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duckymomo 44.2 #4767 

Disney has been part of my life since I was little. I successfully brainwashed my husband to love Disney, and we are raising a son who loves Disney.
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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 31, 2015 9:08 PM  The Hub
Since the price of your hopper tickets should be applied toward annual passes, you've probably already paid about half of the annual pass total, right? If you expect to go 3-4 more times, it's worth it. We make the drive from Sacramento area at least 3 times a year and have had annual passes for quite a few years.  We like being able to decide we're going and just book a hotel based on what w  More...

Yes! That's exactly what we do. We buy a 5 day ticket ahead of time and then when we go (usually Xmas time) we turn in and pay the difference for the pass. If you only go 2 times and 3 says each trip it still pays better for the AP! Plus you get the 10% off food and merchandise. And we live in NorCal also so we usually go at least twice and then any trip after I feel like it's free (except gas, hotel, and food) but it still feels nice the tickets we don't have to worry about  - brodysmommy  410.2 #505 7:56PM
and we like to buy a ticket first and use the magic morning and then turn it in for the AP and get the 10% off the rest of that trip. But yes, I say do it! We do it that way and it's great! And worth it! - brodysmommy  410.2 #505 8:01PM
I have had an ap now for 4 years and we live in Santa Cruz. 6 hour drive to DL! If you go at least two weekends in a year it TOTALLY WORTH IT. I go at least 4 to 5 times a year at least 2-3 days at a time. I'm also a run Disney addict so we use our aps a lot. We are even going down just for an overnight because we can. I have loved having them and the discounts are nice as well! Hope that's helps your decision. Β  - CourtyAstroBlisters  753.8 #232 8:20PM
Ooh! Just over night! Hard Core!!! πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 9:25PM
Overnight! Too hard core for me. Maybe 10 years ago but not now. - dsnylvr1975  6.9 #13171 10:20PM
We moved to Sacramento area several years ago. All our family still in So Cal so we have become quite seasoned at the 6 hour drive. Hate the drive, but can't believe the difference having APs made for us. We no longer feel we have to race from ride to ride and try to fit everything in one trip. We go 4-6 times a year - fvbmermaid  227.2 #1575 10:38PM
I like the idea of not having to be rushed. And maybe just going for a few hours here and there. Not feeling bad if we take breaks in the middle of the day. - dsnylvr1975  6.9 #13171 1:14AM
we live in New Mexico 13-14 hour drive. We have passes and go 3-4 times a year. We feel if you are gonna go to the parks 10+ days a year the pass is worth it. We also get premium and just stay away from Disneyland I. The cheaper hotels. Hope this helps. You can always dm me if you have more questions. - PrincessDaisy  322.5 #737 11:30PM

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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 30, 2015 6:08 PM  The Hub

Beautiful  - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 6:08PM
     - MsTikiMermadam  370.9 #576 11:05PM
 (Just realized I don't have a castle!!! 😒😭)  - MisFit.Mouse  627.6 #299 8:52AM
- MisFit.Mouse  627.6 #299 8:53AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 30, 2015 11:51 AM  The Hub
I've eaten in that room!  It is very pretty

Beautiful pics!!😍 I really need to overcome my fear of flying & get to WDW😊  - SnowKitty  23.8 #6292 11:18AM
@@BellesLibrary😘 - eviljules  1351.1 #113 10:51AM
It's beautiful! - jacdanfan  9189.3 #3 10:54AM
I've eaten in that room!  It is very pretty - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 11:51AM

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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 23, 2015 9:45 AM  The Hub
You're making me miss WDW!  We went in November and won't go again for probably 4-5 years.  Thank you for your photos!

Beautiful!!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 9:19AM
Thank you! 😊 - eviljules  1351.1 #113 6:01PM
You're making me miss WDW!  We went in November and won't go again for probably 4-5 years.  Thank you for your photos! - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 9:45AM
You're so welcome! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜˜ - eviljules  1351.1 #113 6:01PM
Wdw is so beautiful. 😍 - MinnieMousewife  886.5 #188 9:48AM
I agree my Nor Cal friend! 😍 - eviljules  1351.1 #113 8:24PM
beautiful! - OhanaPhoto  3718.3 #34 9:51AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 23, 2015 9:45 AM  The Hub
Happy birthday! 

- DarthFairy  59.2 #4272 8:34AM
❗️❗️❗️❗️ - LindseyanaJones  100.5 #3481 8:34AM
- keepmovingforward  204.1 #1874 10:26PM
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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 21, 2015 6:00 PM  The Hub
I love the vibrant colors in this photo.  Thanks for sharing!

- jacdanfan  9189.3 #3 6:03PM
I love the vibrant colors in this photo.  Thanks for sharing! - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 6:00PM
Great photo!!! - MellieKay  193.5 #2003 6:06PM

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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 14, 2015 10:03 AM  The Hub
Congratulations! We are having a boy in November, so we bought his first ears with his name a couple of weeks ago.  Your photo is a really cute idea!

Adorable birth announcement  - dianeburns1998  53.0 #4449 10:05AM
Congrats!!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 9:03AM
Congratulations!!!! - ebugsmama  18.1 #7217 10:03PM
CONGRATULATIONS - tina7321  26.0 #5975 12:10AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 11, 2015 5:51 PM  The Hub
Hi, Mrs. I!  Good to see you are coming out to DL!  Reading your posts, I've felt like you and I have similar families,  beginning with the fact we were married on the same date, and you have Jonah and I have Jonas. I will tell you the Jedi Academy out here is picked randomly, unlike at WDW.  The times for shows are listed in the daily schedule. Get there a bit early, have the   More...

Disneyland is obviously smaller and it's right in the middle of a busy city, unlike Walt Disney World! I would say to spend the extra money on staying at a Disney hotel. There are many hotels that are close but if you stay with Disney, you won't feel like you're ever leaving, until you really do!Β  - MamalovesMinnie  19.1 #7013 9:30AM
BUT none of this takes away from how amazing Disneyland is! I think it's perfection packed into a smaller package! It's more done-up and magical than the WDW, in my opinion. πŸ’ - MamalovesMinnie  19.1 #7013 9:43AM
We are staying at Paradise Pier with an Upper Level Park View!  We do plan to leave here and there to visit Universal and Legoland (at my boys' request), but staying on property for me was a must and worth the extra cost!   - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 5:18PM
I can't wait to see it!!  - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 5:18PM
Remember you can have your purchases checked to your room! - TinkerSchelle  1776.5 #86 8:00PM
We love Paradise Pier! Surfs Up with Mickey and friends is a fun character breakfast in the hotel! And walking through Grand Californian to get to the parks is a little shorter of a walk! I like hanging out in the Californian too. You can take pictures with Santa, lots of seating, warm fire, Disney cartoons, and adult drinks! πŸ‘ - MamalovesMinnie  19.1 #7013 4:44PM
Oooh, they have Santa at the GC too?  We will definitely check that out!  I love spending time in the resorts almost as much as the parks!!  - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 7:30PM
We were there for Christmas in 2013 and Santa was taking pictures by the beautiful tree! Not sure about last year, we went to WDW and stayed at the Polynesian with no tree and no lobby! I hope Santa is there this year!! - MamalovesMinnie  19.1 #7013 9:21PM
The Poly lobby construction is complete and the new lighting is amazing!! - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 7:32AM
do the blue bayou/fantasmic FP meal.  great to have a seat for the show and fireworks.  - MsTikiMermadam  370.9 #576 7:18PM
Sounds amazing!  Will do for sure. - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 7:58PM
Oh, so you get an actual seat for fantastic if you book at blue bayou?  Nice to know. I can't do those standing shows. Is it a specific menu you order from for that?  Is lobster an option?  MsTikiMermadam  Thanks! - MeridaFan  3578.6 #36 7:54AM
Go land by land. Make sure to go on the walk throughs of Sleeping Beauty's Castle and Tarzan's Treehouse. These are quick attractions that are magical and unique. Also don't skip any rides that there are duplicates of in WDW. Our IASW is different because we have the Disney characters and the facade is outside. And overall there are differences in all the rides when you compare them to the WDW sister versions. No matter what you will have a blast! - BlackCanary86  59.8 #4258 12:32AM
I don't want to skip a thing! 😍 - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 4:38PM
Thank you all so much for all the great advice!!  I'm writing it all down!! 😘 - mrsincredible  1061.7 #4 7:34AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 7, 2015 8:00 PM  The Hub

 and  - JediKitty  914.5 #182 4:10PM
Congratulations!!!! Have a great time! - missariel33  2111.9 #65 4:09PM
Life is Good!!!! - Bobbierocha  12.3 #8938 6:45PM
and congrats on your engagement! - OhanaPhoto  3718.3 #34 8:17AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 6, 2015 9:34 PM  The Hub
Such a fun water slide!  We loved it even though there was rain and wind during our cruise last November 

@MsTikiMermadam - KennyV  756.4 #230 7:31PM
very cool!  is it closed in the whole way?  don't know if i could go on that.  πŸ˜΅  am obsessed with the monorail slides at dlh,  tho. - MsTikiMermadam  370.9 #576 10:20PM
It's closed the whole way, so there is no opening that you would feel like you might fall out. - KennyV  756.4 #230 4:55PM
Thanks for the almost never seen pics from the cruise ships.  Ps lucky and blessed whatever job you have to give you the awesome chance to enjoy vacations and visit dl Hong Kong once a month  - pikarich  4322.9 #27 9:48PM
His job has him work there too!  - secretagentangel  1954.9 #75 10:03PM
pikarich So glad you are enjoying the pic's. And yes, I am lucky and blessed, I don't take it for granted. My job does take me away from my family a lot, which is the down side. But no matter what, we do what we have to do to provide for our families and those are the blessings we count on and matter the most. :) - KennyV  756.4 #230 4:57PM
fun  - jmza4  284.3 #31532 12:04AM
This looks so much fun! Enjoy! - RapunzalK  196.7 #1962 9:13PM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

July 1, 2015 3:18 PM  The Hub
That is so creative and looks delicious!

thats really cute - Dave  12984.7 #2 4:27PM
It does look pretty amazing! - Witchie77  350.6 #627 4:53PM
LoL! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ u guys nothin but a whack whack doctors...πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ - muco  0.0 #0 11:04PM
muco What does that mean? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 10:19AM
cute and fun! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 10:22AM
That is so fun. - keepmovingforward  204.1 #1874 3:26PM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 29, 2015 10:11 AM  The Hub
That's a great surprise!  DL allows more spontaneity than WDW.  You don't have to plan out every day 6 months ahead of time.  Review the Food section on this app to see photos of food and user reviews, as it will help you decide where to make reservations.  The fast pass system is the old paper pass system, not the magic band like at WDW.  You may enjoy the Walk in Walt's   More...

That's a great surprise!  DL allows more spontaneity than WDW.  You don't have to plan out every day 6 months ahead of time.  Review the Food section on this app to see photos of food and user reviews, as it will help you decide where to make reservations.  The fast pass system is the old paper pass system, not the magic band like at WDW.  You may enjoy the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour to learn history of DL and figure out the layout of the park since there are some attractions different from WDW.  You will have a lot of fun!   - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 10:11AM
Thank you - tree320  0.6 #0 11:19AM
Hello and welcome. Relax and enjoy every second of it! Happy early Anniversary 😊 - TiggerBelle  478.8 #415 7:37AM
Thank you.  - tree320  0.6 #0 8:31AM
I made a list, on my phone, of all the different snacks/foods that I wanted to try.  I do not know if WDW has the same food as DL and DCA but you can Google top foods/snacks and make a list.  One of our favourites were bread cones in Cars Land in delicious...bread cones filled with chili and fritos or chicken verde. - dianeburns1998  53.0 #4449 7:47PM
Thanks  - tree320  0.6 #0 6:41AM
If you are doing a dinner package reservation the reservation people will tell you what time the show is or if there is a show. Fantastic is black the week we are going the end of August except for weekends. So we got reservations at Blue Bayou on a Friday night.  - kskating  612.1 #309 7:42PM
Thank you - tree320  0.6 #0 6:40AM

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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 21, 2015 12:43 PM  The Hub
This made me laugh! The look on your face is great!

This made me laugh! The look on your face is great! - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 12:43PM
Took me a sec πŸ˜‚ - Linzee  1095.4 #154 12:47PM
Great pic, too funny! - jacdanfan  9189.3 #3 8:19PM
just posted the blooper photo - RadioMaverick  1127.1 #148 10:23PM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 20, 2015 8:58 PM  The Hub
What was wrong? Were they chipped? ;-) 

What was wrong? Were they chipped? ;-)  - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 8:58PM
They fixed chip?! - poppinspenguin  248.7 #1301 8:43PM
So cute! - CassieCat  13.5 #0 9:14PM
@HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper I can pick up one for you when I get back from Redding. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1168.9 #139 10:51PM
Oh yay!πŸŽ‰ - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  676.9 #270 8:03AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 18, 2015 9:41 PM  The Hub
Is that the one made out of cake?

 πŸ’™πŸ’ŽπŸ’™ - Lilogirl1  116.2 #3222 9:20PM
Is that the one made out of cake? - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 9:41PM
That's what I was thinking.  - minniemonika  164.9 #0 9:46PM
Guess I should have asked what it is. lol I was so in awe of how beautiful it is I didn't even think to ask. I've added it being a cake to the caption, thanks everyone! - LBChica  2347.0 #54 7:44AM
Wow! - keepmovingforward  204.1 #1874 7:51AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 17, 2015 5:43 PM  The Hub
We usually stay at Red Lion about a mile away, but easy walking.  Breakfast buffet included with really good bacon.  We've also stayed at Carousel Inn and Suites for convenience of being across from main gate. Have found both for less than $150 a night

What kind of price range and will you want to walk, park, or take a hotel shuttle?  We love staying on property, but it is very expensive--can only do it once every few years.  We stayed at Embassy Suites a few times when we first started visiting DL (2005, I think).  We loved it--free breakfast and free happy hour (wine, beer, and a few simple drinks for adults, sodas and Shirley temples for kids, and popcorn for everyone).  I stayed there as a teen with my parents and thought it was fun.  But, it is not walking distance.  We have used Priceline in recent years and been placed at Marriott Suites (on Harbor, not walking distance), Holiday Inn (by M&F parking, walking distance) and Red Lion (on Harbor, walking distance).  All were clean and easy, but nothing special in terms of ambiance/experience.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 2:44PM
you say free happy hour?!?!?! Wow!! I need to check that out!! - brodysmommy  410.2 #505 2:57PM
I love the free happy hour thing too. You just need to be there to enjoy it! - Yeti_Ing  63.0 #4167 3:01PM
πŸ˜‚ it's pretty fun-nothing fancy, but we found it to be a nice little treat before we headed over to the parks in the evening for dinner - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 3:30PM
We LOVE Embassy Suites, we have not stayed at one in Anaheim but we have stayed at them in Portland, Seattle San Fran etc and they are always fabulous. - dianeburns1998  53.0 #4449 5:22PM
you will not mess up with embassy suites! ooh i love that brand... coz of FREE BFAST and HAPPY HOUR!!! Too bad, their hotel is way far of a walk to the parks - otilegna  2181.7 #64 6:12PM
Our favorites are the Anabella and Marriott and Sheraton. - 1Princess3Princes  488.4 #404 4:02PM
We just got back and stayed at Springhill Suites on Ball Rd.  Walked everyday, about a 15 minute walk.  We loved this hotel and free breakfast. - dsnylvrlv  5.2 #17103 5:38PM
We usually stay at Red Lion about a mile away, but easy walking.  Breakfast buffet included with really good bacon.  We've also stayed at Carousel Inn and Suites for convenience of being across from main gate. Have found both for less than $150 a night - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 5:43PM

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 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 14, 2015 7:50 PM  The Hub
That's my husband's favorite! He will not get anything else at Ghirardelli 

It looked so good, I just licked my computer screen. - PalousePrincess  15.8 #7758 6:29PM
At least it wasn't your phone which has face sweat on the screen  - philliprocks  1168.2 #140 6:44AM
Omg, I had that at a Ghirardelli outlet here in NorCal.  So good, and I'm going to definitely have to get one at DL on each trip from now on--it will taste even better while I'm sitting in DCA! βœ¨πŸ˜‹ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 6:31PM
how much was it in norcal?  $9 seems really high. - MsTikiMermadam  370.9 #576 6:36PM
I think it was $7-8?  Not positive though - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 7:10PM
$9 does seem pretty high; hoping the ingredients are really premium! I've only had a few of the individual chocolate squares, so I'll be curious to try the ice cream and sauces next trip... The sundaes must be super rich and great quality ingredients - can't wait until next trip in early Dec. 😁 - Catski23  7.2 #0 8:00AM
Yum!  Love me some caramel and sea salt!! - MeridaFan  3578.6 #36 8:02AM
This is hands down my favorite.  I love the caramel and sea salt combo.  Be warned those who aren't salty sweet lovers, the salt crystals are on the bigger side! - Sarafina  491.6 #400 10:37AM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 7, 2015 2:52 PM  The Hub
That sounds perfect!  Thanks for sharing.  We do the same when going to Cafe Orleans because they don't have bread bowls for the chicken gumbo

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Spinach artichoke dip sounds so good right now - missmimi90  2002.4 #69 1:39PM
It's super yum! It was so much fun hanging out with you guys last night! - Atora  2701.8 #43 1:45PM
Yes finally! Let's do it again soon! - missmimi90  2002.4 #69 3:43PM
I like the bread & especially since they slice it for you but I would just take it with extra butter - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1628.4 #96 5:15PM
yummy! - SomeImaginationHuh  0.6 #0 6:10PM
Genius!!!!!!!!!βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - TinkerSchelle  1776.5 #86 6:15PM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 7, 2015 12:30 PM  The Hub
That's really cute! Now I want it 

That's really cute! Now I want it  - duckymomo  44.2 #4767 12:30PM
Yay Mickey and Elliott  - guestcontrolrope1  77.2 #3861 12:31PM
Oh my gosh, Elliot! Thank you so much! I know what I'm getting when I go next weekend!  - DisneyDreaming  210.0 #1806 12:55PM
Oh wow, an Elliot sticker! Any that this can be rereleased for an upcoming sticker night? It's my all-time favorite live action Disney movie (tied with Mary Poppins, especially after seeing Saving Mr. Banks!) 😁 - Catski23  7.2 #0 1:23PM

 44.2 #4767 (DL Qual #1266

June 7, 2015 2:54 PM  The Hub
Wow! That sounds awesome! I love your ears!

Thank you! We were able to ride in the lilly belle alone. Learned the history of some rides, and some about Walt's dream. We also received $60 each in food coupons. And we were able to ride all the rides we wanted to through the fast pass line, or exit. We hung out with our VIP guide for 6 hours. And we enjoyed laughing with him. :) - blubecca7  36.3 #5150 12:57AM
what a fantastic experience! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5498.9 #17 9:56AM
Sounds like a magical day! Congrats!!✨ - piratelife4me  988.1 #175 8:45PM
Wow ! - JediKitty  914.5 #182 12:45AM
So cool!!!! Certainly once in a lifetime! - SaMaPa  6.0 #14820 10:20PM
Thank you all! I appreciate your kind words. :)  - blubecca7  36.3 #5150 1:34PM

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