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Old 11-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #1396
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Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 5

Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 5

Back to the pictures of “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade

Santa’s Toyland unit


Chip and Dale in the Humdinger






Woody and his Rocking Horse




Toy Factory Elves




Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket, & Pinocchio on top of the Toy Factory float












Buzz Lightyear in his spaceship




Seven Dwarves






Christmas Tree


Finale Dancers


The Reindeers




Santa atop his Sleigh




That is it for “A Christmas Fantasy” parade and I will get to the next part of the TR in just awhile.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:38 AM   #1397
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The Believe video came out great!
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #1398
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Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 6

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The Believe video came out great!
Thanks Matt. I'm glad that the video came out better then I thought. How do you compare this years Believe from my last years?


Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 6

When “A Christmas Fantasy” parade was over, I was close to Mickey’s Toontown so I decided to head on over there and get some pics of any of the Holiday decorations. Before I got to MTT, I was disappointed to see on Micechat Dateline in a couple of weeks before I came to DL that MTT doesn’t have the regular trees at City Hall, Mickey and Minnie’s house. But I will talk about that later when I get to the trees. Let’s get to the TR since you are waiting to see all the trees, wreaths, garlands, etc. in MTT.

Over at IASWH, most of the guests that were around for the parade went straight on the ride. It was a short wait while the parade was going and then when the parade was over, the wait time went way up. The CMs had to ask the guests to go around the left side instead of going through the entrance in the middle.


I head on over to MTT and it was nice to see the decorations. Some of them have changed since last year and this year. But my mission at MTT was to find all the Holiday decorations around the land. Now lets get started with the quests.

First was the wreath was the firehouse


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RRCS Wreath




Wreath by the Horace Horsecollar Gym






More wreaths on TT Five Dime


Here is MTT City Hall Christmas Tree. This tree if you don’t know once was the Christmas tree at Mickey’s Toontown Fair at the MK in WDW. I just don’t know why DL management would bring this ugly tree to MTT in DL after using the big ornament Christmas tree over the years. It is just a ugly plastic tree that DL is recycling after using those other trees in the past. I hope that DL will one day take these ugly trees out of here and use the regular ones that they have used in the past.


Toontown City Hall


Wreath by the Trolley Station #1


Wreath by the Trolley Station #2


Goofy’s House


Mickey’s House


Here is Minnie’s ugly Christmas tree which was from the former MTT Fair at the MK. Once again another ugly plastic tree that DL has brought from the old land and it doesn’t look good either, I can tell you that the next one is not that good either.


Mickey’s Christmas Tree. I am not going to say anything more about it as you know what I am going to say.




There were quite a number of people in the queue to see Minnie


Donald Duck Christmas Wreath (at least they haven’t changed it)




Goofy’s Christmas Wreath




Wreath by the Trolley Station #3


The last wreath I could find in MTT.


That concludes my adventure of the tree, wreath and garland quest at MTT. I head on out of MTT and on my next land to find any Holiday decorations. I will get back to you later today.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #1399
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I think nastalgia is wearing people thin. Those trees borrowed from TT in WDW are more TTish.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:07 PM   #1400
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I think nastalgia is wearing people thin. Those trees borrowed from TT in WDW are more TTish.
You are correct that those trees are from the former TT at WDW. I just don't like those plastic trees.


Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 7

I left off just leaving MTT and I head on back to the Hub so I can get some pictures of the radio booths around the Hub. The park crowd levels started to pick up even more with more and more people going on the popular rides. IASWH was already at 30+ minute wait, SLCB was at 30+ and rides like Tea Cups and AiW had long lines.





After leaving FL, I was back at the Hub and there were still activities at the radio booths around the Hub. I saw that my local radio KHTK 1140 was there.


Here is one of the stages in front of SB Castle, but they were already done and begun to disassemble the stage.


Matt this is what I was talking about not being able to get the curb side for the fireworks. You can see that the booths are at the edges of the curb for most of the day.




More pics of the radio booths around the Hub






I left the Hub and the next spot to get Holiday decorations is Frontierland.

Wreaths by the entrance of Frontierland




Frontierland Entrance


So I am now in Frontierland and the first decorations are the Pioneer Mercantile Store






Now I past the Golden Horseshoe


The ROA was nice and quiet not as bad as I have thought


Now here is my favorite part of the Holiday season at DL which is NOS. This is for you Sherry E which is one of your favorite lands during the Holiday season. This is a place where you can get a lot of pics of the trees, wreaths, garlands, etc. for any of the Quests. Some of the decorations look so great and some of them don’t look good. But I will talk about it during my post. At least there wasn’t that many people so it would be easy to take a lot of pictures without any people in my way.

The big Christmas Wreath is still there since last year.




A lot of different decorations on the Disney Dream Suite balcony


This year they added some different decorations that weren’t there last year and this year. The noticeable change to the railings of the balconies are that there are no neon/light up color shape decorations like ornaments, etc. As I have said it before on other threads that DL management has tone downed the decorations this year.









That’s it for now and I will get back to you later tonight.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:48 AM   #1401
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What I mean about the new Christmas Trees in Toontown, is that have the cartoonish fell of a toon town. I'd like to see them side by side with the old ones, to be sure.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #1402
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Today I am Thankful for Bret's trip report! I've got the turkey roasting and have just spend a VERY enjoyable time looking through MTT, FrontierLand, and NOS.

I must admit MTT isn't my cup of tea. Now Frontierland and NOS is great.

LOVED the parade pics! I'm hoping I can talk the men folk into watching with me when we travel to DL. I'm pretty sure I can

Happy Thanksgiving Bret and your TR followers!
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:20 PM   #1403
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What I mean about the new Christmas Trees in Toontown, is that have the cartoonish fell of a toon town. I'd like to see them side by side with the old ones, to be sure.
I know what you mean Matt. The WDW MK trees look cartoonish and fits nice to the theme of MTT, but I like the tree worked on by the CMs instead of just putting it in the side of the warehouse and bring it out.

Here are the trees at Mickey and Minnie house from this year and last year

Mickey's Christmas Tree from last year


Mickey's Christmas Tree this year


Minnie's Christmas Tree from last year


Minnie's Christmas Tree this year


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Today I am Thankful for Bret's trip report! I've got the turkey roasting and have just spend a VERY enjoyable time looking through MTT, FrontierLand, and NOS.

I must admit MTT isn't my cup of tea. Now Frontierland and NOS is great.

LOVED the parade pics! I'm hoping I can talk the men folk into watching with me when we travel to DL. I'm pretty sure I can

Happy Thanksgiving Bret and your TR followers!
Thank you TK. Glad that you are enjoying Thanksgiving morning checking out my TR.

MTT is still great with the Holiday decorations, but it isn't the same this year without the trees at City Hall, Mickey and Minnie's house. Frontierland and NOS are always great during the Holiday season. This is only the beginning of the Holiday TR and I sitll have a lot to do.

Happy Thanksgiving to you TK and your family. And also to the followers.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #1404
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Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 8

Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 8

Now back to the TR and in NOS with all of the different Holiday decorations.

Decorations right by Café Orleans


Wreath by Café Orleans






Wreaths over the LeBat en Rouge Store


LeBat en Rouge Store with Holiday decorations






Cristal d’Orlean store with wreaths


Mile Antoinette’s Parfumerie wreath


Court of Angels Christmas tree


I was really tired that day and didn’t have anything to eat, so I decided to head on back to the hotel and meet up with my DA to have dinner. On the way out, I had to get more pics of NOS in different angles.



I forgot to mention that POTC and BB were still closed. It was disappointing to see both places closed, but it needs a refurbishment.


Wall covers covering the entrance of POTC as well as the Dream Suite




Now back in MS










The flowers right by MS Town Square Flag Retreat


I head on out close to the turnstile and had to get the snow and flakes on the turnstile back side


I didn’t go in DCA that afternoon, but I might go there later that day. We will wait and see on the next post of my TR.


I head on back to the room around 4:00pm and I rested up for awhile until it was time to have dinner.

We left the room around 5:00pm with our equipment which of course is the video camera, tripod, blanket etc. I always take with me for staking out a spot for the fireworks. We thought about eating inside the park, but my DA wanted to try Tony Roma’s restaurant right next to our hotel. So we went over there and have the BBQ ribs and sandwich.



It was good and now it was time to head on over to the park. But we had too much food left over, so we went back to the room to drop off the food.



I will get back to you later today with my adventures at night.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:32 PM   #1405
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I do not like the new trees in Toon Town. They can have them back in Florida. Boo. But I do love your picture Bret.
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This seems like it's awfully later to get a perfect spot to film the fireworks. Wasn't it crowed there with the late parade and castle lighting?
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I do not like the new trees in Toon Town. They can have them back in Florida. Boo. But I do love your picture Bret.
I said the same thing when I first saw the Christmas trees at MTT. Thank you Michele.


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This seems like it's awfully later to get a perfect spot to film the fireworks. Wasn't it crowed there with the late parade and castle lighting?
It was around 6pm when my DA and I left the hotel and on our way to the park. I mostly get a spot in front of SB Castle about 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the fireworks schedule time. The parade should already been at FL when we got to the park and we did miss the 5pm & 5:15pm Wintertime Enchantment Lighting. I now working on my next post so stay tuned to the next part of my TR.
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Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 9

Day 1 – November 18, 2011 – Part 9

So my DA and I left BWAI around 6pm and we head on over back to DL for the nighttime events.

On the way, there were quite a number of people heading on in the park. The turnstiles were about close to the monorail beam. The middle right turnstile was open along with the right side turnstile.

We got in the park around 6:15pm and the first thing we did since the parade just finished and a lot of people were walking down the park, we head on in the Disney Gallery and see the Trains of Disney.



I am a huge fan of the trains at any of the Disney parks and was glad that they did a gallery of the trains at the Disney parks. I was looking forward to all the different art work and treasures of the Disney Company.

One of Walt Disney rail cars from his Carolwood Pacific Railroad and the original cross track














Excursion Car design at DL








BTMRR Engine


BTMRR Art Design








Engine Designs from Tokyo Disneyland


Casey Jr Art work




After leaving the Disney Gallery, we head on over to the Disney Showcase store and look at the Christmas merchandise. I only got a few since we were looking closely at the ornaments. Here are some pics from the store and I did get more later on the trip.

Here is a tree in the store






Then we head on out of the store. The first thing we saw was the MS Town Square Christmas Tree which great during the Holiday season.


That’s it for this post and I will get back to you later.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #1409
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Cool Report Bret!! I went yesterday.
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The train display looks great. I can't wait to see it. Great installment
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