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sweethannah
05-16-2012, 01:50 PM
Hello all, a quick question.

We are traveling 26 Sep-03 Oct, a Wednesday to a Wednesday.

We have purchased a Grayline tour to San Diego Zoo and I'm trying to figure out the best day of our DL stay to use it.

I have been thinking that the Saturday might be the best day to avoid the crazy weekend crowds would any of you agree/disagree?
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use it on the Friday if that is the night they close the park early for MHP.

I would like to have at least two 'late nights' in the Park where we can catch the Fireworks and Fantasmic ( not necessarily on the same night )

Any suggestions?

taaren
05-17-2012, 07:55 PM
Hello all, a quick question.

We are traveling 26 Sep-03 Oct, a Wednesday to a Wednesday.

We have purchased a Grayline tour to San Diego Zoo and I'm trying to figure out the best day of our DL stay to use it.

I have been thinking that the Saturday might be the best day to avoid the crazy weekend crowds would any of you agree/disagree?
-or-
use it on the Friday if that is the night they close the park early for MHP.

I would like to have at least two 'late nights' in the Park where we can catch the Fireworks and Fantasmic ( not necessarily on the same night )

Any suggestions?

We usually go during that time: late September to October. Usually they only run Fantasmic! and the fireworks on the weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun), so I would pick whatever night the Halloween Party is to go to San Diego so that you have the other two weekend nights for Fantasmic! and fireworks. Unfortunately I think they don't release the dates for the party until mid-summer, but if you join the Sept or October "Who is going" threads, they'll know for sure what the Halloween dates are as soon as they're released and post it then. (Sorry not sure about the Halloween party release dates since we're skipping this fall's trip to DL in favor of a winter trip to the World.)

sonnyjane
05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Weekends at the zoo are more crowded than weekdays, but a "crowded" day at the zoo is nowhere near a crowded day at Disneyland, plus it won't be too terribly crowded in late September or October in general, I generally recommend that people that are planning to visit the zoo as part of their DL vacation go on a weekend to escape from weekend DL crowds.

One thing that might interest you is the fact that October is Kid's Free month, so kids 3-11 are admitted for free during the month of October. Those free tickets don't include the bus tour or Skyfari, but you can pay for those separately if you like.