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View Poll Results: Karen's TR Poll
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #76
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dine@disneyland.com is the email address to get dining resis....just email with date time # of people and place..they are really good and quick
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #77
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lets talk about mickeys idea of fun shall we......

so, taking a big breath I am now ready after much counselling and medication to talk about that subject we don't talk about..the proverbial elephant in the room, the thing that is just whispered about in dark rooms and back alleys....MICKEYS WHEEL OF DOOM!!!

OMG Mouse, what the hell were you thinking ...you sadistic crazy rodent you! It looks so tame, so kiddy, so FUN!!! You have to be bl^^dy kidding me...I have NEVER EVER EVER been as terrified as I was on this "ride"....and I have children, and grandchildren so I know Terror!

so we toddle up, like lambs to the slaughter, I HATE Ferris wheels, but its Disney, what can go wrong...DH says "lets just do the stationary carriage" I go "come on, lets do the moving one, how bad can it be".......OH SWEET JESUS!!!!!
Dang you Mickey and your aura of calm and safety......we could DIE on this thing....

here is the DH ( and this is a tame photo)......after the first swinging begins...


this is now him when he thinks it is all over......silly silly man


so lets just say as my loud aussie voice rings thru the park "let me off..NOW!!!"...we only did one rotation...and I had to go and ride screaming twice to get my mo-jo back........


Me so so happy to be on dry land ..we should have twiged when we saw the sick bags in the carriage.....idiots!


the WHEEL OF DOOM AND DEATH


after riding screaming twice...nearly back to my usual self...nearly!

so to sum up...I HATE YOU MOUSE AND EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR.....ok, maybe thats a bit harsh, but really???? really????? that ride???? really?????

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #78
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Our #1 ride

we stumbled across this eary in the trip, and it became our daily favourite, regardless of what park we went to, we always came back here on our way to the hotel......the DH LOVED it, and he doesnt enjoy coasters so another win for the mouse .....




now this is the guy who would ride, then race back around the line for another go like a sugared up 8 yr old boy .....see, disney does make you a kid again



such a fun ride...when your not thinking you are going to plunge to your death....
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #79
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Great report and pictures aussiekaren!! Loving hearing of your adventures! And I'm definitely looking forward to more!! Oh and thanks for the tip on good coffee - always hard to find in the US!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #80
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paradise pier

if you have the time, just slow down and have a look at the amazing detailing.....if only they thought thru the wheel of death...but back to paradise pier...fantastic..here are a few shots of what we saw





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Old 02-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #81
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Cars land: and radiator springs

so we are finally at the ride everyone is talking about.....the theming is amazing, the queue is interesting and I was quite amazing at the amount of people who were willing to wait 105 minutes for the ride.......

so here are a few shots of the exterior of radiator springs....


yes I'm not slow...








the start of the line......thank god for fast pass..and remember they have singles line as well
















and yes the line goes on and on and on....


and just when you think it will never end..............


we're there...oh exciting times.......
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #82
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radiator springs...the continuation













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Old 02-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #83
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Back to Disneyland park...Tommorowland...

So most mornings i let DH sleep in a bit while I would toddle off to the park with EMH......so here are some shots of things I thought were interesting....


of course you HAVE to take this pic...

















Now who of you think the Matterhorn is a great ride..... I went on it to test the "DH" factor before getting him to ride it.....OMG people, I have never ever felt like I had wasted 4 mins of my life like I did on this waste of time....so slow, so boring, so much potential squandered, so blaahhhhhhhh....so now its now to be known as "The Matterhorn of disappointment".......






Now we didn't even bother lining up for nemo, as they look really small, and after the wheel of doom/death experience I tended to listen to the DH re fear factor issue ie claustrophobic stuff...

I shouldn't keep comparing DL to WDW, but I will.....I actually like tomorrowland in WDW more than in DL...I miss the people mover, the carousel of progress, the awesome space mountain, more room to move, sonny ray and his awesome kiddy burgers....

just my 2 cents......

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #84
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Thank god i am not the only one who hates the Wheel of Doom. Went on it once years ago. We were seated on it with 2 young girls. Once its started sliding and swinging our carriage was full of young girls screaming.

Sad thing was I was the one screaming with the 2 girls pointing and laughing at me. I am thankful my own 2 DD have never wanted to go on it. My persona as "brave dad" remains intact .

Thanks for the tip on the winery Karen will have to keep that in mind when we go at the end of the year. Can I ask what time was your reservation? How did that go with the show.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:01 PM   #85
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Thank god i am not the only one who hates the Wheel of Doom. Went on it once years ago. We were seated on it with 2 young girls. Once its started sliding and swinging our carriage was full of young girls screaming.

Sad thing was I was the one screaming with the 2 girls pointing and laughing at me. I am thankful my own 2 DD have never wanted to go on it. My persona as "brave dad" remains intact .

Thanks for the tip on the winery Karen will have to keep that in mind when we go at the end of the year. Can I ask what time was your reservation? How did that go with the show.
hey...we asked for 7pm for the 9 pm show...we got 7.10pm..which was plenty of time, just dont let them put you in the little dinky dining room, make them seat you outside......

and yes...the wheel of death sucks!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #86
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Now lets chat about "The castle"....

Yes, I know some of you love love love DL castle, others say "where is it..I cant see it...Did they move it for the fantasyland extension??".....yes many of us who love the WDW castle are a tad shocked and startled by the tinsy winsyness of the DL castle.....the DH spent most of the 8 days there commenting "tiny isn't it" ..I came to find it.....quaint....as I do tea cup schnauzers, borg nanoprobes and my bank balance...all quite small but perfectly formed and functional....















such a pretty little castle.......
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #87
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Thanks for the great pics and fantastic TR, it's just like being there again. We're planning another trip to the US late next year and I'm contemplating going to WDW instead of our usual DL, but the thing is I really, really, really Love DL and don't want to be disappointed with WDW. It's great to read your comparisons.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #88
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A show i stumbled across at the forecourt...

so the great thing about having oodles of time, no-one to pull you in other directions is that you can just meander along and stumble across these little gems....

Mary Poppins.....what a great little show....and i normally cant stand musicals but Mary Poppins is one of my fav disney movies (go figure)....so i was delighted to see this...

















enjoy...I did..and being so early in the day, the crowd was non-existant and i got some great shots...
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #89
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splash mountain..or should i say ...mountain

so splash was down for refurb...as was IASW and BTMR.....so I took the opportunity to jump the rope and take my time in the queue that normally we race past to get to the ride.....the themeing once again is outstanding.....


wierd seeing it so dry....and quiet










squirrel.........



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Gosh how I would love the chance to be able to wander around the parks by myself like you did, having the time to appreciate all the special details and under no pressure to be grabbing fast passes or racing between rides.......
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