***Official Super December 2018 Thread***

Discussion in 'Doing the Happy Dance!' started by chiisai, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. catfan98

    catfan98 DIS Veteran

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    :lmao: OMG, are you my twin???? :rotfl2: It's a struggle not to buy ALL. THE. THINGS.
     
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  2. PolyRob

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    I wore a North Face and gloves during my December MVMCP in 2016. Freezing cold! There was also frost on the makeshift bridge at CSR last year in the am.

    Its rare, but could happen!
     
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  4. twinklebug

    twinklebug too far away from home.

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    Yup. Florida can feel colder than Boston in December. I've been told it's the higher humidity that makes us feel it more. I've even used gloves in December in the MK, and been very thankful I had them with me.
    Fleece can work very well to fight off that chill.
     
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  5. 4luv2cdisney

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    We've been Thanksgiving week quite a few times and found ourselves shivering and holding our hot cocoa tight thru many nighttime shows. It's crazy. I remember one night it was maybe 50-55 and yet we were sooo cold. It had been 80 something for 3 days prior, so the sudden drop felt ridiculously cold.

    We live in the Chicago area, so 50's should have been no big deal.
     
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  6. fizbobunny

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    I’ve been in November or December haf a dozen times and fleece would have only been needed one or two days out of all the days of the trips added up.

    Now watch my trip this year be freezing cause I said this ;)
     
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  7. LJisthewalrus

    LJisthewalrus Earning My Ears

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but we are planning our first ever WDW trip at CHRISTMAS! Unfortunately, it is literally AT CHRISTMAS, or to be more specific, 12/29 - 1/2. Anyone have tips for surviving Christmas at WDW? I'll be going with DM (60+) and DB (29). The last time all three of us did all the parks was in 2014, so we have been (relatively) recently. I have warned them both that there will be CRAZY crowds, and I'm hoping if we go in with the expectation of seeing the Christmas-specific stuff and whatever FP+ we can get, we'll have reasonable expectations.

    Here's our current plan:
    Saturday, 12/29: EP (Planning to book a Candlelight Processional Dinner)
    Sunday, 12/30: MK (Will try to get an ADR somewhere so we can have a spot to rest)
    Monday, 12/31: HS (Is it worth it to book a Fantasmic Dining Package?)
    Tuesday, 1/1: "Rest" day - tour the hotels (we're staying off property) and look at Christmas decorations, or just generally relax
    Wednesday 1/2: AK

    My DM loves Christmas and all the decorations, hence why I wanted to get to EP and MK before all the Christmas events were over. We're thinking about getting a 5-Day non-hopper pass, just in case we want to squeeze something in on 1/1, if we're up to it.

    Any tips? Advice? This is obviously pretty last minute, but I'm doing my best! ;)
     
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  8. Fairy Floss

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    I know your pain
    I need to buy some restraint
     
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  9. PolyRob

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    Shop Disney is having its friends and family sale and there is currently a magical rush for 45 more minutes that’s free shipping, no minimum. After that it goes back to $75 minimum free shipping. I placed an order for what I had been watching
     
  10. 4luv2cdisney

    4luv2cdisney DIS Veteran

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    No problem with free shipping for me. I just placed a $280 order. LOL!!!!

    Thank you!

    I will say (in case anyone else is looking) that the ornament with any purchase for $12 is still reduced further (25%) and they will allow you to buy multiple. That surprised me. I figured it'd be limited to 1 and no add'l discount. We do ornament exchanges and it looks pretty cute for $9 so I bought 4.

    Also, I used some Disney gift cards bought for about 11% off, so my $280 really cost me less than $250. Not too shabby!
     
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  11. lovingeire

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    This is how I ended up with a Christmas Dooney while at Disney this past week.
     
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  12. Limes96

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  13. dachsie

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    I am so sorry. Hope everything goes well with your treatment.
     
  14. tlcdoula

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    Me toooo. Just got our MVMCP tickets today for Dec 6th. Already have JBJB lol.

    I need to start packing soon. Less than 3 weeks.
     
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  15. Jadeey

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    Sounds like a great trip! Yes, it will be crazy busy but with good planning that isn’t the end of the world. When I went at that time of year we rope dropped, had fast passes booked starting around 11am and then left in the early afternoon. We had a fantastic time and didn’t feel overwhelmed by the crowds.
     
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  16. marchingstar

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    I hope you have a great time :) we visited over christmas and new years for my first trip. it was busy, but i have lots of great memories.

    one suggestion: everyone is going to be taking it easy on new year’s day, especially in the morning. if you are at all morning people, you should consider visiting a park that day, and moving your quiet day somewhere else in your plans. in my experience, that morning is the quietest i’ve ever seen a park. we have ride photos where were the only people riding.

    oh, another suggestion: i would absolutely book one meal per day. and if seeing fantamic and the candlelight processional are important to you, definitely try to find dining packages. even with priority seating, expect to be there with tons of notice. everything takes longer during that week, because the crowds are so intense. it’s tons of fun, but very different from any other week of the year!
     
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  17. SG131

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    I’m ready to start packing soon too! 25 days for me (though technically I need to be ready in 24 since I’m staying at the airport the night before). I’m just so torn about what clothes to pack. I usually am a pack the kitchen sink type, but I’ll be gone a total of 13 days and suitcases do have a weight limit!
     
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  18. dachsie

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    I am trying to figure out weather and what to pack. I am going to have to wait until the week of to decide I think. I have a basic plan but need better temperature numbers to finalize
     
  19. nicynot

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    I wanna jump in tooo!!! My vacation starts nov 28th- dec 1st at akl, then im moving over to universal.... BUT i'll be back on the 3rd for the mk after hours and then the mvmcp on the 4th at Caribbean Beach
     
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  20. twinklebug

    twinklebug too far away from home.

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    December is a crapshoot. We've hit days where it was a sweltering 90 during the day (Was our Universal day so no heading back to the room) and freezing cold once the sun went down.
    Be prepared for both, layers are your friend. Sometimes a locker too.
     
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  21. samandryanmom

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    Super excited to find this thread!! We'll be off site December 8th to December 17th. We have two college aged kids and this will be our first Christmas trip. We're driving from North Louisiana. We're leaving Friday, December 7th and picking up our daughter from LSU and arriving on Saturday the 8th. Lots of firsts this trip! Keys to the Kingdom tour, Candlelight Processional but lots of repeats too like Hoop Dee Doo.
     
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