PART FIVE!! *December 2012 Roll Call* Holidays, FLE & MVMCP!! A very, merry thread!
PART *FIVE* of the DISboards December 2012 Roll Call!
There are 492 of us! Impressive!
*listed by arrival date.
Arriving Nov. into Dec.:
PDJPrinceCharming: AS Sports
lukikam: AKV Jambo
Princess Bette: FW Campground
tpettie: AS Music
purplepixiedust: AS Movies
alyssa810: AS Music
Steph H: YC
WDW Fan since 1975: POP
PrincessMom4: FW Cabins
Destructsean: BonCreek :bride:
Tangelders Ahoy: AS Movies
clynngibson / AnnaMariaGirl
scotty s: AKL
disney newb: WL
CiCiBee: CSR/BWI :bride:
Tltorrez: BWV/AKL Kidani
Reddog1134 / Holleypie: AKV Jambo
mike the canuck: AoA
Meeks328: AS Movies
BarryCF: AS Music
Dan Murphy: Swan
5 Walt Disney's Birthday!! :worship:
6 Grand Opening day of FLE! :earsboy::earsgirl:
dazednconfused: AS Movies
Alexsmommie: CSR & BLT
cbate717: AS Movies
pilferk: AKV Kidani
That Mom: POR
BDL / BDLSGAL: POR
2012DisneyWorldBride: GF/AKL :bride:
Maddie's Nana: AoA/BLT
father of 2: POFQ
MVC1225: AS Sports (going twice in Dec)
BrookeMQ: AS Sport
8 Hanukkah begins!
ses1230: SSR hoping for BLT
Groomer Gal: POFQ
Chickkypoo: OKW/AKV Jambo
IheartAriel: AS Sports
lauren_elizabeth: AKV Jambo
oka1jeg: POR Royal
Ninja Mom: BC
lissaD02: AS Movies
DisneyDizzy: AS Movies
tonya clayton: POP
Lumiere Lover: POFQ
disneygma11: AS Music
Ward On Board
cara76: FW Cabins
Thumper_Man / Thumper_Man's Wife: CBR
amandaluvsgoofy: AKL Jambo
DevonsDisneyMom: AS Sports
molitva: AS Music
kltigger: FW Campground
DisneyMom: AS Movies
MOM POPPINS: BWV
jodywgirl: AS Sports/BLT/AKV Kidani
MVC1225: AS Sports
CarolinaBlue: AoA/FW Cabins
Crazy4Disney06: AS Music
pequele: AKV Kidani
elishakaylen: AS Movies
Valgoof: POP (but subject to frequent change)
Cinderella1122: AS Music/AKV Jambo
bluejasmine: AS Music/POR
TruBlu: AKL Jambo
Tonyslady: AKV Kidani
Princess Pooh Bear: AoA
virogirl: AKL Kidani/SSR
airforcemomof2: AS Sports
craftyminnie: AKL Kidani
mamaprincess: AKV Kidani (going twice)
mrstomrice: BLT/AKV Kidani
Desnik: AKV Kidani/SSR
Sandie08: AS Movies
Howgreat: AS Movies
RoyalMom: FW Campsite
ban26ana: AS Movies
Buffettfaninde: AKL Kidani
WDWINJUNE!: AS Movies
25 Christmas! :santa:
okw2012: OKW/AKV Kidani
momma of 2: BLT
Canadian Disney Mom: AKV
Disney Spaz: AoA
mamaprincess: AKV Jambo & Saratoga THV
DisneyMama21: AKV Kidani
girlsx2: AS Sports
Mickeysgirl34: AS Music
jkkldisney: AKV Kidani
cajuned79: AS Movies
Shir Kahn: POP
anonymousegirl / Anonymouseguy: GF
claire_ont: AKV Jambo
31 New Year's Eve!
If you would like to be added, removed, or need to change dates, just PM me. It may take a few days to get posted as I will be at Disney on my vacation. And to make this fun---
Tell us about where you are staying, if you've ever been to WDW in December, and what you are MOST looking forward to during your upcoming trip. Feel free to share links to your Pre-Trip Reports as well!
Want to see what you missed? Check out PART ONE , PART TWO, PART THREE, and PART FOUR of this Roll Call thread. We are a chatty and friendly bunch!
Scroll down to my next post as I update it frequently with event information and news re: WDW in December!
December Roll Call Group TR!
Just because your trip is over, doesn't mean our thread has to end! Come join our Group TR thread! That's a great place to tell us about your trip and share pictures!
December News and Links
Latest news on top!
-Bistro de Paris in EPCOT will be renamed Monsieur Paul when it opens in early December.
-Disney Park Hours UPDATED.
- Curious how to pack? Check Accuweather for the latest weather related news in Lake Buena Vista
-SNACKS. Here's a nice list of snacks to try while at the World. We will not discuss fat and calorie count.
- December 6th will be a BUSY day at WDW. Just announced on the DP Blog that Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow walk-through at DHS will open that day.
- Awesome Disney Transportation Map
- The Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party is now open for ADRs in December!
- Check out these great tips for photographing Disney during the holidays! Here's a blog entry on the best spots to photograph Wishes.
- Gaston's Tavern (quick service) features warm cinnamon rolls as its signature sweet throughout the day. LeFou's Brew, a signature beverage, is a no-sugar-added frozen apple juice, with toasted marshmallow flavoring, topped with passion fruit-mango foam. It is available in standard cups as well as souvenir steins and goblets.
- Click here for something mysterious Disney is doing to promote New Fantasyland!
- srauchbauer started a Facebook Group for our Roll Call. Feel free to join!
- Speaking of Facebook, Disney has a WDW Holidays Facebook page.
- Touringplans.com blog post regarding "What to expect in December" when it comes to park hours.
- Be Our Guest restaurant news: Requests for dinner ADRs for Be Our Guest began on 8/20 (online-8/22.) Credit card hold required. Lunch is counter service, so no ADRs accepted. Here's a look at the menu and food pics! Here's another peek too!
-Fantasyland Land Expansion (FLE) officially opens on December 6th, with previews to start November 16th!! Here's a video that reveals more of the expansion and some of the animatronics too! AP holder preview begins 11/3.
- Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage is now open for booking in December.
-Sleigh rides at Fort Wilderness are now open for booking!
- EPCOT's Candlelight Processional dining packages ADRs opened on Tuesday, June 26. Most up to date list of speakers can be found here.
- The December 2012 Cancelled ADR thread is a great way to see if you can find that hard to get ADR.
- The taping of the WDW Christmas Parade will be Nov. 30-Dec. 1st this year.
- Check out MouseSavers for a comprehensive listing of all current December WDW discounts that are available.
-Pop Warner Tournament is scheduled to run 12/1-12/9.
*Grand Floridian Gasparilla Grill: till 12/17
*Grand Floridian Resort courtyard pool: till 12/31 (date not official)
*Grand Floridian Spa: till mid 2012
*Beach Club Hurricane Hanna's: till 12/18.
*Typhoon Lagoon: till 1/6
*EPCOT's Bistro de Paris: till 12/3
Here is the December Calendar! The WDW Travel Agent Calendar is consistently the earliest-listed and best-maintained (frequently updated) of all of the on-line calendars.
For those of you beginning your trips in November, here is the November calendar.
EasyWDW has a crowd calendar up for December. Keep in mind, it may change as December grows closer.
Special WDW Activities/Events in December
- WDW's Holiday Event Calendar 2012
- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (scroll down)
- Holiday Highlights from around the World
- WDW Holiday information from the Disney site
- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Dates announced on 5/1/12. See below for more info)
- EPCOT's Candlelight Processional
- EPCOT's Holidays Around the World - full schedule
- DisneyQuest's New Year's Eve Party
- Downtown Disney's Festival of the Seasons
- Tour: Holiday D-Lights
- Tour: Yuletide Fantasy
- Cinderella's Holiday Wish and Castle Dream Lights including video from this year
- DHS' Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights - here's its history courtesy of the Wiki
- Touringplans.com tips on the EPCOT Storytellers Around World Showcase
- Self Guided Tour of Disney Resort Decorations
Meet Santa at Downtown Disney: :santa:
Meet Santa at his chalet in the Marketplace from 11/16-12/24. Santa Goofy will be there 12/25-12/27. (Fri-Sat:12pm to 10pm and Sun-Thu: 5pm to 10pm)
December Pre-Trip Report Links
(PM me your link, and I'll add it here!)
tofubeast's PTR: Giving Santa his Mickey ears! Our toddler's 1st trip to WDW
debrapagliasotti's PTR: Dear Santa, I would like a double-deluxe Disney trip for Christmas!!
DizNee Luver's PTR: First trip to WDW!
taaren's PTR: Help me plan! DL Vets go to WDW for our birthdays!
BDL's PTR: Our 2nd Trip in 3 Years. This Time, She's In On It
misse320's PTR: Countdown to Christmas with the Mouse
Suziewan's PTR: New Year's PTR
DsnyMama's PTR: First Trip: 59 Years In The Making
Destructsean's PTR: We're just two very tall ten year olds - Disney Honeymoon!
RooRach0906's PTR: Celebrating Comfort and Joy
amandaluvsgoofy's PTR: Time to go for Christmas!
TinkLovinMomma's PTR: Sticking A Trip To WDW Under The Christmas Tree!
clynngibson's PTR: So Excited!! Our First Trip to WDW!
levenhopper's PTR: Is it Disney Time Yet?
mrstomrice's PTR: Our Dream Christmas Trip!
beedale862003's PTR: Two under Three: Toddler Touring
bellaally's PTR: First Visit Ever during Christmas
Leger13's PTR: Will This PTR Be A Jinx? A 2nd bday "do-over" trip
SAT887's PTR: The Awesome PTR that Lacks a Catchy Title!
grrrlennyl's PTR: Anniversary WDW trip in December
disney212's PTR: PTR for December 2012
1stvisit0909's PTR: Headed to Disney for Christmas!
mnmrmustard's PTR: Disney Holiday Firsts at Last! - The McClure Disney History!
Tangelders Ahoy's PTR: Our "Dream" Surf & Turf vacation
AnnieDan_Artlover's PTR: This time, I walk!!!
PhoenixStrength's PTR: A most-likely, probably, in all likelihood Solo, Nov-Dec 2012 Trip!
Lcaemom's PTR: Our First Family of 6 Christmas Vacation
bellebookworm9's PTR: It's the Spirit of the Season-As If Eight Months in Disney Wasn't Enough!
dawnmichele's PTR: They're opening FLE just for us!
ciao_gina's PTR: It's finally here-November 28th-December 6th trip report
Stuff to Get You Excited and Pass the Time!
-When at WDW, let others know you are a member of The Dis! Thanks to JLa01844, she made our thread a special template for a Lime Green Mickey Head that you can make yourself. Instructions can be found here. Also, weHEARTmickey made some as well that can be found here.
-Thanks to BDL. Below are links to an HGTV special of Behind the Magic of Disney Christmas Decorations.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Walt Disney World 2011
Disney Parks Blog - Assorted Holiday Posts from the Past (WDW and DLR)
-Going to the party? Add your name to the December MVMCP List created by JLa01844!
- Here's a list of characters appearing at MVMCP this year. Uncle Scrooge is back!
-NEW! Here is the MVMCP Park Map this year!
-Here's a run down on this year's MVMCP happenings and schedule!
-EasyWDW has a MVMCP touring strategy (from last year). Give it a read if going to a party this year.
-Touringplans.com has some observations based on last year's MVMCP.
-Here's a Dis thread devoted to those attending MVMCP this year.
MVMCP is being held on the following dates:
Nov: 9, 12, 15, 16*, 25, 27, 29 and 30* Dec: 2, 4, 6, 7*, 9, 11, 13, 14*, 16, 18, 20* and 21**
*Advance Sale pricing is not available for these dates. Even when purchased in advance, "Day Of" pricing is in effect.
Advance Sales $58.95 Adult / $53.95 Ages 3-9 (plus tax)
Day of Event Sales $64.95/$59.95
** Premium Night Dec 21 $67.95/$62.95
Tickets are available NOW by calling Disney directly or visiting Disney's website.
-Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 8:15 and 10:30 PM
-Celebrate the Magic: 9:15 PM
-Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 9:30 PM
-"A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas" Show: 7:45, 8:45, 9:55, 10:50 & 11:45 PM
-"Celebrate The Season" Show: 7:45, 10:05 & 11:20 PM
-Character Meet & Greets: 7:00 - 11:30 PM
Christmas cookies and hot cocoa at various stations throughout the park:
The Crystal Palace: 9:00-11:00 pm
Sunshine Tree Terrace: 7:00pm-12:00am
Columbia Harbour House: 7:00pm-12:00am
Pinocchio Village Haus: 7:00-10:30pm
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe: 8:00pm-12:00am
First, if you want to know the real first name of a Dec Dis'r, go here.
Post #3 is reserved for our featured Roll Callers. This is the spot where you can get the low down and skinny on your fellow December Roll Callers. Check back every few days as I will update it with new Dis'ers. If you would like to view past featured Dis'ers, check out this special presentation! For those who want to be a part of the fun, please PM me so we can keep requests off the thread.
Your 3 sentence biography: I am a 24 year old full time student living in the Tampa area. I am an International Studies major and I love to travel! I am outgoing, nerdy and proud, and above all else a growing Christian.
First time or Zillionith trip to WDW? Not quite zillionth, but getting close! As you can see from my sig, I visited WDW twice on family vacations as a kid. After moving to FL for college, I had 3 opportunities to visit MK for parties (Pirate and Princess, the one year they did it, and MVMCP), as well as formal school functions at the resorts. I also visited DTD a few times a year to get a Disney fix for free For Christmas 2011 my only request was a seasonal pass. Now I visit an average of twice a month! I jokingly tell my friends that I can quit anytime I want, but like any addiction that's definitely not true I suppose this is a good addiction to have, though!
Brief background about your upcoming trip (include dates): My good friend Whitney is coming to visit and we will be in the parks 12/17-18. We will be staying at either ASMu or the DTD Hilton (my late bday present from my parents). I'm sure I will be going at least twice in December besides this trip, though - in fact, I know I'll be at Epcot this Saturday 12/1!
Why did you choose December? We have actually been planning this trip since February, when she and I went to MK together. We were walking by the construction walls for NF and saw the picture of Belle's village and BOG and instantly freaked out! That was the first either of us had heard of the plans for NF (oh, the days before I became Disney savvy and stayed up to date on things!), and BaTB is both her and my favorite Disney movie. We looked at each other and said, "We have to eat there when it opens!!" I spent 4 hours on the phone getting a ressie in August. And now we are actually going!
What are you most looking forward to? Dining at BOG, of course! There's no way I could afford to eat dinner there on my own dime more than once, so this is probably my only chance. I'm also excited about staying onsite and not having to drive an hour to get home the first night!
My most cherished upcoming ADR: You should know this one by now!
Favorite Disney snack (or for those who haven't been, what you most look forward to snacking on): Two words: Dole. Whip.
My Disney touring style - Commando or Turtle? A far cry from turtle, but maybe not quite commando. I do try to maximize my time, though, and I never stop to watch parades or atmosphere stuff. Sometime I'd like to plan a day to focus on the things I always skip. I am always rides, rides, rides! I refuse to stand in any line longer than 40 minutes, and even that's a stretch. I have never used a detailed touring plan, though I do have a general strategy in mind whenever I go.
My upcoming trip is: planned down to the second or going with the flow - Definitely more the latter. I don't think we've even settled the question of which parks we're hitting which days (except MK the night of our dinner, of course)! Thanks for the reminder, I need to get on that.
How you might be able to find me while at Disney: (i.e. Resting in a hammock at CSR, tipsy at WS in EPCOT, 'that couple' in matching outfits, inquiring about the time of the 3 o'clock parade) On this trip, I'll be the girl with her friend totally spazzing over how beautiful NF is! On a regular day, you can find me relaxing on the PeopleMover, riding Soarin' for the 3rd time that day, getting emotional during One Man's Dream, or screaming on Everest
The Disney character that is most like me and why: I think Belle and I have a lot in common. We both love to read, grew up in a small town, don't fit in with the crowd, and don't fall for the mainstream guys.
This is a picture of me at Epcot in 2001! I was 12 years old and very stylish, as you can tell by my bangs and fanny pack I thought I was so cool!!
Your 3 sentence biography: I'm a 20-something who is a relatively new Disney World fanatic. My Dbf enjoys the trips, but doesn't get nearly as excited as me. We're gamers who love good movies and travelling. I have a special affinity for Tigger, and Dbf's favorite Disney movie is Aladdin.
First time or Zillionith trip to WDW? This will be our 4th trip in as many years. We both went around age 2, but I won't count those since we don't remember any of it!
Brief background about your upcoming trip (include dates): We're staying Dec 7-Dec 12. First night offsite, then moving to POP for our first onsite stay. I won 4 - One day park hoppers from My Coke Rewards, so we've got 2 park days and 2 days to enjoy the resorts, DTD, and do some outlet shopping.
Why did you choose December? We've been in August, May, and June for Star Wars Weekends. I swore I'd never go again in the heat, so it was only natural for our next trip to be in December. Plus - Holiday decorations!!!
What are you most looking forward to? The castle with all it's lights, new Fantasyland, and Pin trading for the first time.
My most cherished upcoming ADR: Boma. Dbf and I like to eat unique foods, so I made an ADR here for our first trip. We ended up eating there again before we left, twice the next trip, and once on the third trip. Boma is sooo yummy...can't wait!
Favorite Disney snack: School Bread! Closely followed by the Grand Marnier Orange slush.
My Disney touring style - Commando or Turtle? Commando. It's just the 2 of us, so we make extensive use of fastpasses, crisscross the parks, and try to get everything done.
My upcoming trip is: planned down to the second or going with the flow - I am a big big planner for everything. I've planned a lot for this trip since we have so little time. In the end, our main priorities are seeing things specific to the holidays and doing our favorite attractions in each park.
How you might be able to find me while at Disney: - Walking around with my jaw open, gazing at the wonder that is Disney World.
The Disney character that is most like me and why: I see little bits of myself in Rex from Toy Story, Minnie, and Tigger (especially when I'm at Disney and bouncing off the walls!)
Scroll down to see who will be LIVE TWEETING during their trip!
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Live Twitter Updates from WDW
Here's a list of our Roll Callers who will be live tweeting while at WDW. Their Twitter name will be in parenthesis after their Dis name.
Twitter users are asked to use the hashtag #decDIS12 when tweeting!
*If you wish to be added, PM me your Twitter name and the dates you will be live tweeting.
Am I the first! :dance3:
Wohoo part 5!!
New thread #5!!!!
yay we made it to part 5!
Been busy trying to get real life stuff done before we leave in FOUR days! I have about 30 pages to catch up on. Oh, man!
Yay for part 5!!!!!
Woohoo. Part 5!!!!!
Just updated my twitter I think I'm now following everyone on the list.
So large suitcase is all our clothes, toiletries, and remainder of last minute items, medium bag is the foodcase , a diaper bag, toy bag, camera bag & cooler!!
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