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Old 10-28-2007, 06:47 PM   #106
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this was exactly what I needed! Thanks.
Me too. Exactly what I needed. Thank you. Bump!
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:08 PM   #107
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Bump - this is great information
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:06 PM   #108
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Invaluable advice for a first timer to Disneyland and California in general - many thanks

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:55 PM   #109
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Wow! Thanks! What a great thread! I have been to WDW over 12 times, but have only been to DL once. We are considering a trip to DL to meet with extended family over thanksgiving, and this thread is just what I needed!
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:52 AM   #110
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I've been to so many places where I see numerous Disney World enthusiasts bashing Disneyland, but I'm glad to see many people here appreciate the one and only original, Disneyland.

With the addition of California Adventure, giving me just as much entertainment and fun as both MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom combined, I’m left only envying Epcot. However, once the remodel of California Adventure is complete, I’m positive I won’t miss Epcot as much.

You just can’t beat the original Tiki Room, the look of It’s A Small World, the larger Toon Town, the superior Pirates of the Caribbean, and seeing Tinker Bell fly from The Matterhorn to Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.

The best aspects of Disneyland are the convenience being able to walk everywhere brings you, (giving you more time inside the parks), the extra attractions, The Matterhorn, Indian Jones, Submarine Voyage etc., and of course, the magic knowing Walt Disney actually stepped foot inside the park.

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Old 02-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #111
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #112
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I can't begin to tell you how thankfull I am for the info provided in this post This is our first trip to the west coast and my DW and I are really looking forward to it after moving from FL to TX and enjoying WDW for over 28 years.. thanks again James and D.Anne
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:44 AM   #113
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Thanks so much! I had a terrific 21 hours at DLR thanks to the information you've shared here. Now I just have to figure out a way to go back -- and soon!
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #114
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I am grateful for this thread. I've been to WDW twice now and, being the compulsive researcher/over-planner, feel reasonably familiar with it. I'm going to DL in mid-May (as kind of an add-on to a few days of visiting family in Los Angeles) for the first time in something in excess of 20 years (I think I was still in single digit age last time). I've had a sense that DL is different from WDW, but now I understand how, and that will allow me to bring my compulsive researching/over-planning to bear (it's a comfort zone thing). Though I must say, it feels really strange to be 3 months out and not have one dinner reservation yet.

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Old 03-08-2008, 09:23 PM   #115
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Looks like a great read. I'm printing it all out to read in detail.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:30 PM   #116
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WOW! Thank you so much! This was perfect info for me. I've been to WDW 4 times and we're considering a trip to DL, this is exactly the info I wanted and the price can't be beat! Thanks for all of your hard work!
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:08 PM   #117
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Thanks so much for all your hard work on this! Wow...just wanted I needed for our May trip!!

We actually read it a bit ago...just forgot to post my "THANKS!"

This is definitely a must read for all WDW vets going to DL.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #118
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #119
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Wow! What a great thread. Thank you for taking the time to put the guide together.

We are WDW vets planning a trip to DLR next year. This has been a great resource for us.

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:01 AM   #120
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Thanks so much for this thread!!! We are WDW vets and although we have been to DL/DCA once it was a spur of the moment trip with practiclly no planning and I missed many important things because I didn't do my research.

We will possibly be in So Cal again next March and will try to visit DLR again. This time I will be much better prepared because I found this thread. Thank You!!!
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