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Old 08-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #31
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We are going this week also. This thread is getting me excited to go!!
I noticed the parade taping and would love to take DD9 to see some but I'm sure DS3 will not stay still for 10 minutes!
Sorry, but the parade taping is Saturday November 29th. We were there last year for the taping and also got to see them tape the Justin Bieber concert. It was fun to see the first taping, but it was more fun for the younger kids. My nieces were jealous for weeks and I have some awesome videos. We walked right on to most of the rides since folks were already lined up along the parade route for the parade taping.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:06 AM   #32
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My husband and I will be there Nov 29-Dec. 4th!! After reading this thread, SO glad I booked the CLP and bought tickets to MVMCP!! Can't wait to see the Osbourne lights either!!!!! So many things to be excited about!!! Only 99more days for me!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #33
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I absolutely love going that time of the year (all my Christmas decorations are Disney). My husband and I went with his family the first year we had DVC the week after thanksgiving. It was when they were filming for the parade. It was so AWESOME to see that first hand.

Definitely go to all the resorts to see how they decorate and go to the Christmas party.

Enjoy every moment of it!
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #34
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1st Week of December

We were there the first week of December in 2010 (COLD!) and will be back this year for the same time. We went in mid November last year and temperatures were in the 80's so a couple of weeks could do a great difference for weather. Anyways, my favorite sight to see at WDW during the holiday season is the christmas tree at the Grand Floridian. There's also a gingerbread house there that I like to see as well. I also like seeing the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios, but sometimes only catch the later part of the show. Looking forward to our next trip!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #35
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Sorry, but the parade taping is Saturday November 29th. We were there last year for the taping and also got to see them tape the Justin Bieber concert. It was fun to see the first taping, but it was more fun for the younger kids. My nieces were jealous for weeks and I have some awesome videos. We walked right on to most of the rides since folks were already lined up along the parade route for the parade taping.
We're going Thurs., Nov 29 to Sun, Dec 9 so we wll be there for it on Sat., Dec 1!!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #36
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Remember weather

we went in 2010, the weather was nice for 4 days then turned really cold,=50's during the day and 30's at night, we had pre planned and purchased our tickets well in advance,for the mvmcp, so we had no choice but to go, we had to buy gloves, hats, and jackets, was 4 layers deep, and still got very cold, so left before 9:00pm, also they film the ABC Christmas Day Parade usually the 1st Friday of December, so you will want to plan around crowds @ MK, also gets dark around 6:00, so make sure you pack clothes for all kinds of weather during this time of year, October was a much better visit, but the Christmas decorations were pretty, just be prepared
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #37
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First, great thread!!!!

In answer to Richsm5 - I believe you can still get the "advance" price up to a couple of days before MVMCP. But you do risk that night's event being sold out.

We are going to be there Nov 29th - Dec 8th and are staying at POP! It is also our first Christmas timeframe visit to the "World" & WWoHP at Universal so DW and I are very excited. At this point our girls think we're going in December of 2013. Instead of a countdown calendar we've devised a bunch of Harry Potter picture clues that they'll have to put together to see our flight date (more info in my PTR).

We're from the Pacific Northwest so we're in the same boat as our Canadian friends here in that we'll probably be in shorts and t-shirts on days when others are bundled up in layers

One bit of advice I can offer if you are able to swing a character ADR during your trip. Book Crystal Palace in MK as close to 8am as you can get. It will allow you to enter before the park opens and get great photopass pics on Main Street/in front of the castle with no crowds. You can then eat and meet Pooh and pals and trek to whichever land you want ahead of the masses We're of course shooting for the new Fantasyland.

Happy Disney Holidays to all!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #38
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Not going the first week but I have gotten some good tips from here for our trip Starting on the 17th!!! WooHoo!!! I am so excited!! Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #39
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I've been the last few years with Pop Warner - my daughter cheers - this year Pop Warner will be staying at All Star (generally football teams), Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs (generally cheerleading teams). The cheerleaders all compete during the day and never get to the parks before 1pm. Pop Warner reserves Hollywood Studios on Thursday night for the final party - never been.

In 2010 - it was very cold - we are from New England and brought t-shirts and shorts and suffered. In 2011 - it was nice fall weather, generally warm during the days and cool at night. Still wore pants all week though.

Both years the park attendance was lite and Pop Warner spill over into the parks was very lite as well. We were able to get into Via Napoli, Chefs de France and La Hacienda without a reservation
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We are going from December 5-16, 2013

The last time we were there it was December 2003. We loved all of the holiday decorations.
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