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Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #226
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Thank you so much! We are slightly old than you two, but close enough, right?! And I'm totally with you! I love seeing people our age enjoying the parks, too. Going by yourselves is AMAZING! I love visiting the parks just Matt and me. Our honeymoon in Disney World was really our first actual REAL vacation together, and it was awesome!
I am also terrible at judging ages But, I do generally feel like after 25 it is acceptable to lump most everyone like 35 and under into "around our age"
We've been talking a lot about getting married (probably waiting until I graduate from college in about a year) and originally i wanted to go somewhere tropical for a honeymoon but now we are contemplating doing a disney honeymoon! aaahh!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #227
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I am also terrible at judging ages But, I do generally feel like after 25 it is acceptable to lump most everyone like 35 and under into "around our age"
We've been talking a lot about getting married (probably waiting until I graduate from college in about a year) and originally i wanted to go somewhere tropical for a honeymoon but now we are contemplating doing a disney honeymoon! aaahh!!
Haha no, I'm 28 and Matt is 30, so you were super close! And I totally agree, just lump us all together!

Can I just say a Disney Honeymoon is seriously amazing?! We had the BEST time and I wouldn't change it for the world! You can relax but also have the freedom to go play in the parks, too! Also, we waited til I was done with college to get married, too.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #228
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Chapter Twenty-Four: We escape the crowds and do some California Adventuring!
Day 3: December 1st, 2012


We wandered over to New Orleans Square at this point to kill more time and to also check out the Court of Angels area. Itís this little corner that has super pretty lights, and they also had a Christmas tree up!







Sorry for the bad photos, we were using my iPhone and it was dark in that area.

There was a little shop set up in there, as well, that was selling Christmas ornaments. Matt spotted an awesome one of Mickey as the Ghost Host from Haunted Mansion and immediately bought it. I canít seem to find the photo I took of it on our Christmas tree, but this is what it looks like:



I love how Mickey even has the serious look, haha.

Our FPs for BTMRR were ready so we walked back there and were excited to go on at night! I love BTMRR so much when itís dark out.



After we got loaded, I asked Matt to take a photo with me. This is how it turned out. Me smiling all nicely, my husbandÖ yawning.



Hahaha, gotta love him!

We enjoyed our trip on BTMRR but decided we needed some food! We noticed a nearby restaurant, Rancho Del Zocalo, and thought Mexican sounded decent.

Holy coooow the line was crazy! But at that point we were both basically of the mind that no matter where we went, the lines would be insane, so eating here would probably be best. After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got our food and went to pay for it.

As we were checking out and talking to the CM, she wished me a Happy Birthday and somehow the topic of it being my first trip came up. The CM didnít understand why I didnít have a First Visit pin, so she insisted on giving me one!

(I totally took this photo once we were back in the room, but whatever!)



I thought that was nice of her, even though we were at the very end of our trip, haha. But I was happy to add it to my awesome pin collection I have at home!

We sat down outside and of course, they had those pesky heat lamps running. Wompwomp.

I took this terrible photo on my phone of my food.



We both got the Carne Asada & Red Chile Enchilada Platter. We both actually enjoyed the food! I mean, not the best Mexican youíll ever eat but it was pretty delicious, and they gave you a lot of food for $12 (well minus that awesome AP discount we got on all of our food, woowoo!)..

After we finished eating, we decided to escape the crowds in Disneyland for a bit in hopes of lighter crowds over in California Adventure, PLUS we had FPs from earlier in the morning to use!

You see the ridiculous amount of people on Main Street?!



Matt spotted this awesome Ratatouille display on Main Street. Not a good photo since we were moving through crowds, but it was a super cute display!



This was the CP set up near the train station. There were just MOBS of people all around, it was seriously insane.



But we escaped! And somehow I managed to get my nice camera out!

I felt more comfortable having it out with less people around, especially because I really wanted to get photos of awesome displays in California Adventure.

Matt always loved these old cartoons, so he was beyond happy to see these.







The crowds were WAY less insane over in California Adventure, which we definitely were happy about.







We roamed past Carsland to look at everything lit up. It was beautiful!



We had Screaminí FPs to use though, so we continued in that direction..









Oh man, seeing this area lit up made me appreciate this park a bit more! Everything looked beautiful.

One of my faaaavorite favorite photos of the trip has to be this one below of Mickeyís Fun Wheel. Seriously, itís such an awesome sight to see at night!



Matt was starting to get annoyed with my photo-taking, because I have this knack for just stopping and taking photos without saying anything, and he ends up walking ahead then wondering where the heck I am. So Matt told me he was totally cool with me stopping to take photos, but to just nudge him when I wanted to stop.

I kind of forgot when I went to take a photo of the treeÖ so Matt photobombed my photoÖ



and then made this face.. His annoyed ĒDANIIIII!Ē face:



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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #229
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Chapter Twenty-Four: We escape the crowds and do some California Adventuring! CONTINUED
Day 3: December 1st, 2012


Haha, Iím kind of the worst! But I did nudge him so I could take a few more before we got near Screaminí!







We used our Screaminí FPs and the guy didnít even bat an eye at the fact we were using them nearly 12 hours later. Screaminí was super fun to ride at night and Iím glad we were able to do it!

Of course, for our final ride on it, Matt made a face that literally made me have to stop us in our tracks because I couldnít stop laughing. I mean, Iím like 99% sure I remember people stopping and pointing at our ride photo.

This is why:



Heís all mine, ladies.



Bahaha itís my favorite when he does them when I donít expect it because when I see the picture and then look at the sheepish grin on his face, it just kills me every time. Matt truly is the king of absurd ride photos.

We waved goodbye to Paradise Pier and took our time walking since we had time to spare before we need to head over to the viewing area for World of Color.





It was so perfect that night and I was SO HAPPY for no rain for a bit!

We decided to go back to Carsland to check it out at night. That area is just awesome at all times of day, seriously. I know Iíve said it like 5 times but the decorations were just amazing.











Honestly, my photos donít really even capture it all. But yeah, I look forward to going back again and honestly spending more time in that areaÖ we at least need to get some food there!

We left Carsland and headed back over to the viewing area for WoC. We handed our FPs and there werenít many people there yet. We initially thought about sitting near the front area but heard that you could get wet from the water, so we opted for a spot a little further away. We plopped ourselves right down since we had around an hour to wait til the show.







At some point a family of 4 came over and sat next to us. They started talking to us and they were seriously the NICEST people ever! Their kids were also super cute and well-behaved.

It kind of cracks me up now because if you were to picture the perfect Disney family to put in a commercial, this family was it. The parents were both good-looking, the kids were adorable, and they were so excited about seeing World of Color for the first time.

But yeah, we talked to them for a LONG time about Disneyland, Disney World, and they were telling us about how they were heading for a Disney cruise a few days after. It helped pass the time until World of Color really quickly! I love meeting nice people in Disney, it makes me really happy.

World of Color finally was starting and it began with an awesome Prep and Landing holiday show. Warning, you are about to hear my favorite parts of World of Color with photos, so if you donít want spoilers, skip this. Itís a 20-minute show, though, so I clearly donít cover EVERYTHING here, haha.





Then World of Color began and I was beyond impressed. Unfortunately, just as it began, it started. To. RAIN. Nooooo. I was so bummed out! The rain held off all day and now it was showing up again! I thought maybe it was from the water show but it was definitely rain. Blargh.

But we didnít let that stop us from enjoying the show!

I nearly lost it when they showed scenes from WALL-E, and soon after showed Up (and played that tear-jerking theme)Ö I adored with Up how they had the house lift through the air, so I obviously took photos!













No but really, I was so happy to see those two movies get love. I just love them so much that seeing that made me tear up.

The addition of the entire Brave part was GORGEOUS. Seriously, it was unreal. The landscapes from that movie are stunning, so integrating it all into World of Color was a beautiful thing.





I really, really loved this show. It was really beautiful and so well-done. I could have definitely done without the rain misting in my face, but otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves!

Next, the sad part. We say goodbye to Disneyland for real, head home, and I give you guys my FINAL thoughts! Yes, it'll be the end of this TR. Woooompwomp.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #230
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So now that you've seen World of Color, did you do Fantasmic at HS? Because we did Fantasmic back in October and I couldn't help but compare it. And WOC is just SO GOOD that Fantasmic didn't really live up.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #231
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I just have to say that seeing your husband's face on 'Screamin made me laugh out loud! Too funny!! Thank you for this trip report. You two are really sweet, and it's a great report to read.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #232
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World of Color looks AWESOME!! I love it that Wall-E got some love. That was my DS's favorite movie when he was 4. I will be interested to read how you rate World of Color in comparison to other Disney shows..
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #233
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Oops! I just woke my husband up when I busted out laughing at that ride photo! You look like you are having the time of your life and Matt, well, now I'm laughing again
World of Color looks amazing!
Can't believe this trip is almost over. You guys seriously packed in so much in such a short visit!
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I love that cute serious Mickey ornament!!

EEK that is sooo many people on main street!! Seriously mob city!

I love how Mickeys fun wheel looks at night! All those changing colours just look so beautiful! And the reflection is gorgeous!!

Matts annoyed face cracks me up. I swear I have about 40 photos of Josh like that!

HIS SCREAMIN FACE IS AMAZING!!!!

WoC makes me sooooo happy! I just love everything they did with it!

Awh I'm sad it's over ...butttt super excited to hear about the next trip too
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #235
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Seriously. Every. Single. Update. I learn something new about Disneyland from you! I LOVE the shot of the wheel (sorry, forgot what its name was) and the reflection on the water. You got some great night shots Dani!

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HA! WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!!!!! I cannot tell you how often this happens to me! I had to stop taking as many shots this trip with Savannah b/c she was getting annoyed with me! I started my TR, btw!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #236
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I love that Haunted Mansion Mickey ornament!

DCA looks so great at night, especially the new areas and Mickey's Fun Wheel. Gahhhhh I reallyreallyreally hope I'm able to get there this year!

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Hahahaha - totally me and my husband. I can only imagine that will be multiplied by 100 during our first Disneyland trip.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #237
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So sad your TR is almost over! Were you there for three full days? Do you think it was enough? I'm in the rough planning stages of a DLR trip in May 2014 and was just thinking about timing!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #238
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Ohhhhhh wow - i have a serious amount of love for the Ghost Host Mickey!!
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YH's faces crack me the heck up. I am so sad it's almost over. I will have to read your DWorld TR just for the heck of it. Even though, deep down...it's just a tease since we have no plans to go back.
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So now that you've seen World of Color, did you do Fantasmic at HS? Because we did Fantasmic back in October and I couldn't help but compare it. And WOC is just SO GOOD that Fantasmic didn't really live up.
Haha, we actually have never seen Fantasmic! It's just never been at the top of our list, nor do we really want to wait in a long line for it... so we haven't seen it! I'd like to at some point, though admittedly, it's not at the top of my list.

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I just have to say that seeing your husband's face on 'Screamin made me laugh out loud! Too funny!! Thank you for this trip report. You two are really sweet, and it's a great report to read.
Hahaha, when I started writing the update and came across that photo, SO DID I! What a goober! But that's one of the many reasons I love him; he makes me laugh so hard with his ridiculous ride faces.

But thank you, I'm so happy you've enjoyed this trip report as it has been an absolute pleasure to write.

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World of Color looks AWESOME!! I love it that Wall-E got some love. That was my DS's favorite movie when he was 4. I will be interested to read how you rate World of Color in comparison to other Disney shows..
It IS awesome! I was so happy to see Wall-E up there. It's my favorite Pixar movie to date. Just because you mentioned it, I'll be putting a little ranking in my Final Thoughts about shows that I've seen and how I'd order them!

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Oops! I just woke my husband up when I busted out laughing at that ride photo! You look like you are having the time of your life and Matt, well, now I'm laughing again
World of Color looks amazing!
Can't believe this trip is almost over. You guys seriously packed in so much in such a short visit!
Hahahhaa, that is awesome! I laughed really hard at it, so I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought it was hilarious!

We have a blast when we're in Disney! It's just natural for us, haha.

And I know, I'm sad it's over but good Lord, when I look back on this trip now I'm blown away by what we accomplished in just 2 1/2 days!


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I love that cute serious Mickey ornament!!

EEK that is sooo many people on main street!! Seriously mob city!

I love how Mickeys fun wheel looks at night! All those changing colours just look so beautiful! And the reflection is gorgeous!!

Matts annoyed face cracks me up. I swear I have about 40 photos of Josh like that!

HIS SCREAMIN FACE IS AMAZING!!!!

WoC makes me sooooo happy! I just love everything they did with it!

Awh I'm sad it's over ...butttt super excited to hear about the next trip too
Me too! It was perfect for us to buy, especially since Matt loves Haunted Mansion so much.

It was insane. Like, I just can't even fathom what the parks are like on Christmas.

Yeah, it's so beautiful! I think I liked Paradise Pier a lot more at night when it's all lit up.

Hahaha, that is his annoyed face. He was getting sick of my stopping to take photos and not telling him. I tried to be better about it on our Disney World trip but sometimes just told everyone to go ahead without me and I'd catch up.

Yeah, it really is hilarious. I was dying when I saw it... and saw it again while writing my TR! Bahaha that's my husband.

World of Color is really, really neat. I would probably cut 5 minutes off of it, but otherwise we enjoyed it!

That's how I feel... sad this is over, but BEYOND EXCITED for my WDW TR!
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