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    Longer Hours

    My question is what ever happened to the longer hours at Disneyland during the summer?
    I can remember when the rides stayed open till 1am and the stores 2am , this gave you a lot of night enjoyment.
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    Re: Longer Hours

    I know that WDW offers Extra Magic Hours whereby a park will remain open longer than the posted hours, but I never knew Disneyland did this. Seems like a good idea on really crowded days (which are becoming the norm).

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I also remember the days when the park stayed open until 1-1:30am. I remember this from the 80's and 90's. It would be awesome if they started doing this again.

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I never knew they did that. Would be nice to bring it back. Thanks for the info!

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I remember being in the park until 1am when I was younger. I imagine it's something to do with the lack of staffing and/or the economy.
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    Re: Longer Hours

    It was such a disappointment that Disneyland Paris NEVER stays open late.

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    Re: Longer Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    It was such a disappointment that Disneyland Paris NEVER stays open late.
    I know! I went in the summer and it was only open from 10am to 8pm. So lame! It stays light in the summer until 10 at least.

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    Re: Longer Hours

    Longer hours means more expenses are incurred.
    More expenses mean more revenue is required to keep profit up.

    Perhaps if more revenue comes in on a particular day (whatever the source), TDA can make a game-time decision (6PM or so) to keep the park open later on that day.
    Can't close the park earlier than advertised without some blowback, and without a real good reason.

    Might also be some kind of agreement with neighbors not to stay open too late. Don't know anything about that.
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    Re: Longer Hours

    I think Sediment got it right, no extra revenue for the longer hours. While it's summer a lot of the guests are local and need to get home so the parents can get up for work the next day. Keeping the schedule consistent may be easier than adding hours to weekend nights in the summer.

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I miss the 1 am summer closings from the 90s. My best memories of Disneyland are from those times. Maybe they will try this again sometime!!

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I think it would make sense for Disney to do a 1 am closing if there's some kind of convention in the Anaheim Convention Center or if there is another big event happening in the area. Basically any time a lot of twilight passes are going to be sold, I'd imagine more people would be willing to spend their evening in the park if they felt they were getting a special summer bonus.

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    Re: Longer Hours

    I have mixed feelings about the park staying open late.

    I used to work as grave-shift CM in the early 90's. It was fun to see people in the park when I came on shift and walked through the park to my work station. However, we couldn't start working on stage until the the area was cleared of guests. So we lost an hour or two of cleaning time.

    When the park stayed opened late, it also usually opened earlier in the morning too. We had to have everything done and ready sooner while having to start later at night. Often we had to cut corners to meet the deadlines.

    I know why guests love the park staying open later, but it was harder on the CM's.
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    Re: Longer Hours

    i would enjoy the park having later hours. i think the park is best at night!



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    Re: Longer Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by spacyglitz1 View Post
    i would enjoy the park having later hours. i think the park is best at night!
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    Re: Longer Hours

    Forget longer hours, I'd be happy if everything stayed open until the park actually closed. I've lost track of how many times I've tried to eat at the Cafe Orleans only to be told it's already closed. 8AM - midnight seems good to me, although it would be fun to have them stay open extra late from time to time. Maybe stay open until 2AM on Saturdays during summertime?
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