Magic Mornings coming to California Adventure?
Written by Robert Niles
Al Lutz reports that Disney will extend Magic Mornings (the west coast equivalent to Disney World's Extra Magic Hours) to Disney California Adventure this summer. Disney's expecting huge crowds at Anaheim's second gate this summer, thanks to the opening of Cars Land and the park's new Buena Vista Street entrance plaza. Lutz is also reporting that DCA will operate on an 8am-11pm everyday this summer, with Magic Mornings starting at 7am three days a week.Tweet
A view down Route 66 into the new Cars Land, under construction at Disney California Adventure
Magic Morning admissions at Disneyland traditionally have been available to guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels, as well as guests who buy a multi-day ticket with Magic Mornings eligibility. In addition to the new Magic Mornings at California Adventure, Magic Mornings will continue to run at Disneyland the other four mornings each week this summer.
But that's not all. For the first time, Lutz reports, Disney will extend Magic Mornings admission to annual passholders. They won't get in early into Disneyland, or to California Adventure on its three "regular" Magic Mornings days. But APs would be admitted at 7am to California Adventure on the four days a week when the "regular" Magic Morning is at Disneyland.
That means that California Adventure would be open at 7am for selected guests seven days a week. So a "regular" guest - one who's not staying at a Disneyland hotel, doesn't have an annual pass, and doesn't have a Magic Mornings-eligible multi-day ticket - wouldn't have any day when he or she could be first in line at one of the Cars Land attractions, including the new Radiator Springs Racers. More incentive from Disney to stay at its hotels?
It reminds me of the situation at Universal's Islands of Adventure, where Universal Orlando hotel guests get first crack at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter every day. (Of course, this wouldn't be the first similarity between the Disneyland and Universal Orlando resorts.)
Cars Land and Buena Vista Street open on June 15, when California Adventure will celebrate its "Grand Reopening," including renaming of most of the lands throughout the park. Disney California Adventure will be closed to the public on June 14 for a media preview day, but we're planning to be there, so keep following Theme Park Insider on Facebook and Twitter for all the details on the "new" DCA.
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