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

Postby Double0Kevin » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Rastuso wrote:
Double0Kevin wrote:. The dark ride is extremely entertaining (there are no view issues even for smaller riders)


Were you there with a smaller rider, who rode in the front row?

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I think this was an argument earlier and I don't want to start it again, but yes I was and she absolutely loved it. I don't know if it's an issue for others, but since 90% of the stuff in the dark ride is next to you and elevated, it was easy to see for her. The only negative was you couldn't see her in the ride photo.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rastuso » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:42 pm

I've seen the point mentioned in many places, and you may be the first to say it isn't a problem for the dark ride section. The onride is big problem. ANd I would think THAT will be what changes it. If they lose onride photo revenue because of the eyes blocking out kids, the eyes will go, for sure.

Sounds like you did most of the big rides, and went to Disneyland, and took a nap, yet think it's a two day park now? It seems essentially everyone there was in the RSR line. Getting Blue 1.5 hours after opening is rather amazing in the summer.

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

Postby ernierocker » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:11 pm

^Don't try and pick apart what he said so you can prove your ridiculous point. If you haven't noticed, just about the whole message board is tired out of it, so please stop it. It doesn't even matter if you right or wrong at this point, what matters is that the people that are actually going there, are reporting back that they are enjoying it. All you are doing is bringing negativity every time you post. So, please once again, let it go.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:33 pm

Sorry everyone, I hadn't been on here for a few days and didn't notice the last few pages otherwise I never would have made that comment. I had thought people were wondering about it not having some huge debate.

RSR did have a big line all day but the entire park was busy (though handling it very well) by noon.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby jsf2011 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:29 pm

robbalvey wrote:
SoCalCoasters wrote:Finally the west coast has bragging rights again. :p

To be fair, if you think that getting one solid E-Ticket...the first REAL centerpiece attraction in almost 20 years is really "bragging rights" - then go for it, brag all you want.

I'm going to go on a rant here -

It really irks me to no end to watch all the Californians brag and be all "OMFG WE ARE SOOOOO AWESOME" whenever a new ride gets built at the Disneyland Resort. Here's the reality check - there are LOTS of great rides built at many different Disney parks. And, guess what? The best ones are located at Tokyo Disney.

You don't hear the Japanese, French, or even Floridians constantly shoving their awesome rides in other peoples faces, and it's obnoxious as hell when the Californians do it.

And yes, Radiator Springs Racers DOES look really, really, really awesome...and I really want to get out and ride it. But I'll be honest, it's the attitude of many Disneyland fan boys being so obnoxious that makes me NOT want to come ride it. The last thing I want to do when I go visit a park, that I actually am choosing to spend lots of money to visit, is have annoying people tell me how awesome it is, and how much better it is, and how "our park has this" and "our park has that" and "our park is so much better", blah, blah, fu*king, blah.... Honestly, I don't want to hear it, and it makes me like the park a LOT less because of it.

People ask me all the time "Robb, why do you hate the Disneyland resort?" Well, I don't. I actually really like it. I *hate* the fanboys who happen to frequent it and have to remind you how amazing it is. As though they are trying to over compensate for small male reproductive organs or something. Just stop, ok? No one wants to hear it!!!

And here's another reality check - there is really no need to continue telling people how awesome the ride is, as though no awesome ride has ever been built before...

Because I got two words for you....

LAVA. FU*KING. MONSTER.

Yeah, so there.

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That's dissapointing, i've been to Disneyland many times and never had a fanboy come up to me and try to shove that their home park is better than other parks in my face. I also enjoyed Radiator Springs Racers more than Journey to the Center of the Earth, both are extremely well themed but I love the movie cars and whenever I drive out in Utah or Arizona I would always think to myself how awesome of a setting it was for a drive, so riding RSR was a very "Red Barchetta" moment for me. I do agree that Disneyland fans can be strange, but so are many WDW, TDLR, Cedar Point, Holiday World, and most other parks out there. Theres no reason to raise your blood pressure off of something silly like theme park fans...

To each his own, it's entirely our opinion which ones we like better, but I think by saying that your words for everybody is LAVA F*CKING MONSTER it really doesn't mean anything to me.

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

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:40 pm

Nice to hear that DCA is more of an all-day park now. Last time I was there, I was happy to leave in the afternoon.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Chrisrad » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:11 pm

I'm really looking forward to riding RSR soon.. My Premium pass is still good until the middle of July, but I'm waiting for the So Cal passes to be blocked :lol:



With so much hype about Cars Land/RSR, has Disneyland been pretty busy? I mean obviously it's summer, but has the new DCA lightened some of the crowds? (Just thinking optimistically)
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mechanic » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:57 pm

I had to run around taking care of a few errands today. Almost everywhere I went someone would initiate a conversation about Disneyland and/or DCA (DLR in general) and how much they were looking forward to their planned vacation this summer. I really can't remember anything generating as much excitement about visiting DLR as this remake of DCA has. It seems I see a TV commercial for Carsland every 20-30 minutes or so on TV. I would expect attendance this year to be off the charts just going off of what I'm seeing and hearing from people that live 6-7 hours away here in NorCal. While I'm also excited to visit and check out all the new stuff, I'm also a little worried that the usual lull in late August into September may not exist this year.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:53 am

Chrisrad wrote:I'm really looking forward to riding RSR soon.. My Premium pass is still good until the middle of July, but I'm waiting for the So Cal passes to be blocked :lol:

With so much hype about Cars Land/RSR, has Disneyland been pretty busy? I mean obviously it's summer, but has the new DCA lightened some of the crowds? (Just thinking optimistically)


I was there on a SoCal blocked day and it was still pretty packed. You know it's busy when even Mermaid and Monsters Inc. have lines. The park is doing extremely well at managing the crowds and keeping people happy though. The huge amount of entertainment helps (the entertainment schedule for DCA was bigger than DL's). I think this summer is going to be packed with tourists who have been waiting the last few years to do a big family trip.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby PAL » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:58 am

^^^Based on yesterday's Sunday visit, DCA is dramatically altering crowd flow at the resort. When we hopped over to Disneyland around 1 pm, the Star Tours standby was 30 minutes with Fastpasses an hour or 90 'minutes out. Space was 40 with FP 2 hours out. With the exception of the Matterhorn (60 mins) all attraction waits were shorter than expected for the final summer Sunday before the SoCal AP block out. On the flip side, waits for everything at DCA are up (except around rope drop when the herd thunders into Carsland.

It's a great time to visit Disneyland; it must have been nigh empty in the early hours.

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