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Old 01-15-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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"I Want to walk where Walt walked." WDW Nut makes a Pilgrimage-TR Wrap-Up 5/14



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Hi there! My name is Kelly, and I'm a Disney Addict. I've been to WDW well over 30 times (I stopped counting, I honestly have no idea...) We visited Paris when I was 13...of course we went to Disneyland Paris! But I've never been to Disneyland! The place that started it all!

March 2010 will change that

First, your cast...there's me, Kelly. I'll be 25 at the end of February. Then there's my non-Disney-loving boyfriend, he's 25...it's okay, he humors me!
This is us this past October in Epcot during WDW's F&W Festival.


Next, there's the when: March 17-21!

Other than that, I feel like I'm slacking in planning...I know! It's just over 2 months away and I don't have anything planned

So far, our flights have been booked (Jet Blue, arriving mid-day on the 17th and leaving early on the 21st out of Long Beach.) And we booked the Hojo.

Maybe I should start planning???

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Old 01-16-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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YAY! I'm in. I'm always interested in WDW vet point of views. I, being a DLR vet, am planning a trip to WDW for this upcoming June and I feel like I should be planning a ton too! I'm actually really interested in your dining reviews because we'll be using QSDP too. Off to go read them!

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Oh and P.S. I'm going to be at DLR on March 20th too with my high school band!
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Ha - we felt that way too, that we needed to get PLANNING. But, the amount of planing seemingly needed for the WDW visit is simply not necessary for DLR we found. Which was actually quite refreshing!!! I mean, we plan for months and months for our WDW trips and we really didn't do a fraction of that for our 1st trip to DLR - a few days of kicking around the Fantasmic Dessert Package idea was about the extent of it! There was virtually no one at the TS restaurants we went to (including Napa Rose) and so the ADRs were totally unnecessary (which of course we obsess over for WDW trips). And, our visit was relaxed and awesome - I absolutely LOVED DLR
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Hi, I am in for the trip. It's almost time for you to make your ADR's too. March is a pretty good time to go, we have made two trips in March and for the most part they were good.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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YAY! I'm in. I'm always interested in WDW vet point of views. I, being a DLR vet, am planning a trip to WDW for this upcoming June and I feel like I should be planning a ton too! I'm actually really interested in your dining reviews because we'll be using QSDP too. Off to go read them!

And welcome to the DLR boards!

Oh and P.S. I'm going to be at DLR on March 20th too with my high school band!
Let me know if you need any advice/help with the QSDP I've done it twice now, so I have a pretty good handle on it!

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Ha - we felt that way too, that we needed to get PLANNING. But, the amount of planing seemingly needed for the WDW visit is simply not necessary for DLR we found. Which was actually quite refreshing!!! I mean, we plan for months and months for our WDW trips and we really didn't do a fraction of that for our 1st trip to DLR - a few days of kicking around the Fantasmic Dessert Package idea was about the extent of it! There was virtually no one at the TS restaurants we went to (including Napa Rose) and so the ADRs were totally unnecessary (which of course we obsess over for WDW trips). And, our visit was relaxed and awesome - I absolutely LOVED DLR
I am sure you will love it too!
I have a pretty good idea about where we want to eat and what we want to do, but without hours, I don't know how to plan it out!

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Hi, I am in for the trip. It's almost time for you to make your ADR's too. March is a pretty good time to go, we have made two trips in March and for the most part they were good.
I'm currently holding off on reservations until I see hours. We're not really doing dinners, I like doing lunches at the parks instead. When in March did you go??


I have the Unofficial Guide to DLR, we're going on a cruise January 31, so it's my "Cruise reading." But it's taunting me! Sitting there in my pile to packed...I can see it! Oh I want to dig in so bad! (Seriously though...who plans for one vacation while they're ON another?!)
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I don't remember exact dates but I do know that it was like the 13th thru the 17th. Both times it was in the middle of the month. March tends to be kind of busy so if there is someplace special you want to go like the Carnation Cafe or the Blue Bayou even if it is for lunch you should make the reservations.
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Hey Kelly, saw your post on Brooke's TR and saw you are going to DISNEYLAND!!! Awesome! You are going to love it. I was always afraid DL would be "boring" compared to WDW but it's so cool seeing the original Disney park and all the different things they have there. Not too long to go now!
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Hey Kelly, saw your post on Brooke's TR and saw you are going to DISNEYLAND!!! Awesome! You are going to love it. I was always afraid DL would be "boring" compared to WDW but it's so cool seeing the original Disney park and all the different things they have there. Not too long to go now!
I really can't wait I think I'm starting to drive my boyfriend crazy with, "Can we go yet? Can we go yet?"
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Note: when DLR says that tours go on sale a "month" prior to the tour date. They mean a month, not 30 days...grrrr....
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Note: when DLR says that tours go on sale a "month" prior to the tour date. They mean a month, not 30 days...grrrr....
Seriously? I would have thought 30 days out.
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Seriously? I would have thought 30 days out.
Yep. I called for the tour yesterday, 2/19, and they said I had to call back today, 2/20...and the tour is 3/20. Plus, the CM I spoke with got confused for a minute when she said that I had to call back tomorrow...then she realized it was the 20th and not the 19th!
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HEY KELLY!!!!

First off I feel like I am on a totally different board!

The colors are totally different and I have no clue what any of you are talking about!!!!!!

Is this the Twilight ZONE?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for plans, food, etc.
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HEY KELLY!!!!

First off I feel like I am on a totally different board!

The colors are totally different and I have no clue what any of you are talking about!!!!!!

Is this the Twilight ZONE?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for plans, food, etc.
Welcome to the other side

I really feel so under prepared for this trip, but there's just not that much that needs to be planned...
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Ok, so I think what we'll do is go to DL (obviously) on Wednesday.

Thursday after breakfast I think we'll do DCA...we've already decided not to do the MM, so I think we'll hit fewer crowds at DCA.

Friday we can do DL, we have lunch there anyway.

Saturday I think we'll go to MM, then we have the tour at 9:30. After the tour we can hit all of our favorites
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hey! i'm curious to see how this planning goes.
i've been once- but totally on a whim. we showed up at like 11am with a wheelchair. so i'm anxious to read on how to do it properly. i'd love to go back soon.
maybe your park hours are longer just because the weather is good? the day we went, it seemed like it took forever to get into the gates- maybe 45 minutes or so- but it never really felt crowded.
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