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  • #21
    Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009





    Suspend your Disbelief,

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    • #22
      Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

      This really is not that expensive. Most event dinners at galas, balls, etc. cost $150 to $500 a head, and it is just dinner and dancing.

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      • #23
        Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

        Originally posted by gpiltz View Post



        Suspend your Disbelief,

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        How does one get ot be able to sing in the choir?

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        • #24
          Re: Candlelight and dinner at $1,100 for a family of four...

          That is a ridiculous amount of money for four people!!


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          • #25
            Re: Candlelight and dinner at $1,100 for a family of four...

            I've watched Candlelight by standing in a roped off area just beyond the seating and it was beautiful to see and hear from there for FREE! I highly recommend this, unless you really want dinner and to sit. We didn't care about sitting and enjoyed it as much from our standing spot!

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            • #26
              Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

              As I've said in other D23 threads, I won't be renewing. The $275 price of dinner and reserved seating is just yet another reason to let my membership lapse.

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              • #27
                Re: Candlelight and dinner at $1,100 for a family of four...

                I commented in the other post, but to me while a very cool and exclusive thing, I think most people in this economy will pass and wait for more D23 Events that are "free" so to speak, or at least cheaper.

                Now if $ is no object, this is a must do. I cant say I am in that gorup though
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                  • #29
                    Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                    The only thing about this event that appeals to me is not having to deal with Disneyland's insane ticketing system to try to get a Candlelight Processional dinner package. But it's totally not worth the money to me - I wouldn't pay that much for some non-Disney gala ball either!
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                    • #30
                      Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                      Originally posted by ryanvalle View Post
                      How does one get ot be able to sing in the choir?
                      Hey Ryan,

                      The majority of participants are members of local high school and church choirs in Southern California. I sing four-part barbershop harmony with a local chorus, and was actually invited in 1998 to sing with a Santa Barbara area (not mine) high school alumni choir. In September of each year, we record an audition tape with one song chosen by Disneyland, and one of our choice. We always sing the Navy Hymn, and the Disney tune tends to be Silver Bells or, as with this year, What Child is This

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                      • #31
                        Re: Candlelight and dinner at $1,100 for a family of four...

                        This is actually disturbing - because they'll probably carve out an even larger space in Town Square for low-density (*) reserved seating, leaving even less space for the "unwashed public" (as in, not hosed down for every loose dollar in their wallet) to attend.

                        (*) It has to be low density, if they are setting it up ahead of time the Fire Department gets all crazy about aisle widths and chair setbacks, nevermind that they are outside where the fire hazard is already low. Meaning they can get about half the people in the same space. If they used benches.... No, then the privileged people would try to spread out. Chairs are one person wide.

                        We went a couple of years ago, and it's a No-Win. If you try camping out a space early in the morning and don't choose very carefully, they turn the space into Reserved area and move you. And the only thing that's left even two hours out is behind a tree. The only reason we can even get in the neighborhood is that Dad uses a scooter and they have to provide some HCA space, without that you can just fuhgeddaboudit.

                        They really need to mine for extra space - they could easily make plywood floors over the lawns, and get a few dozen more Guests in there.

                        And carefully plan to minimize the Tech Services impact on space, put the Director's podium and much of their gear Backstage or up on the roof of the Opera House or Emporium - all they really need is a small console and the Sound Tech out in the square.

                        Then again, they could just abandon a 56-year tradition... Or not. :sweat:

                        Or do the smart thing and don't try to oversell it and build it up any more than it already is. After all, there is a reason for the season :angel: and it isn't crass commercialism and rampant marketing. "Peace on earth, good will towards men" isn't supposed to be a trite throw-away line.

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                        • #32
                          Re: Candlelight and dinner at $1,100 for a family of four...

                          Disney turns traditions into cash streams. Big ones, little ones, mass market or niche, there's always someone who will eagerly buy what they are selling.

                          At any price.

                          Add a sense of exclusivity and privilege to the product, and they'll have to fend off the mob of cash customers with a stick.


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                          • #33
                            Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                            It is my understanding that Disneyland is not offering Candlelight Dinning Packages this year

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                            • #34
                              Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                              Originally posted by figgy999 View Post
                              It is my understanding that Disneyland is not offering Candlelight Dinning Packages this year
                              I believe you are correct.
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                              • #35
                                Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                If you are a big fan of Candlelight Spectacular and have the resources to attend, this sounds like an amazing event! Since Disneyland isn't doing dinner packages this year, this is the only real way to reserve a seat for the show. I think that alone will be worth the money to some people. And all of the exclusives sound spectacular. If I had the money and was going to be in the area, I would definitely go.

                                I also can't understand the mentality by some that because this or some of the other events don't appeal to them or are out of their price range that they won't renew their membership. It blows my mind, actually. You should join D23 for the magazine and the membership gift. Everything else, including events, are extras that were never guaranteed. I don't get where so many people got the impression that a $74 membership fee entitled them to make the company bend over backwards just for them. Also, consider that there are many D23 members who are international or live far away from the parks and don't have the chance to go to any events, yet they are happy with it. Some people on Mice Chat seem impossible to please, no matter what D23 does.
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                                • #36
                                  Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                  Right on GoofyStitch:thumbup: This will be an early Christmas present for my fiance, perfect present. We saw it for the fist time last year, tried to get tickets but computers messed up so we saw it from afar and it was fantastic, cant wait.
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                                  • #37
                                    Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                    Tickets go on sale at 10 am today (Pacific Time)
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                                    • #38
                                      Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                      And with the economy going the way it is, let's hope the turnout is just barely underwhelming.

                                      As in, not so fantastic that they put chairs out to Center Street and make Guests walk Backstage to get into the park, and by next year you have to pay for a $350 Hard Ticket to get anywhere near Town Square... And not so bad that they try to cancel Candlelight outright because "We can't make any money at it!" - when it started, the whole thing was never about making money.

                                      Candlelight was originally a sincere effort to be pious, and Walt invited his friends to join him. Then they made the reserved seating area for the vendors and investors and bigwigs, and it kinda spiraled downward from there with the for-money reserved seating dining options...

                                      Then again, knowing Disney the reservations website blew up and/or the phone lines melted down. They do that a lot on their special events, you'd think they would have that figured out by now...

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                                      • #39
                                        Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                        Wow! I had no problems in getting to sign up.
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                                        • #40
                                          Re: EVENT: D23's Candlelight Spectacular at Disneyland - Dec 6, 2009

                                          Where is the link on the d23 website to purchase tickets???

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