The Wettest, Merriest, and Happiest Birthday/First Visit Nov/Dec 2012 TR! 2/13 FINAL!

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  1. danimaroo

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    Aw thank you so much! You are seriously so nice! And that compliment just made my day!! :goodvibes

    Ya know, as tiny as it is and with the lack of dining options/seating area, the one thing I really enjoyed about it was how quickly we got through security! I think if it was raining hard I wouldn't have been happy about boarding/de-boarding outside, but I did appreciate getting off the plane way faster than normal because they de-boarded from both the front and back of the plane!

    It's the one airport down there that JetBlue flies to for really cheap, and since we love JetBlue, it'll probably continue to be where we fly. But Matt agrees with you, haha.

    Thank you so much! And yeah, while it's not official, we are planning on going back again soon! And DEFINITELY do the holidays! It was amazing and that's why we are planning on November again!!

    Glad you're over on my WDW TR! :goodvibes


    Haha oooh that makes more sense!! I do hope you get to go back though! Glad to have you along for another adventure!

    Thank you so much!! Hahaha, I thought it was funny too because he was just SO spaced out from the early morning arrival! Hahaha.

    Yeah, these golden tickets have really spoiled us, they're really neat to have, even if it just ends up being for one year!

    Unfortunately for us, we did lose it a little bit whenever we left the resort... which is why I'd love to stay at Grand Californian at some point, to see how it would change things!


    Thank you so much for the kinds words, Mitch! That is awesome that you stayed at Desert Inn as well and really enjoyed it! Fantastic place to stay for the price for sure!

    So happy you've jumped over to my WDW TR, too!


    I know, I'm sad, too... but very thankful I have another TR to jump right into! Makes it not as sad for me, haha. I'm happy you'll be reading along with our WDW TR! That's so exciting you're planning a WDW trip! Let me know if you have any questions about anything!!

    I am SO excited about taking our future kids to Disney. I love going with Matt but seeing the joy on kids faces there just makes my heart swell. :goodvibes I can't wait!


    Thank you so much! As you can see, we LOVED visiting at Christmas time. It was absolutely beautiful! Where are you from? I love meeting other PNWers who love Disney!

    Can't wait to see you over on my other TR!
     
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  3. danimaroo

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    Thanks! I loved Paradise Pier lit up at night! And yeah, I can see why you'd be terrified of the Fun Wheel... It's kind of scary! Which is why I would never in a million years do the swinging side. NOPE.

    So happy I'll see you over on my WDW TR! I think it'll be a fun one, and it's going to last awhile considering we were there for 10 days! :yay:
     
  4. LadyFaire88

    LadyFaire88 Earning My Ears

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    I live just south of Seattle.
     
  5. danimaroo

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    Haha, so do we! Kent, actually. We lived in Seattle for 5 years before buying a house. We still work in downtown Seattle. Nice to know you're a neighbor! :thumbsup2
     
  6. LadyFaire88

    LadyFaire88 Earning My Ears

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    Haha, that's funny because by just south of Seattle I mean Des Moines. We really are neighbors.
     
  7. MasonsDisneyMom

    MasonsDisneyMom Proud Preemie Momma

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    Another great trip report! I was hysterical over Matt in zombie mode! That made my day!:rotfl2:
     
  8. GatorMommy2007

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    Loved your TR! Thank you so much for sharing it with us Dani! One day I hope I make it out to the Land!
     
  9. danimaroo

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    Thanks! :) And yeah, I thought it was pretty hilarious. Poor man was so tired. :rotfl:

    Thank you so much! And you're very welcome; thank YOU for reading it! I hope you get a chance to go out to DL because it's well-worth a visit!
     
  10. merrysmom

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    This is the first trip report I've read all the way through! We are taking our family (me, DH, and our five kiddos) to Disneyland this December, so I was so excited to see a little preview of the magic. We usually do Disneyland every other year, but it's always been February or March, so I'm beyond excited to see what Christmas in the park is all about!

    (And on an incredibly silly side-note- thanks for posting how tall you are. I've been coveting the classic Mickey shirt you were wearing the first day, but being 5'9" and about your size, I was worried it would be too short. Now I can order it worry-free!)
     
  11. Briarrose1306

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    I know I'm late to the party, but I'm reading through you TR from the beginning and had to comment on Chapter Five: "I am NEVER going on Splash Mountain again!" This is so why I have a love/hate relationship with SM. I'm never one that gets a little wet, it's ALWAYS a downpour on me, soaked all the way though, so I totally understand your misery. I lost my first cell phone because of SM.
     
  12. danimaroo

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    Welp, I sure feel honored to have the first TR you've read til the end! Haha. :) You guys are all going to have so much fun in December! It was such a fun trip to take, I can't wait to go back again. The decorations are honestly jaw-dropping.

    Oh! I actually got that t-shirt at Target! It's actually the perfect length, so I'd suggest if you want that one, definitely grab it at Target because I'm not sure if the t-shirt is the same as the one you're wanting to order! Plus, it was only $10, so even better! :thumbsup2


    Haha I'm glad you're enjoying my TR and it's NEVER too late to join, I promise! Sure it's over, but I love hearing from people who have read through the whole thing. It was a wonderful trip for us!

    OMG, that Splash experience was just... not fun. We are so lucky that my camera was on top of the ponchos in my backpack, otherwise it would have probably been waterlogged. I'm glad I'm not alone in getting soaked on Splash in Disneyland! :rotfl:
     
  13. Briarrose1306

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    Someone just posted a thread on the DL board asking how wet you get on SM and GRR and I had to share the fact that I'm one that always gets SOAKED. If I don't plan to be wet for awhile and don't have flip flops w me, I don't ride them. For some reason I just can't get "okay" with wearing a poncho. Slightly sad as I love the rides, especially SM at night, but I just can't do it.

    Loving your TR though, off to read more now!
     
  14. merrysmom

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    Good to know! It looks kind of like the one at the Disney store online. Wish I lived closer to a Target- we're two hours away. Anybody want to buy me one- LOL!
     
  15. Briarrose1306

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    I LOVE this picture of ToonTown! It seriously looks like a painting! The colors are just so perfect!
     
  16. Jennifer48

    Jennifer48 Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at

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    Just read your TR from start to finish in a few days. Thanks for sharing all your fun!

    DH & I went to DL for one day while we were in CA a few years ago but since we only had one day, we didn't get to do CA Adventure or watch any of the nighttime shows. Thanks for all your tips! :thumbsup2
     
  17. Briarrose1306

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    Great TR! I loved reading it!
     
  18. danimaroo

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    Hahaha, I'm with you! I'm okay getting soaked if I have the proper clothing/sandals, but otherwise, nooot so much. I just had never gotten THAT soaked on Splash in Disney World, so I had no idea it would be that crazy in Disneyland! :rotfl: Lesson learned!

    I'm sticking with Splash in Disney World for now, unless I'm in Disneyland and it's super hot out! :thumbsup2


    Yeah no problem! I also wear some of them from the Disney Store online and haven't had any issues! The red one in this TR was from Disney Store, if that helps, and it fit me well!

    Oh thank you so much! I really loved some of the colors in ToonTown that night, it's beautiful when all decorated for Christmas!

    Awesome, thank you for checking this one out, as well!! :)

    No problem on the tips, they were things I learned in researching and just while we were at the park that I thought other people might appreciate to know! :goodvibes

    Aww thank you again so much for reading it! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :goodvibes
     
  19. lsulindy

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    You finished your report while I was on my trip, and I'm just making my way over to complete my reading. I just wanted to thank you for sharing! I so enjoyed it while planning my trip! I'm bookmarking your WDW report and hope to start it soon!
     
  20. woodynjessiesmomma

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    I just have to tell you how much I love your trip reports! I started lurking on Dis longing for a disney vacation (I've only been to WDW twice and I miss it). Your Showboating TR was fabulous and then I read this one... This TR convinced me that we have to try DL at Christmas! DH is on board and I'm counting down the days. Thank you so much for the fabulous pictures!
     
  21. danimaroo

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    Oh yay, I'm glad you are over here finishing up reading!! I hope your trip was an absolute blast, too!! :goodvibes

    Thank you so much for coming over and saying hello!! :goodvibes And I'm also beyond happy that my TR helped make you a decision to go to DL at Christmas time! It's absolutely beautiful and the best time to go!! We are going to try to go back again in mid-November and I can't wait, we really loved Disneyland!!
     

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