I'm reviving my TR yet again since we may be going again in June 2014! I didn't set this up with the idea of having it be a multiple trip TR, but it's easier to do it this way since my Pre-Trip Report is here and I'll likely do the same prep again! Originally titled, "Wide Load Ahead: 2 Princesses in a Double Stroller & DH in an ECV" this PTR/TR thread chronicled our two trips with our DDs in a double stroller and DH in an ECV (he's had 2 hip surgeries, both of which occurred within 1-2 months after our DLR trips). Now that he's finally better and the girls are too old for a stroller, we are finally taking a trip on foot only! My PTR for our September 2011 trip starts immediately after this introduction/table of contents. SEPTEMBER 2011 trip - originally titled "Wide Load Ahead: Princesses in a Double Stroller and DH in an ECV" Day 1: Driving down from Northern California! An afternoon at Disneyland Day 2: Our morning in Fantasyland and the Princess Fantasy Faire Toontown and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! DCA, my afternoon as a single rider, and WOC! Day 3: My Magic Morning DCA with the whole family and lunch at Ariel's Grotto My last Single Rider afternoon, Aladdin, and the end of our trip DH's TR (written on a site devoted to his alma mater's sports teams where he frequently posts): Disney on Wheeeeeeeeeels My breakdown of all the rides we each were able to enjoy (since we went on so few with the whole family) is here. Here is my advice for those with mobility challenges and the benefits of using an electric convenience vehicle (ECV, aka scooter). DH really resisted it but after just 4 hours in DL the first afternoon, he was in so much pain that he caved in and let me rent him one. It only cost about $40/day and they delivered it right to HoJo! My rave review of HoJo's Kid Suite (and this was BEFORE they did some renovations and replaced the windows to further dampen the noise). APRIL 2013 TRIP - Kept the same TR title, "Wide Load Ahead..." My PTR for April 2013 starts on page 5 with post 67 here. I didn't take as many photos this time, so I didn't write a full TR. Instead, here's a list of everything we did on the 3 day trip. We splurged on the PhotoPass+ and got a ton of great ride photos: Carsland! Space and Splash! We did 3 character meals and here are photos and my comparison reviews. DH did his version of a TR again: Disney on Wheeeeeeeels Part Deux, Wheel Harder. And we lucked out being there while the Long Lost Friends promotion was going on and got some great photos with awesome characters! See this post. JUNE 2014 TRIP - Changed title to "The Wheels Finally Come Off" as we didn't bring a stroller and had hoped not to rent an ECV for DH this trip PTR begins on page 7 while TR begins on page 8. Day 1: Road trip down and 3 hours in DL and DCA before dinner then dinner at Goofy's Kitchen and used our FP for Splash Mountain DH's TR on his college alma mater website: D3: The Wheels Come Off! -------------------------------- SEPTEMBER 2011 PTR It's finally official: we are definitely going to DLR next week, just 5 days from now. While we started planning this back in May, DH suffered a painful hip injury and we were unable to get any definitive answers until he got an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon to discuss the results of the high contrast test (after inconclusive x-rays and MRI scans). While it wasn't necessarily the news we wanted, DH will have the surgery (and it's scheduled already), but his orthopedic surgeon confirmed we can still go to DLR. ABOUT US: Me, 34 years old but will be celebrating my 35th birthday a week early at DLR!!! It's my first time in years! I haven't been to DLR since 1995 back when I was a student at UCLA. GO BRUINS! This trip is really largely for me, as DH doesn't care for Disney or crowds and DDs are still very young but I can't wait to see their faces. I'll be pushing the crimson double stroller. DH, 36, will be in an ECV (I'm still working on this as he insists he can just use his cane...I have Deckert Medical Supply programmed on my cell phone already!). Frankly, he has little (if any!) affection for Southern California in general, so he's grudgingly going to DLR for me. He's a die-hard Nor Cal man, 4th generation Cal Bear. So let's call him Grumpy Bear. DD5 just started kindergarten and loves princesses. We have a lunch res at Ariel's Grotto and a BBB appointment set up for her. She really enjoys the toddler roller coasters at our local amusement parks, so I imagine we may spend some time at the Gadget Go Coaster and the Goofy's Sky School. She doesn't want to go on Matterhorn or any roller coaster that gets dark. I'm also unsure if we will go on any dark rides. More on ride strategy in the next post. DD2 is my adventurous one. She loves the ferris wheel at our beach boardwalk. Not sure how she will react to meeting characters, but I'm sure she will enjoy the princesses, too. Here's a photo of DDs from a few months ago in the parking lot at our local amusement park.