Re: Circus Circus Adventuredome and Buffet
- From: "Nonny" <Null@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:44:07 -0700
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"Nonny" <Null@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ru2dnR5H3rkDK4_RnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWe had the kids and grandkids in town this week,following a Disney trip, and decided that it'd be fun to show them the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.
We were at Adventure Dome when they first opened and the kids were little, and it was lots of fun. I recently walked past the buffet on the way through the place, and the smell made me sick, and I LOVE buffets.
Give me a quick rundown of DL please. Parking? Was it incredibly crowded as I remember? Anything new since Indiana Jones? We frequent WDW, but haven't been to DL in ages.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites South, on Harbor Blvd. It's about a mile or so from the entrance. They offer shuttle service to Disney, but it is a paid service and not complimentary. We opted, instead, to drive and pay the $14 parking fee. We used the lot by Downtown Disney and it was great. There's a tram to the north entrance, offering almost immediate access and less crowds.
Note to scoffers: the mile walk to Disneyland is trivial in the AM, but at 6:00p, after a full day doing the Mickey, with 2 tired little girls, the mile back to the hotel becomes the equivalent of a 20-mile trek through the Sahara Desert.
Inside Disney, we noted several things. (Note, we've been to Disneyland 4 times over the past 10 years, and DisneyWorld around 8 over the past 30 years or so). This time, we commented on the LACK of major crowds. Lines to the most premium rides, like Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Small World were well under 20 minutes or so. This was last weekend, which was the weekend after Memorial Day. Parking was readily available. People were in a good mood and there weren't the typical number of exhausted young mother using their strollers as battering rams to part the crowds. <grin> OTOH, we noticed for the first time that some features were getting a bit long in the tooth and the incredible maintenance that Disney is famous for is slipping. For the first time ever, we noticed some chipped and worn paint, accumulated dirt, unwashed concrete, chipped chains, malfunctioning lights, broken things in Small World, etc. It was minor and in any other park wouldn't be worthy of comment, but at Disney, I considered it to be a sign of the economy.
We kept to the Magic Kingdom side of Disneyland this time, since we had a 4 and 5 year old with us and they LOVED Mickey.
As always, food costs were high, but the price got you a full meal, drink AND the portions were generous. In most cases, an item like fish and chips would consist of more food than you could eat, plus a drink. They also offer apple slices and that kind of good stuff for kids, instead of just fries with a meal.
The experience was the first for the grandgirls and they were absolutely captivated by Disney. We definitely will return.
On most days,
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