Went to DCA yesterday...trip report

Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by roymccoy, Jan 29, 2001.

  1. roymccoy

    roymccoy Efficient Oxygen Exchanger<br><font color="#0080c0

    Jul 18, 2000
    We came, we saw, we waited in lines.

    Well, it was all VERY MUCH worth it!!

    I think DCA is going to be a BIG hit for Disney
    and alot of fun for guests. Actually, I was very skeptical about the whole thing. I didn't think there enough room for anything worth $42 and a day
    out of my vacation. Wrong! They did it. DCA and Downtown Disney are great fun and totally different from Disneyland. It has a real "MGM Studio's" theme and feel to it. There are about 4 big areas with the food, shops and rides surrounding the middle "walking" sections. I can give a hearty thumbs-up to the:

    California Sceamin' Roller Coaster - Smoothest roller coaster you'll ever ride.

    Soarin' California - AMAZING! My wife is a pilot and we own a small plane...so I can personally attest to it's realism! Amazing! (Get fast-pass immediately upon entry)

    MuppetVision 3D - Just like the one in WDW. FUNNY!

    Tough to be a bug - Again, a WDW transplant but well worth a visit again!

    Ferris Wheel - Actually, the scariest ride we went on. The cars not only go up really high, but they rock back and forth.

    The only clunker was the "Limo thru Hollywood" ride....didn't think it was up to Disney standards. Not much there. Alot of painted plywood and corny jokes. Fits more at Knotts Berry Farm.

    All the food we had was either good or GREAT. Try the ice cream cones on the bridge at Paradise Pier. Wow.

    Overall, a total MUST DO when you go on your trip to SoCal. Disney has a hit and we loved it!

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  3. benolathe

    benolathe Mouseketeer

    Oct 11, 1999
    Thanks for the report. DCA sounds great!

    We are going to be there the middle of March and I have been reading the Unofficial Guide this past week. Everything sounds really neat and I don't want to wait another month and a half!

    Wilderness Lodge; Dec 1999
    Disneyland March 2001!
  4. calbayBWV

    calbayBWV Guest

    Sep 21, 2000
  5. Tartan Tigger

    Tartan Tigger <font color=purple>I fixed my PC MYSELF!!!!!!!!<br

    Oct 30, 2000
    Thanks for your report. I`ll be there in July. Can`t wait!
  6. SimonV

    SimonV Proud to have called Bob Varley 'friend'

    Aug 18, 1999
  7. Marla Hellwig

    Marla Hellwig I'm not lost, it's called creative exploring

    Mar 25, 2000
    Thanks for reporting!
  8. SweetP

    SweetP Earning My Ears

    Aug 16, 1999
    How long were the overall wait times for the rides? I am thinking of going in May before school is out but I am very hesitant of the long lines.....help!!!

    October 1997 - Caribbean Beach
    August 1998 - Coronado Springs
    October 1999 - Villa at the Institute
    September 2000 - Disney Institute

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