5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK:
1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
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.
*Spoiler alert about the fantasy parade. MrS you cannot read my comment below. from today
I got to watch the Christmas fantasy parade today, so excited.
I watch this parade religiously
So here are the enhancements and/or changes of 2013. This is
the first day so I’m not sure any
More changes are coming but this is what I observed today.
First the old teddy returned with the ballerina dancer replacing Duffy the bear
as the lead bear. Duffy the bear is now on the Mrs. Santa Claus
Replacing pluto who use to be on the roof waving a star for
the tree. Pooh Bear and tigger got e yore
together , before he was always behind the mickey and Minnie float. They also
added new snow skaters
to the mix. Mickey and Minnie had new dialog in the park ice
skating scene. Pluto replaced max in the goofy gingerbread scene and the old
ingredient skit was removed. This was when goofy would say , we need yummy
ingredients,candy canes go over there ect and the bakers would play with sacks
and candy canes. Tiana was added to the princess float and ariel showed her new
dress. They did not do the skit where the princess would get the candles and
the princess came off the float for a few minutes and did a little dance then
get back on the float.Chip n dale car still not making the braking sound
(guests complained from last year as well. Missing where the 7 dwarfs from snow
white and santa had new dialog as well.
- pikarich 3037.4 #34 11-8-13 11:08PMLikeReply
The skiers were my favorite new part!! So cool!! - Mimmy 1442.3 #93 11-8-13 11:15PMLikeReply
Bump , but this is from 2013, can't wait to see if and what new changes are coming for 2014, so according to a Disney blog the frozen float will be added to the fantasy parade, which makes me wonder if they have a secondfloat for the mmic key and Minnie ice rink float as the current one is being used by frozen - pikarich 3037.4 #34 11-1-14 12:42PMLikeReply
yay to Tiana being added to the princess float!!! - OhanaPhoto 3232.5 #30 11-7-14 8:19AMLikeReply
Mickey and friends Parking structure is one of any parking options at the theme park.it opened in 2,000 and at that time was the largest parking structure. the total space number total 10,250 spaces that included for busses,rv,motorcycle More...
and don't forget to update this time on the app as the bridge entrance closes at some point and if they cycle the structure it should be posted as closed. thank you - pikarich 3037.4 #34 12-7-13 9:33AMLikeReply
I always love your info posts!!! Thank you! And thank you for explaining what many may not know about when we ask about Mickey and Friends being pulsed! Great info! And, while loading the tram you may have a chance to see Reggie or Brother waiting to pull the Cinderella wedding carriage! - MrsSchnooks 2813.5 #36 12-7-13 1:39PMLikeReply
I would like to ask everyone to keep Pikarich and his whole family in your thoughts and prayers. They have just gone through a really tough few heartbreaking days and had to remove their mom from life-support today. You guys know he lov More...
I'm so sorry for your loss. Look at all these people who care for you & want the hurt to stop. You are a great friend & you will get through this, just know that we care for you & are praying for you & your family - UTDISNEYFAMILY 1398.0 #95 8-27-14 4:17AMLike(2)Reply
I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember she will always watch over you and be there for you. Every time you think of her she will be right by you. She will watch over you and your family now for all eternity. She still and always will love you all and protect you all - grumpyinphx 104.5 #3326 8-26-14 7:17PMLike(1)Reply
To stitch family, we are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We feel for you, and send tight hugs. Philliprocks is praying for you as well.♡ - Aworldofcheer 104.1 #3340 8-26-14 11:23PMLike(4)Reply
Pikarich I am so sorry for your loss. I see your face and I know your sorrow. I know you don't care to hear this now but in the future the pain will be bearable. Please talk to your family, friends or anyone you are comfortable with as you go through your grieving. - Boundin 522.0 #343 8-26-14 11:21PMLike(1)Reply
DISNEYS RIDER SWITCH/PARENT SWAP AND SINGLE RIDER PROGRAMS, see the tips below
Parents, visitors, come from all over the world and with
minis all the time. The entire family can enjoy including infants any ride that
does not have a height requirement. But what happens when you want to ride a
that any of your minis cannot ride due to height or scarred and you have multiple
parents/adults in your group. I’m sorry you will have to sit outside and talk
with other people while your group goes in and enjoys the ride…sorry. Fear not
Disney has a rider switch/parent swap program in place to accommodate this.
First see a cm at the ride attraction and ask for the parent swap. You will be issued a rider switch pass (
check the pass in most rides 2 people can go back but I have seen in some rides
like btrr and splash where 3 can go back) or sometimes you are handed a red
time card to exchange for a pass switch near the loading cm. Pay attention to
where you are to return in some rides you return through the exit and in some
you go to the fasspass line ask the cm. Now
while the rest of your party goes and ride , the adult watching the kids wait
for their party members to return. Then you take your pass and Switch (based on
the number of people allowed back could be 2 maybe 3 check your pass) and go
though the designated return area and ride. Thank you Disney as this allows
everyone to enjoy the ride without having to have an adult wait the entire wait
time. Please note that you are not guaranteed immediate boarding. Another
Program available is the single rider program. This is different and helps to
fill open spots on certain rides and fill to capacity. The single rider program
can open and close at any time and not available at all times if the ride time
is short and or too many people are in line as well. If you decide to go as a
group do not expect to ride in the same vehicle and will split and a single
rider must meet height and age requirements to ride so don’t send your 5 yr by
themselves. Ask for single rider and you may be issued a single rider pass or directed
to go to a separate single rider entrance. Final word parent swap is at any
ride with a height requirement . Single rider is limited to In DISNEYLAND- (
splash mnt , Indiana Jones and matterhorn) and in DCA – ( soaring over California,
RSR, California Screaming, Goofys sky school and at grizzly river run although
grizzy does limit the number of single riers throughout the day. Hope this
helps in planning your trips.
- pikarich 3037.4 #34 6-20-14 10:41AMLike(5)Reply
I had such a bad experience with the parent swap program. Each and every CM we spoke to gave us such an ordeal because they were trying to force us to get FREE instead. I never complain about Disney experiences but that was a first and I'm dreading having to try it again - DisneyRose 247.7 #1256 6-20-14 6:43PMLike(1)Reply
ADDED TIP, you can still get a fasspass for your group and get a parent swap - pikarich 3037.4 #34 6-21-14 9:53AMLikeReply
An interesting study conducted shows that younger children do not enjoy parent swap... but the older kids 13 and above think it is a very good program - MickeyLumboCM 756.6 #210 6-25-14 1:20AMLikeReply
How to use Disney’s original Fasspass. Find the Fasspass
distribution Center at select attractions. Insert your pass or ticket. Get a
return time to return to the attraction. You must use it within the time frame
, early or late will not be accommodated. The only time you can use your pass
after the time frame is if the attraction is offline during your return time. You
cannot hold more than one pass for the same attraction or another. Check you fp
will let you see when you can get another pass usually within 2 hours or after
you use your pass up whichever is sooner. RSR and world of color are not
connected to the rest of the park so you can get additional passes at other
locations. Fasspass is open for select times, dates and seasons. Fasspass work
like this. Each ride can ride a certain capacity per hour example at full
capacity lets say indy can ride 1,200 riders per hours –this is not the number
ok, , so 1200 riders so say 10% of seats are reserved for fp so 120 seats are
virtually held. When your ticket is issued a ticket you reserved one spot for
that ride and keeps going until all passes are exchasted for the day, that is
why as you look at the reserve board the time keeps moving up. And up unitl it
reads-----, ------ meaning its all gone. I said original because we still use
the original format in dl resort as newer versions of magic bands and fastpass
+ is in wdw although I personally like the version we have here.
- pikarich 3037.4 #34 6-13-14 10:10AMLike(2)Reply
You can get one fast pass every two hours or the start time on your fast pass ticket, whichever is sooner. Always read all the info on the pass. If you're there in the morning and get a fast pass say for Indy. Return time is 9:30-10:30. The pass says next fast pass is available after 9:30am. I would go at 9:30, grab a fast pass for another attraction and then come back and ride Indy. Fast pass distribution is halted when the attraction is down since CMs don't know how long the attraction will be be closed. Distribution resumes with the opening of the attraction as long as there are fast passes left. The amount of fast passes available also depend on the ride capacity during the day (number of vehicles, etc). - IDVandalSkipperCM 2171.8 #54 6-13-14 11:35AMLike(2)Reply
Some had posted this before and we tried it our last trip in DCA we got WOC, soarin, and Ca screaming fast passes all at once then I went staright tovtoy story which had no line yet cause it was rope drop. We usally do RSR laterr as singwl risw r and the longest we have waited is like 20 min. And we usally get to ride together or end up racing eachother! - minnielove83 28.4 #5432 6-14-14 5:43AMLikeReply
This is good info for new people. I get asked how much they cost, by a lot of travelers. - Winnie111286 1671.9 #78 6-14-14 8:31AMLikeReply
Disney rides and attractions never break. (see my explanation below)
Hello, before my mw days and frequent trips to disney parks I was unaware of many things on disney and how the parks work at times. I got to learn about disney magic and extra perks like the tender ride, wheeljouse, the secrect pet cemeteray for example and would ofthen complain about ride refurbs and a ride going down. But as a mw community we share lots of info and educate ourselfs with fantastic posts and history. So I'm going to tell you that Disney rides/attractions are NEVER broke.Disney has our best interest and safety when designing a ride, so when a ride goes down/offline it's because it's doing what it's suppose to do.The main reasons a ride goes down/offline is not because it broke its because sometime cause the ride to be out of sync it could be spacing, speed, weight,a braking sensor. Believe cms would rather have the ride reset then go a do a walkoff which can close a ride down for a while since they have to get everyone off , then cyce the ride till it properly working again. There is a reason why cm are trying to get you to your ride in a specific time frame -to keep the line moving and to keep up with the ride system when the green light goes it means go.The other reason a ride goes off is if too many of the ride elements dont work.This is another reason why attraction with alot of element can go down like on rsr and indy. This is also why rides go on refurbisment and although they dont always make sense of when they are done but are planned well in advance and not always to do all the neccesary repair and may have to do multiple refurbs for example small world went on refrub for a few months but they did not fix any of the missing elements just on safety issues addressed by osha. Remember safety first . this goes the same for parades and fireworks, remember everything is subject to change without notice - pikarich 3037.4 #34 6-3-14 11:18AMLike(6)Reply