Calling all Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits and Wizards, you are hereby invited to ‘Ringers take Disneyland’ on Saturday, March 1 as part of the Oscar weekend festivities for fans of Middle-earth. Disneyland has been the site for Star Wars days, Potter Days, Browncoat Days and more, so why not fans of Middle-earth?
Here at TORn headquarters, we began to wonder what else we could do on Oscar weekend apart from our “One Dragon, One Party” that would be fun for locals and out-of-towners alike. LA and Hollywood are a popular tourist destination for dozens of reasons, but we needed a place that everyone wants to go to at least once in their lifetime, and is also family friendly and super fun. Disneyland fits the bill in oh so many ways, not the least of which is the fact that it has Dwarves, a Wizard and Mines, as well as many other Middle-earth-like realms and magical folk.
We’d been toying with the idea for a while and actually have plans for an event later on in the Fall, but we thought we would give the idea a test drive on Oscar weekend. The idea is to all meet up at 10am out in front of the park, get a group shot as we enter, and then let everyone loose with a little game that will ensure you get to see as much as possible inside the park. We’ll meet back up at 6pm for dinner in the French Quarter (to avoid the crowds of the parade on Main Street), check everyone’s status on the game, take another group shot, and then take at least one ride all together before releasing you back into the wild.
For locals with annual passports, this is a blackout day for So Cal passes, but you can get the blackout override if you like, for Deluxe and Premium passholders, no blackout for you. For questions you can email me at Garfeimao@TheOneRing.net or rsvp and post queries on the Facebook Event page. This event is a one off event to help celebrate the Oscar weekend, but hereafter it will be known as Durin’s Day at Disney and will take place in Autumn. The idea will be to coordinate visits to all 5 of the Disney parks on the same weekend, but more on that once we see how successful this is.