Disneyland at Christmas/Holiday Season Superthread #2 (Closed)

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  1. focusondisney

    focusondisney DIS Veteran

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    So did I. Hope yours stays on there, mine is gone. :( Late last night, about 11 PM Eastern, there were 2 or 3 negative posts. I added mine too, I think I was no. 16. Checked the blog early this morning, the others were gone, mine was still there with a line on that it was awaiting moderation. And this evening, my negative post is gone.
     
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  3. perlster

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    One of the replies to the post today on the Disney blog confirms that there will be no reindeer at Disneyland Park this year.
     
  4. pattyduke34

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    I have a few that I took last Christmas season..Not the greatest but some different ones...:thumbsup2

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  5. DizNee Luver

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    I feel the same........the park is becoming a place for those who have the money to get the perks. I really wonder about the direction the executives are going.

    My comment on the blog is gone too and I really wasn't "angry", just disappointed and I hoped the "suits" were reading the comments to get a feel for how the public feels. Really upset that it's no longer there........I didn't go overboard and rant......just stating disappointment in the lack of options for my family. I mentioned that standing room only wouldn't work for us because of my special needs twins. I guess they didn't like that comment??? :confused: I ranted here more than on the blog....just saying. :rolleyes1
     
  6. Escape2Disney

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    Yep. I posted twice...one just stating facts and the other showing disapointment. The post with disapointment disappeared.
     
  7. tksbaskets

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    I guess flower pictures aren't my thing...;)
     
  8. jkh1978

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    My comment is still there. Thought it would be gone. Usually I'm more of a negative person when I'm mad, but tried to make it not so negative so it had a chance to stay.

    Here's my comment:

    We have been planning this trip for months. We had planned on attending the Candlelight Processional before it was announced to be twenty nights. But once it was extended and announced that there would be dining packages, my in-laws decided to come along. Now, I’m disappointed that there are no dining packages that I looking forward to purchasing; if I was never told there would be, then I wouldn’t be suffering this disappointment. Now I don’t know what to do about my in-laws. They are not handicapped, but they are not able to be standing beforehand waiting at a spot and then wait more during the show. I was worried about them making it through the parks, but at least they could sit down if they needed a break. If we need to stand for an hour I think we’ll have to leave them and tell them that the show that pushed them to go is no longer available for them.
     
  9. focusondisney

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    Saw that one. Good post! Mine was that we were flying across the counrty just to come there & Disney seems to care only about locals & AP holders. Ended that it would be a long time til we came back again.
     
  10. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    Just gotta say--my countdown says an even 4 weeks!

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  11. ttig34

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    Just saw the Christmas season Disneyland commercial for the first time this year. Makes me even more excited!
     
  12. Sherry E

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    With just days to go until November 12th rolls around, you know what that means....



    It’s time for the Daily Countdown to the holiday season!!!




    ...Only 5 Days Until the
    :santa:Holiday Season Begins at Disneyland Resort!!!!:santa:





    Each day this week there will be a new Disneyland Resort holiday mini-theme!! Some of the daily themes may tie in to a theme from the prior day or from the following day, or even tie into the main theme for the week (which is the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort until 11/12). If you don’t have any holiday photos of the Hotels, you may have photos for one of the mini-themes. You may have photos that apply to both the mini-themes and the weekly themes. It’s all good!

    Everyone’s photos will fit into many of the themes one way or the other – whether it’s the overall weekly theme or the daily mini-themes, or both! Everything should blend together and (hopefully) transition nicely so that no one has to sit out of the photo-sharing fun for longer than a couple of days.





    In the spotlight today we are taking a stroll through a couple of the more rustic lands of Disneyland…

    (I had the most fun writing up the intro to this theme!)





    FRONTIERLAND and CRITTER COUNTRY!!!




    When you enter Frontierland, you are instantly transported to the Old West. From the horseshoe imprints in the cement to the craggy peaks of Big Thunder Mountain, to the faint strains of banjo music that are difficult to trace, the moment you step into this land evocative of whippoorwills and weeds, Sarsaparilla and saloons, you feel you have stepped back in time to a rusty, dusty town. Add in a little dash of the holidays, and you are in for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!!

    In Frontierland, ambient Christmas music is infused with that special twang and it is not uncommon to hear Country-Western inspired renditions of “O Holy Night” or “Sleigh Ride” as you roam around. Over at the Golden Horseshoe, the wild and rollicking Billy Hill & the Hillbillies have held court for years, entertaining guests with their bluegrass holiday spectacular, but this year they will relocate to a new home at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree.

    Grab your boots and hat and mosey on down to Frontierland to celebrate the season, cowboy-style!



    Just a whisper away from Frontierland is the little woodsy hamlet of Critter Country, home to the endearing Winnie the Pooh and his friends, including Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore…and maybe a ‘Brer’ or two!

    As you can imagine, the Critters celebrate the holidays in their own unique way, and things are ever so slightly topsy-turvy here and there, such as the Christmas tree located in the Pooh Corner gift shop. One version of the tree featured ornaments covered in ‘hunny’….but the pots from which that hunny was spilling were located below the ornaments, rather than above them. (Ponder that for a moment.) What’s wrong with that picture? It’s a detail that implies things are charmingly askew in the Hundred Acre Wood (perhaps it was a rather blustery day when Pooh decorated his tree?).





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    Please feel free to post your photos of Frontierland & Critter Country all this week!

    (I am mainly focusing on the parts of Frontierland that do not involve Santa’s Reindeer Round-Up. The Round-Up has already been covered in a prior theme week. BUT, as that is a part of Frontierland, if you have photos of the Round-Up that you did not previously post during that theme week [back in September], feel free to share them as part of your Frontierland contributions!!!)

    Stay tuned for another daily countdown mini-theme tomorrow …and then we will finally wrap up our countdowns and themes on Monday, November 12th!!

    I will be doing mini-daily themes every day this week from today (Wednesday, November 7th) through Sunday, November 11th, and then the final weekly theme will be on Monday, November 12th – but please continue to post your Hotels of the Disneyland Resort pictures all week long if you have them (or any other mini-theme photos too)!!
     
  13. sirvin12

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    Getting really excited!!!!!! Love everything Sherry and can't wait to see your report after you go on the 12th!

    Shannon
     
  14. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    Okay, if I was to plant my family on the Carthay side of the sidewalk, facing the entrance at 4:40ish... I should be able to see the tree lighting at 5 and the PPP at 5:15, don'tcha think?? Looking at the map, I would think the tree will be in that area between the fountain and the new partner's statue...

    And on a related note, has anyone ridden the street car yet? Does it make multiple stops between the entrance and ToT?
     
  15. Carolwoodpr

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    Is the tree going to be there? Not in last years place on Paradise Pier? I would hope they would put it in the entrance, but before this year the DCA tree has never even had Christmas Lights on it - unless it did last year - we missed Christmas at Disneyland last year.
     
  16. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    I want to purchase that picture, thanks for the link. I can't wait to see it.
     
  18. kswm30b

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    Sunday was my 30 day countdown, I feel so unprepared!!

    My friend was there yesterday, here's a pic of the Christmas tree she posted on Instagram:

    http://instagram.com/p/RtJ5eWA38W/

    What is the tree lighting like? Is it worth seeing?
     
  19. Carolwoodpr

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    If it is anything like the Disneyland tree lighting, yes it is worth seeing.

    That tree was absolutely beautiful, thanks for the link to your friend's picture. I still have 44 days before our trip and can't wait.
     
  20. tksbaskets

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    Love today's theme. I think I just figured out that we don't spend much time in either spot - no pics from me today.

    I know we were in Critter Country once because I led my family into a dead end by the Winnie the Pooh ride.....I'm sure we've walked through Frontierland.

    See - I have to go back! :thumbsup2
     
  21. pattyduke34

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    I did not get many pictures of this area...but found a few from last year.

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