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  • On May 13, 2013
    Jodie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Courtney! Coming to DL in 2 weeks and wondering about Fantasmic! How far in advance should we get a spot and where would you recommend for optimal viewing? Any tips for ensuring that we get to ride RSR at DCA? We are staying at GC! Thanks so much

    Hi, Jodie!

    Hooray, your visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth” is almost here! I hope your family is excited for all of the magic that awaits you.

    Fantasmic! is my all-time favorite Disney Parks show! Arrive early (at least an hour before show time) to snag a spot close to the Rivers of America facing the front of Tom Sawyer Island, avoiding any trees or light posts that might block your view. Other prime viewing locations are the area in front of the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean and on the bridge above it so you’re centered with the show’s main focal point. Fantasmic! is free with park admission, but premium reserved viewing is also available as part of a dessert sampler package for an additional fee. Call (714) 781-SHOW (7469) for information and availability.

    Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land is very popular and can have a long stand-by queue at certain times of the day. The best plan is to obtain a FASTPASS for the attraction immediately after park opening. The FASTPASS line for Radiator Springs Racers currently forms outside Carthay Circle Restaurant and the distribution kiosks are near It's Tough to be a Bug! Be sure that getting the FASTPASSes is your first priority, because they have been known to run out within 60 minutes of park opening. Since you’re staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you can take advantage of early admission. Disney California Adventure Park offers an Extra Magic Hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. FASTPASS distribution doesn’t begin until the regular park opening time, but if you take advantage of the Extra Magic Hour and head straight to Radiator Springs Racers, it’s likely that you’ll be able to ride with a minimal wait. 

    Please feel free to ask me any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation, Jodie!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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