Diva & 27th Anniv Trip w/1500+ Pics, Photopass starts #765!!

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  1. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I hope this will help you find something if you're looking for something in particular. Each section is linked to the page you can find it on....just need to go to the Post #. Thanx for reading & hope you're able to find something useful in my report!!!!

    TRIP REPORT BEGINS, POST #402: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=27
    FLIGHT, POST #402

    ARRIVING IN THE DL AREA, POST #409: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=28
    OUTSIDE OF CAROUSEL INN & LOBBY, POST #409
    DL-MAIN STREET & FANTASYLAND, POST #410
    NEW ORLEANS SQUARE, POST #411
    DIS DIVAS LUNCH AT RANCHO del ZOCALO & ESPLANADE, POST #420

    DIS DIVAS MEET-N-GREET, POST #424: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=29
    DIS DIVA'S MEET-N-GREET, POST #432

    DIS DIVA'S MEET-N-GREET, POST #437: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=30
    DIS DIVA'S MEET-N-GREET, POST #439
    DIS DIVA'S MEET-N-GREET, POST #450

    DIS DIVA'S MEET-N-GREET, POST #451: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=31
    FANTASYLAND & THE DIVAS PFF, POST #462

    DIVAS GROUP RIDE ON SMALL WORLD, POST #468: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=32
    DIVAS GROUP RIDE ON SMALL WORLD & BTMRR, POST #475

    TIKI ROOM, POST #482: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=33
    TIKI ROOM, POST #484
    MAIN STREET, DCA CONSTRUCTION & WALLS, POST #485
    DUFFY, PARADISE PIER & DCA CONSTRUCTION, POST #486
    ARIEL'S GROTTO WoC DINING PACKAGE, POST #494
    WORLD OF COLOR, POST #495

    MORE WORLD OF COLOR, POST #496: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=34
    MORE WORLD OF COLOR, POST #500

    SMALL DIVA GROUP BREAKFAST, CARNATION CAFE & MAIN STREET, POST #525: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=35

    COURT OF ANGELS, SMALL DIVA GROUP PHOTO, NOS & MARDI GRAS CHARACTERS, POST #530: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=36
    NOS, MARDI GRAS CHARACTERS, JAZZ BAND & COLUMBIA SAILING SHIP, POST #531
    TIANA'S CALVACADE SHOW WITH PRINCE NAVEEN & LOUIS, POST #533
    TIANA'S CALVACADE SHOW WITH PRINCE NAVEEN & LOUIS, POST #539

    BIG THUNDER RANCH, TRAIN FROM TOMORROWLAND TO MAIN ST, POST #543: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=37
    DIS DIVA GROUP PHOTO AT CASTLE, SCAVENGER HUNT & DINNER, POST #546
    DIS DIVA'S VIP SEATING FOR FIREWORKS, POST #552

    DIS DIVA'S VIP SEATING FOR FIREWORKS, POST #556: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=38
    DIS DIVA'S COMPANY D SHOPPING & CELEBRATION BBQ LUNCH, POST #566

    BANDS, MAIN STREET & FLORAL MICKEY ENTRY, POST #572: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=39
    EXHIBIT WITH GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR LINCOLN, POST #574
    EXHIBIT WITH GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR LINCOLN, POST #576
    MORE MAIN STREET & ROUND TRIP ON TRAIN, POST #578
    CAROUSEL INN & SUITES & MILLIE'S RESTAURANT, POST #579

    PARADISE PIER HOTEL, POST #595: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=40
    PARADISE PIER HOTEL, POST #596

    SURF'S UP WITH MICKEY BREAKFAST, POST #601: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=41
    SURF'S UP WITH MICKEY BREAKFAST, POST #609

    SURF'S UP WITH MICKEY BREAKFAST, POST #627: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=42
    DL, MAIN STREET & RIVERS OF AMERICA, POST #628
    BTMRR AREA, INDY, BIG THUNDER RANCH & NEMO AREA, POST #629
    PARADISE PIER HOTEL, POST #630

    PARADISE PIER HOTEL & NAPA ROSE, POST #631: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=43
    NAPA ROSE, POST #634
    NAPA ROSE, POST #636
    WORLD OF COLOR FROM OUR PPH ROOM, POST #645

    VIEW FROM PPH ROOM, DREAM MAKERS GOODIES, POST #646: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=44
    MAGIC MORNING & PIXIE HOLLOW, POST #647
    CASTLE, PARTNER'S STATUE, BLUE RIBBON BAKERY, MAIN STREET & DANCING AT THE ENTRY, POST #651
    DANCING AT THE ENTRY, MAIN STREET & GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR LINCOLN, POST #653
    SPACE MTN, STAR TOURS CONSTRUCTION, DCA & PIXAR PALS, POST #655
    ALADDIN, THE MUSICAL, POST #658
    ALADDIN, THE MUSICAL, POST #660

    ALADDIN, THE MUSICAL, POST #663: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=45
    ALADDIN, THE MUSICAL, POST #664
    HOLLYWOOD BACKLOTS, POST #665
    ANIMATION BUILDING, POST #666
    ANIMATION BUILDING, POST #667
    MAIN STREET & MAIN STREET TRAIN STATION, POST #668
    LILLY BELLE, POST #670
    LILLY BELLE & FLAG RETREAT, POST #672
    FLAG RETREAT, POST #673
    FLAG RETREAT, BENGEL BBQ, CASTLE AT NIGHT & MAIN STREET, POST #674

    RALPH BRENNAN'S JAZZ KITCHEN, POST #677: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=46
    RALPH BRENNAN'S JAZZ KITCHEN, POST #678
    JAZZ KITCHEN IN DTD & PPH, POST #680
    OUTSIDE OF PPH & SURROUNDING AREA & SURFSIDE LOUNGE, POST #686
    SURFSIDE LOUNGE, HOLLYWOOD BACKLOT & WALKING AROUND DCA, POST #687
    CA SCREAMIN', TOY STORY MIDWAY MANIA, PIER & DUFFY, POST #689

    DCA CONSTRUCTION & WALLS & BLUE SKY CELLARS, POST #691: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=47
    BLUE SKY CELLARS, POST #693
    HOLLYWOOD BACKLOT & ANIMATION ACADEMY, POST #695
    TURTLE TALK, WoC PICNICS & GCH ENTRANCE/EXIT TO DCA, POST #696
    PPH POOL, VIEW & GRR AREA, POST #697
    COVE BAR & GRR AREA, POST #698
    PCH GRILL FOR DINNER, POST #699
    MAGIC MORNING, POST #704
    KEYCARDS, WoC PICNIC, DLH STUFF & CONSTRUCTION & MONORAIL TRIP FROM DTD TO TOMORROWLAND, POST #705

    BILLY HILL & THE HILLBILLIES, POST #713: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2593650&page=48
    BILLY HILL & THE HILLBILLIES, POST #714
    BILLY HILL & THE HILLBILLIES & COLUMBIA, POST #715
    CRITTER COUNTRY & POOH'S CORNER TREATS, POST #716
    CRAWDAD, GOLDFISH & GIBSON GIRL ICE CREAM, POST #718
    DAPPER DANS & FLIGHT HOME, POST #720


    [It's me again
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    .....starting another PTR....but this one is very different from my last two. I am going.......ALONE!!:scared1: No hubby & no kids.....doesn't seem right, considering I spend 24/7 at home with them. We've always looked forward to these family trips.....so why am I going with out them?? I'm finally going to go to the Dis Diva's Girl's Only Trip. This is their 4th year & I've been following the thread since right before their 2nd trip in 09.

    I actually got to meet a few of them in person during their 2nd trip......my hubby took the pictures of their group shot with their Dole Whips for Bawb & I got to be included. We were there for our 25th Anniversary trip & had coordinated to meet up with them. Here's a picture from that morning:

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    Our time together was short, but it definitely got me fired up to want to join them next time. Well next time came earlier this year & I didn't get to go.....
    :sad2: So I was determined to not let yet another year go by with out me joining them......I dug my heels in & got involved....so I HAVE to go!! So here's the plan:

    The trip is March 3-7, 2011. [​IMG] So in the spring, I'll be in Disneyland with the DIS Divas.......making me an official Diva!! [​IMG]

    So there's the start & more to come as we move forward!!
     
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  3. reyasmommy

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    Hey Missy..... Sounds like a blast!!!! Can't wait to read more.

    Not exactly sure what I would do being away from my kids that long.... yet on the other hand it sounds lovely!!

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  4. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    That will be the strangest part of the whole trip........I'll probably feel a bit lost with out them.....but it will also be very relaxing. A good way to recharge my engine!!
     
  5. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    This trip is going to be so different.....we always drive, partly because we could never afford flying for our large family & I'm deathly afraid of flying.........this upcoming trip, since I no way want to drive 17 hours by myself & I don't want to drive in the LA area.....I'll have to fly!! [​IMG] I'm already freaking out about it!! I have flown twice on commercial planes & have never had anything to do with buying the tickets & being in charge of the check-in......so I'm totally lost at what I need to do. I haven't purchased my tickets yet.....procrastinating.....still hoping to win the lottery so I can pay a limo driver to drive me to DL !!

    I'm looking at Southwest......partly because they don't charge for luggage......I mean hello......traveler's needing a suitcase or two.......say it ain't so! I can't believe the airlines charge for you to take a change of clothes!! Crazy!! Right now it looks like $134 each way is my cheapest price....but I have to purchase from the website & they're non-returnable or changeable. So when I buy them, I better be 1000% sure, that I actually will get on the plane!!

    Tomorrow I'll get into the motel choice(s)!!
     
  6. Zoemakes5

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    I just have to say, I'm the one with the lime green mickey ears! You should post the pick of you and your roomie-to-be too! :rolleyes1 :laughing:

    I'm so excited to be hanging with you this year, Laurie! We'll have a great time! Don't worry about feeling weird without the kids. You'll be too busy having fun to be mising them! We will run you ragged. Take long walks to prep yourself!
     
  7. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I will be posting a picture of us.....I just hadn't gotten to the motel & roomie yet......... [​IMG]

    More good stuff to come!!
     
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    You sound like me in the flying department... being deathly afraid, that is. My biggest issue is with turbulence. Hate it, hate it, hate it. It terrifies me. When my husband and I flew to Disneyland in the spring I actually put bruises on his arm. I worried a lot about flying by myself home from DL a couple of weeks ago. (I also worried about the poor stranger(s) next to me! How would they react to some strange/scared woman randomly bruising their arm with each bumpity bump of the plane?) Anyway, eventually I figured out that if I closed my eyes and actually pretended I was on a roller coaster-type ride at DL, the turbulence didn't bother me. Sounds silly, I know. I had to keep my eyes closed in order for it to "work" -- but I was so calm after finding something that worked for me. After all was said and done, I realized I spent far too much time being all worked up before my solo flight. I hope you can find a way not to worry too much about it. :)
     
  9. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Thank You!! The last flight I took was to Hawaii in 2003......I had to take a sedative.....that won't be an option this time, since I'll be by myself. We had a problem on our return flight. We were on the Big Island & had to fly to Honolulu on Oahu & then catch the flight home. The sedative worked just perfectly on our way there, but because we had an extra short flight on the way back.....my sedative ran out about an hour before we would land. I was saying....."It's time to get off, we should be home, I need to get off, etc. etc." My hubby almost had to sit on me to keep me in my seat. It wasn't good........... :eek: Hopefully with this being a shorter flight, I can keep my composure & not totally freak out the entire plane......lol
     
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    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    The next part in my planning is deciding where to stay. We stayed at the HoJo this summer & absolutely loved it!!

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    The plan was to stay there, as in the past, a number of the Diva's have stayed there. They also have been able to use the conference room to hold their Meet-n-Greet party on the first night. When the committee called to reserve the room, it was already taken!! So after searching for a new location for the party......we found the Carousel Inn. They offered their room (with a view of DL) for a great price & also offered a special on room rates for our group. So it looks like a lot of us will be changing motels to thank them for all their help & the wonderful conference room for our party!!

    Here's the motel:

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    The rooms:

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    The Parkview Room will be using for the Meet-n-Greet:

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    I'm actually excited to try another motel & the Carousel is even closer to the Pedestrian Crossing on Harbor & they offer a free breakfast!!!

    I'm really looking forward to rooming with one of the Divas I actually got to spend the day with during our family trip this summer!!! Zoemakes5, aka Michelle and her daughter Zoe spent the entire day with our family & we had a blast!!! It will be great already knowing someone (in person) when I arrive in Anaheim!!

    This is Michelle & I this summer:

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    Getting excited just thinking about this trip!! :woohoo:
     
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    Oh OK... I guess my little tip isn't quite what you need! :laughing: I do hope it goes well.

    BTW, I had no idea the Carousel Inn had such nice-looking rooms. And a closer walk to boot!
     
  12. reyasmommy

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    I'm terrified of flying!! I never used to be until I worked for the airlines for 8 years up in the tower. Plus it's never fun going through security and flying with a baby.
    And Valium doesn't work one single bit for me.

    The pictures of your hotel look lovely. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on your stay.
     
  13. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I appreciate any tips.....I may keep my eyes closed the entire flight!!

    I know.....they do look nice!! They're located between the Tropicana & the Camelot......so not too far from the crosswalk!! I've stayed at the Trop before & loved the short walk to & from the parks.


    It's my dads fault for making me hate flying....he had his pilots license for small planes & decided to fly us to my brother's ordination from seminary school in Claremont. Problem was, we hit a storm on the way home & it took us a number of attempts to clear the mountains back into Oregon. My younger brother has scars in his legs from my fingernails that were dug deeply into his thighs!!! When we landed I literally laid on the tarmac & kissed the pavement....thanking God that I hadn't died that day. Having a really hard time getting past that experience.

    Plus I'm all worked up with what I need to do after I buy my tickets. Everything is done so differently & I hate the unknown!!
     
  14. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    So I had mentioned in my first post of getting myself involved so I would HAVE to go this trip......I am on the Meet-n-Greet committee. I figured this was a good way to get involved & since I will be in charge of something for this event.....my hubby won't be able to tell me no........ :rotfl:

    I am working with mamakate aka Katie, disney-super-mom aka Capri & wendypooh22 aka Wendy. Our theme for this years party will be Luau!!

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    I'm in charge of the "Snack Bar". This will be a table full of all sorts of different snacks that people can take & fill up their bags with. In the past they've done a "Candy Bar"....but this year we decided to mix things up!! This is a picture of what the Candy Bar looked like last year:

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    I borrowed this picture from the Girl's Only Trip thread: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2490712

    As well as the Snack Bar....I am also decorating the bags for each lady. I will post a picture when I start them!!!

    I'm really excited to be involved & can't wait to meet more of these gals in person!!! :woohoo:
     
  15. UsMcWifeForever

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    What s great idea...i didn't even know there was a "diva" group here. Can't wait to read more.
     
  16. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    There sure is......check out this link to read all about it!! :cool1: A lot of very nice ladies who just love to get together & share their love of Disney!!

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2490712

    Thanx for stopping by to read this as well!! :hug:
     
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    My roomie, Michelle for the trip sent me a text today to say that our room has been reserved at the Carousel!! :cool1: Thanx for doing that Michelle!!
     
  18. UsMcWifeForever

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    Thanks, I did check out the link to the trip. I won't be able to go this time, but my hubby is in the Marines and we hope to be back to SoCal when we move in about 6 months, so maybe next year...(I have already told him I am buying AP's for the family if we go back to the west cost.)
     
  19. DizNee Luver

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    Maybe the next time......It took me a few trips to finally be able to commit & go!! Just feel free to join the thread & start getting to know the other gals!!
     
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    I still want to go, and im still trying to go but dont wanna go by myself...If I can get my sis to go or something then I will consider driving down, especially now that I have my AP. Seems like a waste not to go! Will see if I can talk her into it! Have fun flying, I might do the same if I can find a cheap enough flight!
     
  21. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I'd gladly come to Grants Pass & ride down with you over flying!! Just make a decision before I have to purchase the tickets........I really, REALLY don't want to fly!! :scared1:
     

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