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Old 10-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #2956
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I'll be at DL the first week of December, do they typically do Fireworks/snow during the weekdays? I was told they did by some folks and told they don't by others (all by non Dis'ers) so figured I'd check with the experts
They do it every single day - at least they did the week I was there last November which IIRC was Nov 14 - 18.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #2957
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ChrisSD & DisFan84 -

Take a look at the schedules from November and December of last year, for reference:

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ChrisSD - I think the Winter Enchantment lighting of the Castle should be happening on the first official day of the season (11/12), which is what the calendar shows as happening last year on 11/14, which is when the season began.


Kristin - That's a good question about Walt's birthday! It seems that there must be some sort of tribute or something, but I don't recall hearing about it??


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Old 10-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #2958
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These are from our trip last year...I just booked a last minute trip to go back Dec 1st again this year!! I am sooooooo excited and can not wait!!





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Old 10-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #2960
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Just an FYI if anyone is interested in goodies delivered to their room by vacation planning this year for the holidays! I sent an email today to ask about it (was not hopeful that I would get a real answer) but this was the reply:

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your e-mail. We do have Holiday Amenities available each year . We are still confirming our amenities for the holiday season. You can contact our office the end of October beginning of November and we should have all the information for you .
Our holiday amenities are only available to guest at the 3 Disney Hotels.

Each holiday season, Vacation Planning offers Disney-themed Christmas trees and stockings. These amenities are delivered to your hotel room, and are unique each year. Take home some Holiday Disney Magic! Contact us at (714)300-7526 option 2 or (714) 781-4438 for details and pricing.
*Christmas amenities are available in a limited number and are subject to change and availability.*
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Thanks so much for the IASW pics!! I have been so excited about that as (like PP) my DS with autism loves that ride & a new experience will be great for the whole family.

Can someone tell me if the music changes with the overlay?
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Thanks so much for the IASW pics!! I have been so excited about that as (like PP) my DS with autism loves that ride & a new experience will be great for the whole family.

Can someone tell me if the music changes with the overlay?
Yes. It's a medley of IASW, Deck the Halls, and Jingle Bells
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Thanks so much for the IASW pics!! I have been so excited about that as (like PP) my DS with autism loves that ride & a new experience will be great for the whole family.

Can someone tell me if the music changes with the overlay?
CajunMomof3 -

I actually wrote about it in my intro to the new theme yesterday (I have written all the intros to all the themes; they're not copied and pasted from anywhere).

See the paragraphs that are in red - the songs are mentioned in the 4th paragraph down in that red section:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=2933
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #2964
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100% confirmed now. Believe...in Holiday Magic is on schedule at official site starting 11/9 8:45PM

If like last years, the shows that weekend will be "soft starts" meaning the synchronized castle lighting won't be active, that will start Monday 11/12.
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100% confirmed now. Believe...in Holiday Magic is on schedule at official site starting 11/9 8:45PM

If like last years, the shows that weekend will be "soft starts" meaning the synchronized castle lighting won't be active, that will start Monday 11/12.
Exactly - which is why I keep emphasizing "the first day of the season" or the "first official day of the season" when I try to explain when certain things start. Anything that happens prior to 11/12 this year is not official - it's a soft open. IASW Holiday will likely soft open too, as it does most years. But nothing is guaranteed to be up and running until the first official day of the season - and 11/12 is that day this year.
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My apologies--you said the parks, and I gave you a recommendation for Downtown Disney. In the parks, for dinner, with a little one, you might want to consider Ariel's Grotto in California Adventure, particularly if they have a World of Color dinner show package.
We did this package last year. I'd caution you that dinner is not a character experience at night. While it was nice to get the fastpasses for WOC, I felt the dinner was overpriced for the overall experience. (in my last TR)

I have done the WOC Picnic from Wine Country Ta... and was very satisfied with value for the experience there. (in my October DL TR)

You don't get a reserved standing area, yet a fp for a particular viewing area.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #2967
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Here is where I admit that had we not gone on the Holiday Tour we would not have gone on this ride? I do think my guys liked it (although that was never admitted)











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I think you'd have to ride this ride many times to capture all the details. I especially like that the Disney Princess and other characters are encorporated in the ride.







LOVE theme week!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #2968
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We did this package last year. I'd caution you that dinner is not a character experience at night. While it was nice to get the fastpasses for WOC, I felt the dinner was overpriced for the overall experience. (in my last TR)

I have done the WOC Picnic from Wine Country Ta... and was very satisfied with value for the experience there. (in my October DL TR)

You don't get a reserved standing area, yet a fp for a particular viewing area.

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Ariels is back to characters for dinner... but no more WOC passes... you have to do Carthay or WCT or a picnic to get the WOC passes (or the FP machine at Grizzly.)
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #2969
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CajunMomof3 -

I actually wrote about it in my intro to the new theme yesterday (I have written all the intros to all the themes; they're not copied and pasted from anywhere).

See the paragraphs that are in red - the songs are mentioned in the 4th paragraph down in that red section:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=2933
Not sure how I missed that whole section... But, thanks for the info. I'm now even more excited than before!! Not sure I'm going to last until the end of December
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This thread is so awesome! Very glad I stumbled on it. Go me. Taking a trip to DL this November with all 6 kids, & DH (so make that 7 kids, LOL), and none of them know yet. Its going to be great, first-ever "surprise" trip. Anyways, I was just wondering if there's any good restaurants we should make reservations for? Also, is Fantasmic! worth seeing? Any answers help. Thanks!
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