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Firelt
I'm a 47 year old married father of 3, grandpa to 1. Retired from the US Army after 23 years, I spend my time working on an advanced degree, volunteering as a firefighter with Riverside County and of course, going to Disneyland!
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 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

February 22, 2014 12:02 PM  The Hub
Yes I do. Very fondly as a child.
I don't miss the high voltage power lines. Thanks for posting - mickeylumboCM  161.6 #2342 1:38PM
Heh, you didn't like the huge towers in the middle of the parking lot? - NotSoDapperDan  321.5 #664 1:58PM
Yeah, memories!! - Superspacemountainfan  52.1 #4128 11:53AM
What year is this? - apesandmonkeys  572.3 #271 1:56PM
Vividly! - MelodyMouse  2526.0 #36 7:44PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

December 28, 2013 6:06 PM  The Hub
26 December-3 January I'm in full AVOID THE PARKS mode. Just too crowded for me. 
Das cray cray! - dumbbunny  601.7 #254 3:53PM
Yarghhh, there be too many squabs on that there deck for me!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  1198.5 #96 4:59PM
*eye twitches* - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3135.0 #26 5:12PM
Yarghhh, there be too many squabs on that there deck for me!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  1198.5 #96 4:59PM
*eye twitches* - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3135.0 #26 5:12PM
26 December-3 January I'm in full AVOID THE PARKS mode. Just too crowded for me.  - Firelt  225.3 #1489 6:06PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

December 4, 2013 9:14 PM  The Hub
We were in his section on Thanksgiving, and it was my wife's birthday. He sang her Happy Birthday after putting a candle in her dinner roll!!! It was hilarious!!!!
We saw him a few days ago. He was playing Christmas songs for 2 little girls. They were loving it! - toniasmith  318.0 #681 7:19PM
He can even play"Grandma got run over by a reindeer." - Hop-Low  491.8 #344 7:20PM
I love that song!  - toniasmith  318.0 #681 3:37PM
He sure does! - Mepenguin16  168.4 #2229 7:21PM
Love this guy. He is a great Disney employee. - DLKenCA  1194.3 #97 10:49PM
He is great. I love how much joy he gets by making someone's day extra special.  - sewedna  209.1 #1704 12:00AM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

November 22, 2013 10:39 AM  The Hub
CM friends of mine say they have seen it both crazy busy and a complete ghost town on Thanksgiving, no way to really judge. That being said, we've decided to do the same- ditch the cooking and go to the parks!
((Switch this to DL Talk))...I think you should totally go, I just don't know of any special events - Linzee  770.2 #182 8:23AM
Good call lol loving the new default btw - DisneyMe2Death  864.1 #155 8:30AM
Thanks, Pilgrim Penny and honey badger are paying homage to the early years of MW. 😊 - Linzee  770.2 #182 10:06AM
If you are a turkey, it's really crazy there. Gor humans, it's pretty decent. - madsdad  1748.0 #62 10:10AM
*for - madsdad  1748.0 #62 10:11AM
We went last year and it wasn't too bad. Both I have heard it varies year to year. Either way it's always magical :) - MamaMyers  10.2 #8487 3:15PM
I went with my family years back on Thanksgiving. We figured it wouldn't be too crazy bc most people would be at home. Boy were we wrong. It was the most packed I had experienced at that time. But we were at DL, so it made it tolerable!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜°πŸ˜°πŸ˜°πŸ˜‚ - caramiapoohAKAface  2708.2 #32 3:19PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

October 11, 2013 3:17 PM  The Hub
Apparently there are some bugs that need to get worked out. A disabled vet friend of mine was told today to "go sit on a bench while your family stands in line." Not sure that was a correct response from the CM. 
So was it just the same wait time for those who don't have disabilities? That sounds more fair to me but I will admit I don't use the DAS. I realize every situation can be unique but having an equal wait time seems fair-as long as they are not making people stand in line. If people without disabilities would only be able to get on 4 rides, it makes sense that those with a DAS have the same amount. It's definitely not fair if those with disabilities are unable to ride the same amount though. So I guess I was just wondering what the difference was, besides the fact that you could do more with the GAC.  - warchanted  93.5 #3397 10:28PM
Isn't this the system, more or less, that is used in DCA since?  lines on that side are wheelchair accesable you can request a return time pass ??? - mike714  338.1 #590 10:41AM
Well, here's what we did and we went on 6 rides in a couple of hours. Got our DAS after 5 and got a return time pass to Peter Pan, went to Peter Pan after eating so a little after 6, waited 15 minutes to get on, went to the kiosk got a time for Casey, only had to wait 5 minutes so easy, got a pass for Alice had to return in 30 minutes so fid tea cups and Snow White then returned to Alice, got pass to iasw had to return in 20 minutes had a snack then walked on our ride. Just wanted to share because we were testing out Fantasyland tonight. - MrsSchnooks  2563.5 #34 11:49PM
Thank you for sharing.  - dumbbunny  601.7 #254 11:52PM
This is exactly how the system should be working. Good to hear it did for your group. - CM_Shadowgamer  2256.1 #43 11:59PM
There some things that I'll have to get used to like the loud noises that echo as you go through the cage in the SW queue. My solution is not go through it until its completely clear and I can walk through quickly. Or get a return time obviously. Tonight I wanted to test it. For me it's the loud noises and tight spaces that freak me out and get my anxiety going. Going to start packing my ear buds. I did get asked quite a few questions getting my DAS but the CM was new and I was just patient and explained in quite a bit of detail why I could not do this and that. He had someone help him finally and it was fine. - MrsSchnooks  2563.5 #34 12:34AM
That makes sense. Have other plans for in between those longer wait rides. And there are other rides you can go on without kind waits. Sounds like it is doable then. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Well done, MrsSchnooks! 😘 - MeridaFan  2819.2 #30 6:06AM
I wanted to share my DAS experience from yesterday. I went to DCA and showed the CM (Gabe) my old GAC card. He listened to me very attentively and issued me a DAS card. He explained the new policies and gave me a return time for my desired attraction (TOT). I believe I was to return in 40 minutes. After that I went straight to a kiosk and requested my second attraction. This continued throughout the day and we ended up riding 8 rides. I agree the change is difficult, but I so appreciate that there is still something in place to accommodate the people who really need it. I am hoping the people who are not having good experiences can find a way to make the new system work. It doesn't look like the old system will return. I will take what I can get at this point. This new system is still allowing me to enjoy my happy place. Please be patient everyone. I'm sure Disney is doing all they can to accommodate everyone fairly.  - Disneyluvr1976  20.5 #5938 11:07AM
Sounds like that worked for you exactly as intended.  πŸ‘  - bluefairy  642.0 #227 11:22AM
My wife and I take her Down syndrome brother and sister to the parks once a month. The first two times we didn't use the system and I would wait in the lnes for a few rides and then they would join us. Last Friday we used the new system and it worked great for us. We used it for three rides. There is so much to do and see in the parks instead of waiting in lines. I now get to see how excited they get to see characters in the park. They will work with each individuals problems.  You super moms out there let them know about your sons and daughters problems. The new system is for 95% of the people asking for help. - Papa2goofy  16.3 #6616 12:05PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

October 12, 2013 7:13 PM  The Hub
Wow, that was a lot of candy.........*groans*
Awesome me and my family will be there too  - jillyinwonderland  64.7 #3838 7:07PM
I wish this for my kids someday! Cherish the memories and I hope your grandson does too :) - ThinkTink23  21.5 #5824 7:36PM
My second time also with niece, but this time parents will join us! Can't wait! - LuuLucy  6.6 #11524 8:06PM
Wow, that was a lot of candy.........*groans* - Firelt  225.3 #1489 7:13PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

August 25, 2013 11:12 PM  The Hub
It was pretty awesome, dropped a few hundred $$$$$ but the deals were pretty good.
Bring your credit card!! :) we had a blast last year when we went, awesome deals and LOTS of must haves!! - DiamondInTheRough  336.1 #598 3:08PM
Get ready to watch your bank account diminish.  - wickedlyraven.  408.2 #451 3:10PM
You're very lucky. I'd love to go someday. - Bigdisneykid  282.1 #881 6:49PM
It was pretty awesome, dropped a few hundred $$$$$ but the deals were pretty good. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 11:12PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

June 10, 2013 6:13 PM  The Hub
My grandson out runs me every time on that thing.
Aww! What a cutie - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3135.0 #26 3:20PM
So cute! - dumbbunny  601.7 #254 4:35PM
My grandson out runs me every time on that thing. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 6:13PM
He can't out run me quite yet, but he sure does try! - StarWarsPapa  139.0 #2694 6:23PM
Cutie - MarshaMouse  3503.4 #23 6:19PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

June 6, 2013 10:58 AM  The Hub
Oh yeah, good luck. My grandson is 5, and he waits until the last minute to say "I gotta go"- which usually means you have about 45 seconds to avoid a disaster!
If an accident does happen, blame Splash Mountain ;) - DeadliestPassholder  158.2 #2392 12:33PM
Brilliant - starwarsmamma  561.5 #275 12:36PM
Personally, I would put him in PullUps. You can still go to potty often, but why risk an accident at the parks if you don't have to? Have fun! - MeridaFan  2819.2 #30 2:03PM
Personally, I would put him in PullUps. You can still go to potty often, but why risk an accident at the parks if you don't have to? Have fun! - MeridaFan  2819.2 #30 2:03PM
*** Baby Care Center. They have little potties there. Staff will usually give them a sticker after they go potty. A MUST if you are potty training. Much better than all the other public bathrooms. At end of Main Street in DL by Corn Dog Cart. In DCA it's by Ghiradelli. I normally just stop by every once in a while and let them try. - DLKenCA  1194.3 #97 4:41PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

June 6, 2013 11:03 AM  The Hub
Reservations are always good, but they do walk-ins too. The most I've waited is 20 minutes on a busy day. Whatever you are wearing in the park is okay for the restaurant, it is in the park after all. If it were outside in the general public I'd say jacket and tie/nice dress would be appropriate- but since it's in the park nobody expects that. Enjoy.
Ok. thank you for the feedback. We are celebrating our 10 yr anniversary so I think I will be calling to make reservations in the next few minutes. - Mickey_Badge  246.3 #1225 9:13AM
Just to let you know. If you make your reservation for about 8:40ish and request the north balcony?( the one facing Hollywood and Buena vista st. It makes for a Fantastic firework dinner. And they also pump the music thru the speakers. That's will be for our next trip 😊 - mini_MINNIE   852.6 #156 9:24AM
Reservations are always good, but they do walk-ins too. The most I've waited is 20 minutes on a busy day. Whatever you are wearing in the park is okay for the restaurant, it is in the park after all. If it were outside in the general public I'd say jacket and tie/nice dress would be appropriate- but since it's in the park nobody expects that. Enjoy. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 11:03AM
Reservations are always good, but they do walk-ins too. The most I've waited is 20 minutes on a busy day. Whatever you are wearing in the park is okay for the restaurant, it is in the park after all. If it were outside in the general public I'd say jacket and tie/nice dress would be appropriate- but since it's in the park nobody expects that. Enjoy. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 11:03AM
Thanks for the advice everyone. Reservations are made and we are good to go. Will be our first time trying the Carthay and I am trying to add as many cool little touches for our trip as I can. I also have an in room celebration set up. Will try and get pictures of the room all decorated. - Mickey_Badge  246.3 #1225 11:32AM
Don't forget to get your WOC passes from your server. Have fun! - AZDisney  586.2 #261 11:41AM

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 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

June 3, 2013 12:51 PM  The Hub
There is some limited bench seating in the Cozy Cone area and some benches between Sarge's and Flo's, and a large seating area that loops all the way around the back of Flo's. Hope that helps
There is some limited bench seating in the Cozy Cone area and some benches between Sarge's and Flo's, and a large seating area that loops all the way around the back of Flo's. Hope that helps - Firelt  225.3 #1489 12:51PM
Thank you! - KelstersInc2319  37.9 #4616 1:58PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

June 2, 2013 7:07 PM  The Hub
Sign 'o the times.
We walked past a security gentleman once time with his dog and he stopped so my daughter and her friend could pet him. SO sweet and the dog was completely eating up the attention. It was really nice of him. When my daughter asked what he was doing, the CM told her that stitch had gotten loose somewhere in the park and they were trying to find him. :) - LoveDland  319.5 #671 7:55PM
How cute!!! - mickeyat78  1075.6 #118 8:00PM
This is such a great story and you know the kids that are told this will be keeping an eye out for Stitch too!😜 - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  525.0 #307 9:33PM
Security dogs need some magic once in a while too - Philliprocks  617.0 #242 6:43PM
Maybe he's doing training activities. DL is a great place for lots of distractions!! I see a tennis ball toy in his back pocket - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1021.1 #129 9:29PM
Good eye! - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 9:40PM
I've never seen one "on duty" before ( haha. she said duty! ) - carminaire  453.3 #384 9:41PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 31, 2013 3:31 PM  The Hub
It makes me feel good. No other reason required, and no explanation due to anyone! Beats drinking or taking drugs......
When I go the parks it's my escape -even if its just for a few hours- it my ME time. When I'm there I don't worry about anything at all. I can do what I want eat what I want scream on rides play fun games laugh with friends (or by myself) cry during shows or just sit and watch people and do nothing. If more people just relaxed and went to Disneyland the world would be a much happier place...that's what I tell people when they call me a Disney freak- you are not alone!!! 😘 - missariel33  1095.1 #114 12:31PM
@missaeiel33 ^ that's it right there! - OhanaPhoto  2908.9 #29 1:51PM
U took the words right outta my mouth missariel!!!πŸ˜‰ - PrincessGrace  31.1 #4977 9:28PM
I get so irritated when people do the same thing to me. I just don't understand why anyone feels the need to comment on my life. I mean, it's my money and I work for hard for it. Why would people care how I spend it and where I spend time with my family? We are a family of 4 who look forward to going to Disneyland once a month. And that's ...bad? A friend said to me recently "it just seems like it wouldn't be special to the kids anymore". We had a little discussion. First of all it is special to them everytime we go and they look forward to this family time. Second, why would anyone care if my kids were sick of Disneyland or not? They're my kids, it's our money, it's our weekend time and we take our kids to Disneyland once a month. HOW IS THAT BAD? Sorry for yelling, I just don't understand why people feel the need to comment on other people's lives. - tballzz  539.0 #293 1:08PM
Why am I a Disney freak...I have a very stressful job working with children in the foster care system. Disneyland recharges me mentally and helps me cope with stress. It is my escape. - tballzz  539.0 #293 1:16PM
People do the same thing to me. They also question why I would ever go back on my days off and how am I NOT sick of it yet?!?! It's a special place to me. My home away from home and I can forget my real life while I'm there. I feel "at peace" when I'm there. I've learned that Disneyland is a bit exclusive and people are upset over how costly it is. But like you said, it's my money and no ones business how I spend it. Disney has always and will always be a huge part of my life - CM_Tamstirr  527.0 #306 1:17PM
We used to get that from various friends. Disneyland is our happy place, makes us feel young and carefree again, forget all the stresses and pressures of our day-to-day lives! One of my best friends that used to say things like that to us recently bought passes and now goes as often as us! The magic is contagious! - dalefishtank  157.4 #2406 11:51PM
My love of Disney started out young, but now since I work there, I spend a lot of time at the parks. Other than that, I am proud to call myself a Disney freak by having the music from most of the attractions on my phone at all time. Disneyland gives me the chance to leave my worries and stress behind and provides me a happy place where I can relax and enjoy the magic that it holds. - BaseballMickey_CM  5315.7 #12 11:55PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 29, 2013 3:01 PM  The Hub
Sounds like an immature prank that was not thought out. He'll suffer some pretty bad long term consequences for that act of stupidity. Glad no one was hurt.
Sounds like an immature prank that was not thought out. He'll suffer some pretty bad long term consequences for that act of stupidity. Glad no one was hurt. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 3:01PM
Wow - DLR_Fan  248.0 #1211 11:38AM
Well just goes to show you how hard it is to find good employees - cowboygoofy  215.3 #1617 12:41PM
Sounds like an immature prank that was not thought out. He'll suffer some pretty bad long term consequences for that act of stupidity. Glad no one was hurt. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 3:01PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 29, 2013 3:02 PM  The Hub
I wouldn't worry about it, not likely guests will see any changes.
I wouldn't worry about it, not likely guests will see any changes. - Firelt  225.3 #1489 3:02PM
I don't think it's anything to be concerned about. Security may be more thorough on their searches but I wouldn't worry. - aidensmama  340.1 #582 3:05PM
If anything it will be safer due to increased security and checks. I flew to Madrid two days after bombings there in 2007 and felt safer than ever. - IDVandalSkipperCM  1895.9 #58 3:07PM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 9, 2013 3:51 PM  The Hub
I've gotten it twice. I thought I was smokin' hot for a minute there!
MW has become self-aware😳 - Mouse4life  1150.1 #102 3:22PM
MW, man your swords!!! - secretagentangel  1160.3 #100 3:28PM
lol. I've missed you in here. - madsdad  1748.0 #62 4:25PM
lol madsdad you don't mean me i know, did you see the crazy lady in the lake post yesterday?? so fun, under torch3 i think for the user name.:) then cara did one and a couple of others!! - secretagentangel  1160.3 #100 4:40PM
Thats some fast moving! - madsdad  1748.0 #62 3:11PM
I got the very same ones. - Tinkerbellmom4  397.1 #466 11:25PM
I figured it was a mistake because Admin has to have more than 3076.94 points and should be #1!!! - Boundin  459.4 #373 12:21AM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 6, 2013 6:30 PM  The Hub
This probably won't help, but I just go back. Of course, I live an hour from the park......
I found that way too funny. I look on MW and watch movies, even YouTube clips! - cjedwards44  10.0 #8639 6:39PM
This probably won't help, but I just go back. Of course, I live an hour from the park...... - Firelt  225.3 #1489 6:30PM
I visit the app everyday, multiple times a day, but sometimes I feel like it makes it worse... Seeing everything I'm missing!!! I tried to talk my boyfriend into moving closer... No go :( I try to plan multiple trips when southwest is having a sale. Right now I have zero trips planned and I'm freaking out. I do plan on going sept, dec, feb, April, but I just don't have flights booked yet. - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1021.1 #129 6:49PM
Mousewait. Sometimes I watch splash mountain ride throughs (I can put my hands up on the big drop!!!) - SteamboatMinnie  310.6 #716 6:49PM

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 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 4, 2013 10:41 PM  The Hub
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true story - Dave   10471.8 #2 12:46AM
I knew better than to check MW one more time before bed. That is funny. πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  499.0 #333 10:45PM
GoodnightπŸŽˆπŸ˜‚πŸŽˆ - Linzee  770.2 #182 11:49PM
May the 9th be with you - RickChavez  3146.7 #25 12:29AM
and also with youπŸ˜‚ - Linzee  770.2 #182 12:30AM
He's creepy, when I made that pic for you Linzee I was so creeped out the whole time. Me no like. 😣 - dumbbunny  601.7 #254 1:25AM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

May 4, 2013 10:37 PM  The Hub
One of the only things I have never done. I really need to find a way into Club 33 once in my life.
Omg that looks delish! - dumbbunny  601.7 #254 1:21PM
Yummmm - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1021.1 #129 1:56PM
How did u like it ? I was just there for dinner last Friday - macbook  108.2 #3187 12:33AM
That looks delicious! How was it with toddlers? I'd always assumed it was kid free. Thanks for the pictures so I can live vicariously through you πŸ’œ - LilKsMomma  75.9 #3636 11:52AM

 225.3 #1489 (DL Qual #3078

April 28, 2013 8:19 PM  The Hub
E-Ticket- thanks!
IDK what does it mean - E-Ticket  958.6 #134 7:29PM
πŸ˜‰πŸ“πŸ˜ƒπŸŒΊπŸ˜‚ - E-Ticket  958.6 #134 7:31PM
People are using Emojis and your PC or Android only displays boxes - E-Ticket  958.6 #134 7:32PM
That they have made a collage? πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3582.6 #22 7:30PM
😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜 - caramiapoohAKAface  2708.2 #32 8:08PM
E-Ticket- thanks! - Firelt  225.3 #1489 8:19PM

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