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Old 04-02-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
Mouseketeer on the edge.
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Location: San Diego
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Random observations from our visits.

We spent 3 or the last 4 days at the parks: Friday, Saturday, and Monday. We camped at Disney's Anaheim Resort Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We came home Sunday morning, since we had company arriving Sunday afternoon. We went back to Disney with them yesterday (Monday).

This was our first overnight, multi-day trip. Hubbs and I both appreciated downtime in the afternoons that we had become accustomed to when visiting DW. DL trips to this point have been day trips and only once have we been able to get it together to make rope drop prior to this.

In the three days that we were there, we didn't experience any delays in entering due to the CMs taking pictures of folks who had the multi-day tickets.

We're curious what is being done to Big Thunder Mountain.

I wish Disney would note on the web site that Haunted Mansion FP machines are rarely, if ever, in service.

We had early entry for DCA on Saturday morning as AP holders. Crowds were very reasonable. I'm not sure if AP EMH is less crowded than hotel guest EMH.

RSR was down when we went in (disappointed b/c I managed to have my husband AT the rope!). We opted not to wait and to ride other rides. We rode Toy Story Mania and Screamin' 3 times in the front. Hubbs was in line for RSR FP by 7:45 and the line wasn't yet back to the general admission crowd ropes. I waited by the entrance of RSR so we could ride as soon as he acquired the FP. He had the tickets by 8:10 and we got in line for RSR with about a 10 minute wait. Our FP return window was 9:05 - 10:05.

Please update the Soarin' video.

We visited the Sorcerer's Workshop. We enjoyed this more than we thought we would. We had a good half hour of laughs voicing the characters.

Yesterday was the first time that we toured with a child. She is 4 and was very good. We were at the park for 12 hours without any tantrums or breakdowns. Roger Rabbit's Toontown Spin scared the poor kid to no end. It was great seeing Disney through her eyes. She exclaimed "Wow!" upon entering Toontown. She was shy with furry characters and soooo interactive with the princesses. This was our first time in Toontown or Fantasy Faire. I don't know that I'm a fan of pushing a stroller around the park, but it was a must for the little one.

Disney has something for everyone. It was the first time at any Disney for our friends. One of our houseguests likes the tamer rides and appreciated Autotopia and Nemo with his daughter. His wife was happy to have a buddy to ride roller coasters and rougher rides with.

I think they were a little overwhelmed with the commando style at first, but greatly appreciated arriving super early at the beginning and understood the reason for traipsing all over the park.

Yesterday was the first time that Hubbs and I ever watched an entire parade. We liked it as a new experience and our friends were thoroughly impressed.
Bethany (33), Hubbs (32)
January 2014 - Wilderness Lodge ; September, 2012 to September 2013 - Disneyland Annual Passes ; September, 2011 - Wilderness Lodge ; December, 2009 - Polynesian Resort ; January, 2009 - Wilderness Lodge & Boardwalk Inn ; January, 2008 - Disneyland Paris; September, 2007 - Wilderness Lodge; May, 2006 - Port Orleans French Quarter
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