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 27.6 #5585 (DL Qual #1703

October 28, 2014 10:11 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Going to be staying at the GC for the first time in November for 5 days!!!! Soooo excited!! Does anyone have any tips or must do's for my stay with my two daughters? Again.... Soooo excited!!!

Tips for Staying at the Grand; Do not chase your friend in a domo costume around the lobby in your banana costume when its nowhere close to Haloween.2)When waking up, open the window and TAAAAAKAAAAA as loud as you can 10 times until somebody opens their window and stares at you.3)Estaban is a great bartender at Heathsone and makes me happy4)Dont annoy the lifeguards by jumping down the waterslide headfirst....You will get a shout out5) if you pass out in the loby and are not staying at the hotel. they will wake you up and leave by 2am6)Napa rose is open from 5to107) There are three hidden lounges but dont ask me about that, its kinda late8) The loby echos so they actually encourage you to yell as loud as you can or make animal noises9)Joe is a good bartender10) I like Dick at the Grand Entrance, he is a jolly old guy11)If its cold get corn chowder from Hearthstone but dont drink a lot of milk with it 12) There is a gift shop but its lame13) Nachos are good at white water and you can feed the baby honey badgers from that point14) The statues and vases in the lobby are all nailed to the ground15) You can time my friend left her car there for 3 days and wasnt staying there16) Dont talk to the piano player while he is playing or he might stab you with his eyes17)They have odd characters at brekfast from a movie I have never seen18) no bottles in the water19)Its always like 65 in the lobby..I think they do that because they dont want people hanging out and sleeping or making out on the couches20) They dont have pay per view21) There is a terrible movie short about duffy and it makes me puke - Dave  12078.5 #2 11:07PM
Things I didnt know..thanls for the insight @Dave - evilemohand  419.3 #467 5:59AM
Why would you need pay-per-view if there's a movie about Duffy? - redsoxcarlos  1252.2 #112 6:13AM
because every hotel needs pay per view - Dave   12078.5 #2 1:01PM
Whoa wait you can get the chowder at hearthstone?! You sir have made my day - missmimi90  1606.7 #87 1:13PM
I think my favorite is #2 - disneyfanaticohyeah  15.8 #7369 1:22PM
Just started MW, but I have to say Dave you are funny.  Gonna miss your posts if you are gonna stop coming on here too, or is it your just not renewing your pass? - dsnylvr1975  2.7 #54695 9:26AM
Get a drink (I prefer a nice relaxing cocktail) and get a rocking chair by the huge fireplace!  It's amazing!!! 😍 - DisneyPrincessT  76.1 #3789 10:26PM
They have a scavenger hunt in the hotel. When you check in you will get the full itinerary with the information on where to meet and some fun little activities through out the day.  - Itsallabouteeyore  37.2 #4924 3:47PM
Have fun! We want to stay there but I just cannot get myself to pay that much!  - sheraemccoy  1.0 #0 9:53AM

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 2537.1 #44 (DL Qual #21

September 14, 2014 9:40 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Purple potato wedges from carnation cafe so goooooood

I had some of those in SF at the Weston. It was a dinner for my hubby's work, and let's say most of them don't get out much. A lot of the guys thought their potato had gone bad because it was purple. I was quite entertained while eating my "rotten" potato.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  635.7 #269 2:57PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3475.5 #28 2:59PM
hahah i can see how that it i actually thought the same thing couple years ago haha i had never had a purple potato before  - Hendizl  2537.1 #44 5:04PM
Are they baked or fried? - Rhonda.R  220.6 #1620 9:53PM
Baked they are very tastey  - Hendizl  2537.1 #44 2:42PM
They look like dead fish, but if you say they're good then I'll eat them - philliprocks  930.6 #169 3:09PM
hahah they dont look the most appealing but trust me they are good  - Hendizl  2537.1 #44 5:05PM
I LOOOOOVE purple potatoes.... they're my favorite color and one of the most awesome foods ever!  Such a great combo! - SassyKittyMeow  411.8 #481 3:13PM
i see them as they are in between a regular potato and a sweet potato but yes i think my fav potatos also  - Hendizl  2537.1 #44 5:06PM

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 1366.8 #102 (DL Qual #56

October 20, 2013 1:02 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Collage from our quick Disney date night last night :) closed down the parks! So nice to be back home!

Can you feel the love lastnight 🎢 Welcome home you adorable woman you β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ - DisneyMe2Death  875.0 #183 1:07PM
Hehe aww thank you :) - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1366.8 #102 1:40PM
Sooooo adorable!!!  - ythdudette  1174.1 #126 1:08PM
Can't go wrong with this place hehe - Malefitiff  8.6 #10565 5:28PM
Great photos!   - debbiereis  25.6 #5771 5:39PM

 3322.8 #32 (DL Qual #18

September 5, 2013 11:00 AM  Food Reviews Land
#Breakfast at #TangaroaTerrace: French Toast $7.99-topped with warm banana-caramel sauce, powdered sugar and served with bacon. Breakfast Platter $7.49- scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted potatoes and served with a biscuit and jam. Both were very filling and delicious!!! AP discount is available. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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This looks so yummy!!! My stomachs is eating itself right now so hungry!  - GiGiMouse  215.9 #1683 11:06AM
yummm bacon! Too bad i'm too sick to eat this! - DisneylandMama87  17.0 #7081 11:14AM
Me too! The French toast looks SO good though - leftmyheartinwonderland  359.9 #576 12:36PM
Looks good minus the bacon.  - Rhonda.R  220.6 #1620 12:04PM

 258.4 #1168 (DL Qual #314

September 14, 2013 7:54 PM  Food Reviews Land
Western Chili Cheese Burger from The Hungry Bear Restaurant ...$10.69 before tax or discount ... It's delicious ... Yummm

Look at all those fries!!!! Can you count them please? LOL Yummy! Thanks for the review! - MrsSchnooks  2927.2 #38 12:49PM
17.5 and 1/4 nub  - DisneyMe2Death  875.0 #183 1:39PM
LOL I wonder if they were all regular fries or if a sweet potato one snuck in! πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€ - MrsSchnooks  2927.2 #38 1:44PM
That looks good... I thought Hungry Bear only had sweet potato fries. - HalfCaff  424.3 #453 12:54PM
They have both now. - MrsSchnooks  2927.2 #38 12:55PM
Mmm sweet potato fries!!! - leftmyheartinwonderland  359.9 #576 12:55PM
It's .50 more for sweet potato fries. Sweet potato > regular potato - missmimi90  1606.7 #87 1:26PM
Yay! Good to know.... I wanted to eat there earlier in the year and when my kids didn't see regular fries on the menu they ran away πŸ˜‚ picky eaters - HalfCaff  424.3 #453 1:34PM
So glad there arw regular fries now! I love the view while sitting at hungry bear but stopped eating there because I hate sweet potato fries. - MsSnowWhite  310.4 #762 1:33PM
Glad to know they have regular fries now!  We had to cross them off the list because the kids won't touch the sweet potato fires. - Ldgsg  208.8 #1784 1:35PM

 20.6 #6422 (DL Qual #1851

September 29, 2013 7:22 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Anyone going to the parks or want to go to the parks today and model for a couple hours? I have an opening since my engagement couple cancelled. So we are looking for a young attractive couple to do an engagement session inside disneyland for FREE today only. E mail a picture to with your contact info.

Draw me like one of your french girls, Jack - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #152 8:18AM
What do you consider "young and attractive"!? Lol jk - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1143.5 #129 3:51PM
What time? Were in town  - AandV  135.4 #2834 9:50AM
What do you consider "young and attractive"!? Lol jk - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1143.5 #129 3:51PM

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 497.3 #380 (DL Qual #191

November 27, 2012 1:34 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Was able to pick up a list of all the horses names on King Arthur's Carousel. You can get them at City Hall for anyone interested 😊

Tagged in: Quality Content  TIPS  
I'm going to name my death metal band "Lucifer's Rose" - ScooterMike  1962.2 #66 3:21PM
That would be perfect! - ShariRenee  5102.0 #16 3:25PM
Can I be in it? - philliprocks  930.6 #169 3:46PM
Sure. Instead of biting a bat's head off, we take a huge chomp into a turkey leg. - ScooterMike  1962.2 #66 3:59PM
and throw churros at the mosh pit - ShariRenee  5102.0 #16 4:25PM
I'm not a very good musician so I'll be te clapper. Elvis had one in his band - philliprocks  930.6 #169 10:53PM
My favourite is Testy Pat. - LaTruce  2259.5 #54 2:52PM
Lucifer's Rose! Yikes! - ShariRenee  5102.0 #16 2:56PM
So fun! Great tip! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:17AM
Thanks, what an awesome tip! I had no idea that this was available. - nursecolie  137.2 #2808 9:35AM
I know this is random but I love your user name. My name is Nicole (Coley to my friends and family) and I going to school to be a nurse lol - OneDayAlice  497.3 #380 2:55PM

 3939.8 #25 (DL Qual #12

January 23, 2013 8:30 PM  The Hub
**Castle photo tips** Here is the setting CM Jim told us to use for night photos in front of the castle (as explained in my previous post). This is on our Canon DSLR, on Manual. I am a level 0 photographer, so I was grateful for the tip! It worked great for us, but maybe others would tweak it a bit. He said that this is best because they project blue on the castle....something like that πŸ˜„

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Ummm..... I am not sure what any of that means but.....I think it is awesome that you know and that you would share it here. - JungleBum  1015.3 #158 9:11PM
I don't know what it mean ether! That's why I posted the photo! πŸ˜‚ I figure people can go to manual and move things around till it looks like this. Haha - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3939.8 #25 9:13PM
Translation: Shutter speed at 1/5 of a second, Aperture at 5.6, ISO at 1600, Auto White Balance, Take one shot with a press of the shutter, shoot in Large resolution, 1943 pictures remain left - BaseballMickey_CM  6546.2 #11 9:36PM
Translation: Shutter speed at 1/5 of a second, Aperture at 5.6, ISO at 1600, Auto White Balance, Take one shot with a press of the shutter, shoot in Large resolution, 1943 pictures remain left - BaseballMickey_CM  6546.2 #11 9:36PM
Bump (or Jump), for those wanting to get Castle photos tonight! 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3939.8 #25 7:45PM

 3939.8 #25 (DL Qual #12

January 23, 2013 7:18 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
**Possible helpful photo tip** On Monday night my husband and I went to get a photo in front of the castle before the fireworks started (maybe 30mins or so before?). The castle was already roped off, which is great because no one else gets in the photo...but the BEST part was CM Jim! He had a little portable studio light that he used to help light people up enough to take a nice photo with your ph  More...

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This is one for framing - E-Ticket  1196.4 #122 7:20PM
This picture is so cute! CM's are awesome! - sstarlight  324.7 #697 7:24PM
So agree!! - MissAmericaSings  360.6 #574 7:38PM
Beautiful! Thanks for the tip. - LaPearleNoir  1303.9 #106 9:32PM
Bump (or Jump), for those wanting to get Castle photos tonight! 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3939.8 #25 7:45PM
I do! I do! Oh wait... I'm at home. - LaPearleNoir  1303.9 #106 7:46PM

 8344.9 #3 (DL Qual #8

June 27, 2013 10:42 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I knew you could mail a letter in the park but they do not have a postmark from Disneyland. City hall has an ink stamp that shows it was in the park. Who knew! #mail

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That is a great tidbit of info - Linzee  910.9 #175 10:43AM
This is from the OC register Anaheim bulletin section today. - Plumiegirl  8344.9 #3 10:43AM
I always thought using the mailboxes in disneyland had a DL postmark. I am shocked to find different - E-Ticket  1196.4 #122 10:28AM
good to know thanks! - Poisen_Ivy  271.1 #1044 10:32AM

 6546.2 #11 (DL Qual #4

August 4, 2013 7:53 PM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#News- Starting August 5th, the Carthay Circle Restaurant will start a new tour that will give guests the chance to learn about the history of the theater and its connections with the Company. This tour will only be offered once a day, starting at 10:30am, and the meeting point will be in front of the restaurant.

Went on the tour today. It was pretty cool. Just show up before 10:30 in the front of Carthay Circle. You'll see a sign for the tour. It is free and lasts about 15 minutes. If you get a chance to go, you'll enjoy it and learn neat stuff. I'll post pics in a bit. - JediKitty  715.1 #228 7:52PM
Thanks for the info! Can't wait for your pics :) - hatgal76  415.8 #473 8:34PM
Thank you! - Atora  2292.5 #51 5:40AM
We'll have to do that next visit. Do we just show up, or are reservations needed? Thanks for the news! - mistereeyore  215.1 #1701 7:58PM
That's a good question...sounds like you just show up - BaseballMickey_CM  6546.2 #11 8:48PM
I will be there in less than a month and this is so going on my list of things to do. Thanks for posting. - junglecruise80  30.5 #5351 9:34PM
Does anyone know if this is toddler friendly? - chowder  9.7 #9769 7:22AM

 145.9 #2651 (DL Qual #446

August 25, 2013 9:49 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Limited amount available. Get then while supplies last. No AP discount.

I hope they still have them on Thursday. - PrincessTiannaBeignet  274.8 #1005 11:50PM
They have plenty. I now have a set of 4.  - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1035.3 #151 12:24AM
I saw these were back at the Tiki Juice Bar and got excited that I may get one in October, but they will be down for refurb then😭 - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  409.4 #485 7:05AM

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 4469.1 #21 (DL Qual #7

June 15, 2013 12:14 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Fireworks from DCA tonight.

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Beautiful - DizPrincess_Sam  305.7 #792 12:23AM
Such an awesome picture. What kind of camera or app did you use? - SDKimble  156.7 #2494 12:25AM
Thanks! I used a SonyNex5r camera with a wide angle lens and the Snapseed app edit on my iphone. :) - ElSuperRaton  4469.1 #21 1:05AM
That is beautiful! The reflection makes it!!! - Boundin  546.9 #329 11:27PM
L❀VE it!!! - Mickeylover67  403.4 #493 11:32PM

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 6919.5 #9 (DL Qual #1

June 18, 2013 12:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
This shot is a new personal favorite. Full size at

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This pic is so awesome that I will not feel compelled to post my meager fireworks pic from tonight- I'm not worthy! - MoonWillow  381.1 #529 12:40AM
But we are all different so please still share with usπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - Tinkerbellmom4  400.7 #500 1:06AM
Yes what Tinkerbellmom4 said πŸ‘† - ribidib  1177.3 #124 4:36AM
Absolutely, please share! There are so many different angles and different takes. It's great to see things through different people's eyes. - CobbPR  6919.5 #9 6:30AM
That's crazy good. - Westcoast  127.9 #2932 12:14AM
You are good!!! πŸŽ†πŸ˜»πŸŽ† - Boundin  546.9 #329 10:08PM
Thank you and thank you to everyone for all the nice words. - CobbPR  6919.5 #9 10:36PM
Wow! That is one stunning fireworks pic....well done, sir... - CVDisneyland  385.3 #522 10:39PM

 1846.5 #74 (DL Qual #50

June 18, 2013 11:10 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Eggs benedict at rainforest. Not a big fan of their lunch or dinner but the breakfast items are always great.

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That looks good. I also dont like the food there but would try this..You need to try the eggs benicit from Jazz Kitchen..its really good - Dave  12078.5 #2 11:48AM
Yum, I never thought of breakfast there! - Dufus  264.4 #1115 11:13AM
Looks delicious. Have to agree that Rainforest Cafe food for lunch-dinner = so so. What I do love is the "banana strawberry" smoothie and the whole experience of the restaurant..... Have a great trip pal! - RapunzelledColey  111.7 #3239 2:05PM
At yhe jazz kitchen in dwtn disney they have crab cake with the egg on top with hollandaise sauce that was to die for! - formadi  24.2 #5953 2:07PM

 333.2 #655 (DL Qual #200

June 18, 2013 2:32 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Often Overlooked. So peaceful in a busy area...

Beautiful - ribidib  1177.3 #124 2:35PM
Excellent picture - VfxGenie  1509.3 #90 2:35PM
Beautiful picture! - NellTinkerBell  322.8 #711 10:07PM
I took a picture of this last time we were there. Had it blown up, framed it and put it in or bathroom. Very peaceful and relaxing picture. People always tell us it looks like we bought it Pier One or something 😝 - simba77  311.7 #751 10:30PM
πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ someone can buy mine on *shameless plug* - KAJi  333.2 #655 12:11AM

 2053.7 #60 (DL Qual #46

June 5, 2013 5:22 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#News. Save the date: Who wants to be in the new Soarin video shown during the attraction?!? On the evening of March 12th, 2014, Imagineering will fly an HD Omnimax camera in a helicopter over and around the resort area for several hours capturing the best nighttime shots for the attraction’s new finale. The re-launched Soarin’ The World would then debut in 2015 as part of DL's 60th Anniver  More...

I am so glad that this is no longer a rumor anymore I have been telling people for 3 years that it was going to be redone as Sorain the World and was beginning to lose faith...This just goes to show you how long things at WDI can sit without being done but it makes sense to me now. Why take an E ticket attraction out of a park with only 3 at that time during the redo of DCA...all about timing and TDA is planning this perfectly. As you all know during the 60th most of the attention will be at Disneyland but they are doing quite a bit to make sure that the crowds balance out well and this is just one of the first things we are to hear about on how they are playing a crucial balancing act for that year...I expect record crowds that summer above and beyond anything we have all seen at both parks...quote me on that - Dave  12078.5 #2 11:59PM
I love this news. I enjoy sourin', but also can admit that it needs to be updated. - madsdad  1846.5 #74 5:23PM
^this!! I can't wait to see the new one! - DiamondInTheRough  349.6 #605 5:26PM
Agreed I was just mentioning this last time I was there. - missmimi90  1606.7 #87 5:27PM
That would be such a cool experience. You'd always win at 2 truths and a lie. Lol - BellesLibrary  402.8 #497 3:41PM
Thanks for the info!! I wish we were going to be part if that! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1019.2 #157 3:51PM

 1705.8 #79 (DL Qual #229

January 8, 2013 8:11 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Catal Complete Prime Rib dinner Mon-Fri for $21! They have great food there!

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hello song,that looks so good - pikarich  3352.3 #31 11:09PM
That looks good enough to eat!! Yum! - MeridaFan  3475.5 #28 11:27PM
Thanks for the suggestion/recommendation! - NermieMouse  136.4 #2818 9:41PM
Looks good - Sandcar13  1366.4 #103 11:07PM

 6546.2 #11 (DL Qual #4

May 31, 2013 11:52 AM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#LimitedTimeMagic- Starting June 3-9, guests who watch the new show "Mickey and the Magical Map" will be able to extend the experience with Mickey's Compass Quest, where guests can recieve a map that will lead them to find different hidden markers throughout Disneyland Park. Those who complete the challenge will recieve a prize at the end. More details to come! To read the full Disney Parks Blog p  More...

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So excited that something this awesome is happening when I'm actually planning a visit! - Gia  802.0 #198 12:58PM
Same here! When I found out I was so excited!! - PiecesOf8  591.9 #299 8:17AM
Let me know when you're there. I'd love to do this with you. - LilSterner  4733.9 #19 11:45AM
And when is my friend Gia visiting? As if I haven't seen you since I was 37. - sr citizen space ranger  59.4 #4146 10:18AM
How cool is this!!!!!! Love it!!! Thanks for info! - GiGiMouse  215.9 #1683 11:53AM
bump for SIC - BaseballMickey_CM  6546.2 #11 12:20PM
Wish I was there to play! - lotusflow3r  172.3 #2248 1:45PM

 166.5 #2350 (DL Qual #1277

March 18, 2013 4:53 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I live pretty close to a Ghiradelli outlet and ice cream shop in northern CA but for some reason the ice cream from the Ghiradelli in DCA just tastes better! This is the Nob Hill Chill. If you haven't experienced this, you're missing out!!!

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oh my! what is in this? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4705.6 #20 4:55PM
It is basically like a blended sundae. Pretty much vanilla ice cream, ice, milk, chocolate sauce, and mini chocolate chips on top. It is amazing! - kayceeb  166.5 #2350 4:59PM
And it's delicious! πŸ‘πŸ˜‹ - Prettynpink1023  276.6 #981 5:04PM
oh my goodness! I could easily enjoy that!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4705.6 #20 5:05PM
Sounds amazing! - missariel33  1751.3 #76 10:30PM
Me want!!!! - MarshaMouse  4074.5 #24 5:23PM
I, too. - onezerohero  164.0 #2391 9:35PM
This looks delicious! - msflashie  17.5 #6997 2:12PM
Yum! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1143.5 #129 2:39PM

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