JANUARY 2013, Who Else is Going?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by larina, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. larina

    larina DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2011
    I searched for a Feb 2013 thread and didn't find one on the DL board. If I've just missed it, please redirect me. Otherwise, here goes!

    Anyone else planning on, or thinking about, visiting the happiest place on earth next February? I was trying to do an October trip, but it just won't fly for us. So I rebooked our retro rate rooms at the Hojos for January 11 - 15. I know some things will be down for the holiday removal, but we're still excited. Thought about February, but I'd have to miss to school, so this works out perfectly.

    What about you? When are you going? Where are you staying? What are your plans?

    DisneytheKid ~ Dec 30 - Jan 1 ~ ?
    kelmac 284 ~ Dec 30 - Jan 5 ~ Staybridge & DLH
    NorCalGal ~ Dec 30 - Jan 5 ~ Super 8
    MagicCanuc ~ Dec 31 - Jan 3 ~ DLH
    Next Big Thing ~ Dec 31 - Jan 3 ~ ?
    gokdog ~ Dec 31 - Jan 4 ~ PPH
    coaches24 ~ Jan 1-5 ~ ?
    MrsPinup ~ Jan 1-5 ~ Peacock Suites
    NMDisneyMom ~ Jan 1-6 ~ ?
    scrapbunny ~ Jan 1-6 ~ BWRI
    Girimama33 ~ Jan 2-4 ~ w/friends
    AwfullyBigAdventures ~ Jan 2-5 ~ Condo
    bubbasmom99 ~ Jan 2-5 ~ GCH
    coaches24 ~ Jan 2-5 ~ Motel 6
    dopeyfanatic ~ Jan 2-5 ~ ?
    StephNJer ~ Jan 3-5 ~ GCH
    hjgaus ~ Jan 3-6 ~ GCH & VGC
    bkreitzel ~ Jan 4-6 ~ ?
    ministry chick 77 ~ Jan 4-6 ~ ?
    mysteriousspnai ~ Jan 4-6 ~ ?
    mamaofthree ~ Jan 6-10 ~ HoJo's
    dis2cruise ~ Jan 6-13 ~ VGC
    mhrebates ~ Jan 7-11 ~ PVI
    NZHana ~ Jan 8-12 ~ PVI
    Newbie Cruiser ~ Jan 8-15 ~ Staybridge
    Lucille1963 ~ Jan 8-16 ~ VGC
    nzer ~ Jan 8-20 ~ HoJo's
    DisMe ~ Jan 10-12 ~ Marriott/GCH
    mom2aidanNpiper ~ Jan 10-13 ~ GCH
    Tasia ~ Jan 10-18 ~ ?
    Walleandeva2011 ~ Jan 12-15 ~ DLH
    angiemouse ~ Jan 12-18 ~ HoJo's
    TiffBiff ~ Jan 12-18 ~ GCV
    mufasa0505 ~ Jan 12-19 ~ GCV
    Eeyore11081 ~ Jan 13-14 ~ Anabella
    Dizzy4DL ~ Jan 13-18 ~ BWPPI
    Mousequake ~ Jan 13-18 ~ VGC
    DisneylandDeeDee ~ Jan 14-17 ~ ?
    sray563 ~ Jan 15-18 ~ PPH and Jan 18-21 La Quinta
    siczlo ~ Jan 17-20 ~ Desert Inn
    Kim339 ~ Jan 18-21 ~ BWPPI or Stovall's
    longhorns2 ~ Jan18-22 ~ PPH
    MouseFiend ~ Jan 18-22 ~ HoJo's
    Scot-n-Michelle ~ Jan 19-26 ~ Tropicana
    Mazel ~ Jan 19-23 ~ PVI
    Baliezer ~ Jan 20-21 ~ PVI
    thewesterberg ~ Jan 21 ~ ?
    XGrumpy1 ~ Jan 21-24 ~ VGC
    Seiter Clan ~ Jan 21-26 ~ PPH
    BabieDuckie ~ Tink 1/2 ~ DLR
    bluedoggy ~ Tink 1/2 ~ ?
    kindaKrazy2 ~ Tink 1/2 ~ DLH
    runner_princess ~ Tink 1/2 ~ GCV
    specialks ~ Tink 1/2 ~ Hojo's
    TinkerTurnbulls ~ Jan 22-27 ~ ?
    siczlo ~ Jan 23-26 ~ HoJo's
    Pooh Bear Friends ~ Jan 23-27 ~ DLH
    BadgerGirl84 ~ Jan 23-28 ~ Dbl Tree/Fairfield Inn & Suites
    Iggipolka ~ Jan 23-28 ~ DLH
    PrincessDuck ~ Jan 23-31 ~ VGC
    3Minnies1Mickey ~ Jan 25-27 Dolphins Cove
    aymekae ~ Jan 25-28 ~ VGC
    jemilah ~ Jan 26 ~ Day Trip
    jmac ~ Jan 26-30 ~ HoJo's
    Kim532 ~ Jan 26-30 ~ VGC
    ValpoCory ~ Jan 26 - Feb 1 ~ VGC
    DizFan13 ~ Jan 27 - Feb 1 ~ HoJo's
    jmac232 ~ Jan 27 - Feb 1 ~ Desert Palms
    AmandaRoseGirl ~ Jan 28-31 ~ ?
    Homerun ~ Jan 28 - Feb 2 ~ VGC
    Robindianne ~ Jan 29 - Feb 2 ~ VGC
    minniecarousel ~ Late Jan ~ ?
    DizMe ~ ? ~ ?
    Susie63 ~ Jan 31 - Feb 11 ~ DGC

    Jan. 3 - Made some updates/changes. Let me know if you find an error. Also, which is correct VGC or GCV? People have used both.
  2. K311y0h

    K311y0h Earning My Ears

    Jun 5, 2012
    We are going late Feb or early March. It's tax season so we should have enough money to do everything I want. We are planning on staying at the Grand Californian, and I hope not too many rides are down!:mickeyjum:mickeyjum
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  4. DizMe

    DizMe Here we gooooo...

    Jun 4, 2007
    Well, nothing definite, but I almost always go in January. It's my birthday month, prices are lower, and the parks are quiet. I love treating myself to a DLR trip for my birthday! And guess what...I leave dh and the kids at home :)

    larina, do you fly or drive from Sac? I usually fly.
  5. MommyLove

    MommyLove currently scrapbooking our Disney trips

    Jul 21, 2008
    We're going! Long trip (taking the kids out of school), driving down, and we'll be there for my birthday! :)

    Staying in a kid suite at HoJo.
  6. larina

    larina DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2011
    Am I the only one amused that so far the folks who have posted here about going in January are all from the Northern/Central California area (close to Sac). Interesting...

    We drive down. As a family of 6 (my parents usually come, maybe just my mom, making us 5), there are just too many of us to fly. Besides, we are sort of a crazy driving family anyway, so its not that big of deal to shoot down 5. Less of an ordeal than the airport with baggage, kids, and flights to catch. If I was going alone, or making a girl's trip, I'd fly though.

    In February, my oldest daughter may have a couple of friends go with us. They are 18 and older now and will be paying their own ways. We're going to catch half their room cost, but tickets and the rest is on them. This will mean taking two cars and caravaning down, which may be sort of fun for us (told you we're driving fools) in the end.
  7. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1975

    Jun 25, 2005
    Another Sac person going in Jan LOL.

    We are actually driving down on the 29th of Dec and staying at Univ and going to Grinchmas on the 30th and then will be staying at the Staybridge since there will be 6 of us AND it is the holiday week so TOO much to stay on property. But we are going to DL on NYE because it is my daughter's 13th birthday. I have ALWAYS wanted to do NYE there at least once and since it ALSO my dd's b-day we thought it would be a lot of fun.

    We know it is going to be a madhouse but we plan to go and stay in the parks even if we have to go find a place to take a nap LOL. We are taking dd to Blue Bayou for dinner and I plan to order a cake so it should be a fun day.

    Then we are going to Pasadena on New Year's day to see the floats. NOT going to the parade itself since we will have been up WAY late the night before and we have seen the parade twice already but thought it would be fun to go to the viewing afterwards.

    Then spending the last 3 days of that week at the parks hoping to get some good park time. Know we won't get ANY on the 31st LOL.

    We also plan to go the end of february because I am part of the ladies trip group so I am going for that and it also happens to be my daughter's cheer comp so we will be going one way or the other for that. So exciting!! :)
  8. specialks

    specialks Quickly becoming a Disney addict!

    Apr 22, 2009
    We're headed down for the Tink 1/2 in January. Bummed they moved it up a week with MLK day, but looking forward to running thru DLR for my 2nd time. It was a great visit last January. We're booked at HoJos kids suite retro rate, but I'm considering a switch to onsite midway. Hard to pay more for less room though, and I think the kids would miss the kids suite.
  9. runner_princess

    runner_princess Mouseketeer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Hi! So glad this is started - we will be going for Tink and the following week! We are WDW regulars, but this is our first trip to DL, and I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed right now trying to figure out what seems like a completely unrelated place! We're coming from Indiana, and will be staying on points at GCV.
  10. Susie63

    Susie63 Dreamin' of Disney

    Sep 17, 2009
    Count me in! We are heading to California from Canada,on Jan 31 for a one night stay at the PVI and then we are in a studio at the Grand California for 10 nights.All of them at the DLR!!!!:love::love::love::love::love:
  11. kim3339

    kim3339 DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Another NorCal going!! :rotfl: Going down the 18th through the 20th. Right now I'm at BWPPI but will change over to Stovall's when the prices come down.

    I don't like the change to MLK weekend either, especially w/ WDW Marathon weekend right before it. I need some time to get home and do some laundry before Tink. :rotfl2: Hope it's not that busy!
  12. Lucille1963

    Lucille1963 DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2005
    Fingers crossed, we're hoping to make it out in early January! It is our favorite time to visit, though our trips are usually at the end of the month, this one is looking like it may be quite early. Send some pixie dust so we can get what we're hoping for at VGC!!
  13. Lucille1963

    Lucille1963 DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2005
    WOO HOO!
    We're booked at VGC from January 6-13!
    Our trips are usually at the end of the month around my birthday so going this early will be a change.

    Perhaps we'll even glimpse a bit of Christmas?
  14. aymekae

    aymekae Ayme of the Southern Isles

    Jan 16, 2008
    Joining! We'll be there the weekend of the 25th. What started as just an annual sister's trip each January (to coincide with the NAMM show, since one sister's DH goes to that and brings my sister along to meet up with us more local sisters) may become more of a family event next year. For sure, it will be me, 3 sisters, my niece (who will be about 15 months old), and maybe some of our husband's and our father. We are looking forward to staying at VGC for the first time! Really tired of everyone staying at different hotels and taking forever to coordinate schedules and pickup times and not getting into the parks till nearly noon, so those of us staying on-site will just roll out of bed. :rotfl2: Hoping to go for 2-3 days this time, instead of one day.

    Not too much else is planned at the moment. We're thinking of going in and buying a ticket for my dad to join us, even though he claims to "not like rides" so he can hang out and watching the little one for us. (This past January with a 3 month old baby really put a cramp on our style. How do you guys with kids DO it?? :scared:)
  15. ValpoCory

    ValpoCory DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    I am booked at the VGC too. From January 26th to February 1st. Can't wait.
  16. dopeyfanatic

    dopeyfanatic DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2004
    Apparently those of us in Northern California really like the idea of DL in January. I'll be going Jan 1-6, with park days being 2-5. I'm taking my three kids, along with my sister and nieces, my best friend and her two girls (their first time ever). As a surprise my dad is coming and one of my aunt's. My other aunt *might* bring my cousin's daughter down. And my cousin is probably coming with her two boys. Phew. No husbands either!! Man it is going to be awesome! The kids still don't know about it ;) It will be my kids first time to go at Christmas time. They've been a million other times, but never at Christmas :)
  17. Susie63

    Susie63 Dreamin' of Disney

    Sep 17, 2009
    I'll be checking in as you are checking out!
  18. Lucille1963

    Lucille1963 DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2005
    We were there for similar dates this year and it was fantastic! It is my favorite week to go (with my birthday right in the middle) and we've done it 4 or 5 times. This trip we have to take advantage of the APs and go earlier.

    We've already tweaked our dates a bit since DH didn't get the time off he wanted. We're now going from January 8 - 16 and will be continuing up the coast to visit family afterwards. We were really hoping to do it the other way around but I'm just so excited to be going!!

    I was really hoping to catch the end of HMH, which I'm sure we won't now, but I am looking forward to (hopefully) seeing Small World. :banana::banana:
  19. dis2cruise

    dis2cruise Long Island, NY

    Aug 21, 1999
    We have the same dates too! First time for dl and California for my family. We are very excited booked vgc too ( we own okw) . We are thinking to visit the parks for 3 days and do some sightseeing the other days then after our stay at vgc head to Vegas for 3 nights :thumbsup2
  20. ValpoCory

    ValpoCory DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    That's great to hear. We like to do Disney between the MLK and President's Day weekend crowds, especially while our kids are young enough (first grade, preschool) where missing a week of school is not a huge deal. The prices are cheaper, the crowds are smaller, and in Florida especially, the weather is much milder.

    I have researched the Events Schedule for that week by looking at 2012, but with Cars Land, things may change. I hope they keep the Get Up and Go Power Walk though.
  21. Lucille1963

    Lucille1963 DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2005
    We own SSR. We bought in 2007 and we've only used it once for 1 night in WDW (the night before a cruise). We've used it at the DLH and VGC. We definitely NEED more points and we want them to be at VGC.

    My son is starting preschool in the fall. I know that vacationing at this time of year won't last forever, but I'm going to drag it out as long as possible!

    I missed the memo on the Power Walk last year, which was really too bad since we were up at sunrise ever morning (Son: "HEY! Wake up! The sun is coming out!") Its on my must do list for this trip!

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