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Old 02-03-2014, 01:07 AM   #3406
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There is so much scope for different things for WoC. I hope Disney work it out. But I did like what I saw on your video. It's just that on reflection, a sing-along bouncing ball isn't quite what I would want to see for a Holiday WoC event.

I'd want more.
I'm hoping for the same thing that WoC Winter Dreams for the holiday season later this year will be a lot different then last years. the sing-along was kind of weird to have in the show and the bouncing ball was actually Olaf body. I'm hoping that Disney will bring back Winter Dreams in a better version then last years or I will be very disappointed.

Just like you, I want a better version of Winter Dreams next year.


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Day 3 Ė November 24th, 2013 Ė Part 13

Day 3 Ė November 24th, 2013 Ė Part 13

After we watch the 7:45pm first show of World of Color Winter Dreams, we started to move along with all the crowds that watch the first show. We werenít done that night after watching ďA Christmas FantasyĒ parade at DL and WoC Winter Dreams, we still wanted to do some attractions while we were at DCA that night.


While we were walking on down, I told DM & DGM that we should head on over to Cars Land so they can see what it is like at night. They didnít get to see CL at night during all the days that we have been at the DLR during our trip so we had to make a quick stop to CL.

I didnít even get to see CL at night as well during the trip until that time which is kind of surprising. But with everything that we had done from the rides, attractions and restaurants, we didnít have the time to stop at CL until that time of the night when WoC Winter Dreams was over.

When we went into CL, it was all decorated during the holiday season just like last year when it debut. It is so nice to see CL at night during the holiday season with all those neon lights, cars type ornaments, trees, etc. which makes it so unique then during a traditional Christmas.

We walked down Cars Land to see all the buildings all light up at night which makes it so unique to see at night than during the day.




Sargeís Surplus Hut which is so nice to see during the Christmas season with the Christmas lights in front of his house and the firework lights.




Ramoneís House of Body Art is a little different from last year which it didnít have the Christmas tree lights on top of his building.


Luigiís Casa Della Tires


When we got to the end of CL right next to Town Hall at Radiator Springs, we looked at the wait time at Radiator Springs Racers and it was at 105 minutes which was still long at that time at night but we werenít planning on going through the standby queue.


In just one minute after looking at the front entrance, it changed to 90 minutes.


But we had something saved from that morning which helped us a lot. As you can recall (if you have followed along my trip report and from that Sunday morning during Extra Magic Hours) that we had a rider swap pass from that morning when DD2 couldnít ride RSR since she wasnít tall enough and we were given a rider swap pass that morning. We thought about using it in the morning to the afternoon but my DA wanted to take DGM or DM to ride RSR at night which is fun to do. But the only problem is that DM canít leave DD2 with me since DD2 wonít behave that well without DM or DGM. Since DM and I rode RSR that morning, DGM and my DA went on RSR together at night while DM, DD2 and I stayed behind.

Some of you are wondering why I didnít go with my DA and DGM on RSR since the rider swap pass is good for 3 people. Some of you think that I am crazy of not riding it that night but I did not ride RSR with my DA and DGM since I wanted to talk to DM about the whole trip and we also went into the stores in CL while we were waiting for them.

So I spent some time with DM and DD2 going through Ramoneís House of Body Art store, Radiator Springs Curios store and Sargeís Surplus Hut store to look at all the different merchandise. DM was able to find something very nice at the RS Curios shop and was able to buy something that night. It was also a god thing that I was there as well since I get the AP discount on the purchase.

We also went around CL to look at all the different decorations and buildings.




The three of us headed on over towards the other side of CL facing at RSR Ornament Valley and it is so nice to see it at night.


Santa Mater passing by.


We head on into Floís V8 Cafť to use the restroom and inside is Floís Christmas tree


Then the three of us headed on over to the Cozy Cone Motel and DD2 told DM that she wanted an ice cream cone so DM went to get a cone for DD2 that night.


While DM was getting an ice cream cone for DD2, I head on over to the lobby to get a picture of the gingerbread and Christmas tree.




Just when DD2 got her ice cream cone at the Cozy Cone Motel, we headed on back to RSR so we can wait for my DA and DGM to get off the ride.

When we got back to the front entrance of RSR, they were not back yet but they did eventually came back just a few minutes when DM, DD2 and I arrived.

DGM and my DA had a fun time riding RSR at night that DGM had a fun time and wanted to go on RSR again but the wait time was still too long and so we just skipped it. They said that they might go back to DCA the next day in order to ride RSR again. They only had to wait 5 minutes to get on the ride which was really quick since the wait time was one and a half hour wait when they went through the turnstiles.

Just when we are about to leave CL, DJís Dance Ďní Drive show was going on that night and we stayed to watch the show. DD2 went out to join in the fun as well.




While we were right next to Town Hall, DGM, DM and DD2went on over to the Christmas tree and get a picture since they had the PhotoPass+.


After they got pictures at the tree with the FastPass+, we started to head on out of Cars Land and off to our next attraction that night.


But that will be on the next post so stay tune for the next update at DCA that night.
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Nice update! Although it was probably tempting to go on RSR that night it sounds like you had a special time with DM and her DD2 while the other two were on the ride.

Carsland at night is really something! The AP discount is great and it was nice that you could share that.

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Nice update! Although it was probably tempting to go on RSR that night it sounds like you had a special time with DM and her DD2 while the other two were on the ride.

Carsland at night is really something! The AP discount is great and it was nice that you could share that.

Looking forward to the next installment.

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Thank you TK. I wanted to go on RSR that night since it is so fun to ride it at night. But it was a good opportunity for my DA and DGM to go on it that night since they were not able to ride it that morning. Plus DM, DD2 and I had a fun time walking around CL at night and going through the stores to see what she wants to buy.

CL during the holiday season was great. Did you and your family had a great time going through CL at night during your trip? The AP discount is always great to have and glad that the DLR extended the promotion again to the end of this year.


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Day 3 Ė November 24th, 2013 Ė Part 14

Day 3 Ė November 24th, 2013 Ė Part 14

We just finished going around Cars Land that night after my DA and DGM rode RSR at night thanks to the rider swap pass that we got earlier that morning at Disney California Adventure during Extra Magic Hours. I thought that we might stay a little bit longer at CL to do some other rides like Materís Junkyard Jamboree but everyone wanted to do something else that night so we started to go on over to another land that night.

DM wanted to go back to the Animation Building to see Turtle Talk with Crush at Hollywood Land. She can tell that DD2 would love to talk to Crush and we all had no problem going on over to the Animation Building to see Turtle Talk with Crush.

Instead of going out of CL towards Buena Vista Street, we went the backside of A Bugís Land so we can go to Hollywood Land instead.

ABL at night is quiet where there isnít a lot of people where most of the people are at Cars Land, Paradise Pier, or Hollywood Land at the Mad T Party. It is so nice to go through ABL at night where the giant Christmas lights are on.


We were now in Hollywood Land and we passed by the Tower of Terror. The wait time was in the 30 minute range to get on the ToT that night which the wait time is now longer since CL opened.

Walking down in HL and it was not that busy that night.


When we were walking past by the Hyperion Theatre, we can see Santa and his reindeers at the background. It was nice to see Disney adding Christmas decorations at HL after these last few years that they havenít added anything over time.


A look at the Mad T Party where it was so busy and we didnít even plan on going in that area that night. But after thinking about the Mad T Party during the holiday season, Sherry E did mention to me before the trip that the Mad T Party during one of its performance that it snowed during the show. I didnít get to see it when we passed by it at that time since we were heading on over to the Animation Building.


We went inside the Animation Building and we head on over to Turtle Talk with Crush and the show was not ready just yet so we had to wait another 5 minutes until the show started. So we waited until it was time for the next show.


Mostly everyone got a bench while we were waiting for Turtle Talk with Crush and I just took pictures of the room while we were waiting. The new HD screens in the Animation Building were very nice, bright and very clear.




The time went by quickly and we were in to see Turtle Talk with Crush. I didnít get any pictures inside the room since I was watching Crush interact with the guests. During the show, DD2 was able to talk to Crush and she was so excited to talk to Crush. DM was with her and she was glad that we stopped at Turtle Talk with Crush that night.

It is fun to go in the Animation Building to watch Turtle Talk with Crush. It was a nice night where it wasnít that cold but it was nice to be in a building after being outside for most of the night.

After we exited Turtle Talk with Crush, we started to go onto our next activity that night but I had to get a picture inside the room with the movie Cars showing on the screens.


We went towards the exit and we stopped at the Off the Page store to look at all the different merchandise in the store.


When we were back outside, DM and DGM wanted to ride Monsters Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue. We had no problem with it that night and it was a good opportunity to go in the Mad T Party to see that nighttime event. Since we were going towards Monsters Inc., it would be nice to see if one of the performances to see if it does snow during one of the shows at the Mad T Party.


There were a lot of teens that were enjoying and partying right next to the stage and we just passed by it since we were not that interested in watching the shows. But I did kept my eye out really well if it was snowing as stated. I didnítí see any snow when we were walking by the Mad T Party set area.


We all head on over to Monsters Inc. and the wait time was only 5 minutes which was very nice so we didnít have to wait a while to get on the ride while the wait time earlier during the day was quite long. DD2 might be scared of the ride since there are monsters but DM told us that she has watched Monsters University so she wonít get scared of this ride. I was kind of surprised to hear from DM that DD2 has watched Monsters University and she wonít be scared. DD2 got scared from riding PotC, AiW, etc. and what DM told me that she has seen Monsters University kind of puzzled me. But it was nice to hear that she wonít get scared from the ride.

We boarded the Monstropolis taxi cabs and now entering Monstropolis.


Sushi anyone? How about octopus?


Mike was scared of something.


Mike must be losing it or something.


What are you up to Randall?


Mike and Sulley found something?


We found it!!!


Roz with her Santa hat during the holiday season.


To our surprised, DD2 wasnít scared during the ride and it was nice to enjoy the ride where DD2 wasnít scared. When we got out, I still didnít see any snow during the Mad T Party performance. But I have talked to one of the CMís that he said that one of the performances does snow during one of the shows. I didnít know which one but it did clarify that it does snow at the Mad T Party. So to get the snow experience at DCA, this is one place to stop. But I donít want to stop at the Mad T Party since I am not that type of person.


DD2 started to get a little tired after riding Monsters Inc. so DGM and DM decided it was time to call it for the night and head on back to the GCH. It was also for all of us to depart from each other during the trip since we wonít see them on Monday morning since we will be leaving that day while they will be staying one more night and leave on Tuesday.

We walked on over towards the exit of DCA so we can exit the park. But my DA and I had to do some last second shopping so before we decided to leave DCA, we will heading on over to the Walter Elias & Co & Los Feliz Five & Dime store.

The Christmas tree at Buena Vista Street.



Just when we got to the front of the Walter Elias & Co. store, we parted ways from DGM, DM and DD2 while they head back to the room. They had a great time with us and glad that they came with us. I could go on and on about how great it was to spend the holiday season with them but I can tell you that it was fun and to do other things that my DA and I havenít done at the DLR in quite some time.

When we parted ways with them, my DA and I head on in the stores to look for any last second shopping. I mostly spent most of my merchandise money at Club 33 but there could be something that I want to get while I am at the stores. My DA didnít find anything interesting to buy while we were in the stores at DCA.

But before, we went back to our hotel that night, we stopped at DL to do a last second shopping to see if there was anything to buy.

Just leaving DCA that night.


Just when we left DCA, there wasnít that many people going into DL that night. So it was a quick stop in DL to do some last second shopping.

When we got into DL, it was before 11pm and we had some time to go around and do some shopping at the Emporium before we head on back to our room.


Town Square was a little busy but most of the people were leaving that night.




When we went on in the Emporium, the store was busy where there were a lot of last second shoppers so we decided not to stay in the Emporium to long.

So we head on over to the Disney Showcase store which is across the street and has Christmas merchandise. My DA was looking for some gifts for her colleagues at work and she was able to find something at the Disney Showcase store which was Mickey ear Christmas ornaments. She really liked them a lot that it was going to be a nice present for her colleagues. They had bright red ears and white head which was simple but she really like it. I once again didnít find anything that I got to buy that night. I was trying to hold myself from buying after the shopping at Club 33 and I was able to hold off during that night.

After she bought her gifts for her colleagues, we started to head on out of the park and it was after 11pm. We were so tired after another long day at the parks that we were excited to be back at our room at Best Western Anaheim Inn.

We got back around 11:10pm and we called it for the night.


This was a fun day where we got to go into DCA during EMH which we donít do too often getting up early in the morning and being in during EMH at DCA. We were able to go on RSR, the Little Mermaid ride, most of the rides at A Bugís Land (which I havenít done in a long time), Monsters Inc. and others. We were able to see the new World of Color: Winter Dreams which was a nice show and Disney Junior Live on Stage. We were able to eat at Arielís Grotto for lunch which my DA didnít enjoyed but DD2 had a great time seeing all the princesses. We were also able to see ďA Christmas FantasyĒ parade at DL that night as well as Mickey and the Magical Map. I was a little disappointed of the parade changing a little where Disney have taken out a lot of characters and put them on different floats. But overall itís always fun to watch the parade during the holiday season. MatMM show was updated a little bit since I have seen it back in September with Stitch added to the show and a new costume for Mickey at the end. The whole day at both parks was great where we got to do a lot of different rides, shows and restaurants.

It was fun to enjoy our annual holiday trip with them and when my DA and I go back to the DLR later this year for our holiday trip it will be the two of us again. It will be very nice for the two of us to go back to the DLR just the two of us like we do usually every year during the holiday season. But this year was great to enjoy it with her colleague family.

Now will be the saddest part of the trip which is always the last day, my DA and I will be going to the park that Monday morning to do some rides and last second shopping at the World of Disney store since we werenít able to do some things during the trip. So stay tune for the last day of the trip.
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Love the pictures in the last couple of updates, Bret. Looks like you had a great time at night and DD2 enjoying Turtle Talk.

Sad to get to last day.
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Love the pictures in the last couple of updates, Bret. Looks like you had a great time at night and DD2 enjoying Turtle Talk.

Sad to get to last day.
Thank you PiO. It was a nice at DCA and DL. DD2 was so excited to talk to Crush that night.

It is but we had a great time.


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Day 4 Ė November 25th, 2013 Ė Part 1

Day 4 Ė November 25th, 2013 Ė Part 1

Now is the saddest part of any trip which is the last day. It was a new day for my DA and me where it was the last day and we were about to go back home to Sacramento that afternoon. But before we head on back to Sacramento, we had to go to the parks during the morning to go on some rides that we have missed and do some last second shopping at Downtown Disney. DGM, DM and DD2 are staying in SoCal on Tuesday while it was the last day for the two of us. We had to go back to the real world the next day but it was nice to be at the DLR for one extra day so we can enjoy the times with DGM, DM and DD2.

It was around 7am when we got up and the parks were going to be open at 8am at its usual time. I had a hunch that it was going to be a busy day at the DLR since it is during Thanksgiving break and schools are on break. We never come during this time of the year in November since we come during the first weekend of the holiday season which is in mid November. So I donít know what the crowd levels is like during Thanksgiving break. We got all dressed up but before we left, we packed all our bags and all ready to go when we left that morning to afternoon. We plan on leaving around 10am to 11am so we can get a head start on out.

When we packed all of our bags, we left our room and head on over to the DLR. At first, it didnít seem very busy when crossing on Harbor Blvd to the bus loading area. But when we went through the security gate, there was already a long line to get in the park and the crowds were close to the monorail columns. I knew that it was going to be a busy day and I was kind of surprised that there were a lot of people trying to get in the park at 8am.

Talk about a lot of people that were entering DL that morning. Luckily we werenít staying that long that day since we were heading back home to Sacramento.




It took about 10 minutes to get into DL that morning which was really long. Not only with the crowds that was entering DL that morning but also the CMís that were out there scanning the tickets also slowed the turnstiles down where some CMís were taking pictures of the guests and the paper electronic tickets were also slowing the lines down. It would be nice if the DLR had a AP line so we wouldnít have to wait a long time in those queues.

When we got in the park, we started to walk down on Main Street and it was a nice day where it wasnít that crowded and the weather was great.




We head on over to Adventureland first so we can go on a ride that we havenít done during the whole trip which was kind of surprising to you all that we didnít ride the Jingle Cruise. I canít believe that we havenít rode the Jingle Cruise for most of the trip and it was on the last day of the trip which is part of the day. So my DA and I head on over to ride the Jingle Cruise.


When we got to the front entrance of the Jingle Cruise, I remember that after the ride there were guests that received the mini attraction poster of the JJ and maybe we would get lucky and get one after the ride. But I talked to the CM at the front entrance and they told us that they didnít have any left. I was a little bummed but it was okay.


The wait time was only 5 minutes and we didnít have much time to look at the decorations but I did get some of them when we were walking in the queue.




There wasnít a full load on the boat since the park opened at 8am and most of the guests are at other attractions. I wasnít able to get a picture of the boat with the Christmas decorations but at first it was nice to look at some decorations for the first time on the Jungle Cruise.

Our skipper during our cruise


During the ride experience, our skipper was making a lot of Christmas jokes during the cruise and there were some parts of the ride that it was so funny and interesting.

When we rode the Jingle Cruise during the November trip, there werenít any Christmas decorations during the ride experienced. But when I rode it back in December, there were decorations added to the ride and I thought it was kind of neat to add some Christmas decorations.

It was nice to ride the Jingle Cruise on the last day of the trip and it would have been better if we got one of those mini attraction posters that were handed out on Friday and Saturday during our trip.

Just when we got off the boat and back in Adventureland, we had to do one more attraction until we left DL and going back home to Sacramento. I wanted to go back on the Haunted Mansion Holiday since I wasnít able to get some good pictures on the ride during the earlier part of the trip. So this time I was determine to get better pictures and especially at the end of the ride.

When we got to the HMH, the wait time was only 5 minutes and it didnít took too long until we got in the mansion.




Since I have gave my impression of the HMH during an earlier post during the trip, I will get to the pictures from that Monday morning.

The stretching room






Madame Leota


A look at the gingerbread house


The giant Christmas tree in the dining room






Jack Skellington and Zero






I was able to get a picture of the Oogie Boogie without being so dark during the ride.


Sally at the end and telling us all to hurry back


I was glad that we were able to go back on the HMH before we left that day. Thatís it for this post and I will have more from DL that Monday morning.
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Finally all caught up again! You had a great time with. your friends. I wish I'd had a chance to see that WoC show with Olaf. Good that DD didn't get scared on the rides. The last day is always bittersweet.
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Finally all caught up again! You had a great time with. your friends. I wish I'd had a chance to see that WoC show with Olaf. Good that DD didn't get scared on the rides. The last day is always bittersweet.
It was a fun time with my DA colleague, her daughter and granddaughter to spend the time at the DLR with my DA and me. World of Color: Winter Dreams was a nice show but from what i have been hearing that it is not even as good as the original WoC. It was nice that DD2 didn't get scared of other certain rides during the trip. The trip is always the saddest part of the trip.


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Day 4 Ė November 25th, 2013 Ė Part 2

Day 4 Ė November 25th, 2013 Ė Part 2

After riding the Haunted Mansion Holiday, it was almost time for the two of us to leave and head on back to Best Western Anaheim Inn and hit the road back to Sacramento. It was a little early that morning before 9am when we finished riding the HMH. We also used the time to do some last second shopping around the DLR before we left. The two of us did some shopping on Sunday night but there are some things that my DA wanted to get that she forgot on Sunday night.

Since we got off the HMH, we head on over to Critter Country to go shopping at Pooh Corner. I like to go at Pooh Corner to look at all the different treats which it is so fun to see the CMís make them.

We head on over to Poohís Corner to go in the store to look at the treats and maybe this time we would get lucky and find the Mickey Macadamia nut clusters. I havenít been successful of finding the nut clusters during the whole trip and have been told by all the CMís that they donít have them in stock. It was a long shot but it wouldnít hurt to ask them again.

We passed by the two attractions at Critter Country which was The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh with its holiday decorations


Splash Mountain with the Christmas tree and garlands on the faÁade.


Now we were at Pooh Corner store


When we went in the store, we head on over to treat area and asked the CM again if they had the Mickey macadamia nut clusters. Just like everywhere else, they didnít have it. I asked if they would have it again in the near future and they will consider it to the management.

When I went back in December with my aunt (my other aunt my dadís sister, my cousin, her friend Silv and daughter MP) I asked again at Pooh Corner if they had the Mickey macadamia nut clusters and once again that they didnít have any out there or made any. It was a little disappointing that the nut clusters were not at the stores even during the December trip.

A look at the treats in the store before we left.












After looking at Pooh Corner at Critter Country, it was time for the two of us to leave DL and head on over to Downtown Disney to do some last second shopping before we had to leave that day.

When we were leaving DL that morning, it started to get a little busy that morning. When passing by the HMH, the wait time was already at 15 minutes, Indy was at 30 minutes, Jingle Cruise at 20 minutes and the queue was going on the second level.

But when we were walking down MS, it wasnít that bad but most of the guests were already in the park.


Just when we were about to exit DL, the turnstiles to enter DL was almost close to the monorail column. It just shows you how busy getting into DL that morning. Luckily it was the last day and we wouldnít have to deal with the crowds.

We head on over to DTD and it wasnít that busy that morning as expected.


Now back at the WoD store which opens at 9am.


The Christmas merchandise area is where we started and this time my DA wanted to go in the store to look for the ornaments that we picked up the other night at DL.






Here are the ornaments on the bottom of the picture that my DA bought for her colleagues at work which was nice which is a Mickey shape ornament with snow flake on the ears and a picture of Santa Mickey.


She also bought some lanyards for herself and some friends. For me, I didnít buy anything that morning since I spent most of my money at Club 33. I wasnít too bothered of not buying anything at DL in November. But I did eventually bought some merchandise back in December and I will get to that on another post.

When we took it to the register and paid for them, it was time for us to leave that day. It was just before 11am when we got back to Best Western Anaheim Inn so we can check out of the hotel and start our long trip back home to Sacramento.

I mostly do the driving when we go to SoCal or back to Sacramento. But my DA sometimes drives when I am tired. It is so nice to have another driver with me so I wonít have to do most of it.

All of our bags were packed in the car and we left around 11am on our way back to Sacramento. But before we head on back to Sacramento, we stopped in Los Angeles to Little Tokyo. My DA and I stop at Little Tokyo on the way back home to Sacramento since she likes to stop in and get some treats and food that we donít get in Sacramento. The place that my DA likes to stop is the Woori Market which was a grocery store that had a lot of interesting imported food from Asian and Japan.

It was about an hour drive with traffic from Anaheim to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.

When we got to Little Tokyo, we parked at the parking lot right next to the Woori Market on Alameda Street. Before we went in the Woori Market, we had to get something to eat so we at a restaurant called ďThe Pho ShopĒ which is right next to the entrance of Woori Market. It is like a Vietnamese type restaurant that serves very interesting food. We have ate here before during the August trip.

My DA got the pho (no picture) while I ordered the Chicken Katsu with friend rice. For the portion sie is really big for about $8.


After we finished eating, we head on over to Woori Market to do our grocery shopping. We always buys something at the market for my grandmother who lives in Livingston when we head back to Sacramento.

Just when we were finished shopping, we left Little Tokyo and a 5 and a half hour drive to Livingston to see my grandmother and my DA mom. It is so nice to stop somewhere on the way back home so we wonít have to drive straight to Sacramento.

It was around 6pm when we got to Livingston and we had dinner with my grandmother. Later that day, we head on home and got back in Sacramento around 10pm that night which we were in Livingston for quite some time. This concludes our trip report from the DLR during the Holiday season.

This was another great trip and one that I wonít forget in a long time. I did say that on my September trip but I really did enjoy this trip in November since my DA and I go to the DLR during the holiday season. But we did enjoy it with my DA colleague, her daughter and granddaughter. We did a lot of rides, shows, dining, etc. during the trip and we enjoyed it a lot. I did enjoy eating at those sit down restaurants while my DA didnít enjoy some of them. It is so amazing to see the Christmas decorations at the DLR every year and I got to do some of my usual things during the holiday season like watching ďBelieveÖIn Holiday MagicĒ fireworks, ďA Christmas FantasyĒ parade (which was sad of the changes), and the new World of Color: Winter Dreams. I did enjoy the show but I can understand why it was a let down when you compare it to the original show. Got to ride IASWH and HMH which is available during the holiday season. During this trip, we didnít go on a lot of our usual rides like Soarin, Mickeyís Fun Wheel of Doom, Toy Story Midway Mania, etc. the rides that I usually go on.

The highlight of the trip is by far having lunch at Club 33. I never been in the lobby or even get a chance at a glimpse of Club 33 for all the years I have been to the DLR until the November trip. Just like my DA this was the highlight of the trip. It was so neat to be in the restaurant and have lunch. The other was Jeff our waiter we had a great time talking to him and gave us a tour of Club 33. This was a very nice experience and I wonít forget it a long time. The food was so amazing and was worth the price that we paid for.


This concludes the November trip report during the Holiday season. This might be the last trip report that I will write on this thread since I am getting closer to the 3500 post mark on my thread. This trip report thread has come a long way since I started it back in October 2010 and we are now in February 2014. I have written 21 DL trip reports ever since I started this trip report thread back in October 2010. There are a lot of trip reports that I have written over this time and every one of them has been enjoyable to write so I can tell my experience and enjoyment at the DLR, D23 Expo and the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. It is sad to stop writing on this thread since there arenít enough posts left to write the next one but I will start on a new thread in the future. I still have the December 2013 trip report that I have to finish and it will continue on the new thread.

I want to thank all the DISers and followers that have followed my Disneyland trip report thread for all the years. I have enjoyed writing these trip reports on this thread and it will still continue on the next new thread.
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Dang! I was sure I commented after you posted the beautiful pictures inside HM; especially of the Oogie Boogie.

The pictures were great and I wondered whether you were feeling more settled with the new lens.


Sad that another trip has finished; but knowing you, I bet you have a few in the works and will be posting your updates again soon.

One of these visits, I'm going to have to head to Little Tokyo in LA.

Thanks for sharing.
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What a great thread this had been. Bret I enjoy your trip reports and hearing about your experiences and seeing your great pictures.

Please be sure to post when you start a new thread. I won't want to miss it.

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Dang! I was sure I commented after you posted the beautiful pictures inside HM; especially of the Oogie Boogie.

The pictures were great and I wondered whether you were feeling more settled with the new lens.


Sad that another trip has finished; but knowing you, I bet you have a few in the works and will be posting your updates again soon.

One of these visits, I'm going to have to head to Little Tokyo in LA.

Thanks for sharing.
Thank you PIO. The Oogie Boogie picture on the HMH turned out really well this time around then the first time. It was nice that my DA went with me to ride the HMH again.

I felt more comfortable on the last day with the new lens. I learned a lot from the November trip that my pictures turned out very nice during the December trip. There were times where the pictures during the December trip were not as good as the November trip report. I am still learning to use the new lens and maybe the pictures will be nice during the next trip.

It is sad that this thread is now over and I will start on a new DL trip report thread. I do appreciate you following my trip reports these last couple of years and there will be more in the future.

You will enjoy Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.


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It is sad that a trip ends and this thread is now finished since I don't have too many posts left on this thread. It all comes to and end and a new one will emerge.


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What a great thread this had been. Bret I enjoy your trip reports and hearing about your experiences and seeing your great pictures.

Please be sure to post when you start a new thread. I won't want to miss it.

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Thank you TK for following this thread for a long time. I remember during the old trip reports before this one and you have followed it for so many years. I do appreciate you following my trip reports over the years when I am at DL or WDW. You, PiO, Sherry, Alison, Liza and the other DISers are the reason why I keep writing up my trip reports to tell my experience and good times with family and friends at the Disney parks.

This is the end of my first DL All in One TR and a new one is to come.

Here is the link of my new Second All in One Disneyland Trip Report thread that I have started tonight. The December 2013 trip report will continue on the new thread.

I want to thank all the DISers and followers that have followed my first all in one DL trip report and the new one is now starting.
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