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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:22 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Ooh, awesome! Have fun!

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:18 pm
by laqueefa
Bubba wrote:
Nrthwnd wrote:Is it my imagination, or are a lot of the reservations for SW:GE Oga's Cantina already taken up,
for when we're there in mid September? If so, wow, that was quick! Guess we'll have to have
cocktails in other parts of the Disneyland Resort Kingdom, lol. :wink:

You can only book up to two weeks ahead. I'm hoping to snag some good reservations times tonight at midnight as that will be the start of my two week window. :b

It was pretty easy. I bought my flex pass on Monday, and grabbed reservations for this coming Friday and Saturday for the Cantina.

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:21 pm
by ArgoZ
Setting alarm for 12am for Cantina reservations! When are you going again NrthWnd? My wife and I will be at Disney Sept 8-10.

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:10 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ We'll be at Disneyland first on Monday/9th, then DCA Tuesday/10th, with park hopping as needed. :wink:
Have a four day hopper, but won't do the Magic Morning in DL until Thurs/12th. Then DCA FridayThe13th (eep?) to finish off.

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:02 pm
by ArgoZ
Nrthwnd wrote:^ We'll be at Disneyland first on Monday/9th, then DCA Tuesday/10th, with park hopping as needed. :wink:
Have a four day hopper, but won't do the Magic Morning in DL until Thurs/12th. Then DCA FridayThe13th (eep?) to finish off.


Great! If I spot you, I’ll make sure to say a quick “hi”! We will be at Knott’s on Sept 7.

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:47 am
by Nrthwnd
^Cool. We'll be at Knott's the 6th (Friday) and 8tth (Sunday). Taking a day off on the 7th. :wink:

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:54 am
by COASTER FREAK 11
Disneyland is removing the rocks in front of Tomorrowland! The OC Register has the article behind a paywall. So, It's quoted below. Article Link: Clicky

Disneyland is removing the ‘french fry’ rocks in front of Tomorrowland

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The entrance to Tommorowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, Sep 17, 2018. The artifical rocks at left are in the process of being removed. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Disneyland has begun the slow process of removing the colorful rocks that have decorated the entrance to Tomorrowland for more than two decades, according to Disney officials.

Visitors began noticing construction walls up around the area Thursday morning, Aug. 15, and speculating about the removal, which has been planned as part of a general campaign to widen walkways and improve pedestrian access around the park. It will also include cutting down the curb to make it easier for strollers and scooters.

“The Tomorrowland rocks are starting to be removed nearest Disneyland’s Central Hub,” the MiceChat.com blog posted on social media, citing members of the construction crew. “The marquee has already been removed. The other side won’t be started for awhile, so the whole process could take months to complete.”

The manufactured rocks, which some wags have dubbed the “french fry rocks,” were added during the 1998 remodel of Tomorrowland, according to Todd Regan, who runs MiceChat.com under the pen name of Dusty Sage.

While decorative, many visitors complained that they limited walk space during peak periods such as during and after fireworks shows. The removal is part of a larger “Project Stardust” effort to widen walkways throughout the park.

“Hoping that this project is for the removal of the Eisner-era ‘98 disaster of a Tomorrowland entrance rocks!” UC Irvine student and annual passholder Gregory Conley posted on Facebook, along with a photo of the construction walls.

Disney officials confirmed that the rocks are in the process of being removed along the north side of the Tomorrowland entrance, and the marquee sign that says “Tomorrowland” has already been removed. The remainder of the rocks will be taken out in a slow process over the coming months, officials said.

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Construction walls up around the entrance to Tomorrowland, photographed by UC Irvine student Gregory Conley on Aug. 14, 2019. This is part of a project to improve walkways and remove the so-called “French fry” rocks. (Photo courtesy of Gregory Conley)


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As seen in 2018, The entrance to Tomorrowland at Disneyland on Monday, Sep 17, 2018. The rocks were being removed as of August 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)


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The Astro Orbiters sit at the entrance to Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, Sep 17, 2018, near rocks that were being removed beginning in Aug. 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)


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The Tomorrowland marquee has now been removed from the entrance, no longer as depicted in this 2018 photo at Disneyland. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:03 am
by cfc
That path is a terrible bottleneck. I'm glad they're doing something about it.

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:20 am
by Jew
Awesome news! I love all this "project stardust" stuff that is LONG overdue to improve what they can throughout the park. The park has grown well past its design...

Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 pm
by gp1086
Should hopefully be at the park this Thursday. Been a long time ago, but had a few questions:

(1) Going to be rolling solo and plan to get there late morning and stay through early evening - figure ~9-10 hours. Given there are single rider lines on some of the rides and I don't feel the need to do everything, assuming the $$$ for MaxPass won't be worth it? Must rides for me with a re-ride on maybe 1-2 of them are (feel free to recommend others): Thunder Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Hyperspace Mountain (likely 2X), Indiana Jones, Jungle Cruise, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain.

(2) What's the intensity of the Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run experience? I'm ok on pretty much all rides, but certain simulators with sustained times of gravitational pull / rotation I don't do well on - good example is Mission Space at Epcot.

(3) Taking an Uber there. If I buy my ticket on the app in advance, is entrance to the park pretty quick and seamless?