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 4663.4 #18 (DL Qual #24

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  1058.2 #144 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  4663.4 #18 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 πŸ‘ - thatgirljenn  1058.2 #144 9:11AM
That's awesome. Today Flo's has 8 oz cups ready to hand out! - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 11:51AM
Please be careful everyone--looks like it's going to be very hot!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  549.4 #323 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  2204.5 #53 1:16PM
pizza port will let you get a large cup for  water  as well - foundpluto1  1404.8 #95 2:55PM

 701.5 #232 (DL Qual #112

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}  701.5 #232 1:29PM
Great advice.  We usually go on a budget too.  Going on a budget is better than not going at all.   - Hesatalkintome  28.6 #5455 1:36PM
ExactlyπŸ‘ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  701.5 #232 1:41PM
Great tips. Thanks.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  451.6 #421 3:53PM
From one MWer to another - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  701.5 #232 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  451.6 #421 4:55PM
We also buy some boxes of cereal and plastic bowls and spoons.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  451.6 #421 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  116.0 #0 7:00AM

 2204.5 #53 (DL Qual #58

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! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4459.7 #21 8:53AM
Nice tip. Thanks.  - chads018  211.2 #1743 8:54AM
Thanks!  I did not know about the spigot! - AZDisney  599.2 #292 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  1741.2 #76 9:30AM
thats because they consider you to be a big baby - pikarich  3114.2 #34 9:52AM
😳^ mean! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  5777.4 #14 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  1741.2 #76 11:07AM

 1200.6 #118 (DL Qual #77

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! ✨TIP:✨ 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_CM  6330.4 #12 1:00PM
Such a good point! People can cancel their reservations until 11:59pm the day before arrival....so keep your fingers crossed and keep checking! Thanks BM_CM!!πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #118 1:05PM
I also kept trying online and finally nabbed a 9:00 ADR for the night of my 33 anniversary. Very excited! - marybow  4.3 #19086 3:46PM
What's ADR?πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #118 6:22PM
So beautiful!!  Hope to one day see this and eat here in person :) - Willierose  2035.6 #58 1:00PM
I want to do everything you said!!  Thanks so much for this info. 😍😍😍 - MinnieMousewife  770.6 #206 6:34PM
We just booked our reservation  πŸ˜Š - DisneyPrincess79  52.0 #4327 8:32PM

 247.8 #1263 (DL Qual #1368

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  517.7 #352 6:53PM
I love my name& would never change it- lol!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3660 11:53AM
Yours is very fitting  - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 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 time....lol - QueenEmilizle  378.7 #528 3:16PM
Disney-ish? Do you only sorta/kinda like Disney? Lol - BellesLibrary  402.2 #491 3:24PM

 2204.5 #53 (DL Qual #58

Nov 29, 2013 8:17AM 
#tips Just a reminder folks, what with the rain today, there may be some show cancellations! If the rain keeps up and the streets don't dry, parades could be cancelled. The Christmas Fantasy Parade would be cancelled in favor of Mickey's Christmas Cavalcade. It is also possible that Fantasmic could be cancelled due to the rain and wet stage. Fireworks wouldn't be cancelled unless it's raining too  More...
I can help you on the world of color one :) WOC only cancels when there is lightning and/or Heavy winds  - CM_SmS1291  534.2 #336 8:40AM
Thanks :). I figured as much but I've never worked that side of the resort.  - IDVandalSkipperCM  2204.5 #53 9:00AM
thanks for the info , last year micheal and I where in main street wating for the xmas parade, then it stared well about 5 minutes since it started it started to rain then it became the fastest xmas parade cut short as the only parade floats out rushed to get to small world and i think mickey and minnie was the last float out lol - pikarich  3114.2 #34 10:36AM
Thanks CMs!! 😊 - missariel33  1594.1 #84 1:05PM
Thank you - goofydad909  1927.3 #67 1:35PM

 3096.7 #36 (DL Qual #26

Sep 14, 2013 3:04PM 
#TIP The NOS store has all sizes of the villains shirts and ears today!
😳😳😳I want those pumpkin ears! Cool stuff!!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  945.8 #161 3:05PM
Those are Apple Ears. :) - SDKimble  156.7 #2479 11:54AM
Are they apples!! Even cooler!! I need them!! 😁 - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  945.8 #161 12:07PM
I tried to look for that shirt yesterday but they were sold out πŸ˜” - brguest85  173.4 #2214 3:56PM
If you don't make it back to the park to get it, disneystore.com is selling it through Tuesday.  - Atora  2181.2 #56 4:48PM
Me too :/ - CarmenINwonderlanD  259.1 #1149 11:36AM
Thanks! Hopefully they will still have them and not run out! - jillyinwonderland  72.0 #3849 1:54PM
The apple ears are really cool - MinnieMyLove  145.5 #2647 1:58PM

 5213.9 #15 (DL Qual #12

Sep 14, 2013 2:21PM 
#Tip Free face (or arm) painting in Frontierland!!!
Bump for those in Frontier Land or heading! Awesome RCmom! - LilMissPixie84  309.3 #764 2:28PM
Thanks didn't know this going tommroe  - blkpearl  31.3 #5241 2:32PM
They only have 4 designs to choose from but fun, cute, and FREE! - RCmom  5213.9 #15 6:52PM
We ate at Zocalo today and went by the skeletons for some pics but no face painters were there around 2. - brigeet  392.0 #509 8:37PM
Did you see the stations? That's right around the time we were there. This was a live pic. They are over by the Day of the Dead stuff. - RCmom  5213.9 #15 9:53PM
This was still going today!! - RCmom  5213.9 #15 3:37PM

 3232.4 #32 (DL Qual #19

Sep 11, 2013 8:36PM 
#tip The AAA discount at Earl of Sandwich is better then the AP discount!! You get 15% with AAA!! I'm enjoying my usual Holiday sandwich: turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberries!! Love that they kept this on the permanent menu!! $6.99 but only $5.94 after AAA discount!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Added bonus...I get to watch the Dodger game across at ESPN Zone while I eat!!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
Oooooo looks super delicious!! - DisneyMommaJovi  7.3 #11739 8:38PM
Jealous.  - Geekery  401.5 #492 8:38PM
yep, me too - HadMatter  400.2 #498 8:39PM
Just had that for lunch. It was yummy! - DizPrincess_Sam  303.0 #796 1:47PM
I need that!! - checkmarkdheart  6.8 #12422 4:21PM

 4663.4 #18 (DL Qual #24

Aug 29, 2013 12:16PM 
Here's a #tip- if you want to get wet but don't want to wait to ride GRR, just stand on the deck overlooking the last drop. You'll get wet (maybe even wetter than if you had ridden the ride πŸ˜‰)
I will definitely get my husband out there, then run. :) - DeadliestPassholder  196.2 #1927 12:59PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 1:21PM
That is so mean..... please post a video - GrumpyPirateDad  1813.3 #73 1:26PM
Can I steal your idea?!?! LOL 😬😬😬 - MrsSchnooks  2833.0 #37 3:12PM
Please at least post a pic! - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 5:06PM
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there. - London-In-Wonderland  450.9 #423 10:19PM
Great idea next time I will try it! - randirella  315.1 #739 12:20PM
Great tip! Thank you!!! - Boundin  533.9 #337 12:17AM
we do this too! - OhanaPhoto  3277.1 #30 2:47AM

 4663.4 #18 (DL Qual #24

Aug 26, 2013 11:12AM 
I used to rarely visit Toontown; but now that I bring my nephew it is such a fun place to go. Here's a #tip- the best time to visit is when it first opens (1 hour after park opening) as it's not very busy at all. You can usually see Mickey and Minnie within a couple of minutes and the roller coaster is a walk-on or close to it.
I love the colors in the picture! - leopardditz2000  435.9 #435 11:21AM
It's the best! SO much fun through the eyes of a 4 year old! - Darlingwendi  897.9 #172 12:16PM
😍 - OhanaPhoto  3277.1 #30 3:02PM

 433.4 #438 (DL Qual #192

Aug 9, 2013 10:34AM 
#Tip Instead of waiting in big lines at the entrance... if you park at the Buzz Lightyear lot, you can buy tickets right before boarding the shuttle to the park.
This is offered only on busier days and or seasons but is a great idea for those who have to buy their tickets and i believe you can also buy ap passes here as well , thanks for sharing - pikarich  3114.2 #34 10:39AM
Thanks for that info :) - okletsgotodisneyland  433.4 #438 11:14AM

 4663.4 #18 (DL Qual #24

Jul 23, 2013 11:29AM 
It's shaping up to be a busy and warm day. Top pic is the line to get through security on the DTD side at about 10 am and the bottom is Main St around 11:15. Remember this #tip that any quick service restaurant will give out free cups of water!
Wowzers!!!! Pack your patience!!! - GiGiMouse  215.9 #1671 11:39AM
Well you know what "they" said. - dizneedude  641.5 #263 11:42AM
We were there the 13th-16th and it was much slower on the weekend than Mon-Tues! - 1Princess3Princes  351.2 #595 12:16PM
More crowd shots please. - dizneedude  641.5 #263 12:16PM
I'm leaving so I can't help you there! - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 12:20PM
Is it really that bad? Was gonna shoot over this afternoon. - dizneedude  641.5 #263 12:22PM
It's a normal busy summer day. But seems busier than it was yesterday. I'm not sure what the security line looks like now as I walked out through the Grand. But lines to get in the parks were pretty long earlier. If check the wait times closer to when you want to go to gauge it and also look at fastpass return times as that will also give you an idea. - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 12:27PM
I'm just leaving to get my nephew home for his nap. - LilSterner  4663.4 #18 12:28PM

 3232.4 #32 (DL Qual #19

Jul 23, 2013 10:33AM 
#tip I wanted to get my Club 33 ears monogrammed with my name on them on Sunday. On my way out, I stopped at The Mad Hatter on Main Street to get them done. They told me they couldn't do it bc if they got ruined, they couldn't replace the ears. I was pretty bummed. While we were walking to the tram, Bullseye told me to go into World of Disney and they would help me out. I was so happy because they  More...
Um...they spelled it wrong. It's W-E-N-D-I πŸ˜‰ - Darlingwendi  897.9 #172 11:46AM
Nuh-uh...it DAVID! (Seriously your comment made me LOLπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) - DisneyDavidEMT  1603.0 #82 1:14PM
Yes great tip! Also a friend of mine got hers done on BVS in DCA. Five and Dime I believe. - RickChavez  3276.1 #31 10:45AM
Oooh I have to go and get mine monogrammed thank you. - Plumiegirl  8253.5 #3 7:28PM
Looks great! I'd love to get mine done but at the same time I want to leave them original. - LBChica  2025.7 #59 9:50PM

 1245.8 #109 (DL Qual #141

Jul 14, 2013 1:51PM 
What a nice place on a hot day! #tips. In case anyone doesn't know about this little gem. Head to behind GRR for a splash without riding! Very refreshing! But be careful, you may get a little drizzle, or soaked!
I love it over there. It's so calm and I can people watch (as they get soaked lol) - missmimi90  1538.9 #87 1:53PM
Didn't know that, Thanks for the tip!! :) - Disney_Girl30  3.9 #21755 2:01PM
As Sly and the Family Stone sang🎢Hot fun in the summer time.🎢 - Midasgold  571.8 #311 2:51PM
Great tip for a hot day! - leopardditz2000  435.9 #435 5:39PM

 35.1 #5007 (DL Qual #2176

Jul 12, 2013 3:46PM 
#TIPS #ACRONYMS #DICTIONARY Thanks to everyone for posting acronyms and directing me to the post with 300 comments! I wanted to make a contribution to this amazing community of MWers, so I took all of that info, plus some from other posts, cleaned it up and alphabetized. I'm posting here, but maybe Admin can add to FAQs or SIC can add to MW101? (I can email a Word file.) (I kept most of the sil  More...
Wow! Kudos for Organization and adding something for the good of the order (GOTO) just kidding (JK) and ta ta for now (TTFN)! πŸ˜‰ - DreadPiratesRogers  822.8 #192 4:04PM
That must have taken a while! - Alicewhoareyou  1295.4 #104 4:00PM
Here you go princesschey something or other - philliprocks  902.9 #171 10:02PM
princessesCheyCaitToriAvaownmyheart - philliprocks  902.9 #171 10:06PM
LOL  - MrsSchnooks  2833.0 #37 10:47PM
EPCOT= Every Person Comes Out Tired - KingdomKeeper1210  29.0 #0 11:45AM

 3114.2 #34 (DL Qual #16

Jul 4, 2013 5:38PM 
#Tip you can change your baby cause disney offers the baby exchange program lol,jk of course. other than the baby care centers in both park almost all restrooms have changing stations in both male and female restrooms and some do they diapers as well.there are a few companion restroom as well. I help out visitors at times who do not know this info and is great to know.
That's very helpful - carminaire  589.9 #295 5:39PM
Find the Baby Care Center in either park. They are indoors. - DLKenCA  1741.2 #76 5:40PM

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 617.4 #280 (DL Qual #253

May 27, 2013 5:28PM 
#tip Looking for a neat way to tell your mini, or in my case a niece and nephew, they're going to Disneyland? Ask the princesses in the Fantasy Faire meet and greet if you can make a short video of them welcoming your special visitor! They are more than willing and I think it adds something special to surprising that lucky person (or family) visiting Disneyland very soon! 😊I just made a video t  More...
Great idea! - annamichelle  234.5 #1426 5:29PM
How fun! Great idea. - MeridaFan  3429.7 #29 5:38PM
awesome! I did something similar when I couldn't be with my sister on her birthday. I had characters wish her happy birthday and sent her the video :) - bcarter  220.8 #1605 8:44PM
What an awesome idea - HollywoodGlitter  518.5 #349 7:14PM

 897.9 #172 (DL Qual #165

May 22, 2013 12:42PM 
#TIP I had a difficult time coming up with a souvenir to bring home for my 14-year-old son over the weekend. I ended up in The Magic Shop on Main Street which has quite a selection of magic tricks, gag gifts and funny stuff. Found this notepad that I thought was funny. πŸ˜‚ $2.99 with no AP discount. CELL PHONE ABUSER VIOLATION:
"sending racy text message to wrong recipient" sorry, mom - nicoleface  1749.9 #75 1:35PM
This is awesome. I know someone this is perfect for. - DisneyGrandma  732.1 #220 1:17PM
Great find!! - mickeyat78  1503.9 #90 2:33PM
That so great. Love it. - Tinkerbellmom4  400.7 #495 5:34PM

 897.9 #172 (DL Qual #165

May 19, 2013 6:46PM 
#TIP If you purchase souvenirs and carry them directly to the airport from the parks...it's probably a good idea to make sure you put any Pirates of the Caribbean weapons in your suitcase and check it... Oops! #delayedatsecurity #overtireddumbblondemove πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚
LOL!😹 Good advice! - Boundin  533.9 #337 7:08PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - disneygal  433.2 #439 7:25PM
And thank goodness my Caprese sandwich from Jolly Holiday make it through ok. Yum! - Darlingwendi  897.9 #172 7:36PM
They don't want you to bust a cap in someone - philliprocks  902.9 #171 8:41PM

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