Seasonal rain washed out what could have been big crowds visiting the Anaheim area for various convention and special events. Despite the rain, Disneyland refurbishments and construction projects continue through the winter months. Guests visiting the parks will be greeted with construction walls as both parks undergo various refurbishment projects big and small as well as construction on the new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet area next to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Meanwhile, Disney’s various Limited Time Magic offerings including New Orleans Bayou Bash! and the very popular Golden Horseshoe Revue continue to entertain weekend guests.
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Our friends from Touring Plans have their weekly crowd forecast below:
The wonderfully low off season crowds continue this week. Except for Sunday. Something big happens on that day… Super something? Anyway, TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!
Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.
— Fred Hazelton, Statistician, TouringPlans.com
|Tues., Jan. 29||Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
|Wed., Jan. 30||2 /10|
|Thu., Jan. 31||2 /10|
|Fri., Feb. 1||5 /10|
|Crowd levels are based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least crowded conditions and 10 being most crowded.See Disneyland crowds for the next 365 days.
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Our big Disney Legends Breakfast and Book Signing and Yesterland tours have sold out, but you can still join us for our special Anniversary Cocktail Reception with Alice Davis — but hurry, only a few tickets remain! We’ve also got numerous other free meet-ups and events you can join in on — for more information, visit the full schedule here.
Construction on the upcoming Fantasy Faire, which we previewed for you last week with our tour of the new Blue Sky Cellar exhibit, continues next to Sleeping Beauty Castle.
|Limited Time Magic:
New Orleans Bayou Bash!,
A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue,
and Lunar New Year Celebration
Disney’s Limited Time Magic promotion continues this week with two offerings. The very popular Salute to the Golden Horseshoe show will run for its final weekend this week. Hopefully the show proved popular enough to warrant Disney adding a permanent version of the show to the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.
A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue
Thursday through Monday, now through February 4
11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:15 pm
Annual Passholder Dinner Show Dates:
Thursdays through Mondays, January 10 through February 4, 2013
$35 per Passholder, per show
Call (714) 781-PASS (7277) and select option 0
Starter: Corn chips in a souvenir Golden Horseshoe boot mug
Entrees: Black forest ham and roast beef sandwiches
Sides: Golden raisin and carrot salad, Yukon golden potato salad, Very Berry fruit salad
Children’s Menu: 2 PB&J sandwiches with sides
Vegetarian Option: Vegetable and cheese sandwiches with sides
Beverages: Mint Julep, water, coffee
Dessert: Walt & Lilly’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Cake
New Orleans Bayou Bash!
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 1-3, February 8-12
Next up for Limited Time Magic, Disneyland’s Lunar New Year celebration will return and move to Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure. The celebration will feature colorful performances from dancers, musicians, and martial artists as well as appearances from Mulan, Mushu, Mickey and Minnie.
Happy Lunar New Year Celebration
at Disney California Adventure
10 am — 5 pm, February 8 — 11
Disneyland also released information on special food items that will be available as part of the celebration, including potstickers and ginger milk tea.
|Welcome to California Adventure|
Disney has announced that Annual Passholders can enjoy California Adventure for up to two hours after regular park closing on Thursday nights throughout February.
Below, some information on the special extended hours for Passholders. For complete information, click here.
- February 7, February 14, February 21 and February 28, 2013
For 2 hours after regular park closing
Check-In and Wristbands
Check-in begins at 12:00 noon on the day of the event only, and must be completed in person.
Wristbands are required for access to attractions during Annual Passholder Extended Hours.
Wristbands are valid only for that day’s event and are subject to availability.
Passholders with wristbands may enter the event until thirty (30) minutes prior to the end of the event.
|This & That|
|Weekly News & Information Round-Up|
|Weekly Theme Park Hours
January 28 — February 3, 2013
|Disneyland Park||Disney California Adventure|
|Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm
Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm
visit the Disneyland.com Theme Park Calendar
1.8—6.6 out of 10
2.7—8.3 out of 10
with 1 being the least crowded conditions and 10 being most crowded.
For crowd predictions for the next 365 days, visit
A quick look at noteworthy Disney theme park headlines from around the web.
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