|Saturday January 31 2015|
|Disneyland Park (Crowd Index 27):||8:00AM to 12:00AM|
|Disney California Adventure (Crowd Index 20):||8:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Deluxe:Valid SoCal:Blocked SoCal Select:Blocked|
|Closed for refurbishment: Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough,Disneyland Railroad - Mickey's Toontown,Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes,Splash Mountain,"it's a small world",The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,Disneyland Railroad - Main Street, U.S.A.,Disneyland Railroad - New Orleans Square,Matterhorn Bobsleds,Disneyland Railroad - Tomorrowland,The Briar Patch,Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio,Enchanted Chamber,Pooh Corner,La Mascarade d'Orleans,Hungry Bear Restaurant|
New Year's Eve 2014 at the Disneyland Resort!!
Park Hours: Disneyland Park (8:00am-2:00am January 1, 2015); Disney California Adventure Park (8:00am-1:00am January, 1, 2015).
Countdown and Party locations:
- Sleeping Beauty Castle (9:00pm-12:30am)
- Tomorrowland Terrace (9:00pm- 2:00am)
- “it’s a small world” Mall (7:00pm-2:00am)
- Hollywood Backlot (7:00pm-12:30am)
- World of Color- Paradise Pier (countdown prior to 12:05am show)
- “Believe in Holiday Magic” Fireworks- 9:00pm
- Fantasmic!- 8:30pm, 10:30pm and 11:45pm (FP required for first 2 shows)
- A Christmas Fantasy Parade- 2:00pm and 4:45pm (traditional parade route)
- Swingtown with Stompy Jones at Fantasy Faire (7:45pm-12:30am)
- Pianist at French Market (7:00pm-12:30am)
- Suburban Legends at Tomorrowland Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Disney California Adventure Park:
- World of Color Winter Dreams- 8:45pm, 10:15pm, 12:05am
- Pixar Play Parade- 2:30pm (Paradise Pier to ToT), 5:15pm (ToT to Paradise Pier)
- Live band at Tower of Terror (8:30pm-1:00am)
- Live band at Sonoma Terrace (8:30pm-1:00am)
- Live band at Carthay Circle (8:30pm-12:45am)
- Live band at Flo’s V8 Cars Land (8:30pm-12:45am)
Hats and Horns Distribution:
Disneyland Park- Jingle Jangle Jamboree starting at 6:00pm (while supplies last)
Disney California Adventure Park- Tower of Terror and Paradise Pier (starting at 9:15pm)
Tip: After the Midnight Countdown, expect heavy crowds in Downtown Disney. I would highly suggest walking back to the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure (just follow the sidewalk behind Wetzel’s Pretzels). Also, Downtown Disney will charge at $20 flat rate at 5:00pm upon entry. Guests with validated parking from participating restaurants or at AMC Theaters will be refunded their fee at the valet booth or near the Walt Disney Travel Company office.
unForecast Crowd Prediction for New Year’s Eve: Like the last week or so, expect the park to hit capacity around early afternoon. Traditionally, a lot of the crowd will leave after “Believe in Holiday Magic” fireworks, around 9:45pm, but Main Street will fill up even more with guests waiting for the midnight countdown. If you’re not a fan of crowds but still want to be in the parks for the Countdown, I would suggest going to over to the smaller Countdown locations, like Tomorrowland Terrace or World of Color, as the Castle and Main Street is the most popular spot. Now Disneyland Park closes at 2am and if you want to stay, take advantage of that because a lot of guests leave right after the Countdown and the park clears out around 1:00am. In conclusion, expect CIs to be in the 90s for both parks.
Stay safe and Happy New Year!
Photo Walkthrough- January 2015- Walls Going Up, Walls Coming Down
Our first photo walk through of 2015 takes us on a tour of the “non-peak” or offseason at the Resort. During this time, many attractions (and even some lands) are closed for refurbishment or updating.
Starting on Main Street, as the Resort announced its new additions for the 60th anniversary, what are you most excited for? The new “Paint the Night” parade? Maybe the new fireworks show “Disneyland Forever”?
Over in Tomorrowland, the Starcade has closed until the end of February. With the Big Hero 6 meet and greet gone, it’s hard to say what is next for the Starcade. Will it continue to be half merchandise, half arcade? Or all games? We’ll have to see.
At Sleeping Beauty Castle, more scaffolding and tarps are being put up as the Castle goes through its transformation for the Diamond Anniversary. With the closure, the Walk Through is also closed too.
Over to New Orleans Square where the train station has closed and has been covered up. Looks like each train station is getting a refurbishment all at once.
The Haunted Mansion has re-opened to its classic mode, but a new wall has mysteriously been added. If you’re riding through the Mansion, the wall is located on the right, just after the attic and before you enter the graveyard. Could it be something coming later this year? Or is it just a new decorative window? We can only speculate now, but this is what it looks like.
Outside the Haunted Mansion, Critter Country is closed until spring. This also includes the Fantasmic Dining Dessert Option at Hungry Bear Restaurant will not be offered.
Over to California Adventure where the old Condor Flats, which is to be renamed to Grizzly Peak Air Field in the summer, is taking down some of the old rockwork that was at the entrance. By the time I took this picture to the time I’m writing this, the rock on the left has been taken down.
In Bug’s Land, the “Tough to be a Bug” theater has closed for its current show. Instead, it is now hosting a new preview for “Cinderella” starting on January 30th. Preview runs through the end of March.
So far in this walk through, all we’ve seen are closed attractions, lands, etc. So to end this, let’s go through the new Boudin Bakery Tour!
The tour opened again about a week ago and it’s now a lot more open than before.
When walking in, the old video is still playing, giving some audio/visual to the tour.
On the left, there’s a replica cart that Boudin used to sell their goods from in the 1800s.
Continuing into the tour, there is a new timeline about Boudin’s history and success.
The most different thing about the tour now is that it now has indoor seating for those who want to enjoy their Clam Chowder or Broccoli and Cheese bread bowls!
And a couple random pictures to end this walk through:
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