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Old 06-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #46
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The caps are a really cute idea and you can hang them on the wall too!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #47
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Nice to hear that you had a great trip to DL. Great pictures of your kids with the Disney characters.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #48
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Here are some ride shots from our first day

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #49
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Hello again!! Before I get going with what happened on our last trip, let me update you fine folks about our upcoming trip. The dates are the 12-15, itís a Friday to Monday. Weíll be on the rode Friday at noon, so no park day for us. Itís a Halloween party day, by the time we get there itíll be around 6ish. We may head into DTD depending on how we are feeling after the long drive. This time, I believe Iíve mentioned, my Mom is coming!! Her BFF is coming, too. We will be headed home late afternoon on Monday. So that leaves us two and a half days to enjoy the Halloween goodness. Iím super excited!!! Because my mom is coming, I have someone to do rider swap with!! This trip I get to go on Indy, Space, and Splash!!!!

Okay, so itís Monday the 5th of June. We walk into DL and take a look in Town Square to see whoís meeting and greeting. We found this guy. For those who donít know his name, this is Geppetto. Heís Pinocchioís father.
We also stood in line for Merida today. It was a 45 minute wait, but they donít hurry you through the greet part. Itís a good 2 minutes with Merida. We did the ďwheelĒ thing that you spin to find out what clan youíre in. I canít remember the name, but both kids were in the ďblueĒ clan. After the meet we shot arrows. I donít mean to brag er nothiní but Iím a natural!! My arrow came out nice, smooth, and straight.




I think Iíve said before that Monkey is not a thrill junky. Every once in a while, I have him go a ride that is age and appropriate with a little bit of thrill just to see if heíll change his mind. This day was one of those occasions. Today we went on Gadgets Go Coaster. Monkey said it wasnít that bad, but heís not in a big hurry to ride it again.




We did some other rides today, like IASW and other fantasy land rides. I just didnít take pictures of everything. I like to take pictures, but I also like to be a part of the fun, not just looking at it through a camera lens.
Today was our lunch reservation for Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. This has become our favorite place for reservation dinning. The kids love it, itís all you can eat, itís brought to you so you donít have to leave the table to get more, and the food is good. LOVE this place!! We also got dessert again, their cookie bake with ice cream and hot fudge.


We took a break at the hotel for a little swim at the pool and have an early dinner in our rooms. I didnít take my camera to the pool, so no pics of that. After our dip we went to DCA. Monkey went on Mermaid while Diva did Screaminí. We have a Gridellie near where we live, but somehow it just tastes better at Disney, lol.

After our ice cream, we went to bugs land and then headed to the Hollywood back lot. The Mad T Party dťcor is way cooler than Tron IMO. We closed out the park with the last showing of Muppets.















After that, we headed to DL. Diva had a FP for Space she needed to use. On the way out of the park we found this guy! This is Divaís favorite!! She was on cloud nine!!! We have been going to DL every year since Diva was three and we have never seen Donald. We always just miss him. We also saw the head cheese. In case youíre wondering, Monkey fell asleep on the walk between DCAís backlot and DLís Tomorrowland. I donít wake sleeping babies, even for autographs.



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Old 08-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #50
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Our October trip is fast approching!! My Mom is coming with her BFF. DH suprised me by saying we will get to go to the Halloween party on the 12th!! So, heres the plan: The kids and I head down south on Thursday the 11th after school. We'll have all day to play plus the Halloween party on Friday the 12th. My Mom and her BFF will be driving down on Friday, they should arrive sometime during the night. Since we'll be at the party, there is no rush for them to get to the hotel. I wouldn't be suprised if they didn't arrive till midnight. We will be staying until Monday the 15th. this will most likley be the only trip that I can get on some big kid rides cause I'll have someone to swap with. I'm going to get a tiara from the cyrstal store to wear all weekend to celebrate my birthday. I will also try to remember to take pictures during the Mad T Party. I don't know all of our eating destinations, but I do know The Cove is on the list as is Tangaroa Terrace, not for the reasons you may think. I'm not a big drinker, I'll have maybe one adult beverage the entire trip. My kids LOVE the food at these places. I want to eat at the newly renovated Carnation Cafe for lunch one time and my daughter really loves the BBQ at the Round Up. I'm waiting for my mom to get back to me about where she'd like to eat, or not like to eat. I'd hate to make ressies and find out she or her BFF don't like anything on the menu.

Let's get some pics on!!!!

Jungle Cruise bird, this trip the line went upstairs. I haven't been up there in a very long while


Irredessa


waiting in line to meet the princesses. This is the best idea EVER!! no fighting, no whinning, happy kids playing legos


Dapper Dans


Monkey playing musical chairs. He was a pirate hopping on one leg turing in cirlcles. He was really dizzy when the game was over


A couple sword in the stone pictures





I just learned that Indy is going to be down for a major refurb during our trip I know the Doc is desprate need of some touch ups, but it was one of my faves. Also on the down list are the storybook boats and casey jr. most likely getting thier christmas overlays on. Thats okay, cause we still have CARSLAND to see!!!! can't wait for that!!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:07 AM   #51
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Not sure if I still have followers, I know it's been a bit dull here. Just in case, though, I'm keeping with my year long thread.

I'm getting excited, though. My favorite time of year is fast approching along with my favorite time visit my happy place. We're down to less than 60 days. My mom was looking at allears.net for the menu listings of the table service resturants and came across Rainforest Cafe. She said it sounded good Don't worry, I informed her how not good it really was. The only cool thing is the decor and atmosphere.

So the plan: Drive down with my kids after school on Thursday the 11th. If the parks are still open, we may make an apperance. It's a 5 hour drive for us. If everything goes smoothly we should arrive in Anahiem around 8ish. We may also hit DTD for some shopping and looky-looing. I was thinking of stopping off at Trader Sams to kick off my birthday weekend proper like. But it'll be late and TS will be hopping with happy adults. Not a good place for kiddies.

Friday the 12th is our Halloween party date. I'll be a goddess, Diva is Esmerelda, and Monkey will most likely be Spiderman. We'll enjoy DL in the morning, have luch at Carnation Cafe, go back to the hotel and clean up and change into our costumes. Sometime today my mom and her BFF are also going to show up. Hopefully before we head out to the party so that we don't have to leave during the party.

Saturday the 13th we are doing rope drop at DCA so we don't have to wait as long for RSR. As I type this I think I need to re-think my plans. An all night party followed by an early morning start is not the best idea. We may do the early morning thing on Sunday instead. We will most likely have lunch at the Cove this day

Sunday the 14th. My birthday Most likley going to be the rope drop at DCA. We're having dinner at BTRBBQ. We've been here for lunch a few times it's one of our favorite places to eat.

Monday the 15th. Our last day. The kids have appointments at the Pirates League for makeovers in the morning. This way they can be pirates all day long and play pirate in the back of the car on the way home. I think we'll eat lunch at Tangaroa Terrace before we hit the open rode around 3pm ish. If everything goes to plan, I'll have sleeping kids around 5ish and have three quiet hours to enjoy on the way home
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #52
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Sounds like a good plan!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #53
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New plan!!!

Instead of leaving on Thursay after school, we are going to leave early Friday morning (the 12th). We are staying at the Holiday Inn on Walnut and should arrive about noonish. The party doesn't start until 7pm and the earliest they'll let us in all dressed up is 4pm. That gives us four hours to relax from the drive, get something to eat, run to the grocery store if we end up with a room that has a fridge (the regluar rooms don't). I'm still going as a goddess, but Diva is going to be Sally from NBC. We've done a few practice runs on the Sally face, she's going to look awesome. Monkey is going to be Mario from the Super Mario Bros video game, but he wants pirate makeup so he'll be Pirate Mario. I have a 4:10pm dinner reservation for this day at Carnation Cafe.

Saturday is early dinner at Cafe Orleans. We'll most likely start our Saturday at 10am. We aren't early risers.

The schedule finally posted and the opening time for Sunday 14th is 10am for both parks, so that'll probably be our DCA rope drop day. we still have Big Thunder BBQ for dinner today

Monday is our half day and we have Pirate makeovers at the new Pirates League at 10am.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:17 PM   #54
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How fun! In about 3 months, we'll be starting our year of Disney too (after 3 years of not being able to go)!!

I see your kids wearing Crocs! Smart! They are so comfy and great for DL. And that you're in Tracy... we have family there.

Wonderful year so far!
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How fun! In about 3 months, we'll be starting our year of Disney too (after 3 years of not being able to go)!!

I see your kids wearing Crocs! Smart! They are so comfy and great for DL. And that you're in Tracy... we have family there.

Wonderful year so far!
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I'm glad you said something about the crocs. Mine broke (after two years of heavy use) and I need a new pair, I totaly forgot until just now

Less than two weeks to go I've been very busy. My daughter hurt her foot playing on the playset in the backyard and is on cruches till Tuesday (a week). Luckily, she didn't break anything. But I'm a bit worried cause she has another day and a half of crutch use and her foot still hurts a lot. Needless to say, if she isn't doing backflips by Tuesday I'm calling Kiaser back and asking for a second opinon on her exray.

This weekend coming up, my daughter is hosting a Halloween movie marathon and invited a bunch of her friends to stay the night. We have a projector, so we'll be watching movies on a really large screen (aka big white sheet).
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Hello, we are leaving for Disneyland on Friday early AM!! DD's foot is healing nicely. She was on crutches for another week. The doc gave her a bootie for her foot and we wrapped her toes everyday. Yesturday and today she went to school walking on both feet and today is her last day in the bootie.

Most of my homework is done, just got a bit of reading to do today and take a quick test.

Upon my return, I'll edit the title of this thread so youz guyz know I have halloween party pictures add to it
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Well, I'm only six months behind

The October trip ended up being our last one as pass holders. We weren't able to go again in December for my DD's birthday. We did have a fabulous time Sometime I'll dig up the pictures from this trip and post links to my youtube postings of our trip.

The Halloween party was awesome!! We got to the hotel at 1ish which left us plenty of time to shower and snack and get ready for the party. We had an early dinner at Carnation Cafe, my first time having the loaded baked potato soup (OMG!!!! So good!!!) The kids had the build your own PB&J's and we tried the fried pickles. Everything tasted great!! Diva's only issue was the bread for the sandwiches wasn't very sturdy and fell apart. Monkey had a wonderful time and made/ate a peanut butter and raisin sandwich. When we got home, we used the raisins from trick or treating to make that sandwich again. We got pictures with Peter Pan, Wendy, and Captain Hook went through the same line later and got pictures with Captain Jack Sparrow. Diva wanted to get a picture with Jack Skellington, but was unwilling to wait in the 45min+ line for it. So, we have to go back. . . .

And we are!!!!! We are ALL going (DH included) to our favorite spot during our favorite time of year!! Bonus: We are staying at the Disneyland Hotel for the first time EVER!!!!!! Well, I shouldn't say "ever". I've been there once when I was 5 and aging when I was 16/17 with my high school band. That was back in 1995, though. DCA wasn't there, fastpasses hadn't been invented yet, the hotel was still attached to the monorail, and Indy was brand new. The hotel lobby was decked out in a super jungle them with huge over sized bugs "flying" around. Our dates are October 11-15, it's a Friday to Tuesday. We plan on a three day hopper plus Halloween party on the Friday (if they run the parties on the same days they did last year). We want to drive down on the 10th (a Thursday) and stay in or near Hollywood so we just have an hour's drive the day of the party. If we can leave early enough, we might be able to go to Madam Tussad's wax museum.

Anyway, later I'll update this thread again with pictures and video links from our last trip as pass holders.
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Hello!!! This was our last trip at passholders. I was my birthday weekend in October and my mom and her BFF came with us. We left Central California at around 7am on Friday and checked into our hotel (Holiday Inn on Walnut) at 1pm. That gave us just under 3 hours to get ready for the Halloween party that night. My mom and her friend weren't going to the party with us. They didn't get to the hotel till around 5pm. They left from the Sacramento area at around noonish.

So, Halloween Party! I went as a goddess, my Diva went as Sally from NBC and Monkey went as Pirate Mario. We got through the gates right at 4pm and had an early dinner at Carnation Cafe. I had the loaded baked potato soup, the kids each had the build your own PB&Js and we ordered the fried pickles. The soup was A-MAZING, the kids liked their sandwiches though the bread wasn't very sturdy and the pickles were quite tasty!!

After dinner we made our way to NOS to get my birthday crown then we rode a few rides and somehow managed to end up in Fantasyland when the party actually started. We got pictures with Peter Pan, Wendy, and Hook and Capt. Jack Sparrow. We did see the fireworks but not the cavalcade. I saw the cavalcade on youtube and wasn't impressed. Monkey lasted till about 10:30pm.

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