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  • [Question] Last ride before the sheltering...

    Before the sheltering order, daughter and I climb aboard the DLRR...we got off the Indiana Jones attraction and daughter wanted to take the train to Main Street Station...we got on at the New Orleans Square station...I thought we could squeeze one more trip but just couldn’t make the time...but it was nice to have the DLRR as our last one...
    I am old. But still love Disneyland.

  • #2
    It's a Small World

    One could joke the irony with a worldwide pandemic, but honestly it was the last ride. Mainly because, I was traveling with family members under the of 10

    Still, it's nice to an end the day with a classic ride, that has a upbeat message.

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    • #3
      My most recent trip to Disneyland was July 5, 2019.
      My final ride of the evening was Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. About 5 minutes after exiting the ride, there was an earthquake which resulted in all the attractions closing for safety inspections. I had waited in a pretty long line so my timing was very lucky.

      If, in an imaginary scenario, I somehow predicted an extended park closure and could choose my “last ride” I think I’d like to end the day with Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s one of the most immersive rides and always puts me in a good mood. When I listen to the ride audio from home I can imagine the smell and sound of the water and the feel of the boat.

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      • #4
        Final ride was Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. No fear here. Went to restroom afterwards, washed my hands, went home, and I am still not sick.
        "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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        • #5
          Haven't been to DL since 2018. 2019 was a WDW year. But the last ride of my last trip was Peter Pan. We always begin and end every trip with Peter.

          I was so looking forward to going to DL this year but I just don't think it's going to happen. I even have hotel reservations for late June that I simply can't bring myself to cancel quite yet. It's disappointing to me to think that I won't visit a Disney Park at all in 2020. But it'll be a bang up year next year since we're going back to WDW and I've promised myself a DL trip too to make up for 2020..
          "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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          • #6
            Shoot, I'm not sure, I haven't been to Disneyland in a couple years now. My last ride at anything Disney was PotC at WDW last February, and last attraction in general was the Hall of Presidents.
            "Have I gone mad?"
            "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. "

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            • #7
              January was my last time there and the last ride of the day was Star Tours which is pretty fitting since it was ROTR opening weekend and Star Wars was the theme of the trip. I was the Rebel Spy too which was pretty fun.

              That was a pretty awesome trip. We got on ROTR twice that weekend. Everywhere you looked, people were wearing Star Wars shirts or ears. There was so much energy and joy. I’ll never forget the roars of excitement when people got their BGs. Never experienced anything like that in the park before.

              Great memories. Can’t wait to make more there.
              Mike_M

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              • #8
                Awww...it was so great.

                DD and I wanted to give her 18-month-old daughter an introduction to all things Disney. So we went to DL for two days at the end of February. We went on no rides the first day except the train and the Mark Twain River Boat, so baby would have a chance to just see cute things, hear nice music, eat fun junk food, see what other kids are doing there. She watched the clock several times outside of IASW and loved it. Then...next day she was so ready to be a big girl. A few kiddie rides, finally going inside IASW, with the last ride of the trip being The Little Mermaid ride. She LOVED everything. Never a tear, never scared.

                I'm sooooo glad we got to do this.

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                • #9
                  Same as OP: the train. My boyfriend and I decided to visit on the last day they were open since we didn’t know when it would be open again or when we would even be able to enjoy ourselves outside period. We made sure to go on some favorites like Indy, Jungle Cruise and Pirates. We got tired and were about to call it a night when my boyfriend suggested we take the ”long way” to the park exit and do one last train ride. Considering it’s arguably why Walt created the park, I think it’s the perfect attraction to have as a last memory (for now hopefully).
                  Your false dichotomy bores me.

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                  • #10
                    It's been so long since I've visited I can'r remember the last ride but most likely it was the Haunted Mansion. I usually end all my visits with that one, it's my all-time favorite.

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                    • #11
                      Pirates of the Caribbean, on the last day Disneyland was open. Then I got a bunch of churro toffee before going home. I ate a piece for days afterwards.
                      Last edited by whiteness; 04-27-2020, 09:57 AM.
                      Dumbo rats: the other lovable rodents.

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                      • #12
                        The wife and I had just about a perfect "last day before sheltering" early on in March. It was a Sunday and the combination of inclement weather and news about the virus spreading had the park so empty all day that we hardly waited at all for anything. We even walked right up to the Blue Bayou during what would be considered "busy dinner time" and they took us right in and gave us a waterfront seat immediately. No hassle scoring a Rise of the Resistance boarding group either (they were also killing it that day). The only thing missing to make the day "perfect" would have been a ride on Haunted Mansion but that wasn't possible with the refurb.

                        To the point of your thread, OP; Casey Jr. Circus Train was our final ride of the night and it was beautiful. While the current situation sucks immensely, I am happy that our last trip to the park was almost perfect in every way and is what we have to look back on during the current crisis.
                        "I take no side. I am beyond your worrying and wars. I am unseen. Unknowable. Like a rock in the river."

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                        • #13
                          I was at Disneyland two days before it closed. Since the Haunted Mansion was closed; which would have been the last ride of the day for me, I had to make Space Mountain my last ride which was great because it was the regular version and not the Star Wars version.

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                          • #14
                            We went Feb.22nd. We just went for an afternoon evening trip for a hand full of rides and dinner our last ride was an evening lap of the DLRR getting on at Main Street and then deciding to get back off there after a Grand Circle Tour since one of my daughters was getting tired. At the time we didn't realize it would be our last trip for awhile. We were due to go again the weekend before the park closed but once we realized we were facing a possible pandemic we decided to play it safe.
                            Last edited by Starcade; 05-28-2020, 09:08 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Smuggler's Run Chewie Moooooode! (2nd try)

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                              • #16
                                I don’t always ride the rides when I go, and can’t go on anything jerky anymore. But I had the best time going with my grown niece last summer. We decided to ride only rides and attractions that were there in Walt’s Day. It was our own private Walt’s tour. We did the Tiki Room for the first time in years; I like it but I just don’t take the time to go. Like a lot of the rides and attractions that day, it was better than I even remembered it being. It was so beautiful and colorful, and I actually liked the jokes—same with the Jungle Cruise—always a favorite when I was little. Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder. Next the Storybook Land boats—loved the whale’s mouth. I had forgotten how the inside of the mouth looked so realistic, and the miniatures are so cute. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was great, along with Alice in Wonderland and the teacups—one of my all-time favorites. I actually go on that one all the time. We also did the train. I still really miss the longer ride—but they put a lot of time and attention to the redo and I can still enjoy it. We ended the night with Pirates, and then a quick walk to be the last people in line for Peter Pan’s Flight. When you lift up to the sky, it’s like magic. I think the animatronics parts are just as good as anything Disney has done since in terms of how it affects the viewer. I know the new ones can do more, but seeing them on the boat is very impressive—even to me as an adult. We were there for half a day, so that’s all we could fit in.

                                I went on some other rides in later visits last year, but this is the day I remember. When we visited it this way, visited Walt’s Park, you feel the magic all the more. Can’t wait to go back—even if it’s a long time—hoping it will be there. Hoping when it does re-open and they get busy making new rides—that they don’t take away anymore of the old ones. It's a legacy other parks don't have.

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                                • #17
                                  Ours was Space Mountain.
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                                  • #18
                                    We went on March 5th and were able to ride Rise of the Resistance. Would have never thought this would be happening. The ride broke down while we were waiting but we stuck it out and got to ride. I'm so glad we did!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by DisneySpaceAce View Post
                                      Shoot, I'm not sure, I haven't been to Disneyland in a couple years now. My last ride at anything Disney was PotC at WDW last February, and last attraction in general was the Hall of Presidents.
                                      How ironic :-)

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                                      • #20
                                        My last trip was on March 10th, and the last thing my partner and I rode was Rise of the Resistance. One way to go out with a bang!

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