[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;909127]My Dad and I are going to be staying at the Grand Californian from January 24th-27th. I already checked and it looks like the Haunted Mansion is going to be down (my Dad is SO upset about that :sad:), along with It’s A Small World, and the SunWheel at DCA.
Late January is a wonderful time to go, as crowds are minimal…
[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;909127] Has anyone been to Disneyland this late in January? Every trip I’ve ever taken to DL has been in May or June so these are some random questions I have…[/QUOTE]
I was there in late January a number of times when I was in Law School. Linda and I went up a lot in January/February, before the studies became overwhelming…
- Are the animals still available to visit in the Big Thunder Ranch? [I those goats][/QUOTE]
The animals are relatively new, so I haven’t been in late january to know if they are available or not…
- When I called last week to get a reservation with DVC points the CM said “we have availability everywhere.” Should I assume the parks are going to be pretty empty? [/QUOTE]
'cause it’s extremely cold :eek: (as California goes, mind you…) But some of the most bitter nights I’ve experienced in Southern California is trying to beat feet to the Pirates where it’s relatively warm and out of the wind… :pirate:
- Are rides like Splash Mountain & Grizzly Run ok to ride that time of year? Or does it get too uncomfortably cool to get wet? [/QUOTE]
you can ride them. You will get wet. But the nice thing about the Grand Californian, you can dart inside and get toasty warm almost immediately…
Also, Grizzly Run doesn’t go with full gusto on the spouting geyser during the winter, I noticed… You will get sloshed with water, but not as soaked as you would in summer. A lot depends, I guess, of how lucky you feel… :happy:
- What in the world kind of clothes should I pack? Everything I’ve read said that’s the ‘rainy season’ but when I looked at the average rainfall for January over the years it’s only like 4 inches. Ummm, we got 4 inches of rain TODAY in NJ. :laugh: Is that accurate or is it more rainy than that?
OK, that’s all I can think of now. :happy: Thanks.[/QUOTE]
Clothes for warmth and protection from rain will be sufficient…
Hope this answers your questions…