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For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

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  • [Chat] For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

    Just a curiousity question here. I was wondering, among those who are local and visit often... what time of the day do you usually like to go? I know each has it's pro's and con's... so I thought this would be both fun and lively to discuss.

    For us it is mainly either Noon (Meet), Afternoon, or Evening, depending on if it is Weekday or Weekend. I prefer the Evening for a couple hours or until closing if the park closes early. I find the park is usually less crowded, lines are shorter, it's cooler outside, and most important I can park where I WANT TO! Also all day, while possible, really wears out our little ones. We did the Noon Meet on Sunday, stayed until 9PM, and they were exhausted!
    78
    Morning, there before opening or shortly after, but only stay for a few hours.
    12.82%
    10
    Opening, for an ALL DAY visit.
    26.92%
    21
    Noon, there for the Meet, hit a couple attractions and Bye Bye
    7.69%
    6
    Noon, from Meet until Closing.
    5.13%
    4
    Afternoon for a few hours
    6.41%
    5
    Afternoon... staying for the rest of the night
    8.97%
    7
    Evening, spending an hour or so
    3.85%
    3
    Evening, there until closing.
    8.97%
    7
    I spend most of my visit at Disneyland
    19.23%
    15
    I spend most of my visit at DCA
    0.00%
    0
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    Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

    I'm not exactly a local; it takes a good 1.5-2 hours to get to the park, but that's certainly better than some people's predicament, and I have been going perhaps once every few months. Considering that I'm not in the park every week or even every month, I tend to take whole days to visit, making the most of my ticket. I try to get there around opening or a little after, and I typically buy my ticket (with a $6 discount! ) elsewhere beforehand. It's nice to get in a few of the popular attractions--Space and/or Indy, typically--before things fill up.

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    • #3
      Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

      I tend to go about once a week, and when I do most of my visits are for either the noon meet ... or meeting friends after work in the evening.

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        Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

        I'm not "close" to Disneyland - if I am in my hometown of Torrance/Gardena I am about 40 minutes away - if i'm in Santa Maria it is a good 3 to 4 hours. I usually go on an all day quest...from park opening until the clock strikes 12.
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          Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

          I usually get there around 9, and leave around 7. Thats enough time for me to get all my disneyland must do-s in. Entrance show, castle show, musical chairs, both parades, one or two sword in the stone ceremonys, tea cups, thunder mountain, and a few other rides.

          Obviously I go so much its not all about the rides anymore.

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            Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

            Opening, all day, mostly at Disneyland.




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            • #7
              Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

              I like getting there between 10-11. Go on a couple of rides then the meet. Stay til around 5 or 6 and leave not totally exhausted.

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                Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                I'm not exactly a local; it takes a good 1.5-2 hours to get to the park
                I thought you lived in LA? What part are you in if it takes that long? When I lived in Burbank, it was only 40 minutes or so to the resort.

                I live the perfect distance from DLR to not go every week and burn out, but that i can go every couple weeks if i feel like it and thats fine. And I'm an 'open til close' kind of girl. Get there early or you're wasting the day and stay late to get on as many rides as possible. Maximize the day.


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                  Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                  I thought you lived in LA? What part are you in if it takes that long? When I lived in Burbank, it was only 40 minutes or so to the resort.
                  I do, west LA. Unfortunately, I usually have to resort--haha, get it, "resort"? --to public transportation, which takes longer. If I'm driving, it should take more like an hour at most, depending on traffic.

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                    Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                    Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                    I do, west LA. Unfortunately, I usually have to resort--haha, get it, "resort"? --to public transportation, which takes longer. If I'm driving, it should take more like an hour at most, depending on traffic.
                    Haha Oh I see. Sometimes public transportation can be a bummer. I like the train because even though it takes forever, its a least a little fun.


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                      Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                      Haha Oh I see. Sometimes public transportation can be a bummer. I like the train because even though it takes forever, its a least a little fun.
                      Yeah...one thing that's kinda fun about the combination of bus routes I typically take is the fact that I end up with a "layover" at LAX. I like airports, so that's a bit enjoyable.

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                        Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                        Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                        Yeah...one thing that's kinda fun about the combination of bus routes I typically take is the fact that I end up with a "layover" at LAX. I like airports, so that's a bit enjoyable.
                        How cool. I like airports too! I like watching the planes land. Look and you and me getting off topic in our own little world again. )


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                          Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                          Yeah, we're good at that. ) But I did vote in the poll!

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                            Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                            I time it so i arrive 2 hours before closing and make a 35 minute drive near the disney studios every week. I haven't seen daylight there in years.

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                              Re: For the Day Trippers... when do you like to go?

                              I like to go on either Tuesday or Thursdays from 2pm to close. Those are usually pretty nice days to go. My brother and I go to Disneyland more, but we go into California Adventure for TOT and California Screamin' quite often.
                              The drive on the 5-North sucks though .

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