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Old 03-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #31
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Thank you for such a detailed and well written report. After reading your trip report, I definitely now want us to stay at GCH. I loved your pictures. I loved the tidbit about doing the powerwalk. I DEFINITELY want to participate in that! FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #32
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Thank you for such a detailed and well written report. After reading your trip report, I definitely now want us to stay at GCH. I loved your pictures. I loved the tidbit about doing the powerwalk. I DEFINITELY want to participate in that! FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing!
No problem Edelweiss! Assuming we'll have over 7 months notice, I can't see us returning to Disneyland without staying at the VGC. It's just incredible.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #33
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Cory...Awesome trip report! You know, for an engineer, you're a pretty darn good writer. I really enjoyed reading it a couple weeks ago, and just read it a 2nd time and enjoyed it even more. I felt like I was traveling with you guys! Wish we could have joined you all. Maybe next time!

I wished I would have been able to read this before we went last November. I learned so much. You gotta stop keeping all the tips and tricks to yourself. I promise I tell anyone. Thansk for the shoutout re the GCV room #s, but to be honest, I got that from another post here on DIS.

So happy to hear that your grandmother was able to come, and like you, I hope I'm giddy at 91 goign down the drops of PofC. So many good experiences you guys had on this trip and so many memories you'll have for a lifetime.

Like you, I'd been to WDW probably 20+ times before we finally made it out to the original. I'm not sure why we waited so long, because we love traveling out to California. But once we finally made it to DL a couple years ago, I could see why everyone thinks this park is so special. It's becasue it really is. It does feel more intimate, and I couldn't believe how much more I enjoyed the rides at DL that are also at WDW. Maybe it was because WDW had become so familiar, that experiencing these rides in a new way, with new twists, turns and special touches. It was almost like I was in 3rd grade again going for the first time to WDW.

Thanks for sharing this. One of the best trip reports I've ever read...that's why I had to read it again! Take care buddy! See ya real soon!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #34
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This was such a helpful TR. It looks like you had a wonderful time and the fact that your 91 year old grandmother could join in on the fun is fabulous! I would love to pick your brain about the renting DVC points process.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #35
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Cory...Awesome trip report! You know, for an engineer, you're a pretty darn good writer. I really enjoyed reading it a couple weeks ago, and just read it a 2nd time and enjoyed it even more. I felt like I was traveling with you guys! Wish we could have joined you all. Maybe next time!

I wished I would have been able to read this before we went last November. I learned so much. You gotta stop keeping all the tips and tricks to yourself. I promise I tell anyone. Thansk for the shoutout re the GCV room #s, but to be honest, I got that from another post here on DIS.

So happy to hear that your grandmother was able to come, and like you, I hope I'm giddy at 91 goign down the drops of PofC. So many good experiences you guys had on this trip and so many memories you'll have for a lifetime.

Like you, I'd been to WDW probably 20+ times before we finally made it out to the original. I'm not sure why we waited so long, because we love traveling out to California. But once we finally made it to DL a couple years ago, I could see why everyone thinks this park is so special. It's becasue it really is. It does feel more intimate, and I couldn't believe how much more I enjoyed the rides at DL that are also at WDW. Maybe it was because WDW had become so familiar, that experiencing these rides in a new way, with new twists, turns and special touches. It was almost like I was in 3rd grade again going for the first time to WDW.

Thanks for sharing this. One of the best trip reports I've ever read...that's why I had to read it again! Take care buddy! See ya real soon!
Thanks buddy for reading and those nice comments. I blame you for starting me down this wonderful Disney addiction. I remember you telling me about the free dining promo back in 2007. We've learned so much since then.

We can't wait to go back to WDW and then back to DLR! And to learn new things from you guys.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #36
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This was such a helpful TR. It looks like you had a wonderful time and the fact that your 91 year old grandmother could join in on the fun is fabulous! I would love to pick your brain about the renting DVC points process.
Thanks for reading DisSmis! I'd love to show you how to rent DVC points. The most important thing to know is you need time. If you can firm your travel dates more than 7 months out, you are likely to get what you want. If you know your dates 10 or 11 months out, your odds of getting what you want, at a great rate (likely $10/point) are really high.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #37
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Smile Loved it!

Loved reading about your trip report!!! We are fortunate to be locals and are annual passholders. We signed up w/DVC in the summer. Tomorrow morning I am booking our 1st DVC trip w/Grand Californian for July! Am hoping to do split stay w/1 BDR then later STU.
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Loved reading about your trip report!!! We are fortunate to be locals and are annual passholders. We signed up w/DVC in the summer. Tomorrow morning I am booking our 1st DVC trip w/Grand Californian for July! Am hoping to do split stay w/1 BDR then later STU.
Thanks for reading pepe3penelope! It's almost been a year since our trip, and we still talk about how much fun we had. Can't wait to go back in the future.

Have a great time, and be sure to make specific room requests for your 1 bedroom and studio stays. Park views are just incredible. Like a dream.
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Thx for the well wishes! On Friday I had to book the 5 nights as studio because they book faster. Then yesterday I modified at the 7 month window to 1 bedroom. So 1st 3 nights are 1 BDR then last 2 are studio. It worked!!! I already put my requests for the room numbers that have the World of Color views.
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Nice report. We were WDW vets who went for the first time back in 2007 and have now also been converted. We absolutely adore Disneyland and the nostalgia and "storybook" feeling you get in that park. Glad you had the same experience!
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Nice report. We were WDW vets who went for the first time back in 2007 and have now also been converted. We absolutely adore Disneyland and the nostalgia and "storybook" feeling you get in that park. Glad you had the same experience!
Thanks KCmike for reading! Disneyland is great. We can't wait to go back.
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