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lisaw 159.8 #2574 


lisaw
I'm a mom of 6 girls 24,23,19,18,15 and 11. I live in northern California , I have been in love with Disney as long as I can remember I try to get to Disney as much as possible and am totally jealous of all the so cal ap holders that can go whenever
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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

February 4, 2016 12:35 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I need some Disney hotel advice I I've stayed at Paradise pier once and Disneyland hotel once but haven't tried the grand because of the price what are the advantages of staying there is it any better than the other hotels I'd love to hear everyone's opinions on all of the hotels it would help me make up my mind. thanks

Personally I would book through the DVC side as it's waaaaay less expensive for a studio villa that includes a premium view and taxes/ resort fees are included. Parking is also free however you must park across the street which is no big deal and you're in an exclusive wing of the hotel. There are 2 DVC rental brokers that are EXCELLENT and are fantastic to work with when renting the points. Not sure I'm allowed to post them here but my honey and I use them every year to book the Grand Californian DVC studio villa for 5 days in December. We really wouldn't pay to stay there any other way as other than the location and gorgeous lobby, paying $450+ a night for a pretty basic brown room (which that's really what it is unless you get a suite) just isn't worth it to us. I think the rooms @ DLand hotel are better however the Grand Californian does offer the wonderful convenience of entering DCA from the hotel. This is just my opinion of course but by renting DVC points, you can get the same room, with balcony overlooking the pool or theme park for a fraction of the cost. The only downside is, you can't book for last minute trips. You must book 7 to 11 months in advance.Β  - SKELLIGIRL  54.1 #4623 1:18PM
So you don't have to be a DVC member to do that? - Lelundrial  658.7 #305 1:28PM
We are coming in March I'd like to stay on sight because well it's Disney first of all lol and mainly because I have a knee injury and can't walk much at the park I will be using a cart but paying a lot of money just walking issues seems a bit much but since I haven't stayed at the grand I can't judge that's why I was asking advice, I did notice you mentioned a basic room? Thanks and I don't know what dvc is lol I feel dumb now  - lisaw  159.8 #2574 1:31PM
@@SKELLIGIRLWould you mind dm'ing me the brokers you use?  Thank you! - Moog  94.3 #3682 1:45PM
Lelundrial: Nope! You can just be someone looking to rent points. The way it works is, DVC owners who may not be able to use their points a particular year sell them to a reputable broker so they won't lose money. The broker then rents them out to ppl like us who don't want to be actual DVC owners but renters. They're subject to availability which is why you need to book 7 - 11 months in advance. Especially @ Grand Californian due to the fact that they have a very limited number of DVC rooms compared to the WDW resorts. - SKELLIGIRL  54.1 #4623 1:55PM
lisaw: Sorry. DVC means Disney Vacation Club. The basic room I'm referring to is just their standard room. If you have a knee injury then convenience is a matter of neccessity  which means the Grand makes total sense. I know you'll love it regardless it's just hard for my honey and I to pay full price for a room that we've been spoiled by paying far less when we discovered renting DVC points. I'm certain you'll enjoy it especially since it will be your first time staying there.☺ - SKELLIGIRL  54.1 #4623 2:02PM
Moog: Just sent you the info☺ - SKELLIGIRL  54.1 #4623 2:28PM
Can you please send it to me too but I really don't see a problem if you say these two _______ companies are great in my opinion. As long as you don't work there, lol!😊 - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 6:03PM
secretagentangel: No I don't work @ any of these places but I was so happy when I found them. I'll DM you the info☺ - SKELLIGIRL  54.1 #4623 6:21PM
I was looking at those rentals online. It's nice to hear good things. - brigeet  499.0 #429 6:42PM
SKELLIGIRL could you please send me the info also  - MamaMyers  24.3 #6652 1:59PM
@UTDISNEYFAMILY @secretagentangel - pikarich  5251.5 #22 12:38PM
We stayed at the Grand once and while it was an amazing experience being right above Soarin' and GRR, I'd only do it again on special occasion. It truly was amazingly convenient to be so close, so much so I can't wait until next time. That and the added guest services perks.  I live in Seattle but have an AP and come down quite often, most trips are stays across the street on Harbor or Katella. - SarahAnne  1.1 #0 12:35AM
If I had to stay onsite I'd pick DL hotel. The pool is better, the room service has more options, plus there's a coffee house, trader sams  and steakhouse 55 for breakfast. The room is cute and quiet. They give tours and games for kids for free. The Grand lobby is beautiful but the rooms are just a standard room you get anywhere, even the upgraded ones don't seem like that much more "Disneyfied". Their pool is nice but I think the rest of the hotel does not match the beauty of the lobby and a few ground areas. Disney's policy on microwaves in the room is that they are not allowed due to a fire hazard and that's hard for me when I need to get up eat and go. Rooms at the Grand can fluctuate between $300 - $700. If you get a convention deal you can get lower cost. But it is a long walk back to the hotels or a wait for monorail. The Grand is a bit of walking inside too. The hotels across from the park are actually closer and some close ones still have shuttles. Candy cane inn has a shuttle though they're close, but remember that the drop off is pretty close to harbor so a hotel right across the street is just as close though you'll have to cart  across one crosswalk. The new courtyard looks amazing and there are a lot of restaurants around the harbor hotels . The majestic has a shuttle but I believe you pay for that and parking and its on the other side of DL so you don't have a lot of close restaurant options. - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 2:25PM

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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

January 25, 2016 5:07 PM  The Hub
The beginning of December I was very disappointed when my Disney trip was postponed then canceled by my good friend but, yesterday my husband promise me and booked a weekend in March,it's only a short trip but it's Disney I'll take anytime I can get. I'm sad I couldn't have see the attractions that are now closed. Is it a big difference? I'd love to hear from people that are there during the closu  More...


 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

December 31, 2015 4:51 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Not the best quality pictures but my granddaughter loved gadgets go coaster


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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

December 31, 2015 1:12 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
It's a small world put my bubba(what I call my grandson) to sleep,my granddaughter was amazed. I can't be there to witness in person but happy I'm getting photo updates

Sweet pic. Sweet babies.  - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 1:21PM
- DarthFairy  426.7 #519 3:25PM
It puts me to sleep too.Β πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‚ - luxkitty  3546.1 #41 4:02PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HalfCaff  550.8 #371 4:10PM
HalfCaff don't get me wrong, I love it and I love Pirates but I have to ride them both earlier in the day or I will fall asleep!  - luxkitty  3546.1 #41 5:49PM
Me too, the darkness & cool air do it - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1905.9 #88 6:02PM
The end of pirates when it gets so warm, I have to fight it sometimes!πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 6:36PM
Yep... When I ride I'm usually trying to escape the heat or get off my feet. - HalfCaff  550.8 #371 7:34PM

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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

December 31, 2015 10:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
This is what a one year old looks like waiting to get in for rope drop lol my daughter, her husband and my 2 grand babies are at the parks and I'm missing their first trip, so sad but I know they will have a amazing time

He managed to stay awake till they hit its a small world (3rd stop)  and the song sung him right to sleep  - lisaw  159.8 #2574 11:06AM
That's sweet of them to send you pics ❀️ - Linzee  1190.1 #147 11:12AM
Yes, think about all of the trips in the future and carrying on the tradition. Who knows, maybe you can take your great-grandkids on their first trip.  - DisneyMom13  237.7 #1504 12:04PM
He is so cute  - Disneydollarpam  21.8 #7044 12:41PM

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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

November 21, 2015 10:13 PM  The Hub
So sad my Disneyland trip went from postponed a week to cancelled 😒

I'm sorry , I'm know you were looking forward to it. Hopefully in a few months things will change.😘😘 - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 10:23PM
I am sorry!πŸ˜” - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1607.8 #105 11:09PM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

November 9, 2015 2:25 PM  The Hub
I've Been to DL trillions of times and I have a AP but I'm sitting here planning my trip on a web sight that is supposed to optimize your time lol I think I just want to be all about Disney if I'm there or if I'm at home, planning my trip is exciting and fun LOL


 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

October 25, 2015 2:59 PM  The Hub
I'll be there in December with these two, wish I could have gone this fall but life kept me busy

christmas time will be amazing. I missed DW for fall also but will be enjoying it forMy firstTime in December with all the festivities going on. Can't wait - mmddgp  950.2 #7 5:40PM
Last few years we seem to miss fall and be there for Xmas so I'm missing the orange tree, the leaves, the pumpkins and I'm a fall baby so I love the season but I will enjoy this trip I mean it's Disney and it's going to snow lol  - lisaw  159.8 #2574 7:59PM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

October 25, 2015 2:55 PM  The Hub
Be there with these girls in dec, I wanted to be there this fall but life kept me busy


 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 14, 2015 2:05 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Don't see this being posted a lot,do any of you have a special name for this guy lol

It's the tall rock thingy! - redsoxcarlos  2537.4 #56 5:03AM
Rocky - DLKenCA  2630.7 #50 10:37AM
Which one? Balboa? Flying Squirrel? - redsoxcarlos  2537.4 #56 6:08PM
Adrienne! - redsoxcarlos  2537.4 #56 7:28PM
Great catch! Love Rex at night ✨😊✨ - Lilogirl1  126.9 #3093 6:25PM
Great pic!!!!! thank you for posting it. - varela2892  31.3 #5877 8:03PM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 14, 2015 2:03 AM  The Hub
Just got her permit the other day so of course I had to take her out driving


 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 13, 2015 3:04 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Husband and daughter (and me) about to head out for a nice drive it was a treat to have my husband he never wants to join us in the parks


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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 9, 2015 11:26 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
These are too cute

Those aren't the purses you're looking for.  - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:05AM
Love these! - Wicked  282.8 #1034 11:28PM
 @DisneyPiratePrincess too cute! - minniemonika  206.6 #0 8:28AM
They are! 😍😍😍😍 - DisneyPiratePrincess  247.4 #1392 3:35PM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 9, 2015 12:57 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Found my husband at earl of sandwich (thanks for picking me up! its a long way to walk only 2 freeways no big deal)

love earl! - mmddgp  950.2 #7 7:01AM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 9, 2015 12:53 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Leaving the park tonight we haven't been on the monorail in a while glad we made it to the last train

- evilemohand  1007.3 #188 3:22AM
Just noticed... - evilemohand  1007.3 #188 6:49AM
reminds me i need to do the monorail this weekend - Hendizl  2832.0 #46 6:59AM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 8, 2015 8:49 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Can't wait

- AandV  159.0 #2581 9:06PM
- MellieKay  289.4 #978 9:15PM
- leopardditz2000  882.7 #207 10:02PM
You look kind of scared😱 - grimgrinninggoof  68.7 #4206 9:11PM
No that's just to scare the weak lol this is my absolute favorite attraction   - lisaw  159.8 #2574 1:00AM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 8, 2015 8:48 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Can't wait


 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

July 8, 2015 8:03 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Love having a AP just got to town and headed to the parks

Have fun  - disneyland4me  250.4 #1346 8:09PM
Have a great time!  - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 8:13PM
Have a magical time  - tina7321  124.9 #3133 10:18PM

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 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

June 8, 2015 8:33 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Old place, hope the elevators are working ok

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 8:40PM
I would use the stairs. - toarrispirate  284.6 #1021 8:42PM
- evilemohand  1007.3 #188 3:54AM
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.8 #967 9:11AM
Isn't that last sticker from something else? You can't be posting the wrong stickers. - philliprocks  1321.0 #132 9:22AM
- philliprocks  1321.0 #132 9:25AM
Noooooooo, it is quite appropriate, sir!  :p  philliprocks - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.8 #967 9:32AM
 Is the name of the area where you can purchase photos from TOT, rather than saving your Β£/Β₯/β‚©/$ and taking a screenshot with your cell - misschurro  6375.2 #17 9:32AM
philliprocks   - misschurro  6375.2 #17 9:33AM
It is also said in the Twighlight Zone segment prior to the ride...I know...Big Fat Duh.  :)  :p - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.8 #967 9:35AM
I'll just keep my mouth shut next time - philliprocks  1321.0 #132 9:42AM
philliprocks Its not like I use a white furry monster for every post....who would do that????  He he he.....I prefer it when you DON'T keep your mouth shut!   You supply many of my chuckles each day!  Never stop!!!! - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.8 #967 9:46AM

 159.8 #2574 (DL Qual #563

June 8, 2015 2:44 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Long lines and hot out I miss the rain πŸ˜₯ btw I just noticed the top of the haunted mansion

Have fun! It's Disneyland! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ - secretagentangel  4734.9 #28 2:45PM
Very hot today. Crazy week ago it was so much cooler  - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 2:46PM
I know and a few days rain in the hills - lisaw  159.8 #2574 2:48PM
- minniemonika  206.6 #0 7:22PM
Where I live, our overnight low is higher than an average Disneyland high! Most summer nights we are at a nice "cool" 85 degrees. Visiting Disneyland is always a nice break! Especially now that I have my Deluxe Annual Pass 😎 - FormerCastMember  39.2 #5268 9:50PM
Goodness! Where do you live? - happylittlethoughts  29.6 #6040 9:53PM
Good old Phoenix Arizona! 😜 - FormerCastMember  39.2 #5268 9:58PM

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