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Discussion in 'Intro's and Welcomes!' started by Hev444, Sep 7, 2009.

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    Hi everyone, I am a new member, my name is Heather. I am a single mum with one child called Tia who is 9. We have just booked to go to disney with the family in December. We are all sooooooooo excited its Tia's first trip but I went when I was little which as it has probably changed so much is like a first trip for me to :). If anybody has been during december I would love to hear from you about what it is like and what the weather was like :).

    Look forward to speaking to you soon
    bye for now
    Heather xxx
     
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    First of all a very warm welcome to Secrets Heather. :wave:

    You are going to be in for a treat. :thumbsup:
    December is a great time to visit WDW if only to see all of the decorations in the parks and the resorts.
    Make sure to check out as many of the resorts as you can as some of them are fantastic....the GF for example [apart from having a HUGE Christmas tree in the lobby] has a life size gingerbread house which is well worth seeing.
    If you get the chance then Celebration is also very pretty at this time of the year and each evening on the hour you will be able to see "snow" fall along Market Street and carol singers abound. There is also a fantastic Santa Claus in a grotto.
    The nights and mornings can get a bit chilly so packing a sweater would be a good idea, but during the day the weather is very pleasant usually....at least it is to us Brits! :lol:
     
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    Welcome to Disney Secrets! :wave:

    December is my favourite Disney time without a doubt :yes:
     
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    Welcome to secrets.

    I went in December 2003 which was our first time, it was amazing great weather the parks are all decorated for christmas and the shows are great. You are going to have an amazing time sharing the magic with your daughter.
    Not sure if you know about Mickeys very merry christmas party. it is at Magic kingdom in the evening and it is fab.
     
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    :hello1: Heather and welcome to Secrets.
    We have been to WDW for the past 5 or 6 yeras at Christmas and it is truly wonderful.
    As Slowhand has said, the weather can be absolutely gorgeous but, in the evenings you can sometimes need a sweater and long trousers.

    The parks are beautifully decorated and they have special Christmas parades and shows, not to mention the Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
     
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    Hi everyone :wave:

    Thank you for your comments, we are sooooooooo excited about going and after reading all your comments its makes me even more excited :bounce:I don't know who is worse me or my daughter :) We have been watching the new years eve fireworks on youtube I did think it might spoil the surprise watching the video's of the fireworks but it won't really because I can image its probably nothing like being there :)

    I am glad the weather will still be nice at christmas because that was my main concern.

    Thanks again
    Heather xxx
     
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    Heather, we have some videos in our audio and video section of the Christmas shows/parades etc....although you may not want to watch them before you go :unsure:
     
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    Hi and welcome!

    Christmas time is magical (even more so it seems).

    Visit some of the resorts and see some of the decorations. My personal favorite was the Wilderness Lodge. And the Grand Floridan is beautiful with the gingerbread house.

    I think I enjoyed the Osborne Lights the most. They were stunning. Having lived in FL for two years I was so excited to see "snow" again. The lights are stunning.
     
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    Here's just a sample of what you will see. Here's the gingerbread house. Of course it's all more stunning in person.

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    I love this tree! I have several pictures of it, but then again, I only place blue lights on my tree.

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    Hi, and welcome to the boards! :wave2:

    I'm going to WDW during December as well, isn't it exciting to plan a trip there during the holiday season?! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow Isafari I love the vids I did think I won't watch all of them because I didn't want to spoil it but couldn't help it I did watch most of them and they are fab :applaudit:

    Thanks foreverducky for the pics that gingerbread house looks amazing!!!

    Will definately have a look around the hotels, at the christmas decorations as we are staying in a villa so there probably won't be any decorations :-(
    We are arriving boxing day so think we miss Mickeys very merry christmas :-(

    We will have to go and see the snow as well :) so much to do and to think of so I have started a list :happybounce:
    xxx
     
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    :wave: Hello Heather. I have a wish that one day we will visit WDW at Christmas. You are so lucky!
     
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    Hi Heather and welcome to disney secrets :hug2:
     
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    Well, if you thought the videos were fab, then you are going to have a blast when you are actually there :yes: You don't get the atmosphere that there is in the parks during Christmas from the videos.
     
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    :wave: Hi welcome to Secrets!! :wave:
     
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    Hi and welcome from another newbie :)

    Suzie x
     

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