Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. As the construction at California Adventure moves towards the front of the park and thousands fans descend on Anaheim for next weekend’s D23 Expo, summer is slowly drawing to a close and Halloween Time is just around the corner!
Here is this week’s crowd predictions by Touring Plans:
Expect a busy week at Disneyland, but crowds will start to subside next week as summer break ends. TouringPlans.com can help you avoid falling into the typical tourist pitfalls with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!
Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.
Resort Crowd Prediction
|Mon, July 15, 2011||
9 out of 10
|Tues, July 16, 2011||
8 out of 10
|Weds, July 17, 2011||
8 out of 10
|Thurs, July 18, 2011||
8 out of 10
Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
- Monday marks the last day of 9 level crowds for a while.
- There will be full AP blockouts on Saturday.
- Disneyland park’s lowest day will be Saturday, when it’s an 7.1.
Greetings From California – Buena Vista Street
Ever since the park opened in 2001, the Golden Zephyr Train has remained at the “station” serving at the entrance to a store and a few eateries. This past week, the train finally left.
So where did the train go?
Disney recently closed down the shops and has begun the removal of the train. In doing so, Disney decided to donate the cab to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California. The numbers that were displayed on the cab, 804-A, were the same numbers that the last locomotive to lead a west bound California Zephyr into Oakland, California on March 20, 1970 also displayed.
Grand Californian Hotel
The former Neverland Pool’s (soon to be the E-Ticket Pool) construction is beginning to show progress.
The main lobby of the Adventure Tower is now open, although because of the the pool construction you can only enter though the east side.
Around the Resort
Disney Vacation Club Kiosks are found all around the Disneyland Resort, and the Resort houses DVC timeshares at the Grand Californian Hotel.
This past week comes news that Jim Lewis, senior vice president of the Disney Vacation Club, was terminated from his position and has yet to be replaced.
Late news rolling in tonight: We’ve gotten word from several guides and sales associates that internal memos are circulating that Jim Lewis is no longer with the Walt Disney Company.
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The D23 Expo kicks off this Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center.
For all news leading up to and coming out of the D23 Expo, visit dlandlive.com/D23
The complete show schedule for next week’s D23 Expo has been released. The Expo will be held August 19 – 21st, at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from the Disneyland Resort. The three day convention is jammed packed with activities, information and celebrities.
Ever since Disney acquired Marvel back in August of 2009 and Disney’s public pledge to add the characters to the Parks, there have been scores of theories and speculation on how Disney should implement the comic book characters into the parks, or even if they should appear next to Mickey Mouse at all! The most credible rumor surrounds the possibly of Innoventions being replaced by a replica of the Stark Expo from the movie Iron Man 2. Disney has yet to say anything definite regarding how the Marvel characters will appear in the parks, but we may get the opportunity to find out next week at the D23 Expo.
Disney has launched a mobile friendly website for next weeks D23 Expo. The website will help you plan your trip and navigate though the areas, exhibits and shows. You can check the schedule, make a customized trip plan and get tips. The website even gives you easy access to social media links and live updates from your custom schedule. The website actually seems very useful and because it is a website and not a native app, it should load on all phones with a mobile browser.
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