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    Our daughter-Amy, aka DisneylandorBust, son-in-law-Greg and grandson-Wyatt had arrived Saturday so we met up with them to make our way to the park.
    We made POTC our first ride so we could check out the new Captain Jacks before our group of 8 split in different directions. We were all pleased with the changes. It remains one of our favorite rides.
    Since it has been a couple weeks I do not remember all the exact details of each day. I do know we were all glad to be back at Disneyland! I am also pretty sure one of our next stops was at one of the churro stands!





    The next morning we found our brick on the way in!

    The entire group!

    We did Disneyland rides early and eased over to CA since the park closed early for CM Christmas parties. My DD, Emma, got to Pilot the Mark Twain! :captain:


    Wednesday morning we got up for early entry to Toontown.
    Mayor & Chip



    Chip & Emma



    Can you tell which one is Goofy?



    Emma and Minnie



    Emma on the Jolly Trolley



    Parents be sure to watch your children in Toontown! It can have strange side effects!









    We decided to try my patience and do the Princess Fantasy Faire. Lots of fun and great photos opportunities but really needs work keeping lines in order. Generally I am pretty calm but was ready to lose my cool because of parents and children cutting in line. Am I the only person in Disneyland who notices people around me? Am I the only parent in Disneyland that teaches my child to wait their turn? Am I the only parent in Disneyland who actually waits my turn with my child instead of sending them off by themselves? Obviously not because the place was packed but come on people! Have some common courtesy! :bang:





    Be sure to watch for Part 2!
    Last edited by mariezp; 12-22-2006, 01:24 PM. Reason: New at this! Still trying to get captions lined up!
    Me,DH,DS-23 ,DD-15



    Our Long Awaited, Long Awaited Trip Report November 2010
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...post1056434199
    Our First Trip to WDW December 2009
    http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
    November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...23-2008-a.html

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    Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

    great pictures and trip report

    Friends for life

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      Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

      Wow, great report, lots of details and beautiful photos!

      I saw your daughter's trip report and pictures a while back, too. I was thinking, some of this looks familiar. :lol:

      You guys got good princesses at the Faire--we struck out! Bah!

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        Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 2

        To be continued later!
        Last edited by mariezp; 12-22-2006, 02:03 PM. Reason: I boo booed again!
        Me,DH,DS-23 ,DD-15



        Our Long Awaited, Long Awaited Trip Report November 2010
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...post1056434199
        Our First Trip to WDW December 2009
        http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
        November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...23-2008-a.html

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          Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

          Great photos! Your daughter looks like she is enjoying every moment. Only one month or so until we are back at DL for our annual trek, can't wait!

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            Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 2

            Okay guys! Bare with me! I am doing battle at my computer trying to complete my report! So far we are tied.... me one win... the computer one win! I must be persistant! So now on with the story! Part 2

            We saw SANTA!


            Reindeer Roundup was fun.









            Friday we went and saw Aladdin at the Hyperion Theatre. We had priority seating so we got great seats. The performance was wonderful! Does anyone else think the multiple genies are kinda creepy? Guess it is hard to find good blue guys!

            Saturday we had reservations at Blue Bayou @ 1:40. We waited about 10 minutes extra for a water side table

            I had my first Monte Cristo. It was very yummy and filling. The crème brulee was soooo good!

            Later, my daughter made her first performance of two at Aladdin’s Oasis as a guard. This is such a fun show!







            On Sunday we took the Christmas tour. It was very nice.
            Our tour guide was Lindsay. She did an excellent job. She showed us points of interest and gave out little Disney tidbits of information. We got to sample some of the holiday fudge, sang some carols and learned how to say Merry Christmas in different languages. We also got a cute souvineer Tinkerbelle pin and a Haunted Mansion coin. We got to ride Haunted Mansion, which my daughter loved, and Small World. Then we got some yummy gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate in a nice souvineer mug and took our seats to watch the Holiday parade. Great seats!







            My daughter got to sit with Lindsay which made her day. It was quite a bit of walking but would highly recommend for everyone to do it at least once.

            Watch for Part 3!
            Last edited by mariezp; 12-22-2006, 02:37 PM. Reason: Add final detail!
            Me,DH,DS-23 ,DD-15



            Our Long Awaited, Long Awaited Trip Report November 2010
            http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...post1056434199
            Our First Trip to WDW December 2009
            http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
            November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
            http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...23-2008-a.html

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              Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 3

              YAHOO! On to Part 3!


              My son doesn't usually like breakfast but even he decided you could make a pretty fine meal out of Mickey waffles topped with stawberries and cream!







              Tuesday we finished up everything we wanted to do in CA. Saw Crush for the first time. Loved him! Rode Monsters Inc for first time. Loved it ! Rode TOT for first time. Hated it!













              Okay, I might get the hang of this yet! Lucky for all of you I only have one more page to go! Stay tuned for Part 4!
              Me,DH,DS-23 ,DD-15



              Our Long Awaited, Long Awaited Trip Report November 2010
              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...post1056434199
              Our First Trip to WDW December 2009
              http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
              November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...23-2008-a.html

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                Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                Great shots - thank you for sharing them!

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                  Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 4

                  Last one! I promise!

                  We stayed late to watch the fireworks and snow on Main street. Awesome!
                  Wednesday we finished up Disneyland. We saw some other characters and pretty sites.
                  Alice Lights

                  Emma & Ariel

                  Micechat girls, DisneylandorBust and mariezp taking a ride on Big Thunder RR!

                  Little Popcorn Man

                  Captain Jack Sparrow & mariezp

                  Tigger really close up

                  Look a Heffabee!

                  Greg, Wyatt, mariezp & Emma having fun on the train

                  Strong Emma & helpers

                  Rancho Fountain

                  Snowglobe near the castle

                  Grampa bought Wyatt some reindeer ears!

                  I never noticed this bird in the queue for Jungle Cruise before.

                  Splashart

                  Ooh! Pretty castle wreath!


                  This year we
                  • loved Small World all lit up!
                  • enjoyed taking in some of the shows (the 50th movie, California Dreams & Billy Hill were great.)
                  • rode the Columbia for the first time. Great museum below deck!
                  • stayed and watched the fireworks for the first time. (Main Street is the place to be for the full effects of the lights and snow!)
                  • decided our favorites desserts were the CRÈME BRULEE, chocolate covered strawberries, eggnog fudge and strawberry shortcake! (white hot chocolate is also wonderful!)
                  • did not have a single rude CM experience the whole trip!
                  :crybye: Thursday we caught our plane back to Houston. When we arrived our car battery was dead and then somehow the keys got locked inside with the motor running. After a call to AAA and a quick response, we were unlocked and on our way!
                  It was a great year at Disneyland. The decorations were beautiful. However, our family has decided that vacations in December are not for us. We all came back sick. We had to rush to get a tree up when we got back and with 2 birthdays and Christmas still coming it just makes things too hectic! Oh well, time to start thinking about next year…..
                  Last edited by mariezp; 12-22-2006, 03:23 PM. Reason: That's all folks!
                  Me,DH,DS-23 ,DD-15



                  Our Long Awaited, Long Awaited Trip Report November 2010
                  http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...post1056434199
                  Our First Trip to WDW December 2009
                  http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
                  November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
                  http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...23-2008-a.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                    great pics and wonderful trip report! thanx for sharing! :thumbup:
                    A true Disney gal…princess at heart, forever dreamer, constant believer :love: :ghug:

                    In serious need of a Disneyland trip
                    :captain: :ap: dMom

                    Check out my blog, Diary of a Disney Dork: http://diaryofadisneydork.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                      Great trip report!
                      The earth is round.... or so i've found.

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                      • #12
                        Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                        Great fun and pictures. You sure had good luck with the characters. That is great. Glad you had a good trip.
                        Peter Pan Forever!!! I Will Never Grow Up.

                        Thank You Poisonedapples

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                          Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                          This was worth my 5 minutes! Thank you.

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                          • #14
                            Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                            Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing

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                              Re: LONG better late than never trip report Dec. 3-14 LOTS of photos!Part 1

                              Yay!!! That was a lot of fun!!! I'm ready to go back!! Wyatt is still wearing his ears around the house alllllll the time. Silly boy!!!


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