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Old 03-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Jersey Girl Heading West Updated 7/26 Final Day and Final Thoughts

HI, Iím puggymom and Iím fairly new to the DL boards, stopped here a bit in 2005, which was my last trip to DLR, which was a hastily planned trip and the folks here really did help quite a bit. That 2005 trip, I found myself falling in love with DLP. If I had 1 Disney wish I would switch MK with DLP. There truly is something special about the original. I guess itís because Walt was personally involved, but whatever the reason, I absolutely love this park. So I am heading back to Waltís park for the 3rd time in May, (first trip was in 1976, I remember all the bicentennial themed stuff going on).

My trip dates are May15th Ė May21st.

Well, before we get much further, here I amÖ





Iím the blonde on the left.

This is a solo trip, well except for the time I will be hanging with my fellow Focker and Disíser, DisneylandMama, hi T!

And if you are wondering what a Focker is, stop by the Community Board, it's a wonderful group of Dis'sers who I am very fortunate to have in my life.

A couple of years ago I bought into DVC and will be using points to stay at the DL hotel. One thing I remember clearly about the 1976 trip was wishing we stayed there but it wasnít central to the other touristy stuff my family had planned. Then in 2005, I was working for a company that was outsourcing a lot of work overseas and didnít know how secure the job was so I did a budget trip. I promised myself next time would be at DLH. Silly, yes, but I know if I made another trip out West and didnít stay at DLH I would regret it. I had the points available and while many would argue that there are better uses for DVC points (especially with the 5 for 3 deal just announced) for me this is the best use, fulfilling a childhood wish. And letís all be honest arenít we all kids masquerading as adults anyhow?

Next up - let the planning begin or who is up for a little roulette?

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Old 03-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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update #1 You all ready for some Hotel roulette?

update #2 Why I need a car

update #3 Walking in Walt's Footsteps

update #4 East Coast Focker Meets West Coast Focker

update #5 Departure Day

update #6 Another Bumpy Ride and Meeting the Gipper

update #7 LA Traffic and My Special Dinner

update #8 My first full day in the park

update #9 Walking in Walt's Steps

update #10 What the heck was that

update #11 Just Wanderin'

Update #12 Good times with good people

Update #13 Final Day and Final Thoughts

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I feel the same about the DL Hotel...always wanted to stay there & finally did for 2 nights of our trip (March 7-14). I would have loved to stay there the entire time, but financially it didn't work for us....but I took a ton of pics from the hotel, memorabilia & grounds. If you get a chance, check them out on my TR.....I have tons & tons & tons of pics scattered thru out the entire report & now I'm adding more from each day of the trip. DLH will be on Days 1 & 2.

Anyway......looking forward as you fill us in on your plans!!!!
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I feel the same about the DL Hotel...always wanted to stay there & finally did for 2 nights of our trip (March 7-14). I would have loved to stay there the entire time, but financially it didn't work for us....but I took a ton of pics from the hotel, memorabilia & grounds. If you get a chance, check them out on my TR.....I have tons & tons & tons of pics scattered thru out the entire report & now I'm adding more from each day of the trip. DLH will be on Days 1 & 2.

Anyway......looking forward as you fill us in on your plans!!!!
Thank you, I will stop by, I love looking at pics of DLH, I am so excited to finally stay there.
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I'm here Mo! The DL Hotel looks like fun, the Neverland Pool area looks amazing!
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And 20 Focker points to Katt for the present!


Hey.. when I spot a "pug" I always send it your way...
I thought he was a cutie.. been hanging on to him till you showed back up !!
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