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Old 05-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #121
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Tour of Hollywood!

Monday, March 19, 2012, Part 1: Tour of Hollywood

Under the Sun, under the sun. Darling it's better down where it's hotter...

Hotter? No, it was hotter at home, in PEI, CANADA than it was some days during our trip in California. I loved the sun and the palm trees, but this day was cold and windy!


HoJo Front desk by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

A double decker bus picked us up at our hotel and took us to a bus depot. At the depot, we got in the boring line (sorry, Disney lines are just much more interesting!) where we moved fairly quickly to the front to hand over our voucher. We paid the extra gas fee and then found our large tour bus. There were not many people on our tour, so we were able to spread ourselves out and hop from side to side to see and to take pictures.

Our tour guide/driver was Tammy. She was funny and friendly. She said we had the seven dwarves with us and was naming the passengers by their personalities. There were some young teens sleeping (poor things just got there from Australia the day before) so they were Sleepy, then there was a Grumpy and a Dopey. Tammy told us stories while driving, besides just showing the sites. My only complaint was that she used a hand held microphone while driving. They really should have headsets to use, it would be much safer!


LA Highways by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Yeah, I know, the highways are not that interesting to you. But I'm from PEI. We don't even have a divided highway here. I have driven on them though, so I'm used to bigger highways than some others, but I know people who won't drive anywhere at all outside of PEI because they are scared of the highways. (Two of my sisters for example).


LA by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Olympic by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I remember the cartoon, and one of my great uncles was Felix the Cat!


Felix the Cat by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


LA Church by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We stopped a few times. Once was in a Hispanic area. We were given about 20 minutes. I bought a really cute blue top with a belt and a flower. They sold them all separately, they sure know how to make us spend... They were all on display together. I haven't worn it yet, I guess I need to find somewhere special to wear it.


First stop by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

For some reason this tree caught my eye.


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Tree 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Tree 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Chinatown!


Chinatown by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Tammy told us when to take the best pictures of the Hollywood sign. She couldn't pull over so she told us to get the cameras out and then she'd say "In two seconds get ready to snap!" etc. It was fun.

Excitement filled the air when we stopped near the Kodak theatre. We were warned about the people dressing in costumes on the streets. Tammy told us they work for TIPS, not to give them what they wanted if we didn't want to. Blanche and I didn't bother with those guys. We had our real celebrities in Disney!


Walk of Fame by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Kodak Theatre by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Grauman's Theatre- the real one by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


LA by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


American Reunion by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Shrek 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Shrek 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We saw some stars on the Walk of Fame, and the original Grauman's theater (which was getting prepped for an American Reunion that night).

I don't know if you know this about me or not, but I'm a HUGE Disney fan. Mickey Mouse antenna balls attract my attention and I can spot them from afar. I saw the Disney's Soda Fountain and Shop and felt the pull. I don't think I had to twist Blanche's arm to go in there. Blanche got the chocolate ice cream with the waffle cone pieces. I got the vanilla ice cream sundae with caramel and waffle cone pieces.

Ice cream... is anything more delectable than ice cream.... If only it was a summer's afternoon instead of a cold day in March!


Mickey chairs by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Ariel by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Napkin by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Chocolate by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Vanilla by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:00 AM   #122
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Warning: You're going to learn my real name! Gasp, our names are not really Dorothy and Blanche! Good thing I don't really mind!

Pina...what a nice, albeit uncommon name
Seriously, I am really enjoying your report, thanks for all the effort you are putting into it. Giving me good insight for a trip to DL maybe 4-5 years down the road.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #123
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Honestly, the main reason I ever stay onsite is so that I can send my purchases back to the hotel. Last trip we stayed way offsite and I couldn't have been happier.


I was thinking about doing the holiday tour when we go in November. I love the whole idea of the tours. We shall see.


I have one of the cinch bags that I got on my trip in 2011 and I am going to get another in November. I love mine. It was great to use in the parks, and I use it daily as a purse at home too.


I have never done the Hollywood tour, it hasn't ever really interested me. I guess because we have our car and can go on our own. About six years ago my husband and I went to Beverly Hills for a long weekend to exercise with Richard Simmons. I loved Rodeo Drive!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #124
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Yet another great update! I hope its warmer there then here today!
Snow in southern alberta and wet and cold here!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #125
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Pina...what a nice, albeit uncommon name
Seriously, I am really enjoying your report, thanks for all the effort you are putting into it. Giving me good insight for a trip to DL maybe 4-5 years down the road.
Good one! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I have been showing some of it to the class and your little one told me she's seen some of it. Glad I can help you out with your long term plans!

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Honestly, the main reason I ever stay onsite is so that I can send my purchases back to the hotel. Last trip we stayed way offsite and I couldn't have been happier.

I was thinking about doing the holiday tour when we go in November. I love the whole idea of the tours. We shall see.

I have one of the cinch bags that I got on my trip in 2011 and I am going to get another in November. I love mine. It was great to use in the parks, and I use it daily as a purse at home too.

I have never done the Hollywood tour, it hasn't ever really interested me. I guess because we have our car and can go on our own. About six years ago my husband and I went to Beverly Hills for a long weekend to exercise with Richard Simmons. I loved Rodeo Drive!!
I loved the tours. A holiday tour would be wonderful. Disney and Christmas.... maybe one day.

The cinch bags are great. I've got one from WDW and one from DL now.

How was exercising with Richard Simmons? That would have been quite an experience!

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Snow in southern alberta and wet and cold here!
SNOW! No snow here. I think we might have hit double digits yesterday, but not today. At least no snow though!
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On the Road again

March 19, 2012, Part 2: On the Road again (Hollywood Tour part 2)

Where were we? Oh, finishing our ice cream at the Disney Soda Fountain and Shop… It was delicious ice cream. Really good!

We wandered the little Disney shop a bit, allowing me to take some pictures, before we headed back out into the cold, sunny day.


Disney 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Disney 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Mickey by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Tinkerbell by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Winnie the Pooh by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We walked into a few stores on the street while we were there. One day maybe I’ll rent a car and have more time to wander around. One warmer day! When I have more than a week to spend in California. Until then, DL will be my main focus!


Hard Rock Cafe by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Back on the bus.

Jim Henson Company!


Jim Henson Studios by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I’ve never watched this show, but I’d heard of it.

LA Ink by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I think a celebrity couple got engaged here. Was it Bruce Willis and Demi Moore?


Hot Dogs 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

They’d better be good hotdogs to wait that long for them! And they’d better be barbequed too!


Hot Dogs 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


LA Street by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Melrose by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Merv Griffin’s House. The only celebrity house we saw, which was fine by us.


Merv Griffin's house by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Sunset Blvd by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Comedy Club with names by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Mel's Diner by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Santa Monica Blvd by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Palm Trees by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Beverly Hills 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Beverly Hills 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Rodeo Dr by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Tammy said this is the most expensive car in the world. Apparently that guy likes it.


Expensive Car by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

My friend’s husband works in a diamond mine, owned by DeBeers.

De Beers by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Movie building by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


El Camino by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #127
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Santa Monica Pier

March 19, 2012, Part 3: Lunch and Santa Monica Pier

Our third stop was for lunch at the Grove/The Farmer’s Market. Blanche and I found a pizza place. It was an interesting area and did some people watching. No celebrity spottings that we noticed though.

We were given a choice between Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier for our final stop. And you could pick between the two, each person was allowed to choose. Blanche and I chose the Santa Monica Pier. It was beautiful and sunny, but cold and windy. I will have to go back one warm day and dip my toes in the Pacific Ocean. PEI is on the East Coast, so the only ocean I’ve ever swam in is the Atlantic.

My lips were extremely chapped this day, it looks like I don’t have any at all in these two pictures! Hahaha


Route 66 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Route 66 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We wandered around the pier and then a shopping area up the road. Blanche and I were scared to miss the bus, so we sat on a bench facing the ocean. I phoned home to tease my family and tell them I was where they filmed parts of Three’s Company. That’s when they told me just how hot it was at home! The bus came back while we waited, but we had been blinded by the beauty of the ocean (or the tears in our eyes from the wind!) and we didn’t notice it. We hustled to the bus and we were told they had almost gone without us!!


Santa Monica Pier 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Bubba Gump by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 6 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 7 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 8 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Here’s lipless me again!


Pier 9 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 10 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 11 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 12 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 13 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 14 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 15 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 16 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 17 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 18 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 19 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pier 20 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

One of the last “views” on the bus, was of LAX. It doesn’t look so big from here.


LAX by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

After the tour, Tammy took everyone back to their hotels. Blanche and I gathered everything up and waddled out of the bus. We decided to go in to the front desk to ask about the bus that takes us to the outlet mall.

I reached into my bag to get my glasses (and put away the sunglasses I was wearing) but they were not there! I had left my prescription glasses on the bus. Ccccrrraaaappp! (that’s for you Blanche and Rose). We told them at the front desk and they called Gray line and left a message for Tammy. At the best, they might be able to drop off my glasses the next morning when they picked up the next group for a tour, at the worst, I would have to take a taxi to/from the depot to pick them up. I was not even thinking about not getting them back.

Blanche and I decided there was nothing more to do at this point, so we went to Mimi’s to get some supper. We picked up a take out menu and decided what we wanted to order. Blanche went back to the hotel in case someone from the bus tour called, while I stayed to order.

As soon as Blanche walked around the corner from Mimi’s, she saw Tammy’s bus outside the hotel, and hobbled over to thank her. Tammy saw her and met her outside in the street. Blanche gave her an extra tip, a hug and a big thank you for me. The wonderful front desk clerk (Eddie) had already run outside to get my glasses for me as soon as he had seen the bus.

I can’t praise the people I met in California enough. I found the people friendly and helpful wherever I met. Eddie was great. Tammy was awesome. Christine was incredible … and I was FORGETFUL!

Since it was going to be about 15-20 minutes for the order to be ready, I decided to go back to the room. I can’t remember if she had picked up my classes already for me, or if I had to go pick them up. I do remember heading back twice to give Eddie an extra tip too though.

Blanche and I both got cheeseburgers and fries and a half dozen blueberry muffins to share for breakfasts and snacks. They were all just okay. Nothing extra special. We never did get back, though. I wish we had. At least for breakfast!

We didn’t go back to the parks that evening. We relaxed and hung out in the room. We knew we had a really early morning coming up, so we wanted to be well rested.


View at night by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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Walking down the middle of Main Street USA

Tuesday, March 20th 2012: Walking down the middle of Main Street USA

Our morning got started early-very early – but, luckily, we were still not totally used to California time. Disneyland Park was scheduled to open at 8am, and we were planning to use our one Magic Morning entrance to get in at 7am.

Our plan was to ride everything that we wanted to that was open in Fantasyland. We didn’t quite get to the park as early as I’d have liked – Blanche had to change her shirt! I thought we should be there by 6:30 am to get through the bag check area. We didn’t get there that early, but I don’t think the bag check was open when we got there.

Here I am… attempting capris and sandals! Let’s see how this goes!


Ready to go by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

This is what our hallway in HoJo looked like. And the time stamp says 6:30 am.


Our hallway by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We’re outside, and on our way to the park, even though it’s not quite bright out yet.


Mimi's 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Mimi's 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Harbor Blvd by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


DL entrance by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Which way to go? by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We’re through bagcheck… and the time on this one says 6:52. In my mind, we should be in the park, waiting at a rope somewhere!


Mickey Bench by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Once through bag check, we got in line. I couldn’t remember which line was supposed to be the fastest, so we just got in the shortest line. I was bouncing, like Tigger, wanting to go into the park. They didn’t let us in until a little after 7am and I was a little perturbed that they were wasting part of my one hour of early entry.

Let me in!


Let me in! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We continued to walk up Main Street… heading straight through the castle into Fantasyland. I didn’t slow for pictures, so many were blurry. Will you walk with me along Main Street? Hope you don’t mind… because you’ll just have to skip the rest of this post if you have a problem with that!


Main Street 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Main Street 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Ok… so maybe my watch is set a little faster than Disneyland’s clocks. It looks to be 7:02am and we’re already part way up Main Street.


Early Morning by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Main Street 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Main Street 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Sleeping Beauty Castle by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Sleeping Beauty Castle 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Sleeping Beauty Castle 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Sleeping Beauty Castle 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Pluto by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Minnie by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Castle 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Up next: Fantasyland, here we come!
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Fantasyland

March 20, 2012, Part 2: Fantasyland!

We had a list of suggestions from a website, and we planned on following that list to get as much done in Fantasyland as possible. The first ride listed was Peter Pan. Looking through my pictures, I realized that I did not take enough pictures of Fantasyland! I guess that means that I have to go back and make up for that. It was cold, and like I've said before, when I'm cold, I don't take as many pictures.

I liked Peter Pan, and I like it at WDW too, but I don't understand why the wait times can be so bad for this ride. I think it's cute and fun, but it's not a thrill ride, and I honestly can't picture myself waiting in a long line for it. Fortunately for us, at 7:05 am when we got in line...


Peter Pan 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The wait time was listed at TWENTY minutes!!!!


Peter Pan 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

but we were on the ride within 3 minutes.

Every trip, I plan to take notes and every trip I fail miserably! I then need to rely on my memories and on my pictures. I don't remember exact thoughts on Peter Pan. I know I liked it (like I said earlier), but I like anything unless it makes me dizzy.


Snow White by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Peter Pan 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Peter Pan 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Peter Pan 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Peter Pan 6 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

By 7:12 am, we were in line for Dumbo. I remember thinking the view should be better, and I remember being freezing. Blanche had four layers on, plus a pair of gloves and my thick mittens. It was chilly out, and downright cold in the wind on the ride! My fingers were getting numb by the end of Dumbo, and I was struggling with pressing the shutter button on my camera! \


Dumbo 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 6 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 7 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 8 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 9 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 10 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 11 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Dumbo 12 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Maestro by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Where to next? I was hoping it was a ride that was inside so I could warm up for a few minutes!

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Hi. My family has just decided to start planning a trip to DLR (it will take a while for us to save), but I am reading lots of information so I can properly plan.

I love all the pictures you are posting. They realy give me a good perspective of DLR. Can't wait to read more.
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Hi. My family has just decided to start planning a trip to DLR (it will take a while for us to save), but I am reading lots of information so I can properly plan.

I love all the pictures you are posting. They realy give me a good perspective of DLR. Can't wait to read more.
Welcome! I'll hopefully be able to get at least another post up before too long. A couple on the weekend probably. Have you found the DL picture of the day thread? If not, I can post a link for you. I hadn't seen it before my trip, but I sure love it now that I've found it! Have fun planning and saving!!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #133
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Still in Fantasyland!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Part 3: Trying to thaw out!

So after Dumbo, I wanted to warm up, but I also wanted to follow the “plan”, so it was Alice in Wonderland next. At least it was partially inside!


Alice wait time by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Alice in Wonderland by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Tweedle Dee by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


and Tweedle Dum by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Butterfly by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Smile by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Chesire Cat by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Off with her head! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Tea Cups by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Just keep smiling by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Y’all come back now, ya hear!


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All I can remember is that I liked it, and my fingers had warmed up a little by the end of the ride! I do recall thinking it was hard to take pictures too.
Next up was the Tea Cups. I had never been on this one before, mostly because I don’t really like spinning rides. But I really wanted to get the shot with the clear person and the spinning background. Well, Blanche couldn’t spin us! It was so funny, she totally could not make us spin.


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Mad Hatter by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

This is what I did manage to get:


Attempt 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Attempt 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Not really what I was hoping for!


Fantasyland by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I was really excited to ride Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride because of its age. And now, I can’t really remember much about it at all. So sad. I think my memory went numb with the cold. Do you understand why I like to take pictures? It’s so I can remember things!


Mr Toad by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Mr Toad 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Which car edit do you like better?


Ride vehicle one by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Ride vehicle 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Mr. Toad himself by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Room by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


My ride vehicle by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I had taken a pair of ankle socks in my camera bag in case I got cold. Long before now, I’d put them on, thinking that hopefully it will warm up enough to take them off!
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My Trip Reports:
Dorothy and Blanche: a tale of leftover shoes and lost things! My Club 33 Disneyland trip! July 2013A Blast from the Past (2009!)The trip to make up for the cold (WDW, July 2012) I'm never staying home for March Break again (Disneyland, March 2012) You little sneak, a TR with lies and pictures (WDW, July/Aug 2010)

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Great trip report. Thanks for sharing! I teach kindergarten as well in Missouri.
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Just catching up and enjoying your TR!

I saw that you mentioned you were too chicken to try the Gumbo in the bread bowl. Next time you are there, ask for a sample and they will give you one to try
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