Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by FauntleroyFAN07, Dec 16, 2008.
Oh, I'll be here. I have to see how the rest of your trip goes.
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Our 12 year old son had a blue race car as his first big boy bed. It was adorable. They are put out by like little tykes or something like that. They still sell them and they weren't real expensive if I remember right. We still have his. It is a flower "bed."
trent has that same blue race car bed
great and thanks
his crib is one of hte transforming ones that goes all the wy to a big boy bed, so we might stay with that one, or use it for the next baby, and get him a new one sometime. my nephew has a fire engine for a bed, it is pretty cool, my dad and brother in law wired it up for the lights to work.
Chapter 12. Light Show.
After seeing the cars, it was about time for hte lights to start, as we were walking over, we went the way that took us closest to the Lights motor action show, and watched there, as we were getting our spot the announcments started saying hte family name that would throw the switch, and talking about how the lights came about and stuff, some know the story, but i will briefly tell it for others that dont.
It was a man in Arkansas, that had all of these lights up because his daughter wanted to have lights outside, well his display grew and grew, he started getting complaints from neighbors so he bought there houses, and expanded his display into there yards, well it go so much that he had over 3 million lights at his property including one of the large trees and carousels on the roof of his house, disney bought his lights from him and expanded it to the current size of over 5 million lights that you see today.
the snow started to fall and the show began.
here are some pictures with few words.
the lights are one
a view behind us witht he sun stillgoing down
now i was holding parker for all of these photos, then he started to get a little heavy so i put him in his stroller so he could enjoy the lights at his own pace...
as we were walking and taking pictures, people kept looking down athim and making aww how cute faces, well this is nothing new for the little man so we did not think anything of it, then we looked down and he was almost there.....
and hes out....
this tree was awesome, it had a few other inner trees that light up inside it with music, you will see pics and video of it later on.
at the base of the tree the giant switch, i wanted to go and push it down so bad, but did not want to get mobbed.
now they play 1 song with the lights dancing then 2 songs with it not dancing, well we wree there for a total of about45 minutes and saw 5 light shows it was awesome and cool from all the different directions of the streets
down hte sanfransico streets.
these were in the back by the herbie car a nice little decoration set up.
the photopass lines were really long so we did not wait for them but thought we had some good ones on our own.
i have some video tat i will post and some pics of hte rest of the night that i will share after lunch, be back shortly
hope you enjoyed the picture tour.
stay tuned for the video tour.
Great light show pics!
Chapter 12. Continuation....
Well here is the videos from the show
this one is between light shows in the center of the streets a 360 degree view.
this one is of the tree doing its thing.
and here we are on the way out catching our last song, parker was a little shy of the lights flashing so much, but he liked it,these are both about 1 minute long so if you have dial up you might not want to click on them.
we went over to the muppets to use the restroom and here are a few of the displays over there.
we went to the park by the hat, and took some photopass pictures,
and then we got some popcorn in a souvenir cup it was a huge cup, it holds a whole bag of popcorn, and it had a really cool disney holiday display with the characters on it, and it was only like 3 bucks, not bad at all, i had to get candi the matching mug for a few dollars as well, to have a holiday drinking mug.
we saw the tree outside the park with its bright lights.
we rode the bus back to our room area drop off and left our stuff and went to fill up our mugs at htem main building, when we walked in the lobby they had some balloons from mickeys christmas party so i asked if parker could have one.
we did our nightly tour of the gift shop not wanting our first full day to end, and then made it back to the room, like most nights parker did good until we got to the pool area then wanted picked up out of his seat and carried back to the room.
when we got back he got naked and wanted to crawl around some and use up some energy, it was the end of our first full day and he was ready for a bath and some feeden. (note- we would not let him crawl around on a hotel floor unless it was bed time and we were going to wash him really good right away)he got his bath right after this.
Highlights of the first day.
1. Taking that first step into a park and knowing that it is real.
2. Seeing our peanuts face with his first characters.
3. The face while watching Clubhouse mickey, you know what i mean.
4. Smiles at AK
5. Playing with the Pooh crew at AK
6. riding on disney buses, they just rule.
7. Seeing the lights at MGM, and parker falling asleep in his seat from a long great day.
8. Parker being better than we could have imagined, and showing everyone that you can take a sub 1 year old to disney and have a great time.
That is the end of day number 2 first park day and i thank everyone for reading along, but dont be shy if you have not introduced yourself please do, it would be nice to know we have more readers and people joining in.
thanks, hope you enjoy the videos as well.
I love the pictures. And can you imagine the electric bill for all of those Christmas lights? Oh my!
Oh yay Dan! I remember JUST talking about the Osbourne light with you! I'm so glad that you and Candi got to see them AND Parker too before he fell asleep!
You got some awesome pictures of the lights, I want to see them sooo badly.
i dont even want to think about it, i guess that is what our 70 dollar daily rate goes to.
yep they were awesome, candi got about 30 minutes of video of it all also.
they were worth teh trip on its own, very cool and would go back to see them many more times.
You have so many great pictures! Obsourne Lights look awesome. I cannot wait to see them!
Those are so cute, it's funny how when they are tired they can fall asleep anywhere even when 5 bizillon lights flashing. I can't wait to see those this year when we go. The kids are going to love it.
great installment! thanks for posting all the pics. i LOVE the osborne lights! i think they were my favorite part - even moreso than the castle! don't get me wrong - i LOVED the castle!!!! but those lights were just unbelievable. we went there at the very end of the night and by the time we left (an hour after park closing) we pretty much had the streets to ourselves. it was so cool!
i think it's fitting that the "peace on earth" sign is behind him.
Great pics and video! The Photopass in front of the hat is really cute. I saw the lights (unlit of course) when they were setting them up in October. It is really cool to see them lit up! I love the big popcorn tubs! I have one in my classroom that holds pieces for my calendar board. My students love it!
Hi!! I've been lurking and just had to comment! Parker is adorable and the three of you make a beautiful family!!
We are going this year, December 5-12 (Pop Warner week), staying at CBR. Your pictures make me even more excited to be going then. How were the crowds and how was the weather???
Can't wait to read more!!
wow, your pics of the Osborne lights came out amazing!!!
The pic with parker sleeping is so precious
I love the black and white photopass pic at the end
The light show sounded and looked so cool
Thanks for sharing
I am really enjoying your trip report. Parker is just a little doll baby. He is going to be a heart breaker for sure when he grows up.
We always go at Christmas time and enjoy the Osbourne lights. We missed this year, the first time in 26 years, because of the economy. Hopefully next year we can go back to see all those magical sights.
The Osbourne lights look so cool, I SO want to go to wdw at Christmas just to see all the decorations. Parker looks like he's having a blast. I love all the photopass pics, last time we were there the photographers were few and far between, seems like there's more opportunities to get photopass pics done now.
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