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    Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    I believe the only "holiday" I haven't gone to the park is Cinco de Mayo, and don't know whether to picture a holiday crowd, or just a regular weekend for May. I don't care either way, and hopefully Spidey 3 will draw the crowd down a notch. But any ideers?

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    If it's crowded, go to DCA and drink some beers and margaritas and enjoy the holiday!

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    I was there last year on May 5 and it did not seem anymore crowded than usual.

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Is Cinco de Mayo really a holiday? I mean, it recognizes Mexico's independence, but we're not Mexico. Also, Mexico doesn't really even recognize it, from what I have heard. Why do we make such a huge deal over it?

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
    Is Cinco de Mayo really a holiday? I mean, it recognizes Mexico's independence, but we're not Mexico. Also, Mexico doesn't really even recognize it, from what I have heard. Why do we make such a huge deal over it?
    Mexico doesn't recognize it because it's not Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of the Puebla, a toally different event. It's a big day here because it's a good excuse to drink way too much tequila and eat a bunch of Mexican food.

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Went last year and it wasn't bad. But it is on a friday this year??? So you never know. I know I am Mexican and we don't even celebrate it. ( side note....LOVE your sig Disneyland Daddy)
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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by KDR View Post
    Mexico doesn't recognize it because it's not Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of the Puebla, a toally different event. It's a big day here because it's a good excuse to drink way too much tequila and eat a bunch of Mexican food.
    My sentiments exactly. It's the same reason why St. Patricks day is so popular, it's a drinking holiday.

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    I doubt it would be extra croweded for Cinco De Mayo, because most people that "celebrate" it so to speak are out having tequila. Its really just an excuse to party, but so is St. Pattys...

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by KDR View Post
    Mexico doesn't recognize it because it's not Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of the Puebla, a toally different event. It's a big day here because it's a good excuse to drink way too much tequila and eat a bunch of Mexican food.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2dzneboys View Post
    Went last year and it wasn't bad. But it is on a friday this year??? So you never know. I know I am Mexican and we don't even celebrate it. ( side note....LOVE your sig Disneyland Daddy)
    It's definitely an excuse to drink - that's for sure. I had my drivers license stolen out of my wallet on Cinco De Mayo at the gym in 1995. I'm sure it was for 'fake ID's' - had to file a police report and so forth. Big mess. I was pushing 24 at the time.

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Here's a decent bit of info regarding Cinco de Mayo: Wikipedia entry

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Why don't you celebrate this "holiday" with a Holliday?

    You can get up close and personal with the C.K. Holliday steam locomotive--get in the cab, ring the bell, blow the whistle even! You can also see the Kalamazoo handcar that usually sits in front of Main Street Station. And you can ask the CMs on hand any question you have about the trains

    And best of all, it's FREE!

    Where? Fullerton Train Station. Read all about it here:

    http://www.scrmf.org/rrdays/

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    I highly doubt that a movie release, even a big one, will impact park attendance. The main thing that makes holidays busy is when people have them off for school or work, and I don't think anyone has May 5th off.

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by KDR View Post
    Mexico doesn't recognize it because it's not Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of the Puebla, a toally different event. It's a big day here because it's a good excuse to drink way too much tequila and eat a bunch of Mexican food.
    It's funny, growing up in Ventura County, in elementary school, we would have a huge Cinco de Mayo celebration with each class learning a traditional Mexican dance and their would be special food, etc. Being brought up with an appreciation for that cultural part of it, makes it feel a little more than just a drinking holiday... (although, some are saying that like it's a bad thing...hehehe)

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerinpegadrak View Post
    I don't think anyone has May 5th off.
    I would submit that because May 5th is a Saturday, large numbers of people have the day off!

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    Re: Should we treat May 5th as a Holiday in the park?

    It's just like St Patricks Day. A holiday to drink.

    I loved Carlos Mencia's bit about them celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Ireland. LOL!!!


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