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Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by eeyoreguy, Aug 17, 2009.

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    eeyoreguy Earning my ears

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    Yes, only August but already the lights are going on the castle ready for the christmas holiday celebrations! This is less surprising than you may think when you remember that some of the christmas party nights start in early november!

    Eventually there will be 250,000 white low power, high illumination LEDs (all of Disney is transitioning away from old style bulbs to new style LEDs and has been for several years now)
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    It's only August. :thud:
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    Even though the lights are going up I'm sure they won't be turned on until the Christmas party starts.
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    Yay....it makes my trip seem closer! :lol:
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    Mine too :yes:

    But i'll be back before the Christmas Party starts :thumbsdown:
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    i dont even see them in our 1st week in oct but do in the 2nd week usually :)
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    Really, thay put them up now? Seems a bit extreme!

    But they take them down so quickly!
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    Good!!

    this gives me the GREEN light to start putting up MY Xmas decorations! :)
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    Psssst, Mari...my Christmas tree never came down. :hide:

    Long story, but since I'm a single mom now with no help whatsoever from my monster-in-law (or anyone else really), once I got that nine-footer put up, there was no earthly way I was risking life and limb to take it down again!

    But back on the subject of the thread--I love hearing that they're starting to put up the lights (even if they're not turning them on just yet). It reminds me that those are the very same lights I'll be going "ooooo" and "aaaaah" at during Christmas week this year! [​IMG]
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    :mental: ACK! is it time to go yet?
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    :sigh: I remember the days when Disney magically transformed The World into Christmas overnight. :yes: The crews were enormous and it all went up in one fell swoop (or mostly) and made everything seem so much more magical than this "retail" start in August stuff. :sorry:

    I know they do much more now, I truly do but it still was lovely the way they used to do it. :yes:
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    Thats even better!!! :yes:
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    lol I've been thinking about Christmas shopping today. Now I know I'm not too early heehee.
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    One of my most memorable moments at WDW was at Super Soap Weekend in November 2007 . It was Sunday night, the last night of SSW . The Osboune Festival Lights were not due to be lit until that following weekend . There were two Cast Members , more like maintanence workers walking along and I kiddingly yelled hit the switch . Not two seconds later and the lights came on . My girlfriend and I laughed out loud . I'm sure they did not light them at my request , but the timing was great .

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