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Old 10-22-2009, 11:31 PM   #91
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After spending several Holiday Seasons at WDW, I decided to give DLR a try this year. This thread has me sooo excited I'm spending Christmas '09 at Disneyland!! I've never visited DLR, let alone seen it during the holidays and I can't wait!!!

I love seeing all the pics! It's helping to build my excitment!


I'm noticing sweatshirts, coats, and blue jeans in the pics. Christmas time at WDW is shorts weather. I'm guessing Anaheim isn't that warm in December?
Yes, it can be chilly in December and the temps can drop fast once it gets dark. One thing to keep in mind is that the park is open for hours after it's dark so there will be a good period of park time when you'll want a coat or jacket.

We plan for all weather and bring layerable clothing. I come with everything from short sleeves to a ski jacket w/ cap and scarf.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #92
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Yes, it can be chilly in December and the temps can drop fast once it gets dark. One thing to keep in mind is that the park is open for hours after it's dark so there will be a good period of park time when you'll want a coat or jacket.

We plan for all weather and bring layerable clothing. I come with everything from short sleeves to a ski jacket w/ cap and scarf.
I agree, definitely plan on bringing layers. You never know what you'll get in the way of weather in December in So Cal. You might have beautiful 70 degree days (though it will still get quite chilly once the sun goes down, as Kittyskyfish wrote) or you might get cold, windy, and rainy. I'm game for whatever the weather brings as long as I'm in Disneyland! I'll probably start finalizing our clothes packing lists once we are within the 10 day forecast zone.

Here's a link to a thread about the weather in Anaheim: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=23004158
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:04 PM   #93
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I'm game for whatever the weather brings as long as I'm in Disneyland!
I agree with you there!! Hot & humid, rainy & cold...I can handle it all as long as I'm at a Disney Park!
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:53 PM   #94
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Please could someone tell me if Disneyland has a Christmas Party on selected dates (like they have at Magic Kingdom, where you pay a fee for a wristband and stay there after the park is closed to the public, with additional shows/parades etc)? If so, is it available to anyone or just Disney hotel guests?

I've searched and can't find any mention of it anywhere.
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They have a Christmas parade, Christmas fireworks followed by falling "snow", a holiday overlay for Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World, along with decorations throughout both parks. They are included for everyone with the price of admission to the parks (unlike WDW where you have to pay extra).
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Here's the link to the official Disneyland Resort site that talks about the Holidays:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disn...ecialEventPage
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Thank you very much!
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:01 PM   #98
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my entertainment for the evening is going to be uploading my video of last years christmas fireworks and snow on main street to youtube...I"ll post a link when I get it done. It was the best viewing we had ever had, we were in a perfect position, and it was so completely un-crowded. a really magical moment....
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #99
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We went on the Holiday Tour once, and really enjoyed it. Not only did we get front of the line entrance to HMH and IASW, but we got a lot of fun factoids AND hot chocolate and a Rice Crispy Treat, with front row seating for the holiday parade.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:54 PM   #100
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I am bumping again, because, while I was not the OP, I was the original bumper and enabler/instigator of DLR holiday trips inspired by this thread! Since Halloween will be but a mere memory in a few days, we will need this thread to help maintain our DLR holiday excitement.
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The good thing about Halloweentime is that the caramel apple cider comes out & that it stays 'til the end of the Christmas season! That is always my warm treat during the chilling weather.

And the Christmas season is just around the corner. The tree can be seen from the M&F tram route.
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Last night they had thw snow up on the roof of the castle. No lights yet but the snow. It got me excited for the christmas season but also looked very strange with the halloween decor.
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Last night they had thw snow up on the roof of the castle. No lights yet but the snow. It got me excited for the christmas season but also looked very strange with the halloween decor.
I am so excited for the Christmas decorations to go up. I thought we would not get to see them going so early in November!!!
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Last night they had thw snow up on the roof of the castle. No lights yet but the snow. It got me excited for the christmas season but also looked very strange with the halloween decor.
If anyone thinks to take a picture, and wouldn't mind posting it, I'd love to see pictures of the snow going up amidst the Halloween decor!!!
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What an awesome thread! I just returned from WDW last Saturday but was talking to my Marine son tonight who I will be visiting at Thanksgiving and told him we needed to go to DL while I am out there and then I came across this thread and KNOW we need to go now. I copied and pasted the first long post (sorry don't remember whose it is) into an email to him with the subject line "so can we go, can we go, can we go?", lol. Thanks for all of the wonderful pictures. Were most of them taken with advance (not point and shoot) cameras? The fireworks sound phenomenol (sp?). I think we will be there the Sat/Sun after Thanksgiving-will the crowds be horrible? Thanks again for all of your sharing.
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