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AussiePirateKing 9.7 #10021 

I have been a disneyholic since my fist trip when I was 10 way back in 1983. Have been back 4 time since and dream of the day I can return. I do believe in fairies.
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 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

January 4, 2015 9:00 PM  The Hub
Defiantly worth the trip. You need two weeks to take it all in. Especially with every thing else there is in Florida. Off to DL myself on 27 days. Not that I'm counting though. 

The Harry Potter lands at Universal (not Disney but only like 20min away) are also super awesome to experience at least once and the frozen butterbeer is soooo good!  We love DL and WDW but if you've never been to WDW you should DEfINitely go! EPCOT is great!  - spicy  646.1 #275 1:05PM
We've done the trip to disneyland 3 times as well from oz and we are going to Disneyworld in October  with 5 nights in the animal kingdom and 8 nights in the boardwalk - Kurt76  69.6 #3962 3:58AM
Good choices, I have stayed in both. Animal Kingdom is gorgeous. Boardwalk is walking distance to two parks so less busses. - ShariRenee  6045.5 #14 1:51PM
There's different things about each park. WDW is larger and bigger and has different stories and attractions that aren't in CA. Also, it has a lot more variety of food and experiences. I like to go there to recharge and enjoy the parks for a week, but overall, I'm still biased to DL because its the original. But Epcot is definitely my favorite park among the 4 there.   - BaseballMickey_CM  6866.0 #9 2:39PM
If you've never been I would definitely say WDW!  You will love it so much.  It's different in many ways, but still magical. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  868.7 #188 2:51PM

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 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

November 6, 2014 1:26 PM  The Hub
86 days till I'm on that plane with my dad for a boys trip to the states. The day we land we will be in the park. The last two trips over cars land was being built so I really can't wait to see it in person. 

Special, very unexpected trip with my mommy TOMORROW!!!!! - RCmom  5229.2 #16 2:19PM
Fun!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5206.1 #17 4:57PM
So excited for you!! 😘 - MinnieMousewife  868.7 #188 12:27AM
2 days!! - brodysmommy  402.1 #510 2:22PM
5 days.  Will be there for avengers half.  - streetsweeper  512.3 #371 4:06PM
54 days and counting 🎄🎅❄️⛄️ - DOPEY13  43.8 #4696 6:17PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

November 5, 2014 10:53 AM  The Hub
That's the first working model of the tower of terror. Up. Down. Up. Down. 

Or they just can't see the point! - TheHubs  212.1 #1760 9:11AM
That's the first working model of the tower of terror. Up. Down. Up. Down.  - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 10:53AM
The rhino is getting his point across. - sawman911  670.5 #259 11:09AM
All very funny comments thanks for the laugh - evilemohand  630.6 #287 12:43PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

March 31, 2013 2:42 AM  The Hub
10 years old in 1983

43 in 2002 We moved to ca in 2000. I cried every Disney visit since. I'm getter better now. The first 5 years something would always make me cry. I balled my eyes out at my 1st parade - Marciamcmouse  37.6 #4982 4:42PM
20 years old year 2000. I had entered in every competition that you could win a trip to Disneyland since I was about 10. I never won but had managed to save up enough money by the time I was 20. - aussiekate  165.3 #2402 4:00AM
Aw so cute. - dumbbunny  626.5 #290 5:24AM
1970, I was 5. It was the best day, except I got burned by some man's cigarette while crammed in at the curb for the parade on Main Street. - earthgrl26  196.9 #1939 10:50PM
aww. no good. Thank goodness there are areas - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5206.1 #17 10:59PM
I was 5. Very memorable. My favorite part was the parade and meeting Pinocchio ❤ - princessb5  175.5 #2218 11:01PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

February 3, 2013 2:38 PM  The Hub
Make her feel at home and walk on the left hand side of the pathway.

Go to the Adventureland and spend the whole day just there. Dole whip for breakfast, Bangle BBQ, for lunch. Indy, Tree house and tiki room for fun and top it all off with the best attraction in the park, The Jungle Cruise!!! - JungleBum  1017.0 #166 9:57PM
This^^^^^ - splashphotoCM  885.6 #181 9:58PM
Aren't you a tad partial to the Jungle cruise? Lol - LilMissPixie84  309.3 #781 11:03PM
Sounds DREAMY to me, Baloo! ::whispers:: I love Adventureland! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5206.1 #17 2:41PM
Visit the Disneyland website for park hours, get there early to have as much time as you can, & check food review on the food tab. Most importantly have fun. - SafariSkewerJessica  1398.9 #105 9:55PM
Thanks guys! She's from Australia so I think a normal guide will do although maybe well give her a Japanese one make her figure out what it says as a joke. :) I don't know if they do it anymore but I remember they used to have random guests as the head of the parade.. I'd love if we could make that happen... Anyone know how to do it and if they still do? - karimcclure  3.8 #23892 1:49PM
Make her feel at home and walk on the left hand side of the pathway. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 2:38PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

January 9, 2013 9:55 AM  The Hub
I started dating my wife in the line of star tours back in 1990 when I was seventeen when she came over to the states us as a family friend. Yes I really love star tours. When we got to take our kids over there I told them the story and that if it wasn't for Disneyland they wouldn't be here.

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I started dating my wife in the line of star tours back in 1990 when I was seventeen when she came over to the states us as a family friend. Yes I really love star tours. When we got to take our kids over there I told them the story and that if it wasn't for Disneyland they wouldn't be here. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 9:55AM
Awww. What a sweet story! Do you live over here now? - MeridaFan  3512.7 #33 10:05AM
Awwwwww! How romantic! Where was your wife visiting from? Australia? - Duchess_SMK  5936.7 #15 10:24AM
No we still live in Australia. I have tried many times to convince her that we should move but she just won't be in it. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 10:31AM
On a visit to the park with my mom and dad in 1987 (I was 6), we rode this for the first time. Apparently it was so realistic, I was convinced that we had landed on the moon of Endor and as we left the attraction I very quickly (albeit calmly) asked "How are we going to get back to our car?" My dad loves to tell that story to this day. - FunOnABun  19.3 #6789 8:58AM
That's a cute story. Great memory! - MeridaFan  3512.7 #33 10:02AM
What a special memory! Disney magic always impresses me. Thank you for sharing that with us! - Duchess_SMK  5936.7 #15 10:22AM
We were at the Disneyland and it was the late afternoon when people started to gather in front of Star Tours (it wasn't open yet). We lucked out and got to be a part of its soft opening. It was a fun memory. - ElectricMayhemMom  1018.0 #165 8:39PM
As always... Love your Day in Disney posts. Thank you! I miss all the old Tomorrow Land attractions but really like the ones also! The new Star Tours is great!!! - Boundin  594.2 #308 8:52PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

November 10, 2012 12:18 PM  The Hub
Yes true if I knew what she was wearing would help. But I am here at home in Australia and she gets to visit my happy place. Very teary eyed at the moment.

g'day there mate!! hope u have a top day!! - Stitch_Legacy  5107.7 #18 8:55AM
so say hi and walk by,take stalker pics and post. this is so funny you will have to tell us how she reacts with all this. don't forget to post wait times while your there and tell her after you don't want to freak her out forever. - pikarich  3815.9 #27 7:25AM
That's so funny!! Hope people see her! - GrimGrinningAmanda  660.5 #265 9:46AM
Yes true if I knew what she was wearing would help. But I am here at home in Australia and she gets to visit my happy place. Very teary eyed at the moment. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 12:18PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

October 22, 2012 12:31 AM  The Hub
That cat looks like my cat named princess who passed away a few months ago from a tick. It could be her as DL is heven to me.

Meow that's a fun thing to see! - Duchess_SMK  5936.7 #15 6:24PM
Copy cat! - dimplesdanie  1236.7 #119 7:03PM
Cool!! - mickeyat78  1673.3 #84 6:02AM
I always get so excited seeing the DL kitties. This year we've seen three little kitties grow up as we ride the tram. They are so funny and always together! - MrsSchnooks  3043.1 #40 8:19AM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

September 26, 2012 4:02 PM  The Hub
Yoda. My all time favourite.

Glad to see they are not squashing their creativity - MelodyMouse  4020.1 #26 10:03AM
Hahaha - MicheyMouse  343.1 #633 3:31PM
That looks so creepy its cool! - PrinceTeaJack  923.7 #176 7:37AM
Those same words came to mind - MarshaMouse  4124.3 #25 12:02PM
Wow...that's a pretty cool talent to be able to do that much detail - cdeley  471.0 #412 3:36PM
Yoda. My all time favourite. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 4:02PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 29, 2012 9:03 PM  The Hub
Absolutely gorgeous. It was being built on my last two trips so I never got to see it in person.

Absolutely gorgeous. It was being built on my last two trips so I never got to see it in person. - AussiePirateKing  9.7 #10021 9:03PM

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 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 29, 2012 6:26 PM  The Hub
Gotta love a Disney tattoo.

Seems to be a popular tattoo choice around here, looks good! - donnievegas  1132.6 #138 5:34PM
thats gnarly ! update when it done - Chris_Skellingt0n  15.9 #7516 4:34PM
Yes, please share a pic when it's finished. Very cool! - Vegan7LuvsStitch  1009.3 #167 4:56PM
absolutely LOVE this tat.  Looks great so far! - Mandathewitch  355.6 #601 12:05PM
Rad!!! My iPhone case just arrived today, it is the picture with the guy standing on the barrel of dynamite.  - MoreGumboPlease  227.9 #1547 2:24PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 29, 2012 9:01 PM  The Hub
Welcome. Just joined not long ago myself. Good to see fellow Aussies loving Disneyland. Enjoy your trip

Welcome to the lounge, try to keep some of the Disney excitement a secret until you get there. It's more fun finding out everything while you are there than before you leave. P.S. I'm from Australia as well. - Nicholas-M  326.0 #699 4:34AM
Welcome! I'm excited for you and your family. December is so beautiful in the parks. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with Cars Land for the holidays. - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #338 4:41AM
I hadn't thought that they might decorate cars land. Interesting... - Nicholas-M  326.0 #699 4:44AM
Me either until just now. Something else to look forward to. :o) - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #338 4:49AM
by the way we hope to see alot of MW family the girls cant wait to do some RAKs when where there,they want to show the Aussie love for our fellow mates in the USA - davisgang  5.2 #16314 5:45PM
My tip is to wake up early, do tons of rides (no wait!) until lunch. Eat lunch, then go to you hotel to let your girls take a nap. At 3 or 4 P.M., go back to the park and ride until closing! That way there will be no frustrating waits, grumpy princesses, and you can fully enjoy the experience - bunnyforce5  5.1 #16745 5:55PM
welcome!!! we're aiming to be there the weekend of dec. 7-9 ourselves, so we'll try to meet up! - ministrychick77  277.8 #987 6:48PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 28, 2012 3:55 PM  The Hub
I would actually ditch autopia and extend toontown into some more actual rides like a virtual animated rollercoaster.

Lol, well, I understand that Autopia is fun for kids and nostalgic for Tomorrowland, but I spend 2.5 hours a day in my car commuting in real life, so when I go on vacation, I'm not going to drive or sit in traffic if it's not necessary. :) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  576.7 #319 12:06PM
This - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #173 12:09PM
Yes! - SueBayou  2019.6 #66 12:18PM
😂👍 - Spoonful_O_Sugar  576.7 #319 12:18PM
I agree! - Sharkgrrl19  240.8 #1382 12:33PM
agreed but my little likes it...I wish they would have gone green along time powered even.. - JollyRoger5  3720.4 #28 12:47PM
An don't forget get high and sick on the fumes...I could do without that too! - akpoppins  263.1 #1145 1:34PM
And the smell of the gas gives me a major headache. - maxinerenton  422.7 #472 1:36PM
It just bounces everything I got to bounce so I could live without it :) - cdeley  471.0 #412 1:51PM
I agree - Chumash28  1080.1 #150 3:25PM
Yes, this for sure. - PrincessAuroraMomma  527.0 #357 5:05PM
That's why you get the kids to drive YOU around :) - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #209 5:21PM
I could live without Innoventions wish they could bring back a show in there to the level of America Sings. - Donaldfan_532  236.1 #1429 12:19PM
I agree 100%. I would love to have Carosel of Progress. It's a great big beautiful tomorrow.... - gbatch  172.7 #2270 1:40PM
Completely agree. I loved America Sings! - applecore  285.3 #931 1:54PM
I also agree! Bring back America Sings! - pixiedreamer  149.8 #2612 2:15PM
I agree. - potatohead25  604.4 #299 3:13PM
Either America Sings or Rock 'n Roller Coaster like at WDW - LBChica  2214.5 #57 3:41PM
Indiana Jones, it was better when it opened. - Captain J  221.9 #1625 4:12PM
I go on Winnie the Pooh just so I can hear the Heffalumps n Woozles song. Lol - coll  31.3 #5367 5:42PM

 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 28, 2012 3:58 PM  The Hub
Do I have to bring the wife and kids. Lol.

*Grabs keys...drives to Lowes to pick up moving boxes - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #573 11:15AM
MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D - MINNIE-MOUSE  0.0 #115798 4:13PM
✋ count me in! - LostUndertheSea  467.0 #415 11:10AM
Count me in. - chipanddalefan  725.9 #229 11:11AM
Me three! - nickb92  69.6 #3961 11:12AM
I'm in too!! Let's do this!!! 😝 - AnaheimsMom  241.7 #1370 11:15AM
"raises hand" ME! - DisneyVacationLover  461.4 #425 6:40PM
Ugh! I wish!!!! 😔 - ItsJessicaRabbit  27.7 #5688 11:41PM

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 9.7 #10021 (DL Qual #3283

July 26, 2012 6:27 PM  The Hub
Thank you for your kind welcomes. When I start work at 6am it is midday there so you are starting every day for me with a massive smile.

Welcome!! Great intro! - Mimmy  1442.3 #100 4:08PM
G'day and welcome to the MW family - Villescas8  601.0 #303 4:09PM
Welcome to MW! Glad you found us! - DisneyPhotoFan  920.2 #177 7:46PM
Welcome to MW!! I love aussie accents. Totally read that in an Aussie accent! - Pintraderswife  468.3 #414 7:49PM

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