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Old 02-08-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Talking ~~We're off to Neverland...Take 3~~

So I just can't take it anymore...I must begin my "pre trip report". We leave in exactly ...:::::::drumroll please:::::::::::



Trip Dates 3/1-3/7


This is our third trip in the past three years. The difference this year...it's JUST the 3 of us. Well us and thousands of others and a few dozen Dis Diva's!

The Cast:

Me, The mommywithdreams aka as Janelle. I LOVED Disneyland as a kid...but three years ago when I took my then 3 year old son to Disneyland for the first time I had a whole new appreciation for Disneyland. It was a trip I never knew we'd get...and here we are doing it again for the third time.

Chris, my DBF over 2 1/2 years. He loves Disneyland as much as I do. BUT did dissapoint me when he said "Maybe we should do something different this year". WAS HE CRAZY? He lost that one obviously ..but he sends me random text messages during the day talking about pirates and mickey ice cream bars. He must be excited too

Ayden, my 5 year old son and my best friend. He LOVES Minnie Mouse, Buzz and anything Cars related. Before our first trip all he talked about was "hugging Minnie"...He was pretty apprehensive of the characters the first year. I had to be in every picture. Last year...hew as Mr. Independant and LOVED all of them. He was more adventurous with his rides last year too...and is hoping to do Indiana Jones this year too.

So this is the first year we're not having to arrive at the airport before the sun comes up which will be nice. Our flight leaves Sacramento around 10am. We are staying at the Park Vue Inn since the DIS girls took over HOJO's. That's ok...as much as I LOVE HOJO's. I'm kinda excited to try something new and be soooooooo close to the parks. We're planning on going to DL on Sunday and catching the Pixar Parade on Sunday also at CA. Last year we missed the opening of Pixar Parade by 2 weeks. Ayden will be so excited to see McQueen and Mater. He's never seen them before at DL.

We're keeping a pretty open schedule this year. Not doing a character breakfast, nor are we eating at the Blue Bayou. I'm hoping to try some new things this year. Although....I might not be able to resist the Flying Dutchman...it was so yummy last year. The one PS ressie we have is for Carnation Cafe on Friday at 3ish.....we'll probably be finishing up when the Dis Diva's come take over the restaurant so I'm excited to say hello and meet some of them.

Until next time....
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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Where oh where should we get our tickets through? I like that Disney has the whole E-ticket feature. Last year we went through Getaway today so we had the extra Magic Morning ....but if I remember right they charged us an additional $20 for a service fee. Anyone use the E-Ticket feature through Disneyland.com?
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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Hi!

We used the e-ticket option from disneyland.com in 2007.
We're from Australia so that was the easiest way for us to pre-purchase tickets.
We got a barcoded print out that we took straight to the entry gates, and once they swiped the barcode they exchaged them for proper tickets.
No waiting in the ticket booth queue and it was so easy!

Can't wait to hear more - have fun!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:15 AM   #4
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Thanks Maryr. I think that's what we'll be doing.

So we're in the teens!!! 19 days left and we're off to Disneyland! Last night we made PS reservations for WCT. It will be our first time eating there and I'm pretty excited.

I have my stash of LGMH's and I'm just not sure what to do with them yet. I'm a little nervous to meet the other DIS'ers....but I have no idea why.

Ayden is so excited for our trip. I'm really anxious to see if he goes through on his desire to ride Indiana Jones. I think he's just barely going to make the height requirement. I think if we get through the queue quick he just might be ok. The longer he stands around looking at skulls and such the more apt he is to change his mind. But then again...my son is the one you'll see standing in line for the matterhorn or thunder mountain...whining that he doesn't want to go. I'm the mom that looks like the mean mom making him go because I want to go. The truth of it is...he's been on both of them sooo many times I've lost count and loves it every time and doesn't want to get off the ride when it's over. ha ha
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Oh and one more thing....we started our countdown a few days ago. Ayden put up all the bubbles on the wall and each night he adds a mickey head!!!

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We are staying at the Park Vue Inn since the DIS girls took over HOJO's.

The one PS ressie we have is for Carnation Cafe on Friday at 3ish.....we'll probably be finishing up when the Dis Diva's come take over the restaurant so I'm excited to say hello and meet some of them.

Until next time....

We can't wait to meet you too!!




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I have my stash of LGMH's and I'm just not sure what to do with them yet. I'm a little nervous to meet the other DIS'ers....but I have no idea why.
Aww, don't be nervous! It's fun. And no matter what, just remember all DISers have one thing in common.......we love Disney!



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Oh and one more thing....we started our countdown a few days ago. Ayden put up all the bubbles on the wall and each night he adds a mickey head!!!

How cute! What a fun idea.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:50 PM   #7
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Hi Janelle! I'm Julia and I'm just popping into your report- your family is very cute and you've done an awesome job w/the TR so far!! I can't wait to get back to Disneyland- I was hoping to get back there before they tear down the letters, but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen!

Anyway, I'm really enjoying your report! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for a great TR. I really enjoyed reading it and seeing all your pictures. Thanks for posting your room photos too. It always helps to see what the other hotel/motel rooms look like, especially for those times when Hojos is sold out!
I saw where you mentioned TSM spins. Is is a spinning ride like Teacups? I can't ride those; makes me dizzy.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:43 AM   #9
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Thanks for a great TR. I really enjoyed reading it and seeing all your pictures. Thanks for posting your room photos too. It always helps to see what the other hotel/motel rooms look like, especially for those times when Hojos is sold out!
I saw where you mentioned TSM spins. Is is a spinning ride like Teacups? I can't ride those; makes me dizzy.
Hi DisneySuiteFreak!!!! No it's NOTHING like the teacups at all. I can't do those either. I guess spin is the wrong word to use for TSM. I was really nervous I was going to miss out on riding it because I heard people saying that it would spin around. It's not a tight spin at all so it doesn't make you dizzy, at least it didn't for me and I get dizzy if I spin in a circle just once. You can see the ride start and see the type of spin I'm referring to. It doesn't get any worse than that during the ride. It's really a lot of fun.
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