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Old 10-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Talking I'm mikey's fantastic fun filled fall family trip report.

Hi folks. My name is Mike. Me, my wife Shellie, and oldest daughter Brie were at the Disneyland Resort from september 30 to october 4, 2012. We had the privilege of dining at Club 33 on Oct 1st for our very first time and we also attened Mickeys Halloween party on Oct 2nd.

We left home (Redding, Ca) saturday night oct,29 at 11:15pm and arrived in anaheim sunday morning at 9:30am. It was a 10 hour drive with several pit stops and 1 stop to fill up with gas.

We arrived at our hotel, Castle Inn and Suites, at 9:30am sunday morning.



We went in to the hotel office to see if it was to early to check-in,





Surprisingly our room was ready and waiting for us.







Now i've read reports of how bad this hotel is, but we found it to be a decent, inexpensive hotel to stay at. We have stayed at nicer hotels and we have stayed at hotels that were much worse. The room was very clean, a bit dated, old tube type tv and the carpet was a bit worn. The beds were a little firm, but not so bad that we were unable to sleep. Sunday morning when we first went into the room, we found only 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 wash clothes, but upon return to the room that night we had 6 bath towels, 3 hand towels and 3 wash clothes. The room also had a small refrigerator that kept drinks nicely chilled, a coffee pot and a hair dryer. there was also a table and chairs next to the window and a small desk next to the tv.



The pool area was decent with 2 hot tubs and a small pool,but we didnt use it because the hot tubs were full of kids both times i went over there. there is also a small gift shop onsite with computers for hotel guest to use.

This hotel offers free WiFi, but it really sucked. When we were able to connect to the net it was slower than dial up internet, it would take at least 5 minutes for any page to load, internet speed was the only issue we had with this hotel.

The Castle Inn and Suites is renovating the rooms, the two rooms next us were almost complete on our last day, they looked really nice, granite counters, really nice looking dark green carpet with a dark red curly cue design running through it, one of the workmen said there would be new furniture and beds too.

The hotels staff was friendly and courteous each time we would interact with them.
We will most likely stay here again, the hotel felt safe and comfortable and the walk to Disneyland took us about ten minutes.

Here are additional hotel pictures.













coming up next....Day 1. Our first look at Buena Vista Street and Cars Land.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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Awesome!!

Thanks Mikey, subscribing!

The Castle Inn looks nice, I took a couple pics of it from the Candy Cane side of the street, forgot to send them to you...

Cannot wait for more of your pics, and to hear all about the trip!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Let's get this party started!

Those beds don't look very good in my opinion. There seemed to be a huge slope on one of them. Makes my back hurt.


Really excited you decided to do a trip report Mike.
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Hi Mike I'm so glad to see you are doing a trip report!! I have really enjoyed the pictures of your hotel. I'm staying at the BWP Anaheim Inn.

I can't wait to see more of your pictures and I'm glad you are back. I hope you have lots of pictures for our Where in the Land thread!!
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I'm going to hang out here too. Need to get me clues for WitL.
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Hi Mike!

I'm also along for the ride and looking forward to hearing all about your trip and seeing all the wonderful pics!
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Wow, amazing pictures. For your night time of pics of cars land, what was your ISO at? ( sorry to hijack the thread)
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Amazing, amazing pictures! I love the trolley car picture.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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Interesting designs. Looks almost like leopard print. I know they are going for a spooky feel there though. Nice exposure.
Mike, now that you mention it, it does look like a leopard print. I was thinking it looked kinda looked like fire.
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Wow, amazing pictures. For your night time of pics of cars land, what was your ISO at? ( sorry to hijack the thread)
Hi lifeguardette, happy you joined in. I had the ISO set at 200 for the cars land pics
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Lovely capture. Looking forward to your next installment.
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Hey Mikey, looking forward to seeing some more Halloween pic, and hearing about your wonderful trip....
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #11
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When do we get the next chapter of your report? If your life is anything like mine then your probably crazy busy right now. Hope all is well.
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