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Old 05-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #1831
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #1832
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Ever stay there? No.

Thoughts? Congratulations!

Suggestions? Dole whips, Garden Grill, TTA, IASW, etc. Summed up as "ENJOY!"
Thanks. Definitely doing those things.

I like the Dole Whip Floats, myself. Also plan on trying Beverly at Club Cool, so I can cross that off my list of things not to get, along with turkey legs.

I'll be going with my family, my sister-in-law and her family, and my in-laws. That's 10 of us in total. It should be insane and hectic and fun.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #1833
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Hey guys. We've been planning a trip for what seems like forever. Right now, it looks like we'll be staying at the Swan at the end of August.

Anyone ever stay there? Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!!
Never stayed there... but will be at POR this August...
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #1834
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Hey guys. We've been planning a trip for what seems like forever. Right now, it looks like we'll be staying at the Swan at the end of August.

Anyone ever stay there? Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!!
Have never been there, but I will be visiting there in August to eat at Schula's
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #1835
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Over the last 2 weeks I've seen the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales on Tv, 5 times now on 3 different channels , It's a great movie, but I think it's being played more now then when it came out in 1976 Now if they could play The Good The Bad & The Ugly, and Two Mules For Sister Sarah, all together it would be a great TV night
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #1836
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Have never been there, but I will be visiting there in August to eat at Schula's
We may have to make an "Adult's Night" visit there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #1837
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Hey guys. We've been planning a trip for what seems like forever. Right now, it looks like we'll be staying at the Swan at the end of August.

Anyone ever stay there? Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!!
I stayed there a few years ago. Rooms are very nice, hotel is as well. Not as Disney Themed as some others, but every bit as nice as the other Deluxes. I liked it very much. My one piece of advice would be to hit the ice cream bar downstairs in the Swan. I forget the name of it, but it was terrific, and I've never heard of it outside of the resort.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #1838
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Looks like I'm the first and only member from New Mexico.
Oh man! You just beat me! hehe... Hopefully you won't be only NM member for long...


"Hi, my name is Brad, and I am a Disneyaholic"
For several years, this has been my mantra. My wife is looking for professional help for me, but problem is they can't help you if you don't want it.

I went to DL for the 1st time in 1975. Then served as a Youth Pastor in Long Beach,CA for 6 years, and had many trips to DL with the youth. But honestly, my Disney obsession didn't start until 1999 when I stood watching Minnie holding my beautiful 3-month old baby girl and I knew I would never be the same. Since then, we have never missed a year without Disney.

SO what would qualify me to be a Disney Dad?
  • Many trips to DL, marched in the Disney Parades wearing a tutu with my little girls
  • Took our 5th wheel out one year and parked in RV park next door
  • Bought into DVC, and decided we were going to make Disney our yearly family vacation no matter what else we did

For 13 years, we have made Disney such a total part of our lives, and I absolutely LOVE planning, dreaming, researching, learning. We just went on the new Dream in November, and then for our 25th Anniversary, we left the kids behind to take a special trip just for us. So where did we want to go for our special trip... another Disney cruise of course. Just got back from an MR cruise.

It would be an honor to join your fraternity and share my passion (my wife says addiction) for all things Disney
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:37 PM   #1839
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I stayed there a few years ago. Rooms are very nice, hotel is as well. Not as Disney Themed as some others, but every bit as nice as the other Deluxes. I liked it very much. My one piece of advice would be to hit the ice cream bar downstairs in the Swan. I forget the name of it, but it was terrific, and I've never heard of it outside of the resort.

Enjoy!
Thanks! The ice cream bar is now on our list.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #1840
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hmmm.... maybe I should add basic info


Name: Brad (aka papamouse)
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Nov 2012 headed to Disneyland to experience Thanksgiving Day as a family at Disney.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #1841
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Oh man! You just beat me! hehe... Hopefully you won't be only NM member for long...


"Hi, my name is Brad, and I am a Disneyaholic"
For several years, this has been my mantra. My wife is looking for professional help for me, but problem is they can't help you if you don't want it.

I went to DL for the 1st time in 1975. Then served as a Youth Pastor in Long Beach,CA for 6 years, and had many trips to DL with the youth. But honestly, my Disney obsession didn't start until 1999 when I stood watching Minnie holding my beautiful 3-month old baby girl and I knew I would never be the same. Since then, we have never missed a year without Disney.

SO what would qualify me to be a Disney Dad?
  • Many trips to DL, marched in the Disney Parades wearing a tutu with my little girls
  • Took our 5th wheel out one year and parked in RV park next door
  • Bought into DVC, and decided we were going to make Disney our yearly family vacation no matter what else we did

For 13 years, we have made Disney such a total part of our lives, and I absolutely LOVE planning, dreaming, researching, learning. We just went on the new Dream in November, and then for our 25th Anniversary, we left the kids behind to take a special trip just for us. So where did we want to go for our special trip... another Disney cruise of course. Just got back from an MR cruise.

It would be an honor to join your fraternity and share my passion (my wife says addiction) for all things Disney
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #1842
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Oh man! You just beat me! hehe... Hopefully you won't be only NM member for long...


"Hi, my name is Brad, and I am a Disneyaholic"
For several years, this has been my mantra. My wife is looking for professional help for me, but problem is they can't help you if you don't want it.

I went to DL for the 1st time in 1975. Then served as a Youth Pastor in Long Beach,CA for 6 years, and had many trips to DL with the youth. But honestly, my Disney obsession didn't start until 1999 when I stood watching Minnie holding my beautiful 3-month old baby girl and I knew I would never be the same. Since then, we have never missed a year without Disney.

SO what would qualify me to be a Disney Dad?
  • Many trips to DL, marched in the Disney Parades wearing a tutu with my little girls
  • Took our 5th wheel out one year and parked in RV park next door
  • Bought into DVC, and decided we were going to make Disney our yearly family vacation no matter what else we did

For 13 years, we have made Disney such a total part of our lives, and I absolutely LOVE planning, dreaming, researching, learning. We just went on the new Dream in November, and then for our 25th Anniversary, we left the kids behind to take a special trip just for us. So where did we want to go for our special trip... another Disney cruise of course. Just got back from an MR cruise.

It would be an honor to join your fraternity and share my passion (my wife says addiction) for all things Disney
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I like the Dole Whip Floats, myself. Also plan on trying Beverly at Club Cool, so I can cross that off my list of things not to get, along with turkey legs.
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I like the Dole Whip pineapple/ vanilla swirl. I didn't like the turkey legs.

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Have never been there, but I will be visiting there in August to eat at Schula's
One of these days we'll get over there.

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Over the last 2 weeks I've seen the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales on Tv, 5 times now on 3 different channels , It's a great movie, but I think it's being played more now then when it came out in 1976 Now if they could play The Good The Bad & The Ugly, and Two Mules For Sister Sarah, all together it would be a great TV night
Great movies. I have most all Clint Eastwood westerns on VHS. I'll watch them until the tv or VCR gives out.

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Oh man! You just beat me! hehe... Hopefully you won't be only NM member for long...


"Hi, my name is Brad, and I am a Disneyaholic"
For several years, this has been my mantra. My wife is looking for professional help for me, but problem is they can't help you if you don't want it.

I went to DL for the 1st time in 1975. Then served as a Youth Pastor in Long Beach,CA for 6 years, and had many trips to DL with the youth. But honestly, my Disney obsession didn't start until 1999 when I stood watching Minnie holding my beautiful 3-month old baby girl and I knew I would never be the same. Since then, we have never missed a year without Disney.

SO what would qualify me to be a Disney Dad?
  • Many trips to DL, marched in the Disney Parades wearing a tutu with my little girls
  • Took our 5th wheel out one year and parked in RV park next door
  • Bought into DVC, and decided we were going to make Disney our yearly family vacation no matter what else we did

For 13 years, we have made Disney such a total part of our lives, and I absolutely LOVE planning, dreaming, researching, learning. We just went on the new Dream in November, and then for our 25th Anniversary, we left the kids behind to take a special trip just for us. So where did we want to go for our special trip... another Disney cruise of course. Just got back from an MR cruise.

It would be an honor to join your fraternity and share my passion (my wife says addiction) for all things Disney
Welcome. Dues are payable in Dole Whips, bacon, beer, or cake. You are in the best support group as we will encourage you to spend more money on Disney trips.
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Next Disney trip:
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Already planning June 2013 trip to Aulani to celebrate Catie's HS graduation
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Work: Went okay, but stressful. Not from staff, but lots of technical malfunctions with registers and computers. Was damn happy to get out of there last night

Avengers: awesome. pure awesomeness. Glad we went out fot the Imax 3D experience.

Vero: priced it, and it looked a little too hight for what we want, but we've agreed to tuck that thought away for future use. As of right now, it's going to be Cocoa Beach, and might spring for Kennedy Space Center. It's looking more and more like we are repeating our big trip in 2003, which is not a bad thing.
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Yes I am, though I have had numerous phone calls already so it isn't really a vacation other than I have 90% less dishes, cleaning, and laundry to do. I'll try to get up as often on the weekends as possible but it won't be every weekend. Gas is too expensive.

Beautiful! I wish him a slow recovery with lots of time to think about what where he should have kept his hands.
Don't get too lonely. Stop by to visit. And, let's not tell CJ where the boy was 'trying' to get his hands.

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Hey guys. We've been planning a trip for what seems like forever. Right now, it looks like we'll be staying at the Swan at the end of August.

Anyone ever stay there? Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!!
I like the Schulas suggestion and one you may not get is the ESPN Club. They have all the TVs and best yet, DRAFT BEER. Also, you can walk home drunk without worry and enjoy the night time entertainment on the Boardwalk. The food is very reasonably priced as well (given Disney prices).
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