SFMM, which I've never made it to in all my many trips to LA, is Weekends only already! Is this a new thing? I had no idea they had such limited fall hours. This means I've got to get there on Sunday, the only day out of my 6 there that it'll be open, on top of the normal hope beyond hope that X and DejaVu will actually be running.
I also figured I could get a Fantasmic! Fix and see the new Fireworks everyone's raving about at Dland. But guess what... Fantasmic is weekends only, and the Fireworks are Fri. and Sat. only!! Even if I go down to Dland after SFMM sunday night, I'll STILL miss the Fireworks. During the week they're not even doing the Aladdin show at DCA. On top of all that, say I decide to leave a day early and go to Dland on Saturday... every single Hotel and Resort bookable through Disney's system (which includes good neighbor hotels) is booked solid. Gee, I wonder if it'll be crowded Saturday?
My point isn't that parks owe us full schedules when the business doesn't support it, but it seems like in Disneyland's case they're forcing Big crowds on Saturdays and sellouts in the hotels so that people can see one of the few performances of the Fireworks, a show which I hear is hard to get a good spot for anyway due to its following and reputation. Why not a Sunday night show at least, for one of the few actual NEW offerings during the 50th Anniversary? Lame.
The only upside to all this is that my last night there I'll be able to be at the first night of Knott's Haunt. Sweeeet. *** Edited 9/17/2005 4:28:09 PM UTC by ThemeDesigner***
Don't know why you are so surprised at this.
If parks were open like this throughout the year with all the shows in place for a full crowd, they'd go out of business! We had a Super K that was a 24-hour Super K. They thought the idea of a 24 hour superstore would catch on. It only took them two years to figure it out and they shut it down completely!
So I looked at Themedesigner's profile and I just had to laugh. I'm always happy to see a fellow skiier on the boards. *** Edited 9/17/2005 6:46:50 PM UTC by HeyIsntThatRob?***
Second, I agree... those schedules are lame, but we can't expect them to be open all the time. Regardless, I would have assumed the same thing, Brian.
Don't cry though... You get to go to HW on the 1st. That's a lot of fun that you weren't expecting 6 weeks ago. :)
As to the Politeness Police, I apologize for my insensitive use of the English Language
As to the English Police, retarded has become acceptable slang for anything " bad, of poor quality. Displeasing". I defend the grammatical if not ethical correctness of its use here.
As to the Six Flags police, SFMM is not a seasonal park "like every other Six Flags park". I was just surprised at how limited their off-season schedule is, given they're in an international tourism location with great year round weather, that's all. Knott's manages to do ACTUAL year round operation. My real surprise and frustration is directed at Disneyland for having such limited offerings of special entertainment when they're heavily advertising said entertainment and drawing capacity crowd when it's available. *** Edited 9/17/2005 7:17:46 PM UTC by ThemeDesigner***
And I went to Disneyland on Sunday, it wasn't that busy, so during the week it's empty. How would running Fantasmic be profitable?
How is these parks using logic "retarded?"
Your knowledge of So Cal is astounding:
30 miles to SFMM
26 miles to KBF
35 miles to SFMM
31 miles to KBF
27 miles to SFMM
31 miles to KBF
37 miles to SFMM
34 miles to KBF
Oh well...you did get 1 out of 4 correct.
mOOSH [40 yr native of Los Angeles]
Also, to be fair, that was all in the response to:
For many people Knott's is an easy day trip, MM is not.
Which you seem to prove false by the 3-4 mile difference.
I was only in LA twice, I'll defer to you... but as I remember the way you people drive, four miles only takes an extra fifteen seconds.
Nope, and if you looked at a map of our freeway system and saw the route to SFMM from anywhere in LA you'd see the bottleneck one must travel thru to get there.
...as I remember the way you people drive, four miles only takes an extra fifteen seconds.
I live five miles from my office. My commute is at least 30 mins. I don't know what Los Angeles you visited but if you were able to drive that distance in that short of time it had to be an LA in an alternate universe ;)
Course, when we were in the car with Moosh, it did take a while to get from USH to Hollywood (yeah, you shoulda took that other road ;) ).
...Not that I've been a Socal guy very long, but I've made the trips more than most teens make them in a lifetime.
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