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Manawalea  30.5 #5302 (DL) 
Manawalea
I love Disneyland! Right down to the glitter spirals at the crosswalk.

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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-21-13 11:04PM
This was our submarine pilot this morning. We knew he'd be awesome when he spent a bunch of time entertaining my niece from the cockpit. Cockpit? Whatever that tiny place is called.... He tried some Haunted Mansion style groaners on us. I  More...
Got to love the cms!!! - PrincessDaisy   307.5 #777 9-21-13 11:14PM Like  Reply
How funny!  - MrsSchnooks   2833.0 #37 9-21-13 11:17PM Like  Reply
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-21-13 11:00PM
If anyone ventures as far west as the Disneyland Hotel, it's worth having a look at the Frontier Tower's lobby for this huge model of Big Thunder (I really missed you this trip, BTMRR!). I took a bunch of photos, but this one got picked b  More...
Oh wow!  My 7 year old son, who is living with high functioning autism, is a model and train junkie!  I'll make sure he sees this during our trip in November!  Thank you for posting! - BombFrogFormerCM   780.6 #202 9-22-13 8:52AM Like  Reply
Autism is a toughie... I'm glad he's doing well! The model is huge and has so much going on. If you take a picture right up to the glass, it seems to cut the glare. I got a fun shot by plunking my phone on the top and looking straight down. - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-22-13 9:02AM
Thank you!  I think Jack will want to spend an hour just looking at this! - BombFrogFormerCM  780.6 #202 9-22-13 10:57AM
whats the wait time? - vincentchase1   672.8 #249 9-22-13 11:18AM Like  Reply
Pretty long. I didn't see anyone move the whole time I was there! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-24-13 6:42AM
do you notice how the small mountains on the bottom have tops that make you think of teeth and gums???  Or else I am going to the dentist too much!!!:D - secretagentangel   1303.9 #103 9-24-13 4:49PM Like  Reply
I have never noticed that until you mentioned it, but now that is all I see. - warchanted  138.7 #2766 9-24-13 9:43PM
Who knew! I love DL! Always something new! - april_december   299.6 #822 9-24-13 10:11PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-21-13 10:52PM
In the vein of "sometimes things turn out for the best", we were rushing to the park and just missed the orange monorail so were first in line for the red. The cast member there was kind enough to ask if we wanted to ride up front. Boy ho  More...
I always tell hubby that sometimes things are just meant to be. Let life happen. What a great experience!!! - MrsSchnooks   2833.0 #37 9-21-13 10:54PM Like  Reply
It was really exciting :) And I assume she was just being awesome and didn't decide to offer because she saw my brother in law's birthday button! He was more excited about the controls than anything. Ha!! They are awesome.... Got some pics of that too! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-21-13 10:57PM
Yay! Happy ending :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   4463.0 #21 9-21-13 10:55PM Like  Reply
Yup! I got out of there thinking that monorail drivers have the best job. Then I remembered how hot it's supposed to get in there.... - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-21-13 11:11PM
Riding in the front is best and you use to be able to sit in the back but now they don't let you. - GoffySnowBoardRider   172.8 #2226 9-21-13 10:56PM Like  Reply
Is the back the same thing? I can't remember if Monorails run in both directions. If so, the back would also be awesome! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-21-13 11:09PM
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-19-13 9:29PM
I forgot to throw a thank you into the universe to the CM who saw me contorting myself around posts near the Haunted Mansion (the gate that says Cast Members Only) and told me to come in up soi could better photos. Yay! I have my fingers   More...
Make sure you post them when you get them developed.  - sewedna   374.0 #543 9-20-13 12:10AM Like  Reply
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-19-13 9:15PM
So this is an easy "where am I in the parks?", but I really loved the pattern. :)
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-19-13 9:12PM
Has lots of fun riding Pirates today. :) I had shiny gold loonies (hi Canadians!) to give to PotC CMs. When we came back around for our 2nd ride in a row, one of the CMs stopped me and and said he couldn't take pirate booty without giving  More...
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-19-13 8:59PM
Sorry that the picture is sideways, but here's the holiday menu from Café Orleans. That Coq au Vin was really tempting...
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-19-13 7:42AM
Happy international talk like a pirate day! Arrrrrrr!!! Getting my piratey fascinators ready and my pirate booty. Avast ye PotC cast members! Chocolate headed your way!
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-18-13 10:05PM
I've never noticed these rules on Mike & Sulley. Opposite side of the queue, small print and all that... They're very amusing!
"for the safety of others, if you are made of liquid, you must contain yourself at all times" So I guess I shouldn't ride after I've enjoyed a few adult beverages at Mad Tea Party? Eeek! I've been a rule breaker! ::hangs head in shame:: - Duchess_SMK   5778.3 #14 9-19-13 8:02AM Like(1)  Reply
Love the details Disney puts in everything. - LilMissPixie84   309.3 #765 9-18-13 10:08PM Like  Reply
Thanks for posting!  The line usually moves so fast I couldn't catch all that. - Taunton   166.1 #2340 9-19-13 2:40PM Like  Reply
That is awesome! Thank you for posting. - leafs17   112.0 #3219 9-19-13 2:59PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-18-13 10:03PM
Full moon at Radiator Springs tonight. It was beautiful! And I'm sure most people have ridden RSR at night, but I have to recommend it to those who haven't. We had to go single rider, but those mountains are breathtaking at night.
That moon is a lot bigger here in Arizona. Great shot though!  - PixiePirateMaid   300.1 #819 9-18-13 10:31PM Like(1)  Reply
Lol, I'd have thought you'd said Texas! ;) - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-19-13 7:35AM
Beautiful!  ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ - MeridaFan   3436.4 #28 9-18-13 10:05PM Like  Reply
Great shot! I can't wait to ride at night!! - Jenniebeez   21.3 #6268 9-18-13 10:47PM Like  Reply
Cars Land really is fantastic at night. I'm looking forward to seeing how my new Fisheye camera photos work out. I already know my Holga loves Cars Land :) - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 9-19-13 7:37AM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-17-13 9:30PM
This was the view from the top of the Mark Twain as the sun was going down. Beautiful evening and the moon is spectacular.
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-17-13 9:26PM
Here was part of my dinner at Rancho del Zocalo tonight. I think it was a pumpkin/chocolate mousse swirl with a brownie base. Tasty! $7.49 before taxes and you keep the adorable demitasse cup. Yay!
Must go to get that cup!!!  - mickeyat78   1505.1 #90 9-17-13 9:54PM Like  Reply
I know right! I can't believe I forgot this today, only had about an hour at the parks though. - ElectricMayhemMom  913.6 #169 9-17-13 10:06PM
When you go, can you pretty please pick one up for me? Extra desert on me :) - DisLUVney  553.1 #319 9-17-13 10:10PM
That's exactly what it was...! lol didn't know they had them at Rancho.. Good info - carminaire   599.9 #292 9-17-13 10:01PM Like  Reply
That's one neat/cute cup!  - Tardisney   11.1 #8860 9-17-13 10:44PM Like  Reply
One thing about the cup: not sure you can actually drink out of it! Unless you use a straw...? Mostly it's just adorable and would look great full of candy corn! - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 9-19-13 7:39AM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 9-16-13 10:00PM
Here's wishing a magical week to everyone! I'm starting my Disney week tomorrow morning with Peter Pan's Flight. Yay! If you see a smallish group wearing Alice in Wonderland leaves on their heads, feel free to say hi! I hope everyone has   More...
Have a grand time.  - sewedna   374.0 #543 9-16-13 11:09PM Like  Reply
Thanks, having a great time so far! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 9-19-13 7:39AM
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 5-14-13 3:28PM
I need some advice on character meals. The next Disney trip is for my brother-in-law's birthday. He enjoys Disney, but has only really been interested since seeing my niece!a enjoyment of it last year. We want to do one or two character m  More...
Pirates dinner near Medieval Times. It's not Disney or free, but it has pirates and booze. - Mouse4life   1293.1 #106 5-14-13 3:42PM Like  Reply
Oh wow, I forgot about that one! Thanks. - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 5-14-13 3:47PM
Yeah, you won't find what you're looking for at DLR. - MrsSchnooks  2833.0 #37 5-14-13 3:49PM
Someone mentioned Pirate's Dinner Theater - there is a coupon code for buy-one-get-one deals there in my local community mailer. I can send you the code if you want. - FanofGaston   227.3 #1527 5-14-13 4:01PM Like  Reply
It's free if YOU buy his meal. - MeridaFan   3436.4 #28 5-14-13 4:21PM Like  Reply
Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. We're trying to figure out the best way to pick a meal. Is it what my niece will enjoy the most, so vicarious enjoyment for the rest of us? Is it the best-tasting food? Best characters? Convenience? Lots of stuff to consider! We know there are no free meals with rum, darnit. ;) - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 5-14-13 4:25PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 8-10-12 7:45PM
I'm in the middle of a subtly Disney themed wedding reception. Dinner was just served to the music of Be Our Guest and the bride and I may have been the only ones singing along. Then Hakuna Matata started and my friend and I just gave it.  More...
subtly?? - tuesday737   1245.8 #109 8-10-12 7:46PM Like  Reply
NICE very nice - gwynniebell23   14.5 #7616 8-10-12 7:47PM Like  Reply
Nope but I dream of planning Disney weddings in the near future 😊 - AshleyLynn22   791.2 #198 8-10-12 7:48PM Like  Reply
Sounds like a dream to me, my dream. Haha. Pics, or it's just a dream! :-D - dolewhipper   7.5 #11547 8-10-12 7:51PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-10-12 11:11AM
This is one of my favourite parts of Radiator Springs Racers. The teeeeeny tiny rear view mirrors!
Psss side view - HanLostLeia   1096.8 #137 7-10-12 11:14AM Like(2)  Reply
lol - Stitch_Legacy  4977.1 #16 7-10-12 11:15AM
Oops! Yes, those! Now I'm tryi f to remember if they actually have rear view mirrors. I don't think so. - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 7-10-12 11:17AM
SHOTGUN! - MickeyMouse0312   56.4 #4201 7-10-12 11:20AM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-9-12 3:39PM
Unless an eagle-eyed kid found it already, I tucked a Chunk keychain behind the sign on a glasses return bin at TSMM. Walked on twice, this morning and the third was about 1 minute wait. My score is still terrible, even with all that pra  More...
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-8-12 7:23PM
Teeny tiny in-park RAK. I'll be heading to DCA in a bit with a Chunk keychain. I'm probably heading to Soaring' and then World of Color. My shirt is kinda hard to miss and I'll be wearing my glow with the show ears.
Sorry, forgot to mention that I'm on an iPod do I can't update my location. But I think my shirt can be seen from space so that helps. - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 7-8-12 7:26PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-8-12 6:38PM
I did the Cultivating The Magic tour today. I thought it was quite a fun tour. It can still use a little tweaking and smoothing, but there were lots of interesting stories and walking on to three attractions. Jungle Cruise and Storybook   More...
Yes that is cool! - izzysmom   73.7 #3811 7-8-12 6:41PM Like  Reply
:) Thanks. I also love the giant ducks in Storybook Land. Heh! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 7-8-12 6:43PM
Cool indeed! My favorite attraction in fantasyland! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   701.6 #232 7-8-12 7:08PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-8-12 6:31PM
An awesome CM at GRR (Ken?) told me about this today. Disney attention to detail wins again! In case it's not obvious, this is the Cozy Cone's office.
Is that Buzz hiding? - Chumash28   1069.5 #142 7-8-12 6:41PM Like  Reply
Yup! Like in whichever Toy Story. So cute! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 7-8-12 6:44PM
TS2 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4463.0 #21 7-8-12 6:48PM
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 6-10-12 4:47PM
So, if anyone sees a woman walking around with this on her head over the next few days, please feel free to wish her a happy very belated birthday! I'm assuming Disneyphiles will recognize this stuff. Thanks! (my cousin's down celebrating  More...
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 5-12-12 8:41AM
I just saw about the new Cultivating the Magic tour. So excited! I guess I'm not the only one who thought a garden tour of Disney would be awesome. Anyone else thought the same thing? Really, those aeoniums are just so beautiful!
What a great idea...just something else to add to my to do list. - dawna   290.0 #873 5-12-12 8:49AM Like  Reply
I am definitely putting this on my list. - Eraf61   264.8 #1100 5-12-12 9:03AM Like  Reply
How do I sign up? - rickandyvonne   11.3 #8755 5-12-12 9:05AM Like  Reply
They take reservations 30 days in advance. Looks like it runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. Here's where I saw the info. So excited! Plant geeks unite! http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/05/disneyland-resort-guided-tours-cultivating-the-magic/ - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 5-12-12 9:24AM
I was thinking of signing up for this tour. Have any MWers been on it yet? If so, was it worthwhile? - mistereeyore   210.8 #1754 5-22-12 5:07PM Like  Reply
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 5-7-12 8:43PM
So, say you have a hungry toddler who's going to melt down soon if you don't get a real meal into her. Do you find counter service or preferred seating at table service faster? I know counter service is almost instant food, but do the lin  More...
I'm really not sure, but if you are hesitating or dithering, just get her a churro or pretzel while you decide, lol. That's what my husband does for me when he spots a meltdown coming! 😂 - Spoonful_O_Sugar   550.5 #321 5-7-12 8:46PM Like(2)  Reply
Haha-that was going to be my suggestion also. Nothing beats a mm pretzels when your in a bind! Always bring little bags of grapes and cheese sticks to go along with it and crisis averted - JNewie  229.8 #1497 5-7-12 8:54PM
LOL mine gets me watermelon or icecream! - Boundin  534.3 #336 5-7-12 8:57PM
It depends on the time of day and what part of the park you're in. If I needed to get something to eat quickly I often will walk for a bit to find a quick service location with short lines. Based on my experiences the quick service in Toontown, the one at the Princess Fantasy Faire (across from It's a Small World) and the Stagedoor Cafe at the Golden Horseshoe are usually pretty fast. Pizza Port can also be quick but if they don't have enough cashiers it takes forever to pay. We don't eat at DCA enough for me to give any useful info. - Jaimz   651.4 #254 5-7-12 8:48PM Like  Reply
I used to give him so many snacks in line to keep him busy and he would never complain he's hungry, now he's pickier so its not as easy - MarshaMouse   4073.5 #24 5-7-12 9:36PM Like  Reply
Wait till he hits his teen years. He'll eat anything and everything and even something. My son sure does, and he grows an inch a day I swear. 😁😄😄 - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #136 5-7-12 10:09PM
I have to agree with many above- never leave home without a bag full of snacks and treats. Crisis avoided! - MoonWillow   380.9 #524 5-7-12 9:59PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 2-2-12 3:36PM
Hi Disneyworld people! My friend's heading down there tomorrow and has volunteered shopping services. Has anyone seen PookALooz there recently? And I assume grape soda pins are as scarce as at Disneyland. Thanks for your help and have a m  More...
The time-space paradigm has shifted and now we're in Florida?!? - susieQzee   548.5 #324 2-2-12 3:42PM Like(4)  Reply
Oh were you trying to reach WDW? This is Disneyland. Please hold... - 559MickeyLover   309.4 #764 2-2-12 3:42PM Like(2)  Reply
😂😂😂 - SueBayou  2019.4 #60 2-2-12 3:59PM
Can someone please translate? No hablamos ayefune :( - 559MickeyLover  309.4 #764 2-2-12 4:18PM
For a minute I thought I opened up the wrong mw app - Jo_ohanna   387.4 #512 2-2-12 5:07PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 1-29-12 10:27AM
I'm probably late to the party, but I just saw this tidbit on doombuggies.com. Haunted Mansion wallpaper anyone? I love that the name of the colour is Ashes of Rose. Perfectly ghoulish! http://www.bradbury.com/victorian/lyw_550_rose.ht  More...
the internet lost the page. for me atleast.
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30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 1-17-12 3:28PM
So, I've quite happily booked my next Disney trip for this summer and more happy to be staying at the Disneyland Hotel for the first time! Also the first time going on my birthday so that should be fun as well. I've tried googling for a   More...
I use "Big Day Lite". It's free and you can change the background which is fun :) - CheshireKatt4   217.6 #1654 1-17-12 6:28PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks! If there isn't a Disney theme, I still want to count down to my trip. And try not to drive everyone crazy in the meantime! - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 1-17-12 9:39PM
Agreed, I love this one so much I might pay for the full version! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #123 1-17-12 9:41PM
When is ur Bday? - HanLostLeia   1096.8 #137 1-17-12 3:47PM Like  Reply
Well, I'll be there for the 4th which is interesting crowd-wise and also as a Canadian! Interesting to see how another country celebrates its day, especially in such an iconic place. - Manawalea  30.5 #5302 1-17-12 6:12PM
Oooh that will be interesting for you! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #162 1-17-12 9:41PM
Agreed, I love this one so much I might pay for the full version! - cynDOLEwhip   1175.5 #123 1-17-12 9:41PM Like  Reply
Oooh that will be interesting for you! - ladylikesdisney   945.0 #162 1-17-12 9:41PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 8-9-11 1:38PM
Does anyone know if Sulley and Stitch Pook-A-Looz are still available at Disneyland? I saw online that they're all being discontinued (can't believe it! They're so cute!) so I won't be able to get any next summer. Just trying to figure ou  More...
I would call the merch number. They may still have it in the parks. Last saw the Stitch one in the Emporium, but since its under renovation, I don't know if they still have it - BaseballMickey_CM   6341.3 #12 8-9-11 1:42PM Like  Reply
Great, thanks! - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 8-9-11 1:47PM Like  Reply
I work in the emporium.. we only have sully! stitch sold supperrr fast & I havent seen a shippment since may!! kuz I got one 4 my bday! - shainabay   150.1 #2572 8-9-11 3:41PM Like  Reply
Thanks everyone. I'm so sad that they haven't sold well. Can't imagine why! They are so adorable! - Manawalea   30.5 #5302 8-9-11 6:13PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 8-4-11 8:44PM
For CM Appreciation Day: I'd appreciate it if anyone in the parks tomorrow could pass along thanks to the people who sweep the streets and pick up the garbage. Not a glamourous job, but one of my favourite things about Disney is how clean  More...
Agreed! Good people. Also the parking cm's - GusGus   776.9 #204 8-4-11 8:48PM Like  Reply
Agreed! - Jewelz   528.3 #342 8-4-11 8:49PM Like  Reply
Yes, thank you for the custodial CMs! They make our job a lot better and safer and are always available to help us with anything. We even let them "shop" and look around our store. They were the first line of business that was created by Walt because he wanted to clean DL as clean as possible - BaseballMickey_CM   6341.3 #12 8-4-11 9:11PM Like  Reply
My first memories of Disneyland are how clean the park was and all the people in white cleaning up with their brooms and dust pans. They make the magic sparkle. - rainbowlite   13.5 #7926 8-4-11 9:11PM Like  Reply
30.5 #5302 DL Qual #1869 7-17-11 9:18AM
Hi and happy birthday! I've been peeking in here for a while and I think today is an excellent day to say hello. I hope everyone at the park has a wonderful day. :) 50 weeks until my next visit! Oh, I should also say that the glittery sp  More...
Welcome! - DisneyVillainLover   258.4 #1157 7-17-11 9:19AM Like  Reply
Hello and Welcome to MW... - DoomBuggy61   290.8 #871 7-17-11 9:20AM Like  Reply
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Hello and welcome ! - MarcoInTheAz   1229.7 #113 7-17-11 9:36AM Like  Reply