Disneyland & California Adventure For Two Weeks!

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  1. Susie63

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    They fit in the slot.:thumbsup2
     
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  3. Jerry Horne

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    Thanks! I wonder if it would still fit if it was in a lanyard? Maybe depends on the lanyard?
     
  4. Jerry Horne

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    Am I right in thinking that The Plaza Inn does not take dinner reservations? We were planning on going on a Friday around 5 or 6pm. Will it be a madhouse?
     
  5. Nonsuch

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    Correct, no reservations.
    Length of the line seems rather random, but there is often a big rush just after a parade.
     
  6. Jerry Horne

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    Thanks for the confirmation. This will be our first there and I'm told we have to try the chicken!
     
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    Even when there's a line I've found it to move fast. We've done plenty of Friday dinners there. Only downside I've found is sometimes the inside being full and having to sit outside. Weather is supposed to decent by then, so I wouldn't worry too much. You will looooove the chicken dinner!
     
  8. Jerry Horne

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    Thank you! The weather better be decent by early May!! :cool1:
     
  9. ButterflyKisses77

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    All I can say is ......Wow! TWO WEEKS?!!
     
  10. Jerry Horne

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    I know!!! WOW!!!

    :cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  11. Jerry Horne

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    Getting closer!
     
  12. Tasscrapper

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    Hey Jerry! I thought I would pop over and read your planning thread. I am totally with you about rope drop . . . I get so excited that I wake up early too and just need to go and be in the parks. I'd rather be there early with less crowds and head back to the room for a break when it gets really hot than sleep in and miss the first few hours. Then I feel like I have to stay all day or I'll be missing out. :rotfl2: How exciting to be taking the train. I would love that although I don't mind flying at all. It sure beats an 11 hour drive which is how long it takes us.

    Are you still planning on doing solid weeks at each park or have you figured out the park hopping with the ap's? Part of what I like about the Disneyland Resort is the flexibility of going to either park whenever you want.

    Have you recently checked the AP benefits? I used your link and it says Deluxe AP's still get a 10% discount. :)

    You guys must love Cheesecake Factory. We are going to try the Fire N Ice restaurant at the Gardenwalk if we can get to it. I hope so.

    My husband is english so if you see a couple with one of them talking with an accent and one not it is probably us! Maybe we will be at the ART stop or breakfast room at the same time.
     
  13. Jerry Horne

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    Bummed that Plaza Inn will be closed and we won't get to try the chicken :(

    Still, will have the chicken at Carnation Cafe.
     
  14. Jerry Horne

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    Yes! I mean Rope Drop is where it's at! To walk on most rides several times at least is just brilliant!

    The train is just a great and civilized way to travel. It can take 2 or 3 days to drive from Wa to L.A. which is not bad, but after trying the train it would be hard to go any other way. I hate to fly and now refuse to.

    The park hopping doesn't interest me. We're doing 6 days in DL and 4 in DCA. Actually, there are 2 free days that we'll end up in the parks for a bit. Maybe we'll hop on those days?

    For sure in tune with the AP discounts. Every dining reservation I've made takes advantage of that. I also have a Disney Visa that will earn points.

    My friend that will be joining us, she is actually the one who introduced us to Cheesecake Factory. My Mom now loves it there so we have to go multiple times. I think the food is great (for a chain) and the variety is killer.

    I'll keep an ear out! Probably see you on the bus for Rope Drop! Might hit up the breakfast room for coffee, but will normally grab something at The Market House or Jolly Holiday.
     
  15. Gisele

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    There must be nicer people on your train ride. I have gone by train too, from Nor Cal to Anaheim, and let me tell you, as much as I love trains and being a passenger on one, both trips of mine did not go without an issue. A minor one with an annoying passenger. And the next trip down was just really quite horrid, thanks to a punk with a bad attitude and mouth to match. He ended up harassing me.
    I figured once the dust settled, everyone would go back to their own corner. Well, not so. This guy just was a real jerk. To make matters worse, he was with, I am presuming, his g/f or wife? and two young children. What a great example Mr wonderful is setting for them. The best he saved for the end of the trip, once his family left the upstairs. Anyway, it entails his sticking his fat, ugly cow like tongue at me, and once doing so, I figured ok, now he will go too (I needed to leave too, otherwise I would have ended up going to S.D.) anyway, I needed to get my suitcase, which meant walking to the end of this car, where the punk was standing on top of the stairs, so again I thought he will leave now, nope...as I go to retrieve my property, the sweetheart calls me a lovely name. I had to continue to ignore him, otherwise I would not have made it to my hotel, because I would have ended up probably in the Anaheim Police Dept instead, because I would have just punched his putrid little minded lights out! And it did not end there! Which by the way, for all of my tiny tales that I like to tell, I could only wish this was fiction.So now I am on the platform, looking to see if the coast is clear, good looks good. Then after I walked down to where you get a taxi, low and behold, who do you think comes outside from the Amtrak office? So he's talking to his driver, while I am talking to mine. And right as I close my cab door, the little puke face says bye ugly. I told my cabbie this tale, then said welcome to Anaheim to him. Lol
    My story really did not surprise him too much.
    I love traveling alone. :)
    Anyway, since that trip, I have traveled via Southwest Airlines. I luv that co. No one bugging me, calling me names. No altercations with anyone at all! And it's wonderful to be in So Cal in about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Will I ever travel by rail again? Probably not.
     
  16. Jerry Horne

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    Wow - that's horrible! I've never experienced anything like that. We have at least two things in our favor. First, we have a private room/bathroom. Also, our trip starts in the NW with lots of friendly folks :thumbsup2
     
  17. Tasscrapper

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    Gisele aren't there workers on the train or some way to contact someone if a problem arrises? How horrible.
     
  18. Gisele

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    Yes, but.....the words that we exchanged took place just minutes after boarding in Martinez. I did not like his attitude towards me. He was apparently annoyed with me for slowing him up from going upstairs. I had been asked a question by another passenger, so was answering said question, and had paused just before these steps. All he had to do was say excuse me, and go around, I am not that huge! Anyway, instead he is waving his hands about, while giving me an ugly look, and speaking in an ugly tone. I was not having any of this. So, I told him not to be so rude, that I don't accept that behavior! In hindsight, I wish I had just shut it, and go about my business, but this incident just was not setting with me ok. Then, he starts mimicking me, tells me I need medication, all the while I am telling him how rude he is. I felt bad, actually, because there were the two young children with him. That is when I realized it was best that I be quiet and sit somewhere that I could not see this person. Occasionally, when he walked by me, he would just glare at me, then his son would do the same thing, I would say he was about 9 maybe. Fun! :faint:
    Keep in mind, this is a long trip. So, at first I did mention to one of the conductors that I found this passenger to be rude and obnoxious. I have no idea if he said anything to him. All that I do know, is that if a conductor decides the best way to deal with a problem is by telling you to depart the train, that's what you must do. I did not want to end up stuck in Corchorn.(sp?) So I did not want to make a big deal about this situation. After hours on the train, then a transfer to a bus in Bakersfield, of course we end up with all the same connections. :faint: The young boy sat behind me on that bus, then he had fun kicking the back of my seat. So I moved. No way I was going to deal with that from Bakersfield to Los Angeles.
    The rest of Mr. wonderful's behavior was near the and at the end of the trip.
    (Deep sigh!) Good God! Blah!
    So as much as I love Amtrak otherwise, right there and then I decided my next trip down will be by the airline that has luv in its motto.....
    Luv is in the air. Fly Southwest...... :) (Where the nuts are in little bags, not sitting across from you!)

    Lol.... :faint:
     
  19. Jerry Horne

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    Well, we leave in the morning on the train down to L.A. with Sunday our first day in the park. Thanks to everyone for chiming in and answering questions.

    I'll check in if anything interesting happens!

    pirate:
     
  20. Jerry Horne

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    What a great first day in the park! Rope Drop! We did Pirates 3 times, Haunted 2 times, Big Thunder, Star Tours, Jungle Cruise and Blue Bayou for dinner.

    Talked to a waiter at BB and Pirates will be closed from Monday but BB will be open with a partition put up.

    Going to be in the upper 90's soon :confused3
     

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