Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

P. 944: Avengers Campus opens in Summer 2020!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
She turned me into a donkey! I got better...
 
Posts: 79
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Gender: Male

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

Postby Lucas The Drummer » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:35 pm

Signature?!?!?! What the hell am I buying?

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 5263
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Location: Austin, Tx
Gender: Male
Age: 52

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

Postby bert425 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 pm

Lucas The Drummer wrote:anyone see this/can verify its real?

https://screenrant.com/disneyland-guest-pulls-sword-from-stone-real/


Orange County Register reported it today, so apparently it's real.

but it looks like screenrant got some of the story wrong for "clickbait". . he didn't actually successfully remove the sword, but rather broke it accidentally.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/01/18/burly-disneyland-visitor-pulls-excalibur-from-sword-in-the-stone/
Image[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/19fc64eae2ec826e3a662d1ff9f29ab9.jpg[/img][/url]

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1934
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Korea
Gender: Male
Age: 31

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

Postby Garet » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:00 am

Stupid question and I'm not encouraging this at all, and this is purely out of curiosity, but is there any protection to stop people spoofing their location and tricking the app to think they're in the park? Just thinking back to when Pokemon GO was popular in Korea (still is I guess, even today I saw a guy with 5 phones all playing the game in an A4 sized case full of phone pockets doing a raid by himself), the Koreans like to play their games hardcore and there'd be so many times a gym would be taken or people would join a raid and yet no-one was around.

A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
 
Posts: 580
Joined: 09 Aug 2011
Gender: None specified

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

Postby Dom497 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:26 am

Garet wrote:Stupid question and I'm not encouraging this at all, and this is purely out of curiosity, but is there any protection to stop people spoofing their location and tricking the app to think they're in the park? Just thinking back to when Pokemon GO was popular in Korea (still is I guess, even today I saw a guy with 5 phones all playing the game in an A4 sized case full of phone pockets doing a raid by himself), the Koreans like to play their games hardcore and there'd be so many times a gym would be taken or people would join a raid and yet no-one was around.


Even if you spoofed your location, you still need to have your ticket scanned for entry at the ticket booth in order to get a boarding group.

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 25337
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

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

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:58 pm

Well. I nearly missed this one...

Happy National POPCORN DAY, Everybody!

Enjoy your popcorn(s), where ever you all are, at a Disney Park, or any other park, in the world! :mickey:
PopcornVarietiesALTER.jpg
What's possible at Tokyo Disneyland. (o: BTW - this is an old pic. Prices have increased.
popcorn-shop2020b.jpg
What's also coming to TDL this Spring - a Unique POPCORN Shop of it's own!
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

"CACTUS SHARP!!"
User avatar
 
Posts: 5647
Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Location: SO Cal
Gender: Male
Age: 33

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

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:31 am

Dom497 wrote:
Garet wrote:Stupid question and I'm not encouraging this at all, and this is purely out of curiosity, but is there any protection to stop people spoofing their location and tricking the app to think they're in the park? Just thinking back to when Pokemon GO was popular in Korea (still is I guess, even today I saw a guy with 5 phones all playing the game in an A4 sized case full of phone pockets doing a raid by himself), the Koreans like to play their games hardcore and there'd be so many times a gym would be taken or people would join a raid and yet no-one was around.


Even if you spoofed your location, you still need to have your ticket scanned for entry at the ticket booth in order to get a boarding group.


This is correct. Think of it as two factor authentication: Ticket Scanned and Geo Location unlocks the ability to get the boarding group.

Am I allowed to eat donkey during lent?
User avatar
 
Posts: 1550
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Valencia, CA
Gender: Male

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

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:47 pm

So this past Saturday I headed down to Disneyland to take a stab at riding the new Rise of the Resistance.

While it wasn't a completely successful outing, just going through the whole process required to even have a chance was an experience itself. Managed to snag a boarding group in the few minutes they were available, was granted entry towards the evening, sat through a 1hr+ delay, and made it almost to the vehicle boarding area before the worklights came on and the ride was busted for good for the rest of the night. By then it was pushing 9:30pm, I was dead tired, and ended up going home a bit disappointed. What I did see though was absolutely incredible.

Here are some photos of the morning crowds, Rise queue and pre-shows for anyone interested.




20200118192701_062018.jpg
Arrived at the gates a tad before 5am. The crowd started gathering shortly thereafter.

20200118192702_064413.jpg
At about 7am, there is quite the crowd eager to have their tickets scanned in time.

20200118192703_064414.jpg
Even just a momentary hiccup in the process of obtaining a boarding group kicked us back to Group 99.

20200118192704_IMG_9793.JPG
Fortunately the ride had a pretty good day and we were called in to ride despite being in a backup boarding group.

20200118193040_IMG_9794.JPG
The entrance is hidden in a forest, and so the journey through the queue begins.

20200118194840_IMG_9795.JPG
Then we move into a series of caves carved into the hills of Batuu.

20200118195006_IMG_9798.JPG
The interior should be VERY familiar to Star Wars fans who recognize the usual look of a hidden Rebel/Resistance base.

20200118205653_IMG_9801.JPG
Familiar looking gadgetry helps establish setting.

20200118210310_IMG_9804.JPG
The queue route is mostly dictated by various objects sitting around the base. Here we go around some supply fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo.

20200118210404_IMG_9805.JPG
Rebel/Resistance pilot uniforms. Sharp eyed fans will know what suit is for the pilot of what type of fighter.

20200118210419_IMG_9806.JPG
Various helmets, uniforms and supplies are here. Fans will enjoy being close to what look like the real thing, if there was a real thing.

20200118211318_IMG_9808.JPG
There are several of these cave rooms with stuff sitting around. If the ride happens to breakdown as you're waiting, you could be spending an hour or more in one of these rooms.

20200118211442_IMG_9810.JPG
More stuff...

20200118212028_IMG_9811.JPG
All throughout the rooms there are various conduits and wires hanging about.

20200118212100_IMG_9813.JPG
As the group files into the first pre-show room and our experience begins, an animatronic BB-8 peeks in and out from behind the display screen.

20200118212119_IMG_9815.JPG
We see you BB-8!

20200118212140_IMG_9817.JPG
Rey appears as a holographic communication explaining how our help is needed against the First Order.

20200118212303_IMG_9818.JPG
Next we go OUTSIDE, yes the real great outdoors, to board transport 28.

20200118212324_IMG_9821.JPG
Poe's black X-wing is also here and lifesize for anyone who wants a quick selfie.

20200118212350_IMG_9823.JPG
Our Mon Calamari pilot soon whisks us away from Disneyland/Batuu and out into space.

20200118212409_IMG_9824.JPG
In this transport, your group is freely standing, just like in a Star Wars movie. No seats or seat belts here.

20200118212637_IMG_9825.JPG
After capture by the First Order, the transport is taken onto this Star Destroyer. Everybody exits into this absolutely incredible life size hangar bay.

20200118212643_IMG_9826.JPG
First Order agents are here to shuffle us Resistance scum to where we need to go next.

20200118212823_IMG_9830.JPG
They are NOT AMUSED by your shenanigans!

20200118212845_IMG_9832.JPG
Oh, that transport you were just on? Well it's right here, because, you know, it was captured, by the First Order, along with you, in outer space...

20200118212930_IMG_9835.JPG
Next up, more waiting. This time in a narrow corridor of a Star Destroyer.

20200118213616_IMG_9837.JPG
If spending time with the First Order is a dream come true, you'll have plenty of time to soak that in.

20200118213826_IMG_9839.JPG
Noted!

20200118214052_IMG_9843.JPG
In this chamber is where groups are formed to board the ride vehicles, after we are properly interrogated of course.

20200118214255_IMG_9849.JPG
Keep your eyes on them. You can be sure their eyes are on you.

20200118214459_IMG_9851.JPG
We have located the computer outlet, sir.

20200118214526_IMG_9853.JPG
Sadly here, right before we were to enter another preshow, is where the long odyssey of the day came to an end. The ride broke down. Work lights came on. Suddenly hard nosed First Order agents became apologetic employees directing us through backstage areas we should not have seen back to the outside world.

20200118214527_Z.jpg
So that was that, but hey, I got this far. I'm sure I'll see the rest later on when everything calms down and it isn't such an ordeal to ride. Rise of the Resistance will certainly be wowing crowds for years to come!
Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 7606
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Location: These Ozarks Hills
Gender: Male
Age: 35

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

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:58 am

Rise of the Resistance is exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for the detailed walkthrough!

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1934
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Korea
Gender: Male
Age: 31

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

Postby Garet » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:51 am

It's nice to see a TR where things went wrong that comes out positive like 'Shame it broke down but what I saw looks awesome and can't wait to come back to try it another time' compared to the usual who would be 'New experimental ride was busy and had downtime at opening. DISNETY SUXS now!11!!' (Emphasis on smashing of keys on keyboard)

Am I allowed to eat donkey during lent?
User avatar
 
Posts: 1550
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Valencia, CA
Gender: Male

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

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:36 am

Thanks!

Don't get me wrong, I was disappointed and frustrated that time/effort spent to get through a challenging system in order to ride went up in smoke, but I knew exactly what I was walking into. One big advantage of being relatively local is this didn't impact any once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or possibly devastate kids' one chance of seeing this amazing ride. Had that been the case, I probably would have had a much more negative impression of the whole situation.
Image

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron