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Danierob 90.0 #3886 

Disney fanatic. Love the history and story behind Disneyland and Walt himself and what he accomplished. Husband, father to two, from the Pacific NW.
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 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

September 1, 2016 9:54 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#TBT with the turn of the calendar I'm reminded that my favorite times of the year are right around the corner. Disneyland during the holiday season can't be beat!!

Christmas at DL has always been my favorite! - DisneyDiane316  808.2 #254 9:58AM
Wonderful collage! - jacdanfan  13402.8 #6 11:40AM
so agree! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  3966.6 #43 12:49PM

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August 25, 2016 9:17 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#tbt ...one year ago today we were living the good life at Aulani. We will be back someday.

🌺🌺 - MJmouse  327.2 #821 9:40AM
  - DisneyHeidi09  292.2 #1040 9:41AM
On my  list.  - EvilqueenRS  704.2 #306 9:09PM
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 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

May 19, 2016 11:40 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#tbt A few years ago we got to tour the Walt Disney exhibit in Chicago. It was amazing. Highly recommend if it's still there!

      - teapotsandteacups  1747.6 #106 12:01AM
Oh neat! And, thanks for sharing! - misschurro  7852.5 #14 6:27AM
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 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

May 17, 2016 9:48 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/disney-park-pack-expands-with-new-items-coming-to-disney-parks-online-store/For those that were wondering about the special Disney Park Pack that was offered a few weeks ago, I got confirmation that I should get it on Thursday.  I'll post photos for those of you you want to see the contents Thursday night.  I did see that some people got the  More...

I really want to see. I almost did it but talked myself out of it. Kinda regret it already. But I can't wait to see pictures!! - FoolishMortal138  566.5 #397 2:18PM
I came close to ordering it but i talked myself out of it too! teach67 posted what's inside...I tagged you in the post! - luxkitty  4466.2 #36 2:25PM
I haven't received mine yet but I saw several posts on here already of the contents so it was nice to see what was in it. Now on to see what's next!  - secretagentangel  8507.0 #11 1:41AM
Got my box yesterday.  I think I was one of the last since I'm up here in the NW.  I'm happy with it!  I was hoping for maybe a partners statue instead of the castle but it's still a real cool box.  I know pictures are already on here but if anyone wanted to see something specific from the box, close up picture or whatever, let me know and I'll post them.  I'm hoping they do another one this summer or fall.   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:15PM

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May 17, 2016 9:45 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/disney-park-pack-expands-with-new-items-coming-to-disney-parks-online-store/For those that were wondering about the special Disney Park Pack that was offered a few weeks ago, I got confirmation that I should get it on Thursday.  I'll post photos for those of you you want to see the contents Thursday night.  I did see that some people got the  More...

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May 10, 2016 4:04 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Shocked to hear this news.....http://www.disneyinteractive.com/blog/update-disney-infinity/There is a lot of talk about the cost overruns in Shanghai but I still really surprised about this one.  This goes along with the mass cuts at ESPN and cutbacks in the parks.  I'm sad about this one, my kids love Infinity.  Hope something better comes from this and it's not just gone.  

All the parks except DL  are not hitting projected earnings and ESPN was down 20% , that's why there are job cuts. Lots of people cutting cable, they need to figure out how to cash in on lots of people watching everything online.  - secretagentangel  8507.0 #11 10:43PM
Very true.  When you dig into the numbers with ESPN, it's crazy.  They pay 3-5 times more for NFL games than the next person.  Horrible contracts signed there.  Disney has slashed away at ESPN for the last 6 months and I don't think it's over yet.   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:44PM
And they do not pay their sportscasters as much as others, I know a couple left for other places.  So they're not paying most people large salaries.  - secretagentangel  8507.0 #11 11:49PM
@Lelundrial just posted about this. I'll go read it.  - misschurro  7852.5 #14 4:05PM
Ehh. Can't click it. Have to copy/paste - misschurro  7852.5 #14 4:06PM
#dizneedude, Totally agree with you.  I did a little digging around tonight and read some really interesting articles on what's going on.  I think there is a lot of "loss" in many different sectors.  Obviously they are doing well in the Motion Picture business right now but it seems everything else is down.  And a bunch of little to moderate "downs" can erase any and all profits.  I read one article that quoted someone stating that their will still be Disney video games produced but it won't be by a "Disney" company, instead someone who pays a licensing fee. An example of this is what they did with Star Wars Battlefront.  They let EA make the game and in return profits in Disney Interactive went from a loss of $300 million to a profit of $180 million, huge turn around to say the least in just three years.   My guess is that at the end of the day, they did not see the "value" in having all of that content produced in-house, mainly the hardware end of that.  Instead, let someone else bare the burden of all of those costs and allow them to buy the rights from you.  I'll throw my .2 in as well and venture to guess that with some of the shake up's in the executive chain, including the COO Staggs stepping down is a sign of more of the same in the future.  To me it's a sign that they will invest in what is going to yield them the greatest in return, and quickly move to make cuts in the areas that don't measure up.  With reduced park hours, restaurants closed, and continued cost cutting within other vertical markets, it's safe to assume that they are gearing up to invest heavily in what brings home the bacon, Movies and Parks.   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:34PM
I think they were over optimistic on projections also. As to the COO stepping  down, the financial times ( I think, now I can't remember magazine)had a great satirical article on him leaving and who the new person to replace Iger would be. I told dizneedude but I'll have to find it again.  - secretagentangel  8507.0 #11 11:46PM
Yup... Fun fact I used to call ESPN Extremely Slow Paying Network 30 day invoices were generally paid in 90 - dizneedude   1826.1 #101 11:56PM
the article I read seemed like infinity would continue,  but by another company.  it said that the company that did the epic mickey (?) games would close.  so much upheaval.  but with the huge crowds all thru the DL 60th, and the huge hit marvel, sw and disney movies,  all us fans are doing our part.  i could not care less what the stock price is.   - MsTikiMermadam  1498.7 #126 6:24AM
and merch flying off shelves,  and long long long lines for stuff like pins....  sheesh...... - MsTikiMermadam  1498.7 #126 6:26AM
Yes but then they don't have Dooneys avail during the duration of the flower garden festival?? That's not very good marketing and in my opinion a huge loss!! I was there (EPCOT) in April and they were out and never restocked and the festival don't end till end of May, so atleast 8 weeks of no revenue from these.  - mmddgp  1316.3 #5 7:21AM
Junction Point...as Epic Mickey 2 was being released, they had already begun layoffs  - dizneedude   1826.1 #101 9:03AM

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 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

January 29, 2016 10:13 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/01/28/disneyland-60th-special-to-air-on-abc-include-star-wars-land-details/     Is anyone here excited for the upcoming Disneyland 60th special on ABC in February?  It sounds like it's going to be really good.  2 hrs long and now Harrison Ford is going to unveil some of the details of the new Star Wars land.  Can't wait!  

I'm SUPER EXCITED!!!! - TinkerSchelle  2077.6 #85 2:27PM

 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

January 29, 2016 10:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/01/28/disneyland-60th-special-to-air-on-abc-include-star-wars-land-details/Is anyone here excited for the upcoming Disneyland 60th special on ABC in February?  It sounds like it's going to be really good.  2 hrs long and now Harrison Ford is going to unveil some of the details of the new Star Wars land.  Can't wait!  

it will be really good! - MsTikiMermadam  1498.7 #126 12:12PM

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 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

January 28, 2016 11:16 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#tbt. So glad we got to see this show. This was from our 2012 trip. Looking back our seats were amazing.

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January 14, 2016 10:15 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Throw back to August. I'd love me some Aulani right about now.

Me too! I was going to do something like this soon !  - DisneylandDisneyland  489.2 #472 10:22PM

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December 14, 2015 3:16 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hey Guys, What's the best way to report a cast member going above and beyond? I'll save you all the story but I just had a merchandise lead at Aulani really come through for me. I thanked her but I'd like to let the management team there know what an amazing job she did.

Oh my gosh!  The perfect way to let them now how awesome your CM was, is to go to city hall and make sure you wrote down their name, place they are from, where they where and what time it was! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 4:00PM
The CM will receive an award in front of fellow CM's from their team lead! It's a BIG deal!πŸ˜‰ - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 4:02PM
That is a great way in the Parks but Danierob is at the Aulani. For that reason, I would go up to the front desk and find out who the manager is and where you can report your kudos πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - misschurro  7852.5 #14 4:19PM
😳😊oops! We have also left them online in the contact us form. Just specify the same info as above!(*walks off blushing) - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 4:32PM
If you are still there go to front desk and ask manager. There is also probably a "contact us" on the Aulani web site. There you can give your full story. - DLKenCA  3013.6 #51 7:13PM
Hey Guys.  I wanted to update you guys that I did send a email to Aulani to report the amazing service I got.  About two days later I got another email from one of the managers at the resort thanking me and letting me know that she couldn't wait to give the cast member some love.  Thanks for the advice everyone.  I'm so glad Disney appreciates their Cast Members.  Really they are the heart and soul of Walt's creation!   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 12:07AM
Thanks Guys!  Sadly I'm back home in the NW, love to feel that warm sun again soon!  I'll reach out via the Aulani website.  I really want to give her props for her amazing service.   I know it's embedded in the Disney DNA but sometimes you must recognize great service.  I'd love to know that the resorts do a similar award as the parks.   She definitely deserves one!   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:38PM

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August 29, 2015 9:06 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Well we made it home. Sad to leave Hawaii but so thankful for a fun trip. Thanks for all your comments and likes. As we were leaving the airport I came across this sign that actually explains a lot. A few of you mentioned that Chip&Dale, Donald never wear pants. I think I figured it out. They must be Hawaiian. As you can see from the sign below, they're optional in Hawaii. Mahalo! πŸ˜‰

philliprocks i didn't know you were Hawaiian? - OhanaPhoto  6566.8 #20 11:44AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2479.8 #65 8:47PM
I was so confused at first. I get it now and that made me laugh. Thanks - phillip...  1392.2 #140 9:25PM
Hahahaha.  Good one! - msdizmaui  856.0 #236 1:42AM
- hkpinay  353.1 #717 6:31PM
Hahahaha.  Good one! - msdizmaui  856.0 #236 1:42AM

 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

August 27, 2015 11:34 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Family shot from the breakfast. Aloha Aulani. Heading home and back to reality!

You all look great - NvNana  197.9 #2104 11:38AM
- DarthFairy  693.1 #315 12:26PM
Is Aulani as beautiful as I'm hoping for? We are going in June. - varela2892  84.3 #4011 8:12AM
varela2892, Aulani is a beautiful property.  The grounds are amazing.  My kids are 6 and 10, and they LOVED the water slides/beach.  There is something for all ages there.  I have some issues with the resort, but as long as it doesn't rain when you are there, it will be great.  I hope by June, if it rains, there will be better practices in place to make your trip more magical.   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 8:54AM
Thank you everyone!  - Danierob  90.0 #3886 8:56AM

 90.0 #3886 (DL Qual #776

August 27, 2015 11:30 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Aulani character breakfast was fun. Great food, not too many characters though. We met Mickey, Minnie, Chip & Dale.

Aww! Dale looks like he's wearing a keiki shirt! 😍😍😍 (keiki means child, in Hawaiian) - misschurro  7852.5 #14 12:51PM
Having his lil chipmunk tush out is all the rage, ya knuw.πŸ˜‚ - DarthTinkerbell  1040.8 #197 1:54PM
Must be a Donald Duck thing. No pants! πŸ˜‰ - teach67  326.2 #825 3:29PM
- DarthFairy  693.1 #315 12:26PM
- hkpinay  353.1 #717 7:30PM
Dale is keeping with the Hawaiin relaxed atmosphere, pants optional.  - Danierob  90.0 #3886 8:59AM

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August 27, 2015 11:28 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hawaii Stitch is awesome! The kids loved him but all of us were wondering where Lilo is? It's a shame she's not here with him. I've seen photos of her in Florida, they need to bring her here. Side note, Duffy came out and the place went bonkers. Even my kids went nuts, and they never have cared before.

Island Stitch!!! - misschurro  7852.5 #14 12:48PM
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August 26, 2015 12:18 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
For any Aulani fans out there I got some info today on the pin situation here. So basically they don't do any of their own ordering here at Aulani. I was told that it's all handled out of WDW. They told me don't know what's coming till it arrives, and when they open the box, it's a surprise to them too. They sell very quickly here, there's only one main store that sells them. The cast members   More...

Yes aulani is mostly a store with only aulani items. Not really a disney theme park items. One thing they have park items are the pandora charms in another store near the stairs. - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 1:25AM
Every year since aulani came up they had a anniversary pin, which thst goes out really fast.  The pins in the picture can only be found at aulani, and not in any other parks. - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 1:27AM
Also by the pool area there is a small store as well. - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 1:29AM
I keep hoping for a cd of the elevator music. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  705.4 #304 8:17AM
Kealii Rachel came out with the CD that music is being played around the resort... - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 12:18PM
Reichel - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 12:19PM
islandgirl58 Yeah, I knew about that one, but I want the Disney music in Hawaiian. Pandora also has an Disney Aulani station now too. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  705.4 #304 1:20PM
The store also has regular pins that are sold at DL and WDW, besides the Aulani only pins. - Winnie111286  23710.4 #2 8:23AM

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August 26, 2015 12:05 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Day three in the books. Pretty bummed that the nighttime activities have been cancelled every night we've been here. From what it sounds like, it might stay that way for the next few weeks. The kids love the water so they are having the best time. Some highlights today included the animation cell painting, the whole family loved it!, and stitch's goo at Aunties house.

We, been having really bad weather these past few days. Especially since it's hurricane season.  Might be more rain tomorrow,  amd few, days, after due to a possible storm coming our way - islandgirl58  481.8 #19 1:14AM
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August 25, 2015 5:28 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hey guys. Need some advice. At Aulani, going to do the Disney vacation club meeting in the morning. Is it a good deal? We live in Portland, go to the parks between once every year or two but might be able to go more. I'd love some honest info. Thank you all!!

We did the presentation there and decided no. If you want to join I would look at resale market first. The annual fees were also a lot. You only break even after 10 years. So unless you know you want a Disney vacation for next 40 years, you could limit yourself.  But I know people that I've then and love them. - DLKenCA  3013.6 #51 6:02PM
If you decide to buy, really think about how many points you will need. We didn't get enough for us, and buying more is super expensive. Also, if you plan to go to the Grand at DLR, the number of vacation club villas is very small and it is hard to get reservations there.  - cinderelli  447.1 #532 7:12PM
Thanks for asking about. Always been curious myself. Appreciate all the good feedback provided! - redsoxcarlos  4119.8 #41 9:21PM
My husband and I Dvc members at the grand Californian if you are wanting to travel to Disneyland at this time Dvc isn't worth it because there's no more availability at the grand and there are only 48 units so pretty much those of us who have membership there who can book at 11 months out take me up all the spots with every other resort that's not your home resort you book at 7 months in Florida the resorts have more rooms and there are more choices - disneychu  330.8 #802 10:27PM

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August 23, 2015 11:36 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
First day at Aulani almost in the books. This unexpected tropical depression or whatever they are calling it might be putting a little damper on our trip here. Tonight's show was cancelled and the forecast is looking really wet for the next three days. Hoping it doesn't rain out the movie on the beach tomorrow night!

Oh yes, this weather has been a disaster. Luckily, it should get better instead of worse, and it's still plenty hot enough to swim. I always feel bad for people who are visiting in icky weather like this. It looks like you had a great day though! - DarthTinkerbell  1040.8 #197 11:55PM
This afternoon ended up a lot better than last night.  No rain!  Hoping it holds for tomorrow too!   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:33PM
We had poor weather whine we went tooπŸ˜” but it's still nice enough temperature wise to go out and enjoy the beach. Sadly, 3 out of the 4 of us spent our trip with a nasty flu😒 - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1518.3 #124 7:26PM
I remember that!😩 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2479.8 #65 9:45PM
I'm sorry you had to deal with the flu.  That would be much worse than some rain!  We are trying to make the most of it.  Today the rain held after 1pm so we spent most of the day in the water!   - Danierob  90.0 #3886 11:29PM

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August 23, 2015 11:20 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
So my son in enjoying this Aulani lifestyle a little too much.

Cute! I bet it's an easy thing to get used to. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  849.8 #239 12:43AM
teehee cute. The bear, too! - misschurro  7852.5 #14 8:46AM
this is so me minus the bear - Dave  13832.5 #4 10:19PM
Lucky boy. I would have to get my Duffy a robe too. - PrincessTiannaBeignet  374.6 #652 10:45PM

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