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Old 10-09-2015, 01:06 PM   #826
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It was such a great pleasure to finally meet you and Luke yesterday! I feel like I've known you for the better part of a decade now! You guys were even sweeter and nicer than I expected. I'm so glad I could be there to help celebrate Luke's birthday and your first trip to the Disneyland Resort!

By the way, I can't believe I didn't get a picture with you guys! Hopefully you'll post some of those Photopass pictures so I can see them!

Colleen, I think they're having a great time. They were all smiles when I saw them yesterday! Wonderful people!
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:06 PM   #827
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Oh I'm so glad you guys were finally able to meet - I just hope one day our plans will overlap and we get to meet them as well.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:56 PM   #828
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The past two days were packed from morning to bedtime with us crashing immediately after reaching the room, so that's the reason for no updates,. I haven't even had time to take my usually copious notes, which I'm not letting freak me out. I sure hope my photos, maps, receipts, and Luke can help me remember everything.

Wednesday, October 7 DL and Mickey's Halloween Party

Try to imagine how excited I was to finally visit Disneyland a mere 50 years or so after I first voiced a desire to go. I was nearly beside myself.

Highlights: Haunted Mansion with the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay and the Paint the Night parade are tied for number one. Halloween Screams blew me away. Running in to Heather (ilovedisney247) unexpectedly. Simply walking through the gate and knowing Walt had already been here!

Thursday, October 8 -- DCA and Happy Birthday, Luke!

This park is way cooler than DHS, and I actually love, love it. Can't wait to go back tomorrow (Sat. October 9)

Highlights: I have a new favorite ride, Radiator Racers. It even beats out ToT and Toy Story Mania, though both of those here are cool. Meeting Jeannie (Dlandmom2) was even better than Radiator Racers. my PassPorter friends. You all are gold! (Jeannie, I will post PhotoPass+ photos.) World of Color -- Celebrate makes me teary eyed just typing its name. Few photos -- this little girl was immersed in a magical world being showered literally for most of the show.

Luke's birthday was totally special and magical!

Friday, October 9 DL and Walking in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps

I'm glad there is very low humidity because a high of 105 degrees is just plain HOT! But honestly, it didn't get to us until about 3:30. Jeannie, thanks for mothering us, too. We kept drinking all day long, so we never felt dehydrated.

Highlights: Totally blown away again! Jeff and John made our first 4 hours in the park especially magical. I got to climb Tarzan's tree house. Tarzan is one of my favorite animated movies. Indiana Jones is so much better than Dinosaur. I want to trade.

By the way, we haven't had a bad or even mediocre meal yet. We've left every place so stuffed.
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So happy that you are enjoying it so much. Can't wait to read the whole report! Have fun the rest of the week.
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Your TR makes me want to go back to DL. That's all that was there last time I went over 30 years ago. Sounds like you and Luke are having a wonderful time. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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So glad to hear that you're having such a magical time and the temperatures aren't stopping you from doing anything.
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It sounds so awesome, Cam! You're so right about that incredible feeling of walking into the park Walt truly knew and loved. What a super treat to see Jeannie and Heather there! You must have wondered for a moment which coast you were on when you saw Heather!
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So happy you guys are having a great trip!! Has Luke been on California Screamin yet?

Your update got me so psyched for our trip there next month!!!
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So happy to hear that you're having such a magical time Cam!!! It's truly a special place to visit and I'm glad that Luke got to celebrate his birthday in such a Happy Place!!!
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Sounds like you are having a wonderful time so far! Reading your highlights makes me miss DL for sure!
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I'm glad you are having a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Happy belated birthday Luke.
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Thanks for the update!! Happy Birthday to Luke!!! I have a feeling after reading your TR, it will be an adventure many of us who has not had the pleasure will make plans to do!!
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So glad that you're having a great time! I knew you would love it!
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