First, as soon as you enter the park go and get your Fastpass for
Soarin' Over California. This is likely to become one of the
premier E-ticket attractions for the new park, and Soarin',
unfortunately, is likely to have some capacity problems as well.
If you don't get that Fastpass, you might miss this one.
Paradise Pier, with it's large, highly visible attractions is likely
to be a big crowd magnet. Teens, too, will find the attractions
here to be their favorites. You might want to do your best to
beat the crowd and do as much of the midway rides as you can
early. On a second day in the park, you can skip this area
altogether and concentrate elsewhere.
Muppet Vision 3-D and It's Tough to be a Bug are both high capacity
attractions. They're also both knock-offs of the same-titled
shows at WDW. If you've seen them in Florida, put these off
until later. If you love them, feel free to catch them whenever
In a similar way, Grizzly Rapids Run is very much like Kali River
Rapids at Animal Kingdom. Same advice...If you've ridden in
Florida, put this off until later. If you love it, catch it
whenever you can.
Disney Animation is a very well executed attraction. It's
similar to the Animation tour at the Disney-MGM Studios at WDW, but
has some interactive displays and other features that knock it a step
above the Florida version. Take the time to see this, if you're
a fan of the company's animation legacy.
Superstar Limo is not worth a long wait. If the line appears
to be greater than twenty minutes or so, pass it by until another
Golden Dreams is well executed. Even if you're not a big fan
of all things California, you shouldn't miss this one if you can avoid
it. On the other hand, this is a theatre presentation with large
capacity. It's not likely to be one that you'll have to miss if
you want to see it.
The bakeries and Season of the Vine, are not likely to be huge crowd
pullers. Unless the park is busy (which is likely mostly in the
summer and during the weekends), you should be able to catch these at
In a non-busy time of year, a couple of days will cover pretty much the