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Admission goes up, Orange Peel, DCA construction, Grand Californian, +more

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by , 08-02-2009 at 10:37 PM
Welcome to the August 3, 2009 edition of Dateline Disneyland. As always this week we'll give you all the latest news and photos from the Disneyland Resort, but don't worry. It's all delivered here fresh for you without Disneyland's new $72 admission fee. Yep, in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Disney is raising admission prices for theme parks across the board. But hey - that money for that great big new World of Color show and Little Mermaid dark ride at California Adventure has gotta come from somewhere, right?

Of course, we'll fill you in on all of that construction work taking place in Disney's California Adventure. All photos dealing with on-going Resort construction projects will be marked with Project Tracker watermarks, which, when clicked, will redirect you to MiceChat's Project Trackers where you'll find the latest news and discussion on any of the Resort's many on-going projects.

Alright, lets get right to it, shall we?



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WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
The first thing guests are now greeted with upon entering the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Plaza are the newly raised admission fees at ticket booths


In its newly-released Q3 2009 financial reports, Disney reported a 9% revenue drop for theme parks and resorts, and a 19% drop in operating income for the division. The main culprit was Walt Disney World, where heavy ticket discounts are still bringing in guests, but they aren't spending as much on-property.


The biggest price increase was the extra $40 added to the Premium Annual Passport, which routinely only sees a $20 hike.


David "Darkbeer" Michael posted a full list of the price increases on MiceChat:
MiceChat: The full list of Disneyland Ticket Price Increases as of Sunday, August 2nd

Park Tickets
  • One Day, One Park Ticket - $72/$62 ($3 increase)
  • One Day ParkHopper - $97/$87 ($3 increase)
  • Two Day ParkHopper - $151/$131 ($8 increase)
  • Three Day ParkHopper - $204/$174 ($5 increase)
  • Four Day ParkHopper - $229/$199 ($5 increase)
  • Five Day ParkHopper - $249/$219 ($5 increase)
  • Six Day ParkHopper - $254/$224 ($5 increase)


Annual Passports
  • Southern California Select - $144 ($10 increase)
  • Southern California - $194 ($20 increase)
  • Deluxe - $289 ($20 increase)
  • Premium - $429 ($40 increase)
  • Parking Add-on - $59 (no change)
  • Blockout Pass - $45 ($5 increase)



Inside the parks, little perks that were once free are again beginning to get price tags.


Disney rolled out "custom" embroidery for Ear Hats within the last year or so, charging $7 for the choice between two "custom" fonts, and a different thread color. The basic embroidery, which was previously done by hand, but phased out to computerized machines in recent years, remained free. Not anymore. Disney is now charging $3 for basic embroidery on hats. Not only is the service stripped of the personal human touch that helped make it so special before, but now it costs you $3 to have a cold machine spell your name out on the back of your Mickey ears. Ah, Disney magic.




CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION
Speaking of Disney magic, no matter how much it costs, it takes time and lots of work to make it happen. Disney's California Adventure can tell you this first hand, as it continues to go under the knife to try to get its fair share of Mouse's special touch. Will it work? Only time will tell, but until then, we're here to fill you in on all the construction.

World of Color & Paradise Park Viewing Area
The progress on the massive World of Color and new viewing area continues







New wooden posts have gone up along the back of Paradise Bay, near the California Screamin' launch.









The World of Color utility boxes in Paradise Bay continue to get themed




The utility box between the Orange Stinger and Golden Zephyr looks to be nearly complete.





Mickey's Fun Wheel provides great views of the construction























The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
The Golden Dreams mural has finally been removed. The Palace of Fine Arts rotunda will remain, however, integrated into the upcoming Little Mermaid facade.


The support bases for the mural are still there



Orange, peeled
The Orange Stinger is finally starting to get peeled as it begins its transformation into the Silly Symphony Swings.











Lucky Fortune Cookery
The new home of the Lucky Fortune Cookery is set to open mid-September.


The wall above the ordering windows has had its Mission Tortilla Factory signage painted over with a Pescadero Brand Sardines logo




Cars Land
Preliminary groundwork on the future home of Cars Land continues as the old parking lot asphalt is removed.


The new structure on the far end of the former Timon Lot is coming along...





GRAND CALIFORNIAN EXPANSION
The Disney Vacation Club expansion of the Grand Californian Hotel is progressing nicely for a September 23 opening.















THIS AND THAT
A new 40th Anniversary Haunted Mansion Mickey Mouse plush has been released, individually numbered limited edition of 1500.









Disneyana has a window display of all of the great new 40th Anniversary Haunted Mansion merchandise designed by artist Shag.


A complete list (with photos) of the Shag Haunted Mansion merchandise can be found at TheArtofDisneyParks.com


Over in Fantasyland, the Mad Tea Party teacup photo-op that was first added for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary celebration, has finally been removed.


You can still see the curbing for the teacup photo-op



And construction walls have reappeared in front of the Fantasia Gardens smoking area for underground work in the area.






AROUND THE PARK
And we'll finish up the photo portion of today's column with a look around the park. You can click on these images for full-resolution downloads at the images' Flickr photo pages.













DISNEYLAND WEEKLY HOURS AND INFO

THEME PARK HOURS JULY 27 - AUGUST 2
For a complete listing of theme park hours, please visit the Disneyland.com Theme Park Calendar
Disneyland Park
Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 12 midnight

Disney's California Adventure Park
Monday - Sunday 10 am - 9 pm



CURRENT ATTRACTION CLOSURES & REFURBISHMENTS
Disneyland Park
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey: Closed July 20 through August 14.
  • The Enchanted Cottage: Closed July 29 through November 17.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train: Closed August 31 through November 20.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats: Closed August 31 through November 19.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat: Closed September 8 - 10.
  • Space Mountain: Closed September 8 - 24 to install "Ghost Galaxy" Halloween overlay.
  • Minnie's House: Closed September 9
  • The Haunted Mansion: Closed September 10 - 24 to install Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay
  • Big Thunder Ranch: Closed September 14 - 24 to install Halloween overlay
  • Gadget's Go Coaster: Closed September 19 through October 26
  • The Disney Gallery: Opens September 26, 2009 in the Bank of Main Street
  • Pirates of the Caribbean & Blue Bayou Restaurant: Closed September 28 through October 2.
  • Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years/Main Street Opera House: Closed. Reopens as The Disneyland Story: Featuring Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln December 17, 2009.


Disney's California Adventure Park
  • Orange Stinger: Closed for retheming. Reopens Spring 2010
  • Cocina Cucomonga: Food service location closed June 18, when new location opened. Original location reopens with new Asian-style menu September 14.
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure: Under construction.
  • Souvenir 66 and Corn Dog Castle: Store and dining location closed for remodeling through May 2011.
  • Paradise Bay: Drained for construction of upcoming Disney's World of Color show.
  • Disney's World of Color Nighttime Spectacular: New show under construction. Debuts Spring 2010.
  • Golden State Park and Amphitheater: Closed. New, larger amphitheater for Disney's World of Color viewing under construction in same location. The new amphitheater will open December 2009.



FOUR GUESTS TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN HAUNTED MANSION
A Los Angeles radio station has teamed up with Disney to allow four guests to stay the night in the Haunted Mansion's stretching portrait chambers in a special promotional giveaway in honor of the attraction's upcoming 40th anniversary.
Disneyland allows guests to sleep in Haunted Mansion
Four brave souls are scheduled to spend the night in Disneyland’s chamber with no windows and no doors.

Disneyland is permitting guests to sleep in the Haunted Mansion for what is believed to be the first time as part of the ride’s 40th anniversary. Classic rock radio station, KLOS 95.5, is running a promotion to win an overnight stay inside the ride.

Beds will be set up in an elevator at the entrance of the ride, said Roxane Requio, KLOS’ manager of marketing and promotions. That’s the chamber that visitors first enter in the attraction. The room stretches as guests descend to the bottom where they walk to the “doom” buggies. The narrator announces: “This chamber has no windows, and no doors. Which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!”
The contest offers a rare opportunity for guests to sleep in the theme park. Last year, a Dream Suite over Pirates of the Caribbean hosted contest winners, but the suite now is used for private events.

Disneyland also held a few sleepovers, including one for the Boy Scouts, said Disneyland spokeswoman Michele Himmelberg. But Disney officials couldn’t immediately recall a recent time when guests were permitted to sleep inside a ride.
The Haunted Mansion contest is selective.

During the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mark and Brian show since July 20, contestants have called in when the deejays announce “Kids Break,” Requio said. Children under 12 years old get on the air by performing a talent, like singing or telling jokes.

Everyone who gets on the air wins a four-person pass to Disneyland.

Radio staff members will pick the top five or 10 performers and put them on the station’s Web site, where viewers can vote for their favorites. The overnight-stay winner will be picked Tuesday.

UPDATE: Requio of KLOS confirmed that the contest has ended. Voting for the Kids Break finalists runs until Tuesday. The finalists are on the station’s Web site.
“We’re getting tons of calls,” Requio said. “Some people stay on hold for as long as they can because you never know when they are going to do it.”

The Haunted Mansion will stay open as usual Aug. 9 — the ride’s 40th birthday. After the park closes, winners can snuggle up in their spooky suite, although the night may not be so restful or private. A live feed will be broadcast from inside the mansion that night on 955klos.com from midnight to 6 a.m.

“The Haunted Mansion is 40 years old and, like any building its age, it may be full of creaks and other eerie noises throughout the night,” according to Himmelberg. “The guests may also be visited by the ‘occupants’ of the Haunted Mansion.”

Mark and Brian will broadcast from the park the following morning. The Haunted Mansion’s 40th-anniversary promotion coincides with the radio station’s 40th anniversary.
For the full article, visit Around Disney: Disneyland allows guests to sleep in Haunted Mansion
DISNEY TO DONATE FOOD POUND-FOR-POUND IN EMPLOYEE WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION
From the OC Register's Around Disney blog:
Disney workers shed pounds of weight for pounds of food
Disney employees are trading pounds for pounds.

As part of a weight-loss challenge, the Disneyland Resort has pledged to donate a pound of food for every pound that employees lose. The company signed up about 1,000 employees, said David Gill, a resort spokesman.

Just by signing up for the 10-week program, the company agreed to donate one pound of food to the Orange County Food Bank.

Employee Karen Marshall said the Disneyland Resort Weight Loss Challenge comes at a key time.

She had already planned on trying to lose weight before her 40th high school reunion and a niece’s wedding, both in September.

“This is the motivation I needed to get rid of those 10 extra pounds you have and have some accountability,” said Marshall, 58, a Disneyland Resort guest communications assistant.

Disney also is offering nutrition guides, yoga classes and athletic teams to help employees.
For the full article, visit Around Disney: Disney workers shed pounds of weight for pounds of food
DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR D23 EXPO
MiceChat has posted Walt Disney Parks and Resorts plans for this years D23 Expo. This is just one of the divisions of the company which will be represented at the event. From the sounds of it, there will be a lot for fans to look forward to.
Here’s a sampling of the Disney Parks experiences that D23 EXPO attendees will discover:


  • Never-before-seen models of classic Disney attractions and glimpses of coming projects that will surprise and delight even the most knowledgeable Disney fans.
  • An exclusive sneak peek at the expansion of Disney’s California Adventure that’s so big, it won’t fit inside the Blue Sky Cellar.
  • The chance to meet, up close and personal, Lucky the Dinosaur and Wall-E.
  • A preview of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures ever created.
  • Displays showcasing cutting-edge effects technologies that are being developed for Disney attractions, shows and venues.
  • New Disney Cruise Line itineraries for 2011.


Also, in the 500-seat Storytellers Theater, Imagineers and Cast Members who create and operate Disney’s parks, resorts, cruise ships and other vacation experiences will take fans behind-the-magic with a variety of presentations including:


  • World of Color – Imagineer Steven Davison brings to life World of Color, the water-and-fire spectacular that will debut next year at Disney’s California Adventure.
  • The Making of Toy Story Mania! – From its interactive elements and innovative ride system to its cutting-edge Audio-Animatronics figure of Mr. Potato Head, Toy Story Mania! represents a new kind of Disney theme park attraction. Meet the team who helped bring it to life.
  • “So You Want to Become an Imagineer” – A panel of Imagineers will answer one of the most frequently asked questions of Walt Disney Imagineering – “How does one become an Imagineer?” – and will share what it’s like to be one.
  • The Making of the U.S. Presidents – Imagineers will talk about updating both Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland and Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
  • An Afternoon With Imagineering Legends – Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of the careers and accomplishments of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Cast Members who have been named Disney Legends.
For the full article, visit the Disney Parks and Resorts Discussion in the D23 section of MiceChat
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Updated 08-04-2009 at 01:43 PM by Dateline Disneyland (Fixed navigation box)

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  1. rwsmith's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferris
    Wait a minute...Does this mean that my $69 Birthday Fun Card will no longer be enough to get me into Disneyland!? On top of that, does that mean that people who have birthdays at the end of the year get $3 more fun than I do? How is all of this fair?

    (Please note that at the end of the day I don't really care, but this is kind of bunk)
    My 6 year olds Premium AP costs the same as mine, but when we went to the park on her birthday her gift card was for the price of a children's admission. I'm not ungrateful, but it doesn't make sense.
  2. hrlaser's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by disney-fan-reborn
    COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN! Disney needs to make money in this poor economy too! Sure they are a big corporation, but a lot of big corporations are losing money! Let's all do the American thing and spend a little extra money and help the economy any way we can! GEEZ folks! It would be a shame if Disneyland had to close its doors because low ticket prices couldn't keep them open. Think about it, and quit your BIT**IN'!!!
    A lot of big corporations are losing money because they're run by greedy you-know-whats.. and they price their products above the threshold people are willing to pay for them.. The result?.. They sell fewer products until they're operating in the red, and go under..

    Unless you're so well-off, (millions in the bank).. that you can afford anything.. that money is no object.. well that's the upper 1%.. then you have the bottom 10% or 20% who can't afford anything.. someone who's out of work, or making minimum wage, and trying to support a family, and has to choose between having health insurance, or buying the kids' textbooks and eating dog food.. to them, going to Disneyland is quite literally, a fantasy.. and I don't mean Fantasyland.. I mean "There's no way I can afford it anymoreland"..

    Disney doesn't seem to grasp the simple concept, that if you LOWER prices, you'll attract more business.. once you get them inside the place, THEN they'll buy your $10.00 hot dogs, and $20.00 pencils.. if you RAISE prices, you'll simply drive customers away.. especially in THIS economy.. going to Disneyland is no longer a simple pleasure.. it's a wallet-busting decision.. people will either say "da heck with that!" and stay home, or go somewhere else that's less expensive.. okay, so that somewhere else isn't Disneyland.. but c'mon, EIGHTY FOUR BUCKS just to park and walk in the place?.. and that's just for one person.. an average family of four (if there IS such a thing as an average family any more.. you know.. a Mom, a Dad, and two kids).. a day at Disneyland.. assuming they're locals, don't have to pay for a hotel, figure in gasoline to get there, parking, four admissions, a couple of meals, a couple of snacks, and some souvenirs.. yer lookin' at somewhere in the neighborhood of $400.00 to $500.00..

    The frog in a pot of lukewarm water slowly raised to boiling, killing the frog because he "just slowly got used to it" and was too stupid to jump out before it got so hot it killed him.. well, that's a cute, but not an apt metaphor for this "let's push the prices up every so often.. people won't even notice" situation.. Sorry, I don't buy it.. human beings are a bit more intelligent than frogs.. at least most of them are.. although you sure wouldn't know it when you get in your car and drive from anywhere to anywhere.. a frog.. a dog.. a cat.. pick an animal.. they have no concept of their own mortality.. certainly no concept of money..

    Eh.. maybe most of you are just so rich you can't see the proverbial forest for the trees.. to me, it's obvious that Disney can't..
    Updated 08-05-2009 at 01:52 PM by hrlaser
  3. Eagleman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrlaser
    A lot of big corporations are losing money because they're run by greedy you-know-whats.. and they price their products above the threshold people are willing to pay for them.. The result?.. They sell fewer products until they're operating in the red, and go under..

    Unless you're so well-off, (millions in the bank).. that you can afford anything.. that money is no object.. well that's the upper 1%.. then you have the bottom 10% or 20% who can't afford anything.. someone who's out of work, or making minimum wage, and trying to support a family, and has to choose between having health insurance, or buying the kids' textbooks and eating dog food.. to them, the financial knife in the side to take the family to Disneyland is quite literally, a fantasy..

    Disney doesn't seem to grasp the simple concept, that if you LOWER prices, you'll attract more business.. once you get them inside the place, THEN they'll buy your $10.00 hot dogs, and $20.00 pencils.. if you RAISE prices, you'll simply drive customers away.. especially in THIS economy.. going to Disneyland is no longer a simple pleasure.. it's a wallet-busting decision.. people will either say "da heck with that!" and stay home, or go somewhere else that's less expensive.. okay, so that somewhere else isn't Disneyland.. but c'mon, EIGHTY FOUR BUCKS just to park and walk in the place?..

    The frog in a pot of lukewarm water slowly raised to boiling, killing the frog because he "just slowly got used to it" and was too stupid to jump out before it got so hot it killed him.. well, that's a cute, but not an apt metaphor for this "let's push the prices up every so often.. people won't even notice" situation.. Sorry, I don't buy it.. human beings are a bit more intelligent than frogs.. at least most of them are.. although you sure wouldn't know it when you get in your car and drive from anywhere to anywhere.. a frog.. a dog.. a cat.. pick an animal.. they have no concept of their own mortality..certainly no concept of money..

    Eh.. maybe most of you are just so rich you can't see the proverbial forest for the trees.. to me, it's obvious that Disney can't..

    I agread with you! whole heartly!
    I for one would not forget how Disney treat there guest! specialy ones that been there for them....thanks for shareing
    I do wish I know were the jerks come from?
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    hrlaser I'm totally agree with you, I have been to Disneyland every year since my Daughter has been born so that is a total of 17 times and sad to say this year the family tradition will be broken, they have cut back my wife hours at her job and as far as my job there are rumors about our wages being cut as well. It is really hard for familys who live out of state and rent hotels, food and everything that has to go with a Disneyland vacation it just has become unaffordable.
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    Anyone know where the picture of the jar at the end is? I can't place it.
  6. hrlaser's Avatar
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    I've been going to Disneyland since my family moved out here from Chicago, in 1956.. I have a huge collection of Disneyland stuff, including mostly or partly-used ticket books and "passports", Guide books, wall maps, even ancient paper bags from various stores there.. I don't think I have EVER walked out of the place and thrown away *anything* I walked out with.. some of it I've already sold on eBay.. some of it I plan to.. but a lot of it, I'd find VERY hard to sell, like my very first 1958 wall map, with pinholes in the corners, my childhood name scrawled in one corner.. when I was much younger and lived with my Folks, I ALWAYS had a Disneyland wall map pinned to my bedroom wall.. I wish I had asked Dad for a $20.00 bill back in 1958 so I could buy forty maps to take home, and safely store away.. they'd be worth a fortune now.. but he would've thought I was crazy.. unless you came from a rich family, a 9 year old kid in 1958 NEVER had a $20.00 bill in his or her pocket.. never.. if I had $2.00 at any given time, I felt rich..

    Back then, before I could drive, and we lived a few dozens of miles away from Disneyland.. all I could do was look through the stuff I bought on my previous visits, stare at the maps and Guide books, and dream (and beg) for the next visit..

    When I look at those old ticket books, with 10, or 12, or 15 coupons + admission, and look at the prices.. like three or four bucks.. or I look at the early one-day passports, after they did away with the ticket books, and look at the prices on those.. six bucks, eight bucks.. or even old parking lot stubs.. 25c, 50c.. and then think about what they're charging now, it makes me ill..

    Back in College in the late 60s and early 70s, once in a while I'd drive to Disneyland, pay under ten bucks to get in, and just walk around with my 35mm camera and people-watch, shoot tons of pictures.. ride a few rides.. eat a couple meals, buy a few souvenirs, and drive home, having spent maybe $20 or $30 for *everything*.. I can't even count how many times I went there.. with a girlfriend, an out-of-town visitor, or just by myself..

    I had an annual pass for two years in the early 1980s.. they only had ONE kind back then, not half a dozen.. and it had no blackout dates at all.. I think they cost about $80.00 for what they now charge $429.00 to get..

    I'm registered to get in free on my Birthday, in November.. but even "free" isn't free.. that only covers admission, not parking or anything else.. I'm simply in no position to pay $72.00 to get into the place.. so I won't..

    I've never stepped foot in DCA, and don't ever plan to.. from what I read here and there, it seems like no sooner do they spend millions to build something there, then a year or two later, they're spending millions more to rip it out and build something in its place.. so sure, they jack up the prices to get into Disneyland to cover the cost of the continuous building and ripping out and re-building of DCA.. as far as I'm concerned, they could scrape DCA clean and put the old parking lot back in.. I wouldn't mind a bit..

    Yeah, Uncle Walt said "Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.".. but I wonder if THIS is what he had in mind.. he built Disneyland as a place where one could get away, even for a little while, from the harsh realities of real life.. (thus the berm).. where Parents didn't have to sit on a bench while the kiddies rode on rides like a ferris wheel.. and what do they build at DCA?.. A ferris wheel..

    So Disneyland is 54 years old.. and its creator only lived long enough to see it through its first 11 years.. what would he think of what they've done to his dream?.. I don't know.. it's impossible for anyone to really know.. but IMO, I honestly don't think he'd be pleased by the way they've priced it out-of-reach of so many people..

    Well, those of us who've been going there back to when it was built have our memories, our photos, our souvenirs of the way it used to be.. they can't take those things away from us..
  7. WorldLover71's Avatar
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    Some folks seem to be treating the price increase like their taxes are being raised or they are having a constitutional right stripped from them. Please remember that Disneyland and the other Disney parks are not part of the national park system-they are private property. No one is entitled to a day at Disney or free embroidery. There is no tax money going to support them. New attractions and events and maintenance on existing buildings, etc. takes money. Also, Disney is a publicly traded company and they need to turn a profit for their stockholders.

    If it's too expensive for you or you just don't like paying what they are charging, there are lots of other entertainment options that are cheaper or even free. Beautiful sandy beaches, those free national parks, local parks, etc. You may not like it but they can charge whatever they like and if people stop going, you can bet they will stop the increases. But I'd be willing to bet that people don't stop going, because a lot of people still feel they are getting their money's worth. I work for a not-for-profit company and watch my money very carefully but I saved up for a big trip last year, spent a LOT of money on Disney property and don't regret spending a penny because we had an amazing time.

    It would be lovely if everyone could afford to do everything they wanted to but that is not reality. In the meantime, enjoy the summer wherever you go.
    Updated 08-05-2009 at 08:38 AM by WorldLover71
  8. hrlaser's Avatar
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    Some National Parks are free to enter.. most aren't..

    Entrance Fees at the Ten Most-Visited National Parks
    http://www.valdosta.edu/~dlscott/national_parks/fees1.html

    National Park Fees An Overview of Fees Charged in America's National Parks
    http://www.valdosta.edu/~dlscott/national_parks/fees.html
    Updated 08-05-2009 at 01:41 PM by hrlaser
  9. wilrose84's Avatar
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    "For those of you who come to this happy place, welcome! Disneyland is your land."


    ...yeah, if you have the money!
  10. socalkdg's Avatar
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    Last week we read how the parks are overcrowded. The only way to fix this problem short term is to raise prices with the long term ifix being to increase the size of DCA, which they are doing. People can't have it both ways. If its too cheap it will be too crowded.
  11. saphron37's Avatar
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    Thanks for the update!
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