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 699.6 #230 (DL Qual #109

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}  699.6 #230 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 #5383 1:36PM
ExactlyπŸ‘ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  699.6 #230 1:41PM
Great tips. Thanks.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  448.9 #420 3:53PM
From one MWer to another - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  699.6 #230 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  448.9 #420 4:55PM
We also buy some boxes of cereal and plastic bowls and spoons.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  448.9 #420 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  86.8 #0 7:00AM

 2119.7 #54 (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  4105.0 #23 8:53AM
Nice tip. Thanks.  - chads018  52.5 #4266 8:54AM
Thanks!  I did not know about the spigot! - AZDisney  599.2 #287 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  1581.8 #82 9:30AM
thats because they consider you to be a big baby - pikarich  2895.7 #35 9:52AM
😳^ mean! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  5676.2 #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  1581.8 #82 11:07AM

 1175.7 #116 (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  6107.7 #13 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  1175.7 #116 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 #18690 3:46PM
What's ADR?πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 6:22PM
So beautiful!!  Hope to one day see this and eat here in person :) - Willierose  2013.4 #58 1:00PM
I want to do everything you said!!  Thanks so much for this info. 😍😍😍 - MinnieMousewife  753.1 #210 6:34PM
We just booked our reservation  πŸ˜Š - DisneyPrincess79  52.0 #4284 8:32PM

 247.6 #1254 (DL Qual #1335

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 #348 6:53PM
I love my name& would never change it- lol!!! - Superspacemountainfan  80.1 #3681 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  365.9 #548 3:16PM
Disney-ish? Do you only sorta/kinda like Disney? Lol - BellesLibrary  402.0 #479 3:24PM

 2119.7 #54 (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  532.5 #331 8:40AM
Thanks :). I figured as much but I've never worked that side of the resort.  - IDVandalSkipperCM  2119.7 #54 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  2895.7 #35 10:36AM
Thanks CMs!! 😊 - missariel33  1526.5 #84 1:05PM
Thank you - goofydad909  1869.9 #66 1:35PM

 1235.0 #106 (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  1406.1 #93 1:53PM
Didn't know that, Thanks for the tip!! :) - Disney_Girl30  3.9 #21393 2:01PM
As Sly and the Family Stone sang🎢Hot fun in the summer time.🎢 - Midasgold  566.6 #307 2:51PM
Great tip for a hot day! - leopardditz2000  395.8 #492 5:39PM

 35.1 #4941 (DL Qual #2128

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  810.4 #191 4:04PM
That must have taken a while! - Alicewhoareyou  1130.4 #126 4:00PM
Here you go princesschey something or other - philliprocks  878.4 #171 10:02PM
princessesCheyCaitToriAvaownmyheart - philliprocks  878.4 #171 10:06PM
LOL  - MrsSchnooks  2780.2 #36 10:47PM
EPCOT= Every Person Comes Out Tired - KingdomKeeper1210  28.9 #0 11:45AM

 784.5 #198 (DL Qual #115

May 17, 2013 11:13PM 
#tips Finding Nemo observation room. Great for us claustrophobic folks! Just ask a CM at the exit and they will show you the way. We walked right on!
Party room - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3837.1 #25 11:16PM
stripper poles - toph  2416.6 #43 10:01PM
Thanks for posting. I have been curious to see what it's like in there. - Witchie77  319.4 #707 11:33PM
Me too! - missariel33  1526.5 #84 11:43PM
It was very spacious, had two benches for seating, plenty of space for up to 6 people I would guess. Was a lot better for me then smooshing into those subs haha - lohofosho  784.5 #198 9:21PM

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 309.6 #752 (DL Qual #848

May 1, 2013 3:15PM 
To everyone going to the parks these next 2 days, I just wanted to give a heads up that they're supposed to be VERY warm, so remember to stay hydrated and relax. #Tips Restaurants give free cups of water if you ask. Does anybody have some favorite ways for a quick cool off
Tiki room! - MrsSchnooks  2780.2 #36 4:13PM
With a dole whip, of course! ;) - MissAmericaSings  350.8 #588 4:30PM
Don't forget, the water you drink today affects you tomorrow. Start hydrating the day before your visit and drink plenty of water the day of. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol. My favorite place to cool off is in DCA, Off the Page. - CM_Tamstirr  542.9 #322 4:38PM
I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip! - JoshTheJunkyardJamboreer  309.6 #752 5:12PM
Hats! Wear hats! Makes a diff! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4105.0 #23 5:11PM
Remember you can get ice cups of water from any restaurant there - Hendizl  2501.7 #42 5:11PM

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 784.5 #198 (DL Qual #115

Apr 17, 2013 5:59PM 
Well now I know why I always lose!! Am I the only one who didn't know the different shaped targets were worth different of Astro Blasters!? I was doing the MW trivia and came across this question and was shocked. In case there is anyone else out there who didn't know, here it is! I'm going to own next time ;) lol #trivia #tips
And the hidden target on Zurg's chest is 50,000 points. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2119.7 #54 6:11PM
Yes. Also, the lit up ones are worth more. 😁 - bluefairy  643.3 #259 6:14PM
did not know that. - Lelundrial  468.9 #392 6:08PM
Wow. I feel so I observant right now. Never even noticed the targets were different shapes. I was always looking for the Z and didn't bother paying attention to anything else. - KermitFan13  644.4 #258 6:30PM
I would just shoot for every target I could. - Lelundrial  468.9 #392 6:32PM
Yes! I would just shoot anything I could and I would often just lock on one target and keep shooting until it was out of reach and it was probably always circles even though there wer higher value targets nearby and I didn't even realize lol - lohofosho  784.5 #198 6:46PM
Haha, that has been my strategy as well. - Lelundrial  468.9 #392 7:23PM

 580.0 #296 (DL Qual #207

Apr 9, 2013 5:41PM 
#food #tips Since the weather has slowly warmed up, I highly recommend ordering the new beverage at Cove Bar called the Sideshow Novel-Tea ($9.50), if you haven't tried it yet! I know almost everyone here on MW is in love with the lobster nachos, however I would prefer the tri-tip sliders ($9.99 before AP discount) over that, any day of the week!
Mmm lobster Nachos - Chumash28  1062.0 #141 5:58PM
If they only knew how to bake cheese and melt it evenly within its layers, I'd agree with you.. - Jacqueline  580.0 #296 6:02PM
Agree on the drink. Tried it last week and it was tasty - Pixarprincess  539.3 #324 6:01PM
That drink looks delicious! - Jillian  767.1 #202 7:48PM
It is, it might be a new favorite of mine at Cove! - Jacqueline  580.0 #296 8:27PM
Thst drink looks delightful.... - Apples2  574.6 #299 8:38PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 6, 2013 4:12PM 
TIP: There has been a lot of talk about charging phones inside the parks lately; don't forget to use MW as a resource. Click the "resource" button at the bottom right of your MW screen, then choose IPhone charging station list option. Lots of helpful info there re where outlets are located as well as a link you can click on to order a New Trent charger THAT HELPS MOUSEWAIT! (click the blue link th  More...
I used to use DL outlets but realized I have limited time so the trent charger was the way to go. It is so nice to plug into my backpack and keep going. I got the big 5 charges one and have been able to charge multiple equipment while on the go. No regrets on the purchase. Just don't drop your backpack or drop your charger, they have a plastic casing that will break. - Plumiegirl  7994.2 #3 8:11PM
I LOVE mine! - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 9:09PM
I found this resource very informative and useful to me in the past before getting my New Trent. Thanks Admin! - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 4:20PM
When we made this list we used a GPS and tested each outlet. - CantWait  1109.7 #131 5:13PM
Awesome! - Hagrid  78.8 #3693 5:19PM
Each one I tried from the list worked fine for me πŸ‘ - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 6:36PM
Ooo thanks for the info! Checking now :) - missariel33  1526.5 #84 9:27PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 6, 2013 3:11PM 
TIP: If you want to watch the Pixar Parade & need a place for you or babies to stay out of the sun, wind, noise etc, find one of the window benches in the covered Hyperion walkway on your way to Tower of Terror from Hollywood Blvd. #Parades #Tips
What a great idea! - lillysmamma  5.7 #14128 3:25PM
Thanks! Will try this. - MrMOMzers  4451.1 #19 3:36PM
this is such an awesome alternative. Thank you! - Plumiegirl  7994.2 #3 8:14PM
Thanks for sharing. - LaPearleNoir  1211.7 #112 8:19PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 6, 2013 11:19AM 
The Lilly Belle...still bearing the number of the Grand Canyon car which was the 6th car in the original Retlaw1. (Details are beautiful..and notice the controls inside the end-table drawer!) #LillyBelle #Tips #SaveMoney
Best free tour of Disneyland! Just get to the train station first thing in the morning to make your reservation! - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 11:36AM
On early entry days, do you go to the train station when the park opens or when they let you in? - goofymom2boys  1435.6 #91 12:40PM
I would go as soon as you can-if they tell you to come back-go back ;) Believe it or not-I actually got a res for party of 7 and 6 at 12:45 and 1:15 at 10:30 am Tues am. I took the chance to see if they were still available, and there were! It's worth checking and it's on your way in!!! They DO NOT do it for sure on days it is wet outside. - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 2:34PM
I've so wanted to do this! - dumbbunny  626.1 #274 11:44AM
We've missed this on our last two trips, hope to ride it in September. Thanks for your pictures, makes me even more excited for our next visit! - sstarlight  324.7 #678 3:22PM
Did you sign the book? - EpicDio  433.1 #433 3:33PM
Yes!!! (even added my MW name!)πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 3:56PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 5, 2013 12:09PM 
With the Houdini exhibit at the Magic Shop-we were able to listen to Houdini on the antique phone & stare at the spinning wheel for a cool illusion; great for kids who wanna touch stuff! #Tips #MainStreet
Such a fun shop on Main Street! After you look at that wheel look at your hand. Such a weird illusion! πŸ˜³πŸŒ€πŸŒ€βœ‹ - Duchess_SMK  5676.2 #14 12:13PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 4, 2013 8:58AM 
TIP✨Everybody's a Winner at Goofy About Fishin' on the midway next to Toy Story M.M.! For $5, two people can fish for a chance at prizes @ 3 levels--& everyone is guaranteed one of these 4 small prizes (lobster, duckie, crab or turtle)! Inexpensive way to play a game & get a souvenir at the same time!πŸ‘πŸŒŸ #Tips
This was a nice surprise on our last trip. Especially since my daughter whooped myself and 3 others to win herself a pretty large plush of woody. She was so proud of it! - madsdad  1800.8 #69 9:07AM
I'm adding this to my son's agenda! Because he has autism, he is not able to tolerate as many rides as the rest of the family, so I need other cool things for him to do and see between rides. - DreadPiratesRogers  810.4 #191 9:53AM
Also check out my post re the main street magic shop-your son might enjoy what's there too!πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  1175.7 #116 7:12PM
This looks like great fun! - LaPearleNoir  1211.7 #112 5:36PM
Sometimes we get free token passes when we get fast passes for GRR and WOC. wonder if they still do that, we always give them away!! - secretagentangel  1252.3 #103 5:50PM
I think those are for mad t party. These games use a reload able card. - bluefairy  643.3 #259 6:35PM
we have not been on GRR since last november but with the fastpass it says one free game token for the boardwalk so I always thought it was to play a game, at least that is what I told all the people I gave them too!! now I probably confused them all, heehee!!:) - secretagentangel  1252.3 #103 6:42PM

 1175.7 #116 (DL Qual #77

Apr 1, 2013 8:25PM 
TIP!!!✨ The new limited time magic Cozy Cone Motel hats are a "two-fer"!! A stylish hat and place-holder for WOC, Fireworks, Parades etc!!!!!✨ #Tips
Great idea! Better yet buy a few and create your own private viewing space! - chadwick  90.8 #3514 8:30PM
Perfect :) - MsPirateLisaMarie  173.2 #2211 8:40PM
That is a great idea ! - jmza4  258.0 #31532 8:42PM
Great idea!!! - Boundin  516.2 #351 8:43PM

 4536.8 #18 (DL Qual #25

Feb 4, 2013 11:30AM 
#TIPS- If you have a Disney Visa card, everyday in DCA there is a private character meet 'n' greet. The line is relatively short so the characters have time to play around a bit. Plus you get a free 5x7 print. Today the characters were Minnie and Stitch. Each day the time is a bit different but it starts soon after opening and is located to the right of Monster's Inc by the Mad T Party air hockey   More...
They just extended the hours for the characters to stay out longer. Ask a Characters CM for the hours on that day - BaseballMickey_CM  6107.7 #13 11:36AM
I was surprised how long the time is today. I usually am not in the parks near openin time so I've missed it. Today was a nice treat. - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 11:45AM
I do believe this includes the Chase Disney debit cards as well. - Waites4DodgerEars  970.1 #158 11:33AM
Yes, it does :) I always forget to go back there though, get busy with other stuff! - GarnerPhotography  324.7 #679 11:38AM
Great info! - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 11:44AM
I just confirmed with a CM that the debit card is also valid for this opportunity. - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 11:52AM
At WDW last week, the visa rep in the photo pass shop told me the meet and greet in Epcot was extended to 1-7pm. I would never have gone over there if she hadn't! We got 2 characters, goofy and...I don't remember. 😜 Here, I've been able to get prints of any photo pass picture, not just the chase one, but that may depend on the cm. - bluefairy  643.3 #259 2:24PM
When I did this I could only get a print of the Chase day so it must depend on the CM. Thanks for the tip! - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 2:42PM
I was explicity told that I could only get my Chase pic printed last week (all my pics were on the same Photopass). However, they were nice enough to let me print 2 Chase pics from 2 different days, since I forgot to do it the week before and still had the voucher. - JustCantWait  1115.0 #128 2:57PM
You can also add borders and signatures to the print. I've for sure gotten prints from the tangled meet and greet and others. - bluefairy  643.3 #259 5:00PM
The wording on the back of the photo voucher has changed--it used to be good for any photo with a character, but the wording now says that it's for a photo from the meet and greet; the CM let me pick another picture a couple of weeks ago though, because my niece was crying in the Chase photos. - fletheartsdisney  593.1 #288 11:04PM
If you are a cardholder can you bring the other guests in your party in with you aswell even if they are not cardholders? - lohofosho  784.5 #198 3:00PM
Yes. Only one member needs to be a card holder. - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 3:04PM
Thank you! - lohofosho  784.5 #198 3:07PM
You can bring up to 6 people with you, although I think this is another "at CMs discretion" thing. I've seen people bring more! - JustCantWait  1115.0 #128 3:20PM

 835.7 #184 (DL Qual #134

Feb 2, 2013 11:59PM 
#TIPS The Disneyland pick up and drop off area on Harbor is a great place to grab a friend on the go. Here, we pick up LaTruce after a long day at the park.
This pretty much the worst video ever made - vincentchase1  672.8 #247 12:14AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - BambooMike  133.4 #2821 12:20AM
Well you know what Vincent, you can leave - GreenLantern  746.6 #214 12:12AM
Bahaha^^ - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #184 12:37AM
That's so stupid -__- - LaTruce  2194.9 #52 12:02AM
You guys are great!! - Boundin  516.2 #351 12:44AM
Lol.. Funny video - Angeli  11.3 #8581 5:45AM

 1205.4 #114 (DL Qual #196

Jan 20, 2013 8:03AM 
#Tips. I spoke with Guest Services and they are advising using the Toy Story parking lot instead of M&F this morning due to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon... Also, be advised that Katella will be either closed or inaccessible near DLR.
Thanks! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4105.0 #23 8:22AM

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