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Old 11-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #3481
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Happy (early) Holidays everyone!

Here are a few photos of some other merchandise that I saw while at Disneyland this week (it was so much fun!). As Sherry E posted, there is a Mickey Santa popcorn bucket (I didn't see the Snowman Mickey either and I probably scoped out every popcorn stand in DLR and DCA). I also saw two different holiday round buckets (one with the gang in what looked like the Diamond Horsehoe/Hoop Dee Doo building) and one with Jack Skellington (only saw this was at the stand in front of the HM). Also, the drink mug is now holiday themed.


Over in Carsland (and DCA) the popcorn stands also had a blue Lightning McQueen popcorn bucket. So cute! The Cozy Cone is now seeling souvenier cones that are blue (wintery theme). They come in both sizes.


Finally, there is some Buena Vista Street and Carsland holiday merchandise. There was a red hoodie and a white t-shirt. I only saw these at the front room in the Ellias & Co store. The medium red hoodie had already sold out!


Over in Carsland, the shop on the left (I forgot the name, but it's between the Cozy Cone and Luigi's) has some seasonal merchandise to the left when you enter. There were coffee mugs, shirts, cards, and postcards. The logo was the same on the t-shirt (white) and sweatshirt (light blue).


When my camera finishes downloading, I'll post my photos from the parade!
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #3482
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How much are the different travel mugs you can buy in the park with coffee/hot chocolate in them? How big are they? Where are they sold? Is there only one or are there usually a few types?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #3483
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How much are the different travel mugs you can buy in the park with coffee/hot chocolate in them? How big are they? Where are they sold? Is there only one or are there usually a few types?
The travel mugs are $5.79 (I got mine at Pizza Port). I saw them at pretty much every counter service location. I only saw one design (the holiday theme currently), but I honestly didn't remember to look at DCA to see if they had a different version.

It holds 12 oz.

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #3484
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #3485
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Here are a few other random Holiday shots from around DLR and DCA.

This is the sign by the tram pick-up location. There is a second sign (with more tractor reindeer), but I only got a shot of the first half.


I really liked the snowcar at the entrance to Carsland. It was by the Seasons Speeding sign at the entrance. Lots of folks were taking their picture with the little car (there was even a Photopass person around).


The Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party has been given a holiday theme as well. Perry with the Santa Hat is really cute!


Finally, here are two from inside Small World Holiday.

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #3486
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So as I mentioned earlier, DBF and I were there on Nov 9th, when just about all the holiday stuff was finished being put up and they had the very first Christmas fireworks show of the year (I saw that there were a couple things here and there they had added after our trip). We caught the BVS tree's first lighting and later the next day the BVS bell ringers.

On Friday we also caught the first holiday lighting of Cars Land, and they played holiday music instead of Sh-Boom, but it was really awesome...except that they had trouble with it. The fluorescent lights all went out shortly after the song was done and it looked like they were having technical difficulties with some parts lighted and others not (music had stopped too).

There was already a PP photographer set up in front of Flo's however, and we were in the middle of taking pictures with him when the music and lighting started, so we got a great picture of Flo's with all the holiday lighting working before it broke.


Notice in the picture above that all of the lights around the air filter and above the outside gas awning things are all green and red. It looks amazing!


Later that night when we returned, these lights had been returned to their original colors, making Flo's significantly less Christmas-themed (though the lights on the garland around Flo's still worked). Not as impressive :/

We feel really fortunate and at the same time bad that we are the only ones who were able to get that first picture, and from the other holiday posts it seems as though this hasn't been fixed yet. Hopefully this is temporary and they'll get it all working again soon!

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:08 AM   #3487
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Here are some photos from the first half of the Holiday parade at DL. I haven't seen in it several years, but my friend said it looked the same as last year. Overall the parade was really cute, with lots of wintery elements. Overall, I think it was probably best viewed standing up because so many of the floats are tall (e.g., Mickey and Minnie, Santa, Woody, etc.). Likewise, that gives you a better view of the fast moving parts (like Pooh and Tigger, Chip and Dale, etc.).

The CMs were making sure that the folks on the edge of the curb were sitting down and everyone else was standing. They'd let the folks sit initially, but about 15 minutes before the parade started they made everyone not on the edge of the curb stand up.

Now, onto the parade...it started with a ballerina and Duffy. The back of the float had a Disneyland seal in "wax".



Then the toy soliders marched down the street.



The next float had Pluto, Donald, and Daisy.


Next float had Mrs. Claus. She showed up earlier in the parade than I expected.


After that, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger rode by on sleds. The would zoom forward, stop, wave to the crowd, and repeat. So if you were lucky and they stopped near you, it was a great view. If you weren't where the stopped, then you only got a quick view.



After that, there were roller skaters dressed like snowflakes. On the back of the book float the preceeded them, were two cute snow Mickey and Minnie figures.


Next came a wintery white tree and marching snow people.




And after that, it was Mickey and Minnie! They were ice skating. It was very cute. (This one was really hard to get a good picture sitting on the curb because of the angle and the guard rail around the rink.)


Then came poor Eeyore. He had to pull his own sled and it didn't always cooperate with him.


The next book had a "recipe" for gingerbread cookies and it was followed by gingerbread men! Then came Goofy and Max making a gingerbread house.



After that, it was time for the Princesses and Princes. However, first Lady Termaine and her two daughters walked by. Lady Termaine glowered at everyone and the daughters "fought" and "danced". It was funny, but seemed kind of random. The Princesses and Princes included Snow White and her prince, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aurora and Prince Phillip, and Ariel and Eric. These pairs alternated between dancing on the float and walking/dancing the route. On the back of the float was Belle and the Beast.




The rest of the parade next time!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #3488
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All the pictures posted lately are fantastic! I can't wait to see the look on my ds2's face when he finally gets to see Cars Land.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:03 PM   #3489
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Thanks again so much, everyone, for the kind comments (Sue, I will happily take the titles of Queen of Christmas and Queen of Halloween!). I'm glad that the photos I posted from this past 11/12/12 were of interest!

I neglected to mention a few days ago that I am posting more photos in my actual TR than what I posted here so far. I really just posted some highlights here. I'm still in the process of posting pictures in the TR. I have a lot of ground to cover. I've got ice rink photos too.

So if you want to see many more photos, go to my TR, starting on Page 222, Post #3328.


Thank you, figment_jii and mysteriouspnai, for your photos as well!

figment - You know, when I was there on 11/12, I did not see the blue winter cones! I spent a lot of time around Cozy Cone and saw plenty of the orange ones, but not the blue. I wonder if the blue ones arrived after that. I've heard in the past that some merchandise doesn't arrive until at least a couple of weeks into the season, if not December. So maybe the blue cones were a little behind schedule?


mysteriouspnai - I saw the PhotoPass guy in front of Flo's at night, and no one really even seemed to be approaching him. He didn't really look like the other PhotoPass people, for some reason! But, as I mentioned here earlier in the week, I saw a lot of PhotoPass people all over Cars Land and on Buena Vista Street (no less than 3 separate photographers stationed around the BVS tree), which is a good thing. They are certainly not skimping on the PhotoPass opportunities this holiday season!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #3490
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figment - You know, when I was there on 11/12, I did not see the blue winter cones! I spent a lot of time around Cozy Cone and saw plenty of the orange ones, but not the blue. I wonder if the blue ones arrived after that. I've heard in the past that some merchandise doesn't arrive until at least a couple of weeks into the season, if not December. So maybe the blue cones were a little behind schedule?
Hi Sherry E! When were you at the Cozy Cone? I bought mine late at night on the 12th (9:43 pm according to the receipt!). I saw folks with them during the day, so that's how I knew to go check out the Cozy Cone at the end of the day. Maybe they didn't have them at opening? I know last October, at one point during the day, they had sold out of the orange cones at all of the Cozy Cones and said that they would have more later in the day after the re-stock came in. Perhaps something like that happened and they ran out of the blue ones during the day and substituted the orange ones back in?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #3491
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Thanks to Sherry, figment_jii and mysteriouspnai for all the great pictures. They made my day today. Can you see my big smile??

Keep the pictures coming everyone.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #3492
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Hi! Getting excited--only 2 weeks to go! That Mickey popcorn bucket looks cute, I will defiately be getting one of those. I also remember pictures from last year of a demitasse cup that looks like Mickey. HAs anyone seen 1 this year? Can someone remind me where they sell those please? Thanks!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #3493
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One more week!!

One week from now and we will be arriving at DL! I've been checking weather forecast and it showed 84 degrees for next week, but now it shows 63 degrees for next week! Yowza. That's quite a change. Guess I'll wait til later in the week to finish the shirts since long sleeves may be better after all.

Thanks for sharing the pics! I am so excited!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #3494
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The excitement and reality finally hit me that we are getting close! We leave in 25 days! It may sound far but with work, 2 teenage boys andtheir busy schedules i feel almost out of time! I bought dramamine and am thinking about getting luggage out soon. I cant wait to et all the cute seasonal merchandise!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #3495
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Two weeks from now. This week will fly by especially with Thanksgiving but next week will be super long! I'm so excited tho! Ready to buy the hoodie that I always buy at Disneyland whenever I go! Does anyone know if they have 2013 ones yet? Or do they not put those up until 2013 is actually here? That may sound like a stupid question.... just wondering.
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