Jan 2011 Trip - Introductions Hello fellow Dis-ers and lurkers alike. Welcome to my first ever DisneyLand PTR/TR. Thats not to say that this is my first ever visit to DLR; nor is it my first ever PTR or TR its just that this is my first PTR for Disneyland! A great lasting Dis-er friend of mine (franandaj) and DLR expert asked me to start this PTR/TR. It is about 5 weeks to my trip; so I thought I'd procrastinated long enough. I've been a lurker on the DisBoard since 2004 and got heaps of great info about how to go commando style for my World trip in 2005. I finally decided to de-lurk in February this year; when my extended family of 9 decided to invade the World in May 2010. As you can see from the number of posts Ive clocked up since Feb, Im clearly a shrinking violet type. This is me taken at the Epcot Flower and Garden festival in May. I call the above picture - The Goofball and the Golfball. No prizes for guessing which one is the Golfball! Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been very fortunate to visit the World twice this year. My second trip coincided with the Food and Wine festival and Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party and the title for this PTR/TR was inspired from this trip. I flew 2 days from Australia to spend 3 days at WDW and am now doing another mad dash of flying 14 hours (one way) to spend 1 day at DLR. But more on this later . PTRs and TRs of both 2010 trips (of mine) can be found in the standard location below. Heres a photo of me taken at MNSSHP. So that there are no mistaken identity issues, Im the one on the left. Another great lasting Dis-er friend of mine, DisneyFirefly, took this photo. If it looks strangely vaguely familiar, thats because Firefly has a PTR/TR started in this section of the Boards and there is her version of the photo (taken by me) in her introduction. Shes heading to DLR to celebrate her birthday. For the record, Fireflys version of her photo has her standing on the right (so that there are no mistaken identities either!). The full Mad dash Traveling Cast include my DH and DS10. This is a picture of us in May, trying to stay incognito, complete with Men In Black sunnies. BTW - Those eagle-eyed amongst you might notice that DS is wearing a Soarin' T-shirt. That shirt was purchased at DCA in November 2008; during our last visit to DLR. I hope you stick around for this PTR/TR no seat belts required, feel free to keep your hands, feet and head or any other part of you outside the car and remember .no liability will be assumed by the writer at any time! Nov 2012 Trip I was fortunate enough to make another Mad Dash back to California for November 2012. You may find that this PTR/TR has continued to grow since the Jan 2011 trip as I decided to extend on this thread rather than start another one. Don't worry - it's not you; it's me. The Quick Links in the second post should take you through the various sections/days of each trip. Thanks for reading! Oct 2014 Trip Save the Date! It's a Family Ceremony that pushed me into making another Mad Dash. And as there's space on this thread, why start a new one, right? The Quick Links in the second post should take you through the various sections/days of each trip.