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abbie13_15
05-18-2012, 07:31 AM
Trying to look into our food reservations for July 27th-Aug 4th. Can anyone give me incite as to what the summer schedule might look like? When would they usually do fireworks, Fantasmic, WOC etc... Wish the calendar would be up before 60 days out. Thanks for all your advice!!!

HydroGuy
05-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Trying to look into our food reservations for July 27th-Aug 4th. Can anyone give me incite as to what the summer schedule might look like? When would they usually do fireworks, Fantasmic, WOC etc... Wish the calendar would be up before 60 days out. Thanks for all your advice!!!As for entertainment the best indicator is what happened in hte past.

See "Historical DLR Park Hours, Entertainment and Refurbs" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2291124 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2291124)

The big difference this summer will be the expansion of park hours at DCA to 8AM-11PM.

milan15
05-18-2012, 11:07 AM
With DCA staying open til 11, do you guys think they'll adjust the times of WOC?

ImTooExcitedToSleep
05-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Calendar is out through 6/29.

WoC hasn't changed, but the times for Aladdin & Disney Junior were adjusted a bit.

Most days DL is open 8am-12am, DC 8am-11pm

Here are the major events:
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
4:00pm, 6:30pm

Magical
9:30pm

Fantasmic!
9:00pm, 10:30pm (the second show moves to 10:15 when DL closes at 11pm)

Magic Memories and You
8:45pm, 10:15pm

Pixar Play Parade
2:00pm, 5:00pm

World of Color
9:00pm, 10:15pm

Mad T Party starts at 7pm

3Minnies1Mickey
05-18-2012, 01:56 PM
With DCA staying open til 11, do you guys think they'll adjust the times of WOC?

If anything they may add a 3rd show if crowds warrant it. They did that a lot the first summer it showed.

rtfelt
05-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Calendar is out through 6/29.

WoC hasn't changed, but the times for Aladdin & Disney Junior were adjusted a bit.

Most days DL is open 8am-12am, DC 8am-11pm

Here are the major events:
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
4:00pm, 6:30pm

Magical
9:30pm

Fantasmic!
9:00pm, 10:30pm (the second show moves to 10:15 when DL closes at 11pm)

Magic Memories and You
8:45pm, 10:15pm

Pixar Play Parade
2:00pm, 5:00pm

World of Color
9:00pm, 10:15pm

Mad T Party starts at 7pm

My daughter, who's a CM who often works WOC, told me that this summer when DCA opens until 11, they may have an additional WOC show at 11 and adjust the two other times. It hasn't been confirmed though. Just keep watching the calendar. If the crowds are really big, they often add a show.

dismom73
05-18-2012, 03:09 PM
Did anyone notice that Billy Hill and the Hillbillys are not on the Calendar the last two weeks of June? :confused3

ImTooExcitedToSleep
05-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Did anyone notice that Billy Hill and the Hillbillys are not on the Calendar the last two weeks of June? :confused3

They're usually one of the last things that gets added. Typically they perform Thursday through Monday.

fctiger
05-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Trying to look into our food reservations for July 27th-Aug 4th. Can anyone give me incite as to what the summer schedule might look like? When would they usually do fireworks, Fantasmic, WOC etc... Wish the calendar would be up before 60 days out. Thanks for all your advice!!!

OP, honestly the summer hours and schedule of shows stay reletively the same all summer! DL will stay open from 8-12 daily from beginning of summer until Labor Day roughly. DCA will stay from 8-11 as well. The shows that scheduled now in June will more than likely have the exact same schedule all summer as well. In fact Fantasmic, Fireworks and WOC schedule is basically the same all year! They move the fireworks up in the winter time when it gets darker quicker, but from Spring on they show them at 9:30 the rest of the year.

UNLESS there is some special event happening on a certain day the schedule wont change much at all between June and August. The dates you are going will more than likely be the exact same schedule you can view now in late June. Again, there may be SOME changes, but its highly unlikely and it may only be minor at best! So just look at the calendar with the day thats the farthest along and that should answer all your questions for your trip! And the calendar isnt complete yet though. Other things will be added in the coming weeks for smaller shows.

My daughter, who's a CM who often works WOC, told me that this summer when DCA opens until 11, they may have an additional WOC show at 11 and adjust the two other times. It hasn't been confirmed though. Just keep watching the calendar. If the crowds are really big, they often add a show.

Yep, that is the plan and been that way for several months now! If DCA is really slammed this summer expect to see a third WOC show! :)

It may not always be on the calendar because it will be determined on the day but it will be announced in the park if it happens.

cmwade77
05-18-2012, 05:38 PM
My daughter, who's a CM who often works WOC, told me that this summer when DCA opens until 11, they may have an additional WOC show at 11 and adjust the two other times. It hasn't been confirmed though. Just keep watching the calendar. If the crowds are really big, they often add a show.
Actually, chances are that this will be decided on a night by night basis and the additional time would simply be at 11:15. The problem with doing this though is that it would make the trams a lot busier at Midnight, so if they do this, I would expect that Disneyland's hours would be extended to 1 A.M. on those nights to help combat that.

fctiger
05-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Actually, chances are that this will be decided on a night by night basis and the additional time would simply be at 11:15. The problem with doing this though is that it would make the trams a lot busier at Midnight, so if they do this, I would expect that Disneyland's hours would be extended to 1 A.M. on those nights to help combat that.

To be honest I dont that will happen! And there are already plans for DCA to go to midnight as well if that be the case! If that happens, a third WOC show will most likely be added. But no plans for DL to go to 1 a.m. at the same time. I think there will be more trams added basically but thats it.

Of course it COULD happen, but I think it will determine how busy DL park itself is. I dont think they would keep that park open an extra hour just because the other park will stay open to 12 due to crowding. Both parks would have to be crazy busy for that scenario to happen.

cmwade77
05-18-2012, 06:18 PM
To be honest I dont that will happen! And there are already plans for DCA to go to midnight as well if that be the case! If that happens, a third WOC show will most likely be added. But no plans for DL to go to 1 a.m. at the same time. I think there will be more trams added basically but thats it.

Of course it COULD happen, but I think it will determine how busy DL park itself is. I dont think they would keep that park open an extra hour just because the other park will stay open to 12 due to crowding. Both parks would have to be crazy busy for that scenario to happen.

Well, that can't both close at Midnight, even if every single tram is running, it will cause a wait that makes the busiest line in either park look short. We know this from experience and the fact that the trams are not run efficiently doesn't help matters any either.

I do see one other possibility and that is to extend DCA to 12:30 or 1 A.M., but that would be crazy to have DCA open longer than Disneyland.

I don't think that the crowds will last much beyond Summer though, so all in all, I think this will be a temporary thing, but still, the trams are the bottleneck at this point.

fctiger
05-18-2012, 07:16 PM
Well, that can't both close at Midnight, even if every single tram is running, it will cause a wait that makes the busiest line in either park look short. We know this from experience and the fact that the trams are not run efficiently doesn't help matters any either.

I do see one other possibility and that is to extend DCA to 12:30 or 1 A.M., but that would be crazy to have DCA open longer than Disneyland.

I don't think that the crowds will last much beyond Summer though, so all in all, I think this will be a temporary thing, but still, the trams are the bottleneck at this point.


Yeah true about the trams! They are a bottle neck! But the parks have closed at the same time before and actually they will be BOTH planning on closing on June 19th at 11 p.m, just 4 days after the relaunch. I dont know why, but its there. So obviously there will be days they will both close at the same time! I'm guessing that will be rare and yes if DCA stays open to midnight as DL does, then thats already a signal the park is ridiculously packed and its going to be a crazy madhouse for the trams those days. Yeah, not fun lol. Its ALSO why I park at the Toy Story parking lot anyway! I'm glad most people havent caught on this parking lot is waaaay more convient than Mickey and Friends and you rarely have to wait more than 5 mins before you can board a bus regardless how busy the night is!

But we'll see! Like you, I dont think it will be crazy busy after the first two months anyway. By august, it will obviously be busy not like the madhouse I see the first few weeks of opening.

But if DL stays open til 1, none of us will be complaining! ;)