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Old 04-12-2010, 11:47 PM   #16
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I'm late to the game but am officially here (my first non-Jordan TR to officially join). The irony is, we're always heading from LA to AZ but haven't renewed our APs...while you're coming from AZ to LA......maybe we should house swap?

P.S. Love the pics..are you doing the Alaska cruise in 2011?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:55 AM   #17
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Everything looks good. I think at only $50 more a night I might be tempted to stay at PHP, it isn't as far to move.


That's what I am thinking too however, we aren't really planning on unpacking much that first night. I will pack a seperate bag with jammies and clothes for the next day. We'll have to drive from either hotel to the GCV regardless to park for the week. I am hoping for a better HoJo rate.



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I'm late to the game but am officially here (my first non-Jordan TR to officially join). The irony is, we're always heading from LA to AZ but haven't renewed our APs...while you're coming from AZ to LA......maybe we should house swap?

P.S. Love the pics..are you doing the Alaska cruise in 2011?


Good to have you. To house swap, you'd have to come to Utah. In 2011 we are hoping to do a Hanukkah/Chloe's bday/Christmas extravaganza with 16 days in WDW at the THV/SSR. We'll see as I have a bat mitzvah to pay for next Feb. Would love to do the cruise but don't see it in the cards.

And Derek, I love that you joined the madness here. I wish I could get my DH to do the same!!!! You have the cutest family too.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:52 AM   #18
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Here's one more PeepFest reader popping in from Jordan's TR...

BTW, I have always loved your screen name! It's so clever... what is the story behind it?


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Old 04-13-2010, 10:24 AM   #19
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Hi Kathy.


My screen name is after a store in NYC.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #20
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very tentative itinerary

Although Disney has not posted their hours, I thought I would share my very tentative itinerary. This is subject to change without notice and based on us driving straight through on 6/12.


Saturday 6/12:
  • Leave Utah by 7 am, drive through to Anaheim, check into the HoJo or PPH, drop men and kids, swim, and grocery shop.

Sunday 6/13: DL: 8-mid DCA: 10-10
• Check out of hotel (either PPH or HoJo) and check into GCV, drop luggage and groceries and high tail it to Disneyland for rope drop. They may have MM in which case we'll need to be to Disneyland by 6:30 am.
• Disneyland all day.
• Depending on how the whole WoC is going to work, we may have to run over for a "show ticket" for later that night.
• Ariel's Grotto for dinner at 7:50 party of 11, patio seating. See the method to this madness. If the WoC is showing at 9 pm, we will drag the meal to able to see the show. Now if DCA does a preferred dining at AG for WoC they might try to kick us out right before the show. If that's the case then we will do the AG preferred dining.
• Back to Disneyland from 10ish to midnight, love those last 2 hours in the park

Monday 6/14: DL: 8-mid DCA: 10-10
• DCA by 9:15 for rope drop
• DCA all day- Wine Country for dinner
• Disneyland after DCA closes if we can handle it

Tuesday 6/15: DL: (8) 9-mid DCA:10-10
• Disneyland by (6:30 am S.S.) 7:30 for MM at 8 am (7 am)
• Blue Bayou at 11:30 am.
• F! at night if playing Or Fireworks if not showing grad nights.

Wednesday 6/16: DL: 8-9 DCA 10-6 Grad night
• Storyteller’s at 8 am
• DCA for rope drop til about 2:00
• Disneyland for 3:00 parade til close
• Fireworks

Thursday 6/17: DL; (9) 8-9 DCA 10-6 Grad night
• Disneyland by 7:30 (8:30) for (9 am) 8 am opening til about 2ish
• DCA 2:30- close
• Back to Disneyland til closing at 9 pm
• Pack up

Friday 6/18: DL: (9) 8-mid DCA: 10-9
• Disneyland by (8:30) 7:30 for MM at (8 am) 7 am til 10:30
  • Jordan
• 11 am check out of DVC/pack car
• Possibly seeing Toy Story 3 in DTD or go to Disneyland or DCA til about 3 pm
• Head to Mesquite for the night

Not sure how many mid-afternoon breaks we’ll take due to having such a limited time.

Any and all questions/comments/concerns are welcome.



Initially we wanted to also dine at Carnation Cafe but I cannot find a place to put it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #21
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Food glorious food

Food, glorious food

Even though Disneyland doesn’t have near the culinary choices WDW has, I can still manage to find enough variety and gain a few pounds We are planning to dine at the following……………….

Disneyland full service:
• Blue Bayou for lunch

DCA full service:
• Wine Country for dinner
• Ariel’s Grotto (WoC scheming) for dinner

GCH full service:
• Storytellers for breakfast, menu not buffet


Disneyland counter service:
• Bengal BBQ
• Plaza Inn

DCA counter service:
• Award Wieners
• Taste Pilot’s Grill
• Pacific Wharf/Lucky Fortune Cookery

GCH counter service:
• White Water Snacks


Because we will have a full kitchen and prefer to make rope drop, most breakfasts will be in our villa.

My favorite must-do snacks include:
• Dark Chocolate rocky road
• Corn dog
• Gibson Girl ice cream
• Popcorn with an icy cold Coca Cola
• Dole Float
• Churros
• Mickey ice-cream bar
• big pickle
• Bur-r-r-r bank ice cream hot fudge sundae
• Chocolate covered strawberries
• Caramel apples
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #22
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Here! Late, but here! Can't wait! These are my original Disney stompin grounds, this is were I cut my first Disney teeth if you will.

Okay, done reading. Everything looks great! I miss DL. And IASW in DL is one of my favs. too. You can't beat most of DL over MK's rides in my opinion. I love MK, but not near as much as I love DL. , we need to get back there, it's been like 8 years since the last time we were there!

I don't like posting on the DL thread, they don't allow you to use fun colors for your font.

Beautiful kiddos by the way!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:26 PM   #23
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Here! Late, but here! Can't wait! These are my original Disney stompin grounds, this is were I cut my first Disney teeth if you will.

Okay, done reading. Everything looks great! I miss DL. And IASW in DL is one of my favs. too. You can't beat most of DL over MK's rides in my opinion. I love MK, but not near as much as I love DL. , we need to get back there, it's been like 8 years since the last time we were there!

I don't like posting on the DL thread, they don't allow you to use fun colors for your font.

Beautiful kiddos by the way!!



Not late at all Camille, just started yesterday. I agree that Disneyland is pure magic! It's my old stomping ground too- grew up in Cypress. Are you from the OC?

and thanks for reading!!!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:08 PM   #24
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Enjoying your TR, it's making me hungry! Maybe I missed this but why aren't you staying at the Grand your first night?

Those corn dogs are HUGE, you sure that's a snack item?
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Enjoying your TR, it's making me hungry! Maybe I missed this but why aren't you staying at the Grand your first night?


The points for a 2 bedroom villa for Friday/Sat night are 80. It's only costing me 225 points total for Sun-Thurs night. I can't swallow spending 80 points on one night. We won't arrive til 7 pm and our Deluxe APs are blocked that Saturday so there are 2 more reasons to stay at either the PPH or HoJo. We like the PPH better than the DLH but I am thinking the kids would dig the new HoJo pool too since they will be spending their evening swimming.


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I might be small but I can put away the food. But really, I will probably share with my middle DD who eats like a bird.
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I want a corn dog real bad. It was nice seeing you on my crazy pre=trip report.
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Good to have you. To house swap, you'd have to come to Utah. In 2011 we are hoping to do a Hanukkah/Chloe's bday/Christmas extravaganza with 16 days in WDW at the THV/SSR. We'll see as I have a bat mitzvah to pay for next Feb. Would love to do the cruise but don't see it in the cards.

And Derek, I love that you joined the madness here. I wish I could get my DH to do the same!!!! You have the cutest family too.
Thanks for the comps on the kiddies. As I posted on Jordy's TR, they're when they're good and they're when they're bad....

My bad about AZ, I must have had a brain freeze since we love Scottsdale and use our Starwood timeshare points at the Westin Kierland Villas. That's cool that you're DVC members too...that's how we got started into timeshares and now we're multiple timeshare owners (DVC and SVO - Starwood Vacation Owners)
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I want a corn dog real bad. It was nice seeing you on my crazy pre=trip report.

I want one too. Thank goodness there isn't a little red corndog cart near my house. Your report is fun, lots of cool people, I really like Kelly. I have read some of her stuff too.
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Thanks for the comps on the kiddies. As I posted on Jordy's TR, they're when they're good and they're when they're bad....

My bad about AZ, I must have had a brain freeze since we love Scottsdale and use our Starwood timeshare points at the Westin Kierland Villas. That's cool that you're DVC members too...that's how we got started into timeshares and now we're multiple timeshare owners (DVC and SVO - Starwood Vacation Owners)


I can see owning timeshares getting addicting- the travel possibilities are endless!!! I am jonesing to add on 50 points at the GCV. Can you trade the Starwood into Disney if you needed more points? Where is your DVC home resort?

I AZ. Our good friends moved from Utah to AZ and they love it. I love the hear though. Not sure how I ended up here in Utah. Can't wait to meet Jordan, I already feel like I have known him forevah!
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I can see owning timeshares getting addicting- the travel possibilities are endless!!! I am jonesing to add on 50 points at the GCV. Can you trade the Starwood into Disney if you needed more points? Where is your DVC home resort?

I AZ. Our good friends moved from Utah to AZ and they love it. I love the hear though. Not sure how I ended up here in Utah. Can't wait to meet Jordan, I already feel like I have known him forevah!
Yeah, we're timeshare nuts....with DVC we own at Wilderness Lodge & Vero Beach (I wasn't sure which acronyms folks use I think it's WLR and DVB)...I'm not sure how successful Starwood can be traded for Disney since you have to go through Interval International but we can use Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG for short, i.e., hotel points after conversion from time share points) at the Anaheim Sheraton which I hear from my in-laws is a nice hotel near the DL property or stay at the Sheraton Vistana in Orlando (but is off property). With Starwood, we own in Maui (every other year), Cancun (every other year) and Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs) (every year). Thus, we've got plenty of maintenance fees to pay off.....
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