View Full Version : What time to get to DCA?

03-11-2006, 05:41 PM
We will be going to DCA for the first time on Wednesday May 10. We plan to get there for the opening at 10am and I wonder what time should we get there before the official opening time? Should we say get there half an hour before hand or is there no need at DCA, unlike Disneyland? At Disneyland I understand the open Main St earlier than the park opens - do they do anything like that at DCA? Thanks

03-11-2006, 05:45 PM
Sometimes they open up the gates a little earlier for access to Sunshine Plaza and Soarin ... you can't go into Hollywood pictures (not sure about Bug's land, but I think that is roped off, too.
Some people might be crossing over a little before 10 --- and there are less entrance gates than at DL, but you shouldn't have to get there too far ahead of 10 (although it has been a while since I've been there during the week).

03-11-2006, 08:17 PM
Half hour before it opens will be fine to get into DCA.

03-11-2006, 08:47 PM
Half hour before it opens will be fine to get into DCA.

Nah, not a half hour. I would say maximum 15 minutes it would take to get into California Adventure at opening time, especially in a typical off-season weekday.