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FairyGrandmother 292.0 #914 


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 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 24, 2015 2:12 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
My mini's pass is going to expire on July. The reason her mom is going to let it expire is because my granddaughter will only do a few rides. She used to love to ride pirates but now she won't. She's ridden Soaring and loved it but now won't get on it. She also rode Star Tours and loved it. But, she only rode it because an older child, that she looks up to, went on it with us. That was months ago  More...

Buy her a pass to Knott's....she'll be begging to come back to Disneyland!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDavidEMT  2362.8 #55 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  2701.8 #44 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  2701.8 #44 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  2002.9 #71 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  600.8 #319 9:46AM
Great points missmimi90 and Spoonful_O_Sugar! I'm an adult who loves thrill rides, but can not handle Star Tours. 😷 - Atora  2701.8 #44 10:23AM
She does pick. She's never been coerced into anything.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 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  28.9 #5748 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 #914 5:45PM

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June 24, 2015 1:51 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Yippee! I'm going to the parks again this weekend. A couple things. The mini's AP is expiring in July. I want to visit as much as I possibly can (from hundreds of miles away) before her pass expires and try to get her to do some things she hasn't done yet. The mini and I haven't done (watched) the Jedi training. From what little I know of it, I think my mini will love it. I don't think she's eve  More...

i think hold off on buying a light saber until after the show and you see if she likes it.  - JenGwen323  1748.6 #89 9:01AM
good luck! Have fun this weekend. Consider hosting a mini meetup for the Jedi academy show.  - JenGwen323  1748.6 #89 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 #914 5:27PM
@pikarich @stitchohana - nicealex77  683.8 #266 11:36AM
Hola  - pikarich  4434.9 #26 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  28.9 #5748 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 #914 5:31PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 14, 2015 11:36 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Sorry, but I don't know the proper place to post this.


 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 13, 2015 10:22 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Oh mm geee. I'm thankful to so many of you shared info on how cool the new fireworks display/show was. We loved it even though it was crowded as heck. Thank you MouseWaiters.

She has 4 arms - philliprocks  1175.2 #140 10:29PM
Muhahaha! (Still cute). - dizneedude   891.7 #188 10:45PM
😁😁 - sawman911  705.6 #254 10:40PM
How cute! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1205.6 #136 10:44PM
Glad you enjoyed it. Seems like you are having a better day today. - DLKenCA  2384.3 #54 12:14AM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 13, 2015 9:06 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Led Zeppelin and Disneyland too? Having a blast in Tomorrow Land. This place is hopping. Great birthday! Ha ha

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  859.9 #203 10:00PM
ooh! 😍😍😍my kind of music - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5634.2 #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  859.9 #203 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 #914 10:30PM
Awww ! Reminds me of Rob 😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5634.2 #17 10:40PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 13, 2015 8:34 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Happiness is a four year old's screams of delight on Autopia. She'd ridden it when she was two but was too little to remember. πŸš—


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June 13, 2015 8:02 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
I wasn't looking forward to all the "grads" being at the parks this weekend but I must say, I've seen nothing but good kids having good clean fun. Way to go kids (and parents, teachers and advisors)

We had one instance in Haunted Mansion with an "Academy" school but other than that most have been well behaved. - Taunton  469.4 #430 8:23PM

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 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 13, 2015 4:38 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
So I just tried to post with a picture twice. The first time it just went poof. Second time it wanted me to sign in with Google. There was no way to decline so that post disappeared. Why is MW requiring us to link it with our google accounts? Or is it?

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  1919.9 #78 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  2170.2 #65 5:30PM
Yes, it was video - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 6:39PM

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 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 5:23 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
No meet-ups today?


 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 5:21 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Found in ladies room behind French Market: umbrella, looks brand new and freshly decorated. I found it half an hour ago but it took that long to find a CM that would accept it. I handed it to the cashier inside French Market.

The Cm's usually send everything to lost and found after they're done working for the day.  - secretagentangel  2170.2 #65 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  112.2 #3299 12:58PM
Lelundrial, of course.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 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 #914 6:43PM

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 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 11:15 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
We have talking about breakfast since we woke the mini up. Decided on The a Plaza after reading their menu. They closed as we walked up. I think we should turn around and leave. Nothing has gone right. I've got Bly got one more hour to go move my car.,

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  600.8 #319 11:24AM
So sorry you missed the 11am cutoff, maybe next visit?  Hope your day gets better. - barbwire  7.1 #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 #914 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  2068.6 #69 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 #914 4:45PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 10:23 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I've lost our passes. We parked in the DTD lot and went to the monorail. This sucks

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  2384.3 #54 10:37AM
maybe you can grab a Starbucks/something to eat and try to reset?  - Linzee  1121.3 #150 10:27AM
great idea Linzee :) - FrankenweenieVelinee  2355.3 #57 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 #914 11:08AM
I always do things like that. - minniemonika  168.0 #0 3:50PM
I hope you had a magical day despite the rough start. - PalousePrincess  16.1 #7701 8:10PM
So happy you found them!  I loose things too!  - DisneyPiratePrincess  206.3 #1849 9:07PM
Glad you found them! - redsoxcarlos  1919.9 #78 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  21.6 #6613 9:41PM

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June 12, 2015 10:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
They aren't allowing anyone to park in the structure what the heck. Where are we supposed to go? I don't know my way around this place. They don't want us parking at downtown Disney the guy day Pinoco and other lots is closed for a few weeks. Parking structure won't open until 2. I drive all night for this?

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  2384.3 #54 10:21AM
The cars went every which way. I had no idea where to go.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 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  600.8 #319 11:12AM
Toy Story is my favorite.  Very easy to park, usually no lines, and nice buses with AC! - Sarafina  491.7 #402 2:43PM
That for the school kids' busses - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 1:44PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 10:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
They aren't allowing anyone to park in the structure what the heck. Where are we supposed to go? I don't know my way around this place. They don't want us parking at downtown Disney the guy day Pinoco and other lots is closed for a few weeks. Parking structure won't open until 2. I drive all night for this?


 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 9:54 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Nightmare trying to get off of the freeway and into the parking structure. School busses. Cars blocking intersections.

you're almost there – just keep swimming, just keep swimming - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5634.2 #17 10:07AM
Smile!!!! You're going to  - WishIWereThere  285.8 #952 11:24AM
Grad nite Tonite I believe :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7687.9 #7 10:05AM
A car was stalled in the middle lane.  - FairyGrandmother  292.0 #914 11:16AM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

June 12, 2015 4:25 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! Hi hi, hi ho, it's off to Disneyland I go! Just another 230 or so miles to go with a detour to the IE to get my mini. Then let the party begin!πŸŽ‰ You are all invited to my birthday party. πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Disneyland has been telling people they are celebrating their 60th anniversary but the truth is, this is all for my 60th birthday. 😎My mini and I will at the parks most of the weekend  More...

- jacdanfan  9358.9 #4 4:28AM
Happy Birthday!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - grimgrinninggoof  68.5 #4056 5:20AM
Happy Birthday! - ShariRenee  6353.1 #15 2:13PM
- MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2035 10:45PM

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 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

May 3, 2015 9:16 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Dolls I bought for my granddaughter and I the first weekend o April. Linda Rich is as patient and professional as she is talented and beautiful. A CM once told that she has stayed way beyond her scheduled finish time because customers were still wanting to talk to her and get photos and autographs. All the dolls I have bought (five now) have been autographed.

How wonderful of her. Great picture! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1205.6 #136 9:23PM
I have a Cinderella   doll signed. My cousin has at least 5 if not more. Linda Rich is very kind and friendly.  Cindy is my favorite Princess. I get lots of nice comments about her.  - suzieq65  67.0 #4093 9:24PM
Great picture, what a wonderful experience! - LBChica  2359.6 #56 10:01PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

May 3, 2015 8:47 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have tried numerous times to reply to comments other MWs have posted in reply to posts I submitted. This is all I get: no place to write a comment. I'm using an iphone6.

Click the three tabs on the top left, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the little support tab.  You can send your issue and this photo to support.  Check back under that same support tab in a bit, it works kinda like a chat, you should get a reply.   - Linzee  1121.3 #150 8:50PM
If you have questions or can't reply to this, you can DM me 😊.  (try deleting and reinstalling the app if you haven't already). - Linzee  1121.3 #150 8:55PM
Can I DM you about this rash that has been bothering me? - philliprocks  1175.2 #140 9:40PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚PR - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  898.1 #186 10:20PM
philliprocks πŸ‘‰πŸΌ - Linzee  1121.3 #150 10:23PM

 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

May 3, 2015 8:47 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have tried numerous times to reply to comments other MWs have posted in reply to posts I submitted. This is all I get: no place to write a comment. I'm using an iphone6.


 292.0 #914 (DL Qual #382

May 3, 2015 8:47 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have tried numerous times to reply to comments other MWs have posted in reply to posts I submitted. This is all I get: no place to write a comment. I'm using an iphone6.


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