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Old 10-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #3211
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Also, if you are not going to the CP, is the DL park so overcrowded that it is to be avoided or is it a good time to ride rides? Where in the park is the CP and at what time is it held?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #3212
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Also, if you are not going to the CP, is the DL park so overcrowded that it is to be avoided or is it a good time to ride rides? Where in the park is the CP and at what time is it held?
CP is still very much up in the air this year--I am holding out hope that we will hear more details on 11/1... but what we do know--it is 2x a night from December 1st-20th (which is why I think we'll know more on 11/1--1 month before the 1st CP night)... and it takes place in Town Square... which of course means if you enter DL the regular way (not via the monorail) it will be a mess right there. You can get into CP via some sort of lottery if you are an AP holder (details TBA) or through a dining package (again details TBA)... my understanding that without these two options, the only way you can see it is by standing around the periphery in some areas where the traffic control cms don't move you along. All of that said, I don't know if anyone can tell you how crowded or not lines for rides will be... if you can't watch the CP and you are in DL... you can hardly leave either... so rides may be busy.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #3213
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I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all, in particular Sherry, for this thread and the contributions.

I lived in Los Angeles a few years ago when attending University there (I'm from the UK) and was lucky enough to have an annual passport the year I graduated. For some reason though, Disneyland at Christmas was only something I experienced once.
This year I'm returning with my mum who has never been (though she did experience WDW in the summer when I was younger). We lost my dad in August after a long battle with cancer and this is our big Mum & Daughter trip that is very special. A couple of weeks with friends and then finishing it off with a weekend at Disneyland for flying home.

As soon as I knew we were going for definite, I have been popping in and out of this thread. All your knowledge and the excitement you all share, as well as the beautiful pictures posted, are infectious. Thank you for making me so excited, you've made this experience even richer and we're not there yet!!

One quick question, although I'm trying to find the answer by doing a search as well as checking historical park hours and AP blackout dates. We will be in the parks Friday 16th and Saturday 17th. So the first weekend of Christmas decorations really. Does anyone have experience with this?
Just trying to go in there prepared for the crowd level!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #3215
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Love the pics this week!!!

Anyone have any idea how much the Mickey and Minnies stockings were last year? We're trying to figure out whether or not we should bring our own or just buy some on Christmas Eve.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:33 AM   #3217
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I can't wait o get a Mickey popcorn bucket! I was just looking at my Halloween one. Thanks for the great pics all!
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Any idea how much that is?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #3219
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Any idea how much that is?
I think it's between $20-30. I bought one from Disneyparks.com last year. Love it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #3220
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I may have to get us that little Christmas Tree for our hotel room, after all, Santa needs to know where to put the gifts on Christmas Eve.

Another thing those pictures make me want is a freshly made Candy Cane. I can't wait to hear the details on when they are making these. I figure I can wait to get a ticket so I can get a cane for myself and my son. My husband won't want one, so they can ride the thrill rides while I do this.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #3221
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I'm so excited to go. My fathers doctors have confirmed that he will be able to go to Disneyland in early December (we weren't sure if the trip was still on because he had heart surgery 2 weeks ago,) he just won't be able to ride any roller coasters, etc which is fine because he doesn't ride them anyways.

A month or so away! I can't wait.
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I'm getting so excited!!!

How much are the candy canes?

Anyone have a picture of the travel mug you can get with coffee/hot chocolate in it for about $6?

Is the parade once a day? Couldn't find times for it on DL's website but everything else in on the schedule!
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I think it's between $20-30. I bought one from Disneyparks.com last year. Love it.
Thanks! I think we might just have to get one of those. Like someone else said, Santa needs a tree to put the gifts under!! Or around in this case since it's so small. lol
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Called and booked our tickets for the Holiday Time Tour on November 30th today! The CM gave us two choices of times; we took the 12:30 tour because we have a dinner reservation at Blue Bayou that evening.

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Is the parade once a day? Couldn't find times for it on DL's website but everything else in on the schedule!
I asked the CM about what time the parades would be and she said her "guess" was like 3:15 and 6 or 7? She wasn't sure since it's still not on the schedule, but I'm pretty sure there will be two parades.

30 days away! I cannot WAIT to see Disneyland for the first time ever, and even better, at Christmas!
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #3225
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In my experience the parade is twice a day. The afternoon (3 ish) starts back by IASW and then continues around the parade route and ends up at Mainstreet. The evening parade (6 ish) reverses the route and starts at MS going up the street to the castle and then ends back by IASW.

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