It was a mad house on Saturday. We got there around 10 or so, and the lines to get in were back to DCA. Once in, we quickly realized we didn't want to be in there, and the family turned tail for DCA. Spent the day in there relaxing and having a great time. We didn't even want to get back into Disneyland.
It was a busy day, lots of people everywhere, but really, the lines IMHO weren't as bad as I thought they'd be, at least for what we did. Mansion - 30 minutes. POTC - about 15, BTMRR - 15, Jungle - 10ish, Buzz - 20. Then again when you have 2 evil twin bullies together time tends to stand still :evil:
And DCA was great in the evening. We even rode Mulholland Madness since there was barely a line. Unfortunately neither of us brought our neck braces.
The park was not crowded on sunday. The only reason why it seemed like it was because the ticket booths were half open due to the lack of cast members. Once you got into the park the waits were in the 30's to 40's and the biggest things as usual 60-70 min. In 9 hours I finished every single E-ticket and got to ride space and matterhorn twice. I am sure sat was worse.
I went on:
2x space mountain
The company helped but the crowds made me grouchy!!
As I was wating to get in, they opened two ticket taking booths... that helped!
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
Friday evening, the line just to purchase tickets was insane. Why do they have all these ticket booths, and only open up 4 windows? Nothing was open on the tram side, but 4 windows only over on the DtD side.
Lots of people but it was fun anyway! :yea: Ate lunch at WWG with some of the :ap: noon meet group . Then went shopping :greedy: with DS, FB, DLCM, CL, BGB, Morriggon and MM. Spent lots of $$$$. Group keep getting smaller and there was just 3 of us. Went back to DL to look for the evil twins (o-nut & g4) but then where going home. CL, BGB, WB, Gwyren, MM & NNL bugged DLCM at work. Went on MH and then SM where we saw THE BOB he made sure BGB and my lap bar was secure. Then hit the pizza port. Meet up with aunt Devin and uncle Sean (DLCM's family) CL went home and it was starting to clear out. The guys patiently wait while I tried to find a hat cause it was freezing. Went on Pooh, HHM, Dumbo (rode the golden one) and the 2nd from the last SM ride. Leaving at 12:30am it was sure empty. Had a great time!!! Even with crowds the company is always the best part. I don't even notice the other people cause we keep out of the busy areas.
I was there the 8-10th. Everything was a walk on basically on TH and was a blast. Hit DCA on Friday and had the same experience with small lines and crowds.
Friday night, about an hour or so before DCA closed, headed back over to DL to catch one of the two fantasmic shows...what a nightmare. We attempted to go down main street and didn't make it past the penny arcade. We went back to take the train around and the line for the train was beyond long. We tried the right side of main street and finally made it through, but it took over 25 minutes and a lot of patience. We caught a side view of fantasmic at 9pm and went around the back of the park to the monorail to take it out of the park and bypass the crowds. But, the fireworks were delayed due to high winds and the monorail stayed shut down until they made a decision. The delay lasted about 25 minutes and then we had to sit through the fireworks until the monorail started running again. However, due to one of the two monorails going down earlier, only one was available and was making one way trips. We gave it about 20 minutes and, with no monorail in site, tried main street again. Luckily, as Al stated, they opened the backstage areas to relieve the traffic and we were able to get out without being trampled.
Saturday morning I went in for the olszewski siging of the two new main street pieces and I watched the constant sea of people coming down main street from 8am until noon (yes, it took 4 hours to get the pieces signed....seemed very missmanaged....never again).
Thank goodness for TH and a vacant DCA on Friday or my first trip in 4 years would have been a bust ; )
"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing...that it was all started by a mouse" °o°
- Uncle Walt