Are You planning a trip to Disneyland in December?

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  1. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Me too Me too!!

    DBF's birthday is December 5th (so is his Mom's AND Walt Disney's), so we'll be there that week. Well, I don't know exactly how we're going to plan out our days. But we'll be there! ;) :woohoo: :santa:

    We went last year during Christmas and it was beautiful. I love it! :lovestruc
     
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  3. fairykin

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

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    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at Grand Californian
    pixelyy.........Dec. 4th-11th. We are staying at Hojo.
    PrettyPrincessBelle... week of Dec. 5th
    liesel.....Dec 5th -9th We are staying at Hojos
    PixieWings71...Dec. 7th-15th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th
    Niele....Dec. 14th-18th at the GC again
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th Staying in the Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    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}
    Andrew's_Princess...{Yes Yes Yes...not sure yet when]
    Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}
     
  4. fairykin

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

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    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yeahhh PrettyPrincessBelle... what a great birthday that will be:goodvibes

    jnjusia.... no i don't.. keep checking the disneyland website.;)

    Liesel... we are also talking some older people.. i'll post some things i'm going to do later .. also... check and see if your hotel has a senior rate.. disney offered 30% discount on the rooms for the senior rate.. and they put it on both rooms we booked.:thumbsup2

    Niele... i am so thrilled.. i can't wait.. Please post more about your stay last year.. it will get us all in the spirit.

    Andrew's_Princess... welcome!!!:hug:

    PixieWings71... ooohhh don't even go there..:rotfl: ... you should go on the girls trip next year.. i went this year and it was alot of fun.
    i still have to make my trip report..you would really like it.:goodvibes
     
  5. jordansmomma

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

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    Awww...Dawn..I miss you too lady!!:hug:
     
  6. fairykin

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

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    For those of You staying at Hojos.. i don't know if you know this but i thought i'd pass it on because every discount counts in these times.:goodvibes

    If You tell them You are from Disboards you get a discount.

    They also offer a AP discount.

    I don't know if they offer a Senior Discount but Liesel, You mentioned that You were taking some Older Hearts with You, so it might be worth asking. As when i booked our onsite reservation, we got a 30% Senior Discount for both rooms we booked. So it's worth asking.

    I don't think you can stack them so you need to ask and find out which is best for you. Some may be applied only to rooms over 100 a night.

    QueenDoOver posted about the Pirate themed suite she booked at Hojo's and the wonderful deal she got on it. With the discount the pirate suite came down to like a 100 or so a night, i think.
     
  7. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    What about a tour? They have the holiday tour, that might be a winner! :)

    I was there at the same time this year, looked EVERYWHERE for you all and didn't find anyone!!!! I was so bummed. :( I'd LOVE to do a Ladies Only Trip but I'm really shy around people I don't know and while I know you all here I don't know you IRL so I'm shy. LOL Stupid yes but real!! Oh and that shy goes away once I meet you, ask Nancy and Jasmine! LOL I would totally do that mini meet you've got up but I won't be there! :( I was checking the calender last night and I'm pretty sure we will go the 11-16th.
     
  8. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

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    I will be there in December. I would really like to do one of the Candlelight Processional dinner packages, but they sell out quickly. I would love to meet up with fellow DISers. :)
     
  9. liesel

    liesel DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the senior discount tip, everyone. My mother in law had back surgery in Feb so we aren't sure what her pace will be in Dec. She's doing great with rehab and was walking at least 2 hours a day before her injury, so if she's at full strength, she should be great. A tour sounds like a good idea. They are on a limited income, so we would be springing for all their extras, but if I can tell them I'm getting a discount (I have AAA, Disney Visa, and will have a Deluxe AP by then), I know they'll feel a whole lot better. :)
     
  10. fairykin

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

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    Good Morning Everyone! Sorry I didn't do updates yesterday, I wasn't feeling well.

    Liesel... i understand the situation you are in. we are having the discussion right now as to who is going on the trip... should we try and bring my father.. he has a heart problem and also it's hard for him to walk.. or do we bring the 3 grand children.. we are taking them in a month and it's so hard to get them out of school.. so we will talk more this weekend and decide.

    Pixiewings71.... i think everyone feels that way.. i know i did. join up now and you will have a year to get to know people. throughout the year you get to know those who have kids the same age as yours.. or who have life challenges like yours... or favorite things in the parks...
    the thing about the disboard trip is... like life... some people will be your friends.. some will be your acquantainces.. and some you won't really talk to... not in a bad way... it's just they are also in the same circle i just gave to you and those circles are in different states of motion.


    Miss MaryJo... I hope you will tell us more about the Candellight Processional Dinner.. it sounds Interesting!
     
  11. fairykin

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

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    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at Grand Californian
    pixelyy.........Dec. 4th-11th. We are staying at Hojo.
    PrettyPrincessBelle... week of Dec. 5th
    liesel.....Dec 5th -9th We are staying at Hojos
    PixieWings71...Dec. 11th-16th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th We are staying at Disneyland Hotel.
    Niele....Dec. 14th-18th at the GC again
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th Staying in the Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    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}
    Andrew's_Princess...{Yes Yes Yes...not sure yet when]
    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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    I can't wait to see pictures of the pirate themed suite at Hojo's!

    ***Corrected Info On Candlelight Procession***

    Disneyland only offers it 2 nights in December
     
  13. dlawallace

    dlawallace I believe in the Magic!!!

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    What What???? I have not heard of a pirate suite at HOJO! Is it open yet? Is there only one? Tell me more.popcorn::
     
  14. dlawallace

    dlawallace I believe in the Magic!!!

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    OH, by the way we will be driving from Lubbock Texas (16 1/2 hours) and staying at the DLH. I am so excited, I stayed there once before in '93 and I can't wait to go back!!!
     
  15. kerickson

    kerickson VGC Dreamin'

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    fairykin, when is the mini meet in Dec? Not sure if it will coincide with my trip, but anything with cocktails, dessert and Napa Rose in the same sentence sounds good to me! Oh and Girls Only to boot!
     
  16. JadeDarkstar

    JadeDarkstar Dis Veteran Pirate dragon mom

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    nov 29arive. 1st day on my bday nov 30th. we are staying till Friday morning or sat morning staying at hojos Disney room view. Just decided three or four days ago to go.

    We are hoping to catch fantasmic thats why we may stay friday night.
    we went two years ago it was nice we didn't get to do the tour since it was rainy we may try to do it this year.
     
  17. Niele

    Niele "when you wish upon a star"

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    First, thank you fairykin for starting this thread. It's always fun to hear what other mouseketeers will be doing in December. :santa: Christmas time is such a wonderful time of year and Disney adds that extra special ambiance. If you're staying at the GC you might want to check out the concierge level. It is expensive and probably not worth it monetarily but when you can listen to the carolers, Santa doing storytime for the kids, have front row balcony seats to watch the fireworks (with the music piped in live), wonderful deserts and a grand manier in hand, it is soooo worth it. :) The other "must do's" for us are BB for lunch or dinner (foods ok but it is a tradition in our household), riding as many rides at night (just so wonderful when you are going around on Splash Mountain and you can see the fireworks going off), the snow on Main Street after the fireworks ... it just makes that time of year so much more special. I can't wait to see the new addition to the hotel (DVC) this year, just hoping it does not cut off too much of the view of DCA from our room. What plans are you making? I'm still thinking of the gift basket, maybe the Christmas tree for the room (depending how outrageous the cost is this year) and what other fun extras to do .... guess we have a little time. Happy planning, all! :woohoo:
     
  18. ladylyons

    ladylyons Wishing I was closer to Disneyland

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    We go every year for Christmas. Last year we were there for both Christmas and New Year's and had a blast. This year will probably be just for Christmas again so the dates are tentatively set for Dec 23 - 28 either staying at the Anaheim Plaza Inn or Hojos. Haven't decided yet. Looking forward to more Christmas cheer in our happy place!!
     
  19. fairykin

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

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    :santa: Updated List :santa:

    Jadedarkstar...nov 29arive staying thru friday, we are staying at HoJos
    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at Grand Californian
    pixelyy.........Dec. 4th-11th. We are staying at Hojo.
    PrettyPrincessBelle... week of Dec. 5th
    liesel.....Dec 5th -9th We are staying at Hojos
    PixieWings71...Dec. 11th-16th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th We are staying at Disneyland Hotel.
    Niele....Dec. 14th-18th at the GC again
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th Staying in the Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    ladylyons..Dec 23th to 28th staying at Anaheim Plaza or Hojos
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    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}
    Andrew's_Princess...{Yes Yes Yes...not sure yet when]
    Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}
     
  20. fairykin

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

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    dlawallace.. i'll do my best to find out the info about the Hojo pirate suite.. one of the girls posted about it on another thread.. and it sounds so kewl! We live in el paso and drive to disneyland often.. it's a nice drive.. we want to stay at the disneyland hotel sometime.. i hear the grounds are beautiful!

    kerikson..we haven't picked a date yet but it will be during the dec. 4th thru 8th time.. just an impromtu get together late one night for a cocktail and dessert...it's nice to have a moment to rest and visit after the rush of the crowd and taking care of everyone all day.:goodvibes when a date is picked i'll post it and hope that you all can come!

    Jadedarkstar.... i'm sending you good weather pixiedust this year:wizard:

    Niele... we went last year, you can see our family pics in the trip report in my signature at the bottom of this post. Last night we decided to take my parents.. and not try to take the three grandchildren out of school as we will be taking the grandchildren 2 times this summer.

    So... i, too, was thinking of a welcome basket last night ... do i make one and mail it ahead to have it waiting? or do i order one? do i make a little tree and mail it ahead to the hotel? or do i purchase one there?
    has anyone purchased a tree from the hotels? what are they like? what is the price range? does anyone have a pic?:confused3

    The gift baskets i've been considering.. are the robe one.. or the coffee one.

    This is going to be a once in a life time trip with my father.. as he has a very bad heart condition.:guilty:
    We won't be doing alot on this trip.. we will go on Soarin'... take the train around the park.. one day take the train to new orleans square and go to pirates, and ride the ships and do haunted.. then take the train back to the main gate and go back to the hotel.. our days will be very laid back.. my father won't do a wheelchair or evc, so our pace will be slow with many stops to rest.. yet i know that going in and my goal is for my parents to have a very special trip at *their* pace. That will be the best christmas gift i could ever get.:goodvibes
     
  21. fairykin

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

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    And this is an updated booking quote i found on the Disboard with info on the HOJO Themed Suites

    " I just booked the Kids Suite at the HoJo for October 21-25. She said that they are starting to sell them in July. They are all HWY facing, and price is based on time of year. The kids room is completely seperate from the parents room, and there is a door that can be closed. TWO BATHROOMS! They will have the new bedding and a fridge and microwave. The kid's room is pirate themed. I am paying$113.90 a night with our Disboard discount of 15%. The room will sleep 6, so if you can stand HWY side, I bet it would be a great room for those who really want to pack them in. NO roll away in the kids room allowed, but a crib is. There is an AP discount of 20% as usual. "

    i hope that helps some of you out:goodvibes
     

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