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  • whoever
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    OK, I've pulled triage on the pics... Here's the tally..



    Day 1 - part A
    9


    Day 1 - part B
    72




    Day 2
    64




    Day 3
    126


    Day 4
    102

    Going to be a few days, should have them all up by Monday as it is a Holiday.

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  • mpabis525
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    "Heck yeah, they should put a high speed train between Phoenix and Anaheim!"

    That is what my car is doing double duty as on trips to Disneyland. I think I have seen the stars coming at the windshield a few times as we approach hyperspace on the 10.

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  • teacherlady19
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    I can tell you're young ... driving the 6+ hours back to Phoenix after a full day of Disney. We can barely drive 90 minutes back to San Diego after a full day, any more!

    Really, your trip sounds great. Just wait till all of your kids can ride everything and you don't have to play baby-swap! (There's a big gap in our DL attendance, waiting for our kids to grow tall enough to ride everything! Now they're both grown and married and looking forward to bringing their own kids to DLR.)

    Looking forward to your pictures!

    Donna

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  • The Better Half
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Shouldn't it read "with my FOUR girls"? Oh, and VEW is 7 months.

    To the poster who worried about lack of thrill ride time for A, thank you for the concern. I was born without the adrenaline junkie gene, but am slowly warming up to the idea and may need more opportunity in the future. For the most part I find the stroller pass on an occasional ride of interest more than adequate.

    Learned so much this trip and can't wait for the next one! Going through magic withdrawal in a big way today.

    -A

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  • whoever
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    If my math is correct, here's the final ride tally....

    Screamin 15
    Ariel 5
    Monsters 5
    Indy 4
    RSR 4
    GRR 4
    POTC 3
    GSS 3
    Mansion 2
    TSMM 2
    Triton 2
    Jungle 2
    Winnie 2
    Arthur Carousel 2
    Splash 2
    TOT 2
    Fun Wheel 1
    Jellyfish 1
    Flying Tire 1
    Symphony 1
    Zephyr 1
    Turtle Talk 1
    Dole 1
    Tarzan 1
    Go Coaster 1
    WOC 1
    Peter Pan 1
    Lilly Belle 1
    Toad 1
    Dumbo 1
    Alice 1
    Snow White 1
    Fantasy Faire 1
    Small World 1
    Tea Cups 1
    Canal Boats 1
    Castle 1
    Mark Twain 1
    Tiki 1
    Nemo 1
    Maters 1
    Flicks Flyers 1
    Chew Chew 1
    Tuck and Roll 1
    RCCT 1

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  • whoever
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Originally posted by Garrett240 View Post
    Great, fun report. Sounds like you had a great time! I am looking forward to seeing more pictures.
    Will try to get the first batch up tonight. No promises, going to be a long day in the office. Just called all my PMs to get status reports on anything I need to know ASAP before I start digging through the 573 unread emails in my inbox.

    Let me guess which of you two is the "morning person".
    Its actually me... she was just more excited not to have to be driving

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  • Garrett240
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Great, fun report. Sounds like you had a great time! I am looking forward to seeing more pictures.

    Originally posted by whoever View Post
    Let me guess which of you two is the "morning person".

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  • WildeNight
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Heck yeah, they should put a high speed train between Phoenix and Anaheim! I'd take it to Phoenix every once in a while.

    Very nice trip report. Detailed and amusing.

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  • whoever
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    05/22/2013....07:42..
    In line at DCA with KEW. A and the little girls weren’t quite ready with the final packing and such, so KEW and I forged ahead as she was the only one of the girls who could do RSR. 12 people in line in front of me at the gate I’m at. Bag check was practically nonexistent. I think the anomaly from yesterday was due to DL getting Magic Morning people AND EMH people vs. DCA being only EMH. The first party at the front of my line were refused entry (they were probably Magic Morningers), and promptly stomped off spouting “Well that’s stupid”. The Disney spirit did not find them this fine morning. It was gray again (starting to see a theme here), and looked even more like rain. The park opened for us, and we got up to the rope at Carthay, and were promptly told that RSR was down, and would not be up until park open at 9am. Darn…. Change of plans….
    05/22/2013....08:06..
    After a quick jaunt to the Pier, we jumped on Toy Story Midway Mania… it was literally walk on. I took VEW, and A took CEW/KEW. I did pretty good against VEW… I smoked her with 111,000 to her zero…

    05/22/2013....08:20..
    After TSMM, A took KEW on Screamin’, while CEW/VEW and I rode Triton’s Carousel. KEW refused to go on Screamin’ with me because she was anxious, but she had no problems doing it with A. After we got off, I see them coming off, and KEW says…. AGAIN!!! A monster was born. I knew she’d love it as she’s a thrill junkie, but the first time on stuff she has a hard time overcoming. KEW and I jumped on and did it three times in a row. A took CEW/VEW on TSMM 3 times, and then headed over to Car’s Land and jumped in line for RSR.
    05/22/2013....09:10..
    KEW and I hoofed it over double time, but had a delay as we were refused entry to Cars Land through the Wharf under the arch… ended up having to enter by Filmore’s. They really need to do this better with the RSR queue overflow, they shouldn’t block off entry points.
    05/22/2013....09:13..
    RSR was apparently over an hour by this point, so with A and the little girls in line, KEW and I quickly jumped on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. It was more high speed than I was expecting, and whipped you around pretty good. Guess I understand the height thing for it whereas before I had ridden it, I was like what the heck, a height limit on something equivalent to the tea cups?

    05/22/2013....09:40..
    A gave up on RSR line, and went over to the Fast Pass line instead with VEW (sleeping nicely by now). I took KEW and CEW, and jumped on Flick’s Flyers. I’ve never been on this, and it wasn’t bad. Did a quick FP return time check for Tower of Terror and decided the time wasn’t quite right yet to grab them.

    05/22/2013....09:45..
    In queue for Chew Chew Train. Practically walk on. I remember waiting FOREVER to ride this 2 trips back, and THAT was not worth it at all. The girls sat up front, and me behind. Nice diversion, and CEW likes it. By now, A/VEW was back with our RSR Fast Passes.
    05/22/2013....09:57..
    A took CEW on the tuck and roll bumper cars while KEW, VEW, and I waited…CEW was loving it. It really is a shame there’s so little she can ride being under 40”. Next time (and Big thunder will be open to boot… Yay). The rides she could ride, she loved the heck out of… Afterwards, KEW and I decided to grab TOT FP for a 10:30-11:30 return time.. should work perfect.
    05/22/2013....10:22..
    The wait for TOT was posted as 15 minutes and KEW was nervous about TOT (which is weird because she LOVED it back in 2010. Didn’t make it on last trip. Turns out it wasn’t the drops (she loves those), but the ghost aspect of it which had her worrying. Must be the realization of death at the age she’s at. At any rate, it wasn’t a good experience for her, and she was practically in tears on exit. Nix using those FP…A did grab a stroller pass though, and that would come in handy later in the day for me. We trekked back to the hotel for a break and to finalize the checkout, finish the bags, and get them down into storage. I took 10 minutes afterward to run around getting hotel pics as I had no time this trip until now. Got some good ones, I REALLY love the craftsman style.
    05/22/2013....11:30..
    Trekked over to Redwood Creek Challenge trail and started to do the challenge for the merit badge. We couldn’t find Kevin’s foot prints for some reason. Headed around, did the howling slides, played in the hollow logs, started to do the totem pole deciphering, and the rock slides and mystic cave. Only KEW was tall enough for the rock climb, but she was awesome at it (kid is a monkey as it is). Ran into Doug. CEW was TERRIFIED of him, and by the time KEW got near, he had to exit out the cast member exit, but did give her some nice waves which she returned and was happy about. By this time, time was running short, so we abandoned the challenge, hoping to get back later in the day and finish, but that wasn’t in the cards. KEW and I have a Girl Scout Survival Camp in June for Father’s day, so a little bit of real world scouting challenge will have to suffice.

    05/22/2013....11:55..
    Checked in Ariel’s Grotto for the girl’s 12:00 lunch and M&G. Went downstairs with them, shot off some pics, went out to the water side seating area they were eating at which jutted out into the lagoon, got them settled, and then took off for some Daddy time. First stop for me… Cove bar. Two Tower 10 IPAs were calling my name to cut the heat, help a little bit with the pain of walking 50 miles per day, and do some general people watching and enjoying the ambiance. Really like cove bar, it’s an adult oasis in DCA for sure. Contemplated some of the snack type meals they offer, but decided I’d rather go grab a hot dog/chips, and ride Screamin’, so off I went.
    05/22/2013....14:30..
    I rode Screamin’ OVER and OVER and OVER… there was no wait, just walk out the exit, in the entrance, and back on. I got in 6 loops on it (I’d text the girls and let them know what color train and what car I was in and wave to them at Ariel’s as I rocketed past post-launch.) They saw me 3 or 4 times. After they got out, KEW was itching to go, so she and I looped on it 5 MORE times together, and got a GREAT photo, which I used my free photo coupon for. While KEW and I were looping, A and the small girls went and rode Ariel’s undersea adventure, got the free lanyards over at Blue Sky Cellar, got some popcorn in an Adventureland bucket (yay, Adventureland!) and then over to Cars land to select pins from Tin Lizzy’s shop. By 2:30, our FP for RSR had matured, so started heading over to Car’s Land with a stop for some barley soda for me on the wharf.


    05/22/2013....14:40..
    KEW and I are boarding RSR (yay for FP, pretty much walk-on). On the way in, I grabbed a stroller swap pass. We had a Red car, went the paint booth (I still haven’t gone the new tires route), and we WON! Was an awesome ride. Got out, and swapped with A. She got the new tires, and their car did NOT win. The tractors were all broken this time around. Wonder what’s up with that. Doesn’t seem like they are a particularly complex piece of Imagineering. Hmm.
    05/22/2013....14:47..
    While KEW/A were doing RSR, CEW really wanted to go do Monsters Inc., so I trekked the little girls up there. On the way, I stopped at Carthay, and made some measurements of a project I want to do. CEW, VEW, and I ended up riding it 4 times with an average of 11 minutes per round.
    05/22/2013....15:45..
    A showed up with some much needed food/drink. She had stopped at the Cozy cone, picked up some pretzel balls for the kids/her, and a chili con carne cone for me. The chili was alright (chili like pizza is good even when its bad), but the cone itself wasn’t terribly tasty. I bet most people just pitch the cone when they’ve consumed the filling. Given the relatively low volume of food, KEW and I were still hungry, so I got a chili cheese dog for me, and a hot dog for her from Wiener’s.

    05/22/2013....16:20..
    After dining, and getting the girls bathroom breaked, and cleaned up, I had that parent swap pass for TOT from before, so A said go run it. I hustled over. They were asking for single riders down in the boiler room, so I got on a good 3 cars earlier than I would have otherwise. This is the first time I’ve seen the ride clearly (I wore glasses the previous times and was afraid of losing them), but this time I had some daily wear contact lens samples, so I got to see the show in the elevator and out over the park in detail. I remembered the ride itself being longer, it’s like they cut out a full cycle of up/down, but maybe it’s just perspective looking back. All told, I was walking out 15 minutes after I walked through the entrance. I did get a “Happy anniversary, you picked a great hotel to stay at” from one of the CMs which gave me a good laugh. I really love the set dressing in the Hollywood Tower of Terror. Art Deco is one of my “things”. They pull it of superbly.
    While I was doing TOT, A took all the girls on Monsters one last time… then we made our way through the Buena Vista Street shops giving the girls a chance to pick out one thing each. Some really neat stuff, and I was half tempted to get the mini sculpture of Walt and Mickey from the circle out front of Elias & Co, but just couldn’t justify it.
    05/22/2013....17:30..
    Left the hotel… with much sadness. Noticed that the valet was not charged to my room, nor was it collected at vehicle pickup. I wonder if they are going to charge me after all. Upon loading up, there’s not a free spot for anything anywhere…. If we do any longer of a trip, we’ll need to move up to a full-size SUV vs. the midsize we have. The LA metro traffic was HORRIBLE. Leaving in the afternoon on a weekday was a poor decision. Not any better options available though unless you give up park time. We all make our choices… CA.. .please rethink allowing motorcycles to lane-split. Boy is that dangerous, and puts others in harm's way, not just the bike rider.

    05/22/2013....18:22..
    Kids are all asleep. After spending too much time in grid lock, it FINALLY opened up, and I was making phenomenal time until I had to stop for fuel somewhere out by Indio. $4.59/gallon for the premium the V8 Volvo SUV we were driving drinks. Holy smokes. It’s a good 60 cents cheaper right across the border in AZ for the same grade. Swapped drivers now that we are pretty much out of Cali. Let the wife drive while I catch up on the trip report.
    05/22/2013....21:00..
    Crossed back into friendly territory… aka AZ. It is now safe to make a pit stop as KEW and VEW are up. KEW wants French fries and VEW needs some mommy time. While there, there was a family parked next to us doing the same thing. Mentioned we were coming back from Disney, and they said they were going to Disney. What are the odds? Wished them safe travels, have fun, and God speed.

    05/22/2013....21:18..
    Back on the road…. Easily an hour and a half left to go…They should put in a high speed train directly from Down Town Phoenix to Disneyland… I’d ride it.
    05/22/2013....23:13..
    Switched with A somewhere at a rest stop roughly 60 miles from Phoenix. She was starting to drift between the lane edges. I stepped it up a bit to get home, and pulled into the driveway at 23:13. Thirty minutes of unpacking the vehicle into the garage and necessities/perishables into the house, and its bed time….
    Last edited by whoever; 05-28-2013, 07:00 AM.

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  • KellyMcG86
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Originally posted by mpabis525 View Post
    Great trip report. By the time I get to the Katella exit from AZ, my heart rate is usually in a unsafe zone for beating so fast.
    Same!! The hotel we stay at is on Katella, so once I even see Katella on the highway signs I get so antsy!!

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  • mpabis525
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Whoever,

    Glad there is another Phoenician in the forums.

    Loved the comment about Commie Country.

    Great trip report. By the time I get to the Katella exit from AZ, my heart rate is usually in a unsafe zone for beating so fast.

    Can't believe you scored Club 33 for dinner. I am very envious.

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  • whoever
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    05/21/2013....07:35..
    Stuck at bag check. Only 2 checking lines open… lines are easily 150 deep…. They aren’t letting anybody through yet.
    05/21/2013....07:39..
    They opened up 2 more lines… we jumped over to them when they appeared to be starting to move the barriers… still not letting anybody in.
    05/21/2013....07:43..
    At the DL gates… 11 people in front of us for this gate. The family selected to do the countdown to park open was from Montana.
    05/21/2013....07:49..
    Waiting at the hub for rope drop. The skies are gray and it looks like rain. Would be a welcome relief after yesterday, and more what we are used to on our Disney trips. The crowd is solid back to Market House.

    05/21/2013....08:00..
    In line for Peter Pan

    05/21/2013....08:24..
    After a whirlwind of Peter Pan, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, King Arthur’s Carousel, we are in line for Dumbo. While waiting, I notice I overlooked Jingles on the Carousel (and I did a complete circle of it looking the first time… I must have been blinded by Disney. Must swing past a second time during the trip and have one of the daughters snag a ride on Jingles. Noticed that only our pinwheel was spinning on Dumbo… weird.

    05/21/2013....08:44..
    In line for Alice. The scaffolds look ugly… Why make Disney do something which apparently worked for the first 50+ years? At any rate… long line for pre-park opening… we JUST made it on the ride in time because up next…..

    05/21/2013....09:06..
    Dropped all the ladies off for a 9:10 Bippity Boppity Boutique makeover (well… for the two oldest daughters that is… we supplied the dresses, one of which A hand made). After that I was off….
    05/21/2013....09:14..
    At Main Street Station. Just scored a 15:30 res for the Lilly Belle. This is going to be great!!!

    05/21/2013....09:21..
    Just scored FOUR fast passes for Indy, and jumping on Pirates..Seems it took 20 minutes from the walk-on queue until I got back onto Royal Street. Took some time to get some pics of things I’ve been wanting, and took some measurements of a special something…While I was occupied, the girls got done with their makeovers and got in a Snow White ride.

    05/21/2013....10:06..
    In line for Fantasy Faire. We got to meet Cinderella, Ariel, and Aurora!

    05/21/2013....10:23..
    KEW and I split and headed over to Indy… knocked out the first ride by 10:45… and second ride by 11:03. That’s a ride fast passes really shine on… She had a blast as usual… even in full on Tiana getup… After we got off, connected with A. She and the girls were heading to the Small World area for a Merida meet… KEW and I booked it cross park, and caught up to her by Alice.. The Merida queue had a 35 min wait posted…
    05/21/2013....11:17..
    Due to the long Merida wait, we jumped on Small World. Was a good ride… think once is enough per trip of this one, though. Longish ride…. We were literally sitting in the boat for 16 minutes.
    05/21/2013....11:37..
    The Merida line seemed to have got better, so we jumped in………. and …. Half way through, Merida goes on break… this isn’t looking good. I jump out and get the family some refreshments in the form of $3 sodas (need to keep the kids blood sugar up or they turn scary..) After some more waiting, Merida returns. Kids were geeked, and KEW drew this in her autograph book, which Merida appreciated…

    05/21/2013....12:20..
    In the queue for tea cups… We all crammed into a purple cup, and I gave it a good spinning… CEW was going crazy with excitement as she LOVES spinning rides (or just being spun I supposed even if it is me doing the spinning).

    05/21/2013....12:29..
    Its HAT time. This trip I was surprised….. KEW went for the Cheshire cat ears, and CEW went for the Ear headband with some flowing princess veil. VEW not having a say as she can’t talk got pink ears with first visit and her name/year embroidered on them.

    05/21/2013....12:43..
    Not to miss a ride on Jingles… we all jumped on the Carousel… KEW got the honor.. she was jazzed about it….. other than saying “Who is Mary Poppins?” I had to tell her that she was the lady who sang about supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. She got it. Kids today..
    05/21/2013....12:58..
    Showed up at Blue Bayou for a 13:00 reservation…Had a 5-10 min wait, and did NOT get a water-side table. L I do say, the Louisiana Lemonade I started with was AWESOME. I must find a recipe… The girls were all in melt down mode, so lunch was less than stellar. The food was great though, even when eaten at a fevered pace. A got the Salmon… I finished it for her. It was delectable. I got the strip loin… it was cooked better than the one I got at Carthay. Let that tell you something… the 33 cooks (they do double duty with Blue Bayou from what I’ve heard) can run circles around the Carthay and in theory Napa Rose cooks. KEW got the kids salmon, and CEW got the kids steak (also perfectly cooked Medium Rare). Their gumbo starter was awesome too. I may just have to find some gumbo tomorrow for lunch. Our server was Jessica. She did an admirable job, and our drinks (including my awesome lemonade) were always topped off.
    05/21/2013....14:37..
    CEW really wanted to do Storybook Canal Boats or as she REPEATEDLY called it… the Whale ride. We split, and I took her while A took the other two for a snack. She was a hit in line, and I saw one couple eyeing my AWESOME Dole whip shirt with envy. Ride was nice, had a great captain, and a good crew. One mother was lamenting that her child had dropped her D600 body, and she had to revert to a few year old backup for the trip. I felt for her… and snapped away.
    05/21/2013....14:51..
    Kids needed some time out of the sun, so we did a walk through of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Afterwards, we meandered down Main Street, and through most of the stores… stopping to critique the candy…Picked up a Hidden Mickey book in the Emporium… wish we had it at the start of the trip..
    05/21/2013....15:25..
    Main Street Station….. Boarding the Lilly Belle. Words cannot describe the awesomeness. Learned a TON of info from our very well versed CM conductor. All about Retlaw1 as it was formerly called. That SantaFe Railroad used to sponsor the Disneyland Rail Road, and that it had a former life as the “Grand Canyon” during said sponsorship. Today, we were pulled by the 5-Train, decked out in Blue. Learned about Emperor Hirohito, and how he loved his first ride, how the benches we were sitting on were from the Queen Mary when she was retrofitted into the floating restaurant, and that the carpet in the car was the last remnant they found in storage of the carpet from Walt’s apartment, and had the hidden Mickey/Minnie pairs… Very cool. Also learned about yesterland attractions such as the Toon Town Station being Videopolis station in the 60s… where you went to get your groove on. Also learned a bunch about the Dioramas… I think he said it was a single piece of un-seamed canvas 332’ long, 40’ high, and painted with 350 gallons of paint, and that it once held (and may still to this day) the dubious honor of world’s largest canvas. I also discovered the number of animals in the diorama (49 if you were wondering) including the armadillo…. Yes… there’s an armadillo… I didn’t get a pic, but I will next time I ride the train. The log book was beyond FULL, and had to get creative on the last page. Not surprising since it had been in use since October of 2012. We were the first entry for days and would be the last entry in that book.
    05/21/2013....16:15..
    Back in the room… having some snacks, and changing to go swimming… The main waterslide is down today.. technicians were inspecting it while we were in the pool. They had the small one going for the really young kids. First time in 3 visits that we used the pools… Would love some more time and a working waterslide.

    05/21/2013....18:30..
    Dinner at Golden Horseshoe while we figure out the rest of the evening. While A took the kids in, I sprinted over and back to Splash Mountain, only to find out they had exhausted their Fast Passes…L Oh well… back to dinner..the Fish & Chips were GREAT and the chicken nuggets were pretty good too.

    05/21/2013....19:05..
    We find ourselves waiting for the Mark Twain. I really wanted to knock out a Pilot House Ride, so asked the CM when she showed up as it was pulling up to the dock. Doh… already booked up for the day… inquiries as to how to get said booking were simply responded with “be in the right place at the right time”. Guess this trip won’t make it happen unless we get extremely lucky tomorrow. There was a small group of the Main Street Elite Disney fan club standing at the dock, and I’ll let you guess who ended up in the pilot house that trip. It was a good trip around the rivers of America, albeit cold. Never realized it is roughly a 30 minute unload/board/trip around the island type of ride.
    05/21/2013....19:45..
    Half way through the Jungle Cruise queue (definitely wasn’t going to miss it, one of my favorite rides in the park). CEW manages to fall and hurt herself right as a sweeper was coming through the queue. He gave her a sticker, which seemed to help after a bit. I wonder if the reason he was coming through the queue itself was the HORRIBLE state of garbage just strewn on the props/ground/etc. Seems a lot of people really are lazy. I was always taught pack it in, pack it out. More should follow suit and make it a better experience for us all.
    05/21/2013....20:04..
    In the Tiki Room queue getting Dole whip. Boy am I in trouble. The whip jerk (I just made up that title, like soda jerk) took off on break, leaving one gal who was training a newbie CM. It was a slow line for both sides being open and a whopping two CMs running the hut. At any rate, got some good pics of the 40% of our party who wore Dole Whip/Adventureland shirts into the park that day. Got a pin for VEW too, for her first Dole Whip experience (she’s a fan). Tiki room was awesome as usual, and CEW was singing up a storm in queue with the birds. She loves the Tiki room song.

    05/21/2013....20:35..
    A took CEW and VEW over to Nemo as CEW LOVES, and I mean LOVES Nemo. KEW and I headed to Splash Mountain. It was walk-on. First trip through I caught a rogue wave after the main drop and my left side was soaked. Now I’m not sure if you’ve seen the previous trip reports, but KEW is a Splash FEIND!!! I mean like 12 times in a row one night addicted, so we’ve got a tradition of getting a pic each time we come. First pic, she had her eyes closed when the flash hit (she does this with flash photography for some reason). So we managed a second run thankfully… very close to closing… this time… PERFECTION!! Arms up, Cheshire Cat ears on, eyes open. It was a great end to a wonderful day. Met up with the rest of the girls at the hub, and made the way back to the hotel. Back in the room by 21:30. Hitting the sack now… last day in park tomorrow… going to be a rough one…

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  • Tinkbelle
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    I'm enjoying your trip report and look forward to more pictures! It is always fun to see a fellow AZ Micechatter trip report. But one things concerns me - it seems like A is getting a lot less ride time than you are! Especially on bigger rides. I hope that is okay with A!

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  • KellyMcG86
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    Originally posted by EvilRocketeer View Post
    information regarding 1764 written by fellow member HBG2....

    definitely a great read
    Long-Forgotten: Jean Lafitte and the "Mega-Theme" Temptation
    Thank you!! I'm going to read it right now!

    whoever - looking forward to your photos!! I'm really sorry to hear you had disruptive people at Club 33. I wonder (and hope) if the member will receive feedback on that, and I'm kind of surprised they weren't told to leave.

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  • whoever
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  • WildeNight
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Originally posted by teacherlady19 View Post
    LOVED your description about Club 33, and read it aloud to my husband. That's one place he'd like to go someday, but we don't know anyone who could get us in. So sad about the window and the drunks, to mar your experience.


    Donna
    Yes. I would have been a bit upset about that. How inconsiderate of them. I really hope their sponsor got the "What for".

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  • teacherlady19
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Waiting to read about the rest of your trip.

    Your description of our fair state made me laugh and laugh. We have often referred to California as "the People's Republic of California", and we hate the agricultural checks a lot. (It's more annoying when you have an RV and are grilled a lot about what you may have in the fridge. I know better and we have often eaten the last piece of fruit just before we get to Yuma or Needles!)

    LOVED your description about Club 33, and read it aloud to my husband. That's one place he'd like to go someday, but we don't know anyone who could get us in. So sad about the window and the drunks, to mar your experience.


    Donna

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  • wiigirl
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    Great pics and TR!

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    Last edited by whoever; 05-24-2013, 08:10 PM.

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  • EvilRocketeer
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    Re: 05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls.

    great pictures....i always loved those windmills off the 10 freeway....nearby are the cabazon dinosaurs that were used in Pee Wee Herman and the Wizard....

    i hope your daughter feels better....

    since i know you are a haunted mansion fan, disney recently released pretty cool haunted mansion items for sale in Disney Clothiers, Ltd. and China Closet (Disneyland park off main street) and Trolley Treats (Disney California Adventure Park)
    ....they have a plaque picture frame, gargoyle candelabras, among other cool items...here is a website with pictures..some items may not be there cause they always sell out

    Nine New Chilling, Thrilling Haunted Mansion Merchandise Items from Disney Parks « Disney Parks Blog


    i was planning to go to disneyland on sunday after i went to renfair, but stayed home due to being sick....


    hope you guys have a great time!!!


    Originally posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
    I'm slightly ashamed to say I don't know the significance of the 1764 photo - please enlighten me!
    information regarding 1764 written by fellow member HBG2....

    definitely a great read
    Long-Forgotten: Jean Lafitte and the "Mega-Theme" Temptation
    Last edited by EvilRocketeer; 05-20-2013, 02:10 AM.

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