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mAlien13
11-07-2006, 08:00 PM
Our first day in the park will be Sunday, December 10th, and our last will be Friday the 15th. We picked this week because we are taking this trip as a Christmas event and yet I have read that this should be before the holiday rush and still during the least busy time of the year. A friend of my mother's told her that it is very busy that time, just as busy as late December/early January. Does anyone who traveled during that time have an opinion?

disneegrl4eva
11-07-2006, 08:10 PM
Our first day in the park will be Sunday, December 10th, and our last will be Friday the 15th. We picked this week because we are taking this trip as a Christmas event and yet I have read that this should be before the holiday rush and still during the least busy time of the year. A friend of my mother's told her that it is very busy that time, just as busy as late December/early January. Does anyone who traveled during that time have an opinion?



I think your gonna have a pretty good trip there....kids arent out for the holidays yet and its during the week minus Sun and the following Fri...you should do alright for yourself :thumbsup2

MATTERHORN
11-07-2006, 08:13 PM
That's the same time we will be there!!! Arriving December 10-13, I cannot wait. We went the same week in 2004, the weekdays before schools got out and it was wonderful. Mostly walk ons with very little wait times. This year could be different as attendance has picked up in general since 2004, but I think we are going at a great time!

See you there!

Andrea

MATTERHORN
11-07-2006, 08:15 PM
Oh I forgot, yeah the only days I would worry about are Sunday the day we get there, and for you Friday will probably be pretty busy. I am so excited, and posting to you has made me even more so. Have you made any PS's?

mAlien13
11-07-2006, 08:22 PM
Thanks, Lynn!! I'm glad to hear that it should be low pop...that's what I was hoping for!!

Yeah, MATTERHORN!! I hope we do get to walk right on the rides, it's easier to ride more that way. We haven't made any PS's yet, we are thinking about BB, but I keep hearing so many mixed reviews about the quality and service there of late. I think we will try it anyway. How about you?

Oh, P.S., are you driving or flying?

MATTERHORN
11-07-2006, 08:28 PM
We are driving! It's only a 4 hour drive from Vegas, thank goodness. We have made PS's for our favorites, Storyteller's Cafe for breakfast, Carnation Cafe for lunch, and we are going to try Ralph Brennan's this time for a dinner. Also I would like to make it to Hook's Pointe, but I may have to save that for another trip!

I am just excited that it's December and they have fireworks EVERY night. That's my kinda fun!

mAlien13
11-07-2006, 10:57 PM
Really?!? I assumed that since it was still a slow season fireworks would only be on the weekend. That's great news! :yay:

emo41305
12-02-2006, 06:12 PM
That is also the time frame i will be traveling down, I didnt have a choice as to when i took the vacation but i thought it would be a great time considering the kiddo's are still in school.. The last WDW trip I took was in July, and it was packed ! but it helped alot that my grandpa was with us ( handicapped) and we got to go straight thru the lines in the handi capped line :) this time i'll have to wait in line.. so hopefully i wont be waiting too long.

Pink Disney
12-02-2006, 07:52 PM
I haven't travelled at this time before, but I am travelling Dec. 10-14 this time. We picked this time because it is supposedly a slower time, so here's hoping. Enjoy your trip mAlien13, MATTERHORN, and emo41305. :Pinkbounc Also, MATTERHORN, have you been to Ralph Brennan's before? If so, how do you like it? I have heard mixed reviews, but have been considering it. Thanks. :thumbsup2

mAlien13
12-02-2006, 09:24 PM
Yeah!!! It's getting so close now, I am so very excited...when I'm not completely panicked about all that I still have to do, that is!!! LOL :rotfl:

wendithepooh
12-02-2006, 11:21 PM
We'll be there the 10-16.We are very excited.I haven't been at Christmas time in over 20 years(boy, I'm getting old,even though I feel 25,except my body feels 80.lol.)

I remember the good old days driving from Las Vegas.Now we have a 12 hour drive.Yuck!Oh well it could always be worse.

Hope everyone has a good time.Make sure you was your hands 30 times a day so everyone is healthy.It would stink to get sick now.Thank heavens my kids were sick over Thanksgiving.Never thought I would be thankful for that. :confused3

eatmypixiedust
12-03-2006, 12:17 AM
I'll be there on the 15th with my boyfriend. He rarely gets any time off and we both work late so this will be fun! :banana:

MATTERHORN
12-03-2006, 03:54 PM
, MATTERHORN, and emo41305. :Pinkbounc Also, MATTERHORN, have you been to Ralph Brennan's before? If so, how do you like it? I have heard mixed reviews, but have been considering it. Thanks. :thumbsup2


Nope I have not been there before. Walked by many many times and just am not sure about the menu. I really don't DO spicy so I'm not sure how well I would eat there, but I love the atmosphere and would like to try it. Only a few more days to go!!!!! See ya there :wave2:


Andrea

Pink Disney
12-05-2006, 12:31 AM
Thanks MATTERHORN. I agree it is a great atmosphere. 6 Days! :Pinkbounc See ya! :banana:

mAlien13
12-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Make sure you was your hands 30 times a day so everyone is healthy.It would stink to get sick now.Thank heavens my kids were sick over Thanksgiving.Never thought I would be thankful for that. :confused3
:sad2: :sad2: :sad2: We've been so careful, washing hands and using sanitizer, and still my entire family began to sniffle 4-5 days ago...I immediately began force feeding everyone Cold-Eeze, but alas, we all worsened quickly and we were basically in bed the past three days. *sniff* Now, everyone but myself and my youngest DS are recovering quickly. It always takes he and I longer. We are not letting it dampen our Disney spirits, though!! We are determined to be in full health by Sunday!!! :banana: :banana:

Albort
12-06-2006, 04:44 PM
WOrd of warning though, it is the last week to use restricted APs AND the last week for Cast members to use their passes... so there might be a crap load of ppl.

Dis Ohana
12-06-2006, 05:03 PM
WOrd of warning though, it is the last week to use restricted APs AND the last week for Cast members to use their passes... so there might be a crap load of ppl.

I think you might be right, Albort. I noticed that the hours were extended for that week. Wed is 9:00 - 9:00; Thursday is 9:00 - 11:00. I'm hoping it won't be too crazy..

mAlien13
12-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Wow, I'm glad you said something. I knew they'd increased the hours to 9:00pm for the week, but I didn't realize they'd changed Thursday to 11:00pm. Thanks for the heads up!! :thumbsup2

This is the second trip in a row that I have planned during off season, supposedly the slowest times of the year, and then a ticket promotion of some kind has drastically increased the expected attendance. Kind of bums me out, we were hoping for low pop during our trip this time. :confused3

Pink Disney
12-07-2006, 09:01 PM
This is also my second year planning an "off-season trip", mAlien13. Hopefully it will not be as busy as when we went last year! Maybe there is no more "off-season" at Disneyland. Anyways, hope you all have an awesome trip! :Pinkbounc

mAlien13
12-08-2006, 12:02 AM
Thank you..it is almost time!!! :thumbsup2

mesbijoux
12-08-2006, 01:13 AM
We'll be here from the 10th thru the 15th as well! We choose this week in hopes of it being less crowded (we'll see what happens).

I'm going to renew my subscription to RideMax and see if we can't get a little more done each day should there be massive crowds.

Have fun everyone!!!

ceejay13
12-08-2006, 07:49 PM
We will be there the 10th and 11th. We just got back from 13 days at WDW today and had a previously planned business trip to Las Vegas for the 10th - 14th. We changed jobs and still had our plane tickets so we are flying to Vegas and then driving Sunday night to Anaheim staying 2 nights and driving back late on Tuesday. We have to do the Holiday tour before we leave and they only had spots at the late tour on Tuesday. Can't wait!