So I go to the DLR this morning, 3/27/06, as I have done at least once a month on a Monday and....
WHERE did all these people come from? I got in line at 10:45 and the DL lines stretched ALLLLLL across the esplanade, and DCA still had fairly sizeable lines as well. It's a MONDAY, and Easter is still over THREE weeks away!! Since WHEN does everyone get off for spring break early? Are these year round school people? Kids EVERYWHERE!!! I've never SEEN so many LEASHES and STROLLERS! I doubt they hit capacity today, but dang...it was WELL on it's way when I left!
Is this a harbinger of things to come? The busiest Spring in history? Park closures due to crowds from 4/9 - 4/23??
As I left to head over to DCA at 12:30, the DL line was almost to the California letters!! I glanced at the wait time board before I left and Splash was 90 minutes and SM was 70 something. By 11:00 am, both of the Matterhorn lines stretched all around to the back of the mountain and into the street!
So...just a heads up, Karla and company....with the extra draw of the mini Gay Day, I would get to the park EARLY this Saturday....if it's anything like today, it could hit capacity.
(Does anyone have any numbers for 3/27? I was expecting the typical half empty park as Easter is three weeks away. )
p.s. I also saw my first female train engineer today!