PPB's Super-Forever TR! DisDivas Trip TR Coming SOON!

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  1. travelmel

    travelmel Blue Banana Vacation Club

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    What the heezy??!!

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    You have to take your mad dope skills over to the Picture of the Day forum! it's Disney-related! ::yes::
     
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  3. wendylady36

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    Looks like you had a great time at the concert. :goodvibes I'm also a picture taking fanatic when I see one of my favorite bands!

    I almost gave you a lecture for walking down Sunset on your own so late, but then you said there was still lots of people out, so I feel a little better about that.

    I can't wait to read about your Disneyland trip!

    Also, I think I'm going to draw a map of the monkeys location in HMH and pass them out next year! :rotfl:
     
  4. mommaU4

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    Is it time for Disneyland yet? Is it? Huh? Huh? Is it? :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
     
  5. Sherry E

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    I was wondering the same thing!! I am eager to hear the DLR part of the report before my trip starts so I know if there are any special things I need to look out for, eat or avoid!!! Any special PhotoPass locations that are new for Christmas (other than the by the big tree and at the Santa locations)?
     
  6. wazowskiLOVER:)

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

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    I agree !!! Come on Courtney :)
     
  7. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    I know! I'm an official TR lagger!!! *shame*

    I'm at work right now and today's my Dad's birthday. So I hopefully start tonight after everyone goes home or maybe before everyone comes over?

    I promise promise!
     
  8. wazowskiLOVER:)

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

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    Aww its your dad's birthday ? Now, I feel like a meanie ! Hope he has a wonderful one ! Have fun :goodvibes
     
  9. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    You're not a meanie!! :thumbsup2

    I'm going to try to update tonight if not, tomorrow morning. I hate being stuck at work all day. Even though I can Dis, my pictures are on my laptop at home. :headache:
     
  10. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    Thanks!!! Disneyland's a coming!!

    Tell Kody she is AWESOME! :thumbsup2

    :rotfl: There were SO many cameras in front of me. It was hard to just put the camera down and enjoy the show. I did that too and I still came out with 3509735 pictures!

    What the heezy!!!! :rotfl:

    You're mad dope, foo! :hippie:

    Hi Weeendy! Thank you for looking out for me! But yeah I was safe on Sunset. Usually I'm a big chicken being out in a scary LA road at night time (not that I ever have done that before, haha).
     
  11. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    Monday, December 1st - DLR Day 1

    Yay! I'm going to start my Disneyland portion of my TR now! Yippie!!!

    So after a very wonderful sleep after the JB concert I woke up around 6:00ish. Our first plan was to leave very early (7ish) to beat traffic. But we just decided to leave late. I'm much happier when I get all my sleep anyways, so I didn't complain. After I was ready to go I had to go to Wal Mart real quick and then I picked up McDonalds breakfast for Jesus and I. We always pick it up on the way, but Jesus always has a hard time eating and driving, so I was smart and I bought it before so he could eat it before we hit the road. We left his house about 10:15. Now a little ritual is we always fill his tires with air right before we go. Who knows why. His car is his other girlfriend and he takes very good care of her so he has to make sure her (yeah, it's a her) tires are filled. So we go get gas at Chevron. After gas we go to the air pump. Our of air. Great. So we drive across the parking lot to Mobil. Out of air. WHAT? :eek: We drive across the street to Shell. Out of air. You have GOT TO BE KIDDING! :headache: Now we needed the air. Usually we don't. But his tire on the driver side in the front was much lower. He has one of those fancy air pressure gauge things and it told him (they don't talk, but you get it) that the air was way lower on that one tire. Anyways. We drive down the street and go to 7-11. OUT OF AIR. Holy cow. So we sit and put our thinking caps on. What do we do? We can't drive 80 miles with a low tire! Jesus thinks and thinks. "I'm going to take it to the Ford dealership". Uhhh. Okay? :confused3 He has a 2005 Ford Mustang, fyi. So we go to Ford which is down the street and around the corner from 7-11 and he goes in and says "we're leaving for the LA area we need air and nobody has any." Well, not that exactly, but it was close. He said please too. The guy looks at us, "yeah! Sure! Keys? Is it the red Mustang?" He takes the keys, leaves, comes back and says "There you go! You're at 32 on all 4 tires" (whatever that means). Thank you Mr. Ford Man!! Jesus was smart on his part for thinking that. I would have never thought to go there for air. :idea:

    So we get in the Miss Ford and we're off!! :car:

    Now here's the killer super lucky amazing part that I still cannot wrap my mind around. We live in Ventura County. Smack dab in the middle of Ventura County. It normally takes us 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to DLR with little traffic. With heavy traffic it takes us 2. Now, we got on the freeway exactly at 11am. What time did we get off the freeway at DLR? 12PM!! WHAT!? A whole hour?!! OMG. Amazing. Now, I have to admit. Sometimes my boyfriend thinks he's a NASCAR driver. :drive: He's not unsafe or reckless. He just has this thing in his head he's a race car driver. He wasn't driving super fast that day. Seriously. Tail wind? I have no idea. But we got there in an hour and hit 0 traffic. We did not slow down once. Getting home was a totally different story and we'll get to that later.

    SO after super fast speed racer got us to Disneyland we parked in Mickey and Friends. We parked in Goofy and I called it before we even reached the booth. Yes, I'm that good ;) There was no wait for the tram. Before we got on though we did stop at the restrooms that are right there.

    I really like these banners they have at the loading area.

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    I like these pretty snowflakes too, especially at night.

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    So we go through the turnstiles and we always ALWAYS enter under the right side of the bridge. No idea why. But we do.

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    I totally blocked traffic taking that picture up there, lol.

    Big huge ginormous Christmas tree.

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    I really love the garland they string across Main Street.

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    We pretty much walked around aimlessly and made our way to NOS. The line for Pirates was nonexistant so we hopped on. Usually we only do this ride once a trip. Maybe twice depending on how long the line is and our moods. I can't do this ride twice in one day. I love it. But it's too long to sit through it twice.

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    Now some of my pictures got deleted. On our last night the camera got full so we had to delete some. Most of my lame attempt of on ride pictures got deleted.

    After Pirates we walked onto HMH. I really like HMH. Not as much as regular HM, but I like it. I am a big NBC fan though.

    After HMH we walked along the ROA, out through Adventureland and back to Main Street and through the castle.

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    As we go through the castle, I look to my left. OMG. The castle walk through is open!! Yayayay! It was supposed to be closing Monday to add the imagineering finished touches, but it didn't actually close until Thursday. Weird, but whatever I was happy I got to see it.

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    The effects on pretty much all of the little windows was really neat. I kept staring at it thinking how they did that. I really really enjoyed it. Yes, I'm a geek.

    After that we walked through Fantasyland around the Matterhorn and to Tomorrowland.

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  12. wendylady36

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    :yay: Yay, pretty pictures! How odd about no air at all those places. Lucky you for having a smart boyfriend, I would never in a million years think to go to the dealership! Then again, the only thing I know about cars is how to drive them, and even then it's a little sketchy. :rotfl:

    I can't wait to see the castle walk-through in person. I'm SO excited!

    Looking forward to reading and seeing more of your trip!
     
  13. mommaU4

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    Oh wow! I love it!!! The pictures of the castle are so pretty. I so wish I was there right now!! And how cool you were able to do the walk through. :wizard:
     
  14. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    ...CONT...

    Ugh. Those pictures are huge. Blech. I apologize. After this update I'll fix the pictures so they're not so monstrous.

    So I started typing, my computer went phooey and I accidentally unswitched the wireless switch and it took me 20 minutes to figure out what happened. Oops. :headache: Anyways, back to the trip.

    We got FPs for Space. The line was 15 minutes, but we didn't feel like riding or waiting so we just got our FP and left. On our way out we saw these guys in front of the Star Trader.

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    They were very funny and VERY entertaining. I love stuff like this about Disneyland. (You'll see in this TR I have a thing for Disneyland "bands" this trip.) After they were finished with their show, they said they had to get "back to work". They're janitors! And they really started cleaning and sweeping when they were done. Too funny.

    We were leaving Tomorrowland and this space ranger walked passed us. I don't know where he was going, but he was on a mission. I just noticed Buzz has big teeth. Hm.

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    We decided we were hungry, but not hungry enough for lunch. So we decided on 2 jalapeno cheese pretzels and super special Coke Corner Coke. Score! The line was short and we talked to the CM for awhile. He was very nice and asked if we were having a good time. Of course! Always always. He also told me I used the last bit of his Cherry syrup. Oops. :rolleyes1 So we ordered 2 jalapeno cheese pretzels and 2 Cokes. One with cherry syrup for me and vanilla for Jesus. Jesus is NOT a soda drinker. At all. If he does drink soda, it's "light" sodas like Sprite. But he love loves Disneyland Vanilla Coke. It still surprises me that he drinks the whole thing too. We went outside and sat closer to the Plaza Pavilion area. It's such a cute area/building. I hope they do something cool with it. Here are our pretzels and Cokes in the Christmas cups.

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    We spent a good amount of time just people watching and eating. There are backstage doors right near there and it was interesting seeing characters and CMs come out of there. First we saw Chip and Dale. They were messing with some family sitting across from us. Then they walked across Main Street and ended by the Red corn dog Wagon and the photo center. Then Alice and Mad Hatter came out. These are by far my favorite characters that can be found at Disneyland. They are always super funny no matter what CM is playing them that day. If you ever get a chance to watch them play musical chairs at the Coke Corner, do it. You will be in stitches. Seriously. They came out to get ready to play, we should have stayed to watch (we've seen it before though) but we didn't. We also saw the Dream Team come out. They weren't wearing their white vests, but they had HUGE duffel bags filled with Dream Ears. We could tell they were Dream Ears by the shape through the bag. Those 2 bags were stuffed. We would have followed them, but we have Dream Ears from October, so we wanted to let another family get them. If it was Dream FPs, that would have been a different story. :laughing: :yay: Here's us being cheesey.

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    After we finished our pretzels and Cokes we made our way through all the stores. And I found this cute little girl. I should have bought her but she was $10! I was shocked, but she had metal in her so her arms could move. I ended up getting a cooler stuffed souvey, but you'll see later.

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    We made our way out the Emporium and I had to take a picture of the giant tree again.

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    We ran into these guys playing in front of the Fire House. They were really good and I was having a grand time clapping along!

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    To the left of the band was Goofy in his holiday gear. I was laughing because his shirt was coming up showing his fuzzy tummy. :rotfl:

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    We went to the hotel. It was already getting near 3pm and it was getting cooler (already?). We decided we were just going to check in, change and go back.

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  15. prettyprincessbelle

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

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    ...CONT...

    We stayed at the Hojo this time and we both loved it. We got the entertainment rate for all 3 nights which was amazing. I was very very pleased with that hotel. We are probably going to make it our "normal" hotel from now on.

    We had room 1517. We were in building 1, on the 5th floor. We were the second to last room before the stairs.

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    The room was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. And our view was amazing. I was really pleased. I wasn't expecting that good of a view since I heard a lot of views are blocked by trees.

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    The micro and fridge.

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    This was our view.

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    This was the view of the room looking from the window to the door.

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    This was the little sitting area with 2 chairs and a table.

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    The balcony.

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    The bathroom. Well, the potty.

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    The shower.

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    The extra sink. Which I really really loved having.

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  16. wendylady36

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    You're making me want to go to Disneyland to see all the holiday stuff! Stop it! :upsidedow

    Looks like your first day has been really exciting so far! Oddly enough, I'm now craving a Coke. ;)
     
  17. wazowskiLOVER:)

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

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    You're so fun Courtney :)

    I KNOW you had an amazing time; I can tell from the pictures. Oh and Eric is the same way about cars. Both of his cars were mustangs. The first one was an '87 5.0 GT and his last one was a 2001 (?) GT. He's a mustang fanatic. He also works on cars so when we drive, he always makes sure our cars in PERFECT condition. HAHA !

    I'm surprised that you don't like HMH being a NBC fan! Thats crazy. Oh and I loooove those janitors. We saw them on our October trip and they are soo fantastic! Oh and the walkthrough !? ! How cool is that! I soo wanna see that :)

    I can't wait to hear more!
     
  18. travelmel

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    I'm not surprised you couldn't find any air. With all that smog it must cost a FORTUNE to filter it down there. ;)

    just kidding, don't yell at me, I'm a native! LOL Ex-patriot?? I dunno but I was born there.

    Here's the bad thing. I decided I can't look at the Xmas decorations. I'm going to try and read your TR from my email so I can keep up with it but I don't wanna see the xmas decor because we are going next year for xmas and I want it to be fresh. Weird?

    I'll still keep reading though!
     
  19. wazowskiLOVER:)

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

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    I agree !! I was having a hard time looking because we're going to be there in a couple of weeks and it was kind of revealing things that I would see when I get there. :laughing: I'm probably going to end up looking at everything anyway!
     
  20. Sherry E

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    And I am the exact opposite - my trip is in 6 days and I want to see it all! I want to see all the pictures of everything so I make sure not to overlook something cool (which often happens when we go to DLR)! So, uh, Courtney, if you could just do a separate TR for ME, so I could see all the pictures, and then the other TR for the ones who don't want the surprises ruined, then that would be great!!!:lmao: :lmao: It's not like that would take too much time or anything... I am just kidding, OF COURSE!:lmao:

    Oh, and I love all the Castle and garland pictures so far! Great!
     
  21. wazowskiLOVER:)

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    You're so funny Sherry !!

    I agree with you about the garland and castle; absolutely beautiful :)
     

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