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fairykin 03-17-2009 07:36 PM

Are You planning a trip to Disneyland in December?
 
Hi Hi...:goodvibes

I'm starting a thread for all those who are juuuuuuuuuuust beginning to plan a trip in December.
We went last year and it really made the christmas season extra special.
Now comes the fun part, the planning.. and the hard part..the saving!:rotfl:
So if You are thinking of going in December.. Welcome to this thread!
We can share info about events, the candelight procession.. the christmas tour, anybody gone on it ? care to share your experience, cost and what you do on it?
Hotels... where are you staying?
Whose going?
Whats your goal to save for the trip?
I'll post all my stuff too!
I just thought if those of us who are going got together we could share the info we found in one thread.:thumbsup2

Here is the Updated Disneyland Christmas List, are You on it?

http://i31.tinypic.com/10p37k3.jpg
:santa: Holiday Magic at Disneyland :santa:

rangermom..........Thanksgiving week, DLH
DizMe................11/19-22: 19th@ FFI and 20-22@GCH
spookygirl...........11/19 thru 11/22nd, Hampton Inn Suites
Hockey_Mom.......11/20th thru 11/21st, Grand Californian Villas
Ozenigma...........11/23rd thru 12/11th, Hojo's
Disneygirls3........11/27th thru 12/5th, Hojo's Kids Suite
Mouseaholic........11/29 thru 12/5th, Grand Cali Villas, 2 Bedroom
Disney4metoo.....11/29th thru 12/2nd, Grand Californian Villas
Jadedarkstar.......11/29th thru 12/2nd, Hojo's
JoyToTheWorld....11/29th thru 12/6th, Disneyland HoteL
dazedandconfused..Nov-Dec. Dates not confirmed yet.
daisyand2goofygirls....11/29th thru 12/4th, HoJo's Kids Suite
Alliemaree..........11/30th thru 12/2nd, Carosel Inn
happysmyly.........11/30th thru 12/2, Fairfield Inn
techno...............11/30th thru 12/4th
kaoden39...........11/30 thru 12/4th, Hojos
soak01..............11/30 thru 12/4th, Doubletree Suites.
calanniebu.........11/30th thru 12/4th, Grand Californian
techno...............11/30th thru 12/4th
flamegirl............11/30th thru 12/5th, Paradise Pier Hotel
MiJiliani Mouser...12/1st thru 11th, Disneyland Hotel
prettyprincessbelle.......2nd thru 5th, Motel 6 Maingate
disneylovingfamily:4.....2nd thru 5th, Paradise Pier Hotel
kkbeaton........... 2nd thru 4th, Grand Californian Villas
txtwins20000......2nd thru 7th, Disneyland Hotel
Tasmen..............3rd thru 7th, Disneyland Hotel
Bill Brown...........3rd thru 10th, an area hotel
MaryJo...............4th thru 6th
CaliforniaDreamer..4th thru 6th
disney-inspired....4th thru 6th
toocherie...........4th thru 6th, Grand Californian Villas
Tinkermell..........4th thru 6th, Grand Californian
Stacerita.... ......she's not sure but we want her to go Dec. 4th -6th
Disneynerd420........4th thru 7th, Park Vue Inn
cheshiregirl.......4th-7th and also closer to christmas
Psymonds.........5th thru 7th
cookie55...........5th thru 8th, Disneyland Hotel
harpetj.............5th thru 9th, Grand Californian Villas
liesel................5th thru 9th, Hojo's
nighthawks........5th thru 11th
vettegirl............5th thru 11th, Disneyland Hotel, theme park view
goldies_5...........5th thru 12th, Paradise Pier Hotel
Disneylandsmiles...5th thru 13th, Grand Californian
katink................6th thru 7th, Grand Californian
KuzcoShrugs.........6th thru 10th, Grand Californian
PDJPrinceCharming..6th thru 10th, PPH
justkeepswimming..6th thru 10th, Grand Californian Villas
kc10family........6th thru 10th, Disneyland Hotel
Mom2micayla.....6th thru 11th, Paradise Pier
Disneymomma81..7th thru 8th
lorieintuscon......7th thru 11th, Grand Californian
mymonkies........7th thru 11th
spacemermaid....7th thru 11th, Stoval's
haydenshope.....7th thru 12th, Paradise Pier Hotel
sitka.................7th thru 12th, Hojo's
loreintuscon.......7th thru 12th, Grand Californian
3TinksandanEeyore... 8th thru 13th, Disneyland Hotel
Dad_of_4_girls..........9th thru 12th, Desert Palms hotel and suites
Eeee-va..................9th thru 13th, Hojo's
Kungaloosh22...........9th thru 13th, Hojo's
vickiea....................9th thru 16th, Park Vue Inn
Sunshine56..............10th thru 13th, Best Western 2 Bedroom suite
Spixydust.................10th thru 13th, DisneyLand Hotel
JPFamilymom...........10th thru 13th, Hojo's
mvf-m116................10th thru 13th, Best Western Park Place Inn
KittySkyFish............. 10th thru 14th, Fairfield Inn
karylyrocks...............10th thru 14th, Anabella
zakerdog..................10th ( 4 nights at Candy Cane Inn and 4 nights at Disneyland Hotel)
kkbeaton2................11th thru 13th, Grand Californian Villas
Disneytinkfan............11th thru 15th,
toocherie and fairykin.11th thru 13th, Paradise Pier
PixieWings71............11th thru 17th, Peacock
ukstitch...................11th thru 19th, Hojo's
Sherry_E..................12th thru 13th
lulubelle..................12th thru 14th, Paradise Pier
kerickson.................12th thru 14th, Sheraton and the Villas@GC
Spiderdust...............12th thru 14th, Hojo's, Pirate Suite
Timon_and_Pumba.....12th thru 14th, Hojo's Pirate Suite
aandjmama...............12th thru 17th, Hojo's kid suite
rpezz.......................13th thru 17th, Crowne Plaza
cutedisneygirly..........13th thru 17th, Disneyland Hotel
Eeyore's wife.............12th thru 19th, Hojo's
HeyMy......................13th thru 16th, Hojo's
dlawallace.................13th thru 16th, Disneyland Hotel
Disneymama09...........13th thru 18th
Niele.........................13th thru 18th, Grand Californian
my2mickeykids............13th thru 18th, Hojo's
Beck_&_the Beast........13th thru 19th, Hojo's
Kennyswife........Mid December, Candy Cane Inn
Hound_109................14th
Lights_Out................14th thru 16th
Wendi2000................14th thru 16th, Hojo's
love2go3disney2.........14th thru 18th, Paradise Pier
Timon_n_Pumba.........14th thru 18th, Hojos' Pirate Suite
lilianddomsmom.........14th thru 19th, Desert Inn and Suites
Leofoenget................15th
Anater......................15th thru 17th, Hojo's
slg............................15th thru 22nd, Hojo's
oscarkitty1................7 days at the Poly in WDW
QueenDoOver............17th thur 22th, Pirate Suite at HoJo's
prncssmel.................17th thru 23rd, Quality Inn
JennisSilly.................18th thru 20th, Paradise Pier Hotel
Queenof5.................18th thru 20th
3Minnies1Mickey........18th thru 21st, Hampton, ds 1st Birthday
dawnrose..................18th thru 22nd, DD's birthday
FourOrchards............18th thru 22nd, Grand Californian
teacherlisa1978.........18th thru 22nd, Embassy Suites Anaheim South
odc146 ....................18th thru 23rd, Grand Californian
disneymom8589.........18th thru 23rd, Holiday Inn
Karlzmom.................19th thru 20th
algamble..................19th thru 23rd, Disneyland Hotel
Turtle31...................19th thru 23rd, Residence Inn Marriott
farmgro....................20th thru 21st, DL hotel & Dec.22thru 26th, GCV
carebee21.................20th thru 23rd, Hojo's
LesleyP.....................20th thru 26th, Anaheim Marriott
kennasmommie...........20th thru 28th, Hojo's Kids suite
TiggerCate................21st thru 24th
artman.....................21st thru 26th, Embassy Suites
mommato4...............21st thru 28th, Hojo's
DVC200V..................22nd thru 26th, DVC 2bedroom villa
stacieberry...............22nd thru 29th, Anaheim Marriot
MsStinkerbelle..........23rd thru 30th, Anaheim Hilton.
ladylyons.................23th thur 28th, Anaheim Plaza or Hojos
ms_disney_freak........24th thru 1/3,
Disneyland_Fan.........24th thru 29th, Annabelle Hotel
tskbaskets...............26th thru 1/1st, Grand Californian
Dsmurf16..................26th thru 1/2, Marriott, Rose bowl parade
wintergreen..............27 thru 29th, DLH
jnjusoioa.................27th thru 1/1st, HoJo's
carmel.....................27th thru 1/2nd, HoJo's
casiland...................29th thru 1/2nd
LittleBoPeep.............29th thru 1/6th, Hojo's
smiley_face2............29th thru 1/9th, Hojo's
mom2pirateNpooh.....30th thru Jan 2nd, Hojo's
3~lil~fishies.............30th thru Jan. 3rd

~*~To Be Added to the List when dates added~*~
Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho.
JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister
Andrew's_Princess
Disneyfairytale
Cristabelita
Daisyand2GoofyGirls
Sleepless Knight
HurlySweety
fayt19

fairykin 03-17-2009 07:48 PM

Here is some information that Disboard had posted about last year's Christmas tour.. when we find out the updated prices.. i'll edit this post to reflect it.


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‘Holiday Time at Disneyland’ - (Seasonal)


Disneyland's 'Holiday Time at Disneyland' is a guided tour filled with holiday history, legend and customs of cultures throughout the world. You'll learn how these traditions are a part of Disneyland's holiday heritage.

Tour Highlights:

Priority boarding on two holiday themed attractions
Sweet treat and beverage
Collectible trading pin
Collectible Tour Tag Ornament
Reserved seating for 'A Christmas Fantasy Parade'
Price: $59 per person

20% discount for Deluxe/Premium Annual Passholders, AAA Members and Disney Visa Cardholders

Tours are offered daily at 10:00am with a capacity of 20 guests per tour. Each tour lasts approximately two and half hours. Valid Disneyland Park admission is required. Reservations can be made by calling 1-714-781-4400 up to 30 days in advance
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Tour Recommendation By Oscarkitty1
Quote:

Originally Posted by oscarkitty1 (Post 30879241)

We took the Holiday Tour last year. Since you will have grandchildren with you, I would absoultely recommend the tour. You will get reserved seats for the Christmas parade. There were two little girls in our group, and during the parade, nearly every character that was walking came over and paid special attention to the two girls! Snowmen, Reindeer, the Stepsisters, gingerbread men, it was great! Those two little girls were having the time of their life!

Plus you get a pin, a yummy gingerbread cookie and hot chocolate! :thumbsup2

Happy planning! :goodvibes

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Closures and refurbishments

Opera House is closed until Mr. Lincoln returns December, 2009.
Disney's World of Color viewing area on the south side of the bay is supposed to open December 12, 2009.
Starting January 2010 the area from the CALIFORNIA sign to Sunshine Plaza will be undergoing changes. CALIFORNIA sign will be removed and a Pan Pacific Theater type of turnstiles area will be installed. The current DCA turnstiles will be removed and the front area extended out to the new turnstile location. The Red Car Trolley line is supposed to be put in and the monorail bridge and shop facades will be rethemed.
Point Mugu Tattoo, Man Hat N Beach, and Sideshow Shirts will close Fall, 2009 and reopen in 2010.
Mullholland Madness is scheduled for retheming and closure in early January, 2010.
Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack is scheduled to close permanently on May 26th, 2009.
S.S. rustworthy removal is scheduled for removal Septembre, 2009 and no later than March, 2010.
Removal of Pizza Oom Mow Mow and Burger Invasion, addition of a grill type of restaurant. Scheduled to start Fall, 2009 and finish by March 2010.
Souvenir 66 and Corn Dog Castle close June 1, 2009 and may not be back until 2011. Try getting a corndog at at the red wagon near Plaza Inn.
July 27, 2009 is the beginning of a year long closure of the Orange Stinger while it is getting a refurbishment, new theming, and a covered walkway.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

fairykin 03-17-2009 07:51 PM

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Disneyland's "Christmas Candlelight Procession"
December 6, 7, 2008
This Disneyland holiday tradition takes place on Main Street U.S.A. and features a full Orchestra, Christmas Tree Chorus performing renditions of traditional Christmas songs and a retelling of the Christmas Story narrated by a different celebrity each year.

fairykin 03-17-2009 07:52 PM

Santa’s Reindeer Round-up
(November 21, 2008 thru January 4, 2009)

"Santa's Reindeer Round-Up" located at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Reindeer for Christmas ‘Western Style’. Real reindeer in the corral, crafts, reindeer games and dancing make this a Disneyland Holiday must see for the children in your family. Make sure your little one’s have that list ready for Santa!

fairykin 03-17-2009 07:57 PM

here is the Disneyland Resort link page for the Christmas Holiday Season.. Just click everynow and then to find an update on things offered for Dec. 2009:goodvibes

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disn...entPage&bhcp=1

here's a link to another Disboard thread of Christmas ..

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2262171

MommyWithDreams 03-17-2009 08:11 PM

I'll join in here.... we are planning on going 12/9-12/11. We are staying at HOJO's. I have never been to DL at Christmas time and I have ALWAYS wanted to. The best part about this trip...I am keeping it a surprise for my son!

pixleyyy 03-17-2009 08:22 PM

We're planning Dec. 4-11. We have Disney view room ressies at the Hojo. We're excited to see DLR at Christmastime!!!

jnjusoioa 03-17-2009 08:27 PM

I will jump on board, I will be there from Dec. 27-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo and am so excited to DLR at Christmas. Can't wait!!!:goodvibes

wendylady36 03-17-2009 08:29 PM

I wanna go!

I'd love to make it to see all the decorations, but if it doesn't happen, then it doesn't happen!

Happy planning all you Decemberians!

fairykin 03-18-2009 07:39 AM

:grouphug: Big Hugssssss all around!
Watch here for Updates!
Here is where we will post the list of who's going, when and where they are staying.
Just in case anyone is going at the same time and wants to share a cup of hotchocolate!




pixelyy.........Dec. 4-11. We have Disney view room ressies at the Hojo.
Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9-11. We are staying at HOJO's.
dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th
jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
fairykin......Dec.{ need to check and see when families ap's expire} ??
Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho...Dec. { Not sure yet, but reaLLy wanting to go}
JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister.. Dec. { not sure yet, but Super really wanting to go}
Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}

fairykin 03-18-2009 07:41 AM

This spot saved for additional information about events at the park when Disney Releases it.:thumbsup2

fairykin 03-18-2009 07:45 AM

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh Mommy with Dreams! So glad you got to go on the girls only Disboard trip, it was alot of fun!

Great to meet you pixelyy.. cute name.. Disneyland is sooo pretty at christmas! We went this past year and loved it.

jnjusoiosa... how fun to have this trip to plan for and look forward to! i'm so excitted too!

Wendylady.. you are my long lost Disney daughter.. you NeeeeeeeeeeeD to go too.. plus you can help me with the three little grandbabies.

oscarkitty1 03-18-2009 08:10 AM

We will most likely be going! If WDW extends their current deal, we'll go there, cause I sooo want to see the Osbourne lights and the gingerbread house at the GF!

If not, we will come to DLR. Either way, I have to get my Disney Christmas fix! :santa:

We took the Holiday Tour last year. Since you will have grandchildren with you, I would absoultely recommend the tour. You will get reserved seats for the Christmas parade. There were two little girls in our group, and during the parade, nearly every character that was walking came over and paid special attention to the two girls! Snowmen, Reindeer, the Stepsisters, gingerbread men, it was great! Those two little girls were having the time of their life!

Plus you get a pin, a yummy gingerbread cookie and hot chocolate! :thumbsup2

Happy planning! :goodvibes

fairykin 03-18-2009 08:28 AM

Hey there Miss Vicki!
I really appreciate your review of the Christmas tour and I posted your review beneath the info on the tour so it can help others:thumbsup2 You sold me:rotfl: ...we just went on the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour and it was really great.. i would highly recommend that.
I added you to the trip list.. when you find out where you are going we can update that:goodvibes. Disney does christmas sooooooOOooo SpeciaL!
I Love Grand Floridian, it holds so many happy memories for our family, we would stay there when our children were little. Now we live closer to Disneyland than WDW so noooooo Grand Floridian.

fairykin 03-18-2009 09:10 AM

Things I need to do...

1. See if there is a school calendar out, as all three grandchildren will be in school. So we will have to go over a thurs, friday, sat, sun. Or go friday night, sat morning, sun, monday and go home tuesday?

2. Check expiration dates on annual passes for the kids and my mom, book trip around that.

3. Open long term savings for this trip.

4. Begin using southwest airlines card to acrue rapid reward free flights { have 1 need 5 more}


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