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DisneyLuva4Life
I am a blogger, www.foodtrampdiaries.com and also a lover of all things DISNEY. I am from Michigan but transplanted to Arizona for the last 6 years. I've been to Disneyworld lots growing up but there's something more quaint and special about Disneyland
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 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

March 14, 2014 11:40 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
ARIZONA AP HOLDERS:Do you have the deluxe pass or the premium? I'm thinking since we drive and live further it may be worth paying the $669. for no blackouts. Also, do you tend to stay in the same hotel when you go or switch it up a bit? Just curious to see what other AZ families do to get their money's worth for an AP. We had one years ago, and want to get them again.  THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!  More...
I'm in AZ and have a premium so that we don't have to schedule our trips around blackout dates. We generally stay at the Disney hotel if it's planned well in advance but if we happen to go last minute, we stay at the hojo.  - MandyPooh  434.5 #407 12:56PM
We are AZ too and have premiums since we have kids in school. We do 4 trips a year (usually) and stay at the Grand or Dland Hotel. We tend to book far enough in advance to get a good discount.  - mommalostone  42.8 #4419 1:43PM
Once I save up enough, I'm definitely getting premium. It's way worth it, especially if you plan going weekends like I am. I believe it'll be well worth it, especially since you will only have to go 3 times a year to get your moneys worth.  - princessvg  33.3 #4846 1:14PM
Also-- sometimes we drive friday after school, go all day saturday, and drive home on Sunday. If you think that's something you'd like to do, get premium :) - princessvg  33.3 #4846 1:16PM
Yeah, premium makes sense since we have kids in school and need to utilize weekends. We had such an awesome time at the Dland hotel this time. I hope we can stay at a DLR resort at least twice a year. Once I start working full time, that's the first thing my paycheck is going towards, lol. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:59PM

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March 1, 2014 12:47 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Thankful for extended forecasts so that we were able to avoid the rain for my son's cast. We originally would have been in the parks today, yesterday, and Thursday. I would have loved less traffic & shorter lines, but not so much his orthopeadic surgeon. Hope all of you in the parks have a GREAT day today.
Have fun!!!...hope the arm gets better soon little man!! - CVDisneyland  279.3 #900 1:37PM
Glad it all worked out for you. - keepmovingforward  45.3 #4328 1:43PM
Awwe. Poor little guy. That's going to be us in 21 days. My daughter just broke her arm 2 days ago.  - kclouie  3.1 #33453 1:56PM
kclouie....she will be fine, it barely effected him. Unless your daughter is older. We were advised no jerky rides, so Space Mtn, Splash Mtn, Matterhorn, TOT, Cali Screamin, Goofy's Flight School were all out of the picture. But he is only 6, so he didn't mind at all. We had a GREAT time. Saw all the parades and shows and we walked 27 miles in 3 days and he kept right up! - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 2:49PM
What a trooper!! But at that age it's hard to slow them down. Thanks for the info. My daughter is 7, she'll be fine just like your little guy.  - kclouie  3.1 #33453 7:30PM

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February 27, 2014 1:30 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
One last cotton candy
Yummy they have the best cotton candy! - TrampsLady  1488.2 #74 1:40PM
They sure do. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:57PM
I gotta admit, I stole a few bites ;) - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:58PM

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 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 25, 2014 5:14 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Love our fancy ears.
Very Cute - DumboLov  9.1 #9120 5:28PM
LoL her little Elvis sneer!  Too funny! - X-WingNikki  789.9 #172 5:29PM
It did lose a big feather on the first day. But, nothing the hot glue gun can't handle!! ;) - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 9:04PM
Cute picture, love your ears. - keepmovingforward  45.3 #4328 9:22PM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 25, 2014 5:13 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Park closes in 3 hrs. Probably our last whirl on the tea cups for awhile.
Hope you had a blast today. - keepmovingforward  45.3 #4328 9:21PM
Photobomb? - WonderfulthingaboutTiggers  244.2 #1248 9:59PM
Very cute picture! I love how you were able to angle this perfectly to capture your daughter as well as Son and Hubby!  - ACSantos  86.3 #3488 11:04PM
TrueFromOz- We do have a third!! She is 2 1/2 and she is very wild. We took her to DLR last year and it was just too much, for her and us. The funny thing is, the third baby...she looks like NEITHER of us. If you saw all three together you'd probably be wracking your brain. :) - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 2:52PM

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February 24, 2014 6:31 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I think they really expect to get it out one day ;-)~
Great picture! To this day I expect that I will get it out someday. Don't stop believing, kiddos!  - Atora  1557.5 #70 8:53AM
This is so cute!  - GrimGrinningAmanda  448.0 #389 6:39AM
My husband keeps them believing in the magic as trys himself.  It's so cute. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 4:04PM
Try a lil WD-40! - Grindcore  449.8 #388 11:42PM
That will take care of it πŸ˜„ - SafariSkewerJessica  912.4 #143 11:49PM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 24, 2014 6:29 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I hope Wine Co Trattoria is a good restaurant, because we have resos there tonight with our littles. Anything not to be missed?
The Mitso Fritso. Calamari appitizer. Has more then just calamari, mussels, artichoke hearts, green beans and a great aioli to dip it in. Get it every time.  - antetr95  1177.1 #97 8:04AM
Really loved the shrimp scampi with fettuccini  - missmimi90  1301.8 #85 7:43AM
I second this. It was so yummy!   - IDVandalSkipperCM  1895.6 #58 8:24AM
I third this lol - Chumash28  909.3 #146 4:15PM
Add another vote! - msdizmaui  566.1 #272 6:43PM
I've eaten there a few times.  I don't remember what I had but I liked it! - AZDisney  586.1 #261 5:57PM
This made me giggle - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3133.0 #26 6:50PM
😜 - AZDisney  586.1 #261 9:15PM
We really loved it!! Hubby got the lamb shank and it was SO tender! I got the shrimp scampi. Kids got fresh pizzas. The bread with oil/vinegar was amazing. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:28PM

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 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 23, 2014 3:42 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Fun with Minnie last night.

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February 23, 2014 3:41 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Never want to leave. The firrworks view from our room at the Disneyland Hotel is just perfect. These were from tonight...loved the music being piped in too. ?
That is so awesome! I would like to stay at DL Hotel! - makoto84  230.5 #1423 4:59AM
Lucky - goofyfam  3.6 #23239 5:29AM
I kept the fireworks light on every night! Love,love,love it! - mymick  6.1 #12334 11:36AM
The service here in incredible. .I call the front desk for 2 addt coffee pods and thet bring up s whole bag snd like 10 more disposable cups. Also, mousekeeping is awesome.  Left a $2.00 tip today and a note for shampoo & cond. They left a ton and that stuff smells so good. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 8:18PM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 21, 2014 6:22 PM  The Hub
the original 5! Ready to head to DLR in the am :)
Very cute I may do something similar this weekend for Dapper Day. - Apples2  514.7 #315 6:36PM
Adorable!!! - disney mama  21.5 #5822 6:35PM
I live in Fountain Hills, APLFM31 - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 10:22PM
Sorry if I posted in the wrong place! - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 10:24PM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 19, 2014 4:42 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Three more sleeps and we'll be at Disneyland hotel. We ended up moving up our trip a few days due to the rain forecast predicted late next week since my son has his arm casted. Cannot wait. My kids still don't know!!
I think that is so cool that your kids don't know! - leopardditz2000  164.6 #2299 4:50PM
Have lots of fun!!! - anaggarciam  45.9 #4312 4:51PM
Well will be right behind you! 4 more sleeps for me. - APirateslifeforme31  139.1 #2688 11:10PM
Hope to see you, we were going to go same exact date as you. Just bumped it up a bit in case of rain. Rain forecast seems to be getting better daily, thank goodness! - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:28PM
Oh! I just looked again and it went from 80% chance to 60%! Yay - APirateslifeforme31  139.1 #2688 1:37PM
Oohh gee. I hope you can video their reactions.  Have a great time and hope to see some posts :D - RapunzelledColey  38.5 #4586 1:18AM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

February 12, 2014 9:16 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Has anyone taken their son or daughter to DLR with an arm cast? My son broke his arm last night, got splinted and most likely will get casted next Tuesday. We are suppose to leave on that following Tuesday, Feb 25th for 3 days in the parks. He has a sling. He is only 6, so we don't go on lots of crazy rides. POTC is his favorite. Any ideas? Advice? Would be greatly appreciated.
A good idea to make him feel better and have a fun day is to get the characters to sign his cast!  It might make the emotional part of the day that much easier. - Sarafina  421.5 #431 11:28AM
This is such a cool idea! I second this! - missmimi90  1301.8 #85 2:33PM
We just got double coverage on our insurance. Will my Dr put me in a cast for a couple of days while I get this? Awesome idea!!!! - MrsSchnooks  2563.4 #34 2:36PM
Awesome idea! - BombFrog  561.5 #273 4:10PM
Once upon a time I stuck my hand in a running brake lathe and was lucky enough to not rip my hand off and only break a bone in my palm. Since I was out of work for a few weeks, of course I went to Disneyland and I had a swell ol' time. As long as he's not in pain, I think he'll have a swell ol' time - Philliprocks  615.9 #242 9:24AM
A good idea to make him feel better and have a fun day is to get the characters to sign his cast!  It might make the emotional part of the day that much easier. - Sarafina  421.5 #431 11:28AM
This is such a cool idea! I second this! - missmimi90  1301.8 #85 2:33PM
We just got double coverage on our insurance. Will my Dr put me in a cast for a couple of days while I get this? Awesome idea!!!! - MrsSchnooks  2563.4 #34 2:36PM
Awesome idea! - BombFrog  561.5 #273 4:10PM
Thanks so much guys!! He's only splinted right now. However, if he gets casted next Tuesday we are going to consider keeping our trip as is. He is a tough little guy and full of energy, I don't think it would bother him. You guys are the best. I have had the worst day. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 3:39PM

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February 1, 2014 11:27 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I think the best thing about our trip in 23 days is that our children don't know ANYTHING about it!! :) I'm going to get them into the van and tell them we have to go to the pediatrician or something awful like that and then break the real news. They seriously have no clue!!
That's so awesome!  - WannaBeAtDisneyland  198.9 #1830 12:21AM
That will be so special. I just wouldn't be able to make it without spilling the beans.  - Doinghellawell  59.2 #3951 12:28AM

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 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

January 31, 2014 7:39 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Woot!! DLR/DCA & Disneyland Hotel, here we come! Almost there and cannot wait. Just a tad bummed that parks are only open till 8pm during the week of the 24th :(
You'll still have fun!! - Superspacemountainfan  52.0 #4127 11:11PM
absolutely!! On the Friday, we will be able to enjoy till midnight. :) - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 12:00AM
I tried to reply to you about ten times from my android, but the app doesn't want to work. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 11:16PM
I AM JUST SO EXCITED!!! HA! And you're right..early closing, small crowds, more rides. I just cannot wait. My kids think they aren't even going this year, I hope they are surprised. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 11:17PM

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January 25, 2014 8:49 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Question: I updated to the Android Platinum version via the play store. A week later I ended up getting a newer Android..now the ads are back :( How do I solve this issue? Thanks in advanced.
I'm getting ads too, and I didn't even get a new phone. - Gabster1  399.9 #462 9:08PM
I'm not sure about the Android version, but I just changed iphones last week and didn't know that I was using the reg version (with ads) rather than the platinum version until yesterday. They look the same.  - JenGwen323  912.3 #144 9:31PM

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

November 25, 2013 1:22 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Mickey and Minnie say "Happy Holidays!"

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November 25, 2013 1:25 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Mickey & Minnie say, "Happy Holidays!"

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November 25, 2013 1:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Mickey and Minnie say "Happy Holidays!"

 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

October 29, 2013 9:12 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I know a week or so ago I posted about getting a room at the HoJo. However, with the go-ahead of the hubby and the awesome layaway option at Getaway Today, I just booked us at PARADISE PIER!!!! I know this is the Disney "Value" resort, but we are just SO excited. I've stayed at Disney resorts at WDW as a child, but never ever at DLR. Has anybody done the concierge service at PP? Do you think it's   More...
I love getaway today! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  525.0 #307 9:17PM
We did.  I have mixed feelings about it. Breakfast was cereal, pastries, some fresh fruit, juices, coffee. That would be a benefit if you have kids. Just us two.  Snacks was meh... Chex mix, goldfish, Doritos, or Cheetos, fruit. Appetizers for the evening was a hot one. Varied each evening. Cookies, fruit, choc strawberries each night. The appetizer hours kind of blended with the dessert hour. The coffee is weak, but the one day the espresso machine worked, we were able to blend one of its pods, with coffee to make a decent cup.  The water are tiny bottles, so we just poured them into our camelbacks. Took a couple of sodas into the park and just asked for ice.  It closed at 8pm, so the hours weren't long enough in my opinion. We had to do room service one night. Everything in the parks, DTD was closed, and we were starved.  We did like the beer and wine part, but only had a couple the entire time we were there.  It was nice when hubs wore out and we needed to go rest in the room. I went and got some snacks. You could take stuff back to your room, so that was nice. Includ beer/wine. Would I do it again, probably because I like the niceties, but I'm not sure it was a great value compared to bringing stuff from home. I would be just as happy with my keurig, and my snacks. - Sugarbuzz  112.7 #3107 9:27PM
Sorry, that was long. - Sugarbuzz  112.7 #3107 9:28PM
Yes, that's how I have felt about it too. - ShariRenee  3415.1 #24 9:31PM
I don't mind long, thanks for the detail!! - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 9:32PM
Thank you SugarBuzz! I needed to hear/read that too! And I also ❀️ My keurig lol - missariel33  1077.9 #116 9:45PM
We didn't pay for it, so I don't know if the value is equal to just bringing your own.  One night, we were watching WOC from the suite and a couple of us headed down to concierge.  They were about to close so they let us take as much as we wanted back up to the room.  Hot chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries galore!  πŸ˜„ - bluefairy  641.9 #227 9:47PM
Oh yes. I forgot about the $50.00...I was so excited when I booked. I forgot, $75.00 will deduct from trip cost. All I know is that I paid $125.00 today, lol. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 9:58PM
I've booked from getaway today both last year and again for our trip coming in November. We love it. We have stayed at the best western near the grand Californian. We pay the upfront down payment then set up a monthly payment plan and boom, there it is and we have our packet with our hotel, park hopper, and character dining conformations all you have to do is call and make the reservations for dining. - roko81  6.3 #11931 10:02PM

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 22.4 #5724 (DL Qual #1642

October 24, 2013 12:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
woohoo!! I *finally*, after two years of trying, have been able to book a kids suite at the Hojo! With my school schedule it is always booked on popular breaks. Cannot wait till Feb 25th, the kids will be so excited.
Yay!  Sounds cool!  I have no idea what the big deal is, but since you've been trying for so long and you're excited, I bet it's awesome! - X-WingNikki  789.9 #172 12:41PM
LUCKY!!   has never worked for us.  You will have a great time! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3133.0 #26 1:14PM
The kids' suites ate Disney themed with two seperate rooms, bunk bed for the kuds. They also have an amazing kids waterpark and offer a mousewait discount. Those kids' suites go fast, for holidays and school breaks uou have to book WELL in advanced. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:05PM
Sorry for typos,  app isn't the greatest on a droid. - DisneyLuva4Life  22.4 #5724 1:07PM

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