"I Think I Might Be a Disneyland Person!" - Feb. 2016 ~ Updated 8/9: Breakfast at Minnie's

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  1. Dugette

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    Fantasyland Fun!


    Left off looking at this:

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    We had just come across the Nemo subs with only a 20 minute wait, so we hopped in line and were soon highly annoyed with a group up ahead that was adding dozens of people while in line :headache: :

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    It was ridiculous. A couple people joining you? Sure! Dozens? Wait to get in line! Ugh. :sad2: Luckily, it still only took us 20 minutes and we were boarding at 5pm.

    While we were waiting to board, there was a guy getting out stating that he was “not going to go in the box!” I guess he was on the claustrophobic side – it is tight in there!

    We enjoyed the ride, though. Dug and I rode 10 years prior and Izzy never had, so we were all fascinated:

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    You can kind of see the tight quarters here :crowded: :

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    And Dug was taking goofy selfies, as usual :crazy2: :

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    And we were off :fish::

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    As you can see, we did find Nemo:

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    Cute ride! :thumbsup2

    I’m not sure when we did this, as my Photopass pics don’t show up in the right sequence with my regular pics, but I’ll toss it in here. For the 60th anniversary, Disneyland threw in a lot of “trick” Photopass shots and this was another fun one we did:

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    Next, Izzy and I got in a ride on the carousel. I’m not sure what Dug was doing at the time. I had read about “Mary Poppins’ horse”, but someone already had that one, so we found others:

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    Izzy managed to detach her buckle right before the ride and I couldn’t reach her from my horse, but the mom standing on the other side of her helped. Very nice! :goodvibes That mom wasn’t a fluent English speaker, though, so she was standing near the edge of the ride despite multiple announcements/warnings to stand on the inside. She eventually figured it out, though – whew!

    This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. The castle is blurry behind her, but it captures the joy and wonder of a child at Disneyland pixiedust::

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    After the ride, I had Izzy try to pull the sword out of the stone:

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    I immediately worried that she would be so determined to get it that she woudn’t give up until she succeeded, but luckily I convinced her to move on! :rotfl:

    It was such a pretty time of day:

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    Then we headed over to Pinocchio:

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    Cute ride! We all enjoyed it.

    We also managed to squeeze in Snow White; both rides were almost no line:

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    Izzy was brave and didn’t even get scared of the witch! :thumbsup2

    After that, we hustled over to the theater for Mickey and the Magical Map and made it just in time! It was a fun show and we all enjoyed it:

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    Izzy really liked it when bubbles and streamers fell on the crowd!

    After that, we were back in Fantasyland around 7:15pm. It was time to grant Izzy’s request to ride Peter Pan:

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    It was her #1 priority and there is no Fast Pass on the Disneyland version, so we strategized to get in line when we did because they would be closing the queue soon in preparation for the fireworks. We still had to wait about 30 minutes, which is more than I ever like to wait and it felt like forever :hourglass, but the ride was fun and there were some new effects, which was nice to see.

    Oh, but probably the most exciting part was when I looked at the floor of the queue and saw this lost little Fast Pass for Space Mountain, valid for that very evening :woohoo::

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    Spoiler: this will not be the only lost ticket we find on the ground. :rolleyes1

    It appeared to have been laying there a while, therefore not likely to have an owner nearby, so I pocketed it for later use. Yay!

    Looks like Dug got a couple of scenery shots from the outdoor queue:

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    Then we rode:

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    Up next: time for dinner!
     
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  2. Dugette

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    Another Magical Evening

    It was nearing 8pm by now and we were all quite hungry! Our plan had been to go enjoy some fried chicken at the Plaza Inn, but Dug wanted to switch it with our Galactic Grill dinner on another night so that we could be near the Launch Bay after eating – Izzy wearing her Star Wars dress and all. :darth: So, we made the switch (and spoiler: never made it to the Plaza Inn dinner :sad1: – guess we need to go back!)

    The Galactic Grill was over in Tomorrowland and Star Wars themed. Izzy ordered a small kids mac & cheese, which came with applesauce:

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    She got some milk, of course:

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    Dug and I each got some sort of burger (I think maybe one chicken and one cheeseburger) to share – fruit with one and fries with the other:

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    We also got a Darth by Chocolate to share for dessert:

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    Yum! :darth:

    I don’t see any pictures of it, but we shared the Dark Side drink and it came with a Death Star glow cube. I think we all liked it.

    We soon realized that the Star Wars character meets ended at 8pm, so we were too late and would have to do them another day. Also, it was on the breezy side this evening, so an announcement came on that the fireworks would be cancelled. This was actually happening each night, but this night really felt windy, so it wasn't too surprising.

    After dinner, Dug and Izzy headed back to the hotel so I could have another solo night! On their way back to the hotel, I guess:

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    First up, I used my found FP and I loved Space Mountain:

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    My notes indicate I rode the Haunted Mansion, but I have no pictures to prove that. My notes also say that I felt like I was surrounded by the Haunted Mansion Fan Club, as a bunch of people recited the whole stretching room spiel in unison. :rotfl: Fun! Instead of showing you that, I have pictures of walking through Tarzan’s tree house, which isn’t in my notes at all (this is what happens when you take almost 2 years to write about your trip :eek:):

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    I also HAD to go back and ride Indiana Jones again (Single Rider):

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    I then decided to indulge in a treat that the DIS seems to love, but I never would have thought to try on my own – a Tigger Tail:

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    This was from Pooh’s Corner and it’s marshmallow, caramel, and chocolate (and lots of sugar) on a stick. I was skeptical enough because it looked a little too Peep-like, but it was actually quite tasty! There was a lot more chocolate involved than it appeared – I believe they are coated in white chocolate under all that orange sugar. I sat on a bench and peacefully enjoyed my little treat.

    Now that I was sufficiently sugared up, time for Big Thunder:

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    I love the Disneyland version so much! After I got off the ride, I realized my little Fitbit was missing (I have the old one that clips onto a pocket, etc.) The CMs checked, but couldn’t find it, so told me to go to City Hall later on. Bummer. I had to know how many steps I was walking at Disneyland, right? Oh, well.

    My next picture was here:

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    Pretty castle! :lovestruc I think I stopped into the photo store to get our multiple Photopass cards combined. And then on to Tomorrowland:

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    Looks like I rode Buzz:

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    And when I went on Space before with my found FP, I must have grabbed a new one for the late-night window because it appears I used it now:

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    Hmmmm, and I’m not even sure what this one is? Anyone know? I don’t. Maybe inside Space Mountain?? :confused3

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    Clearly, I collected a photo:

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    I think I actually was ready to leave before park close, so made my way towards the exit, stopping to admire Walt’s apartment and light:

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    Nice to have that moment in Disneyland to reflect on the person that inspired such a magical place.

    When I stopped at City Hall, they sent me to the Lost & Found booth just outside the park. I headed out:

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    Waiting in the short line:

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    The family ahead of me was so relieved because their wallet full of cash and smartphone had both been found! Wow, I can’t imagine how stressed they must have been about losing those things! Glad the Disney Magic worked out for them. Not so much for me that night – my Fitbit hadn’t been found. However, they gave me the phone number and said to call in and check in case it was found later. Well, believe it or not, I called when I got home and they had found it on Big Thunder!! They mailed it to me and I still use it to this day. So, yay for Disneyland Lost & Found! :cool1:

    I headed back to the hotel, which was in “quiet time” for the night:

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    Izzy was asleep and stayed asleep this night! Dug said she had watched some short Mickey cartoons and went to bed. I headed to bed too, with our goal of making rope drop at California Adventure the next morning.

    Up next: The darn Superbowl keeps spoiling our fun!
     
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  4. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    I love this pic1 Too funny.
    Her expression is priceless. A perfect Disney Face!

    Beautiful Pic!

    Glad they found your fit bit! Impressive. I feel like they never find anything in Disney World.
     
  5. mousehappync

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    Great updates! We really liked the Nemo subs, too-- it's just really cute and such a different kind of ride. My kids FULLY believed we were in deeeep water:-). And you did Peter Pan! Jealous! We just couldn't make time for it, and it's one of my favorite rides in the world. AND a bonus FP-- how cool! I love those pictures of Izzy on the carousel-- pure joy. If we ever overlap at WDW my kids can join her in futile sword pulling-- they are almost obnoxiously into it.

    Your solo evening looks great-- I don't really care about Space at WDW, but the DL version (and we got Hyperspace Mountain!!) is AMAZING. So great that you got to ride twice!! That's pretty much a perfect night-time lineup, too-- all the best rides, no toddler-wrangling, coming home to a sleeping child!!! Looking forward to your next update-- AND to the New Year. I hope 2018 brings you back to DL!!
     
  6. cindianne320

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    The Subs are one of my favorite memories from WDW when I was a kid, so I'd love to try the Disneyland version! What a fun, peaceful, solo night! Glad you found that paper fastpass, and awesome that you got your FitBit back!
     
  7. Dugette

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    They had some really fun ones! Another coming in the next update, actually!

    I know - it sums up the joy and wonder at that age. :lovestruc

    Thanks! Disney is always so beautiful lit up at night!

    I know - I was really shocked that it was recovered later, since they searched right away and didn't find it - and it's tiny. So, moral of the story: lose your stuff at Disneyland, not WDW. :rotfl:

    Haha, that's awesome that your kids believed you were way underwater! Peter Pan was really hard and we likely would have skipped it (we always ride WDW w/FP only), but Izzy wanted to go on so badly that we made it work. The bonus fast pass was pretty sweet! I almost named this TR "Floor Full of Fast Passes." :laughing:

    Yes, we got Hyperspace Mountain too and really enjoyed it - very different from WDW. Though, I really love WDW's too. It really was a great night! And thank you - I think the odds are good we make this work - you are on the CC thread, so you know the strategies we'll need to work to do it! :thumbsup2

    Yes, I remember the WDW ones from childhood too, so this was really nice to experience again! And the solo night was great. Everything worked out quite well that evening! :goodvibes
     
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    Toy Story Stampede – Disneyland Version

    We were ready to go by about 8:30am this morning. Looks like Izzy was enjoying her little robot blocks we’d brought along from home:

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    They’re pretty fun – they can stack all sorts of ways and hang onto each other. :thumbsup2

    I believe I ran over to Captain Kidd’s (the breakfast area) to fill up our drink containers:

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    My notes say that it was crazy crowded in there that morning, but several people were admiring my bottle-filling idea (I probably had like two thermoses for Izzy and a cup each for Dug and I?).

    Dug stayed back to help Izzy with her shoes. She said one of her feet was hurting in her light-up shoes, but she liked the light-up shoes so much that she only was willing to wear one of her back-up (non-light-up) shoes on the hurting foot. So, she had mismatched shoes for the rest of the trip, but she was happy. ::yes::

    Because we didn’t really love the food at Captain Kidd’s, I just got the drinks and we ate random leftovers for breakfast that morning. I don’t remember what, but I don’t doubt there were some beignets or something involved…whatever we had in the fridge, I guess.

    Dug and Izzy met me out by the crosswalk so we could head over to California Adventure’s 9am opening (it was just after 8:30am):

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    Then we crossed the street for the short jaunt over to security. And we found this insanity instead :eek: :

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    Well, there went all of our hopes and dreams of rope-dropping California Adventure. :sad: What we failed to take into account in our planning was that Peyton Manning was in a parade at Disneyland that morning and, even though we were going to California Adventure and avoiding the park with the parade, security was shared and mobbed :crowded:. A CM later told us that the park really emptied out after that Superbowl parade. So, we waited and waited and waited. :snail: After what felt like forever, we finally made it to California Adventure around 9:30am:

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    But, hey, look at the gorgeous blue sky :cloud9::

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    So, we just lost almost an hour, but at least it was nice out! :sunny:

    We tried to make a stop at the Fast Pass machines for Radiator Springs Racers, but both the FP distribution and the ride were down :sad2: :

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    So, we proceeded to Paradise Pier instead. The plan had been to hit TSMM right away at park opening, but it was obviously later than planned now:

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    We stopped off quick at California Screamin’ and got a Fast Pass for 10:25am:

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    We made it over to Toy Story at 9:48am:

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    As you can see there, the wait was posted at 50 minutes. Ugh. :crazy2: We decided to go ahead and wait, though, as this was Izzy’s other top request and she even was willing to wait.

    If you recall, Dug and I had eaten leftovers, but we must not have had anything Izzy approved of, because she hadn’t eaten yet. I had wanted to grab her a churro from the nearby cart, but could never find a good spot to jump out of and back into line for one, so we waited until after the ride. The queue was long and boring:

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    At least this guy was there:

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    It took around 40 minutes to get to the glasses (you can see her mismatched shoes here):

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    After another 5 minutes or so, we finally made it:

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    Izzy loved it, so I guess it was worth the wait. Our scores:

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    I had missed a good chunk of one round helping her get those glasses back on her face. And Dug was proud of his score:

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    I love the cute scenery on the way out:

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    Then we went to get Izzy some breakfast:

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    This line wasn’t too long, but it moved super slowly, so it felt like it took forever. But we finally got one:

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    She was a fan, but we managed to sweet talk our way into a few bites and it was tasty! :thumbsup2

    I don’t know where Dug went at this point (maybe a restroom stop?), but Izzy and I were solo and walked over to the stroller to get her milk thermos. Unfortunately, I found milk leaking all over the ground from the bag hanging on the stroller. Turns out that the thermos leaked into the Ziploc bag (which we'd used to prevent leaking messes) and then the bag started leaking too! I ran over to the churro cart for a bunch of napkins and got things cleaned up and threw out the bag of milk. Annoying. Not sure why that happened. :confused3

    After snack time, Dug took Izzy over to ride the carousel while I used my Screamin’ Fast Pass (and got a Rider Swap for him). They only had a 5 minute wait for the carousel:

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    And it didn’t take me long to get through the Screamin’ FP line:

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    I didn’t really know what to expect from Screamin’, but I really enjoyed it – fun coaster! Ride photo:

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    Meanwhile, they were getting ready for their ride:

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    Because I got through Screamin’ so fast, I was able to make it back in time to watch them ride:

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    Izzy was pretty happy to see me! And she enjoyed the ride, of course.

    At some point in here, we ran across another one of those fun Photopass shots:

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    Up next: A really sweet Toy Story meet!
     
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  9. cindianne320

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    I had no idea that Toy Story was on Paradise Pier! Sorry you had such a long wait. Sounds like Izzy was a trooper, though. She totally rocked her mismatched shoes! Love those photo pass shots. I hope the crowds died down a bit.
     
  10. mousehappync

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    I have a headache just looking at the security line--WHAT a nightmare! We were also totally charmed by the exit of Toy Story-- would be nice if they gave you all that adorable stuff to look at while you waited, instead of when you are trying to leave! I was such a chicken about Screamin'-- but since I was alone with the boys, I had no choice but to ride with them, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. We didn't do any of the other midway rides, though-- something to do next time!

    Good luck with your cc strategy-- I have found that just setting the goal makes it SO much easier to figure out how to achieve it. Where would we be without that hobby?! (At home bored is the answer to that one!)
     
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    What is the CC strategy?
     
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    So cute and funny! I love kids.
     
  13. Dugette

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    Yes, no "Studios" to put TSMM into here! That wait was no fun, but you do what you gotta do for a happy toddler, I guess. Haha, it was funny to see her figure out how to stop her foot from hurting without totally giving up the light-up fun. Those Photopass shots were super cool - wish they always had stuff like that. Once we were in the parks, crowds weren't bad at all - just that security back-up, ugh.

    So true about the Toy Story exit - would be much better while waiting! The queue is so boring compared to WDW's version. I was very skeptical of Screamin', as I don't like going upsidedown on coasters most of the time. But it was really fun, go figure! We missed a lot of the midway rides too. You are right - next time!

    I know, I think you and I are different than some others on that board in that we are working very specifically towards a goal vs. just hoarding points without rhyme or reason. We targeted hotel chains that would get us through France, airfare, cash back for DLP, and Chase points for the miscellanous to make our France trip as low-budget as possible. And I think those Chase points will help make DLR happen too (and my giant pile of Delta points I just got). (And the giant pile of discounted Disney gift cards I have.) :rotfl:

    She and I are both on a DIS thread on the Budget Board ("I love credit cards so much!") that focuses on tips and strategies for making the most of rewards earned though CC's. I've strategically applied for cards that offer new-user bonuses that will fund good chunks of our trips and then we just direct all of our regular spending through whichever CC we're using at the time (and pay off monthly, no debt). We got 5 free nights at a Hyatt in Paris, 2 free nights at a Waldorf Astoria in Versailles, 2 free nights at a non-chain hotel in the Loire Valley, 2 of 3 airfares free, and more pending free stuff for France doing this (will soon be able to book our last two free hotel nights and maybe free rental car). And we're using travel cash-back bonuses to help with the Disneyland Paris cost (and also got in on a buy 2, get 2 nights/tickets deal at DLP). So, we're basically going to France for 2 weeks for the price of 1 airfare and meals/admission/misc. costs. :thumbsup2 This is probably a much smarter "hobby" to spend my time on than the other one that you know about. ;) (though it does actually "help" this one along...:rotfl:)

    Thanks! They sure are full of surprises! :goodvibes
     
  14. Dugette

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    Woody and/or Jessie

    Next, it was Dug’s turn to use the Screamin’ Rider Swap I got him:

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    Looks like he got the first row:

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    While he was doing that, Izzy and I went over to the Radiator Springs Racers Fast Pass distribution area to try to grab one now that it was up and running. Sadly, they were already for 7:20pm and we’d have long since hopped over to Disneyland by then :sad2: (had Blue Bayou Paint the Night Package, so had to be over there in time).

    I tried to make up for that disappointment by running over for a quick spin on Mater’s ride with Izzy, but the line was too long for me at 25 minutes, so we struck out on that too. :sad1:

    So, with those no-goes, I decided to toss Izzy in the stroller and zoom on back past TSMM to try to catch the end of Jessie’s M&G time. Izzy loved Jessie and we had never managed to meet her, so this was the best chance we’d get. There she is :hyper: :

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    We hopped in line:

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    And, shortly after, Jessie left her meet EARLY! :eek: I think there was still like 15 minutes left until the scheduled end time. But she did walk down the line as she left and Izzy got a high-five:

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    Thankfully, between that and Woody still meeting, Izzy was reasonably happy with things. Whew – I was worried she’d flip out about Jessie leaving!

    Meanwhile, Dug was screamin’:

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    We ended up having a super sweet meet with Woody. :love: Izzy was wearing her Toy Story shirt, so the CM made sure to point that out to Woody. And Photopass got this great shot of her running up to Woody:

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    And he admired her shirt:

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    She insisted that he wrap his arms around her when they were taking pictures. So sweet.

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    And a picture together:

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    So glad we did this meet! :thumbsup2

    Since it took us a while in line, Dug went ahead and rode Screamin’ a second time, as there was almost no standby line:

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    After the meet, I contemplated the 20 minute wait for Fun Wheel, but I watched it and decided it was just too slow to load/unload and we skipped it. Glad we did – later in the trip, I heard someone saying they got stuck on there for a long time, as a girl passed out on the loading platform. Yikes! :scared1: In general, I don’t seem to have much patience for the slow loading/unloading of ferris wheels and that would have made me crazy to be stuck on one for an unexpectedly long time with a toddler!

    Dug and I met back up and I was jealous he’d gotten a second ride on Screamin’. He had the idea that he would start heading over to Ariel’s ride with Izzy (at his slower pace) and I could run over to ride Screamin’ a second time and then catch up with them. :idea: So, we gave it a shot. The line had gotten longer since he rode, so I asked a CM about Single Rider. Much like Indy, you walk up the exit and feel like you’re doing something terribly wrong :tiptoe::

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    But then you see this sign and feel a little better:

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    Also like with Indiana Jones, you have to go both up and down an elevator and then you are on the ride fairly quickly:

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    Dug and Izzy apparently made it here while I was riding:

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    I appear to have been in the last row this time:

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    After I got off the coaster, I booked it over to Ariel’s ride and showed up at the perfect time to jump into line where Dug and Izzy were and ride soon after. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a very good ride because it was problem-riddled and we had three separate stops during it. :rolleyes: The first one was just after we entered and seemed particularly long:

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    It was cute listening to this spiel the first few times, but after a while it makes you crazy :crazy2: :



    Now it was time for lunch! We had an early dinner planned at Blue Bayou, so we needed to eat ASAP to not spoil that. We had planned a park-hopping lunch of some stuff from Corn Dog Castle in CA, then more at Bengal BBQ in DL. However, it was a bit later than we’d hoped already AND the Corn Dog Castle line was super long and slow, so we just went with that and skipped Bengal BBQ – yet another reason to go back? :rolleyes1

    While Izzy and I waited in line, Dug grabbed a FP for the nearby Goofy’s Sky School that would be valid after lunch. Then he found us a table. I ordered a bunch of stuff for us all to share: a couple corn dogs, a couple cheese sticks, and a large pop for Dug and I to split. Chips and apple slices came on the side. My hands were so full at pick-up that I took a giant leap of faith and let Izzy carry the drink over to the table. And, yay, she didn’t spill or drop it! Whew! :cool1: (though I'm pretty sure we got some looks from people wondering if my toddler was going to drink that :rotfl: and, no, she had milk!)

    A peek at our food:

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    The apple slices were especially refreshing on this hot afternoon, but all was good and more than enough food!

    At some point, Izzy needed a restroom, so I walked her over and admired the scenery (never got to that ride back there, though):

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    They were celebrating the Lunar New Year and we passed by Mulan and Mushu:

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    A bit later, Mickey and Minnie made an appearance in that spot and had an extremely long line, so this was as close as we got:

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    After lunch, I headed over here for my ride:

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    Grabbed a Rider Swap and hopped on:

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    Honestly, I didn’t like this ride AT ALL. And I actually love wild mouse type roller coasters. :confused3 But this one just was uncomfortable and not very fun to me. Afterwards, I told Dug not to even bother (the small uncomfortable seats alone were enough for him to skip it). We gifted the Rider Swap to a family of three headed that way and moved on. Dug and Izzy made another restroom run and then it was back to Cars Land. :car:

    Izzy found the “tractor petting zoo”:

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    It was close to 2pm now and Dug had the idea to get some popcorn from the Cozy Cone and go see the Zootopia preview movie (really dating my TR here! :laughing: ) So, I went off to obtain the popcorn at the Popcone, but got distracted by Cone #1:

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    There was no line at all and I remembered hearing that the “Pear of Dice” soda was pretty good. And it was hot out! I stopped and got one of them and it was indeed tasty and refreshing :drinking1 :


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    There was a giant line of people next door at Cone #2 waiting for ice cream and a bunch of them were admiring it and asking how it was. I’d have it again! I think it’s just Sprite with Prickly Pear flavoring, but it hit the spot.

    Cone #5 had no line for popcorn, so I went and grabbed a butter popcone. They also had dill pickle flavored popcorn as the special, but I didn’t think Izzy would appreciate that surprise:

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    Looks like Mater was out and about:

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    I love that the cars drive to and from their meets here instead of remaining stationary!

    Then we headed towards this:

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    Where we were quickly told no food or drink was allowed in the theater! :eek: Oops. :sad1: Dug was pretty upset, since he’d been looking forward to a movie and popcorn break, but it was not to be. Instead, we ended up gulping the soda so that we could get into the theater in time. We wrapped the popcorn in Izzy’s bibs to keep the birds/squirrels out and left it in the stroller, hoping for the best (it survived just fine popcorn::). The movie preview was fun and surprised us by using the special effects from It’s Tough to Be a Bug (it was in that theater).

    After that, we headed across the esplanade and entered Disneyland about 3pm. Park-hopping is so easy at Disneyland! :cloud9:

    Up next: Blue Bayou dinner!
     
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  15. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Ha! Just a little

    Actually, I remember we got to see the preview in One Man's Dream at the time, and thinking it was really good. But the preview was so long, I feel like we practically watched the movie!
     
  16. mousehappync

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    I keep thinking "I wish we'd done that!" When I'm reading your report-- even stuff like Little Mermaid (minus the breakdowns!) The Jellyfish look like fun-- guess I will have to wait for you to go back to tell me if they really are fun:-). That meet with Woody is adorable-- she looks so thrilled. And yay for multiple rides on Screamin! I am SO with you on Sky School-- I HATED it. I don't have any back problems at all, and my back and neck were aching afterwards. Plus I don't like the feeling of being near the edge of a "cliff"-- my kids thought it was fun, though. This looks like a nice, pretty relaxed but fun-filled day, plus the snacks look good. Looking forward to the next chapter!

    Going to message you about Delta points-- I'm just working on business cards at the moment to try and stay off the 5/25 radar, but I'm working on Delta points for our trip to Moab/Bryce/Zion this summer, and I'm want to make sure I'm not missing anything. We leave in 16 days for our WDW trip-- tickets and airfare were "free" and the rooms at Pop we cover ourselves (my husband is at a conference, so, hello, six free nights at Beach Club!) were scrubbed by points, too. Thanks to an insane deal on flights (Southwest Ft Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos) while we were already planning to be in Florida visiting family over spring break, we are using out UR for a week on South Caicos, with two "free" days at Disney afterwards on our new AP's. None of that would be possible without this hobby!
     
  17. amazingact21

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    Beautiful picture of the carousel! I didn't know there was a Mary Poppins horse. I'll have to keep that in mind for whenever I make it out to DL.

    Oh wow, I'm glad to hear your fitbit was found and returned to you via mail!

    Landon has the monkey version and loves them!


    I'm relieved to hear Izzy wasn't upset over Jessie's early departure.

    I pictured Izzy carrying a gigantic drink container to a table, and it made me laugh. Hooray for her not spilling your refreshment. (After the leaking milk incident you had filled your quota of liquid messes that morning!)
     
  18. cindianne320

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    Bummer that Jessie left so quickly! I know A would have been bummed by that, but at least it was a good meet with Woody!

    Your quick lunch looked delicious! I love how you share everything- a great way to sample lots of different things.

    That's amazing the deals you are getting for France! We also pay off our Credit cards monthly, but we each only have 2 main ones, and not very great rewards...
     
  19. TheMaxRebo

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    covering a few updates here ....

    seems like you got quite a bit done in Fantasyland that evening and 30 mins for Peter Pan is pretty good - we never saw it under an hour

    Very cool that they found your fitbit and mailed it to you :thumbsup2

    I loved those 60th anniversary photo spots - fairly simple concept but something unique and different!

    ugh, that security line that morning! Definitely pros and cons to having the security centralized like that (makes it easier to park hop but was also annoying to have to go through security each way when you just wanted to go to Downtown Disney ... and then obviously situations like this where the crowds are really for one park and you want to go to the other)

    and then double bummer about the FP machines for Radiator Springs being down and then for too late once you could finally get them.

    Glad you enjoyed California Screamin' - it was one of our favorites and one of my favorite Disney coasters

    Too bad you didn't get to Bengal Tiger - we really liked it, but, like you said, a reason to go back!
     
  20. schmass

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    Great updates! How lucky finding the Space Mtn FP and having another solo night to use it!

    I'm glad that they found your Fitbit. I lost mine on TSMM in October - fortunately they let me walk through the queue again and found it!

    Too funny about Izzy and her mismatched shoes!

    California Screamin is such a fun roller coaster! I'm glad you made it on a few times!

    What a great photo of Izzy running towards Woody!
     
  21. Tracy161

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    This is SO cute!!!

    Awww :cutie:

    :rotfl:
     

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