Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by prettyprincessbelle, Nov 1, 2008.
I will post about the ride on my trip report before you go so maybe that will help you remember.
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The more reminders, the better. I should start a chart on my wall of things I can't forget to do.
Good idea. I have a notebook with notes I am making.
And you know what, the day I bought it when we were at DCA, I got all hot and sweaty with that thing on. It's warm!
I'm going to wear it tomorrow. Watch.
Do it. Actually that's a really good idea.
Courtney you always have some of the cutest pictures!!!!
We've only lucked out one time for Monsters Inc with low lines....usually when we've gone it's quite a wait!! I did find out that my son Tyler (23) has never rode it & didn't even know there was one!! It does kinda sit back & away from the normal walking paths...which might explain the shorter lines???
We really loved the Lilo & Stitch meal...sorry to see it go....but also understand that having Mickey at one of the character meals was lacking......we're going to check it out this summer. The thing we loved the most at this meal was all the interaction with Lilo & Stitch.....they came back to our table about every 15 mins.....it was great!!!
Aww, thank you Laurie!
Aw! I hope Tyler gets to ride it soon! Hey, he's my age!
Yeah, it is in the back and unless you walk by there, I guess you wouldn't know it's there!
I'm sorry to see it go too. I want to check out the new breakfast with Mickey too. Especially because he's pretty much the boss, he needs his own character meal!
I saw the Christmas tree alert, Courtney!! Thank you again for taking the pics for me! I recognize the pretty tree in the PPH lobby, but where was the one right before it taken? Was that little one the tree at Lilo and Stitch?
The hat is adorable. It would look all kinds of stupid on my head, but it looks adorable on you, and it would look cute on Jazz or Meredith as well, I think!!
I used to never encounter a line for Mike and Sulley at all, but we ran into one last October, for the first time! Usually, we sail right on into the building and onto the ride, but not in October. The only explanation I can think of for the lack of a line is that it is in a sort of out-of-the-way location, off the main paths, and perhaps people don't know it's there? Otherwise, what could it be? All of the dark rides in DL are really popular, and certainly "Monsters, Inc." is not an unpopular movie, so it seems like people would love the ride. I think the Little Mermaid ride is going to be HUGELY popular - not just because people loooove them some Little Mermaid (I loooove me some Sebastian and Flounder!!) and the ride is long overdue, but also because it will be more visible to people entering DCA. I think the Monsters ride suffers from its location.
I agree Sherry!! Location, Location, Location......
Yes! It was right by the door when you come in Lilo and Stitch. It's part of the photo-op thing with a character when you come in. There's nothing Hawiian-y about it though.
Yes! Location! And with Little Mermaid ride, you pretty much have to pass by it to go certain ways. So, I'm sure the lines will be loooong for awhile.
Poor Mike and Sully.
Oh man I need to finish this TR. I leave with my Mom and the Divas in 9 DAYS!!!!!! 9 DAYS!!!!!
So this TR will be completed before I leave with my Mom. I pinky promise.
I just love you guys.
Yay. More please!
And of course, have fun with the DIVAS!! I wish I was going, lol.
Hi Courtney! I'm back on board again, and have to say I love, love, love your hat from a couple of pages back!
Thank you! I'm going to bring it this trip and wear it all weekend. Hopefully it won't be too hot for it!
SO! We had dinner PS's and I don't remember what time they were at. But as soon as we got through the turnstiles, DL was super PACKED. We kind of had a feeling because the bag check CMs made me take my Baggallini OFF and open ALL the pockets and they made both Jesus and I lift up our shirts to show our belt lines. It really made the lines go by slower. But never before have I've been asked to take my Bagg off and lift my shirt (haha!).
We made a beeline for NOS and it was super busy everywhere. I let the CM know that we were here and what time our PS was (again, I don't remember). It took us a long time to be seated. Maybe 20 minutes? I think that's the longest we've ever waited to be seated with a PS. I think because there was a party of like 8 in front of us, but they didn't have everyone in their party when the CM called them, so they had to wait for the other people to come. And then we had to wait.
Finally we were seated inside near the kitchen. I felt weird taking pictures of our food while we were inside (it's small in there, huh?), so there's no food porn for this dinner. I ordered a mint julep and Jesus ordered an ice tea. We got the pommes frites to split for appetizer and the regular monte cristo for dinner. I think they got rid of the split plate charge because it wasn't on the menu anymore and we weren't charged for it. We both get full (surprise!) when we split the monte cristo. That thing is so rich but oooohhh so good! I was a happy camper with dinner, I was thinking of getting us beignets for dessert, but we were too stuffed. Oh and I had fun watching the couple across from us. The girl ordered the 3 cheese monte cristo and complained the whole time. For some reason it was amusing to me. Our server's name was Jesus too and he was from Mexico City, that's where Jesus' Dad is from (and his name is Jesus too!). That was pretty cool.
After dinner we walked the entire parade route to find a decent seat for the Christmas parade. We made it allll the way to the front of IASW and found a place. We still waited another 30 minutes since where we were was where the parade was ending.
Here are a select few pictures, most came out blurry.
If they fall, doesn't their snowflake break?
I like how the gingerbread are flat on the bottom like they just got scraped off the baking pan.
I loooove Max!
I think they look SO 80's. Even their hair.
After the parade ended, we waited for the crowds to spread and we made our way to somewhere else in the park. We walked through Fantasyland and out the side of the castle.
We went through NOS and into Critter Country. I love NOS at night during Christmas, it's beautiful.
Jesus dared me to ride Splash with him, but it was FREEZING and I was too scared. I didn't want to be wet and cold. No way.
We then rode Pooh! I LOVE Pooh. Love love love.
We then went to Pooh Corner and I got some Tigger Tails to take home (Mom's favorite). Stitch was checking out the goodies in the window.
After Pooh's Corner and our Tigger Tails, we decided it was time to go back to the Hojo. We wanted to get to DL super early the next day and have breakfast. When we made it to Mainstreet, the fireworks were starting and it was extremely, super, crazy, busy. We couldn't walk, there were CMs with light saber looiking sticks directing people to go in certain directions. Anyways, once we made it to the Coke Corner, there's a wall right there, well it was open, TO BACKSTAGE! NO WAY! A CM was standing on a plant thing right there saying "please go BEHIND the Coke Corner if you want to go to Town Square!!!" and I was pulling Jesus, "Let's go backstage, let's go backstage!". I was so excited and it might have been boring to a regular non-DL geek. But to us (more me), it was the greatest thing ever. All we saw were CMs having breaks, a Coke machine, some lockers and a sign that said something to the effect of be careful because of firework pyro fallout. Oh wow, it was awesome. And then we came out right in between the Emporium and Fire Station. We then headed back to the Hojo and knocked out for the night.
Next day, SUPER early, SUPER breakfast and SUPER shopping. Jesus' birthday!!!!! And time to go home. Boo.
Aww. I have never seen that holiday parade. I love the photos!!
Thanks! It's a neat parade. I like the music. And there's princesses and Santa! oOoOooOooo!
Saturday, December 5th - DLR Day 4
The park opened at 8 this morning and we got up super early, I don't even remember what time it was, but we got ready, packed our stuff, went to a ticket booth to get Jesus' Fun Card and made it to the gates before 8. Well, that wasn't the original plan. The WOD was having a super AP sale starting at like 7:30 or something. So we had planned to get there at that time, get Jesus' Fun Card and then go shopping. Well, we got Jesus' Fun Card and went to WOD at like 7:15 and the line was no joke, about 400 people. It was insanity. We asked the CM and she told us they were only letting so many people in at a time and once a certain number leaves, they let in more. They said the wait was about 3 or so hours. Forget that, We decided to just come back later. Oh and we checked out of the Hojo (before all this) and left our car in their parking lot and walked to the parks.
We went to the turnstiles and waited in line. This is what the line looked like about 30 minutes before rope drop.
There was a group of ladies behind us and and they asked me where I got my hat. I told them and they all wanted to go get one. It was cute and I hope they went and got them.
We were hungry, so once we were let in through the turnstiles, we went to Carnation Cafe to see if there was a wait. There wasn't and we were seated right away.
There were some union protesting people out on Main Street and I was trying to be nosey to see what was going on.
I ordered the eggs benedict on a croissant and Jesus got Oscar's Choice.
It was so good. That was the first time I ordered it and I just loved it. It was amazingly yummy.
So then we decided we were going to go shopping. Well silly Courtney left her ATM card in her purse in the car at the Hojo parking lot. Jesus was a happy clam (seriously, and I was the one annoyed at myself) and we walked back to the Hojo to go get it. Jesus had a brilliant idea to drive and park in the DTD parking lot and we would be done with our shopping within the 3 hours free time.
We parked in DTD and made it back to DL. The Candlelight Processional was starting that night.
Oh people were already steaking out spots for the CP as soon as the park opened. That's insane.
Christmas Tree alert for SHERRY E!!!!!!!!
That was some store on Main Street.
And it had a Belle ornament.
Jesus' Mom's birthday is the same day as Jesus', so he wanted to be a nice son and get his Mom a present with his Fun Card. So that was our goal. We looked around for a long time. I wanted to go back to Pooh's Corner to get another Tigger Tail (we ate my Mom's the night before). Once we got to Critter Country, Jesus went to the restrooms that are at Hungry Bear while I went towards Pooh's Corner. I took pictures on the way over there.
I love bows.
These look super yummy.
FINALLY a themed Christmas tree!!! SHERRY!!
Lots and lots of Pooh(s).
Jesus met me at Pooh's Corner and I bought this really cool giant map of DL. It was only $5 and it's huge (it's too big for a regular poster frame). Soo cute. But I need to find a frame for it. Anyways, I also got some more Tigger Tails.
We went back to Main Street and found Jesus' Mom's present. Jesus got her this fleece zippered sweater. It's black and it has Mickey embroidered on the back. It's so adorable and warm. And she loves it. And I got myself a really nice purse. It's a tote and it has 55 on it and is in a plaid looking material. It's on that thread about the 55th anniversary merch.
We then said goodbye and I love you to DL and headed to DTD to go see what was left at WOD. The sale was over by then and it was already going to be 11. We still had to wait for them to clear out the rest of the AP'ers. So we waited.
His button was so cute with a little balloon.
I found some things at WOD. I got my Dad this super awesome POTC beer mug. It was only $12!
Well of course we can never say goodbye to DL. Jesus still had like $7 left on his Fun Card and he wanted candy, so back to DL at the Candy Palace. I don't remember what he bought, but he did get me a chocolate covered rice crispie!
Daisy is so cute in her winter clothes.
Bye bye for real Walt!
I just noticed this cute little box.
We spent some time in DTD before we headed to the car. We visted Build a Bear and that make your own RC car place. Jesus loved it there. And we went to Sephora and surprise I didn't buy anything.
We were way past our free three hours, so we went to kiosk to pay for our extra time, and the nice CM lady told me that the CMs at the booths most likely were not there and they don't come until later afternoon, so don't worry about it and stay longer if we wish. So nice! Well, we didn't stay. We packed the car with all our goodies and headed home. And yes, I wore my hat allll the way home!
Yay! You finished!!!!!
But I do have one problem. I'm wondering how I can fit breakfast at Carnation Cafe into next weekend's schedule!!!!! I need to have what you had!!!!!!!!!
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