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  1. "The @TODAYshow has #FuryFever! Check out the exclusive story tomorrow morning during the 9 a.m. hour! pic.twitter.com/ySQCOl8N2d"
  2. I always wear a strap, even at water parks, and I've never had an issue with them coming loose. I do sometimes encounter rides where they want me to remove my glasses, but when I tell/show them I have a strap, they're fine. It's rare to find a ride that they won't let you ride even with a strap (mostly just the occasional water slide).
  3. I am a zoo/animal person, and the last time I was at Animal Kingdom, I spent basically the entire time marathoning Everest (somewhere in the 25-28 ride count).
  4. I also imagine the passholder preview night is going to entice a lot of a) enthusiasts to show up who may not have otherwise made the trip this weekend (like I'm probably going to do) and/or b) GP to buy a season pass so they can be one of the first to ride Fury. And then I suspect a lot of those people may come back on Saturday as well for the official opening day. My gut says that Fury will land in the 2ish hour wait range on Saturday. How long were the waits for i305 and Leviathan on their opening days?
  5. Line for Fury will be 20-40 minutes, it won't even approach an hour. Intimidator never gets above 30 minutes either. Nighthawk is one of those rides you MUST ride early in the day as lines approach 1-2 hours at midday. The rest are fairly tame lines as well, as Carowinds is never really THAT crowded. Afterburn is a stud though, make sure you don't forget it. From the amount of national buzz Fury's getting, I was expecting something more like: Do you not think that'll be the case?
  6. Thinking of making the trip for passholder preview night on the 27th, all day on the 28th, and then the morning of the 29th. I assume it'll be crowded, with Fury 325 significantly so. But what order of magnitude of crowdedness should I expect? I figure most of the crowds will be flocking to Fury 325, leaving the other rides less crowded (particularly on the 27th), but I'm budgeting for the FLP for Saturday (which I figure I need to buy soon so it doesn't sell out) so I can get more than just a ride or two in. Thoughts?
  7. Are they still doing any of the mandatory test seat checks for NTaG or other silliness they introduced last year?
  8. If everything was open or you hadn't been before, three days would be ideal, but given the current circumstances I'd probably stick with two. The benefit of Magic Morning will be limited as only Fantasyland and Tomorrowland are open, so unless you want several rides on Space Mountain and/or Star Tours I wouldn't worry about that too much. To avoid the parking fee, stay at a hotel on Harbor Boulevard that's within walking distance of the park. I see the logic in not needing the third day for sure, but I figured it was worth an ask. I do have another option, however: my boss told me today that I could stay an extra day on the back end (Wed 4/1) if i wanted to. How much better/worse would that be from a crowd standpoint than the preceding weekend? http://www.rmhtravel.com/disneyland-365-crowd-calendar.html shows that Wed actually being worse than the previous Fri-Sun, but I'd love a 2nd (or 3rd) opinion. Friday, March 27, 2015 8 out of 10 8 7 SL Saturday, March 28, 2015 8 out of 10 8 8 SL SC DX Sunday, March 29, 2015 9 out of 10 10 8 SL SC DX Monday, March 30, 2015 10 out of 10 10 10 SL SC Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10 out of 10 10 10 SL SC Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10 out of 10 10 10 SL SC
  9. Thanks for the suggestions. What about if I flew out earlier (on Thursday night) and got to spend all day Friday, all day Saturday, and maybe till 7PMish on Sunday at Disney? A 3-day pass would also let me have the Magic Morning Hour on Saturday at Disneyland. This should let me take a much more leisurely pace, but I don't know that I really *need* 3 days at the parks. Also, is there anything that can be done to not have to pay $17/day each day for parking?
  10. X2 requires an upcharge and is only available on Gold or Platinum. YOLOcoaster and Superman do not require an upcharge, but you must get Platinum in order to use Flash Pass on them and you may only use it once per ride. My guess is that Twisted Colossus will have the same restrictions as YOLOcoaster and Superman for the first year or so (that's what Goliath used at SFGAm), then it will become unrestricted once lines shrink to a manageable level. It's possible the park could have no Flash Pass at all for the first couple months (I believe they did this on YOLOcoaster), but as capacity should be reasonable for Twisted Colossus and that ride would be the main reason to purchase Platinum over Gold I'd be a little surprised if they did that. It's also possible they could charge extra for Twisted Colossus, but I'm guessing they'd end up making more money by not upcharging the ride. Yes, in this thread, a few pages back. Here's a clear breakdown of the rides that are not "normal" flash pass use: X2: Unchanged, still an upcharge, requires Gold or Platinum. YOLOCoaster: No longer an upcharge, but requires Platinum. Superman: No longer a normal Flash Pass, now requires Platinum, but no upcharge. Twisted Colossus: If they follow the same pattern as they did when adding YOLO, and Lex Luthor, it will be a $15 upcharge reservation with Platinum required. What I'm not sure of and haven't seen confirmed is how exactly theyre doing the "one per day" restriction that I've heard there is with YOLO and Superman. Ideally they just program your QBot device to allow one use, but they might be using boarding passes, reservations, or just marking off your wristband in some way. This is really disappointing, IMHO. I'll be out in LA for work in a couple weeks (3/28-29), and I was thinking of hitting up SFMM, but I don't really want to shell out $110 for a flash pass that's only going to get me on Superman once (my favorite ride at SFMM to ride over and over). And I don't terribly relish the thought of saving the money and waiting in lines all afternoon for re-rides. The thought had crossed my mind to hit up Disneyland instead, but I am unsure about that, especially given the current ride closures and expected crowd levels.
  11. So I haven't been to Disneyland/DCA since 2012 (pre-Cars Land), and I'll be out in LA in a couple weeks for work. I have the option to fly out early and spend the weekend there, and while I had originally been thinking of visiting SFMM, I'm now tossing around the idea of doing Disney instead. My concerns are 1) crowd levels, particularly since it'd be on a Saturday (or Sat/Sun) during Spring Break Season (3/28-29) and 2) that they have a number of attractions closed for refurbishment (Matterhorn Bobsleds being a notable credit I lack), so I don't know if I want to shell out the cash to visit now and not get to ride that (or Splash Mountain, or see World of Color). Matterhorn was closed when I was there in 2012, and World of Color had technical difficulties for the show I was at, so I didn't get to see it then. But on the flip side, Cars Land wasn't opened yet, so that's something new I could experience for sure. There were also a few attractions I skipped on the previous trip (1 day parkhopper around this time of year, albeit on a Thursday) either due to time limitations or not knowing they existed. I don't know if I want to try to only do a 1-day and still spend Sunday at SFMM, or if I'd be better off springing for the 2-day pass at Disney and leaving SFMM for a later trip. One caveat is that I'd likely have to pick up my coworker from the airport (John Wayne/Orange County, not LAX) sometime on Sunday (hopefully later), so that may affect my ability to get a full day of theme parking on Sunday. Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? Words of warning?
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