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Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

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  • Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

    I really didn't have time to make the trip over the the park today, but curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to see if maybe....just maybe...the tree would be up already.

    I arrived a bit later this morning, and was greeted at the gates again by the band, Alice and the Hatter...

    I don't know my Alices or Hatters, but I think these two were awesome...










    Look at the expression in that little girl's eyes! Is this not what Disneyland is all about? For gosh sakes...she's dancing with Alice!



    I'm all verklempt. :gladsad: Talk amongst yourselves...


    When I regained my composure, I went under the bridge hoping to find the tree but what I found instead was...




    Cameras, cameras everywhere! And sets! And giant ornaments....all props for the Walt Disney World :blink: Christmas Special they will be filming tomorrow. (Here's an idea: How about filming a DISNEYLAND Christmas Special?)

    We have snowy trees in the Town Square...




    ...lots of sound and video equipment...



    ...and a stage set up RIGHT where the tree would go...







    While they have been setting up for the special tomorrow, the rest of the decorations are going up quickly around the park.

    The wreaths are on the lamposts:




    The garlands are up around Mainstreet...




    And the Castle snow looks like it is almost, or maybe completely, done.



    Here's the announcement as you get to the hub:



    (More to come...still uploading shots...)


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    Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

    Great shots!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

      So will they be digitally inserting the tree into the special if it isn't up?

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        Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

        I cannot wait to see more of your pictures, they make me want to jump in the van and drive over to see the decorations for myself but patience is a virtue.
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        • #5
          Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

          I was there a few years back when they were taping for the WDW Christmas special. I actually don't mind that WDW always has a taped event for a Christmas parade instead of Disneyland since WDW has much wider streets to do large parades on. Otherwise, I'd totally want Disneyland to get an awesome Christmas special too...or switch off from WDW every once in awhile.

          When I was there for the event, I got to see Miis Piggy and Kermit talking at a booth for the event. It was so cute and pretty exciting to see all the taping happen.

          As for your TR pics, I love the ones of Alice dancing with the children. You truly got some magical shots there.

          Thanks for sharing and I can't wait for more!
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            Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

            LDF I am glad you were able to make it to the park today. I always look forward to your Friday updates.

            I rather enjoy the sign for the taping for the WDW Christmas Special it just makes me laugh! :blink:

            Thanks for that pic of the kids dancing with Alice...thats what its all about!

            A little piece of heaven

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            • #7
              Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

              Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
              I really didn't have time to make the trip over the the park today, but curiosity got the better of me and...
              Haha, that's what I like about you and your updates. It's like watching late-breaking news. localdisnyfan reporting live at Christmas tree point, back to you! )

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                Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                So, I'm a bit confused!

                *Why* are they filming in Disneyland for the Disney World special? Do they just have a brief segment covering the California parks, or do they try and pass off Disneyland as "Disney World" (it certainly wouldn't be the first time!).

                Just curious....

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                  Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                  So...today's update is going to be a bit shorter than usual. I'm going to run out and pick up the kids in a bit.

                  From what I gathered, it looks like the tree might not be up until Monday after all. I think maybe it was Darkbeer who gave us that date, but I could be mistaken. As one of the stages is set up right where the tree would go, I would wager that this is where they will be shooting interviews tomorrow during the parade....assuming there is one...here in Disneyland... I suppose there's a chance it could go up on Sunday but maybe they'll still be cleaning up after the special and will need their crews to tear all of this stuff down. So...I'm putting my money on Monday.

                  Back to the update....the area in front of the castle was humming with activity...



















                  And there were ornaments everywhere...of every shape and size...













                  But where was the tree? I remember reading in the other thread that it could be seen from the tram. Figuring I might get a better view from the monorail, I took Purple back over to DTD. But...big surprise....Purple died right when we pulled in.

                  So I hoofed it over to the walkway that runs along the tram route and found...

                  the tree!




                  The top, at this point, looks completely done, but they were still hard at work on the lower half...




                  The ornaments can easily be seen over the fence...




                  I can't wait until next week!




                  One other item...I passed another commercial being shot as I left DTD. I didn't recognize anyone, but maybe it's another Dream commercial:




                  That's all for today!

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                    Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                    Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
                    Cameras, cameras everywhere! And sets! And giant ornaments....all props for the Walt Disney World :blink: Christmas Special they will be filming tomorrow. (Here's an idea: How about filming a DISNEYLAND Christmas Special?)
                    I'm just waiting for the day they start calling it the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade." Wait, did I speak too soon?? :lol:



                    Originally posted by ManaByte View Post
                    So will they be digitally inserting the tree into the special if it isn't up?
                    Probably not since the stage is built exactly where the tree should be.
                    "Keep Moving Forward."

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                      Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                      Originally posted by 2DieFR View Post
                      Haha, that's what I like about you and your updates. It's like watching late-breaking news. localdisnyfan reporting live at Christmas tree point, back to you! )
                      I can't help myself. :blush: It's like a disease. :razz: It's a wonder I can keep track of my kids on Fridays.

                      :botox:

                      Where ARE they anyway?

                      Hmmmm....


                      I hope today wasn't a minimum day. :bang:

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                        Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
                        but curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to see if maybe....just maybe...the tree would be up already.
                        I just did the same thing, only on this side of the country. )

                        Beautiful pictures, as usual. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and then to post them.
                        Last edited by PhotoMatt; 11-09-2007, 04:38 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                          Ah, you did go to the park this morning

                          Some of the decorations were up yesterday but a lot of that was put up overnight. The garlands were up on The Emporium and across the street as far as the movie theater. Then nothing until down at Coke Corner and the photo shop. No wreaths on the lamp posts either. Busy little elves. That stage wasn't there when I left the park around 9 PM, it was just a flower bed.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                            Thanks for the great update! I'm going tomorrow and I can't wait to see everything!
                            "behind the orange curtain it's not so bad"






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                              Re: Mini Update - 11/9: Christmas Special Set Up, Tree Still Being Worked On, & More

                              Also, love the shots of the tree you got. Good work finding it!
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