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  • [Question] New Years Eve 2010 Questions

    Good Evening,

    I haven't posted in a while, but I have a couple questions that I have been unable to find answers to elsewhere, so I thought I should ask here.

    This is my first time going to the park on New Years Eve, and I was wondering what the schedule of events is usually like? Are there any additional events or shows that I should be prepared for? What time does the park usually hit capacity?

    Does anyone have any other tips or suggestions to make the most of this holiday in the park?

    I appreciate any and all feedback...thanks!

  • #2
    Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

    well i'm thinking it's going to be crowded, soooo

    GOOD LUCK.

    (then again i've never been, but it seems like it would be crowded)
    Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
    You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
    Originally posted by penguinsoda

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    • #3
      Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

      Thank you!

      Yeah I figured it's going to be crazy, I'm just curious if there is anything special that happens that day/day I should be aware of.

      Also I'm going to be at the resort through the 3rd, do the crowds drop off significantly after NYE?

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      • #4
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        ok well i honestly have no idea, i heard somewhere that they do something special, but i don't know what.

        and the crowds? yeah again, i don't know. i'm such a big help aren't i? :lol:
        Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
        You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
        Originally posted by penguinsoda

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        • #5
          Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

          Disneyland definitely hits capacity New Years! I'd say by early afternoon people are getting turned away. DCA has a lot of fun dance areas, each of which are sponsored by a different local radio station, and I think DL does that too.

          DL shoots off fireworks at midnight, and years past DCA has done a mini pyro display on the lagoon. Also, they usually hand out plastic top hats and horns, which are A LOT of fun!
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          • #6
            Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

            Some friends of mine have gone the last 10 & 5 years and I was invited to join them this year!!!!! :yea:I have heard that it is tremendously crowded!!!! We are all so excited, we have about 7 of us going and we've got reservations for the Blue Bayou and the Thunder Ranch BBQ place!!! Yay!!! Cant wait!!!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

              i hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread for a moment dcaftw. but i too had a question and didn't wanna waste space w/ another thread.

              i was thinking of going for new years (AP here), if i were to show up in the morning before they stop selling tickets, get a hand stamp and leave, then return around 7pm, would i still be allowed in since i was there early or not?

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
                i hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread for a moment dcaftw. but i too had a question and didn't wanna waste space w/ another thread.

                i was thinking of going for new years (AP here), if i were to show up in the morning before they stop selling tickets, get a hand stamp and leave, then return around 7pm, would i still be allowed in since i was there early or not?
                This is ALL hear say, but I heard they dont let you back in.... But I could be totally wrong!

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                • #9
                  Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                  I was at Disneyland New Years 2006 and by was it crowded. It was like being in a can of sardines. If you want to do the count down in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle get there way earlier and stake your claim.

                  They opened up a backstage area between Main St and Tomorrowland to keep the masses moving. It was hard to get to places because they had some paths closed and you could only walk one way.

                  As far as extras they did set up different areas around the park for music and dancing. I think they handed out noisemakers and other fun stuff too.

                  It was an experience, but I don't think I would do it again.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                    They will let you back in once it they haven't hit capasity if they have go to dca for a couple hours around 10 they let more people in never had a problem getting back in but they sometimes force you to go to DCA for a couple hours. I have gone many New Years Eve I have an PAP.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                      Thanks everyone for the info...

                      What about the days following NYE, does the crowd drop off?

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                        Originally posted by DCAFTW View Post
                        Thanks everyone for the info...

                        What about the days following NYE, does the crowd drop off?

                        I believe it does, I may be wrong though.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by DCAFTW View Post
                          Thanks everyone for the info...

                          What about the days following NYE, does the crowd drop off?
                          Normally it would, but with the BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl on Jan 7, there will be a lot of Texas and Alabama fans in town and I'm sure they will make there way to the park.

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                            I've been at Disneylan for New Years Eve 3 times now and I know from experience that'll be crowded.

                            Let me give you and others some tips:

                            1.) Arrive super early since the M&F Parking Structure will be filled up. And the other Parking areas will fill up too.

                            2.) Get Fastpasses for Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Indy early as these rides will run out of FP's quickly. For Indy and Splash, the Single Rider Line is your best alternative as the SLR is faster than the FP.

                            3.) If you can't be at the castle for the countdown, ISASW is another alternative. The ROA is another good one as well.

                            4.) Try to hit the popular rides as early as possible.

                            5.) Make sure that if you leave and plan to return later, get a handstamp.

                            6.) Try to find a hotel with a room available since it'll make your day better. Plus you can buy tickets at the hotel if it's a Good Neighbor Hotel.

                            7.) If you plan to meet Mickey Mouse, go to his house in Toontown.

                            8.) Princess Fantasy Faire and Pixie Hollow won't have extended hours for NYE. Which means that Pixie Hollow will close at 5PM and Princess Fantasy Faire will close at 6 or 6:30 so plan accordingly if you plan to go to these Meet-and-Greet areas.

                            9.) The best time to ride the big rides is at 1AM! People start leaving aroud this time and all lines should be shorter.

                            10.) Get a locker first thing since a lot of people will be getting lockers.

                            11.) Shopping should be your last thing to do.

                            12.) If you plan to eat at a restaurant like the blue bayou, try to get reservations early or go to DTD for more options.

                            All entertainment offered during the holiday season will show on NYE. Here is what the entertainment schedule should be like:

                            A Christmas Fantasy

                            3:30 and 6:30

                            Fantasmic!

                            9:00, 10:30 and 12:10 AM Weather Permitting

                            Believe! In Holiday Magic

                            9:25 PM Weather Permitting

                            NYE Fireworks (Usually Fantasy in the Sky)

                            Midnight

                            Others will be listed in you times guide so pick one up at the gates or City Hall. Custodial Cast Members will also have maps and times guides avialable.


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                            • #15
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                              Are we there yet?! Are we there yet?!

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                              • #16
                                Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                                I've been doing DL NYE for 27 or so years now. If you want to be in DL that night, get in early and stay there. Don't leave the park. I have seen to many guest at the gates saying, but I have a hand stamp. That wont help if they are at capacity and aren't allowed to let more people in.

                                The place is packed and its hard to move in the evening/night time. Try not to move from one side of the park to the other. Its easier to stay in one area. The running back and forth with FP wont be easy.

                                After midnight the park empty but still is open till 2:00am(usually) That is a great time to get on rides. We have done it a few times and its a blast.
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                                • #17
                                  Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                                  Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
                                  i hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread for a moment dcaftw. but i too had a question and didn't wanna waste space w/ another thread.

                                  i was thinking of going for new years (AP here), if i were to show up in the morning before they stop selling tickets, get a hand stamp and leave, then return around 7pm, would i still be allowed in since i was there early or not?
                                  If the park is at capacity, and the fire marshal has closed the park, no, you will not be admitted.
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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by disneylandkitty View Post
                                    They will let you back in once it they haven't hit capasity if they have go to dca for a couple hours around 10 they let more people in never had a problem getting back in but they sometimes force you to go to DCA for a couple hours. I have gone many New Years Eve I have an PAP.
                                    I have gone the last 10 years, and most years, it does NOT reopen once 7 or 8 has come. Most years it has closed by early afternoon, but reopened briefly til about 5 or 6, then it is closed (interesting to see those gates closed!) Last year was a strange year in that they didn't close until late. (We had an issue where my daughter had to leave briefly, and had a manager who escorted her to keep her "logged" into the park for the count. But it wasn't needed.) I think it was 2001 the park closed at 3 and didn't reopen until midnight.
                                    If you see a cute yellow lab puppy with a yellow cape, WAVE! It might be us! (Or it may be someone else that lurks here!) Thank you for asking before you pet! Next trip, Dec 22-Jan 3rd.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                                      This year will be my third trip to the Disneyland Resort for NYE (went previously in 05/06 and 08/09). While it is very crowded it is still a fun and magical experience. The key to planning a visit on NYE is to know what you're in for...yes it will be crowded and you will have to walk slowly with the masses to get to your destination and yes the lines are long. When we go we dont plan to get on as many rides but instead choose our favorites.Every year we have left the park for a short time in the afternoon to rest, freshen up and grab a coat for the evening. We have never had a problem getting back in (hope our luck doesn't run out).
                                      We book a hotel close to the park so we can walk or take a trolly...I've never experienced the parking lot on such a busy day as this but I would assume it's packed.
                                      My advice is to bring a lot of patience, a spirit of new adventure and lots of warm layers as it does get quite cold at night. Disneyland on NYE is a magical experience full of wonderful memories!

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: New Years Eve 2010 Questions

                                        Just go New Years day, until 2 or 3 in the afternon the park is petty much yours... Been last few years!!!

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