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jalensmommy 155.3 #2637 

I'm a nurse and a mom of 2 great boys, ages 9 & 5. I live in Eugene OR (Go Ducks!!) and I love all things Disney!
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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

February 7, 2016 9:03 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I am wondering if y'all with more Disneyland experience than me have recommendations on the best kid-friendly restaurants at the parks, other than character meals? I have a 9 and 5 year old. I've been browsing Mousewait's menus and reviews and have a list of a few that could be good, but I also wanted to ask first-hand if any of the parents on here have places to recommend that your kids particula  More...

We love Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney! Tableside guacamole is a must! There is a kids menu and there is usually a "balloonologist" who comes around and will make balloon characters for the kiddos! My kiddos love that. 🎈 - EvilPrincess  87.1 #3797 9:26AM
Oh that sounds awesome! I will add that to our list. Thanks very much! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 9:41AM
Tortilla Jo's gets πŸ‘πŸ‘ from me - HalfCaff  550.8 #371 5:11PM
I have a picky 9 year old and his favorites are Hungry Bear, Carnation and Pizza Port. Of course he loves hamburgers so any place that has burgers is good for him. He loves to snack when we are at the parks, churros, popcorn, pretzels!  - CM_tamstirr  558.6 #361 11:02AM
My girls really love the pasta and chicken at plaza inn. They are 3 & 8. They also like paradise pasta & pizza in DCA.  - BibbidiBobbidiMe  248.6 #1371 5:00PM
I second the Plaza for pasta and chicken. Plus if there's a parade going on you can see it. I have a5 and 7 y.o. my tip: you can ask for double apples instead of both carrots and apples on the side. Other tip: you get so much food. We ask for all white meat and get two breasts so my husband and i can share a plate. - brigeet  498.8 #429 5:25PM
We also do the chicken and pasta also we share an adult chicken between me and my wife we usually ca eat there for a family of four for 36.00 with our discount with the deluxe pass - Howards  90.9 #3731 7:50PM
I eat like a 5 & 9 yr old. In DL I like the hot dogs at coke corner, cheddar garlic twist by fantasy faire, & pretzels. In DCA I like award weiners, burgers from smokejumpers,sandwiches from the warf, mac n cheese from Flos, pretzel bites from the cones, pasta from paradise pasta, also the corn on the cob. @RadiatorSprings4Ever may also add in any I missed - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1902.1 #88 5:10PM
jalensmommy My kids are pretty picky. My youngest likes the spaghetti at Boardwalk Pizza but I have to get the sauce on the side.  Whitewater Snacks is a hit. The atmosphere is pretty laid back. They like the grilled cheese and the oldest will get the pizza with light sauce.  They will both eat burgers from Smokejumpers but it has to be plain(meat, cheese and bun). Over at DL, I know they will eat the chicken and mashed potatoes from Plaza Inn(gravy on the side). I am always good to go at The Stage Door Cafe or The Golden Horseshoe with their nuggets and fries. A lot of times we just pack Subway and snack at the parks. Have fun!πŸ˜€ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1594.7 #106 5:48PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

February 5, 2016 10:06 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
In honor of #fbf .... @RickChavez captured this photo of me, my son Jalen, little Rick, and @caramiapoohluvsbb8 gazing at World of Color from the back of the pier one evening a few years back.

That is a lovely picture. @RickChavez @caramiapoohluvsbb8 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1594.7 #106 10:11PM
I love it! He's such a great photographer  - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 8:52AM
That's a picture for a brochure!! It's perfect!!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  55.7 #4556 10:14PM
Love this pic. Can't wait to get them together again.  - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 11:46PM
Frame it - Dizkid  457.8 #476 7:38AM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

March 23, 2013 11:32 AM  The Hub
The Disney Store has these marshmallow scented Mickey (and Minnie!) stuffed animals for $7.50 with any $25 purchase. They come in yellow or blue for Mickey, and pink or purple for Minnie. They are super cute and soft, and they smell yummy!

mmmm. marshmallow. - tdashgirl  320.4 #801 1:53PM
We have last years that smells like chocolate - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 8:33PM
Too cute! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1594.7 #106 8:59PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

March 3, 2013 3:47 PM  The Hub
I saw a post about this earlier... Picked up 4 at my local (Eugene OR) Costco!

I've been trying to find these in my local Costco, I'm going to have to go this week. My son loves these cartoons. We usually have to YouTube them - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 5:48PM
If you can't find them at your Costco, SD Costco has them. I can get them for you. - pinkmonkeys  528.7 #394 6:51PM
Thank you pinkmonkeys ill check very soon - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 7:50PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

December 12, 2012 12:54 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Live! He's a very mischievous fox!

Ugh I knew I should have went today. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 1:16PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

December 11, 2012 2:04 PM  The Hub
I found someone's wallet by the shuttles and turned it in...they can track people down if AP holders right?

Well if the person is still there most likely they will be checking Lost and Found. Otherwise, they have been known to mail items back to guests. My day's cane was mailed back to him after they found it - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 2:12PM
Well if the person is still there most likely they will be checking Lost and Found. Otherwise, they have been known to mail items back to guests. My day's cane was mailed back to him after they found it - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 2:13PM
The lady had an AP and a Cali drivers license so I'm hoping she lives nearby and can get it easily. Gosh losing a wallet is so stressful! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 2:34PM
What a great thing to do. - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #378 4:45PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

December 11, 2012 12:55 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
The Jingle Jangle Jamboree is so much fun! (Great for little ones getting a bit overwhelmed by the crowds and overstimulation in the park)... I enjoyed the show while my little guy colored and made a yummy cookie--I recommend coming by!

Cute collage and cute little guy! That is a nice place to relax! - ShariRenee  8578.1 #9 12:56PM
Very cute collage! My Kids love that place. Good to see Jalen having a good time. - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 1:51PM
We are going to do that for sure! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 2:09PM
Love the collage! - IBelieveInFairies  707.0 #273 9:51PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

December 5, 2012 10:08 AM  The Hub
I'd like to get the advice of all you MW LA-area resident experts! What would be the fastest, least traffic route from LAX to Disneyland? Everything I search on google is giving answers from like 2009 so I'd love some current advice. All I've come up with is to try to void I5 at all costs due to few lane and construction. But like I said that is a few years old. Also, we will be making the drive a  More...

Sigalert.com is an amazing website. We always re-route based on current traffic conditions. Hopefully some can shed light on directions, always be ready to detour if needed. - Linzee  1189.8 #147 10:15AM
105 to 605 to 91 to 5. Seems confusing but plenty of carpool lanes. - QueenBella  175.0 #2318 10:15AM
Ok thank you! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 10:49AM
Or you can do the 405 south to the 110 north(.3 or less of a mile) to the 91 east to the 5 south. They all have a carpool lane. Usually the carpool for 105 fwy gets backup because of the 110 fwy carpool merge. - VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 11:45AM
if its a sunday at noon/1ish it shouldn't matter. just make sure to check the sigalert or waze app with traffic info. - toph  2418.2 #60 12:17PM
This sounds like something that would be on SNL's "The Californians." http://bit.ly/ICCTV8 - jlipstone  332.0 #738 12:40PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

December 2, 2012 10:27 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I don't see a photo call for today.... I'd love to see pics of inside storybook land canal, if anyone is willing to share some I'd be oh so grateful!

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

November 22, 2012 10:31 PM  The Hub
I saw these adorable figurines today for the first time and thought Id share. Anyone know what brand they are? I love them!

They are Mickey's Merry Christmas Village by Dept 56...I have been collecting them for a few years now, they are adorable!! - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 10:51PM
Awesome thanks! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 11:13PM
Not sure, but they look pretty cool! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 10:37PM
Are these at Disneyland? - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 12:05AM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

November 11, 2012 11:44 PM  The Hub
I frequently hear New Trent mentioned in the lounge as a must-have in the parks to extend phone life, so I wanted to share a deal I found on Amazon yesterday: If you purchase the iCarrier or iTorch (currently $76 and $39, respectively) you receive a FREE iDual ($32 value). Enter code IDUOFREE at checkout. That's over 40% off of either of the purchased items and a free second item - woohoo! I  More...

Nice! on the 15th I finally after two dreadful years can upgrade to a nice phone so I'm excited for that and to get a trent when I'm at the parks. - madsdad  1868.2 #92 11:47PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

November 6, 2012 9:14 PM  The Hub
Ahh Mousewait... A lovely escape from election coverage. Thank you all for posting such great pics today! I really enjoyed seeing pics from the film shoot!

Amen! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #378 10:25PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

November 3, 2012 12:44 PM  The Hub
I'm not sure if anyone has posted about this or not... On the Disney Blog yesterday they posted about "The Looking Glass" Tumblr site, stating, "Disney Parks invited several photographers with various styles and backgrounds to capture the magic of our theme parks through their unique lenses. And it’s an all-star lineup; Chloe Rice, Elton Anderson, Noah Kalina, Tom Bricker, Lindsey Garrett, M  More...

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

October 23, 2012 2:04 PM  The Hub
I am getting close to booking an early December birthday/Christmas trip for my soon-to-be-6-year-old son! I am really looking forward to experiencing Disneyland with the Christmas decorations and changes. I adore Christmas (I celebrate it for like 3 months lol) and I'd really like to know what are your favorite Disneyland Christmastime events/tips/memories etc? I went to the Disneyland website  More...

The Christmas fireworks are great and followed by snow which is amazing! Special foods in the park including the giant hand made candy canes. The beautiful tree on Main Street and decorations throughout the parks(new decorations in DCA this year). IASW is holiday theamed. New this year is ice skating in DTD. You're going to love it! - NikkiMickey  1686.3 #99 2:28PM
Oh my goodness, ice skating?! That would be so fun - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 2:45PM
If you're there for multiple nights, try to watch the fireworks from both Main Street and iasw. Both are spectacular. Main Street is the best spot for all the effects and the big picture, but small world is less crowded and its easier to play in the snow. But don't try to eat the snow. It's soap.πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ - LittleAprilShowers  587.1 #345 2:35PM
Haha thank you! I will be sure to keep a close eye on my almost 2-yr-old! I'm sure he'd love to sample the snow lol - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 2:46PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

October 22, 2012 9:44 PM  The Hub
To plan or not to plan another surprise Disneyland trip for my son.....that is my dilemma! I surprised him in may (with tons of help from MWers!) and he is begging to go back again..... I'm thinking/hoping I could surprise him for a few days over his birthday on early December... Putting it on a credit card then paying it back in a couple months after taxes are back isn't bad right?! Lol

You know... I think the surprise is a great idea. But you should consider that in December it is a bit crowded. If that isn't a big deal for you then great, but December, because of holidays is busy. Right after New Years is a very nice time to go too. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 9:49PM
If you can make it happen without putting yourself in a bind later on I say go for it! - donnievegas  1132.7 #161 9:54PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

July 13, 2012 10:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Any Jim Shore fans here? :) I love his work! Such amazing quality! I saw this posted on his Facebook today in the same post announcing his annual Disneyland appearance which he said will be December 1-2

Hey stranger!!!!! Haven't seen you on here much :( Hope you're doing well :) This is sooo cute!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 10:20PM
My sister got the jasmine one today for her bday there soo pretty - marlapadilla  13.3 #9234 10:24PM
Hey! I know! I have been MW creeping a little and made it to the OR meetup! Lol. I'm good I am taking 19 credits in 9 weeks this summer!! The whole chem series and microbiology... I am sooo busy with schoolwork! But I quit my job woohoo! Lol. - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 11:35PM
This will definitely be my one and only Jim Shore purchase! So excited :) - KylaShea  632.7 #320 10:32PM
Careful they're addicting! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 11:37PM
Tangled! 😍 Must have! When does this hit stores? - littlemsfrecklesCM  250.1 #1349 10:38PM
Yes yes yes!!! - annjay07  170.5 #2400 10:42PM
Beautiful detail!! - Willierose  2348.6 #67 10:52PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

June 8, 2012 10:05 PM  The Hub
Bambi came to my mom's house today! A momma deer brought her BRAND NEW (born yesterday) baby to my moms yard today and laid him in her flower bed! He is soo tiny and darling!

Yay!!! You posted it!! I can't get over how cute Bambi is!! That video of him running is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 10:24PM
That's neat! Is momma close by? - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 10:07PM
Yes! She left him for a while during the middle of the day and around dusk came back with the men of the family! I got some cute videos of the baby getting up and frolicking around and nursing and such. He's so adorable! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 10:16PM
Awww bambi😍 - princessVanessa  384.3 #586 10:24PM
That is so adorable!! Great picture! - Mimmy  1442.3 #119 10:33PM

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 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

May 30, 2012 3:44 PM  Support Land
Can someone please help me by telling me how to unsubscribe from posts from individual users, so I stop getting email updates every time they post? I tried using the search feature to figure it out, and tried messing around with all the settings I could find, but I couldn't find an "unsubscribe" feature or option anywhere. Thank you!

I think I saw it today on your edit profile page link. GL :) - bellapistola  158.4 #2589 3:50PM
Thanks. I did see that, as how to unsubscribe from automatic post notifications like when I post. I want to find a way to stop getting emails every time admin posts (no offense admin!) since I'd rather just check the admin tab from now on for updates. - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 3:53PM
Oh and the link at the bottom of the email that says "unsubscribe" just brought me to the main lounge page, so I don't think it worked. - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 3:55PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

May 5, 2012 12:16 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
My son enjoying his last ride on our amazing trip to Disneyland! We had an awesome time, enjoyed meeting MWers at the Astroblasters meetup yesterday, and hangin with RickChavez and his son and Cara! A big thanks to them and Madsdad for helping me plan this great trip!

I'm so glad you had such a great time! You are a fantastic momma and he will always remember this trip! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 12:22PM
Aw thanks nick!! - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 1:33PM
We had a blast last night with you and Jalen. Splash Mtn last night was awesome. Have a safe flight. My son already asked me if we could meetup with Jalen tonight :( lol - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 12:25PM
Lol! Jalen had a ton of fun with him! He's already asked me a handful of times when can we come back - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 1:34PM
When I was driving them to the airport, Jalen was telling me stories of yesterday. It was cute!! He would say "little Rick" and then "Big Rick, the one that's bigger then "little Rick"!! I could tell he had fun with his new buddy!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 9:58PM
Lol how awesome. When we were on our way to Splash Mountain Jalen came around and grabbed a hold of my hand. Didn't realize it was him until Emily said something lol. My son and him had an awesome time. - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 10:23PM
Bahahaha remember your son asking me where I got wet?! Hahaha - jalensmommy  155.3 #2637 11:36PM
I just told my wife earlier about it lol. So sorry about that haha - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 11:45PM
Great looking kid. That's awesome that you had a great time.... - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 10:08PM
He is one handsome little guy! Nice pic - DSNYCheeks3  866.1 #217 10:35PM

 155.3 #2637 (DL Qual #2435

May 4, 2012 6:47 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Live from Paradise!

Have fun! How many days do you have left? - madsdad  1868.2 #92 6:48PM

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