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Old 12-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #316
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Love it Laurie!! I'm going on New Years.
You'll have so much fun.....but I bet it will be crazy busy!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #317
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Loving all the colours in the different areas! I didn't know there was a band that played in front of Pirates. That's so cool!
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:49 PM   #318
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Loving all the colours in the different areas! I didn't know there was a band that played in front of Pirates. That's so cool!
The pirate band plays out by POTC, in front of NOS/Cafe Orleans & sometimes over on the Pirates Lair/Tom Sawyer's Island.

NOS is definitely one of the most colorful areas in the parks.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:04 PM   #319
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Loving seeing all hotels decorated for Christmas.

I love the beach ball on the bed.That is such a cute touch

New Orleans Square looks so festive :santa

Mickey in band uniform is so cute

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Old 12-15-2011, 10:09 PM   #320
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Loving seeing all hotels decorated for Christmas.

I love the beach ball on the bed.That is such a cute touch

New Orleans Square looks so festive :santa

Mickey in band uniform is so cute

I was expecting a big ol' tree in the lobby of the main tower of the DLH, but it was just a normal sized one....kinda surprised me!!

The beach ball is very cute!

Love NOS!!

It was a cute show they did & Mickey looks good in that uniform!!! lol
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The beach balls are cute, but my favourite touch is the Mickey lamp.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #322
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I love the beach balls.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:38 PM   #323
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Chapter Seven~~Hello Jack!!

After enjoying some live jazz music, I made my way to the fence line of the Haunted Mansion. The mansion gets a bit of a makeover for the Halloween & Christmas season. Jack Skellington welcomes you to the Nightmare Before Christmas.









These were taken through the railings:








I didn't actually stop & do the ride....I knew I'd be getting on it with the tour the next day, so I continued on.

Gotta Love Tigger coming up next!!

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Old 12-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #324
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Chapter Eight~~Gotta Love Tigger!!

I headed into Critter Country to see what decorations I could find.





As I got up to the backside of the Meet-n-Greet, I noticed that they had redone the picture backdrop......this used to be a really cute, cartoonish honey pots, etc & now it's just kinda blah......



Pooh's Corner offered decorative touches on the buildings which I enjoyed!!






Inside the sweet shop, a couple of the holiday treats:




The tree skirt I wished was coming home with me this trip.......but not for $75 (kinda glad I didn't buy it too....the tree I have this year goes all the way to the floor....even the gifts aren't going under it....so the skirt wouldn't have been seen at all!! lol



The Christmas tree in the store:




When I got outside, I realized that Tigger & Pooh were greeting guests & the line wasn't super long.....so I got in it. They've totally redone the meet-n-greet area. You used to start on the right with Pooh bear & then go around the half circle clockwise.......now you start on the left, which was Tigger today & do the half circle, counter clockwise, ending with Pooh. They've added some decorate touches to make you feel like you're in the 100 Acre Woods.




YAY!!!!! TIGGER!!! I love me some Tigger, always have!! He's just one of those characters that I get a big grin when I see!!











With a smile on my face, I head back past Splash Mtn & the Haunted Mansion & head towards Frontierland.

Next Chapter will be: Hold on to your hats & glasses, we're gonna find us some reindeer!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #325
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Laurie, I don't know what your situation is right at the moment, but I just saw that tree skirt on disneystore.com for 52.46, and you might be able to use FREESHIP for free shipping on it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #326
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Laurie, I don't know what your situation is right at the moment, but I just saw that tree skirt on disneystore.com for 52.46, and you might be able to use FREESHIP for free shipping on it.
Thanx for the info Molly!! Unfortunately I'm not able to take advantage of it Right now the 7 kids have one gift each.......Mike gets paid next Thursday & I'll have about $400 to finish shopping, stockings & groceries.....

Maybe after the holidays, I'll be able to take advantage of some of the After Christmas sales!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:38 PM   #327
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Would love to see Haunted Mansion all decorated for holidays. I wish they do that in disney World

Great pics of Pooh and Tigger
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:52 PM   #328
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Would love to see Haunted Mansion all decorated for holidays. I wish they do that in disney World

Great pics of Pooh and Tigger
I remember reading a while back that there was a contract dispute between Tim Burton & Disney & the possibility of the Nightmare Before Christmas ending....I was really hoping they would work things out so I'd get to see it...... here's a clip from a media site that was discussing this a few years ago:

Tell your readers to enjoy 'Haunted Mansion Holiday' while they can. There's a rumor flying around TDA that Tim Burton wants Disney to pull the plug on "The Nightmare Before Christmas" -themed overlay of 'The Haunted Mansion.' Supposedly because Burton feels that this seasonal retheming cheapens & commercializes his 1994 film.

If Tim gets his way, 2006 could be the farewell season for this holiday favorite. So be sure and get the word out."


So glad they worked this out!! Hope you are able to get there in the near future to see it for yourself Kelly!!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #329
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I bet you'll be able to get it for an even bigger bargain next month!


"Supposedly because Burton feels that this seasonal retheming cheapens & commercializes his 1994 film."

Sounds to me like he didn't get a good deal on merchandising.

And...for us, it brought me TO the film! I didn't understand the overlay at all, but it helped me be convinced to watch the movie (which I'd actively avoided for years and years), and finally I'm used to the movie, and I'm basically fine with it.

I think it was in '07 that I was able to see it with the NBC overlay on it, so I'm glad they worked it out after that '06 quote. Otherwise, DS would never have seen it because I wouldn't have been convinced to BUY it for hubby.

Sorry for the blather, but it did have something to do with what you said! I'll be quiet now.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #330
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Loving the pics and TR as always. I would bet money the Disney lawyers made them get rid of the honey pots because either kids had ALREADY fallend and got hurt or it was too much of a possibility. I used to see kids on that thing ALL the time and they were constantly telling them to get off. Sad but I don't blame them in a way.

Love the tree skirt! Hope you are able to find it after the holidays!!
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