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ready4vacation
I went to Disneyland for the first time when I was 16. I have been a certified Disney addict since I was 22. I live a 24 hr drive from Disneyland, but I would be ready to go with just a minutes notice.
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 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

November 13, 2012 10:20 PM  The Hub
Thanks. City hall's list will be perfect.
There are tons! Just ask to speak to a chef at any restraunt and they will take really good care of you! - tiggertwin  329.5 #643 10:12PM
If I remember correctly, I heard from here in the lounge that City Hall has a list of Gluten Free foods offered around the parks. Or it might have been a list of the restaurants that offer gluten free foods. But tiggertwin is right, ask to speak to the chefs :) - rbeezy  702.9 #215 10:13PM
Yes. They have a 'celiac offerings' printout available. - HalfCaff  374.7 #513 10:19PM
Thanks. City hall's list will be perfect. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 10:20PM

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October 11, 2012 11:08 AM  The Hub
Do lunch at blue bayou. It's cheaper, easier to get in and just as romantic.
You can make magic in bed. (Too early?!) 😜 - JenInWonderland  1025.6 #137 10:35AM
My original comment idea was way worse - ScooterMike  1961.4 #58 10:37AM
What's your budget? - IMissDisney  1195.5 #106 10:33AM
The trip is paid for just have to buy food and fun stuff. We are staying at the Californian :) - Tomkat09  6.1 #12765 10:35AM
Do tell them it's your honeymoon. They upgraded our standard room to a suite. πŸ˜‰ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  633.1 #255 10:49AM
Ya, I think you've got this one set. Disneyland and a stay at the Grand... That's about all ya need right there. - IMissDisney  1195.5 #106 10:52AM
Do lunch at blue bayou. It's cheaper, easier to get in and just as romantic. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 11:08AM
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September 29, 2012 7:00 PM  The Hub
I like the old Swiss best.
Yes. - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1300.1 #94 3:57PM
Both - MarshaMouse  3640.0 #25 3:58PM
SWISS Family Robinson - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3398.7 #26 6:55PM
I like the old Swiss best. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 7:00PM

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September 29, 2012 7:03 PM  The Hub
I suggest blue bayou n then dancing at the mad t party
Tiaras of course! :) - TinkerAli  226.4 #1494 12:58PM
Yeah! - michiemouse  6.5 #12072 1:11PM
I suggest sweet 16 sashes. anything that makes your bday stand out is leaving a window of magic open. anything is possible. check out the dapper dans, they may sing for them :) - mochamistie  272.8 #987 1:04PM
Thanks mochamistie! Those are great ideas! - chantelrj  243.7 #1280 2:00PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions! We are going the week after Thanksgiving. Will the Mad T Party still be happening then? How are the crowds generally at that time? - chantelrj  243.7 #1280 9:25PM
Yes as long as your celebrating the birthdays you can! Happy birthday(s)! For sure the blue bayou it's simply amazing - princessamandamarie  213.0 #1667 9:33PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

August 4, 2012 2:39 PM  The Hub
Just click the like button near the bottom on that web page. Thanks
Just click the like button near the bottom on that web page. Thanks - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 2:39PM
cutie patootie - aidensmama  340.1 #603 2:47PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

July 18, 2012 2:31 PM  The Hub
Nice perspective
I really like this! - JinglePoe  289.9 #842 10:51AM
Gorgeous! - Armenda  1135.1 #116 10:55AM
GORGEMOUSE!!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3398.7 #26 10:57AM
Nice perspective - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 2:31PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

June 7, 2012 10:49 AM  The Hub
For a 5 yr old bring a stroller. All the walking is tough on even an adult. Even if the stroller mostly gets used for u're bags n your child just sits in it while u're waiting in line u'll b happy u have it. Also go back to the hotel for a swim n nap in early afternoon n then go back to the park for the evening. And important, bring snacks n drinks to have in line.
Hi, if you stay at a hotel that qualifies for magic morning hours you really want to take advantage of those times. The morning are less busy. Try and ride some of the bigger rides then. You for sure want to get as many fast passes as possible. You can use the past past after the allotted time on the ticket, but not before. Keep if for a busy time during the day. Crowds will die down after the nighttime shows are over. It'll be hot in the middle of the day, that's a good time for inside attractions like Mr. Lincoln in DL and the Animation building, or Playhouse Disney in DCA. You'll want to measure your child to determin how tall they are know which attractions you can ride and which you'll need a rider swap. You can ask the CM for one. Check MW often for wait times. For food, there's a lot of really yummy options. Check out the food section. Don't be afraid to ask if you have more questions. :) You'll have a great time. - Mrs.mouse  515.3 #337 4:37AM
We went in July a couple of years ago from Australia. Expect big crowds but the parks are open longer hours often till 1 in the morning so if with kids can have a rest in hotel room if close by in the afternoon then come back. Park hopper ticket well worth it too as easy to go between parks even get fastpast for ride in DL then go to DCA. Definatly will need to use the fast pass system to be able to get to all the big rides since the parks will be busy. We're heading back this year for Halloween .... Can't wait! - anniemc  220.8 #1566 4:13AM
For the park hopper tickets, do u have to wait inline again between parks? or do u just walk straight in? - disneydreaming2012  0.1 #98083 1:31PM
you must wait in line with everyone else - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3398.7 #26 1:32PM
Hello and welcome!! - Pixieliz  310.9 #730 8:52AM
For a 5 yr old bring a stroller. All the walking is tough on even an adult. Even if the stroller mostly gets used for u're bags n your child just sits in it while u're waiting in line u'll b happy u have it. Also go back to the hotel for a swim n nap in early afternoon n then go back to the park for the evening. And important, bring snacks n drinks to have in line. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 10:49AM
Thanks for the advice!!!! we will def bring a stroller!!! as i can imagine the walking- especially in the heat would be intense. - disneydreaming2012  0.1 #98083 1:24PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

May 26, 2012 6:38 AM  The Hub
U don't need reservations. But u may not get a spot. If u don't have a reservation. Go to the restaraunt early in the day n ask for a time.
U don't need reservations. But u may not get a spot. If u don't have a reservation. Go to the restaraunt early in the day n ask for a time. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 6:38AM
I do believe you need reservations. But you could try to walk in. I'd make reservations just to be safe. - Flyingtoneverland  188.1 #1990 6:01AM
You walk in at night, they lower the rate to fill rooms. Especially with an AP discount. - lovetheland7  161.0 #2377 4:20PM
Is this for the hotel rooms or for the restaurants??? - otilegna  1748.5 #66 6:00PM
Hotel rooms but try the restaurants too! - lovetheland7  161.0 #2377 7:23PM

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May 7, 2012 5:36 PM  The Hub
Get to ur reservation early n remind them u'd like to b by the water.
Yes, like someone had already suggested, ask to be seated at a table near the water! :) - rbeezy  702.9 #215 5:56PM
Call and make a reservation 😊 - KissDclown  1089.2 #124 1:07PM
^do it asap! They may be full already for Mother's Day - BaseballMickey_CM  5789.7 #13 1:09PM
Maybe call them and see if you can get some flowers or a nice gift in without your mom knowing and then maybe the staff can surpprise her and set them up at your table. - madsdad  1800.7 #65 5:52PM
You sound like you've done this beforeπŸ˜‰ - ScubaSteve028  835.4 #174 5:53PM
On dates lol. - madsdad  1800.7 #65 5:56PM
Hmmmmmm. . . . Mr. Suave!πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  627.2 #260 6:00PM
Way to build the suspense! Lol - ScubaSteve028  835.4 #174 6:01PM
Yes, like someone had already suggested, ask to be seated at a table near the water! :) - rbeezy  702.9 #215 5:56PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

May 4, 2012 9:33 PM  The Hub
I always loose 5 pounds from all the walking. I also drink water only n snack on fruit everyday.
you should check out the chub 33 section of mw!! a lot of us are on WW. I just joined about a month ago and have found eating at the park fairly easy. There are a lot of no point options at the fruit carts and you are able to get vegetable skewars at bengal bbq, and for actual meals i'll try to get a salad or if i do get a sandwich i'll take off the top bread. some points i've found/calculated, churro is 6 pts, dole whip is 1pt, float is 3. - JenInWonderland  1025.6 #137 5:59PM
dang girl you are on top of those calculations! TOTALLLY agree about bengal BBQ, such a nice treat:) - BooEve123  800.9 #180 6:00PM
the rest of my post got cut off...but i was saying to wear a pedometer to get your activity points...i walked 11.5 miles 10 hours at dl and got 12 activity points! - JenInWonderland  1025.6 #137 6:02PM
How do I get into this forum? I am so confused on chub33! - Minnis2Society  369.9 #521 6:33PM
Dole whip is only 1 point!?!? That's great! More of them. - jjdq  338.0 #611 11:20PM
Be careful with a pedometer. Turn it off on rides. Some rides (like Indy) could add lots of steps due to the bumpiness. Could add up to a false mileage. - LilSterner  4335.4 #19 7:34PM
I'd bring snacks that you eat throughout the day, you'll be least likely to be tempted if you stay full, and drink lots of water. A low sodium beef jerky is what I like to snack on! - madsdad  1800.7 #65 5:55PM
I thought you whip out a protein pack when ya feel a snack crave approaching? - donnievegas  1132.2 #117 5:59PM
it's like a protein pack! And I make my own too. :) - madsdad  1800.7 #65 6:00PM
Ok I can match ya this time Mr.Homemaker, I make some mean beef jerkey! - donnievegas  1132.2 #117 6:06PM
We must share recipes! - madsdad  1800.7 #65 6:09PM
Yes we shall - donnievegas  1132.2 #117 6:15PM
*whispers* pssstt.... was this manly? - madsdad  1800.7 #65 6:24PM
Two men talking about sharing beef jerky? Absolutely! - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #122 6:26PM
Beef Jerkey is manly Yes! - donnievegas  1132.2 #117 6:27PM
**Psst**didnt sound very manly..ha ha - yellowtonka  241.4 #1309 6:28PM
I believe Mr. Ingalls and Mr. Edward are done now. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  627.2 #260 6:41PM
SPR123, lolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  507.9 #343 6:50PM
It'll get better once football season starts. - madsdad  1800.7 #65 6:52PM
My dad makes jerky--it's so good without all the salt! He's done beef, salmon, and I think, venison! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  507.9 #343 6:57PM
Ooooh, homemade venison jerky is the best. - LittleAprilShowers  549.6 #305 8:27PM
I'm with you, homemade venison is the best! The only jerky my son will eat is my dads lol. So you know it must be good! - tigntink  180.8 #2090 8:34PM
I have two thoughts on this. One, it takes your body three days to notice a change in your habits so if you go enjoy your trip and come home and go strict back on your plan you will be fine. With that said, if you aren't far enough along, three days can take you out of your routine making it harder to get back to basics. If that is where you are at, just remember to count your points, eat smart and for the love don't beat yourself up. The biggest mistake you can make is to self destruct. Enjoy your trip and stay mentally strong so that no matter what you are right back on track. - DlandDude  459.9 #390 7:21PM
Since you have Celiac Disease, DM LBChica! She has a comprehensive list of gluten free items throughout the resort! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.4 #108 7:22PM

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 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

May 4, 2012 4:26 PM  The Hub
Bump
The picture got cut off...they're sticking out of the top left corner of the picture. Hope someone claims them! - duckchub  477.5 #375 4:00PM
Bump - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 4:26PM
Someone, anyone!! Lol - duckchub  477.5 #375 5:29PM
Bump for those in park. - SylSnowWhite  308.8 #737 5:34PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

April 30, 2012 9:55 PM  The Hub
I love blue bayou but I haven't tried napa rose
I think their both lovely names for a girl - donnievegas  1132.2 #117 10:04PM
Or a dogs name.  - Donaldfan_532  229.9 #1453 11:36PM
*whistles* here blue!! - PrinceTeaJack  911.1 #155 6:27PM
Both. Always both. - LittleAprilShowers  549.6 #305 9:50PM
I also love the Smiling Tiger Salad! - topdisneymom  240.1 #1327 6:27PM
Napa Rose. Just don't order a banana, they'll charge you $8. - MimiMouse  1022.3 #139 6:28PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

April 30, 2012 4:38 PM  The Hub
Have to be so far from Victoria, bc, Canada?
Know how to party - ScooterMike  1961.4 #58 1:49PM
In the citaaay of L.A. - KissDclown  1089.2 #124 2:54PM
i just sung both of these lines...thanks a lot you twoπŸ˜‚ - toph  2416.6 #41 4:41PM
In the citaaaay of good ol' watts, in the citaaaay, city of Compton, we keep it rockin! We keep it rockin! - MarshaMouse  3640.0 #25 4:47PM
πŸ˜‚ - toph  2416.6 #41 4:49PM
Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west - KissDclown  1089.2 #124 4:49PM
LA is the place to be :) - Ain1derland  330.3 #640 5:23PM
Have 3 bedroom, 1500 sq foot homes going for $700,000? - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #122 1:41PM
Spend more money on jails than schools? - MarshaMouse  3640.0 #25 5:45PM
schools are so under appreciated in LA - PrinceTeaJack  911.1 #155 5:50PM
More money to be made sadly - vincentchase1  672.7 #231 5:55PM
Have girls, that are unforgettable? With Sun-kissed skin, so hot We'll melt your popsicle? - LizO  471.1 #383 6:29PM

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April 30, 2012 5:00 PM  The Hub
So many details I hadn't noticed before.
GREAT pictures thank you! I would totally love a duck lamp like that!  - DuffysJuju  627.4 #259 12:32PM
You're very welcome! Oh me too, me too. :) - StarWarsLove  403.2 #467 12:35PM
i love lamp - PrinceTeaJack  911.1 #155 7:09PM
Wonderful collage. - Tealtownfan  852.1 #169 12:34PM
That's such a fun place, so much cool stuff in the details. - madsdad  1800.7 #65 8:07PM
nice collage! - ernaleee  137.8 #2732 9:23PM

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April 29, 2012 9:57 PM  The Hub
Go slow. It's the details that make dl so special I think.
Go see It's Tough To Be A Bug... Reconnect with some of your kin. :) - Mimmy  1442.3 #83 7:30PM
Oh man... you edited!! LOL - Mimmy  1442.3 #83 7:31PM
Don't worry I saw it the first time and get it :D - sleepyhead_CM  572.1 #294 8:41PM
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln - AZDizFanEMT  10.7 #8543 8:44PM
Thank you everyone for all of the tips!!! I have been before but it has been awhile and we are going with a large group some of whom have never been so I wanted to get some fresh ideas! Any good tips for going with young kids? We are taking my two cousins (6 & 8) and they have never been and I have never been with kids! I want them to have the most amazing time ever!!! - diamondangels  132.9 #2793 9:00PM
Go slow. It's the details that make dl so special I think. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 9:57PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

April 29, 2012 9:47 PM  The Hub
My Alice in wonderland tea set.
Years ago I bought a souvenir bucket over by the Hungry Bear when they served the honey Carmel corn (which was the best I ever tasted) I still have it and that's where I put all my change I save for our Disney trips lol - tigntink  180.8 #2090 10:12PM
Partner's Statue Medallion - toph  2416.6 #41 12:20PM
My Indiana Jones hat - ChloesDadTim  42.3 #4517 9:52PM
Years ago I bought a souvenir bucket over by the Hungry Bear when they served the honey Carmel corn (which was the best I ever tasted) I still have it and that's where I put all my change I save for our Disney trips lol - tigntink  180.8 #2090 10:12PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

April 24, 2012 11:56 AM  The Hub
My husband loved dining at the blue bayou on his first trip. He said that's when he slowed down n really got into the magic of all of the themes.
Since your hubby's a cowboy, spend some time in frontierland. Treat him to a shootin session at the rifle range game and a sundae at the golden horseshoe. - LittleAprilShowers  549.6 #305 9:37AM
Everything!!! Hehe of course get on the classics πŸ˜ƒ you sticking to one park goin to both? - KissDclown  1089.2 #124 7:58AM
We'll be going to both! I've been to DL/DCA multiple times and am in love with everything about them both!! :) I'm trying to find a way to allow him to experience the magic for himself...without trying to spring my experiences/excitement on him! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Sooo can't wait to go!!!! - JMShrum  89.6 #3484 8:11AM
I'm excited for you! Haha my personal choice with people who have never been is to spend more time in Disneyland. We start in one land and work our way around. Usually we start with Star Tours or Space since lines can get long later in the day. From there we work counter clockwise. - KissDclown  1089.2 #124 8:24AM
how exciting!! when in June will you be there? Carsland, if you have not heard, will be opening on June 15th in DCA. Don't miss The Aladdin stage show, Toy Story Mania Midway, The whole Animation Academy, Soarin over California. Also, stroll and notice the little details. Much of those are missed bc of rushing from one attraction to another - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3398.7 #26 8:02AM
My husband loved dining at the blue bayou on his first trip. He said that's when he slowed down n really got into the magic of all of the themes. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 11:56AM

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April 24, 2012 11:33 AM  The Hub
Tell her now. Planning is great fun for teenagers.
You should give her little hints and watch her get excited EVERY day!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #285 7:30AM
Surprise her. - my-unbirthday1025  165.8 #2303 7:30AM
UPDATE- May 16. Only 7 more days until we leave. My daughter has no clue. Sadly she has shed many tears thinking we are not able to go. I am the "dream crusher". LOL she made a video that was creative and it shows walts famous quote and pics of us at dland. At the end it says coming soon.... And she animated a map of us going from here to there. I dont know how she figures this stuff out! SO to surprise her and her friend i am making a new ending to her video and showing it at her video night this weekend. She is going to freak!!!!! I'll see if i can upload it when its done. I can't wait to see her face. :-) - DlandDude  459.9 #390 4:43PM
That's fantastic! I really want to see it! - Fanatic4Disney  267.2 #1043 5:03PM
That is SO cool!!!! She's gonna love it! :) - Mermaidgirl013  5.3 #14456 4:58PM

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April 24, 2012 11:28 AM  The Hub
Christmas is so magical. I like November. But if you like heat nothing beats summer nights in Disney.
That's so hard to choose. I'd say either Halloween because the Halloween Screams fireworks are one of my favorites or Chrisrmas because there's nothing more magical than seeing it snow on Main Street for the first time. - Nicole  380.2 #498 7:05PM
I would say christmas because you don't have to buy another ticket for the halloween party - ChloesDadTim  42.3 #4517 8:42AM
I love both Halloween and Christmas equally so that's a tough call Probably a slight edge to Christmas due to how magical it is and the Santa at the grandc is amazing. I would def choose either over late summer! - JNewie  228.6 #1470 7:06PM
Christmas is so magical. I like November. But if you like heat nothing beats summer nights in Disney. - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 11:28AM
You guys are so awesome!!! Since we have experienced DW at Halloween last year, I think we'll go to DL late November and experience the Christmas season. Though, I wished we lived closer to be able to go all year!! - mrsincredible  769.4 #6 11:49AM
And, just as I submitted this post, I thought Halloween again, lol. Why is this so hard?! :) - mrsincredible  769.4 #6 11:50AM
OK I am picking for you. You are going for the Xmas decorations. No, no arguing, you have seen the Halloween decorations time for you to see the Winter Decorations. - Lelundrial  441.0 #417 12:27PM
OK... OK, that settles it!! ;) - mrsincredible  769.4 #6 3:11PM

 8.8 #9698 (DL Qual #6144

December 24, 2011 7:35 AM  The Hub
I wonder who's job it is to replace burnt out lights?
I hear ya! Same here. - CadaverousPallor  264.9 #1062 11:19PM
Gorgeous - lilo84  374.5 #514 11:19PM
Beautiful! - msdizmaui  581.6 #286 12:01AM
I wonder who's job it is to replace burnt out lights? - ready4vacation  8.8 #9698 7:35AM

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