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2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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I've had mime for three years and he only problem I've had is the blue from he handle coming off. My SIL got the same one has mine a few months ago and wears a lot of black and hers has turned black from where it rubs. She sent it back More...
When we fly in we take a taxi to our hotel, last time when we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel I asked the front desk for a taxi voucher/coupon and they gave me one to use it was a set price to pay for the taxi 's return trip
You can set up super shuttle ahead of time. For us, we budget in the $45 dollar taxi ride and just walk out and hop in. You are there in less than 25 min at the door. Super shuttle could take an hour or more. - mouselaw1076 37.1 #4901 7-3-12 12:22PMLike(1)Reply
Might as well rent a car when you going to DL - mvs198128 8.0 #10938 7-3-12 5:50PMLikeReply
When we fly in we take a taxi to our hotel, last time when we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel I asked the front desk for a taxi voucher/coupon and they gave me one to use it was a set price to pay for the taxi 's return trip - Boo-Gus 131.7 #2870 7-3-12 5:51PMLikeReply
Got to love prop 65, my husband develops nutritional supplements and has to do all new formulas with the ones that are sold in CA it really makes things fun
Look at it this way: MWers are popping out healthy babies all over the place right now. The baby in my belly has one head, two arms, two legs and seems normal so far and it was conceived on a Disneyland trip... - cynDOLEwhip 1175.5 #123 5-30-12 11:50PMLike(5)Reply
We visit in Jan or Feb and avoid Presidents day weekend in Feb. We have also been in the end of Sept first two weeks of Oct and the crowds seems to he very light. I like the shorter hours and the parks seem to be the least crowded.
I also live in Canada and have been 7 times!!!! We always usually go at the same time in march/End of may, you can get on rides very easily, but a good time to go is either January, after the Xmas decor is down, or november, in between Halloween and Xmas decor transition, I got on Indiana jones 8 times in a row!!! I hope I helped and have a wonderful time when ever you go !✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ - Disneylandismylife 139.4 #2754 5-23-12 6:28AMLike(1)Reply
I've read several places that September typically has the lowest crowd levels. I go nearly every week, and I would have to agree that midweek in September is usually a great time to go. - BrandonEvan 269.6 #1055 5-23-12 7:12AMLike(1)Reply
Mid Jan, Feb or the first of Nov are good. Just remember hours are short, during the week there is no fireworks or Fantasmic. And some rides maybe down for work. And make sure to avoid holiday weekends. Veterans Day, Presidents and Martin Luther King. - PrincessAuroraMomma 515.5 #356 5-23-12 7:46AMLikeReply
We've done it twice both times we got the chicken to me it was a meal and it was nice to go and get them and est them for lunch. My girls both enjoyed their chicken for the kids meal and it was nice that it came with a light up bracelet More...
If you have big eaters I recommend buying a loaf of sourdough bread to help fill that hungry tummy. Then antipasto one wasnt a lot of food so definately get something to go with that one. And the viewing spot I recommend getting up against a railing of some sort with a planter area in front of you especially if you are short or have kids that way nobody is standing directly infront of you. - yellowtonka 241.4 #1352 4-25-12 10:29AMLike(1)Reply
Have you checked in the food section? We got picnics last time, and they're good, but they're not a big meal. The kids meals are average, the antipasta one I had was good, but it was a light meal or big snack... - ThatDoleWhipKimberly 391.6 #510 4-24-12 12:33PMLikeReply
Cyndel, I don't think they care. You're just picking them up, and they have no idea who they're for. - ThatDoleWhipKimberly 391.6 #510 4-25-12 9:59AMLikeReply
My review of them is not a favorable one. My first trip to DL I bought the picnics to get reserved seats and was not pleased with cold chicken.If you have kids I can see the benefit. I would suggest anyone without young kids to get fast passes at Grizzly River Run Fast Pass Stations instead - MrFantasia2000JP 33.6 #5103 4-25-12 10:22AMLikeReply
I love DL but DW imo has better food...I cant explain why DL is better but I think it just has to do with what I grew up with ive only been to DW 3 times and DL more times than I can count
WDW since is bigger and has alot more( also thats where i go most of the time) but DL is also nice and it is the original and there is alot in such small space - nodell111 166.4 #48 4-6-12 7:14AMLike(1)Reply
Although I have never been to WDW, I think it would be only fair to compare Disneyland to the 2nd Magic Kingdom park only. For me Disneyland is the original and the only one Walt actually walked in and worked on. Disneyland was the original Magic Kingdom until Eisner took that away from us to, along with the MSELP. - splashphotoCM 885.6 #176 4-6-12 10:58AMLikeReply
Do the safari first thing in the morning at animal kingdom they are feeding the animals-it also closes at sunset. My younger kids got bored at epcot but had fun at the world show case there are masks at each world that they can colour tha More...
Well, I went to WDW many years ago. One thing I recommend (that you really can't experience here in Disneyland) is the Epcot World Showcase http://tinyurl.com/acmxze - IMissDisney 1205.4 #117 3-29-12 9:50AMLikeReply
I honestly didn't think I'd like Epcot so we went for half a day, but it wasn't enough so we had to go back ;) one day at Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios were enough. 2 days at MK. I know we did not see everything still. I'm so jealous of you!! - PinkElephants 745.6 #217 3-29-12 10:07AMLikeReply
Do the safari first thing in the morning at animal kingdom they are feeding the animals-it also closes at sunset. My younger kids got bored at epcot but had fun at the world show case there are masks at each world that they can colour than add a paper cut out at all the other lands with a country stamp it keep them entertained. Have fun!
- Boo-Gus 131.7 #2870 3-29-12 3:17PMLikeReply
I wasn't claustrophobic UNTIL i went on Mission Space. Never doing that again. If you're between 16-35 you might be ok on the faster one. Other than that, you've been warned! - Westcoast 127.8 #2919 7-19-11 9:20PMLikeReply
I think the warnings on ms are what make it worse. I'm more frightened of Goofys sky school! - 415beachgirl 475.0 #390 7-19-11 9:22PMLikeReply
We've had the dvc for three years for Old Key West in WDW and love it, we have used our points to stay at the Grand a few times and even in Mexico. We like the options of being able to do other non-Disney places.
Be sure to email admin. He's a huge fan of DVC! He'd love to tell you all about it! - Duchess_SMK 5777.4 #14 7-1-11 10:39AMLikeReply
It's a big long term "investment". My sisters family has it and they love it (5 and 8 year old daughters). I have had the pleasure of taking my family with them to WDW and go to stay with them in a villa at Saratoga Springs for a week. Almost made me want to go out and purchase one for my family. BUT you have to consider the other costs that come along with it. The initial cost, monthly fee, plane tickets, park admission (WDW), food plan WDW. So it is an investment and you are committed to it for 50 years. I would say check out what others who actually own one say about it and find out if it right for you. - Disneymba 39.3 #4789 7-1-11 10:58AMLikeReply
We rented one for my aunt last trip at the park, only problem is she couldn't take the wheel chair past security so we had to make her stay outside security until someone walked to the grand and got a wheelchair for her their to bring bac More...
Disneyland offers them in city hall for twelve dollars a day. Twenty dollar deposit. - DelilahJo3 178.7 #2146 6-29-11 12:25PMLikeReply
I think it would be better to rent one for the next whole time rather than just when I'm in the park. - PrincessKristin 780.2 #203 6-29-11 12:50PMLikeReply
We've gone to Minnie & Friends at the Plaza Inn, Storytellers, and most recently to Goofy's Kitchen again. GK had the best Mulan ever and spent over 10 min. talking to my daughter and Pluto also danced with her. She loved it! - MimiMouse 1022.3 #152 6-13-11 7:47PMLikeReply
At Goofy's kitchen the characters take more time with you, but the food is not that great. - staceeyl 237.2 #1388 6-13-11 8:31PMLikeReply
We did the Disney dinning plan and it was great when kids begged for a snack we just whipped out the card we were always full, had enough snack points left the last day that the kids bought Mickey rice krispy treats and took home to frien More...
I don't but you can Check the MW Florida app. - Kenry 1293.8 #105 6-13-11 4:55PMLikeReply
Yes! Be sure to download the MW Florida version. - Mrs.mouse 517.1 #353 6-13-11 4:56PMLikeReply
We love the storyteller cafe one, we usually eat before the park is open and everyone seems to be so full that no one asks for snacks and we skip lunch. We did do minnies breakfast this year because we forgot to make reservation sooner a More...
Goofy's kitchen was great for brunch!!! Got a pic with Pluto on the way in, GREAT food, and lots of character interaction. - SpencerPhreak 114.6 #3168 5-9-11 8:56PMLikeReply
I like the food at Storytellers better but there are more characters at Goofy's Kitchen. - dizluvr 327.8 #672 5-9-11 8:57PMLikeReply
We loved plaza inn. We had the earliest reservation in the morning at 7:10 and we were one of the firsts, gipeto and rafiki held my daughters hand to the table then danced with her, the other character would come and spend so much time with them it was awesome. Once it got busier the characters didn't spend as much time at each table cause they gotta make their rounds but it was very magical - happilyEVERafter 61.4 #4073 5-9-11 9:07PMLikeReply
We dud goofy kitchens brunch food was good and there was lots if interaction with the characters a conga line lots of fun - sylviamta 16.1 #7210 5-9-11 9:13PMLikeReply
Sweatshirts!, Every time I go, I have to get a new Disneyland sweatshirt. I have tons of other stuff I collect that is Disney too, Snow globes, statues, pictures, pretty much if it has Mickey on it, I will buy it! :0) - iyuzMickey 511.1 #359 5-3-11 9:02AMLikeReply
I thought YoaMD was kinda lame when it was on-going. It made me feel like such a loser everytime I went home without anything. Looking back, though, it must have been cool for the people who did receive something cool. - xjdempseyx 3.8 #22785 4-28-11 9:11PMLikeReply
I got to see the Dream Suite that was amazing! And a lanyard thats blue and says Year of A Million Dreams with A Mickey and Donald Pin on it! - Briana 241.0 #1357 4-28-11 10:39PMLikeReply
We stay at the Candy Cane Inn. It's right next door to the park,10 min walk, continental breakfast, clean rooms, beautiful landscape and they have their own shuttle in case you don't want to walk. - Diznimom 216.6 #1663 4-25-11 8:30PMLikeReply
I usually stay at The Candy Cane as well. You get 10% off with a AAA card too! I've just booked my 4th stay in the last 4 yearsThey've even given me a coupon for $10 off per night the last 3 years - disneychick 235.8 #1407 4-25-11 8:36PMLikeReply
I loved it! The music and the lights everytime we go back my husband and I talk about it and how we wish they bring it back
Yup... Only ran one summer. Had lots of stage lights on inside, soundtrack by and projections of the red hot chili peppers... Not nearly as much fun with the lights on - kilteddispatcher 338.0 #632 4-16-11 1:22AMLikeReply
Totally remember this! Had the light on inside, definitely a different way to ride Space Mountain haha - bren12 38.1 #4850 4-16-11 10:21AMLikeReply
I'm sad I didn't get to see it. I was actually there at the parks when it was on but I had to bad luck to be in a car accident right before so I didn't want to risk hurting my neck any more. - TamiPoppins 40.6 #4735 4-16-11 10:22AMLikeReply
LOL! How funny! Okay, I was standing right there when you were trading with him! I love the Minnie's Dress vinyl! So cute! There's a matching Jr. keychain one too! - LisaKL 748.4 #213 4-15-11 11:24PMLikeReply
@Lisa haha were you the one in the black laugh. Dance. tank top?! - sweetcakes 2.9 #53778 4-16-11 12:39AMLikeReply
Nothing beats a honeymoon to wdw ... We went their for ours 13 years ago. I say leave the kiddos at home and have fun! We go their in feb. Crowds are low and the weather is cool.
I went to WDW in Oct an loved it! Perfect weather and not too humid. I also had my son, 2 at the time, and it was too overwhelming for him. So much to see and he wasnt able to do much. Don't feel bad about leaving them. My son remembers nothing anyways. - minnieMisty 273.8 #1009 4-14-11 8:55PMLikeReply
Wow! Congrats! no kids though sorry but I hope you have a great time. I would go in sept. - DisneyVillainLover 258.4 #1157 4-14-11 8:56PMLikeReply
My parents took me to WDW when I was 3....I don't remember it at all. So, don't feel bad if you leave them behind. I would like to go to WDW now!!! Have fun planning! - JenInWonderland 1025.8 #150 4-15-11 8:35AMLikeReply
I went to WDW when I was 10. I was the right height for everything and was old enough to "understand". But now, I barely remember it. Especially since it'd be your first time...leave the kids at home. You want to experience everything as adults and especially as DL annual pass holders. Then when your kiddies are a little older, you can bring them :) - swingingwake 217.9 #1648 4-15-11 11:56AMLikeReply
Loved that year! Once coming off of the Pooh ride a cm asked us to come with him... We sat in the right seat at the right time and won a $500.00 shopping spree at the World of Disney store! It was awesome! They should bring it back
YES! I collect year of a million dreams pins..... i need moooooore - michelledork 696.2 #236 4-12-11 12:52PMLikeReply
I recieved nothing during that time so I have no idea if I missed out - GoofyJoe 1906.6 #69 4-12-11 12:54PMLikeReply
On Valentines day during that my entire family of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents went 19 of us in all, we all were handed passes to stay in the park an hour after it closed! Only 2000 passes were given out, best time ever in DL! They had us all wait in the area behind BTMRR until they cleared out the park. We listen to music and played games while we waited. Then they released us, no lines main street was empty! It was awesome! - iyuzMickey 511.1 #359 4-12-11 3:28PMLikeReply
I was getting off the HM and my ankle gave out and I fell ... The stopped the ride to make sure I was ok lucky for me the only people who saw that was the CM and my hubby ... To this day I have a hard time riding that ride in fear it will More...
Um had a V neck top in and ride Indybwhich is super bumpy! Came off the ride an ppl were staring looked down and realized my boob had popped out the top of my shirt! - Mrsblue 692.9 #238 4-11-11 12:30AMLikeReply
mrsblue! Brave of you to share that story. lol - LBChica 2025.7 #59 4-11-11 12:35AMLikeReply
When we were there in Jan I was so busy watching the granddaughter dressed as Snow White I walked off the curb in Toon Town on my knees then my face. My husband said one second I was there he blinked I was gone. - sewgirl 342.6 #618 4-11-11 8:54PMLikeReply