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Old 06-27-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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Newbie Question about MM and APs

I am still pretty new to the site and trying to figure things out I am sure these questions are dumb so I apologize in advance. I read the AP calendar and I want to make sure I see it correctly are the APs blocked out the first few weeks of August? Does this mean crowds may be a bit more bearable? We are going the first week of August. Also are the MM on Tue and Thurs? We won't be there on a weekend so are these days my choices we have a 3 day park hopper so I know I only get 1 morning we are staying off site. Thanks again for all your help!
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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There are five different types of AP for Disneyland/DCA: three of which have black out dates. The two Southern California APs are blocked for much of August, while the Deluxe is only blocked on Saturdays. The LA school district is still on summer vacation. Overall, I would think that weekdays will be less busy than the weekend days, but I would still expect the parks to be busy.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:47 AM   #3
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MM days are the S and T days. So, TuesThursSatSun. Unless there's a grad night in there, but I think we're past those dates now.



Remember, they block out AP holders because they already anticipate that the number of normal ticket holders is going to be high high high. They are trying to *reduce* the number of people there, on those busy busy days. So if AP holders are blocked, know that the number of ticket-holders is already anticipated to be up there.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:19 AM   #4
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I think you will be fine, but I don't know your definition of "bearable." I think your time to go will be very nice, with moderate crowds and pretty much all possible entertainment/rides up and running. In June 2009 we went when the parks were very crowded. So I tend to consider any day where Space Mountain's afternoon wait hovers around 40 or 50 minutes to be pleasant, and any less than that and it's a "light" day! (You will presumably be using Fastpasses, so you will never have to wait that long, even if the parks are packed. I just use it as a gauge.)

IF you were going right after the two Southern California passes get off their blockouts, crowds would be near capacity every day. For your dates, sure, there will be crowds to contend with, but if you read up on the DISboards you will know how to handle the parks, and you will be fine.

Have a great time!
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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We have been the first week of August each of the last three years. To give you some perspective, we have also been before SoCal blockouts in June twice, during Thanksgiving week and spring break numerous times, and other peak times such as Memorial Day, President's Day, New Year's Eve, and October weekends at Halloweentime. We have found August crowds much better than all of this except maybe Memorial Day and President's Day. So we find August crowds bearable. You're not going to walk up to rides and find 15 minute waits in the middle of the day, but you're not going to be wall-to-wall people either.

The thing about August, of course, is that it can be quite hot. We're used to hot, living in Northern CA, but with all of the extra activity of Disneyland and all of the extra bodies and concrete around, we tend to find the heat pretty draining and find ourselves taking longer middle of the day breaks in the summer. This is ok though since we can often get so much done in the early morning and then can go back and enjoy the cooler evening temperatures and use our collected fastpasses or watch some evening shows.

And, yes, MM are Tues and Thurs. My personal philosophy about MM is to do it earliest in your trip when you're still fresh and energetic. Sometimes it can get hard for the kids to keep getting up earlier later in a trip, especially if they stayed up late the night before to see Fantasmic/fireworks/WOC.
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I am still pretty new to the site...
I would check out the HydroGuy Tips Compilation (link) and take some time to read his FastPass threads.

Learn how to collect FPs in the morning, to use later in the day.

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Old 06-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #7
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Thanks so much I appreciate all the great info!
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