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Old 01-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #2641
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Now that's alot of trees to decorate. I love the parks at night when the decorations are all lit up.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #2642
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Thanks Bret.

Right now.....I wish I were there.
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Now that's alot of trees to decorate. I love the parks at night when the decorations are all lit up.
Thank you Angela.


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Old 01-29-2013, 12:47 AM   #2643
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Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 18

Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 18

On the last update, we were just back at Disney California Adventure so we can watch the nighttime events at DCA. We got to see the light up of the Christmas tree at Buena Vista Street and now we are at Cars Land checking out the Holiday decorations. My DA wasn’t able to see the Christmas decorations at CL at night when I went on Friday. She was so amazed with all the Holiday decorations at night.

We were at Cars Land looking at the Holiday decorations at night and they are all impressive with the characteristics of each building. I really enjoyed Sarge’s Suprlus Hut while my DA really like the Cozy Cone Motel with the Cone decorations. We were on our way out of Cars Land and on over back to BVS so we can have dinner at the Carthay Circle Theater.

While we were leaving CL, I had to get a few more pictures of the land including the CL sign where I haven’t got a close up picture of it. Fillmore’s Taste-In with the Holiday decorations.


When we got to the sign, there were pictures inside the letters of Cars Land which was really neat and it was theme of the Holiday season. They were showing buildings of the Cars character with the Holiday decorations that was very interesting.


That was really neat of having snowmobiles as the reindeers and Santa.








We couldn’t go out towards to BVS since the Pixar Parade was about to start. So we had an option of going through the parade and took a while or just go back the way we came in at Cars Land. Our decision was to go back towards A Bugs Land and the backside of Hollywood Land. So it was back towards where we have come from since the Pixar Parade was about to happen.

So we were walking back down towards CL with all the decorations.


We took our time walking back towards ABL and HL since the parade was going on so on our way, we went through CL and stopped at a few stores on the way including Ramone’s House of Boy Art to see if there is any Holiday merchandise at CL. There wasn’t any and the only placed that had some are at Lizzie’s Curios shop which had post cards and some Cars Land Christmas shirts. There wasn’t a big selection at CL during the Holiday season which was a little disappointing but I was trying to save as much money as possible if there is something at the stores that I got to have.

When we were walking through ABL, it was starting to rain a little and I knew that it was going to rain that night but when. At least it didn’t happened during World of Color at 8pm but around 6pm. Good thing that we brought our ponchos, jackets and umbrellas just in case if it started to rain. I do like going to the parks when it rains so I can get some pictures of the streets while it was wet and it also means that the park will not be that crowded.

When we got to Hollywood Land, the Pixar Parade was already over in that area so it was easy to walk towards the Carthay Circle Restaurant.

Over at Hollywood Land, we head on over to the Mad T Party to see the set. I have seen a lot of those nighttime events at DCA ever since Glow Fest during the summer of 2010 when WoC made its debut. After Glow Fest the next one was Electronica which was after the movie “Tron” and now Mad T Party is after the movie “Alice in Wonderland”.


The set at the Mad T Party was not running or getting ready since it was raining that night.


When we were walking down towards HL, I had to get more pictures of the Holiday decorations right at the Animation building through the window displays.




While we got to the Carthay Circle Theater, it wasn’t time yet to have dinner which was about 10 more minutes until our time, so we went back towards HL and go to the Animation Building and relax while it was raining that night.




Before heading on over to the Animation Building, there were more decorations right by the Off the Page store. There were a lot of Christmas trees for the Holiday quests


So we head on over to the Animation building and rested up for a few minutes until it was time for our dinner reservation at 6:30pm. While we were in the Animation building, we just rested up and looked at all the classic Disney movies that were showing in the building.

We left the Animation building around 6:15pm and head on over to the Carthay Circle Theater and have dinner at the restaurant since we have never eaten there before and it was going to be our first time.

When we have exited the Animation building, it had stopped raining. We knew that it could rain anytime so we were prepared for anything.


We were now at the Carthay Circle Theater and about to have our dinner.


Very interesting that we have never actually entered the CCT ever since it has opened. So it was going to be our first time entering the restaurant as well.

When we have entered the restaurant, I was so amazed through the decoration of the lobby and all the different pictures of WD, art work, etc. I couldn’t believe that I have never been inside the CCR and it was so amazing.


My DA went over to the host stand where we check-in for the CCR and I was around the area getting some pictures of the lobby and all the different holiday decorations.

There was a gingerbread house right by the entrance and I had to get a picture of it


There was a Christmas tree in the lobby which is another tree for the Holiday quests




Our table wasn’t ready so we had to wait a while until it was time for dinner. We sat at one of the lobby tables and looked at the menu at the appetizers. We weren’t planning on eating in the lobby since we were planning on eating at the restaurant. But there were quite a lot of nice choices to eat in the lobby.










We waited a while until it was time to have dinner. Our table wasn’t ready since it wasn’t ready. So we had to wait a while until it was time.

That is it for this post and I will have more from the CCR during dinner.
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CCT looks lovely. Looking forward to see what you got for dinner.

I love that Carsland board with the christmas touches. I wonder if they have a special one printed for each season?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #2645
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CCT looks lovely. Looking forward to see what you got for dinner.

I love that Carsland board with the christmas touches. I wonder if they have a special one printed for each season?
The CCT looks so nice and I wish that I took more pictures inside the lobby.

The CL boards was very nice with all the different buildings inside the letters. It will be interesting to see what they do during the Holiday season later this year or use the same sign.

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Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 19

Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 19

On the last update, we were at Disney California Adventure looking at all of the different holiday decorations at DCA and just finishing up looking at the Holiday decorations at Cars Land. My DA was so amazed with all the Holiday decorations at CL which is so amazing. It was a little raining that night but it wasn’t that bad as expected. We head on over towards the Carthay Circle Theater to have dinner that night. Now let’s get back to the trip report and from the CCT.

We were in the lobby waiting to be seated for dinner at the Carthay Circle Restaurant. This was going to be our first time eating at the CCR since we haven’t able to eat at the restaurant since it opened during the summer of 2012. We did had to wait a while until we are seated since our table wasn’t ready. Mostly our table is ready but this time it wasn’t and we had to wait.

It was like 5 minutes after our schedule time that we were finally able to go up stairs to the restaurant.


We went through the stairs instead of the elevator since we want to see what it was like going up stairs. It was very nice and decorated during the 1920s.

Our CM waiter got us a very nice table which is close to the center of the main dining room which is close to the kitchen. My first impression of the room is that it is very well decorated with great art work, the ceiling is very nice with the art work and lighting.




There were even Christmas bows and flowers in the restaurant which was nice during the Holiday season








We ordered a few dishes that night. My DA wanted to order more that night but since we had WoC that night, we weren’t able to have dessert that night. She was a little disappointed that we didn’t have dessert that day at the CCR but I did tell her that we would one day come back and have dessert. Mostly I am not a dessert guy at the sit down restaurants and I knew that we should have stayed a little longer at the CCR for dinner. But I will get to that later on. We ordered our food and here is what we have got that night.

Fire Cracker Duck Wings which is the appetizer that the guests say that you should get. It was very nice with a sriracha chili sauce which makes it a little spicy.


I had the Santa Maria Braised Pork Pot Roast with Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes, and Dried Cherry Zinfandel Sauce. This was a very nice pot roast which was well cooked and the side dish was very nice as well.


My DA had the Skuna Bay Salmon with hot almond dried cranberry couscous and lemon thyme vinaigrette. She really didn’t like this dish.


It was around 7:15pm and we were a little late of going to Paradise Pier to get our spot for WoC. So that’s why we didn’t get dessert that night so we can head on over to WoC. My DA said that we should have skipped WoC and had dessert and I completely agree with her since we have seen WoC and the Holiday segment. But I always like to see the special Holiday segment of WoC.

So we head on out of the CCR




We got out of the CCR and head on over towards Paradise Pier. We had blue FP’s that day so we are hoping that our spot right at the green fire hydrant is not occupied. The parks have been busy all day and our spot might be occupied when we get there.

When we approached PP, we handed our FP’s to the CM’s at the blue section and luckily no one took our spot right in front of the green fire hydrant with about 30 minutes to go till WoC started. I was completely shocked that there was no one in that spot and there were some people right down the walkway from the spot. It just shows you that you need to know these spots and what time to be in it.


The two of us didn’t have to wait that long since it was less than 30 minutes until the 8pm WoC show started. While we were waiting I was on my iPad loading up some pictures from that night.

WoC started a little before 8pm and the first part of the show was the Holiday segment of WoC called “Prep and Landing”. This segment made its debut in 2011 and once again during the Holiday season at the DLR that they were playing it again. It is a nice segment for the Holiday season at the DLR. I used my video camera on the tripod to tape the show while I had my DSLR camera in my hand. Here are pictures from WoC that night. I also brought my Glow with the Show Ears that night to see how the show will interact with the Holiday segment. There were a few people down in the viewing area that had the ears so I was able to see how the ears interact instead of my own ears.
























It is so fun to watch the Prep and Landing segment of WoC.

That’s it for this post and I will have more from WoC.

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Nice looking dinner. Pity your DA didn't like the fish. I liked the look of the pork.

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Nice looking dinner. Pity your DA didn't like the fish. I liked the look of the pork.

Enjoying your TR.
The dinner was nice and I really enjoyed the roast pork. My DA didn't like the fish so when we go back there one day she won't have that again and i might have the pork dish.

Thank you PiO.

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Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 20

Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 20

On the last update, we had dinner at the Carthay Circle Restaurant which was a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately my DA didn’t like the dish that she had that night but she had a great time eating at the CCR. Now we are at PP for the first show of WoC at 8pm. We just finish watching the Prep and Landing Holiday segment and now back to the rest of WoC.

Now back to more pictures from World of Color. I have shown the same pictures of World of Color from my other past trip reports, but I am experiencing with my DSLR camera to get the best quality pictures. That’s why I have been taking a lot of pictures of the fireworks and WoC when I have the chance.













































That’s it for this post and I will have more from WoC on another day.
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gorgeous, Bret. Looking forward to more.
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Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 21

Now more pictures of World of Color from that Saturday night on the 17th from our favorite spot in the blue section right in front of the fire hydrant.

















































That’s it for this post and I will have more from WoC on another day.
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That's a nice spot to view WoC from. Have you ever seen it from up the front and if you have, how does it compare?
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That's a nice spot to view WoC from. Have you ever seen it from up the front and if you have, how does it compare?
Thank you PiO. This spot is a great spot to watch WoC from the blue section if you don't want to get there early for a spot at Paradise Pier viewing area. Ever since the Holiday season in 2010, I have seen WoC from this spot except for one time when we were in the yellow section during the D23 Expo when we close to HydroGuy. I thought about trying different spots to watch WoC but the main reason is not for getting there late. It is for the videotaping of the show and it is also the place where you won't get wet too much like the front.

I have never watched WoC at the very front right next to the pier. The closest I have been ever towards the viewing area is on the 2nd railing close to the pier when my DA and I watched it on opening night in 2010. Here is a picture of where we were back in 2010. I did watched the show from that area a couple of times and I have never went back to that spot with the fire hydrant as my spot. Even if I have to wait 1 hour for the fire hydrant spot, I would do it again.

June 11, 2010 on the first day to the public


It was really crowded on that opening day


This spot was for the World of Color dining where we have done the dining the next night on the 12th. The old WoC dining spot is a little further back than it is today with the current dining.


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Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 22

Day 2 – November 17, 2012 – Part 22

It has been two and a half years since World of Color debut during the summer of 2010 and I have seen it over 10 times during that span which I have seen it during each of my trip. This show has been great and updated over the years with different segments. There must have been over 5 different variants of the show with different segments from the 4th of July, Holiday season as well as movie segments of Tron, Brave, PotC, etc. I just can’t remember them all but glad that I have videotaped all of the shows that I have been part of. The one show that I will always remember is when my DA and I attended on the first officially day to the public back in the summer of June 2010 where my DA and I have lined up to get a FP that morning. That’s the one that I will never forget and still enjoy it over two and a half years later.

Now more pictures of World of Color from that Saturday night on the 17th from our favorite spot in the blue section right in front of the fire hydrant.

Genie scenes














The Brave scene






























That’s it for now on this post and I will have more from WoC.
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Hi there

I have been following along your adventures and your photography is wonderful - just love your pictures.

I will be seeing World of Colour for the first time in June, so your pics are getting me very excited to see it in person.

Thanks for letting me have my Disney fix.
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