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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #3601
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We returned from our trip yesterday and had the most magical time! We spent around 33 hours in the parks over a 2 1/2 day period, not counting time spent in Downtown Disney, so we hit things pretty hard.

I'm now paying for it as I have a sore throat and a pretty sore body.

Being a WDW vet and this being my first DL trip ever, I was very impressed and LOVED it.

WDW is still my home away from home, but we are going to be visiting DL at LEAST once per year, if not twice from here on out, and most definitely during the holiday season (but next time probably BEFORE Thanksgiving/December, or at least not during the CP).

I'll be writing a TR about it very soon (still wading through my 1500 photos I took), so maybe I'll post a link here once it's started.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #3602
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Hi! Our group of 5 will be on that tour as well.
I just noticed you're going the same dates as us from Canada too.
We're also NYE but at 1.15 , the other option was 1215. I'm guessing that would give us the earlier parade, but I don't know - did't realise they ran the tour 3 times/day!

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #3603
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Hi all. Hubby and I went to DL for the weekend. I thought I would post a picture of the Candlelight t-shirts sold on event days. I did buy one for myself although we didn't attend the performance.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #3604
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I just don't typically do many typical pictures on our trip and the idea of standing in line after rides at the ride photo booth sounds like no fun at all. I have only ever once bought a ride photo and that's cause my guys all made funny faces at once and it was just too perfect to pass up.

I was there last week and there were NO lines at any of the ride photo booths ever. If you have the card (which I didn't but wish I did have) maybe that would prompt your guys to plan on making more funny faces of different kinds on each ride. Just a thought.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #3605
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Sherry, did you notice ay of the demitasse cup desserts this year? I saw the pictures from last year... they look so cute. They are on my souvenier list; I hope they still have them! Thanks!
I had one today at the Jolly Holiday Bakery. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #3606
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Hi all. Hubby and I went to DL for the weekend. I thought I would post a picture of the Candlelight t-shirts sold on event days. I did buy one for myself although we didn't attend the performance.

Did you happen to notice if the sweatshirt was a hoodie with a zipper or a pullover? My DH loves to get a pullover every trip, and I'd love to get him THIS one!!

Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #3607
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Just want to chime in that I booked the 3:15 Holiday Tour for NYE bright & early this morning! So excited!! Hopefully our tour guide has some Moses-like crowd parting skills!

Has anyone been on the tour this year with a mini review to share? I'm most interested in what (if anything) they do at DCA.

Hi all we will be there too : ) all th way from Texas surprising our kids Xmas morning with a trip
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #3608
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Did you happen to notice if the sweatshirt was a hoodie with a zipper or a pullover? My DH loves to get a pullover every trip, and I'd love to get him THIS one!!

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Hi Avery's mom! I can't remember if it was a pull over or if was zippered. I think (I am not absolutely sure) it was a pullover. The other side has woman's shirts (curvy with a v-neck) and another item. There may be both. I was interested in the t-shirts. I have tons of jackets and sweaters from DL. I really don't need another.

Disney Parks Blog featured the design for Candlelight merchandise in one of their postings. Maybe they mentioned a list of items with the logo. You can read the posting by clicking on this link: Disney parks Blog 2012 Candlelight Ceremony Merchandise at Disneyland Park Hope that helps.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #3609
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Oh I forgot to add the 2013 Sorcerer Mickey ornament I saw at the Acorn gift shop. The CM at the gift shop told me they have only been out for a week.



I didn't see this ornament at every shop that carried ornaments. May be a hard one to find but I think worth getting when you see. The ornaments at the Acorn gift shop were almost gone by the time I left the resort. I mean I bought two myself. (Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite and I have two Christmas trees)
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #3610
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Oh I forgot to add the 2013 Sorcerer Mickey ornament I saw at the Acorn gift shop. The CM at the gift shop told me they have only been out for a week.



I didn't see this ornament at every shop that carried ornaments. May be a hard one to find but I think worth getting when you see. The ornaments at the Acorn gift shop were almost gone by the time I left the resort. I mean I bought two myself. (Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite and I have two Christmas trees)

This is a cute ornament, however this was my pet peeve at WDW last year.. Why the next year's dates on so many ornaments?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:07 AM   #3611
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I'm getting super excited for my trip now, I have a hotel booked to be at the parks ready for opening and I have my photo pass plus ordered and one of my freinds is coming with me now (I thought it was going to be more fo a solo trip). going to see how many photo's I can get, my third day (and last day) is down as "Any missed shows/parades/rides plus photo and shopping day".

I keep checking back to try and pre order our World of Color picnic and January isn't showing up on the options yet but it's under 30 days, is that just Disney being slow?

Also if Fantasmic and the parades are not listed for the begining of January by now I take it they aren't showing? I don't mind missing Fantasmic as I've seen it at WDW but my freinds never been to any Disney parks and it would have been nice to show her. I kinda hoped we would still have a parade, just missing Santa and Mrs Claus or something considering we are going before the 6th. (I'm doing DCA 2nd, DL 3rd and both on 4th)
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:16 AM   #3612
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Oh I forgot to add the 2013 Sorcerer Mickey ornament I saw at the Acorn gift shop. The CM at the gift shop told me they have only been out for a week.

I didn't see this ornament at every shop that carried ornaments. May be a hard one to find but I think worth getting when you see. The ornaments at the Acorn gift shop were almost gone by the time I left the resort. I mean I bought two myself. (Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite and I have two Christmas trees)
OOOh that looks nice, I'm glad theres some 2013 bits out already seeing as I'm there in the first couple of days of the new year, thanks for the picture.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:27 AM   #3613
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I keep checking back to try and pre order our World of Color picnic and January isn't showing up on the options yet but it's under 30 days, is that just Disney being slow?
It could be Disney being slow. I haven't heard of them discontinuing the picnics, and I actually think they're offering similar picnic packages for Fantasmic! seating in Disney's Hollywood Studios in WDW. But that said, it's POSSIBLE they could discontinue them. They already stopped selling one of the meals (the only one I was interested in trying! ) So now the only reason I personally would buy a picnic would be if I couldn't get to the park by 11 AM or so that day. World of Color Fastpasses are easy to come by nowadays and even on a busy day, I think you can get them?

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Also if Fantasmic and the parades are not listed for the begining of January by now I take it they aren't showing? I don't mind missing Fantasmic as I've seen it at WDW but my freinds never been to any Disney parks and it would have been nice to show her. I kinda hoped we would still have a parade, just missing Santa and Mrs Claus or something considering we are going before the 6th. (I'm doing DCA 2nd, DL 3rd and both on 4th)
Disney is always slow in updating their calendars. Things are very much subject to change a month out so I wouldn't worry. I'm not sure if parades go down for a day or three to transition out from the Christmas parade to the regular parade? Either way, the 6th is still Christmastime if I recall correctly. And no promises, but Fantasmic! isn't scheduled to be down until the 7th. http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/plan.htm#rehab

If the show isn't showing by the 6th suppose you could call the line for Fantasmic! dessert packages and ask if they're available on the 6th to confirm the show will be playing. Dining often has their schedules before the website.

Our Fantasmic! is more magical than WDW's, provided you can sit on the ground or stand, so I'd definitely see it if you can. Have a great trip!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #3614
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Hey Sherry! In your photos from 11/12 in the merchandise photos (post 3451) you have a photo of a Christmas tshirt (red - says "The merriest place on Earth - 2012") Do you know if it was available in kids sizes (youth)? Or just Adults? Or does anyone else know?

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We returned from our trip yesterday and had the most magical time! We spent around 33 hours in the parks over a 2 1/2 day period, not counting time spent in Downtown Disney, so we hit things pretty hard.

I'm now paying for it as I have a sore throat and a pretty sore body.

Being a WDW vet and this being my first DL trip ever, I was very impressed and LOVED it.

WDW is still my home away from home, but we are going to be visiting DL at LEAST once per year, if not twice from here on out, and most definitely during the holiday season (but next time probably BEFORE Thanksgiving/December, or at least not during the CP).

I'll be writing a TR about it very soon (still wading through my 1500 photos I took), so maybe I'll post a link here once it's started.
Please post a link! We are WDW vets as well who now hold a special affection for DL. I'd live to share your trip.
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