Are You planning a trip to Disneyland in December?

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  1. DisneyMomma81

    DisneyMomma81 DIS Veteran

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    Since we upgraded our PHs to APs again this week we're a maybe for early Dec.!

    We're visiting WDW for the 1st time in early Oct. (10 days away from home!) so we'll see if we can make a trip to DLR 2 months after that.

    I do have the ent. rate & a kids suite (with the 20% AP discount) booked at HoJo's for 11/29-12/17! We wouldn't stay for that long ~ 2 or 3 maybe 4 nights ~ just don't know what nights we'd want. If it's just the 3 of us we'll stay in a ent. rate room, if grandparents or someone else joins us we'd stay in a kids suite.

    We did visit DLR last Dec. and it was lovely! Our dates were 12/8-12/11, the 8th & 9th were the CM party nights and that was OK ~ we would've been fine with just 3 days but we stayed 4 because of the parties. We spent those evenings over in DCA.

    We participated in the Holiday Tour ~ it was alright, we didn't have head sets, I think if we would have it would've been better. We had multiple ECV users (my Gma was one of them) the other groups that started when we did only had 1 ECV user each! The seats for the parade were great!
    :santa:

    If we drive we'd go the 1st week of Dec. probably ~ if we fly it'll be the 2nd or 3rd week ~ airfare last year was expensive the week after Thanksgiving, much less expensive the 2nd week.
     
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  3. CaliforniaDreamer

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    Dawn, add me as a maybe for the 4-6. Depends on several things... but if I upgrade my AP it may be possible.
     
  4. mom2pirateNpooh

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    We're going Dec. 30-Jan. 2, staying at the HoJo. Disney-view room! :woohoo:
     
  5. tksbaskets

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    We will be at the Grand Californian 12/26 to 1/1. We can't wait!
     
  6. odc146

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    We are staying at GC Dec 18-23. First time visiting at Christmas can't wait!!!
     
  7. Kennywife

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    Kennywife, TBA, mid-December (after semester is over) girls trip CCI :cool1:
     
  8. lulubelle

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    Lots of Dis'ers are going to enjoy the magic at the DLR for the holidays. It's my favorite time to go. I wish they would release the AP rates for fall. It's killing me to not have my room ressie yet.:headache:
     
  9. Mom2micayla

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    I went ahead and solidified our dates for Dec 6-11. We're going to be staying at Desert Inn & Suites.
     
  10. my2mickeykids

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    We are looking to go those dates as well. :) Trying to work out the details.

    Does the CP start on the 5th? Anyone know, will the parks be super crowed that week? My birthday is on the 9th and I have always wanted to be in Disney on my birthday.

    Thanks!
     
  11. fairykin

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    Hi Hi Everyone!
    I'm updating the thread now.. i've been out of town!
    Have a Safe and HaPpPy weekend:goodvibes
     
  12. fairykin

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    :santa:Updated List :santa:
    Mouseaholic..arriving thanksgiving weekend..departing Dec 5th or 6th
    pixelyyy...Nov. 29th thru Dec. 5th Staying at Hojos!
    dazedandconfused..Nov-Dec. Dates not confirmed yet.
    daisyand2goofygirls....Nov. 29th-Dec. 4th...HoJo's
    techno...Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th
    kaoden39....Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. Not sure where we are staying yet.
    soak01...nov. 30 for 6 days. We are staying at Doubletree Suites.
    Jadedarkstar...nov 29 thru Dec 2nd, we are staying at HoJos
    MaryJo...Dec. 4th thru 6th
    lulubelle....Dec. 4th thru 6th, we are staying at Grand Californian/Villas
    CaliforniaDreamer...Dec. 4th thru 6th
    Tinkermell....Dec. 4th thru 6th..hoping to stay at the Grand Californian
    Stacerita.... she's not sure but we want her to go Dec. 4th -6th
    cheshiregirl....Dec. 4th-7th and also closer to christmas
    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at Grand Californian
    PrettyPrincessBelle... week of Dec. 5th
    Psymonds....Dec. 5th thru 7th
    liesel.....Dec 5th -9th We are staying at Hojos
    justkeepswimming....Dec 6-10. Hopefully using our Grand California Villa
    Mom2micayla...Dec. 6th thru 11th Staying at Desert Inn and Suites
    my2mickeykids..Dec. 6th thru 11th
    PixieWings71...Dec. 11th-16th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    ukstitch.....12th - 19th December ...HoJo's
    Kennyswife..Mid December..girls trip staying at Candy Cane Inn
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th We are staying at Disneyland Hotel.
    Niele....Dec. 13th-18th at the GC again
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th Staying in the Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    odc146 ...Dec. 18th thru23rd ...staying at Grand Californian
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    teacherlisa1978....December 18th-22nd and staying at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South
    QueenDoOver...Dec 21st thru 22nd
    TiggerCate....Dec.21st thru 24th
    artman..........Dec 21st thru 26th and staying at the Embassy Suites
    MsStinkerbelle...December 23 - December 30th. Currently booked at the Anaheim Hilton.
    ladylyons..Dec 23th to 28th staying at Anaheim Plaza or Hojos
    tskbaskets...Dec. 26th thru Jan 1st..staying at Grand Californian
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    wintergreen...Dec. 27th thru Dec. 29th staying at DLH
    carmel...Dec.27th thru Jan. 2nd..staying at the HoJo
    .mom2pirateNpooh..Dec. 30th thru Jan 2nd..staying at the Hojos
    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}
    Cristabelita.....Will come cuz she's livin' oh so close!
    Disneymomma... will add dates when she picks them!
     
  13. fairykin

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    Just checking in with everyone!
    Hope that June is a great month and brings you closer to your very special Disneyland Christmas trip:santa:

    So those who are not local, are you flying or driving?
    We have decided to drive, it will make the trip easier on my Father. It will also allow us to bring some food and sodas from home to have in the room.

    I'm thinking of adding another day to our trip, but not sure.:confused3 as I have the Disboard Diva trip just a couple of months after this and could put that money that trip.

    How are you paying for the hotel stay? :teacher: Did you pay all at once when you booked? Or are you paying a certain amount each payday?
    I've been paying one night of the hotel each month.
     
  14. fairykin

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    What about park tickets?

    Does everyone in your party have annual passes?
    If not premium, have you planned for the black out days if there are any during your trip?

    I will be renewing my premium annual pass in october. My DH will need to renew his in december. My mom's will still be good for the christmas trip but we will need to renew it before the Disboards GirL's Only Trip.
    And since this is my Father's first trip to Disneyland I will need to look into getting him tickets for the time we are there.

    I wonder if we can buy tickets at the Grand Californian Front Desk? I ask this because I read on the disboard where someone staying at the Grand bought blackout tickets at the front desk.
    If anyone knows the answer to this i would appreciate it.:goodvibes

    Hope that Your planning is going well!:santa:
     
  15. QueenDoOver

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    Hi Dawn! I am positive that you can buy your tickets at the desk of the hotel, but the pricing may be a bit more. Probably gate pricing, vs. what you could get online with print at home. Your trip sounds so nice. I hope to stay at the Grand one day, but with my little ones there is not enough time to enjoy it.

    By the way, my dates are the 17th to the 22nd. EVen that sounds too short:)

    I am dying to do the Christmas tour. There is a small chance we won't go, but I think we will, but I won't be able to book the tour until my husband is firm. Do they usually sell out?

    Tracey
     
  16. pixleyyy

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    We've paid for nothing yet but have a nice lump sitting in our bank account right now. We are planning on flying but it depends on how much more we can save before the trip. We're going to buy park hoppers before going - no AP's here. :(
     
  17. fairykin

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    :santa:Updated List :santa:
    Mouseaholic..arriving thanksgiving weekend..departing Dec 5th or 6th
    pixelyyy...Nov. 29th thru Dec. 5th Staying at Hojos!
    dazedandconfused..Nov-Dec. Dates not confirmed yet.
    daisyand2goofygirls....Nov. 29th-Dec. 4th...HoJo's
    techno...Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th
    kaoden39....Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. Not sure where we are staying yet.
    soak01...nov. 30 for 6 days. We are staying at Doubletree Suites.
    Jadedarkstar...nov 29 thru Dec 2nd, we are staying at HoJos
    MaryJo...Dec. 4th thru 6th
    lulubelle....Dec. 4th thru 6th, we are staying at Grand Californian/Villas
    CaliforniaDreamer...Dec. 4th thru 6th
    Tinkermell....Dec. 4th thru 6th..hoping to stay at the Grand Californian
    Stacerita.... she's not sure but we want her to go Dec. 4th -6th
    cheshiregirl....Dec. 4th-7th and also closer to christmas
    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at Grand Californian
    PrettyPrincessBelle... week of Dec. 5th
    Psymonds....Dec. 5th thru 7th
    liesel.....Dec 5th -9th We are staying at Hojos
    justkeepswimming....Dec 6-10. Hopefully using our Grand California Villa
    Mom2micayla...Dec. 6th thru 11th Staying at Desert Inn and Suites
    my2mickeykids..Dec. 6th thru 11th
    PixieWings71...Dec. 11th-16th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    ukstitch.....12th - 19th December ...HoJo's
    Kennyswife..Mid December..girls trip staying at Candy Cane Inn
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th We are staying at Disneyland Hotel.
    Niele....Dec. 13th-18th at the GC again
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 22th Staying in the Pirate Suite at HoJo's
    odc146 ...Dec. 18th thru23rd ...staying at Grand Californian
    Queenof5..Dec. 18th thru 20th ..for a Mini GirL's TriP..WooHoo!
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and the Villas@GC
    teacherlisa1978....December 18th-22nd and staying at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South
    TiggerCate....Dec.21st thru 24th
    artman..........Dec 21st thru 26th and staying at the Embassy Suites
    MsStinkerbelle...December 23 - December 30th. Currently booked at the Anaheim Hilton.
    ladylyons..Dec 23th to 28th staying at Anaheim Plaza or Hojos
    tskbaskets...Dec. 26th thru Jan 1st..staying at Grand Californian
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    wintergreen...Dec. 27th thru Dec. 29th staying at DLH
    carmel...Dec.27th thru Jan. 2nd..staying at the HoJo
    mom2pirateNpooh..Dec. 30th thru Jan 2nd..staying at the Hojos
    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}
    Cristabelita.....Will come cuz she's livin' oh so close!
    Disneymomma... will add dates when she picks them!
     
  18. fairykin

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    Tracey! Hey I like you so much I had you down on the list twice!:hug: I updated your information.

    It's a big thing for us to get to stay at the Grand.. my Father is not in good health and this will be his first and probably Only trip to Disneyland..so i needed to make sure he was as close as he could be to the hotel in case he needs to rest or starts feeling bad. It will be a laid back trip with just a few things each day and lots of resting.

    He's so stubborn and won't use a wheelchair. So I'm planning one day to go to Disneyland and utilze the train to take us to certain places. Then also use the mainstreet vehicles to get to Fantasyland and Adventure land.

    I need to make a list of what we want to do each day.

    pixelyyy ... that's a smart way to save for a big holiday triP!:thumbsup2 On the 15th I'm going to pay for another night on our trip. :yay:
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

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    Oh Dawn, I hope your Dad feels better. :hug:

    I can't believe it's June already. We have a trip in August, October and December. I need to start looking at hotels and getting cracking on things!
     
  20. Queenof5

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    We are going for a 'mini-girls' trip Dec 18-20, and so excited..

    however, I am new here and have a question about when to take children during December..Is it better to go the 1-2 weeks before C-mas or is it better to go the 2nd week in Jan.

    We will be taking the kids out of school, we want them to 'feel the magic' of Christmas and be also able to do the majority of the rides


    Thank you in advance

    Heather
     
  21. fairykin

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    Hi Heather! Welcome to the group:goodvibes Your girls trip sounds Fun!
    Last year we went to disneyland the middle of the first and second week of december it reallllllllly made our holiday special. I would recommend that time.

    Courtney..You are such a Dollbaby! So sweet:hug: You have good trips to look forward to.:yay: Get to planning! Are you going to stay at the Menage again? We stayed there once and liked it!

    Tracey... I don't know if the tour sells out.. I'm waiting til closer to book as I know my Dad won't want to walk the tour and probably not my DH so I want to pay for them to meet up at the end of the tour for the special seatting and hot chocolate. I'm sure it will be full price but oh well, it will be worth it.
     

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