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Old 08-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #16
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Sherry, there you go again! I would be going crazy about now dying to be there, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm going to be there this year! Remind me not to read your posts when I can't go for Christmas or I will go insane.

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Thank goodness you have a plan to go this year! But yes, any other time when you don't have a holiday DLR plan, avoid my Disney Holiday posts altogether! You see the monster I have created now - someone on this thread wants to fly halfway around the world to get to DLR during holiday time!!

You know, it is easy to give you guys all these fun and detailed descriptions of what is happening at DLR during the Christmas season and my opinions of all of it and how much I love it, but the proof will be in the pudding, as they say, and you will see that when you get there. Everything I told you about it is true - and MORE. I wish I could say I was exaggerating, but I think everyone who has been to DLR during the holidays pretty much agrees on how wonderful it is - you notice you don't see a whole lot of disagreements on the DIS about whether or not DLR during the holidays is something worthwhile to see. There is just really no denying it - again, no matter what your faith or religious beliefs, everyone can agree that DLR at holiday time is just beautiful and exquisite! There is nothing to dislike about it (other than the crowds which can accumulate) and everything to love about it!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:53 PM   #17
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I thought I would throw these in, just to add further to the temptation of visiting DLR at Christmastime...and get us all in the mood for it since we still have 3 long months to wait! Sorry for the jumbo size of the photos - I loaded them to Photobucket and forgot to set the size/dimensions before I did, so when I tried to go back and resize each one individually, my computer was taking like 30 minutes per photo to resize, and I just couldn't do it!!































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Old 08-22-2009, 07:59 PM   #18
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #19
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Now that looks amazing! We are going for the first time this October but the wheels are already spinning for Christmas 2010!
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Wow...the castle looks even more magical during the holidays! Now I just need to finalize my plans and decide when to go.
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How long do the Christmas decorations stay up? I'm hoping to make it for a couple days but I don't think we're going to be able to go until 12/27 or 12/28. Will the decorations still be up?
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How long do the Christmas decorations stay up? I'm hoping to make it for a couple days but I don't think we're going to be able to go until 12/27 or 12/28. Will the decorations still be up?
I'm almost positive you'll be able to see the decorations. I think they start taking them down on January 3rd.

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Old 08-29-2009, 09:57 PM   #23
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How long do the Christmas decorations stay up? I'm hoping to make it for a couple days but I don't think we're going to be able to go until 12/27 or 12/28. Will the decorations still be up?
Yes! The decorations will be up until a few days after January of 2010. Santa and maybe some of the carolers will be gone as son as Christmas is over, but all the rest of it will be there!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:13 PM   #24
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I love all these nice pictures of Disney at Christmas time!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:39 AM   #25
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Does DL close due to capacity on days like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?

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Old 09-13-2009, 11:42 AM   #26
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Does DL close due to capacity on days like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?

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Sometimes they will do that. There are no designated days on which they close due to capacity - it could be any day, really. If Valentine's Day drew in the masses, they would shut down then too. I think these capacity issues just happen to occur around the days you mentioned. So it just depends on how many people actually show up on which days and if it is necessary to close for a bit. Usually they will shuffle people over to DCA in the event that happens, which is fine with me, and let them back into DL later at night.

As for New Year's Eve, I am not sure what they are doing about it this year. New Year's Eve is notoriously crowded (insanely so - I have experienced it myself and never again will I do that), and very early this year, there was an Al Lutz article about the high number of AP holders now (affecting attendance levels), and how some measures may have to be taken to curtail the large number of people cramming into DL on NYE. There was some mention of DLR possibly shutting down DL early (to everyone) on NYE and only allowing people who purchase separate tickets for the midnight celebration to be in the park, much like how it is done for the Trick or Treat Party in DCA, and extending the NYE hours in DCA a bit to accommodate the overflow. I am not sure if that is actually being done this year or if PAP holders and people with regular Hoppers will still be able to spend all day and night in DL on NYE without buying a separate ticket.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:15 PM   #27
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Let's bump this thread....just because it is fun.....and the holiday season at DLR begins in 2 months!!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:28 PM   #28
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Well since you're bumping we definitely have to mention the Christmas parade. My favorite parade because one of the roller skating snowflakes blew me a kiss once when I was a little boy and I felt like the most special person in the park.
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Disney Dreams- Your last photo of the Castle in holiday blue lights with the partners satue in the foreground is maybe my favorite Disney Christmas pic i've ever seen, so beautiful!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:05 AM   #30
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Love the tips about Holiday Haunted Mansion...and the pics of holiday treats...even tho I've been many times at Xmas, there's always more to discover...We will be there from dec. 18-22 this year for my dds bday...Can't wait!
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