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Old 12-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Our First Magical Disney Day! 12/17-12/18

Hello Everyone!! We just got back from one insane fun filled trip!! Heres a bit of pictures and stories for you all to enjoy!

Oh! before I begin I have quite the bit of disneyland history... I've been 4 times... once when I was 7, once in 2003, 2004, and 2007. This trip marks my 5th time to the wonderful magical place Brent (my bf) has only been twice, once when he was 2 and then grad night (so he didn't do anything there really) so it was like his first trip

Anyways...

It started off as a nice rainy day up here in northern california at our local college where we were taking our math final, it was a bit of a rushed test because we knew as soon as we were done we were off to disneyland! (we both got B's in the class! WOOT!)

We headed out on the 16th and took our time making the drive down to some family in monrovias house where we would be staying the night, the next morning was DISNEYLAND!!

We didn't end up getting to bed until about 5 am (this family is very loud and has very odd sleeping habits) and so we slept in and got to the parks around 9:30, We picked up our tickets at the box office and headed into main street to get a locker for the day.



We got our locker (it was probably one of the best $10 we spent all day!) and headed over to DCA before they opened, on the way to the chase rewards photopass card section we saw minnie and mickey posing together!



we took some pictures with them and danced a bit and then headed over to the backlot. It was still roped off so we waited and got walked down to tower of terror, which we made our first ride of the trip! Its always been my favorite ride in DCA and it was neat getting to ride it first thing in the morning with NO wait!

after that we hoped on monsters inc. real quick and then headed over to the photopass where we saw our friend Pluto! He posed for quite a few pictures and played with my scarfs!



we went into the disney animation building and found out what character our cheshire cat was (he is a pook-a-looz, and super cute lol) and ended up with Gaston! lol.

Then we took a photo by one of my favorite walls in DCA



(its blurry thanks to the CM who wasn't very paitent)

After that we decided to head over to fantasyland before the park got any more crowded, we stopped by and said Hi to mickey and walt


We hopped onto the Casey Jr. Train, which neither of us had ever been one... we got put into the "wild animals" cage... which was pretty fitting

Then went onto storybook land, as we think the little houses are way cute!

Fantasyland was PACKED to the max so we thought we would try coming back towards the end of the night and maybe catch the rides there if we had time....

we headed over to BTMRR to get some fastpasses on our way to adventureland and stopped by santas reindeer



we then went out to the pirates lair, which brent had never seen, and explored that for a bit..


the park was super busy and it was only around 10:30



we watched the new Tiana show, which was pretty cool.... then headed back to BTMRR with our fast pass.

We made one quick stop into the golden horseshoe to relive some VMK memories (that site was bomb lol)

Then we decided we were getting pretty hungry after BTMRR and decided to get get ourselves a dole whip float! our new favorite disney treat!!

on the way we ran into quite a few characters:




def one of my faves of the day


I had never seen the Fairy Godmother so that was pretty neat!

after that we headed to toon town and visited with goofy



we took a quick picture in front of the toon town tree and then headed out to watch the aladdin show in DCA



(more in next post!)
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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While in toon town we found these mouse ears, which we will be wearing for our next trip in feb fersure!! altho I believe we will be getting the tophat with ears versus these guy ones



we watched aladdin which was great as always and then made our way to its tough to be a bug, watched that and walked around flicks fun fair for a little while as we munched on some cotton candy



we then hoped onto cali screaming and got another fast pass for it its a good coaster!



we ran into Koda and Kenai on our way back to disneyland and got a picture

after the parade we watched as it "snoaped" main street and had our picture taken in front of the beautiful castle


we then watched the fireworks and hoped onto the last few rides of the night, through the day we got to ride everything we wanted but peter pan and small world...

it was nice weather, it actually got pretty hot during the day! it was really really crowded though... so we have decided that we will be going back in feb as our engagement present to ourselves and will be going on everything we missed!

It was a fantastic trip and since it was just the two of us we got alot done even though we land and park hopped all day
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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and headed over to DCA before they opened, on the way to the chase rewards photopass card section we saw minnie and mickey posing together!


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First - most excellent trip report! I love your writing style and the pictures are great The one above is my favorite (so far) You and the BF are adorable with Mickey and Minnie.

Where is the Chase Rewards section? We will arrive on Saturday and want to take advantage of everything we can!
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after the parade we watched as it "snoaped" main street and had our picture taken in front of the beautiful castle


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OK, equally magical. Suitable for your Christmas card
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:21 PM   #5
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Where is the Chase Rewards section? We will arrive on Saturday and want to take advantage of everything we can!
its located next to the monsters INC. ride in DCA, they run it from 9:25-11 everyday i hear.... and you just go to get the voucher for a free photo! we printed off the picture of us with minnie and mickey instead of pluto its really nice!


and thanks, i tend to write things like a story xD haha.
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Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:54 PM   #7
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Great trip! I can't wait to go back again maybe next year? Don't know for sure since we are making another homage to WDW. But you guys looked like you had tons of fun. I went to DL one time during the Holiday season and said I'd never do that again! But I hope you guys get another chance to go!
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:56 PM   #8
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I had gone in 2003 with my family during christmas time, it was the 20th-23rd tho and SUPER packed. we thought with just the 2 of us going it would be alright, and we tried to go before the school crowd hit.... there were lots of little kids and older folks there... not alot of kids tho...


it still was a BLAST! :D and we're all signed up for the give-a-day get-a-day thing and i'm a d23 member now (a nice christmas surprise from my now disney obsessed man! LOL) so we're going to be taking a few trips down there this year!
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Ohh that's great! I hope you guys get a lot more trip in outta the volunteer thing and many more!
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