Friday, July 7, 2017
Crowds, Crowds, and More Crowds
Believe it or not, the picture above was taken of people waiting in the security line just to get into one of the parks. The security lines are often longer and take more time than the turnstile lines. It's sad, but security has become a big thing at Disney properties, it's also needed in these times of world uncertainty. But as bad as the lines are outside the parks, inside parks can be equally as challenging and frustrating as you are now greeted with swarms of people, half of them with strollers and another quarter of them with some kind electric vehicle. It has become an obstacle course of dodging, passing, and trying to keep from being hit by someone or something. Few things as are as irrating as a stroller being rammed into your Achilles tendon. Most people are nice about it, apologize and everyone moves on. Sometime you get that person who thinks its your fault for walking too slow. Concentrate on all the good people in the park and ignore the bad. Easier said than done.
Mrs. DisneylandTraveler and I have tried to make our trips during the "slow" seasons maybe late September, the week before Thanksgiving, the first 2 weeks of December, spring time away from spring break. None of that works anymore as the Disneyland parks are crowded all the time no matter what time of year. The only time the crowds seems to drop is when it rains which is infrequent in Southern California.
But we haven't tried summer for quite a few years. The last summer vacation we had in Disneyland was in 2005 about 10 day after the 50th Anniversary activities. It was late July and as I recall, the heat wasn't unbearable..Heat is what has kept us away from summer trips because Mrs. DLT hates it. I am a little more heat tolerable but not much. Mrs. DLT is staying away from this July trip as she stays home and watches the dogs while my sister and I make the Disneyland trek. Mrs, DLT took her son to Disneyland and had a miserable time because of the crowds. Some days you may make it on 2 or 3 of the larger attractions,
Anyway, I'm giving summer a shot. Don't know what to expect as far as heat or crown levels but they great thing about July is all the Southern California Annual Passholders are blocked out so what''s left are the true vacationers and people with the more expensive Annual Passes (mine costs an arm and a leg and then some). Hope it works out for the best. That's all you can do.