REVIEW: Is The ‘Rogers: The Musical’ Premium Viewing Experience at Disney California Adventure Worth It?

Shannen Ace

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REVIEW: Is The ‘Rogers: The Musical’ Premium Viewing Experience at Disney California Adventure Worth It?

Shannen Ace

Updated on:

REVIEW: Is The ‘Rogers: The Musical’ Premium Viewing Experience at Disney California Adventure Worth It?

“Rogers: The Musical” has opened at Disney California Adventure and we purchased the Premium Viewing Experience for our first showing.

Rogers: The Musical Premium Viewing Experience – $29

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The package includes the “Rogers: The Musical” popcorn bucket with kettle corn, choice of bottled beverage, access to lounge seating before the show, priority choice of seating in the theater, a souvenir lanyard, and priority access to a unique photo opportunity.

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It’s available for purchase at Hollywood Lounge and sold out for all show times within an hour of the park opening today.

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“Rogers: The Musical” will have performances on most days from now through August 31, 2023. Show times are at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

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After purchasing a package, guests receive a souvenir lanyard, plus a paper wristband.

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You’ll need to rope drop to purchase a package. Only 100 are available for each show, so unless the hype dies down, they’ll sell out quickly. All four showings sold out within an hour this morning.

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The wristband states the performance date and number.

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If the experience is sold out, there will be signs up at Hollywood Lounge.

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Premium Viewing guests can check in behind Hollywood Lounge up to 90 minutes before their show time. They then get their photo taken at the “Rogers: The Musical” photo op.

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Guests then collect their popcorn bucket (with kettle corn) and soda from this cart.

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The average popcorn bucket (and included popcorn) cost about $12, and a bottled soda costs $4.89. Subtracting that from the package price puts you at about $15 for what is comparable to an Individual Lightning Lane experience.

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The bucket comes with red, white, and blue kettle corn pre-loaded in a plastic bag.

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The kettle corn and popcorn bucket are also available to purchase separately from the Premium Viewing Experience.

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Guests are then invited to wait in an exclusive outdoor lounge area.

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There are chairs and tables and umbrellas providing shade.

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Guests are free to come and go from the seating area as they please. The Cast Members were going above and beyond to make guests feel special and well taken care of.

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There’s a cart with “Rogers: The Musical” merchandise within the seating area.

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Premium Viewing Experience guests are let into the theater about 30 minutes before the show starts. They asked everyone to line up, and then they checked wristbands and walked everyone in the back entrance. You have about 10 minutes to sit ANYWHERE in the theater before they let the masses in.

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There isn’t specific reserved seating inside the theater, but Premium Viewing Experience Guests have their pick of seats, so we were in the second row.

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There was still plenty of seating left for virtual queue guests, who are let in after Premium Viewing Experience guests.

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If you were planning on purchasing the popcorn bucket anyway, we recommend the viewing package. With the high demand, it was worth it to reduce the stress of getting a good seat (or any seat).

Rogers: The Musical

Here is an official description of this new musical experience:

Exploring universal themes of heroism, romance and self-discovery, “Rogers: The Musical” is an exhilarating and heartfelt experience for Super Hero fans, theater enthusiasts and families alike. Avengers aficionados will appreciate creative interpretations of iconic objects and moments from Steve’s journey, while theater fans will love the eclectic array of musical styles in the score and the show’s original choreography.

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“Rogers: The Musical” at Disney California Adventure park is inspired by the fictional Broadway musical theater sequence featured in the first episode of the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” This new musical project will come to life through the creativity of Disney Live Entertainment in partnership with book writer Hunter Bell, star and book writer of the Tony Award-nominated “[title of show],” and will feature five all-new songs with music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz and lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz and Alex Karukas. Plus, fan-favorites songs “Save The City” from the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” (written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), and “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel).

See our full video and photos of Rogers: The Musical here.

Rogers: The Musical Virtual Queue

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“Rogers: The Musical” will be performed several times per day, Tuesday through Saturday, most weeks from June 30 through August 31, 2023. A virtual queue system will be available in the Disneyland app. Joining the virtual queue is not required, but is highly recommended for guests who don’t purchase the Premium Viewing Experience, similar to “World of Color – ONE.”

Each day that the show is being performed, distribution for the complimentary virtual queue will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT for the first two show times of the day and 2:00 p.m. PT for the remaining show times of the day. Guests won’t be able to choose their showtime. They will be called back to the Hyperion Theater when the physical queue is ready to open, approximately 30-45 minutes before the show.

How-to details on the virtual queue system are available at Disneyland.com. If the virtual queue reaches capacity, you can check in at the Hyperion Theater before “Rogers: The Musical” begins for walk-up viewing options.

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