Maintenance at California AdventureDisneyland: Will the maintenance in California Adventure affect my trip this august?
From Jeff MoonMe and my family will be visiting California Adventure this august and I'm worried with all the construction it could be a problem. I know the park is getting a major facelift and the Cars Land is being added but do you think that will make for a worse experience? If you could tell what in the park will be closed this august it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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From Anthony MurphyThere just will be a bunch of boards up. I would still go!
Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:04 PM
From Robert NilesThe entrance will be the biggest mess. Beyond that, Mermaid will be open by then (and Goofy's Sky School and the restaurants should be), so the construction around Paradise Pier won't be as much as it is now.
Posted March 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM
From James RaoThe worst part will be seeing the beauty and grandeur of Carsland in the distance and knowing it won't be open until 2012.
Posted March 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM
But, hey, it's not like you can't visit again someday!
From Bryan FearI was just at DCA and DL for 2 days this last weekend. It wasn't bad and to be honest, all that construction didn't stop all the open rides from breaking down on a regular and consistent basis. ( Grizzly Rapids, Toy Story Mania, California Screamin, Monsters Inc. ) Come to think of it all of Critter Country is currently closed, Pirates broke down while we were on it, Astro Blasters had 2 10-minute stops while we were on the ride, and...
Posted March 8, 2011 at 2:58 PM
You know, I literally forgot how much broke down while we were there. Go anyways. Regardless what's open or not, it's all destined to break down so you will feel no difference about whether or not the new things are open.
From Tyler StoverRather than maintenance, crowds might be your biggest problem. The new Little Mermaid attraction will have been open only a few months and surely attracting many visitors. Fortunately, it also should add significant capacity. Construction on the main entrance and surrounding area could create delays, but once you're through that I'd expect everything else to actually be more open than it is now. Hope you have a good visit!
Posted April 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM
From Charles JohnsonI just got back from there. The forest of boards pinches the foot traffic in a lot of places and makes it difficult to navigate. Bring your patience.
Posted April 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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