I got to Disneyland today (Sun Dec 11) and found that yesterday was a zoo! The tram guy said that they closed DL yesterday, “so if you want to leave and come back in, be sure to check with someone at the main gate before exiting, ‘cause once out, you may not get back in”. This was the warning on the tram at about 8:45 AM.
I go up to the tram stop at the park side and it was crowded getting off, and getting to security, so I hunted for a light line security and went there (guess the scooter thing will be OK afterall). After security, I decided that I may as well just go through the middle of the ticket booths and be prepared for looooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg lines, but no, the lines at the turnstyles were short, so I went on up, to a (can you believe) vacant tunstyle and went on in.
Today I mainly I just wanted to ride HMH, IaSWH and POTC before they went away for refurb. Got to HMH, and no line! Went right on in, it was great! But you should have seen the line when I got out. Hey, can’t beat timing. Went to IaSWH, and NO LINE! Again, wow! Two out of tree, NO LINE! as a mason I used to know would say “Better lucky than good”, well, at least the “Better lucky” part seems to apply here, again, when I got out of IaSWH, what a line, 3/4 of the way down to Matterhorn… Whew!
Last on over to POTC, well, there was a line there, but I went over to the special access area and only had to wait for about five or six boats before boarding. Great rides all! Had a wonderful time. Now time to just settle down and do not much of nothing, so I just cruised around, to soak up the ambience of DL and enjoy the nice day.
Did I say what a nice, nice, nice weather day it was? Well, it was great! Unfortunatley about 60 K other people thought the weather was great and maybe they should go to DL, so they did. I’m not sure that anyone, anywhere stayed home today, I think they all went to DL.
Went to the hub about 11:15 found CL and others already there. Looked down Main Street and from about 11:20 until 12:30 Main Street was shoulder to shoulder! Wow! Where did all the folks come from? We soon went to lunch to relax and recharge. Nice relaxing lunch, visiting, only took about 2 hours.
I started to go home then, but decided to take one quick run through (well, scoot through) DCA because I didn’t get here at all last week and wanted to see what the crowds were like. All I can say is WOW! I haven’t seen DCA this full in a long, long time! But nice day, so much to see. I finally left DCA about 3:30 and headed home.
All in all, great day! Nice warm So. Cal. winter day. This, is why I live in So. Cal.!
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