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Old 02-17-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Second All in One Disneyland TR 4th Annual Holiday Trip to DL in NOV Post #439 to 440

Welcome to the second Disneyland trip report thread by mvf-m11c. For those who have followed me on My First Disneyland Trip Report Mega-Thread that started on October 2010 and ended during the November 2013 trip which I just have completed. It has been 3 and a half years since I started my first big trip report thread which has all of my trip reports from October 2010 to the November 2013. Now I am on my second one and it will continue during the December 2013 trip report which you will be posted shortly. I have done a lot of single Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Trip Report threads in the past and have never done a whole thread all about my trips until the one that just ended. My old DL thread was a lot of fun and I will miss writing my DL trip reports along with other interesting events that I have done. I have done 21 DL trip reports on the old thread and this new one will be one of many to come in the future.

This is my thread of all trip reports at all the parks around the world. I have been going to Disney Parks since I was a young child and still continue to this day. I have a lot of great times at the parks and disappointing times at the parks. But no matter what, all the trips are special to me no matter what. Every trip is magical, but the best time for me and my family to go to the parks is definitely Christmas time at the Disneyland Resort.

For those who don’t know me or have not followed my past trip reports at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. This is me (Bret)



and I have been a long time lurker on the boards and member since 2009. Mostly I am on the Disneyland threads from the regular boards, Trip Reports & Community. I am a huge fan of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. I have been going to the Disneyland Resort ever since I was a little kid and have enjoyed going to the Disney Parks. I have been to Disneyland over 100 times in my life and counting. I have enjoyed every one of them with family, friends, & DISers that I have met in on the boards and met them in real life. I also have been to Walt Disney World 9 times in my life. I am also a Disneyland Annual Passholder since 2009 and still continue the enjoyment of being at the Happiest Place on Earth.

I like to videotape the nighttime shows (fireworks, World of Color, Fantasmic! at Disneyland & Disney Hollywood Studios, Illuminations, etc.) and take pictures of anything at the parks that are interesting from flowers, light fixtures, Halloween & Christmas decorations, etc. You can check out my pictures at Flickr or videos on Youtube account since the last 5 years. My favorite rides or transportation are the Disneyland Monorail, Walt Disney World Monorail System, Disneyland Railroad, Walt Disney World Railroad, Radiator Springs Racers, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blast (Disneyland Resort version) and I could go on and on at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. I really enjoy the shows at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World (mostly particular nighttime show). They are the fireworks at the Disneyland Resort “Remember Dreams Come True”, “Believe…In Holiday Magic”, “Magical: Disney’s New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations”. At Walt Disney World is “Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams”, “HalloWishes”, & “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate The Spirit of the Season”. I also like Disney California Adventure “World of Color”, EPCOT’s “Illuminations”, Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios nighttime show “Fantasmic!”.

I do take a lot of photography at the Disney parks. I shoot with a Nikon SLR camera and have been doing it for the last five years. I have taken over 30,000 pictures at the Disney Parks. I have a variety of lenses and filters to use when I am at the parks.

The Main Cast of my other Travel Companions that have went with me to the Disney Parks

This is the cast that I went to any Disney Parks through all my life and they have been all great and exciting to go.

My DAF (my mom’s sister & aunt that has been going with me the parks a lot). She is mostly known at DA on my trip reports but since my other aunt is with me during the trips we will call her DAF and my other aunt will be DAW. She is a fan of Disney but not as big as me where I always want to go to the Disney parks. But she has been going with me for a lot of years ever since I was a young kid. We have done our annual holiday trip to the DLR ever since early 2000 and still do it every year. She has been with me to a lot of other Disney events that is not at the Disneyland Resort from the D23 Expo’s, Walt Disney Studio’s Tour, & Walt Disney World.

My DAW (my dad’s sister). She just started to go on Disney trips ever since she went with me and my DB back in 2012 during the WDW trip. Ever since, she has been with me to three Disneyland Resort trips last year (January, June & December 2013).

My DB (brother). He is not a big of a fan of Disney Parks like me or my DA but he does like to go once in a while with his GF when they are in SoCal. We have been to a lot of Disney Parks (DL & WDW) over the years and he still enjoys going once in a while.

I could go on and on of the other party members that have been with me to the Disney Parks but my family on the top are the ones that have gone with me to the parks multiple times over the years.

All my Disney Trip Counts through my life with family and friends
WDW Trip Counts: 9 Trips (July 96, June 98, June 01, Mar 06, Mar/Apr 07, Mar/Apr 10, Dec 10, Dec 11, Oct/Nov 12)
DLR Trip Counts: 50+ Can't remember them all

You can check out my videos and pictures from my trip reports right here by clicking on the link.
mvf-m11c Flickr page with all sorts of pictures at the Disney Park and other events I have over 30,000+ pictures from the Disney Parks, D23 Expo, food porn, etc.

mvfm11c YouTube page with all different videos from the Disney trips These include videos of the nighttime shows, parades, rides, and videos from Disney Special shows back in the early 90’s.

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Old 02-17-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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Table of Contents

Disneyland Trip Reports:

2009
9/9/09 - 9/13/09 DLR & the first ever D23 Expo on an old thread
12/10/09 - 12/13/09 My Birthday trip at DLR on an old thread
3/16/10 - 3/18/10 Quick business trip at DLR on an old thread
2010
3/26/10 An unexpected day trip at DLR on an old thread
6/10/10 - 6/13/10 DA birthday trip & the debut of WoC weekend on an old thread
8/13/10 - 8/15/10 YU-GI-OH! World Championship TCG Week & DLR on an old thread
10/1/10 - 10/3/10 Mickey's Halloween Party Weekend at DLR on Post #40 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
11/18/10 - 11/20/10 Holiday Trip to DLR on Post #131 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
2011
1/21/11 - 1/23/11 Short Solo trip to DLR on Post #379 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
2/19/11 - 2/21/11 I Survived President's Weekend at the DLR on Post #588 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
4/8/11 - 4/10/11 YU-GI-OH! TCG Tournament & DL on Post #740 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
5/27/11 - 5/29/11 A Soundsational Weekend at DL on Post #840 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
6/20/11 - 6/21/11 A Reunion with an Old Friend at DL on Post #957 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
8/18/11 - 8/22/11 2nd Annual D23 Expo & DL on Post #1106 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
9/24/11 Unexpected Trip to DL during the Halloween Season on Post #1273 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
11/18/11 - 11/20/11 Our Annual Holiday Trip to DL on Post #1334 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
2012
3/2/12 - 3/4/12 Break from the Real World on Post #1563 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
3/23/12 - 3/25/12 YU-GI-OH! 100th Tourney & Weekend at DL on Post #1674 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
6/9/12 - 6/12/12 AP Sneak Peek at DCA on Post #1889 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
8/13/12 - 8/15/12 I'm Racing Back to Cars Land with 'Bro and his Girl' in Tow on Post #2202 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
11/16/12 - 11/18/12 Our 2nd Annual Holiday Trip to DL in November on post #2528 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
2013
1/12/13 - 1/14/13 DD2 First Trip at the Happiest Place on Earth on post #2624 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
5/3/13 - 5/5/13 A Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives and Disneyland on post #2815 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
6/28/13 - 6/30/13 Quick Trip with the Family during the Heat Madness on Post #2935 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
8/8/13 - 8/12/13 The 3rd Annual 2013 D23 Expo Trip on Post #3019 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
9/14/13 - 9/16/13 Last Second DISers Meet Up & Halloween Trip on Post #3084 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
11/22/13 - 11/24/13 Our 3rd Annual Holiday Trip to DL in November on Post #3222 (on the 1st TR Superthread)
12/26/13 - 12/29/13 Braving the Crowds after Christmas at Disneyland with Family & Friends on Post #3334 (on the 1st TR Superthread & Continuing on the 2nd TR Superthread)
Day 2 - 12/27/13
Part 1 DCA Crazy Morning to get FP's for RSR and WoC
Part 2 Breakfast with the Princesses & Cruising into Radiator Springs
Part 3 Aladdin Show in the Hyperion Theater
Part 4 Let's go for a Cruise and Tire Too
Part 5 Snacking on a Cone and No way to the Wheel of Doom
Part 6 Dinner and Cars Land @ Night
Part 7 Winter Dreams & Sleep Time
Day 3 - 12/28/13
Part 1 Busy Saturday Morning at DL
Part 2 Break Time at the Plaza Inn with the Characters
Part 3 Cruising in Tomorrowland & Spinning Around in Fantasyland
Part 4 A Mint Julep Drink & Crowdland
Part 5 Floating down the Rivers of America and Flower Market Throwback
Part 6 Unexpected Problem and Dinner
Part 7 Floating down with Pirates and Animals
Part 8 Last Ride of the Night
Day 4 - 12/28/13
Part 1 Quick walk-in at the Disneyland Resort
Part 2 Quick walk-in at the Disneyland Resort Part 2
Part 3 Universal Studios Hollywood and the Studio Tour 1
Part 4 Studio Tour Part 2
Part 5 Universal Studios Hollywood Part 3
Part 6 Mexican Dinner & Last Night in SoCal
2014
4/25/14 – 4/28/14 Time to put the Clipboard away and enjoy the Magic
Day 1 - 4/25/14
Part 1 Going in Quickly and Dinner at our Favorite
Part 2 Nighttime @ Both Parks & Raining Night
Day 2 - 4/26/14
Part 1 Shopping Day at the WDI Store in Glendale
Part 2 Late to Easter
Part 3 Above on the Highway of the Sky
Part 4 Dinner at the Napa Rose with Friends
Part 5 Maleficent Sneak Peek, Shopping & Nighttime Photos
Day 3 - 4/27/14
Part 1 Getting FP's, TSMM & BTMRR Finally
Part 2 Back & Foward to both Parks Plus Lunch at ESPN Zone
Part 3 Life Could be Dream in Radiator Springs
Part 4 The World is a Carousel of Color
6/23/14 – 6/25/14 A Fantasmic Summer at the DLR with my Aunt
Day 1 - 6/23/14
Part 1 Arrived Safely & Going Under the Sea
Part 2 Short Wait on our Favorite Ride at DCA
Part 3 Pixar Play Parade Part 1
Part 4 Pixar Play Parade Part 2 & Dinner
Part 5 Staking a Spot for Fantasmic! & Part 1
Part 6 Fantasmic! Part 2
Part 7 Magical Fireworks at the RoA
Day 2 - 6/24/14
Part 1 Going Down the River with the Children of the World
Part 2 Collecting FP's on the Railroad
Part 3 Lunch at the Bayou & Frozen
Part 4 Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Part 5 Mickey and the Magical Map
Part 6 Riding Above the Highway of the Skies
Part 7 Aladdin Musical & Radiator Springs
Part 8 Disappointed during World of Color
Day 3 - 6/25/14
Part 1 Last Day of the Trip & Ride Crazy
Part 2 We're Leaving?
7/26/14 – 7/28/14 Going Back Down South with Bro and his Girl
Day 1 - 7/26/14
Part 1 Middle of the Nite Drive & a Friend Joining Us
Part 2 Coaster Rides and Tsum Tsum Hunting
Part 3 Let's go for a drive
Part 4 Solo Time & you life Could be a Dream
Part 5 Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there
Part 6 The World is a Carousel of Color
Part 7 Pirates taking Pictures in NOS
Day 2 - 7/27/14
Part 1 Solo Time in NOS
Part 2 The Scary Mansion and Above the Skies on the Monorail
Part 3 UVA Lunch & back to DL on the Monorail
Part 4 Magical & Spacel
Part 5 Staking a Spot and Fantasmic!
Part 6 Magical Fireworks by the RoA
Part 7 Through the Haunted Jungle & Photo Time
Day 3 - 7/28/14
Part 1 The other party members aren’t here yet
Part 2 Finally rode AiW & BLAB
Part 3 The other Party Members arrived and it was time to leave as well
9/14/14 – 9/16/14 Just in Time for Halloween Season in September
Day 1 - 9/14/14
Part 1 Arrived Safely, Lunch/Dinner & HallwoeenTime
Part 2 Pumpkins Everywhere on MS
Part 3 Haunted Mansion Holiday 2014
Part 4 Dia de Los Muertos, Halloween Tree & Halloween Carnival
Part 5 Happiest Boat Ride on Earth & Tomorrowland
Part 6 Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
Part 7 Second show of Fantasmic!
Day 2 - 9/15/14
Part 1 Collecting FP's Everywhere
Part 2 Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch
Part 3 Haunted Pirates and Not-So-Scary Ghosts
Part 4 Racing on over to DCA and Back to DL
Part 5 Dinner at Carthay Circle and Roundtrip on the DLRR
Part 6 World of Color Preferred View
Day 3 - 9/16/14
Part 1 Morning with Alice and a look at the FNSV Lagoon without the Walls
Part 2 Finally the Monorail is running and Halloween Dec/Merch
Part 3 Aladdin Broadway and Going Home
10/14/14 – 10/16/14 Halloween Party and DISMeet
Day 1 - 10/14/14
Part 1 Got To SoCal Safely, DISMeet #1 PrincessInOz and Party Time
Part 2 Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade and closing out the Night
Day 2 - 10/15/14
Part 1 Meet-up that Morning and Ride City
Part 2 Fantasyland Rides
Part 3 DISMeet #2 franandaj & Lunch at the Market
Part 4 More rides at DL and now DCA
Part 5 Nighttime Photography and late Night Snack
Day 3 - 10/16/14
Part 1 Last Second Stop at DL & Casa Nueva
11/14/14 - 11/16/14 Our 4th Annual Holiday Trip to DL in November
Day 1 - 11/14/14
Part 1 Quick stop at Casa Nueva and Holiday Season at the DLR
Part 2 Christmas Party in Hollywood and A Christmas Fantasy
Part 3 Dinner and Firework Nite
Part 4 An Updated It’s a Small World Holiday
Part 5 The Real Holiday Version of Jingle Cruise Part 1
Part 6 Continue with Jingle Cruise and All Done for Tonight
Day 2 - 11/15/14
Part 1 Getting Fast Passes along with Paradise Pier Holiday Decorations
Part 2 A Wonderland in Disneyland
Part 3 Haunted Mansion Holiday along with Cars
Part 4 World of Cars and Hollywood Decorations
Part 5 Viva Navidad Street Party & Downtown Disney Winter Village
Part 6 Heading back for Lunch at DL & Jingle Jangle Jamboree
Part 7 A Christmas Fantasy Parade changed Again?
Part 8 Dining Disappointment and Shots with my Tripod at Night
Part 9 Time for the Second Version of World of Color Winter Dreams
Part 10 Compare World of Color Winter Dreams Part 2
Part 11 Compare World of Color Winter Dreams Part 3
Part 12 Compare World of Color Winter Dreams Part 4
Part 13 Compare World of Color Winter Dreams Part 5
Day 3 - 11/16/14
Part 1 Cruising in the jungle during the Holiday Season
Part 2 Decorations on Storybook Land Canal Boats and It’s a Small World Holiday Again
Part 3 It’s a Small World Holiday Part 2
Part 4 More Wreaths and Last Ride on the Flying Tire
Part 5 Riding the Flying Tires and Watching Friends Play

Disneyland Trips with no Reports:
5/27/14 - 5/29/14
10/26/14 - 10/28/14

Walt Disney World Trip Reports:
3/26/10 - 4/3/10 Spring break vacation at WDW
12/10/10 - 12/17/10 My birthday trip at WDW
12/9/11 - 12/16/11 Friends and Family trip to WDW
10/26/12 - 11/2/12 Boo to You...and Food & Wine Too!

Upcoming & Future Disney Park Pre-Trip Reports
5/26/15 - 5/28/15 Possible Trip after Memorial Day Weekend
8/13/15 - 8/17/15 Fourth Annual D23 Expo Trip
11/13/15 - 11/15/15 Our 5th Annual Holiday Trip to DL in November

I will be posting all my updates on my trip reports when I am at the resort or on the road.

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Day 2 – December 27th, 2013 – Part 1

Day 2 – December 27th, 2013 – Part 1

Now is day 2 of the trip. After the first day, Silv and MP had an exciting time at the Disneyland Resort where we all got to have dinner at Tortilla Jo’s, head on over to DL that night where we got to go on some rides that night from the Monorail, It’s a Small World Holiday, Storybook Land Canal Boats and Captain EO. It was unfortunate that “Believe…In Holiday Magic” fireworks didn’t play that first night on Thursday since it was a windy night. My DAW and Cousin C had a great time that night and they were also glad that Silv and MP had a great first day even though the park was really crowded that night. That first night on Thursday was busy as I have expected during Christmas break. But we all had a great time and Silv and MP were getting excited for the first whole day of the trip.

It was a new day for all of us. This was the first full day of the trip where we will be heading on over to Disney California Adventure first thing over Disneyland. I had a hunch that DL will be very busy that Friday morning and we had dining reservation at DCA that morning. Even though Friday was an Extra Magic Hours at DCA, it was going to be busy to get into the parks during the break where I had planned out the trip where we will have to be at the parks first thing in the morning so we can get some rides done. Some of my party members don’t get up early in the morning like my Cousin C. He wanted to sleep in that morning but we told him to get up in the morning and he can go back to the room to sleep in so we can get FP’s for Radiator Springs Racers and World of Color: Winter Dreams. In order to get the FP’s at the parks, you have to be in the park in with your ticket/Annual Pass so you are able to get a FP or you won’t get it since it is not activated. He didn’t want to get up but he wanted to see WoC: Winter Dreams that night.

It was also my first time staying at the Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites hotel on Harbor Blvd where mostly I stay at Best Western Park Place Inn or Best Western Anaheim Inn. My DAW chose this hotel since we got two rooms at a reasonable price where we wouldn’t get it at BWPPI or BWAI. Even though we were all the way back at the hotel we had a nice time staying at the Desert Inn.


We all got up early that morning so we can head on over to the DLR early that morning in order to get into DCA at 8am. Since it was during Christmas break and there are a lot of guests at the parks, we had to take advantage of the morning to go on the good rides and get FP’s for WoC: Winter Dreams and RSR. Mostly everyone got up around 7am and we all got dressed up and started to head on out of the Desert Inn and to the DLR. Cousin C wanted to sleep in but he will get up so we can get the FP for WoC: Winter Dreams and RSR to use later that day.

We left the Desert Inn around 7:30am and we walked all the way over to the Esplanade so we can get an early start at the Disney parks.

It was nice that my DAW got the ECV when it was delivered at the hotel instead of getting the ECV at the DLR. It saved us time which was really key during the trip even during the Christmas break crowds.



It was around 7:45am when we passed through the security area and at the Esplanade. When we looked in the direction towards Disneyland, the turnstile queue was already passed the monorail column and almost towards the center of the Esplanade. I knew that the crowds were going to be very high that Friday and it wasn’t as bad as I have originally thought where both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure turnstile queue would be close to each other.



Both parks are not opened yet but we were in the park before the parks open at 8am that morning.

The first thing we did was to head on over to the RSR FP queue so we can ride RSR later that day. I don’t like riding RSR in the morning since it can be not up and running.

When we were in Buena Vista Street, the queue was already towards “Off the Page” store/Animation Building at Hollywood Land. I wasn’t too worried about getting the FP for RSR but it won’t be in the morning and we should get a time in the afternoon which works out perfectly for us since we have breakfast at DCA that morning.



Since it was going to take some time to get through the RSR FP queue, I got everyone’s tickets and AP’s so I can get the WoC: Winter Dreams FP’s at Grizzly River Run. When I get on over to GRR and get the FP’s for WoC: Winter Dreams, I will be back in time to get back in the queue with my DAW so we can get the RSR FP. While my DAW and Cousin C were in queue for RSR FP’s, Silv and MP went on over to do some shopping around the Hollywood Land stores while we are waiting. I thought that they would want to go on some rides that morning but they were interested in the shopping that morning.

So I head on over towards the direction to GRR and the park was not opened yet officially at 8am so I had to wait until it was time.


DCA is now opened at 8am and I head on over to GRR to get the FP’s for WoC: Winter Dreams that night while the others are shopping or in the queue for RSR.

There were a lot of people heading in the direction over to GRR while some went on over to Soarin. Over at GRR, there was already a queue and it reminded me of the old days when WoC was new and people would head on over there first to get FP’s before Cars Land opened in 2012.

I got the WoC: Winter Dreams FP for the first show in the blue section as expected when you get them first thing in the morning. But the time that the first show of WoC started was at 8:45pm which was an interesting time instead of 9pm or the time back during the November trip which it started at 7:45pm.

After getting the FP’s for WoC: Winter Dreams, I head on back to the RSR queue to meet up with the other members of my party and they were right at the Carthay Circle Theater. Not even 10 minutes when the park opened and they were right next to the CCT. I got in the queue with them and we waited until we got our FP’s for RSR.

It took about 35 minutes when we were in the queue for RSR FP’s and were able to get the FP’s from 1pm to 2pm which is a great time in the afternoon. Since we had breakfast earlier that morning, we had plenty of time to ride RSR in the afternoon.

We had an hour until breakfast and they didn’t want to go on any rides just yet. Cousin C went back to the room to rest up since he didn’t want to get up early that morning. So he head on back to the room while we were in BVS, Silv and MP wanted to do some shopping in the morning. I was a little surprise that they didn’t want to go on some rides at DCA that morning when it wasn’t that busy. But I didn’t want to spoil their great time at the DLR so I went along with it.


A nice look at the BVS Christmas tree.


There are a lot of people entering DCA that morning.


We head on in the Elias & Co. store as well as Los Feliz Five & Dime store. We did spent some time in the store looking at the merchandise. Silv and MP bought a few interesting merchandise in the store while DAW and I were just walking around looking at the stuff as well.

Then we head on over to the other stores on the other side of the street which was Trolley Treats and Atwater Ink & Paint.

Some pictures of the treats inside the Trolley Treats store.




Some of the Christmas trees in the Trolley Treats and Kingswell Camera Shop that I missed during the November trip.




After we looked around the stores and bought a few goodies. They didn’t buy big items since they had to carry it that morning to the afternoon until we head on back to our hotel that afternoon.

It was almost time for our breakfast and we started to head on over to our area.

The parks started to get a little busy that morning and the FP queue for RSR was already over when we passed by the return time sign.


When we were in Paradise Pier, we had some time to kill until our 9:30am breakfast so while we were right in Paradise Pier, they wanted to go on “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” ride. It was only a 5 minute wait time and we all head on over to go under the sea with Ariel and her friends.

Paradise Pier looks so nice in the morning.



It only took 5 minutes to get through the queue and it didn’t took too long for DAW since she was using the ECV. Silv and MP went on together while DAW and I rode in the other clam shell.

Pictures during the ride experience. I have took a lot of pictures during the ride and here are some of them.
















After we got off the Little Mermaid ride, it was time for our breakfast so we head on over to our destination. It is so nice to look at the flowers during the holiday season.


Walking over the PP bridge and looking at Paradise Pier Lagoon. The WoC platform is submerge in the lagoon.


The viewing area at Paradise Pier is all decorated with Christmas presents.


That will be it for this post and I will have more from DCA.


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Running in and out....but I wanted to sub in to your new TR thread.

Looks like you had a great morning! Looking forward to more.
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I'm all subbed in! Great start to your thread Bret. It really was busy this morning. Your poinsettia picture is stunning with the drops of water and vibrant color.

I can't believe your companions didn't want to ride any rides that morning either. Those fastpasses will come in handy later in the day.

Just as a comment - I dream of having gone to DL so many times I get to put 50+ in my trip report.

Thanks for reporting your adventures.

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Hi, Bret!

I'm subbed!

I love the tree with the little train at the bottom of it (and a cupcake)! I saw that tree in 2012 (though I don't think it had the cute train underneath it at that point), and I had planned on taking a look at it in 2013...but I think I somehow forgot to walk over to that spot in both November and December! I remembered from 2012 that the tree was kind of in a spot that people would only see if they happened to enter or exit that way, but a lot of people entered through a totally different door. So I knew I would have to make a point to go through that specific door to see the tree, and I got too busy and just ended up forgetting it.

If you're done with the previous TR thread and want me to close it (it's more like a Mega-Thread than a Superthread!), I can go ahead and close it. Technically, we don't really have to close it until it gets to page 250 (and you're not at page 250 yet), so you can leave it open for a while in case any other comments come in from new readers. It's up to you!

I noticed you mentioned that this thread will be a thread for all Disney parks around the world? Are you planning on visiting some of the other Disney parks? That would be awesome!

I would suggest that, for your purposes -- because your DLR trip reports are quite long -- that if you visit WDW or any of the international Disney parks you do separate TR threads for those in the appropriate forums rather than trying to put them in this thread. If we're talking about just a 2-post highlight reel or something, that's okay in this thread, but a full, lengthy TR about a separate trip to another Disney resort (especially the kind of TR you usually do) should have its own thread so that this thread stays mainly about DLR trips, or about bigger trips that also include stops at DLR (like when you did the tour).

Another good idea that you may want to try -- but this one is totally up to you -- is to put a link at the bottom of each TR installment, directing the reader to the next installment. This is something I vowed to do when I eventually start my next TR thread, because my last TR thread was so long and probably daunting for people to wade through if they were new to it. People do not always want to go back to a Table of Contents or an Index to search for something, so the links are a good solution.

In other words, at the bottom of your earlier Day 2 post (above) you might want to put a link to the next post from Day 2 at the bottom, when you have the next post written up and put together. Other DIS'ers such as tayalltheway and lsulindy (to name only a couple) have done that. I think it works wonders in a really long thread, and I wish I had done it in my previous TR thread. It helps the readers who are short on time to "cut to the chase" and bounce from TR installment to TR installment, without having to sift through the pages of chat and commentary if they don't want to. Some folks may want to and have the time to read the other comments that have come in, but if not they can go right to the next TR installment and bypass all of that.

In fact, when I start another TR thread I plan to not only put a link at the bottom of each installment, directing the readers to the next installment, but I am also going to put a link at the top of each installment, directing the readers to the previous installment! I noticed that sometimes readers were missing segments or sections of TRs in my last thread -- probably because they didn't want to go back through the pages to locate what they missed. They would jump in on whatever the latest installment was and end up missing something pivotal!

The last thing I -- as a fellow multi-TR thread writer -- want to do is waste my time, writing up installments and posting photos that people skip over or overlook. The easier I can make it for people to get to the installments and new TRs, the better! So I figured that I would put a link to the previous installment at the top of each new TR post, and a link at the bottom leading to the next installment! That way, all the readers have to do is click links and go right to what they need. I might even put a link to the beginning of the next Trip Report at the end of one completed Trip Report.

Anyway, I just thought I'd toss out those thoughts before you get too far into this brand new, shiny thread!
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Running in and out....but I wanted to sub in to your new TR thread.

Looks like you had a great morning! Looking forward to more.
Thanks for following along the new Mega-Thread (that Sherry would call it) PiO.

It was a nice morning where the weather was great. It would have been even better if we went on some rides that morning but we went to the stores instead. I had no problem what they want to do that morning but it would have been nice to go on some rides when the morning is so important.


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I'm all subbed in! Great start to your thread Bret. It really was busy this morning. Your poinsettia picture is stunning with the drops of water and vibrant color.

I can't believe your companions didn't want to ride any rides that morning either. Those fastpasses will come in handy later in the day.

Just as a comment - I dream of having gone to DL so many times I get to put 50+ in my trip report.

Thanks for reporting your adventures.

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Hi TK. Thanks for following along on the new Mega-Thread. It was busy that morning to get into Disneyland and luckily we didn’t head over there first thing in the morning since we have plans at DCA that morning.

We had a nice morning where we were able to get the FP’s for RSR and WoC. It would have been great if we could go on some rides but overall it was a good morning.

Thank you for following along on my trip reports over the years and enjoy the new one.


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I'm subbed!

I love the tree with the little train at the bottom of it (and a cupcake)! I saw that tree in 2012 (though I don't think it had the cute train underneath it at that point), and I had planned on taking a look at it in 2013...but I think I somehow forgot to walk over to that spot in both November and December! I remembered from 2012 that the tree was kind of in a spot that people would only see if they happened to enter or exit that way, but a lot of people entered through a totally different door. So I knew I would have to make a point to go through that specific door to see the tree, and I got too busy and just ended up forgetting it.

If you're done with the previous TR thread and want me to close it (it's more like a Mega-Thread than a Superthread!), I can go ahead and close it. Technically, we don't really have to close it until it gets to page 250 (and you're not at page 250 yet), so you can leave it open for a while in case any other comments come in from new readers. It's up to you!

I noticed you mentioned that this thread will be a thread for all Disney parks around the world? Are you planning on visiting some of the other Disney parks? That would be awesome!

I would suggest that, for your purposes -- because your DLR trip reports are quite long -- that if you visit WDW or any of the international Disney parks you do separate TR threads for those in the appropriate forums rather than trying to put them in this thread. If we're talking about just a 2-post highlight reel or something, that's okay in this thread, but a full, lengthy TR about a separate trip to another Disney resort (especially the kind of TR you usually do) should have its own thread so that this thread stays mainly about DLR trips, or about bigger trips that also include stops at DLR (like when you did the tour).

Another good idea that you may want to try -- but this one is totally up to you -- is to put a link at the bottom of each TR installment, directing the reader to the next installment. This is something I vowed to do when I eventually start my next TR thread, because my last TR thread was so long and probably daunting for people to wade through if they were new to it. People do not always want to go back to a Table of Contents or an Index to search for something, so the links are a good solution.

In other words, at the bottom of your earlier Day 2 post (above) you might want to put a link to the next post from Day 2 at the bottom, when you have the next post written up and put together. Other DIS'ers such as tayalltheway and lsulindy (to name only a couple) have done that. I think it works wonders in a really long thread, and I wish I had done it in my previous TR thread. It helps the readers who are short on time to "cut to the chase" and bounce from TR installment to TR installment, without having to sift through the pages of chat and commentary if they don't want to. Some folks may want to and have the time to read the other comments that have come in, but if not they can go right to the next TR installment and bypass all of that.

In fact, when I start another TR thread I plan to not only put a link at the bottom of each installment, directing the readers to the next installment, but I am also going to put a link at the top of each installment, directing the readers to the previous installment! I noticed that sometimes readers were missing segments or sections of TRs in my last thread -- probably because they didn't want to go back through the pages to locate what they missed. They would jump in on whatever the latest installment was and end up missing something pivotal!

The last thing I -- as a fellow multi-TR thread writer -- want to do is waste my time, writing up installments and posting photos that people skip over or overlook. The easier I can make it for people to get to the installments and new TRs, the better! So I figured that I would put a link to the previous installment at the top of each new TR post, and a link at the bottom leading to the next installment! That way, all the readers have to do is click links and go right to what they need. I might even put a link to the beginning of the next Trip Report at the end of one completed Trip Report.

Anyway, I just thought I'd toss out those thoughts before you get too far into this brand new, shiny thread!
Hi Sherry. Thank you for following along the new Mega-Thread.

The tree at the Kingswell Camera shop is a very interesting tree to look at. I really like the gingerbread train that is clear and it has lights in it. I wasn’t able to see everything during the November trip and looked at your pictures and from other DISers pictures that I had to go in those different areas at the DLR that I have missed. When I go back in November with my DAF like we usually do during the holiday season, I will get to go around the DLR looking at all the holiday decorations that I have missed from this past year.

I’m not ready to close the old trip report since I might use it to post something one day. There might be times that I would like to post something one day instead of the new Mega-Thread. I was really considering keeping the old one still going with the December trip report but it might cut it close with the posts that I might not be able to finish it.

I meant to say that I will use the new DL Mega-Thread to link my other trip reports from WDW, etc. I know that you can’t write up a WDW on a DL thread where it will be moved to the WDW trip report threads. I will be going back to WDW next year. I haven’t planned on any dates yet since I am looking at what season to go. I have been to WDW during every season from Spring Break, Summertime, Halloween and Christmas. I will still look at what time to visit WDW next year.

If I do separate trip reports from WDW or somewhere else, I will link them from this thread so I won’t have to write those long trip reports on this thread. I write it up clearly on the first post of this thread. So for other trip reports at WDW or somewhere else, I will write them up on the specific threads.

That is a really good idea of linking the next trip report installment on the last installment so the readers will be able to follow each new installment. I will definitely consider adding a last link installment so the readers are able to go back towards the last one where they have missed. Thank you for the tip Sherry.
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A quick update for my upcoming trip to The DLR in April is that my DAF and I will be eating at the Napa Rose restaurant on April 26th at 5:30pm. We also got the Chef's Counter seats for dinner. We will also be having dinner with Alison (franandaj) and Fran that night. This will be our first time eating at the Napa Rose restaurant and we are looking forward to eating with Alison and Fran.
I'm sure you'll all have an awesome dinner. Enjoy!
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I'm late, but it looks like I made it over in time for my cameo! Looking forward to joining you and your DA at the Chef's Counter! It's been a couple years since my last meal at NR. It's about time!
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While I am envious of the pictures you take on MFWoD I can't even get my DH to go on the stationary gondolas. I'll rely on your pictures to see the sights from there.

We enjoy the eating area on PP. It's very relaxing and I really enjoyed the entertainment at Christmas time.
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I finally found my way over.

Nice pics in the Little Mermaid and Radiator Springs Racers. I can't imagine waiting 3 hours in the standby line.

I absolutely love the entrance to the cave of wonders pic, stunning.

Breakfast at AG looked good too. It's been years since we've eaten there.
Nice to see you found my new DL Mega-Thread Angela.

There was no way I would even wait that long for any ride even though RSR is an amazing ride to go on. I would not even wait two hours to go on it. But I can wait that long for the fireworks, Fantasmic, or WoC (if I want to get up close in the viewing area).

Aladdin show was nice and I need to use a telephoto lens for this show since using a regular lens is not enough to get up close pictures of the characters.

We all had a nice time eating at AG for breakfast and it might be a while until I eat there again.


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Awesome. I'm sure you'll have a great DisMeet and enjoy the food.
My DAF and I are getting excited for the trip next month and a DISMeet at the Napa Rose.


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I'm sure you'll all have an awesome dinner. Enjoy!
Thank you Angela. We are really looking forward to eating at the Napa Rose for the first time. There are a lot of restaurants that I haven't eaten and it will be nice to try it for the first time.


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I'm late, but it looks like I made it over in time for my cameo! Looking forward to joining you and your DA at the Chef's Counter! It's been a couple years since my last meal at NR. It's about time!
Nice to see you over here Alison. I am really looking forward to eating at the Napa Rose with you and Fran. It is great to have dinner there at the Chef's Counter for our first dining experience. When was your last time eating at the NR?


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Hi Jenny. It is nice to see you found your way to the new DL Mega-Thread.


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While I am envious of the pictures you take on MFWoD I can't even get my DH to go on the stationary gondolas. I'll rely on your pictures to see the sights from there.

We enjoy the eating area on PP. It's very relaxing and I really enjoyed the entertainment at Christmas time.
I'm glad that you always enjoy my pictures from MFWoD. There was no way I would even gone on the swinging-gondolas that day. I hate the swinging-gondolas and won't break that streak of not riding the swinging-gondolas. I will be happily go on the non-swinging if they want to go on.

The Viva Navidad event at Paradise Pier was so great that I really regret of not spending more time there. If it is back during the holiday season, I will spend some more time over there later this year.


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Day 2 – December 27th, 2013 – Part 6

Last Installment on the Trip Report

Day 2 – December 27th, 2013 – Part 6

Dinner & Cars Land @ Night

While we were relaxing in our room at the Desert Inn & Suites where we are staying during the December trip, we were almost ready to leave the room and have dinner that night. This time, we won’t be eating on property but we will be eating off-site. I love eating on-site and trying all these different restaurants. But with the high season, the restaurants at the DLR are hard to get in or we would have to wait a long time until we are seated. So this time, we decided to eat at Tony Romas on Harbor Blvd which is a couple of buildings down from our hotel. I haven’t eaten at Tony Romas on Harbor Blvd for a while and it is a nice place to get a good meal while off-site.

It was around 5pm when we left our room to Tony Romas for dinner. We only stayed in the room for about an hour which wasn’t a long break but we had a lot of activities to do that night from World of Color: Winter Dreams and some rides if we can get on them that night. But since the parks have been crowded on Friday, it was going to be tough to get on some rides.

It was not that busy at Tony Romas around 5pm when we were seated immediately. We all had something to choose from that night and it was nice to eat off-site.


For the price, we got to choose from a lot of different sides including the entrees. Silv and MP got the Original Baby Back Ribs which is one of the restaurants signature dishes. Cousin C doesn’t want me to take a picture of his plate but he also got the Original Baby Back Ribs with different sides.


My DAW got the signature salad which was the Tony’s Asian Salad.


For me I got the Filet Medallions with different sauces.


After we finished our dinner at Tony Romas, it was time for all of us to head on over back to the Disneyland Resort to enjoy the rest of the night.

When we got over to the Esplanade and about to enter Disney California Adventure, getting into DCA was a little busy that night to get in while DL was way worse than DCA.


When we got in the park that night, DAW had to go on in the Chamber of Commerce building or Guest Relations to check something out that night. So while we were waiting, MP and I were talking about the trip and she was glad that her mom and her were down here with DAW, Cousin C and I during the trip.


When DAW came out of the Chamber of Commerce, we started to head on over to our first activity that night. But first, we passed by the Buena Vista Street tree which is so amazing to look at during the holiday season.


I really like this picture of the Carthay Circle Theater with the Red Car Street Trolley passing by.


The first thing when we were in DCA was to head on over to Cars Land but this time to see it at night which is the best time to visit CL. I really enjoy seeing CL at night but it is so amazing when the neon lights are on. While it is great at night during the other times of the year, during the holiday season it is even more amazing with the Christmas decorations.


Fillmore’s Taste-In Fuel.


Sarge’s Surplus Hut with the red, white and blue lights along with the fireworks on top which is one of my favorite buildings during the holiday season.




Flo’s V8 Café Sign


Passing by Ramone’s House of Body Art


Everyone was so amazed of how Cars Land looks during the holiday season. DAW has seen CL at night but not like this during the holiday season with all the lights on with the Christmas decorations.


Lizzie’s Curios store


After looking at Radiator Springs (Cars Land) for a while, it was time to head on over towards Paradise Pier so we can get our spot for the 9pm World of Color: Winter Dreams show. We went towards the backside of CL passing by Radiator Springs Racers. We also passed by the backside of Flo’s V8 Café.


You can never get tired of seeing Radiator Falls waterfall from back here or riding RSR.


Before we head on over towards Paradise Pier, everyone was started to get a little thirsty that night and wanted a nice dessert after a nice dinner at Tony Romas. While we were in Pacific Wharf, we head on over to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.


I have passed by Ghirardelli store a lot in DCA but I never go in since I don’t eat too many sweet treats or chocolate. But everyone wanted to get a chocolate drink or ice cream that night and we all went inside to get different items.


After everyone got some kind of dessert at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, we started to head on over towards Paradise Pier to get our spots for the 9pm World of Color: Winter Dreams show.

We were coming a little bit late since we spent some time in Cars Land and at Ghirardelli at the Pacific Wharf. We didn’t get to PP until 7:45pm. The CM’s let the guests in the viewing area for World of Color: Winter Dreams one hour until the show started so people won’t stake out a spot for hours. Luckily for us, we decided to go with my favorite spot in the blue section that night since it doesn’t require a lot of wait time. But we didn’t want to take any risks of not getting our spot that night since the parks are very crowded.

When we got to PP right at the area to get in the viewing area. Since DAW was using the ECV, we had the option of going in the handicapped section but we told them that we didn’t want to go in the handicapped section in the blue area but get the spot right at the green fire hydrant in the blue section. The CM’s had no problem letting us get the spot in the blue section with the ECV. We were let in a little early before it was 8pm and we were able to get that spot that night.

Just when we got my favorite spot, the other guests were let in the viewing area and just in a few minutes, the viewing area was already packed at the bottom. So we just waited until it was time for the 9pm World of Color: Winter Dreams show.


Even though I got to watch WoC: Winter Dreams during the November show, it was nice to come back and watch it again to see it. Even though some people didn’t enjoy the new show, I still love watching WoC and seeing all these different variations of the show. At first I was excited to watch it back in November but this time I was hoping that everyone will like this show. DAW has seen the original WoC in January and June and maybe she will like the new one. But that will be found out on the later post.


It was almost time for the 9pm WoC: Winter Dreams show. This time, I was videotaping and taking pictures that night. I was also trying a new toy that I got for Christmas. Just before the trip, my other family relatives bought a GoPro Hero Black 3+ for me and my DB. Since I have been doing a lot of videotaping and taking pictures, it was a nice gift to get from them. It was very interesting to videotape WoC: Winter dreams that night with the GoPro along with my Sony video camera but it was nice to try it out and see if the video is good or not. GoPro are not that known for high quality dark videos like my Sony video camera. I didn’t get to use it on certain rides during the trip since I didn’t have a head mount or chest mount for the GoPro.

But I will tell you the next time of how World of Color: Winter Dreams went for everyone that night.


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I keep meaning to try that Tony Roma's but haven't yet made it there. Maybe one of these trips, we'll get there.

Nice pictures. I love seeing CL all gussied up with Christmas decorations. It's been quite a few years since I've seen the park all dressed up for Christmas. Maybe next time.

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to WoC.
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