DCA Question

Saturday, February 1, 2003 3:25 AM
I would like to go to DCA while I'm out in SoCal in April but the admission is like 50$, Is it really worth it. Does anyone know where I could find discount tickets? Thanks.

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-Sean Newman

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Saturday, February 1, 2003 5:13 AM
SoCal residents can purchase 2 days for the price of one. If you are going to be there for two days, then that would be worthwhile. Conditions are you must go on consecutive days, DCA one day and Disneyland Park the other.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:25 AM
Having recently returned from a trip to Cali a few weeks ago, I can tell you that DCA is more than worth the price of admission. Of DCA/KBF/SFMM, dca was indeed my favorite visit of the whole trip. Of course I went on a wednesday, so crowds were very empty, with my longest wait being around 10 minutes. Great theming/atmosphere, great employees, a top ten re-ridable coaster in california screamin', millionaire was cool, alladin is the best show i've ever seen at a theme park, soarin' over california is the best non-coaster ride i've ever been on, great rapids ride, awesome ferris wheel, I have nothing but praise for the whole park. I paid the full $47 to get in, and it didn't bother me one bit. Go there! Oh yeah, and try the jalapeno cheese pretzels, they were awesome (disney-ized of course, not being too hot).
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Saturday, February 1, 2003 8:54 AM
I'm fairly sure that SFgadvMAN is not a SoCal resident. That's just an educated guess...

DCA is probably worth the $50 admission, but if you go in there expecting a great coaster park, or a park with as much stuff to do as Disneyland, you'll end up disappointed.

When I went a few years back, NOBODY was there whatsoever. I rode California Screamin' 18 times in the span of about 3 hours. Why? Besides that, Maliboomer, Soarin' over California and Grizzly River Run, there really wasn't anything to do there.

That said, all four of those rides (well, maybe not Maliboomer) must be ridden at one point, because they're all so unique. You'll probably enjoy it if you don't expect the most thrilling experiences in the world.

Your best bet, if this actually exists, is to buy a park-hopper. I'm not sure if these are around in California (I thought they were going to be implemented), but they'd allow you to visit Disneyland and DCA on the same day for a bit more than $50. That'd probably be the best because they are easily within walking distance, and there's certainly enough to do between the two parks to make a for a great trip.

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Sunday, February 2, 2003 8:33 AM
SFgadvMAN may not be a SoCal resident, but I am and many other Buzzers are. If he was really wanting to save $$$ then maybe a SoCal resident could meet him and purchace the tix for him. Ever think of that?

Park hopper passes for DL/DCA are only sold in a 3 & 5 day pass version, and they are rather expensive, $119 I think for the 3 day. The whole idea of not allowing a single day park hopper is because they want you to get a hotel room for a few nights.

SFgadvMAN, since you'll be there in April, there may be a number of attractions that are still on rehab. If you complain that some of your favorite attractions are closed, then they may allow you to park hop as a consolation. Some of my family did that last spring. They didn't ask for hopping, but they were upset that so many DL attractions were closed the day they went that they complained. DL customer service just gave them park hoppers.


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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Sunday, February 2, 2003 9:13 AM
California Adventure is a great park to visit. It's worth the full admission price for sure. I was amazed at the amount of surprises there were the first time I went. The lines have been short or at least short enough every time I've gone. If I were you I wouldn't pass up a chance to visit.
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