Are You planning a trip to Disneyland in December?

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  1. fairykin

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    Hi Hi...:goodvibes

    I'm starting a thread for all those who are juuuuuuuuuuust beginning to plan a trip in December.
    We went last year and it really made the christmas season extra special.
    Now comes the fun part, the planning.. and the hard part..the saving!:rotfl:
    So if You are thinking of going in December.. Welcome to this thread!
    We can share info about events, the candelight procession.. the christmas tour, anybody gone on it ? care to share your experience, cost and what you do on it?
    Hotels... where are you staying?
    Whose going?
    Whats your goal to save for the trip?
    I'll post all my stuff too!
    I just thought if those of us who are going got together we could share the info we found in one thread.:thumbsup2

    Here is the Updated Disneyland Christmas List, are You on it?

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    :santa: Holiday Magic at Disneyland :santa:

    rangermom..........Thanksgiving week, DLH
    DizMe................11/19-22: 19th@ FFI and 20-22@GCH
    spookygirl...........11/19 thru 11/22nd, Hampton Inn Suites
    Hockey_Mom.......11/20th thru 11/21st, Grand Californian Villas
    Ozenigma...........11/23rd thru 12/11th, Hojo's
    Disneygirls3........11/27th thru 12/5th, Hojo's Kids Suite
    Mouseaholic........11/29 thru 12/5th, Grand Cali Villas, 2 Bedroom
    Disney4metoo.....11/29th thru 12/2nd, Grand Californian Villas
    Jadedarkstar.......11/29th thru 12/2nd, Hojo's
    JoyToTheWorld....11/29th thru 12/6th, Disneyland HoteL
    dazedandconfused..Nov-Dec. Dates not confirmed yet.
    daisyand2goofygirls....11/29th thru 12/4th, HoJo's Kids Suite
    Alliemaree..........11/30th thru 12/2nd, Carosel Inn
    happysmyly.........11/30th thru 12/2, Fairfield Inn
    techno...............11/30th thru 12/4th
    kaoden39...........11/30 thru 12/4th, Hojos
    soak01..............11/30 thru 12/4th, Doubletree Suites.
    calanniebu.........11/30th thru 12/4th, Grand Californian
    techno...............11/30th thru 12/4th
    flamegirl............11/30th thru 12/5th, Paradise Pier Hotel
    MiJiliani Mouser...12/1st thru 11th, Disneyland Hotel
    prettyprincessbelle.......2nd thru 5th, Motel 6 Maingate
    disneylovingfamily:4.....2nd thru 5th, Paradise Pier Hotel
    kkbeaton........... 2nd thru 4th, Grand Californian Villas
    txtwins20000......2nd thru 7th, Disneyland Hotel
    Tasmen..............3rd thru 7th, Disneyland Hotel
    Bill Brown...........3rd thru 10th, an area hotel
    MaryJo...............4th thru 6th
    CaliforniaDreamer..4th thru 6th
    disney-inspired....4th thru 6th
    toocherie...........4th thru 6th, Grand Californian Villas
    Tinkermell..........4th thru 6th, Grand Californian
    Stacerita.... ......she's not sure but we want her to go Dec. 4th -6th
    Disneynerd420........4th thru 7th, Park Vue Inn
    cheshiregirl.......4th-7th and also closer to christmas
    Psymonds.........5th thru 7th
    cookie55...........5th thru 8th, Disneyland Hotel
    harpetj.............5th thru 9th, Grand Californian Villas
    liesel................5th thru 9th, Hojo's
    nighthawks........5th thru 11th
    vettegirl............5th thru 11th, Disneyland Hotel, theme park view
    goldies_5...........5th thru 12th, Paradise Pier Hotel
    Disneylandsmiles...5th thru 13th, Grand Californian
    katink................6th thru 7th, Grand Californian
    KuzcoShrugs.........6th thru 10th, Grand Californian
    PDJPrinceCharming..6th thru 10th, PPH
    justkeepswimming..6th thru 10th, Grand Californian Villas
    kc10family........6th thru 10th, Disneyland Hotel
    Mom2micayla.....6th thru 11th, Paradise Pier
    Disneymomma81..7th thru 8th
    lorieintuscon......7th thru 11th, Grand Californian
    mymonkies........7th thru 11th
    spacemermaid....7th thru 11th, Stoval's
    haydenshope.....7th thru 12th, Paradise Pier Hotel
    sitka.................7th thru 12th, Hojo's
    loreintuscon.......7th thru 12th, Grand Californian
    3TinksandanEeyore... 8th thru 13th, Disneyland Hotel
    Dad_of_4_girls..........9th thru 12th, Desert Palms hotel and suites
    Eeee-va..................9th thru 13th, Hojo's
    Kungaloosh22...........9th thru 13th, Hojo's
    vickiea....................9th thru 16th, Park Vue Inn
    Sunshine56..............10th thru 13th, Best Western 2 Bedroom suite
    Spixydust.................10th thru 13th, DisneyLand Hotel
    JPFamilymom...........10th thru 13th, Hojo's
    mvf-m116................10th thru 13th, Best Western Park Place Inn
    KittySkyFish............. 10th thru 14th, Fairfield Inn
    karylyrocks...............10th thru 14th, Anabella
    zakerdog..................10th ( 4 nights at Candy Cane Inn and 4 nights at Disneyland Hotel)
    kkbeaton2................11th thru 13th, Grand Californian Villas
    Disneytinkfan............11th thru 15th,
    toocherie and fairykin.11th thru 13th, Paradise Pier
    PixieWings71............11th thru 17th, Peacock
    ukstitch...................11th thru 19th, Hojo's
    Sherry_E..................12th thru 13th
    lulubelle..................12th thru 14th, Paradise Pier
    kerickson.................12th thru 14th, Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    Spiderdust...............12th thru 14th, Hojo's, Pirate Suite
    Timon_and_Pumba.....12th thru 14th, Hojo's Pirate Suite
    aandjmama...............12th thru 17th, Hojo's kid suite
    rpezz.......................13th thru 17th, Crowne Plaza
    cutedisneygirly..........13th thru 17th, Disneyland Hotel
    Eeyore's wife.............12th thru 19th, Hojo's
    HeyMy......................13th thru 16th, Hojo's
    dlawallace.................13th thru 16th, Disneyland Hotel
    Disneymama09...........13th thru 18th
    Niele.........................13th thru 18th, Grand Californian
    my2mickeykids............13th thru 18th, Hojo's
    Beck_&_the Beast........13th thru 19th, Hojo's
    Kennyswife........Mid December, Candy Cane Inn
    Hound_109................14th
    Lights_Out................14th thru 16th
    Wendi2000................14th thru 16th, Hojo's
    love2go3disney2.........14th thru 18th, Paradise Pier
    Timon_n_Pumba.........14th thru 18th, Hojos' Pirate Suite
    lilianddomsmom.........14th thru 19th, Desert Inn and Suites
    Leofoenget................15th
    Anater......................15th thru 17th, Hojo's
    slg............................15th thru 22nd, Hojo's
    oscarkitty1................7 days at the Poly in WDW
    QueenDoOver............17th thur 22th, Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    prncssmel.................17th thru 23rd, Quality Inn
    JennisSilly.................18th thru 20th, Paradise Pier Hotel
    Queenof5.................18th thru 20th
    3Minnies1Mickey........18th thru 21st, Hampton, ds 1st Birthday
    dawnrose..................18th thru 22nd, DD's birthday
    FourOrchards............18th thru 22nd, Grand Californian
    teacherlisa1978.........18th thru 22nd, Embassy Suites Anaheim South
    odc146 ....................18th thru 23rd, Grand Californian
    disneymom8589.........18th thru 23rd, Holiday Inn
    Karlzmom.................19th thru 20th
    algamble..................19th thru 23rd, Disneyland Hotel
    Turtle31...................19th thru 23rd, Residence Inn Marriott
    farmgro....................20th thru 21st, DL hotel & Dec.22thru 26th, GCV
    carebee21.................20th thru 23rd, Hojo's
    LesleyP.....................20th thru 26th, Anaheim Marriott
    kennasmommie...........20th thru 28th, Hojo's Kids suite
    TiggerCate................21st thru 24th
    artman.....................21st thru 26th, Embassy Suites
    mommato4...............21st thru 28th, Hojo's
    DVC200V..................22nd thru 26th, DVC 2bedroom villa
    stacieberry...............22nd thru 29th, Anaheim Marriot
    MsStinkerbelle..........23rd thru 30th, Anaheim Hilton.
    ladylyons.................23th thur 28th, Anaheim Plaza or Hojos
    ms_disney_freak........24th thru 1/3,
    Disneyland_Fan.........24th thru 29th, Annabelle Hotel
    tskbaskets...............26th thru 1/1st, Grand Californian
    Dsmurf16..................26th thru 1/2, Marriott, Rose bowl parade
    wintergreen..............27 thru 29th, DLH
    jnjusoioa.................27th thru 1/1st, HoJo's
    carmel.....................27th thru 1/2nd, HoJo's
    casiland...................29th thru 1/2nd
    LittleBoPeep.............29th thru 1/6th, Hojo's
    smiley_face2............29th thru 1/9th, Hojo's
    mom2pirateNpooh.....30th thru Jan 2nd, Hojo's
    3~lil~fishies.............30th thru Jan. 3rd

    ~*~To Be Added to the List when dates added~*~
    Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho.
    JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister
    Andrew's_Princess
    Disneyfairytale
    Cristabelita
    Daisyand2GoofyGirls
    Sleepless Knight
    HurlySweety
    fayt19
     
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  3. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    Here is some information that Disboard had posted about last year's Christmas tour.. when we find out the updated prices.. i'll edit this post to reflect it.


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    ‘Holiday Time at Disneyland’ - (Seasonal)


    Disneyland's 'Holiday Time at Disneyland' is a guided tour filled with holiday history, legend and customs of cultures throughout the world. You'll learn how these traditions are a part of Disneyland's holiday heritage.

    Tour Highlights:

    Priority boarding on two holiday themed attractions
    Sweet treat and beverage
    Collectible trading pin
    Collectible Tour Tag Ornament
    Reserved seating for 'A Christmas Fantasy Parade'
    Price: $59 per person

    20% discount for Deluxe/Premium Annual Passholders, AAA Members and Disney Visa Cardholders

    Tours are offered daily at 10:00am with a capacity of 20 guests per tour. Each tour lasts approximately two and half hours. Valid Disneyland Park admission is required. Reservations can be made by calling 1-714-781-4400 up to 30 days in advance
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    Tour Recommendation By Oscarkitty1
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    Closures and refurbishments

    Opera House is closed until Mr. Lincoln returns December, 2009.
    Disney's World of Color viewing area on the south side of the bay is supposed to open December 12, 2009.
    Starting January 2010 the area from the CALIFORNIA sign to Sunshine Plaza will be undergoing changes. CALIFORNIA sign will be removed and a Pan Pacific Theater type of turnstiles area will be installed. The current DCA turnstiles will be removed and the front area extended out to the new turnstile location. The Red Car Trolley line is supposed to be put in and the monorail bridge and shop facades will be rethemed.
    Point Mugu Tattoo, Man Hat N Beach, and Sideshow Shirts will close Fall, 2009 and reopen in 2010.
    Mullholland Madness is scheduled for retheming and closure in early January, 2010.
    Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack is scheduled to close permanently on May 26th, 2009.
    S.S. rustworthy removal is scheduled for removal Septembre, 2009 and no later than March, 2010.
    Removal of Pizza Oom Mow Mow and Burger Invasion, addition of a grill type of restaurant. Scheduled to start Fall, 2009 and finish by March 2010.
    Souvenir 66 and Corn Dog Castle close June 1, 2009 and may not be back until 2011. Try getting a corndog at at the red wagon near Plaza Inn.
    July 27, 2009 is the beginning of a year long closure of the Orange Stinger while it is getting a refurbishment, new theming, and a covered walkway.
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
     
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    Disneyland's "Christmas Candlelight Procession"
    December 6, 7, 2008
    This Disneyland holiday tradition takes place on Main Street U.S.A. and features a full Orchestra, Christmas Tree Chorus performing renditions of traditional Christmas songs and a retelling of the Christmas Story narrated by a different celebrity each year.
     
  5. fairykin

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    Santa’s Reindeer Round-up
    (November 21, 2008 thru January 4, 2009)

    "Santa's Reindeer Round-Up" located at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Reindeer for Christmas ‘Western Style’. Real reindeer in the corral, crafts, reindeer games and dancing make this a Disneyland Holiday must see for the children in your family. Make sure your little one’s have that list ready for Santa!
     
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  7. MommyWithDreams

    MommyWithDreams <font color=deeppink>What has the Dis done to me?

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    I'll join in here.... we are planning on going 12/9-12/11. We are staying at HOJO's. I have never been to DL at Christmas time and I have ALWAYS wanted to. The best part about this trip...I am keeping it a surprise for my son!
     
  8. pixleyyy

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    We're planning Dec. 4-11. We have Disney view room ressies at the Hojo. We're excited to see DLR at Christmastime!!!
     
  9. jnjusoioa

    jnjusoioa I fell in love with DLR, whats not to love. Fantas

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    I will jump on board, I will be there from Dec. 27-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo and am so excited to DLR at Christmas. Can't wait!!!:goodvibes
     
  10. wendylady36

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    I wanna go!

    I'd love to make it to see all the decorations, but if it doesn't happen, then it doesn't happen!

    Happy planning all you Decemberians!
     
  11. fairykin

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    :grouphug: Big Hugssssss all around!
    Watch here for Updates!
    Here is where we will post the list of who's going, when and where they are staying.
    Just in case anyone is going at the same time and wants to share a cup of hotchocolate!




    pixelyy.........Dec. 4-11. We have Disney view room ressies at the Hojo.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9-11. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    fairykin......Dec.{ need to check and see when families ap's expire} ??
    Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho...Dec. { Not sure yet, but reaLLy wanting to go}
    JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister.. Dec. { not sure yet, but Super really wanting to go}
    Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}
     
  12. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    This spot saved for additional information about events at the park when Disney Releases it.:thumbsup2
     
  13. fairykin

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    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh Mommy with Dreams! So glad you got to go on the girls only Disboard trip, it was alot of fun!

    Great to meet you pixelyy.. cute name.. Disneyland is sooo pretty at christmas! We went this past year and loved it.

    jnjusoiosa... how fun to have this trip to plan for and look forward to! i'm so excitted too!

    Wendylady.. you are my long lost Disney daughter.. you NeeeeeeeeeeeD to go too.. plus you can help me with the three little grandbabies.
     
  14. oscarkitty1

    oscarkitty1 Mouseketeer

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    We will most likely be going! If WDW extends their current deal, we'll go there, cause I sooo want to see the Osbourne lights and the gingerbread house at the GF!

    If not, we will come to DLR. Either way, I have to get my Disney Christmas fix! :santa:

    We took the Holiday Tour last year. Since you will have grandchildren with you, I would absoultely recommend the tour. You will get reserved seats for the Christmas parade. There were two little girls in our group, and during the parade, nearly every character that was walking came over and paid special attention to the two girls! Snowmen, Reindeer, the Stepsisters, gingerbread men, it was great! Those two little girls were having the time of their life!

    Plus you get a pin, a yummy gingerbread cookie and hot chocolate! :thumbsup2

    Happy planning! :goodvibes
     
  15. fairykin

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    Hey there Miss Vicki!
    I really appreciate your review of the Christmas tour and I posted your review beneath the info on the tour so it can help others:thumbsup2 You sold me:rotfl: ...we just went on the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour and it was really great.. i would highly recommend that.
    I added you to the trip list.. when you find out where you are going we can update that:goodvibes. Disney does christmas sooooooOOooo SpeciaL!
    I Love Grand Floridian, it holds so many happy memories for our family, we would stay there when our children were little. Now we live closer to Disneyland than WDW so noooooo Grand Floridian.
     
  16. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    Things I need to do...

    1. See if there is a school calendar out, as all three grandchildren will be in school. So we will have to go over a thurs, friday, sat, sun. Or go friday night, sat morning, sun, monday and go home tuesday?

    2. Check expiration dates on annual passes for the kids and my mom, book trip around that.

    3. Open long term savings for this trip.

    4. Begin using southwest airlines card to acrue rapid reward free flights { have 1 need 5 more}
     
  17. dlawallace

    dlawallace I believe in the Magic!!!

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    I am going in December but im not sure when. DO you goys think the Processional will effect crowds? I probably will not do the Candlelight Processional, so if crowds will be worse this week than say, the 2nd weekend of Dec., I will avoid it. Any thoughts?
     
  18. fairykin

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    Hiiiiii.. Welcome to the Group!

    Yes, I've read where the candlelight processional makes it wall to wall people. I'm hoping to avoid that date also.

    I will update the info on cast member parties too as the parks close down early on those dates when that information is posted.

    I'll add you to the list now.
     
  19. jordansmomma

    jordansmomma <font color=darkorchid><marquee>DebbieLouWho Wendy

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    OH man I love this!!! We colored & decorated cookies!!
    Had our pictures taken with Santa...
     
  20. jordansmomma

    jordansmomma <font color=darkorchid><marquee>DebbieLouWho Wendy

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    Mickey oh Mickey oh Mickey I wanna GO!!!

    hmm...how do I swing a Halloween trip, 2 Vegas trips, plus a Christmas/December trip???

    1. I really need more vacation time.
    2. I really want to go.
    3. AP will not be expired
    4. Check flights from WA to CA.
    5. See how many points I have for the timeshare. I could always borrow from next year.
    6. MASS OVERTIME...
    7. I love the way it is all decorated for Christmas!!
    8. Wendylouwhoo (did I ever mention I am Debbielouwhooo?? that would Cindylouwhoo's sister :lmao: ) & Dawn will be there..
    9. check out hotel rates....
     
  21. dlawallace

    dlawallace I believe in the Magic!!!

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    Thats what I thought....I will look into the 13th-16th now. I'm guessing that will be less crowded than Nov. 29th - Dec. 2nd huh?

     

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