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Old 06-22-2010, 10:53 PM   #31
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Haha! Waiting isn't fun and honestly the CM was so thorough but kinda slow. In her defense, I am sure she had no clue I researched the GCV to death so she was just doing her job but we had a park to visit!
Well, exactly. Places to go, characters to see.....
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:01 PM   #32
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Well, exactly. Places to go, characters to see.....
We had also planned on meeting up with our friends from AZ too.


I forgot to add that when we checked in the CM said we had some "magic" but I told her it would have to wait until our room was ready. I had ordered autographed pics, balloons for the little kids, and $25 Disney Dollars for each child. I signed for the Disney Dollars and shoved them in my bag to give later when all 8 kids would be together.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:15 PM   #33
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We had also planned on meeting up with our friends from AZ too.


I forgot to add that when we checked in the CM said we had some "magic" but I told her it would have to wait until our room was ready. I had ordered autographed pics, balloons for the little kids, and $25 Disney Dollars for each child. I signed for the Disney Dollars and shoved them in my bag to give later when all 8 kids would be together.
Okay, it's official my kids are spoiled. They had over double that from their grandma alone.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:17 PM   #34
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Okay, it's official my kids are spoiled. They had over double that from their grandma alone.

That was just from us, their aunt gave them money and then daddy pitched in some.



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Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #35
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Okay, I don't feel so bad.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:49 PM   #36
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Okay, I don't feel so bad.

Don't feel bad. Disney calls for a little overindulging.


You know what is making me laugh? That this thread has had over 150 reads today but only 4 posts: 2 from you and 2 from me.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:33 AM   #37
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Don't feel bad. Disney calls for a little overindulging.


You know what is making me laugh? That this thread has had over 150 reads today but only 4 posts: 2 from you and 2 from me.
I think then that unless we both have been repeatedly visiting the thread that there has to be some looky loos. Or should I say lurky loos?
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:53 AM   #38
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I am still patiently waiting............
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:58 AM   #39
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Great pics of all the kids! Here reading about your trip panicking about what I have to accomplish before next Sat!!! Excited to hear all the details!
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:24 AM   #40
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6/13 part dos

After check-in we RAN to Main St. Our friends had finished Fantasyland so we headed to Splash to grab FPs which would be our consistent plan upon arrival at Disneyland.

I will tell you now; we didn’t follow Ridemax at all- not even one morning. I put them in my bag every morning with intent to follow through but would find my sweet little itineraries crumpled up at the bottom of my Minnie messenger bag nightly.

I cannot remember what order we rode things. It will be easier to tell you that out of the 6 days we missed:

• Mark Twain
• Columbia
• ToonTown
• Monorail- we tried but it broke down so the wait was 30 minutes
• Mr. Lincoln- we tried but a miscommunication led us to leave right as we were sitting down. Not too upset as I hear it is similar to the American Adventure in WDW.
• Snow White
• Casey Jr.
• Flag ceremony
• Jedi training. None of the kids wanted to do this.
• F! but did see some walking by


I also missed Nemo that day due to waiting 2 hours for a prime fireworks spot.

Gab, Kami, and Chloe on Main St:


Me and my AZ friend:


The girls in line for Splash:


The boys and Emma in the Splash line. Not sure why DH is growling?


Lots of Indy line photos:




Joshua surrounded by the lovely ladies of Indy:






We rode so much that morning and I should have taken notes.

About 2:30 we got the text that our villa was ready!!!! I could not wait to check it out.

But first a photo of our crew:


We split from our AZ friends but did offer for them to join us for a swim after checking into the GCV.

Our view:




I was in heaven. I cannot imagine how amazing the view would have been 3 floors up but this kid wasn’t complaining. At all.

The kitchen:


Joshua on the pull out bed which was plenty big for him:


The shower in the master bathroom:


Master bed:


2nd bathroom:


Living room (across from kitchen)




After check in and a quick swim, sorry no pics, we headed back to Disneyland. Having been to Disneyland hundreds of times and knowing how finicky Anaheim winds can be I thought it best to view the fireworks tonight. Of course, nobody but my girlfriends wanted anything to do with waiting 2 hours to find a supreme spot So Michael and Nate took all 8 kids while me, Jenna, and Alisa camped out and waited. A VERY sweet CM name Benjy told us exactly where to sit (we even had a bench with an unobstructed view)!! We had Dole Floats and chatted away. I don’t have fireworks photos from tonight as I really wanted to enjoy them and find I miss a lot when I try to take pictures. Magical was good but Hallowishes and Wishes are SO much better. I did enjoy watching Dumbo fly of course but the show was not the tear jerker I am accustomed too.

After the fireworks we met back up with the men and kids.

Smells like teen spirit:


Rode IASW. My kids always get a kick out of the Hebrew in this sign:


I miss Greg Brady riding the surfboard but do love me some Lilo and Stitch:


As far as food goes, we had Great Harvest Cinnamon Burst bread for breakfast, tons of snacks, Hungry Bear for lunch, and of course, because I had too much fun during my undergrad, I cannot remember where we ate dinner.

Our first Disney day was amazing and I felt so blessed to be with family, some of my best girlfriends, and their families!!!
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:28 AM   #41
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What great pictures! Love the one of the whole group!

So where was this prime fireworks spot? We just planned on plopping down near the Hub?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:32 AM   #42
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What great pictures! Love the one of the whole group!

So where was this prime fireworks spot? We just planned on plopping down near the Hub?


If you are standing in the center of the hub, facing the castle, to the right there is a bench across from the hub. In front of that bench, they rope off an area for people to keep walking. No one can stand in front you so you are able to sit during the ENTIRE fireworks show!!! It was perfect!
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I am here. I was one of the lurkers yesterday. My computer was acting crazy and every time I wrote a reply it would take so long to post it would time out, so annoying. Sounds like you had a GREAT first day.
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I am here. I was one of the lurkers yesterday. My computer was acting crazy and every time I wrote a reply it would take so long to post it would time out, so annoying. Sounds like you had a GREAT first day.




It was a great first day! Glad your comp is up and working- I hate when that happens.
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It was a great first day! Glad your comp is up and working- I hate when that happens.
I do too and I don't know if it was the Dis or my comp as every other site seemed to work fine, but I didn't see that anybody else was complaining that the boards were running slow. Anyways all I know is it was very frustrating.
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