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Old 01-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #706
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Geesh...We're already sending presents to each other(a thing from Facebook) what more does she want!
We're going to Vegas at the end of March, so she probably wants money to help fund the trip.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #707
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Great pix of WOC, T-Man! A FP really does give a good straight-on view.

I know you'll get to it if you did, but did you ride Mickey's Fun Wheel? The one time we were at DL and rode it, my DH renamed it "The Spinning Mickey Head Wheel of Death!" Yes, we had one of the sliding gondolas... which I thought was the coolest thing, but he was of a different opinion.
Ah yes, MFW. I love the nickname your DH gave it.

I'll have another short chapter up soon, then Lady H will take over for Sea World. We still have one more Disney day left on our tickets, so I'll get to whether we rode it or not. Or she will. We're alternating days, but one of my days I can probably get into one chapter. So we may share telling about our last day at DLR.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #708
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We're going to Vegas at the end of March, so she probably wants money to help fund the trip.
"help fund the trip."... uh, huh. Yeah. Sure. Going to Vegas and the money is to "fund the trip". Of course it is.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #709
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Welcome home. Hope you had wonderful trip. Do we have another TR coming?

We had a good time. Some of us more than others (alas, I did not convert my husband into a Disney fan) I don't think I'm ready to jump into the trip reporting pool yet...

I think you need to visit your aunt and uncle as well. "Hi Auntie and Uncle, we're going to DL, want to come?"
Don't think they'd come along but they wouldn't feel used either so who cares!
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Love the WOC pics! You did a good job with the narrative, too! I can't believe we've moved this close and haven't made it over there yet - DH's new job is 6 days a week - they forgot to mention it when they hired him. Maybe he'll demand a weekend off soon - I can only hope.
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Hi Thumper Man (and lovely wife),

I always enjoyed reading your comments on Nebo's trip reports. When I found out last week I was going to Disneyland in 2 weeks I immediately went to the trip reports section to find out as must as I could about DL. I was very excited to read your report to help me get ready for my trip.

Thanks for all the detailed information and looking forward to reading more.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #712
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Love the WOC pics! You did a good job with the narrative, too! I can't believe we've moved this close and haven't made it over there yet - DH's new job is 6 days a week - they forgot to mention it when they hired him. Maybe he'll demand a weekend off soon - I can only hope.
You're just a hop, skip, hop, skip and maybe a jump away. Might have to take one more hop to get there. I hope you get to make it out there one of these days. It really is fun to visit. Hoping to go back soon ourselves.
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Hi Thumper Man (and lovely wife),

I always enjoyed reading your comments on Nebo's trip reports. When I found out last week I was going to Disneyland in 2 weeks I immediately went to the trip reports section to find out as must as I could about DL. I was very excited to read your report to help me get ready for my trip.

Thanks for all the detailed information and looking forward to reading more.
Hi Buckeye.

I don't think we'll finish up our report within 2 weeks. Work has been getting in the way. If there is anything you want to know about DL/DCA before then, let either me or Lady H, and we'll be happy to answer any questions for you. There are few things we haven't quite covered in the TR that we did on our trip, but for the most part we've covered mostly everything.

Thanks for reading along.
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We had a good time. Some of us more than others (alas, I did not convert my husband into a Disney fan) I don't think I'm ready to jump into the trip reporting pool yet...
We weren't ready to jump into the pool either. There we were, standing at the edge of the pool, dipping our toes in to see how cold the water was. Deciding if we wanted to go in or not. Then this nearly blind, bald headed guy with a fuzzy cup in his hand walks past us and pushes us in. He claims it was an accident and tried to pass it off to his poor eye sight. Claims it was too bright out for him and he didn't see us standing there, and he didn't mean to bump into us knocking us in the water. Yeah, sure it was an accident. I know the difference between being bumped into and shoved. So now we were left with a decision of either sink or swim. Good thing we each know how to swim. Now that we're in, it's not too bad actually.

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Don't think they'd come along but they wouldn't feel used either so who cares!
Then a visit is definitely in order.
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"help fund the trip."... uh, huh. Yeah. Sure. Going to Vegas and the money is to "fund the trip". Of course it is.
Of course it would be to fund the trip. What else what it be used for? My days of visiting the gentleman's clubs are gone now that I'm married.
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We weren't ready to jump into the pool either. There we were, standing at the edge of the pool, dipping our toes in to see how cold the water was. Deciding if we wanted to go in or not. Then this nearly blind, bald headed guy with a fuzzy cup in his hand walks past us and pushes us in. He claims it was an accident and tried to pass it off to his poor eye sight. Claims it was too bright out for him and he didn't see us standing there, and he didn't mean to bump into us knocking us in the water. Yeah, sure it was an accident. I know the difference between being bumped into and shoved. So now we were left with a decision of either sink or swim. Good thing we each know how to swim. Now that we're in, it's not too bad actually.
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I'm glad Nebo pushed you both in, I'm really enjoying your TR. I am especially enjoying the fact that you are co-writing it, its great to see two points of view in the same report.
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Goodnight Carsland

Nebo probably didnt believe me when he asked if there was fireworks. Oh there were fireworks all right. As we made our way out of the WoC viewing area, I asked Lady H if she was having fun. She said yeah and leaned over to give me a kiss.

Just then fireworks went off. Man that must have been some kiss. Try that again. She did and fireworks went off again. I knew she was one heck of a kisser, but never knew she could set fireworks off. They even continued after she kissed me. Turns out the fireworks were coming from DL, but Lady H set them off. There are no fireworks during WoC, but you can see the fireworks that were going off at DL, after WoC had ended. I think thats the one cool thing about DLR. No matter where you are at, you can see the fireworks at DL. If you remember, the first night we were at DTD and we could see them. We saw them while we were at DL and now we can see them from DCA.

We stopped on Buena Vista St. to watch the fireworks and decided to make our way back towards Carsland once they had finished. As did the rest of the crowd. I knew there would probably be no way we would get to ride RSR again, but it was told that we needed to see this place at night. It truly is a sight to see at night.



Lets see what it looks like down Route 66 at night, shall we.





Still no vacancy at the Cozy Cone Motel. Guess well have to go back to our resort for the night.


Flos V8 Cafe is hopping.




Head on over to Luigis Tires. Still a 45 minute wait for Luigis. We pass yet again.




After Luigi's we head on over to RSR. Yup, still a long wait. 120 minute wait and 45 minutes even for Single Rider. I thought we took a picture of the wait times, but apparently not. Oh well, it was still an amazing sight to see.





Can see the headlights of the cars as they come over the hill.




After Carsland we looked at the time and decided we had enough fun at DCA for the day and decided to head back to our resort. We have to be up early again tomorrow, and get ready to drive an hour and a half to San Diego. Want to be rested up for the trip tomorrow so going to bed early sounded like a good idea.

We make our way towards the front gate by way of Bugs Land and pass one of Lady H's favorite rides.


Remember how dead the Mad Hatters Tea Party was? They're sure rocking and rolling now.


We were going to go in and check it out until we heard the DJ announce it would be the last song for the night. We didn't want to go in for just one song, we proceeded to the front, out the gates and to the shuttle pick-up area.

We had some Disney Pixie dust sprinkled on us this night. Tonight there were no ECV's waiting to get on our shuttle. If you recall, when we went to DL, there was a lady on an ECV that was waiting to get on, with all her kids and all her packages that just about filled the entire shuttle. And really, I understand the need for an ECV and I'm not trying to be insensitive to that those that use them. The one thing that annoyed me was her kids came out from everywhere when the shuttle pulled up, then they took up a good amount of seats with their packages. They could've held some, or stowed them under their seats, to allow others to sit. But anyways, that was then and this is now (which actually happened way back then).

No ECV's tonight. Just as we got to the shuttle stop, the shuttle was already there. No waiting 40 minutes for it this time. Soon we were off and we made conversation with some people who had been there 10 days already. They were sad to leave, but as we all know, eventually it's time to go back to work. Unless of course you won the lottery or own a multi-milion dollar business. But for most of us, it would be time to go back to work.

Ok, let me get back on track now. The pixie dust. Well during our conversation with this couple, they asked how long we had been there and how much longer were we going to be around. We told them this our 4th day here and we'll be here for another 3 1/2 days. I wish I could remember where this couple was from, but the lady offered us her 2 adult passes for the shuttle. They had bought or received a 3 week pass with their hotel package and still had several days left on their passes, so they gave them to us to use. We thanked them graciously and offered to take them to dinner in the future, should our paths ever cross again.

Our last bit of pixie dust for the evening was being let off the shuttle way before our stop. Out of a shuttle of about 40 people, there were only 4 people getting off at our stop. The driver offered to drop us off before driving down the road to let everyone else off. The only downside was we would have to play dodge the cars to cross the street. After he said he would drop us off right before the light so we can use the crosswalk, taking all the fun out of trying to cross the street. That didn't bother us one bit. We needed to cross the street anyways.

We stopped at the liquor store across the street one more time. We had only bought a few park bottles for the day. We were going to see how we were doing on finances before buying more, plus we still had plenty of beer back at the resort to drink. Since the lady saved us money on shuttle passes for the rest of the week, we used the money we would've spent on shuttle passes and bought more park bottles. Plus by eating at Denny's earlier in the day, we actually saved a little money that way as well.

Soon we were back in our resort room and doing our nightly routine. Sitting out on the balcony, jotting down our notes while enjoying a nice cold beer to cap off the night and to finally cap off this day.

Y'all come back now, ya hear. Lady H is going to tell you a story about Sea World.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #718
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In case you're interested in seeing all our pictures of Universal Studios Hollywood, I provided the link for you. I also have the link provided on Post #2 of this report. Hope you don't mind a lot of the same picture. Obviously Lady H and I were thinking alike that day, and took a lot of the same pictures.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
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. Since the lady saved us money on shuttle passes for the rest of the week, we used the money we would've spent on shuttle passes and bought more park bottles. .[/QUOTE]

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For those interested, here's the link to all the pictures we took at WoC. Some better than others, but we tried. I hope you enjoy.

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