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JoJo1980
09-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Hi everyone :grouphug:

Just wondering who is going in december? and where you are all hiding your planning journals :laughing: Would love to read / chat / plan with other uk members :yay: Have found lots of US friends but not come across anyone going from the UK yet. So if you are going, please come and say hi and post a link to your planning journal :grouphug:

Obi Wan Kenobi
09-14-2009, 02:25 PM
Going out Nov 28th, but NEVER plan, ever! :happytv:

JoJo1980
09-14-2009, 02:29 PM
Going out Nov 28th, but NEVER plan, ever! :happytv:


:laughing: I'd love to be able to not plan but it just isnt in me anymore :lmao:

loobylou44
09-14-2009, 02:38 PM
We are flying out on the 14th Dec (13 weeks today!) for 2 weeks. :yay:
We have MVMCP tickets for 15th December, planning Epcot on 20th December and hopefully Candlelight Processional with Whoopi Goldberg narrating, Christmas Day we are spending the morning at the Villa, Christmas Day Brunch at Gaylord Palms 1.30pm and then onto Downtown Disney for 6pm Cirque De Soleil, boxing day going to the beach. Hoping to keep the rest fairly flexible!

waltfan1957
09-14-2009, 03:11 PM
going on the 18th for 3 weeks, only one plan to see our niece at disney, thats all we need. :yay:

martinrmn
09-14-2009, 03:19 PM
We go Dec 3rd for 2 weeks. Staying at QI Plaza for 9 nights then the Poly for 5. Planning has started but we tend to lean more towards take it as it comes. Feel free to chat.:thumbsup2

dc1964
09-14-2009, 03:42 PM
Going out Nov 28th, but NEVER plan, ever! :happytv:

7th December for us, other than booking flights and car hire and hotels dont really plan, cant possibly know months in advance what i want to see, eat or do.

Chilly
09-14-2009, 05:02 PM
I'm flying out Christmas Day.

JoJo1980
09-15-2009, 01:51 AM
Looks like there are lots of great trips coming up :goodvibes Wish I could be as laid back as you guys, but the planning demon takes over me when disney comes to mind :laughing:

eyoreaud
09-15-2009, 07:32 AM
Hi we're going in December too, been planning for ages ;) We don't overplan though and the plans we do make are always flexable ;) We're about to make our ADR's soon....wish me luck! :surfweb:

Chilly
09-15-2009, 07:50 AM
The first part i'm planned down to the second nearly but the 2nd half will be quite unplanned.

tony64
09-15-2009, 03:40 PM
We'ra off on the 21st Nov and there until the 5th Dec we have got MVMCP in the the plan and a lot of shopping ( no change there then). Not many park this trip but a few trips farther a field, St Augustine, Anna Maria island, Silver spring and a citrus grove. I will post a pre trippy a bit nearer the event.:)

Ware Bears
09-15-2009, 04:08 PM
We're off on the 16th, going to MVMCP on the 18th and hoping to do the Candlelight Processional with Whoopi on the 19th. We go on the Wonder for 3 nights on the 20th returning on the 23rd. We're planning on spending Christmas Day at MK (yes, I know it's insane but I got outvoted) and New Year's Eve at Epcot. We are also planning on going to Ice at Gaylord Palms and horseriding.

I'm getting very, very excited now that it's almost time to start booking meals. :banana: :banana: :banana:

gemmybear83
09-15-2009, 04:23 PM
We're off on the 16th, going to MVMCP on the 18th and hoping to do the Candlelight Processional with Whoopi on the 19th. We go on the Wonder for 3 nights on the 20th returning on the 23rd. We're planning on spending Christmas Day at MK (yes, I know it's insane but I got outvoted) and New Year's Eve at Epcot. We are also planning on going to Ice at Gaylord Palms and horseriding.

I'm getting very, very excited now that it's almost time to start booking meals. :banana: :banana: :banana:

Your trip sounds amazing Elaine I am SO jealous!!! (Please adopt me!)

zara
09-15-2009, 06:47 PM
All set to go on 2nd December. Taking grandkids to MVMCP and its all booked up. Staying in a townhome in Windsor Hills. Car hire booked up also.
Nothing else to do but wait till it comes round. We have our Magic your way tickets here also.
Won't be long now:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

wildwood
09-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Hi I am going on the 12th Dec home on the 26th , DS12 has said we have to do universal , DH has to go to sea world and I of course have to go and see Mickey and the gang so a quite trip has agin turned into a go every where trip but I love it , Oh and of course I also have to fit in some shopping :banana: Have a great trip everyone I love xmas in Florida altough It is a struggle covering my house in xmas lights in the heat epesically when you discover that after two hours your husband has put them on back to front :eek: and you have to start all over again a mistake I dont think he will make this year .

lynng
09-16-2009, 10:12 AM
We are going December 17th till Jan 4th, staying at the CSR.
I can't wait, I am more excited than my girls!!!:yay::yay:

DisneyB2B
09-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Hi

We are flying out on the 9th December returning on 26th (I squeezed a couple of extra days in ;)) staying in pop.

Plans so far, to do MK xmas eve, epcot xmas day 22nd Gaylord Palms ICE and hopefully doing MVMCP on 11 and 18th.

Have now booked all of my meals for our stay despite having a bit of a cow for a CM before on the phone she was so rude and wouldnt take my booking! So I called back straight away and got a lovely CM who carried out my booking straight away. :)

We are really excited now it cant come quick enough.:woohoo:

Havent done a pre TR but may need to do one as I have pretty much booked everything now and i wil need something to keep me busy for the next couple of months :goodvibes

Chilly
09-16-2009, 02:33 PM
Can you book the Candlelight Processional 90 days before, can it be in your 90+10?

DisneyB2B
09-17-2009, 08:25 AM
I've already book mine for the 10th December I cant wait! The nice CM on the phone said you get priority seating for both the candle light processional and illuminations :goodvibes

Chilly
09-17-2009, 09:17 AM
I've already book mine for the 10th December I cant wait! The nice CM on the phone said you get priority seating for both the candle light processional and illuminations :goodvibes

Did you ring more than 90 days before?

Ware Bears
09-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Claire, I'm sure it can be in your 90+10.

Although my first choice would have been Christmas Eve I can't phone from work so have chosen CP for a date when my 90 is on a weekend and I have more chance of getting it.

Please wish me luck for Sunday!

PJB71
09-17-2009, 05:18 PM
Hi

Were going in December, go 9th Dec until 30th.:)

Been going at Christmas time now for the last 8years and wouldn't want to go any other time.:dance3:

Got tickets to MVMCP for 11th and then doing a 4day DCL from 13th, havn't got anything else sorted yet!!:rolleyes1

Were on a daily countdown - what about everyone else??:woohoo::woohoo:

DisneyB2B
09-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Did you ring more than 90 days before?

yeah claire I'm sure it was 90+10 :)

Chilly
09-18-2009, 04:37 AM
Fingers crossed for Saturday 26th, thats my ADR day!

Beep
09-18-2009, 06:54 PM
We fly out on Friday 4th December and come back on the 28th. Like Chilly we have the first half planned to the max and the second half quite free.

this is what we have so far:

Saturday - free
Sunday - check into Boardwalk, meet with friends
Monday - marriage license, suit fitting, MK
Tuesday - Boardwalk (wedding stuff), House of Blues on the night
Wednesday - wedding, Yachtsman on the night and epcot
Thursday - epcot
Friday - US
Saturday - IOA
Sunday - check into POR, day free
Monday - SeaWorld
Tuesday - Busch Gardens
Wednesday - day free, night CduS and jiko
Thursday - Boca Grande
Friday - take parents to airport and day free
Phew! Rest of holiday unplanned apart from Christmas Day in epcot

We are spending the first part of the holiday with people flying from the UK for our wedding hence all the activity.

catherine
09-19-2009, 06:40 AM
We're going 1-15, we've booked all our ADRs, got tickets for Seaworld, and we're going to MVMCP on the 10th :santa:

We're not doing Candlelight Processional this time, we've done it previously and we thought it was just ok. It could have been the narrator that we had though, she was Miss America :rolleyes:

minniemouseuk
09-19-2009, 04:28 PM
We're going 6th-20th December, staying in POR, our first stay at a moderate.

We have booked MVMCP for the 10th and 15th. We've also booked the CP for 9th - going to see Andy Garcia and dinner at Biergarten!

We'll also be visiting Universal Studios and Seaworld. Not sure about Islands of Adventure yet!

The weeks seem to be going really fast now, I'm very pleased to say.

:santa:

:banana:

Ware Bears
09-20-2009, 08:07 AM
Woo hoo!! :yay: Booked our Candlelight Processional today ~ tried for Le Cellier which was all gone (I wasn't surprised) but got San Angel which we are very pleased about as we have always wanted to eat there. :wizard: Our narrator is Whoopi Goldberg. :thumbsup2

JoJo1980
09-20-2009, 02:47 PM
We've got 68 days to go :yay: We're staying at the wilderness lodge from the 27th Nov to 6th Dec and I'm soooo excited :banana:

going/again
09-20-2009, 03:26 PM
We're off on the 16th, going to MVMCP on the 18th and hoping to do the Candlelight Processional with Whoopi on the 19th. We go on the Wonder for 3 nights on the 20th returning on the 23rd. We're planning on spending Christmas Day at MK (yes, I know it's insane but I got outvoted) and New Year's Eve at Epcot. We are also planning on going to Ice at Gaylord Palms and horseriding.

I'm getting very, very excited now that it's almost time to start booking meals. :banana: :banana: :banana:

Nowhere better to spend NYE than epcot only missed one in last 9 years we were on the Wonder for that, my wife said at 11.50 that night wish we were in Epcot

Laurafoster
09-20-2009, 03:32 PM
We fly out on Friday 4th December and come back on the 28th. Like Chilly we have the first half planned to the max and the second half quite free.

this is what we have so far:

Saturday - free
Sunday - check into Boardwalk, meet with friends
Monday - marriage license, suit fitting, MK
Tuesday - Boardwalk (wedding stuff), House of Blues on the night
Wednesday - wedding, Yachtsman on the night and epcot
Thursday - epcot
Friday - US
Saturday - IOA
Sunday - check into POR, day free
Monday - SeaWorld
Tuesday - Busch Gardens
Wednesday - day free, night CduS and jiko
Thursday - Boca Grande
Friday - take parents to airport and day free
Phew! Rest of holiday unplanned apart from Christmas Day in epcot

We are spending the first part of the holiday with people flying from the UK for our wedding hence all the activity.



Sounds like a fab trip! We got married on the 5th Dec at YCG! We're going back for our 3rd Anniversary this year :cloud9:

martinrmn
09-20-2009, 04:12 PM
WHOAH!! Too much planning! Makes me feel inadequate. We are looking forward to the Poly for 5 nights and DDP. We have done Mickeys Christmas Party 3 years and although we loved it will not do it this year. We love going December time because all the Christmas decorations are up and everything is festive feeling. We just love the atmosphere!!

loobylou44
09-21-2009, 07:43 AM
Just booked Candlelight Processional for the 20th December with Whoopi Goldberg narrating - very excited!! :cool1::cool1:

Chilly
09-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Well done to those who got their CP slots.

disneyday3
09-26-2009, 03:03 PM
Going on the 12th Dec, 1 week at Fountains resort with nothing planned then..
1 week of obsessively overplanned time on the Disney Magic

does anyone have a link to the Candlenight Processional and the dates Whoopi Goldberg is there. We are taking my DM(80) this year and she LOVES Whoopi Goldberg.
I'm thinking this would be a nice surprise to book for her:goodvibes

KatieG73
09-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Hi,

We're going 28th December to 8th January - this will be our 4th time over the Christmas period. We absolutely love all of the Christmas extra's like the Osborne lights and the Candlelight Procession.

We haven't done a massive amount of 'firm' planning yet as a lot will depend on what ADR's we can get but we are definately planning to do Hoop de Doo, Candlelight Procession, Fantasmic and the ICE thing at Gaylord Palms.

Can't wait!!!!!

zara
09-27-2009, 06:26 AM
It's so exciting reading about everyone elses trip at the same time as ours.
We have never been at Christmas time before and we are really excited.
We are also hoping that the weather will be good for the little ones in the evening. We have only booked MVMCP and have park passes but don't have a specific plan as we would only keep changing it when we go there:sad2:
Too many bosses on the trip:lmao: For the ones who have been before at Xmas could you give us an idea of what to take to wear???

catherine
09-27-2009, 06:35 AM
Going on the 12th Dec, 1 week at Fountains resort with nothing planned then..
1 week of obsessively overplanned time on the Disney Magic

does anyone have a link to the Candlenight Processional and the dates Whoopi Goldberg is there. We are taking my DM(80) this year and she LOVES Whoopi Goldberg.
I'm thinking this would be a nice surprise to book for her:goodvibes

Whoopi is there 18-20th :goodvibes

T16GEM
09-27-2009, 06:52 AM
Too many bosses on the trip:lmao: For the ones who have been before at Xmas could you give us an idea of what to take to wear???


This will be our third Christmas / January trip and we always take clothes for every type of weather! Last year we had it in the 90s and were in the water parks for 3 or 4 days, but the previousl year it went down to freezing and we had to wear our British Winter Coats that we had travelled in!! So just take something for everything!

We also have two little ones, and they love it! At night they would just tend to drift off in their buggies if DH and I were wandering round the Osbourne lights etc. I don't know how old your grand kids are but if they are in a buggy I would suggest a blanket for them at night to keep warm as it dos go a little chilly.

Hope that helps!


We are flying out on the 4th Jan this year - not technically December but the decs will still be up so we will still see some of it! It's our double digit day today 99 days to go!!! :woohoo:

Ware Bears
09-28-2009, 06:56 PM
This will be our third Christmas / January trip and we always take clothes for every type of weather! Last year we had it in the 90s and were in the water parks for 3 or 4 days, but the previousl year it went down to freezing and we had to wear our British Winter Coats that we had travelled in!! So just take something for everything!



Yikes :scared1: I wasn't planning on taking our winter coats, not even to travel in. I was just going to take lighter weight waterproofs (ie. Trespass, Regatta).

Do other people take their proper winter coats?

welshdisneyfan
09-29-2009, 02:57 AM
Am going 26th Nov - 10th Dec. First time at that time of year and I'm just SOOOOOOOO excited. :cool1::woohoo::yay: Looking forward to seeing the magic of Christmas at Disney. Going to MVMCP on 8th Dec :cheer2:

disneyday3
09-30-2009, 01:18 PM
Yikes :scared1: I wasn't planning on taking our winter coats, not even to travel in. I was just going to take lighter weight waterproofs (ie. Trespass, Regatta).

Do other people take their proper winter coats?

just a thick fleece and poncho. Oh and crossed fingers.
Had one bad year in 2004 when we were never out of jeans but I've never taken a'big' coat

aaronandterri
10-02-2009, 07:22 AM
we fly out december 12th and come home Jan 7th, were at our villa till new years day then change to the boardwalk for the last week.
Ive booked chef mickeys, le cellier, ohanas for xmas eve, hope to watch firworks from the beach afterwards (if its warm enough) wispering caynon and a few others have tickets for ice at gaylord palms on 17th, hoping to do a few days at the beach while hubby fishes but thats not booked yet.

TraceyL
10-02-2009, 06:05 PM
We're also going for Christmas (first time) :cool1:

Fly out on 16th December (via Newark) & return (via Houston) on New Years Day with Continental

Car is booked with Car on the Drive
Staying in a fab villa called Mickey's Mansion on Bella Vida

We've bought 3+3 day MYW tickets for Disney & have planned a day in DHS (Osbourne Lights), a day in MK (Pirates League & Wishes Dessert Party) and DF's birthday in Epcot (Teppan Edo/Candlelight Processional with Angela & Courtney)

We have Seaworld & Universal APs & will spend a couple of mornings in SW (to ride Manta) and 2 days in Universal with a stop over in HRH (club level)

Hoping to do ICE with lunch at Villa De Flora sometime between Christmas & New Year & a whole lot of shopping :thumbsup2

Ware Bears
10-03-2009, 04:13 AM
I love the name of your villa! :thumbsup2

We were thinking of eating at Villa de Flora after we have been to Ice. Do you know how much it is per person?

loobylou44
10-03-2009, 10:37 AM
We are eating at Villa De Flora on Christmas Day having the christmas day burnch which is a buffet, and that is $45 for an adult but I'm afraid I don't know how much it is other days.