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    Smile 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    WOOOOO HOOOO. 20 times in my life (or so) but here we go with my family and my first time in 30 years (I'm 43)... wish me luck! Luck? who needs that, we are going to Disneyland!

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    A little perspective from one of my first posts a few months back...

    I am so excited to be returning to Disneyland after a 30 year absence! Let me tell you why.... I was born in 1963, in Los Angeles... UCLA Medical Center to be exact. Lived in a lttle apartment with my folks in West LA until two years later when moved to a little community called Sunset Mesa in Malibu... just barely Malibu mind you, It bordered the Pacific Palisades. 1976 found us moving to Pasadena and 1979 to New York City. SO... it has been 30 years since I have been to Disneyland. I probably went 20 to 30 times as a child before we moved to the east coast. As I know you folks can appreciate, the memories I hold of my times there with friends and family are priceless, and sometimes I get emotional as I remember those great visits of years gone by.
    Fast forward to 2007. I am 43, have a wonderful wife, and a GREAT 3 1/2 yr. old daughter that we adopted newborn ( I can't tell you how blessed I am). My wife and I have been in Seattle for 19 years. Our little family is going to Disneyland in early May! To be able to bring my daughter to a place that was so special to me starting at her same age, is magical... and personally for me to be returning is so exciting. I don't know who will have more fun!
    Anyway, I think all of you guys are great, I have been lurking for a while. I know you folks would appreciate my little story. I am coming home.

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    that's awesome!!! Make sure you spend some time just relaxing in the Park and enjoying the memories you have and making new ones for your family.

    come back often!! Seattle is not that far away!!
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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Congratulations on your return. And welcome to the club. There are quite a few of us in Washington and I am adding your name to the list. Its in the forum.

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    You and your family are going to have so much fun! It will be like seeing DL for the first time, at least it would for me. Looking forward to your trip report!
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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Have a wonderful time! In 2005 I took my family ( my husband and 6year old daughter) for their first Disneyland trip ever. I had not been since 1987 for my 18th birthday. They fell in love with the park,as I knew they would! I know how special that "first" trip will be, and I am sure you will be back MANY more times! Enjoy!

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    Have a wonderful time!
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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    WOW! after 30 years, thats awesome! have a great time!

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    It should be fun for everyone. I hope you enjoy yourself!
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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Hey TJ, another "born and grew up in SoCal" here. Still have lots of family there that draws us back every year so unlike you we have had a number of DLR tips. Sounds like you are all pumped up. Have a great trip.

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    So are you going to be in DL on the 29th? And are you going to come to the noon meet at the hub? I think you would enjoy meeting Micechatters in person ...the best part is hearing what people's voices actually sound like!

    Have a safe trip!

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Have a wonderful time! It's great to see the park as an adult through the eyes of a child.
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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    That is so awesome. You'll probably have a few of those, "OMG, they took this out? Dang!" moments but you'll see a lot of new stuff too. Can't wait to hear your perspective after your visit.

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Buttercup View Post
    So are you going to be in DL on the 29th? And are you going to come to the noon meet at the hub? I think you would enjoy meeting Micechatters in person ...the best part is hearing what people's voices actually sound like!

    Have a safe trip!
    yes and no.... our flight gets in at 12 noon or so (LAX), then we have to get the car rental, then drive to Anaheim, then check in, etc... so IF we go over Sunday (ya right), it won't be till probably 5 or 6...

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    Re: 9 days away from 1st time in 30 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJefferson View Post
    so IF we go over Sunday (ya right), it won't be till probably 5 or 6...
    Well I'm sure there will still be a bunch of us running around over there that night!

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