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rosiep
11-10-2006, 07:12 PM
Another board had a post saying DL closed today at 1 pm because the crowd was at capacity. Anyone else hear this?

disneegrl4eva
11-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Another board had a post saying DL closed today at 1 pm because the crowd was at capacity. Anyone else hear this?



I totally believe it..I mentioned a week or so ago that I was told this would be the most crowded Veterans weekend to date Disneyland has ever had

iceskatejen
11-11-2006, 12:50 AM
Yep--it hit at least 75K today at DL.

eatmypixiedust
11-11-2006, 03:37 AM
My sister convinced me to go today and she invited 3 of her friends. They all drove down from San Diego. We went today and it was absolutely insane! It seemed worse than summer time. All I can say is thank goodness for fastpass! :guilty:

Albort
11-11-2006, 05:02 AM
Another board had a post saying DL closed today at 1 pm because the crowd was at capacity. Anyone else hear this?

if you mean Nov 11th, it might be closed to a broadcast for a christmas parade... i dont know how that is gonna work...

Ryan Seacrest is hosting...

justkeepswimmin
11-11-2006, 09:13 AM
DL closed due to capacity crowds last Veteran's Day too. Seems this is becoming a very popular weekend, especially since it is generally becoming the kickoff to their holiday season. Last year there was also 50th stuff going on and a big Cheerleading convention and I believe they closed down around 1 PM or so as well. I would be curious to see how Veteran's Day weekend crowd numbers are comparing to other holiday weekends. From our experience last year, it was much worse than summer and comparable to the time we went for Thanksgiving.

Disney Hot Mama
11-11-2006, 11:18 AM
What a mistake we made in going. The kids had the day off school - so did everyone elses kids. The park was insane! I have never been there on such a busy day. We didn't ride anything because we are spoiled and don't like to wait in line. We we still enjoyed it a bit.

Note to self - Never go to DL on the day before Veteran's Day (or on the 11th either!)

elwise1966
11-11-2006, 12:36 PM
Doesn't surprise me at all with the holiday. It seems everybody was off except me :sad2:

It seems like they're reaching capacity more and more these days. New Year's Eve is another day that reaches capacity early. Luckily when I was there last year for NYE, it started to rain in the evening around 5 or so and the crowds left the park en masse. It was great! :cool1:

disneegrl4eva
11-11-2006, 01:09 PM
What a mistake we made in going.

Note to self - Never go to DL on the day before Veteran's Day (or on the 11th either!)



see.....this to me is the number 1 best thing about these boards..of course theres tons of other greats but this is the best....when anyone hears of possible issues we let everybody know...that way you can avoid a potential disaster...one thing for sure Im never going on vet day weekend

DLcastmbr
11-11-2006, 01:16 PM
what happened was a semi shutdown of the park. not a total shutdown. So by about 1 no NEW tickets were allowed in the park. if you even came in the park once that day you were ok the whole day. A full shutdown is when anaheim fire department says no more ppl. lol

Disney Hot Mama
11-11-2006, 03:15 PM
I can't even imagine what a full shut down would be like as far as crowds.It was pleanty busy Friday -what must today Sat be like. They are filming the Christmas parade today......with lots of stars. We could see the locations all set up yesterday.

Albertan mom
11-11-2006, 05:59 PM
I can't even imagine what a full shut down would be like as far as crowds.It was pleanty busy Friday -what must today Sat be like. They are filming the Christmas parade today......with lots of stars. We could see the locations all set up yesterday.

That is earlier than last year. We were there last year Nov 29-Dec 5 and they shot the parade in that time span. (I think it was the whole parade) At least for sure they were shooting the 'parade watchers'. Telling you to look in 'awe' at the parade that was supposebly going by, and wearing Christmas hats and ears the the whole bit! And Fantasia Burrino was there singing for the Cmas special, it was very cool! They had EVERY character out dancing in front of the castle, it was great fun. But then got very busy, so we went over to CA!

Captjackson
11-11-2006, 07:37 PM
We were at DTD today. There was a sign flashing near the ART pickup area saying DL was "closed" but you could buy tickets for DCA. Of course, we saw folks still walking into DL. This was around 3 pm.
We're hoping that Sunday won't be as bad, although I'm guessing things will be plenty crowded. Keeping our fingers crossed that Monday and Tuesday will be much better.

AZMickeyfans
11-11-2006, 07:40 PM
I'm sooooo glad we decided to wait until Monday to go to the park. We almost went this weekend. Will be there Monday and Tuesday. I'm sure it will calm down by then.

got2travel
11-11-2006, 09:43 PM
I am not surprised. They kept extending hours and even extended Thursdays hours. I tried to warn by boss not to go this weekend, but she went anyway. I can't wait to hear all about it on Monday.

Albort
11-12-2006, 04:57 AM
well, all along Katella and Disney Way, there are signs that say "Disneyland CLOSED"

Disneyland1084
11-12-2006, 02:35 PM
see.....this to me is the number 1 best thing about these boards..of course theres tons of other greats but this is the best....when anyone hears of possible issues we let everybody know...that way you can avoid a potential disaster...one thing for sure Im never going on vet day weekend

I agree with you. After I made the mistake of going to DL during Christmas two years ago, I will NEVER go there on ANY holiday again. However, I'm the sucker for believing the article I read on Mickey news or some Dis news place that the weekend before Christmas was one of the least crowded times of the year. :blush:

XTinabell
11-12-2006, 06:08 PM
We were at DTD today. Keeping our fingers crossed that Monday and Tuesday will be much better.

I think there are alot of people on this site hoping the same thing, and I'm one of them. Let's keep our fingers crossed. :)

Dakota_Lynn
11-12-2006, 06:46 PM
What a mistake we made in going. The kids had the day off school - so did everyone elses kids. The park was insane! I have never been there on such a busy day. We didn't ride anything because we are spoiled and don't like to wait in line. We we still enjoyed it a bit.

Note to self - Never go to DL on the day before Veteran's Day (or on the 11th either!)

Oh holy cow! I'm making the same note to myself! Eeek! I'd go crazy in Disneyland if it were that crowded. Wow. I'm so sorry you experienced it like that. Eeeek!

They debate periodically on the community board as to whether or not it is "ok" to take your kids out of school to go to Disney. This is my argument; if my kid has the day off so does everybody else's kids and the parks will be insane! I have a lot of health issues and I just don't find it fun to wait in lines for hours or to navigate around shoulder to shoulder crowds. For me, it's just not worth going under such circumstances!

Wow. I sure feel your pain. I just can't imagine being there when the park reaches its maximum capacity! Yikes! :eek:

JDietz40
11-12-2006, 06:54 PM
We will be at DL Easter week and are planning on getting to the park as early as possible so we can get in. We are staying offsite and don't want to get shutout. The hard part will be getting teenage DS up and moving in the morning. At least with the 2 hour time differance from home it might help.


John

jlima
11-12-2006, 09:30 PM
We were at DL yesterday and CA today. DL was very busy but the parade filming made it really hard to get around esp about Noon - 1pm; they were filming right in front of the castle. Our FP for Space Mountain was at 12:30 and we had to walk behind the castle and through Fantasyland to get to Space Mountain. We ate at the Corn Dog Truck and we saw the actress who plays Hanna Montana doing a photo shoot near the First Aid building. We left the park around 3p and went to South Coast Plaza!!!

disneegrl4eva
11-12-2006, 09:51 PM
We ate at the Corn Dog Truck and we saw the actress who plays Hanna Montana doing a photo shoot near the First Aid building.


oh gosh...hannah montana drives me nuts!!!...her real name is Mylie Cyrus...you might know her father Billy Rae??? :rolleyes2 :rolleyes1

jlima
11-12-2006, 09:57 PM
oh gosh...hannah montana drives me nuts!!!...her real name is Mylie Cyrus...you might know her father Billy Rae??? :rolleyes2 :rolleyes1DH just looked that up on IMDB when I didn't know her name . . . maybe he was there too; she had an entourage with her, hair, makeup, security goon, etc.

pppiglet
11-12-2006, 11:12 PM
We were there today and it was crowded, but not too bad. Not as bad as a summer day. The lines were long, but quick on all the things we went on. (you know... the fast rides, Pirates and HM.) Sounds like it was way worse yesterday and Friday.
Daniel Powter was filming in front of the castle today, but we didn't stay to see him. Not much of a crowd there either for the filming.

KelsiesMommy
11-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Not surprised- it closed to capacity last year on Veteran's Day on Friday before noon

Sadie Girl
11-13-2006, 11:17 PM
We were there Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday was great - lines weren't bad at all, especially using the Fastpasses. Friday we went to CA (anticipating DL would be crowded). Although we headed back to DL around 8pm so we could see the fireworks. We got in fine but it was sure crowded. Saturday we went back to DL - it was crowded, but I think the filming made it seem even worse. On Saturday we just stuck to the fastpass rides and finished up all our shopping.

kelmac284
11-14-2006, 04:31 PM
We were there as well but we got there on Friday at opening and were able to obtain several FP's and hop on most rides easily. After lunch we left for a break and came back in the evening and although it was packed we just used our FP's and had no problems.

We stayed away on Saturday even though my girls really wanted to see Ally and AJ. We were at CA and had no problems there either and got several sets of FP's and went on everything 3 or 4 times. Had a GREAT time.

We were back at DL on Sunday and again it was crowded but with proper manipulation of FP we had no problems. We didn't even need a hand stamp when we left for our mid day break since we have AP's. We came back after dinner and stayed till 11. It was great except I dropped my hat and dd left her purse in the basket of Big Thunder and we both realized right away but still lost our stuff. Another couple at lost and found got their expensive stroller stollen with all their stuff. Sad!!

It was packed but if you do it right you can still have fun.

ZeusNike
11-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Not suprised here either....last year we went on Veteran's Day weekend and it was the busiest any of us had ever seen the parks (including summer weekends!). That used to be our weekend of choice...not anymore!

lindseysmomma
11-15-2006, 01:45 PM
We went the second weekend in December last year and the park was shut down. We were staying for 2 days so we went back to the hotel to take naps, and when we came back around 6:00 we werent allowed in. As people left they would let people in but never again will we go during the holiday season.

Rachel

eatmypixiedust
11-15-2006, 05:20 PM
oh gosh...hannah montana drives me nuts!!!...her real name is Mylie Cyrus...you might know her father Billy Rae??? :rolleyes2 :rolleyes1

My little sister loves her along with the entire cast of High school the musical! Those shows don't appeal to me....I think it's because I'm becoming a
fogey-saurus. :upsidedow

disneegrl4eva
11-15-2006, 08:24 PM
My little sister loves her along with the entire cast of High school the musical! Those shows don't appeal to me....I think it's because I'm becoming a
fogey-saurus. :upsidedow


neither me but Ive watched HSM a few times because of my god daughter....she loves HM and HSM too.... :rolleyes: