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Old 10-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #76
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That view is AMAZING!!!

I like your shirt for November too. I'm trying to stock up on some new outfits for my trip. When are you going again?
We definitely had some pixie dust!!

November 4th-11th it's my 23rd birthday trip!


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Wow! Wow! Wowwowwow! That really is an amazing view! And I'm sure it was even better in person. How did you manage to tear yourself away from that!

The room itself is really adorable. How cute.

Really loved the DTD Disney pictures. It looks like such a cool area and it has lots of foliage. Just perfect.

Love your new sweatshirt.

Very cool that the parks are so close together. I am glad you survived having your mind blown that many times in one day!

It was just stunning! Whenever we were in the room we would always have be looking out the window!

It was very nicely themed.

It was a gorgeous place!

Thank you!

It was so weird because you hear about them being close together but you never realize just how close together they are! I am glad I did too!

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Makes sense. They have less area to work with.



So did you ever find out if they did a lego Scream 4?

That would have been awesome!

I was thinking, "Who's the little kid with Beast?"

it's weird I don't know why they do that to some of the statues.

And here I thought it was a gnome with a mushroom on his head.



I imagine it doesn't travel very far.

It goes from DTD and a has a loop around Tomorrowland in DL. It's not a bad ride but it is short. It helps though because this monorail is not air conditioned so you wouldn't want to be on it for too long anyway.

I've never been to a place with dueling pianos. I'd love to, some day.

It's so much fun! I am hoping to stop by Jellyrolls in November!

Too bad you can't get in.



I'm sorry, but if I wanna get my man card back, I'm not allowed to comment here.



Took me a while to find them!



What did she say?

She said she missed us so she thought she would stop by

!!! I had no idea!

Mind equally blown.

It was crazy!

Oh, really?

So you have a temper and like to run around without any pants on?

You just summed up a typical Friday night

Gotta admit. That's pretty clever.



ka-boom.



I think I'm missing something here.
Where's the cutout?

The fountain and the carthay circle building were the cutouts. It looks like a picture though.

Gimme a good book and I'm all set.



Those views are absolutely amazing!
Just. Amazing.

We got very lucky!

That's a really nice touch! Can you imagine some little girl finding those?

Oh, never mind. You did!



Looks like someone got herself a new bathing suit.

Yes I did! I ordered it like two weeks before we left

Thanks for the update Caitlin!
Thanks for the post Pkondz

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Great update...love those views! They would be amazing at night!
It was so amazing! They were we have pics from that night!

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All I can say it WOW!!! Your view was amazing!!
Poor Belle! She looked so bizarre compared to the Beast.
I love how close everything is. The Grand Californian looks similar to the Wilderness Lodge.
It was amazing!!!

Yeah she looks more like the Beast in this one!

It really does! We made that comparison many times!



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Seems so weird that everything is right there, how fantastic was that?? Amazing pictures....DTD looks gorgeous!
It was so nice!!! It was great being able to walk from your hotel room to the parks or DTD.

It was!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #78
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Love DLR!!!! I took my DD for her fifth birthday in 2012, and I'm hoping that we will be returning in January for her 7th!

Loved the tour of DTD - we have not spent a lot of time there. Your room view was amazing!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #80
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Love DLR!!!! I took my DD for her fifth birthday in 2012, and I'm hoping that we will be returning in January for her 7th!

Loved the tour of DTD - we have not spent a lot of time there. Your room view was amazing!
Welcome!

DL is amazing!!

You should take some time out on your next trip!

We were very lucky with the view we had!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #81
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #82
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That view is incredible!
It was definitely magical!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #83
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I am finally getting to begin this TR! WOW!! That view is amazing!!! Well, I saw it on Facebook but I guess it just didn't click until I was reading here...WOW!!! RFC looks really cool! And I can't imagine everything being so close together...after WDW and having to plan time just to commute!
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #84
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Hi All! Time to finish off our Disneyland arrival day!

When Caitlin left off we had spent some time at the pool (on the roof! It felt so very "LA" ) and needed to go back to the room to freshen up and then head to get some dinner.We had booked "Club" (or concierge) Level so we'd be grabbing a light dinner in the Club Lounge.

** At Disney Resorts "Club Level" means you get extra attention from the Concierges when it comes to planning your vacation and while at the resort and it includes admission to the "Club Lounge". The lounge serves continental breakfast, mid day snacks, appetizers at dinnertime and then evening desserts. Beverages are available throughout the day. In WDW they even have "adult beverages" throughout the day but at DL they are only available during Happy Hour. (apparently Anaheim laws are different than Orlando) Our family doesn't eat 3 big meals a day so for us Club Level works very well and since I was able to upgrade to it for about $200 it was a money saver too!

We got to the Lounge and the food was ready and waiting! What did we have to chose from?








There were also meatballs out but they were camera shy. For beverages there was beer and wine, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee.

We ate our fill and then headed out for some fun.

On the way Caitlin was of course snapping pics

Art work on the walls









Light fixture



When we got outside we saw our first DL feral cat


For those of you not familiar with the DL cats, the story is that soon after the park opened they began to have a mice problem. To combat the mice they brought in some cats. Flash forward to the present and there are a lot of feral cats roaming throughout DL. For some reason Caitlin found this fascinating and had to photograph every cat we saw.

The next sight we passed on our walk was the Disneyland Hotel's gazebo



Then we passed this beautiful seating area



Finally we spotted our destination-TRADER SAM'S ENCHANTED TIKI BAR!!



Trader Sam's is a bar like no other! It is inspired by both the Tiki Room and
Trader Sam of the Jungle Cruise and the place is decorated with mementos of his travels and the corny jokes are plentiful. The entire wait and bar staff in this little place are all in character and we have never been to such a fun bar! Honestly this place is a must do for adults visiting DL and Dale now tells anyone thinking of DL that they have to go here

What does this place look like you ask? Well we just happen to have some pictures to share








(see the tiki? Its eyes moved all night)









And if you're hungry, they have food too




Caitlin had done a lot of DL research so she knew that if you ordered certain drinks you would experience the "enchantment" the bar had to offer. She and Dale decided to split the "UhOha"

When the waiter brought this drink it was on fire and he was chanting and he made it rain and it was pretty awesome! (unbeknownst to me Caitlin posted video of this on Facebook and I was laughing so hard I looked 3 sheets to the wind and all I had was a Coke ) The pictures on the walls also get into the act and the volcano erupts!!




Here they are imbibing


As you can tell, Trader Sam's was a blast and we all give it big thumbs up If you are ever in DL you must visit. Kids are welcome until 8 and after that it's 21 and over only.


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When we left Sam's we took a tour around the DL Hotel.

Their pool is so cute with it's monorail


Some topiaries



In the lobby they have tea cup chairs! So cute


The hotel gift shop


When we walked back outside we passed Goofy's Kitchen


and the hotel's counter service location


Then we walked the short walk back to our hotel. When we got back it was only about 8pm but since it was 11pm in our time zone we were pretty wiped out!

When we got to the room we found some major pixie dust!

First we spotted that treats had been left!



Then we noticed our bed had been decorated




In case you don't recall I had mentioned to the clerk at the front desk that our trip was our 25th wedding anniversary gift to each other so they decided to make it extra special!

On both beds we found chocolates which would be left every night of our stay


We ended up with so many of them I took them home to our Sunday School class and they loved them!

By 8:30 I was ready for some sleep and I was out as soon as my head hit the pillow. Caitlin however couldn't tear herself away from the window













As she was gazing out the window, "World of Color" began. She called Dale and I to get up and watch. Dale got up, while I mumbled something about I'd "see it some other time". So here are some pics of the back side of WOC.





When the show ended they were both beat and soon we were all asleep. Afterall, we needed our rest because in the morning we'd be headed to the park!

Thanks for reading!

























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That view is even more incredible at night.
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Yes it was! We absolutely loved that view
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OMG!!! I am speechless with the view from your room. I love the look of Cars Land - cant wait to read about that!
The teacup seats are too cute!!!!
Trader Sams looks like a lot of fun. I read that they are planning one for Poly.
I love that they have the Tangaroa Terrace- they used to have a restaurant by that name at the Poly and we ate at it on our honeymoon.
Happy 25th Anniversary to you and Dale!!!!!
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