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3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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MAGIC MORNING Disneyland Park: Guests with a 3+ day ticket can choose ONE day for early entry Tues, Thu, or Sat. EXTRA MAGIC HOURS for Resort Hotel Guests: Disneyland Park, Tue, Thu, Sat. California Adventure (including Cars Land) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. Radiator Springs Racers is open during early entry, but Fastpasses are not available during this time. More info here.
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Just an FYI-DCA GC is being scheduled to help with Fantasmic since we work WOC. I personally have a shift on Monday 12/15 and I'm excited but nervous. I'm excited that I'll be working on the DL side doing a show I've never done before. I'm excited that I get to help fellow CMs with something that is new to them. I'm nervous because of all the push back and assumptions I'm hearing from everyone before this new system even starts. Disney is constantly looking to improve the guest experience, not make it worse. No one seems to like change but we all adapt quickly and things always seem to work out for the better. As Walt said himself, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." I can tell you first had that every CM I know strives to preserve Walts vision, tradition and legacy daily. We do it because it's what makes Disneyland magical. Ok-I'm off my soap box, LOL - CM_Tamstirr 548.2 #326 12-10-14 10:53PMLike(12)Reply
Great info. Thanks. We are doing the Aladdins Oasis package this Saturday so I'm excited to see the changes! - missmimi90 1538.9 #87 12-9-14 12:01PMLike(3)Reply
For the dining packages, are the reserved seating areas towards the front on those chairs like it was before the switch? I've only seen the show once and it was near haunted mansion and the standing area. I saw people being served up towards the front and were on chairs. Thanks for all the info! - Evalyn31Britt 25.4 #5748 12-11-14 4:54PMLikeReply
So, how did it go this weekend. I would love an update as I want to pick one of these options for my upcoming trip. This is my son's favorite show! - LaPearleNoir 1248.6 #108 12-15-14 6:48AMLikeReply
#News- Starting January 7th, 2015- "Frozen Fun" will debut at Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park. Some of the highlights include:
- "For the First Time in Forever- A Frozen Sing a Long Cel More...
Here's my thoughts about this- with a new change coming to Hollywood Land, this will attract more guests of all ages to the area. Over the last few years, Stage 17 has never been used to what it's really built for: large events. Okay, once in a while, there will be big events like Dancing with Disney, the Gospel Celebration, AP and CM events, but its mostly empty throughout the year. Its a really big building that you can pretty much start from scratch in there. Also, attendance in the Muppets theater has (sadly) decreased, thus having two big empty buildings in a land. Across the way, the Toy Story Zoetrope (sp?) also had decreasing numbers of the years. How do I know that? For a whole day last year, I had to walk around Hollywood Land and count all of the guests in certain landmarks to help out our industrial engineering department and most of the time, nobody was over in that corner looking at the display. With the Animation Academy exiting to that corner, it makes a perfect place to move Anna and Elsa over there, giving a more private area than the current place in Fantasyland. If you think they're over doing it, I don't think so. First, this movie is the top earning animated movie of all time. With all of the competition in animation, not any company can say that, expect Disney. It was Walt that actually wanted to do this story in the 1940s/50s, but instead did Cinderella. Secondly, it still has a big following. Merch from not just the parks, but around the world is still selling well. The soundtrack is still being listened to on iTunes, Spotify and other sites as well. To see the other perspective of this, what if Frozen was a flop in the theaters and Disney was stuck being behind other companies at the box office? We would probably be back to the early 2000s when the animation studios was in rut, trying to crank out any film they could to get to be a hit. In conclusion, its a great idea and I really look forward to seeing it all. Just my thoughts... - BaseballMickey_CM 6330.3 #12 12-5-14 12:01PMLike(27)Reply
So I guess there was no one in the Disney board room willing to say, "Okay guys, let's not over do it." - NotNKansasAnymor 283.8 #917 12-5-14 11:36AMLike(12)Reply
Welcome to the blessing/curse of having Disneyland be our home! In DisneyWorld - they can add attractions easier...here, because of limited space, we have to lose stuff from time to time. Change is always hard. Glad to see Stage 17 used for something though! - TinkerSchelle 1200.6 #118 12-9-14 4:31PMLikeReply
Look forward to seeing the changes during our visit next year - quote 20.4 #0 12-13-14 6:00PMLikeReply
I just booked Fantasmic! FP dinner package for the day after they initiate the change over! If you guys are interested in the dinner packages, they started accepting reservations today and I was told that Aladdins Oasis grab and go option More...
Aladdin’s Oasis “Fantasmic!” On-The-Go includes a grab-and-go meal along with the Fantasmic Fastpass. Adults can choose from the following entrees: Herb marinated chicken with seasonal vegetables, Lasagna Bolognese, or Vegetarian Lasagna. Adults will also receive a salad, dinner roll, beverage, and dessert.Children can choose from Kids chicken, pasta, and macaroni and cheese, and will also receive a serving of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, a dinner roll, a beverage, and a Mickey cookie. Meals can be picked up between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The price (tax not included) is $19.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 3-9. - missmimi90 1538.9 #87 11-12-14 4:34PMLike(3)Reply
Oh cool. I like the dining package idea and that you can choose the showing. And I like that they're utilizing Aladdin's Oasis. I'm looking forward to hearing more-I think that's the option we will go with the first time we try it out. - Spoonful_O_Sugar 549.4 #323 11-12-14 3:54PMLikeReply
We love Fantasmic, but usually just grab a spot at the last minute on the occasions when our timing jibes. Will that still be possible, I wonder? I'll be watching to see how this works out. IMHO the fast pass system for WOC doesn't work unless you are also willing to spend at least an hour holding a spot. Longer if you are short like me. If you only get a few days a year, spending that kind of time on one attraction sometimes doesn't seem like the best use of time. I've been about six times but only saw the show once due to kids on shoulders ( I'm seriously short). - DeneciePie 324.8 #688 11-13-14 6:20PMLikeReply