Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-02-2014, 03:30 PM   #76
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanyaegangibson View Post
This sounds like SUCH an amazing trip! (We happen to be going to be at Disneyland at the same time, btw!)

I know you have everything planned out, so there probably isn't time to in the schedule to add things, but just wanted to mention, since you're going through Gilroy, that my 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son love Gilroy Gardens. (It's about a two-hour drive from where we live in the Bay Area, and we end up going a few times a year, often on our way down to Monterey. It's just a very sweet theme park--none of the rides are very scary, but the horticultural theming is awesome: https://www.gilroygardens.org/

Also, since you're going to Universal, wanted to mention that my son, who isn't normally afraid of ANY ride--he's gone on ToT, all the "mountains," etc.--found Transformers really terrifying because it is super loud. (He didn't love Simpsons either, actually.) Transformers was even way too much stim for me!
Wow.....wish we had more time in Gilroy. Thank you for the link. It's funny that in my research that never came up for Gilroy.....weird! We are doing the Disney Family Museum that morning & planning on taking them to Golden Gate Park to run around......we could have planned on Gilroy Gardens.....but don't want to feel rushed from one thing to the next.

I'm concerned that the twins won't do much at Universal....so hoping there's entertainment we can take in. Even Disneyland has loud rides which can be too much. Winnie the Pooh is one that comes to mind.....super mild & visually stunning ride.....but the music is super loud.
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #77
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

So Mike did our taxes last night and we will be off to a great start for our trip budget!! We've done pretty good the last few years but weren't sure how things would pan out this time. Having a "large" portion of the trip covered by the refunds was vital in this trip actually happening. So with some careful planning & saving......we should be able to do this trip AND have enough money to not count every penny!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-05-2014, 08:29 PM   #78
6Smiles
DIS Veteran
 
6Smiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 706

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Looks like you'll be there for Disneyland's 59th birthday July 17, correct? Maybe you'll find some extras for the celebration.
__________________
Kris
6Smiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:23 PM   #79
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6Smiles View Post
Sounds like a wonderful trip. Looks like you'll be there for Disneyland's 59th birthday July 17, correct? Maybe you'll find some extras for the celebration.
It wasn't intentional in the beginning.....it was just coincidental that the dates fell that way.......but I did realize it after the itinerary was set. Not sure they'll do anything special or not, since it's not a "milestone" year.
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 04:12 PM   #80
DnA2010
Mouseketeer
 
DnA2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 325

Trip really does sound amazing! really inspiring for sure
Glad the taxes are looking good!
__________________
DL 1 day visits many times through 1980's and 1990s, DL March 05, DL Jan 10, DL Feb 11, WDW Mar 11...

Wowzas!! DL Feb 2011 and then Orlando for 1st trip to WDW and Harry in March 2011...now back to work to save for our next trip!
DnA2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 07:56 PM   #81
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by DnA2010 View Post
Trip really does sound amazing! really inspiring for sure Glad the taxes are looking good!
It's looking good! Excited for this one since we will do all sorts of things!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #82
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

We are getting so much snow here.......and we live in an area that rarely gets snow. I will post pictures tomorrow!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #83
WDWJonasGirl
Mouseketeer/Directioner
 
WDWJonasGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,627

Quote:
Originally Posted by DizNee Luver View Post
It wasn't intentional in the beginning.....it was just coincidental that the dates fell that way.......but I did realize it after the itinerary was set. Not sure they'll do anything special or not, since it's not a "milestone" year.
Here's what they typically do:

-They do some speeches about opening day
-At one point during the day, the play the opening day speech that Walt did and they even sing happy birthday to Disneyland
-sometimes, the characters even come out
__________________

Kaitlin: Directioner and a Huge Jonas Fan
WDW: 5/03, 4/06, 12/06, 7/09, 8/10, ?/14 DLR: Too Many too count DCL: 1/07, 7/09, 8/11, 8/12, 6/14
DLP: 6/13
WDWJonasGirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 03:04 PM   #84
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by WDWJonasGirl View Post
Here's what they typically do:

-They do some speeches about opening day
-At one point during the day, the play the opening day speech that Walt did and they even sing happy birthday to Disneyland
-sometimes, the characters even come out
That would be fun to be a part of singing Happy Birthday to Disneyland!!! Thanks Kaitlin.......I just figured they wouldn't have anything going on....just more stuff on the 5 and 10's (50th, 55th, 60th)
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 04:07 PM   #85
Nintfamily
Mouseketeer
 
Nintfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Posts: 272

We've been there twice on Disney's birthday. Will be there again this year. I love singing happy birthday and seeing the characters come out. So many you don't normally see. I will admit getting excited/teary eyed to see Daisy Duck in 2012.
__________________
Dawn
Disneyland July 14-19 2011 at the Tropicana. July 18-24 2012- 21st Anniversary-Tropicana The next family vacation for summer 2014. July 14th-19th at the Tropicana!
Nintfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 04:38 PM   #86
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nintfamily View Post
We've been there twice on Disney's birthday. Will be there again this year. I love singing happy birthday and seeing the characters come out. So many you don't normally see. I will admit getting excited/teary eyed to see Daisy Duck in 2012.
You know you can see Daisy at the Surf's Up with Mickey breakfast at the Paradise Pier Hotel. She is usually pretty regular there. It's also the only character meal with Mickey Mouse!!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 10:32 AM   #87
WDWJonasGirl
Mouseketeer/Directioner
 
WDWJonasGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,627

Quote:
Originally Posted by DizNee Luver View Post
That would be fun to be a part of singing Happy Birthday to Disneyland!!! Thanks Kaitlin.......I just figured they wouldn't have anything going on....just more stuff on the 5 and 10's (50th, 55th, 60th)
No problem. I do know they play Walt's opening day speech too. I was really there on the 50th anniversary.
__________________

Kaitlin: Directioner and a Huge Jonas Fan
WDW: 5/03, 4/06, 12/06, 7/09, 8/10, ?/14 DLR: Too Many too count DCL: 1/07, 7/09, 8/11, 8/12, 6/14
DLP: 6/13
WDWJonasGirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 12:23 PM   #88
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by WDWJonasGirl View Post
No problem. I do know they play Walt's opening day speech too. I was really there on the 50th anniversary.
That's so neat.....we were there a few weeks after the celebration....but it was AWESOME seeing all the photo collages, gold ride vehicles and all the other 50th touches!!!! It also was my boys first trip to Disneyland!!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #89
luulu1999
DIS Veteran
 
luulu1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MO
Posts: 1,164

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nintfamily View Post
We've been there twice on Disney's birthday. Will be there again this year. I love singing happy birthday and seeing the characters come out. So many you don't normally see. I will admit getting excited/teary eyed to see Daisy Duck in 2012.
We also seen her and got to dance with her in the dance area in DCA by the mad t party?? thing I can't remember the name of it but its an inside building where you can dance with characters.
__________________
Pre Trip Report July 2014http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3237298
DS(6) DD (5) DBF Me


Christmas 2012-1st Disneyland trip-hopefully many more to come

luulu1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 12:39 PM   #90
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by luulu1999 View Post
We also seen her and got to dance with her in the dance area in DCA by the mad t party?? thing I can't remember the name of it but its an inside building where you can dance with characters.
Oh, yes.....I remember seeing that on our last trip....but it was closed for a private event. "Dancing with Disney".....but I'm not seeing it on the Disneyland website anymore. Wonder if it's still available??
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: