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Old 03-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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(More than)A FIVE years of Trips! -- TR Started! Day One - updated 6/10



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Current Trip Report:
California Dreamin' - Celebrating our FIFTH anniversary!
1. "Wouldn't it be funny if we got APs?"
2. Digging up the Past AKA How a Cancelled Dream Vacation was a Blessing
3. Driving all over California
4. As a Bonus, Park your Car for Free
5. Delicious Disneyland Treats & Sleepin' in Santa Barbara
6. Priceline Express Rocks - One More Hotel Booked!
7. My Online Shopping Addiction and San Francisco Plans
8. Ocean, Cottages, and a Castle?! - Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway
9. Help Me Pull off a Great Surprise!!
10. That Darn Last Minute To Do List
11. Day One: Finally on Vacation!


Past PTR/TR's:

Cars Land Beach Trip
1. We Can't Stay Away
2. My Super Special Cars Land Strategy -
3. Gotta Love Priceline - Beach Trip & More
4. Let's make a DINING Schedule!!
5. Hollywood Plans are So Hard!
6. We got our Go Card!
7. Plans, plans, and more plans + Studio Tours Booked!
8. We're back from our trip!
9. Tips for getting on RSR + June 20th DCA Crowd Video


How to plan a trip to Disney in FOUR days or less!
1. We're going again!
2. My hotel searching journey of endless search
3. We leave in 3 days!
4. TEN hours til we leave and I haven't even started to pack!


OMGoodness! We're Going Premier!
1. Santa's BEST stocking stuffer EVER
2. Finally Booked!
3. I love touringplans.com for Disneyland!
4. World of Color = Crazy Obsessive Planner's Dream
5. Just an off day...
6. Alright, lets go to Disney, NOW!
7. No...say it ain't so...
8. Trip Binder Complete - Let's go!
9. Mini TR - LIVE FROM DISNEYLAND
10. Mini TR - Saturday Morning & elecTRONica question???
11. We're Home - Sunday Mini TR
12. Day One - Part One
13. House of Blues Review
14. Day One - Part Two - We saw World of Color!
15. Day Two - Part One (Picture Heavy!)


I need to get outta here! One last AP Trip planned in 3 days PTR
1. We're going this weekend
2. All the plans I haven't made
3. We're Here + Our "icky" Hotel Review
4. First day quick review - its busy!
5. 2nd Day Quick Review - OH my, it gets busier!
6. 3rd Day Quick Review - Less Crowded, Less CMs
7. Day One - Part 1 - No crowds and lovin it!
8. Day One - Part 2 - Seminars and Lunch
9. Day One - Part 3 - Parade, Dinner, and EO?


Our Super Merry Christmas TR!
1. Our Plans
2. Happy Thanksgiving
3. Our Hotel
4. More About Us
5. AP Appreciation Days
6. Mickey for Christmas
7. Itinerary is HERE!
8. Mini Live TR
9. More Live TR
10. A beginning...
11. Day 1
12. Day 1-continued
13. Day 1 - Nightime!


September Trip
1. Our Plans
2. Ever changing Plans
3. Plans Made!
4. Dining Plans
5. Our Itinerary
6. Planning Binder
7. 3 days til we leave
8. We're Here!
9. Live Update
10. Food Porn
11. More Food Porn
12. Even More food porn


Anniversary Trip
1. About Us
2. Honeymoon Pictures
3. T-shirt Designs
4. My Crocs!
5. Live Update
6. Day 1 - Our GCH Surprise!
7. Day 1 - Part two
8. Day 1 - Part three
9. Our Anniversary Dinner - Storyteller's Cafe
10. Dinner Continued


DH Birthday Trip:
1. More About Us + Wedding Photos!
2. Our hopefully great Hotel!
3. The AP Story of Deals - Sorta...
4. What food to eat?
5. I made a MONTE CRISTO!
6. Blue Bayou - A rant, a rave, a review
7. Food I want to EAT! (DTD)
8. 2 Weeks, 4 Days
9. Thanks to the Tag Fairy!
10. Our Schedule!
11. DHs parents want to take us to dinner!
12. Honeymoon Pics!
13. So now I feel bad...Mother's Day Festival = Fundraiser!
14. NEW and REVISED schedule
15. 9 days til our trip and DH IS GOING DISNEY!!!!
16. My Planning Journal!!! - New Photos!
17. We're BACK! Day 1 is complete w/ PICTURES!
18. Day 2 - Part one - FOOD porn, crowd levels, and frozen treats!
19. Day 2 - part 2! - Pirates, Aladdin, and random pics!
20. ESPN Zone Review
21. Day 2 - Our nightime Adventures
22. Day 3 - daytime - DCA, here we come!
23. Day 3 - nightime - In the parks til they closed


So its been about a year since I stumbled upon the greatness that is the DISboards and I'm proud to say that I am a pro at clicking the minimize button as my boss walks in at work and many late nights where DH wonders if I'll ever get off my laptop. And this brings me to my second pre-trip report for DISNEYLAND!

I couldn't be more excited for this trip since it will be the beginning of a great year filled with many random weekend trips that will sometimes be surprises to DH or his surprises to me. I can see it now..coming home from work on Friday and DH sitting there on the couch and as I walk in, "Hey, wanna go to Disney?" OOhhh, the joys I can already come to expect from these trips...

Anyway, here are the details:

CAST:

Me - 23 - Graphic Designer - Lover of Disney and Pirates
Favorite Ride - Splash Mountain
Most hated ride - Winnie the Pooh (went on with my parents when I was a
teen and we all made fun of it the whole time, sure I'll love it when I have
kids)

DH - 25 - Insurance Broker FT, Spring Training Coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers PT - Loves me and therefore loves Disney
Favorite Ride - Toy Story Mania
Most hated ride - Tower of Terror (or anything that drops)

Dates:
May 7-10

Hotel:
Marriott Suites, Garden Grove

Transportation:
Driving, and also driving to park each day


Coming up next:
More about us, our wedding and honeymoon last May and our APs!
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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To funny about the Pooh ride. I call it Winnie the Pooh on acid. My kids kind of thought I was nuts. My oldest saw Across the Universe recently and understood what I meant. I had to laugh. It reminds me of the black light posters that were so popular in my childhood.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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To funny about the Pooh ride. I call it Winnie the Pooh on acid. My kids kind of thought I was nuts. My oldest saw Across the Universe recently and understood what I meant. I had to laugh. It reminds me of the black light posters that were so popular in my childhood.
Yes I agree! I really love Across the Universe and totally understand what you mean. When I saw the movie in the theater, I leaned over to one of my girlfriends that was with me and said, "Oh good, now I know what its like to trip on Acid..."
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Alright so, here are some more details about us:



We got married last May 31st. It was a wonderful day with great weather and great planning (two type A personalities - our day had EVERYTHING scheduled complete with times and phone #s!)


We left for WDW on Sunday and spent the week there until leaving for a second reception with DH's extensive extended family in his home state of Colorado. If we hadn't done that, we would have spent 10 days in WDW. But it was important to my MIL that we do that for all her 30 some cousins and I enjoyed the extra chance to celebrate a party entirely focused on the celebration of us! Plus MIL did a LOT of planning for it as well!

So off to WDW, we had a great time. We stayed offsite at the In-Laws timeshare (large enough to sleep 8) and didn't want to leave. I fell even more in love with DH while I was there as we developed a passion for all things Disney as we finally got to share it with each other. On the trip we discovered DH's love for Toy Story Mania and my realization that all my love wasn't going to get him on any ride that dropped, except Splash Mountain. Guess I'll have to wait for other trips to ride TOT or any coaster type ride (not the type to ride something alone). He loves Thunder mountain though, go figure! Won't go near Space Mtn..



Oh, and did I mention we will be celebrating DH's BIRTHDAY? I'm pretty sure I'm much more excited than he is, but I can pretend otherwise. I remind him every day of my excitement. And he is also happy to go, but reminds me this won't be an annual thing and that I should enjoy each trip this year. I guess that is okay with me. I don't want to get burnt out on DLR, but even more so, don't want DH to burn out during this year.

So coming up next:
Our APs that have been my most favorite sale/discounted/budget friendly item I've ever decided to purchase. (And my craze for always getting a good deal!)

EDIT: Details on our hotel coming up next!

Our plans are coming together quickly and we leave for our first trip of many in 57 days!
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I love the picture with the date. That's a cute idea. My DH and I had our honeymoon at DLF. It seems like a life time ago. It is 17 years this Summer.
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Our Hotel

So we are staying at Anaheim Marriott Suites. I got the rate through priceline for $44/night! At that rate, I didn't even care what the hotel was like, until I saw these pictures from the website!

At first glance, the hotel looks a little dated, and at this point I hadn't figured out how far away the hotel was:


So then I looked at some of the guest rooms and immediately wanted to take a nice long nap:


And then the best news ever was brought to my attention. An oh so lovely establishment has placed itself right in the middle of the lobby. Ladies and gentlemen, I present my peaceful haven in the midst of Disneyland exhaustion:



So then I looked on tripadvisor.com. I love that website. It seriously makes picking and choosing a hotel so much easier. And there is always a recent review unlike other sites where the most recent is over six months old!

So here are the stats from Trip Advisor:
Check Rates and Availability: $187 (WOAHH! I'm glad I'm not paying that much!)

This review is GREAT:
We had a fabulous 5 night stay. The hotel was top notch with excellent customer service. The bed was very comfortable, yummy breakfast, and what a nice perk to have a bar in the hotel for a drink after a long day at Disneyland. FYI... they also have a Starbucks in the lobby and three restaurants (Italian, Red Robin, and Outback Steakhouse) are right outside the front door.

This review SCARES ME:
I've stayed at this hotel once before and was completely unimpressed but it has been several months so I decided to give it another try. Unfortunately, this place is worse than I remembered. The hotel is very run down - rooms as well as common areas. Furniture is extremely old and the couch and desk chair have stains that I don't want to even begin to guess what they are. Rug did not appear to be vacuumed. The self-parking, which is free, is also rather inconvenient. It is located at the back of the hotel. You must walk through the entire hotel to get to the front desk, lobby and elevators. The parking lot fills up quickly so parking in the lot after 8:00 pm forces you to park in one of the very last spaces at the end of the lot. It is not a practical hotel for the business traveler.

Hopefully this won't be a big deal since it is from a business traveler standpoint. Having stayed at both the Sheraton and the Carousel Inn, I do know that the hotel is where you sleep in DLR. Its not really that important to have all those extra special amenities as if you were staying somewhere else. As long as its clean and I don't get any bed bugs, I'll be a happy camper! And DH could sleep at a motel 6 and probably care less so no worries there. He couldn't even believe we got a Marriott hotel on Priceline! I just hope that our future trips have just as great of deals.

Coming up next:
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I love the picture with the date. That's a cute idea. My DH and I had our honeymoon at DLF. It seems like a life time ago. It is 17 years this Summer.
It goes by so fast! I can't believe we're already coming up on one year!
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Thanks to the tag fairy!

So tag fairy thinks I make a mean monte cristo...yum yum. I'm not sure who you are tag fairy or how it all works but I wanted to let you know that I like that tag and appreciate it! THANKS!!!!! (oh, and I like my other one too!)
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The list sounds good especially charging the ipod and everything for the trip. I cannot tell you how much of a rescue good music can be on the road. Don't forget suntan lotion, the weather is unseasonably warm right now.
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Oh, how exciting! (Jealous!! I have 2 months and 2 days) Sounds like you have it all figured out. I always overpack, and if you're driving, it's ok, right?
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The list sounds good especially charging the ipod and everything for the trip. I cannot tell you how much of a rescue good music can be on the road. Don't forget suntan lotion, the weather is unseasonably warm right now.
Suntan lotion! Yes! I don't burn much - but I can't imagine a suburnt DH! Oh man! I think I just need it for my nose and my scalp. Anyone know of a good sunscreen for your hair?

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Oh, how exciting! (Jealous!! I have 2 months and 2 days) Sounds like you have it all figured out. I always overpack, and if you're driving, it's ok, right?
LOL - Yes, the car will be full of, "Oh, and this too!" and "Ohh man, I just need to take these extra shoes just in case we go somewhere nice and they match my green...blah blah blah..." hahahaha
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Suntan lotion! Yes! I don't burn much - but I can't imagine a suburnt DH! Oh man! I think I just need it for my nose and my scalp. Anyone know of a good sunscreen for your hair?



LOL - Yes, the car will be full of, "Oh, and this too!" and "Ohh man, I just need to take these extra shoes just in case we go somewhere nice and they match my green...blah blah blah..." hahahaha
Honestly I have no clue except maybe a spray lotion? My DH uses the spray lotions and they work wonderfully. He is a bicycle rider and he spends a lot of time in the sun.
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May 8th
We woke up early this morning to make it to the park by 8 AM for 8:30 turnstile opening and 9:00 AM rope drop. I had remembered reading somewhere on the DISboards that parking opened one hour beforehand, but I wasn't sure. I'll write a whole thing about parking after the main TR is finished. I felt very uninformed about what to expect with parking and the trams and all that jazz. When we arrived, it appeared they were not letting anyone in - it was around 7:58. But before we knew it we had parked and made it to the first tram. We were in line by 8:15 and we were on our first ride, Mr.Toad's by 9:00! We actually kind of followed our RideMax plan today - but its hard to know in advance what rides you will want to ride. And when you will need a break, or need to stop and eat something.

Around 9:30ish we scheduled a break to go eat at River Belle Terrace. DH was so excited to get Mickey Mouse pancakes. As we soon realized though, and as I thought, it was a singular pancake - which would not fill up DH enough for breakfast! We had a very small wait in line - and only one side was open. I have some pictures, so here we go. Food porn!

First up, the pancakes being, "made" on the "griddle" which, upon further inspection, is what I believe to be a large warming area. Seems the pancakes are a little to perfect to just be "made" on the spot. Nonetheless, I believed they were perfectly fresh when I saw this on our visit.


Quick snapshot in line of the Mickey Mouse Pancake
Mickey Mouse Pancakes - Our original Mickey Mouse shaped Pancakes... for the Child in all of us. $6.99


DH made the comment at this point, "Oh look at all those workers, probably whispering about another one of those crazy people in line taking pictures of the food again..." My reply, "Oh good, we're famous!"

My food:
Mark Twain - Scrambled Eggs, Country Style Potatoes, & Choice of Bacon or Sausage and a biscuit. $7.99


DH's food:
Steamboat - Three Fluffy Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Choice of Bacon or Sausage. $7.99


Oh, and btw, we realized after a small 30 second search that the syrup is on the table -


Food Review: Very good! Our most favorite place we ate during the entire trip. We were totally stuffed afterward and completely satisfied that with what we paid for it. We drank water, btw, the entire trip with all our meals and saved a ton! Drinks = expensive!

After this we rode some more rides - Buzz, Indy, Pirates. Here are some pictures from along the way:

Crowds at 10:30ish


Some kind of event that was awarding winner's their prizes - it was an enviroment challenge and the contestents were 5th graders, I believe. All over the park Thursday, Friday, and possibly Saturday too their were special things going on such as "Winner's Dinner" at Aladdin's Oasis and "Winner's Breakfast" at the Golden Horseshoe.


Some of the frozen treats available:


Okay - part one of day 2 is done! More to come, so much more!
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