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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:44 am

coasterbill wrote::lol: It might take them even longer since you have to immediately reserve a Boarding Group and Radiator Springs Racers on Maxpass (though I think you can actually do that earlier than official park open right?).


I've always had my Radiator Springs Fastpass in hand a half hour before official park opening once they let you into the park. I'm guessing those are available immediately once you scan in.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:34 pm

coasterbill wrote:
Lucas The Drummer wrote:how quick do the RotR groups actually fill up? I've heard some people say numbers like 3-5 seconds, while others say 45-60 seconds, which is a big difference.


You can practice from home. Get the app and try to get a BG right at park open. If it doesn't say "Estimated Land Wait: Backup Group" then you're probably good. Obviously once you get to what would be the confirmation page it will tell you that you're not in the park, but you'll get a feel for how long they last and what the process is.

I guarantee that they're not gone in 5 seconds, that's probably just Californians bragging about how awesome they are for miraculously defying all odds and getting one. 45-60 seconds is more likely. Yesterday they didn't hit backups for 7 minutes but it seems like 45-60 seconds is the average which is PLENTY of time to hit like 3 buttons.


I don't think that was an exaggeration the opening week when they opened main street 2hrs before park open each day. Now that things have normalized, I'm sure it has gotten better and 45-60 seems about right.

Still think they should just call this the soft open if they have a 3hr standby queue they aren't using...
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby Edgar Allan Pooh » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:39 pm

Went to DCA and DL last weekend with a small group and had a blast. Did DCA on Friday and DL on Saturday.

For a less successful ROTR anecdote: Saturday was a bad day to try and get on ROTR, and I should have known this (being a weekend and all). I had stayed up way too late the night before at DCA, and the night before that preparing for the trip. So I got up kind of late. I didn’t get into the security line until 7:35 am, and didn’t get into the park itself until 8:09 am. I managed to get group 138. Nobody else from my group was in the park yet, as they were staying at a different location than I was and were also really tired.

Anyway, they stopped boarding at group 130, so I didn’t make it. They also stopped boarding at around 10 pm instead of going until closing. I’m not sure if this was due to the evening shows or not. I still had a really great time, but if I can get back there again anytime soon, I’m getting there way earlier.

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

Postby ryder » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:31 am

On the Sunday of President's Day weekend, we got group #130. But the ride was having a pretty good day... they were up to the 50's by 10:30am. It seemed to have a hiccup around 11 or noon as it stayed in the 50's for about 90 minutes, but after that, it flew. It was up to 80 by 1:30, 110 by 5:30, our our group 130 was called in at 6:30. Appears groups went as high at 156 by 8:30pm, then seemed to stop, so I figure that's how high it went that day. But to get to 156 by 8:30pm seemed pretty good, especially with a mid-day breakdown (park was open until midnight).

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

Postby coneyislandchris » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:27 am

So, I ended up splurging a little bit, since I'm fully expecting this west coast trip my son and I are taking to be a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, and we are staying at the Grand Californian for four nights. I know that since we're staying on property, we get the Magic Morning benefit where we get one hour early entry to the parks. I also know that the hotel has its own dedicated gate into DCA.

What I'm not sure on so far is how this affects us trying to get a boarding group in the mornings. We're gonna be shooting for it every single day we're there. If we are scanned in at DCA through the hotel gate, will we be able to use the app to get a boarding group while we're actually IN DCA, or will we have to backtrack and get scanned into DL instead before the app allows us to try and reserve a group?
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby jjeerr » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:22 am

I asked a cast member as we were going though security, and they said you have to be in Disneyland.

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

Postby A.J. » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:25 am

coneyislandchris wrote:What I'm not sure on so far is how this affects us trying to get a boarding group in the mornings. We're gonna be shooting for it every single day we're there. If we are scanned in at DCA through the hotel gate, will we be able to use the app to get a boarding group while we're actually IN DCA, or will we have to backtrack and get scanned into DL instead before the app allows us to try and reserve a group?

On both coasts it's that you have to be in the park (Disneyland / DHS) to get a boarding group. But once you get your group you can basically do whatever, including park-hop.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 am

^ ^^ Got it, thanks. :)
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlvr » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:25 pm

coneyislandchris wrote:So, I ended up splurging a little bit, since I'm fully expecting this west coast trip my son and I are taking to be a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, and we are staying at the Grand Californian for four nights. I know that since we're staying on property, we get the Magic Morning benefit where we get one hour early entry to the parks. I also know that the hotel has its own dedicated gate into DCA.

What I'm not sure on so far is how this affects us trying to get a boarding group in the mornings. We're gonna be shooting for it every single day we're there. If we are scanned in at DCA through the hotel gate, will we be able to use the app to get a boarding group while we're actually IN DCA, or will we have to backtrack and get scanned into DL instead before the app allows us to try and reserve a group?


also, be aware that even though like 3/4 of the gates will be magic morning, they are still long lines to get in. you won't be able to stroll over at 7:30 and walk in. by 7:30, they flip the signs and magic morning entrance is over. so i'd get there early to benefit the most from it.
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Re: Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:20 am

Impossible Foods has announced that they have formed a strategic alliance with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, beginning to offer the Impossible Burger in menu items at the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. The first menu items to launch under this new partnership will debut at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival on February 28th, 2020!

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Impossible Foods announces a new strategic alliance today with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. As part of the alliance, the food tech startup’s flagship product – Impossible Burger – will be designated as the “Preferred Plant-Based Burger” of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Disney Cruise Line.

On February 28, Disney will debut Impossible Foods menu items at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, including:
  • Petite Impossible™ Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese at Avocado Time Marketplace
  • Impossible™ Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese at Nuts About Cheese Marketplace
  • Impossible™ Meatball Submarine at Paradise Garden Grill
The award-winning, plant-based Impossible Burger will soon be available at multiple locations across Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Disney Cruise Line, including Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, Smokejumpers Grill in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland® Resort and more.

The alliance follows Disney’s September 2019 announcement of plans to add plant-based options at all major quick and table service dining locations in their U.S. theme parks. More than 400 plant-based dishes are now available at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, and more will be available at Disneyland® Resort in California in spring 2020.

“We are thrilled to be working with Disney,” said Dennis Woodside, President of Impossible Foods. “The millions of park-goers who visit Disney Parks and Resorts and sail on Disney Cruise Line each year – including those who are reducing their impact on the environment by eating less meat – will now be able to order the Impossible Burger and other delicious dishes made with our plant-based meat. We look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead with this new relationship.”

"We’re excited to add more items featuring the Impossible Burger to our menus," said Chef John State, Culinary Director at Disneyland Resort. “We’re always looking for ways to bring more flavor, innovation and creativity to the Disney dining experience and we’re delighted to include Impossible Foods in new dishes that our guests and fans are sure to enjoy.”

Impossible Foods Head of Culinary, J Michael Melton, will be offering live demonstrations on March 7 and March 8 as part of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS, SUSTAINABLE
Impossible Burger is the flagship product from Impossible Foods, Inc. Magazine’s company of the year and one of Time Magazine’s 50 Genius companies. The award-winning product rivals ground beef from cows for taste -- and it’s nutritious and versatile.

Impossible Burger has as much bioavailable iron and protein as a comparable serving of ground beef from cows. A 4-ounce serving of Impossible Burger has 0 mg cholesterol, 14 grams of total fat, 8g of saturated fat and 240 calories. (A conventional 4-ounce “80/20” patty from cows has 80 mg cholesterol, 23 grams of total fat, 9g of saturated fat and 290 calories.)

Impossible Burger contains no animal hormones or antibiotics, and is kosher, halal and gluten-free certified. And because it’s made from plants, it uses 96% less land, 87% less water and 89% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional beef from cows.

Stay tuned for more news on the alliance and events by visiting impossiblefoods.com/media and on social media.


Business Insider has a few extra photos from the announcement!

https://www.businessinsider.com/impossible-foods-deal-disney-plant-based-meals-to-menu-2020-2
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