans kiddos to celebrate our 10 wedding anniversary!! :) - mrsincredible  1338.5 #4 8:11AM
Wow! Dl one month..wdw the nxt!! - Polynesiangirl  98.4 #74 9:07AM
O 2014 oops still awesome lol - Polynesiangirl  98.4 #74 9:08AM
Oh I wish, haha!! DW this year, DL 2014. If I could talk the hubs into next year, I would, but waiting to go on our 10th wedding anniversary is worth the wait... I think, haha!! - mrsincredible  1338.5 #4 9:12AM
Great post. I can't wait to visit DL...one day! Happy Fathers day to you! - BodinFabFive  26.3 #149 7:44AM
To b very honest car land did not interest me one iota until I read this. I mean the name alone idk Im not interested in cars but ur description sounds much more than I thought - Polynesiangirl  98.4 #74 9:10AM
That's kinda how I felt. Was really on the fence. Today, we are going to watch Cars, again! I am hooked! - jacdanfan  12350.1 #6 9:14AM
Im catching ur excitement and didn't even see any of it lol..I wonder if it becomes so popular they might open 1 in fl - Polynesiangirl  98.4 #74 9:19AM
I would love a Cars Land in FL!!!! :) - mrsincredible  1338.5 #4 9:30AM
Thank you everyone for the nice comments, we really appreciate it. So you know, the primary reason for the camp out was the merchandise event. It's the opening of a brand new land. There are exclusive, limited edition pins. We were fortunate enough to be able to get ours. When we attended WDW's 40th Anniversary we didn't get in line early enough. We learned our lesson. Yes, we do have park maps and . . . - jacdanfan  12350.1 #6 9:31AM
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! - mrsincredible  1338.5 #4 1:02PM
I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day Gary! - JetsamsTwin  379.9 #24 9:33PM
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