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  • Trip Report TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

    Ok everyone, this is my first TR, so any suggestions to make my next TR better woul be appreciated!

    I arrived at DCA at about 9:45. As soon as I entered the park, the queue fot TSMM was already stretched to Sunshine Plaza. When I asked a CM how long the line would take, she told me 4-5 hours. My jaw dropped, but I figured it would be long today.

    At first, I headed over to the area between Wine Country and the DCA current "Hub" (Where they put the Christmas Tree). CM's had it blocked iff there for the Opening Cremonies. I didn't see much, but around 10:20 real Green Army men parchuted from the sky. I heard them doing marches when they landed, and the ride was then officially opened with a blast! Really, fireworks launched from the TSMM show building.

    For some reason, I wanted to ride so I got in line. Yes, it was a very, very painful afternoon. I met some nice people in the line, so we had fun and talked about Disneyland "Secrets" the whole time, so that made time fly. It was all great until it started going 101. I was in line when it broke down the second or third time, and it was down for a good 45 minutes. When it fixed, I eventually made it to the loading area, and hopped on the ride.

    The ride was great! I did not take any photos inside because that was my first time riding it and I did not want to waste 4 hours of standing in line. All I have to say is that it is far the best of any new SoCal attractions this summer. I thought the pull string would be hard to pull, and it came out very easy. I loved the interactivity of the Talking Potato (a.k.a Mr. Potato Head) I was wearing a Mickey hat and he said:

    Potato: Hey you, yeah you in the white!

    Me: Me?

    Potato: Yeah you, take off that hat, it looks "silly"

    Me: Ok! (takes off hat)

    Potato: I'm just kidding! Put it back on.

    He then proceded to take off his ear and sing. The ride overall was fun, my favorite game being Woody's game. The bonus round is cool too! It's a good ride, but not worth over 2-2.5 hour wait.

    After I got my fill on DCA, I went to Disneyland, I went on like three rides in about 4 hours. It was jam packed there too. It was hot, I'd say int he 80's, but it was humid and sticky. Looks like summer is here!


    Pictures are coming as soon as I figure out how to get them on here! Give it about a half hour to forty five minutes.

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    Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

    Nice report so far, can't wait to see picutres! I won't wait 4 hours for TSMM.
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      Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

      So how long was the overall wait given the breakdown and everything?

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        Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

        hehe. the Mr. Potato part sounds cool.

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          Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

          From the time I got in line to getting off the attraction, it was about 4.5 hours. Prabalby like 4 if it did not go 101.

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            Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

            Is Mr. Potato Head interactive like Crush or is it a series of preprogrammed responses? (I couldn't tell from DHS' version...)

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            • #7
              Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

              Cute ... Mr Potato Head is the best part of the attraction!

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                Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                DisneyPro, thanks for the opening day TR! And kudos to you for sticking it out in that long, long line. To be there for a grand opening for a ride...well, it doesn't happen too often. And that was cool that you got a Mr. Potato Head experience. Congrats!

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                  Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                  I can't believe how long the wait was!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                    Eww....

                    I would love to ride this during its opening season, but I really think I'll end up skipping it... four hours for what is, at heart, a shooting game, at which I will suck anyway, is not really worth it to me.
                    You don't need me or my ham, cheese, cheese, cheese, tomato, cheese, ham and tomato sandwiches. And cheese.



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                    • #11
                      Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                      Originally posted by DisneyPrincess4590 View Post
                      Is Mr. Potato Head interactive like Crush or is it a series of preprogrammed responses? (I couldn't tell from DHS' version...)
                      He has programed responses, but he does interact with you.

                      I forgot to mention that they were selling an exclusive opening day pin. I will post a picture when I have all the other pictures sorted.

                      It was also pretty funny because Mr. Potato Head's eyes had a green shade to them in the morning. I wonder if it was planned? (I doubt it)

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                        Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                        Pictures are almost here!

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                          Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                          Originally posted by DisneyPro View Post

                          I forgot to mention that they were selling an exclusive opening day pin. I will post a picture when I have all the other pictures sorted.
                          And that is the only reason I personally would ever go to an opening day of anything. I'll stick with the soft openings before hand when I can.




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                            Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                            PHOTOS Are Here!

                            CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

                            CM's Were Preparing Opening Celebration




                            Toy Story Mania or Toy Story Midway Mania! Geez!


                            Some of The Media Areas:











                            These Wires Were Everywhere on the Pier!



                            Green Army Men:






                            They Had These Boats out on the Lagoon:




                            Potato Head:








                            He was Interacting and Staring at me:



                            His eyes were a little green!





                            At the queue's peak, the halfway point was in Flik's Fun Fair.



                            I Want One! But I can't get out of line...



                            Rest of the queue, building, and Misc.










                            Sign in Front of the Building:







                            My "Tram"







                            DISNEYLAND PICS!

                            Work Walls Still Up...











                            LE TSMM Opening Day Pin



                            Pirates Overflow Queue







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                              Re: TSMM Grand Opening Day! 6/17

                              Wonderful!

                              Um... those boats on the lagoon are interesting!! Paradise Pier Tours???




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