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Old 01-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Am I the only crazy who is excited to have booked a Christmas trip? We've never been at Christmas time and I am so excited to experience the whole thing. Crowds and all!

We'll arrive on Christmas Day. Planning on getting the kids new suitcases, and having them under the tree Christmas morning. The kicker is that they will already be packed and ready to go! :-)

Soooooo hoping I can pull off the surprise. If only I can keep my mouth shut for that long! :-)

Alright - who else booked at their 11 month window and can yap with me about it?!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Wow, what a great plan! Have fun planning and keep us posted.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Be happy to chat with you. Our family has done this for the past three years and this week we booked christmas at akl again. I love it even with the crowds. Good luck keeping the secret
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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We just got back from a Christmas trip and had a great time. The crowds are manageable just get to the parks early to get fast passes for popular rides. New Year's Eve was awesome and we would definitely do it again.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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Make sure to watch for the DVC Xmas tree exchange for Nov-Jan trips...
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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I have a trip booked for the beginning of December and am driving everyone crazy talking about it already lol. I can't wait!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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We will be there Dec13-27. Have done NYE that was nice. DS has wanted to do the "keys to the kingdom" tour for a few years. (must be 16) We told him he could do it for his 16th B'day it's just nice that it falls just before Christmas. Then we have DSiL and her family for gifts this year so we said. what the hey lets take them with us, 1 week only, I'm not that nice . We did the early Dec trip a few years back for DS's 7th B'day and MVMCP, but left before Christmas so here's hoping the weather's nice and it snows again on Main street.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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You are going to LOVE IT there at Christmas!! It is even more magical than Christmas itself!!

Get to the MVMCP (Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party/Parade)... that's even MORE fun!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #9
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First timers at Christmas here also. 11 month booking at BWV. We are going in March so the kids are never going to expect it. We do plan some sort of a grand surprise however not sure what we will do. We know it will be packed but so be it. Dec. 21st - 28th for us.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #10
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First timers at Christmas here also. 11 month booking at BWV. We are going in March so the kids are never going to expect it. We do plan some sort of a grand surprise however not sure what we will do. We know it will be packed but so be it. Dec. 21st - 28th for us.
Looks like we both had the same idea. Our family will also be arriving on Dec 21st at the BWV. Maybe we will run into one another.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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We've been to Disney twice at Christmas. In 2009, we arrived on 12/27 and surprised the kids on Christmas! Just this past December, we actually stayed over Christmas from 12/22-12/29! We surprised the kids when they got home from school on Friday, 12/21, and left a few hours later!

Let me just say it was the best family vacation we have ever taken! We always drive so we packed a rubbermaid full of wrapped Christmas presents. We packed Christmas lights, 2 small pre-lit Christmas trees, the stockings, and of course, Haddy our Elf on the Shelf! It was MAGICAL! The kids were thrilled when Haddy arrived! They were very worried that Santa would miss them on vacation.

Don't worry about the crowds. Enjoy yourself! Get to the parks early!! On Christmas morning, we were up at 6:00am. The kids found their stocking stuffers, but waited until mid-aftertoon to open Santa's presents!

We were walking down Main Street at 7:00am and were in line for Belle's Enchanted Tales at 7:05am. It was awesome! What a way to spend Christmas morning!





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First timers at Christmas here also. 11 month booking at BWV. We are going in March so the kids are never going to expect it. We do plan some sort of a grand surprise however not sure what we will do. We know it will be packed but so be it. Dec. 21st - 28th for us.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #12
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We are going this Christmas also. It will be our second visit at this time of year. We went in 2011 for the first time and LOVED it!! Kind of feel like that's the only time that's worth going since we've been five times since 2000 at various times of the year. Of course I'm a sucker for Christmas so that has a lot to do with it. Also, we are using our DVC for a true family vacation this year to take my two daughters, my wife, our son-in-law, and my parents to stay with us at AKV. For me, Christmas is a VERY magical time at WDW and I think my family sees my wife and I as fanatics. We love to talk Disney at all times so feel free to rattle-on!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:30 PM   #13
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Booked SSR for 12/28-1/4!!! Hoping to switch to BWV @ 7 months,but with so many people already booking it probably won't happen! I did luck up this year and got it though!! Maybe I will luck up this year too!!!
Can't wait!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:02 AM   #14
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Booked our very first Christmas trip, too! BCV for 10 nights starting December 21! Yikes! We have only ever stayed 6 nights before and always feel like we never have enough time. Hoping this will be relaxing and magical at the same time.

I had to bank, borrow and rent to get the reservation. It uses up a chunk of change to go at that time of year. I hope we don't make this a habit....
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:06 AM   #15
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Just booked Boardwalk for Dec. 25 through Jan. 1st and plan to move to the Beach Club for Jan. 1 through Jan. 5...very excited...although we've done Christmas before 2008-09 we've never gone to the parks. We were complete bums and sat by the pool for a week ~ the weather was really good that December. Hoping for a REPEAT! We plan on going to the parks too!
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