Going to Disneyland/World/CA Adventure? Read this!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:54 PM
We used Ridemax software to plan our recent Disneyland & CA Adventure trip. We were skeptical but it was inexpensive so we thought we'd give it a try. You input what attractions you want to see, how many times, what time you want to start, what time you want to get in line for your last ride, and whatever breaks you want to take. It uses some algorithm based on averages and stuff I don't understand.
Wow, it totally worked for us! The worst part of those places is standing in line forever, it takes up soo much time for a 4 minute ride. Then you get irritable and it puts a damper on the day. Normally by noon you either need a drink or a nap but not with this!
With Ridemax at Disneyland we were able to ride everything we wanted with hours to spare, many things more than once. Our line waits averaged about 8 minutes, and the longest was 30 minutes because we deviated from the itinerary (against their advice) when Splash Mountain broke down. We walked by long lines for things we'd already been on and laughed at the fools waiting because our lines were nonexisitent. It maximizes the optimum time for fastpasses too so they work like they are supposed to. At CA Adventure we'd done it all by about 2pm, then did it all again.
I can't recommend it enough if you are going to Disneyland, Disneyworld, or CA Adventure. For only $15 you really can't afford not to get it . It saved us time and our sanity.
Here's more info:
RideMax - Spend Less Time in Line at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:39 AM
| Originally Posted by amyh |
Can you post your itinerary? I miss DL. I am such a kid I love spending the day there.
We made several itineraries to choose from when we got there, here is a one with an 8am start and 2pm finish - we left to go to the hotel and started a different itinerary again at 5pm. DL closed at midnight this night and we did it all w/time to spare, including that 3 hour break. I think we rode Thunder Mountain Railroad 4 times that night...love that ride!
Also, you'll notice we requested Indiana Jones twice on this morning and they worked it in (at 8:06a and 9:40a). They also give walk/wait times, you can specify your walking speed too. I couldn't copy & paste it here...it was formatted funky so I deleted that part. I tried to attach it in document form but the upload wasn't working
So the real deal looks better than this but this gives you an idea (and of course this varies by calender date):
8:05 AM Runner Get Indiana Jones FASTPASS
8:06 AM Indiana Jones Adventureland
8:23 AM Pirates of the Caribbean New Orleans Square
8:44 AM Send Runner to Get Splash Mountain FASTPASS
8:48 AM Runner Get Splash Mountain FASTPASS (see tips #1 & 2 below)
9:01 AM Buzz Lightyear (see tip #3) Tomorrowland
9:20 AM Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Frontierland
9:40 AM Indiana Jones (use FASTPASS) Adventureland
9:55 AM Send Runner to Get Space Mountain FASTPASS
10:03 AM Runner Get Space Mountain FASTPASS Tomorrowland
10:20 AM Splash Mountain (use FASTPASS) Critter Country
10:45 AM Haunted Mansion (see tip #4) New Orleans Square
11:12 AM Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes Critter Country
11:34 AM Send Runner to Get Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin FASTPASS
11:48 AM Runner Get Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin FASTPASS (see tip #5) Mickey's Toontown
11:58 AM Columbia Sailing Ship Frontierland
12:35 PM Free Time
12:50 PM Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (use FASTPASS) Mickey's Toontown
1:11 PM Free Time
1:22 PM Space Mountain (use FASTPASS) Tomorrowland
1:40 PM Star Tours Tomorrowland
Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:34 AM
I'm definitely doing that for Disney when we take Aiden.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:14 AM
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