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Old 07-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #46
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With your plan you have the option of going to DL to see the fireworks or Fantasmic in the evening on your arrival day.

Upgrading the hopper ticket just after going in for the MM morning is best as you will be able to start using your AP for discounts.

Have a great time.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #47
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With your plan you have the option of going to DL to see the fireworks or Fantasmic in the evening on your arrival day.

Upgrading the hopper ticket just after going in for the MM morning is best as you will be able to start using your AP for discounts.

Have a great time.
Fantastic! Thanks. We may do that if we're not to tired. It would also be a great way to get the AP purchases out of the way.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #48
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Exciting news! Instead of driving, we have decided to to take Amtrak from Washington State to Los Angeles! We have a friend who will pick us up and drive us right to our hotel!

We booked a private room on the train with two beds and a private bathroom with shower. Round trip as well.

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Old 11-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #49
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That sounds fabulous! I love travelling by train.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #50
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With two weeks in the park I really don't see the value of the MM. I usually go for 8 day trips and always have AP and no MM and still get to ride every ride I want to ride with little to no wait. I never found a benefit to MM unless you wanted to go on Peter Pan since that's the only way to get to that ride without a long wait. Otherwise just doing rope drop works just fine. I did rope drop for DCA and was able to get on RSR with only a 15 minute wait (compared to the hour and a half normal wait). No MM required.

Also, with the lanyard and plastic carrier I recommend getting one with a fairly thick plastic to it. Don't go for cheap, go for quality. Those plastic ends that hold onto the ring that attaches to the lanyard can break (mines broken twice over the years) and that means a lost pocket of stuff!! I tend to hold mine while it's around my neck and am always reaching up to make sure it's there now lol.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #51
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With two weeks in the park I really don't see the value of the MM. I usually go for 8 day trips and always have AP and no MM and still get to ride every ride I want to ride with little to no wait. I never found a benefit to MM unless you wanted to go on Peter Pan since that's the only way to get to that ride without a long wait. Otherwise just doing rope drop works just fine. I did rope drop for DCA and was able to get on RSR with only a 15 minute wait (compared to the hour and a half normal wait). No MM required.

Also, with the lanyard and plastic carrier I recommend getting one with a fairly thick plastic to it. Don't go for cheap, go for quality. Those plastic ends that hold onto the ring that attaches to the lanyard can break (mines broken twice over the years) and that means a lost pocket of stuff!! I tend to hold mine while it's around my neck and am always reaching up to make sure it's there now lol.
You must have read my mind. I decided to not bother with the upgrade and just get the AP on our first day. MM is great but with rope drop everything works out just fine. Especially as we are not going when the parks will be slammed.

I will buy the best possible lanyards they sell there!
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We have been to the park for two extended trips and I have done rope drop...once. The luxury off a extended holiday is the ability to sleep in, have a nice breakfast and skip the masses who line up for park opening.
We did a 5 day trip in September for my bday and the 1st Halloween party. It was too rushed trying to fit everything in and we knew we would be back in 5months.
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We have been to the park for two extended trips and I have done rope drop...once. The luxury off a extended holiday is the ability to sleep in, have a nice breakfast and skip the masses who line up for park opening.
We did a 5 day trip in September for my bday and the 1st Halloween party. It was too rushed trying to fit everything in and we knew we would be back in 5months.
The problem for me is that when I get to Disneyland I'm way to excited to sleep in! Rope drop is just too much fun!

Getting closer!

Two weeks in the park! Can you believe it?
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Train ride..... Sounds like a relaxing way to travel.

How long is the trip on the train?

Where will you board the train and where is the Disneyland arrival point in California?

April should have some beautiful spring scenery. Enjoy!

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Train ride..... Sounds like a relaxing way to travel.

How long is the trip on the train?

Where will you board the train and where is the Disneyland arrival point in California?

April should have some beautiful spring scenery. Enjoy!

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Thanks!

So the train picks us at just north of Portland at 12:19 pm on 4/25 and we arrive in L.A. Union Station at 9pm on 4/26. We have a friend who is joining us for much of our stay at DL and she is picking us up and driving us to The Peacock Suites. She will also drive us back the station at the end of our trip. I prefer to drive to save money, but sometimes you have to be on the side of luxury. I do not consider flying luxury!

I've done the trip before and the scenery is just amazing. It get's good in southern Oregon and there are lots of stretches in California that are nice up in the hills and on the coast!
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We usually go for two weeks as dh is there on business. It is a lot of time but I find it takes a lot of the stress of fitting everything in. The day trips are a great idea especially for your black out days
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We usually go for two weeks as dh is there on business. It is a lot of time but I find it takes a lot of the stress of fitting everything in. The day trips are a great idea especially for your black out days
Agreed. I mean just to grab a coffee and people watch and just soak up the atmosphere is priceless. So many times I've had to rush around.
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I had a question about the Annual Passes and how they work in the FastPass machines. Do they fit in the slot or do you scan them somehow?
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:10 PM   #59
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I had a question about the Annual Passes and how they work in the FastPass machines. Do they fit in the slot or do you scan them somehow?
They fit in the slot just like a regular ticket. Same size as a regular ticket too just a hard plastic similar to a credit card.
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They work the same as regular tickets. You put them in the slot
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