Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #31
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Sorry for the delay, we had some unexpected company last night, so I wasn't able to get back on.

I can't believe that in 8 short weeks, we will be on a flight to California.

I decided a few years ago that we would try to make it to WDW, DLR and DCL at some point before the kids were out of school. Turns out, that we will complete that in under 2 years.

It was December 2010 that we did the 4 night Bahama Cruise on the Wonder. Here are a few pics of the first 1/3 of our journey. We are DVC Members and have taken so family with us many times. My FIL is not a big fan of traveling, but when presented the offer to take a Cruise with the Grandkids, he could pass it up. There were 7 of use total on this trip.





Grandpa was full after Animator's Palate, so he told the waiter he wanted "Nothing" for Dessert. That is exactly what he got.


The view from the Wonder in Bahamas


View from land back to the Wonder


Castaway Cay


CC decorated for Christmas


We went to the Blackhills and Rushmore in 2008, didn't know we were going again




Wonder


more of the cruise to come
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #32
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

(cont.)

Don't let some of the pics fool you. It was beautiful, but it was so cold. Kids would want to swim in the pool and good thing they have a higher threshold for cold water at that age, cause DW and I would not get in!



Mickey Slide


It was so relaxing to just watch the calm of the open water




We really enjoyed the shows on the Cruise. We loved the Golden Mickey's!


__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #33
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

7 weeks from today, we will be on a plane to California.

Not that I am counting, but in 1183 hours I will be at Disneyland!
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #34
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

WOW! What a crazy week for us. We just bought another house. We made an offer last week, they countered back and then we re-countered. They accepted our offer on Tuesday! We close on October 12th, so we need to get our trip plans locked in this weekend.

We weren't planning on buying another house, but the price was just too good to pass up, but the house does need some work. But we found it (at least for now) to be a great investment!

We booked our park and fly hotel in Kansas City. We are arriving at the Four Points Sheraton on November 2nd and included 14 days of parking and tax for $97. I always dread coming home, when we are parked at the airport and their $12 dollar per day parking price. Glad to know that we don't have that bill waiting for us.

We are getting to the home stretch, 6 weeks from today we will be at DLR!
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #35
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,844

Great pics of the DCL. We have never been and just can't quite decide if its something we would like to do since the cost is so high. I know people that really love to cruise and think its the end all be all to vacations but I just can't help think that I would get bored on the boat. I know there are ports of call and castaway cay and those things interest me. Everytime I see pics like yours I tempted again. Nice shots!

Congrats on the house. That's crazy that you weren't really looking but found such a good deal.

Congrats on booking the hotel in KC. Your trip is getting ever closer!
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"
2014 WDW Christmas - Port Orleans Riverside
2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #36
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
Great pics of the DCL. We have never been and just can't quite decide if its something we would like to do since the cost is so high. I know people that really love to cruise and think its the end all be all to vacations but I just can't help think that I would get bored on the boat. I know there are ports of call and castaway cay and those things interest me. Everytime I see pics like yours I tempted again. Nice shots!
We loved our cruise and had a great time. However, I don't know if we will do one again. For us, it was an experience that we wanted to do, but the cost is pretty high. Also, you are on the boat a lot and at port not too much. Unless there is a "Kids Sail Free" offer sometime in the future, it will probably be our last DCL Cruise.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post

Congrats on the house. That's crazy that you weren't really looking but found such a good deal.
Thanks. It's in my wife's hometown and was cheaper then just a vacant lot. It needs some work, but I am pretty handy with much of that stuff. Also, BIL is a contractor, so he will be helpful!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
Congrats on booking the hotel in KC. Your trip is getting ever closer!
Thanks. Can't believe that it has come this quick!
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #37
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Another week down, just 5 more to go.

We have been watching both old and new Disney movies this week. Tonight's selection was The Avengers. Also this week, we watched Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Ratatouille, and Lion King.
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 10:16 AM   #38
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,844

Vacation coming or not we find ourselves watching old Disney movies all the time. ABC family or just breaking out an old dvd makes for a great family night in.

Even though my kids are older they still appreciate it. We went last night to the movies and saw Hotel Transylvania. I went thinking the movie would just stink it up but came out surprised. I would give it a B.
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"
2014 WDW Christmas - Port Orleans Riverside
2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #39
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
Vacation coming or not we find ourselves watching old Disney movies all the time. ABC family or just breaking out an old dvd makes for a great family night in.

Even though my kids are older they still appreciate it. We went last night to the movies and saw Hotel Transylvania. I went thinking the movie would just stink it up but came out surprised. I would give it a B.
We joined the Disney Movie Club a few months back and have been adding to the collection. We should be getting Cinderella in the mail any day now. We are trying to update from VHS on many of the classics.

We talked about taking the kids to Hotel Transylvania tomorrow. Wasn't sure on the movie, but you might have convinced me.
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #40
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,844

I think you will like it. It's harmless fun.

We will blow our money on just about anything that looks fun or has Disney attached to it. We unfortunately saw ParaNorman and were really disappointed even after it got such great reviews on rotten tomatoes.

My wife and I saw The Master and hated it. I like Paul Thomas Anderson films but this was a disaster. PS. Not a kids movie!
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"
2014 WDW Christmas - Port Orleans Riverside
2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #41
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
I think you will like it. It's harmless fun.

We will blow our money on just about anything that looks fun or has Disney attached to it. We unfortunately saw ParaNorman and were really disappointed even after it got such great reviews on rotten tomatoes.

My wife and I saw The Master and hated it. I like Paul Thomas Anderson films but this was a disaster. PS. Not a kids movie!
Didn't make it to the movies today. We had people over last night and had a bonfire. We all stayed up a little too late, so we just took it easy today. Watched some football... Go Vikings!... and cleaned the house.

We close on the new house in under two weeks, so we have a lot on our plate coming up.
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #42
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

Boy, did we have a close call today.

DW got a call from her boss, saying that she couldn't approve her time off. November 9th was the day in question. So, I spent the day looking for ways to fly her home 2 days early. After having a plan in place to switch everything over, she got a call saying it was approved after all.

So, everything is good to go...again.
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #43
arthur06
DDC #689
 
arthur06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 1423 miles to MK & 1799 miles to DL
Posts: 2,626

here we are... 4 weeks out.

Hard to believe that I book Villas at Grand Californian at 7 months and here we are just 4 short weeks from leaving.

The trip will be bittersweet tho, it will be our last trip to any Disney park for probably a minimum of 2 years. We own DVC, but have heavily borrowed over the last several years. Also, we bought a house that will need some renovations, so this will save money for those projects and also time.
__________________
April '11 BWV Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2697836

November '12 Disneyland/VGC Trip Report
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2964937

arthur06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #44
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,844

Quote:
Originally Posted by arthur06 View Post
Boy, did we have a close call today.

DW got a call from her boss, saying that she couldn't approve her time off. November 9th was the day in question. So, I spent the day looking for ways to fly her home 2 days early. After having a plan in place to switch everything over, she got a call saying it was approved after all.

So, everything is good to go...again.
Close call!
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"
2014 WDW Christmas - Port Orleans Riverside
2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #45
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,844

Quote:
Originally Posted by arthur06 View Post
here we are... 4 weeks out.

Hard to believe that I book Villas at Grand Californian at 7 months and here we are just 4 short weeks from leaving.

The trip will be bittersweet tho, it will be our last trip to any Disney park for probably a minimum of 2 years. We own DVC, but have heavily borrowed over the last several years. Also, we bought a house that will need some renovations, so this will save money for those projects and also time.
I'm feeling your pain. Everytime I have a bad day I keep thinking we could just make a quick 3 hr plane flight over to California couldn't we? At least I've already started my 2 year hiatus. I'm three months in now!
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"
2014 WDW Christmas - Port Orleans Riverside
2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.