First Findings of 2014

This is so overdue, so let me first apologize: I’m sorry.

Now that that is out of the way, let’s get to some important information! My mother took a set of foreign friends (not really relevant to the story, but it makes it more interesting) to Disneyland the beginning of February. When she asked me to put together a plan for her, I felt terrible I haven’t been tracking times. When Disneyland (and almost all other blogs and Disney Fan Sites) say that the park is  not busy in the months of January and February, it does not mean you can walk on the rides. My mom definitely walked on more than normal, but a plan and some tracking of data would have done a lot of good. So, I feel terrible I wasn’t tracking times! Of course I was getting married and going to school and working on my new job… but I should have also tracked times. So here I am to continue!

I tracked the past two days but my data isn’t the best. First, California has been very stormy so the times aren’t completely accurate to what would have happened on a typical day. Second, I didn’t have my apps set up correctly and was in the middle of a couple projects at work. No more excuses! A few things I’ve found:

  1. Radiator Springs is never NOT busy. It is crucial to your time at California Adventure to invest in Fastpasses for this ride. Why? It is the newest ride to not only us, but all of the Californians who go on a more often basis and are liking something new. Of course, it’s also a great ride, so we can’t discount that either.
  2. If the day is stormy like the past few days have been, grab Fastpasses for the indoor rides at the beginning of your day. Things like Peter Pan and Soarin’ Over California. Soarin’ had a longer wait time than Radiator Springs for most of the day the last two days. (Reaching up to 110 minutes at some points)
  3. My mother’s only thing she regretted during her time last month was that she didn’t bring a warm enough sweater. Yes, it is Southern California. No, it is not a Caribbean beach.

That’s about all I have for you today, but I do have a lot I’m going to research tomorrow because I WILL BE THERE A WEEK FROM TOMORROW! I’m so excited! I am hoping this storm has MOSTLY passed but not all the way. I’d like to take advantage of the less than normal amount of people. I do have some questions for you for collecting data again.

  1. What rides are you most interested in? Would you like me to track things like The Little Mermaid that’s always less than five minutes just so you believe that’s the case? (Extreme example, but some rides aren’t very interesting to watch because they are never busy.)
  2. Would you be interested in me tracking “Crowd Index” as posted by MouseWait? They somehow obtain a crowd index using their information of wait times and post an index out of 100 to let you know how busy it is. I’m not sure how accurate it is but I’m more than happy to watch this while I’m watching the wait times as well.
  3. Would it be helpful in my data to let you know which rides are closed for refurbishment.

Please let me know! I do this for all of you and for the common public’s information. What I need to know is what exactly you would like to know so I can achieve that goal. Thank you all!

This is just proof I wasn't ignoring you all. I did in fact get married.

This is just proof I wasn’t ignoring you all. I did in fact get married.

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