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Visit Date: 4/01/22
Steps: 23,926
Parks Miles: 11.3
Time in Parks: 10


Trip Log:

Arrived at the Disneyland Resort just before noon and was directed into a space on the roof of the Mickey and Friends parking structure. Walked over to the Disneyland Hotel to take a look at the DVC tower construction then walked through Downtown Disney to the parks. As I walked I searched for and managed to find all 12 of the Eggstravaganza eggs. First stop today, Disneyland. Strolled up Main Street USA on the hunt for more eggs and then passed through Adventureland and along the Rivers of America to Critter Country. Passed through Galaxy's Edge and made my way back through Frontierland to Fantasy Faire. Walked through Sleeping Beauty Castle and around Fantasyland to small world mall. Doubled back taking Matterhorn Way to the hub. Caught the Mickey and Friends Cavalcade then headed for Tomorrowland. Wrapped up the Disneyland Eggstravaganza egg hunt and then boarded Monorail Red. Once we reached the Downtown Disney station the Monorail was held due to Monorail Blue having a problem ahead. After several minutes they said they may need to tow it back so it could be a while. I opted to disembark and walk through Downtown Disney. This time entered Disney California Adventure and spent some time roaming around Buena Vista Street. Made my way down Hollywood Blvd, through Avengers Campus and Cars Land ending up in the Wharf. I picked up something to eat from the Wharf Cafe then doubled back to Flo's Patio to eat. Walked back to through the Wharf and out to Paradise Gardens Park. Took a stroll around Paradise Bay through Pixar Pier and Paradise Gardens. Veered into the Bay Area and then through Grizzly Recreation Area to wrap up the DCA Eggstravaganza hunt. Returned to Hollywood Land for the Jammin Chefs. Then headed back across the Esplanade for the 4:30 Flag Retreat in Town Square. After the ceremony stopped by Zocalo Park to see Mirabel then boarded the Mark Twain for a cruise around the Rivers of America. Once back in Frontierland spent some time in the Golden Horseshoe listening to the Piano Player and relaxing. After his set returned to Main Street USA and crossed back to DCA. Decided to give WEB Slingers single rider a try, took 15 minutes from entering queue until exiting the building. Watched a performance by Midnight Hour in Paradise Gardens Park and then stopped by Cars Land and caught the Neon coming on for the evening. Spent some time in Avengers Campus and saw Moon Knight appear at the Avengers Headquarters. Made my way back to Disneyland and out to Tomorrowland for the Pixar Pals Dance Party. Found a spot on Main Street USA about 20 minutes prior to the start of Mickey's Mix Magic. Watched the show then headed for the tram back to the parking structure. Found my car and headed for home.

Other Interesting Stats:
* Moderate Walking Stats (meaning over 2.5mph): 18,490 steps, 161 minutes.

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Note: These totals may be skewed because the pedometer is zero'd when we start and then left alone and read when we leave. So attractions, and other things may cause extra "steps" to be counted. The pedometer that we use basically measures up/down motion as a step, so if your standing in line and moving up and down it may be counting steps, etc.. so the total distances traveled and steps may be off.. so use these as rough distance comparisons between trips and they may not be accurate in terms of actual distance traveled.

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My Thoughts & Observations:

Hello Everyone!

I spent Friday afternoon and evening at the Disneyland Resort. The parks felt busy but wait times seemed on par and inconsistent with some being mild and others on the long side depending on when you checked. The weather was on the cooler side, never reaching above 70 but the sun made it feel warmer and it did not drop below 60.

Thoughts and Observations:

  • Parking was not a problem. The light at Ball road was backed up so I opted to use the overpass and was directed into a spot on the roof with no wait.
  • The annual Eggstravaganza is underway with three egg hunts to choose from. Each costs $9.99 plus tax and includes a game board, stickers and a prize egg. You can then set off to find the 12 eggs for the quest you choose. There are separate game boards for Downtown Disney, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. There are six prize eggs to choose from and all are available for each quest. There are a couple of redemption locations for each. As I roamed around I spent some time looking for the eggs and I managed to find all 36. There seemed to be a fair number of guests both old and young playing throughout the resort. I would like to see them expand these hunts to offer varying levels of difficulty like those Tokyo Disneyland has done before.
  • World of Disney is still set up as one way traffic with the doors by La Brea Bakery the entrance and those by Starbucks as an exit. The others were marked with signs directing you toward the exit set. This is one of the COVID changes that has stuck around. I guess they like the guest flow. To me it was rather annoying having to walk all the way down the back to get to the parks.
  • My plan was to go for a round trip on the Monorail to see Downtown Disney and sub lagoon work, but seems Monorail Blue had other plans for me and broke down. So the one I was on was held at the Downtown Disney Station and the cast members did not know for how long. They said they were still determining if it could be cleared or if it needed a tow. So I opted to disembark and walk. I thought they did a great job of letting everyone know there was an issue and warning of the wait then updating on the status. Also noteworthy is our driver pointed out/explained the construction work.
  • Mirabel was meeting in Zocalo Park as I walked through Frontierland. No line today, but a healthy group of guests in the area visiting with her and taking pictures. It will be interesting to see how these experiences change in the coming weeks as Disney starts to being back traditional character meet and greets. I hope they keep a mix of offerings. The number and accessibility of characters the last several months has been great. I see it being a mixed bag with some guests really wanting their one on one up close character encounter while others are more than satisfied with the current offering.
  • Stopped by Golden Horseshoe at 5:30 to catch the Piano Player's performance and get caught up on some email and posts and was really surprised to find the saloon nearly empty. There were maybe two dozen people in there and at one point it dropped to under a dozen. Not sure why no one was inside eating today during a normal dinner time.
  • WEB Slingers opened a single rider options since my last visit.
    - Overall I had a very positive experience. My time from entering the queue until boarding was 10 minutes and total time was about 15 minutes from entering queue to exiting the building.
    - I found it interesting the attraction seems to be built for it with a queue outside and separate walkway and glasses distribution. There are even separate doors for the preshow room and to head to the load area. But they did not build any sort of railing/divider in the preshow so right now they are using temporary barriers. This seems odd. Wonder why they did not put up a simple railing to match the ones used in the queue. The room is not that large and it would have made sense.
  • I would like to see single rider return to Soarin. That seemed a fairly straight forward attraction to have it on but so far no luck. I had wanted to visit to see the California film again, but the wait times were longer than my patience the half dozen times I checked hovering around an hour.
  • I happened to near Cars Land as the sun was setting so I hung out for the lighting moment. It is always a fun time in Cars Land. I wish they would put this on the schedule for more guests to know the time.
  • Moon Knight is appearing in Avengers Campus after sunset. While I was in the area he was up around the quinjet. He would come to the front and look around the wave his cape and go around to the other side. He drew a good size crowd that and they were enthusiastic. I think its great Avengers Campus is being kept fresh with characters from the new shows and movies appearing quickly.
  • I stopped by the Pixar Pals Dance Party to see how week two was. The format was still the same with one or two characters joining a cast member on stage. They would teach some dance moves and then dance with the character. This drew a good contingent of kids and they seemed to be having a great time.
  • I closed out my time in the parks with Mickey's Mix Magic Fireworks from Main Street USA. There were plenty of viewing options along Main Street USA almost right up until show time. Even then you were not really packed in that tightly. It had been a while since I saw fireworks from in the park due to the groups I have been visiting with or weather, so it was nice to see something again... I am looking forward to the return of Disneyland Forever in three weeks.
  • I was able to board the first tram that pulled into the station I choose. I found it interesting they had the first stop on both sides open for guests leaving. The waits did not look more than two trams on either side when I left, but I was ahead of most of the fireworks crowd since I watched from near Town Square.

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