Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #196
PrincessCaitlin
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessCaitlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,686

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGirl View Post
Wow - what really cool meet-and-greets!

Merlin was awesome!!!!
I really enjoyed the Limited Time Magic!

He was!


Quote:
Originally Posted by WDWJonasGirl View Post
Those meet and greets are cool!!
It was a lot of fun!
__________________
For the first time in 4ever... I don't have to go home!


The Hot Fudge Terrorists and the Curse of the Drunken Punkin

How Much was It?!?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!

*The opinions and comments in the above post do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, or procedures of the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates,
including but not limited to the Walt Disney World Resort and all other included areas.*
PrincessCaitlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #197
POLY1985
DIS Veteran
 
POLY1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 894

Just getting caught up again and then off to read your new TR. loved the Long Lost characters. Memo and Jiminey Cricket are two of my all time favorites.
Too bad you didn't get some pics of the Disney bounding people! That sounded really interesting
__________________

2014 Old Key West 2013 Animal Kingdom Villas
2012 Wilderness Lodge
BELLE & THE 3 BEASTS JUNE 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post45239041
2007 Wilderness Lodge
August 2007 Dining Review http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1556109

2003 Wilderness Lodge
2000 All Star Movies 1998 Fort Wilderness Cabins
1993 Caribbean Beach 1985 Polynesian - Honeymoon1976/1979 Fort Wilderness campground
POLY1985 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #198
PrincessCaitlin
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessCaitlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,686

Quote:
Originally Posted by POLY1985 View Post
Just getting caught up again and then off to read your new TR. loved the Long Lost characters. Memo and Jiminey Cricket are two of my all time favorites.
Too bad you didn't get some pics of the Disney bounding people! That sounded really interesting
Welcome back!

It was so weird! I know some people do it on here but how they do it in California is nuts!
__________________
For the first time in 4ever... I don't have to go home!


The Hot Fudge Terrorists and the Curse of the Drunken Punkin

How Much was It?!?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!

*The opinions and comments in the above post do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, or procedures of the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates,
including but not limited to the Walt Disney World Resort and all other included areas.*
PrincessCaitlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #199
dawnbu40
DIS Veteran
 
dawnbu40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 5,390



Hi All! Time for another update! When Caitlin left off we were headed back to Disneyland to catch the parade.


As we entered we saw Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty posing for pics. Since Caitlin was wearing her Sleeping Beauty leggings (although you cant see them that well in the picture) she had to stop and say "hello".



We were just in time for the parade and found a curbside spot (facing the sun) near the entrance to the park. I know beggars can't be choosers so we took what we could find. Before I share the parade pics let me say that I really prefer the early evening parade time at DL to the 3pm time at the MK. The 3pm time, for me, cuts into when I'd like to be on a break at the hotel. Anyway, on with the parade....

The Disneyland parade is called "Soundsational" and is all themed to music. The floats look like instruments and it is a lot of fun! Don't believe me? Well judge for yourself....














(see the sun was a bit of a problem)

























My all time favorite Disney movie is "Mary Poppins" so right about this time I found myself getting misty eyed. (I am such a sap )













And that my friends was the Soundsational parade. It was awesome and got thumbs up from all 3 of us. I am really looking forward to WDW getting a new parade and I hope it is as amazing as this one!


After the parade we decided to keep with the Mary Poppins theme and head over to the Jolly Holiday Bakery for a snack.

This little place is so cute!





They had a lot of treats to choose from so it was rather hard to decide but here is what we selected



Dale got the Mickey tart, I got the Matterhorn Macaroon and Caitlin (poor thing) could only have a gluten free chocolate chip cookie. We all enjoyed our snacks and then it was time for some attractions! I'll let Caitlin tell you about that next time. Thanks for reading!




dawnbu40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #200
WDWJonasGirl
Mouseketeer/Directioner
 
WDWJonasGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,818

That sounds like cool!! I like the Soundsational parade too.
__________________

Kaitlin: Lover of 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction, Jonas, and Concerts
WDW: 5/03, 4/06, 12/06, 7/09, 8/10, 6/14, 7/14 DLR: Too Many To Count DCL: 1/07, 7/09, 8/11, 8/12, 6/14 DLP: 6/13
WDWJonasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 06:28 AM   #201
dawnbu40
DIS Veteran
 
dawnbu40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 5,390

Quote:
Originally Posted by WDWJonasGirl View Post
That sounds like cool!! I like the Soundsational parade too.
It's fun isn't it?
dawnbu40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #202
scrpbookr
Mouseketeer
 
scrpbookr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 431

Camera type?

I'm really enjoying your pictures! What a great trip report! Your family is adorable!

I'm curious what type of camera you shoot with. Do you mind sharing?

Subscribing and following along....
__________________
Brenda's Magical Disney Memories!
Disneyland, CA-Grandma & Jake(1st Visit) 1980/Dad & Jake-1982/Tinsleys-1986/Grandma, Mom & Ike-1988/ John-1991/Ike-1992/Grad Night-1993/Mom & Ike,1997
Disney World Week - Mom, Rick & Reagan - Holidays 2007 (1st Visit)
Disneyland Hong Kong - Mom, Reagan & Mike - 2010 (1st Visit)[
<--COMPLETED TRIP REPORT
Magic Kingdom - Reagan - Spring Break Cruise- 2012<--COMPLETED TRIP REPORT
Disneyland, CA & California Adventure (1st Visit to C.A.)- Dad & Reagan -Spring Break, 2013 <--COMPLETED TRIP REPORT
Disney World and Disney Magic Cruise! (1st Disney Cruise)- Mom and Reagan - Spring Break, 2014<--COMPLETED TRIP REPORT
Mixing Business & Magic - (1st Solo Disney Trip) Conference & Disney World - June, 2014 <--TRIP REPORT IN PROGRESS
Disneyland Resort Paris - (1st Visit) - Sept, 2014
^Paris Disney Dreams Come True - TRIP REPORT IN PROGRESS^
scrpbookr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #203
dawnbu40
DIS Veteran
 
dawnbu40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 5,390

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrpbookr View Post
I'm really enjoying your pictures! What a great trip report! Your family is adorable!

I'm curious what type of camera you shoot with. Do you mind sharing?

Subscribing and following along....
Welcome! Glad to have you along
Thank you! Our camera is a Sony NEX-5N and we love it!


dawnbu40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #204
MEK
DIS Veteran
 
MEK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Middletown, DE
Posts: 19,050

Those pictures are stunning. You really caught the essence of that parade. It looks amazing. That picture of Mary Poppins is the best ever!
__________________

The Empty Nester's Magical Mystery Tour I Told You Driving Was Bad for Your Health

Sorry Gaston, They are MUCH More Interesting than You!
Will You Chill Out if I Sprinkle You With Pixie Dust?

Remembering 9/11:MEK Original
Why Not Just Queue Up Another Disney Trip?
How Do You Think We Stay So Happy?
Inching My Way Closer to the Castle Sept 10 TR
Wheeling & Dealing at the WL May '10 TR
Play'in It at Pop Sept 09 Anniversary Trip
JUNE 09 TR...KICK'N IT AT KIDANI DH & I do Disney Solo! DEC 2008 June 2008 tripreport
My Trips 2002-Offsite 2003-POR 2004-Royal Pacific/Daytona Bch 2005-CBR 2006-Pop, SSR 2007-ASM 2008-Pop, Vero Bch/SSR, POFQ/SSR 2009-Kidani/CSR, Pop 2010- VWL, BLT 2011-POR/BCV, Disney's HHI Resort, OKW2012-Treehouse villa/BWV, VWL/BWV 2013-HHI, Secret off site location;BWV/AKL 2014- Tampa, ASSp/BCV, OKW
MEK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 06:42 AM   #205
dawnbu40
DIS Veteran
 
dawnbu40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 5,390

Quote:
Originally Posted by MEK View Post
Those pictures are stunning. You really caught the essence of that parade. It looks amazing. That picture of Mary Poppins is the best ever!
Thank you. We really enjoyed the parade and I'm glad we did it justice
dawnbu40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #206
pkondz
Hoping to get lucky
Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
 
pkondz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 6,929

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
As we entered we saw Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty posing for pics. Since Caitlin was wearing her Sleeping Beauty leggings (although you cant see them that well in the picture) she had to stop and say "hello".
Well, technically she didn't have to stop and say h...

Oh, hang on. You said she was wearing her Sleeping Beauty leggings?

Yeah, okay. She had to.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
Before I share the parade pics let me say that I really prefer the early evening parade time at DL to the 3pm time at the MK. The 3pm time, for me, cuts into when I'd like to be on a break at the hotel.
That's interesting. You'd think that they'd find the best time and use that universally.


Oh, sorry. Different company... and theme park.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
(see the sun was a bit of a problem)
Oh, sure. But if it was suddenly snuffed out, everyone would complain about that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
My all time favorite Disney movie is "Mary Poppins"
Good choice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
so right about this time I found myself getting misty eyed. (I am such a sap )

Awww... poor Dawn.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
I don't know what it is... but I never have a problem with Mary Poppins, but I always do with whoever plays Bert.

Maybe D van D was just too much of an iconic figure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
Dale got the Mickey tart,
Always be careful when telling people your husband got the tart.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnbu40 View Post
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for posting!
__________________
Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice. - Allan Arbus as Dr. Sidney Freedman - RIP


Teenage Mutant Backseat Dancers - A Canadian Buffoon Adventure
Canadian Buffoon's Vacation - PTR/mini TR
Canadian Buffoon European Vacation
Just a silly little TR - run away!



1977 - offsite 1987 - offsite 1992 - offsite 2005 - POR (never going offsite again!!!) 2009 - ASMu
pkondz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #207
dawnbu40
DIS Veteran
 
dawnbu40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 5,390

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkondz View Post
Well, technically she didn't have to stop and say h...

Oh, hang on. You said she was wearing her Sleeping Beauty leggings?

Yeah, okay. She had to.
I know, right?!


That's interesting. You'd think that they'd find the best time and use that universally.


Oh, sorry. Different company... and theme park.



Oh, sure. But if it was suddenly snuffed out, everyone would complain about that!

Perhaps

Good choice.

Thank you


Awww... poor Dawn.

[SIZE="4"]I don't know what it is but I cry all the time at Disney [/SIZE

I don't know what it is... but I never have a problem with Mary Poppins, but I always do with whoever plays Bert.

Maybe D van D was just too much of an iconic figure.

I know. I love him in that movie!

Always be careful when telling people your husband got the tart.

Actually a couple days later he did get the tart You'll have to stick with us to find out!

Thanks for posting!
Thanks for reading along and posting
dawnbu40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #208
PrincessCaitlin
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessCaitlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,686

After the parade we headed back to Adventureland. In the shops in Adventureland they have these coin machines



I was intrigued by this one and when I put the coin in and rubbed the lamp not only did it light up but smoke came out of it too! It was very cool!

Once I was done being amused we headed to check out Tarzan's Treehouse!



Great view!



It was weird looking out and not seeing a castle though!

As you go through the treehouse they have different figures telling important parts of the story



You run in to the cheetah at the beginning of the story

Next you see baby Tarzan



More great views



This treehouse is way prettier than WDWs!





They also have Jane and Tarzan in another scene but the picture didn't turn out well. It is a great addition to the park though and I think WDW could use this kind of overhaul!

Next we saw where the dream suite is located



Passed by the Jungle Cruise



We figured mom would be even more afraid of the piranhas at night!




I have to admit Adventureland here is much prettier!



And look at that castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Every bit as magical!




We continued our walk to Tomorrowland








All of the neon was cool!

We ended up getting in line for Buzz



We saw a peek at Tinkerbell's area





We ended up waiting a long time for Buzz but had a lot of fun! The targets here light up and the guns are movable!

After we were done we walked around Tomorrowland and were stopped by a band



They had a ton of groupies in the audience and it turns out they are a very popular local band! They covered a lot of good songs including The Good Life by One Republic and standing in Tomorrowland listening to that song was a great moment! After they were done we hopped on the monorail and headed back to the hotel!
__________________
For the first time in 4ever... I don't have to go home!


The Hot Fudge Terrorists and the Curse of the Drunken Punkin

How Much was It?!?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!

*The opinions and comments in the above post do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, or procedures of the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates,
including but not limited to the Walt Disney World Resort and all other included areas.*
PrincessCaitlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:19 AM   #209
pkondz
Hoping to get lucky
Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
 
pkondz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 6,929

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
I was intrigued by this one and when I put the coin in and rubbed the lamp not only did it light up but smoke came out of it too! It was very cool!
I find it more interesting that you had to put a coin in to make it work.
That seems odd. Usually, stuff like that is free.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
It was weird looking out and not seeing a castle though!
Bit of a jolt to the senses.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
You run in to the cheetah at the beginning of the story
Leopard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
They also have Jane and Tarzan in another scene but the picture didn't turn out well.
Too bad. That would be a highlight, no?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
It is a great addition to the park though and I think WDW could use this kind of overhaul!
I think you'd have a fight with the purists, though.
Although I wonder how many people even remember Swiss Family Robinson.
That film was released in 1960!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
Next we saw where the dream suite is located
I didn't know what that was so I Googled it.
Interesting. The set designer from Gone With the Wind was brought in to help with the design layout.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
We figured mom would be even more afraid of the piranhas at night!
Nothing like a nice relaxing late night dip in the piranha infested water.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
And look at that castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
We ended up waiting a long time for Buzz but had a lot of fun! The targets here light up and the guns are movable!
I like that the targets light up.
I never know if I've hit the target I'm aiming at.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessCaitlin View Post
After we were done we walked around Tomorrowland and were stopped by a band
of criminals?
OMG! Were you guys okay???

Great pics as always! Thanks for posting!
__________________
Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice. - Allan Arbus as Dr. Sidney Freedman - RIP


Teenage Mutant Backseat Dancers - A Canadian Buffoon Adventure
Canadian Buffoon's Vacation - PTR/mini TR
Canadian Buffoon European Vacation
Just a silly little TR - run away!



1977 - offsite 1987 - offsite 1992 - offsite 2005 - POR (never going offsite again!!!) 2009 - ASMu
pkondz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #210
PrincessCaitlin
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessCaitlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,686

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkondz View Post
I find it more interesting that you had to put a coin in to make it work.
That seems odd. Usually, stuff like that is free.

Eh I guess another difference between Dl and WDW having to pay for some experiences

Bit of a jolt to the senses.

It was!

Leopard.



Too bad. That would be a highlight, no?

It was cool I wish we had, had the picture to show!

I think you'd have a fight with the purists, though.
Although I wonder how many people even remember Swiss Family Robinson.
That film was released in 1960!

Not after they saw the new overlay!

I didn't know what that was so I Googled it.
Interesting. The set designer from Gone With the Wind was brought in to help with the design layout.

It's a very cool area!

Nothing like a nice relaxing late night dip in the piranha infested water.



I'm looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I like that the targets light up.
I never know if I've hit the target I'm aiming at.

Yeah this one was much more user friendly than WDW and I forgot to mention you get your picture at the end for free!

of criminals?
OMG! Were you guys okay???

Great pics as always! Thanks for posting!
we were fine!

Thank you for reading!
__________________
For the first time in 4ever... I don't have to go home!


The Hot Fudge Terrorists and the Curse of the Drunken Punkin

How Much was It?!?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!

*The opinions and comments in the above post do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, or procedures of the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates,
including but not limited to the Walt Disney World Resort and all other included areas.*
PrincessCaitlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: