I race on Matterhorn all the time, but it's just pure luck.
The park does not operate it as a racing coaster; instead as two seperate coasters. They do this for capacity, because holding a train more than is required, so that it can race inside the mountain, lowers the hourly throughput.
But, it is 100% happening every single day, randomly.
Shut It Down wrote:They haven’t bulldozed it’s tough to be a bug and it closed a lot earlier than fliks fun fair. What makes you think this will be a whole new ride?
Think about it. If you were Disney, wouldn't you want the marquee attraction of what's going to be the most popular land in your park to be something more than "just" a 4D show?
I don't necessarily think this is going to be the marquee attraction. I think it could be similar to Toy Story Land with Midway Mania where the marquee attraction was already in the land (Guardians of the Galaxy). Plus isn't there rumors that an Avengers attraction is coming at some point after Spiderman also?
The concept art is a little strange to me. I see an Avengers logo and Stark on the side of the building. But this concept art for a ride that is specifically themed to Spiderman alone?
The theme makes sense in regard to Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, considering Stark bankrolls the Avengers. The Spider-Man ride could have all of the Avengers in it, but the story could be told from Spider-Man's / Peter Parker's perspective.
It's kind of like those Justice League dark rides - it's pretty obvious who the main characters are but the story is told from Cyborg's perspective and you help him throughout the ride.
We're making our first ever trip to Disneyland in February. It's not an ideal setup as we're only going to be there for one day but we figured that one Disneyland day is better than no Disneyland days so it is what it is. We'll be back I'm sure and we're not expecting to do everything.
We're staying at a partner hotel (though it doesn't seem like that gets us any type of extra park time) but it's a Friday so while not posted yet I'm assuming we have at least an 8am-11pm day based on their January hours.
We're getting a 2 park ticket and Maxpass.
I'm becoming *slightly* less clueless when it comes to Disney World but I'm still 100% clueless when it comes to Disneyland. Any tips / maxpass strategies would be greatly appreciated.
PS: Our "can't miss" rides are mostly the ones that we can't ride in Florida: (Indiana Jones, Matterhorn, Guardians, Incredicoaster and Radiator Springs Racers) though of course we'd love to ride the traditional favorites like Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Pirates and Thunder too if we get the chance. I'd put Splash Mountain on the list but I'll go out on a limb and assume we can just ride it at night and walk right on since it's February (correct me if I'm wrong) so I don't need much strategy there.
Is there anything I'm overlooking? I know we won't get to everything and I know we'll miss out on some great attractions this time around and I'm okay with that.
PS: I don't give a sh*t about Peter Pan's Flight.
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Are you willing to use single rider lines or would you like to avoid them? I'm guessing not but you can usually get on Space, Splash, Mattherhorn, Indiana Jones, Incredicoaster, and Grizzly River Rapids in 5-10 minutes with them. Radiator Springs is a crapshoot, sometimes it's 5 minutes and sometimes it's well over a half hour.
I just did a weekend day at Disneyland (not even a full day) and had no issue riding all the rides you listed, some even multiple times. I did use single rider lines though. With a full day, I probably could have gotten a Fastpass or ridden all of those at least once. If it's cold out (65-70 degrees), Splash won't even have a line. I was able to stay on it for 4 straight rides this weekend.
Depending on the day, they may be doing early entry for Hotel guests. Even if you don't have early entry access to the rides (they make you show your hotel ID for those), they let you into the park which was a big help since I could get a MaxPass reservation right away. If you do this, get one for Radiator Springs Racers since that ride's Fastpasses disappear faster than all others. In general, the rides at California Adventure run out of Fastpass availability before those at Disneyland.
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