And a Rise of the Resistance Fail
For such a big Disney family you would’ve thought I would double checked what was going on at the parks on Friday January, 17, like you know, the opening of a brand new ride in star wars land! Woops. Good news for you, I am breaking down all the details and what you need to know before you go. Also, you can find a few of my OG Disney tips here. Unfortunately, we never actually made it onto the ride but will be back in a few weeks!
Virtual Queue 101:
We got into the park by 7:00am and it was packed! We got into boarding group 100 at 8:01. By 8:03 the ride was completely booked for the entire day.
Find everything you need to know about the virtual queue system HERE.
There were people who arrived so early that the parking structure wasn’t open. They had to go move their cars once they got in the queue. But since the ride was not available until 8am and you just had to be in the park to get in the virtual queue they basically wasted a ton of time in the cold.
Our boarding group was eventually called a little after 8pm, but my kids turn into pumpkins after about 10 hours out the park and we had already left. At the end of the day though, we werent up there for the opening of the ride, so being able to get on would’ve just been a nice little bonus.
Lunar New Year:
Let’s talk about the Lunar New Year celebration happening at Disney’s California Adventure from now until the 9th of February.
Celebrating the year of the rat, or for Disney, year of the mouse, Disney California Adventure has put out all of the stops for this year’s Lunar New Year celebration. Here is the official scoop from Disney.
What we loved:
Finding our birth year animal:
This amazing calligrapher
Guests get to chose from a list of words he will write for you. I chose happy, Max chose family, and Wyatt chose wealth.
Setting our wishes and goals for the year:
We did not get a chance to try all of the food, but will be back in a few weeks to get er done! There are some dumplings and a mickey pork bun I am dying to try! A peek at the selections.
Are you planning to attend the Lunar New Year Celebration, or check out Rise of the Resistance?
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