Welcome to leap day Disney style.
With the park opening at 6 a.m. on Wedenesday,Disney is allowing Guests/Cast Members to start lining up at 10 p.m. Tuesday. At 5 a.m. this morning(Wednesday), the line to get into the park was all the way to Habor Blvd.(some Guests were lining up as early as 5p.m. Tuesday.)
Disneyland is not yet full at this time,10:26a.m.! However, was told that if full, Guests can go to California Adventure Park until it closes at 8 p.m.
Leaving the Disneyland Resort, to run some errands, but will return later today and give you an update...
update,two days later...
About 9p.m. Wednesday to 12:30 a.m. Thursday the front gates were closed,about 65,000 guests fit into Disneyland park. Traffic in and around the Disneyland Resort was a parking lot (including the 5 freeway, both directions, north and south), I know because I tried to get back into the resort. I decided to park about 2 blocks away and started walking,getting my cardio at 11 p.m. Once inside Disneyland Park, the lines were long, however, there was a spirit of happeniess all around. Sure it was cold,Guests were tired,waiting sometimes approx. 40 minutes for coffee, but it was if we were making history.Guests were found sleeping inside Main Street Cinema as classic Mickey Mouse cartoons played around them. Guests were found snoozing on benches and sidewalks, especially around the hub plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Lines were long,more than an hour for many attractions, including Indiana Jones Adventure and Space Mountain.
Some Guests were bleary eyed, while others still bounced and danced in the final hour. Guests took final spins on Mad Tea Party and Dumbo the Flying Elephant,only a few Guests were in line for Storybook Land Canal Boats at 5:30 a.m. Although tired, most were emphatic about staying until 6 a.m. Thousands of Guests poured out of Disneyland Park at 6 a.m. Thursday, much like they had entered 24 hours earlier by getting "high fours" from Cast Members wearing Mickey Mouse hand gloves lining Main Street U.S.A..
You can get older, but you never have to grow up...DR Lee