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ariel1981 287.4 #909 

I am from Melbourne Australia, and despite only being to DL twice, I am a HUGE fan! And my passion is slowly rubbing off on my 5 year old son :)
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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

February 9, 2015 11:24 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi all! Has anyone been to Tokyo Disneyland?

the bus drove by it on the way to the airport, in 1996.  i was truly bumming! - MsTikiMermadam  146.6 #2652 4:06AM
Yup...what info do you need?  - dizneedude  702.5 #239 12:01AM
What is it like! How many days do you think it will take to do both parks? Is it expensive? What sort of food options are available? Any hotel recommendation? :) thank you :) - ariel1981  287.4 #909 12:30PM
Its on my list.. - AliceInWaiting  51.0 #4421 1:55PM
We are going in October and no idea what to expect :) We have a 3 day pass and staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay. Hopefully that's long enough :) - ariel1981  287.4 #909 8:39PM
Did you use a travel agent to book your trip? - Lelundrial  506.9 #372 8:44PM
I'm in Australia but used skyscanner and expedia and travel agent price matched.  - ariel1981  287.4 #909 2:52AM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

January 4, 2015 3:21 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi all!!! I've been lucky enough to make the trip to DL from Australia with my son 3 times but am trying to decide if next year we should try WDW! What are your thoughts on DL vs WDW?

The Harry Potter lands at Universal (not Disney but only like 20min away) are also super awesome to experience at least once and the frozen butterbeer is soooo good!  We love DL and WDW but if you've never been to WDW you should DEfINitely go! EPCOT is great!  - spicy  641.1 #275 1:05PM
We've done the trip to disneyland 3 times as well from oz and we are going to Disneyworld in October  with 5 nights in the animal kingdom and 8 nights in the boardwalk - Kurt76  69.6 #3943 3:58AM
Good choices, I have stayed in both. Animal Kingdom is gorgeous. Boardwalk is walking distance to two parks so less busses. - ShariRenee  5594.3 #15 1:51PM
There's different things about each park. WDW is larger and bigger and has different stories and attractions that aren't in CA. Also, it has a lot more variety of food and experiences. I like to go there to recharge and enjoy the parks for a week, but overall, I'm still biased to DL because its the original. But Epcot is definitely my favorite park among the 4 there.   - BaseballMickey_CM  6785.5 #9 2:39PM
If you've never been I would definitely say WDW!  You will love it so much.  It's different in many ways, but still magical. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  810.1 #199 2:51PM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

December 30, 2013 2:39 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi MW! I was at DL/DCA at the end of November and saw a LE Tiki Room framed print at Off the Page. Does anyone know if you can contact them directly and pay over the phone and have items shipped? Any help wold be much appreciated! Thanks :)

"call Disney DelivEARS at (800) 362-4533, and press 9 for merchandise" - lohofosho  784.5 #208 10:21PM
You should be able to call the park and get it shipped. Since it's past 30 days for any LE. - DLKenCA  2018.5 #63 9:00PM
Thanks guys :) Fingers crossed they will ship to Australia!!! Never pays to not buy when you see :) Happy New Years!!!!! - ariel1981  287.4 #909 4:18PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 25, 2013 11:49 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi MW! Tonight is my last chance to see WOC and I wondered what the best way or place to view it is? We were thinking the Carthay Dining option :)

I like the blue section. I've Never done the dining option. Wish I could be more helpful.  - Geekery  409.4 #490 5:24PM
I love the dining option viewing area. And I've never ordered anything that wasn't delicious from Carthay. If it's in the budget, I'd say go for it! - LittleAprilShowers  560.4 #323 6:24PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 23, 2013 12:36 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I wanted to share my Disneyland magic story. We went to the outlets at Citadel yesterday and purchased a Jasmine costume. When we got back to our hotel we discovered they had left the security tag on it! We came to DL today to see if they might be able to take them off. It is a different tag system but cast member Andrew at the Emporium went to Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique and got us a new costume, an  More...

Gotta love those CM!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3701 12:56PM
Cast members are awesome! - cdeley  471.0 #408 12:57PM
Also, don't forget to go to city hall& make a compliment about that CM!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3701 12:58PM
WOW! Now that is wonderful Disney magic! ✨🌟✨ - BriHizzle  374.8 #553 12:59PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 21, 2013 3:00 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Heading to Toontown so come find me for a koala clip on!

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 21, 2013 12:04 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
At DCA about to get on Monsters Inc. I have 3 clip on koalas to give to MWers! Will head to Ariel's Grotto from here :)

Aww how cute! Good luck to those in the parks. I won't be there until tonight.  - I_AM_CROWD_LADY  1424.3 #99 12:46PM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 21, 2013 10:07 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi MWers! I will be in the parks today with some little clip on koala bears to RAK! We have lunch at Ariel's Grotto at 12:30 so will be in DCA until then and then DL after :) Come say hi!

Have fun in the parks today! - saturn21  25.9 #5813 10:13AM
Ah so sad I won't be there til much later tonight! I am obsessed with koalas lol have so much fun today and I simply love that top on you!!! ( I have the same one πŸ˜‰) - LittleMermaidLover  290.4 #889 10:13AM
Thank you :) you have great taste lol. We will be there til late so I will post again later!!! - ariel1981  287.4 #909 10:14AM
Have a great day! - zbgirl00  67.3 #3990 11:02AM
WooHoo!Β Β  Β 1981 was an excellent year ;-)Β  have a great day - joxua  87.8 #3608 11:21AM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 18, 2013 11:38 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Live from Radiator Springs Racers line :)

I'm so glad you posted this... I took this same shot our last visit because I loved the glow and the colors... forgot to share. - wannahockaloogie  157.5 #2496 12:04PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 17, 2013 2:25 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Live from Grizzly River....always wanted to be the wait time tracker!!

Do they not use the Red Card anymore? - NotSoDapperDan  323.8 #711 4:54PM
darn economics and cutbacks, lol!!:D - secretagentangel  1358.1 #107 4:59PM
I was given a red card on radiator springs racers today so no idea why this one was different! - ariel1981  287.4 #909 8:38PM
Using your watch? What if the guest isn't wearing a watch?!?! - CM_Shadowgamer  2388.0 #48 12:26AM
Cell phone, maybe? - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  646.8 #272 3:19AM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 16, 2013 6:29 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
For anyone heading to Pinocchio they are having technical issues so maybe try later :)

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 16, 2013 4:57 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Live from Pirates

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 16, 2013 1:39 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
About to take the mini on Indiana Jones for the first time!

Enjoy !! - MermaidLei  315.0 #749 1:42PM
Yay!!  So much fun!!  Hope they enjoy  :) - RapunzelledColey  117.4 #3142 1:44PM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 16, 2013 9:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
We finally made it!!!! My family and I will be spending the day at Disneyland today so if you see us come say hi!!!!!!

Hope you have a great day!! ✨✨✨✨ - ythdudette  1174.1 #127 9:13AM
Enjoy your time together! - BombFrogFormerCM  818.3 #196 9:14AM
Have a great Disney day! - DisneyGrandma  834.5 #193 10:16AM
Have lots of fun! - brguest85  185.3 #2077 11:05AM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

November 7, 2013 10:10 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi everyone! We leave in the morning for our trip to the USA so I will be in the parks from November 15-27 with all these little guys to give to MWers!!!! Hope to meet lots of you!!!!

Oh my gosh!  Those are adorable!  And so generous of you!  Make sure to come to HandMeAChurroImmaFaint's POTC meetup on Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm!  Look forward to meeting you! - MeridaFan  3506.3 #32 10:25PM
You are always so nice!😊 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1011.8 #161 10:30PM
Takes one to know one!  πŸ˜˜ - MeridaFan  3506.3 #32 10:36PM
Why do I want to say "I know you are, but what am iI?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜Hope to be at Churro's meet up and say hi! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1011.8 #161 11:35PM
*I 😳 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1011.8 #161 11:36PM
I just love the kangaroos!!  πŸ˜ - MeridaFan  3506.3 #32 11:36PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ RadiatorSprings4Ever. Yes!  To both the things you said n. We will be there then, too!!  Two weeks!  Can't wait! - MeridaFan  3506.3 #32 11:38PM
Have a safe trip. Maybe we will see you at the parks one of those days.  - WhatTiggersDoBest  402.1 #505 10:13PM
Omg those are to cute. That's very kind of you. Safe travels and enjoy! - dumbbunny  626.5 #289 1:07PM
How fun! I'll be in the parks then to. I'll have to keep an eye out for you! I love those guys, especially the kangaroo with the Akubra hat on! Safe travels, see you when you get here! Aussie Aussie Aussie,Oi Oi Oi! - SneakyStella  321.9 #718 1:23PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

October 31, 2013 8:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi MW!!! Only 8 sleeps til our trip from Australia to DL!!!!! I wondered if anyone can AMEX widely accepted in America? And do retailers etc charge a fee for Amex? Thank you :)

We use Amex almost exclusively. You should not have a problem. But we do keep a Visa card handy just in case. Have a wonderful trip! - kanoelani  4.1 #20796 8:31PM
Amex is pretty widely accepted. Visa I believe is most widely accepted but I know AMEX is accepted at Disneyland  - missmimi90  1706.5 #82 8:21PM
Thank you! Do they charge any extra fee to use an Amex at the parks? - ariel1981  287.4 #909 8:23PM
I don't believe so but they do charge if you want to withdraw money at an ATM - missmimi90  1706.5 #82 8:27PM
Make sure they know you are traveling to the US. Otherwise they might think it was stolen. Everywhere I can think of in DL takes Amex. Most places outside take it. If you have Visa as backup for emergency, you should be fine. Some of the food carts, etc take cash only though. - DLKenCA  2018.5 #63 11:22PM
Hopefully I'll be around to see you visit!  - kristian  1989.3 #66 11:24PM

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 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

September 24, 2013 3:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
44 days til our Disneyland trip!! Finally :) A trip that was booked for last year and 2 weeks before my dad broke his back. So feeling very blessed that mum, dad, my mini and I can make the trip from Australia all together!

Wow! Congrats! It'll be here before you know it! - BlackCanary86  55.1 #4292 3:42PM
Sounds like it will be even more special! - ThinkTink23  27.4 #5661 5:54PM
Me too!!! Those 44 days are going so slow though😩Glad you are able to make it this year! Hope your dad is doing better! My step dad broke his back in the beginning of the year from a major car accident. He's doing much better nowπŸ˜„ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1088.3 #145 6:01PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

May 26, 2013 6:46 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
@IDVandalSkipperCM.... This is the first one!! Any idea who it is? He was great!!!!

No clue! I think he left before I got there in March 2011. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2308.6 #52 7:30AM
Thank you anyway!!!! Where in the park do you work? - ariel1981  287.4 #909 4:16PM
I work jungle cruise, Indiana Jones, opera house, parades, and knew thunder before it went down. I've been on maternity leave for 2 months and have another 6 weeks off. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2308.6 #52 4:41PM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

May 26, 2013 4:30 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi everyone!! Does anyone know a CM skipper on the Jungle Cruise by the name of "Skipper" (or at least that's what the name tag says!!) Watching video of our last trip and he was brilliant!!!

Not that I know of but they could be new. Are you able to do a freeze frame and email me a picture? - IDVandalSkipperCM  2308.6 #52 4:45AM
I can :) it was back in November 2010. I actually wondered if it might be you, given your username :) I will post a picture - ariel1981  287.4 #909 6:40AM
I have pictures on Jungle Cruise of "Kevin" and the last time we rode before we left, the name tag is "Skipper". I will freeze frame and get that pic and posting the first one now. Thank you!!! - ariel1981  287.4 #909 6:44AM

 287.4 #909 (DL Qual #1957

May 1, 2013 7:44 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi guys!!!! I'm coming to New York and Disneyland with my mini in November and was thinking of taking him to see The Lion King on Broadway. He will be 7. Does anyone recommend other shows or the best place to arrange tickets? (I'm in australia :) ) Cheers 😊

Wait you do know Disneyland is not in New York right? 😜 - CourtyAstroBlisters  688.6 #246 7:52PM
I think when you're flying across the world to the US it's the same place to them. - Westcoast  128.3 #2944 8:46PM
Yeah, it seems like a huge difference to us, but for people traveling overseas, it's all one destination 😊 - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.8 #320 8:55PM
Hehe!!!!! I do!!!! But we have 5 days in New York before heading back to LA. - ariel1981  287.4 #909 8:57PM
Well have a great time!! I have never been to New York! - CourtyAstroBlisters  688.6 #246 9:10PM
I recommend getting the NY City Pass. Admissions to so many places, you will never see it all in 5 days. (Does not include Broadway shows though). I know that in Time Square there is a place you can buy broadway tickets, for same day shows, that have not sold yet. - AZDisney  610.3 #296 9:11PM
I should say they sell them at a discount. Have fun! I love NY! It is the best big city I have visited. - AZDisney  610.3 #296 9:19PM
I πŸ’œNYC - Plumiegirl  8506.9 #3 9:28PM
I went NYC almost 10 years ago. I went to the place in Time Square that AZDisney mentioned. I think it is called TKTS. There was a really long line to buy the discounted tickets to all the different shows. - PrincessTiannaBeignet  286.7 #914 10:27PM
He's 7....Lion King! Hands down. Enjoy! - MrsSchnooks  3010.2 #38 9:25PM
I agree! It's a great show, and will definitely keep him entertained! - duckchub  546.1 #334 10:53PM
Lion King - fab5  52.4 #4373 9:41PM
The Lion King will be back at the Pantages Theater in LA in November, too. Maybe Newsies in NY, Lion King in LA? - JustCantWait  1120.9 #137 11:10PM

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