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  • Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video & Pics GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer)

    Ok, I have more video and pics of the filming than you can shake a Jose stick at, so before I start the report, I'll create a video index since they are still being uploaded to Google Video (Should be complete by Monday afternoon).

    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 1 of 23 - Mad Hatter conducts Orchestra
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 2 of 23 - Ryan Secrest Preps
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 3 of 23 - Ryan Seacrest and Daniel Powter
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 4 of 23 - Cheerleaders Rehearse
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 5 of 23 - Ryan announces Cheerleaders
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 6 of 23 - Cheerleaders get filmed
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 7 of 23 - Parade 1 of 8
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 8 of 23 - Parade 2 of 8
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 9 of 23- Parade 3 of 8
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 10 of 23 - Parade 4 of 8
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 11 of 23 - Miley Preps
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 12 of 23 - Miley's Float Arrives
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 13 of 23 - Miley records segment #1
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 14 of 23 - Miley records segment #2
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 15 of 23 - Miley records segment #3
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 16 of 23 - Parade 5 of 8 (Miley's float & End)
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 17 of 23 - Ryan's close-up
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 18 of 23 - Ryan addresses the audience
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 19 of 23 - Ryan & the teleprompter #1
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 20 of 23 - Ryan & the teleprompter #2
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 21 of 23 - Parade 6 of 8
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 22 of 23 - Parade 7 of 8 (Ryan dances w/ Snow White)
    Xmas Day @ DL Recording - 23 of 23 - Parade 8 of 8 (END)

    As I entered the parking lot, we were warned about the crowds to be that day.



    And at around 9:45 am, even the tram had a line.



    I did however notice new billboards at the tram route.







    And as I entered the park, we were warned of the filiming taking place this fine November morning.





    Camera crews lined Main Street.





    And even the bathroom had a 30 minute wait time!



    Main Street bottlenecked worse than Adventureland on a summer day.



    But at the hub we finally found some logic to the madness.



    Ryan Seacrest came out to introduce Daniel Powter, who had played earlier in the day.



    And the magic of Hollywood assisted the forgetful Seacrest to get the take just right!



    As we headed to Main Street to view the parade, we saw tiny cheerleaders coming out to kick off the show.







    And admiration for the flagholders went higher and higher as they waited endlessly for their segment to begin.



    The bottleneck was so bad, guests were escorted backstage to escape the crowds.



    And the highlight of the event... HANNAH MONTANA!!! (Who had to run through her segment three times before nailing it.)



    Wait times didn't look so bad...



    Except the second floor of Jungle Cruise had to be opened. On the left of the second floor is the queue for Jungle Cruise, and believe it or not, the right side of the second floor is the queue for Indy!



    We later returned to the hub to see Ryan Seacrest prepping for another segment.



    "It was about this big..."



    "So it had to go sideways rather than straight in..."



    He even took a moment to sign a young fans autograph.



    Don't be hatin' Rege!!!



    "Don't you ever take my mic again!"
    "Sorry Mr. Seacrest."



    Ok, I'm outta here, this is too much. Maybe New Orleans Square holds more excitement.

    "What's that smell?"



    Santa's Reindeer Round-Up brought in the kiddies to decorate gingerbread cookies artistically.







    And Baloo entertained the masses coming out of the Round-Up.



    The Castle was closed off all day due to the stage in front of it.



    YAY! The second half of the parade is about to start!!!





    Snow White makes her way off to her float along with her prince.



    After the parade, the only way out of the hub was through Snow White's Grotto... I'ver never seen it so crowded!



    But thankfully there were enough mariachi's to save the day!



    Aurora and Phillip came around on their float for a second wind.



    As did Snow White...



    And... Stitch?!?!?!



    I want to dance the night away too!!!







    As we escaped the crowds, we graciously took shelter at Jungle Cruise, where we were able to talk a skipper into modeling for us!







    Nice hats!



    And apparently there was no escaping the crowds anywhere...



    Happy Holidays from It's a Small World!



    Even if the lighting was put together with cheapo green duct tape...





    As we left, we took one final look at the graceful castl with the beautiful stage in front.



    And were glad to find out that even us Jews are welcome at Disneyland!



    A very fun day indeed. Look for the crazy tall blonde chick with a camera above the crowds on the "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Special" on ABC airing Christmas Morning... check local listings!
    Last edited by Sadako; 11-13-2006, 04:31 PM.
    Julie Rei

    "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." - Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

    "I suppose you have no choice but to revolutionize the world." -Mikage Souji (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

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    Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video & Pics GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer

    Awesome, as usual - gonna keep me busy for awhile!
    Zoinks, it looks packed. Taking the Missus on Thursday - dunno how the crowds'll be, midweek, creeping up on the holidaze...
    Anyway... cheers!

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    • #3
      Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video & Pics GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer)

      WOOT!! Another fan-tabulous trip report from the one and only Sadako!!
      :bow: Good Jorb!!:bow:
      Charlie :wave:
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      • #4
        excellent report! A+++ :thumbup:
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        • #5
          Re: Sadako's Xmas Day

          I was on the other side of Ryan when that big guy was putting on his chapstick! I couldn't get as good of picture of that as you did. Great job!!

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          • #6
            smaller titles rock!

            Brilliant.. I'm guessing you using Google because you can upload a huge bunch at one time....

            great photos and videos..

            (If you cannot fast/quick reply, be sure you go advanced and shorten the title...)

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            • #7
              Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL

              I've been doing this too much lately but...

              Bless your cotton socks, Sadako.

              Great snaps, and something I hope to see for myself one of these Christmasses.
              “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.” - Bill Hicks

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              • #8
                Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video & Pics GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer

                Thanks so much for the pictures and video. My daughter even found her friend dancing in the parade. Thank you for braving the crowds, you're a brave warrior!!

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                • #9
                  Thanks Sadako!

                  Sadako~
                  Thanks for making your video public. Thank You - Thank You! I truly enjoy your efforts. I feel that I luck out each time I see one of your video reports. You material is very entertaining. You are appreciated! :clap:
                  It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video & Pics GALORE!

                    thank you for this fabulous update!!! i always love your photo reports.

                    :thumbup:
                    kingdom hearts <3er

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming

                      Love the pics. I only have time for a few of the videos tonight, can't wait till work tomorrow to view the rest.

                      The part where Alice blows off the lady trying to get the autograph in the Mad Hatter video is too funny.

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                      • #12
                        wow! unbelievable update, pics, and videos!

                        i was watching the cheerleader/dancer segments hoping to find a girl i know but there are way too many of them!
                        A true Disney gal…princess at heart, forever dreamer, constant believer :love: :ghug:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer)

                          WOW....Those crowds! I hope they lighten up some by the time we get there two weeks from today. It's making me a little nervous.
                          You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.


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                          • #14
                            Re: Sadako's Xmas Day @ DL Filming Video GALORE! (56k = run over by a reindeer)

                            Originally posted by wickeddisneygurl View Post
                            i was watching the cheerleader/dancer segments hoping to find a girl i know but there are way too many of them!
                            Maybe this will make it easier while you still await the video uploads (I <3 Google Video's mass uploader, but it's soooooo slow...)





































                            P.S. = I also have a Princess Aurora in the Christmas Fantasy Parade picture flood if anyone is interested... although there is something funky about the face of the girl who played her yesterday... I can't put my finger on it, but there's something about it... my roomie saw her and felt the exact same way...
                            Julie Rei

                            "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." - Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

                            "I suppose you have no choice but to revolutionize the world." -Mikage Souji (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

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                            • #15
                              It was great to meet you today, if only for a minute. And after seeing all this, im real glad i went today and not yesterday.
                              "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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