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GailT
08-05-2006, 03:43 PM
Anyone else going to be at the mouses house for Christmas or are you all smarter then me avoiding the crowds but that's ok, I'll be seeing snow fall on Disney main street :dance3: :yay: :woohoo: :wave:

4girlsmom
08-05-2006, 06:06 PM
:wave: Hi! I'll be there Dec. 17-21! :woohoo:

Dale-n-Chip
08-05-2006, 06:36 PM
I'll straddle the Nov/Dec border with a trip Nov 28-Dec 2. It's my friend's first trip to DL so it's especially fun to plan! :cheer2:

mk

Eric&Tyler'sMommy
08-05-2006, 11:19 PM
Hello! I'm new here! We'll be there December 17th thru the 21st. We were just there a month ago and stayed at the Howard Johnson for eight days. In December, we'll be staying at the Grand Californian...only because one night is free! LOL

-Ginny :cool1:

Rapunsel
08-05-2006, 11:37 PM
Annual pass holder!! Will be there a lot.
Can't wait.
Taking family from Australia there on the 18th!!

GoofyBaby
08-06-2006, 02:03 AM
Howdy! I'll be there with my best friend Dec. 23-Jan 1, but we're staying offsite to save money for my grad trip to WDW in May 2007. I've never seen DL at Christmas and though it will be very crowded, I'm really looking forward to it! :woohoo: I hear Christmas at Disney is something to behold.

Amy_Renee
08-06-2006, 02:25 PM
We're going Dec. 12-16th and staying at the GCH :cool1: I'm sooo excited, it's the first trip for our girls (2yr & 3yr) and DH and I haven't been in years!!!

jwsqrdplus2
08-06-2006, 06:08 PM
Dec 25-29th here!! I know it will be crazy crowds, but we were able to get a 4-night stay off sight for free thanks to DH travelling so much! We used his points.

It is a surprise trip for DDs! Still trying to figure out how to break the news!!!

ETA: Eric&Tyler'sMommy, how do you like MHAFB? DH and I met and got married there!

LOVEDISNEYLAND
08-06-2006, 06:48 PM
My husband and I are going Dec 6-14 and staying at the Best Western Anahiem Inn. I'm so excited, this will be our first time at Disneyland during christmas time, well... we won't actually be there on x-mas day but we will still get to experince the whole christmas spirit there. When are you going? :banana: :thumbsup2 Anyone else going to be at the mouses house for Christmas or are you all smarter then me avoiding the crowds but that's ok, I'll be seeing snow fall on Disney main street :dance3: :yay: :woohoo: :wave:

minnietoo
08-06-2006, 07:41 PM
We went last year for Christmas - the busiest day of the whole year. The day after is also very crowded. So get there early so you get there before the park fills up. Check about going back and forth if DL should fill up - I'm not sure if day passes can get back in once its full - anyone else know?

Don't hold your breath on the snow - its soap! But this is a fantasy - so don't be afraid to imagine. :wizard:

GailT
08-06-2006, 08:03 PM
We went last year for Christmas - the busiest day of the whole year. The day after is also very crowded. So get there early so you get there before the park fills up. Check about going back and forth if DL should fill up - I'm not sure if day passes can get back in once its full - anyone else know?

Don't hold your breath on the snow - its soap! But this is a fantasy - so don't be afraid to imagine. :wizard:

Thats for telling me it is soap, I really thought it was paper or confetti
Maybe I won't take a shower on Christmas day. :lmao: :rotfl2: :santa:

Eric&Tyler'sMommy
08-06-2006, 08:26 PM
Dec 25-29th here!! I know it will be crazy crowds, but we were able to get a 4-night stay off sight for free thanks to DH travelling so much! We used his points.

It is a surprise trip for DDs! Still trying to figure out how to break the news!!!

ETA: Eric&Tyler'sMommy, how do you like MHAFB? DH and I met and got married there!

We like it here! We have been here for nine years, right after we got married. I can't imagine living any place else. Is your family still active duty?

jwsqrdplus2
08-06-2006, 11:09 PM
We like it here! We have been here for nine years, right after we got married. I can't imagine living any place else. Is your family still active duty?

Check your PMs. Switching to PM as to not further hijack the thread!

LOLA2
08-06-2006, 11:15 PM
When is a good time to go after Christmas rush? How would say Dec 27 be?

GailT
08-07-2006, 07:04 AM
My husband and I are going Dec 6-14 and staying at the Best Western Anahiem Inn. I'm so excited, this will be our first time at Disneyland during christmas time, well... we won't actually be there on x-mas day but we will still get to experince the whole christmas spirit there. When are you going? :banana: :thumbsup2


I'll be there Dec 22-26, I am so excited I have never been there let alone at Christmas. The next time I co to Cal I woun't be doing Disney again so I am staying at the GC :santa:

tyluvsdis
08-07-2006, 11:01 AM
[FONT=Arial]We will be there Dec. 2-9 with three of our kids (leaving the baby with g-pts.) and some close friends and their three kids. We have been in Dec. four time and love this time of year. Will be our friends first time and they are so excited!

See you in "The Land" ! :cool1: :bounce:

Niele
08-07-2006, 03:44 PM
December 18 - 23rd for us at GCH. Can't wait to see the family and play in DL and DCA. Snow and all the great decorations at Disneyland - yea!!!

MOMTOCUTESTDOGEVER
08-07-2006, 10:21 PM
DH and I will be visiting our favorite place on Earth Dec. 2 - Dec. 9.

I had a nightmare last night about the new POTC. The refurbishments had me all upset.

disneegrl4eva
08-08-2006, 11:05 PM
going 11/25-12/1 so I will get to see all the christmas stuff :cloud9:

disneymom8589
08-12-2006, 01:19 AM
We're going the week before Christmas. My DH and I went last year for a weekend in December and enjoyed it so much we're bringing the kids this year! :santa:

misscampbells
08-12-2006, 10:16 AM
Just thought that I would add that my family will also be there. We are going from the 17-21st and staying at Paradise Pier. We are planning on not telling my ds (7) until we get there, which is driving my dh and I NUTS! We can't wait ourselves and seem to talk about it all the time, but also trying to keep it a secret.

Kathy

4girlsmom
08-12-2006, 10:47 AM
Just thought that I would add that my family will also be there. We are going from the 17-21st and staying at Paradise Pier. We are planning on not telling my ds (7) until we get there, which is driving my dh and I NUTS! We can't wait ourselves and seem to talk about it all the time, but also trying to keep it a secret.
We're same dates ~ same hotel. :goodvibes Last summer we pulled off a surprise trip for our girls, not telling them until we were at the top of the Grapevine (Hwy. 5). As hard as it was to keep it a secret, it was well worth it. :tinker:

MATTERHORN
08-12-2006, 01:50 PM
Our family will be there also and we cannot wait!! We will be there December 10-13, I can't believe no one else is going that week yet! Maybe that's a good sign for crowds? Hope so! December is a wonderful time to go!


Andrea

DLR29
08-13-2006, 11:22 AM
I'll be there for a day trip only. Dec. 20th or 21st

Amy_Renee
08-17-2006, 01:50 AM
Our family will be there also and we cannot wait!! We will be there December 10-13, I can't believe no one else is going that week yet! Maybe that's a good sign for crowds? Hope so! December is a wonderful time to go!


Andrea

We'll be there Dec. 12-16th, and like you I'm hoping for lighter crowds!

Mad_Kay
08-17-2006, 03:47 AM
I'm certainly pushing for it. It's the first time my family's been close enough to go to Disneyland rather than WDW, and I don't think I can wait until summer.

So, I'm diligently and subtley dropping hints. And yes, I consider, "Not now, I'm busy planning our Disney trip," subtle.

GailT
08-17-2006, 07:50 AM
I am not going now, I dont think I will ever fly again, lost $400,00 between the DL package and the airfare from LAX to vegas but I don't care, I am happy about not flying but miserable about not going on a trip...oh well, so is life, we have to roll with the punchs :wave:

jwsqrdplus2
09-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Dec 25-29th here!! I know it will be crazy crowds, but we were able to get a 4-night stay off sight for free thanks to DH travelling so much! We used his points.

It is a surprise trip for DDs! Still trying to figure out how to break the news!!!

Plans changed!

We are now going Dec 6-11, and it is no longer a surprise. DD1 has the opportunity to dance in a parade on Dec 9, so we just shifted the whole vacation! Now we are driving in on the 6th (leave after school gets out), spending the 7th (DD1's b-day!), 8th and 10th touring as a family. On the 9th, DD1 and I will be tied up with parade stuff while DH and DD2 get to go play in the parks. Then we drive home on the 11th.

Lost the element of surprise, but gained a day on the trip! And the hotel still had availability for a points stay, so still no hotel costs!!

eargal
09-05-2006, 03:23 PM
We'll be there Nov 31 to Dec 3rd!!! So very excited. It can't get here soon enough! :cool1:

mlm
09-05-2006, 04:51 PM
we're going to DL for the first time ever this christmas - Dec 28 to Jan3. We have our flights booked but are still trying to pick a hotel. So many options and so many different reviews. We can't wait to finally see what Disney is all about!!

GailT
09-05-2006, 04:55 PM
I rebooked and going again Dec 22-26 then going off to Vegas, I'm still afraid to fly and said I would never do it again but I have a new mind set, life is to short so I am going to live it while I can :thumbsup2

SorcerersApprentice
09-05-2006, 06:29 PM
We'll be there to ring in the New Year, Dec. 30- Jan. 2, at the GC !

Mary

ministrychick77
09-21-2006, 08:01 PM
i'll be there with my husband and our friend from dec. 29th to jan. 2nd. it's gonna be my husband's 25th b-day party, our first visit during the holidays, and our friend's first visit since before DCA opened... so we've got a lot on our hands...

WDWINJUNE!
09-21-2006, 08:26 PM
I'll be there Dec. 23-26th!! :banana: There will be myself, DH (36) and DD (10). We're staying at the Disneyland Hotel. My husband and I have never been to DL together so this will be a great way to spend our 1st Christmas together since getting married at WDW in April! :love:

We are so excited....but we haven't told DD yet, we're trying to keep it a secret :teeth:

Laura

Echo queen
09-21-2006, 10:20 PM
I just booked our first DL visit today :cool1: for Dec 14 to Dec 19. We will be staying at the Disneyland Hotel :wizard: . Me, dh and ds's 11 and 8 years. :cheer2:

autumnbaby9
09-21-2006, 11:10 PM
I rebooked and going again Dec 22-26 then going off to Vegas, I'm still afraid to fly and said I would never do it again but I have a new mind set, life is to short so I am going to live it while I can :thumbsup2

I glad you decide to go anyway! Life is to short to be afraid to go to DL.

I'll be there Dec 7th-12th with my friend and her family. First time doing disney without my DD5 (I'm such a mean mommy). I'm really looking forward to not having to deal with the tired crying child and having to stop for a bathroom break every 20 mins. My friend will have her three children and I told her I would help if her and her husband needed a break but the majority of the time I'm on my own. :cool1:

PattiPB
09-22-2006, 05:32 PM
I'll be there the first weekend!

This is gonna be a great year...we'll see the Christmas decorations at DL, then fly off to WDW to see what they've got!!! This is our second year hitting both coasts in December. It's AWESOME!

wendithepooh
09-22-2006, 05:54 PM
We'll be there Dec 10-16.We asked the kids if they wanted to go and have a small christmas or have a regular one.They voted for disney and a week out of school(never have taken them out like this before).DH was tired of buying video games for DS12 and him being grounded and not being able to play.DD10 and DD5 can't keep their room cleaned from all the junk,so they don't need anything else.We will get them something however.
The last time I was at DL for christmas was when I sang in the candlelight procession.It was way cool for those of you lucky enough to be there then.Our actor who told the christmas story was Craig T Nelson of Coach and Poltergeist.

Echo queen
09-22-2006, 10:55 PM
Ok, I have my ticker set and my DL passporter ordered. :thumbsup2

rosiep
09-23-2006, 12:17 AM
My Daughter and I will be there December 4th thru the 9th. I'm so excited! :banana: :banana: :banana:

funnygarcia
09-25-2006, 12:01 AM
We will fly out on Christmas Eve late night and arrive very early Christmas morning. Staying through the day on the 28th with a wee hours of the morning flight back on the 29th.
Four days in the parks, wanted more days but with the hotel prices, air prices, co-pay for DH dialysis while there, food costs, etc.... added significant cost to the trip. Shorter trip or NO trip?
Chose shorter trip! :thumbsup2

Reserved for Holiday Inn and Suites (on Walnut) at an Entertainment rate for $69/nt (found on hotel chain web site pull down menu of rate preferences, big savings!)

Wanted HoJo's but they were $149/nt !! GASP!

Hope the Holiday Inn and Suites has improved since our first trip in 2000

Hollyster2
09-25-2006, 10:43 AM
We will be there for New Year's at the GC! Dec. 29-Jan. 2!!! :sunny: