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 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

June 20, 2014 2:17 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
What's the longest you've ever gone (While having an annual pass) without making it to disneyland?
Its been 2 years just this past june 15th. We had our annual passes for 3 years and live in Tucson. But we would go every chance we got, maybe 6-8 times a year. But then our minis stop appreciating it as much as they use to. They saw it as a given that we would go whenever and started complaining on our trips. So we decided to to go cold turkey and wait 2-3 years till we go again, the minis have learned there lesson and we are planning a haloween trip and will surpise them with annual passes at that point again and hopefully they will realize its a privilege to be able to go to the most wonderful place on earth.  - Firefighter_Donald  42.7 #4592 1:09PM
I like your style.  - disneymomma87  205.5 #1798 4:05PM
Thank you :) I think it is harder for me and the misses to not go.  - Firefighter_Donald  42.7 #4592 4:15PM
Thank you for making the sacrifice to teach your children that they should appreciate their blessings. Parents like you are a rare commodity these days.  - bks4lou  129.6 #2882 5:17PM
Thank you @bks4lou, I am sure a lot of the community would have done the same :) You always feel like you are being a bad parent when you see your mini's sad but soMetimes those hard decisions need to made.  - Firefighter_Donald  42.7 #4592 6:14PM
Or passES if more than a year...  - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 2:18AM
We didn't have passes for about 3 years.  With a small baby and very active little boy and financial problems we just couldn't do it.  Then last year we got So Cal passes and would go once a month.  Now we have premium and go at least once a month.  Some months we have spent 3 - 4 different days at the parks.  Premium has made it much more easier for us to go the parks when we feel like it.  Although more expensive it has definitely been worth it for us. - potatohead25  562.7 #307 4:48PM
We have been going at least once per month since we got our AP in October. We only live 40 minutes away and it's the ONLY place I can take my two year old where he won't melt down. When he's three we won't be able to get him a pass so we are living it up - hleclair  29.2 #5314 5:52PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

June 19, 2014 10:10 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Anyone have any insight as to what's going to happen with the annual passes in the near future? I'm hearing rumors that they will be going away or only sold on a very limited basis...thanks for your time!
The search function is your friend for info! - ShariRenee  4200.8 #21 11:38AM
I heard a rumor that the SoCal Passes are going away.  - JimmythePooh  421.9 #446 10:36AM
Already happened - philliprocks  874.4 #173 11:51AM
I thought so cal passes were already suspended? - WirTANenAtDisney  68.2 #3887 11:35AM
Thank you for the responses everyone! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 3:21PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

January 23, 2014 1:28 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just curious, folks... How do you deal with those "line holders" and "cutters" in line? Light hearted and humorous ideas and stories appreciated- it is Disney, afterall!
Once they find their party, I like to drag my four kids forward and pretend like I am meeting my party right in front of them. It's only awkward for a minute while the strangers I am pretending to join realize they don't know me. But I am endearing... - DisneyOnesie  531.4 #334 8:25AM
I never mind line holders because what difference does it really make? Line cutters are a different story. I will and have said something. They never argue with me. Of course I am giving them my "Don't Mess With Me Look". It's NASTY!  Just ask my kids, they know it well. It's even working on my nearly 4 yr old grandson.  - DisneyGrandma  694.4 #231 7:15AM
I completely agree. I line hold all the time and it really doesn't make a difference if a few people join you because they were eating or going to the bathroom (etc.). But yes, line cutting is very unfair and it makes me so pissed when someone does.  - BrerRabbit  347.1 #597 12:09PM
I just shout cutters cutters and I point at them - Hendizl  2500.1 #42 2:14PM
I'm always curious about this--do people ever react or get embarrassed?  Seems like if you're going to brazenly cut in line, you probably have no shame anyway, and don't care what others think.  So being called out won't bother you, lol 😂 - Spoonful_O_Sugar  534.6 #329 2:26PM
I had a FP for tot and there were no cms around.  As we were walking up to the "check in desk", a group of about 10 girls jumped over the chain into the FP line right ahead of us. Cutting people that were in about a 40 min line. I said "uh..... No! Excuse you!" They let us back in front of them and said "oh sorry you were ahead of us!" As we turned the corner and the CM was telling us which side to go to we let him know what had happened. He said that sadly that happens really often. :( people are so inconsiderate!  - BellesLibrary  401.8 #478 3:40PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

August 12, 2013 1:09 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
It's almost been a year since we've been able to make the drive down I5, and we miss it. THANK YOU ALL for the daily updates... They help the days go by faster!

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

March 30, 2013 8:14 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Rumor control, please! "Yelling Andy's coming near the Toy Story characters results in them dropping to the ground" What's the verdict MWers?
Verdict: STOP THE MADNESS. IT ISNT TRUE. - Alicewhoareyou  1103.1 #133 8:15PM
😂😂😂😂 or this - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 8:16PM
Please use the search feature on this app and you will get plenty of info😉 - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 8:16PM
I thought about doing that, but the conversation is half the fun on this app. - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 8:28PM
Not in this case. I think people are pretty sick of this topic at this point. - JustCantWait  1115.0 #127 8:43PM
Not in this situation😬 - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 8:47PM
Thanks so much! You've learned so many short cuts in your 7 months on MW! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 9:38PM
Wow! You might want to watch your manners gobigdan. No one has said anything rude to you. - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 9:42PM
And here is a friendly reminder of the rules/FAQ. "USE THE SEARCH FEATURE: Before asking a question, do a quick search first to see if it’s already been answered (it probably has). Also, check the News page for Disneyland News to see if something has already been talked about." And FYI, I didn't put that in caps. - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 9:44PM
It doesn't matter if she's been here for 7 months or 7 years. MrsSchnooks gave you a polite and totally accurate response. Your snark was unnecessary. - JustCantWait  1115.0 #127 9:55PM
Thank you JustCantWait. - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 9:58PM
It's ok, I asked this question in the lounge too :) - lovetheland7  171.2 #2242 9:52PM
I was in line to meet Jessie when someone said it. She looked around quickly, then stood still for a second. - BamtheRocker  21.3 #6162 10:02PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

January 26, 2013 1:04 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Looking for a little help...where in the park would I have heard "oh Susanna" played on a harmonica? It's stuck in my head, and I can't place it! It's not the start of Pirates (banjo). I seem to be thinking its on the train...thanks guys!
Perhaps The Voices of Liberty? I know they sing "Oh Susanna" and start it with a harmonica. O: ) - jennyangel25  15.0 #7348 5:30AM
And it's so good! Can't think of anything else. - MrsSchnooks  2764.2 #36 5:32AM
Rivers of America? Mark Twain? This is driving me nuts! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 1:05AM
It can be heard in the bayou in POTC - ShariRenee  4200.8 #21 4:28PM
We're just going to have to make the drive down again to find out...thanks for all the answers gang! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 10:08PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

September 15, 2012 11:03 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
From atop the Mark Twain, our trip last week...

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September 7, 2012 11:35 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
We loved our trip here so much (as usual) our car didn't want us to leave! The car not starting for the ride home tonight was not on the itinerary! Tow truck in the morning, hopefully quick and cheap (fingers crossed) repairs, then North on I5. Disney always surprises!
Still here! It was the fuel pump, $600 (major ouch!). The repairs should be all done by this evening, so we're just doing a bonus chill day in the parks...lemons=lemonade! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 11:36AM
Did someone leave an interior light on? - ScooterMike  1961.4 #61 11:37PM
Way to make lemonade:) - templeclan  54.8 #4203 11:44AM
Thanks for the well wishes all! We are out! Can't wait for our next trip back :-) - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 6:26PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

August 6, 2012 9:57 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I was hoping you guys could help... I haven't been on MW for a long time though.... Does anyone know how crowded it is on christmas day? Hoping to get the whole family out there this year!
I hear it's a madhouse. - ScooterMike  1961.4 #61 9:58PM
Do you like large crowds? - PrincessMacyCM  535.5 #327 9:58PM
My moms one wish is to see Disney at Christmas, do they do a special Christmas parade, and if they do, is it any other day besides Christmas also? - GarnerPhotography  324.7 #676 10:24PM
My understanding is that it snows on main street on christmas day... At some point - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 10:26PM
It's special. Santa Clause is in the parade! And don't forget the pajama party at closing. It's awesome! - IMissDisney  1195.5 #113 10:26PM
All during the holiday theme after fireworks it will snow! - IMissDisney  1195.5 #113 10:27PM
We were there in DL for Christmas before. They stopped to let people in to the park before noon due to over capacity. All lines for rides were extra long, the whole park was super crowded. We never seen that much people in the same place before. We didn't get on most of the rides as planned; however, we had the most magical Christmas ever. Lucky we saved our magical morning for that day. - RapunzalK  195.8 #1925 2:02AM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

February 23, 2012 11:33 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Thank you chuckyface11!!!!!
Yay you found them! Congrats!  - 1derland  124.1 #2964 11:39AM
We're all excited...I don't know who is more excited tho, my wife or the kids!!! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 11:45AM
Deep down we all get just as excited as little kids when in the park! - 1derland  124.1 #2964 11:58AM
Deep down we all get just as excited as little kids when in the park! - 1derland  124.1 #2964 11:58AM
Awesome! My kids are just as excited that you guys found them. - chuckyface11  29.5 #5283 12:04PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

October 21, 2011 5:53 PM  The Hub
Just got back at 1:00am today from a quick 4 day trip to DL. We got to enjoy quite a few things thanks to info we read on MW.....mint juleps, tropical mojitos, even a quick little jaunt on the Lilly Belle. Thanks for the info guys, we'll be back before Christmas hopefully

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

July 23, 2011 8:38 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Is the woman who is the last person on Peter pan every night a MWer?
Ummm....huh? - KissDclown  1089.3 #135 8:48PM
What?????? - Kenry  1293.8 #101 8:53PM
Haha yup, tall bald guy and the lady definitely had recognizable poofy dark hair. Could spot them easily. - bren12  38.1 #4788 2:04AM
Now that I saw a description, I saw them tonight around 12:30 walking thru the shops on Main Street - melissa_ficent  318.5 #712 2:15AM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

July 3, 2011 11:47 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALISUNGIRL!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! Looking forward to our next family trip...
Happy Birthday CALISUNGIRL! - goofball  457.1 #404 11:48AM
Happy birthday! - ekwhite  471.2 #387 11:49AM
Happy Birthday! - Becky  551.2 #312 12:18PM
Haha, thanks everyone :-) - CaliSunGirl  7.2 #11535 12:25PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

July 1, 2011 11:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Ok, hoping I can get some help here... Did the entrance to HM used to be on the side of the mansion? I distinctly recall, at a young age (probably in the early 1980's) the entrance being on the side of the building. I remember dracula opening the door to let people in from the line....
What I failed to mention is that I also distinctly recall being scared to death hen he opened the door. At that point I jumped over the little iron rod fence on the porch and took off running through the grass to get away. Am I nuts? I remember it tho... - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 11:07PM
I don't think so - LBChica  2011.5 #59 11:07PM
just read this on the wikipedia page... Years ago, the cemetery paid tribute to the Imagineers, much like the one at Florida and Tokyo, but was changed when the queue was expanded some time after the mid-80s, to make room for the handicapped entrance. - wickedale  328.2 #659 12:01AM
Thank you wickedale. I know I'm not nuts. I'll ask my folks when I see them next week. I'm sure dad will remember since he had to chase me down.... He wasn't super happy about the attention that I attracted - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 12:08AM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

June 26, 2011 11:27 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Okay, here's the million dollar question... Is it pronounced Pirates of the "Caribbean" OR Pirates of the "Caribbean". I think it just sounds so weird when people pronounce it "Caribbean".... I mean, seriously, "Caribbean"? Who says it like that? It's obviously pronounced "Caribbean"!
I say it like the first way , pirates of the caribbean.  - jjdq  338.0 #620 11:35PM
I don't see a difference? 0.o but I get what you mean... - ForeverNeverland  35.1 #4937 11:45PM
And ur post was quite informative. Thank you! - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 10:28PM
It's obviously pronounced Caribbean. - aquagummy  6.6 #12422 10:44PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

May 27, 2011 10:00 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Please help... I have been scrolling FOREVER trying to find the awesome pic of Darth and the troopers leaving the castle. Trying to show my wife since I spent 10 minutes telling her how great it is. Any way to find it quicker? Thanks so much!
i bumped it for you - Madi  204.1 #1824 10:03PM
You can use the search feature if you remember who posted it or a key word. Next time press the like button and it'll be saves to your faves. - NikkiMickey  1683.9 #75 10:04PM
oh if you look at "best of the day" and click "week" it should be on the first page! :):):) - Madi  204.1 #1824 10:06PM
You guys are AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks so much for the help. I'm still learning here, but the fact that u all were so nice, so quickly, was touching. Hahahaha... The wife is adding the MW app to her phone now:) - gobigdan  10.2 #9116 10:14PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

March 6, 2011 6:25 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
That was supposed to say "think I know what I'm doing" guess not
That's okay! Welcome to MW - KAA  357.4 #568 6:27PM
Hola and Welcome!! - cyndaws  253.9 #1185 6:29PM
It happens! - sharkbait  423.3 #440 6:32PM
LOL! Now you DO know what you're doing - BLG  1049.5 #144 6:38PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

March 6, 2011 6:24 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
"First" post for me.... At least the first where I the k I k ow what I'm doing....MW is Awesome! Glad to be a part of it all!
Welcome home. - gratefull  32.1 #5105 6:27PM
It's nice when you finally I k l k ow what you're doing - BLG  1049.5 #144 6:30PM
Welcome!  - LBChica  2011.5 #59 11:35PM
Welcome!  - CravingDisney  150.1 #2558 11:41PM

 10.2 #9116 (DL Qual #5942

March 6, 2011 12:02 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Trying to talk the wife into an early spring trip this year... Any ideas to help convince her would be great!
Tickets and rooms are discounted until sometime in April......you can beat the summer rush when the other big rides are opening.....good luck! - TFDland  9.9 #9291 12:15PM
Hopper passes are on sale until middle of April. You save about $20 per person. Hope this helps. Lol. - Nikkia2020  7.2 #11575 12:25PM

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