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  • [Other] x-mas starts November 13th.....

    Is it just me or are the resorts holiday offerings starting about a week earlier than normal this year. I remember in years past "Believe in Holiday Magic" would start first, running for a week or so beforehand and then "A Christmas Fantasy", and the other offerings would start out the full line-up of events about a week later.

    This year according to the DL.com calendar, it appear all the offerings are starting together on Friday November 13th.

    Here's to snow on the castle soon, Believe, A Christmas fantasy, and hot cocoa on a cold night in front of the castle! Oh yea and huge crowds...lol
    "Just remember it all started with a mouse!"

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    Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

    I think they are doing it earlier because my birthday is the 16th and they knew I would want to see Chirstmas trees after my day long drive.

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    • #3
      Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

      Well, it used to be the middle of November, but Disney moved it a week later a couple of years ago, mainly due to the Capacity Crowds they were getting between Veterans Day and the start of the Christmas Season.

      Alas, it looks like Disney can't remember its past history and wants to try and make a few more dollars with an extra week. (But be prepared for MAJOR crowds the opening weekend).
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        Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
        (But be prepared for MAJOR crowds the opening weekend).
        I am totally prepared. We are there Sunday (hopefully I can meet some micechatters) and Monday and Tuesday. I figure Sunday will be crazy and Monday and Tuesday will have a bit more breathing room. We have 3 days, so we don't have to rush.

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        • #5
          Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

          Thanks Darkbeer, that is what I remember as well, as far as scheduling goes.

          It seems lately that we just go from one seasonal offering to one seasonal offering. I can understand the reasoning behind it, more crowds= more money.

          It seems a little interesting with the parking issues they have been having as of late, I don't even want to know how bad it may get in the next two months, during xmas...
          "Just remember it all started with a mouse!"

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          • #6
            Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

            Im actually so bummed about this. I am taking Caden to DL on 11-11-09 for his 2nd birthday and I will miss all the festivities b 2 days. Oh, well. Looks like he and I are going twice in one week.
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            • #7
              Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

              We went last year on opening weekend and stayed at DLH for 2 nights. We just took it slow, did just holiday type things, didn't worry about really getting on too many rides and drank in the atmosphere. We'll be at PPH 11/13-11/15 and we're looking forward to doing the same. Decorate cookies, listen to holiday music, find a spot for the parade. No problem. It seems like it was early last year too.

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              • #8
                Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                Last year it started on Friday the 21st. so it is a lot earlier this year. i don't mind because i love the holiday decorations. I know i will be there on the 13th.

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                • #9
                  Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                  Not a big fan of the XMAS season as indeed it is very busy, but the decorations are always neat, just wish it wouldn't run for 2 months lol.


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                  • #10
                    Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                    Is Celebrate a Street Party going to run along with A Christmas Fantasy (as intended) or will go away during the holiday season?

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                    • #11
                      Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                      Originally posted by imagineerthat View Post
                      Is Celebrate a Street Party going to run along with A Christmas Fantasy (as intended) or will go away during the holiday season?
                      The last day of Celebrate! A Street Party is Nov. 12. At least that is what the Disneyland.com calendar is saying. It will go away during the Holiday season and is rumored to return in Jan. 2010.
                      Originally posted by thmprkinsder View Post
                      This year according to the DL.com calendar, it appear all the offerings are starting together on Friday November 13th.
                      Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                      (But be prepared for MAJOR crowds the opening weekend).
                      I'm sure it's coincidence and I'm not superstitious at all, but the expected huge crowds are more than enough to keep me far away from the park on a Friday the 13th.

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                      • #12
                        Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                        I'll be there opening day, which is great because I've never seen Disneyland during the holidays.
                        Although I'm not looking forward to the crowds. I'll be a with a 6 year old, and this seems to be the only time she can get off school.
                        Any tips on avoiding melt downs with a little one while at Disneyland? Especially with the large crowds that are to be expected. :unsure:
                        On the plus side, we'll be staying the DLH. So parking is not an issue.
                        Last edited by DisneyDiana; 10-22-2009, 02:11 PM.

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                          Originally posted by DisneyDiana View Post
                          I'll be there opening day, which is great because I've never seen Disneyland during the holidays.
                          Although I'm not looking forward to the crowds. I'll be a with a 6 year old, and this seems to be the only time she can get off school.
                          Any tips on avoiding melt downs with a little one while at Disneyland? Especially with the large crowds that are to be expected. :unsure:
                          On the plus side, we'll be staying the DLH. So parking is not a issue.
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                          • #14
                            Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                            what can I say other than Ugg.
                            I HATE early Christmas Im not in the mood for it until midway through Dec. and My birthdays nov 18th so every time I have gone on my Bday it was Christmas themed
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                            Originally posted by Karalora
                            This is excellent news! There are all sorts of good changes to the park that we were promised when Hell froze over.
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                            • #15
                              Re: x-mas starts November 13th.....

                              Originally posted by DisneyDiana View Post
                              Any tips on avoiding melt downs with a little one while at Disneyland? Especially with the large crowds that are to be expected. :unsure:
                              Take is slow, if the little one is hungry feed her, naps - go back to the hotel for a few hours mid-afternoon, make the little one the focus of the trip do what she want to do, when she wants to do it - even if that is watching the ducks in the rivers of america of half an hour.

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