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  • [Other] Out of the loop

    Hey everyone. I've been out of the Disney loop for about a year now, and gosh do I miss it! We're planning quite heavily now our next WDW trip for Christmas this year, which is exciting because we have only ever visited in October before. I can't wait to see the decorations and parades which I have only ever seen on the wonderful photo journals I used to read on here and on MiceAge.

    Now I was wondering, could anyone summarise what is new to WDW since.. say... October 2006, my last visit? It seems like an age ago. Reading through my old favourite Disney sites and MiceChat has brought all the excitement back, which somehow laid dormant for a year. I think I just got Disney-ed, out, but now I'm back in!

    We've booked up for Biergarten on Christmas Day, in the evening, and for the House of Blues in DTD (I still know my fanboy acronyms) for Christmas Eve, how do they sound? Obviously they will be extremely busy, but will they be busy to the point where the atmosphere and service is more... stressful then seasonal?

    I can't wait to talk to you guys again, and check out the new faces.
    BACKPACKING REALNESS

    DISNEY TRIPS
    October 2000 - Walt Disney World Resort
    October 2001 - Walt Disney World Resort
    April 2002 - Disneyland Resort Paris
    October 2003 - Walt Disney World Resort
    October 2004 - Walt Disney World Resort
    October 2005 - Walt Disney World Resort
    October 2007 - Walt Disney World Resort
    December 2008 - Walt Disney World Resort
    July 2009 - Disneyland Resort Paris
    July 2011 - Disneyland Resort California
    July 2012-13 - UK Cultural Representative Cast Member at Epcot
    February 2013 - Disneyland Resort California
    February 2013 -Tokyo Disney Resort

    (VERY OLD!)
    TRIP REPORTS


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    Re: Out of the loop

    Magic Kingdom:
    - Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club
    - fantastic Haunted Mansion updates, mainly the addition of the bride

    Epcot:
    - changes to "O Canada!" film in Epcot
    - Three Caballeros added to Gran Fiesta Tour boatride in Mexico
    - The Seas with Nemo and Friends
    - EDIT: Spaceship Earth refurbishment

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    - name change from the Disney-MGM Studios
    - Block Party Bash from DCA
    - Toy Story Midway Mania
    - updates to Playhouse Disney

    Animal Kingdom:
    - Finding Nemo: The Musical
    - Yak and Yeti Restaurant

    DtD:
    - Pleasure Island clubs closing


    I'm sure I probably forgot some other obvious things...


    Where will you be staying? Christmas is a great time to visit.
    Last edited by VeganPrincess; 07-27-2008, 03:05 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Out of the loop

      Speedy! Welcome back!

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      • #4
        Re: Out of the loop

        Originally posted by DisneyPrincess4590 View Post
        I'm sure I probably forgot some other obvious things...
        Good list, I would only add the Spaceship Earth refurb / redo.
        Down with the Hat

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          Re: Out of the loop

          As far as the crowds are concerned, I don't find them too bad. However, STAY AWAY from MK between Christmas and New Years if you can help it (don't know how long your trip is). My family goes to WDW every 3 years for Christmas and we always go to EPCOT for the 25th. This year we arrived at the gate of EPCOT at 9 AM and they were already having everyone entering MK turn around because it had already reached capacity.

          EPCOT is getting busier to me as well, but not unbearably so. Maybe its because it is so spread out. And both AK and DHS are bearable too.

          Hope this helps. And enjoy your holiday at WDW! It sure is a lot of fun!
          www.shannonhegarty.com

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          • #6
            Re: Out of the loop

            Welcome back Speedway!
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            • #7
              Re: Out of the loop

              Hey Speedway, long time no see! Good to see you on the boards again!

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                Re: Out of the loop

                This Speedway person... would not happen to be the same one who owes me dinner at WDW?

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                • #9
                  Re: Out of the loop

                  I love Christmas trips - welcome back!
                  "All our dreams can come true.....if we have the courage to pursue them."
                  - Walt Disney

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                  • #10
                    Re: Out of the loop

                    Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                    This Speedway person... would not happen to be the same one who owes me dinner at WDW?
                    Only you would remember!

                    I'm glad you found your way back to MC!! :love: I'm still looking forward to this visit too Speedway. I think the list is good but I'm not quite sure what else you are looking for. I agree with the busy, busy, busy MK comment. I remember telling you that it will be CRAZY but with all the new decorations and seasonal offerings it will be enjoyable still. You and your family will have lots of fun no matter what you plan to do! :cgrin:

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                    • #11
                      Re: Out of the loop

                      Originally posted by BigPigletFan View Post
                      I'm glad you found your way back to MC!!
                      I guess that short lived romance he was busy with is now over... so what's a lonely boy to do in the meantime?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                        I guess that short lived romance he was busy with is now over... so what's a lonely boy to do in the meantime?
                        I can't post what I was going to say. :evil:

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