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Old 10-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #91
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Well that stinks, we have never been able to see Fantasmic or BTMRR it was closed at WDW last year when we went and now it's closed her.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #92
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I'm going Jan 28-31st! We are so excited. My husband and I have been to WDW twice, once for our honeymoon and again last year, but this is our first time at DLR!!! I am SO disappointed that BTMRR will be closed when we're there, it was closed last year while we were at WDW! oh well.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #93
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Adding to the DL January conga line. My daughter and I will be there from the 14 th to the 17th. DD doesn't begin her college spring semester until the week of the 21st. It is a surprise Christmas gift. And we are also from Northern California. Not sure where we are staying. I am waiting to see if there will be some kind of an AP discount that week.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #94
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We've gone to Disney over the MLK holiday week for the last four years, but I think we'll skip it this year. Too many "critical" ride closures, unforch. Even my 8 years agree to give it a miss this January.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #95
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Ok, so clearly I have been neglecting this thread and the list, but no fear, my work is now complete. LOL I've added everyone, I think, with what info I have. I myself, am having to cancel my January trip due to several factors. We are looking at September 2012 now, and seriously hoping Cars Land will calm down a little by then. I will still monitor this thread and update the list, since I feel responsible for it.

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I might be going. It's my b'day on the 15th so I might go that weekend
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We start on 31 Dec, but will be there through the 5th at Paradise Pier. Everything I have read so far says it gets pretty dead for a few days after the 1st, so hoping for good crowds.
Ummm, this isn't how I hear it. Last year and this year, most California schools are out the week after New Year's. I expect that this will have a big influence on crowds, as was reported last year.

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I'm trying to decide which long weekend to go next year...
Let me know when you decide, I'll add you to the list.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #96
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Is that a typo on Big Thunder? It says closed Jan- Oct 2012. Should it be 2013?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #97
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Hi Larina! We aren't too sure where we're staying yet! We're going to pick a good neighbour hotel i think, as on site looks pretty expensive. I've been looking at the Hyatt Regency OC, anyone stayed there?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by melancholywings View Post
Is that a typo on Big Thunder? It says closed Jan- Oct 2012. Should it be 2013?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #99
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My dates, again, are 1/23-1/28.

We are doing a split stay between a Hilton Property and a Marriott Property.

We will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County on 1/23 and 1/24.

We will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Anaheim Buena Park/Disney North on 1/25-28.

I had 70K Hilton Points and 30K Marriott Points (blew all my Marriott points on a trip to Europe in May).

Hilton points don't get you very far in the Anaheim area! The cheapest I could do in the area was 30k per night at the DoubleTree. On a whim, I did a Marriott search and they had a number of 15k/night and 10k/night properties within a 10mi radius of Disneyland. I booked the Fairfield for 10k/night.

Tripadvisor reviews for the DoubleTree are very good, but I don't like the fact we will have to pay $13/night parking.

Tripadvisor reviews for the Fairfield were so-so...but it's so few points per night that I'm willing to give it a shot.

I figure a vacation with FREE hotel stay is worth the hassle of switching hotels.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #100
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We will be there Jan 17-20 at Desert Inn, then a few days in vegas, then back to disney Jan 23-26 at hojos

First time to Disneyland! Excited for carsland!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #101
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We are going Jan 2-5 in the parks. First time to see Carsland and even better is first time to see DL all Christmased out.

Oh we are staying at the motel 6 anaheim maingate. Little bit of a walk (if we dont take the shuttle) but it was a decent place to stay when we went 2 years ago in Jan.

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #102
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First trip ever to Disneyland - Jan. 19-26 - we have been to DW 5 times - have been counting down since May of 2011 when we returned from DW the last time. Very excited to see where it all started as we are HUGE Disney freaks! Not sure whos more excited - husband and I or the kids. Coming from Cleveland Ohio. Will be so glad to leave the snow at that time - just hope it does not mess with our flights too much! Staying offsite at the Tropicana.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #103
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Ok I finally booked our hotel. We're staying at Desert Palms this time. We decided to sacraifice in parks for more money in our pockets and I've heard great reviews, so I'm looking forward to it. Also, we ended up getting the 4-day park hopper from Costco so we are staying na extra day! Our dates are: January 27- arrive, Jan 28-31 in parks and head home Feb. 1st.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #104
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I noticed there are some special meals/menus for Christmas Eve and Day. Are there any for New Years Eve/Day?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #105
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Cross your fingers for me Another Sacramento family here...

I am hoping to rearrange plans over the holiday in order to go to the parks on January 2 - 4. We will probably just stay at my brother's to save $ since it is just a quick Christmas trip to ride BTMRR before it goes down and check out the decorations. I was just there all last week and am ready to go back....and I don't want to wait until April. Is it obvious??
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