- Feb 23, 2013
Just so you know for when you are in California, around 9:30 pm you could just walk in to see Anna and Elsa in CA Adventure. Park closed at 10, and no one was in there.
I don't know why they had to make it so complicated. Graham is already starting to wonder if soon it will be just too complicated to travel.That sounds like a lot of work!
Well done for having things sorted out and FP+ booked. I would leave the first day and last day a little bit more flex too. You never know how you'll feel.
ESTA sounds like a nightmare. It was still relatively easy when I last renewed our ESTA applications. Looks like its going to be a whole new world of *joy* next time round.
Thanks for the tip. Anna and Elsa are on the agenda for California Adventure, too.Just so you know for when you are in California, around 9:30 pm you could just walk in to see Anna and Elsa in CA Adventure. Park closed at 10, and no one was in there.
I can assure you this is not only the USA. I very vividly remember that we were supposed to have somebody coming over from head office, who was pretty senior management and she was refused a visa for the UK with the explanation that they were concerned that she would not return to Dubai.Welcome to the USA. Making new strides in bureaucracy!
Thanks.Your plans sound amazing!
I am leaning in that direction. I will make the final decision on that on Saturday when I am home and have a bit more time.Wonderful plans!!! I say if it's in the budget and you want to go, why not do another MNSSHP. All the more fun that your friends will be there.
Thanks. I think they only two nights that I will be at MK for the fireworks is for the Halloween parties and they don't offer Fastpass then.I don't know if you know this already but just in case, they have two new fireworks viewing areas at MK that requires a FP+.
That sounds great.We arrived 5 minutes before the show and had a perfect view.
ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization and you need to do this at least 48 hours before entering the USA if you are allowed to enter under the visa waiver scheme. Once you did the ESTA, it is then valid for multiple entries for two years or until you get a new passport, whichever comes earlier.Pardon my ignorance but what is ESTA?
We are both really looking forward to it.How lovely to do Discovery Cove for Graham's birthday.
It is, but it beats having to fill out the old green forms that we used to have.The whole ESTA process sounds like a PITA!
Thanks.Nice job on the FP+.
I will figure out where I need to get this from once I have arrived. Google Maps is suggesting that the closest stop is about a 30 minute walk away from Disneyland, but Graham thinks there is one much closer. I will have plenty of time to work this out.I finally had a chance to look up that 50 bus. It's a pretty direct route, and you shouldn't have to walk very far as it goes right down Katella.
I will have a US phone number on my cellphone so it will be easy to stay in touch.The bus will drop you at the VA hospital and I can come pick you up. It's close by, but still a walk to my house.
In most cases yes, but you have to apply for a visa then which is much more expensive and requires a visa interview.Can you still come to the US if you don't get approved for a ESTA?
I am very much enjoying it. Tomorrow morning it is time to say goodbye to Newcastle, but we are headed for Durham on the way home. Durham Castle and Cathedral are a Unesco World Heritage Site and I can't wait to visit.Enjoy your mini vacation
What a pain in the rear. I'm glad your ESTAs came through!In most cases yes, but you have to apply for a visa then which is much more expensive and requires a visa interview.
That sounds wonderfulI am very much enjoying it. Tomorrow morning it is time to say goodbye to Newcastle, but we are headed for Durham on the way home. Durham Castle and Cathedral are a Unesco World Heritage Site and I can't wait to visit.
Thanks for reading along.Glad your trip home went smoothly. Great report!
Me, too.I'm glad your ESTAs came through!
It was. When I get some time after coming back from Dubai, I will share some photos.That sounds wonderful
Welcome back. I have been so busy today that I had not actually realized that it is the first of September and I get finally say that I am going to Disneyland this month.Hi Corinna, just catching up with your plans. You are going to be in Disneyland this month!
I am glad you enjoyed this. I need to do something about this. I should be home reasonably early and I have the feeling I need to make a few phone calls to sort some odds and ends out.Wanted to let you know that I did the Fitness in the Park DVC Pilates lesson and it was fabulous!
I am with you on this and this time it was more of a pain than before.I had no idea that ESTA had become so convoluted... I am glad you got it done, I always try to put it off as long as possible...
I use T Mobile. I did this in 2013 and it worked great. At the time there was a plan that was $2 for every day it was used and gave me unlimited texts and calls and a decent data allowance. They have now discontinued this plan, but it looks like there is a plan for $30 that is valid for a month and offers 5GB data, 100 minutes of calls and unlimited texts. This should work nicely for me.And may I ask which provider you use for having an American phone number?
Thanks. It is hard to believe that I have been back for almost a week.Glad you had a nice time in Dubai!
It is, but it is also getting to the point now where it gets a little scary. I have the trip planning pretty much complete, but there is still so much to do at work.So exciting your trip is coming up so soon!
One is now worked out, but another one threw a spanner in the works yesterday.Hope you get your IT issues worked out. I can't believe Disney can't get their IT to work better than they do.
Me neither. She has gone scarily quiet since she sent me the sketch.Can't wait to see your new jewelry!
Thanks.I'm glad everything is working out.
I am sorry that life is so hectic for you at the moment.'m too tired to comment more thoroughly, but I am reading along and keeping up. I fear this is how the next few weeks/months are going to go for me. We have a lot going on even though it doesn't seem that way.
I can't wait.I'm looking forward to a small break while you're here even though it will be a exhausting break!
YesYou're going to Disneyland this month!!!
I will post some photos from Newcastle and Durham today and then from Dubai tomorrow.Glad you had a fabulous time in Dubai. Looking forward to seeing pictures.
I am glad that you like it. I am still on an old subscription package, which has been slightly modified. It used to be one themed pendant for every month, one surprise piece of jewellery and one pair of earrings. She discontinued the themed pendant part and now I get either two surprise pieces of jewellery and a pair of earrings or a pair of earrings and a larger piece of jewellery. She used to ship them every month, but they started to take forever to get here so now she just holds them until I come to the USA and then sends me a nice big package.How fun last minute jewelry! I joined her earring club last year and every month I look forward to what will come in the mail. Everything she does is so beautiful.
IndeedYAY for Disneyland soon!
Tomorrow.Looking forward to hearing more about Dubai.
I can't wait to see what she comes up with. I have seen the main beads that go in it and I think this will come out great.Ooh! What fun. New jewellery!
Welcome back.Finally caught up! So glad I was able to get back to your TR!!! You always have such a lovely time, and I enjoy your enthusiasm.