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 7.5 #11093 (DL Qual #3678

August 11, 2012 7:45 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Wonderful World of Disney is on! The game plan. Didn't know WWOD was still around. i'm not much of a TV watcher especially not a local channel watcher.

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August 8, 2012 9:13 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just looked at econo lodge-maingate. Has anyone stayed there before? Comfortable? Safe? Noisy? Thanks a bunch.
I have stayed there. Nice, clean nothing fancy. - WishIWereThere  248.1 #1243 9:16PM
Not looking for anything fancy anyways. We're just going to sleep and shower there anyways. I just don't want stained sheets or bugs. Hubby wants to get the whirlpool room. Shoooot I'll use it for my feet and back. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 9:37PM
make sure you put a little bleach in and run the jets...those jets are prone to serious bugs...and thats at any hotel! - Minnis2Society  369.9 #532 9:39PM
You're joking right? Blah! No whirlpool room for me! Thanks for the info. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 9:44PM
Thanks to the 2 people who replied :) - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 9:58AM

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August 6, 2012 10:49 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
We had an unfortunate event occur which made us have to cancel our room before it bounces our bank account. This was very uncalled for and came from left field. Our trip is still on though, yay! We just have to literally wait til the day before our trip to make reservations. now i'm trying to be sneaky by telling him we'll save a lot of money "now" if we get the AP right below the premium I think   More...
Keep in mind as amazing as it is to have an ap, each future trip is going to cost $$. Plan accordingly. We have been going once a month for about 2-3 days each time, there are 3 of us and it costs us average $800 each time (hotel, gas, food). Just make sure you are ready for that type of commitment. (I'm not trying to offend you or lecture you, you've mentioned not being able to afford Disneyland before). I have seen those who have gotten 'ap blinders' on and don't think about the future financial aspect. I'm sure you will have a wonderful trip with AP's or with hoppers. - Linzee  868.7 #173 10:58PM
I totally see where you're coming from (my previous posts) but we can afford it now. I don't mean that in a snotty way. My hubby finally got that 100% rating we've been waiting on. We weren't even going to make the trip until it happened, and it did! I thank you for pointing out that concern. And with the AP we wouldn't really have to stay at a hotel every time we went up there because my sister lives not too far away. I'm just kind of excited right now because he hadn't said no. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:06PM
Right on, I hope everything works out for you guys and please be sure to post some pics when you are there.👍. - Linzee  868.7 #173 8:32AM
Most definitely! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 10:05AM
I live about 45 minutes away and only get hotels twice a year, but go about once a month, and even on our day trips we never leave without spending at least $100 - and half of the time we pack sandwiches. Although having an AP is an amazing experience, it's only part of the expenses unfortunately. That being said, I'm not trying to talk you out of it AT ALL. We will likely be renewing in November even though we are pinching pennies, it's not something we are willing to give up. Just be realistic about future expenses in you decision. Good luck! :) - DaisyDork  198.7 #1879 11:13PM
Count your many blessings! - IMissDisney  1195.5 #111 10:50PM
Do you still have access to MWR ticket sales? The military has the AP at the old prices still. I just got Premium for $498. You have to pay all up front but you save a lot! - emnldsmom  270.4 #1024 10:23AM
Don't know what mwr is. We don't for military rates :( he's just a regular disabled vet, I don't know how any vet is regular tho. And the reason we're going for the AP is that we don't have the funds right now. We save more in the long run. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:32AM
yeah we vets kind of get screwed. we don't get a discount for being vets...only active and retired ( 20yrs ) get military discount. I am a disabled vet myself, and hubby did 10 yrs of service.Congrats ( i guess) on getting his disability rating...still fighting for mine after almost 30 years. waiting for my hearing. - MyEeyore  229.3 #1485 11:42AM
* we don't QUALIFY* ugh, darn keyboard erases words I tap on when I try t fix it! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:45AM
Wow i'm sad to hear that. hubby applied for his in June last year and got rated by nov. Then they told him to apply for IU for the 100% and he did. We just got it a couple Weeks ago. We've been going through the San Diego VARO. Which one are you going through? I'd say just keep on it cuz the longer they make you wait, the more money they owe you. Don't give up. You earned it. Get on your VSO. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:52AM

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August 5, 2012 7:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Yay! Hubby surprised me with 3 day Hoppers! I kept telling him one park one day to save a little, but he refuses to listen. Then he says he booked a kud suite at the portafino or something, I've never heard if it. Any opinions on that one? I looked it up and its all the way passEd katella. I told him to book close in case he needed a breather. Once again, he doesn't listen. So we're going the 31st  More...
I have stayed at the Portifino many times, and thought it was fine. The walk was a bit longer than from somewhere like the HoJo, but not bad at all. The kid's suite is nice, two rooms separated by a French door. Each room has its own tv. The kids' room has a microwave and refrig if I remember correctly, as well as a bunk bed and small table. Nothing super fancy, but clean and safe and staff was friendly. Also, it's Labor Day weekend (and Half Marathon), so hotels are filling up and more expensive. I say stay there and your husband planned well. Good for him! - PrincessKristin  780.2 #199 8:25PM
for a breather just go to animation studios, but please, keep your shoes on... - Radius  502.7 #362 7:19PM
when I say "breather" I mean he needs a long time out because he's agrophobic with anxiety and ptsd. (disabled vet) so that means he needs to be alone in his room. That's why I told him to book close on harbor. I should have told him not farther than katella lol, not like he would have listened... - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 7:32PM
hmmm maybe he could ask for a lie down at a nurse station? those have always been quiet. any cms know if that is allowed? - Radius  502.7 #362 8:25PM
I have stayed at the Portifino many times, and thought it was fine. The walk was a bit longer than from somewhere like the HoJo, but not bad at all. The kid's suite is nice, two rooms separated by a French door. Each room has its own tv. The kids' room has a microwave and refrig if I remember correctly, as well as a bunk bed and small table. Nothing super fancy, but clean and safe and staff was friendly. Also, it's Labor Day weekend (and Half Marathon), so hotels are filling up and more expensive. I say stay there and your husband planned well. Good for him! - PrincessKristin  780.2 #199 8:25PM
Portifino is not bad. Close to park. I to am a combat vet and really like to take a break mid day to decompress. Hope you have a great time. We actully leave in 8 days. This time we are staying at Desert Palms, through costco, five day park hoppers! - DisneylandDadwithalazergunpewpew  3.8 #22062 8:49PM

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July 26, 2012 7:37 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have a question about the $99 3 day hopper for military...I know the active/retired member has to purchase the tix, but do they have to be present with the party at the gate?
yes it is in the fine print - Plumiegirl  7819.9 #3 7:38PM
_^_ well, I can't see fine print...haha - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 7:43PM
Please hit Reply to reply to a comment instead of posting a new comment. Makes the conversation easier to follow. Thanks! - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #177 8:54PM
Sorry - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 9:04PM
Every single time we have used these tickets($99 3 day hoppers), which is about 10 times now, we have been asked for the purchasers ID on the first use. They put the last name of the person on the ticket, so the spouse or member has to be there. My sister went to use hers and the lady accidentally put my parents name instead of her husband that is also military. The required my parents to come back before they allowed her in. This was in June. They only checked on the first use. Can your husband or you buy tickets through MWR? - emnldsmom  270.4 #1024 9:52PM
I doubt it BC he's 100% I/U without P - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 10:09PM
If the service member buys the ticket at.the park, with all guests there, (they ask for the specific names so they can print it on the ticket.)he/she doesnt have to be present at park entry. and have until september. If u buy it from the base IT office, the service.member gas to be at.the first entry....I just.bought tickets for my parents this past 4th of july. :) I didnt have to be there when they entered - Jfigg23  257.4 #1145 10:01PM
Thank you, this helped a bunch. Now i'm going to bed. I must be tired since I can't figure out why my replies look the way they do :( goodnite all and thanks! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 10:24PM

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July 25, 2012 9:26 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
In the ER since 400 this morning from waking up from chest pain. I'm waiting for my discharge papers since all my labs and xray were normal. Dr even said it could have been a could heart attack which blew my mind BC I turn only 30 tomorrow! I hope its not something else that can be serious. I'm supposed to be excited for going to the Parks dagnamit!
maybe you are TOO excited! your heart is pounding too fast when you think of going to the parks :) - tuesday737  1235.0 #104 9:30AM
You did the right thing by getting it checked out. Chest pain is not something to mess with. Although it was most likely due to anxiety, it could have been much worse. Take it easy. - ScooterMike  1961.4 #61 9:31AM
Hope everything turns out ok. Try not to stress (i know that can be tuff). - PrincessLeia  292.7 #845 9:51AM
Well it wasnt the heart attack afterall. Good thing! but I guess they say its gerd. I recently had a relapse of asthma and gerd is associated with it. I'm so relieved it isn't something too serious. And bahaha@being too anxious to get to Disneyland! I think that may be it! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 10:28AM
Sounds like you need to get a dole whip in your belly to keep that GERD in check and cool things down. - MightyWhitey  1026.7 #143 10:39AM
Uck! Just seeing that acronym is gross! I need a tikiroom fix and a dolewhip right after. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:49AM

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July 24, 2012 9:44 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here's my birthday boy! He turns 3 today. we'll be in the parks in a couple weeks! He can't wait to see carsland and finally get on any ride he wants. He's too short for most of the rides everywhere else.
happy birthday!! - Stitch_Legacy  4560.8 #17 9:45AM
Happy Birthday! - MightyWhitey  1026.7 #143 9:46AM
Happy birthday to him!! 🎉🎈🎉🎈 - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #130 3:57PM
Happy Birthday! - princessVanessa  384.3 #499 3:59PM

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July 23, 2012 11:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Yay! Going to the parks someone on the next couple Weeks. My hubby is a disabled vet and has severe ptsd with anxiety and agrophobia. We've been taking little trips here and there to get him prepped for this. He feels he's about ready. does anyone think there's a possibility that if we go to city hall that they'll give us fast passes so he can enjoy the rides with us? And is there anywhere kind of  More...
At City Hall you can ask for a Guest Assistance Card. It will allow him to use the wheelchair/fast pass/single rider line depending on his needs. They will ask a series of questions to determine which access would be the best for him. They don't need a doctors note because of HIPPA but they just want to make sure no one is abusing the GAC. I hope you enjoy your trip. Remember to stop and soak in the magic. :-) - Armenda  1135.5 #122 11:29AM
This^ - PrinceTeaJack  916.7 #161 11:30AM
Yep, this! ^ =) - Sassafras91  3.5 #24955 11:37AM
Thanks Armenda. That answered my question too. - _BELLE_  218.4 #1614 12:06PM
You're Welcome! - Armenda  1135.5 #122 12:32PM
Omgoodness this is such a relief because he was initially going to stay at the hotel.I didn't want him to do that and miss the looks on our kiddies faces. Omg i'm so happy that this will be on him. Thank you so much! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 11:35AM
You're Welcome! - Armenda  1135.5 #122 11:39AM
Watch out for the fireworks, loud noises (parades), Fantasmic, World of Color. They all have sent my friend who also has PTSD into relapse episodes. Also those are times and areas with a ton of people in a very close proximity. We bring ear plugs for him to filter the noise. He wears them at all times. Make sure the GAC says ok to use an alternate entrance. - MeridasHair  346.5 #596 2:05PM
Great tip - MarshaMouse  3987.2 #23 2:08PM
Thanks again everyone for your wonderful tips. I would thank everyone individually, but like I said, I have 3 people that i'm taking care of plus my lazy parents that can't cook themselves anything or even clean up. Blaah! So thank you. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 6:00PM
Hang in there sweetie. Don't forget a few minutes to take care of yourself. (((hugs))) - PrincessDuckie  719.2 #217 6:05PM

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June 29, 2012 11:41 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Ok feeling dumb and old here. I read the faqs and I still can't post a pic. Where is this camera button?
Lol no worries, the post button on right top hand side. Or from dash board. There's an icon button of a camera on right side - MarshaMouse  3987.2 #23 11:44AM
If you are on the computer, you are unable to post pictures. - Armenda  1135.5 #122 11:46AM
Thank you! I got it! - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 12:24PM

 7.5 #11093 (DL Qual #3678

June 27, 2012 10:39 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I know this is kind of gross, but I have to. My two year old just woke up from an unusual 4 hour nap. He fell asleep way early. I knew he would wake up at about this time. So he's standing playing with his cars and he stops... I say "did you frog" (you'll get it) he says "yea...(pause) did you hear it?" I said "yes" he says "...oh...(pause) sorry" all in 2year old talk of course. Kids say/do the d  More...
Stinkytink does this and blames it on me! She says,," daddy farted!!"... Shes only two!! Thats my girl!!!! 😂😂😂😂 - Zipitydoodahdad  269.0 #1040 10:46PM
^^^This totally cracked me up! - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #309 10:50PM
I just love the name Stinkytink. :) - Alicewhoareyou  1047.7 #141 10:51PM
My mom used to call my little sister stinkerbell lol - BrerRabbit  347.1 #595 10:26AM
Hahaha my family still calls me stinkerbelle - hd198789  189.4 #1986 10:32AM
How cute! My daughter had her own language and taught it to her sister 💙 - luze  17.5 #6716 10:42PM

 7.5 #11093 (DL Qual #3678

June 27, 2012 9:58 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I wanna go to the parks! Dangit! Its my bday and my sons bday next month. The big 30 and 3. Someone brought up Vegas and now thewhole fam including extended are going. I dont know how many times in the past month I have said I dont wanna go to Vegas. Shoooot I can spend that much money at the parks and have stuff and memories of my kiddies to show for it. Blah!

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June 22, 2012 5:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
So I was going through the menus and there's no blue ribbon bakery? What gives? Did they make carnation cafe bigger when they remodeled? Is this nothing new? I worked there sometimes when I was at gibson girls. This was 10 years ago. Wow it's my 10 year anniversary!
Blue Ribbon was turned back into indoor seating for Carnation Cafe.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2341.0 #46 5:07PM
The inside searing area of the Carnation Cafe was the Blue Ribbon. Everything was moved to the Jolly Holliday - BaseballMickey_CM  6014.1 #13 5:08PM
So this is a new development. That's not a lot of seating space. Must be crowded in there. - dolewhipper  7.5 #11093 5:16PM
Carnation Cafe is now has both indoor and outdoor seating - BaseballMickey_CM  6014.1 #13 5:20PM

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