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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #30 on: August 1, 2008, 04:51 PM »
They are doing a huge rebuild of It's a Small World but it won't open until mid November. The biggest thing they are doing is swaping out the water way for something deeper. The floom and boats were originally built back in 1964 for the New York World's Fair. Unfortunately, people have gained alot of weight since then and the boats have been getting stuck because of the additional pounds.

Since you have small kids, you probably won't be able to get on some of the bigger rides such as Space Mountain. Disney does however, have a Parent swap system. At the enterance to the ride, ask the cast member for a child swap pass. Then you wait in line while you wife waits at the exit of the ride. Once you come off the ride, they will let your wife ride without having to get back in line again.

Another thing to use is the FassPass system. You get a free ticket with a time stamp on it. You can then return anytime after the time on the card. Remember you don't have to use it within the timeframe given, you just can't use it earlier than your scheduled time.

That's a bummer about It's a Small World. That would've been fun.

As far as big-kid rides, we're probably not doing any of them, since my wife has zero interest and I'm pretty sure I'd just get a menacing stare from her if I suggested she watch the kids while I ride.

I've read about the FastPass. Sounds like a definite, but I've also heard that for the little-kid rides, FastPass is either not offered or not even necessary. Either way, we'll find out what floats the kids' boats.

We went to Disney a couple of years ago when the kids were 3 and 5, and we had them both carry a little card withour cells on them.  They were told that if they got lost, to find an adult with a nametag and give them the card.

That's a great idea, too. I can totally see my 4-year old "lose herself" just so she can go up to someone with a nametag and say, "I'm lost. Here's my card. Have your people call my people."  :P
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #31 on: August 1, 2008, 05:56 PM »
Definate must if you have little girls, got 2 myself, take them to Ariel's Grotto in CA Adventure for lunch or dinner, they'll have a blast.  Trust me.  Try to eat outside on the balcony over the water if possible.

P.S. The Ariel's are usually pretty hot too  :P
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #32 on: August 2, 2008, 02:42 PM »
Don't forget that Ariel's Grotto in DCA has a full service bar.
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #33 on: August 3, 2008, 12:03 AM »
I actually just got back from Disneyland and SDCC. It was cool, but not as cool as Disney World. Not sure where you are staying but the Ramada Maingate (and a bunch of others) are right across the street.
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #34 on: August 4, 2008, 10:11 AM »
Disneyland has raised their ticket prices again.  :o




Parking is still $12 per car. Annual Pass blockout passes are $40 and the Southern California CityPass remains the same but will got up in January.


The best offer right now is still the special $99 3 day ParkHopper available at most Major Southern California Grocery Stores but you have to be a southern california resident.

First use must be by August 30th, 2008, but if it fits your schedule, it is half the price of a 3 day ParkHopper at the Main Ticket Windows, and even has a longer shelf life, as you have 45 days after first use to use the other 2 days.

Also, the Advance Purchase 3 to 5 Day ParkHoppers at Disneyland.com remain the same price, so you can save $30 to $50 per ticket just buy paying in advance. And if you opt for the "eTicket" Print at Home option, You can also bypass the Ticket Booths and go straight to the Turnstiles.

Also, many Travel Agents and Good Neighbor Hotels still have the old ticket stock on sale, so checking with them can get you the old prices on many tickets. This is also true for the tickets sold by many Credit Unions, Colleges, etc.

As for Annual Passholders, if you are eligible for renewal, hang onto your printed order form that was sent to you by Disneyland. Disney will honor the old prices so long as you renew by mail and mail in the form by the date printed on the form. (The online renewal system will automatically charge you the new, higher prices).

So shop around, and try and avoid buying your tickets at the Main Ticket Booths to save some money.

Enjoy!
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #35 on: August 4, 2008, 10:18 AM »
Okay, pretty much got it all figured out.

A friend from church can get discount 2-day parkhopper tickets for us for $89.60 each for the kids and $105.60 each for the adults. I'm happy with those prices.

We're staying right across the street, so parking isn't necessary. It's literally at the crosswalk that goes to the parks.

Yeah, Ariel's Grotto seems like a really good idea. A buddy at work has girls the same age as mine and couldn't stop raving about the princesses at that place. He said his girls liked them, too.  ;)

I'm officially excited.  :)
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #36 on: August 4, 2008, 12:40 PM »
Thanks for the update w/the Annual passes Paul, hopefully next year when I renew it'll still be the same.  Went again last night and went over to DCA just to go on Toy Mania, whatever it's called, oh man that is a cool ride loved it, loved it, loved it.  Definate recommend.  Line moved pretty quick, and wouldn't recommend going after eating w/kids, sure spins quick, not often but when it does it's fast.
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2012, 11:41 AM »
Nothing like resurrecting a old thread but you guys have to see this.

There is a POV of the new Radiator Springs Racers ride at Disney California Adventure. It's part of the new Cars Land that opens this week. It makes Test Track look lame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ktjTqo-ONc&feature=player_embedded
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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Disneyland has raised their ticket prices again.  :o




Parking is still $12 per car. Annual Pass blockout passes are $40 and the Southern California CityPass remains the same but will got up in January.


The best offer right now is still the special $99 3 day ParkHopper available at most Major Southern California Grocery Stores but you have to be a southern california resident.

First use must be by August 30th, 2008, but if it fits your schedule, it is half the price of a 3 day ParkHopper at the Main Ticket Windows, and even has a longer shelf life, as you have 45 days after first use to use the other 2 days.

Also, the Advance Purchase 3 to 5 Day ParkHoppers at Disneyland.com remain the same price, so you can save $30 to $50 per ticket just buy paying in advance. And if you opt for the "eTicket" Print at Home option, You can also bypass the Ticket Booths and go straight to the Turnstiles.

Also, many Travel Agents and Good Neighbor Hotels still have the old ticket stock on sale, so checking with them can get you the old prices on many tickets. This is also true for the tickets sold by many Credit Unions, Colleges, etc.

As for Annual Passholders, if you are eligible for renewal, hang onto your printed order form that was sent to you by Disneyland. Disney will honor the old prices so long as you renew by mail and mail in the form by the date printed on the form. (The online renewal system will automatically charge you the new, higher prices).

So shop around, and try and avoid buying your tickets at the Main Ticket Booths to save some money.

Enjoy!
Wish those prices where still around, will have to pay close to $650 to have that same Annual Pass that cost $389 4 years ago. 

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Nothing like resurrecting a old thread but you guys have to see this.

There is a POV of the new Radiator Springs Racers ride at Disney California Adventure. It's part of the new Cars Land that opens this week. It makes Test Track look lame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ktjTqo-ONc&feature=player_embedded

Saw that at another site, ride looks nice.  Can't wait to go there and ride it to compare with Test Track (Only rode that ride once back in 2001, thought it was okay (mostly the last part of it)).  Radiator Springs looks a lot better from that video.  Wonder how long it will be until the crowds die down from the initial opening crowds. 

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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2012, 06:33 PM »
Disney rededicated Disney California Adventure yesterday. The line for Radiator Springs Racers reached 260 minutes (4 hours!) Looks like DCA is a success finally.

Disney has a new thing for the World of Color fountain show. Mickey Mouse hats with ears that change color in sync with the music during the show! Its make it look really cool when lots of people are wearing them during a show. It's called Glow with the Show.

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Re: Disneyland!
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2013, 10:14 AM »
From what I've been hearing recently it looks like a good portion of Disneyland's Tomorrowland and Disney Hollywood Studios (over by the Echo Lake/Indiana Jones Stunt show) will becoming Star Wars land. Some of the things planned is a new restaurant based on the Cantina, a spinner where you fly in x-wings and tie fighters and a Speeder Bike e-ticket attraction.

Oh and for some bazaar reason, Disneyland's Captain EO will be replaced with Monsters Inc Laugh Floor (MILF). I have no idea how you mix Monsters Inc with Star Wars unless you make it a Star Wars alien comedy club hosted by Jar Jar.  It's also weird since DCA is getting a Monsters Inc door coaster at the same time.
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« Reply #41 on: October 8, 2013, 11:50 AM »
More updates on the possible Star Wars overlay for Disneyland's Tomorrowland. It seems the Astro Orbitor that sits in the front of the land will be moved to the Space Mountain complex. It will sit on top of the Captain EO theater and use the old Starcade upper level as a queue. The PeopleMover tower will become a landing pad for the Falcon. The Falcon will be a walk-thru / meet and greet with Chewbacca.

The Tomorrowland Terrace will be rethemed as the Mos Eisly Cantina.  Maybe it will be enclosed? The Autopia will be torn out and replaced with the moon of Endor. Speeder bikes will leave the Innoventions building and race around that area. There will be a Ewok village with yet another meet and great / walk thru and a restaurant. I guess Endor will have a monorail system since that is staying but hidden behind trees.

All this basically means Tomorrowland is losing one ride (Autopia), gaining a new restaurant/shop and two themed meet&greets.
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« Reply #42 on: October 8, 2013, 12:37 PM »
I'm excited for this.  I have a nostalgic fondness for Autopia, but it's pretty outdated and smelly.  I was certain they'd upgrade it to a Cars ride, but Radiator Springs in DCA scratched that itch.
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2014, 01:51 AM »
I started this thread over 8 years ago but wasn't able to go at the time.  My wife and daughter (age 4 at the time) and mother-in-law went, and now it's MY turn!  Our family -- 2 daughters (now 12 and 6), wife and I -- are going at the end of January and I'm pretty damn excited!

We have 4 day passes with the FastPass option and are staying at a hotel across the street from the entrance. 

I can't wait!

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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2014, 09:25 AM »
Have a great time and definitely check out Cars land over at DCA. Radiator Springs Racers is really fun.
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