Disneyland (California) Complaint - Too Crowded for Girl Scouts & Memorial Day Weekend Combo AND Everyone Cuts in Line!!!
Girl Scouts Bridging Event - Complaint
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -- Disneyland should have the Girl Scout 2012 Bridging Ceremony and the Memorial Day Celebration Weekend separate. There were way too many people both Disneyland and California Adventure. Disneyland should have picked one weekday like a Wednesday for the Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony and closed the park for just the girls and their families. The parks just needs to close the park for National Organizations like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc and everyone will conform to the Event Day.
The lines were way, way, way too long. The time estimated to wait for the ride was a joke too...30 minutes was actually 2 hours. I felt really sorry for the handicap since a lot of areas in the park was totally unaccessible to the wheelchairs or EVS or blocked off by millions of strollers. I felt like cattle trying to get through the Star Wars contraption and after tripping over like 10 strollers in the place, I grabbed my daughter and got out. Same place I had visited when I was younger but way too crowded now.
So we ended up doing only these rides once!: Haunted Mansion (1 hour wait time), Train Ride around the park (actually twice), Rush'in River, California Scream, Ariel under the Sea, Ferris Wheel, Hollywood Tower of Terror (this was a 4 hour wait time), and Pirates of the Carribean (during the fireworks show so we waited just the 10 minutes or so). Thunder Mountain temporarily closed as we were trying to get to it and we were given no estimated time to return. "Just keeping check'in to see if it is open" we were told. As we are waiting in line, other people thought of nothing of cutting into lines without the FastPass. Then when my daughter had her friends finally meet up with us again, a couple behind us screeched to High Heaven above that the girls were cutting in line when the girls were just reuniting. The other girls parents were six people behind us. We let the screetchers pass us as they were very ugly people that obviously needed to get on the ride. We did not want to be on the raft with the screetchers.
The Park Hopper tickets should be called the Park Long Walker Tickets because you walk forever from Disneyland to CA Adventure for miles and then to get to the rides is even more walking further then wait in lines with no benches, no water fountains, etc. Mad T Party was actually great! We got cool Lemonades with color changing ice cubes. Cool! But we had more fun at the Hotel we stayed at with the comfortable beds and going to the Supermarket than at the Disneyland Chaosville. Disney really need to limit how many people get into the park. Food was okay for the price if you only buy the kid's meals. To get the full Disneyland Effect, do what my co-worker does and go every year and do your one day only one section at a time (3 day pass=3 sections of the park). Also, at the end of the day find a place to sit and wait for the shuttle for another hour or two, yes in line or call for a taxi. Be prepared for this and Be aware and Be fun (ie: take your "Vitamins")!