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Old 10-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #196
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This is the line for the Tiki room. Uhh, yeah, not going to be happening for me

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #197
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #198
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About to say goodnight to DL park. What a day! Got all the rides done that I wanted to with the last one being Alice. Got a dinner ressie at Napa Rose,

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #199
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Wow Dave! What a whirlwind couple of days! It seems surreal for me to be reading it all so quickly like this! LOL - Only a hardcore Disney Planner such as yourself could get all that done in a day and a quarter!

RSR looks amazing, Toon Town looks lovely, everything seems so quaint, charming, dare I say less crowded than DW?

The corn dog looks yummy BTW! Are you taking in Wishes while there? Or whatever their fireworks show is called?

Glad you are having fun - me, I am on day 4 of my friends schedule and it is going great! We are meeting every day or so to get it done so she can say she has a plan, and then RELAX.

On a side-note, had an "interesting" conversation with my mother today - she said she wished we had done everything differently when we went to Disney in April. She said the Poly was good, but not worth the $, she said that she felt too rushed, she didn't have enough down time, it was go-go-go and she hated that, and she said that she wished she hadn't gone for as long as we did. My feelings were really hurt. I put ALOT of hard work planning and preparing the trip - we were done every park every day by mid-afternoon, I don't think you can get much more "relaxed" than that! Sigh. Just venting I guess. It really hurt my feelings to think she could be so insensitive!

Anyways, enough of my crabbin' to ya! Have fun in DL and think of us back here!!! We are dreaming we were there right along side you!!!

Oh - and one more thing - now that you've been.....you gonna take the kids back next time???
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:53 PM   #200
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Wow Dave! What a whirlwind couple of days! It seems surreal for me to be reading it all so quickly like this! LOL - Only a hardcore Disney Planner such as yourself could get all that done in a day and a quarter!

RSR looks amazing, Toon Town looks lovely, everything seems so quaint, charming, dare I say less crowded than DW?

The corn dog looks yummy BTW! Are you taking in Wishes while there? Or whatever their fireworks show is called?

Glad you are having fun - me, I am on day 4 of my friends schedule and it is going great! We are meeting every day or so to get it done so she can say she has a plan, and then RELAX.

On a side-note, had an "interesting" conversation with my mother today - she said she wished we had done everything differently when we went to Disney in April. She said the Poly was good, but not worth the $, she said that she felt too rushed, she didn't have enough down time, it was go-go-go and she hated that, and she said that she wished she hadn't gone for as long as we did. My feelings were really hurt. I put ALOT of hard work planning and preparing the trip - we were done every park every day by mid-afternoon, I don't think you can get much more "relaxed" than that! Sigh. Just venting I guess. It really hurt my feelings to think she could be so insensitive!

Anyways, enough of my crabbin' to ya! Have fun in DL and think of us back here!!! We are dreaming we were there right along side you!!!

Oh - and one more thing - now that you've been.....you gonna take the kids back next time???
Hi Charity! Sorry to hear about your mom's comments. If you ask me, you had a much more relaxed pace for your April trip then we did! We can chat more if you need to vent some more.

Yes, I do want to bring my family back but it will have to be part of a Southern California vacation. I did miss having my family with me today.

Crowds were a little heavier than I anticipated. And i was able to get everything done because I was solo. I sat down just once for a break and it was for lunch. I was pretty much on the go the rest of the time. Had a absolutely wonderful day!! Cant wait to share my stories and pictures with you and everyone. I'm pretty sure I took over a 1000 in the past two days.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:24 AM   #201
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Excellent 5 course meal at the chefs counter in Napa Rose!

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:18 AM   #202
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Sounds like you're having a great time! Thanks for sharing with us! Your orange juice made me LOL.
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I have never been to DLR, but the entry looks almost quaint compared to the Magic Kingdom. Like a mini version. Love all the Halloween decorations. Have an amazing day!
That's one of the things I liked about DL, that everything was much more closely packed in and the themes tightly woven in each "land" of the park. Had a very cozy feel to the park.

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I almost got the Goofy ear hat?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:14 AM   #203
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At the train station to head back to San Diego bright and early! My cab showed up early so enjoying a nice breeze on the bench on the platform



Sad to be leaving but hoping to come back in the next couple of years with my family.

I will continue to post some updates from San Diego but it'll mostly be work so won't bore you with all of that. I counted 1170 pictures I took in two days! Hope you can join me on my trip report which I'll start once I get home on Sunday. Oh, and today happens to be the 100 day mark for our family trip to WDW so that sort of eases me leaving DLR! Also means I should start a PTR for that as well!
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Can't get enough of this view from the train
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I told you the views were gorgeous from that train ride.
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I told you the views were gorgeous from that train ride.
It was such a beautiful train ride. I had meant to try to take naps on both occasions but was too busy looking out the windows!
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Arrived in San Diego yesterday and started my conference activities. Ate dinner at Nobu with some friends I hadnt seen in a year. Food and company was excellent!

Decided to take a half day excursion to Coronado tomorrow!
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They sang Halloween songs too!
That's awesome!! We will definitely have to be on the lookout for them next week!

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This is the line for the Tiki room. Uhh, yeah, not going to be happening for me

I'm not even kidding, that is probably the line for Dole Whips. DH saw a huge line and thought it was for the Tiki Room when he was taking DS in there, then realized it was just the line for Dole Whips and walked right into the next show of the Tiki Room.

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Can't get enough of this view from the train
Beautiful!!


Looks like you had a super successful 2 days in DL! I can't wait to get the details.
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I'm not even kidding, that is probably the line for Dole Whips. DH saw a huge line and thought it was for the Tiki Room when he was taking DS in there, then realized it was just the line for Dole Whips and walked right into the next show of the Tiki Room.

Beautiful!!

Looks like you had a super successful 2 days in DL! I can't wait to get the details.
Ohhhh! That was the Dole Whip line!! Now it makes a LOT more sense. Just couldn't understand why Tiki would be so much more popular at DL. LOL

Have a safe and fun trip to WDW! We can trade stories through our trip reports.
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Such a beautiful city!



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