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Old 10-11-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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You Know You're Excited About Your Upcoming Trip To Disneyland When...

...you take your kids on 8 - 10 minute walks in a familiar place, so you can really put that 8 - 10 minute walk from Hojo to DL in perspective.

...you make your 3 boys watch Sleeping Beauty for the first time, to familiarize them with more Disney characters -- and you realize that Sleeping Beauty can really hold its own when it comes to captivating an all-boy audience ages 3 - 9. A special sword and shield, evil laughter, a dragon... what's not to love?

...you see Mickey Heads everywhere you look: in the plate of Oreos you set out for the kids, in the droplets of water on the cutting board when you set down a freshly washed bunch of broccoli, in the bubbles in your 3 year old's bubble bath, in the last 3 Reese's Puffs floating in the milk in the cereal bowl...

Anyone else?
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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...you wonder if enough minutes have passed since you last mentioned DL so you can bring up something else you just thought of without getting The Big Sigh. You're ok with The Eye Roll but The Big Sigh deflates the magic bubble a bit
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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You are constantly refreshing the Disboards... and going way back into the Dis archives... just to make sure you think of everything!
And you find yourself watching the vacation planning DVD over and over and over again... no matter many years back the DVD goes.
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You are constantly refreshing the Disboards... and going way back into the Dis archives... just to make sure you think of everything!
And you find yourself watching the vacation planning DVD over and over and over again... no matter many years back the DVD goes.
Oh my gosh, that is totally me! Too funny!!! Or how about, when you post, just to see your ticker!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:25 PM   #5
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...you wonder if enough minutes have passed since you last mentioned DL so you can bring up something else you just thought of without getting The Big Sigh. You're ok with The Eye Roll but The Big Sigh deflates the magic bubble a bit
I'm almost dying laughing at "The Sigh" vs. "The Eye Roll"! My DH loves Disney and is looking forward to our trip (almost) as much as me, but I still get the same reactions now and then. We were out for a sans-kids date night last night and I consciously peppered my conversation with non-Disney related topics before coming back to our trip. But, I digress from the topic at hand.

You know you're excited about your upcoming trip to Disneyland...

...when you set your alarm for 6:45AM so you can roll out of bed on Saturday and Sunday 60 days before your trip to make the bleary-eyed and voice-hoarse-with-sleep call to DD for your PS arrangements (just in case of the less than 1% chance that there is a sudden run on the restaurant you might want to eat at on that day).
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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...you wonder if enough minutes have passed since you last mentioned DL so you can bring up something else you just thought of without getting The Big Sigh. You're ok with The Eye Roll but The Big Sigh deflates the magic bubble a bit
I thought my DH was the only one who did this

. . . when you have food stashed away for the trip, a box of the kids favorite cereal, a few favorite travel snacks, etc.
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...when you do all the above and probably all that will follow this post!!
At least I'm not alone...hehehehe!
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
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When you have to go to Disboards just to check out your Disney ticker to see how many days to go.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:29 PM   #9
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... the dreams you remember are centered around your upcoming December trip to WDW and your upcoming January trip to DLR.

... you have a dream about being trapped on the ferris wheel at DCA

... you have a dream on a weekly basis about riding the Peter Pan ride

... you have a dream about walking down main street pushing small children over (I'm not kidding...) to get to the Disneyland version of Space Mountain
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:41 PM   #10
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LOL! I guess I'm not alone! Someone mentioned stashing food away for the trip... I think I have about 7 or 8 different flavors of the Goldfish crackers stashed away for our trip. Those and Fruit By the Foot...which I never buy. Thought they might keep the kids busy while waiting in line.

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:46 PM   #11
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Oh yeah...and I'm also quite familiar with The Big Sigh and The Eyeroll. In my house they usually mean, "You've got to be kidding...you're seriously planning where you'll eat for each meal on each day?" (Eyeroll) ---and--- "I think you've already mentioned that you are so excited and just can't wait about 87 times now..." (Big Sigh)
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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... the dreams you remember are centered around your upcoming December trip to WDW and your upcoming January trip to DLR.

... you have a dream about being trapped on the ferris wheel at DCA

... you have a dream on a weekly basis about riding the Peter Pan ride

... you have a dream about walking down main street pushing small children over (I'm not kidding...) to get to the Disneyland version of Space Mountain
I'm glad this happens to other people. Two that I remember are

...we're there with the in-laws and waiting in the hotel for everyone to get ready, me and my son can see the parks on the TV and we see the opening ceremony, rides, parades, shows, basically that we're missing everything and the in-laws won't hurry up and get ready (this is reflective of our actual trip with in-laws in 06)

...I'm there with my parents and they get tired and go back to the hotel and take my son with them, I am alone and free in the park, I'm wandering around and can do anything I want to do, it's awesome

Plus a question, how do you get the countdown ticker? I only have a few months left and would love to watch it tick by.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #13
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Plus a question, how do you get the countdown ticker? I only have a few months left and would love to watch it tick by.
Click on my ticker and it will take you to the website and you can make your own. Then, after you have made yours - copy the code and come back to your User CP and paste it in your signature - super easy.
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When you have to go to Disboards just to check out your Disney ticker to see how many days to go.
I just turned my "view signatures" back on a little while ago so I could see it! And I'm probably saying this so I can check it again! (I had that turned off because it's supposed to make the pages load faster?). A few weeks until WDW, but another 2 1/2 months until a nostalgic return to DLR (haven't been back in 20+ years [first trip was 1957]) -- need to set up a ticker for that trip.
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... you have a note pad in front of you to write down reminders of things other disers have mentioned so you dont forget.
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