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kmedina

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Nice. I love that you had another DISmeet with Alison and PiO. Alison's house is coming along nicely. That food PiO made looks amazing.

I missed you by 13 days (there 10-01-14) . One of these days, I need to meet you.
 

PrincessInOz

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So glad that you managed to get on your favourite transport rides on that morning. I'm only sorry we couldn't include it during our time together. I would have liked to have gone round the DL train.

Nice food porn. :thumbsup2
 


mvf-m11c

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Safe travels Bret!
Thank you TK. We are looking forward to leaving tomorrow morning and enjoy the holiday season at the DLR. It won't be to long until you are back there as well.


Looks like you had a great time with Alison and PIO. Have a safe trip down this weekend.
We had a great time with Alison, PiO and her family along having lunch that afternoon at Casa Nueva. Thank you Angela. Hope you have a safe trip as well this weekend.


Yay! I'm caught up again! I'll be home late tomorrow night and then we'll say hello again later this week! Good times!
Nice to see you have caught up Alison. I will be looking forward to seeing you later this week and along with your performance at DCA on Sunday.


Nice. I love that you had another DISmeet with Alison and PiO. Alison's house is coming along nicely. That food PiO made looks amazing.

I missed you by 13 days (there 10-01-14) . One of these days, I need to meet you.
It was a great DISMeet with Alison and PiO. Alison house is very nice and there were a lot of cats. PiO made great lunch that afternoon.

It wasn't to long ago that we just missed you. One of these days I will meet you in person.


So glad that you managed to get on your favourite transport rides on that morning. I'm only sorry we couldn't include it during our time together. I would have liked to have gone round the DL train.

Nice food porn. :thumbsup2
Since we were getting your DH at the parks, we had some time until we met up with you and Alison later that afternoon. So it worked out really for the two of us to ride the Monorail and the DLRR. We had a great time those two days in the park and we will never forget it. Maybe next time when you are here in Cal that we will have to do that.

The food that you made that afternoon was great. :thumbsup2


Our trip is coming up tomorrow and we will be back in SoCal again. I will try to post pictures of the holiday season at the DLR when I have time. So be prepared for pictures during this upcoming trip.
 
  • franandaj

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    It will be nice to see you tomorrow and you are so generous with your gifts!

    I'm glad you will be able to hear our band play Sunday! It will be a much lighter program than PIO heard on her trip!
     

    mvf-m11c

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    It will be nice to see you tomorrow and you are so generous with your gifts!

    I'm glad you will be able to hear our band play Sunday! It will be a much lighter program than PIO heard on her trip!
    A little late to respond but it was nice to see you last Friday and this past Sunday during your band performance.


    Have fun tomorrow! And I think I know what Alison might be getting. :thumbsup2
    We had a fun time at the DLR this past weekend even with the marathon crowds. You know as well.
     
  • mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 1

    Quick stop at Casa Nueva and Holiday Season at the DLR

    It’s time for the first day of the 4th Annual Holiday trip to Disneyland in November. My DAF and I have been going to the DLR a lot over the years but this is by far our favorite time of the year to visit the DLR when it is all decorated for the holiday/Christmas season. This is also one of the most bizarre trips in November that we have ever attended since it was during the first inaugural Avenger’s Half Marathon Weekend. This was the first time that we will go during a marathon weekend which I was concerned at the beginning. As we do every year during the holiday season, we go on the first official weekend of the holiday season but this year since Disney announce the marathon that weekend, I was about to change our dates during the taping of the Christmas parade on November 7th to 9th. But Sherry E and other DISers said that it should not be as bad as what I have read from other marathons at the DLR during other season. So I just went along with it and hope that it won’t be as bad. Last year we didn’t go on the first weekend since we went with DAF colleague and family from work during thanksgiving break. I thought that was bad last year but it could be just as bad as last year. But the report will tell you about it.

    As always during any trips, there was a lot of planning especially with the Avenger’s Marathon going on that weekend. The day that we were concern the most was Saturday since Friday was the Expo day, Saturday was the Avengers Super Heroes 5K and Kids races that day while the half was on Sunday. So we had to plan out what we wanted to do during the trip especially with the racers, spectators for the marathon and especially with the regular guests that are here for the first weekend of the holiday season.

    For this trip, it was all about to enjoy the holiday/Christmas season at the DLR which is all decorated. I know that the whole DLR is not all decorated with the DLR hotels won’t be fully decorated until Thanksgiving break which we were able to see the hotels all decorated for the holiday season. You also got to include the holiday rides from It’s a Small World Holiday, Haunted Mansion Holiday (it is also open during the Halloween season), Jingle Cruise (for the second year in a row), & Storybook Land Canal Boats (partially). Don’t forget about the entertainment from “Believe…In Holiday Magic” fireworks, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, Jingle Jangle Jamboree, Viva Navidad (second year), World of Color Winter Dreams (second year), etc. We are looking forward to the most is all the entertainment shows during the trip in which we barely got to do that last year since we were with other people.

    Also during the trip, we have learned a few weeks ago that my cousin Chris, DM, DD & DS25 are going to be there that weekend as us. We were all surprised that they were going to be there as well. We did plan on meeting up at the park on one of the days. But like any other trip, if they want to do their own activities at the parks we will do our thing while they do theirs. But we were able to do some activities during the trip in which you will find out later on the updated posts. The last time we were at the park with Chris and DM was during the Quick Trip with the Family during the Heat Madness trip in June last year. So it was nice to be able to hang out with them and do some things at the DLR during the holiday season.

    Now let’s get to the trip report.

    It was around 6am in the morning where I went over to my DA house and picked her up. This is our usual time when we leave Sacramento to SoCal. But we had to make a stop on the way before we got to the DLR that afternoon.

    When we packed all of our stuff in the car, we stared our journey down to SoCal. During the drive, we go down on Highway 99 since my grandmother lives in Livingston and it is always great to see her when we go down to SoCal.

    It took about 6 hours to get to Southern California and the first thing we did when we got to SoCal was to fill up at Costco in Burbank. Than our next stop was to stop at Casa Nueva which was Alison’s (franandaj) house.

    It wasn’t too long ago (during the October 14-16, 2014 trip) when we were able to hang out with Alison at the park and at her Casa Nueva. We also got to hang out with PiO (PrincessInOz) during the trip in which we had a great time. I had to drop off some stuff for her.

    After we drop of the stuff at Casa Nueva, we head straight on over to Anaheim which is about 30 minutes away.

    DAF and I got to Anaheim around 4pm which is late for the two of us since we get to Anaheim around 2pm to 3pm. But since we had to make a stop at Casa Nueva we also got caught in the SoCal traffic which took a while. But we got here safely which is important during any trip.

    We were staying at Best Western Anaheim Inn which is our usual hotel when we come to Anaheim and at the DLR. We were able to check-in to our room when we got there since it was past the 3pm check-in time at the earliest. I have check-in at BWAI early if they have any rooms. We were in room 108 which is on the first floor and close to the lobby which is important to us since it is a short walk on Harbor Blvd.

    When we put all of our bags in our room, I have texted Chris if they were in the park but they told me that they aren’t in the park just yet and will come in later that day. So DAF and I went to the DLR after 4:30pm and waited until they arrived.

    We walked from BWAI to the DLR and the first thing we did was to head on over to Disney California Adventure. We were thinking of going in Disneyland first but the turnstiles queue was quite long so we decided to head on over to DCA since it was short.


    It is always nice to see Buena Vista Street all decorated during the holiday season in which this is the third year now that BVS is all decorated during the holiday season.




    The window display from Los Feliz Five & Dime store






    Also new this year at BVS and around DCA was the lighted snowflakes have been added to the streetlights around the Carthay Circle Theater all the way towards Paradise Pier.




    We walked on down the pathway towards Cars Land and we have seen a lot of the snowflakes on the poles.


    We head straight on in towards Cars Land which is all decorated for the holiday/Christmas season. This is the third year now that CL is opened and all decorated during the holiday season. Most of the decorations at CL was the same from the previous years in my experience seeing the decorations.




















    After walking around CL, we head on over to the back side of A Bug’s Land which is all decorated during the holiday season with the string of Christmas lights as well as the giant ornaments.






    After wandering around ABL, we started to move on to our next destination at DCA. Continue on to the next post.

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    mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 2

    Christmas Party in Hollywood and A Christmas Fantasy

    After leaving A Bug’s Land through the backside we were now in Hollywood Land. I have heard reports before the trip that Santa/reindeer was not at the end of Hollywood Land right next to the Hyperion Theater. Last year was the debut of Santa and his reindeers at the end of Hollywood Land. So this was one of the places that I was asked to look out for. Luckily it was there when we arrived at Hollywood Land.


    While we were in Hollywood Land, I went around getting pictures of the decorations. Starting with the Mad T Party which I am not a big fan of even during the regular or holiday season.






    It won’t be too long until the Mad T Party will be part of Yesterland. According to the reports that the Mad T Party will be close permanently on November 30, 2014. This nighttime event has been going on since the summer of 2012 and lasts this long. I would say that the Mad T Party closure at the end of this month has to do something with the Frozen theme during the holiday season which should happen in mid to late December this year. We will have to wait and see what Disney will be doing with Hollywood Land.

    The usual holiday decorations on Hollywood Land from garlands on the poles, buildings, wreaths, Santa signs, etc.


    While we were in Hollywood Land, I have heard that there was a new souvenir sipper at the parks which has to do with the new movie Big Hero 6. The sipper was Baymax an inflatable robot. I knew when I saw the first pictures on the web that we had to get that souvenir sipper. The sipper was available at the Awards Wieners quick counter at Hollywood Land.


    There was also holiday treats at the quick counter from a gingerbread man.


    Snowflake cookies.


    DAF and I got two of the Baymax sippers.


    Now we started to leave DCA and on over to DL that night. The BVS tree is so amazing to see every time with all the different decorations.




    The stores at BVS were all decorated as well.


    After looking on around DCA, we head on over to DL that night. It was cutting it close since we were going in DL when the 5:45pm second show of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade was about to happen at Main Street Town Square. But our other party members were at DL that night so we decided to join up with them.

    When we approached the turnstiles, it was quite long that night.


    As always every year during the holiday season at DL that the snowflakes decorations are up top of the turnstiles.


    When we got inside DL, there were a lot of people waiting for the second “A Christmas Fantasy” parade. We were looking for the other members and they were located around the center of MS Town Square right across from Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.


    So we met up with Chris, DM, DD (dad), and DS25. It was so nice to see them at the park during the trip in which it was a surprise for us as well since they were here the same time as us. We talked for a while about how everyone is doing and we waited for the second parade to come out from MS Town Square. This spot was okay where we were able to see the parade but not a great spot if you want good pictures.

    Even though we got to see the parade that night, I had to watch it from a better spot in order to get photos and video of it since the parade was changed once again this year. This is the second year in a row the parade has been changed and the pictures will tell you if you know “A Christmas Fantasy” parade in the past.

    Here are pictures from the second parade at MS Town Square that night.


    Here is one of the changes to the parade in which Mickey and Minnie were on the ice rink float but it was converted for the Frozen pre-parade float for Mickey’s Soundsational parade/Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade during Mickey’s Halloween Party. It was so odd to see them on Santa’s Mailroom float instead of the ice rink float. Also Duffy was back on top of the Santa’s Mailroom. The biggest change to the float was that there was no more Mrs. Claus at the end of this float in which Donald and Daisy are in the back where Mrs. Claus use to be.




    Also during the parade the Frozen float was put where the ice rink used to be during the parade. I didn’t get a shot of it since I have taken a lot of pictures of the Frozen float during those other parade.















    Once again, DL is taking out different characters in each scene and change a float that has been part of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade for so many years. I was disappointed that DL didn’t convert or get another float for the ice rink where Mickey and Minnie used to be.

    After the parade was over, we had to get something to eat that night since we are planning on watching “Believe…In Holiday Magic” fireworks that night.

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    mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 3

    Dinner and Firework Nite

    After the second show of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade is over and heading on over towards It’s a Small World Plaza, we started to move on over to our first destination that night was to look for something to eat. I was also worried since this was the worst time to eat at night at the parks since most of the guests will be heading on over to the restaurants. Thanks to the Avenger’s Marathon that weekend the part was a little crowded that night. It was manageable where these crowds are not like Christmas break crowds but it has the potential.

    We passed by the Main Street Town Square Christmas tree which looks very nice every year.




    We walked through the crowded street of MS on over to our first place.


    While we were walking on MS, we were talking where to eat first before we get our spot for the fireworks in front of Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle like I always do every time I want to see the fireworks in front of the castle. The girls were talking about the Plaza Inn which had the fried chicken. It wasn’t too long ago when I ate at the Plaza Inn with DAW. DAF and I had no problem with it. Just when we walked on up, there was already a huge line to get in the Plaza Inn that night which the line was headed on over towards Tomorrowland entrance. That was scary to see the line that long.

    Also when we were about to enter the line for the Plaza Inn, they had some FP’s to use that night in which they were able to get Star Tours. So Chris and DS25 ask me if I want to go with them since DM and DD can’t do Star Tour so I went with them. DAF, DM and DD stayed in the queue to get the food at the Plaza Inn.

    SO Chris, DD25 and I went on over to Star Tours to use our FP’s. We only had to wait about 10 minutes through the queue to board the Starspeeder 1000. I didn’t get any pictures when we were walking through the queue. For our journey, we started off facing Darth Vader and escaping him. Next we were at the frozen planet of Hoth. Our transmission was from Admiral Ackbar. On our last destination was the planet Naboo.

    After riding Star Tours, we head on over to the Plaza Inn and they already got the food. I shared a plate with DAF which was the fried chicken dish. I always enjoy eating the fried chicken at the Plaza Inn every time we eat at that restaurant.


    When we finished eating at the Plaza Inn, we head on over to the Hub to get our spots for the fireworks. Mostly with about two and a half hours of stake out time would get you the curb side spots for the fireworks. Unfortunately there were already people waiting on the curb side spots and was going all the way towards the edges of Tomorrowland and Frontierland. I was completely surprised that there were people already at that spot with two and a half hours until the fireworks at 9:25pm. So we had to get a spot behind some people and I am hoping that they won’t obstruct our view of the fireworks that night.



    During this whole time, we just waited staking out our spots for the fireworks that night. We were able to see both the shows of Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle Enchantment Holiday lighting at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. It is a nice lighting show of SB Winter Castle and it also snows around the Hub during the show. So this is another good way to see the snow instead of after the fireworks.


    So we waited until it was time for the 9:25pm BIHM fireworks. I have enjoyed watching this fireworks show ever since this firework show debut in 2000 and has been delighting me over the years. Also I brought my tripod with me so I will be able to take picture of the firework trails that night. I set my settings on my DSLR from different timing, and aperture. I was using the Sigma lens during the fireworks in which it was okay to use at specific apertures. The only problem with the Sigma is that it goes to f/16 which is the lowest which I can’t go longer on the aperture.

    There was a tall person that was in the way of my camera so I got his head. So these pictures will have someone in it while I have pictures without any people in them. It just shows you how crowded the park was that night where even though we got there two and a half hours early.

    Also during the September trip and October trip in which the guests that are in the middle of the area facing the castle has to sit down. But during this past Friday, it was back to the old ways where all the guests will have to stand up for the fireworks. The walkway that is in front of the area is back again where the guests are walking on over to their next destination. I knew that the guests will have to stand up for the fireworks since it can be dangerous if they are sitting on the ground.

    The settings were different from a low as 5 seconds to 15 seconds. The aperture was from f/9 to f/16 mostly at f/11. ISO was set at 100 for most of the shots.

    Here are my pictures of BIHM fireworks.






















    After BIHM fireworks was over, it started to snow like every other BIHM firework show in the past. I started to pack all my equipment back on my bag and we started to head on over to our next destination that night.


    That will be it for this post and stay tune what we have done later that day during the trip.

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  • PrincessInOz

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    Great pictures, Bret.

    Looking forward to seeing more. I always like looking at the Christmas decorations.
     

    tksbaskets

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    I second PiO! Great photos and it looks like you had a really nice day. I'm going to try and get good seats for the parade as well. Is your favorite place at the hub outside of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln?

    You're getting me more excited for our upcoming trip pixiedust:
     

    maleficent55

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    Your pictures are unreal! So crisp!
    Sounds like a great trip and well planned. Makes me so excited to be there in 2 weeks from today!!!!!
     

    mvf-m11c

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    Great pictures, Bret.

    Looking forward to seeing more. I always like looking at the Christmas decorations.
    Thank you PiO.

    Seeing the Christmas decorations at the DLR is the best time of the year to visit the DLR or any Disney parks.


    I second PiO! Great photos and it looks like you had a really nice day. I'm going to try and get good seats for the parade as well. Is your favorite place at the hub outside of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln?

    You're getting me more excited for our upcoming trip pixiedust:
    Thank you TK. It was a nice day and also a very busy day as well thanks to the Avenger's Marathon. I have a different places to watch the parade. The best is MS Hub which I like to get SB Winter Castle in the picture with the parade as well as the Main Streets where the buildings are. The place with the least wait time is It's a Small World Plaza. The area that I took pictures that night was close to the Flag Retreat area and it was a handicapped area. I would say this is not a great place to watch the parade but we were able to see it clearly from this spot.

    It won't be too long until your trip which I am getting excited for you as well. Hope you have a great time.


    Your pictures are unreal! So crisp!
    Sounds like a great trip and well planned. Makes me so excited to be there in 2 weeks from today!!!!!
    Thank you maleficent55.

    It is always a good idea to come up with a great plan especially during the marathon or during Christmas break which can be ugly as well. Hope you have a great time.


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    mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 4

    An Updated It’s a Small World Holiday

    Just when Believe…In Holiday Magic fireworks was over, we packed all of our stuff and we head on to our next destination that night. It was almost 10pm and some of us were getting tired. But we were able to stay up and decided to go on It’s a Small World Holiday. Even though it was after the fireworks, the wait time was around 15 minutes which was not that bad at that time of the night. It is nice to see IASWH all light up at night with its Christmas decorations.

    When we were heading on over to IASWH, the Christmas decorations were up when walking up the plaza. I always enjoy seeing the wreaths which represents each different country. I didn’t get too many of them that night since we were walking on over to IASWH. But I was able to get most of the wreaths.


    Like every other year, IASWH looks so amazing with its Christmas decorations.




    While we were walking, the clock show was going on which is great to watch every time you are at IASW Plaza at night. Every 15 minutes when the clock opens and shows the time, just in a short time the clock show on the façade plays.






    We were able to get the first three rows on the boat. Here are pictures from IASWH. Also this year there were some changes to the ride which has happen in the past. Can you guess what is new for this years IASWH.










    2015 sign is up this year which is always different every year.








    The newest addition to IASWH was the archway when going in the Feliz Navidad scene. In the past, there was an archway when going in this scene. This year is completely different in which the new archway is better than the previous one.




    Also a new addition to IASWH is the giant sea serpent head which is at the beginning of the original IASW is now added in the under the sea scene.














    Arriving back at the dock and to disembark. This year’s IASWH got some new additions to the ride experience from the new archway over Feliz Navidad and the giant serpent head right by under the sea area. It was nice with the new additions to ISAWH but I am a little sad as well since they took away the old archway for the Feliz Navidad scene. Overall IASWH is great like every other year.

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    mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 5

    The Real Holiday Version of Jingle Cruise Part 1

    After we rode IASWH, DAF, DM and DD were getting tired that night and they told Chris DS25 and me that they were heading on back to their hotels. The three of us said that we would still be in the park for a little longer to do some other activities that night before we call it.

    They rode the Disneyland Railroad since they were right by Mickey’s Toontown Depot. The three of us decided to ride Jingle Cruise since it just opened on Thursday. We have read about the JC being changed this year with more Christmas decorations added to the ride experience.

    I remember last year during my last two trips in November and December that there were two different ride experiences where the November one was barely decorated during the ride experience while the December added some decorations to the ride. This year, it is completely new with more decorations added to the ride experience. The wait time was only 15 minutes which was not that bad at that time of the night so the three of us headed on over to Adventureland to ride the JC.

    When we approached the JC, the queue was decorated like last year.


    All different kinds of decorations when going through the queue.


    Disney does a good job with all the different details even through the queue.






    We had to walk up stairs but we weren’t able to walk close to it since the queue was not going in that direction but I was able to get a picture of it.


    The boats ad interesting plates on top of the boats which is different.


    We boarded the boat in 15 minutes and we were at the back of the boat. Taking pictures at night was going to be tricky since it is difficult to take pictures at night. I was using the Sigma 18-35m f/1.8 lens for the trip and some of them turned out well while some of them didn’t. I had the same problem when I used the lens in October when after focusing and later on when taking another picture it was out of focus. There were some pictures that were out of focus when taking pictures on the JC but here are some pictures of the JC at night with the Christmas decorations.








    Even the elephants are enjoying the holiday season.




    The big bull elephant has a wreath as well.


    The baboons are all dressed up nice as Santa Claus.


    The gorillas are making something sweet.


    Looks like he is trying to get those Candy Canes like at DL & DCA.


    That’s it for this post and continue on to the next post on the Jingle Cruise.

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    mvf-m11c

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    Day 1 – November 14th, 2014 – Part 6

    Continue with Jingle Cruise and All Done for Tonight

    An African elephant found a lot of jingle bells to play with.


    All the other animals are enjoying the holidays and the crates that they are going through.




    The lions are enjoying reindeer for dinner.


    The safari party are up decorating the pole and the rhinoceros is giving them another star to put on top.


    Fruit Cake in the water?


    The hippos favorite meal is fruit cake.




    Passing by the native village which is all decorated with Christmas light.


    Passing by the piranha and the presents are ripped a little bit. It’s too early to open the presents piranhas.




    At the end, Trader Sam was all decorated just like back in December last year but I wasn’t able to get a good picture of him.

    We got back to the docks and exited the JC. My first impression of the JC this year which it was different from last year in which it look fun to ride. Last years was all about the jokes from the skipper but this year it was both the skipper and the ride experience which made it even better. This is a nice addition to the holiday overlay rides at DL during the holiday season.

    After riding JC, the girls wanted to go to New Orleans Square to do some shopping so we head on over to NOS. Like every other year during the holiday season NOS is nicely decorated with the Mardi Gras masks, beads, wreaths, etc.


    From the LeBat en Rouge store.




    The giant Mardi Gras masks was back again this year which it replaced the giant wreath last yar.


    The girls were able to find some clothes at one of the stores in NOS and we started to head on out of the park since it was almost midnight.

    But before we left, I asked them if we could stop by the popcorn stand at Main Street Hub area since there was a new popcorn bucket which was a Mickey Elf. I was glad to see that there was a new popcorn bucket this year. We bought four buckets which was for me, DAF, DM25 and Chris. They were $12.50 a piece which totaled $50.


    DM25 went inside the Jolly Holiday Bakery to look for the Elf Mickey Stein. Unfortunately the Elf Mickey Stein wasn’t at the Jolly Holiday Bakery for display where she didn’t go up and ask for it. It might have been there unless we ask if they had it.

    After getting the buckets, we started to head on out of the park and call it for the night since it was midnight. It has been a while since I have stayed at the park till midnight. Talk about a long day after a drive from Sactown to SoCal and to be able to stay up till midnight which is exhausting.

    We parted ways at the bus stop where the girls had to take one of the ART buses back to their hotel. So I walked on back to Best Western Anaheim Inn to call it for the night.

    We all had a great time that Friday night which we were able to hang out with our cousins and to able to do all the different rides and shows that night. The next day is another important day so stay tune for the next day which is Saturday.
     

    tksbaskets

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    Hi Bret,
    Really nice photos and description of the Jingle Jungle Cruise. It is WAY more festive than last year. Even at night with all the additional lights.

    So fun that you got to enjoy the day with your cousins. Looking forward to see what you do the next day.

    TK
     

    franandaj

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    I finally got caught up again. Thank you for stopping and giving us a gift!

    Your pictures from the fireworks were incredible!

    Great updates!
     

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