storybook boats and parades

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by DisQueen, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. DisQueen

    DisQueen <font color=FF3300>Seeing it all again through my

    Mar 8, 2006
    Why does Storybook Canal Boats close one hour before parades? Is it for staging? Crowd control? Thanks for your info!
  2. hlbtimes2

    hlbtimes2 <font color=teal>Stretch that spine out big and ta

    Jan 29, 2006
    I never realized they closed them. But, my guess would be crowd control. The exit/ enterance to that ride is so close to the "street". If people were trying to get off the ride they would have no where to go.
  3. ter-moo

    ter-moo DIS Veteran

    Jun 28, 2003
    In addition to the location as Linda mentioned, it could also be the noise factor. I'm not sure you'd even be able to hear the tour guide on the boat during the parade. So, they'd need to close it down in plenty of time to get the line through before the parade starts.
  4. supercarrie

    supercarrie DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2001
    The main reason is the noise - it is pretty much impossible to hear the CM spiel while the parade is running through Fantasyland. Also, the CMs who work Storybook use the hour it is closed to work crowd control for the parades, especially immediately after, when the area has a tendency to become a huge bottleneck (between Mad Tea Party and Storybook.)

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