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  • [Question] Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

    Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

    Nevermind I found out

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    Re: Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

    Party for me. Only me. No, you can't come.

    Or, private party for someone else.
    Or, dress rehearsal for Mickey Halloween thing.

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    • #3
      Re: Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

      Or this..... Disneyland Resort Update - USATODAY.com

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      • #4
        Re: Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

        Ah. Milestone party. Al discussed it recently.
        Here is a description.
        Originally posted by Al on 7/31
        Behind the Scenes...

        With just a few short weeks of downtime in early September before Halloween begins, Disney will be hosting its annual “Service Celebration” for Cast Members and Imagineers who have worked for Disney 10 years or more, marking a major milestone of their career. We’ve told you in past years how these events, which started with Walt Disney hosting a lavish “Tencenial” dinner dance at the Disneyland Hotel in 1965 to honor everyone who had been at Disneyland since the beginning, have been devolving into cheaper and cheaper events as the ranks of dedicated long-term employees grows. After several years where Anaheim’s Cast Activities department hosted messy and disorganized events that had party goers lined up in satellite lots for over an hour waiting to board a city bus to the park, only to discover the plastic chicken buffet lines had run out of food, the line for a drink stretched down the block, and the plaques or trophies to be passed out that night were MIA due to production problems or shipping errors, the event takes a different tack this year. But yet again, the details are already coming apart at the seams and anyone attending for their 10th, 15th, 20th, or higher service anniversary at the event on September 6th should keep their expectations low.
        Gone is the maddening hour long wait for a bus from a satellite parking lot, as the Cast Activities group has finally realized that their shrinking budget and poor planning skills simply can’t move a thousand people to and from the park in a timely manner. (Although Anaheim’s own Parking Department can do just that on a much larger scale every day.) So now that they’ve thrown in the towel on a separate parking lot, party guests will be parking in the Mickey & Friends structure and packing on to a regular parking tram to and from the park with the tourists. Disneyland will clear out New Orleans Square and Critter Country by 5PM, and the west side of the park will have the usual rubber chicken and pasta salad buffets set up for dinner by 7PM (industrial strength rolls and giant bowls of Caesar salad round out the buffet, while platters of chocolate blobs and sticky fruit tarts pass as the dessert course, typically).
        A few of the rides will operate, and they’ll use the Fantasmic! mist screens to show a collection of music and video, much like they do now for private corporate parties and Grad Nite. Add in a few shots of low-level pyrotechnics after the obligatory fawning speech by the executive du jour, and a wait through a long line for a watered down vodka tonic in a plastic glass, and that sums up the “special night” for these long term employees.
        Just to keep things consistent, there are yet again more problems with fabrication of the plaques and trophies to be distributed this year. Those Cast Members who are supposed to receive their 15 year trophy this year, for instance, have already received a note in the mail alerting them to the same old “production delays” and a delivery sometime this winter of the statue they were supposed to get in 2012. That is the exact same message this same group got back in 2007 when their 10 year plaques were six months or more behind schedule. At least they are consistent in using the lowest bidding and least reliable vendor for the awards, even five years later.

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        • #5
          Re: Why does Disneyland close at 5 tomorrow?

          Sounds like a great night!

          I will enjoy it.
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          This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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