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Old 12-13-2009, 05:16 PM   #16
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Red face "the great disney photo-mosiac disappearing puzzle mystery"

As stated earlier, I am currently working on a 1000 pieced Disney photomosiac puzzle that one of my DISmeets friends sent to me (from Disneyland) a few months back. Well, the puzzle is finished and there is good news in store for me when I head off to Anaheim in a few weeks and it has to do with buying another 1000 piece Disney puzzle to replace the one that I have been working on these past few weeks.
However,for some reason or another, the puzzle pieces were slowly disappearing!

**** I AM MISSING 16 PIECES!!****

Now how in the world can puzzle pieces disappear from out of my home when it's only me in that home?? HHmmmmmmmmmmmm............

....and it's a real nice looking puzzle that I want to mat & frame when I am finished with it. So how in the heck can it disappear on me??

Recently, I have gotten into putting together Disney puzzles as a way to decompress and unwind when I first get home from a stressfull day at work. I meet "Ladybug" (13 yr old female Beagle) at the bottom of the staircase and we say our usual hellos. After feeding her, I settle down at the kitchen table and relax over a cup of hot chocolate and meander for about 30 minutes on the puzzle.

Ladybug, as always, is a very inquisitive pup and just has to sniff everything to make sure it meets up with her approval.
So, these last few weeks, I have been showing her what I have been doing as I show her a puzzle piece and declare, "See....I am working on a puzzle."

Ummmm.....I think there was a translation problem here or possibly even a language barrier as I believe she heard:



"Hey...I can work on eating puzzle pieces while he is at work..cool!"


Sigh! Yes.....she's the culprit but you know....dogs - you have to love them.
I was able to deduce that she was jumping up onto the kitchen table to further investigate what I was working on and decided that the puzzle pieces looked too good to pass up.
I mean hey....she's an indoor/outdoor dog but gheesh! I have to have cinderblocks by each sliding glass door since she knows how to open them!

FYI: I am now working on a new Disney puzzle and YES - the puzzle "work area" has been Ladybugged proofed.

So.....as I am out shopping in the Anaheim area in the next few weeks, I will not only buy her an early "birthday gift," but I will also be buying a replacement puzzle box as these items will be traversing their way back into Texas from what I can tell is going to be a ABD trip of a lifetime.



UP NEXT:

Dancing to the "double digit dance" while watching Disney's "Parent Trap," "Bug's Life," "Dark Crystal" and "Up" & just how many "Hidden Mickeys" are there on the Disney ride attraction, "Soarin' Over California"??



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oooohh noooooo

I actually had a whole photomasiac puzzle disapear.

SERIOUSLY......WEmoved that puzzle from West Virginia..
Down here to FORT LAUDERDALE.........

It had already been glued together.

When we moved from our rental to our house we bought.........it is gone..

DUNNO where it went.......
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:40 PM   #19
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Wink DoN't YoU hAtE tHaT wHeN.....

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oooohh noooooo

I actually had a whole photomasiac puzzle disapear.

SERIOUSLY......WEmoved that puzzle from West Virginia..
Down here to FORT LAUDERDALE.........

It had already been glued together.

When we moved from our rental to our house we bought.........it is gone..

DUNNO where it went.......


......puzzles spontainously "combust" and disappear?
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Wink "We interupt your program to bring to you the following news...

...... Captain EO is returning to Disneyland!



** WOOO WHOOOOOOO!!!! **


Ok... I have never seen the program & am looking forward to this addition to DL; effective February 2010.
And hopefully....the "World of Color" show will be up and running as well before late March as well.


That, and I have FINALLY gotten up the nerve..........look for me to bring back my old thread, "Calling all Emerald Aisle DISsers" as I have decided to "take the plunge" and book that trip once rates & dates open up for 2011.
This will be a MAJOR trip for me (& 1st overseas) and I feel by then, the conversion rate from US to EURO will be a whole lot better.
I will be booking a pre-day & a post day - hey...I'm 1/2 Irish - so look out because the adventure continues!
Estimated date of departure? May 2011.



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Smile In Search of the 'Single Digit Dance,' Confession time, Begin packing time, misc...





After a wild a wooly past few days, it's time for me to get back to all things Disney.
Ladybug received plenty of gifts from "Santa Beagle" and me? Well, I received the usual; a Disney gift card, some Disney dvd's, cd's and clothing. Of course, you know what that means.......time for me 2 take that gift card & gear up for some Disney Shopping in a few more weeks. .

** If I remember right, I have approximately 45 more days to go & I will be receiving my "Know before you go" packet of information from ABD **

Now......if I can just make it to the "Single Digit dance" without hyperventilating (just kidding here) I will be ok. I am such a "commando solo traveler" & I vow to do my best to SLOW DOWN and enjoy what I am seeing as I am moving from point a to point d. That and I plan to choose comfort over style in regards to what I will be packing clothing wise.
BUT FIRST, time for a small confession.

I have a day off from work Monday & I plan on watching......for the very first time.....the Disney movie, "Aladdin."

I know I know I know......me....a Disney nut....& I haven't SEEN this movie yet but I feel it's very important to have some sort of a working knowledge of what you will be seeing while on this trip of a lifetime. Per se, there is nothing more embarrasing than walking RIGHT past that monkey (while at AK; January 2009....and by the way, what is his name??) and not realizing that he is from the Disney movie, "Tarzan."
And I vow NOT to go throught that again. Besides, atleast now I WILL KNOW what to say when inneracting with Jasmine & company.

And that reminds me, also on my day off, I plan on breaking out my suitcase & begin packing a few things that I will be needing. Since I have now been through one ABD vacation, my words of wisdom about what to pack /wear all boils down to three words:

COMFORT OR STYLE??

I am also taking into consideration the weather and with it being highs in the upper 60's and lows in the upper 40's (late March to early April), I plan on
wearing causual comfortable clothing - which means shorts and pull over short sleeve button down shirts. I feel comfortable in this as I feel that we will be doing a lot of walking & moving about while on this trip.

Which is exactly what I need since I plan on hitting up the parks for their Mickey rice krispy treats.....dipped in B-O-T-H white and dark chocolate with a covering of plain m&m sprinkles ....

(photo shot while at MK; January 2009 as I saw them but was too dang busy to try 1!)



.....while washing it down with a chocolate milkshake.....with extra malt.





*** I AM SOOOOOOOOO BAD****

HHmmmmm.....roadtrip to Claribelle's perhaps??



Anywho -

I am also packing this way on account I detest paying for a second checked piece of luggage as I now see the benefits of packing (from my previous ABD trip) only one suitcase with no personal item brought onto the plane but a carry-on. My carry-on for this trip will be once again used for a misc bag (can't exceed 11 lbs) for a USA today, I-pod, etc.
On my previous ABD trip, my one suitcase (28 inch) was packed weighing in at 41 lbs at 59 total inches.
** And that was for an 8 day ABD trip **

One thing I will not be packing is my laptop computer, That WILL BE staying at home. Previously, I thought I would try something different and use the internet while on my "Spirit of America" ABD trip and it really (IMHO) really wound up interfering with my daily fun. To each their own I say but to me, no cell phones, internet nor laptop computers while on vacation is my rule.
Besides, what does the Disney promo dvd say about Disney planning??

So, between that and me FINALLY watching the Disney movie, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," I can tell this is a vacation of a lifetime any Disney fan needs to go on and see.



UP NEXT:

'Dancing my cares away' while making "Ladybug's" hotel ressies, totals to date on my weight loss and making final plans for a ragin' cajun good time (food wise) while on this trip -

P.S. I gotta birthday coming up Dec 30th!!



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Red face in search of the Disney movie, "Aladdin"

Need help. For the life of me, I am having troubles locating a dvd of the movie, "Aladdin."

So I welcome suggestions on where I can find a copy.

Local library? Don't have a copy.

Q: Would Blockbuster carry it??

Q: what about Amazon.com????

any help on this would be greatly appreciated as I really would like to watch the movie so I know more of what I am looking at in a few more weeks while on this adventure.

Thanks everyone 4 listening.


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Need help. For the life of me, I am having troubles locating a dvd of the movie, "Aladdin."

So I welcome suggestions on where I can find a copy.

Local library? Don't have a copy.

Q: Would Blockbuster carry it??

Q: what about Amazon.com????

any help on this would be greatly appreciated as I really would like to watch the movie so I know more of what I am looking at in a few more weeks while on this adventure.

Thanks everyone 4 listening.


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I checked Netflix and they don't have it. Maybe Blockbuster would. It went back in the vault on January 2008, so it hasn't been terribly long ago. I ordered Snow White from Amazon.com when it was in the vault several years ago. It doesn't actually come from Amazon. You buy it from another seller and pay through Amazon. The one I brought was advertised as new and it had all the original inserts inside (ads and such), but the shrink wrap had been removed and then just sort of draped over the box. It was in perfect condition though. So no complaints.
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Just got caught up - that's so cool!

Also love your title for the trip report (we were watching the fraggles just tonight)
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Smile The "key" to a sucessful ABD adventure is...


(still video shot taken while on POTC attraction ride; MK - Jan 2009)


......to do some basic Disney research before you go & if necessary, check with the ABD call center if questions still remain.

WOW - WOW and I tell you what.....W-O-W! These past 3 to 4 weeks have been such a total blast for me as I have quite literally immersed myself in all things Disney; from books, dvds to cd, etc - you name it.....I have "researched" it.

All this research has lead me to see that Disneyland is vveerryy different from Disneyworld - which is a good thing.

Now I know you are asking yourselves, "Ok - so what have you been up to in the land of Fraggles & the House that Walt built?" .

Good point & for starters I do say that it is very helpful to do some basic research on any ABD adventure so you will have an idea of what you are looking at. Keeping that in mind, here is what I suggest are good reference materials for this adventure:

1). book or dvd: "Walt: The Man Behind the Myth."
I have read the book & seen the dvd. Very informative & very helpful - even had a few "ah ha's moments & "I didn't know that" moments while reading the book.

2). dvd of the Jim Henson tv series: "Fraggle Rock" Season 1, 2, 3 or 4.
I really enjoyed the story development from season 4 vs season 1 as it was truely fascinating to see Jim Henson's work come to life. My fav character? Why - "F.W.W.N"......of course.

3). Jim Henson movie, "Dark Crystal."
Loved it better than "Labrynth." Labrynth was hard to follow. Great music though.

4). Disney movies: "Bug's Life," "Aladdin," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Tarzan," "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom," etc.

And especially the movie "Aladdin" as I am about to explain below.



5). Book: "Street Gang:" 'The Complete History of Sesame Street'. This book was quite a treat for me to read as it really gives a wonderful background as to how Jim Henson (and others) got it all started.

6). Book: Birnbaums' Guide to Disneyland.


Now a cute little funny has come out of all this "research" & it has to do with what happened a few months ago while I was on the Disney Wonder cruise ship.

*** FLASH BACK TO JANUARY 2009 ***


Here I am (vveerry new to All things Disney back then) having just a rocking good time seeing all four Disney parks in four days (SEE BELOW TRIP REPORT) - then I was off to the Disney Wonder cruise ship for the very first time.
Around day 3, I needed to head up for a bit to deck 9, so I headed towards the elevators. As I was getting in the elevator, I chanced upon a young man who was wearing a white colored turban and with what looked to be jump pants. We talked for a bit as deck 9 came up before we both knew it. I said goodbye and that was it.


*** NOW, FLASH FORWARD TO ABOUT 3 DAYS AGO ***

I am sitting down watching the Disney movie, "Aladdin" and enjoying a good sandwich and drink when a little ways into it, I literally spewed Dr. Pepper through my nose!

I freezed framed the scene that caught my attention and there.....in a Disney cartoon - was none other than the man I was conversing with (in the elevator) on the cruise ship!

NOW - DIDN'T I EVER FEEL LIKE A GOOF! I was talking to none other than Prince Ali and NEVER KNEW IT!.

So, yes - very important - have some basic idea of what you are going to be seeing on an ABD adventure so you don't have a similiar experience happen to you.


Anywho - on a different note -


FOOD....ah yes, that wonderful topic while out & about on your Backstage Magic adventure.

I am starting to feel more comfortable navigating my way in & around DL & Calif Adventure parks so I plan on heading out evening of day four (dinner on your own) to:

1) Carnation Cafe (Dl; main Street USA)
2) Blue Ribbon Bakery
(I MISS MY MICKEY RICE KRISPY TREATS - dipped in white & dark chocolate)

And.....

for evening of day 6, I plan on heading out to:*
1)Pacific Wharf Cafe.
2)Bakersfield Bakery.
(YA GOTTA HAVE YOUR MICKEY RICE KRISPY TREATS )


Morning of day seven (day I depart), I plan on heading out to*:
Downtown Disney &:
1) Labrea Bakery (I think thats the name of it)
2) AND yes.......I am on the hunt that morning for a.....Mickey Head shaped rice krispy treat - dipped in white & dark chocolate.


* But these plans MAY change (what park I go to as well) depending on what we do as a group and what not the evening of day three.



Anywho -
where would I be without two Adventures by Disney call center representatives:

1) Alseen
2) Yvonne

These two have really gone above and beyond in helping me understand the ins and outs of all things Disney.....California style and I am really really appreciative of them. They have really helped me get pointed in the right direction in kindly answering questions about where to go for food and what not. .



T.T.F.N.



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1)THINK PINK, 2)Mickey's Fun Wheel while sitting in Goofy's Gondola & 3)totals so far in my quest to diet in preperation for this upcoming adventure.
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I can't wait to read more! I'd love to try the Backstage Magic ABD! I can't wait to hear all about it!

.......looking forward to it as well as I promise to take plenty of pictures / video and just like my Adventures by Disney "Spirit of America" adventure (see below trip report), it will also be interspersed with lots of pics/video as I like to keep my trip reports entertaining and informational with just a hint of quirkiness. And speaking of pics/video...

I promise to make sure I have permission FIRST to do so as I am getting the impression that there as some places that have some restrictions of some sorts (pics w/ a flash, pics w/o a flash, no pics, etc).
Don't worry though as I will be letting you know via my trip report where you can & can't take pics -

** MOUSES' HONOR **


Anywho -


Speaking of trip reports, I have found out a lot of information concerning/about the first two days of my BSM adventure and will be sharing it with everyone shortly.



Until then -
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I'm loving your pre TR. Like I said on your SOA TR I will be on the April 13th BSM tour. I might have a few questions for you when you get back if you don't mind.
As a kid I lived in Southern California so We went to DL one or two times a year. I love DL.
The last time I was there was in 2003. I have only done one day trips to DL. This will be my first time staying on DL property, and spending multiple days at DL.
I hope they have the Rivers of America full of water when you go. I will be so sad if I miss Fantasmic. I have never seen it DL or WDW.
I hope the World of Color is running when we are there too. They are saying late March for the show opening. Maybe you guys will get to see the first show.

I have been bad and not done any research except read one TR about this trip. She did a great job with her TR. IT had alot of information about this tour.

I will be rooming with a friend I met thru the Dis on this trip. We will get to Hollywood a day early, and be staying an extra night after the ABD portion of the trip as well.

I can't wait to read more about your plans.
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I was catching up on so reading over at miceage, and was sad to learn that the World of Color is not scheduled to start until the end of April or the beginning of May.
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Just got caught up - that's so cool!

Also love your title for the trip report (we were watching the fraggles just tonight)

Thanks! Just something about those Fraggles that just bring out the case of the giggles in me - looking forward to seeing the Jim Henson creature shop as the moment the doors open up & I step inside, it's a mix of mentally running through my mind the Fraggle Rock theme song combined with the Willie Wonka song, "Pure Imagination."

In short, Fraggles just.....well....."ROCK".


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I'm loving your pre TR. Like I said on your SOA TR I will be on the April 13th BSM tour. I might have a few questions for you when you get back if you don't mind.
As a kid I lived in Southern California so We went to DL one or two times a year. I love DL.
The last time I was there was in 2003. I have only done one day trips to DL. This will be my first time staying on DL property, and spending multiple days at DL.
I hope they have the Rivers of America full of water when you go. I will be so sad if I miss Fantasmic. I have never seen it DL or WDW.
I hope the World of Color is running when we are there too. They are saying late March for the show opening. Maybe you guys will get to see the first show.

I have been bad and not done any research except read one TR about this trip. She did a great job with her TR. IT had alot of information about this tour.

I will be rooming with a friend I met thru the Dis on this trip. We will get to Hollywood a day early, and be staying an extra night after the ABD portion of the trip as well.

I can't wait to read more about your plans.

Thanks 4 coming on aboard this trip report! I can tell it's going to be a blast - will answer more of your comments below.



(picture of Pirate Stitch & I while on the Disney Wonder; Jan 2009)


..........this adventure is almost upon me & I haven't really BeGuN tO pAcK!!!!


we before we delve into that subject, onto a more favorable one in relation to this adventure:


**** FOOD ****


"F.W.W.N." (AKA "****er") & I have been discussing this topic these last few weeks & have even fielded a few suggestions from a few people. HHHHHmmmmmmm.....we have a looked and a looked all over the internet at many a place (for the first two days of this adventure) and still come back to one place:

PINKS.

Pinks is about 9 streets down from the Renaissance hotel and 3 streets to the right. If you were to Mapquest it you will see the specifics on the place. To he & I, Pinks is an out of the way place that just exudes the word "Adventure;" and that spells us - so we are going to run this by the ABD guides and if no issue, then to Pinks it is.
per se, we plan on cabbing it to it, then stretching our legs on the way back as that's a good way to also people watch. All in all, there is sooooooooo much to do out in Hollywood & we also plan to see Madam Tussauds Wax museum as well.

Also, wanna great pic of the Hollywood sign??

....just boogy on over to the Hollywood & Highland Center. Here is a short blip on it:


"Hollywood & Highland Center is the best place in town for views of the internationally famous Hollywood Sign. Originally erected to promote a Hollywood real estate development, the sign is now recognized around the world and can be best viewed from Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The optimum vantage point is from the bridge on Level 4, near Koji's Sushi & Shabu Shabu Restaurant. Stand in the middle of the bridge and you'll see the sign perfectly framed by the giant arch in the central courtyard.
Go to the info center (near Gramaun's Chinese theatre; 4th floor near the Sushi restaurant) & there you will have a perfectly framed shot of the sign. Don't have specifics on the name of the info center but if you google it under Renaissance hotel (Hollywood)and look up under attractions - you will see the specifics."


But about Pinks....
What's that you say? What is Pinks? Well - it's a place that sells sandwiches, hotdogs & what nots.
We have looked at their menu and like what we see & plan on seriously making a big dent in it.

This is one of the many reasons why I am sooooooooooooooo glad that I have lost 10 pounds so far on my ABD pre-trippy diet; which consists mainly of "Ladybug" (13 yr old female Beagle) & I getting in our daily hour walks around the neighborhood & watching what we eat.

Then come late march 27th - it's time 2 celebrate & say, "Diet? What Diet?".



Anywho -


You combine that with what I had said earlier (a few postings ago) about those Mickey Rice Krispy treats & what not & I can tell this is going to be quite an adventure .


Now onto a rough idea of my Day Four "On Your Own Time"
(approx 4-8pm at Disneyland)

Will be watching 3pm parade from the train station; so proceed to

1) Main Street USA: "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln."
2) Ear Engine (Main Street USA): purchase Mr Potato Head parts.


Adventureland

3) Enchanted Tiki Room


Fantasyland
4) Matterhorn
5) Alice in Wonderland
5a) Mad Tea party.

and finish in Mickey's Toontown. Pst!.....I plan on catching up with the Rivers of America, Columbia Sailing ship & what not on my post day....

Anywho, after Mickey's Toontown -

Then take a rr train back to Main Street USA and...

....get a bite to eat at Carnation Cafe (half Turkey Sandwich on Pretzel Bread with the Loaded Baked Potato Soup perhaps?) & at the Blue Ribbon Bakery, a rice Krispy treat with soft drink to go 2 take back to the hotel (food opinion & pics forthcoming) but take my time as I meander through Downtown Disney and do some shopping.....and find a place that makes a mean margarita .



So as you can see, this is just a rough outline on what I plan on doing as YES YES YES - we (FWNN & I) highly recommend anyone going on this trip to please do your research before you go as this will further enhance & maximize your adventure.
And speaking of maximizing, We are currently sitting at about 80% occupancy & out of this are 12 minors. So hey - pretty full up motorcoach I'd say .


That does stink about the update (the attraction being delayed) on "World of Color."


QUESTION: Does anyone know where / what park / when "Captain E-O" is at??



I do regret though not booking a pre-day (I do though have a post day) but oh well....there is always a next time!


But about the packing of my OnE SuItCaSe..........

I need to get up off the floor and begin packing! My idea of a packing list forthcoming.

(pic shot of Pirate Stitch during my WDW /DCL adventure; Jan 2009 onboard the Disney Wonder)



UP NEXT:

The receiving of the "Know Before You Go" backpack (color?) and dreamin' of the California Screamin' & such out at Paradise Pier; pm of day 5....



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(pic of entrance to POTC @ MK - January 2009)

A few days ago & after a rather long work week, (NBA allstar week and we were OVERSOLD all week at work!), I was in the mood for some much needed pixie dust in my general direction.
So, I head home with quite literally my tail between my legs - just totally spent emotionally. I get home and whip up a mess of cajun food while listening to some Disney music and seeing what's up with Ladybug.
After a while, we both sat down and have a bite to eat while watching our favorite Disney movie, "Mary Poppins" as the Disney music got shut off.....for a while.
About 20 minutes into the movie, there is a loud knocking on the front door with Ladybug just going banannas!
After seeing who it was, I quickly realized WHO IT WAS and soon it was a race to see who could get to the front door the quickest.

************* IT WAS U.P.S.! *****************

I signed for the box and quickly raced back inside to see what they had sent me:




********* LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!!*************




Nothing like cranking up the Mary Poppins' movie (my favorite Disney movie) through my stereo while nibbling on some great cajun food.. After a bit, it was time to:

*************DUM DE DUM DUM!***********

BEGIN PACKING!

So, up went the Disney music as I began to put a few items into My OnE sUiTcAsE:

1) an extension cord. I am a firm believer in this as I will have literally anything & everything plugged into it; from I-pods to I-pod chargers to battery chargers to what not.

2) I-pod speakers.
This is very important as I will be listening to Disney music on my I-pod while in my room & while getting ready in the am.

3) 6 gigs of digital film & digital camera.
Hey.....I like to take a lot of pictures & video..... YA THINK?

4) PONCHO & umbrella.
You never know when it's going to rain.

5) a personal item (book) for on the airplane, "It's hard to be a shrimp" by Pepe the Prawn.
6) socks & other items.

7) TWO pair of sunglasses.
You never know if you just might happen to break or lose one.

8) 2 small boxes of Tide laundry detergent & 2 boxes of Bounce.
(to do laudnry while at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel).

9) roll of quarters for the laundry.
9a) spare change for those pressed pennies!

10) phone card
(in case I get lost & need to call the ABD Guides).

11) 3 pair of shorts.
12) toilteries & emergency bag.
13) portable dvd player?? I am still deciding on whether or not to bring it for use while onboard the plane (& have it be part of my "personal items" 11 lb max I can carry onto the plane). To clarify, I am choosing to have a carry-on onboard the plane (a duffle bag w/lots of pesonal items) but have it not exceed the weight limit of a one personal item we are allowed to take onboard.
14)


Somewhere in my suitcase, I have noticed that "The Party Crashers" have just made themselves at home so - look for them to pop up in a few pictures.

Now earlier, I was lucky to have my OnE sUiTcAsE (ABD's Spirit of America adventure - Sept '09) to come under at 60 inches at 42 lbs - hope I can STAY under the weight limit again this time as I plan on buying j-u-s-t a few things while on this adventure



Anywho - that's it for now - will & have to finish packing in about 14 days as this adventure is now just around the corner!




UP NEXT:


ok...."Splash Mountain".......wear a poncho or no.....the debate continues. Pm me or post your responses below if you feel wear one or not & why as this will be my very first time riding the attraction.



....and a response from Stacey (the "Top seven things you must see while at Disney..." television person).


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