So basically they keep DLR open 50 hours straight? Wow!!
Answer: Yes , I would buy a ticket , with my teeth grinding!!
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To be honest, I'm torn about the entire day. On one hand I want to be there for Disneyland's 50th birthday as it's not only a place that's very important to me but a truly historic day, I guess. On the other hand I loathe crowds at Disneyland more than anything else and I know it'll be at or close to capacity on the 17th which means wall-to-wall running crowds and hot and cold crying children nonstop for the whole thing.
I would gladly pay the extra money. I think iSm is right about what the har dticket would be for. And I will be sleeping most of the day Saturday to get ready for that over night! Haven't done one since Grad Nite '89.
This is going to be an awesome, albeit crowded, day at DL. I can't wait!
Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.
July 17 can be both a hard ticket and a regular AP and general admission day.
Here's how it's worked in the past: July 17, 1980 and July 17, 1985 - Disneyland remains open 25 hours for the 25th Birthday, and 30 hours for the 30th Birthday, respectively. In both cases, the party starts at midnight the moment it becomes July 17. These are non-normal operating hours between midnight and 8 a.m., and your regular admission or AP does not get you into the Park for that. A special ticket is required (and soooooo worth it, I can tell you - having attended both events).
Then, at 8 a.m., regular AP and general admission is valid once more, and the day guests come flooding in.
Personally, I am really hoping the rumors are true. I would gladly pay extra money for a hard ticket overnight event to celebrate the 50th Birthday. Disney could pocket a lot of extra money from APs who otherwise get into the Park for free. And the overnight party is the only hope for topping the 25th or 30th Birthdays, which I've long looked forward to being acheived for the 50th.
(Staying open all night long does not automatically mean topping the 30th celebrations ... but without it, there's not a chance.)
THAT, I'd pay extra for. But no more than $30 extra.
As far as just the day itself... if they sold me an AP, saying it was good every day but May 4th, and THEN tried to tell me I couldn't get in on the 17th? They'd have legal action on their hands. I know, subject to change, and all that, but they would not be able to defend that in a court of law. If they were capable of being open that day, and were, in fact, open to guests on that day, which the AP is said to cover, and tried to deny entry to an AP just so they could squeeze more money out of them... that's breach of contract.
Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...