¤*~*¤May/June 2013 ¤*~*¤Trip Planning Thread

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  1. ColoradoLime

    ColoradoLime Pure Disney Lover

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    WELCOME ALL NEW TRAVELERS: If you're planning on visiting DLR during either May or June, please join us here to talk about trip planning, schedules, strategies, or anything else!



    Suggestions for other trip planning resources? Let me know!​



    ***ROLL CALL***

    MAY 2013

    Carousel Inn
    5/3 to 5/7: JalenJade

    Cortona Inn
    5/27 to 5/31: Sunflare

    Del Sol Inn
    5/4 to 5/7: DLmama

    Dessert Inn & Sands
    5/21 to 5/26: thenewlyweds10
    5/27 to 6/1: californiamomof4grls

    Disneyland Hotel
    5/2 to 5/7: Czardas
    5/5 to 5/10: MemoriesintheMaking
    5/6 to 5/9: TheChapman6
    5/28 to 5/29: VandVsmama

    Fairfield Inn
    5/4 to 5/10: flightdave82
    5/5 to 5/11: Kittykat1978

    Grand Californian
    4/29 to 5/4: PrincessDisney4 (Disneymoon!)
    5/5 to 5/10: llouque
    5/5 to 5/9: ACDSNY
    5/7 to 5/12: JalenJade
    5/11 to 5/14: MermaidHair
    5/15 to 5/16: BriAlie
    5/25 - 5/28: wishwash01

    Howard Johnson
    Beginning of May: Sherilaine
    4/30 to 5/4: traceee
    5/4 to 5/8: Coloradolime
    5/5 to 5/8: Buddhaluv
    5/5 to 5/11: KristinRiess
    5/13 to 5/18: ColoradoGirl85
    5/16 to 5/23: lozzypop
    5/18 to 5/24: aussie_shaz
    5/22 to 5/26: PigletGurl
    5/30 to 6/3: Saskiwi

    The Islander
    5/20 to 5/27: melbarkwith

    Quality Inn & Suites
    4/27 to 5/1: Zackery

    Residence Inn
    5/24 to 5/31: Mouse13

    Sheraton Park
    5/7 to 5/12: MICKEYFIL
    5/30 to 6/4: BlueFairy

    Super 8
    5/29 to 5/31: grammalisa


    TBD
    5/3 to 5/6: melissac
    5/24 to 5/31: stubby


    JUNE 2013

    Best Western Anaheim
    6/27 to 7/1: ajrwdwgirl

    Carousel Inn
    6/1 to 6/7: livandemsmom
    6/10 to 6/13: lovebugg33

    DisneyLand Hotel
    6/4 to 6/9: Natalie CA
    6/6 to 6/11: Scribble Kitty
    6/22 to 6/26: bamagrl@hrt

    Dolphin's Cove
    6/8 to 6/11: MichelleVW
    6/15 to 6/22: lucy200683

    Fairfield Inn
    6/9 to 6/15: junmatno

    Howard Johnson
    6/1 to 6/8: Kansas Mom
    6/9 to 6/14: love2go2disney2
    6/15 to 6/22: mommy2allyandaveri

    Grand Californian
    6/1 to 6/8: CateinPhoenix
    6/10 to 6/14: LoveKermit
    6/14 to 6/19: Mrobin023

    Paradise Pier Hotel
    6/19 to 6/25: KRISTINSMOMMY
    6/22 to 6/26: Heymy

    Ramada Maingate
    6/15 to 6/19: luvdis

    Sheraton Park
    6/8 to 6/16: msdaisy

    Tropicana
    6/11 to 6/13: Lm3js
    6/21 to 6/26: Markie Mouse (& DPPH 6/26 - 6/29)

    VCG
    6/1 to 6/6: kerickson
    6/2 to 6/7: meriweather
    6/5 to 6/14: PoohsFan1

    Other/TBD
    6/8 to 6/18: gardenergirl
    6/10 to 6/13: Ireland_nicole
    6/14 to 6/17: Joluru
    6/15 to 6/20: nicleigh84
    6/21 to 7/5: cp11
    Dates TBD: bjscheel
     
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  3. msdaisy

    msdaisy Mouseketeer

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    Me! Me! Me! My family plus my mom, my sister, and brother in law will arrive on 6/8 and leave 6/16. We will have two rooms at Sheraton Park with SoCal City Pass. We plan on sightseeing in Hollywood one day, spending one day at Universal Studios, 5 days at Disney, and we will work in one pool/rest day. I have the package booked through Disney, and I am officially on plane ticket and rental car watch.

    We are really starting to get excited. We have been to WDW multiple times, but we have been lured to sunny California by Carsland!
     
  4. ColoradoLime

    ColoradoLime Pure Disney Lover

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    I'm right there with you - Cars is the only reason we're doing DLR over a cruise! My DS will be in heaven!

    Are you doing any character meals? We're thinking of the Surf's Up Breakfast as Mickey is the fave around here.

    As far as other restaurants, I haven't put much thought into it yet. Blue Bayou maybe just because it sounds like a cool experience. I think the majority of our meals will be just be quick and casual anyway.
     
  5. msdaisy

    msdaisy Mouseketeer

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    We are going to go more casual on dining this trip as well. I paid for one character meal and one premium character meal when I booked. We have all agreed to do dinner at Goofy's one night and do Surf's Up w/Mickey breakfast on our pool day. We were spoiled to free dining at WDW so this will be different, but I hear counter service at DL is really good so I think we will enjoy it. I know we will eat at Earl of Sandwich at least once since we always enjoy that so much. I also plan to do Golden Horseshoe one evening for dinner in hopes of catching Billy Hill & the Hillbillies. We are really used to planning farrrr in advance so we can't help but start the process of thinking about meals and touring plans.
     
  6. lovebug33

    lovebug33 DIS Veteran

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    We are going. Taking my going to be 10 month old for her first trip! And so mommy can go to cars land! We are going June 10-13, staying at carousel inn! Our anniversary is June 12! Unfortunately it looks like we will be there on a grad nite :(.
     
  7. gardenergirl

    gardenergirl Earning My Ears

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    1st family trip to CA, :cool1: June 8-18, planning 4 days at parks, 2 for Hollywood/LA, 1 beach day and ?? can't decide on rest of trip or which days for the parks. Grad nights during our trip too, so not sure if to go to parks those days or not? Feel like we are planning backwards, as we found plane tix we could live with, but figuring out the itinerary is surprisingly hard.:scratchin:
     
  8. ColoradoLime

    ColoradoLime Pure Disney Lover

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    I know - the lower level of planning with DLR is both nice and frustrating. I feel like I should be doing more!!

    I can't wait to hear what you think of the Carousel. We were thinking about that one, but decided on HOJO for their water park.

    With that much time you could head down to San Diego and go to Sea World. We went there a few years ago and it was one of the funnest trips we've ever had. We went in mid-July and there was hardly anyone there. My DD just LOVED the Shamu show. I cannot even explain just how wet we got from that show. I think I'm still soaked!
     
  9. lovebug33

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    We thought about HoJo, but my travel agent said this was cheaper and closer, so we went with Carousel because a water park doesn't matter to a baby!
     
  10. KIRSTIN'S MOMMY

    KIRSTIN'S MOMMY <font color=0099FF>Creates edible masterpieces<br>

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    We'll be there!! June 23-29th. My DH's birthday is the 28th, and my DD's 6th birthday is July 10th, but we're celebrating it as well. This will be my third trip to DL, but my family's first time, and we are so excited!! My 13 yr. old DD can't wait to ride the Matterhorn and Indiana Jones, and of course we're all geared up for Carsland!
    I just read that the Future Business Leaders of America will be having their convention during this time (26-30) with 8000 kids in attendance. I hope it doesn't affect us too much!
     
  11. nutty4wdw

    nutty4wdw DIS Veteran

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    are all the attractions, shows and parades open and operating. still on the fence about june.
     
  12. bamagirl@hrt

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    My family of 4 will be at Disneyland June 22-26. My DH has a conference in San Diego after that, so we're making a family vacation out of it. We've never been to Southern California, but definitely couldn't go without seeing where the magic began!

    We'll be staying at the Disneyland Hotel. We actually have enough Disney Visa Reward points to pay for our 4 nights' hotel and 4 day park hoppers! :cool1:

    I look forward to experiencing the attractions unique to DLR, as well as the differences in those that are at both DLR and WDW.
     
  13. gardenergirl

    gardenergirl Earning My Ears

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    Thanks ColoradoLime! We have been looking around for "daytrips" because so much is within driving distance. San Diego does seem a good choice. We are also considering San Francisco, Yosemite, or even the grand canyon (it's only 5 hrs away from LA!), but, I don't want us to spend all our time in the car!
     
  14. msdaisy

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    I have a question. We are thinking of flying home on the 17th since the 16th is Father's Day, and airfare is sky high coming home. Is the water warm enough to get in at the beaches? I thought we could throw in a beach day. I would love to spend a third day in CA, but couldn't stand to buy a whole new ticket for one day. We could also just about make a day out of downtown disney.
     
  15. danaesacto

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    Whether the beach is warm enough or the water really depends on you and where you are from. It is next to NEVER warm enough for me to get in the water- even in July...however some might find it pleasant... just know it isn't like Florida or Hawaii...
     
  16. cp11

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    We will be there June 21-July 5. We will start in San Diego for three nights, then the rest in Anaheim. Can hardly wait. This is our daughter's grad trip. We are hoping to do some side trips that we have never done before such as Rodeo Drive maybe, etc.
     
  17. ColoradoLime

    ColoradoLime Pure Disney Lover

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    Yikes!! Fingers crossed it's not too bad for you.

    I haven't been to DL yet, but from what I have been reading most refurbishments are done by June to gear up for summer. I believe in June the entertainment (shows, etc.) are going on but some of them might be only happening on the weekend.

    Me too! I'm really excited to see how the parks are different and get a real feel for DLR.


    I don't know about how warm the water could be, but we're going to the beach no matter what. We can't go all that way and not see the ocean!!

    How fun! Our 2009 WDW trip was a combo birthday trip for my DD and a present to myself for finishing grad school!
     
  18. ireland_nicole

    ireland_nicole <font color=green>No brainer- the fairy wins it<br

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    We are going in June too- had planned on staying at Disneyland hotel, but my dad just gave us his class A RV so this trip has morphed into a two week road trip to include 4 days at DLR- the current plan is to head to Mesa verde, hit 4 corners, head by way of canyon de chelly(sp) to the Grand Canyon, see the Hoover dam, head to LA/SoCal, see a beach and do some kind of Hollywood tour for DD, then spend 4 days at DLR And head home stopping at the Sonora desert museum and making our mark at Cadillac ranch.

    At DLR our only plans right now are for blue bayou and potentially the trattoria for the WoC package- but DD uses a wheelchair so I don't know if WOC would be a go for us. A little disappointed about not being able to stay on site, and a little overwhelmed at the differences between WDW which we know so well and DLR but super excited about the trip:). Our dates are the first two weeks of June and we will probably be at DLR the 2nd Monday of June- Thurs
     
  19. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

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    We'll be there June 2-7 at VGC
     
  20. lovebug33

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    Just some food for thought if you have an RV. If you aren't going to stay in the grand canyon, do NOT stay at the Grand Canyon KOA. It is much more expensive and no closer than the Circle Pines KOA in Williams. And, the Circle Pines KOA is great, about an hour drive away from the Canyon. We did the Circle Pines KOA several times and we love it. We've never been lucky enough to actually get a spot in the Canyon campground!
     
  21. ColoradoLime

    ColoradoLime Pure Disney Lover

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    How fun!!! And from what I've read on these boards it sounds like there are reserved spaces at WOC for wheelchairs. You should look into that. Disney is definitely known for their accommodations.

    Yay!!!
     

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