JANUARY 2013, Who Else is Going?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by larina, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Dizzy4DL

    Dizzy4DL Happiest when I have a countdown

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    Latest update on refurbs for January, from a Disney travel agent website.

    Disneyland

    Now – May 22, 2013: Troubadour Tavern will be closed.
    Jan. 7 - 17, 2013: Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm will be closed.
    Jan. 7 - 17, 2013: The Haunted Mansion will be closed.
    Jan. 7 - 24, 2013: Primeval World will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, Feb. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 2013: Big Thunder Trail will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 7 – Feb. 4, 2013: Tom Sawyer’s Island Cider Mill will be closed; however the Island will remain open.
    Jan. 7 – Feb. 14, 2013: Fantasmic! will not be presented.
    Jan. 7 – March 28, 2013: Mark Twain Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 7 – March 28, 2013: Pioneer Mercantile will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 22- 23, 2013: Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 22 – Feb. 28, 2013: it’s a small world will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2013: Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 28 – Feb 8, 2013: Café Orleans will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 28 – Feb. 14, 2013: Mad Tea Party will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 28 – 31, 2013: The west entrance tunnel and Tour Gardens will be closed for refurbishment.
    Now – January 2014: The Plaza Gardens will be closed for the construction of Castle Fantasy Faire.
    Now – January 2014: Fantasyland Theatre will be closed

    California Adventure

    Jan. 7 – Feb. 7, 2013: Condor Flats restrooms will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 7 – Feb. 14, 2013: Silly Symphony Swings will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 7 – Feb. 28, 2013: Grizzly River Run will be closed for refurbishment.
    Jan. 28 – 31, Feb. 4-7, 2013: World of Color will not be presented.
     
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  3. Mazel

    Mazel Proud Navy Mom

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    Wow, that's a lot of closures. We'll be there 23-25 for the parks. Right in the middle of all of it.
     
  4. Lucille1963

    Lucille1963 DIS Veteran

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    It really isn't too bad. The trade off of mild weather and light crowds makes missing a few favorites worth it.
     
  5. ValpoCory

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    What is the "west entrance tunnel"? Is that one of the two tunnels you can walk under the Disneyland Railroad right near the front of the park? Like this?

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    And where are the Tour Gardens?
     
  6. ValpoCory

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  7. Dizzy4DL

    Dizzy4DL Happiest when I have a countdown

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    I was wondering about those things myself. So I looked them up. :)

    Yes, the West Entrance Tunnel is in that photo. And the Tour Garden is (I believe) where the tour groups gather near City Hall.
     
  8. PoohBearFriends

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    Is it a bad weekend to go during NAMM? What is it also?
     
  9. Mazel

    Mazel Proud Navy Mom

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    We're going during NAMM, they say it really doesn't increase park traffic.
     
  10. PoohBearFriends

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    Ok. Debating a weekend trip at that time
     
  11. quatrom

    quatrom Earning My Ears

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    Was wondering this also. We usually stay at the Anaheim Plaza, but its sold out that weekend. Does that mean the parks are going to be crazy crowded? Has anyone ever been while NAMM is being held??
     
  12. junmatno

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    Actually all the veterans I've seen on here say it greatly increases traffic. They offer attendees tix for reduced prices. Plus families if attendees that go to DL while SO is at conference.
     
  13. PoohBearFriends

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    January 23 - 27 at DLH!

    A bit of a spontaneous trip. We had to put down our 12 1/2 year old golden retriever on Wed. last week and Grandma died on Friday.

    We need some DLR magic to perk us up!
     
  14. Baliezer

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    We will be there Jan 20-21. We will most likely stay at Park Play Inn and Minisuites.
     
  15. danaesacto

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    I'm so sorry for your losses.:sad1:
     
  16. PoohBearFriends

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    Thank you.
     
  17. aymekae

    aymekae Ayme of the Southern Isles

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    I've been at DLR during the NAMM show for the past 3 years. Honestly, it's not that bad. I'm more concerned about some of the closures while we're there. With no F! or fireworks, WOC will likely be packed (esp. since it's going down right after that weekend). There are some in our group who have never been, so they'll probably try to brave the crowds. Me and my 7 month pregnant self will probably be watching from VGC!
     
  18. MrsPinup

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    We are going January 1-5th staying at Peacock Suites :)
     
  19. Mousequake

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    We found a VGC reservation for sale that we simply couldn't pass up, so we're taking an unplanned trip from Jan. 13-Jan 18. First time staying at VGC as well as the first time DD5 will have a vacation with the grandparents, so everyone is super-excited.
     
  20. gokdog

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    The family and I will be at PPH 31 Dec to 4 Jan, really looking forward to the holiday decorations!!
     
  21. quatrom

    quatrom Earning My Ears

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    How bad are the crowds Jan 2 - 6?
    We went for four days in November, the week of Thanksgiving and it was horrible! Just wondering how it compares to the first week of January, since most schools will still be on vacation.
     

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