I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this. I’ve been a passholder for years now, and I have a map from our first visit as a couple on February 14, 2010, in which I’ve crossed out every ride and attraction we’ve been on and seen. Every time we go, I collect the weekly programs they hand out, and note that we’ve seen just about everything on them. This is something I’ve never seen, and I am so excited for a new Disneyland experience!

Wikipedia has an interesting history of the parade.



But wait–there’s more!

Season of the Force may be coming back–the signage is back up, but there haven’t been any announcements of anything special. Tomorrowland is basically always in Star Wars mode anyway with Hyperspace Mountain, Star Tours, Path of the Jedi where the Michael Jackson show used to be, Jedi Training Academy, and some other stuff.

Fastpasses! They just put Matterhorn in Disneyland and Toy Story Mania in California Adventure on the fastpass system. Back in the day (years ago now, I guess), the craziest Matterhorn would get was a fifteen minute wait but those days are long gone. With fastpasses, maybe we’ll actually go on it again. I like it but Thor hasn’t really enjoyed it since they made a few changes a few years ago, so we don’t go on it. There’s also rumors that later this year, Peter Pan will be getting the fastpass treatment, as its queue may expand into the heraldry shop next door that just closed.

And, off the officially Disneyland Parks blog, comes this: “Later this year, we will launch Disney MaxPass, which will allow guests to maximize their experience by providing unlimited downloads of their high-resolution PhotoPass images and by enabling the convenience of mobile booking and redemption of Disney FASTPASS return times – all by using the Disneyland App. Disney MaxPass will be available for an introductory price of $10 a day. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the opportunity to purchase Disney MaxPass on a daily or yearly basis.”

So that will be very interesting.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Tower of Terror in California Adventure has closed, and they’re working on converting it into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride! People are overall unhappy that ToT is gone–it was a classic–but I’m optimistic about Guardians of the Galaxy!

Here’s an acceptable video of Tower of Terror!

And for some great pictures of Star Wars Land progress, here’s a great MiceChat!

Our passes expire in February. Hoping we get to the parks soon!


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