ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com)  —  The happiest place on Earth is becoming one of the most crowded Thursday night.

Disneyland is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style.

KCAL9’s Jennifer Kasnter said people continued to roll up looking for the best vantage places to see fireworks

“You gotta be quick we gotta get in there. Don’t want to miss a ride,” said Barb Moran. “There’s definitely a lot of people.”

A website that tells people if they should brave coming to the venue said, “forget about it.”

But others still braved the crowds.

Including Barb’s daughter Sophie Moran. “There’s definitely a lot of people that you have to get around but we’re Disneyland veterans by now so.”

Sara Dean and her son also said the wait time for rides required a lot of patience.

“The biggest one we’ve seen was a 170 minutes for Space Mountain,” she said.

The park will have fireworks at midnight and then several dance parties into the wee hours.

Kastner asked one part guest if she planned to dance the night away.

“Definitely,” she said.

Visitors came from near and far — mostly far — to ring in the new year.

“From Japan,” said one woman.

“We came all the way from Washington state to to come to the happiest place on Earth,” said Yvonne Coronado.

Her daughters’ made special Mickey Mouse shirts — inspired by the Seattle Seahawks — for the occasion.

“Go Seahawks!” they said.

When asked if all the lines were worth it, Coronado replied, “It’s still worth it, all for my girls.”

Still looking for a place to hang? California Adventure is open until 1 a.m. and Disneyland park is open until 2 a.m.

 

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