I'm heading to the Carthay Circle restaurant tonight for dinner. Can't wait to see what Andrew Sutton has in his skillet.
I may try and hit up the Single Rider RSR after but only if the line is less than an hour.
@RobertHave fun today celebrating. If you see John Lasseter, give him a Hug for me. He's seems like He would be the coolest guy to work with.
What is the shelf life?
Cars despite having two movies is generally considered one of Pixars weakest efforts ironically along with Bugs Life, granted a weak Pixar movie is stronger than most companies best efforts.
While attractions like Star Wars and Harry Potter have long lineages and shelf lifes, it will be interesting to see guest reactions in 2020 to see if this park was a billion dollars well spent?
It's hard for me to judge Transformers vs. Cars because I can't isolated the Disney vs. Universal influence there. (Plus, I wasn't at the Transformers opening in LA.) Harry Potter is with Universal, but it was by so far the most popular premiere that the Universal market-share/fanbase disadvantage versus Disney didn't matter.
Theme park wise, swap HP and Cars.
With IOA this year beating DCA in guest, was that the first time a Disney park lost to another park in attendance for the USA
From all the glowing reviews I have read, it looks like Disney has a real winner on its hands with Cars Land and the whole DCA rebirth in general. I don't know when I will get to visit this great "new" park, but I can't wait to do so!
SeaWorld Orlando- 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008Universal Studios Florida- 2001-2008Universal Islands of Adventure- 2001-2004, 2011Universal Studios Hollywood- 2002
James- a sizable portion of the annual passholder population (Southern California Select) is now blocked for the entire summer. Their passes are not valid again until August 20.
The SoCal AP'ers will remain eligible to visit tomorrow and Tuesday, then they are blocked until next Sunday, when they can visit through Thursday the 28th. At that point, the SoCal APers are done for the summer - until Aug. 20, when the SoCal Select AP'ers come back, too. The Deluxe APers are blocked every Saturday between now and Aug. 19, as well as on July 4. Premium APs are good every day.
Here's the blockout calendar.
With Fourth of July week visitors hitting the park starting June 30, I expect Cars Land crowds to settle down starting July 9 and remain pretty much constant until blowing up again on Aug 20 and through Labor Day weekend.
That said, this Wednesday and Thursday might not be too bad. They'll definitely be the best days this week to go.
Upon arrival around 6pm, Racers was at a 200 minute wait (3:20). The queue did not stretch down the highway as it did opening day. There were quite a few times as the cars came racer down the camel back stretch that they weren't racing. Not sure what was causing this, but it happened more and more as the night went on.
Rode the Red Car Trolley. It has 4 stops, Buena Vista Street, Carthay Circle, Animation Bldg (Departure Only), and Hollywood Tower Hotel. I advise getting on the trolley at either Buena Vista or Hotel. Each car can accommodate 20 riders, therefore some have to get off at Carthay in order for others to hop on.
I'll be back for the last trip of the summer (SoCal blockouts) on June 28th for a AP showing of "Glow with Show" WOC.