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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (8/12/2012 – 8/18/2012)

by on August 20, 2012

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The tourist hordes are having their last gasp at Disneyland, as the summer season rapidly draws to a close. But wait, there’s more! Like a horror movie villain, huge crowds are expected to crop up again as Disneyland’s low-end annual passes lift their black-out dates, allowing thousands of locals to experience Cars Land for their first time.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Friday 8/17 was slower than anticipated at a 7 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 8.3 and Disneyland Park at only 4.1.

Busiest Day: Sunday 8/12 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 9.5 and Disneyland Park at 7.6.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (8/5/2012 – 8/11/2012)

by on August 13, 2012

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Massive summer crowds are making their final seasonal assault on the Disneyland Resort, but there was still plenty of news coming out of the Anaheim area last week.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Friday 8/10 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 9.1 and Disneyland Park at 7.7.

Busiest Day: Saturday 8/11 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 9.3 and Disneyland Park at 8.5.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (7/29/2012 – 8/4/2012)

by on August 6, 2012

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August arrived last week, and with it the last wave of summer tourists before the Disneyland Resort gets to catch its breath at the end of this month.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Monday 7/30 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 7.6 and Disneyland Park at 8.9.

Busiest Day: Sunday 7/29 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 8.5 and Disneyland Park at 9.2.

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This Month at Disneyland Resort: August 2012

by on August 1, 2012

Pixar in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (photo by Disney/Pixar)

As we enter the final month of Cars Land's blockbuster first summer season, Disneyland Resort has survived some of the largest crowds in its history. Fear not; there's still plenty of activity predicted before the peak season crowds taper off towards the end of this month. And if you can hold out for a few more weeks, near-optimal touring conditions are on the horizon.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: By the last week of the month, crowds should slow considerably, with Thursday 8/30 predicted at only 2.2 out of 10 at Disneyland, and 4.7 at DCA.

Busiest Day: Sunday 8/19 is the last day of Summer Break season, so crowds should top out 10 out of 10 in Disneyland, and 9.7 at DCA.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (7/22/2012 – 7/28/2012)

by on July 30, 2012

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The world's attention turned to London this week, but that didn't stop heavy crowds from continuing to head to Disneyland Resort.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Friday 7/27 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 8.6 and Disneyland Park at 9.2.

Busiest Day: Tuesday 7/24 and Thursday 7/26 were both a 10 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 9.8 and Disneyland Park at 9.7.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (7/7/2012- 7/14/2012)

by on July 16, 2012

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A fan-favorite unheralded Disneyland attraction marked a quarter-century, while heavy rains visited the Anaheim resort last week. It didn’t keep the crowds away, but it did play havoc with Disney California Adventure’s hottest new ride.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Friday, July 13, was only a 5.1 out of 10 at Disneyland, and a 10.0 at DCA. Thursday, July 12, was the slowest day at DCA, at 8.2 out of 10.

Busiest Day: Tuesday, July 10, was a 7.5 out of 10 at Disneyland, and a 9.9 at DCA.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (7/1/2012 – 7/7/2012)

by on July 9, 2012

Disney's flying dragon testing in SoCal airspace (photo by Tammy Zaninovich)

It was another busy attendance week, but a relatively slow news week, at Disney's Anaheim resort.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Crowds were smaller than anticipated on the 4th of July, with a 7.3 in Disneyland and a 5.2 at DCA.

Busiest Day: Friday 7/6 was a 7.3 in Disneyland at 10 at DCA.

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This Month at Disneyland Resort: July 2012

by on July 1, 2012

4th of July Fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

As the excitement over June’s grand openings fades into memory, we are entering the first full month of regular operation at the new and improved Disneyland Resort, which is expected to continue to set new attendance records all summer long. The celebrities have gone home, but the crowds are still strong, so strap in for our monthly Anaheim update.

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Crowd Calendar

The Touring Plans crowd calendar pegs every single day in June as a “10 out of 10″ on our historical scale, so if you are visiting we advise arriving extra-early with your ticket and touring plan in hand.

Quietest Day: There will be no “quiet” days until after the summer, with peak crowds daily at DCA, but Disneyland Park will be “only” a 7.3 on July 7. Look for Saturdays to be slightly slower due to Annual Pass blackouts.

Busiest Day: Every day this month will be mobbed, but July 27 should be the busiest with a 10 in DCA and a 9.6 at Disneyland.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (6/17/2012 – 6/23/2012)

by on June 25, 2012

Welcome once again to our mostly-weekly wrap-up of what’s been happening at Disney’s Anaheim resort. Deepest apologies to anyone left bereft by the absence of this column, but the Touring Plans team was obviously occupied by a teensy-tiny little Grand Reopening that you may have heard about. Fret not: we’re back to bring you the news of everything that’s happened in the week since Cars Land and Buena Vista Street were unveiled to public.

Crowd Calendar

The new attractions at Disney California Adventure have rewritten attendance rules at the resort, and redefined what “busy” means.

Quietest Day: Thanks to Annual Pass blackouts, Saturday 6/23 was only a 3.8 at Disneyland and 5.4 at Disney California Adventure.

Busiest Day: Tuesday 6/19 was unofficially reported by Al Lutz as the highest-attended day in the history of Disneyland Resort, until the record was broken again on Wednesday with a 4.4 in Disneyland and 9.9 at DCA.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (5/13/2012 – 5/19/2012)

by on May 21, 2012

Greetings, and welcome to the latest edition of Last Week at Disneyland Resort. The resort is rapidly gearing up for the debut of Buena Vista Street and Carsland in less than a month, so there is plenty of activity all around!

Crowd Calendar

Look for the light May attendance to give way to Memorial Day crowds, which will then stick around most of the summer.

  • Quietest Day: Resort attendance was lowest on May 15 (predicted 3 out of 10, actual 2)
  • Busiest Day: Resort attendance was highest on May 13 (predicted 6 out of 10, actual 8 )

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Special Events

  • After-hours parties were held on May 14 & 15 for annual passholders to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Fantasmic. Two more parties will be held on May 21 & 22.
  • The sweepstakes for annual passholders to win a preview of Cars Land continues through May 24.
  • Grad Nights were held for high school seniors on the 16-18, and will continue on 23-25 and 30&31.
  • In anticipation of Cars Land’s opening, “faces” have been applied to the monorails at Disneyland Resort. Look for Mandy, Mona, and Manny Monorail circling the beam all summer.
  • A Cars Land walking tour “meet up” was announced on May 16 for readers of the Disney Parks blog. All 33 slots On the May 39 tour were quickly claimed.
  • Annual Passholders, D23, and Club 33 members were also invited to purchase admission to special preview events on June 8 & 9, including VIP World of Color viewing and dinner at the new Carthay Circle.
  • On May 18, Disney gave two days notice of a major price increase for Disneyland Resort admission tickets, effective May 20. Among the notable changes: 6-day park hoppers have been discontinued, and Premiere Passes have jumped an astronomical $100 to $850. Read all the details here.
  • It was announced that Annual Passholders will have the opportunity to attend “early entry” events at both parks this summer (June 18 though September 13). Availability will be limited and advance registration is required.

Openings, Closings, and Refurbishments

Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure
  • Goofy’s Sky School had a brief refurbishment May 7-17.
  • Construction on Buena Vista Street and Cars Land continues though June 15. Details of new Red Trolley Car-themed merchandise were announced.
  • Pixar’s upcoming film Brave will join the World of Color show in a new segment starting June 15.
  • More details were released about the Mad T Party evening street festival that begins in June.
  • The Cove Bar at Ariel’s Grotto was closed for refurbishment, and is scheduled to reopen this weekend.
Downtown Disney
  • The former home of Island Charter is being converted into the WonderGround Art gallery, to reopen on June 9.
  • The former Compass Books is being turned into an Earl of Sandwich, opening date TBA.
  • The UVA Bar is being renovated and will return in early June.

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