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Old 08-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #1126
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Same here, I know that they would close any rides for refurbishment during the slow part of the season, but not during the summertime. Just like last year when AiW was closed part way due to the safety issues.

Thank you Michele.

You know as old as the Matterhorn is it could be a major rehab.


You're welcome.


I always really enjoy your pictures. I really hope you do decide to get a tumblr and post them. I follow a couple of different tumblr blogs because of their Disney pictures.
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Day 1 – August 18, 2011 – Part 6 & Day 2 – August 19, 2011 – Part 1

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You know as old as the Matterhorn is it could be a major rehab.


You're welcome.


I always really enjoy your pictures. I really hope you do decide to get a tumblr and post them. I follow a couple of different tumblr blogs because of their Disney pictures.
Definitely, I can't wait to see the new Matterhorn bobsled vehicles.

Thank you Michele. I will check it out later tonight and I will consider it.


Here are two parts of the TR and the D23 Expo for Friday.

Day 1 – August 18, 2011 – Part 6

I have left off around GRR and the next stop was at PP. When I got to PP, the area was not that crowded and I first head on straight over to WCT where my DF was at. She likes to get something to drink and eat.



Before I got to the WCT, I took some more pics of Cars Land from the bottom and I also went to the top of Alfresco lounge on the 2nd floor. This is where I met her that day. We had a nice talk and it was close to 7:30pm and it was almost time to head on over to the Hilton to do the DISer meet that Thursday night.



This was from the 2nd floor of the Alfresco Lounge


When it was around 7:30pm, I left the lounge and head on straight over to the Hilton hotel right across the ACC where the D23 Expo is being held. Before I head on straight over to the hotel, I took some pictures around the area where they are having WoC that night. There were quite a number of people waiting around the light tower for the 9 pm WoC show.





I exited DCA from the GCH and I headed straight on over to the Hilton hotel for the meet up. It was very nice to meet some more DISers on the boards and to tell you the truth that I was nervous at the most.

While on the way, I got some more pics of the front entrance of the D23 Expo. I just can’t wait the following morning till we get to the Expo.



I got to the Hilton lounge around 8 pm and I was looking for any of the DISers. I met them in the lounge and got to talk to most of them. I forgot all the DISers that I have met. But I know for a fact who I met which was franandaj, lulubelle, Peepster. I am sorry for not asking everyone at the lounge that night. It was fun to talk to a lot of very nice Disney fans that night. I want to thank everyone who I met at the lounge that night.

We called it for the night at 9:30 pm when everyone was tired. While I was walking back to the hotel, Magical fireworks was playing at that time. I got some of the fireworks from Katella and Disneyland Dr. Sorry for the pictures since they are blurry.



I got back to the hotel around 9:50 pm that night and called it for the night.

It was great to go into DL/DCA for a few hours and got to meet my friend at the Alfresco Lounge at DCA. Plus I got to meet the DISers at the Hilton that lounge. I want to thank franandaj (Allison) for setting up the meet up that Thursday night.

Now I will get to the next day which is Friday for the D23 Expo.


Day 2 – August 19, 2011 – Part 1

On that Friday morning, I had to get up early so I can get in line for the D23 Expo. I got up very late around 6:30 am since I was targeting of getting up around 5:30 am and get in line around 6 am. But one hour didn’t make a big difference that morning when I was thinking. But in the end it did cost me a presentation that morning.

Now back to the TR, my DA and I left the hotel around 7am and we head on straight over to the ACC and get in the queue for the D23 Expo.

As always in the morning at Anaheim, it is cloudy that morning.


When we got to the arena, there were a few people heading on over to the ACC. When we got closer to the entrance, the line was already half way through and it was already that long that morning.





As the morning went by on Friday, the queue got more and more crowded that morning so the staff moved the queue closer to the buildings at the ACC.







Then around 8:35 am, the line started to move that time and now it was finally the time to get in the ACC and get ready for the Expo. The D23 members got to go in first at 9 am which made a big difference. The queue was moving quite fast.









When we got to the door, the staff did ask us to show our cards. Then we went to the left side. Luckily this time we did not have to go to a booth like the first Expo. This time we have to show our ticket that we got in the mail. The staff scanned our tickets and next was a station where they were giving out lanyards which is nothing special.



So the first thing we did was try to find the Dream Store line. I didn’t know where the line started, but I did ask a staff member and said that this was line.





When we went in the show room floor, this wasn’t the line to get in the Dream Store but the actually floor room. I was really mad about that the staff didn’t know what line is for the store and my DA and I have to go on the other side of the convention center to the Dream Store. When we got in the queue, the line was very long and it was going all the way towards the WD Parks and Resorts Pavilion and looped around.











It almost took an hour to get inside the Dream Store. I will talk about that another time.

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:00 AM   #1128
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thank you, thank you for sharing & special thanks for trying. that
means alot!

i can't remember [ must be getting too old, ], for the life of me..
i don't know what poster was in the the window..,maybe tangle?

one of the magical "thing" in life, sometimes a misfortune lead to bigger
& better things. if this hadn't happened i would have never started
looking @ the disneyland trips/reports section & would have missed
all your wonderful adventures.

& while it easy to download, it does not feel right without asking.
what you did meant so much, especially since our trips were so close
together.

oh, sorry for taking so long, i had to work overtime @ work.

hope you are over your bug. & the rude encounter. even @ work, it
bugs me when others reach out with malice. [ ps, the reason i had
to work over was because our unit received a very "high-risk"
person...not because of staffing.]

in general, "human dynamics/mental health are so "stereo typed",that
many living miserable/suffering lives will not learn, what they "could
have" done differently..until it's too late. this knowledge, making up
our important values, are also common grounds between the majority.
it is the "denial'' where most begin their troubles.

( in my line of work, i use lil'saying to convey some of life important
lessons. one of them- "do the things today that you will want to
remember tomorrow- is the best way to prevent regrets.)

as for your unpleasant encounter, would have puzzled and confused
any person.

we have had some interesting line encounters over the years. 2oo6,
we met prince harry fellow polo teammates. interesting enough,
we shared a barbaros excursion with a couple from britian, and his
mother was on the queen staff.


ha! i saw your reflection. you did your very best for a stranger,
what a great reflection!

most likely, that this was a request that many overlooked, isn't a
typical thing most do. however, your picture has given me a
new idea. because you have the whole window front, i can
make a copy and 'insert" the poster if we ever come across it.

making up a disney fantasy scrapebook. 2005, crt, i took one &
redesigned the whole thing into a baby-brag" book. i did this for my
wife. thinking that the princesses are also young ladies- and @
the age looking for their prince & beginning to think about
babies, i created one for my wife & daughter. the idea was to
"see" if the princesses would noticed it & give them extra treatment.
sleeping beauty blew right by & didn't even paused. so i thought
it was going to be a "bust". however, snow white knew exactly
what it was and she showered them with attention. she also
pointed it out to the others so they got to stay between "shows."
but before snow white left, she pulled our daughter aside and
informed her how wonderful to have a mother that did such a
special thing. i of course, said nothing. when we got outside, my
wife reach down and squeezed my hand. if you knew my wife,
then you would know how special of a reward that was.

hopefully, when i go thru my wife pictures, there will be something
i can add to your picture.

hey?! have you ever seen auction kings on tv? they recently showed
a old tin with an old baseball card of ty cobb. the guy who appraised
it , really wanted it...paid $4,300 for that. you never know , when
something can go up in value.

people seem to give me my disney 'collection". a nurse friend gave
me her disneyland tour book-1956.

there i go again, taking to much, . can't wait to read
you adventures. thanks so much- for sharing!
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oh, did you see the lady that lost her memory cards? i feel bad
for her but can't think of anything to be encouraging. hope she
get her cards back.

it was her first trip.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:15 AM   #1130
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So many photos I love it! Great TR!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #1131
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thank you, thank you for sharing & special thanks for trying. that
means alot!

i can't remember [ must be getting too old, ], for the life of me..
i don't know what poster was in the the window..,maybe tangle?

one of the magical "thing" in life, sometimes a misfortune lead to bigger
& better things. if this hadn't happened i would have never started
looking @ the disneyland trips/reports section & would have missed
all your wonderful adventures.

& while it easy to download, it does not feel right without asking.
what you did meant so much, especially since our trips were so close
together.

oh, sorry for taking so long, i had to work overtime @ work.

hope you are over your bug. & the rude encounter. even @ work, it
bugs me when others reach out with malice. [ ps, the reason i had
to work over was because our unit received a very "high-risk"
person...not because of staffing.]

in general, "human dynamics/mental health are so "stereo typed",that
many living miserable/suffering lives will not learn, what they "could
have" done differently..until it's too late. this knowledge, making up
our important values, are also common grounds between the majority.
it is the "denial'' where most begin their troubles.

( in my line of work, i use lil'saying to convey some of life important
lessons. one of them- "do the things today that you will want to
remember tomorrow- is the best way to prevent regrets.)

as for your unpleasant encounter, would have puzzled and confused
any person.

we have had some interesting line encounters over the years. 2oo6,
we met prince harry fellow polo teammates. interesting enough,
we shared a barbaros excursion with a couple from britian, and his
mother was on the queen staff.


ha! i saw your reflection. you did your very best for a stranger,
what a great reflection!

most likely, that this was a request that many overlooked, isn't a
typical thing most do. however, your picture has given me a
new idea. because you have the whole window front, i can
make a copy and 'insert" the poster if we ever come across it.

making up a disney fantasy scrapebook. 2005, crt, i took one &
redesigned the whole thing into a baby-brag" book. i did this for my
wife. thinking that the princesses are also young ladies- and @
the age looking for their prince & beginning to think about
babies, i created one for my wife & daughter. the idea was to
"see" if the princesses would noticed it & give them extra treatment.
sleeping beauty blew right by & didn't even paused. so i thought
it was going to be a "bust". however, snow white knew exactly
what it was and she showered them with attention. she also
pointed it out to the others so they got to stay between "shows."
but before snow white left, she pulled our daughter aside and
informed her how wonderful to have a mother that did such a
special thing. i of course, said nothing. when we got outside, my
wife reach down and squeezed my hand. if you knew my wife,
then you would know how special of a reward that was.

hopefully, when i go thru my wife pictures, there will be something
i can add to your picture.

hey?! have you ever seen auction kings on tv? they recently showed
a old tin with an old baseball card of ty cobb. the guy who appraised
it , really wanted it...paid $4,300 for that. you never know , when
something can go up in value.

people seem to give me my disney 'collection". a nurse friend gave
me her disneyland tour book-1956.

there i go again, taking to much, . can't wait to read
you adventures. thanks so much- for sharing!
Your welcome.

I'm just glad that you are enjoying my TR and pictures.

I just forgot about that man that Saturday morning. Even though it took us quite awhile to get inside the ACC that morning, but the main thing was that we did our shopping and got to see the WD Studios presentation that morning.

That is good t hear that this is the window that you want. I also have another picture of the window on the opposite side. You can check it out below.

Yes, I have seen Auction Kings on TV. Autograph sport memorabilia can go for a lot of money especially for players that are deceased.

It was nice to read your comment this morning and thank you for following along my long TR. This is going to be quite a while to finish this TR.

Oh yeah, here is the opposite movie poster from the Emporium



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oh, did you see the lady that lost her memory cards? i feel bad
for her but can't think of anything to be encouraging. hope she
get her cards back.

it was her first trip.
I saw that on the DL thread and I do feel bad for her. I hope she gets her cards back.


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So many photos I love it! Great TR!
Thank you ssuriano. TY for coming along.
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I love the update. I was there with my family before the legends ceremony.
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I love the update. I was there with my family before the legends ceremony.
Thank you Kaitlin. How long did you and your family had to wait in the queue to get to the Expo that morning and how long did you wait in the legends Ceremony queue?

Now is time to get back to the TR. I will do the next update later tonight since I will be working today.

Day 2 – August 19, 2011 – Part 2

I left off being in the queue for the Dream Store and it did took quite awhile to get to the Dream Store. While I was in the queue with my DA, we talked to a big time Disney fan right by us and asked what she was going to get at the Dream Store. She wanted to get all the D23 Expo merchandise and all the collectible pins. I was kind of worried that I won't be able to get all the pins when we checked out. But it was really insane that morning just like the 2009 Expo on the first day when there were quite a number of people to get in the Dream Store.

Here are more pics from the queue.

The Dream Store merchandise




Sorry about this picture since this is the only one from the Dream Store


When I was in the Dream Store, I picked up almost one of each D23 Expo shirt, each of the TRON monorail toy, Mark VII Monorail Toy, iPad case which has the Noahs art on it, 5 D23 Expo vinylmations, etc. My DA stayed in the queue since it was already lining up in the store. I'm sorry that I don't have any pictures from the queue since I was holding all those merchandise that morning.

It took almost 1 hour to get to the register and then I asked for all the pins that were on my list including the D23 Expo pin, passholder pin, Legends pin, parks pins, 101 dalmatians pins, Jiminy Cricket pin, Star Tours pin, etc. It was just so crazy that morning with all the shopping. Its almost feels like that most of the people were here for the Dream Store then anything else. But I did see that there was quite a long line for the Disney Store.

When we left the area, it was already past 10:30 am and there was no time to get to the Legends Ceremony. So the next stop was the Disney Archives Store. When I talked to one of the DISers on Thursday night, I had to go to the Archives Store and do some shopping since they have stuff that are hard to find. So my DA and I head on over to the 2nd floor and to the Archives Store.

At the Archives store there was quite a long queue to get in so we waited just a few minutes. Now was the time to do a lot of shopping. The store was way smaller then the Dream Store, but they had a lot of neat items. I picked up a few pins, keychains, magazines, Archives book, etc. When I checked out, the queue was already in the store and we had to wait for awhile. When I got closer to the register, the staff at the ACC was extending the queue since it was way short and there were few registers.

When we finished the shopping at the Archives store, I asked my DA to get in queue for the Making of the LMAUA. So she head straight on over to the queue which is Stage 28 and I took all the merchandise that we bought that morning back to the hotel. I must have been carrying about 4 bags with me back to the hotel. It was heavy and I was sweating like a pig.

It took me about 30 minutes to get back to BW Stovall's and back to the ACC.

When I was coming back to the ACC.


I head straight on over to the queue for Stage 28 on the 2nd floor and I relieved my DA for awhile in the queue so she can use the restroom. We had to wait quite awhile in the queue for the next presentation. But it did feel like it was worth it so we knew that we would be able to see the presentation. It was close to an hour when we were in the queue for the presentation.

The queue inside one of the rooms


The queue started to move around 12:35 pm that afternoon and there were quite a number of people that were trying to get in the presentation.



We got a middle section of the room. There were quite a number of seats up front available. I would guess that it was for the Premier holders if they show up at the last second. Just a few minutes until the presentation was about to start, some people were moving up front so they can get a better view.



Here are some pics from the "Making of the LMAUA". I will let the pictures tell the story since I am bad at describing it. Some of the pictures that I have seen were not good, so I am picking the good ones for this post. If you want to see the bad ones you can check it out right here on my flickr. The Imagineers for the presentation were Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump. Lisa was more interesting to hear then Larry and Chris. I am sorry that I didn't get a picture of them since there were quite a number of people in my way.































This one was quite funny since the CMs were playing around with the ride




When it was over my DA and I went back to the show room floor.

That is it for this post and I will get back to you later tonight.

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That looks really cool!! Too bad the Legends ceremony happened at the same time.
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Thanks for the update Bret~ WOW it looks crowded Did you end up buying any of the merchandise? It looked nice.

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, i am really enjoying your wonderful world of disney
23 report!


you are a very nice person. anyone reading can tell that &
the "insights" to see things so many miss.

fyi, lil'things, that's what my observations are based on facts. i saw
your pictures of the crowd, & yet you took time to help me out.
thank you.

the insights? based on your pictures, giving my all kind of ideas for
taking new pictures when we come back. [ we're trying for hawaii
next may & of course a stop @ the grand california, }

we are worry about irlene as our double dip @ cc is coming up
soon. sept. 18th. . our pal mickey is bringing his
rain gear.


i never ever thought i would travel to disneyland. an interesting note,
on my first trip to wdw ; i had purchased post cards instead of taking
pictures. years later, { ok-sometimes i don't pay close attention
} one of the postcard had an error in which there is
a major "disneyland "part" instead of wdw. [ they combined both
parks together for some unknown reason- where it was meant to be
all wdw.
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What a treat to find a few more updates this morning! Wow, I can't believe the crowds and the long lines you had at the Expo. It sounds like you were able to buy a lot of what you were looking for. The pictures of the making of The Little Mermaid ride were interesting. I liked the "and there's always fun along the way" set.
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That looks really cool!! Too bad the Legends ceremony happened at the same time.
The "Making of the LMAUA" was nice, but it would have been a very nice day if I got to see the Legends Ceremony. It was nice to read and see the other DISers pictures. But I also was glad that I missed it since I got most of the D23 Expo merchandise that I wanted from the Dream Store and Archives Store.


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Thanks for the update Bret~ WOW it looks crowded Did you end up buying any of the merchandise? It looked nice.

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Your welcome TK. It was really crowded that morning and the queues for the Dream Store were just crazy. I knew that it would be very crowded since most of the exclusive merchandise was available that morning.

Yes, I bought mostly all the exclusive pins at the Dream Store. That reminds me, I will post some pictures of the items that I have bought at the stores later tonight. You will like some of them. But my favorite merchandise at the Expo was the Mark VII Monorail toy set.


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, i am really enjoying your wonderful world of disney
23 report!


you are a very nice person. anyone reading can tell that &
the "insights" to see things so many miss.

fyi, lil'things, that's what my observations are based on facts. i saw
your pictures of the crowd, & yet you took time to help me out.
thank you.

the insights? based on your pictures, giving my all kind of ideas for
taking new pictures when we come back. [ we're trying for hawaii
next may & of course a stop @ the grand california, }

we are worry about irlene as our double dip @ cc is coming up
soon. sept. 18th. . our pal mickey is bringing his
rain gear.


i never ever thought i would travel to disneyland. an interesting note,
on my first trip to wdw ; i had purchased post cards instead of taking
pictures. years later, { ok-sometimes i don't pay close attention
} one of the postcard had an error in which there is
a major "disneyland "part" instead of wdw. [ they combined both
parks together for some unknown reason- where it was meant to be
all wdw.
Thank you Lil' Grumpy

It was no problem for taking pictures of the posters right next to the Emporium. I am so used to taking a lot of pictures at the parks and will take on some requests of looking for something in the park. It is always neat to look for the littlest detail at the park that not too many people talk about.

Hope you and your family get to do the Hawaii trip and DLR trip next May.

I hope that it will be fine and Irene will past when you get to September.

I have seen merchandise from DL and WDW and has the pictures of the other resorts.

Glad that you like the pictures from the Expo.


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What a treat to find a few more updates this morning! Wow, I can't believe the crowds and the long lines you had at the Expo. It sounds like you were able to buy a lot of what you were looking for. The pictures of the making of The Little Mermaid ride were interesting. I liked the "and there's always fun along the way" set.
Glad that you are enjoying your morning and checking out my updates at the D23 Expo Deej. The crowds were long, but Saturday was way worse since that day was sold out and the other two days were not. I got most of the merchandise that I wanted to get at the Expo. Maybe just a few that I wish I got, but overall it was fun. The Making of the LMAUA was great and to learn all the tricks they did to make the ride a reality. The "and there's always fun along the way" set was really neat to see since you see Flounder in a Cars Land color theme and Eric with a tattoo on his right arm.


Sorry about last night since I said that I will be updating my TR, but I was busy last night. I will get back to the TR later tonight.

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what can I say other than "I love your trip reports" The pictures alone are wonderful. I get so much information from your reports. Looking forward to updates.
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Day 2 – August 19, 2011 – Part 3

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what can I say other than "I love your trip reports" The pictures alone are wonderful. I get so much information from your reports. Looking forward to updates.
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Day 2 – August 19, 2011 – Part 3

I have just left off at the Stage 28 for the “Making of the LMAUA”. My DA and I head on out of Stage 28 and back downstairs to the D23 arena for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation. There were quite a number of people heading out of Stage 28 and back downstairs.



When we were back in the show room floor, it was not that bad, but the queues for the Dream Store and the Disney Store were quite long. It didn’t surprise me for those people to wait in the queues for the merchandise.





Around 2 pm my DA and I were in the queue for the WD Parks and Resorts presentation. We didn’t have to wait that long to get moving in the queue. While we were waiting, we watched the monitors in the queue. They showed commercials, schedules, etc. about the Disney company.







It was around 3:10 pm, the queue started to move and we were on our way inside the arena.





Since the bottom and 2nd floor were full we went to the third floor of the arena.



They had a lot of trivia while we were waiting. Do you know the answer for this question?




Now is the time for the WD Parks and Resorts presentation. I will try to tell you the presentation as best as I can from my watching it. I know that there are a lot of different sites that told you about the presentation. Here is my pictures and what I have heard at the WD Parks and Resorts presentation.

The talking Mickey playing the drums.




Tom Staggs and Mickey Mouse




Tom Staggs talking about the HKDL three expansion lands






Staggs now talking about the MK Fantasyland Expansion


Bruce Vaughn Chief Creative Executive of WD Imagineering was on stage talking about the FL Expansion


MK New Fantasyland opening in the Fall of 2012




They also showed the model the FL Expansion. I didn’t see the expansion at the WD Parks and Resorts pavilion, but I will show you later on this TR.




Ariel’s Undersea Adventure model


That is it for tonight and I will get back to you tomorrow.

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