Friday, December 28, 2012

In and Out Before The Crowds Hit The Disneyland Resort

On my weekly visit to the Disneyland Resort, I knew I would have to be there bright and early because between Christmas and New Years, it is always more crowded.

Left my place around 7:30 am

It's just about 8 am and the crowds are light to get into Disney California Adventure.


Same with Disneyland.  But unlike my usual visit to Disney California Adventure first, I decided to go into Disneyland.  With it being busy and Disneyland closing gates temporarily yesterday, I didn't want to get caught up into that mid-day.


Getting inside Disneyland, the crowd wasn't too bad




Looking back at the light crowds coming in


Disneyland Cast Members line the street with Mickey gloves, waving to Guests


Princess Fantasy Faire






















Getting ready for New Years Eve celebration






The Guest with Disabilities queue to get on Peter Pan's Flight


And Mr. Toad's Wild Ride with less than a 5 min wait


ToonTown hasn't opened yet for the day








"it's a small world" Holiday queue set up for heavy crowds


Small stage at the Small World Mall










Fantasyland






With Big Thunder Mountain's refurbishment taking place, on the weekdays between Jan 7 - Apr 4 , 2013 The Big Thunder Trail will be closed.


























This plane was flying high above Disneyland


Big Thunder train ready to come out from storage












More Princess Fantasy Faire.  This time with more sun light








Now the crowds are showing up




Seems like a lot of people like to walk right up to Walt


Lightning McQueen antenna topper






How cute! I may need to get me one of these


And maybe a set of these


And maybe one of these ... on second thought, nah, I wouldn't use it




Looking at those who are entering Disneyland as I head out


Still doesn't look too bad getting inside


Maybe cause at this time, more people are wanting to get inside Disney California Adventure


Aww.






Santa has left the building!


A line up for Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe.  Probably for the Starbucks. ha ha


Soarin' Over California with a 50 min wait


Books from Grizzly River Run's queue


Love this old rotary phone.   I remember using a pencil sharpener like this one when I was in grade school


Watch out! Student Pilots in the air






You know it's busy when Disney California Adventure has only been open for 2 hours (opened at 8am), and this is the line for Radiator Springs Racers


It travels up and down the road








With the extra portion of queue being used, the attraction has a posting of a 3 hour wait


The Single Rider queue on the left.  Cast Members were estimating the Single Rider line to be about 60 min




People just keep coming in Cars Land






The sit and wait for the ride to start up at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree


Once it gets going, it seems that most are having a lot of fun on the ride










Oh my gosh! Look at the crowd




Nothing but people! ha ha


The curb in front of Carthay Circle Restaurant has been painted white to let you know that there is indeed a curb there.  So watch your step!


The longest line I have seen for Prep and Landing Naughty vs Nice preview


Is Molly's bike in the shop? Cause she's walking. ha ha I guess when it deems to be too crowded, she walks instead of riding her bike along Buena Vista Street.


Don't they make a cute couple ;)


Crowds pouring into Disney California Adventure








A poster ad for "The View" on ABC


This poster of Bridgit Mendler reminds me of Britney Spears

Didn't feel like walking all the way back home, so I took the Toy Story Parking Lot shuttle back to the Toy Story Parking Lot since it's half way home


This is the line to get on a Toy Story Parking Lot shuttle. Doesn't look too bad...


But upon closer inspection, it is an actual queue with switchbacks.  I think I couldn't three on the outside before going into the covered area


And it travels all the way down here!  Just looking at this should really tell you how busy it is... and it isn't even Noon yet!


People keep coming


Warning signs


It would probably be faster to walk to the Disneyland Resort than to take a shuttle. ha ha

Well that will conclude today's pictorial
Thanks for stopping by

Until Next Time...

1 comment:

  1. You do know that is not Brittney Spears?

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