View Poll Results: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

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  • Yes, absolutely!

    40 66.67%
  • Getting everyone in went great, but OMG PIN LINES! ACK!

    17 28.33%
  • Could have been better, could have been worse.

    3 5.00%
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    Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    So, how well do you think they handled it overall?

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I just wish they could come up with a different solution for a wheelchair entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean, because when there's a line all the way outside for wheelchairs on PotC, and guests exiting the ride also, it's impossible to escort wheelchair-bound guests into the Blue Bayou. Makes my job really difficult, and yesterday was even worse because of how bad crowds were.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I was HIGHLY impressed with the smoothness and together-ness with which the entry process was. (I didn't get in pin lines though, so I can't comment there.)

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    The lines were kinda crazy at first ( and i'm talking about the line i was in at 12:30 AM ) and when the crowd became a little too excited when we were at DCA, but overall, everyone I met throughout the day was VERY impressed with how things were run. Julio (??something?? manager at DCA) was right on top of everything all the way to the Pin Line in the tent at Big Thunder Ranch. He was awesome and was available to help confused guests with all their problems. We applauded him everytime we saw him throughout the day.


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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I think they did an excellent job!! And we told the CM's that all day!!!

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    i was very impressed! thank you to whoever in TDA organized the crowd control!

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I think they did a great job, too. Even with the long merchandise line, it seemed very in control.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    It was one of the most pleasant days my family and I have had in the park with that many other guests.

    I personally think that in addition to the great job by the CMs, I beleive that the numbers of MC'ers and other Disney fans that were there also were on their best behavior! I never saw the unruley guest or frustrated parent. Everyone knew what to expect, and was happy to be there. A good crowd makes a CM job easier. This was a great crowd.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I was very impressed with how they handled crowds! The setup to get into DCA was well-organized and we were brought in smoothly. The same for the transition over to DL. My only frustration (and those of you who waited in Hollywood Pictures Backlot know what I mean) was when the line first started to move, it became a free-for-all mob. However, I give the Disney folks a thumbs-up for gaining control of the crowd and getting folks back to the appropriate place in line as best they could.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    Yeah that Hollywood free for all was a bit crazy and yet totally hillarious at the same time... poor people who had just begun to wake up, were now scrambling to pick up all their junk and rush back into the mob.. it was too funny to watch! Did you notice that when it started there wasn't one CM to be found yet as soon as we became a riot crowd there was too many suits to count!!! Ahhh the memories.. But I thought the rest of the day was just awesome. Everyone was very friendly (except some crazy lady in the pin line but she doesn't count! )

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I'll tell you where they really impressed me:

    It was starting with the arrival in the Mickey And Friends parking structure around 8am.

    Upon descending to ground floor .. I took a look at the line for the shuttle .. and sayed "bye! I"m walking"

    By the time I reached the point just behind the House of Blues .. people were backed up. People were queued up for what had to be the longest line I ever encountered in my life!! Switch-backing 4 times behind and through all of DtD. And this was for the Security Check Point to enter the esplanade.

    I was afraid the park was going to hit capacity before I could enter the security check point.

    This sucker of a line was very slow at first ... and I just sayed to myself "Patience!". I saw I wasn't the only Micechatter in THE LINE FROM HELL. A certain administrator looked familiar. Anyhow, as tram service had completely shut down around 8:20am ... I saw things come together rather quickly. More CMs and CM heads seem to come out of the wood work .. as the line began to move .. and entry became a piece of cake.

    Oh ... and I did have my cake and eat it too. 4 of them.

    I was impressed how well many flows of traffic were handled in DL throughout the day.

    It wasn't the "Utter Chaos" I was predicting.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I arrived around 5 am, and parked in the Pumbaa lot and found the CMs to be very friendly in the tram area on that side of the esplanade and guided everyone into the correct line. Once into DCA, I felt the crowd control was done really well, whoever came up with the wristband idea was brilliant. It probably was different for the earlier colors, but those of us with puzzles and checkerboards on our wrists, we felt free to wander around and catch up with our friends that we knew were there and hang out with them from other groups, we all knew we'd get there eventually, a pair of MCers had bands from the group ahead of us, and yet they waited to enter the park with us, since we all knew we would get in at that point. Once in the park, it was all roped off to help guide everyone to go where they needed, we went to the merchandise line, but by the time we got there, it went all the way to critter country and was back to the haunted mansion, and was very quickly to french market before we accepted that we weren't going to get the I was there pin, so we decided to forego the line and head to space mountain, where they were prepared for a large number of people to head there. The merchandise line was long and everything, but I can't blame them for that. The merchandise was open until 7 I believe and I arrived there around 6:45 and walked right on in and got everything I needed in no time. I think the crowd control overall was excellent, I agree with the above poster, I'm pretty sure I saw fewer unhappy guests than in a long while at the park yesterday.

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I was very impressed that that Disney was able to re-settle the Hollywood Pictures Backlot mob into something resembling a line. There were still several rude and ornery folks who just couldn't live with where they ended up in line after that and jumped in front of 50 or so people as soon as it started to move again, but there will always be people like that.

    Pretty much from first to last, crowd control was done very well.
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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    I have to say, I was very impressed with the way Disney handled the crowd control! We got there around 5:00 and we were a little surprised at the length of the line to just get to the bag check area, but within less than an hour we were through bag check and moved into DCA and placed in line. CM's were deligently watching for people trying to cut into the line or the people who were letting their 30 "friends" into line. The wrist bands kept people from allowing people to move up in the line.

    My favorite part though, was being escorted past the crowd in the esplanade and then greeted by all the CM's lined up along Main Street. I felt like such a celebrity . It was just a great beginning to memorable day

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    Re: Were you satisfied with the way Disneyland handled crowd control yesterday?

    The entire day was amazing. Waiting at DCA, entering, getting cheered, it was all VERY spectacular and made ME feel like a queen (and not a annoying APer). Everyone was so cheerful through the weekend.

    The pin line was a MESS, however. I didn't even cinsider it after seeing how far the line streached. The sad part was that I didn't figure out that the shirts were available at other locations until later in the day. By that time, there was a depleated selection.

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