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Tink33
04-28-2005, 07:12 PM
You can make reservations by calling DisneylandŽ Resort Guest Information at (714) 781-7290.

The cost is $55.00

DonnettaR
04-29-2005, 07:00 AM
What is it all about?

MamaKate
04-29-2005, 09:40 AM
I would also like additional information on what the tour is about :confused3

Mary Jo
04-29-2005, 09:59 AM
Here's the info -- I'm so tempted to take it....

Tickets for Disneyland's new 50th Anniversary guided tour went on sale on 27 April.
The tour lasts 3-1/2 hours, and is $55 per person (2 and under is free). There are four tours a day, and each tour can accomodate up to 16 guests. Depending on the time of day, the tour includes the following elements:

The first tour has:
* "Priority Boarding" for five attractions
* Tour pin
* An illustrated replica of an A-E ticket book
* Commemorative photo
* Snack

The Second & Third Tours have:
* "Priority Boarding" for three attractions
* Tour pin
* An illustrated replica of an A-E ticket book
* Commemorative photo
* Snack
* Preferred seating to view the Parade of Dreams

The fourth tour has:
* "Priority Boarding" for three attractions
* Tour pin
* An illustrated replica of an A-E ticket book
* Commemorative photo
* Snack
* Preferred seating to view the Remember... Dreams Come True fireworks from the train platform


Call 714-781-4400 to make your reservation up to 30 days in advance. You must pay in advance.

JC Butterfly
04-29-2005, 10:10 AM
oooh this sounds fun! So I assume tour one is early in the morning and then the rest throughout the day? Are they offered every day or only certain ones?

wendym
04-29-2005, 02:19 PM
What a wonderful tour this sounds! I phoned to book for July - had to use 714 781 4400 as the other number was never answered - but was told you could only book 30 days in advance. I asked about the 4th tour. This starts at 5.40pm with a group photo. Then you watch a special movie about the 50th birthday at Abraham Lincolns. Using one of the trams you go up to the castle and then visit 3 of the 5 lands. The snack - which will be a special box with snow white apple, potato chips, apple juice (I think) and cookie - will be given for the special viewing of the fireworks. What I liked best was the pin is of the lamp that shines above the firehouse and it will light up! I think that is so special. No discounts offered at the moment - I so want to do this!
Wendy

Buckimion
04-29-2005, 02:31 PM
This may be dumb (Remember, there are no dumb questions, only dumb people. :rotfl: )...but is the tram accessable by ECV?

I really like the idea of booking this package for the Friday night of our visit...if I can still see a showing of Fantasmic. (June 17th)

wendym
04-29-2005, 02:51 PM
I may have been wrong in my use of the word tram - it is the cars that go from Main Street to the castle - I could not remember the name she used! However if they were not accessible I imagine you could meet up at the castle.
Wendy

LuvTigger
04-29-2005, 05:16 PM
Is this different from the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour? I have a package booked with the 50th Anniversary package add-on, which I believe includes a Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour, but it sounds much different from the tour I took several years ago.

wendym
04-29-2005, 05:48 PM
I think it is different as the description sounded nothing like the Walk In Walt's footsteps tour I did several years ago.

RADOPT
04-29-2005, 05:57 PM
It's not the same. I called today as we have reservations for the walk in walts footsteps and thought I'd see if we could change. The new tour is more about the certain rides - not as much about walt personnally. I decided to keep the footsteps tour - don't need to spend $55.00 to go on rides/preferred seating and for a snack. The footsteps tour is more of what we want to see - looking forward to seeing club 33 & the apartment.

JC Butterfly
05-11-2005, 01:55 PM
thanks to these boards I'll be checking out this tour on May 30th, I'm so excited! I'll be sure to post a review when I return (also doing the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour on June 1).

DisneyIsCool
05-18-2005, 02:42 PM
I took the Walts Tour and to be honest,it was kind a letdown.It was ok,but no way worth $50 bucks.The tour guide was very nice,but he really didn't show us anything "Special".We got to see CLub 33's Downstairs Entrance,but could not see the actuall club upstairs,which was kind of a letdown.It was like saying you will see Disneyland,then you are shown only the "Entrance" to Disneyland.The Tour Guide,again was VERY nice and knowledgeable.The small lunch we had was nice,and the Country banjo show we saw at the end of the tour was funny.The Gold pin you receive is cool too.Those things were good,BUT,the TOUR ITSELF was Lacking.I also would not get excited about seeing Walt's Apartment...You Won't see it.They only talk about it for like 5 min.You NEVER see it.If we did see it and maybe a few other "Private" non public things,THEN the Tour would have been Special.But it was kind of a letdown.

Califgirl
05-18-2005, 04:16 PM
I booked the 50th anniversary tour for next Monday. I'll let you know how it was. We are taking the last one with the fireworks seating.

Enjoy life and great vacations!
Chris

Eeyorecln
05-31-2005, 12:02 PM
I booked the 50th anniversary tour for next Monday. I'll let you know how it was. We are taking the last one with the fireworks seating.

Enjoy life and great vacations!
Chris
We have thought about this tour in August. Is the reserved seating a good view? Was it worth it? We're doing Fantasmic balcony seating and my DH thinks the tour is too much. I figure that's why we're staying offsite to afford the extras :wizard:

meandthree
05-31-2005, 12:57 PM
If this has been answered I am so sorry, but do we know what five rides you get priority seating for?

Califgirl
06-01-2005, 11:56 AM
We enjoyed this tour. We took the last one with the fireworks seating.

In the first tour you go on 5 attractions, Canal Storybook Boats, Pirates, Big Thunder, Splash Mountain, and Buzz lightyear. (That's one attraction for each decade) For the other tours, someone chooses three "decades" out of a hat and you go on the attractions represented by those three decades. You start out by having your group picture taken in front of the "50" flower display in front of the train station. Then you go into the Opera House and see the Disneyland retrospective and film. Interesting history. Then, off you go into Disneyland, enjoying the above attractions and historical tidbits as you go. (Okaay, I don't know if they ever use different attractions for the different decades. If anyone else has taken this tour let me know)

The reserved seating is up the steps of the train station facing the castle. It is a wonderful view of all the fireworks. They also give you a snack of an apple, potato chips, a big cookie and bottled water. (if there was anything else, I forget). They said they will mail us the special pin, so I don't know what that will be.

We enjoyed the tour. One nice change that they have made, is that now each member of the tour gets an earpiece with a reciever so you can hear the guide without her having to yell over the crowd noise. Also, you can hear what the guide says while walking down the street, without being right next to her. It was nice because I finally felt like I didn't miss anything the tour guide said.

Enjoy life and great vacations!
Chris

Jessmela
02-12-2006, 11:08 AM
Do you think if I booked the fourth tour, we'd be able to make it over to a reserved balcony desert buffet in time for the second showing of Fantasmic?

Also, which do you think fills up first? If I'm trying to make both ressie for the same night should I start with the Fantasmic desert buffet and then ask about the tour?

Thanks,
Jessica

getnthinr
09-08-2006, 09:15 AM
I know from reading previous posts that this tour has changed to once-daily at 2:00. I'm going to DL next week and scheduled this tour with my Disney Visa (so I got a discounted price -- whoooooohooooooo!), but I'd like to know:

Did you get vouchers for the parade seating and the fireworks seating? Are they separate vouchers or is it a question of going for the parade and sitting through the fireworks?
Also, how many rides did you ride while on the tour? Or did you simply get FASTPASSES for rides?
Did you get the promised PIN?


I've tried to follow all the 50th anniversary tour threads, but I suspect some things may have changed since the initial running of the tour -- especially since it's only offered once a day. Can anyone tell me about their recent experience?

isyt
09-08-2006, 06:13 PM
I just did this tour last week and it was fun. It was 2p and we had a group of about 15. We are a family of 5 , me , dh, dd-9, dd-7 and ds-5. We were given the choice of the parade or fireworks viewing. We had done both already but decided that the fireworks would be better. We headed off into Tomorrowland and went on Buzz. After that we walked around and our guide showed us details of the park before our ride on the Storybook Canal Boats. She took us to the counter service by Big Thunder and there was a box snack waiting for us. It included a water, cookie, apple and chips. AFter that we went on Big Thunder, Splash Mountain and finally Pirates. We had a great time and we went to the train station and a nice family from the tour had saved seats for us , we even ran into them the next day at CA. We did get a group photo to keep , the special pin (it is special) and an E ticket souvie book (cool).

I hope I answered your questions, let me know if you have more!!!

pxlbarrel
09-08-2006, 07:20 PM
Did you get vouchers for the parade seating and the fireworks seating? Are they separate vouchers or is it a question of going for the parade and sitting through the fireworks?
Also, how many rides did you ride while on the tour? Or did you simply get FASTPASSES for rides?
Did you get the promised PIN?



We did this tour a couple of weeks ago. To answer your questions.

* We didn't get vouchers. When we checked in for the tour they asked us if we wanted seating for the parade or for the fireworks. They give your name to the conductor at the train station. When you're ready to take your seat for the event (whichever one you picked), you just go to the train station and check in with the conductor. We chose the parade and sat down at the train station around 6:00 pm. We were tired and didn't mind just sitting and people watching. The conductor(s), periodically came out to make sure that those who were sitting in the roped off area were supposed to be sitting there.

* We rode on a number of rides. Our tour guide simply took us through the fast pass lineup on some of them or in the case of the rides that didn't have fast pass, we went through the exit. Example: Pirates - we went in through the back (against the flow of traffic - that was interesting). We boarded the boats on the exiting side. On Big Thunder, we went into the fast pass line.

The rides, if I can remember were: Storybook Canal Boats (we had a bunch of people on the tour...everytime the boat turned, we thought we would capsize. :lmao: ), Pirates, Big Thunder, Buzz Lightyear, Splash Mountain. My brother and I decided not to go on Splash Mountain but we got soaked on Pirates instead (we were in the front row and the water just came rushing in... :rotfl: ) We also went to the movie on Main Street which was about Walt's dream (documentary about the building of Disneyland).

* We got the promised pin. After Splash Mountain, we ended the tour in New Orleans Square (under the gallery) and our tour guide handed out bags with the pin, photograph (we had a group photo taken at the front of the park), and souvenir "E-booklet" book.

Our tour guide was terrific.

getnthinr
09-09-2006, 05:42 PM
Two wonderful and very informative responses! Thanks so very much!

mom2dzb
09-27-2006, 10:52 AM
I'm curious about the seating for the fireworks. Is it a good view, or are there better views elsewhere? Small World or at the hub come to mind.

Kupiecb
09-27-2006, 11:28 AM
Hello,
We will be visiting Disneyland for the first time in March 07 and would love to take this tour. Do you know if they will offer the tour in March of 07?

Thanks

pxlbarrel
09-27-2006, 04:26 PM
I'm curious about the seating for the fireworks. Is it a good view, or are there better views elsewhere? Small World or at the hub come to mind.

According to the tour guides, the seating for the fireworks are the best seats in the park. Well...we chose the parade so I don't know if it's true or not. LOL

One good thing about the seats is that it probably doesn't get as congested and crowded as the hub. You can watch the fireworks in relative comfort and if you're aiming to leave the park right afterwards, you're already at the exit. :rotfl2:

Mary Jo
09-27-2006, 09:25 PM
I happen to have pictures from the train station area . I met a really nice CM who treated me to a magical moment - the left one in this picture. This is a view of the train platform with some of the seats that guests sit in the reserved area.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/508/11450IMG_8155-med.JPG


View from the train platform - still light outside.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/508/11450IMG_8156-med.JPG

View as nighttime falls

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/508/11450IMG_8158-med.JPG

Some fireworks show

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/508/11450IMG_8170-med.JPG

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/508/11450IMG_8180-med.JPG

mom2dzb
09-28-2006, 02:48 PM
Mary Jo, thanks for the pictures! It looks like you can barely see the castle. Isn't the castle where all of the action is? Could you see Tinkerbell from the train platform?