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  1. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    So we leave tomorrow morning. I'm super excited and just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't rain TOO hard. I packed for rain and am telling everyone else too, so we should all be okay!!

    I can't wait!!!! :thumbsup2 :banana: :yay: :woohoo: :dance3:
     
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  3. Belle Ella

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    Wowzers! Tomorrow is so close, yay!! :cool1:
     
  4. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    I know! I'm just waiting to get out of friiiiging work!! It won't be 4 quick enough!! :headache:
     
  5. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I found Bbq pictures for you.

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    For the vegetariuns.(SP)
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  6. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Omg, you are fantastic!!! Thank you! :)

    I swear, that cupcake thing is killing me! I need it!!
     
  7. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Your welcome. And yes it does look incredible doesn't it.
     
  8. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    You've probably already taken off, but if you haven't I hope you have a great trip!!! If you have left.....I'll just yell it : HAVE A GREAT TRIP!!! :rotfl2:
    I know they were talking a storm coming in this weekend....hope it sprinkles just enough to get people to leave & then you can tackle the park by yourself!!!!! Can't wait to hear how things went.
     
  9. Sarah84

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    Hope you have a great trip and look forward to hearing all about it :)
     
  10. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    I hope you have a wonderful Easter Courtney and that you have a blast at DL! I can't wait to hear all about it and see all the fantastic pictures from your pink cybershot!!!
     
  11. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    I'm home! We got home last night around 9:00ish and then went to IHOP for dinner. Jesus took me home, I unpacked and then went to bed. I'm still pretty tired. I hope everyone has a fantastic Easter! :goodvibes

    I'm loading the pictures now, so I'll start with this TR soon. I have a lot to do today!

    Yes! Very yummy!

    Thank you SO much! There was NO rain! It was cold and cloudy and it sprinkled once for not even 5 minutes. It was fantastic, plus I love going to the park when it's cold. ;)

    Thank you! We had a wonderful trip! I'll start posting pics soon! :thumbsup2

    Yay! Jasmine's back! :yay: We had a wonderful time! I took so many pictures and I'm still getting used to that camera. Have a great Easter! :hug:
     
  12. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Friday, April 10th - DLR Day 1

    Hi everyone! Let's start this TR! And Happy Easter, everyone!! :)

    So this trip was mostly a trip for Jesus' family. His family consists of Mom, Dad, Brother #1 Ramon and Brother #2 Eddie. They haven't been to Disneyland as a family since sometime early 90's. So this was a trip to enjoy each other as a family and to see DCA because nobody has seen it before!

    I learned quite a few things about DLR this trip. I saw a lot of things I never seen before. I will point them out as I go.

    Thursday night I stayed the night at Jesus' so it would be easier for all of us to just go instead of having to pick me up in the morning. We knew we weren't getting to the park early, but I got up around 5:30 and got in the shower. Jesus got in right after me and then his brothers did. After we were all ready we jumped in the van and we were on our way. Well, almost. We went and got gas, filled up air in the tires and went through the best thing in the world.... The drive through car wash!!! And yes, I took pictures.

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    Wash wash! I was really amused with the car wash. I used to be terrified as a kid. They're fun now!

    So after the car wash, we were really on our way. We got on the freeway around 10:00 and arrived in Anaheim about an hour and a half later. We hit a little bit of traffic, I fell alseep about 30 minutes on the road. This is where I started to get worried that it was going to rain. The closer we got to Anaheim, the cloudier it got.

    Since Jesus' parent's van has a handicapped placard, we parked in Chip and Dale in the parking structure. Thing Learned #1: I didn't know that if this isn't filled yet, they send cars with handicap placards to the Chip and Dale (bottom) level. I always wondered who got to park there everytime we drove into the Mickey and Friend's parking structure. So now, I know!

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    We parked and used my favorite bathrooms in the whole resort (almost), the ones on the bottom of the parking structure. We then loaded into the trams. They had both sides open even though the lines weren't very long.

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    The lines weren't very long for bag check.

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    But they were to buy tickets!

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    We got our tickets/APs out and went through the turnstiles.

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    Jesus' Dad needed to get a wheel chair. He has trouble walking/standing for a long time. Jesus, his Mom and I all went to go get one while his Dad and brother's waited by a tree in front of the Mickey Floral.

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    Our wheelchair.

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    The Mickey baloons flowers were so pretty and bright.

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    We then headed into the park!

    Jesus and I went and got his Dad a birthday button at City Hall since his birthday was a week ago. After that we went down Main Street into Adventureland.

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    Adventureland!

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    We went to check out the wait time for Indy, it was 45 minutes so we grabbed FP while everyone else waited for us in front of the Jungle Cruise.

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    This is where thing learned number 2 comes in. Thing Learned #2: I never really thought about what you do when you have someone in a wheelchair or ECV. Well, no wonder I hardly see people in wheelchairs/ECVs in line, because you need to go through the exit. This was a bit tricky because I hardly pay attention where we come out of for ride exits.

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  13. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    Courtney!!! I'm totally waiting for a picture of you guys in it!!! I'm totally reading along though :surfweb: ... and the camera takes good pictures :) YAYYY!


    Oh OH OH.. I was wondering, did any CMs pull any pranks since it was April Fool's Day?
     
  14. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    Anyways, we waited about 5 minutes for JC and boarded our boat.

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    We got the Ganges Gal.

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    I forgot our Skipper's name, but he was really funny. And very cheesey, but very funny.

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    Guarding the sleeping Zebra? Hmmm...

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    I like hippos!

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    There's a funny JC joke about this scene that was also John Lasseter's favorite when was a JC skipper. Something about head hunters and bathrooms. I don't remember it, but it's funny.

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    After JC we headed to NOS and stood in the wheelchair line/exit for POTC.

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    I'm still getting used to taking pictures in the dark without flash. So a lot of my on ride pictures came out kind of lame. I need to change the settings on my camera, they came out really grainy.

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    I'll add more tomorrow, I need to get my stuff ready for work. I am tiiiired! :upsidedow
     
  15. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I like learning new things and read Disneyland trip reports so I am getting both.:goodvibes
     
  16. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    I have like 1 or 2 pictures of me and Jesus. I don't like the way the color of my braces came out in pictures. I got a teal color, and it looks too dark, it looks weird! Like my teeth are dirty or something! Anyways, I have a couple and I'll post them later. I'm sticking to light colors from now on. :thumbsup2

    I totally messed up. We went the 10th. Not the 1st. Doh! :headache:

    Woohoo!! :wizard:
     
  17. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    I'm loving this so far....... I love the pictures of the entrance.....makes me miss being there already!!!!! Keep em comin' popcorn::
     
  18. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Woohoo! Doesn't make you miss it? It does to me too and I was just there! :)
     
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    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    Hi ya'll! Here's some more TR goodness! ;)

    After that we headed over to HM.

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    Constance kind of scares Jesus.

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    So after HM we headed over to Critter Country to check out the line for Splash.

    Now it was VERY VERY cold. Super cold. But of course everyone wants to go on Splash. I was hestistant, but I had a trusty (okay, not trusty AT ALL) poncho in my bag. I volunteer to sit in the front like a dumb dumb. But Splash is still one of my favorite rides.

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    We love the Hungry Bear!

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    FPs weren't all gone like normal. Probably because it was COLD!

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    Look at all that COLD water!

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    So, the poncho did not work AT ALL. I was soaked. Completely just SOAKED. Everytime we went down the flumes, my poncho flew up. Terrible. Here's our on ride picture. From front to back, me, Eddie, Jesus, Mom, Dad and Ramon. You barely see Jesus' Dad and brother in the back.

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    At least I wasn't the only one wet! Jesus is in the middle with the black shirt, Ramon on the right, Eddie on the left.

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    After that we needed something warm and yummy. Clam chowder!!!

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    After lunch we went to BTRRM. We had to go through the exit for this one too. We waited about 10 minutes. From the opposite side of the loading area.\

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    We paired up so I went with Ramon, Jesus with Eddie and their parents together.

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  20. Sherry E

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    Courtney, you look so cute in your poncho - even though it totally didn't get the job done in keeping you dry!:lmao: Jesus and his dad look very much alike, from what I can tell. They seem to have the same facial structure.

    I am liking the new pink Cybershot's pictures a lot so far! They seem very clear and in focus. Are you happy with the camera, or is it still a work in progress? (I can't wait to see what a mess I will make of my new Canon's pictures the next time I get to DLR!)
     
  21. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    Okay, where was I? I have no idea where to book our other PS for my birthday trip. We were thinking BB, and then the BBQ place, and now I have no idea. Jesus is no help "whatever you want! It's your birthday!!" Blah, thanks!!

    We're thinking after this trip we're just going to take Saturday and Sunday trips every or every other month once we (hopefully!!) renew our APs. We probably won't renew our APs until July or August though. They expire May 16th (Jasmine's birthday!!!). Okay! So, back on track!

    We walked through Big Thunder Trail to my favoritest (is that a word?) place, Fantasyland!! I love love Fantasyland, but it is always so dang crowded. Look at all the peoples!

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    OMG. Monstro!!!

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    It's the love cup! (It has hearts. Love cup. Get it?)

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    We then went to ride the Matterhorn, but the lines were super super long, so we skipped it. Walking over by Nemo the beautiful Monorail Orange went over us.

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    We made our way over to Tomorrowland and rode Space. For some reason I have no pictures to document this. Well here is where thing learned #3 comes in. Thing Learned #3: Just because you're waiting in the wheelchair/GAC line does NOT mean you're going to have a shorter wait. I know this has been discussed on the Dis before and boy is it true. The standby time was 50 minutes, we waited about 40, which is better than almost an hour, but boy did we not move for pretty much the whole 30 minutes. I always assumed that the wait time is shorter, but it's not. Just because the line looks shorter does not mean the wait is shorter. People who rent wheelchairs just to have shorter standby times, it's totally not worth it.

    Okay, so after that we went to Star Tours. The standby time was posted at 10 minutes. I was surprised they had the other room open for the line. I hardly ever see it open and I've never waited in it. But we didn't wait in the cool queue with R2 and the big space thingy though.

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    Well after that it started to sprinkle and it was getting around 6pm. We all headed for the hotel. I have no pictures of the hotel. But it was nice. We stayed at the Clarion right across from the Hilton next to the convention center. The hotel was a lot nicer than I thought it was going to be. Very clean which is a plus. We had a "studio suite". It wasn't really a suite, just a very big regular room. It had 2 full beds and couch with a pull out bed. One bathroom and one desk with a chair. It also had a mini fridge and a microwave. I was surprised we weren't that squished with 6 of us in that room. Jesus and I shared a bed, his Mom was on the other while his Dad and 2 brothers all slept on the floor. The bed was comfy. His parents got a super deal through hotels.com. Besides the $12/day parking, we will possibly stay there again.

    After we all got settled, the family wanted snacks so Jesus, his Mom and I went to the Target that's down the street on Harbor. We got some snacks and soda. I had a killer headache and needed some caffiene, so the Pepsi (I'm not a Pepsi girl either) totally hit the spot. After we got back to the hotel, I put on another layer and changed my still slightly damp jeans, the 3 boys and I went back to the park while his Mom and Dad stayed in the room and rested.

    We parked in the Timon lot and took the tram to the entrance plaza. We were a little hungry so Jesus and Eddie waited in line and got us some jalepeno cheese stuffed pretzels and some vanilla Coke and we took a seat at a table at the Coke Corner and ate them. Eddie loved them so much he went back and bought 3. What a dork. We shared 1 more and he took the other 2 back to his parents. He walked around with a bag of pretzels all night.

    After that we went on the Matterhorn and waited about 15 minutes. As soon as we boarded our bobsled the fireworks started. It was SO amazing to see the fireworks as you're wizzing around through that mountain. Especially seeing Tinkerbell fly over me, wow, that totally made my night. After our ride we stopped right in the IASW mall and watched the rest of RDCT. This was probably our last time seeing it as it won't be playing in 2 weeks since we're going during the week.

    See how grainy my night pictures are? Ew.

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    I love how they launch fireworks from the Matterhorn.

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    After that we went on BTMRR again. The wait time was about 10 minutes. This ride is super fantastic at night. Again, I have no pictures to show this!

    Ramon wanted to go in the NBC store in NOS, so we made our way that way. Someone walked out of Club 33 while we walked by. I wish they held the door open for me!

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    We then walked to Adventureland and Jesus wanted the boys to try a Dole Whip so I went and got one while they waited. We all shared it and finished it in about 3 minutes (no kidding). After that we waited to see the Tiki Room since Ramon and Eddie never have seen it.

    From the Tiki Room queue area.

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    I love the Tiki Room!!

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    We then went through the stores on Main Street and made our way out the park.

    Goodnight, Walt!

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    After that we headed to Carl's Jr down on Harbor to get dinner. No meat since it was Good Friday, but by the time we got to Carl's Jr it was after 12am, so burgers it was! We went back to the hotel super tired, ate dinner, and then I slept like a rock. DCA wasn't opening until 10am, so we could sleep in a little. I was determined to be the first in the shower, so I woke up the earliest, but I still slept good.

    Up next! Pretty crowded DCA!
     

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