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Old 10-27-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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TR: The usual suspects back for Christmas!

Hello everyone! Just got done posting my birthday trip, so immedialy I must start the PTR for our next trip in early december. All the usual suspects are heading back down.

Me and Disney wife, and my mother and sister!



We are staying at the quality inn and suites right down the road. And my sis and mom are staying at the park entrance best western from 12/3 through the 6th. it should be an awesome trip, we love the park during christmas
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Yay!! Only 1 month and 6 days to go (according to my ticker)!!

I can't wait for our annual Christmas Disneyland trip. Something about the holidays makes Disneyland even more magical. I had to include my two favorite things in Disneyland during the holidays.

The outside of It's a Small World


And the castle of course!


I also love Main Street with all of the garland and wreaths shaped like Mickey heads.

The only thing I'm worried about this trip is the hotel. We had to do a budget trip since, like most people, the economy has us tightening our purse strings. So the room was only $77 a night and I'm a little worried about the quality, particularly the highway noise. I plan on getting a sound machine to bring down with us to try to help drown out any highway (or other room) noise. Has anyone stayed at this hotel before?
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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*Phew* Glad I found this.

Have not stayed at that hotel, but hope it turns out ok for you guys! Is it refundable? Maybe you'll find a decent deal on a better hotel before then. Yikes, I can't believe it's nearly November.

Wishing I could be planning a Christmas trip, but instead, subscribing.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #4
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*Phew* Glad I found this.

Have not stayed at that hotel, but hope it turns out ok for you guys! Is it refundable? Maybe you'll find a decent deal on a better hotel before then. Yikes, I can't believe it's nearly November.

Wishing I could be planning a Christmas trip, but instead, subscribing.
Yay!! You are here and are our first subscriber! I have some news about where we are staying coming up...

I can't believe it's almost November either!! The fall is flying by so quickly. After Halloween it's all a blur.

Don't worry - you can live vicariously through us!
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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Change in Hotel Plans!!

So yesterday, while looking for our confirmation email for our hotel, I happened to get back to the Quality Inn and Suites page on Priceline (where I made the reservation). Well, there were some recent reviews from September and October where two people had found cockroaches in the bathroom!! Plus, there were 3 or 4 reviews about how gross the bathrooms were and stating that they would never stay there again. So...Jason and I talked about it and decided to look for somewhere else to stay. We are a little more stable financially since we booked the room back in August so paying $100 to $150 more for a hotel seemed doable and worth it.

After talking to Linda and Jaime we decided to cancel our reservation at the Quality Inn, they decided to cancel their reservation at the Best Western and we are going to split a Deluxe Family Suite at the Anaheim Camelot Inn and Suites!!



There are two rooms; one with a king bed and a pull out sofa bed that Jason and I will take, and a second room with two queen beds that Linda and Jaime will share. It will be SO nice to all be staying not only at the same hotel, but in the same room! We had such a great time sharing a room with Linda on our last trip, I'm sure it will be even more fun with Jaime there. Plus, we all have our own space if we want to chill out.



We all love this hotel and are even more excited for this trip after changing our plans!
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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I am so happy we worked this out. This is going to make the trip so much more enjoyable, All 4 us in one suite is going to be perfect! especially it being our favorite place to stay. we have not stayed in one room since may of 05! Are we there yet!
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:15 PM   #7
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Grimm Grinning Ghost's Came Out to Socialize!!

Happy Belated Halloween Everyone!!!

On Saturday we went down to Napa where Jason's dad has a golf store . Napa has a very cute parade for all the kids and then they Trick-or-Treat at all the stores in the area. Here are some cute pictures.

Me decorating and Jason "supervising"




The parade


We were swamped! Can you see us back there??


The aftermath


We also carved pumpkins


Beware of hitchhiking ghosts! (Mickey's Halloween Treat is playing on the TV)


Our pumpkins; mine was vampire Mickey and Jason's was Frankenstein Goofy


The decorations outside of Jason's parents house


I this was kind of a cool shot.


In other news...Only 1 month and two days until our trip!!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #8
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Yay, glad you upgraded your hotel room.

No COSTUMES though?! Disappointed. Heehee. I really liked the pic of the parade with the Gingy costume though! How cute.

Add that as another thing my Jason likes: golf. (I assume you like it too if your Dad owns a golf store!)

It'll be here before you know it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #9
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Yay, glad you upgraded your hotel room.

No COSTUMES though?! Disappointed. Heehee. I really liked the pic of the parade with the Gingy costume though! How cute.

Add that as another thing my Jason likes: golf. (I assume you like it too if your Dad owns a golf store!)

It'll be here before you know it.
I am too - It will be so much more enjoyable without cockroaches!

I know, we are super lame. Maybe next year we'll dress up. The gingerbread boy was adorable and there was one kid dressed as Big Ben! He actually chimed the time when he came up for candy! So cool! And apparently Snow White was the most popular princess this year because we must have seen 20 of them.

Jason does like golf, he played on his high school and junior college golf teams. He's a bit less in love with it now, I think he got tired of playing golf every day!

Only 3 weeks and two days to go!!
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:01 PM   #10
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[COLOR="fuchsia"][B][SIZE="3"]So yesterday, while looking for our confirmation email for our hotel, I happened to get back to the Quality Inn and Suites page on Priceline (where I made the reservation). Well, there were some recent reviews from September and October where two people had found cockroaches in the bathroom!! Plus, there were 3 or 4 reviews about how gross the bathrooms were and stating that they would never stay there again. So...Jason and I talked about it and decided to look for somewhere else to stay. We are a little more stable financially since we booked the room back in August so paying $100 to $150 more for a hotel seemed doable and worth it.
Okay, now I am worried. That is where we are booked for December (the one on Manchester, right?). All the recent reviews on tripadvisor have been really good, and on another Disney forum, I heard a lot of good reviews. Hmmm, now I need to look for a backup option.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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I'm in!!

I just read your other two TRs and I loved them! So count me in for this one.

We'll be at DLR around the same time you guys are. We'll be there the 2nd and are coming home the 5th!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #12
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Okay, now I am worried. That is where we are booked for December (the one on Manchester, right?). All the recent reviews on tripadvisor have been really good, and on another Disney forum, I heard a lot of good reviews. Hmmm, now I need to look for a backup option.
Yep - that's the one! The reviews with the cockroaches were posted on priceline in September and October. You may be just fine. From what I gathered, it seemed like some of the rooms have been redone and some haven't. We've had some bad experiences at hotels before (crying babies, and I mean like blood curling, the baby was about to die crying, poor customer service, no air conditioning) and it has made our trips almost unbearable. So for us, it was worth another $100 to stay where we knew we would have a clean and quite room. I'm sure you can find a deal somewhere else as it gets closer.

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I'm in!!

I just read your other two TRs and I loved them! So count me in for this one.

We'll be at DLR around the same time you guys are. We'll be there the 2nd and are coming home the 5th!!
Thanks, I'm glad you liked them! We may see you around then. I'll be sure to say hi if I spot you.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #13
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We are officially two weeks away! All we have to do is enjoy a wonderful thanksgiving and then pack for our favorite place! Also I've been youtubing some stuff in preparation for disneyland, here is my favorite!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82elCfl3BSk

Enjoy! And thanks for reading!
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #14
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Good choice on the video babe!!

I also love this video. It's the cheesiest song, but I still love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxfPFwFfvY0

This has to be the most beautiful, the most peaceful place...SO CHEESY!!

Enjoy!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #15
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More People Coming!!!

So I have some awesome news regarding our trip. My parents will be joining us!!! My mom really wanted to go but didn't know if she was going to be too busy at work to come. She runs a Cardiac Care Unit and the hospital has just finished building a new ICU tower. She is SO busy with planning for the move from the old unit to the new one that she didn't think she'd be able to come. Well, the move date for the tower has been pushed back and she's made reservations for her and my dad to stay at the Fairfield Inn Anaheim.



It's pretty much right next door to where we are staying which will be very nice.

Here is a picture of my mom and I from our trip to DL last Christmas


The three of us in front of IASW


My dad has never been to DL during the Christmas season so I'm really excited for him to see how even more magical it is.

Here is a picture of my mom and dad at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite


I had to throw one in from the wedding - we all look so good!
The guy on the right is my brother and he's not coming.


So, that was my very exciting news! Only one week and 2 days to go!
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