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Trip Report 2018-2019 A Year in the Land (Disneyland)...a multi-trip report

ajrwdwgirl

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Really like that photo you took of the paddlewheels at the rear of the steamboat. Not something you'd see every day.



Ha! Been there. I recall one time I had a late, connecting flight up to LaGuardia. Like yourself, I was probably back around row 18, and freaking out because it took people so long to depart. I literally had about 5 minutes to my connecting plane to Boston, and OF COURSE, the connecting flight gate was way the heck at the opposite end of the terminal. :rolleyes:

So I'm running like crazy to get there, and twice in the overhead paging system I'm hearing my name, "Passenger (x)" please go immediately to Gate (x), your aircraft is ready for departure." 😨 I mean, they could see in the computer that my flight arrived late -- did they think I had gotten off and headed toward a bar for a leisurely cocktail, before heading to the gate??!!! :banghead:
Ugh, connections can be the bane of travel. Your last sentence made me laugh though.
 

ajrwdwgirl

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Great report of the adventures of “Bramy” at DLR!!!

Now we wait (im) patiently for the Amy solo report

Thanks for sharing

My photo request would be in and around the Grand Cali - I miss it and will not be back for at least another year

Max
Thanks. I’ll see what I can do about the Grand Cali. I was thinking of going over there to the Napa Rose Lounge on Easter.
 

Cesar R M

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Sunday March 24

More adventures at Disneyland.

Some Pirates of the Caribbean and then we went to Bengal BBQ. I noticed in the seating area by Bengal BBQ this picture of the S.E.A.
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And some skewers from Bengal BBQ, this is the pork belly one.
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Brad picked the chicken one too.
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And a tiger tail.
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Then we rode the trolley and enjoyed some music on Main Street.
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The Dan's loved Brad's shirt.
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That shirt is amazing!
 

ajrwdwgirl

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Love love Napa Rose :) You should definitely go for the lounge :) Have a fun trip!
I've never been to Napa Rose. I was looking at the menu and they have a duck a'la orange dish on the menu now and that sounds fantastic and I see I can order it in the lounge so I won't have to sit at a table in the main restaurant on my own.
 

MySmallWorldof4

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Friday March 22

It's a Disneyland day today!!!!! While Brad waited in line I wandered to take pictures in the esplanade and through the gates. Don't worry, by the time I came back to him he had made friends with the people behind us in line. They were at Disneyland for the first time but were WDW vets and had even been to Disneyland in Japan. They were fun to talk to and the time passed quickly! Thanks NYC family!

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And we are in!
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I was 11 when I went to Disneyland the first time. I expected to see this huge castle down the end of Main Street. I was a tad disappointed. I know it seems silly. I do prefer Cinderella Castle. While Sleeping Beauty Castle is pretty, I feel more in awe when I look at Cinderella Castle. That is a great shot of you.:)
 

ajrwdwgirl

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I was 11 when I went to Disneyland the first time. I expected to see this huge castle down the end of Main Street. I was a tad disappointed. I know it seems silly. I do prefer Cinderella Castle. While Sleeping Beauty Castle is pretty, I feel more in awe when I look at Cinderella Castle. That is a great shot of you.:)
Funny about your thoughts about Sleeping Beauty Castle. When we went for the first time in 2007 I was prepared for the smaller castle but Brad was not. When we got to the castle reveal area of Main Street Brad turned to me and said "That's the castle?" with some disgust, not he appreciates it's quaintness but we do prefer Cinderella Castle.
 

Songbird76

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Really like that photo you took of the paddlewheels at the rear of the steamboat. Not something you'd see every day.



Ha! Been there. I recall one time I had a late, connecting flight up to LaGuardia. Like yourself, I was probably back around row 18, and freaking out because it took people so long to depart. I literally had about 5 minutes to my connecting plane to Boston, and OF COURSE, the connecting flight gate was way the heck at the opposite end of the terminal. :rolleyes:

So I'm running like crazy to get there, and twice in the overhead paging system I'm hearing my name, "Passenger (x)" please go immediately to Gate (x), your aircraft is ready for departure." 😨 I mean, they could see in the computer that my flight arrived late -- did they think I had gotten off and headed toward a bar for a leisurely cocktail, before heading to the gate??!!! :banghead:
I always wonder about that...can't they see your first flight was late? What are you supposed to do? The only time we had a delay, it was a 7 hour one, so we missed our connection by several hours, but had a representative who met all of us with that connecting flight at the gate when we got off the plane, and she led us through the airport to get our luggage (We had to go through customs) and get on a bus they had chartered since there were so many of us who had the same connecting flight. And there's one other time that we missed our connecting flight because of a Russian woman at the passport check who didn't speak English and didn't have the required address for where she was staying. If you are entering the US, you have to provide addresses and phone numbers for the lodging while you are in the US, whether it's friends, family, or a hotel. We were in line for 2 hours waiting to go through passport check, and then FINALLY they opened another line, and let all the people in BACK of us get into the new line. I was so angry...we had all been standing there for 2 hours waiting, and then the people who had only been waiting for 20 minutes from another flight got to bypass us, and we missed our connection. I feel like there should be a line for people with connecting flights to catch...let them go first.
 

Rista1313

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I always wonder about that...can't they see your first flight was late? What are you supposed to do? The only time we had a delay, it was a 7 hour one, so we missed our connection by several hours, but had a representative who met all of us with that connecting flight at the gate when we got off the plane, and she led us through the airport to get our luggage (We had to go through customs) and get on a bus they had chartered since there were so many of us who had the same connecting flight. And there's one other time that we missed our connecting flight because of a Russian woman at the passport check who didn't speak English and didn't have the required address for where she was staying. If you are entering the US, you have to provide addresses and phone numbers for the lodging while you are in the US, whether it's friends, family, or a hotel. We were in line for 2 hours waiting to go through passport check, and then FINALLY they opened another line, and let all the people in BACK of us get into the new line. I was so angry...we had all been standing there for 2 hours waiting, and then the people who had only been waiting for 20 minutes from another flight got to bypass us, and we missed our connection. I feel like there should be a line for people with connecting flights to catch...let them go first.
When I worked for the airlines, we were definitely trained to check and be aware if connecting passengers were coming in late, but that doesn't mean we always held the plane for them. There were lots of factors... was the flight already full? (they use to over sell them by up to 20%, not sure if they do that anymore) (if you aren't there at boarding they can give your seat away) Also, sometimes people are so oblivious that they dawdle on the way to the next gate. Not everyone has that "urgency" gene. So we would make announcements to make sure they were hurrying! Lots of factors... believe me, gate agents don't want you to miss your flight because then they have to do more work to help accommodate you on the next available flight.
 
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