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P. 391: All the details about Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland!

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...And now the only "bad tower"..... is in French!

 

Mais, oui!

 

 

 

(Still fun IMhO even if you don't understand the language. It's like Japan! Without it's awesome ToT.)

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I'm not a huge Marvel fan and have never seen either Guardians movie but I'm fine with this change. It was always kind of 'bad tower' anyways, and now at least all the Towers on the planet are different!

That's a good point. In fact, I've been thinking about doing an analysis on all four Towers, understanding their uniqueness and even explaining why Mission Breakout isn't such a bad idea.

 

Personally I see this new ride as sort of an experiment by WDI. Since DCA's tower was one of the weaker versions, Disney tried to see if they could experiment by using the same ride system and building, but try and use not only a different setting, but one from an IP that they actually owned and not licensed. I haven't ridden it yet, but from what I've seen of it, it looks like it was a mostly successful experiment. It's not perfect, there are parts of the ride where it's obvious to see that it took over TOT (IMO, I think the Simpsons at Universal did the theming takeover replacement a little better, even if the transition and entire aspect kinda didn't make much sense), and I think the randomized video patterns could be tweaked a bit. But really, there's nothing that much wrong with this ride, the problems it does have seem very minor. I really hope I get to visit DCA soon because I'd love to actually check this out and compare it to my experiences on TOT.

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I got to ride the new Guardians ride last night, here's my experience and thoughts:

 

We got in line right before closing with the line posted at 105 minutes, but it took probably 30-40 minutes less than that to get on, probably because there weren't any more fastpasses being accepted after 10pm.

 

The queue is really awesome! There's tons of Marvel and Disney easter eggs, so many that it might take a few trips through to see everything. Unfortunately the Rocket animatronic wasn't working and so we did not get to see it. A little disappointing because I'd heard good things, but downtime comes with the territory of visiting new rides shortly after opening. Overall the queue is better than what it replaced.

 

Now the ride itself. It seems longer than ToT with a lot more movement which made for a very fun ride. The visuals were totally awesome. However, something was up with the audio, and no one could hear much of anything on the ride.

 

So my verdict? I'd say overall, the ride is fun but falls a little short of ToT. However, my opinion may change once I've had the opportunity to ride the 5 other profiles, as that is definitely one of the most exciting additions to the ride.

 

If I had to give ratings, I'd give WDW Tower an A+, DCA Tower a B, and Guardians Tower as I experienced it (with some issues) a C, with the potential to be a B+.

 

Looking forward to riding again soon!

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^ Cool review. I look forward to eventually trying out the new Guardians ride (whenever the next time I'm at DCA may be). I just saw the new Guardians movie and it was pretty entertaining and really funny in parts (although it was a bit long).

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First-world problems. Police and hazmat respond to geese poop incident at Disneyland.

 

abc7.com/news/flock-of-geese-poop-on-17-people-at-disneyland/2080541/

That is one of the most pathetic things I've read in a while. Amazing

 

They should come to Six Flags where getting pooped on and bitten by geese is just part of the experience.

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To further elaborate on that story, one report stated the reason police (and Hazmat) were called out was because the initial report was that it might have been human feces.

 

Also, don't forget that Anaheim PD has a sub station on Disney property. Its not like they rolled up to the front gate in squad cars, lol.

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I'm curious. In alllll the years that the Disney parks have been open...this hasn't happened more often?

Or enough to warrant social media comments?

 

Talk about timing, lol. Hope all the guests affected, were okay, too.

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Any word on the Disneyland railroad opening date? I am planning a trip for some out of town friends. And one of them loves trains. I am looking forward to it, as it might help the crowds at least. The BT trail turned out quite nice, good design work.

 

I did see the trestles are pretty close to being done. Compared to the concept art, they are a hare on the small side. So I am wondering if they get "grander" as more of the exterior of SW land is finished up.

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^ Probably not. All forced perspective. I remember when concept art and especially the model of Big Thunder Mountain was revealed in the late 1970s. And then of course, the actual attraction that opened, was waaaaay smaller than the artwork made it out to be (i.e. Gi-normous!).

 

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Disney has announced the first of what I am sure will be many more changes to ease congestion prior to Star Wars Land: Adventureland shops closing. Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost & South Seas Trader will be closing to become indoor seating for Bengal BBQ.

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So the Disney Parks Blog confirmed here that the island is opening on Friday (June 16th), Fantasmic is opening July 17th, and the train/boats are opening July 29th.

 

It's going to be nice to have the island open again as it's always a nice spot to go to get away from the massive overcrowding of the rest of the park. And of course it will be lovely to have the train back in operation again as that also sucks people off the midway.

 

Definitely looking forward to the changes they have made to Fantasmic and here's to hoping that the Adventureland modification helps with the flow of human cattle that always results from the show.

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I can't wait, to get back and get back on one of the park trains, circling the park, traveling through that new section at the back, and seeing what they've plussed up, in the Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World. And seeing Fantasmic! again, as well.

 

 

And not that I'm being PUSHY or anything like that...

but are there any new shots of SWL construction, taken from the parking lot?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Took a spin (err, drop) on Mission Breakout yesterday. I'm not a drop tower person by any standard, but it was okay! Fun soundtracks, too, I got Hit Me With Your Best Shot. I know that some people have cheekily called California's Tower of Terror "bad tower" but I would give it the label of "fun tower" now because it makes the experience of the drop tower attraction fun, interesting and exciting as opposed to terrifying. It won't get me on StratosFear at Knoebels, mind you, but it's a drop ride I can handle.

 

I can also confirm what others have said - even if you have a FastPass return, expect to wait a while. The sheer popularity of the attraction meant that I was waiting in their FastPass staging area, which was on the other side of the pathway, for about a half hour. Due to the nature of the pathway crossing they would occasionally block it to send a gaggle of people over to the attraction. Better than 90-130+ minute standby (yes, the app pegged it at over 130 minutes once yesterday), but the heat made the experience miserable. Once we got inside the building, though, we got sent right to the pre-show. Rocket Racoon's bantering during the ride ("Is that Disneyland? That's thematically inconsistent") is the second-best part after the soundtrack / ride sequence.

 

Also, I can reconfirm, after seeing it previously in January, that World of Color is best Disneyland show. Gets me every time.

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Had an odd thing happen with the FP on the 28th. Got a FP for Screaming at 11am, and the return time was listed at 11:10. The standby line was 40 minutes btw. I overheard some other guests had that happen on a other FP machines too. I think there might be some bugs in the new system as they are gearing up to the Maxpass.

 

It is quite handy to have it linked to the AP/ticket now. They still give you a little reminder ticket.

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