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

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  1. lapdwife

    lapdwife DIS Veteran

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    LOL, I was almost escorted off property one christmas for snapping at the girl with a light wand directing traffic. We couldn't physically move, I don't know what she was expecting from us.
     
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  3. mvf-m11c

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    Looks like you have already started the new thread when I am at WDW Sherry. Finally we started the new Christmas thread. Very nice pics everyone and looks like I got to post some of my photos on the new Christmas thread.

    I also got the Mickey Snowman Popcorn bucket at the MK today at Liberty Square. I know that this is part of the WDW thread, but I would like to show the Mickey Snowman Popcorn bucket that I picked up today.
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  4. lapdwife

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    Oh my goodness this place was packed today! We rode just the train and monorail, and even they had waits. I overheard a CM say 70,000 and believe it. They weren't letting people back in without hand stamps. The weather couldn't be better. Were at PPH on a floor that's been renovated so I'm OK with it this time, not usually a fan of this property. I will say I enjoyed WOC from here. There are Snowman buckets galore. Fireworks were cancelled due to the high elevation winds. Mandara was awesome! I wish I could have taken pics. Its so beautiful inside. I'm not sure we'll stay long Sunday after seeing todays crowds and it was a blockout day.
     
  5. roxy72

    roxy72 Mouseketeer

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    Yikes, thanks for the update! I'm going to DL tomorrow and Monday- I didn't expect it to be so busy. Oh well.

    Did you see any special holiday desserts, by the way?
     
  6. skiingfast

    skiingfast <font color=teal>Has had no bacon<br><font color=b

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    Desserts at dining locations or to go treats? I know there are a lot of pictures of treats in these thread and some recent trip reports.
     
  7. sierranevada

    sierranevada DISDiva

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    I leave tomorrow - yippee!! Have WoC dining booked and the Holiday Tour! Love DL at Christmas!
     
  8. where's_my_prince

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    yeah part 2!!!


    2 days left!!!!!

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    (yes i know it's WDW, i just love it though hahaha)
     
  9. Funball

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    YAY !! Panorama shot!!! :santa:

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    Mickey Letter! :santa:

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  10. specialks

    specialks Quickly becoming a Disney addict!

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    Hi everyone. We were in the parks yesterday and I agree - yikes! Lots of crowds. As another person said, the rides didn't have terrible wait times and we used FPs for all the major ones but there were crowds. Lots of band groups there for the parade too. Splash had a 60 min wait, space had a 60 min wait and ran out of FP in the late afternoon, indy was 45-50 min wait. Jungle cruise was only 5 min and BTMMR had a 30 min wait but we got a FP around 3 for a 410 return time. I was so thankful for FPs yesterday! The only way to go. My husband was waiting for the Tangled M&G for our daughters and after standing in line for about 5 min a CM came and cut the line off 2 people in front of him. They said the next opportunity would be at 415 (this was around 245pm). We decided to skip it. We had tried to time it during the parade because we figured things would clear out but FL was still packed - Tangled had a huge line then PP had a 50 min wait. We had to wait 10 min for Snow White when we are used to it being a walk-on. We tried to go to Buzz during the 530 parade but it still had a 25 min wait. There were just crowds everywhere. We now have 2 sick kiddos so we are skipping today and going to head to the parks on Monday and Tuesday for our last day before our flight at 6 pm. We had not planned to go to the parks on Tues but after dealing with the crowds and having sick kiddos we think today will be better spent hanging at the hotel and doing laundry and swimming! Here are some photos of yesterday.

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  11. KCmike

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    Loving all the photos everyone!!!

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  12. specialks

    specialks Quickly becoming a Disney addict!

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    Love your B&W. Makes you feel like Walt is walking down that street.
     
  13. ty71803

    ty71803 Earning My Ears

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    That is a really great picture. Is it really that crowded? We would like to go Christmas Day but that crowd looks crazy. Has anyone been Christmas Day that could tell me what to expect.
    THanks so much!
     
  14. amamax2

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    Wow - this thread is moving fast!

    Rather than naming all the names, just a shout out to all who have posted such wonderful pictures so far!!
     
  15. Flitterific

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    Wow...I didn't get a chance to check the boards yesterday and there's a part 2 for the Christmas thread with this many posts already! Awesome pictures everyone! :thumbsup2

    I especially love your B&W picture! So nostalgic!

    Here is a list of all the holiday treats that are available at DLR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=39058454&highlight=holiday+treats#post39058454 :goodvibes
     
  16. Rachael Q

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    We went to California Adventure on Saturday, we arrived at 945am, later than planned. I grabbed fast passes (yellow) for the 9pm WOC and fast passes for Soarin while the rest of our party headed to Toy Story Mania. They had to wait for the rope drop, went to TSM and still had a 50 min wait.

    But after that, the waits were all pretty short about 10 mins, nothing over 20 mins. We rode Mickeys Fun Wheel (spinning bucket), Silly Symphany Swings, Golden Zephyr, toured the tortilla factory and bakery, used our fps for Soarin, lunch at Pilots Grill, photos with pilot Minnie, some shopping, 30 minute wait for TOT, Monsters Inc, then watched Aladdin.

    It was now around 530 so we headed over to DL for our dinner reservation at Cafe Orleans. DL was much more crowded than CA had been. We ate dinner at went back to CA. Stopped and took photos at each letter. Then sat and waited for WOC.

    We didn't think CA was overly busy, but it also didn't feel overly Christmasy.
     
  17. lapdwife

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    That picture is definitely what Christmas Day looks like. We're there every year :santa:
     
  18. Flitterific

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    Here are some pictures from NOS, which is my favorite land during the holidays...the decorations are so beautiful!

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    While I was taking pictures of the different masks on the lamp posts, I noticed that every single one was different. There are two on every lamp post and I had expected them to be the same but nope. I ended up taking pictures of all of them. I haven't decided which one I like best (perhaps the first one or the black one)...what do you guys think? :cutie:

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  19. dizneedoll

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    Christmas Day is the busiest day of the year at DL. Expect huge crowds, long, long lines, jammed sidewalks and if you do go, be there early and plan to stay in the park all day as the gates will more than likely close for capacity and you may not be able to get back in.
     
  20. Goofy_Mom

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    I won't do it again. We went this last Thanksgiving and it was crowded but I'ld do it again before I do Christmas Day again.
     
  21. Goofy_Mom

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    Flitterific, I love NOS, too. I could spend all day in there. I have a picture of the first red lamp post, it's my favorite.
     
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