10 Mths of WDW Planning leads us to~~DISNEYLAND!! Report Completed~Pic Heavy!!!

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  1. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Oh man Laurie I must have missed about you having to move. That stinks. Love the new pics though.
     
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  3. Sherry E

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    Yes, the school district is extremely important. I don't even have kids but I know how crucial it is to be able to have some sort of stability and consistency for kids - they need to be able to get used to people, make a core group of friends, get comfortable, etc.

    I hope you find an even better house - although I know you had grown to love your current one. From all the photos I saw of your home and the overall area, it looked wonderful...and snowy!:rotfl2: And your neighbors are so great! They were all bringing you treats and baked goods when you moved in.

    Wedding planning! Yes! That too! Any kind of party or special event planning would be something that you'd be so great at! There are probably all kinds of people - friends, family, employers - who want to throw fun, themed parties and events and either don't have the time to do it, don't have the patience, don't have the creativity/imagination to do it, OR they hire some over-the-top expensive party planners who probably make it impersonal or way too outrageous. Of course, with the right budget maybe outrageous is not so bad, but I think you'd be really great at personalizing events like that and making them special.

    I hope you get your quickie September trip in (I know that you probably consider "quickie" to be like 3 days or something), but whether or not it works out I will let you know if it looks like I am doing another Christmas/holiday hotel stay this year - and maybe you can join me if I do! Right now it doesn't look too promising as far as a multi-night stay (short of a miracle happening), but...stranger things have happened, so I won't be too hasty in ruling it out! There are probably about 7 months to go before I would make the final decision on whether or not I could swing it, and probably 8 months to go before I would have to book it.
     
  4. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    It was fun!! It was such an easy dinner to put together and super tasty! I loved the chocolate/marshmallow frosting. It's one of those kinds you add the mix in. So simple but super delicious!!

    It does stink.....we're good until November but when our lease is up, the owners want to put the house on the market again. I refuse to live in a house that's being shown. Don't want total strangers going thru my house!! We were hoping for (and had asked originally) a LONG term lease because it's just not good to keep moving the twins from place to place and hard on the other kids to uproot neighborhoods & such. Problem is, we live in a town of 4000......gonna be hard to find a place big enough & affordable in our same school district.

    I'll be lucky to get the September trip in but pretty sure a holiday trip would be out of the question.....especially if Mike & I get to do the WDW trip early 2014. Hopefully you'll get to return though!!
     
  5. debrapagliasotti

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    Fun dinner & Disney movie night! We did Tangled a while back, so I was curious to see what you guys did for that movie.

    We actually just did dinner & Disney movie night on Friday as well. Our 2nd one since we have been back from WDW.
     
  6. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Nice!! What did you guys do & eat for yours (if you posted it, send me the link)?!! It's been a while since we had done one. It was time!!
     
  7. DnA2010

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    Movie night looks wonderful! We really are due for another one! Might steal some of your Tangled ideas :thumbsup2 :scratchin

    Looking forward to the next update :cool1: the great photos break up my long day at work!
     
  8. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Feel free to use any ideas you want.....I went online to get most of mine.....piecing things together.

    Was planning on posting more pics today.....but ended up working on my upcoming trip since we got our fed. tax refund back. So been busy making arrangements!
     
  9. DnA2010

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    Good news on the tax return! I haven't even got all my stuff from my former employer from last year to do my return!

    Look forward to more updates on the trips! :thumbsup2
     
  10. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    We only had the one to get and as soon as we did, Mike went online. We originally were told anytime between the 9th and 19th......the 19th would have given me a heart attack....since most things depended on me needing the money when booking!! :scared:
     
  11. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Oh man Laurie I am so sorry. That's what sucks about renting is being at the whim of the owners. I am so sorry. I will pray for you that something amazing comes along. Glad you got your refund. I got mine as well but all my state went to bills and I have to put my Fed in Savings to buy a new car this summer. So NO extra money for me this year. Oh well nothing else new LOL
     
  12. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Yeah, it sucks.....but that's the game of renting! We'll just be on the look out & have everyone we know in the area keeping an ear out as well!!
     
  13. Teki

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    woo hoo all caught up again. Totally agree with you about the Matterhorn! I remember how really upset Austin was that our group couldn't all sit in the same car but at least we could ride it :guilty:, Love all your pics and info you always write the best TR's! :thumbsup2
     
  14. Markie Mouse

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    Wow, I love the Disney Movie Night. Have you done a Princess and The Frog Night? I could imagine, Jambalya, Gumbo, Po' Boy's and for Desert beignet's! Very creative. Do you know anyone else who does those??? We usually just watch the new releases but no themed dinner. You mind if I borrow some magic?
     
  15. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Thanx Sid!! :goodvibes

    We haven't done that one yet.....we've done Lilo-n-Stitch, Chicken Little, Monster's Inc and now Tangled. You're right......Princess & the Frog would be a fun one. Mike makes a mean Gumbo and Shrimp Po Boys. He's even made Beignets........so that would be a good one!!!

    Feel free to use any of the ideas you want. There is a thread on the DIS for themed movie nights~~Here
     
  16. Markie Mouse

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    Awesome! I will have to take pictures if we do one and I'll let you know. We are waiting to see if my wife is able to take time off from her new job. That is what is holding up us confirming a trip to the land, if we can't go, this is a good way to get some magic until we can go. Thanks again.
     
  17. DnA2010

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    That thread is excellent! Thanks!!:thumbsup2
     
  18. DizNee Luver

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    The thread gives you lots of ideas.....so fun!!! Please do let me know if you do one.....I would love to see the pics!!!
     
  19. DizNee Luver

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    After taking a bit of a break with sick kids.....I figured I should get back to this report!!

    After we watched the Phineas and Ferb show, we headed back to CarsLand. We went to use our FP for Radiator Springs Racers but it was broke down, so we let Mike get pictures from around the area, now that the lights were coming on. (the rest of us found a place to go sit & feed Michayla.

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    A couple different settings on the camera.....I like both versions:

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    The signs behind Flo's V-8 Cafe (also an area you can see the racers speed by).

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    More pics of the rock formations around the racers.

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  20. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    More neon.......

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    Red!!

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    Different Settings again....

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    Pretty!!

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    At this point, we heard a familiar sound of the racers on the track....so we headed back to get in line.



     
  21. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Here's our FP's for Radiator Springs Racers.

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    We headed through the line and sent off to the wheelchair line. We had a car being loaded & a group of 3 in front of us.....so our wait shouldn't be too long.

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    Then we hear that un-favorable announcement that the ride is down. We all waited, hoping it would get going again. As we waited, more pics were taken.

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    Well, the CM's started letting us know that it could be a while before it would be up and running again. We asked if we could wait, just in case. (besides, it was pouring out right now).

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    The CM's said we could wait if we wanted, but it could take up to an hour (or more).....we had a 7pm dinner ressie so we had time to kill. So we hung out and got a few more pics.

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    The CM's were great and chatted with us for quite a while. Unfortunately, after waiting 45 minutes or so.....word came to the CM's that this was an extensive break down and they were unsure when (or if) it would reopen that night. So since we were pretty much the only ones left in the wheelchair line.....they gave us 2 FP's (both good for 6 people) to ride any ride in DCA. Unfortunately, this was our last day in the park & it was not likely we would come back after dinner. Since we had told them that.....he also gave me 2 FP's (both good for 6 people) that are dated OPEN for us to use in the future. So I have those FP's that I'll be taking to DL at the end of the month to use!!

    So we headed out into the rain & made our way back out of CarsLand.

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