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

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  1. tylerandalexsmom

    tylerandalexsmom Seriously addicted to Disney

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    Yea! I finished reading the thread up to date today!!:cheer2::cheer2: (Thank you to everyone for all the great info and pics!!!) :thumbsup2 You all have given me so many ideas! :idea: But, with ideas come questions .... :goodvibes

    I have a list of items I want to be sure to get while we are there. We have been to WDW many times, but this is our first trip to DLR, so still learning about DLR. We were at WDW for Christmas last year (actual week of Christmas), and noticed that because it was so late in the season, they were out of some of the merchandise we wanted (Christmas shirts, etc). In particular, we got the Santa hats with Mickey ears, but they were out of the Santa hats with Minnie's bows. Also, we saw someone with Santa hats with Goofy (or Pluto) ears! (And I think they even lit up!) But were never able to find them to purchase. I'm afraid the same thing will happen at DLR since we will again be there the actual week of Christmas. (And I SO have to have that mini tree in the green canister!) Is there some place I can pre-purchase those to make sure we get them before they run out? (I haven't seen anything like what I want on the Disney Store site online) :confused3

    Thanks so much to everyone! And you have put me in the holiday/Disney spirit! 3 weeks from today and we arrive! I am SO excited!! :santa: Oh, and I saw some other people mentioned doing the Holiday tour on Christmas Eve - we will be on the tour on Christmas Day (the 3:15 tour for the 5:30 parade). Anyone else on that tour with us? :santa:
     
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  3. Carolwoodpr

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    We are doing the 315 tour on the 23rd because we have dinner plans on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    Reading this thread makes me want to just go now. I am so excited for our trip!

    I too have got to have that little tree in the canister. After all, Santa needs something to put the presents under on Christmas Eve, right? That will be our only tree. It is on my list of items to purchase.

    So are 2 calendars - one for upstairs, one for downstairs. Some pokitpals because I love them and collect them, and finally a bag. Yes a bag. One of those reusable ones Sherry has been taking pictures of in her Trip Report thread. If you have not checked out that thread, you need too. She is putting in a ton of beautiful pictures and lots of shopping and food porn pictures.

    I 'found' money when I was checking the balance on our old gift cards. Right before my Dad died in March, he had sent me birthday money in February. I used it to get me Disney gift cards for a summer trip to disneyland and then forgot about them. We didn't go over the summer and just found them again. I LOVE found money!

    And I can't wait 23 more days for our trip.
     
  4. abent

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    I have been waiting this week for our costco vacation package to arrive.....they sent it ot the wrong place! Thank goodness i have been checking, and even after calling costco travel THEY thought they sent it to my work, not my home! UPS is awesome and are sending it to my place of work tomorrow! It has kind of spread out the anticipation but I can't wait to get them in MY hands!
     
  5. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    Okay, it's Friday! Cp starts tomorrow (gee I wonder if all the rain they are supposed to have this weekend will screw things up?!) i am eagerly waiting to hear crowd reports, crowd control reports etc... As we will be there in 5 days! Eeek! :banana:
     
  6. JediMasterNerd

    JediMasterNerd Earning My Ears

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    Yup, ociana has a party of 9 and I have a party of 7 for the 3:15 tour on Christmas Eve :santa: We'll see you out there!

    J.
     
  7. tylerandalexsmom

    tylerandalexsmom Seriously addicted to Disney

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    Yep, I believe you all were the ones I saw for Christmas Eve. But we're doing the tour Christmas Day. (You all have fun getting to go a day before us!!:goodvibes) But does anyone have it scheduled for Christmas Day with us? :santa:
     
  8. Rayray650

    Rayray650 Earning My Ears

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    First time posting but just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all of the tips and photos, especially Sherry.

    I will be at Disneyland for the first time over both Christmas and New Years and can't wait. This thread has provided so much info.

    Holidays tour, J I too have a place on the Christmas Eve afternoon tour.

    Thanks again everyone :-)
     
  9. JediMasterNerd

    JediMasterNerd Earning My Ears

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    :blush: oops, missed that LOL Enjoy your tour!

    J.
     
  10. Riniel

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    Just want to chime in that I booked the 3:15 Holiday Tour for NYE bright & early this morning! So excited!! Hopefully our tour guide has some Moses-like crowd parting skills! :rotfl:

    Has anyone been on the tour this year with a mini review to share? I'm most interested in what (if anything) they do at DCA.
     
  11. disneymum58

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    Hi! Our group of 5 will be on that tour as well.
    I just noticed you're going the same dates as us from Canada too.
     
  12. extrap99

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    If all goes well with flights and getting there, my family will be on the 3:15 on NYE as well. Very excited!
     
  13. JediMasterNerd

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    Ordered the PhotoPass Plus last night... Wasn't sure if I should --- if the weather doesn't cooperate I may not get the bang for the buck but we're also doing a character dining dinner at Goofy's Kitchen and a character dining breakfast at PCH Grill so I'm thinking it'll pay for itself in the end even if the weather doesn't cooperate...

    3 weeks from tomorrow we leave!!! :dance3:

    J.
     
  14. RedRosie

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    Just got back from 5 days in DLR. thank you all for the great info. We had an amazing time. I loved Jingle Jangle Jamboree. It really is a secret gem. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto were there in the special Christmas attire. No lines to talk with them. In fact, they wandered around for someone to talk to! Billy Hill and crew were great and they had special surprise guests (I will keep the secret!). Santa and mrs. Claus were there too of course. Woody and Jessie were at the entrance and there was a line to see them. No reindeer but there were a few lambs. My DD loved them! The barbeque area was closed, but there was still plenty to do and lots of picnic tables open. I loved that area!
     
  15. pbbecker

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    We saw Duffy across from Ariel's Grotto this past week. He was wearing a santa suit.
     
  16. Riniel

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    Very cool! It's just me and my mum, but it's great to know most of our group will be DISers! :woohoo: See you there!!
     
  17. dalstitch45

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    Did the first Holiday Tour today. It was awesome.:cheer2: Right before the parade started, it looked like it was going to rain. It didn't start raining until about an hour after the 1:00 parade. By the way, the marshmallow treats at Trolley Treats were yummy. Going to go back and get some more of those.::yes:: Getting ready to go back to the park, and take some more pictures of the decorations at DCA.:thumbsup2
     
  18. ociana

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    Hi RayRay! Sounds like our tour is basically filled with DIS boards people. We were all the educated ones who knew to call right away and get this booked. It should be a great tour!
     
  19. ociana

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    I keep wavering back and forth on the PhotoPass Plus order. Right now I am at a "no" but that could change. I just don't typically do many typical pictures on our trip and the idea of standing in line after rides at the ride photo booth sounds like no fun at all. I have only ever once bought a ride photo and that's cause my guys all made funny faces at once and it was just too perfect to pass up.
     
  20. KiwiMouseGirl

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    Just out of interest, when did the parade times etc information come out this year? I know that people were waiting weeks for the Halloween time calendar to show up. Was it the same with the Christmas one?
     
  21. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    The basic hours came out 6 weeks before, but we didn't have any entertainment info until after Halloween... Which was 4 weeks til my December dates.
     
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