This Sunday, April 22 offers a unique opportunity for us Disney geeks who would like to see the Park at an unusual hour with (hopefully) not so many people. Disneyland opens at 6:30 AM(!) and closes at 4:00 PM for a Special Event.
Now, this very special schedule is probably not well known amongst the Disney Muggle population and those who are in-the-know are probably sane enough NOT to be there at such an ungodly hour.
But then there's me.
I am actually looking forward be being there at rope-drop with the sun barely up and more crows than humans in the Park. First stop - Peter Pan and Fantasyland before the nippers turn it into a complete madhouse. Storybookland in the AM is especially thrilling to us Duckzilla fans.
I also plan on getting Space Mtn. FastPasses (I assume they are still offering FP's - even with such a wacky schedule) and ride Indy and POTC and pretty much do my best Gumball Rally impersonation.
The noon C.O.W. Meet is still a must but I wondered if anyone wanted to join me in this lunatic endeavor? The more madman the merrier, I think.
After D-Land proverbially boots us out, we can then hop over to DCA and invade the Cove Bar and whatever else strikes our fancy. I imagine Heimlich being the fastest thing I will be able to tolerate at that point. But who knows? DCA closes at 11:00 PM, so that's a total of 16.5 Disney Hours for those lucky (or daft) enough to stay until the bitter end.
I will be in the picnic area - west of the security checkpoint - from 5:30 AM until 6:00 and head into the Park at that time. I apologize in advance if I do not recognize or mistake you for someone else (including long-dead relatives) at that hour of the day.
Get plenty of sleep until then and I hope to see you there!