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Old 07-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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TR Concluded at DL August 13-15, 2010 and pics will be up shortly

I am now starting my pre-trip for August 13-15, 2010 to Long Beach for the YU-GI-OH! World Championship Tournament TCG (Trading Card Game) in Long Beach. Than we will be heading on over to DL.

This will be my 4th trip to DL this year (Mar. 16-18, Mar. 26, & June 10-13).

Cast: Me, DBF 37, DF 13, DF 10, & DF 7

This will be my DBF and his family 2nd trip to DL (previous July 2008).

We will be staying at the Days Inn hotel just a few miles from the Long Beach Convention Center where the YU-GI-OH World Championship Tournament is being held.

Me and my DBF kid 13 will be flying down to Orange County on Friday, we will leave Sacramento around 1pm and will arrive around 2pm. The other cast will be driving from Sacramento later during the afternoon and arrive around 11pm at night.

We will be taking the Disneyland Express Shuttle from OC Airport and get dropped off at the DL hotel. Get to the DLR around 4pm and get picked up around 11pm and head on over to the hotel.

We will be doing only one full day with my DBF family on Saturday. One of my DBF kids and myself will be there on Friday afternoon.

Plan
Friday: Do some rides in the afternoon. Than get early for seating area for F! @ 9:05pm, watch Magical fireworks at the ROA @ 9:30pm
Saturday: Get there when DL opens at 8am, do most of the good rides in the morning, than head over to DCA for TSMM. Do more rides in DCA till noon. Than go over to Sonoma Terace and pick up our picnic lunch. Than go back to DL and do more different rides and keep going until 6. Than we head back over to DCA and have dinner and get in line for WoC for 9pm. After WoC, than head on back over to DL and go back on more rides. We might stay until 11 to midnight.

Dining
Friday: dinner @ RSV and get Steak Gumbo
Saturday: lunch WoC picnic and dinner @ the newly remodeled TT before we head over to PB.

I still need to keep planning on my trip in August and than October for the 1st night on MHP. I will be using Ridemax to set up our trip for which rides we will be doing.

I am a DL vet and looking for more ideas of what we should do when we get there?

Thank You

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #2
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Plan for Friday Aug. 13. Happy Friday the 13th Bad luck day

Here is the plan. We use Ridemax as the planner for our day on Friday.

4:00pm: Get into the park (DL)

4:10pm: Runner gets BTMMR FP

4:20pm: BLAB

5:00pm: Jungle Cruise

5:30pm: POTC

6:00pm: BTMMR

6:15pm: Get a sitting spot right next to the ROA for F! for the 9pm show. Also we will get dinner at RSV and bring our dinner over to our stake out spot for the 9:00 F!.

9:05pm: F!

9:30pm: Magical

10:00pm: MTWR

10:20pm: Matternhorn

Than we leave the park to meet up with our group

So what do you think of the schedule of our short time at DL on Friday?

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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We are changing part of our plan

Plan for Saturday Aug. 14

Use part of ridemax and my own knowledge of DL

8:00am Get to the park when it opens its regular time

8:05am Runner gets SM FP while the other members of our group go on INDY

8:30am Splash

9:10 Use FP for SM

9:30am Head over to DCA

9:40am Get FP for Soarin and than get to the blockade to Paradise Bay. After we get the FP for Soarin, we will send over a runner back to DL with most of the tickets and get FP for Splash.

9:50am Get FP for Splash

10:00am Head over to TSMM

10:30am Screamin

10:50am Soarin with FP

11:30am GRR

12:00am Pick up our WoC picnics and have lunch.

Planning more later.

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
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Looks like you seem to have a great plan in place! I am curious about how the picnics will taste. I have heard nothing but mixed reviews so far.
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The only thought I had, is that after riding SM with your fast pass, you will likely be able to pull another fp, so you should do so, for later. Maybe grab BLAB if your family likes to do that one, or another SM for later
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #6
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The only thought I had, is that after riding SM with your fast pass, you will likely be able to pull another fp, so you should do so, for later. Maybe grab BLAB if your family likes to do that one, or another SM for later
Right now we won't be back in DL until 12:30 and it will be close to the FP times. But you are right bout getting another FP at DL before we head over to DCA.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:01 PM   #7
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Part 2 of our day at DL on Aug. 14

12:30pm After we get our WoC picnic and have lunch we will head back on over to DL and use our FP for Splash.

12:50pm Leave the park and head on over to DTD for lunch at the ESPN Zone.

1:40pm Get on the monorail and head on back over to DL.

2:00pm Autopia

2:45pm POTC

3:20pm Runner to get BTMRR FP

3:25pm Get on the DLRR at the NOS station

4:00pm Get back to NOS and get on the Mark Twain

4:30pm HM

5:10pm Use FP for BTMRR

5:30pm Matterhorn

5:50pm Head on over to TT and have dinner.

6:30pm Head on over to DCA and at the blockade for WoC

7:00pm Be at the blockade and get a railing view for WoC

7:30pm Stationed for WoC with the Blue FP or Yellow FP

9:00pm WoC

9:30pm Glow Fest

10:00pm Head on over to DL and go on some different rides.

11:00pm PP than we head on out of the park that night.

That is my plan trip for Saturday, please give your comments of this plan.

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Old 07-29-2010, 01:05 AM   #8
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We are possibly going to do more changes to our schedule and take a break in DTD in the afternoon on Saturday. Take a break around 12:50 and head on over to DTD and go to the ESPN Zone for lunch and do some activities in DTD, than we head on back over to the park around 2:30.
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Give it a bump and we are 6 days and counting to DL in August 13-15.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #10
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We will be there overlapping you by a day, but since we are arriving on Saturday the 14th, we won't be going to the parks until Sunday morning. Hope the crowds are great so you can fit everything in. Sounds like you have a great plan!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
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Today is the day for me and my DBF family to head on over to Long Beach and DL. Just to recap, myself and my DBFS 13 are going to DL first on a flight to OC Airport. We will be on Southwest Airlines and leave at 12:55 and get there around 2:20. While the other other cast will be driving from Sacramento to Anaheim to pick us up later during the night.

I will keep updating when I am in the park waiting for F! @ 9pm tonight.
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Currently, my DBFS 13 and I r currently in Sacramento International Airport and are waiting for our flight to OC that was suppose to leave at 12:55, but our flight is just delay by 5 minutes. We are just waiting until we board the plane to OC than we get there we will head on the DLR Express bus and head on over to the resort.
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Currently, my DBFS 13 and I r currently in Sacramento International Airport and are waiting for our flight to OC that was suppose to leave at 12:55, but our flight is just delay by 5 minutes. We are just waiting until we board the plane to OC than we get there we will head on the DLR Express bus and head on over to the resort.
Following along w/ you...keep us updated.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:47 PM   #14
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We just got to OC Airport @ 2:25pm and the weather is really nice @ 75 degrees (not as hot as last years trip to DL in August ). We didn't have to worry about suitcases since our other cast will bring our stuff from Sacramento. They should be leaving right now for a 7 hour trip from Sacramento to Anaheim.

After we got out of the terminal, we sprinted over to the DLR Express Bus stop and we just barely made it at 2:30 pm or we would have to wait until 3 pm for the next bus. Now we r currently on the bus heading over to DL and I will update everything when we r waiting for F!.
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Right now my DBFS 13 and I r currently waiting at the roa right in front of the F! Dessert package seating area by the anchor. We r just waiting for the 9:05 pm F! show and we r just waiting for three hours until it starts. Here is what happen for the two of us today ever since we were in the DLR Express Bus.

We got to the park around 3:10 at the GCH entrance. Than we got off the bus and head in e GCH lobby and walked over to the locker area right by the GS and threw our bags and clothes in the lockers.

Than we first head on into DL and we went through the process of what I have put on my 2nd post using ridemax program. And right now, the times using ridemax were close, but not exactly 100% of what ridemax predicted. We at least got to do all the rides that we plan using ridemax. The only ride that was longer than expected was BTMRR was 30 min long than the 25 min long we predicted. The park is busy as expected during the summer time. There are a lot of people waiting in line for the rides and the shows during the day.

Some of the ride wait times were really long today. Splash around 5 was already at 70 min wait, BTMRR was at 30 min, Space at 60 min, etc. Almost all the lines were at least 20 min wait, even the DLRR is so full that guests have to wait for a 2nd or third train when they enter the MS or NOS station.

For dinner, we had steak gumbo from RSV like I always do when I come to DL during my first day on a trip. For all the crowds that r currently in the park for today, it is high, but not as high as previous summers that I have been coming too.

Part two of my TR and pics will be posted later tonight when I get to the hotel.
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