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Re: Photo TR: Back to West Coast Bash--and More!

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:14 pm

"Just put the body in the trash can! No one will be the wiser!"


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And The Dark Side Cocktail Hour, might just be a hit, y'know? :wink:
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Postby cfc » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30 pm

There's a lot more Disney to go yet, so you better get to blowin' that pixie dust.
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Not as impressive a building as they have in Florida or Orlando, but the ride is still great . . .
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. . . and certified.
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Sheesh! They dust less often than I do here!
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"Hello. I'm dead Rod Serling. When this ride is over, I'm going to haunt the crap out of you!"
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This boiler would fit in well with Toontown.
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The Mad T Party . . . sorry, I just don't see the appeal.
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"Bah! Hulk guzzle puny water tower dry, then smash it!"
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Looks like Grizzly Peak is taking a rather painful dump. Maybe that's why the ride wasn't working while we were there.
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Oh well--time to get Eric another credit.
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Looks like Goofy is a deadbeat doesn't pay his bills. Is anyone surprised by this? Looks like Mickey will have to bail him out yet again.
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Yes, Goofy's Sky School is on Fast Pass. Go figure.
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Ka-freakin'-ching!
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The photo op is broken?
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At least the Fun Wheel is working (and the line wasn't that long).
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Great! We're getting Goofy again.
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This one sure swings a lot more that Deno's Wonder Wheel in Brooklyn.
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We cooled off a bit in the Animation building.
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And if Eric were a Disney character he'd be . . .
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. . . Marlin from "Finding Nemo."
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I found out that if I were a villain, I'd be Gaston from "Beauty and the Beast." Never knew I was such as arrogant jerk.
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The gift shop is still very good.
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Robb, would you like to be alone now?
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Time to hop back over . . .
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. . . and get some Mansion Fast Passes.
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I really like what they've done to Big Thunder.
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The "earthquake" on the third lift hill have been replaced with some great "dynamite" effects. The older version never worked quite right.
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Remember the old Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland? It used to rumble through this tunnel
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Toontown is conveniently located next to . . .
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. . . STROLLER HELL!
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Long line + one train + blazing sun = skipped credit for Eric W. One more set of photos to come.
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Postby cfc » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Time to wrap this up, as the pixie dust is making me sneeze.
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Once again, don't judge.
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No comment necessary. ;)
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"Little does Prince Philip know, but Disney is going to make me a good guy someday!"
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There is one very cool thing about the Enchanted Tiki Room. You can take Dole Whip inside.
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Dole Whip is all "well la-dee-da, they sell souvenirs of me now!"
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Well, Whip, they sell souvenir trash cans, too.
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Oh, the humanity. Adventureland was not meant for stroller parking. It barely has room for people!
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I wonder what part of Tarzan Jane is checking out?
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Yay! Time to use our Fast . . . oh, it's broken. We'll come back later.
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Eric and I squeezed in some more DCA time. This park, even when it's busy, seems more laid back than Disneyland.
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Aw, me too!
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This ride was a very pleasant surprise.
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I'm pretty sure Mater had these signs made. Call it, a hunch.
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I'm not a flat-ride fan, but this one is fun. I had no idea that the tractors could switch from one revolving platform to another.
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The sun is setting on Radiator Springs.
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OK, that's just wrong.
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This is the second dance party we've missed today. Darn.
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They should build a Cozy Cone Motel at WDW. I'd stay there.
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Cars Land looks great after dark.
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Good night, DCA!
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We tried to grab a bite in Downtown Disney, but every joint was mobbed. On a Monday night. In September.
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Space Mountain looks especially ghostly at night during the fall--and makes a lot of scary noises.
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The "Monsters Inc." float for "Paint the Night" was pretty impressive . . .
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. . . as was the "Toy Story" float.
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Er, would you two "sisters" like to be alone?
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Yay! Mansion is open again! And all the people with old Fast Passes are queuing up!
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"Merry" or "Scary" Christmas? You make the call.
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I thought the projections in the stretching room ceiling were very well done.
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Well, let's give Oogie Boogie the last word. It was a great day at the DL Resort. SeaWorld San Diego awaits . . . for another day.
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Re: Photo TR: Back to West Coast Bash--and More!

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:12 pm

Great follow up to the Bash, Chuck! I've wanted to do my WCB pretty much how you did it .
With the add-on of getting to the Disney Resort for a long-needed visit there.
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Postby gisco » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:29 am

In the last 4 years I have been to SFMM twice and Disneyland not once. What the heck was I thinking!

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Postby boldikus » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:15 am

Great report and photos, as always CFC. Never been to any of these parks and reeeeally feeling a Cali trip soon.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:30 pm

Chuck, not including your airfare, is there a "rough estimate" of how much you spent,
to put this trip altogether? The WCB passes, the hotel, extra tix for Disney.

I have no idea what I want to do travel-wise next year. But the idea of doing at least one
WCB has been in my head for a few years, now. And I think that this trip will let me (ahem)
"coast" past Coaster #700, which is great! So next year's may be The One to go to. :smile:

I'm just curious as to an idea of what's in $tore for my$elf should I decide to go. Thanks. :)
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Postby ItsMe » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:01 am

I totally agree with you on Cars. At home we are real Disney/Pixar geeks, however Cars just doens't work for us, Cars Land does! Only visited once and it blew me away. DL was beautyfull and had a real nice charm, however DCA really was our highlight. In a way it just works. Never been there before the make-over, so can't compare.

Thanks for your report!
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Postby BackseatBoss » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:51 pm

Fantastic report! I always love seeing updates from the DLR.

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Re: Photo TR: Back to West Coast Bash--and More!

Postby cfc » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:41 am

Nrthwnd wrote:Chuck, not including your airfare, is there a "rough estimate" of how much you spent,
to put this trip altogether? The WCB passes, the hotel, extra tix for Disney.

I have no idea what I want to do travel-wise next year. But the idea of doing at least one
WCB has been in my head for a few years, now. And I think that this trip will let me (ahem)
"coast" past Coaster #700, which is great! So next year's may be The One to go to. :smile:

I'm just curious as to an idea of what's in $tore for my$elf should I decide to go. Thanks. :)


The WCB tickets were around $109 for both SFMM and Knott's (I have a Cedar Fair pass, so I got a discount for Knott's). The Knott's Berry Farm Hotel was $83/night, thanks to Groupon, as opposed to around $100/night without the discount; we stayed six nights. A two-day park hopper for the DL Resort is currently $225. We rented a car, too, and went to SeaWorld San Diego one day.

I hope this is helpful.
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