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Dizzy4DL
12-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Welcome to all that are going to the happiest place on earth in February! :cloud9:
Let us know when you are going, and where you are staying.

And those of you that have been there in February, please feel free to share your tips.
The best tip I can share? Be prepared for the possibility of rain. ;)

I'll start us off: We're staying at the BWPPI the 8th-11th

(You will find a running list of fellow Feb. travelers in post 3) :thumbsup2

Dizzy4DL
12-24-2011, 09:29 PM
:tinker:Disneyland in February ~ What can we expect?:tinker:
Disneyland official calendar for February
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendar/daily/#/default/2012/02


Refurbs
(subject to change)

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: Closed February 1
Matterhorn Bobsleds: Closed January 9 - June 14
Sailing Ship Columbia: Closed January 23 - February 17
"it's a small world": Closed January 23 through February 2
Grizzly River Run: Closed January 23 - March 2
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: Closed now through February 1
Soarin' Over California: January 30 - February 3 (not showing on Disney calendar. Showing on other lists however.)

Fantasmic! is not showing on the schedule



Weather

HydroGuy's detailed weather data for DLR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=23004158



Events

Valentine's Day Feb. 14
Presidents' Day Feb. 20 (School is out = higher crowds)
DIS Diva 5th annual trip Feb. 23-27 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2754704
Leap Day Feb. 29 Disneyland open for 24 hours to celebrate. 6AM-6AM



Valentine's Day Decorations
2011's Decorations
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/02/valentine-flowers-at-disneyland-resort/

Dizzy4DL
12-24-2011, 09:30 PM
::MinnieMoOur Travel Dates::MickeyMo


LuvLuvLuv
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 PPH & GCV

lochcarron
Jan. 29-Feb. 5 BWPPI

dr&momto2boys
Jan. 31-Feb. 4

-KT-
Jan. 31-Feb. 5 Hojo's

Realmousefan
Feb. 2-6 PPH

ORMom2Four
Feb. 3-6 Hojo's

wdwfan22
Feb. 3-8 Desert Inn

meowmarie
Feb. 4-8(?) Park Vue

jonster
Feb. 4-9 DLH

FourM's
Feb. 4-10 GVC

disheadz
Feb. 5-9 PPH

inluvwithbuzz
Feb. 5-10 DI&S

JenJenW
Feb. 5-11 DLH

disneymama83
Feb. 6-10

Vougar
Feb. 6-10 Hojo's

Joe5000
Feb. 6-11 DLH

Momagainat45
Feb. 6-11 Ramada Maingate

ikzembowler
Feb. 7-11 Camelot

Kittyskyfish
Feb. 7-12 Hojo's

Dizzy4DL
Feb. 8-11 BWPPI

keishashadow
Feb. 8-11 GVC

BNM
Feb. 8-12 PPH

kennedyandkailey
Feb. 8-12 GCH

CindoMindo
Feb. 9-11

jemimabean
Feb. 9-12 Tropicana

Clochette nordique
Feb. 10-12 PPH

iluvStitch29
Feb. 10-12 PPH

LisainCalifornia
Feb. 10-12 Hojo's

Maddysdaddy
Feb. 10-18 DLH

ddwlms
Feb. 11-13 PPH

Heymy
Feb. 11-13 DLH

blamar
Feb. 11-14 PPH

Joyful Disney
Feb. 11-14

vettegirl
Feb. 12-15 GCH

KittyKat1978
Feb. 13-17 PPH

209Disney
Feb. 14-(?)

kaoden39
Feb. 14-17 Ayre's

iridemyownmc
Feb. 15-18 Anaheim Plaza

2kidsForMe
Feb. 16-20 PPH

mommy2mrb
Feb. 16-21 Fairfield Inn

TravelingJen24
Feb. 17-21 DLH

Club33forme
Feb. 17-24

Canadave
Feb. 17-26 Anabella

Rockiedave
Feb. 18-20 PPH

lauritagoddess
Feb. 18-25 DLH

drag n' fly
Feb. 19-22 DLH

QueenBeeMB
Feb. 19-25 Eden Roc Inn

Disneyfanatic29
Feb. 20-25 DLH

bydd
Feb. 20-26 BW Pavilions

Riniel
Feb. 20-26 Carousel

RainyDayPixie
Feb. 21-24 Hojo's

Bstanley
Feb. 22-23 Candy Cane Inn

Poppins2010
Feb. 22-26 Park Vue

SaskDisNut
Feb. 22-26 Hojo's

geekypeach
Feb. 23-26 BW Anaheim

nicolispicoli
Feb. 23-26 Hojo's

roobug
Feb. 23-26 DLH

sierranevada
Feb.23-26 GCH

yupikgal
Feb. 23-26 PPH

DizNee Luver
Feb. 23-27 Ramada Maingate

SoundGuy & Millerette
Feb. 23-27 Ramada Conv. Center

DryCreek
Feb. 23-28 BWPPI

Evad
Feb. 24-29 BWPPI

RichP1269
Feb. 25-29

lalasmama
Feb. 25-March 3 Super 8

poohbear2
Feb. 25-March 3

jmac323
Feb. 26-March 1 Peacock Suites

Lewdannie
Feb. 26-March 1 DLH

JulsInAZ
Feb. 27-29 PPH

RuthieT
Feb. 27-March 2 GCH

CaliTransplant
Feb. 28-March 1 BWPPI

krb2g
Feb. 28-March 1 Hojo's

small2006
Feb. 28-March 1 Park Vue

DisneyDreamer2
Feb. 28-March 3 BW Stovall's

CA Disney Fans
Feb. 29-March 1

LoveMyTwoGIrls
Feb. 29-March 1

8timesblessed
Feb. 29-March 3

IndayMichelle
Feb. 29-March4 Ramada

ikzembowler
12-24-2011, 10:10 PM
We're going, but it's a total surprise to our kids (and everyone else). We'll be there Feb. 7-11, staying at the Camelot. This will be our first time flying. (Usually we drive from Oregon.) Can't wait!

LisainCalifornia
12-24-2011, 10:22 PM
We will be there for the very first time in February (been many other months of the year!) 2012! We will be there Feb. 10-12th for my birthday. It will just be me and my daughter (15) and we will be staying at HOJO'S (via the AP Retro Rate).:love:

lochcarron
12-24-2011, 10:23 PM
We will be there from Jan 29- Feb 5 staying at BWPPI!!!:banana:

Rockiedave
12-25-2011, 12:14 AM
We will be there february 18-20, staying at Paradise Pier.

KittyKat1978
12-25-2011, 12:30 AM
I'll be there Feb 13-17th! Can't wait:santa:

poohbear2
12-25-2011, 10:29 AM
We will be there from feb. 25th-March 3rd. First time at DL or California! Many time visitor to WDW.


We will be staying at The Dolphin Cove

209Disney
12-25-2011, 02:43 PM
We will be there for Valentines Day!! :love:

Has anyone been for Valentines? Do they do anything special as far as decorations and merchandise?

blamar
12-25-2011, 03:48 PM
Marla and I will be there Feb 11 - 14th. Staying at PP and hoping it won't rain.

inluvwithbuzz
12-25-2011, 04:51 PM
February 2012



Are you planning a trip to Disneyland in February? Please update your dates and where you are staying.

Our Dates:

lochcarron- Jan.29-5 BWPPI
inluvwithbuzz- Feb.5-10 DI&S
ikzembowler- Feb. 7-11 Camelot
Dizzy4DL- Feb. 8-11 BWPPI
LisainCalifornia- Feb. 10-12 HOJO
blamar- Feb. 11-14 PPH
KittyKat1978- Feb. 13-17
Rockiedave- Feb. 18-20 PPH
poohbear2- Feb. 25-3

FourM's
12-25-2011, 08:30 PM
We will be there February 4-10th at the GCV. We are bringing along my Sister and Brother in law and their two little boys for their first trip ever. The boys just found out about the trip this morning. :goodvibes So fun!

Dizzy4DL
12-26-2011, 12:52 AM
Thank you so much for getting us started. :thumbsup2February 2012



Are you planning a trip to Disneyland in February? Please update your dates and where you are staying.

Our Dates:

lochcarron- Jan.29-5 BWPPI
inluvwithbuzz- Feb.5-10 DI&S
ikzembowler- Feb. 7-11 Camelot
Dizzy4DL- Feb. 8-11 BWPPI
LisainCalifornia- Feb. 10-12 HOJO
blamar- Feb. 11-14 PPH
KittyKat1978- Feb. 13-17
Rockiedave- Feb. 18-20 PPH
poohbear2- Feb. 25-3

Dizzy4DL
12-26-2011, 12:55 AM
We will be there for Valentines Day!! :love:

Has anyone been for Valentines? Do they do anything special as far as decorations and merchandise?

We have and they do! :lovestruc It isn't anywhere near as extensive as Halloween or Christmas, but you can see the little touches. I just added a link in the second post to a blog that shows this year's decorations.

drag n' fly
12-26-2011, 01:52 AM
February 19-22 DLH:lovestruc

dr&momto2boys
12-26-2011, 04:50 PM
Count us in...Jan 31st through Feb 4th!

We bought the "kids" the XBox DL Adventures game for Christmas and they've/we've been playing it all day today. Now we're super excited for our trip!

ddwlms
12-26-2011, 05:44 PM
Yay! and THANX for starting this thread.

We'll be there Feb 11-13.

Me
my mom
two sisters
two nieces
three daughters
one cousin

All girls, age 7 - 67, staying at the PPH
:banana::banana::banana:

DizNee Luver
12-26-2011, 06:07 PM
I'll be going for the Dis Diva's Girl's Only Trip, Feb 23-27 but I'm also bringing my 24yr old son & spending time with him part of the time. We haven't booked our motel yet....but will report back when we do!!

kaoden39
12-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Hi there!! My DH and I will be there 2/14-2/17. We are staying at the Ayre's Hotel. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary.

Vougar
12-26-2011, 07:48 PM
We will be there staying at Hojo's from 2/6-2/10. Celebrating 10 year anniversary and first trip for the whole family. (DD4, DD2)

kaoden39
12-26-2011, 07:50 PM
We will be there staying at Hojo's from 2/6-2/10. Celebrating 10 year anniversary and first trip for the whole family. (DD4, DD2)


Oh how fun!!

Dizzy4DL
12-26-2011, 09:02 PM
Count us in...Jan 31st through Feb 4th!

We bought the "kids" the XBox DL Adventures game for Christmas and they've/we've been playing it all day today. Now we're super excited for our trip!

Fun! I can't wait to play that game. :thumbsup2

Yay! and THANX for starting this thread.


You are welcome! :goodvibes
Hi there!! My DH and I will be there 2/14-2/17. We are staying at the Ayre's Hotel. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary.

We will be there staying at Hojo's from 2/6-2/10. Celebrating 10 year anniversary and first trip for the whole family. (DD4, DD2)
Happy anniversary to both of you! :)

kaoden39
12-26-2011, 09:12 PM
Fun! I can't wait to play that game. :thumbsup2


You are welcome! :goodvibes



Happy anniversary to both of you! :)


Thank you.

Clochette nordique
12-27-2011, 12:19 AM
Short stop before 50th birthday Mexican Riviera Cruise (born on Feb 14 - the BEST date of the year!)
PPH

:tinker:Poussière de fée!

JenJenW
12-27-2011, 12:21 PM
We'll be there Feb 5th-11th staying at DLH!

wdwfan22
12-27-2011, 01:26 PM
We will be there Feb 3 - 8, staying at Desert Inn for the first time.

They just posted hours for the 7th, and Disneyland closes at 6, and doesn't even open earlier to compensate. Usually when they have an event, they open an hour or two earlier. Does anyone know what event is happening? Is this a cast party?:confused3

LuvLuvLuv
12-27-2011, 01:36 PM
Jan 29 - Feb 4
Paradise Pier / Grand Californian Villas

Canadave
12-27-2011, 03:14 PM
We'll be there for our first ever Disneyland trip (and first California trip) February 17 - 26 :banana::woohoo::banana: Many time WDWers, but never been to the original park. Needless to say, we are very excited!!!
Myself (of course) with my DW and two DD's (19 and 23)
Arriving in SanDiego for a day, driving up coast and staying at the Anabella Hotel. Planning on doing Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort.
We've saved up a few milestone celebrations from the past year (Two 50th birthdays and a 25th anniversary) so we have some partying to do:cool1:

kaoden39
12-27-2011, 04:06 PM
We'll be there for our first ever Disneyland trip (and first California trip) February 17 - 26 :banana::woohoo::banana: Many time WDWers, but never been to the original park. Needless to say, we are very excited!!!
Myself (of course) with my DW and two DD's (19 and 23)
Arriving in SanDiego for a day, driving up coast and staying at the Anabella Hotel. Planning on doing Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort.
We've saved up a few milestone celebrations from the past year (Two 50th birthdays and a 25th anniversary) so we have some partying to do:cool1:


How wonderful!! I hope that you have a wonderful trip!!

jmac323
12-27-2011, 06:27 PM
Oh yea I've been waiting for this posting for months LOL. So excited it's getting so close! It's me, DH, DD (almost 6, second trip but first she'll remember) and DD (almost 2, first trip), my inlaws, my brother in law, his fiancee and their 2 boys (3 and 1). We're staying with our Shell vacations timeshare at Peacock Suites (any tips for this place is appreciated as I'm concerned about the trek to the parks with the babes and using ART).

Here's our driving, travel details:
(2/26-3/1)
2/25 Leave Sacramento and stay at in laws in Fresno
2/26- arrive in LA, dinner at Rainforest DTD.
2/27-2/29- in parks
3/1- DD turns 2 but we head home (might stop at the beach for an overnighter)

I know we want to do BBB and Ariel's one day with the girls. I'm calling to make our resies this week if I can. Other than that, I try not to do too much planning ahead with the thought of toddlers and babies ruining any plans LOL. Last time we did Disneyland was in2008 and DD was 2 1/2. She did great in her stroller and walking with us. However, my youngest DD who will be almost 2 is kind of a runner and hates to be in her stroller. I'm thinking of doing one of those strappy things to keep her connected to me, but I've never used one before. Any toddler tips are greatly appreciated.

I still have my LGM head on my Maclarent from our last trip, so I'll keep it there ;)

8timesblessed
12-27-2011, 08:18 PM
I'm taking our youngest for a surprise trip Feb 29-March 3rd. He's 5 and the youngest of 8 kids. I love Disney and this will be my 4th trip in a year. I took two boys to WDW in March, then we took all 10 of us on a two week trip to WDW in October and then my DH and I got away for a magical holiday trip to DL in December and now a surprise trip! So excited, I just wish he was tall enough for Indy! Now I have to figure out where to stay.

kaoden39
12-27-2011, 08:39 PM
I'm taking our youngest for a surprise trip Feb 29-March 3rd. He's 5 and the youngest of 8 kids. I love Disney and this will be my 4th trip in a year. I took two boys to WDW in March, then we took all 10 of us on a two week trip to WDW in October and then my DH and I got away for a magical holiday trip to DL in December and now a surprise trip! So excited, I just wish he was tall enough for Indy! Now I have to figure out where to stay.


I heard a good story the other day from a friends daughter. When she was little they went to Disneyland and she was too short to ride Indy. They found out where Target was and were told that it was a mile away. Because they had flown in they walked to Target that was well over a mile away to get her shoes that had heels so that she could ride Indy. She got to ride it after a very long walk.:rotfl:

8timesblessed
12-27-2011, 10:41 PM
I heard a good story the other day from a friends daughter. When she was little they went to Disneyland and she was too short to ride Indy. They found out where Target was and were told that it was a mile away. Because they had flown in they walked to Target that was well over a mile away to get her shoes that had heels so that she could ride Indy. She got to ride it after a very long walk.:rotfl:

I did that once for my DD who was short for her age and wanted to go on these bumper boats and kids way younger then her were riding so I went down the street to walmart and bought her wedge flip flops, not sure what they make for boys but we might try them out or he will have to wait for our next trip.

kaoden39
12-27-2011, 11:01 PM
I did that once for my DD who was short for her age and wanted to go on these bumper boats and kids way younger then her were riding so I went down the street to walmart and bought her wedge flip flops, not sure what they make for boys but we might try them out or he will have to wait for our next trip.


It's so much tougher with boys isn't it? It's nothing to find a girls shoes with some sort of lift to it.

keishashadow
12-28-2011, 09:11 AM
:)Hi all

DH & I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary via a trip to Las Vegas (for Super Bowl weekend festivities:banana:) then onto DL for 3 nights @ GCV:woohoo: 2/8 to 2/11.

My friends laugh when i tell them of the combo trip hmmph;) but it worked out so well last time i'll never visit either location solo as long as SWA offers such cheap flights into SNA.

fingers crossed that fantasmic is back on schedule but i'll be content to finally see small world, which was closed for rehab last trip.

BNM
12-28-2011, 10:49 AM
We are going feb 8-12, staying at PPH! Excited to try Goofys!

2kidsForMe
12-28-2011, 11:02 AM
We are going February 16-20 and staying at the Paradise Pier Hotel. It is just the kids and I for this trip, and we are meeting family there that live in CA. We haven't seen them in over 5 years, so we are all looking forward to it! :yay:

Sherry E
12-28-2011, 11:07 AM
Is this going to be a Check-In thread? Is anyone going to keep a running list of who is going in February? I ask because I know there are quite a few DIS'ers on the board who like to do the actual Check-In threads with active lists (for the purpose of DIS'ers meeting up with other DIS'ers in the parks at the same time as their own trips), and if someone should happen to start one of those threads it may be confusing to have 2 separate February threads.

Is someone willing to start a list of February 2012 travelers in this thread and keep it updated?

Dizzy4DL
12-28-2011, 11:50 AM
Is this going to be a Check-In thread? Is anyone going to keep a running list of who is going in February? I ask because I know there are quite a few DIS'ers on the board who like to do the actual Check-In threads with active lists (for the purpose of DIS'ers meeting up with other DIS'ers in the parks at the same time as their own trips), and if someone should happen to start one of those threads it may be confusing to have 2 separate February threads.

Is someone willing to start a list of February 2012 travelers in this thread and keep it updated?

:confused3
I have been keeping an active, running list. Post 3 is updated 1-2 times a day.


I just changed the title to Check-in to avoid confusion.

Sherry E
12-28-2011, 11:58 AM
:confused3
I have been keeping an active, running list. Post 3 is updated 1-2 times a day.


I just changed the title to Check-in to avoid confusion.

I didn't see Post 3!:rotfl2: I looked at Post 1, and then I looked at the last couple of posts on this page because it seems that most of the Check-In lists end up in the very first post, or they are updated by each new poster as they go along in the threads. It never occurred to me to look in the third post!

In any case, I will add in your thread to our Meet Sticky at the top of the page, for easy access!:cool1:

Dizzy4DL
12-28-2011, 12:03 PM
Oh yea I've been waiting for this posting for months LOL.
I know! Finally I couldn't take it anymore and started it on my own. :goodvibes

:)
DH & I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary via a trip to Las Vegas (for Super Bowl weekend festivities:banana:) then onto DL for 3 nights @ GCV:woohoo: 2/8 to 2/11.

Happy anniversary!

Dizzy4DL
12-28-2011, 12:30 PM
In any case, I will add in your thread to our Meet Sticky at the top of the page, for easy access!:cool1:

Okay, thank you! :thumbsup2

Sherry E
12-28-2011, 12:34 PM
Okay, thank you! :thumbsup2

You're very welcome!

I added you in to the Sticky, along with our March and April Check-In threads.:cool1:

I can't believe it's time to start a whole new year of Check-In threads. I remember when I was doing this a year ago (updating the Sticky with whichever 2011 Check-Ins had been started). Time flies!

jemimabean
12-28-2011, 02:26 PM
I'll be there in February with my best friend, but I'm still not sure on the dates. Need to meet with her soon to get those nailed down. I think that we'll be staying at the Tropicana Inn (it's the only place I've ever stayed, so it's just easy).

Cannot wait! My trip in December was fun in a lot of ways, but it was just too crowded for me to really enjoy. I'm hoping for much lighter crowds in February (we're obviously avoiding Presidents Day).

kaoden39
12-28-2011, 02:41 PM
I'll be there in February with my best friend, but I'm still not sure on the dates. Need to meet with her soon to get those nailed down. I think that we'll be staying at the Tropicana Inn (it's the only place I've ever stayed, so it's just easy).

Cannot wait! My trip in December was fun in a lot of ways, but it was just too crowded for me to really enjoy. I'm hoping for much lighter crowds in February (we're obviously avoiding Presidents Day).


I went with my best friend last February and our trip started on Presidents Day. We only spent a few hours in the park that day. Wow was it crowded. It was pretty busy all week, but a great grown up trip.

iluvStitch29
12-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Hi everyone! My family will be staying at PPH from Feb. 10 - 12 before our Mexican Riviera Cruise that starts on the 12th :cool1: I'm really excited as this will be our first ever trip to DL!!! :banana::banana:

CindoMindo
12-28-2011, 06:51 PM
My parents go out west or down south each winter .. this year is out west, so my brother and I are gonna go visit them this year and we have decided to go to Disneyland since the last time there was in 1980 ! Will be there from Feb 9 - 11 and have yet to pick a hotel. So excited to go back !!!

Kittyskyfish
12-28-2011, 08:24 PM
DH and I will be there Tuesday the 7th until Sunday the 12th - at the HOJO! We were **supposed** to go a few weeks ago but DH's canceled the vacation due to production problems at work.

((here's crossing fingers and toes THIS trip will pan out)) ;)

DryCreek
12-28-2011, 09:17 PM
The Dry Creek Longhorns family (well, just the DW and I) will be returning after 19 years - this time with no child in tow.
We are booked at the BWPPI. 23rd through the 28th, ACT-SNA (AA) and using Gray Lines Disneyland Resort Express R/T.

We are looking forward to a great time - and maybe even hoping that there will be some soft openings for Cars Land attractions while we are there.

keishashadow
12-28-2011, 09:37 PM
I know! Finally I couldn't take it anymore and started it on my own. :goodvibes


Happy anniversary!

thank you:)

Riniel
12-29-2011, 05:38 PM
My Mum and I are heading to DL Feb 20-26 to take advantage of my college spring break. We went with 2 friends for my bday in Oct, and it was a horrible trip (friends turned into greedy monsters!!), so this trip is to make up for it! Staying at the Carousel, first time staying within easy walking distance. Super excited!! :D

Poppins2010
12-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Myself, DH and DS are heading to Anaheim Feb.22-26, and staying at the Park View Inn. (This teacher needs a break from the classroom in February.)
Its been a couple of years, and we are all pretty excited!

Poppins2010
12-29-2011, 09:53 PM
By the way, Touring Plans has the cowd prediction for the 24th as a 9 out of 10. Other than the fact that it is a Friday, is there anything special going on? Its not President's day weekend.... EEkkk

209Disney
12-29-2011, 10:45 PM
We have and they do! :lovestruc It isn't anywhere near as extensive as Halloween or Christmas, but you can see the little touches. I just added a link in the third post to a blog that shows this year's decorations.

Thanks! I am so excited! :)

kaoden39
12-29-2011, 11:31 PM
We have and they do! :lovestruc It isn't anywhere near as extensive as Halloween or Christmas, but you can see the little touches. I just added a link in the third post to a blog that shows this year's decorations.



Oooh where can I find said blog?

Dizzy4DL
12-30-2011, 12:43 AM
Oooh where can I find said blog?

Hope this works.
Some of my links have gone haywire. :badpc:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/02/valentine-flowers-at-disneyland-resort/

kaoden39
12-30-2011, 12:47 AM
Hope this works.
Some of my links have gone haywire. :badpc:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/02/valentine-flowers-at-disneyland-resort/

Oh my goodness!! I wonder how I missed this. Thank you so much for the link. Maybe we will go into the park on Valentines day after all.

Dizzy4DL
12-30-2011, 12:51 AM
By the way, Touring Plans has the cowd prediction for the 24th as a 9 out of 10. Other than the fact that it is a Friday, is there anything special going on? Its not President's day weekend.... EEkkk

Other than a few events at the convention center near-by, I don't know why it's supposed to be busy. Strange.

Do you mind checking Touring Plans for the 8-10 of February? Thanks :goodvibes

ORMom2Four
12-30-2011, 02:54 AM
Just booked hotel & flights today :woohoo:

We will be there Feb 3-6 and are staying at HoJo's.

ack, getting nervous, touring plan (why didn't I check that before we decided dates!!) has crowd levels at 7's & 8's! This is our first time back to D-land in 2 years--we stayed away because it was so crowded the last 2 times we went :(

keishashadow
12-30-2011, 10:06 AM
Calendar updated for my dates 2/8 thru am of 2/11, no alladin:sad1:, Fantasmic is still down too.

WOC still on:thumbsup2can't figure out what time (s) though on DL site though:confused3

Not sure what site is being referenced here re crowd size, but I use the Unofficial Guides 'free' touring plan park projections @ WDW and they always are on the mark. Just checked it for my dates @ DL and it looks to be great, ranging from 2 to 4 out of 10.

http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/crowd-calendar

DryCreek
12-30-2011, 11:08 AM
Not sure what site is being referenced here re crowd size, but I use the Unofficial Guides 'free' touring plan park projections @ WDW and they always are on the mark. Just checked it for my dates @ DL and it looks to be great, ranging from 2 to 4 out of 10.

http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/crowd-calendar

I looked at this link, and most of the days of our trip (arrive early afternoon 2/23 and depart early afternoon 2/28) are shown as 6 out of 10 or higher! Friday and Saturday look especially crowded - if I am interpreting the chart correctly. To the right of the "major attendance predictor" are two more numbers, under the column labeled as "Disneyland" and "DCA". For example, Friday 2/24 shows 10/10, and then 9.0 under DL and 8.8 under DCA. What do those numbers represent? Predicted attendance at each park? Out of maximum scale of 10?

Wow, I know that we normally plan our WDW trips in February for the lower attendance rates (and plan around cheerleader groups/Brazilian groups). Maybe this tactic has backfired on us for our DL trip!

Are the predicted numbers based on having a large number of AP holders in the area showing up, or are there other regional anomalies that cause this? Do these crowds tend to be largest in the AM or PM, and what is the best strategy on avoidance? Since we purchased our 5-day Park Hoppers directly from Disney, we are entitled to one Magic Morning. What day would yield the best bang for our buck? Since we are staying right across the street at the BWPPI, we can easily take a break during the highest loading hours and get lunch, tour the resort hotels, or even indulge in a nap. This is where DL veterans can offer me some much appreciated strategy for coping with the crowds.

I'm "all ears" when it comes to advice! And I have read HydroGuys "DLR Tips for WDW Veterans". That is another reason I chose February as it fell in the middle of the projected sower dates [It seems that at both DLR and WDW January through early March are slow periods, as are September though early November.] (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599)

disheadz
12-30-2011, 11:39 AM
DW and I will be at PP the 5th-9th. DS (3 months) will go along, our other two boys will be with the grandparents.

LuvLuvLuv
12-30-2011, 12:23 PM
we got our flights today... it feels so much more official now, lol. we're only 4 weeks away!!

kaoden39
12-30-2011, 01:26 PM
I was there with my best friend last year from Presidents Day until the following Friday. On Presidents Day it was really busy. The following days were pretty busy too. When I looked at the link that was posted it says that the days I am going to be there are 1 out of 10 and we were discussing adding a third day If we adding the first day we willing have a 3 day but if we add it at the end where I was considering doing it we will have a 6. I think I am going to rethink on adding it in the beginning.

Dizzy4DL
12-30-2011, 02:17 PM
Calendar updated for my dates 2/8 thru am of 2/11, no alladin:sad1:, Fantasmic is still down too.

WOC still on:thumbsup2can't figure out what time (s) though on DL site though:confused3

Not sure what site is being referenced here re crowd size, but I use the Unofficial Guides 'free' touring plan park projections @ WDW and they always are on the mark. Just checked it for my dates @ DL and it looks to be great, ranging from 2 to 4 out of 10.

http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/crowd-calendar

Thanks so much for sharing that link, I'd forgotten all about that site. :thumbsup2
When you are on the Disney calendar it should pop up the times for shows when you hover your mouse over the date.
WOC will be playing at 8:15 PM on the 8th and 9th and 8:00 & 9:15 PM on the 10th and 11th. :wizard:

I looked at this link, and most of the days of our trip (arrive early afternoon 2/23 and depart early afternoon 2/28) are shown as 6 out of 10 or higher! Friday and Saturday look especially crowded - if I am interpreting the chart correctly. To the right of the "major attendance predictor" are two more numbers, under the column labeled as "Disneyland" and "DCA". For example, Friday 2/24 shows 10/10, and then 9.0 under DL and 8.8 under DCA. What do those numbers represent? Predicted attendance at each park? Out of maximum scale of 10?

Wow, I know that we normally plan our WDW trips in February for the lower attendance rates (and plan around cheerleader groups/Brazilian groups). Maybe this tactic has backfired on us for our DL trip!

Are the predicted numbers based on having a large number of AP holders in the area showing up, or are there other regional anomalies that cause this? Do these crowds tend to be largest in the AM or PM, and what is the best strategy on avoidance? Since we purchased our 5-day Park Hoppers directly from Disney, we are entitled to one Magic Morning. What day would yield the best bang for our buck? Since we are staying right across the street at the BWPPI, we can easily take a break during the highest loading hours and get lunch, tour the resort hotels, or even indulge in a nap. This is where DL veterans can offer me some much appreciated strategy for coping with the crowds.

I'm "all ears" when it comes to advice! And I have read HydroGuys "DLR Tips for WDW Veterans". That is another reason I chose February as it fell in the middle of the projected sower dates [It seems that at both DLR and WDW January through early March are slow periods, as are September though early November.] (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599)

You could use the magic morning on the day you think the park would be busiest. That way you can get rides in when it's not as busy and then enjoy a leisurely afternoon doing the things that rarely have a (long)wait like Captain Eo, Innoventions, Tiki Room and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. You'll also want to take advantage of FastPass as much as you possibly can.

And yes, the local AP holders do affect the crowds at DL quite a bit. They tend to show up mid-morning on the weekends and leave after fireworks. They also show up Friday afternoons around 3:30-4:00 (after school).

I think my best advice is to utilize the FP system as much as possible, be at the gate early and pray for drizzle. The locals don't have to be there during the rain like we do. We were there on a fairly busy Sunday last year when it began to rain. It went from a 5 crowd level to a 1 level in about 30 minutes. :thumbsup2

Poppins2010
12-30-2011, 04:01 PM
Other than a few events at the convention center near-by, I don't know why it's supposed to be busy. Strange.

Do you mind checking Touring Plans for the 8-10 of February? Thanks :goodvibes

You're in luck. According to Touring Plans the 8th and 9th are rated a 2, and the 10th is rated a 5, as far as predicted crowd size goes. Have fun!

kaoden39
12-30-2011, 04:09 PM
You're in luck. According to Touring Plans the 8th and 9th are rated a 2, and the 10th is rated a 5, as far as predicted crowd size goes. Have fun!


Well, I read that they are going to have AP parties. And one is scheduled for the 9th. That might have something to do with it.

Dizzy4DL
12-30-2011, 06:44 PM
You're in luck. According to Touring Plans the 8th and 9th are rated a 2, and the 10th is rated a 5, as far as predicted crowd size goes. Have fun!

Thank you! :)

jemimabean
12-30-2011, 08:04 PM
Yay! My best friend and I officially settled on our dates. We will be there the 9-12th. I think that we're staying at the Tropicana Inn, but I may read up more about the entertainment discount at Hojos. I have no idea what that means, but it seems like people find it to be worthwhile!

I am very, very, VERY excited about this trip.

lauritagoddess
12-30-2011, 10:13 PM
I was there with my best friend last year from Presidents Day until the following Friday. On Presidents Day it was really busy. The following days were pretty busy too. When I looked at the link that was posted it says that the days I am going to be there are 1 out of 10 and we were discussing adding a third day If we adding the first day we willing have a 3 day but if we add it at the end where I was considering doing it we will have a 6. I think I am going to rethink on adding it in the beginning.

I've been there the week of President's Day the last two years and I haven't found it to be too crowded. We're going back again this year. It's a little more crowded around the the holiday, but not too bad.

lauritagoddess
12-30-2011, 10:14 PM
We'll be there from 2/18-2/25 staying at PPH. This is the first time staying there, we've been at HoJo's and BWPPI but this will be the first time staying at one of the DL hotels. :goodvibes

ORMom2Four
12-30-2011, 10:34 PM
Thanks so much for sharing that link, I'd forgotten all about that site. :thumbsup2
When you are on the Disney calendar it should pop up the times for shows when you hover your mouse over the date.
WOC will be playing at 8:15 PM on the 8th and 9th and 8:00 & 9:15 PM on the 10th and 11th. :wizard:



You could use the magic morning on the day you think the park would be busiest. That way you can get rides in when it's not as busy and then enjoy a leisurely afternoon doing the things that rarely have a (long)wait like Captain Eo, Innoventions, Tiki Room and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. You'll also want to take advantage of FastPass as much as you possibly can.

And yes, the local AP holders do affect the crowds at DL quite a bit. They tend to show up mid-morning on the weekends and leave after fireworks. They also show up Friday afternoons around 3:30-4:00 (after school).

I think my best advice is to utilize the FP system as much as possible, be at the gate early and pray for drizzle. The locals don't have to be there during the rain like we do. We were there on a fairly busy Sunday last year when it began to rain. It went from a 5 crowd level to a 1 level in about 30 minutes. :thumbsup2

I am realllly hoping for rain! :thumbsup2 We are from Oregon--rain does not bother us a bit, but I know it clears the crowds like nothing else :) Isn't Feb the rainiest month of the entire year for CA?

kaoden39
12-30-2011, 10:44 PM
I've been there the week of President's Day the last two years and I haven't found it to be too crowded. We're going back again this year. It's a little more crowded around the the holiday, but not too bad.


The busiest day for us was Presidents Day and the only lone we rode on was the Monorail to the park. We didn't get there until around 3 pm and it was pretty busy. Not crazy busy like when I was there in 2010 when WoC opened. That was a crazy busy time.

Dizzy4DL
12-31-2011, 01:20 AM
We are from Oregon--rain does not bother us a bit, but I know it clears the crowds like nothing else :) Isn't Feb the rainiest month of the entire year for CA?

Us too! What do they call it here, liquid sunshine? :lmao:

And yes, February is the wettest month in S. California. It has rained at least one day on both of our Jan./Feb. trips.

kaoden39
12-31-2011, 01:34 AM
We are bringing our rain gear. I have a Mickey Mouse rain poncho I got last year and my husband has rain gear so we are set. A little rain never hurt us.:smooth:

Realmousefan
12-31-2011, 02:28 AM
We will be visiting the park Feb 2-4th and staying at Paradise Pier. We live in So Cal and have invited our grand boys ages 6 & 9 for their first ever trip! We are flying them down along with their parents for 4 nights. It will be a BIG birthday for my hubby, and our 25 yr old son will be joining us.

We lived in Fullerton when he was a toddler and went all the time.

It is the first time we have actually had the experience of staying in the park and doing multiple days and I am very excited!

Hubby and I are headed down to the park on Jan 2nd for a holiday visit and to do the holiday tour and a few things just for us...

It will be hear soon!

DryCreek
12-31-2011, 10:43 AM
You could use the magic morning on the day you think the park would be busiest. That way you can get rides in when it's not as busy and then enjoy a leisurely afternoon doing the things that rarely have a (long)wait like Captain Eo, Innoventions, Tiki Room and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. You'll also want to take advantage of FastPass as much as you possibly can.

And yes, the local AP holders do affect the crowds at DL quite a bit. They tend to show up mid-morning on the weekends and leave after fireworks. They also show up Friday afternoons around 3:30-4:00 (after school).

I think my best advice is to utilize the FP system as much as possible, be at the gate early and pray for drizzle. The locals don't have to be there during the rain like we do. We were there on a fairly busy Sunday last year when it began to rain. It went from a 5 crowd level to a 1 level in about 30 minutes. :thumbsup2

Thanks. All good tips. So, based on the projected crowd levels, Saturday (9/10) would be the best day to use the Magic Morning Early Admission, right? I wish they offered it on Friday (10/10) too. Rain and drizzle won't affect our plans much - unless it is about 45 degrees and drizzly, then we're outa there! I agree, fast Pass is your friend. I learned that at our many trips to WDW. Still no guess as to why the crowd levels are predicted to be so high?



[ † Magic Morning Early Admission at Disneyland Park

Magic Morning early entry allows admission into selected attractions at Disneyland Park before the Park opens to the public on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.]

Kittyskyfish
12-31-2011, 12:15 PM
Hi DryCreek! Yes, use your Magic Morning entry on days where the crowds will be at their peak. Also consider using it on mornings when the MM entry time is at its earliest - aka "inconvenient" time. An ideal day would be when the crowds are expected to be a 10/10 and the MM early entry opens at 7:00 a.m. It's quite painful to get up early to make a 7:00 a.m. early entry, but that's what makes it so good - less people are likely to make such an effort. :thumbsup2

Joe5000
12-31-2011, 08:42 PM
We'll be there 2/6-2/11 - staying at the Disneyland Hotel! Can't wait to try out the new Monorail water slide!:yay:

kennedyandkailey
01-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Booking a winter rate package this week for Feb 8th-12th. This will be our son's surprise 7th birthday trip (his bday is on the 4th). We have been to WDW multiple times but never DL s a family. We are ready for a little variety so DL here we come. Booking at GCH.

... we feel like such newbies all of the sudden. Learning the ropes at DL after years of WDW is interesting! So many differences!!!

kaoden39
01-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Booking a winter rate package this week for Feb 8th-12th. This will be our son's surprise 7th birthday trip (his bday is on the 4th). We have been to WDW multiple times but never DL s a family. We are ready for a little variety so DL here we come. Booking at GCH.

... we feel like such newbies all of the sudden. Learning the ropes at DL after years of WDW is interesting! So many differences!!!


How exciting!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

kennedyandkailey
01-01-2012, 05:41 PM
How exciting!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

Thanks!! :goodvibes

DH and I just decided to do this trip this morning as we have Delta vouchers that have to be redeemed by March. I have spent the entire day trying to discretely research DL without DD or DS noticing. I am learning that we have A LOT to learn in one month! ;) Ordered our "WDW Bible" in the DL version on Amazon today too... The Unofficial Guide. Let the education begin! lol

kaoden39
01-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks!! :goodvibes

DH and I just decided to do this trip this morning as we have Delta vouchers that have to be redeemed by March. I have spent the entire day trying to discretely research DL without DD or DS noticing. I am learning that we have A LOT to learn in one month! ;) Ordered our "WDW Bible" in the DL version on Amazon today too... The Unofficial Guide. Let the education begin! lol


Disneyland is actually really easy to get to know. That is a great choice for a book. The Disneyland website can be a great source of information too. Try looking at the Disneyland information they have on here too. You can see what restaurant offers what. And if there are any ADRs you want to make like the Blue Bayou now would be best.

kennedyandkailey
01-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Disneyland is actually really easy to get to know. That is a great choice for a book. The Disneyland website can be a great source of information too. Try looking at the Disneyland information they have on here too. You can see what restaurant offers what. And if there are any ADRs you want to make like the Blue Bayou now would be best.

The ADRs this late in the game concern me... WDW ADRs have to be made soooo early to get what you want at the more popular locations! Is DL as bad? I am also so confused about the difference in how they run dining plans. I have a lot of research to do on dining and QUICKLY! ;)

kaoden39
01-01-2012, 06:16 PM
The ADRs this late in the game concern me... WDW ADRs have to be made soooo early to get what you want at the more popular locations! Is DL as bad? I am also so confused about the difference in how they run dining plans. I have a lot of research to do on dining and QUICKLY! ;)


I have no clue on the dining plans we have never used them. I have heard a lot of people say that they felt they would do better not using the dining plan. I think you are okay with ADRs now. Disneyland shouldn't be busy during your dates. I haven't made any for my trip that starts on the 14th. I figure the only one I will make is for our dinner at the restaurant across the street from our hotel. The rest at Disneyland and DCA we will play by ear.

Poppins2010
01-01-2012, 07:33 PM
The ADRs this late in the game concern me... WDW ADRs have to be made soooo early to get what you want at the more popular locations! Is DL as bad? I am also so confused about the difference in how they run dining plans. I have a lot of research to do on dining and QUICKLY! ;)

You're going to love the relative simplicity of DL. Dining ressies shouldn't be a problem. (I just made mine, for a few days after your visit, and I got all of my first choices.) If you are planning to do the dining option for the WOC you might want to jump on that one though... there is a smaller window of options.
I agree with the poster above who recommended the Blue Bayou. Your kids will love the waterside tables. (You will too!)
Have a great time.

kaoden39
01-01-2012, 07:36 PM
We are inside 45 days now!!

Lewdannie
01-02-2012, 12:47 AM
I am bringing my wife and 2 kids (8 and 6) over from Australia for 5 night at the Disneyland Hotel and 4 days in the park. We arrive early on the 26th and will be there for the 24-hour opening.
I am very excited.

jemimabean
01-02-2012, 01:04 AM
I am bringing my wife and 2 kids (8 and 6) over from Australia for 5 night at the Disneyland Hotel and 4 days in the park. We arrive early on the 26th and will be there for the 24-hour opening.
I am very excited.

That's super exciting. I hope that you have a wonderful time! Your kids are the perfect age to eat it up.
Where in Australia? I grew up in Perth, and miss it tons. :sad1:

Dizzy4DL
01-02-2012, 01:24 AM
We are bringing our rain gear. I have a Mickey Mouse rain poncho I got last year and my husband has rain gear so we are set. A little rain never hurt us.:smooth:

A little rain = small crowds. :thumbsup2

Is DL as bad? I am also so confused about the difference in how they run dining plans. I have a lot of research to do on dining and QUICKLY! ;)

From what I understand, most people don't recommend the DL dining plan because there really isn't one. All you receive are vouchers that are worth a certain amount. Most people just pay out of pocket. Or they buy gift cards if they are trying to budget out a certain amount ahead of time.

I agree with those that say you don't need to stress on the ADR's quite yet. But if you want a character meal or Blue Bayou, you may want to call soon.

Lewdannie
01-02-2012, 01:56 AM
Where in Australia? :

Bris'Vegas :banana:

small2006
01-02-2012, 06:04 AM
DH and I are going from February 28th - March 1st. We're on a road trip through California and had to make time to stop at the original Disney park! Staying at the Park Vue Inn. Originally quite excited about the leap day, now I'm a bit scared as I've done DLP at capacity and it was HORRIFIC! Have no desire to ever be in Disney when it's that packed again!

ToodlesRN
01-02-2012, 02:18 PM
We usually go to DL in February for our sons birthday, but skipped it a couple times to go later in the year. I just tried to call DVC to book our room and the GCV are completely full, I never remember it being busy in February is there something special going on during the week of 13-29th? Thanks!!

kennedyandkailey
01-02-2012, 02:23 PM
We usually go to DL in February for our sons birthday, but skipped it a couple times to go later in the year. I just tried to call DVC to book our room and the GCV are completely full, I never remember it being busy in February is there something special going on during the week of 13-29th? Thanks!!

Isn't the 29th the special 24 hour party at DL and at WDW???

Dizzy4DL
01-02-2012, 02:27 PM
We usually go to DL in February for our sons birthday, but skipped it a couple times to go later in the year. I just tried to call DVC to book our room and the GCV are completely full, I never remember it being busy in February is there something special going on during the week of 13-29th? Thanks!!

Valentine's day (14th) , President's day (20th) and Disney just released plans for DL to be open 24 hours on the 29th(Leap day). :)

keishashadow
01-02-2012, 02:30 PM
We usually go to DL in February for our sons birthday, but skipped it a couple times to go later in the year. I just tried to call DVC to book our room and the GCV are completely full, I never remember it being busy in February is there something special going on during the week of 13-29th? Thanks!!

I booked our upcoming trip early October. My 1st choice of dates wasn't available and all weekends were gone the month of February...was told we were 'lucky' to grab 3 nights Weds thru Fri.

Dizzy4DL thanks for the WOC times:)

DryCreek I had expected Pres day weekend to be crowded ala WDW, hoping the week prior is slow. Re March @ WDW, my DS (a vet of the park) went down last year the 1st week in March and said it was crazy crowded when the touring plans said otherwise. Spring break's are all over the map it appears.

ToodlesRN
01-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Valentine's day (14th) , President's day (20th) and Disney just released plans for DL to be open 24 hours on the 29th(Leap day). :)

Were usually at DL on the 14th our son b-day is the 13th and never really see a big crowd unless it falls on a weekend. I did forget about the 20th and that would be the date we would be at the parks. I was thinking about stretching out our dates up to the 29th but with leap day maybe we will skip the month February all together.

LoveMyTwoGIrls
01-03-2012, 08:43 AM
We will be at Disney Feb 29 and Mar 1, this was before they even announced the special day.

Not sure where we are staying yet, I already have a resort in Escondido since we are doing a lot in San Diego too. But I think I will book something closer for the 29th-1st to save our sanity of the 1.5 hour drive each way 2 days with 2 kids.

My oldest turns 4 on the 29th so I want to make it special.

jmac323
01-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Oh man, I was hoping for low crowds and now that announcement on the 29th YIKES. It might get crazy.

bydd
01-03-2012, 01:22 PM
Making 4th annual trip to DL with friends on Feb 20-26. Woohoo!

Staying at Best Western Pavillions.

February seems to be a less busy time of year, from our consecutive Feb. experiences. Unfortunately one of the major rides always seems to be down for refurbishment at this time every year. I believe this year its Matterhorn in DL and Grizzly Falls in CA.

Think about bringing a fleece or hoodie at night time, it can get quite cool. Plus, a change of clothes if you ride splash mountain 10 times in a row before close like we do :D. brrrrrr.

Unfortunately for us in the 21-25 crowd, the park closes a little early during weeknights. One year, though, on the monorail it was announced that the park was extending hours till 11PM. There's always hope!

Enjoy your vacations!

RainyDayPixie
01-03-2012, 06:22 PM
I'll be there Feb 21-24 with my mom and 2 kiddos (6 and 3). Just made ressies at Hojo!

Excited to get it all planned! :banana:

Dizzy4DL
01-04-2012, 01:07 PM
We will be at Disney Feb 29 and Mar 1, this was before they even announced the special day.


Making 4th annual trip to DL with friends on Feb 20-26. Woohoo!



I'll be there Feb 21-24 with my mom and 2 kiddos (6 and 3). Just made ressies at Hojo!

Excited to get it all planned! :banana:

I hope you all have wonderful trips! :mickeyjum

Evad
01-04-2012, 09:47 PM
We will be here there for the 1st time from Feb 24th until the 29th. We will be doing the parks on the 26th, 27th and the 28th. Staying at the BWPPI. On the 29th we fly to Vegas. Staying there for 4 days. Can't wait!!! :woohoo: Just me and my wife no kids this time.

kaoden39
01-04-2012, 10:54 PM
We will be here there for the 1st time from Feb 24th until the 29th. We will be doing the parks on the 26th, 27th and the 28th. Staying at the BWPPI. On the 29th we fly to Vegas. Staying there for 4 days. Can't wait!!! :woohoo: Just me and my wife no kids this time.



How wonderful!!

JulsInAZ
01-05-2012, 12:07 AM
Hello! My husband, 18 month old son, and I will be visiting the 27th through the 29th and staying at Paradise Pier. I booked this before the 24-hour party announcement. We'd already planned to leave in the early evening for the drive back to AZ, so I'm hoping it won't impact our vacation too much. We'll have park hopper tickets, so I guess we can always head over to DCA if DL gets too crowded. I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping the crowds hold off until later in the day (i.e. after school or work day).

kaoden39
01-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Hello! My husband, 18 month old son, and I will be visiting the 27th through the 29th and staying at Paradise Pier. I booked this before the 24-hour party announcement. We'd already planned to leave in the early evening for the drive back to AZ, so I'm hoping it won't impact our vacation too much. We'll have park hopper tickets, so I guess we can always head over to DCA if DL gets too crowded. I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping the crowds hold off until later in the day (i.e. after school or work day).


One thing that is nice is that you are guaranteed entrance no matter how busy because you are staying onsite.

JulsInAZ
01-05-2012, 01:14 PM
That's good to know. I hoped that was the case, but I wasn't sure since I've never stayed on site before. :)

keishashadow
01-05-2012, 07:34 PM
We will be here there for the 1st time from Feb 24th until the 29th. We will be doing the parks on the 26th, 27th and the 28th. Staying at the BWPPI. On the 29th we fly to Vegas. Staying there for 4 days. Can't wait!!! :woohoo: Just me and my wife no kids this time.

we're doing the reverse itinerary sans kiddies too

re clothing for the parks, perhaps it'd be wise if I leave the shorts @ home & bring capris:confused3but I will be the loon in the pool if it's above 60 degrees.

kaoden39
01-05-2012, 08:05 PM
we're doing the reverse itinerary sans kiddies too

re clothing for the parks, perhaps it'd be wise if I leave the shorts @ home & bring capris:confused3but I will be the loon in the pool if it's above 60 degrees.



It has been so unseasonably warm here in California that capri pants may not be that illogical.

My DH and I will be sans kids too. But we are only going to Disneyland.

RuthieT
01-06-2012, 08:39 PM
We were talking about coming for a short stay at the end of Feburary. How are the crowds then?

drag n' fly
01-06-2012, 09:41 PM
We were talking about coming for a short stay at the end of Feburary. How are the crowds then?

After Presidents Day weekend it quiets down for a couple weeks before the spring breakers come in. One more day has changed that this year though.

We are doing a trip sans kids this year also!! Woot woot!!:yay:

yupikgal
01-07-2012, 03:35 AM
I will be there with a friend from Feb 23-26 staying at the PPH, can't wait! I'm actually a new (yet old) travel agent, just joined a host agency as an at home agent, so I'm attending DL's Travel Agent education program, and I'm so excited! I am used to traveling with my family, so I'm kind of sad, but I look forward to spending time with an old high school friend who lives in the area...

We were there at the beginning of June when the Little Mermaid Ride opened, and Star Tours reopened, so that was exciting! Looking forward to seeing our brick in person (bought it the last day it was available last Feb.) and the changes that have taken place since we were there this summer!

Wheeeeeeeee!!!

lalasmama
01-07-2012, 10:33 PM
Me, today: DD, when would you like to go to Disneyland?

DD: When I'm 8.

Me: What if we can't go when you are 8?

DD: Okay, 9 is good too.

She turns 8 on our second day there. I hope she doesn't get too mad at me for lying :rotfl:

Our plans, thus far:

We're heading down either the 26th or 27th, and coming back the following weekend.

I think we're flying Southwest. After reading a few posts about the JetBlue canceling flights, I just can't take the chance of missing a flight and not having a back-up flight for days, ya know? Pricewise, SW is only $20 more each way per person.

We're staying somewhere cheap. (Undecided so far. This really doesn't matter much to us.)

We're going to start the 29th REALLY early, go back to our room, and nap, then go at it again late. DD LOVES "silly" things. I think she will get a great laugh over "going to bed" early... and then going back to DLR in her jammies after her bedtime! The 1st, I think, will be a sleep-in and start late day for us... I assume DLR will be opening late anyways, to clear out the 29th crowds and get ready for a new day!

We're looking into a meal with Mickey and Minnie, and one with Princesses. Otherwise, we're pretty light eaters, so I see us sharing many counter-services meals, and, of course, trying a Dole Whip. We'll be grabbing donuts and (hopefully) fruit at the hotel each morning. Not the best ever way to start the day, but I think we'll survive.

DD is clueless. Poor DD. She's helped plan the whole trip... and doesn't think it's happening for 1-2 years. Did I mention we're halfway packed, and she STILL FULLY BELIEVES it's years away? Seriously, we finished buying our toiletries today, she picked out a travel toothbrush and everything, and she believes we're years away!

The plan for telling her:

B-day party at home (Mickey themed, of course!)... Asking family to give Disney-themed presents (we're actually asking for gift cards, and I'm planning on telling DD she should save them for our trip to Disneyland). Last present will be multiple presents together: a gift card from me, the passes for entrance into the park (I *think*), the airplane tickets, and then, in the last one, Mickey ears that say "I'm going to Disneyland Resort!"

Is there a secret Disboards sign or handshake I need to know to "recognize" others from here?

DizNee Luver
01-07-2012, 11:32 PM
Booked the motel today...... Ramada Inn Maingate for our 23-27th dates. :cool1:

kaoden39
01-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Booked the motel today...... Ramada Inn Maingate for our 23-27th dates. :cool1:


:cool1:

jemimabean
01-08-2012, 12:18 AM
Is there a secret Disboards sign or handshake I need to know to "recognize" others from here?

YES! Search the board for "lime green Mickey head" and you'll see. :) I keep forgetting to do it, but hopefully before our February trip.

Your daughter is going to be so excited and happy! What a fantastic trip for all of you. I can't wait to hear what her reaction was like.

Dizzy4DL
01-08-2012, 01:16 AM
We're heading down either the 26th or 27th, and coming back the following weekend.

We're staying somewhere cheap. (Undecided so far. This really doesn't matter much to us.)



When you know the exact dates and your hotel let us know. Then I'll add you to the list of February travelers. :thumbsup2

It sounds like you and your daughter are going to have a wonderful time! I love telling/surprising my dd with DL trips. :lovestruc

RuthieT
01-08-2012, 12:04 PM
We finally decided on dates and booked our trip last night!

Arriving February 27th to March 2nd and Staying at Disney Californian!

We just went the end of October 2011 and our oldest DD keeps saying she wants to go back to DL for her birthday. So, a few days after her birthday we are going!! Surprising her and just leaving that morning and driving to the airport!! I cant wait to see how excited she is gonna be!

iridemyownmc
01-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Staying Feb 15-18th at Anaheim Plaza Hotel

Kittyskyfish
01-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Heehee! It's less than a month till our trip!! :banana:

I'm in need of new rain and snow boots anyhow so I bought a pair of Sorel Tivoli's for *cough* DL trip *cough*...I mean winter. ;) Just in case, you never know!!! Wet feet make for sad feet.

Zappos has a few color selections on sale. Yay!

http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/4/9/1495714-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

kaoden39
01-08-2012, 07:14 PM
I am ready to start getting out my winter shoes. The weather has been deceptively dry so I am rather afraid that we are going to have a wet trip.

geekypeach
01-08-2012, 07:52 PM
My DH and I are going without our children for our 9th anniversary. It is our first solo trip anywhere since becoming parents 8 years ago. This is our 3rd trip in the month of February, it's a beautiful time in SoCal!

We're going the 23-26 and for now, staying at the BW Anaheim Inn.

Clochette nordique
01-08-2012, 11:29 PM
Heehee! It's less than a month till our trip!! :banana:
I'm in need of new rain and snow boots anyhow so I bought a pair of Sorel Tivoli's for *cough* DL trip *cough*...I mean winter. ;) Just in case, you never know!!! Wet feet make for sad feet.
Zappos has a few color selections on sale. Yay!
http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/4/9/1495714-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

Like, you're kidding me! You really need winter boots in Texas too? lol!

:tinker:Poussière de fée from the Great White North!

Kittyskyfish
01-08-2012, 11:38 PM
Like, you're kidding me! You really need winter boots in Texas too? lol!

:tinker:Poussière de fée from the Great White North!

My husband lives outside of Cleveland and I'll be moving there soon. ;)

Dizzy4DL
01-09-2012, 06:34 PM
Where I live it's usually at or below freezing most of Dec. and Jan.. But we haven't even broke out the snow boots yet this winter (50 degrees today!). :eek: We're enjoying the warm weather, but it's awful for snow based tourism in our area.

-KT-
01-09-2012, 11:20 PM
Will be coming down January 31st-February 5th and staying at HOJO. Its for our very belated anniversary lol.

lalasmama
01-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Feb 25-March 3

Staying cheap at the Super 8 on Katella (can't beat $44/night!)

Realmousefan
01-10-2012, 02:32 AM
Think we will see Valentine flowers and treats in the park early Feb?

Dizzy4DL
01-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Think we will see Valentine flowers and treats in the park early Feb?

In post #2 I have a link for Valentine's day decorations at DL (which you may have already seen). :)
We were there in early Feb once and they were out.

Heymy
01-10-2012, 10:57 PM
DH agreed to a spur of the moment super quick trip....:cool1:

Feb 11- Feb 13 at DLH.

Dizzy4DL
01-11-2012, 12:43 AM
DH agreed to a spur of the moment super quick trip....:cool1:

Feb 11- Feb 13 at DLH.

Yay!! :yay:

CurlyGirlyGirl
01-12-2012, 01:33 AM
ok, this is my first post on this site even though I have been reading on here for months!

My family is going to Disneyland next month - yay! We're deciding between two dates: Feb. 4 (day before Super Bowl) or Feb. 11. Is there a date you can recommend?

I tried checking the crowds website, but it only lists the 11th at this point, which didn't look too bad.

inluvwithbuzz
01-12-2012, 03:57 PM
Has anyone booked any character dining?

I gave my DS5 a choice on what he would like to do. And he chose to do Mickey & Friends at the PPH. So we have a reservation for Feb.6 at 8:10am. I am hoping we can finish in time for park opening. In the past we have done Minnies and Goofy's Kitchen. We love Minnie's. So I am hoping that Mickey & Friends is just as good. :confused3

disneymama83
01-12-2012, 04:04 PM
I am sooo excited!:rotfl: After having a very rough year, my husband and I decided we needed to get a way. So I just book a last minute trip to DLR! We will be in the parks Feb 6 - Feb 10! We are surprising our boys and of course I just can't wait we tell them. :banana:


We have never been in Feb, but from what I hear the crowd levels should be low during the week. I know it will be the rainy season and I hope we don't get down pours. We will check the weather reports daily and be prepared. No matter what we will have fun! :goodvibes

Disneyfanatic29
01-12-2012, 04:19 PM
we will be there Feb. 20-25 and staying at DLH

SoundGuy
01-13-2012, 01:10 AM
Millerette, DD and I will be there Feb. 23-27.
Staying at the Ramada at the Convention Center.

drag n' fly
01-13-2012, 01:14 AM
One more month and week until I am reunited with the loves of my life Mr. Monte Cristo and Mr. Tigger Tail. Forbidden love together again.....:lovestruc:cloud9::hug:

vettegirl
01-13-2012, 08:41 AM
Planning to go next month, will be staying at the DLH.

KittyKat1978
01-13-2012, 02:40 PM
One month to go!! :dance3:

Dizzy4DL
01-14-2012, 01:20 PM
24 days! WOOT!
:yay:

kaoden39
01-14-2012, 01:40 PM
24 days! WOOT!
:yay:



:cool1:


30 days for us!!

DisneyDreamer2
01-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Count me in! We'll be there Febuary 28-March 3 to take on a Leap day challenge- 24 hours in disneyland, no sleeping allowed ;)! we are staying at the BW Stovall's Inn

Realmousefan
01-14-2012, 08:47 PM
Dizzy, can you please change our dates to Feb 2- 6th? Thanks...

Dizzy4DL
01-14-2012, 09:52 PM
Dizzy, can you please change our dates to Feb 2- 6th? Thanks...

No problem! :)

mommy2mrb
01-16-2012, 03:59 PM
joining in on the February Fun!

surprising my DD (11) going Feb 16-21, staying at the Fairfield Inn!

also taking the Adventures by Disney "Lights, Camera, Magic" tour on the 17th

got our ADR's and WOC ressies all set!- excited about WOC, haven't seen it yet!

bonus....getting to meet another DIS family on Sunday!

30 days!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

kaoden39
01-16-2012, 04:09 PM
joining in on the February Fun!

surprising my DD (11) going Feb 16-21, staying at the Fairfield Inn!

also taking the Adventures by Disney "Lights, Camera, Magic" tour on the 17th

got our ADR's and WOC ressies all set!- excited about WOC, haven't seen it yet!

bonus....getting to meet another DIS family on Sunday!

30 days!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:


Yay!!

krb2g
01-16-2012, 11:08 PM
We're making my first (and my mom's second) Disneyland trip Feb 28-Mar 1. Staying at the Howard Johnson. Sorry to see Matterhorn and Grizzly Rapids closed, but sure there's lots of other fun things to do....

QueenBeeMB
01-17-2012, 04:12 AM
My boyfriend and I will be there feb 19-25th this will be our first trip with out APs for 2012 !!!!
We will be traveling with a family that are good friends.
The two of us are staying at the Eden Roc Inn and Suites.

Feel free to message me if you are interested in a meet up, esp for pin trading !!

skiingfast
01-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Somone may be up for this deal.

Annabella Hotel is having a special. 29 rooms at $29 on the 29th.

Quote:
Have you heard of One More Disney Day?! Disney is opening Disneyland for 24 hours from 6:00 AM February 29 to 6:00 AM March 1!!! A once in a life time opportunity!!!

As if that isn't enough the Anabella is also announcing their Leap Year Promotion!!! Plan your trip and take advantage of a $29.00 rate for 29 rooms on February 29th. This offer will go on sale on February 7th at 10:00 AM through our reservations department, which can be reached at 714.905.1050.

Not to be combined with other offers, restrictions apply, based on availability, first come first served, phone only, 2 room limit, only applies to the following rooms: Bella Rey, Bella Reyna, Bella Queen Queen, Deluxe Casita Suite, Accessible Premier, Bella Queen.

Where will you stay for One More Disney Day?!

Canadave
01-17-2012, 03:06 PM
What a great promotion from Annabella...unfortunately, we're there from 18th to 26th :sad1:

Dizzy4DL
01-18-2012, 03:55 PM
20 days for us :thumbsup2

disneymama83
01-18-2012, 04:18 PM
18 days for us! I am so excited! I can't wait until my boys find out! They are going to go CRAZY!!!!!!!!!


:banana::banana::banana:Me doing the happy dance!

TravelingJen24
01-18-2012, 04:49 PM
My best friend and I will be taking my two little ones, 8 and 6 for my daughter's sixth birthday. It is a total suprise trip for the two. We are staying at DLH the 17th-21. So excited.

skiingfast
01-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Special event.

All winners will also receive VIP access to our next Disney Parks Blog meet-up at the Disneyland Resort! On February 4, 2012, we’re inviting our readers to come see the Never Land Pirate Band in concert at Disney California Adventure park. Join Jake himself and paaaaarrrty with us – with some special surprises, of course! VIP access includes guaranteed entry to the event (email confirmation will be required), VIP seating for the concert and other exclusive perks.

If you’re not a So Cal resident or you did not win the “2 Days for $99” Ticket Contest – don’t worry! We’ll announce more details about the event and begin accepting RSVPs next week. Stay tuned!

disneymama83
01-18-2012, 05:58 PM
Special event.




Sounds like it will make a Saturday even busier. :scared1: I'm glad I won't be in the parks that day. I'll be there from 6th-10th so I will miss this event.

IndayMichelle
01-20-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm coming too! I'll be there Feb 29th- March 4th at the Ramada. It's my first solo trip!

Maddysdaddy
01-20-2012, 06:30 PM
February 10-18 at the DLH.

Still crossing my fingers that not having Aladdin on the calendar is just an oversight... Our last DL trip was when the Hyperion was closed for reno's, so it's been a few years since we've seen the show.

Spoke with DLH reservations about a week ago, and he checked his computer and asked the others there if they knew why it wasn't on the schedule, and no one there had any information.

geekypeach
01-22-2012, 01:30 PM
February 10-18 at the DLH.

Still crossing my fingers that not having Aladdin on the calendar is just an oversight... Our last DL trip was when the Hyperion was closed for reno's, so it's been a few years since we've seen the show.

Spoke with DLH reservations about a week ago, and he checked his computer and asked the others there if they knew why it wasn't on the schedule, and no one there had any information.

I see Aladdin on the scedule several days during your dates. :)

SaskDisNut
01-22-2012, 01:45 PM
We will be in Disneyland from Feb 22 - 26. We are staying at the Ramada. On the 26th we board the Wonder for a 7 day MR cruise.

This will be my first time in Disneyland since the early 90s. I can't wait to see it again and California Adventure for the first time!

kaoden39
01-22-2012, 01:52 PM
We will be in Disneyland from Feb 22 - 26. We are staying at the Ramada. On the 26th we board the Wonder for a 7 day MR cruise.

This will be my first time in Disneyland since the early 90s. I can't wait to see it again and California Adventure for the first time!


How wonderful!!


Be prepared for changes. In 2003 my DH and I went back after our honeymoon there 11 years earlier and the whole area had changed so much I was amazed.


Have fun!!

roobug
01-22-2012, 04:56 PM
We are going Feb. 23rd - 26th for my birthday :cool1: we are staying at the DLH. So excited!

CaliTransplant
01-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Feb 28-March 1 Best Western Park Place Inn

Lewdannie
01-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Lines is rating the 29th as a "9" ("10" within the Disneyland itself)

Does anyone have a sense of whether this is really likely to be the case?

I don't understand why having the park open for 24 hours, on what is just another Wednesday, make it any busier than the day before. Indeed, isn't it more likely that attendance will be spread out over the 24-hour period??:confused3

Dizzy4DL
01-22-2012, 05:34 PM
I see Aladdin on the scedule several days during your dates. :)

Thank you for letting us know! :thumbsup2 The last I checked it wasn't on the calender at all.
I've updated the refurb list on post 2.

Maddysdaddy
01-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Thank you for letting us know! :thumbsup2 The last I checked it wasn't on the calender at all.
I've updated the refurb list on post 2.

I have a very happy little girl right now. We've been checking every day (twice a day) since we booked, and it must have been posted yesterday. Now if they would only finish up the Fantasmic refurb two weeks early...

yupikgal
01-22-2012, 06:10 PM
18 days for us! I am so excited! I can't wait until my boys find out! They are going to go CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

:banana::banana::banana:Me doing the happy dance!

I love surprise trips!

My best friend and I will be taking my two little ones, 8 and 6 for my daughter's sixth birthday. It is a total suprise trip for the two. We are staying at DLH the 17th-21. So excited.

They will be so excited! Have fun!!

We will be in Disneyland from Feb 22 - 26. We are staying at the Ramada. On the 26th we board the Wonder for a 7 day MR cruise.

This will be my first time in Disneyland since the early 90s. I can't wait to see it again and California Adventure for the first time!

Our dates are almost identical, oh how cool that you are going on the Wonder, I will be touring it (most likely upon your return!) on the 4th of March as part of my travel agency seminar! I can't wait! HAVE FUN! We went on it in 2003 and loved it! When we went, it was out of Port Canaveral to the Bahamas...:thumbsup2

We did that too, except we hadn't been since 1999, and 10 years later in 2009 we finally went back, and next month is my 4th trip since! :banana:

We are going Feb. 23rd - 26th for my birthday :cool1: we are staying at the DLH. So excited!

I'll be there the same dates, except staying at the PPH! :cheer2:

yupikgal
01-22-2012, 06:20 PM
joining in on the February Fun!

surprising my DD (11) going Feb 16-21, staying at the Fairfield Inn!

also taking the Adventures by Disney "Lights, Camera, Magic" tour on the 17th

got our ADR's and WOC ressies all set!- excited about WOC, haven't seen it yet!

bonus....getting to meet another DIS family on Sunday!

30 days!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

I would love to do the tour you're doing, I just became a travel agent in November, and I'm doing training for Disney and other locations now...in fact, I'll be at a Travel Agent education program next month for the first 3 days that I'm there! I can't wait! Please post a trip report when you return to let us know how you liked it! I've heard great things :thumbsup2 You will LOVE the WOC show, btw, we saw it for the first time last summer. Also, great choice on lodging, we love the Fairfield! Haven't seen their newly themed rooms, but I heard they are adorable, enjoy!!

vettegirl
01-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Hotel and Airfare booked for Feb 12-15, staying at the GCH!

jemimabean
01-22-2012, 08:51 PM
I can't believe that it's almost time! :jumping1:

Even though I went three times last year, I've never seen the Aladdin show or the Hillbillies (or a thousand other things...heck, I've never seen WOC). I'm really looking forward to going during a quieter time and checking out things that I've never seen before.

mommy2mrb
01-23-2012, 12:38 AM
I would love to do the tour you're doing, I just became a travel agent in November, and I'm doing training for Disney and other locations now...in fact, I'll be at a Travel Agent education program next month for the first 3 days that I'm there! I can't wait! Please post a trip report when you return to let us know how you liked it! I've heard great things :thumbsup2 You will LOVE the WOC show, btw, we saw it for the first time last summer. Also, great choice on lodging, we love the Fairfield! Haven't seen their newly themed rooms, but I heard they are adorable, enjoy!!

I will post a review about the tour....know they are running it through March as a trial basis by itself!
really looking forward to WOC, we love the Fairfield too, staying there most of our trips!

good luck with your training, what a fun job!!

Joyful Disney
01-23-2012, 01:09 AM
I am going Feb 11 - Feb 14 From OREGON do not want any rain crowds only sunshine and no crowds. That's not too much to ask. 1st trip in Feb.

Too many trips to count :lovestruc

Momagainat45
01-23-2012, 01:40 AM
We will be there the 6-11.......2nd time for us. We were there last April and here we go again....:). We are staying again at the Ramada Maingate. Please no rain!

Dizzy4DL
01-24-2012, 08:17 PM
One week until February and two weeks until my trip!
:yay::yay::yay::yay:

kaoden39
01-24-2012, 08:22 PM
Three weeks from today we will be in th eparks.

keishashadow
01-26-2012, 12:01 AM
I was so surprised to check the park calendar today & see alladin show!

now to decide which of the 4 shows will have the smallest crowd (if any) last time we showed up 1/2 hour early and were lucky to get a seat.

KittyKat1978
01-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Just over two weeks and I will be in the land of the mouse!!!:yay:

I hope the construction on the pool deck won't be to loud (I am staying at PPH)

kaoden39
01-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Just over two weeks and I will be in the land of the mouse!!!:yay:

I hope the construction on the pool deck won't be to loud (I am staying at PPH)


Us too!! Well the just over two weeks. :cheer2:

sierranevada
01-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Wil be there with the DisDiva's from 2/23 - 2/26 staying at the Grand! Can't wait!:yay:

teacups
01-29-2012, 04:42 PM
We will be there the last part of Feb for my sons 10th birthday! Double Digits gets you to DL at our house ;-) We'll be the ones asking people to sing with us on the POtC Ride! Come on now, SING WITH US! (Some people love us - some people hate us. But we are there to HAVE FUN!) :dance3:

Two flights and one scary taxi ride to get us there, you betchur' rear we are going to have some totally silly fun ;-) party:

yupikgal
01-29-2012, 04:44 PM
I will post a review about the tour....know they are running it through March as a trial basis by itself!
really looking forward to WOC, we love the Fairfield too, staying there most of our trips!

good luck with your training, what a fun job!!

Thanks Mommy2, I am sooo excited to start this new adventure in my life! I love Disney so much, it's perfect for me! :yay::banana::thumbsup2

I found info on the tour after I read your post, it sounds fabulous!! I wish my friend and I could do that but I think it would take too much of the day and we are moving to another hotel on the day before she leaves, and I think they only do it on certain days anyway? I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time, look forward to your review! :woohoo: I think we will stay at the Fairfield in a couple of summers, want to go back for my son's high school grad in 2013!

Dizzy4DL
01-31-2012, 12:29 PM
7 days until we leave! :goodvibes

I hope some of you will stop by after your trips and let us know how it went. Hope everyone has a wonderful time! :tinker:

ORMom2Four
01-31-2012, 02:55 PM
7 days until we leave! :goodvibes

I hope some of you will stop by after your trips and let us know how it went. Hope everyone has a wonderful time! :tinker:

:banana:

We leave Thursday, can't wait! The kids are going to school until around lunchtime, then we will pick them up and head to the airport. Our plan is to do the early entry at Disneyland on Friday, hit the Fantasy Land rides, then head over to Indiana Jones (DS6 is finally tall enough, he's very excited!).

Dizzy4DL
01-31-2012, 04:31 PM
:banana:

We leave Thursday, can't wait! The kids are going to school until around lunchtime, then we will pick them up and head to the airport. Our plan is to do the early entry at Disneyland on Friday, hit the Fantasy Land rides, then head over to Indiana Jones (DS6 is finally tall enough, he's very excited!).

Have a great time! :)

CA Disney Fans
01-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Flying down on Feb. 29th and back home on Mar. 1st. Quick trip with a friend without our families. Haven't booked a hotel room yet, maybe we'll just nap on a park bench. :)

RichP1269
01-31-2012, 05:11 PM
First post here to happily say we will be driving down on the 25th and (unhappily) back home on the 29th.

CA Disney Fans
01-31-2012, 05:17 PM
First post here to happily say we will be driving down on the 25th and (unhappily) back home on the 29th.

Welcome to the DIS family! You aren't able to extend your trip another 24 hours?

RichP1269
01-31-2012, 05:20 PM
Welcome to the DIS family! You aren't able to extend your trip another 24 hours?

Unfortunately, no.

vettegirl
01-31-2012, 05:21 PM
Change of plans we are going all out and are now booked for the GCH in less than 2 weeks. Hoping for sunny weather so we can hang by the pool every afternoon.:cool1:

lauritagoddess
01-31-2012, 09:40 PM
We've changed hotels from PPH to DLH since we found out that the pool will be closed while we're there. So our new plan is 2/18-2/25 at the DLH. While I had wanted to stay at PPH, I'm definitely looking forward to being at DLH now with all the renovations done. :goodvibes

meowmarie
02-01-2012, 12:44 AM
Hey guys! I'm mostly a lurker but I just HAD to share my excitement with people who would be excited with me :goodvibes We'll be at DLR on Saturday, so 4 day countdown, woohoo!!! I have been there 3 times, once as a kid and twice with my ex husband. Actually our first date was there and we spent our 5th anniversary there so I've kind of been avoiding it. But I'm remarried with a 6yo and I just can't stay away anymore. I am so excited to see it again and compare with our trips to WDW. I am a HUGE planner when I go to Florida. Yes I'm "that lady" with the spreadsheets showing our dining ressies and which FP's to get first. But honestly we've decided to go low key on this one and though I'm a bit nervous I'm actually a little less stressed. We have dinner at Goofy's the night we get there (Saturday), then I know we're doing one day at DL, one day at DCA, and then splitting the third day. Other than that I have NO PLANS... I feel so naked! Especially since I've never been to DCA. I'm hoping it will be a little less crowded on Monday and Tuesday, and also because it's the first week in Feb, but I know that DLR is typically busier than WDW on any given day just due to its location. So anyways wish us luck, and happy dance for all of us that get to go this month! :banana: :banana: :banana:

PS - Staying at the Park Vue simply due to location, will take pics!

mommy2mrb
02-01-2012, 12:51 AM
Hey guys! I'm mostly a lurker but I just HAD to share my excitement with people who would be excited with me :goodvibes We'll be at DLR on Saturday, so 4 day countdown, woohoo!!! I have been there 3 times, once as a kid and twice with my ex husband. Actually our first date was there and we spent our 5th anniversary there so I've kind of been avoiding it. But I'm remarried with a 6yo and I just can't stay away anymore. I am so excited to see it again and compare with our trips to WDW. I am a HUGE planner when I go to Florida. Yes I'm "that lady" with the spreadsheets showing our dining ressies and which FP's to get first. But honestly we've decided to go low key on this one and though I'm a bit nervous I'm actually a little less stressed. We have dinner at Goofy's the night we get there (Saturday), then I know we're doing one day at DL, one day at DCA, and then splitting the third day. Other than that I have NO PLANS... I feel so naked! Especially since I've never been to DCA. I'm hoping it will be a little less crowded going during the week and the first week in Feb but I know that DLR is typically busier than WDW on any given day just due to its location. So anyways wish us luck, and happy dance for all of us that get to go this month! :banana: :banana: :banana:

PS - Staying at the Park Vue simply due to location, will take pics!



have a great time!

as a DLR veteran and 7 visits to WDW I ALWAYS plan everything at WDW, DLR we just wing it.. DLR is so much easier to park hop and ADR's aren't too hard to get last minute unless its holiday's and peak times!

we will be there over Pres Day weekend and only made our ADR's a couple weeks ago and still got what we wanted!

Lewdannie
02-01-2012, 01:36 AM
our ADR's

ADR's ?

Bstanley
02-01-2012, 10:58 AM
Add 2 more to the list, visiting Feb 22nd and 23rd.

Are we the only ones staying at the Candy Cane Inn?

mommy2mrb
02-01-2012, 11:50 AM
ADR's ?

sorry DIS speak for Advanced Dining Reservations....or also PS - Priority Seating for sit down restaurants at DLR

jmac323
02-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Just an update on our itinerary:

2/26- drive to LA from Sacramento, check into Peacock Suites with inlaws and have a fmaily dinner at Rainforeast Cafe.
2/27- day 1 Disneyland
2/28- Day 2 Disneyland
2/29- Day 3 DCA- Ariel's lunch for DD 2nd birthday. Probably hit Disneyland after hours once kids are in bed if we can ge tthe inlaws to stay with them.
3/1- Possibly take another day at the beach or stay at the inlaws in Fresno for a night.
3/2- HOME!!!

Questions- Should we do DCA on leap day? I picked that day because I thought Disneyland would be packed plus it's DD birthday. can't decide to do DCA Tues or Wed.

kaoden39
02-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Just an update on our itinerary:

2/26- drive to LA from Sacramento, check into Peacock Suites with inlaws and have a fmaily dinner at Rainforeast Cafe.
2/27- day 1 Disneyland
2/28- Day 2 Disneyland
2/29- Day 3 DCA- Ariel's lunch for DD 2nd birthday. Probably hit Disneyland after hours once kids are in bed if we can ge tthe inlaws to stay with them.
3/1- Possibly take another day at the beach or stay at the inlaws in Fresno for a night.
3/2- HOME!!!

Questions- Should we do DCA on leap day? I picked that day because I thought Disneyland would be packed plus it's DD birthday. can't decide to do DCA Tues or Wed.


I don't think it really matters which park you are at on the 29th. I think they will both be busy.

I did just go look on Touring Plans and they are saying that Disneyland is going to be much busier than DCA.

nicolispicoli
02-01-2012, 05:55 PM
You can put me down! We'll be there Feb23-26th at the Hojo's. First time staying at the Hojo's, gonna miss the DLH, but now that we have annual passes, we can't stay on site everytime. Plus, this is the kid-free trip! Momma needs both her hands for churros and dole whip :rotfl:

kaoden39
02-01-2012, 09:35 PM
You can put me down! We'll be there Feb23-26th at the Hojo's. First time staying at the Hojo's, gonna miss the DLH, but now that we have annual passes, we can't stay on site everytime. Plus, this is the kid-free trip! Momma needs both her hands for churros and dole whip :rotfl:


I am now picturing eating a dole whip with a churro for a spoon.:rotfl:

Realmousefan
02-02-2012, 01:11 AM
We leave tomorrow! My son and I are going to PPH in the afternoon to decorate the hotel rooms with Disney Party stuff. We have 2 adding rooms, then will be headed to the airport to pick up the Grandkids for their first ever Disney experience! We can't wait! Weather looks great.

Realmousefan
02-02-2012, 01:16 AM
We've changed hotels from PPH to DLH since we found out that the pool will be closed while we're there. So our new plan is 2/18-2/25 at the DLH. While I had wanted to stay at PPH, I'm definitely looking forward to being at DLH now with all the renovations done. :goodvibes

I toured the Disneyland Hotel yesterday and you will really enjoy it. They did a fantastic job. We will be at PPH but happy we get to use the DLH pool!

SoundGuy
02-02-2012, 02:42 AM
Jmac and nicolispicoli...

Another Sacramento area family here that will be at the park the same time as you.

If you see us...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6805603747_135115af14.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74303450@N08/6805603747/)
Christmas Castle Family (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74303450@N08/6805603747/) by SoundGuy79 (http://www.flickr.com/people/74303450@N08/), on Flickr
Make sure ya say hi!

SaskDisNut
02-02-2012, 09:04 AM
I just changed our reservation to Hojo for our trip (Feb. 22-26). I was checking Hojo's Entertainment rates on their website and they had opened up a bunch of February dates including ours! :cool1:
We had a good rate at the Ramada but even though there is no breakfast at Hojo, $79 a night was too hard to pass up.

Ah, 3 weeks from today we'll be waking up across the street from Disneyland!!!

mommy2mrb
02-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Two weeks we will be in Disneyland :woohoo: can't wait to get there!!

Club33forme
02-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Canadian Club 33 Day, Feb. 20th We hope to be at the DLR Feb. 17-24

jemimabean
02-03-2012, 11:47 PM
5.5 more days for me! Totally cannot wait. My best friend has way too much energy and is definitely going to wear me out. She's also a daredevil, but there's no way that I will ever ride TOT or California Screamin'. :)

nicolispicoli
02-03-2012, 11:57 PM
I am now picturing eating a dole whip with a churro for a spoon.:rotfl:

YES!!! that's the spirit! I'm trying that for sure! LOL! :yay:

nicolispicoli
02-04-2012, 12:02 AM
I just changed our reservation to Hojo for our trip (Feb. 22-26). I was checking Hojo's Entertainment rates on their website and they had opened up a bunch of February dates including ours! :cool1:
We had a good rate at the Ramada but even though there is no breakfast at Hojo, $79 a night was too hard to pass up.

Ah, 3 weeks from today we'll be waking up across the street from Disneyland!!!

I'm glad I randomly checked the dates myself! Our dates opened up too and saved us over $100, score!!

Dizzy4DL
02-04-2012, 01:52 AM
4 days! :eek: Still so much to do!

But the weather is looking good. :)

BMICKEY
02-04-2012, 02:08 AM
We'll be driving down with another family on February 20th. Hitting the Land 21-24th and Club 33 on 21st!!!! So excited!!!!:cheer2:

KittyKat1978
02-04-2012, 12:00 PM
Doing the single digit dance:dance3::banana::cool1:

BNM
02-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Packing our stuff!:cheer2::woohoo::laundy:

Clochette nordique
02-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Still not believing there is only 5 days to go :confused3. What's going on with me???????? :confused:

:tinker:Poussière de fée!

ORMom2Four
02-04-2012, 08:09 PM
Checking in from Howard Johnson!

We arrived late at night on Thursday and were there Friday and today. Fireworks were canceled last night, hoping they are on for tonight.

This is the first time EVER we have done a weekend, and I'm surprised at how slow has been today. CA screaming was only 10 min standby wait, ToT was 25 min. We did a bunch of rides first thing this morning with little wait at Disneyland. Crowds were picking up, and we are exhausted, so we are back in the room taking a break.

Last night was crazy busy at Disneyland. Most rides were 60+ min waits. We only did Star Tours (we had a fastpass for it) and then we left. Tooo busy for us ;)

The weather is gorgeous! Cool in the evening (bring a sweatshirt!) but warm during the day. Pretty neat to be able to swim in February :woohoo:

geeech
02-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Checking in on 2/15 thru 2/22 staying at Coronado Springs Resort!!

Cant wait!

Dizzy4DL
02-05-2012, 01:24 AM
Checking in from Howard Johnson!

We arrived late at night on Thursday and were there Friday and today. Fireworks were canceled last night, hoping they are on for tonight.

This is the first time EVER we have done a weekend, and I'm surprised at how slow has been today. CA screaming was only 10 min standby wait, ToT was 25 min. We did a bunch of rides first thing this morning with little wait at Disneyland. Crowds were picking up, and we are exhausted, so we are back in the room taking a break.

Last night was crazy busy at Disneyland. Most rides were 60+ min waits. We only did Star Tours (we had a fastpass for it) and then we left. Tooo busy for us ;)

The weather is gorgeous! Cool in the evening (bring a sweatshirt!) but warm during the day. Pretty neat to be able to swim in February :woohoo:

Thank you so much for your update! I'm a little scared to hear that it was so busy last night. :eek:
We'll be there for next Friday night ourselves. Hope it drizzles a little right as school/work is getting out. ;)

Dizzy4DL
02-05-2012, 01:26 AM
Checking in on 2/15 thru 2/22 staying at Coronado Springs Resort!!

Cant wait!

This is the check-in for Disneyland. You may want to look for a similar board on the Disney World section of this website. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Dizzy4DL
02-07-2012, 11:42 AM
Tomorrow!!
:cool1::woohoo::dance3::cheer2:

IndayMichelle
02-07-2012, 01:20 PM
Booked my $29 room at the Anabella for leap day! Thanks for the heads up skiingfast!

Canadave
02-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Congrats IndayMichelle...have you ever stayed there before? We're there the end of next week. Never been there before, but it looks great.

IndayMichelle
02-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Congrats IndayMichelle...have you ever stayed there before? We're there the end of next week. Never been there before, but it looks great.

I haven't stayed there. To be honest, I think I'll only stay in the room for a few hours :rotfl:

My flight gets in late Wednesday night. I'm going to go check in, and head to the park. I don't think I'll stay until 6AM, but I'll be there for awhile. I want to be back the next morning for rope drop :rotfl2:

Canadave
02-07-2012, 02:47 PM
I haven't stayed there. To be honest, I think I'll only stay in the room for a few hours :rotfl:

My flight gets in late Wednesday night. I'm going to go check in, and head to the park. I don't think I'll stay until 6AM, but I'll be there for awhile. I want to be back the next morning for rope drop :rotfl2:

That's quite the schedule, lol...well, I hope the beds are nice, at least for the time you are actually on one. Doesn't sound like you will get much sleep. Have a great time at the parks!

mommy2mrb
02-07-2012, 07:05 PM
we are at single digits :banana::banana::banana::banana:

need to start packing :woohoo:

jemimabean
02-08-2012, 12:49 AM
We've got about 30 hours left. Woot!
Unfortunately I've got a whole lot of work and laundry to do before then. I cannot wait.

kaoden39
02-08-2012, 12:57 AM
We've got about 30 hours left. Woot!
Unfortunately I've got a whole lot of work and laundry to do before then. I cannot wait.


That sounds like me. Only tomorrow I am pulling out our suitcases to put a few things in. My things. With my DH I never know for sure what he is going to want to wear.:rolleyes1

OldBrownShoe
02-08-2012, 05:23 AM
I'll be there (with DBF, DSis, her DBF, and some other friends) Feb. 28th - March 1st, at Rodeway Inn Maingate (not the best, I know, but we're mostly college students and it's cheap).

I'm so excited because it'll be my first time staying overnight at Disneyland! We're local so we always do day trips.

We've got about 30 hours left. Woot!
Unfortunately I've got a whole lot of work and laundry to do before then. I cannot wait.

Wow! I hope you can get some rest before you leave. Have a great trip!

eschie
02-08-2012, 01:06 PM
We'll be there this Friday through Monday :cool1: So excited! Sunny and 75 is the forecast! Hope crowds are low! We are staying at the HoJo. Anyone know if they have fridges in the standard rooms? I need to finish the laundry and start packing too!!

RainyDayPixie
02-08-2012, 01:28 PM
Just changed my reservation to GCH! (I'm nuts, it was super expensive last minute.) Excited to be so close to the action.

13 DAYS!!

jmac323
02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
I'm so jealous of you guys with shorter days than me! 18 days for us. My friend and her family just got back so her stories have me really pumped up. I'm trying to decide if I should bring 2 strollers or not. I have an almost 2 year old (we'll bring her's of course) and an almost 6 year old that is fine walking but I'm thinking it might be nice to have another one just in case she gets tired especially since we have a 1 mile trek back to our hotel. What are thoughts on older kids in the strollers. usually I would tell her, just walk and get over it LOL. but I have a feeling she will be exhausted.

kaoden39
02-08-2012, 03:03 PM
I'm so jealous of you guys with shorter days than me! 18 days for us. My friend and her family just got back so her stories have me really pumped up. I'm trying to decide if I should bring 2 strollers or not. I have an almost 2 year old (we'll bring her's of course) and an almost 6 year old that is fine walking but I'm thinking it might be nice to have another one just in case she gets tired especially since we have a 1 mile trek back to our hotel. What are thoughts on older kids in the strollers. usually I would tell her, just walk and get over it LOL. but I have a feeling she will be exhausted.


I have a friend that still takes a stroller for her 6 year old. The days although not as long as a summer schedule are still long for their little legs. And it might be nice to have a secure feeling place to retreat to. Plus there is the added bonus of being able to use the stroller to carry things in it.

ddwlms
02-08-2012, 03:35 PM
I'm trying to decide if I should bring 2 strollers or not. I have an almost 2 year old (we'll bring her's of course) and an almost 6 year old that is fine walking but I'm thinking it might be nice to have another one just in case she gets tired especially since we have a 1 mile trek back to our hotel. What are thoughts on older kids in the strollers. usually I would tell her, just walk and get over it LOL. but I have a feeling she will be exhausted.

DH tried to tell me that DD was too old for a stroller when she was 6 (the man who completely caters to her every whim. What is that about) but I said she might be, but the rest of us will enjoy ourselves much more if she's not whining about being tired. Last trip, she had just turned 7, was the first time we didn't pack a stroller for her.

--of course, my two oldest were only 4 and 5 on their first trip. We didn't think to pack a stroller, and they didn't think about complaining. :rotfl2:

I'd pack it just in case.

jmac323
02-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Thanks for the responses. I think since we have an extra Mac Volo we'll throw it in the trunk so we have it there just in case. She's getting close to the weight limit I think anyway haha.

Clochette nordique
02-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Buffalo tomorrow and Los Angeles on Friday!

:tinker:Poussière de fée!

KittyKat1978
02-09-2012, 06:00 PM
4 days!:cool1:

I just started my packing list. :cheer2:

Can anyone tell me if there are alarm clocks in the rooms at PPH?

kaoden39
02-09-2012, 06:12 PM
4 days!:cool1:

I just started my packing list. :cheer2:

Can anyone tell me if there are alarm clocks in the rooms at PPH?


I know there aren't in the DLH. My guess is no, they have a wake up call service. Mickey Mouse calls you.:goodvibes

mommy2mrb
02-09-2012, 06:16 PM
One week from today we will be taking off on our flight to Mickeyland :cool1::cool1:

kaoden39
02-09-2012, 06:18 PM
One week from today we will be taking off on our flight to Mickeyland :cool1::cool1:


And it will be my last day in the parks.

Canadave
02-09-2012, 06:21 PM
Well, I'm living up to my Tag Fairy's quote...still have a week to go and it's so hard to stay focused at work :cool1: California here we come!!!!

KittyKat1978
02-09-2012, 06:26 PM
I am surprised about no alarm clock. I thought it would be standard??

How about a hair dryer at PPH? Don't want to get caught without one:scared1:

kaoden39
02-09-2012, 06:29 PM
I am surprised about no alarm clock. I thought it would be standard??

How about a hair dryer at PPH? Don't want to get caught without one:scared1:

Yes, there are hair dryers. There might be alarm clocks at PPH but, I know there isn't at the DLH.

mommy2mrb
02-09-2012, 06:30 PM
And it will be my last day in the parks.

I know :sad2: but its going to end on a good note with our meet up :woohoo: so we will stretch out the magic a little bit longer for you :thumbsup2

need to finalize my packing list and check the weather again, hope to pack most of it this weekend!

kaoden39
02-09-2012, 06:41 PM
I know :sad2: but its going to end on a good note with our meet up :woohoo: so we will stretch out the magic a little bit longer for you :thumbsup2

need to finalize my packing list and check the weather again, hope to pack most of it this weekend!


I know I was thinking that myself!! I am looking forward to our meet up!!

mommy2mrb
02-09-2012, 07:56 PM
I know I was thinking that myself!! I am looking forward to our meet up!!

us too! love we are going back and forth here and on Tink's thread :lmao:

geekypeach
02-09-2012, 08:07 PM
I'm so jealous of you guys with shorter days than me! 18 days for us. My friend and her family just got back so her stories have me really pumped up. I'm trying to decide if I should bring 2 strollers or not. I have an almost 2 year old (we'll bring her's of course) and an almost 6 year old that is fine walking but I'm thinking it might be nice to have another one just in case she gets tired especially since we have a 1 mile trek back to our hotel. What are thoughts on older kids in the strollers. usually I would tell her, just walk and get over it LOL. but I have a feeling she will be exhausted.

our first trip, my kids were 5.5 years and 18 months. we took a stroller and an Ergo carrier (weight tested up to 90 pounds). every trip since then, we've done the same and it works our very well.

KittyKat1978
02-11-2012, 10:45 AM
2 more days until I am in DL!! :woohoo:

I am staying at a hotel at the airport the night before so my vacation actually starts tomorrow evening :banana:

lauritagoddess
02-11-2012, 07:11 PM
We'll be in DL in 1 week!! :cool1:

kaoden39
02-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Two sleeps and then we are on the road!!

mommy2mrb
02-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Two sleeps and then we are on the road!!

drive safe!! will see you on Thursday night!

kaoden39
02-11-2012, 08:32 PM
drive safe!! will see you on Thursday night!


We will. Have a safe flight!! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!!

lsim
02-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Leaving on Wed.:banana:with my daughter a 3 grandsons ages 8, 4, and 8 months. My 8 year old GS has been twice and the other 2 never. I'mlooking forward to seeing my 4 year old GS's face. We are staying at my parents in Fullerton. Can't wait. This was kind of a last minute trip.