Hey Disneyland fans! Exciting news coming your way – Disneyland is stepping into the future with a major upgrade to its entrance experience. Imagine breezing through the gates with the latest in Disney tech, making your entry as magical as the park itself. That’s right, we’re talking about a $4.8 million revamp bringing Disneyland automated turnstiles to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Let’s dive into what this means for your next visit!
Disneyland isn’t just about unforgettable rides and iconic characters; it’s also about constantly improving to make your visit seamless and more enjoyable. The latest project on the horizon? According to the Orange County Register, a complete overhaul of the entrance pavilions at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Disneyland is looking at 62 shiny new automated entry gates set to make their debut. But don’t worry about the construction spoiling the fun – Disneyland’s got a plan to keep the magic alive without interruption.
To ensure the pixie dust isn’t disturbed, Disneyland officials have opted for a phased approach to this massive upgrade. Work on the turnstiles will kick off later in the year, focusing on one bank at a time to keep the impact on arrivals minimal. What does this mean for you? Smooth sailing (or walking, in this case) into the parks, just as you’d expect.
So, what’s the deal with these new gates? Disneyland will be introducing 38 automated gates, while Disney California Adventure is set to get 24. But it’s not just about going automatic; these entrances are getting a full facelift with fixed manual gates, removable railings, and overhead shrouds added into the mix. The best part? These updates are making the parks more accessible, ensuring everyone, including those with strollers and guests with disabilities, can enter with ease.
Taking a leaf out of Disneyland Paris’s book, the new automated turnstiles are all about efficiency and ease. If you’ve visited Disneyland Paris since 2019, you might have noticed their sleek entry gates with clear doors that swing open post-ticket scan. That’s exactly what’s coming to Anaheim. It’s all about getting you into the heart of the magic faster and without fuss.
Worried about tech glitches or ticket issues? Fear not. Disneyland and DCA will have their friendly staff waiting on the other side of these automated wonders, ready to ensure your ticket is valid and to assist with any hiccups along the way. And yes, new tickets will still require a photo of you, keeping the process as secure as it’s always been.
It’s interesting to note how Disney parks worldwide handle entry. Over at Walt Disney World, for instance, they use fingerprint scanners to link tickets to visitors. While Disneyland is opting for photos, it’s this kind of tech innovation that keeps the Disney experience fresh and exciting.
With a price tag of $4.8 million, this project is no small feat. But then again, Disney’s never been one to shy away from investing in making guest experiences better, smoother, and more magical. The introduction of Disneyland automated turnstiles is just another step in their ongoing mission to create unforgettable memories for every visitor, from the moment you step through the gates.
So, next time you plan your Disney adventure, get ready to experience the magic from the get-go with the new automated turnstiles. It’s all about making every part of your Disneyland visit as enchanting as the world inside. See you at the Happiest Place on Earth – faster and smoother than ever before!
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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!