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Old 01-22-2010, 06:32 PM   #16
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I like the menu options at Storytellers too but I have really enjoyed our meals at Goofy's Kitchen. The character interaction at Goofy's is great and from what I hear it is better than at Storyteller. So if you want the characters that is something to think about.
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Check this out: http://www.decanter.com/news/132789.html

It's about how there was a Ratatouille wine that Disney pulled. Fascinating!
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:42 PM   #18
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Check this out: http://www.decanter.com/news/132789.html

It's about how there was a Ratatouille wine that Disney pulled. Fascinating!
Ooh, I understand why they pulled it. They would have lost the California vintners over that.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:24 AM   #19
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You'll love the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour, we did this last March & really had a good time. You will get a nice sized lunch after the tour ends....so that takes care of one of your meals!! (big sandwich, fresh fruit, chips & cookie with drink).

I'd suggest you do make Priority Seating (ADR) for any of the restaurants that do this. Mid March the spring breaks are starting to really heat up & you have the potential of the parks being quite busy. (we were there during the same time period you're going this year).

There will be a number of things down for refurbishment (like the entire River's of America) during your trip & so be prepared for that as well. Disneyland is very small & quaint but very magical to us West Coasters......I hope you find that in your visit!!!
My boyfriend is more into how Disney operates and is fascinated by it. He loves the history of the company...and I'm a Disney nut, so we're both really excited for the tour.

I think when we get back from our vacation next week I'll definitely be calling to make Priority Seatings Now I just need to decide where! I know we want to do Cafe Orleans & Storyteller's...

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I like the menu options at Storytellers too but I have really enjoyed our meals at Goofy's Kitchen. The character interaction at Goofy's is great and from what I hear it is better than at Storyteller. So if you want the characters that is something to think about.
Too be honest, I'm a little put off by the price of Goofy's...$30 for an adult for breakfast?? Even Chef Mickey's at WDW is $24.99... Plus, I'm not big on buffets. I much prefer to have my meal served to me. So that's why we're leaning towards Storyteller's.
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My boyfriend is more into how Disney operates and is fascinated by it. He loves the history of the company...and I'm a Disney nut, so we're both really excited for the tour.

I think when we get back from our vacation next week I'll definitely be calling to make Priority Seatings Now I just need to decide where! I know we want to do Cafe Orleans & Storyteller's...



Too be honest, I'm a little put off by the price of Goofy's...$30 for an adult for breakfast?? Even Chef Mickey's at WDW is $24.99... Plus, I'm not big on buffets. I much prefer to have my meal served to me. So that's why we're leaning towards Storyteller's.
I am not a buffet fan either, Goofy's is the best buffet I have ever eaten. And I am with you on the price. I think it is outrageous.
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Ok...so if you had to take a newbie to DLR, what would be on your list of "must-dos?"
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Ok...so if you had to take a newbie to DLR, what would be on your list of "must-dos?"
Pirates of the Caribbean, and the dark rides in Fantasyland.
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Just found your PTR. We, too are WDW vets planning our first trip to DL. We are going in July so we can also see the Red Sox play the Angels.

I am with you on the 'no planning' thing ... I can't believe that I have to wait til May/June to make any definite reservations, plans, etc. Heck if we were going to WDW in July that would all be done!

Can't wait to read your report so I know what to do come our trip to plan!
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We went three years ago.
Now we've been three years in a row!
Sad to hear your going to miss Fantasmic! (much better at DL), World of Color, and Mark Twain. But you will get to see Remember Dreams Come True fireworks the best show at any disney park.

Get the four day disney pass and take your time to enjoy and relax.
You will get to see Aladdin stage show at DCA which goes away at the end of the year. It is wonderful. Sit in the first row behind the main floor center stage.

What is your favorite ride at WDW?

Oh yeah I love your title of this report. This is Walt's baby and to think of him actually walking through it makes me happy as I walk down mainstreet.

You need to go to Disneyland Hotel to see all the old photos as well.
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Pirates of the Caribbean, and the dark rides in Fantasyland.
I'll add it to my list

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Just found your PTR. We, too are WDW vets planning our first trip to DL. We are going in July so we can also see the Red Sox play the Angels.

I am with you on the 'no planning' thing ... I can't believe that I have to wait til May/June to make any definite reservations, plans, etc. Heck if we were going to WDW in July that would all be done!

Can't wait to read your report so I know what to do come our trip to plan!
Hope I can help!

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Sad to hear your going to miss Fantasmic! (much better at DL), World of Color, and Mark Twain. But you will get to see Remember Dreams Come True fireworks the best show at any disney park.

Get the four day disney pass and take your time to enjoy and relax.
You will get to see Aladdin stage show at DCA which goes away at the end of the year. It is wonderful. Sit in the first row behind the main floor center stage.

What is your favorite ride at WDW?

Oh yeah I love your title of this report. This is Walt's baby and to think of him actually walking through it makes me happy as I walk down mainstreet.

You need to go to Disneyland Hotel to see all the old photos as well.
I heard that they weren't doing Fireworks and I almost rescheduled our trip. Glad I didn't because it was just a mixup of Fireworks and Fantasmic...phew!

My favorite at WDW is the Haunted Mansion...I love it!






Side note: I'm heading for vacation tomorrow, so I won't be checking in for a week. The good news is that I'll have read the Unofficial Guide by the time I get back, so I'll be armed with more planning!
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I heard that they weren't doing Fireworks and I almost rescheduled our trip. Glad I didn't because it was just a mixup of Fireworks and Fantasmic...phew!

My favorite at WDW is the Haunted Mansion...I love it!






Side note: I'm heading for vacation tomorrow, so I won't be checking in for a week. The good news is that I'll have read the Unofficial Guide by the time I get back, so I'll be armed with more planning!
Have a wonderful time!!!
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I'm so glad i just found your post! Hope your trip goes well! We are also taking our first trip to DL this year (early August). I have just finished the Unofficial guide and the 2010 Disneyland brochure and to be honest STILL confused on the most important point: where to stay! It seems to be down to HOJO, Candy Cane inn, Fairfield Inn, or Motel 6 maingate (looks like a budget BLT decor!); with a hopeful one nighter @ Grand Californian if the price is right. So i'm REALLY looking forward to your comments on the HOJO; the "walk in Walt's footsteps" tour; and the differences and recommendations. I also just read today that the Lilo and Stich breakfast has been changed to Mickey's Surf's Up.
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I'm so glad i just found your post! Hope your trip goes well! We are also taking our first trip to DL this year (early August). I have just finished the Unofficial guide and the 2010 Disneyland brochure and to be honest STILL confused on the most important point: where to stay! It seems to be down to HOJO, Candy Cane inn, Fairfield Inn, or Motel 6 maingate (looks like a budget BLT decor!); with a hopeful one nighter @ Grand Californian if the price is right. So i'm REALLY looking forward to your comments on the HOJO; the "walk in Walt's footsteps" tour; and the differences and recommendations. I also just read today that the Lilo and Stich breakfast has been changed to Mickey's Surf's Up.
I have heard great things about the Fairfield Inn and Hojo's for sure. Money wise if you can get the entertainment rate for Hojo's I say go for it. You cannot beat it.
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Yes, you cannot miss Aladdin. It was so funny!!! And, I just really loved noticing the differences between WDW and DLR - I loved how many of the DL ride lines are outside.

Now that I think about it, I remember we were anxious about the park hours too. Even though there wasn't as much overall planning, we too were waiting and waiting on them. They seem to put them out like a week at a time - I remember getting excited when they finally had Halloween week hours out since we were arriving Nov 1, we knew our week's hours couldn't be far behind.

After our experience, I probably wouldn't suggest Napa Rose. Not that it was terrible, but it was just so-so and too expensive for that.
We did Storyteller's breakfast and enjoyed it - it was very empty which made for a lot of time for character interaction and a nice leisurely breakfast. The decor was very nice.
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Yes, you cannot miss Aladdin. It was so funny!!! And, I just really loved noticing the differences between WDW and DLR - I loved how many of the DL ride lines are outside.

Now that I think about it, I remember we were anxious about the park hours too. Even though there wasn't as much overall planning, we too were waiting and waiting on them. They seem to put them out like a week at a time - I remember getting excited when they finally had Halloween week hours out since we were arriving Nov 1, we knew our week's hours couldn't be far behind.

After our experience, I probably wouldn't suggest Napa Rose. Not that it was terrible, but it was just so-so and too expensive for that.
We did Storyteller's breakfast and enjoyed it - it was very empty which made for a lot of time for character interaction and a nice leisurely breakfast. The decor was very nice.
I'm looking forward to checking out Aladdin, I really like the shows at WDW.

Thanks for the review on the restaurants. I think we'll skip Napa Rose and definitely do Storyteller's for breakfast

Wow...little concerned, just checked the hours and most of the days are 8am-midnight. Doesn't that mean they expect it to be super crowded? *sigh*

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I'm glad you joined me! Hopefully I'll be able to help a bit!

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