Disneyland Resort Photo Report for February 20, 2012
Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort!
This week we check in on the Disney California Adventure construction areas and the major Main Street refurbishments. We also have video of a new show which debuted at Disney California Adventure! ’Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline’ took off on Friday morning in Condor Flats. The show is entertaining with lots of music and also features new technology which allows Minnie Mouse to talk and blink her eyes! We have seen this same technology used in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade for Mickey Mouse, but this is the first time for Minnie.
Crowd levels will be heavy this week, as residual crowds from Presidents’ Day cause high wait times for February. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks 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
|Tues, Feb 21, 2012||
7 out of 10
|Weds, Feb 22, 2012||
7 out of 10
|Thurs, Feb 23, 2012||
7 out of 10
|Fri, Feb 24, 2012||
9 out of 10
Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
- Partial block outs this weekend.
- Disney California Adventure’s low is a 7.7 on Tuesday.
- Disneyland is only a 5.0 on Mardi Gras!
Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline
What looks like straight out of ABC’s Pan Am, Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline landed in Condor Flats this weekend. The show was most likely created to plug the ABC show, even a casting call was posted and then promptly pulled off of the Disney Audition web site in August of 2011. But since then Pan Am has not performed well in the ratings and it seems Disney may have used the past few months to rework the show’s script.
Besides Minnie, the show features three stewardess and ‘Lee’ a side-kick mechanic character. The signature song is set to Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me”, and quite a few other Disney songs which reference flying as well, including “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from Marry Poppins. There is also a very nice reference to Walt Disney himself, flying first class on Minnie’s airline. The reference to Walt is in the present tense, helping to direct Condor Flats into its new 1950′s erra theme.
The show is actually quite long, clocking in at just under 20 minutes! Minnie Mouse shows up for the last 4 minutes and then moves quickly off stage after guests are told they could meet her near her “airplane”. A non-talking Minnie is brought back onstage for the meet and greets.
The 12 am is most definitely a typ0, it should read 12 pm.