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FairyGrandmother 292.0 #902 


FairyGrandmother
*I'm from Northern California and love Disneyland! I love bringing my grandchildren here. It's s different experience with each child/age group. I love coming alone and I especially like it when I get to meet other MWers.
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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 25, 2015 5:45 PM  The Hub
Thank you all for your input. I think a few people didn't understand what my post was about. I don't always express myself very well in writing. So it might be my fault. I have my own pass. I go alone and I participate in meetups. I've never not had a good time. This isn't grandma trying to get a four year old to do only what grandma wants. My mini seems to have fallen into a rut. Rides she has en  More...

Buy her a pass to Knott's....she'll be begging to come back to Disneyland!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDavidEMT  2280.1 #56 9:20AM
Maybe she'd enjoy DL more if she were allowed to pick the attractions? Sounds like she's being coerced into riding what the adults want to go on. You mentioned several attractions that she does like, why not make those the focus?  - Atora  2674.7 #42 7:38AM
Honestly, I feel like these trips should be about her. If you want to go on specific attractions, perhaps solo trips, or trips with friends, sans kids, may be more appropriate. I feel like you are setting yourself up for disappointment when you are trying to weight the trip in your favor, rather than in your granddaughter's. I know this sounds harsh...but you might find more pleasure in these trips if you focus on creating magic for her. - Atora  2674.7 #42 9:28AM
I agree with this. She's still a young child. Not every young kid wants to ride Star Tours and Soarin all the time. Heck I know adults that won't go near either. Maybe she has a fear of darkness? Heights? Loud sounds? If you bring young ones the focus will and should be on what they want to do. You can come without the kid, the kid can't experience any of it without the adult, if that makes any sense. - missmimi90  1982.2 #70 9:42AM
missmimi90 Brings up a good point--she might have a bit of a fear or even be getting a touch of motion sickness, but not know how to communicate it.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.6 #320 9:46AM
Great points missmimi90 and Spoonful_O_Sugar! I'm an adult who loves thrill rides, but can not handle Star Tours. 😷 - Atora  2674.7 #42 10:23AM
She does pick. She's never been coerced into anything.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 5:09PM
I think there are some people who don't like a lot of rides. A friend of mine took her daughter when she was around age 3 and she wanted to meet all the characters, so that is mostly what they did. My kids have been a few times and we try to introduce them to a new thing or two each time. They still have never been on Alice or the dark rides in fantasyland. Haunted Mansion is one of my favs but they won't do it yet. They have been on jungle cruise but can't appreciate the awesome jokes yet. We don't have a pass so only get to go once a year ish, so maybe what helps us is talking about what we all want to do and see and what we might try that is new on our next trip. Even with a pass and going more frequently, maybe that would help her? - LookSomethingShiny  28.2 #5735 12:46PM
Thank you all for your input. I think a few people didn't understand what my post was about. I don't always express myself very well in writing. So it might be my fault. I have my own pass. I go alone and I participate in meetups. I've never not had a good time. This isn't grandma trying to get a four year old to do only what grandma wants. My mini seems to have fallen into a rut. Rides she has enjoyed, like Pirates, she doesn't want to go on anymore. She's not interested in jungle cruise any more either. She loves haunted mansion and wants to go on it all the time. I just think she'd have more fun sometimes if we had others to go with. We mix things up too. Parades, rides, shows...  We throughly enjoy our visits, they are very special for both of us.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 5:45PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 25, 2015 5:31 PM  The Hub
Thank you for your suggestions. I hadn't realized the children needed to be picked for the training. I'm so glad I posted about this and I'm ever so great full for MWers

i think hold off on buying a light saber until after the show and you see if she likes it.  - JenGwen323  1678.0 #91 9:01AM
good luck! Have fun this weekend. Consider hosting a mini meetup for the Jedi academy show.  - JenGwen323  1678.0 #91 9:02AM
I think you're right. I won't buy anything until later, if then. She doesn't even know sabers can be bought. =)  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 5:27PM
@pikarich @stitchohana - nicealex77  668.6 #275 11:36AM
Hola  - pikarich  4108.3 #27 11:48AM
Jedi training is great! My daughter was picked last summer when she had just turned 5. She was the smallest/youngest looking kid they picked. She jumped up and down excitedly when they were choosing. She loved it and got to fight Darth Maul. Her and her brother had cheapo light sabers at home, but then they saw the customizable ones at the Star Trader and wanted them. After being picked, they were thrilled to get them! We kept them packed away in the park. They caused modest mayhem in the hotel room. And they still play with them a year later here at home! I hope your mini loves it! We will be there this Monday and Tuesday and will try to be chosen again! - LookSomethingShiny  28.2 #5735 12:33PM
Thank you for your suggestions. I hadn't realized the children needed to be picked for the training. I'm so glad I posted about this and I'm ever so great full for MWers - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 5:31PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 10:30 PM  The Hub
The name of the band was Thomasina or Tomasina. They were a lot of fun. All ages were bobbing their heads and enjoying the music even those that were just walking by. 

This reminds me of the time that I went to a Prince concert and Prince was better than Jimmy Page doing a Led Zeppelin song! 😜 - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 10:00PM
ooh! 😍😍😍my kind of music - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5404.3 #17 9:19PM
This reminds me of the time that I went to a Prince concert and Prince was better than Jimmy Page doing a Led Zeppelin song! 😜 - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 10:00PM
The name of the band was Thomasina or Tomasina. They were a lot of fun. All ages were bobbing their heads and enjoying the music even those that were just walking by.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 10:30PM
Awww ! Reminds me of Rob 😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5404.3 #17 10:40PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 24, 2015 2:17 AM  The Hub
I've never eaten there. Is it at the DL hotel? 

Keep on meaning to try this but by the time we are going back to the hotel for the night. I'm totally exhausted and forget every time from to much happy intake at the park. One day it shall be mine. - disneychef  7.5 #0 8:18PM
- Pooh147856  269.6 #26 8:49PM
I've never eaten there. Is it at the DL hotel?  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 2:17AM
Great idea to just do desert... ( btw I stopped to count the layers just now )!  - carminaire  690.5 #258 6:29AM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 6:39 PM  The Hub
Yes, it was video

I know it did that to me with video, but not when I posted regular pictures Thursday.  Of course, Google does want to control the world; maybe this is one more step.  - redsoxcarlos  1769.2 #81 5:15PM
Sounds like something to do with your phone and Google. All you do on MW is go in the lounge, click post, put in your info from your phone and click share.  - secretagentangel  1695.9 #87 5:30PM
Yes, it was video - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:39PM

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June 13, 2015 11:36 AM  The Hub
Very cool. 

I've never seen this before! How cute! - Jess0  288.2 #949 11:10AM
Very cool.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:36AM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 11:35 AM  The Hub
Great shot! We had a wonderful time watching the 11:00 parade last night. 

Great shot! We had a wonderful time watching the 11:00 parade last night.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:35AM
#scarfhunt!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ - secretagentangel  1695.9 #87 1:12AM
Got the last one at the paradise hotel gift store - Plumiegirl  8971.3 #4 11:16AM
- MommyandBash  105.5 #3401 12:26PM
I pick door #2. - CT4625  35.5 #5165 5:25PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 11:39 AM  The Hub
I'm so glad someone tipped us off to the new window displays. They are always lovely but I might have just walked right by. The Cinderella one was a pleasant surprise. 

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This is MY MOST FAVORITE WINDOW!!! thank you for posting this!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 - PixiePirateMaid  330.6 #693 1:34AM
😍😍😍 - TinkerSchelle  1673.1 #92 1:42AM
Glad it's working again! It wasn't Thurs night :( - caramiapoohAKAface  3831.9 #31 10:54AM
I'm so glad someone tipped us off to the new window displays. They are always lovely but I might have just walked right by. The Cinderella one was a pleasant surprise.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:39AM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 12:00 PM  The Hub
After a half hour of trying to get a CM to take the umbrella, w/o me having to leave the restaurant, a cashier accepted it. About an hour and a half later, maybe two, I passed the kiosk where the umbrellas are sold and decorated. I told them I had found one earlier and turned it into a CM. They said the person that bought it wasn't able to find to so they were purchasing  a new one.(It was in  More...

The Cm's usually send everything to lost and found after they're done working for the day.  - secretagentangel  1695.9 #87 12:14PM
I have always been told that CM send lost items up at the end of the day and always check back with lost and found the following day. They just can't stop working every time something lost is turned in. - CoachDisney  78.8 #3816 12:58PM
Lelundrial, of course.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:41PM
iknow they have supervisors. I just thought after that amount of time it would have been sent to list and found. After reading most of these comments,I understand they only rush wallets and the likes. Makes sense. . Thank you.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:43PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 6:41 PM  The Hub
Lelundrial, of course. 

The Cm's usually send everything to lost and found after they're done working for the day.  - secretagentangel  1695.9 #87 12:14PM
I have always been told that CM send lost items up at the end of the day and always check back with lost and found the following day. They just can't stop working every time something lost is turned in. - CoachDisney  78.8 #3816 12:58PM
Lelundrial, of course.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:41PM
iknow they have supervisors. I just thought after that amount of time it would have been sent to list and found. After reading most of these comments,I understand they only rush wallets and the likes. Makes sense. . Thank you.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:43PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 13, 2015 6:43 PM  The Hub
iknow they have supervisors. I just thought after that amount of time it would have been sent to list and found. After reading most of these comments,I understand they only rush wallets and the likes. Makes sense. . Thank you. 

The Cm's usually send everything to lost and found after they're done working for the day.  - secretagentangel  1695.9 #87 12:14PM
I have always been told that CM send lost items up at the end of the day and always check back with lost and found the following day. They just can't stop working every time something lost is turned in. - CoachDisney  78.8 #3816 12:58PM
Lelundrial, of course.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:41PM
iknow they have supervisors. I just thought after that amount of time it would have been sent to list and found. After reading most of these comments,I understand they only rush wallets and the likes. Makes sense. . Thank you.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:43PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 1:36 PM  The Hub
We had lunch at the Nexican place. It was very good. Decided to do Winnie the Pooh and the DL train. Gotta move the car. I cannot remember the charge for "lost tickets" is it $30 or $60? 

Those days happen, don't let it get you down.  Laugh about it and explore for new food items.  Bengal bbq and a Dole Whip are great, filling snacks,  and both are just a short walk from Plaza.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.6 #320 11:24AM
So sorry you missed the 11am cutoff, maybe next visit?  Hope your day gets better. - barbwire  5.8 #0 11:23AM
We had lunch at the Nexican place. It was very good. Decided to do Winnie the Pooh and the DL train. Gotta move the car. I cannot remember the charge for "lost tickets" is it $30 or $60?  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 1:36PM
If its the first time you lost it, then I don't think they charge you. 😊Times thereafter costs $20. You'll probably be able to park in the structure now. - Alicewhoareyou  1803.6 #79 1:51PM
A cm told me it's about $30-$35. It's worth it for me to not have to walk out there and start from scratch. It would easily cost us 1 1/2 hours. Contrary to the beliefs of a few people on another list, I do have a legit issue with doing a lot of walking on solid ground. The day is turning out okay. Some people have said happy birthday to me. That's very sweet especially since I have forgotten another guest gave me the button this morning. Another very sweet heather. I appreciate all of your suggestions. Thank you.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 4:45PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 4:45 PM  The Hub
A cm told me it's about $30-$35. It's worth it for me to not have to walk out there and start from scratch. It would easily cost us 1 1/2 hours. Contrary to the beliefs of a few people on another list, I do have a legit issue with doing a lot of walking on solid ground. The day is turning out okay. Some people have said happy birthday to me. That's very sweet especially since I have forgotten anot  More...

Those days happen, don't let it get you down.  Laugh about it and explore for new food items.  Bengal bbq and a Dole Whip are great, filling snacks,  and both are just a short walk from Plaza.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.6 #320 11:24AM
So sorry you missed the 11am cutoff, maybe next visit?  Hope your day gets better. - barbwire  5.8 #0 11:23AM
We had lunch at the Nexican place. It was very good. Decided to do Winnie the Pooh and the DL train. Gotta move the car. I cannot remember the charge for "lost tickets" is it $30 or $60?  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 1:36PM
If its the first time you lost it, then I don't think they charge you. 😊Times thereafter costs $20. You'll probably be able to park in the structure now. - Alicewhoareyou  1803.6 #79 1:51PM
A cm told me it's about $30-$35. It's worth it for me to not have to walk out there and start from scratch. It would easily cost us 1 1/2 hours. Contrary to the beliefs of a few people on another list, I do have a legit issue with doing a lot of walking on solid ground. The day is turning out okay. Some people have said happy birthday to me. That's very sweet especially since I have forgotten another guest gave me the button this morning. Another very sweet heather. I appreciate all of your suggestions. Thank you.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 4:45PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 11:08 AM  The Hub
Found them! I took them out of my pocket at the entrance of the parking lot. We should be boarding the monorail soon thanks for you kind responses. 

Are they APs? If you you can get a one day/one time free ticket. Usually someone turns them in. If they are found you can get them reprinted for free. Otherwise it's $20 each pass. I would wait at least a day if you can since they normally get turned in. If they were day passes, do you have your credit card or any receipt? They can normally find them in a system. - DLKenCA  2224.6 #59 10:37AM
maybe you can grab a Starbucks/something to eat and try to reset?  - Linzee  1080.3 #157 10:27AM
great idea Linzee :) - FrankenweenieVelinee  2190.1 #61 10:57AM
Found them! I took them out of my pocket at the entrance of the parking lot. We should be boarding the monorail soon thanks for you kind responses.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:08AM
I always do things like that. - minniemonika  162.2 #0 3:50PM
I hope you had a magical day despite the rough start. - PalousePrincess  13.5 #8397 8:10PM
So happy you found them!  I loose things too!  - DisneyPiratePrincess  202.2 #1883 9:07PM
Glad you found them! - redsoxcarlos  1769.2 #81 9:32PM
My husband has lost his before and we got it from lost and found the next day, I believe most people are honest, anyway good luck!! - LorisMickeyEars60  19.7 #6843 9:41PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 1:44 PM  The Hub
That for the school kids' busses

Normally they will send you down to Pumba (other side of Paradise Pier). It's call the Pulse and it's to keep the streets clear. Follow the cars and they will direct you. MIGHT end up in Toy Story that has busses. Paradise pier is a short walk to DCA. You can go through Grand California hotel to get the the park. - DLKenCA  2224.6 #59 10:21AM
The cars went every which way. I had no idea where to go.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:09AM
Have you tried the Toy Story lot?  I don't know if they open/close that intermittently, but it is usually very simple to park and hop on the bus.  Follow Harbor Blvd and it will be on your left.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.6 #320 11:12AM
Toy Story is my favorite.  Very easy to park, usually no lines, and nice buses with AC! - Sarafina  490.3 #401 2:43PM
That for the school kids' busses - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 1:44PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 11:09 AM  The Hub
The cars went every which way. I had no idea where to go. 

Normally they will send you down to Pumba (other side of Paradise Pier). It's call the Pulse and it's to keep the streets clear. Follow the cars and they will direct you. MIGHT end up in Toy Story that has busses. Paradise pier is a short walk to DCA. You can go through Grand California hotel to get the the park. - DLKenCA  2224.6 #59 10:21AM
The cars went every which way. I had no idea where to go.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:09AM
Have you tried the Toy Story lot?  I don't know if they open/close that intermittently, but it is usually very simple to park and hop on the bus.  Follow Harbor Blvd and it will be on your left.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.6 #320 11:12AM
Toy Story is my favorite.  Very easy to park, usually no lines, and nice buses with AC! - Sarafina  490.3 #401 2:43PM
That for the school kids' busses - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 1:44PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 11:16 AM  The Hub
A car was stalled in the middle lane. 

you're almost there – just keep swimming, just keep swimming - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5404.3 #17 10:07AM
Smile!!!! You're going to  - WishIWereThere  278.9 #996 11:24AM
Grad nite Tonite I believe :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7533.2 #7 10:05AM
A car was stalled in the middle lane.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 11:16AM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

June 12, 2015 9:55 AM  The Hub
Thank you for your birthday wishes

- jacdanfan  8892.6 #5 4:28AM
Happy Birthday!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - grimgrinninggoof  50.0 #4524 5:20AM
Happy Birthday! - ShariRenee  6203.3 #14 2:13PM
- MinnieMyLove  189.8 #2039 10:45PM

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 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

May 23, 2015 5:13 PM  The Hub
Welcome

WelcomeπŸ‘‹πŸΌ.  You know what, that exact YouTube channel belongs to someone who frequently spams posts with links to their YouTube page and links to videos they claim as their own (aka plagerism), they have also broken the rules by having multiple MW accounts.  Kinda funny isn't it?  lol - Linzee  1080.3 #157 7:02PM
- KennyV  719.2 #245 4:49PM
Thanks! - LukeSkywalkerJediKnight  5.7 #15435 5:05PM
 and  to MW!!!  - Mauleficent  42.4 #0 11:43PM
Β°oΒ° Welcome Β°oΒ° - E-Ticket  1376.9 #111 11:50PM

 292.0 #902 (DL Qual #364

May 4, 2015 6:22 PM  The Hub
What did they change? I hope they turn the volume down.

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚love this guy, makes me laugh - Lilogirl1  113.0 #3276 6:17PM
From the dream part. Pooh's weird dream. - Winnie111286  4022.8 #28 10:05PM
What did they change? I hope they turn the volume down. - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #902 6:22PM
Nothing.  Looks the same to me.  - Winnie111286  4022.8 #28 2:46PM

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