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 355.2 #743 (DL Qual #618

Feb 14, 2017 4:21PM 
#PARKING #TIPS We are heading to the parks in a week or so and although we've been many times, we've always stayed across the street whereas this time we are not. Where is the best place to park? I've seen many praise the Toy Story lot so is that our best bet? TIA!!

Here's my input: it depends where you are coming from and your plan for that day, meaning, are you leaving early or staying the whole day? I prefer Mickey and Friends because, its covered parking (most of it), you can walk to the resort, and the trams hold more people than the buses.  - BaseballMickey  8839.1 #14 4:54PM
We would likely be there early and stay late(ish)! Thanks for the reply BaseballMickey! - MJmouse  355.2 #743 6:10PM
The walk from Mickey & Friends also isn't too bad. We almost always walk back (with a stroller) since we can't take trams and sleeping child. It's a nice walk through Downtown Disney. It's an unbearable walk through traffic to get to Toy Story. That's why I prefer Mickey & Friends and have only parked a few times in Toy Story (and hated it each time). - DLKenCA  3396.9 #51 12:01AM
Totally agree! Not a fan of the Toy Story lot. Usually seems more disorganized than Mickey & Friends.  - Madgesty  896.6 #240 9:05AM
I really like Toy Story parking lot. I think it's because I prefer the openness instead of the closed structure. Also, even though the buses hold less people there are more of them picking people up at the same time whereas the tram, to me, seems to take longer. Also, getting out of the Mickey and Friends parking lot (depending on what direction you're heading) can be tricky if you aren't in the correct lane to begin with. - BAMBAM  1520.0 #0 6:28PM
Hmm, okay that's good to know! Thanks! - MJmouse  355.2 #743 7:33PM
Thanks for the input everyone! - MJmouse  355.2 #743 6:19AM
You should add #PARKING #TIPS to your post. Great input everyone.  - jacdanfan  14585.6 #5 8:40AM
Will do! I really appreciate everyone's answers! I know subjects get rehashed a lot so great idea jacdanfan - MJmouse  355.2 #743 2:43PM

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 9145.7 #12 (DL Qual #2

Feb 10, 2017 5:04PM 
Need a locker? Main Street Lockers: Jumbo $15/Large $10/ Standard $7 #tips

I remember when they were a quarter ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I just lug everything around in my backpack now - mommyduchess  47.9 #5202 6:41PM
A quarter? ๐Ÿ˜ณ wow - misschurro  9145.7 #12 7:38PM
Yep, the good ol' days  - mommyduchess   47.9 #5202 11:28PM
This is quite a nice and very informative photo post @misschurro ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป - DisneyDiane316  2108.1 #89 5:12PM
Thanks! Just tagged it under #tips ๐Ÿ˜‰ - misschurro  9145.7 #12 6:07PM
Haha! I remember going to Disneyland when I was litter and we would always get a locker!  - RetroDisneyPins2002  52.3 #4988 9:53AM
Which number are you in the litter? - Lelundrial  935.8 #233 11:59AM
Last time I used a locker, I found a happy napkin note and a 5 dolla bill in our little guy's rainboot. I've still got the note and the $5. ๐Ÿ˜ - SassafrasDavis  855.9 #256 10:04AM
I wanna know more about this story.  -  1589.8 #127 11:47AM

 9145.7 #12 (DL Qual #2

Jan 28, 2017 7:32PM 
#tips Hi- As I am getting ready for my trip, I noticed that MW was taking up quite a bit of room. I deleted the app and reinstalled. (Don't worry- all will be ok! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚) What a difference! There is a 'Clear Cache' button under the Settings button on the Menu page, but it's not working for me. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good reminder!!๐Ÿ‘ - secretagentangel  10741.6 #11 8:06PM
*ties ribbon on finger* - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:08PM
On my Windows Phone, it only uses a mere 24MB! Yay, Windows Phone!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ - clawton  454.6 #541 8:22PM
Is it he free MW or the Platinum? - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:31PM
clawton ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:48PM
Free. - clawton  454.6 #541 9:16PM
Ah. Ok. I've got Platinum. Wonder if that makes a diff? Might bc there are more features and whatnots. - misschurro  9145.7 #12 10:37PM
I will give it a try! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3151.9 #52 10:36PM
Check out the before/after - misschurro  9145.7 #12 10:48PM
Thanks for the tip Lil MC - Ilovegoofy  238.3 #1617 11:29PM
๐Ÿ˜‚welcome - misschurro  9145.7 #12 7:16AM

 14585.6 #5 (DL Qual #32

Nov 17, 2016 7:59AM 
#WDW #SHIPPING #TIP โ€” Here are 2 boxes we had shipped home from WDW. Both boxes about the same size, but different weight. The top box cost $17 to ship, the bottom box about $75. If you are buying souvenirs at WDW and donโ€™t have space in your luggage to take home you can easily ship your purchases. Go to the merchandise store or package pickup in your resort. They will wrap, box, tape, and shi  More...

Ship me of wdw for 75  - pikaplaid  7484.3 #16 8:01AM
What's your SKU? - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:08AM
Too costly due to "Irreplaceable / One-Of-A-Kind"  - Quiweez  1115.8 #191 8:43AM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Great tips! Thanks for sharing.  - sultan  249.8 #1473 8:05AM
This is awesome to know, and a good deal considering it cost me $199 to buy a suitcase to bring my stuff home!   - msdizmaui  1023.6 #219 1:06PM
We debated a suitcase too. Just talked to lots of CMs and got great advice.  - jacdanfan  14585.6 #5 1:46PM
We took advantage of the free ground shipping last year! We came home and 5 boxes from WDW showed up at our door.  - BaseballMickey  8839.1 #14 1:22PM
BaseballMickey Do you know if the resort will be offering free shipping again on merchandise purchased at the parks during the Christmas season? - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3151.9 #52 1:54PM
This was the first time we shipped. Didn't know it was an option or this easy to do. - jacdanfan  14585.6 #5 2:06PM
RadiatorSprings4Ever- probably not. It was a test we did last year. jacdanfan- it's pretty simple. Being a local, we don't use it much, but I've taken advantage of the Package Hold at DLR because I'm too lazy to carry stuff around.  - BaseballMickey  8839.1 #14 2:56PM

 14585.6 #5 (DL Qual #32

Nov 17, 2016 7:56AM 
#WDW #REFILLABLE #MUGS #TIP โ€” When you check into a resort at WDW you can purchase a refillable mug for about $18. The mug is good for your length of stay and you can go to the resortโ€™s food court and get soft drinks, coffee, hot chocolate, etc. We probably averaged 4-6 drinks per day, each, which would have cost us about $300. Plus you get a nice souvenir to take home with you!

@jacdanfan thanks for the tip. Do they offer this to you or do you have to remember to ask for it? - sultan  249.8 #1473 7:58AM
Just go to the food court at your resort to purchase. Really easy. Getting the mug is always our first stop. - jacdanfan  14585.6 #5 8:01AM
That's great. Crazy how WDW offers this but DL does not. Thanks - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:09AM
WDW also has on property rooms for around $100 a night - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3034.3 #55 8:20AM
There was a time where it would be cheaper to fly and stay at WDW for a week than stay at the DL Hotels! - jacdanfan  14585.6 #5 8:25AM
I always get mine... And pretty much you can use this mug to all the resorts hotel of wdw (as long as it is at foodcourt location and not the table service). - otilegna  2860.4 #58 3:10PM
Now that's a good deal!  - OhanaPhoto  7032.9 #20 4:19PM

 8839.1 #14 (DL Qual #6

Nov 15, 2016 1:38PM 
#Tip- Finding Dory out on DVD today. Costco has a $4 instant rebate off the DVD/Blu Ray/Digital combo through 11/19.

Walmart has it for $15 right now. - CoachDisney  489.8 #482 4:00PM
Does it come with both DVD and Blueray?  - Tinkertoes83  93.2 #3882 8:19PM
Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Copy is $15. It is posted different at the store but it will ring up at $15. You can also get it on - CoachDisney  489.8 #482 8:27PM
Thank you! I am actually heading over there now! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3151.9 #52 1:48PM
โœ… got it! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3151.9 #52 3:23PM
if there is a best buy near your local costco,  they seem to fight for the lowest prices.  i got force awakens for a few bucks less at bb than at costco when it first came out.  but usually i find the best prices at costco. - MsTikiMermadam  1933.0 #102 8:46PM
We watched it last night! Loved it! I actually liked it better than Finding Nemo! - disneygrandma1  1569.7 #4 10:06PM

 351.0 #756 (DL Qual #803

Oct 9, 2015 7:33PM 
#TIP: The Disneyland app shows treat trails for the Halloween parties, in case you lose your map or happen to have your phone handy

The Disney app keeps getting better. I love the map detail and having our passes right on our phone. I've found the wait times to be quite accurate  - tg4653  101.2 #3748 8:12PM
That's cool - brigeet  728.4 #315 7:05PM

 1653.1 #120 (DL Qual #189

Aug 31, 2015 12:25PM 
Butterlina's Stroller Hack: You'll need a clear or slightly frosted plastic bag. A gallon ziplocยฎ will do just fine. Or them bags that a scary bouffant cotton candy thingy comes in. Next a diaper. Now go find some root beer or a brownish tinted beverage. Put the diaper in the bag. Pour the beverage on the diaper. Now tie the bag to the stroller handle somehow. In a highly visibl  More...

I do that with used diapers. That way I don't have to buy a soda. - DLKenCA  3396.9 #51 1:35PM
Another great tip from Butter! - ShariRenee  14180.3 #6 12:31PM
Are stolen strollers a problem? I had not heard that before ( though I am sure it happens) - wonderlandgirl  347.6 #768 1:48PM
Happened 2x for us - misschurro  9145.7 #12 3:26PM
We once had a stroller taken while at Disneyland. We went about our day and while waiting for the parade a family walked by with our stroller! Luckily I slipped my business card in the handle. When we approached the parents and told them they kindly explained they found it and didn't realize out belong to anyone. I told the CM about the card and the family promptly gave it back.ย  - fvbmermaid  237.8 #1627 3:08PM
Good for you. What horrible people  - DeadliestPassholder  427.4 #586 3:43PM
Disneyland doesn't pass out free strollers randomly throughout the park? News to me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚  - MellieKay  316.2 #919 4:27PM

 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Apr 2, 2015 8:22AM 
It's kinda early for a morning sled ride. Where's the coffee/tea? #tip It is advisable to wear closed toe shoes if you want to play in the snow. โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

Yay no Olaf ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - pikaplaid  7484.3 #16 8:29AM

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 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Apr 1, 2015 8:38PM 
#tip And the best tip (well, tied with the Lilly Belle and the train tender ride) I ever learned on MW...ask to pilot the Mark Twain...sign the guest log and get a certificate to take home. Priceless experience. ๐Ÿ˜

I was up there half of my shift today :) - CM_Shadowgamer  2666.6 #63 11:36PM
Happy kids=Happy mom and dad! Great photo!  And thank you for not only posting a lot of great photos but also for entering wait times while still watching your kids! Awesome!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ - secretagentangel  10741.6 #11 9:03PM
that is one of our goals this weekend. - katiesarahmommy  279.3 #1180 10:08AM
Soo cute! And I can't wait to try this ugh my boy in October! - WirTANenAtDisney  154.9 #2791 10:19AM

 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Apr 1, 2015 8:03PM 
#tip Ask to ride in the front of the Monorail. Today they let 4 of us and it is an amaaaazing hella great view! SO fun!

We've done that. It's soo fun. Lately every time we try, someone else has already asked๐Ÿ˜ข - katiesarahmommy  279.3 #1180 8:24PM
And don't forget to ask for the boarding passes. They are a nice souvenir.  - tg4653  101.2 #3748 9:26PM
It's hella cool. I rode for the first time just a couple of weeks ago with AED - LaPearleNoir  3045.9 #54 6:38AM
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  380.0 #666 9:34AM

 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Apr 1, 2015 1:51PM 
#tip If you're a budget conscious family like we are...the Big Thunder Ranch area is a perfect place to have a picnic and eat the lunch we bring into the park with us...and enjoy music, characters, crafts and the cookie decorating. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

How fun!!  - Jess0  356.1 #736 3:07PM
Good idea!! We always bring lunch! - FrozenMommy  58.0 #4773 3:18PM
oh wow I didn't know they did cookie decorating definitely need to try this  - mandas1989  464.3 #528 9:57PM
Fun!  - conant4  14.3 #9645 10:08PM

 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Mar 31, 2015 5:11PM 
#tip Hungry Bear Restaurant may be closed, but the restrooms downstairs are open. Very important before that trip down Splash Mountain. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Best bathrooms in the park in my opinion haha.  - MellieKay  316.2 #919 5:20PM
I agree.  ๐Ÿ˜„ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #161 8:51PM
๐Ÿ™‹ - Darlingwendi  1228.3 #166 9:55AM
- leopardditz2000  1284.7 #159 8:36PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚So true! Thanks for the tip - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3151.9 #52 8:46PM
The ones near the Tomorrowland train station are also good (at least the gentlemen's side). - redsoxcarlos  5258.2 #27 9:02PM

 1228.3 #166 (DL Qual #159

Mar 29, 2015 3:36PM 
#TIP It is advisable to wear closed toed shoes on the nets in the Redwood Creek area in DCA. Especially while chasing a 6 year old. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I don't think kids can go on in flip flops - fab5  161.6 #2679 3:40PM
Are you calling me old? ๐Ÿ˜œ - Darlingwendi  1228.3 #166 4:32PM
No no no...calling you a kid! - dizneedude   1888.7 #107 9:27PM
Hahaha learned that one the hard way as well! Hope your having a great time! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - CourtyAstroBlisters  808.9 #275 4:33PM
I thought when I turned 40 doing this would make me feel young. There is the craziest picture of me and I felt completely the opposite!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - Cinderella_Schnooks  3490.7 #50 1:24AM
Would like to see that! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Darlingwendi  1228.3 #166 9:00AM
agree .. My foot got caught in the net last time I was there and fell lol  - jmza4  324.9 #31532 10:38AM

 9145.7 #12 (DL Qual #2

Dec 30, 2014 11:02AM 
Hey kids! This is how you do NOT enter wait times. DO walk up to the actual attraction, see the wait time there, enter the time. Or, wait in queue and time it, then enter the time. You can help out the app and gain points for being a good lil MWer. #tipsfromchurro

This post need to be tag in tips for future reference.  Thank you @handmeachurroimmafaint - pikaplaid  7484.3 #16 11:09AM
Agreed Admin - misschurro  9145.7 #12 11:15AM
Ohhhh..... I thought I had to actually WAIT in each line to give the most accurate times.  It's on!! - MermaidHunter  170.2 #2557 11:53AM
Kk.  - misschurro  9145.7 #12 1:32PM
You can do that also - BaseballMickey  8839.1 #14 8:54PM
That's the absolute best  - Melody_CM  28550.1 #2 7:28AM
So I'm not supposed to sit on a bench in the Hub entering random times while eating a corndog? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ - toarrispirate  664.4 #349 3:23PM
A churro perhaps, but not a corndog. Wait. I like corndogs.  - misschurro  9145.7 #12 3:24PM
Like your toque. My wife is making some for our trip to Alaska with Disney cruise. - disneychef  34.5 #0 3:41PM

 5828.4 #25 (DL Qual #37

Sep 13, 2014 8:20AM 
For those of you in the parks today, please remember this #tip... Any quick service restaurant will give you free cups of water. Just ask for a cup or they might want to charge you for a bottle.

And if you ask nicely, they'll give you a large cup!  - thatgirljenn  1944.9 #101 8:34AM
Flo's always gives a 16 oz cup I've discovered. But you're right- asking nicely will get a bigger cup too. - LilSterner  5828.4 #25 8:52AM
If you go to Cocina Cucamonga, they'll give you the largest cup they have which is 32 oz I believe. That's my go to place when in DCA ๐Ÿ‘ - thatgirljenn  1944.9 #101 9:11AM
That's awesome. Today Flo's has 8 oz cups ready to hand out! - LilSterner  5828.4 #25 11:51AM
Please be careful everyone--looks like it's going to be very hot!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  705.6 #324 8:46AM
And you can refill your water bottles anywhere they have fountain soda!  (Boardwalk Pasta and Pizza, Plaza Inn, and Rancho del Zocalo all come to mind.)  If you feel like water isn't enough, replenish your electrolytes with a powerade! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2700.4 #62 1:16PM
pizza port will let you get a large cup for  water  as well - foundpluto1  2418.3 #72 2:55PM

 1217.0 #169 (DL Qual #99

Jul 12, 2014 1:26PM 
#BudgetTrip #WeCanDoIt #tips For those who already know that we attempted to go on this trip on a huge budget. I went with the family for three days and then I continued my journey with another MWer and her family. The husbands drove up north to the real world while we were stuck in Disneyland for another 4 days. We did our best not to spend any money. We did pretty good. So here is what worked  More...

Also make sure when you book a hotel that you have stayed there or someone has because it's the worst if you arrive and it's so gross you won't stay there. I lost $90.00 for canceling my room after I stepped in. I rebooked on Priceline for another awesome hotel.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1217.0 #169 1:29PM
Great advice.  We usually go on a budget too.  Going on a budget is better than not going at all.   - Hesatalkintome  32.5 #6190 1:36PM
Exactly๐Ÿ‘ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1217.0 #169 1:41PM
Great tips. Thanks.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  540.8 #432 3:53PM
From one MWer to another - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1217.0 #169 4:52PM
Gets tricky when you're flying from overseas though. We don't want to spend out first day there shopping for groceries but we do go get some pallets of water and drinks instead of buying it in the parks.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  540.8 #432 4:55PM
We also buy some boxes of cereal and plastic bowls and spoons.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  540.8 #432 4:56PM
Every time our family of 4 eats at a restaurant, it's around $100. So, I take donuts and pop tarts for breakfast, lots of snacks, and we eat one big meal at a restaurant a day. I also take the pb and j incrustables to eat around lunch time. - minniemonika  251.6 #0 7:00AM

 2700.4 #62 (DL Qual #67

Apr 7, 2014 8:51AM 
#TIPS I'm posting this as a reminder since the next few days are going to be HOT! Quick service restaurants will give you a free cup of ice water if you ask. And if you ask nicely they will be more willing to give you a bigger cup, too. There's also a water spigot in the Rancho del Zocalo dining area (where they keep the hot sauces) that has cold filtered water if you need to fill up water bottl  More...

Yes!! I made a pic for this yesterday and was gonna post this PSA. Thank you! - misschurro  9145.7 #12 8:53AM
Nice tip. Thanks.  - chads018  1221.5 #167 8:54AM
Thanks!  I did not know about the spigot! - AZDisney  610.5 #380 9:29AM
Baby Care Center also has cold filtered water fountain. You do NOT need to have a child to go in there and refill your water bottle. - DLKenCA  3396.9 #51 9:30AM
thats because they consider you to be a big baby - pikaplaid  7484.3 #16 9:52AM
๐Ÿ˜ณ^ mean! ๐Ÿ˜œ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 9:54AM
I've just had people tell me they couldn't go in there if they didn't have kids. Everyone can go in there. - DLKenCA  3396.9 #51 11:07AM

 2137.4 #87 (DL Qual #56

Apr 3, 2014 12:53PM 
#Tips I see many MWers who have upcoming trips to WDW. You can make reservations for Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom 180 days ahead. Didn't do that? Go for a late lunch or dessert! It's open for counter service during the day although the line can be long! โœจTIP:โœจ the CM said they close the line at 2:30pm for lunch service (dinner starts at 4)-so get there shortly before & the wait usu  More...

Another tip: I was able to get a reservation for this restaurant exactly 2 weeks to my visit. If you constantly keep checking on WDW Dining, you may get lucky and find a cancelled reservation for dinner.  - BaseballMickey  8839.1 #14 1:00PM
Such a good point! People can cancel their reservations until 11:59pm the day before keep your fingers crossed and keep checking! Thanks BM_CM!!๐Ÿ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  2137.4 #87 1:05PM
I also kept trying online and finally nabbed a 9:00 ADR for the night of my 33 anniversary. Very excited! - marybow  6.9 #15691 3:46PM
What's ADR?๐Ÿ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  2137.4 #87 6:22PM
So beautiful!!  Hope to one day see this and eat here in person :) - Willierose  2406.4 #75 1:00PM
I want to do everything you said!!  Thanks so much for this info. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - MinnieMousewife  928.2 #234 6:34PM
We just booked our reservation  ๐Ÿ˜Š - DisneyPrincess79  261.1 #1360 8:32PM

 247.8 #1502 (DL Qual #1800

Mar 4, 2014 10:48AM 
#TIPS I am thinking of changing my username to be more Disney-ish. Have you changed yours easily or did you have any problems with your account?

A while ago, I changed my name to "Admin" needless to say, it didn't last long lol - Yeti_Man  570.4 #403 6:53PM
I love my name& would never change it- lol!!! - Superspacemountainfan  94.0 #3868 11:53AM
Yours is very fitting  - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #24 1:10PM
Mine isn't disney - ish at all but I love it because MrsSchnooks gave me this name 100 yrs ago ok really just 9 yrs ago but still along - QueenEmilizle  390.5 #647 3:16PM
Disney-ish? Do you only sorta/kinda like Disney? Lol - BellesLibrary  431.4 #577 3:24PM

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