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Old 03-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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14 Glorious Hours at Disneyland:A WDW Vet Gets 1 Day at Walt's Park UPDATE x5 (12/15)

*~* To all who come to this happy place, Welcome! *~*

How many Disneyland TRs do you think have been started that way?

Anyway, welcome to my third TR, but my first one for Disneyland! Why is this my first TR for Disneyland you ask? Well, because it's my first TRIP to Disneyland! That is, if you can really call it a trip to Disneyland...

You see, it's really a trip to California for my best friend's wedding. She is getting married at the Sheraton Universal City, which is basically in Universal Studio's parking lot. My fiance and I figured we would spend one day at Universal since it was right there. This plan lasted all of 3 and one half seconds, because I was determined that if I was going to any theme park in Caliornia, it was going to be Disneyland!

I am a Disney nut, or "Disney Crazy" as my DF always tells me with an accompanying eye roll. I love Disney World. More than I like to admit in my day-to-day life outside of the Disboards. I am always trying to plan another trip to the World, however lately that's been difficult to do. With an expensive wedding coming up in July, we really just don't have the money for it right now. I'm hopeful that sometime in 2014 we'll be able to make it work, because I haven't been to WDW since August 2011 and I'm suffering from a serious case of withdrawal. That August trip was my 9th to WDW. So I suppose this day in March makes trip #10!!! That's special! It's the tin anniversary! (does anyone here watch New Girl? )

I feel very strongly that my fiance is crazy, because he is not Disney obsessed like I am. I thought for sure that he would be after his first trip ever, which was the August '11 trip. We really had an amazing time, but as much as he enjoyed himself, he never crossed the line into Disney obsession.

So anyway, here we are with this trip to California. DF would have been satisfied with a day at Universal but because he knows how much it means to me, we will be renting a car and driving to Disneyland instead!

So with only one day to spend in Disneyland, you may be wondering why I am going all out and writing a full TR like this was a week-long trip (oh sigh...how I wish...)

When we decided to do this almost a year ago, I spent a lot of time looking for TRs where people only had one day to spend at DL and I found very little that was helpful. Maybe I just need to improve my internet searching skills, I don't know. But I decided I would write this TR in case it will help anyone in a similar situation. Or perhaps someone will be interested in reading about a first time trip to DL from the perspective of someone who has been to WDW several times.

So, I hope you'll join me. We leave on March 20, two weeks from today. I will be taking tons of pictures, documenting everything, and sharing any and all information I can that will be helpful to anyone else.

Chapter Links
Our Disneyland Must-Do's
Chapter 1 - Our Adventure Begins
Chapter 2 - We're Going to Disneyland Today!
Chapter 3 - Five Hundred Hours on the DisBoards Pays Off
Chapter 4 - Waiting for Rope Drop
Chapter 5 - A Tale of Two Mountains
Chapter 6 - From Outer Space to Under the Sea and Back Again
Chapter 7 - First Dole Whip EVER!
Chapter 8 - Dead Men Tell No Tales (But Maybe They Write TRs)
Chapter 9 - 999 Happy Haunts\
Chapter 10 - It's a Small World with a Big Wait (But Not Really)
Chapter 11 - Pretty Good, Sure As You're Born
Chapter 12 - A Patriotic Update
Chapter 13 - I Go Solo
Chapter 14 - Reunited!
Chapter 15 - The End

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