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Old 04-07-2014, 03:51 PM   #31
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Greetings oh fellow FP+ refugee! So glad you found us here. When is the last time you were at DLR? This was our first trip since 2010. So much had changed!
2011, we stayed at the PVI. This time we have one night offsite, and then move to GCV.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #32
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Great start! I wish I could've seen our our window to see if I could place a few landmarks.
I am not a coffee drinker either, but I do like some sort of strawberry frappe thing at starbucks. Of course it costs like $5 and is about 5 zillion calories.
When Paige was in the hospital they had a starbucks in the lobby and that was my treat to myself.
So happy you arrived! and got that nap!!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #33
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Joining in. Luvin all your plane pics. Can't wait to read the rest of the report. Going to DLR for the first time in November can't wait!

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Old 04-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #34
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Ok so I got to know...how did you like flying into the John Wayne Airport? We always fly LAX for the non stop flight. How long did it take to get to the resort. Any strengths or opportunities for this airport over LAX?
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #35
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2011, we stayed at the PVI. This time we have one night offsite, and then move to GCV.
We've done that before, where we stay somewhere less expensive on arrival night then move onsite. You're going to love the GCV. We were at GC on our 2010 trip and I couldn't believe how awesome it was to ride Grizzly River Run then be back in the room 5 minutes later to change.

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Great start! I wish I could've seen our our window to see if I could place a few landmarks.
I am not a coffee drinker either, but I do like some sort of strawberry frappe thing at starbucks. Of course it costs like $5 and is about 5 zillion calories.
When Paige was in the hospital they had a starbucks in the lobby and that was my treat to myself.
So happy you arrived! and got that nap!!!
Katie can handle the calories. I prefer to "spend" my frivolous calories on other things. Of course, if I had been a captive audience at a hospital, I probably would have caved.

I was so happy to get a nap that afternoon. I was dragging in a huge way and really wanted to enjoy our dinner at Goofy's Kitchen that night. I still can't believe you got through your first day with no sleep. I bow to your greatness!

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Joining in. Luvin all your plane pics. Can't wait to read the erst of the report. Going to DLR for the first time in November can't wait!

So glad you found us! You're in for such a treat in November. Which part of November will you be there? We're still back and forth on Novermber vs. December.


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Ok so I got to know...how did you like flying into the John Wayne Airport? We always fly LAX for the non stop flight. How long did it take to get to the resort. Any strengths or opportunities for this airport over LAX?
I was back and forth so many times on this. I really wanted a non-stop flight but liked the idea of flying into SNA so we wouldn't get caught in traffic to or from the airport. So I went for the non-stop. But I kept second guessing myself. Initially the non-stops into LAX were more expensive, so I went with SNA. Eventually the prices came down, but I never got around to rebooking.

Really, I was fine with the indirect flight. I really did enjoy landing at Las Vegas and seeing Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. I'm just weird about that sort of thing. I love seeing big rocks and scenery. So much that I'd probably consider it again next time.

I think the drive from the airport was around 20 minutes. And I loved that we could get a flat rate voucher to taxi back to the airport on departure day for $35. It really made departure day pretty hassle free.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #36
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I will follow along as it has now been too long since my December trip and I don't have another planned!

My kids also loved the beach-ball pillows in the PPH. I thought it was a fun hotel in a great location. The cool pools at the other two onsite hotels lose some luster when it's super-cold outside like it was that week!

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:58 PM   #37
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Joining in since I really enjoyed reading your last TR! I'm so excited to hear about your trip to the Land.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:41 AM   #38
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We're going the 17th of November for ten days with 5 disney days
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Following along! I was just admiring your beautiful dresses & photos on an earlier TR so I'm happy to have caught this one from the beginning.
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Starbucks and teens... I don't know!

I don't drink coffee, but I've started sometimes making my hot chocolate 3/4 hot chocolate and 1/4 coffee, just to add a little pep if I need it. Otherwise I stick to pop/cola!

I love Earl of Sandwich! There is just something that screams Disney to me. Probably because I only get to eat it at WDW or DL.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:26 PM   #41
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I absolutely love those pillows!! What fun

How far of walk was it to DTD from the hotel if I might ask?
I missed your other question in my earlier reply.

Everything is pretty close together at DLR. Paradise Pier was a block, maybe 2 away from where we entered DTD.


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I will follow along as it has now been too long since my December trip and I don't have another planned!

My kids also loved the beach-ball pillows in the PPH. I thought it was a fun hotel in a great location. The cool pools at the other two onsite hotels lose some luster when it's super-cold outside like it was that week!

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So sorry you don't have a trip in the works. We don't officially, but at least have a "sort of" plan for November or December. Long about now I'm really wishing I'd found the cash to upgrade us to APs though, so there would be no excuse!

And you're so right about the pool situation. Our room overlooked the pool and we never even considered using it. Normally I would have been in intense negotiations all week over when we could get back to swim!

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Following along! I was just admiring your beautiful dresses & photos on an earlier TR so I'm happy to have caught this one from the beginning.
Thanks so much! I can't promise as much costume fun this time, but I might have had one in my suitcase for old time sake........

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Starbucks and teens... I don't know!

I don't drink coffee, but I've started sometimes making my hot chocolate 3/4 hot chocolate and 1/4 coffee, just to add a little pep if I need it. Otherwise I stick to pop/cola!

I love Earl of Sandwich! There is just something that screams Disney to me. Probably because I only get to eat it at WDW or DL.
I'm with you on EOS. We don't have any around here either, so it really does get equated with Disney in my mind. It was SO much better at DLR that WDW though. Since DTD is within walking distance of all 3 onsite hotels, it's far easier to get there. As you'll no doubt discover over the course of our vacation to Earl of Sandwich....... errr.......... Disneyland.
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I hear you on the Annual Pass idea. I've always wanted to buy. One what a cool souvenir for myself and the other it would cement another year back at my "Happy Place"! Someday.....someday...!
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I hear you on the Annual Pass idea. I've always wanted to buy. One what a cool souvenir for myself and the other it would cement another year back at my "Happy Place"! Someday.....someday...!
I know.... I know...... and this won't be the year for us to do it either. I'm guessing by next fall I'll be having serious WDW withdrawal and have to get back to do the Mine Coaster. Hopefully by then they'll have all the FP kinks worked out. Surely??????
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Sounds awesome! So what are you doing for the other 5 days?
Not sure yet other than hitting the outlets and doing a tour of LA/movie star homes.
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I like your Starbucks motto Nice treat for Katie to start the vacation though!

Cute pics of Katie in the Las Vegas airport!

The beach ball pillows in the room are so cool, nice touch! And I guess they came in handy when Katie got bored
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