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Old 06-22-2008, 11:53 AM   #151
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No actual experience on the parking but everything I have heard about parking is 30 mins before parks open, so it would follow that it would be 30 mins before EE.

Thanks, I assumed that EE would still happen on Christmas (Tuesday this year) but wanted to double check.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #152
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This thread is obviously quite popular due to all the helpful information. How about adding a link to it in one of the sticky posts (if this one can't be made sticky)?

One more suggestion: a list of when free breakfast (if offered) at nearby hotels is served, so those wanting to get an early start in the morning know what places would accommodate them.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #153
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This thread is obviously quite popular due to all the helpful information. How about adding a link to it in one of the sticky posts (if this one can't be made sticky)?
I think it would be a great sticky (if the sticky gods decide to make it one).

fwiw... there is a link to DLR 29's MM superthread.... on HydroGuy's sticky (which of course is essential reading for everyone).
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:58 PM   #154
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Sorry, I tried to read through most of this but just couldn't make it! Quite a popular thread, thanks for the link Hydroguy!

I thought I read about folks giving away their unused MTTMM tickets. Anyone heard anything about this?? Perhaps its on one of the many pages I missed in this thread. We are purchasing AP's this year and from what I understand, do not get either MM or MTTMM. We are taking our DS3 for his first trip and would love to take him to MTTMM, any ideas??

Thanks so much!!
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:53 AM   #155
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Sorry, I tried to read through most of this but just couldn't make it! Quite a popular thread, thanks for the link Hydroguy!

I thought I read about folks giving away their unused MTTMM tickets. Anyone heard anything about this?? Perhaps its on one of the many pages I missed in this thread. We are purchasing AP's this year and from what I understand, do not get either MM or MTTMM. We are taking our DS3 for his first trip and would love to take him to MTTMM, any ideas??

Thanks so much!!
You can be MM eligible if you stay onsite and with your AP, you can get a discount on the onsite hotels.

As for MTTMM, you can only get it by buying a package, which wouldn't work if you have APs. So here's a thread regarding giving away MTTMM tickets.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1594648
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #156
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..ok, our trip getting closer....& we still have ?'s


...why isn't the bobsleds open during mm?

..when our boys were little when we did the old subs....now with our little

...we like them to experience..this ride?...but most say "start
in fantasland?...why is the nemo consider a waste of mm?

* we are most likely will split up..after mm, as there's is a big age difference

with our kids. other than space mt., it looks like..the left side of the park
..would be idea for them, while fantasyland/toontown....& the parade will be
more for our girl..should we take radios?
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #157
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The Matterhorn Bobsleds ride usually IS open during MM.

Nemo is a great little ride, however it is a very slow loader, and even if you get on the first sub, you are likely to get off it at 25-45 minutes past the hour, thus having used up 1/2 to 3/4 of your MM. To get on the first or second sub, you usually have to be at the security check tables 45 minutes before MM opening (during summer hours of 8-12, that means at 6:15 a.m. ) Then you have to walk purposefully (but in reality, most people jog) as quickly as possible to the ride. If you're not in that first stampede (and believe me, it IS a stampede), you are not likely to get on the first couple of subs. In which case, you will use your entire MM hour or more on ONE ride. If you have more than one MM, this isn't a big deal; you can use the other one for FL, Space and Buzz.

The reason many people would rather not do the Nemo stampede is that they don't like all the fuss it entails (that's me; to me it was not worth the fuss, although it is a cute ride); and also that in that same hour, it is possible to ride everything in FL plus Space and Buzz if you're so inclined. Riding the FL rides early, while there's no line, makes sense because none of them are FP rides; shortly after MM the lines for Dumbo, Teacups, Peter Pan and Alice will be prohibitively long, and Matterhorn usually won't be short.

Plus you can be ready to pick up that all-important first FP right at 8 a.m. at general admission. And then keep collecting them all day long, as soon as they become available, and use them when you come back after an afternoon break. Hope that helps explain the FL over Nemo preference that many people have.

As far as radios or walkie-talkies: I'd say use cell phones instead, if at all possible. If you don't already each have one, you could get a pre-paid track phone to use. Ours were absolutely essential because we split up a lot and were always trying to find out where the other bunch was and when they wanted to meet up. I think walkie-talkies wouldn't work as well, because it is usually very NOISY around you, and the background noise would make it really hard to understand or be understood. Cell phones were hard enough in this respect.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:15 PM   #158
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Thanks for the link to the thread! I knew there was one out there, just couldn't find it. I've added my name, though I think my chances of getting some MTTMM tickets are slim.

We are not staying onsite, just can't afford it even with the AP discount. So will miss out on the MM but I'm hoping I can at least find a generous person or people who have extra MTTMM tickets!

Wish me luck!
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #159
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You CAN get a MM, even if you plan to purchase AP's by purchasing the 3-day hopper FIRST then upgrade to an AP after you have used the MM.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #160
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Disneychrista! You're a genius!!!

I remember reading that you could upgrade to an AP once you got to the parks. Silly me, I wasn't even thinking of using this to my advantage to get MM!

You saved the day!

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Old 07-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #161
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dear...avalon...451, thanks, thanks, & thanks. ..your input

will make changes.., improvments....in our schedule.


do you happened to kno...any thing..about the "princess fantasy?'

[ our lil' daughter....is very much..like ariel. however, she

tinker....


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...f?t=1215322298


&


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...f?t=1215322456


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Old 07-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #162
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I scanned the whole thread and didn't see what I was looking for. Does anyone know what time the ticket booths open on a MM day? Our first day @ DL will be a Sunday but we will not have our tickets yet. We are ordering them from get away today. We are staying near the Ontario airport the night before but have a feeling we will be up early. We are from the East Coast. If we are up early I want to take advantage of MM. Anyone know? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:47 AM   #163
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Thank you! Just the info I was looking for!
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... Does anyone know what time the ticket booths open on a MM day? Our first day @ DL will be a Sunday but we will not have our tickets yet. We are ordering them from get away today. We are staying near the Ontario airport the night before but have a feeling we will be up early. We are from the East Coast. If we are up early I want to take advantage of MM. Anyone know? Thanks.
On March 12, 2008, I spoke to Guest Relations at DLR (714-781-7290).

According to Guest Relations:

DL's ticket booths open 30 minutes before DL's regular opening time, and they stay open until 30 minutes before DL's closing time.

On Magic Mornings, DL's ticket booths still open 30 minutes before DL's regular opening time. For example, if DL's regular opening time is 8:00 a.m. and the Magic Morning starts at 7:00 a.m., then DL's ticket booths would open at 7:30 a.m.

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Old 07-09-2008, 12:14 PM   #165
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I scanned the whole thread and didn't see what I was looking for. Does anyone know what time the ticket booths open on a MM day? Our first day @ DL will be a Sunday but we will not have our tickets yet. We are ordering them from get away today. We are staying near the Ontario airport the night before but have a feeling we will be up early. We are from the East Coast. If we are up early I want to take advantage of MM. Anyone know? Thanks.
If it was my family coming from the East.....I would drive to Anaheim from Ontario Airport Sat evening (very little traffic) & get a room nearby. Assuming a midnight closing, you can pick up your parkhoppers as late as 11:30pm. (by walking from your nearby lodging, or being dropped off at the drop off a few yards from the ticket office)

That way you can enjoy MM on Sunday morning. (assuming you'll be up early because of the time change)

Where are you staying Sunday/Monday night etc.??
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