Leap Day Disney Plans

Disneyland: Wondering if anyone is going to One More Disney Day

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM
So what are everyone's plans for One More Disney Day? Who's taking the challenge of doing all the attractions? Who's lining up at 10 pm the night before just to get the free mickey ears? Anyone?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Dom said, "..I'm gonna be shot,"

Not touching that one...

From Robert Niles
Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I'm planning to be at Disneyland, though I'm second-guessing how long I'll actually last. My plans is to get there before the park opens at 6am, though I have no intention to camp out for the commemorative Mickey Ears.

My initial idea was to try to do all the rides in the park but I really have no idea what the guest flow in the park will be like that day. I suspect that many of the people who show up at opening will be there just to get the ears. Maybe some will pick up a FastPass, too. But I think many will just take the ears and go home to put them on eBay.

I do think the park will be slammed in the afternoon and evening on that day, as no APs are blocked out. But I really can't imagine staying the full 24 hours on what amounts to "Geezer Grad Night." :^)

From Amy Smith
Posted February 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM
I'm going with friends to MK. There is supposed to be a bunch of merchandise in the Emporium specific to the day, like what they did with the 40th so I will be buying a shirt if I don't get ears. I'm attempting to stay the whole time but my goal is to beat all levels of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom so I don't plan to do many if any rides.

From Anthony Weilhamer
Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:39 AM
I don't know about DL, but the rides at MK will have staggered closing times so watch that if you intend to do everything. I believe jungle cruise closes at 11 and pirates closes at 5 but don't quote me on that. Good luck beating all of the levels of sorcerers. The hardest level has something like a 75% percent fail rate.

From Amy Smith
Posted February 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Thanks. I've heard it's really tough even on medium so I'm not sure how it will go but my friend has all 60 of the cards not pulled so we should be able to do some awesome combo spells at least.

From Anthony Weilhamer
Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I played it today. It was a lot of fun. My only complaint was that some of the screen did not read the cards really well. There were a couple of times when it would say cast a spell and I would be standing there with a card out and nothing would happen. You can get cards from liberty square instead of Main Street if you want to skip that wait.

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted February 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Robert- I agree, guest flow will be nuts. I'm planning on being there at opening, and asking about re entry policies for the day before leaving for an afternoon nap. Then I'll be back for the overnight. I might try to do all the rides. I'll see how the morning goes. I haven't heard anything about staggered closing at Disneyland, but I will definitely ask around. Although interestingly enough, when I was at City Hall getting a pin the other day there was a guest asking questions about leap day and the plaids at City Hall had no idea and had to go find the information. So I'm not sure who I'll ask...

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM
For those planning to go to Disneyland, I read in the local newspaper today that there will be a special times guide handed out that day that has the scheduled down times for the rides. So yes, they are planning some sort of ride closure system but they haven't released what times yet. I wish they would, I'd like to plan ahead.

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted February 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Have you seen the weather forecast for tomorrow night? Low of 47 and a 20% chance of rain. Disney is going to make a killing off of coffee and hot chocolate.

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