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I LOVE flag retreat. When parking was easier, I used to stop by just for that on a regular basis. Too hard now, but I'll never miss it if I'm there at 5:00ish. - abudoggie 12.1 #9213 3-31-13 6:28PMLike(1)Reply
I tear up too.... Last time it was seeing all the security officers lining the street standing at attention.. Also love to see all the service personel.. Everyone stops to show respect for the flag... So many things - carminaire 756.4 #237 3-31-13 9:51PMLikeReply
Today was the First time I have been able to participate in this before. I was the only female vet up there. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 3-31-13 11:18PMLikeReply
I have been to Tokyo Disney 10 years ago. It was kind of odd to me, ridding Splash Mountain and hearing "Zippidy Do Da" in Japaneese. Also it really seemed geared toward children not just children of all ages (if that makes any sense. In More...
Oh yeah peeps on here have been all over! I'm sure if you search using key words like Paris or Hong Kong you can find the members who have been and DM them asking specific questions. That way if they don't see your post they will still be able to help ya out! Have a blast wherever you go and remember we Love pics! - PrincessDaisy 323.9 #738 3-30-13 10:42AMLikeReply
I have been to Tokyo Disney 10 years ago. It was kind of odd to me, ridding Splash Mountain and hearing "Zippidy Do Da" in Japaneese. Also it really seemed geared toward children not just children of all ages (if that makes any sense. In Japan you are not a legal adult until you are 20 and really still act like a child up to that point.) When I was there, they had two parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. I only had one day and a 3 hour train ride each way so that could very much have clouded my judgement. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 3-30-13 11:16AMLikeReply
Having an AP makes it so much easier to just enjoy the park and not feel so bad when its is time to go. We just make a list of what we want to do next time. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 3-30-13 8:54AMLikeReply
Thank you for posting this, there always seems to be too many distractions for me to just sit and listen to the beautiful music while at the parks. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 3-25-13 4:51PMLike(1)Reply
I always seem to just miss these guys playing. *sigh* I'll have to do a better job next time of catching it. I love just sitting somewhere and listening to music and people watching. Thanks for posting this! - brettf22raptor 8.1 #11898 3-26-13 4:18PMLikeReply
If you watch, most of the time a new person freaks out and cries bully, it's usually when someone gently reminds them of a rule or informs them of a rule. then they freak out, caped crusaders come charging in, and everyone forgets that it was just someone reminding them of a rule to begin with. This usually equals a troll btw. Those type of people are gonna put in a negative review anyway. - madsdad 1868.2 #83 11-12-12 4:31PMLike(6)Reply
Social Media is not a place for the thin-skinned or those who use it as a substitute for confidence and self-worth. They will get burned and butthurt every. single. time. - Experiment818 1646.6 #94 11-12-12 4:30PMLike(4)Reply
Do a search for meet up land to see if there are any scheduled. Or schedule one. A lot of the people who meet up with others are in the park almost all the time and have made friends with other MWs over the the last few years. Best sugge More...
Everyone had their first meet up, and knew pretty much NO ONE. When you're a newcomer, and you go to your first meet up, it can be a little intimidating because it seems like everyone knows everyone except you - but sometimes, that's not true - many people don't know others, but are very friendly and welcoming - and that's where the friendships start. Sometimes searching for meet ups for that day would be cool.. or maybe even starting your own meet up. But it's always nice to meet MWers, and through that one (or few), you meet more, and that's how it would seem that everyone knows everyone. TIP: When you're at a meet up, don't be shy to introduce yourself to those you don't know - the whole point of meet ups is to enjoy it with Disney friends, and MAKE Disney friends - we all know that is what it's for - so the initial introduction is less awkward than it would be randomly on the street. TIP: IF you see someone who looks lost or alone at their maybe first meet up - say hi and be the one to introduce yourself - make them feel welcome, and more friendships can be made... if all else fails, just creepily DM people at random. (just kidding on that last one O_o) - LaTruce 2314.7 #60 11-12-12 2:52PMLike(8)Reply
You have to bring a sacrificial goat, a long black cloak, and try the cool aid! 😜Joking. But just keep a look out in the lounge for meet ups or in park RAKs! They're posted almost daily and very fun to go to! You've probably even met some already! Just sitting on a bench on BVS I started talking to a lady next to me, asked her if she knew about MW, turns out she's got an account!(: we're everywhere and super friendly! Also, there's a 'meet up land' that had daily updates of the meet ups happening that day! Hope you meet some people soon(: - AvidDisneyThrifter220 1402.6 #109 11-12-12 2:18PMLike(2)Reply
if your talking about the one that has ornaments and xmas products yes it back up,it moved in this year again after they finished cleaning up the pirates league out. - pikarich 4713.2 #24 11-12-12 1:10PMLike(1)Reply
I don't get to go to the parks often, or have many pics with my head shot in them to share, and I'm not very witty but you don't see that stopping me. - MightyWhitey 1081.4 #160 11-1-12 10:00PMLike(1)Reply
Thanks so much! I figured since I have to go to the booth to get my passes might as well get things all set up then. So excited I got hotel for 3 nights for $193 at the Travel Lodge on Ball and gas prices are down 15 more cents today - scrapbunny 8.4 #11615 11-1-12 10:30PMLikeReply
Sounds like it is going to be a great time'. Have fun. - jjdq 338.0 #675 11-1-12 10:58PMLikeReply
My husband and I and our dog and cat all slept right through it lol! I used to feel them a lot when I lived in long beach but I guess I was just sleeping away last night! - LisaMouse7531 410.1 #515 10-21-12 6:38AMLikeReply
Felt it in SLO. Woke me up, but just stayed in bed. The coyotes were yapping like crazy in the hills. Earthquakes don't bother me, I am more fearful of tornados, and ice storms. - Sugarbuzz 227.7 #1592 10-21-12 7:08AMLikeReply
Sadly, no. I have had the World of Color dinner and it is amazing! The food is yummy and the dessert is so pretty. Plus, you get really good spots to view World of Color. Then again, I did that maybe a year ago? - bunnyforce5 5.1 #17535 10-18-12 6:34PMLikeReply
Awwww, so bummed, I would have normally been there today! Awesome RAK! Have fun today! - ElectricMayhemMom 1146.6 #147 10-13-12 1:10PMLikeReply
It was so great to meet you two today! Thank you so much for the hats! I was shocked that you still had them. We will definitely be sporting them on our next trip to the park. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 10-14-12 12:02AMLikeReply
Taken from disneyland website....Disneyland Resort Room Celebrations
Imagine the look on your loved one's face upon opening the Resort Hotel room and finding it decorated to look like Mickey and the Gang had been there to say, Happy Birth More...
Do lunch at blue bayou. It's cheaper, easier to get in and just as romantic. - ready4vacation 8.8 #11265 10-11-12 11:08AMLikeReply
Taken from disneyland website....Disneyland Resort Room Celebrations
Imagine the look on your loved one's face upon opening the Resort Hotel room and finding it decorated to look like Mickey and the Gang had been there to say, Happy Birthday! Congratulations! or simply, Welcome! Work with a Dream Maker and select from spectacular party packages, or let your imagination plan the event. (Offer exclusive to Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel.) If You Can Dream It, a Dream Maker Can Do It!
Call (714) 781-GIFT (4438)
To ensure timely delivery of your gift, please call at least 72 hours in advance of your loved one's arrival at the Disneyland Resort. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 10-11-12 12:29PMLikeReply
It is a model of a beautiful tori gate on the Miyajima Island Shrine near Hiroshima Japan. When the tide is in, the real tori gate is enormous and looks like it is floating on the water. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 10-11-12 10:28AMLikeReply
SO want to go here one day... Epcot and Japan =D - StitchEars 330.7 #704 10-11-12 11:24AMLikeReply
OH wow! I'm so happy to see that this will go to a good home no matter what! So I just typed up the 60+ entries and will be doing the random number generator thingie. Stay tuned (and oh yeah, obviously this is closed now as of 1514 PT :) - tdashgirl 320.4 #758 10-13-12 3:14PMLikeReply
Please add me! It would be great for my daughter! She is such a Disney baby. Tons of pictures of her on my profile in her Flo's costume I made! Haha. - youheartbrittx3 242.3 #1407 10-13-12 3:30PMLikeReply
With in a couple of hours, my high energy 5 year old princess was tired. She is typically an energizer bunny so I thought she would be fine because she hasn't used a stroller since she was 3....I was wrong. Unless you want a tired cranky More...
as a mama...take the stroller unless you wish to carry a sleepy child. Great place to stash snacks, too. Tie a scarf on handle for quicky identification, as strollers are moved around by CMs. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 5726.8 #18 10-10-12 10:42AMLike(4)Reply
I'd bring it unless you are prepared to do a lot of carrying when the little one gets tired. I wish I could use a stroller forever, just so I don't have to carry all my stuff! Have fun! - MeridaFan 3626.0 #37 10-10-12 10:43AMLike(2)Reply
We so glad we brought an umbrella stroller with us when my younger one was 4. There was so much walking even us adults feel tired also. And we loaded lot of stuffs on it like jackets,bottle water, backpak, etc . Really appreciate we had it, saved our backs! Even my 7 years old wants to rest on it. Can't image without it. - RapunzalK 196.7 #1985 10-10-12 11:22PMLikeReply
Bring it. I milked it out as long as I could. I miss the storage and having a cup holder. Three is way too young to expect them to walk all day. - HalfCaff 464.0 #444 10-10-12 11:32PMLikeReply
I fell asleep before announcing a winner!! ****congratulations to TidoubleGuhErCM!! Please contact me with your mailing info! Thanks to all who entered**** - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz 1186.3 #141 9-4-12 7:10AMLike(2)Reply
Please add me. I would really love to take my princess to the Halloween party but I live in the central valley and the hotels are expensive.
Please add me. I will be on my honeymoon at DL sept 6-8th and staying at the DL hotel. We were planning a big wedding, but with my mothers passing it would have been hard to do it without her there, so we decided to elope. This honeymoon is the first time I'm allowing myself to be happy again. It's also our first time staying at the hotel, and haven't been to DL for 3 years. Thank you, and good luck to all that enter! - BettyPoop 237.4 #1459 8-30-12 3:16PMLike(5)Reply
Please add me for BettyPoop. I know too well the feeling of heartache after losing your parents. It feels like your world is gone. I think this may bring some much happiness! Thank you. - Willierose 2298.7 #61 8-30-12 3:54PMLike(1)Reply
Everyone above this post has been added! I will choose a winner when I get off work today! (Sorry for the delay... Got sidetracked with the season finale of True Blood lol) - SPandEvLover 3979.9 #31 8-27-12 11:44AMLike(1)Reply
Search Halloween costumes on google. I sure do understand your dilemma. Sites I have come across are buycostumes.com, spirithalloween.com, halloweenexpress.com. All have licenced Disney costumes and are not as reveling as the ones you pos More...
You feel they are all too sexy, yet you decide it's ok to post them in a Disney family app?? Wow - Sweet_Irish_Cream 4406.2 #27 8-15-12 5:46PMLike(4)Reply
There are a lot of appropriate costumes out there, I think you just picked the wrong pic lol. - madsdad 1868.2 #83 8-15-12 5:45PMLike(1)Reply
Ouch... Watch out the MouseWait fashion police are out in force on this topic! I would suggest that you wear what ever you want. The only objection I would have is that you may not want to wear such a stunning costume if and only if one has a muffin top or bottom for that matter, but if you have the figure to rock it then go for it! I am sure that the people that may criticize are the ones that could never pull the look off... It is always better to stand out in a crowd than be a part of it, I am just saying.... - Elfie 106.8 #3415 8-15-12 6:06PMLikeReply
Get to the park early and head straight to the main street train station.
Ask very nicely as well, you could even mention surprising your wife. I witnessed one lady demanding to get on and the CM told her they were booked for the day, and not two minutes later a nice couple came in and asked for their anniversary and he somehow found two spots for them. Being nice and respectful always gets you far. - Sarafina 491.7 #407 8-13-12 9:32PMLike(2)Reply
Get to the park early and head straight to the main street train station. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 8-13-12 8:23PMLikeReply
You can increase your rank by adding quality content to the lounge. If you're local, you can add accurate wait times and beautiful pictures of the park. If you admire from a distance, you can add comments to other's posts and MW trivia on FB helps as well. You can "thank you" on a post by clicking the green down arrow to the right of the poster's name and select "thank you". Happy posting! - minigirl1156 733.4 #250 8-13-12 7:00PMLike(4)Reply
Tap on the mw clock to the right of the post and a drop down menu will appear. The thank you option is there. You can get points by playing mw trivia on Facebook, entering wait times, and commenting in the lounge. - Mimmy 1442.3 #105 8-13-12 6:58PMLike(1)Reply
Thank You appears when you touch drop down menu MW Icon with green down arrow. Click Thank You. Then say okay - E-Ticket 1434.6 #106 8-13-12 7:44PMLikeReply
It takes a while for us non locals if you don't play the triva game. I've been here almost two years, but was super happy when I could open some of the music files. I can't wait till I can get into Matercam. - GoofyMom77 728.9 #253 8-13-12 9:41PMLikeReply
There is a lady at my daughter's school who directs morning traffic drop off and she uses Mickey hands. I just realized it is from the morning Mainstreet greet - E-Ticket 1434.6 #106 8-11-12 8:49AMLike(2)Reply
Rooms look nice in the photos but in person, not so much. I was there 3 weeks ago I was expecting a nice place...it was just ehh, a muggy room.
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 780.8 #229 8-5-12 8:25PMLike(2)Reply
for a breather just go to animation studios, but please, keep your shoes on... - Radius 502.7 #400 8-5-12 7:19PMLikeReply
Just a heads up; not only is it Labor Day weekend but it's the same weekend as the DL 1/2 marathon so there will be more people there from out of town & street closures around the resort in the am of the 2nd. - pixiedreamer 164.0 #2455 8-5-12 8:23PMLikeReply
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 #24659 8-5-12 8:49PMLikeReply
I have stayed at the Grand Californian. It is an awesome hotel. Not only is it beautiful but it is also the closest to the parks. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive but so worth it.
We have stayed at all three. I prefer the Grand. I like fresh air and they have balconies in every room. But I think it's only worth the cost if you have a park view room. Watching the park wake up and go to sleep is awesome. Plus, you are so close to GRR that you can go on 10 x. Get soaked then go change. Lol. The DL hotel is nice. The light up beds are great but no fresh air unless you are on a top floor. PP is great for the view and the rooms are bigger. But I would only stay with an upper floor view room. But honestly, you will love whichever one you stay at. After all... It's Disney! ;-) - SueBayou 2019.0 #72 8-5-12 6:41PMLike(6)Reply
I have stayed at the Grand Californian. It is an awesome hotel. Not only is it beautiful but it is also the closest to the parks. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive but so worth it. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 8-5-12 6:06PMLike(3)Reply
We've stayed at the DL and the Grand. For some reason we prefer the DL hotel. The rooms have more spaced in them and the pool is more fun at the DL hotel. I have 7 year old triplet boys and when we stayed at the Grand, we had a nice park view but we didn't feel as though we had quite enough room for all of us. The DL hotel has a sofa in the room that turns into a bed. The Grand doesn't have that option in their standard rooms. IDK about the rooms on the concierge level. Also, the bathrooms in the Grand were much smaller than the bathrooms in the DL hotel. - hueydeweyandlouie 73.6 #3961 8-5-12 7:34PMLikeReply
I used to watch all of them when they were on faithfully on channel 9 when I was a kid. My favorite is still Gargoyles. That show was a masterpiece of animation in my opinion and I wish Disney would release the complete series. - TheFoxandtheHound 9.6 #10644 8-4-12 6:58PMLikeReply
Cars Land for me. Feels like you are in the movie. I can't wait until the crowds shrink a little so it will be even better.
For me, it starts in DL after the tunnel, when you get that first look at Main Street and hear its music. Sweeps me away everytime without fail! 😍 - Sweet_Irish_Cream 4406.2 #27 8-2-12 2:26PMLike(11)Reply
Great question! Inside castle looking down Main St and hearing When You Wish Upon a Star - Melody_CM 7607.6 #8 8-2-12 2:24PMLike(5)Reply
Be there before the park opens then head straight to thr RSR FP line. After you have your RSR FP you can go and get WOC FP. They are on different systems so you don't have to wait 2 hours to get it. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 8-2-12 7:30AMLikeReply
We just got our park hopper tickets yesterday from AAA in Washington State and there was NO discount.. So disappointing!!! We paid $275 for an adult for a 4 day hopper ticket. Last year we got great discounts. - flores509 201.3 #1924 8-2-12 10:45AMLikeReply
If your a target shopper then there are two things to do one get their red debit card it is just like writing a check but you get 5 percent off all purchases. Then if you are a target pharmacy rewards member and fill 5 prescriptions a month you will get a 5 percent off card. With theses both you can buy Disney gift cards at 10 percent off face value. That means free money that you can use on anything from tickets to merch. This is what I do for all my spending at Disney. Just a thought - PlutosBuddy 403.2 #529 8-3-12 7:05AMLikeReply
Congrats! This would be a dream job for me. Just being able to capture the magic for guests would be awesome. I hope it's everything you'd want in a Disney job! - 559MickeyLover 320.6 #756 8-1-12 8:43PMLike(1)Reply
I read the book last week. It was well written and very informative. I was amazed at how people knowingly trade fake pins. My daughter and I usually only trade pins with CMs for pins we like. Now I know what to look for. Thank you so muc More...
Nice plug for the book! Anyways, especially during the peak season, you start seeing a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of fake pins being traded in the park. Also, I'm starting to teach more and more CMs I work with on how to spot fakes. - BaseballMickey_CM 7254.9 #9 7-30-12 7:14PMLike(2)Reply
I read the book last week. It was well written and very informative. I was amazed at how people knowingly trade fake pins. My daughter and I usually only trade pins with CMs for pins we like. Now I know what to look for. Thank you so much for this book. - CinderellasMom 264.5 #1174 7-30-12 8:24PMLike(1)Reply
Usually I do but I wasn't really paying much attention that day. Was having way too much fun with my bestie to check right away. Even so, sometimes I can't tell right off, expecially if it's dark out. - PrincessLani 111.3 #3344 8-1-12 9:02PMLikeReply
That is why I am happy to finally be a AP. when you buy tickets, it feels like such a rush to go on all the rides you can so you can get your moneys worth. People often don't realize there is so much more to DL and DCA than just rides. I More...