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Old 05-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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DLR Guests: Get Up & Go Power Walk

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Get Up & Go Power Walk - Walk while enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney California Adventure before opening.
Has anyone heard if they plan on

1) Continuing the GU&GPW after MM are started at DCA?
2) Changing the walk route to go through Cars Land?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Has anyone heard if they plan on

1) Continuing the GU&GPW after MM are started at DCA?
2) Changing the walk route to go through Cars Land?
I haven't heard anything, but as you are aware the current offering is at 7:30 AM with a 9:30 soft opening of DCA.

This summer, DCA will be opening to some guests every day at 7 AM. If the Power Walk is offered, it would have to be at 5:30 or 6:00 AM to allow for the park opening. -- Suzanne
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Call me oblivious, but I didn't even know this perk existed for on-site guests. Sounds like a fun experience for an off-day or a partial-day that you'll have extra energy on.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Call me oblivious, but I didn't even know this perk existed for on-site guests. Sounds like a fun experience for an off-day or a partial-day that you'll have extra energy on.
Disney Parks Blog posted about the Power Walk in DCA on April 2:

"Every morning, DLR hotel guests can join a two-mile power walk through DCA before the park opens for guests."

Here's the link (there's also a short video):
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...eyland-resort/

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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I also didn't know this existed. Love it!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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We really wanted to take advantage of this perk when we stayed at DLR last September, but we were running the DL marathon, so there was not time to enjoy that perk. I bet it is a lot of fun.
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This looks fun! Thanks for sharing the link!
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I haven't heard anything, but as you are aware the current offering is at 7:30 AM with a 9:30 soft opening of DCA.

This summer, DCA will be opening to some guests every day at 7 AM. If the Power Walk is offered, it would have to be at 5:30 or 6:00 AM to allow for the park opening. -- Suzanne
Yep, that's why I was asking. With the new hours for DCA, that has a definite impact on the Power Walk.

I am not going until January, which has later opening hours, so maybe they'll bring it back if they suspend it for the summer.
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Disney Parks Blog posted about the Power Walk in DCA on April 2:

"Every morning, DLR hotel guests can join a two-mile power walk through DCA before the park opens for guests."

Here's the link (there's also a short video):
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...eyland-resort/

Thanks. I see the cast member only walked around 6 people. Anyone know the max number of walkers allowed each morning?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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Has anyone heard if they plan on

1) Continuing the GU&GPW after MM are started at DCA?
2) Changing the walk route to go through Cars Land?
I just called the Grand Californian Hotel and spoke with a CM. She said that the GU&GPW is still happening at 7:30am, but they now meet under the Mickey hat at the Disneyland Hotel and walk through Downtown Disney. This is to not conflict with the APEE and EMH early admissions going on inside DCA park. She did leave open the possibility that the GU&GPW would be re-routed into DCA park during the off season.

So we'll see. A bit of a bummer though for people hoping to walk through a near deserted Cars Land at sunrise, at least for the time being. My family is going in January, so my fingers are crossed, but I will set my expectations accordingly.
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Thanks for the update!

Walking through Downtown Disney is not enough of a motivation for me. So I have my fingers crossed for our October visit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #14
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Thanks for the update!

Walking through Downtown Disney is not enough of a motivation for me. So I have my fingers crossed for our October visit.
Yep, me neither. DCA or nothing.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #15
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I am interested in the turn out for this when they just go through DTD. I can't imagine many folks participating.

It went from a must-do to a must-not-do by choosing not to go through the park.
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