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  • Disneyland for a day!

    Happy New Year! It's been a crazy winter break, and now that school has started, I'm already procrastinating and reluctant to pick up that 500 page book. So instead, I'll post up my TR before I really get in over my head.

    This Christmas, my family spent the holidays in Newport Beach, at the Marriott Villas. Nice place. Anyways, day after Christmas, my sister, her friend from Murrieta, and I went to Disneyland! I knew the crowds were going to be horrendous, but I'm only in SoCal every so often!


    I've never parked here before...


    Meet my super excited (and crazy) sister. =P


    When I was little, I remember looking up and seeing these flags and that Mickey symbol. For some reason I was mesmerized...


    On the way to get our tickets!


    "Hold still, I can see Maingate in your sunglasses."


    While I was taking a picture of this, the CM looked at my sister funny, and my sister was like "She reallllly loves Disneyland." The CM laughed and said she understood.

    Sidenote: $91 for non-Southern California residents for a one-day park hopper?? I realllllllly gotta get an Annual Passport now...


    Had to explain to my sister what YOAMD was... sigh


    Doesn't it just blend wonderfully?


    HOORAY!!!


    As you can see, Main Street is already pretty crowded at 10am.


    "They taste like Christmas!!!" (no ornaments were actually licked)


    I love the smell


    crowds and more crowds!


    more crowds... =(


    First on the list!


    Even though the queue sign said 10 minutes.. we went upstairs and had a 20 minute wait. PHEW.


    First time I sat by the skipper.. and look what she has.. haha!


    The only place where animals gather together in such close proximities.


    Made up to Tarzan's Treehouse!


    Down, kitty!


    My sister absolutely loved what they did to HM. I still can't believe two 18 year olds and a 21 year old fit on one doombuggy... with room still left over!


    Time for Pirate's Lair!


    I've never seen the Columbia with that many people on it!


    Punching Jack! (haha sounds like a child's game)


    I thought the French pirate was cute... =P


    She's not working hard enough.


    Waiting for BTMRR... we're probably near the exit by the evil McDonalds wagon. I've never waited that long for BTMRR.


    Yeah, see how crowded?


    I can't even see the floor!


    Time to pay a visit to the reindeer!


    Interesting...


    Finally the parade.


    Hi Minnie!


    Finally we headed to DCA. Didn't ride much there.


    Buzzzzzz


    I love Aladdin!!


    Finally we used our Fastpasses for Soarin'


    Unfortunately, the Santa Ana winds were really picking up, so where were no fireworks. =(

    The night ended with TWO back to back rides on Space Mountain. The kiddies wanted to go to Fantasyland, but after midnight, they don't let you on the rides anymore. Too bad. So we shuffled our tired feet back to the car and went home.

    Hope you enjoyed it!


    BYE!
    "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."
    -Walt Disney


    I thought I was holding it correctly.



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    Fun report, Yay for braving the crowds, its more than I could do.

    A little piece of heaven

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      Oh wow. You stayed at the Newport Coast Villas. Cool! I live like 2 miles from there! Did you know that Disney originally was going to build timeshares there but gave up on it and sold to Mariott?

      Glad you had a nice trip and nice to see that you were able to enjoy yourself and stay off property at the same time (It is possible, folks!)

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      • #4
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        Great pics, looks like it was a lot of fun.

        "The moose say's you're closed, i say you're open" Clark W. Griswold

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        • #5
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          Thanks for posting ruro! I always have a fondness for trip reports where you can unmistakenly notice the people are having a great time.

          Bravo!

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            Great trip report, lots of cool photos.
            Originally posted by SummerInFL
            Jesus, even I wouldn't eat that.

            Originally posted by Wanda Woman
            Turtle, the dorks are going to take upskirt robot pics.

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            • #7
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              Nice TR! Glad you had a good time despite the crowds. Hey, what camera are you using? I'm gonna guess it's an SLR.

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              • #8
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                Excellent! You know, I never, ever get tired of looking at trip photo's everyone has a different way of snapping and texting them! Appreciate them all, I really do!!


                "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

                -Walt Disney

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                • #9
                  Re: Disneyland for a day!

                  great photos! sounds like you had fun, despite the crowds
                  Angels Fan, born and raised.
                  Come on you Galaxy.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Disneyland for a day!

                    No California Screamin'? No ToT?

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                    • #11
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                      Thanks for the fun trip report!
                      Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
                      I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



                      May the Gumballs Be with You...Always.

                      NO GOATS!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disneyland for a day!

                        Great trip report!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by rurounikengyrl View Post

                          GREAT PIC! But i think DCA needs some trees back there! Those power lines are keeping my mind from imagining its a magical place ^^

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                          • #14
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                            This was a fun TR, the pictures came out fantastic!

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                              Originally posted by Phase Red View Post
                              No California Screamin'? No ToT?
                              Haha! Can't do it! I don't have the stomach for those rides.. I just braved Splash and that was scary for me!
                              "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."
                              -Walt Disney


                              I thought I was holding it correctly.


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