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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – January 18 to 24, 2015

by on January 27, 2015

Our predictions did remarkably well last week, matching what we saw on Sunday through Martin Luther King Jr. Day and into the rest of the week. Sunday’s crowd was a little higher than expected but the dropoff in crowd after the holiday Monday happened exactly as our Crowd Calendar predicted. The closure of Condor Flats continues to increase wait times at some other Disney California Adventure attractions but the effect seems true on weekends only. Saturday saw a park level ‘7’ at that park, our only miss of the week by more than two levels (we predicted ‘4’).

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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5 Outdated Disneyland Tips and Tricks to Avoid

by on January 21, 2015

My mother always told me to not believe everything you hear. This is definitely true when it comes to things you find on the internet. Searching for an answer to any of your questions on the web will take only seconds but is it the correct answer? Is that answer up to date? That is the thing about looking for information on the internet, once you find an answer to your question, you always have to double and triple check to make sure that it is the correct one. The same thing goes for looking for tips and tricks for Disneyland.

If you search up “Disneyland tips and tricks” on any search engine, you will discover hundreds of different lists and suggestions on the subject. Now, are all these tips and tricks you just discovered true, out of date, or just plain false? Well, I am here to help you weed through the five most popular outdated and false tips that I have seen around the web. These five tips come up frequently, and I wanted to set the record straight so that all of you know which tips are simply fools gold.

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 11 to 17, 2015

by on January 20, 2015

Last week, Disneyland Parks were most crowded on Friday and Saturday, least crowded on Sunday and Thursday and moderate in between. Our predictions did well, missing by no more than one level at Disneyland Park each day. As expected, Saturday’s crowds were higher than usual thanks to the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 4 to 10, 2015

by on January 13, 2015

Our wait times models seemed to predict that Christmas crowds would fade by Tuesday but it appears that may have been a day too soon. We saw crowd levels stay in the upper levels of our scale until Wednesday, January 7.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Calendar Report:

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Disney California Adventure’s Condor Flats Is Being Re-themed to be a Part of Grizzly Peak

by on January 8, 2015

IMG_3203Condor Flats is a land in Disney California Adventure. Correction, it was a land. Yesterday the land’s flagship (and only) ride, Soarin’ Over California closed for a five month refurbishment. With Soarin’ closed Disney has closed the entire land for refurbishment and re-themeing. Construction walls around the land have revealed that Condor Flats’ new identity  is “Grizzly Peak Airfield,” which means Soarin’ Over California, Taste Pilots’ Grill and the Fly ‘n’ Buy store will all be a part of Grizzly Peak.

Let’s recap, Condor Flats is history, Disney California Adventure now has one less land (7 instead of 8), and Grizzly Peak now has 2 rides instead of 1.

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

by on January 6, 2015

Last week Disneyland Resort hosted its largest crowds of the year, as expected. Disneyland Park filled to capacity almost every day and Disney California Adventure saw its highest wait times of the year.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – December 21 to 27, 2014

by on December 30, 2014

Last week our resort level predictions matched what we saw every day, that is why we don’t see a blue line on the Overall Crowd Level Chart. Our park level predictions hit the mark most days as well with none missing by more than one index level. Both parks saw days with average wait times that hit a level ’10’ on our scale.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – December 14 to 20, 2014

by on December 23, 2014

Our predictions hit the mark almost exactly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week and Saturday was the only significant surprise. Disneyland continues to be more crowded than normal on Saturdays this fall.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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Pictures and Video: Frozen Freeze the Night Dance Party at Disney California Adventure

by on December 21, 2014

You’re in Disney California Adventure, you’ve spent the day watching the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration stage show, meeting Anna and Elsa at Character Close-Up: Anna & Elsa Royal Welcome, seeing Olaf the friendly snowman, and browsing the variety of Frozen merchandise in the various shops around the resort. But now it’s nighttime, you think to yourself “How do also experience things related to Frozen after the sun is down?” Disney has your back with Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party. It’s a dance party, the fourth one in fact, to hit DCA (after Glow Fest, ElecTRONica, and Mad T Party). But this time it’s a bit more family friendly; that basically means less booze, but there’s still some booze. The show starts daily at 6 PM with an introduction from the hosts C.C. and Feren who assure you, “It’s the coolest place to be.” What else does Freeze the Night feature? Let’s take a look at the pictures and video below:

 

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One of the highlights is the Marshmallow meet and greet. He seemed to be very popular.

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Pictures: Frozen Fun (partially) Premieres at Disney California Adventure

by on December 20, 2014

Frozen Fun has invaded Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.  Mad T Party and Muppet*Vision 3D have been retired in favor of Disney’s newest crop of characters. Frozen Fun doesn’t officially start at Disney California Adventure until Janurary 7, 2015, but some of it did open today in what Disney calls a “sneak peak.” So far only the Olaf meet and greet (but not Olaf’s Snow Fest), Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome meet and greet, and Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party have begun daily operation. On to the pictures:

DSC03278Frozen Fun banners can be seen at the front entrance of Disney California Adventure. The actual Frozen Fun area is located inside Hollywood Land.

DSC03264As you approach the Frozen Fun area you’ll notice many reused props from the recently retired Mad T Party. They pretty much just repainted them to make them look “frosty.”

Many more pictures after the jump.

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