This is officially the Summer of Amusement Parks for us. Following a great experience at Universal Studios, Mr. BAW really, really wanted to go check out Marvel Land and Star Wars Land at Disney. Again, we wanted to take advantage of the COVID-19 admission restrictions (still limited to just California residence) hoping for a smaller crowd. Just one week after we went, the park opened up to out-of-staters. We got the park hopper tickets and had to start at California Adventures. You have four hours there, then get to go over to Disneyland at noon. This way, they cut down the number of people at each park while everyone still get to see both parks. We prefer starting out at California Advnetures since we wanted to spend more time at Disneyland. Although the park definitely had less people, Disney is either far more popular than Universal or they are greedier and admitted more people or both. But Disney was still extremely crowded, even early in the morning. The virtual queue to get into Marvel Land was booked solid literally the moment it was opened for reservation. We never even saw the button to book turn green when it already showed to capacity. The physical line for getting into Marvel Land was three hours long. So, sadly, we did not get into Marvel Land when we were at California Adventures. Luckily, there is only one feature ride, Spiderman, at Marvel Land that we would've wanted to go on so we were not too, too disappointed. Most of the rides at either park were all still about an hour's wait. Only the really crappy rides are 15 minutes. After a snafu with one of the rides (at Inside Out), we got a couple of fast-passes as compensation. Those fast-passes really helped us out, we got to go on Soarin, Indiana Jones, and Splash Mountain. Without the passes, we would've only been able to get on one of those rides. But the highlight of the day was Star Wars Land and the Rise of the Resistence ride. I will show you pictures in a separate post because it is just way too awesome. For now, enjoy these pictures at California Adventures and Disneyland.
Posted on June 23, 2021