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lauritagoddess

Doin' the Plush Rush
Joined
Jan 29, 2006
What are some of your non-Disney plans?
We don't have a lot of time this trip, so we probably won't head out of Anaheim. We will probably hit In-N-Out once, and my son insists that we have to go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles too.
 

Mr Snappy

Kansas DisneyLand Junkie
Joined
Jun 12, 2012
We don't have a lot of time this trip, so we probably won't head out of Anaheim. We will probably hit In-N-Out once, and my son insists that we have to go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles too.
We went to Roscoe's the last time we were in town. Although the food was OK, the service was horrid and the place was 75% empty at dinner time. I asked the lady at the check-in counter if I could buy one of the T-Shirts they had for sale. She told me that they had been out for weeks and had not re-ordered because are a "hassle". We won't be back. Another place we love is Shakey's Pizza at the other end of Harbor and across the freeway bridge. Yes, it's a cheap-o pizza place, but the lunch buffet is awesome and fills up my two boys on the cheap!
 

sgrap

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
We are going to be staying in a DVC room at the Grand Californian Aug 15-18 while we take our daughter to college in So Cal, but still deciding if we are going to the parks. Anyone have info about how the will be handling entrances into SWGE at the time? When is WOC starting again? This is a 'last minute' trip for us due to daughter changing her college plans last minute, so I'm not up on anything since our trip last November! :-)
 
  • HenDuck

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 11, 2004
    I will continue to monitor the DisBoards for guidance on SWGE, but whenever there is a new land/ride/event I want to try out, I do some reconnaissance a day or two before. I scope out the area, talk to CMs, and figure out the best strategy. That is what we'll do for SWGE. I really only want to ride SE once. I have a feeling that will be enough for me for this trip. If we can ride it early in the trip, then I don't have to worry about it. Otherwise, we'll have to use our MM to get close to the entrance of SWGE and then just wait for it to open...:darth:

    :banana:
     

    billyjobobb

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 6, 2018
    I''m kinda of the mindset that if we don't get in, we don't get in. We'll be in Florida in April and we can stress about it then if need be.
     

    lauritagoddess

    Doin' the Plush Rush
    Joined
    Jan 29, 2006
    We won't be there until the end of August, so I figure there's enough time after the reservations for SWGE end for them to hopefully work out the kinks, or at least to get a good strategy. We'll have 4 days for the parks, and if we only do SWGE once that will probably be okay. I know we'll both want to do Smuggler's Run, and I'd like to go to Oga's and my son will probably want to build a droid. Not sure how long it will take to do all 3, plus any other looking around and shopping.
     
  • agamble

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2011
    I''m kinda of the mindset that if we don't get in, we don't get in. We'll be in Florida in April and we can stress about it then if need be.
    I feel kind of the same way. We are planning only 2 days due to time constraints, one in each park. And I would rather use my first morning hour knocking out Fantasyland and then move onto other rides. Our youngest has passed the 40" mark, so we're ready to ride Splash and Thunder without rider swapping. We'll try for a place on the digital queue, but I'm not giving up my morning to rush there. If we can't make it on the ride, then we'll get the chance when we take the kids to WDW next summer.
     

    MIChessGuy

    Proud, But Not a Redhead
    Joined
    Dec 16, 2008
    I will have a 5-day park hopper for solo trip in the second half of August. My assumption is that showing up early enough ought to get me into SWGE, however long the actual wait might be. No matter what's on offer, some guests just will not show up early for vacation stuff other than the first days of operation (e.g., 10-hour wait for Hagrid at IOA). That plus the virtual queue ought to help me out....I hope.
     

    Lynno222

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 19, 2011
    My 12 year old daughter and I will.be going Aug 4 - 8. Arrival on the 4th we will be doing the Goofy Character dinner at Disneyland Hotel. The 5th will be Disneyland and the 6th CA.
     

    tlcdoula

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 7, 2009
    I will have a 5-day park hopper for solo trip in the second half of August. My assumption is that showing up early enough ought to get me into SWGE, however long the actual wait might be. No matter what's on offer, some guests just will not show up early for vacation stuff other than the first days of operation (e.g., 10-hour wait for Hagrid at IOA). That plus the virtual queue ought to help me out....I hope.
    This is what we are thinking too. We arrive mid day on a Thursday so I may debating going to try for the Friday or the Saturday for Star Wars. The Saturday will or should have a 7 am emh so that might be better.
     
  • Aladora

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2011
    Sorry for going dark for a while, last Wednesday morning my mom tripped on her purse and broke a knuckle on her right hand and her left shoulder! It has been a bit of an insane time at work because sadly our office admin unexpectedly lost her mother the day before mine fell.

    I think I have the list updated but as always, please let me know if I missed you!

    My WoC dessert dates are not quite loaded yet, I can see right up until the day we arrive but we are not hitting the parks until the next morning. So close and yet so far! :)

    Time to buckle down and actually plan our meals now!
     

    tlcdoula

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 7, 2009
    Sorry for going dark for a while, last Wednesday morning my mom tripped on her purse and broke a knuckle on her right hand and her left shoulder! It has been a bit of an insane time at work because sadly our office admin unexpectedly lost her mother the day before mine fell.

    I think I have the list updated but as always, please let me know if I missed you!

    My WoC dessert dates are not quite loaded yet, I can see right up until the day we arrive but we are not hitting the parks until the next morning. So close and yet so far! :)

    Time to buckle down and actually plan our meals now!
    Oh no, so sorry!! seems like it is all at once always!!

    I have made a few reservations and will figure out exactly what we will do once hours are released. Tomorrow we get our first day of hours haha, so hopefully by next week I can have that figured out. Honestly the Disney planning is what keeps me from losing my mind, gives me something to look forward to in all the insanity of summer.
     

    Aladora

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2011
    I have made a few reservations and will figure out exactly what we will do once hours are released. Tomorrow we get our first day of hours haha, so hopefully by next week I can have that figured out. Honestly the Disney planning is what keeps me from losing my mind, gives me something to look forward to in all the insanity of summer.
    We have a trip to Ontario in 10 days so I have that to look forward to before our Disney trip! (But it's really the Disney one I am excited about, tbh)
     

    caribbeandream

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2017
    Sorry for going dark for a while, last Wednesday morning my mom tripped on her purse and broke a knuckle on her right hand and her left shoulder! It has been a bit of an insane time at work because sadly our office admin unexpectedly lost her mother the day before mine fell.
    Oh no! I'm so sorry. I hope she (and you) are doing better today.
     

    tlcdoula

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 7, 2009
    First dining reservation done!

    WoC Dessert Party - Aug. 19 booked
    Chefs Counter - Aug 21 maybe?
    SH 55 breakfast - Aug 23
    Lamplight Lounge - Aug 19 early dinner booked
    Carthay Circle - Aug 22 maybe?
    Sounds great!!!

    We have a WOC Dessert party August 1st
    Plaza Inn Breaky 10:30am Aug 2nd & 3rd, not sure which one yet
    Carthay Circle Lunch Aug 2nd & 3rd, not sure which one yet
    Lamplight early dinner August 4th

    Once I get a chance to see how Star Wars is over the next couple weeks I will cancel what we don't need.
     

    Aladora

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2011
    Oh no! I'm so sorry. I hope she (and you) are doing better today.
    Thank you for your good thoughts. She is in for surgery on her shoulder this morning so I anticipate that she is going to be on the road to recovery soon.

    As they say: "bad things happen in 3's" and right now my son's middle school and our community is dealing with a tragic loss of a student after an accident at an end of school camping trip. I am really quite overwhelmed with all of this sadness.
     

    tlcdoula

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 7, 2009
    Thank you for your good thoughts. She is in for surgery on her shoulder this morning so I anticipate that she is going to be on the road to recovery soon.

    As they say: "bad things happen in 3's" and right now my son's middle school and our community is dealing with a tragic loss of a student after an accident at an end of school camping trip. I am really quite overwhelmed with all of this sadness.
    Oh no that is so sad :(
     

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