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Manawalea 30.5 #5397 

I love Disneyland! Right down to the glitter spirals at the crosswalk.
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 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 21, 2013 11:04 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This was our submarine pilot this morning. We knew he'd be awesome when he spent a bunch of time entertaining my niece from the cockpit. Cockpit? Whatever that tiny place is called.... He tried some Haunted Mansion style groaners on us. I told him he should be telling us to "Hurry baaaaack!" I didn't catch his name, but he was super fun. :)

Got to love the cms!!! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #794 11:14PM
How funny!  - MrsSchnooks  3010.5 #38 11:17PM

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September 21, 2013 11:00 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
If anyone ventures as far west as the Disneyland Hotel, it's worth having a look at the Frontier Tower's lobby for this huge model of Big Thunder (I really missed you this trip, BTMRR!). I took a bunch of photos, but this one got picked because of a Mousewait fave!

Oh wow!  My 7 year old son, who is living with high functioning autism, is a model and train junkie!  I'll make sure he sees this during our trip in November!  Thank you for posting! - BombFrogFormerCM  818.3 #196 8:52AM
Autism is a toughie... I'm glad he's doing well! The model is huge and has so much going on. If you take a picture right up to the glass, it seems to cut the glare. I got a fun shot by plunking my phone on the top and looking straight down. - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 9:02AM
Thank you!  I think Jack will want to spend an hour just looking at this! - BombFrogFormerCM  818.3 #196 10:57AM
Yeah sure to see it when we were there last, we stayed in that tower. As an HO train enthusiast I thought I'd love to have that in a train room. Hope your son enjoys it when you're there on Veterans Day.  - Midasgold  605.2 #297 7:22AM
I'm sure he will!  Thanks Midasgold. - BombFrogFormerCM  818.3 #196 10:16AM
whats the wait time? - vincentchase1  672.8 #254 11:18AM
Pretty long. I didn't see anyone move the whole time I was there! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 6:42AM
do you notice how the small mountains on the bottom have tops that make you think of teeth and gums???  Or else I am going to the dentist too much!!!:D - secretagentangel  1358.3 #107 4:49PM
I have never noticed that until you mentioned it, but now that is all I see. - warchanted  166.6 #2365 9:43PM
Who knew! I love DL! Always something new! - april_december  299.6 #840 10:11PM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 21, 2013 10:52 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
In the vein of "sometimes things turn out for the best", we were rushing to the park and just missed the orange monorail so were first in line for the red. The cast member there was kind enough to ask if we wanted to ride up front. Boy howdy, yes! This is the view from up front. A spectacular ride!

I always tell hubby that sometimes things are just meant to be. Let life happen. What a great experience!!! - MrsSchnooks  3010.5 #38 10:54PM
It was really exciting :) And I assume she was just being awesome and didn't decide to offer because she saw my brother in law's birthday button! He was more excited about the controls than anything. Ha!! They are awesome.... Got some pics of that too! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 10:57PM
Yay! Happy ending :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.0 #18 10:55PM
Yup! I got out of there thinking that monorail drivers have the best job. Then I remembered how hot it's supposed to get in there.... - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 11:11PM
Riding in the front is best and you use to be able to sit in the back but now they don't let you. - GoffySnowBoardRider  182.1 #2124 10:56PM
Is the back the same thing? I can't remember if Monorails run in both directions. If so, the back would also be awesome! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 11:09PM

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September 19, 2013 9:29 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I forgot to throw a thank you into the universe to the CM who saw me contorting myself around posts near the Haunted Mansion (the gate that says Cast Members Only) and told me to come in up soi could better photos. Yay! I have my fingers crossed that they turned out. Film photography is fun, but patience is a virtue!

Make sure you post them when you get them developed.  - sewedna  397.5 #515 12:10AM

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September 19, 2013 9:15 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
So this is an easy "where am I in the parks?", but I really loved the pattern. :)

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 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 19, 2013 9:12 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Has lots of fun riding Pirates today. :) I had shiny gold loonies (hi Canadians!) to give to PotC CMs. When we came back around for our 2nd ride in a row, one of the CMs stopped me and and said he couldn't take pirate booty without giving something in return. So I got some readmission to any attraction (but Matterhorn...??) pass for up to 6 people! Nifty! I'm still not entirely sure how that thing  More...

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 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 19, 2013 8:59 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Sorry that the picture is sideways, but here's the holiday menu from Cafรฉ Orleans. That Coq au Vin was really tempting...

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September 19, 2013 7:42 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Happy international talk like a pirate day! Arrrrrrr!!! Getting my piratey fascinators ready and my pirate booty. Avast ye PotC cast members! Chocolate headed your way!

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September 18, 2013 10:05 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
I've never noticed these rules on Mike & Sulley. Opposite side of the queue, small print and all that... They're very amusing!

"for the safety of others, if you are made of liquid, you must contain yourself at all times" So I guess I shouldn't ride after I've enjoyed a few adult beverages at Mad Tea Party? Eeek! I've been a rule breaker! ::hangs head in shame:: - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:02AM
Love the details Disney puts in everything. - LilMissPixie84  309.3 #778 10:08PM
Thanks for posting!  The line usually moves so fast I couldn't catch all that. - Taunton  365.5 #569 2:40PM
That is awesome! Thank you for posting. - leafs17  112.2 #3241 2:59PM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 18, 2013 10:03 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Full moon at Radiator Springs tonight. It was beautiful! And I'm sure most people have ridden RSR at night, but I have to recommend it to those who haven't. We had to go single rider, but those mountains are breathtaking at night.

That moon is a lot bigger here in Arizona. Great shot though!  - PixiePirateMaid  312.9 #752 10:31PM
Lol, I'd have thought you'd said Texas! ;) - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 7:35AM
Beautiful!  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - MeridaFan  3507.0 #32 10:05PM
Great shot! I can't wait to ride at night!! - Jenniebeez  23.9 #6083 10:47PM
Cars Land really is fantastic at night. I'm looking forward to seeing how my new Fisheye camera photos work out. I already know my Holga loves Cars Land :) - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 7:37AM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

September 17, 2013 9:30 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This was the view from the top of the Mark Twain as the sun was going down. Beautiful evening and the moon is spectacular.

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September 17, 2013 9:26 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here was part of my dinner at Rancho del Zocalo tonight. I think it was a pumpkin/chocolate mousse swirl with a brownie base. Tasty! $7.49 before taxes and you keep the adorable demitasse cup. Yay!

Must go to get that cup!!!  - mickeyat78  1655.7 #84 9:54PM
I know right! I can't believe I forgot this today, only had about an hour at the parks though. - ElectricMayhemMom  1004.5 #165 10:06PM
When you go, can you pretty please pick one up for me? Extra desert on me :) - DisLUVney  577.1 #314 10:10PM
But of course darling disluvney I'm gonna try to go Friday am hopefully they will have em cause Friday13th sold out - mickeyat78  1655.7 #84 10:42PM
Awwww thanks! Just keep me posted.  You are awesome as always! - DisLUVney  577.1 #314 11:20PM
That's exactly what it was...! lol didn't know they had them at Rancho.. Good info - carminaire  636.4 #279 10:01PM
That's one neat/cute cup!  - Tardisney  11.1 #9153 10:44PM
One thing about the cup: not sure you can actually drink out of it! Unless you use a straw...? Mostly it's just adorable and would look great full of candy corn! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 7:39AM

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September 16, 2013 10:00 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here's wishing a magical week to everyone! I'm starting my Disney week tomorrow morning with Peter Pan's Flight. Yay! If you see a smallish group wearing Alice in Wonderland leaves on their heads, feel free to say hi! I hope everyone has a great week no matter where they are! :)

Have a grand time.  - sewedna  397.5 #515 11:09PM
Thanks, having a great time so far! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 7:39AM

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 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

May 14, 2013 3:28 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I need some advice on character meals. The next Disney trip is for my brother-in-law's birthday. He enjoys Disney, but has only really been interested since seeing my niece!a enjoyment of it last year. We want to do one or two character meals, but we're trying to figure out what he'd enjoy the most. His ideal character meal would be free, possibly involve rum, and the characters would be Star Wars  More...

Pirates dinner near Medieval Times. It's not Disney or free, but it has pirates and booze. - Mouse4life  1293.1 #111 3:42PM
Oh wow, I forgot about that one! Thanks. - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 3:47PM
Yeah, you won't find what you're looking for at DLR. - MrsSchnooks  3010.5 #38 3:49PM
Someone mentioned Pirate's Dinner Theater - there is a coupon code for buy-one-get-one deals there in my local community mailer. I can send you the code if you want. - FanofGaston  227.3 #1549 4:01PM
It's free if YOU buy his meal. - MeridaFan  3507.0 #32 4:21PM
Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. We're trying to figure out the best way to pick a meal. Is it what my niece will enjoy the most, so vicarious enjoyment for the rest of us? Is it the best-tasting food? Best characters? Convenience? Lots of stuff to consider! We know there are no free meals with rum, darnit. ;) - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 4:25PM

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August 10, 2012 7:45 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I'm in the middle of a subtly Disney themed wedding reception. Dinner was just served to the music of Be Our Guest and the bride and I may have been the only ones singing along. Then Hakuna Matata started and my friend and I just gave it. We also happen to be at the same table as the photographer. He says he got some great shots. Whoops! We're at the Tiana and Naveen table. I did give a loud girli  More...

subtly?? - tuesday737  1254.8 #115 7:46PM
NICE very nice - gwynniebell23  14.5 #7826 7:47PM
Nope but I dream of planning Disney weddings in the near future ๐Ÿ˜Š - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #206 7:48PM
Sounds like a dream to me, my dream. Haha. Pics, or it's just a dream! :-D - dolewhipper  7.5 #11951 7:51PM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

July 10, 2012 11:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
This is one of my favourite parts of Radiator Springs Racers. The teeeeeny tiny rear view mirrors!

Psss side view - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #142 11:14AM
lol - Stitch_Legacy  5107.5 #17 11:15AM
Oops! Yes, those! Now I'm tryi f to remember if they actually have rear view mirrors. I don't think so. - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 11:17AM
SHOTGUN! - MickeyMouse0312  56.4 #4259 11:20AM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

July 9, 2012 3:39 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Unless an eagle-eyed kid found it already, I tucked a Chunk keychain behind the sign on a glasses return bin at TSMM. Walked on twice, this morning and the third was about 1 minute wait. My score is still terrible, even with all that practice.

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

July 8, 2012 7:23 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Teeny tiny in-park RAK. I'll be heading to DCA in a bit with a Chunk keychain. I'm probably heading to Soaring' and then World of Color. My shirt is kinda hard to miss and I'll be wearing my glow with the show ears.

Sorry, forgot to mention that I'm on an iPod do I can't update my location. But I think my shirt can be seen from space so that helps. - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 7:26PM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

July 8, 2012 6:38 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I did the Cultivating The Magic tour today. I thought it was quite a fun tour. It can still use a little tweaking and smoothing, but there were lots of interesting stories and walking on to three attractions. Jungle Cruise and Storybook Land canal boats were narrated by the tour guide. Haunted Mansion was just a bonus! I like the perspective of the Matterhorn blending in with the Storybook Land m  More...

Yes that is cool! - izzysmom  73.7 #3845 6:41PM
:) Thanks. I also love the giant ducks in Storybook Land. Heh! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 6:43PM
Cool indeed! My favorite attraction in fantasyland! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  808.9 #200 7:08PM

 30.5 #5397 (DL Qual #1944

July 8, 2012 6:31 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
An awesome CM at GRR (Ken?) told me about this today. Disney attention to detail wins again! In case it's not obvious, this is the Cozy Cone's office.

Is that Buzz hiding? - Chumash28  1080.1 #146 6:41PM
Yup! Like in whichever Toy Story. So cute! - Manawalea  30.5 #5397 6:44PM
TS2 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.0 #18 6:48PM

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