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LifeIsTinkIsLife 11-07-2009 12:45 PM

Two Months, Two Lovebirds, One Finished TR!
 
Dbf and I are going for a "2 month" trip (I WISH! We say 2 month because we will be there Jan 28-Feb 2, so there's two months :rotfl:), and I'm so excited!! I will take lots of pictures and write a TR on this one. =) I am going to use last years park hours so I can start planning. We purchased our package, got a 6 day/5 night package and staying at the Fairfield Inn. We also requested a DLR facing room at the top, so we can get a view hopefully! The total came out to about $781 I think, which is good because we saved up $1200, thinking it would be at least that much. And the rest we have to pay for is gas, food, souvies, and whatever. :) THE PARK HOURS ARE FINALLY UP! :goodvibes

Thursday January 28,2010: Hours are from 10-8 (10-6 DCA). We will be leaving at about 5 in the morning to drive to DLR. The drive is about 5 to 6 hours so we will be there at about 9:30 to 10am, since CA is an hour behind us (Gotta love AZ). We MIGHT leave earlier so we can use our MM, so we can get AP's right away to give us a discount at Blue Bayou and our Segway Tour. (DBF has a AAA card but I don't). We will go nuts, and just do ride after ride. :rotfl: There won't be any sort of plan for that because I don't think we'll follow it anyway. :rolleyes: We will leave the park around 3 to check in to our hotel... we are staying at Fairfield Inn (Thanks to DisneySuiteFreak for posting pictures of her stay and getting us hooked :thumbsup2)! Then head to the parks by about 5 to ride more rides until 8. After 8 we will go get Olive Garden take-out and eat it at the hotel!

Friday January 29, 2010: Hours are from 9-12 (10-9 DCA). We were going to do the Segway Tour but decided since we are going to get AP's that we'd rather save money and do it another time. So this day will be like another day to do anything we want, however we do have a PS for 1pm at Blue Bayou! We may also watch the fireworks at 9:25 but we'll see what we feel like doing. :goodvibes

Saturday January 30, 2010
: Hours are from 8-11 (10-8 DCA). We will get up about 6:30-7, so we can try to use our MM by 8am (not sure this is the plan still). Don't have a plan set up but since we hardly ever do any shows (I will make room for Tiki Room one of these days). But we willl be watching the RDCT fireworks by 9:25pm. We will probably hit the rest of the rides we want to then take off back to the hotel at closing time.

Sunday January 31, 2010: Hours are from 9-11 (10-9 DCA). We will get to the park whenever, probably around 9:30. Ride some rides, hang out, take pictures, and walk around and find new places and just hold each other's hands. :love: We will just do whatever we feel like the whole day.

Monday February 1, 2010
: Hours are from 10-8 (10-6 DCA). Our last full day at the park. We will have an early breakfast at Mimi's, and get to the park by about 9:30-10. We will want to be at the park the whole day. We will probably start checking out things we've never seen before, doing a little more walking than riding. At least for the first and last part of the day.

Tuesday February 2, 2010: Hours are 10-8 (10-6 DCA). Dun dun dun... last day! :sad1: We will eat whatever breakfast we have, and get to the park by opening. We will do whatever rides we want to do that we haven't done or would like to do for the 20th time. We will be leaving at around 5 to drive back home. :car:

***Dining Plans***
Thursday
-Breakfast: On the road, probably McDonalds or Chick-fil-A.
-Lunch: In the park, Bengal BBQ.
-Dinner: Olive Garden Take-out
Friday
-Breakfast: Mimi's Cafe to use free Breakfast thing. *Must remember to sign up for e-club in a few days. :goodvibes
-Lunch: PS for 1pm at Blue Bayou!
-Dinner: We will get some snacks at DLR for when we get hungry but we will be able to wait for dinner until after DL is closed, then head over to In-n-Out or something or even Pizza Hut express in FFI! :)
Saturday
-Breakfast: Hotel breakfast or McDonalds.
-Lunch: Celebration BBQ, late so we don't have to eat again at park.
-Dinner: I haven't decided yet. If we eat at Celebration BBQ we won't be very hungry until a bit later, so we could just figure out something and eat snacks and have a microwavable pizza when we get back to the hotel.
Sunday
Breakfast: Hotel breakfast
Lunch: Bengal BBQ and RRPP.
Dinner: Cocina Mexican Grill.
Monday
Breakfast: Mimi's again to use the other free breakfast coupon!
Late Lunch/Early Dinner: Rancho Del Zocalo. :)
Tuesday
Breakfast: At hotel.
Lunch: At park, whatever we feel like having!
Dinner: On the way home, McDonald's or something. :sad2:

Closed for refurb:
DL-
Main Stree Cinema (first 5 days)
Mark Twain Riverboat (all days)
Tom Sawyer Island (all days)
Sailing Ship Columbia (all days)
Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes (all days)
Matterhorn Bobsled (last 2 days)
it's a small world - Holiday Removal (first day)
HISTA (all days)

DCA-
Orange Stinger Conversion to Silly Symphony Swings (all days)
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (Back open? Hoping it's not an error!)
Francis' Lady Bug Boogie (all days)

I can't wait! SINGLE DIGIT COUNTDOWN STARTED TODAY! :yay:

prettyprincessbelle 11-09-2009 11:22 PM

Hey there!!! I think the Segway tour would be a great surprise!!

I think you have to call and make reservations for it. Up to 30 days in advance. The tour is only at 7:30am. And it's $99/person. Here's the link to the disneyland website if you didn't check it out already. HERE.

About making a PS for Blue Bayou. What we do is always make PS's. Regardless if it's off-season or not. I have the Dining number in my phone and if we can't make our PS for whatever reason, I call and cancel. I hate waiting in lines for a long time, especially for food and when I know it could have been prevented by just making a PS.

Hope that helps!

LifeIsTinkIsLife 11-11-2009 01:13 PM

The Lovebirds are About to Leave! 1 More Day!!
 
Thanks for the advice! Yeah it wouldn't hurt to make a PS! Do they allow you to just buy desert? Knowing dbf he will tell me to get something to eat too while we're there though as a "surprise." He's not very good with surprises, but he tries!

I wonder if I should tell him the surprise for Christmas, or should I just wait to wake him up at 6:30! :lmao:

LifeIsTinkIsLife 11-11-2009 02:48 PM

I have a few places that I know we will want to eat at, instead of our usual Hungry Bear (since the river will be drained, I probably won't feel as obligated to eat there) and Red Rockets. :goodvibes

-Rancho Del Zocalo
-White Water Snacks
-Taste Pilots
-Tomorrowland Terrace
-Riverbelle
-Blue Bayou for desert... Cookie Boat! DBF feels so bad that we have been there so many times this year and even though I've wanted a CB we never got one. So sweet! :lovestruc

More to come when I read more trip reports!

Sarah84 11-11-2009 06:40 PM

congratulations on your upcoming trip, you leave on my birthday but i bet you'll have a better day than me on your way to Disney :).
Nice surprise you have instore for your DBF with the segway tour, look forward to reading more of your plans

LifeIsTinkIsLife 11-13-2009 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Sarah84 (Post 34298891)
congratulations on your upcoming trip, you leave on my birthday but i bet you'll have a better day than me on your way to Disney :).
Nice surprise you have instore for your DBF with the segway tour, look forward to reading more of your plans

Aww, I am sorry to hear that! I hope you have a great birthday nonetheless. :flower3:

I will edit my first post with some more plans! I want to keep it in one spot. :)

LifeIsTinkIsLife 11-16-2009 11:06 AM

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knewton64 12-05-2009 12:06 AM

I'm in!
 
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Can't wait to hear more.


T.T.F.N.

hurleysweety 12-05-2009 08:38 PM

Sounds like a great trip!

We drive from AZ all the time and I know that if we leave at 6, with a couple stops for food/bathroom, we can make it to Disneyland by 11:30. Super stoked for our next trip because it will be 10:30 in CA when we get there! :cool1:

Knowing by DH, I would tell him in advance about the Segway tour. He'd just be confused if I tried to do it the morning the day of -- so maybe think of a creative way to surprise him the night before? Something Disney style of course!! (It'd be cool if you could find out if it was booked to capacity beforehand, and then at the park the day before, casually mention wanting to go on the tour. Then once you get him all excited about it, play dumb and ask a CM, and then when you find out there aren't any spots (after getting DBF all pumped about it) you can just...mention...that...perhaps...you ALREADY booked it! Surprise!!) :goodvibes

LifeIsTinkIsLife 12-08-2009 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by knewton64 (Post 34567815)
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Can't wait to hear more.


T.T.F.N.

Thanks! I will definitely keep everyone updated. :goodvibes

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Originally Posted by hurleysweety (Post 34574548)
Sounds like a great trip!

We drive from AZ all the time and I know that if we leave at 6, with a couple stops for food/bathroom, we can make it to Disneyland by 11:30. Super stoked for our next trip because it will be 10:30 in CA when we get there! :cool1:

Knowing by DH, I would tell him in advance about the Segway tour. He'd just be confused if I tried to do it the morning the day of -- so maybe think of a creative way to surprise him the night before? Something Disney style of course!! (It'd be cool if you could find out if it was booked to capacity beforehand, and then at the park the day before, casually mention wanting to go on the tour. Then once you get him all excited about it, play dumb and ask a CM, and then when you find out there aren't any spots (after getting DBF all pumped about it) you can just...mention...that...perhaps...you ALREADY booked it! Surprise!!) :goodvibes

I know! I love how AZ doesn't do DST and the drive there takes an hour less. But then on the way home it takes an hour more, but we're already sad anyway so I guess it doesn't matter. :laughing:

I told DBF I would tell him, but he does NOT want to know! Haha, I did tell him that we will need to wake up early and everything, and he is fine with it :). He even knows what day it is and everything! The best part about it is he has NO idea that there are Segways at DL, so that's going to be huge for him. After seeing a police man ride a Segway at the mall, he told me how he has always wanted to ride one and stuff. I was excited!

TokyoDina 01-10-2010 01:28 PM

Subbing! I am going there too but in August. I'm coming from AZ as well. I wanted to do the Segway I didn't know they had those. Where do I get info about that?

We are also planning on going to the Riverbella since we've never eaten there. It'll be a nice change and where is Mimi's Cafe? I think it'd be better than eat breakfast at Ihop but we can't find it I guess we'll go to the contenetal breakfast at the hotel.

Can't wait to read more!! :banana:

LifeIsTinkIsLife 01-15-2010 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TokyoDina (Post 34953100)
Subbing! I am going there too but in August. I'm coming from AZ as well. I wanted to do the Segway I didn't know they had those. Where do I get info about that?

We are also planning on going to the Riverbella since we've never eaten there. It'll be a nice change and where is Mimi's Cafe? I think it'd be better than eat breakfast at Ihop but we can't find it I guess we'll go to the contenetal breakfast at the hotel.

Can't wait to read more!! :banana:

Yay! :goodvibes I found info on the Disneyland Website by doing a search after finding out about it through the DIS. I'll post the link! Segway Tourrrr! It is expensive but I think it is worth it because he is going to be ecstatic. :lmao:

I have only eaten breakfast at Riverbelle Terrace, and it was really good. I have heard good things about their lunches/dinners as well! I believe Mimi's Cafe is by Hojo? Or so I've heard. Also if it is still going on when you go in August you can become a member at Mimi's and you get a free breakfast! DBF will each sign up and use them on different days, just to be sure we don't get in trouble or something. I heard that Ihop is way too expensive and the last time I ate at Ihop was in California and it was terrible! :eek: So I'd go to Mimi's instead because they have good food and good prices. :)

And keep looking at my thread! I don't think it sends updates when I edit the first post, which is what I've been doing lately. I can't wait! Only 13 days!

TokyoDina 01-17-2010 06:03 PM

Now the question is where is the HoJo right outside of the parks?? I like Mimi's I eat at the one here regularly and it's always good food. Sometimes we have to complete with the snowbirds to get in there however it's a pretty popular place when they hare here....

That's cool! Might have to look into the Segway tours!

Wow soooooo soon I can't wait to read your trip report!

Hawleys 01-18-2010 07:48 PM

Hey LifeIsTinkIsLife! Your trip plans sound very chill with lots of time to explore. :goodvibes We're going to be there for two of the same days and I wanted to let you know that Tomorrowland Terrace will be closed for refurbishment since this is in your dining plan.
Cheers and I know you're going to have a great time.

LifeIsTinkIsLife 01-19-2010 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawleys (Post 35062707)
Hey LifeIsTinkIsLife! Your trip plans sound very chill with lots of time to explore. :goodvibes We're going to be there for two of the same days and I wanted to let you know that Tomorrowland Terrace will be closed for refurbishment since this is in your dining plan.
Cheers and I know you're going to have a great time.

Hey thanks for letting me know! I am so excited, I am possitive you will have a great time as well! I can't imagine why you wouldn't. :thumbsup2 Yeah we love having lots of time to do whatever we feel like, so we didn't really want to have a specific plan, but most of the dining plans are based off of park hours (Like getting Olive Garden when the park closes at 8), so it's a good thing to have. :) I am so happy that it's going to be here soon but I am already thinking about how sad I am going to be when we get back to boring old AZ! So I told DBF we better make use of our AP's pretty quick. :lmao::rotfl:

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Originally Posted by TokyoDina (Post 35046559)
Now the question is where is the HoJo right outside of the parks?? I like Mimi's I eat at the one here regularly and it's always good food. Sometimes we have to complete with the snowbirds to get in there however it's a pretty popular place when they hare here....

That's cool! Might have to look into the Segway tours!

Wow soooooo soon I can't wait to read your trip report!

I have yet to figure this out too... You know you've given me the incentive to look on Google Earth now (I am better when answering other people's questions rather than my own :lmao:). BRB......:surfweb:

:laughing: Ok it looks like it is right outside the park to the right of the Esplanade(sp) if you are facing DL. The opposite side of DTD. You walk out to Harbor, cross it, and turn left and you walk down to Manchester Ave and you'll see it right there. It's not too far of a walk and I think I've walked from HOJO when I was younger because I remember seeing a Mimi's Cafe, which is across Manchester from HOJO. :dance3:


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