Anthony heads to Disneyland Resort!Disneyland: Anything I should see or check out?
From Anthony MurphySo I am going to Disneyland Resort for the Memorial Day weekend. Anything you want me to check out? I will be there for the Silly Symphony Swings opening according to the opening date.
Posted May 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
Anything that should not be missed? Remember, I went to Disneyland Resort in 2005 and I go to Walt Disney World more times than I would like to admit! This will be my first time staying at the Grand Californian as well!
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From Wok CreativeGot to see the newly redone river! See EO because it is back. Don't miss one of the last trips to Endor at Star Tours. I believe the Sleeping Beauty walk-through is new since you've been - very nicely redone. Check out Aladdin for a Broadway worthy show. Catch the Drawn to the Magic show, just outside the Hyperion Theater for a show that is also darn good.
Posted May 18, 2010 at 1:21 AM
Just a start...
From Nick MarkhamOkay, first of all, be prepared to be blown away by the Grand Californian as it is I believe the nicest (or at least one of the nicest) hotels I have ever stayed at. As far as recent updates, was Space Mountain renovated when you were there, as when I was there around 2005 it was still being renovated. So, here is a concise list of what to check out:
Posted May 18, 2010 at 5:43 AM
-New Space Mountain
And for California Adventure:
-Monster's Inc. ride
From Anthony MurphyThank you for the list Nick!You summed it up perfectly for me!
Posted May 18, 2010 at 8:14 AM
From Sue GillotLet us know what the crowds are like. I'm going the 22nd and 23rd for a quickie visit, (my fourth this year).
Posted May 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM
From Wok CreativeAlso, is your room facing DCA? You may get some great views of World of Color previews from your room, or if you can get to someplace on that side of the hotel that may be a good view.
Posted May 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM
From Amanda JenkinsReport everything for those of us who have yet to even see Disneyland :) I hope you have a great time. Plus get lots of pictures.
Posted May 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM
From Victoria Jurkowskithe riviers of america was just redone! the mark twain is rumored to open later in may, so if its open you should ride it. if not at least check out what you can see from the shore, maybe visit tom sawyer. and stop by to see if the talking mickey is in his house while you're there. captain eo and space mt are must do, castle walk through is quaint if you have time.
Posted May 20, 2010 at 12:05 PM
From James RaoJust make sure you re-visit the Pirates of the Caribbean, Anthony. The DLR version is so good it will make you weep.
Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:04 PM
Have a great time, and feel free to post your own "Dear Diary" entries for those of us not going with you.
BTW, you hooking up with Mr. Niles when you hit town?
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