** Official December 2020 Check-In **

tsumgirl

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Jul 27, 2019
Yay! Hopefully this will be a trip that won’t get canceled this year...Grand California VGC 12/27-1/1. We’ve done show dinner packages in the past during Thanksgiving. Any ideas for something new? (It’s me, DH, DS15, DS13)
I've added you to the list! And I second the WOC Dessert Party recommendation...it's the best way to enjoy the show :)
 

theluckyrabbit

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Jul 23, 2012
From the DLR Closure Superthread, details on the DLR hotels special offer for those rescheduling trips:

I saw on one of the bloggers Instagram stories (Disney Food Blog) that the Disneyland offer for people rescheduling is:

“Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, these select guests will be able to book a special Disneyland Resort offer for most arrival dates from June 1st through December 31st, 2020. The Cast Member we spoke with said the offer will apply to weekdays, Sunday through Thursday. Eligible guests will receive up to 10% off at Paradise Pier for a Premium Room. Guests booking at the Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian Hotel can receive 15% off a standard room or 20% off a premium room!”

ETA: here’s the link https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/03/29/new-disneyland-private-offer-for-guests-affected-by-closures/
 

mamamia2005

Earning My Ears
Joined
Mar 3, 2020
I am in the early stages of researching a possible trip to DL for Christmas. We are currently booked for WDW for August, but are coming from the UK, so may not be able to fly in August.
We visited DL many years ago, so it will all be like new to me!
Is there anywhere I can look at past park hours, and are there fireworks on every day over the Christmas period please?

TIA :)
 
  • Cal-Pie

    I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
    Joined
    Jun 2, 2011
    Short story- Dec 18-22 BW Anaheim (fingers and toes crossed)

    Long story- I was supposed to undergo extensive back surgery *tomorrow* that would require a six month recovery. Due to covid 19, my surgery has been indefinitely postponed while operating rooms are only available for life threatening emergencies. If the surgery gets rescheduled before mid June and it's safe to travel by December, we are still on. I really hope it happens! We've been planning this trip forever, it will be our first time going during Christmas and our last trip together before my oldest leaves the nest.

    My tickets expire at the end of the year. I was relived when DL announced they would honor them through 2021, and then very disappointed when they changed that statement last Friday. I bought my tickets at a good discount, so the upgrade would cost several hundred dollars if we aren't able to use them this year. Praying everything falls into place, it's crazy how much life has changed in a few short weeks!
     

    tsumgirl

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    Joined
    Jul 27, 2019
    I am in the early stages of researching a possible trip to DL for Christmas. We are currently booked for WDW for August, but are coming from the UK, so may not be able to fly in August.
    We visited DL many years ago, so it will all be like new to me!
    Is there anywhere I can look at past park hours, and are there fireworks on every day over the Christmas period please?

    TIA :)
    Here's the link for Historical Park Hours: https://www.disboards.com/threads/historical-dlr-park-hours-entertainment-and-refurbs.2291124/
    I believe fireworks usually show every night in December. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. You can see the fireworks schedule and a few of the other holiday events in that link or last year's holiday superthread: 2019 Holiday Time at DLR Superthread: 11/08/19 - 1/06/20!

    One thing to note: Fireworks may be cancelled due to high winds, so plan to see them as early in your trip as possible. That way if they're cancelled, you'll have more opportunities to see them. I believe during my trip last year, they were cancelled 5 out of 8 nights, so it does happen fairly frequently that time of year.
     

    tsumgirl

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    Joined
    Jul 27, 2019
    Short story- Dec 18-22 BW Anaheim (fingers and toes crossed)

    Long story- I was supposed to undergo extensive back surgery *tomorrow* that would require a six month recovery. Due to covid 19, my surgery has been indefinitely postponed while operating rooms are only available for life threatening emergencies. If the surgery gets rescheduled before mid June and it's safe to travel by December, we are still on. I really hope it happens! We've been planning this trip forever, it will be our first time going during Christmas and our last trip together before my oldest leaves the nest.

    My tickets expire at the end of the year. I was relived when DL announced they would honor them through 2021, and then very disappointed when they changed that statement last Friday. I bought my tickets at a good discount, so the upgrade would cost several hundred dollars if we aren't able to use them this year. Praying everything falls into place, it's crazy how much life has changed in a few short weeks!
    I've added you to the list and I'll be crossing my fingers and toes for you, too!
     

    jackieleanne

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 17, 2008
    My second trip to Disneyland and the first for my fiance. Was supposed to be doing our honeymoon in Disney World in 4 weeks, but the honeymoon and wedding got postponed a year. We had a flight credit that needed to be used this year so we will be travelling to LA on the 11th Dec and staying until the 22nd Dec from the UK. Can't wait to come for the holidays to Disneyland done Disney World twice for the holidays and love it. :)
     
  • Disney127

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    Apr 17, 2009
    We are planning to be at DL from Dec 23 - Jan 3, staying at the Tropicana Inn & Suites. We love Disney during the holiday season - our last Christmas visit was in 2015. We purchased the Cdn offer on the tickets. Hoping to use our Delta credit for flights. We had to postpone our May Europe trip till next year, was hoping to visit Disneyland Paris to check off visiting all the Disney parks in the world. But it will have to wait. Until then, we can look forward to visiting our ‘home’ park in Dec. Hoping that everyone stays safe!
     

    tsumgirl

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    Jul 27, 2019
    My second trip to Disneyland and the first for my fiance. Was supposed to be doing our honeymoon in Disney World in 4 weeks, but the honeymoon and wedding got postponed a year. We had a flight credit that needed to be used this year so we will be travelling to LA on the 11th Dec and staying until the 22nd Dec from the UK. Can't wait to come for the holidays to Disneyland done Disney World twice for the holidays and love it. :)
    We are planning to be at DL from Dec 23 - Jan 3, staying at the Tropicana Inn & Suites. We love Disney during the holiday season - our last Christmas visit was in 2015. We purchased the Cdn offer on the tickets. Hoping to use our Delta credit for flights. We had to postpone our May Europe trip till next year, was hoping to visit Disneyland Paris to check off visiting all the Disney parks in the world. But it will have to wait. Until then, we can look forward to visiting our ‘home’ park in Dec. Hoping that everyone stays safe!
    I've added you both to the list!
     
  • theluckyrabbit

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    ... For anyone visiting DL for the first time, there are helpful links at the bottom of the first post to help you get started planning :)
    Agree! The information in those threads is very helpful for trip planning -- take advantage of those resources! Then ask any further questions here. :)
     

    Katiedid33

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 2, 2020
    Hello everyone! Planning my families first ever trip to Disneyland Dec 1-6! Myself husband and 8 year old twin boys! Thinking about how much fun this trip is going to be and how excited my kids are going to be seeing everything for the first time is the only thing keeping me going right now! Already using statements like " lets do more schoolwork, remember if you keep it up and do a good job, we can think about building a droid" or.." if you eat a few more bites, you can pick out an extra special treat at Disney" my kids no longer believe in Santa, so this whole Disney trip is really working as great leverage!
     

    tsumgirl

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    Joined
    Jul 27, 2019
    Hello everyone! Planning my families first ever trip to Disneyland Dec 1-6! Myself husband and 8 year old twin boys! Thinking about how much fun this trip is going to be and how excited my kids are going to be seeing everything for the first time is the only thing keeping me going right now! Already using statements like " lets do more schoolwork, remember if you keep it up and do a good job, we can think about building a droid" or.." if you eat a few more bites, you can pick out an extra special treat at Disney" my kids no longer believe in Santa, so this whole Disney trip is really working as great leverage!
    I've added you to the list! Feel free to add your hotel info when you have it. And I love your Disney incentive strategy! There's no better motivation than a trip to DL :love:
     

    MissCecelia

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 3, 2016
    We're going on the 13th-18th! We're staying off property and doing a budget trip because 2021we're heading to WDW, but we just can't wait to see Star Wars any longer!
     



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