One day I will visit WDW during a holiday season, but for now, all I have are the pictures and commentary of others such as yourself.
Excellent stuff...and worth every penny we pay you!! ;)
FWIW and FYI, the film in the tunnel runs on a 15-second loop. I know that now.
Just a few questions about your trip.
How were the crowd sizes?Last year they were huge.
Longest wait?December 07'-Test Track-Evening Extra Magic Hours-Single Rider Line-55 min!
Was Mr Yeti moving again?
I'm so used to the Buzz guns on Anaheim now that I spent the first half of the ride cursing that I couldn't lift the darn things up.
As for waits, I saw 70 minutes posted @ Midway Mania @ 7 pm Monday. Ouch! Walked on to everything I went on during the trip, though. MVMCP was sold out.
Speaking of DAK, I saw a travel channel special about Christmas at WDW, and the redo of DAK's parade to a holiday theme looked pretty cool. I should have remembered to ask Robert to check it out when he was asking for suggestions a few days ago. Oh well, when you live your theme park life vicariously though others in the winter months like I do, something is always missed!
When we went in 2002 they had long red tongues flopping around which made them look both loveable and kinda dumb at the same time.( How do I upload a photo to prove this ? )
If the tongues have been cut out is it to make them appear more intelligent and streetwise ?
Also. It's a bad move to pack the Country Bears bags and send them off without having performed their show. It was always a favourite of ours seeing all the "gang" dressed in their Xmas outfits. Shame.
The cookies and hot cocoa they served up was ...... bland. You would figure that they would serve more than just Sugar Cookies. No Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter cookies to be found.
Was paying nearly 50 bucks worth the price? For someone who isn't a passholder and rarely goes there, yes its a bargain really. However since I am a passholder there, I think paying nearly 50 bucks wasn't worth it.
The fireworks are spectacular (and much better than the holiday show at DL) and the addition of the special castle lighting (and encorporating it into the show) was amazing.
The only thing we missed this year was Mickey's Night Before Christmas, as both shows we attempted to attend were full by the time we got there. If you haven't seen it, take some time out to try to get to it. I've seen it in the past, and it really is a charming show.
Lines were virtually non-existent for the rides my 5-year old nephew wanted to ride. In the future, I might not want to spin on the teacups that many times in a row!
Robert, I'll also say you missed out on a lot of fun at the employee party. I was hired in October and attended the last official party before they went to the ticket system they use now. My whole traditions class ended up there on the same night, ran into each other, and hijacked the Jungle Cruise together. It may not have been the "official" spiel, but it sure was funny!