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Old 03-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #76
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Just booked HoJos for Oct 8th through 12th; waiting for plane fares to drop before booking the flights! Short trip but the very first visit for the 3 year old we're bringing! We haven't been there at Halloween time before so I'm looking forward to that!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #77
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Oh, cool! We'll probably go later than you, but it's great to see someone else planning a good, long (longer than seven days) trip like we are! I guess the Hojo Retro Rate really helps, huh? I'd love to book, but we're waiting for all the dates (H'ween parties, start of Christmas) to come out before we settle on our trip plans.
Are you going to the park every day? Have other plans?
Retro rate definitely helps. In the past we have gone for 5 days but I decided I wanted more Disney : Based on the past I know there should be atleast two halloween parties during our visit so I was comfortable booking the hotel, plus I wanted the retro rate and the longer I waited the less likely that would happen. I think we will spend most of our time at Disneyland but I am considering another park, Legoland, Universal....just not sure yet which.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:32 AM   #78
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Hi everyone

We are all booked for 16 days starting 24th October and we can't wait! We are coming all the way from Australia and are staying 12 nights at the Ho Jo and hopefully the last 4 nights at the Disneyland hotel. Will be booking this once annual passes purchased!

We have been to Disneyland twice before, once during regular time, the other at Christmas time so this will a first for Halloween! This will be a special mother - daughter trip so will be very special for us both. DD will be 15 when we travel and I want to make this a trip she will treasure!

We are going to attend one of Mickey's Halloween parties and as we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia, we really want to try and get tickets for Halloween night. We will have annual passes, so should get a bit of a discount!

Also going to do the Happy Haunts tour.

Very, very, very excited!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #79
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This will be our first time going to DL! (well DH grew up in Norco so he has been years ago)

We won a OMDD trip so we are going Sept 29-Oct 6th.

We plan on going to the parks M-F then doing other stuff (pools, etc) the other days.

We are staying at GCH and will be going to a halloween party assuming they have started when we are there
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:16 AM   #80
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We finally decided we're doing SoCal for our honeymoon, so we will be at DL & DCA on October 9th! Haven't decided our lodging yet.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:21 AM   #81
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Just booked the HoJo for our stay in October! Got to love that entertainment rate!
Now all I need to buy is park tickets. I'm thinking I should buy those sooner rather then later. My guess is that they will up the cost of park tickets soon due to the opening of Cars land in June.
Plus we will get 5% back on our new Premium Disney reward card until April. Those Disney rewards really add up!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:57 PM   #82
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Trip is finalized as I just purchased our plane tickets!!! We have changed our dates & are going to be in the parks from Oct.27-Nov.4 & we are staying at the HoJo (retro rate! ). We are planning to go to the Halloween night party. This will be our 3rd Halloween-time trip but we have never been right over Halloween before. Can't wait!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #83
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We had such a great time in October 2 years ago that we are going back in 2012. We will be in the park from the 5th thru the 11th. Can't wait! This time we will have an extra person(middle dd is bringing a friend) and will be doing one of the Halloween Parties!
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #84
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Just got a call from my FIL this morning, we are booked to stay in the Villas at the Grand Californian Oct 13-19!!!
I am beyond excited!!!

We've never stayed on property so are really looking forward to it!

Anyone heard any speculation on when they will raise ticket prices?

We are booked for Sat-Fri, but weren't planning on doing the parks 'till Sun, however we want to see both F! & the Fireworks. We will have a 4 year old and 10 year old with us, so I don't think they can handle both in one night. In the past they've only done them on weekends in Oct, so I'm guessing we'd need to do Sat & Sun. We need to decide if we want 5, 6 or 7 day Hoppers. I was going to wait 'till the entertainment schedule came out, but now I'm worried about them raising ticket prices. Sigh...
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #85
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Just got a call from my FIL this morning, we are booked to stay in the Villas at the Grand Californian Oct 13-19!!!
I am beyond excited!!!

We've never stayed on property so are really looking forward to it!

Anyone heard any speculation on when they will raise ticket prices?
Yay for the villas! We were thinking about staying there for our trip as well, but the points weren't there. We need them all for our big trip for DW in January.

For the ticket prices, I have read (and think it makes sense) that they will raise prices sometime late April/early May. Just in time for Cars Land to open. Just in case we went ahead an bought our tickets yesterday.

Now we've got plane tickets booked
hotel room booked
and now park tickets paid for

I'm ready for DL!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #86
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #87
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We've never been to DL before (WDW vets here), and we hope to be able to go this October. We're DVC, and the only way we can afford the trip is to stay DVC and be left with just airfare. But there was no availability at our 7 month window for VGC.

So we're waitlisted, and I'm hoping it comes through. If so, I'll be adding myself permanently to the October 2012 thread. We're looking forward to seeing DL for the first time, but the real draw is Cars Land. Come on, waitlist!
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #88
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We are booked!

Flights, room at DLH, and bought our Premium annual passes

Will be in Cali from Oct 6 to the 14, first three days in San Francisco, and then off to DL from Oct 8 to the 14!
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #89
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SO excited -- we're going to Disneyland!! Just for a long weekend, but I'll take it! My brother who lives in SoCal has been trying to get me (a diehard WDW vet) to go visit "where it all started" for like 10 years. I've resisted because A) I have limited funds for trips and B) no Epcot!!! But I had a little money fall from the sky, and I miss my brother like crazy, so I decided to not only surprise him, but my 16yr old son with a little trip to DLR.

I've only been once when I was 5, and DS has never been. My SIL is going to just convince my bro to spend a couple days at DL, but not tell him we're going.

We're going the 5th through the 8th -- DS has Monday the 8th off anyway, and by some miracle the 5th is the only Friday of the whole marching season where there's no football game, so we won't have to worry about the band director having a stroke because my son isn't there. I call it fate.

Southwest Vacations had a great deal on a package out of Houston Hobby, and I got a few bucks more off going through the Entertainment link. We're staying at the Best Western Plus Pavilions.

I've already ordered the DLR "guts" for my Passporter binder, and can't wait to do research on rides I've never heard of before now. The hardest part for me is going to be keeping the secret from my son -- I've already nearly spilled the beans accidentally about a dozen times!! I suck at secrets, lol. And I have NO idea how I'm going to secretly get him packed! Ah well, should be a fun challenge.

Can't wait!!


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Old 03-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #90
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I've already ordered the DLR "guts" for my Passporter binder, and can't wait to do research on rides I've never heard of before now. The hardest part for me is going to be keeping the secret from my son -- I've already nearly spilled the beans accidentally about a dozen times!! I suck at secrets, lol. And I have NO idea how I'm going to secretly get him packed! Ah well, should be a fun challenge.

Can't wait!!


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How Fun! I think the surprise trips are the post fun!

So what is a 'Passporter Binder'? I've never heard of it, but it sounds like something more I can drive my family nutso with!
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