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I do have kids, but I'd still go even if not! 1, it's fun to go to disneyland in a costume as an adult. 2. nobody judges the aforementioned adult for Trick or Treating 3. *Great* people watching. The creativi More...
Just putting this out there. I don't have any minis and I'm taking my mom this year to our very first one and I can safely say: YES! Go! If not to trick or treat, go for the amazing fireworks, and the character interactions. - wickedlyraven. 408.2 #467 9-23-13 6:37PMLike(1)Reply
We have been every year ( just hubs and me) and we really enjoy it. Most people (young and young at heart) dress up so be prepared and just have fun with it - justcallmeKP 245.6 #1274 9-23-13 9:54PMLikeReply
I do have kids, but I'd still go even if not! 1, it's fun to go to disneyland in a costume as an adult. 2. nobody judges the aforementioned adult for Trick or Treating 3. *Great* people watching. The creativity of guests in amazing 4. I'm not a super big fireworks fan but the party-exclusive ones are pretty awesome. - tdashgirl 319.4 #706 9-24-13 1:18AMLikeReply
Thank you! I have some Mickey bathroom items from Target, but they don't carry them anymore. The soap dispenser would make a great addition! - breathe_in_the_happiness 566.6 #307 9-23-13 12:57PMLikeReply
Especially for no-kiddo getaway, no doubt about it - The Grand.
They are both great. Its a hard choice. I like the grand a little better because of the balcony in the room and the short walking distance but sharirenee makes a great point. Be sure to let the cms know its your anniversary when you book your room, they usually do something extra for special occasions. - Twitterpated 266.8 #1065 4-1-13 11:23AMLike(1)Reply
Especially for no-kiddo getaway, no doubt about it - The Grand. - tdashgirl 319.4 #706 4-1-13 10:26AMLikeReply
Depends on what you're looking for. The decor of the rooms in the Grand is rather plain to me, it's like many other such hotels, but maybe you like hanging out on the balcony in the morning and proximity to the parks. If you get a park view room, you might be able to watch WOC. You could also book services at the mandara spa for some pampering. Disneyland hotel is special for it's disney magic. The headboard and the pool are fantastic. View-wise, you might be able to see the fireworks, I think. - bluefairy 643.3 #259 4-1-13 1:32PMLikeReply
Thank you for all of the ideas. After doing some reading we are also going to throw in Paradise Pier into the mix. We want the magic of disney in our stay but also throw in some extra little things. - Mickey_Badge 246.3 #1265 4-1-13 1:48PMLikeReply
Pretty! Hope that Disneyland soothes your soul and brings many smiles to your face :)
You are amazing you know that? Only you could have a crummy month then snap a beautiful shot and be sweet enough to share it with all of us at home. :) Have a wonderful time. - DisneyMe2Death 872.3 #175 3-29-13 10:57AMLike(3)Reply
With AAA, I've been about to get the Sheraton Anaheim (the one by the freeway, looks like a tudor castle) for less than $125. It's a pretty nice hotel and it has a free exclusive shuttle that runs every 30 minutes.
Del Sol Inn right across the street. If you book through them directly they usually have really good deals. A little loud so ask for an upper floor room. But for sleeping, it's perfectly acceptable and pretty cheap! - Dawnsharks 49.5 #4359 3-29-13 11:09AMLike(1)Reply
I usually stay at Abby's Anaheimer Inn & get it for $57 a night by booking a month or 2 in advance. Its a smaller/older hotel but its nice for a place to shower & sleep. Its on the backside of the parking structure. You can walk but its much easier to drive. I always feel very comfortable there by myself. My family also stays at La Quinta on Clementine. If you use the corporate code LOVES, you can get a discount. Its about a 10-15 walk to the park. But a short drive to the Toy Story parking lot. - Armenda 1135.5 #123 3-29-13 10:11AMLikeReply
I just stayed at Travelodge on Harbor and it was pretty decent. Of course, not counting the prostitution bust they made in the room next to ours while we were there. Otherwise, pretty quiet and comfy. Paid $60 a night thru hotels.com - kueenofhearts 251.0 #1213 3-29-13 12:05PMLikeReply
The Super 8 on W Katella and the Motel 6 on Disney Way. Both nice hotels. They both have a pool, and well within walking distance of the parks - santeemouselover 353.8 #578 3-29-13 12:09PMLikeReply
Thanks everyone this app has brought me a lot of friends and great people into my life that I probably would have never met. Thank you for posting this Hun. And thanks for all the congratulations to everyone else. - HanLostLeia 1096.2 #134 3-26-13 4:16PMLike(1)Reply
Happy Birthday to my fellow MWers. Hope you all have a great day!! - McQueenGal 264.9 #1082 3-26-13 7:33AMLike(1)Reply
Thanks everyone! Wishing I could spend at The Happiest Place on Earth, but reality calls! 😆 Thanks Armenda for making us feel special on our Birthday's! 💐 - mrscttlemstr 280.5 #927 3-26-13 8:40AMLike(1)Reply
Oh my goodness... Guys, this post seriously got me all welled up. Thank you for you so much for your kind words. Friendlymouse, you made my week! I got the call on Friday and I am more than ecstatic to be a part of the Disney family. I look forward to making some magic in the parks for you guys. Thanks again!! - JRDrummer_CM 875.4 #173 3-25-13 10:17PMLike(13)Reply
Hooray!!! I noticed the added CM part and thought he was an undercover all this time. - GrumpyPirateDad 1790.8 #71 3-25-13 9:10PMLike(4)Reply
I'm so glad I could do this for you I knew that you really wanted the Cards, so I thought I would be nice for once and do something nice for someone. I'm glad you really like the extra stuff I sent you. The other cards I had got them from Comic Con last year so I know not a lot of ppl have them. And I'm glad you like the Pin and Key Chain as well, - HanLostLeia 1096.2 #134 3-25-13 6:55PMLike(1)Reply
That is so awesome of him!! He's a sweetheart!! Enjoy everything!! - Willierose 2013.4 #58 3-25-13 1:19PMLikeReply
What adorable cupcakes! Sorry I wasn't there in time for those. Happy birthday to yellowtonka! We had so much fun! - MeridaFan 3404.9 #27 3-24-13 8:36AMLikeReply
Thank you for all the Birthday wishes. And the cupcakes were a pleasure to make! Glad everyone liked them. It was a great fun meetup. We will have to do another one soon! - yellowtonka 241.4 #1338 3-24-13 11:19AMLikeReply
I love the bathroom here too! It's so pretty. Luckily I get to use it for my Cove Bar visits w/o having to pay for Ariel's :)
You are definitely paying for the experience here. We were a party of 9 (7 adults 2 children) all here for first time. It is family style, rather than buffet. They first brought us two 3 tiered platters of pastries, cheese/coldcuts, and fruit. Then we were brought two large shared platters of roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and bacon. We were also brought two 8 inch waffles cut into 4s. Food is good. The princesses come out and mingle with the guests. We had Jasmine, Belle, Mulan, and Snow White take pictures with us. Ariel greets you as you come in. Prices were nonpeak prices 38.99 for the adults, 19.99 for the children, plus an 18% gratuity placed on top. - Willierose 2013.4 #58 3-23-13 10:03PMLike(3)Reply
I love the breakfast there! It's basic bacon, eggs, and sausage with a really good bread/pastry/fruit tray before the main meal. We liked that we didn't need to get up to get more food, like at the buffet breakfasts. - JustCantWait 1115.0 #127 3-23-13 8:55PMLike(1)Reply
I got to go with family but I did not eat much cause I was feeling really sick to my stomach wish I could have enjoyed it. But I like the breakfast on main street. Seems like they have more characters come out - alphathedog4 145.2 #2634 3-24-13 1:35AMLikeReply
I love the bathroom here too! It's so pretty. Luckily I get to use it for my Cove Bar visits w/o having to pay for Ariel's :) - tdashgirl 319.4 #706 3-24-13 8:49AMLikeReply
I'm not there today, but they usually start FP distribution when the park opens. Because it's uber-popular, the line for FP starts forming and before rope drop and stretches down past Carthay, Playhouse Disney, etc. *whispers* give singl More...
They start giving out FPs when the park officially opens for the day. - KermitFan13 644.4 #258 3-18-13 9:25AMLikeReply
They allow line ups like an hour before park opening. Honestly, go for the 90 minutes. Not that bad - KylaShea 629.1 #267 3-18-13 9:26AMLikeReply
I'm not there today, but they usually start FP distribution when the park opens. Because it's uber-popular, the line for FP starts forming and before rope drop and stretches down past Carthay, Playhouse Disney, etc. *whispers* give single rider a try! - tdashgirl 319.4 #706 3-18-13 9:31AMLikeReply
Hi, are you asking about getting an AP, or using the monthly payment plan? As for an AP, it depends on how many trips/days you'll do. I find if I go on at least 2 trips of about 3 days each it's cheaper than buying tickets. Plus you get More...
I refer to my previous comment on a similar post.....if you go at least once a month you're still going at a discounted rate compared to non pass holders. Even if you do monthly payments in a premium. - KissDclown 1089.3 #135 3-17-13 12:46AMLike(1)Reply
I've been doing the monthly payment option ever since it started. It's perfect since they don't charge any type of interest, so it's literally the same price just chopped up over a 12 month period. I say go for it, you won't regret it. - jacqueMeetsWorld 48.4 #4395 3-17-13 1:12AMLikeReply
It's all dependent on the amount time you go. We live outside Sacramento (Folsom area) we currently have 5 premium passes and we go alot every 6 weeks or so somtimes more. We are upgrading to primer in April for our upcoming Disney World trip in June. It was just cheaper to upgrade. Plus hopefully it forces us to go to WDW one more time within our 12mo pass period. 🎉👍 most families we know that get passes need up going more then they orginal, expected anyways. It's easy to Priceline a room and throw some gas in the car and eat cheap on a 3 day weekend. So I say get them and enjoy. - dadcanevari 38.0 #4794 3-17-13 11:18AMLikeReply
We live close to you. I had a premium ap and my wife had a deluxe. We went 4 times last year and between the free parking on a premium and the discounts on merchdise and dining we saved the cost of my pass. Pick hotels that reward you free nights for staying. We stayed in choice hotels and by our 4th trip got 2 free nights at the Quality inn. - NascarDave 280.1 #932 3-17-13 11:27AMLikeReply
I'll add in my $0.02 -- take a look at when you want to visit the parks and the blockout dates. Also if you'll need parking. I find that it's really easy for me to schedule my trips around the deluxe blockout dates so I get my disney fix More...
Are you someone who would like to go on the weekends and during holidays? I know a lot of Saturdays are blocked out with the Deluxe pass and also two weeks during Christmas time. Also the Premium gives you better discounts and free parking which can add up if you will be parking at the parks every visit. Just some thoughts :) - lohofosho 784.5 #198 3-16-13 10:09PMLike(1)Reply
I had a premium and it was nice. Last year that was. We used the free parking and the discounts and it worked out well. This year we weren't going to renew due to the insane price increase, but we decided we would go with the deluxe pass instead. That $200 you save is worth not going on most Saturdays. We stay close enough to walk to the park so parking isn't much of an issue (we stay at little cheap motels to save money) and the difference in the discounts isn't much, so that's not really a factor. Yeah, we have to plan a little more carefully due to blocked days, but those tend to be when the park is crazy busy anyways, so we don't mind going during the week when we can get the time off, we live too far to make just a weekend trip up anyways. So in my personal opinion, if you're willing to work around the blocked days, I'd say deluxe, the money you save going deluxe instead of premium is easily hotel and gas and food for a trip. If you go premium, it is nice still. - jamielynn 163.3 #2375 3-20-13 8:23AMLikeReply
If you don't plan on going on major holidays, Saturdays and some Sundays, go for the Deluxe. It's nice having the freedom to pop in whenever you want though. - ScubaSteve028 835.7 #183 3-20-13 8:25AMLikeReply
I love this restaurant. The family size pizza is a great deal for a big group like yours. I think their crust and ingredients are amazing. - tdashgirl 319.4 #706 3-15-13 3:57PMLikeReply
Absolutely love their pizza. They have a to-go restaurant right next to the main restaurant and you can get pizza by the slice. Their margarita pizza is amazing! - AZDisney 599.2 #287 3-15-13 4:58PMLikeReply