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01 March 2012 @ 08:14 am
No Disneyland for me  
So since no one else expressed interest i started thinking about going to Disneyland by myself around 9 last night. However doctorskuld wisely pointed out that perhaps i should check how full they were first. So i went to the obvious place for up to the date news... Twitter :)

Around 9 there were a lot of people talking about going and a lot of people talking about all the traffic outside Disneyland and the line heading in, but they were still letting people in. So i decided i should wait a bit and see if the crowds had peaked or not. Then between 9:30 and 10 the official Disneyland twitter announced they were at capacity. Other people said they were still letting people in at a trickle as other people left, but obviously with a huge line waiting that isn't much of a help. So i just checked back every hour or so. Around 10 there was another official tweet saying they were still full. I finally crashed shortly after midnight, though i'd pretty much given up on the idea well before that. Between not having anyone to go with, lots of traffic, a long line, and no actual guarantee of getting in, it didn't seem like the best use of my time.

Apparently around 2am enough people had left that they officially opened the gates again. So if i'd been willing to stay up and head out at 2 i could have had a good three hours at the park =P

So clearly if they ever do this again you need to get there relatively early in the day if you want to be sure you get in, or go with a bunch of friends who you don't mind hanging out with in line for a few hours. (Or even better of course, both =)
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
balivatn: angerbalivatn on March 1st, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Someone on my Facebook feed was saying there were quite a few drunken teens and obnoxious types there later at night. He had had fun up until the stupidity descended.
Kirin: Zaku-dangerkirinn on March 1st, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sounds like the kind of event where the best plan would be to just make a day of it; sleep in then head over late morning or midday and stay forever.
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 12th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
Well if it hadn't been a work day i definitely would have considered it :)
Cjporfinn on March 1st, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I gotta admit, that one of the upsides of having a pass (i.e., being a grown-up) is not having to squeeze every last drop of fun out of Disneyland. Heck, I've gone just for the fireworks. A marathon twenty-four hours would have felt, perhaps, too much like being ten and part of a Girl-Scout troop...must...go...on...one...more...ride!! Though, it would be fun to invade the place with a bunch of friends.
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 2nd, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, i tried getting a pass once, and then somehow failed to use it at all for the whole rest of the year =P