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Old 06-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
DaveinFallsChurch
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A Solo Trip 28 Years in the Making-Oct 16-17th, 2012

Welcome!! And thanks for checking in to my first PTR for Disneyland!!

As I am beginning to wrap up my TR from our WDW visit in April, I figured this would be a good time to get this PTR going. Didn’t realize until today that I was only a little over 100 days in the countdown – 111 days to be exact. So here we go!

A little bit about myself and this upcoming trip. I’m a 38 year old “Disney freak” as some of my family and friends call me. Been more obsessed with all things Disney since our kids (DD5 and DS2) were born, but my parents planted the seeds early by taking me to WDW and Disneyland as frequently as they could. So if I ever end up on a couch in a psychologist’s office discussing “how Mickey and Minnie make me feel?”, then you can be sure I will be sending them the bill!

Speaking of my parents, it was with them 28 years ago that I made my last trip to Disneyland. Don’t worry – I won’t torture my fellow DISers and will refrain from posting a thread titled “Been awhile – What’s New at Disneyland since I’ve last been?” That would be a long long thread. I do have very fond memories of DL specifically going on the Matterhorn with my younger brother over and over again. I think I remember that ride more than others at DL because it was one of those that didn’t exist at WDW.

Anyway, as you can tell from the title of this PTR, I will be going solo this time. I will be attending a conference in San Diego in October. Being so close to DL, I couldn’t resist making an overnight side trip to Anaheim right before the conference begins. I’m hoping to hit all of my priority rides during this short time period but of course I’m realistic and understand that I may not accomplish this. I’ll still be happy being able to take a lot of pictures, go on some of the rides, and soak in all of the magic that Disney has to offer. And if I could go on Radiator Springs on the single rider line with only 15 minutes of waiting, that would be icing on the cake!

Since I don’t know the lay of the land very well, I’ll be asking for a lot of advice and help from all of you so hope you stick with me and help me out as I gradually unveil my grand plans of touring DLR! On the way to October, I’ll also provide mini-TRs on our upcoming Fourth of July trip to Colonial Williamsburg with my family and a guys-trip to Vegas in August. Not to worry – all of my friends going on this trip are from my pediatric residency, and pediatricians in general are a harmless bunch so the Vegas trip will definitely be G-rated. Plus, it’s for our fantasy football draft so you have that geek factor mixed in as well!

Look forward to counting down the days with you!
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