My buddy and I are driving down to CA this weekend and will be at the park Mon-Wednesday......From what Ive heard, Thanksgiving time is busy, but since this will be the week before, and weekdays, perhaps the crowds will be a little lighter. I usually only get to come down to DL one or two times a year, so I'm with you in hoping it won't terribly overcrowded...but if so...oh well!
When I had my AP - about 2.5 years ago - the holidays weren't bad - we went Turkey Day weekend and Christmas, crowds were big but manageable and rides weren't bad - but I haven't been since the 50th and from what everyone has said is that the park is hoppin all the time right now - which is good, right?
The day before and the day of Turkey Day last year saw more crowds than Disneyland could handle. This caused the gates to shut on in-coming guests (or they at least sold out. Cant remember).
The week of Thanksgiving will probably see crowds like in the summer.
Which is why I'm hoping tuesday will be my best bet. If not..I’ll do just what I did on the 10th…Got stuck right at the ball exit off the 57 and was in a parking lot. I simply turned around and spent a day at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga!
If Veteran's Day maxed out, I'm sure that Thanksgiving will too. It's practically a 5 to 7 day weekend for some. It used to be rumored that the day before Thanksgiving was always empty, but that was years ago when AP's didn't raid the place like insects. You can't go by those specualtions anymore...it's a matter of luck now-a-days.
Anyone heard any more updates, estimates, scuttlebutt specifically on tomorrow and Tuesday?
My usual sources seem to be totally conflicting! Some are saying it shouldn't be too bad, but others are saying big crowds expected. And my one "source" that I can usually rely on for Disneyland's official estimates...is on vacation! How dare he!!!
I would guess crowded. Some schools have the whole week off. My daughter only has wdd, thurs fri off. My co=worker said they went on the sunday agter thanksgiving and it was normal crowding...so who knows...what is normal for me may be way crowded to someone else.
Monday and Tuesday will be crowded as some schools may already be off! Disneyland will be open to midnight on all nights this week! The weather says that it will be in the 70's during the day and the 60's- high 50's at night! No rain, no showers! It will be perfect!
Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
"Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
-August 1st 2010
And this elevator traverls directly toThe Twilight ZoneThe Gift Shop!