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YES, touring Cinderella’s Dream Suite was Amazing!+14 Other Magical Days* Meet + Wrap

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by emmysmommy, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. ilovebassets

    ilovebassets Animal Kingdom fanatic!

    I'm only on page 13, but as a mother to two boys (ages 1 and 3), can I say how much you're wanting me to go for baby number three to try for a girl so we can do fun stuff like this together?!

    You remind me of my mother. At 62, she is still incredibly stylish, fit, and wears a bikini! (But doesn't look like she's trying to look like a teenager.)
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  3. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    We love Disney so it seemed like an appropriate way to celebrate!!

    Awww, if you figure it out let me know! :)

    Yes, right there. You walk out the back of the hotel and you are in the park.

    Thank you Kylie!

    I suppose if we can't live close enough to WDW, DL isn't a bad consolation. ;) Thank you! I wasn't going to complain that the TPV was the only one available. We were able to see the coasters being tested in the morning before park open.

    Hi Dave! Thanks I'm glad you are caught up. I sadly can not say the same... I must get caught up with your new TR!

    We should have had a Disney themed cake to really make the birthday celebration special. :)

    I agree Linda. I don't get the ride photo at the beginning of the ride at WDW and it is so rough and jerky. No good! And yes! ToT is better at DHS. :thumbsup2

    Those special FP were a first for us. Glad to know that they roll them out from time to time.

    Awwww man, you lost your Disney accommodations! :laughing: I suppose if you want to ski in winter you can go stay with your friends in Reno.

    Yes, you do and then I could meet up with you like Camille did! :)

    Thanks Julie! It was a great celebration.

    Hi Wendy! No worries, glad you are caught up.

    At least you know what you want ahead of time with your special bathroom! Stars on the ceiling sound like an awesome touch. Just don't use the big plastic stick on glow-in-the-dark variety! I don't think they are as magical. :p

    Napa Rose is such a lovely restaurant and the food is quite good too.

    That's so funny that you mentioned Em's sweater. She had just received that from a friend and loved the elbow cut outs. I thought something was wrong with it because the elbows had holes. Apparently that's the style. Who knew!

    My hubby was in charge of the cake - it was white cake with raspberry filling. Yum!

    I have more horrid photos from Indy! It's ever so slightly difficult to get a decent photo when the car is bucking around.

    I've often thought about what you said about the Animation Building being replicated in DHS. They have an Animation Building but it's nothing like DCA's. They just need more couches in the room although people plop down on the floor all the time to just sit and enjoy the "show." :)

    Do they do D23 at DL every year?? Just curious.
  4. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    I may not get to reply to all tonight. I'll be back later to finish up.

    Hi Camille! Disneyland is great but WDW feels like vacation!

    Yes, we chatted right before I headed over to DCA to see the lights turn on. :)

    Thank you. Em bought that dress for her birthday dinner but found that the boning in it to keep it structured was a bit uncomfortable. Fashion over comfort to be sure since it was cute.

    You have a great memory! Michael ordered the cake from a local bakery and yes, it was one of the errands that he was running throughout the day. :cake: And if I didn't confess already ....getting ready to get to out the door and to the hotel and then to dinner I was running behind and made the mistake of asking Michael what he'd done all day. Oops! In addition to the cake, he'd been to pick up her ring at the jeweler, got her other small gifts, wrapped them and packed... among other things.

    Glad to share! :goodvibes

    Thank you Jo! It wasn't a boring view for sure.

    At least your DD gets to end your holiday with a cocktail on the plane! ::yes:: Very nice!!

    Welcome back Jill! Oh, I'm glad you had a good time. Sounds like that mid-80s day was a must do for SAB. I'm sure your DD loved the pool.

    I was skeptical of talking Mickey but the interactions that I'm hearing are awesome. How precious that he paid such special attention to your little one. We had talking Mickey try to get our group to be pirates... it was odd but ok, why not.

    Hi Jenn! Welcome and thanks for joining. I'm so glad that you are here! I just checked out your TR and we were at WDW at the same time in December. I paused to read through your updates through when you arrived so I have to go back and read more.

    You do such a great job at catching up! You don't skim at all!

    YAY FOR DISNEYLAND next year. :yay: We MUST get together. I want to be an honorary part of your family for the day since I'd die laughing. Oh my gosh! Let me know!

    Yeah, I'm a hugger, that guy didn't have a chance. ;) It was a wonderful tour and I'm so grateful that Em was there to enjoy it too.

    Ha! Yes, the prospect of spending on a Dooney bag automatically makes the selection process that much more difficult.

    Em loved dressing for dinner and even more so since she'd just bought that dress for the special occasion.

    Happy DL planning!

    Thank YOU for reading Jenny.

    Ha ha! Yes, that oops photo ended up being great to show the carpet. :)

    Thanks it was awesome.

    Delicious white cake with raspberry filling. Definitely very good!

    Yes, we brought it with us and it was delicious. insert drooling here. My hubby had bell service deliver it to the restaurant and they stored it until we were ready for it. (They wouldn't cut it but that wasn't a problem.)

    Em's French braid is no sock bun but yes, that's her own creation! :rotfl2: I can barely braid so I'm glad she's got French braiding skills. I was the mom that could only put her hair in a ponytail. Very sad. :sad2:
  5. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

    Such is the curse of popularity!

    Just breathe, my friend, and catch up when you can.

  6. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Thanks for including this "intermission." I love reading about DL just as much as I do about WDW. And since I've never been to DL, looking at the pictures and reading details, such as how you can tune in to the WoC soundtrack from your room tv, is fascinating. popcorn::

    Looks like it was a wonderful birthday dinner and evening. You two looked very pretty for your dinner. I can't speak for Em, but I know, for me, getting dressed up and eating at a nice restaurant with my mom always made me feel special. One of those moments only mother/daughters know. (Even with other family there, it can still be fun.:goodvibes)

    I've heard the lights turning on at dusk in Carsland is pretty cool to watch. I bet it was a nice time to relax and catch a few minutes of solitude.
  7. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

    The intermission trip looked great.
  8. peachmermaid

    peachmermaid Member

    I'm a horrible person in that room, I just tend to stand in the middle because I'm so in awe every time. No expo this year, they do it every other year. You have to go next year! It's insane lines but the presentations are worth it.
  9. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    Thank you! You'll not look at those windows and the door the same again.

    Thank you Kelli! We have our moments of hilarity for sure. I love those memories. :lovestruc

    Hi Juanita! Waking up anywhere Disney is a treat for a birthday. Darn those blackout dates. For DL there are technically 5 levels of passes and the lowest has practically the entire summer blocked out. Is that the same with the WDW APs? I just want to hang in there long enough to ride the mine train.

    I do believe the necklace was Forever21. Nothing but the good stuff for our kid! Like $5! :rotfl:

    Your new best friend was being a pill. Darn that's cold!! I hope it warms up to 20! I'm sure you will be glad to go to WDW next month.

    Thank you Kathy, I think so too.

    And you know that I would be completely thrilled to see you her in DL! I would love to be your tour guide!! :worship:

    Thank you Mary Ellen! Disney just seemed appropriate! And it didn't hurt that the view wasn't bad.

    If our paths don't cross later this year I hope 2015 is our year to actually met. :)

    Thank you Kristy. The DL version of the Dream Suite just may be available during your stay. ;) Wouldn't that be crazy to stay in the DS at both parks?

    I need to stop by your TR and check out your latest plans since you are my fellow May Diser!
  10. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    Hi there! Thank you for reading and welcome!! :) Be careful, my third child was a third boy! I had to go for number 4 to get a girl. :laughing: If I can inspire anyone for anything I suppose adding another member to their family is a first. :rotfl2:

    I can see the compliment in there! My daughter is having a laughing fit because she knows what you mean but she's also seen me in a bikini....:eek: I think that it is adorable that you admire your mother.

    Thank you again for reading. I'm so glad you are here. :thumbsup2

    Thanks Dee! If I didn't have to work I'd have so much more time to Dis!

    breathing in... breathing out... :tongue:

    I'm glad to share. There's so many similar attractions yet in a uniquely themed park.

    Oh thank you Alicia. We enjoy getting dressed for the nicer dinners. It made the occasion feel special. Heels and make-up any more are a treat since I work from home so much I have no need to brush my hair every day! :rotfl: Just kidding sorta.

    I'd never parked myself on Rt 66 to observe so that was a very nice first. You described it perfectly actually.. relaxing and a few minutes of solitude.

    Thanks Scott. I hope you are staying warm. Can I say here that I had to laugh at your FB post about having to buy new ... ahem.. under things? :lmao: Great progress!!

    A lot of people do. It is pretty impressive with all those screens.

    Aha! I obviously don't follow along. I see the signs and know when it is coming though. I pay that much attention. :)
  11. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

    **Intermission Part 3**
    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel weekend

    Apparently I didn't take a lot of photos after we had dinner the night before so I'll just pick this back up with the next morning for which we took advantage of the EMH.

    Early morning at DCA


    Hotel guests are able to use the park entrance connected to the hotel VERY convenient.


    Apparently no one was going this way...

    Still light on the crowds.



    For some reason I thought it was a good idea to try and have an action shot. I need a caption here!



    And yes... it looks like we were following the crowds to the ONE place that 95% of all the EMH park guests head towards...




    We decided to use the single rider line since it was walk on and it was better than a 50% chance that we'd be in the same car, which we were.









    Character Photo-op

    We met up with a couple friends at the Cove Bar at the Paradise Pier area for drinks and a light lunch.



    We used our other complimentary FP on Space Mountain. Our friends seated behind us didn't pass up an opportunity to clown us!


    One of our friends helped Em celebrate

    In the interest of keeping this brief so I can get back to my regular TR I'll call it a day there. We had a great weekend celebrating this milestone birthday with family and friends. Thanks for hanging in there while I took this off track for a bit.

    Back to my regular TR next...

    Next TR Post Here

  12. JulieODC

    JulieODC Mouseketeer

    What great photos of DL!! We've never been...but someday! :thumbsup2

    Great action shot!! :yay:

    The kiss photo is adorable --- hope you guys have a Happy Valentine's Day! :flower3:
  13. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Sounds like an enjoyable morning at DCA. Carsland sounds like the TSMM of DL. :rotfl: But hey, that's what single rider is for.
  14. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Sounds like a great birthday weekend! The Grand Californian looks beautiful, and the walkway seems like a great perk!

    Love the Space Mountain pic.:thumbsup2
  15. peachmermaid

    peachmermaid Member

    Aw what a fun morning & birthday! Thank you for sharing this intermission with us. I love hearing about disneyland. :) I love your hoodie too! Soooo cute! Adorable photo with Frozone too, you guys are too cute!
  16. JessM

    JessM We all have a dream

    What a wonderful trip to Disneyland! I've only made it out there once and only for 5ish hours. I definitely need to go again someday.

    I love the SM pic, too cute!
  17. DisneyKid4Life

    DisneyKid4Life Mouseketeer

    I have to say, that "special entrance" sure is a nice perk for resort guests. Granted I used the Grand to get back and forth from the Parks, but I had to go into DownTown Disney like the commoner I am.

    Bahahahaha, Is that your arm I see in the Cars mirror shot? Nice work!!!

    Awww, such a great SM photo. :goodvibes
  18. deedee2177

    deedee2177 Disney Darling

    Really enjoyed the DL intermission!! I've never been, but hope to get there one day!
  19. sunnysideup3

    sunnysideup3 Mouseketeer

    Glad that Emmy had such a wonderful birthday! You all looked like you were having a blast! :bday:
  20. thornton0511

    thornton0511 Mouseketeer

    Love your action shot Brenda! Those are hard to get just right so kudos to you my dear ::yes:: I am in the early stages of planning our first ever family trip to DL in July and it's so overwhelming! I think more so than when I researched for our first trip to WDW and stumbled upon this great place because there just does not seem to be near the resources for DL as there are for WDW. And I get it WDW gets more of a traveling vacation crowd whereas DL is more of a locals spot but ugh! Anyways loving you posts with GCH :lovestruc I want to stay onsite so badly for this trip but talking DH into it is a whole other thing...he wants to stay at the Candy Cane Inn....:( but it's not the same....waahh
    More importantly though what was that yummy drink from the cove bar....was that rassberries I saw? Yum Yum!
  21. Millie12591

    Millie12591 Mouseketeer

    Looks like fun, but I think I've seen all these pictures before. :scratchin :rotfl:

    Of course I have, on FB! :goodvibes

    Y'all look like you had a great time. It's good to run into friends while in one of your favorite places celebrating one of your favorite people. :thumbsup2
    I can't believe your baby is all grown up now. I thank goodness I have a few more years before we hit that one, but at the same time I'm looking forward to that next phase of my life too. :) Although I'm not looking forward to the fact Mackenzie will be 18 before she even starts her senior year. :rolleyes:

    Loving your action shot, by the way, that and the kissing shot on the rollercoaster. :laughing:

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