A Solo Trip: It's the Spirit of the Season at the Disneyland Resort! Dec. 1-7, 2017! *UPDATED 1/17*

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  1. AMusicLifeForMe

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    A Solo Trip: It’s the Spirit of the Season at the Disneyland Resort!
    December 1-7, 2017!

    Introduction

    Hello everyone and welcome to my next trip report! This trip will be a very special one for me. I am returning to my “hometown” area of Southern California where I will be spending several days at Disneyland, as well as, adventuring to other areas of Southern California. My Disneyland days wills consist of 4 1/2 days at the parks where I will try and experience as much of the Christmas activities as I possibly can. The reason why I booked for this particular time of the year was I wanted to witness the Disneyland Candlelight Processional. I am really excited about this trip!

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    A picture of Timon and I on one of my recent trips to Walt Disney World!


    A LITTLE ABOUT ME…

    My name is Zach, and I grew up 20 minutes away from the Happiest Place On Earth (Disneyland) before choosing to go to school in Kansas. I still wonder why I left Disneyland for a school in a colder climate? :confused3 So, Disneyland is where my love for Disney began at a very young age. We would go to Disneyland about 2 times a week for most of my life.

    I really like music (my Disboards name might answer that), and I actually got my degree in Music Education. I play several instruments (saxophone and piano), and I also sing. For this reason, I really like seeing shows more than riding attractions while at Disney Theme Parks. Even if I like shows more than attractions, I will still find myself going on rides.

    Favorite Disney Theme Parks: Disneyland, Disney's Animal Kingdom (WDW).
    Favorite Disney Theme Park Show: Festival of the Lion King.
    Favorite Disney Parade: Main Street Electrical Parade.
    Favorite Disney Theme Park Nighttime Show: Illuminations.
    Favorite Disney Theme Park Attractions: Big Thunder Railroad, Expedition Everest, and Flight of Passage.
    Favorite Disney Theme Park Entertainment: Voices of Liberty!
    Favorite Disney Movies: Lion King and Toy Story (1, 2, and 3).
    Favorite Disney Songs: Anything from the Lion King, A Whole New World (Aladdin), Santa Fe (Newsies - Broadway version), Seize the Day (Newsies), Go the Distance (Hercules), You've Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story), and many more.

    MY DISNEY TRIPS IN 2017:

    • 5 trips to Walt Disney World
    • An 11-Night Southern Caribbean Disney Cruise on the Disney Fantasy
    • Three trips to Disneyland (This will be my fourth)
    • First time at the D23 Expo
    • First trip to Aulani

    You can say I have had a crazy year of Disney travels!

    PAST TRIP REPORTS:


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    Picture of Mickey, Minnie, and I on one of my recent trips to Walt Disney World!


    MORE ABOUT THIS TRIP:

    Like I mentioned above, I am really excited to experience all of the Christmas offerings at the Disneyland Resort. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year to visit any of the Disney Parks, but I always feel like Disneyland celebrates this holiday the best.

    I will be staying off-property at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South. This is usually my go-to hotel when I am in the area. It’s much cheaper than staying on property, and the transportation from the hotel to the parks is reasonably priced. This hotel also has breakfast.

    I will be experiencing other parts of Southern California during this trip, but you will have to stay tuned to see where I go.

    I hope that you enjoy…A Solo Trip: It’s the Spirit of the Season at the Disneyland Resort!
     
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    Excited to follow along!
     
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  5. lucas

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    :worship: Another trip report!

    Can't wait to find out what else you do in Southern California. :earsgirl:
     
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    I'm excited that you are following along! :)
    Thanks for following along again! :)
     
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    Jumping in again! :wave2:
     
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    Thanks for joining in again! :)
     
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    Jealous - but still going to read .:)
     
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    Joining i - can't wait to follow along and hope things work out for seeing Candlelight Procession, etc.
     
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    I'm sorry! :( Thanks for joining in though! :)

    Thanks for joining in! I'm prepared to wait hours for the Candlelight Processional if I need to. I was once a Disneyland local, so I understand the "go and wait for hours" thing. I used to do that all the time for Paint the Night.
     
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    Let my trip “home” begin! I can’t wait to get to warmer weather! :)
     
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    On my second flight of the day! This time...I’m on my way to Southern California!!! :)
     
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    After a short second flight, I’m in Southern California!!! :)
     
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    Good morning from the Disneyland Resort!!! More specific...Disney California Adventure! Hopefully I get a spot for the Candlelight Processional tonight!!!
     
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    Seeing the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland is an awesome experience! It is filled with so much tradition! I can’t wait to see it again tomorrow!
     
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    Ready for another day at Disneyland!!! Hopefully I get a spot for the Candlelight Processional again today! I’m planning on seeing both shows as well.

    Say hi if you see me! :)
     
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    I got to see both performances of the Candlelight Processional tonight at Disneyland. It really is an amazing experience! :)

    I’m seeing Fantasmic in a bit.

    Cell phone reception is not really good in this park still.

    Disneyland has also been really crowded today.
     
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    I know this is a Disneyland trip report, but Walt Disney World can learn a lot from the Disneyland version of Fantasmic!
     
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    So, today was my sleep in day! I had been up at 6 a.m. the past couple days to make sure I was in Disneyland to catch the two days of the Candlelight Processional! I ended up seeing 3 of the 4 performances of the Candlelight Processional. I missed the 2nd show on Saturday, but instead of seeing the show, I saw the procession down Main Street. Seeing the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland made my trip. It was definitely worth coming out for. Just a lot of waiting, but it was worth it.

    I am off to the Disneyland Resort again today!

    If you see me, say hi! :)
     
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    yeah, they just redid the one at DLR but would like to see some upgrades to the DHS one ... maybe they will address it after the other construction is down - can't see them taking something else "off line" right now though. I still love the one at DHS so hop they don't get rid of it for something completely new though

    Glad you got to see the Candlelight Procession - it does look amazing
     
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