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Quick Christmas Trip

Well, first of all I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to Jeff and Joe!!! Thanks to your posting of the castle all lit up and your recent trip report, I am going for ALL THE CHRISTMAS STUFF. I was scrolling thru and stopped at the castle pick and sighed (loud enough for Joe to hear) when the show we were watching he said "go ahead and find a room for the weekend of the 21st and we can go see the Christmas stuff." I was tearing up already and was like are you serious to which he replies "I heard you when you saw the castle pic, let's do it." I swear, I have no clue how I got so lucky with him.

So we will be leaving around noon on Friday and coming home Monday

We are staying at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace next to Disney Springs Fri and Sat night. Friday evening we are going to walk over to DS for some shopping, eats and the Christmas Tree Trail! If we get there in time, I want to try out the new Wolfgang Puck restaurant and I may swing into Wine Bar George too!

Saturday will be Christmas Balls to the Walls!!!! Animal Kingdom opens at 8am and Magic Kingdom closes at midnight! Ak is my favorite park for decorations!! I can't wait to see it all again. We will make a quick loop around the park maybe wait in line for a ride or 2 and find some sort of Christmassy treat. Then off to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios for a little bit. Probably end up at Epcot since there is more to cover. The evening will end at MK I snagged a Jingle Cruise and Thunder Mountain FastPass.

Sunday we were going to get up and drive home but I conned my way into an extra night. We are going to hit HS and the rest of Epcot and head to Jacksonville for the evening around 6:00, we will get up early Monday to head home, we have to pick up Blondie then head home to celebrate Christmas Eve.

I would LOVE to make it to a couple of resorts but I don't think we will have time unless we hit the monorail loop before going to the MK. I have a list of treats I want to try and I have to see the Voices of Liberty's Christmas set!

I'm so excited!

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Yay!!!! I am so excited for you!!! I found it all extra magical this year. Let's hear it for all the amazing Joes of the world!!!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Joes!!!!!!! muchlove yay clapping awesome mickey

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I want a Christmas trip too! I've got an Erik though so it won't be happening this year laugh I'll just live vicariously through you mickey

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Looking forward to all your coverage! It's killing me to not get down there for the Christmas season this year!

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Sounds like a great weekend. I'm planning an early December trip next year.

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Pictures are worth a 1000 words and very persuasive! I used WDWFG pictures and posts with my wife and next thing I know, she has business with NASA and we could just stay and make a long weekend out of it. Now we have renewed annual passes, V&A holiday dinner plans, Monsieur Paul dinner and Wolf Gang dinner plans. Waldor Astoria in Bonnet Creek is running a room special and I am going to figure out early morning golf at one of the Disney courses.

The power of Disney is never stronger than during the holidays! This group is great!

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Mcheal wrote:
Pictures are worth a 1000 words and very persuasive! I used WDWFG pictures and posts with my wife and next thing I know, she has business with NASA and we could just stay and make a long weekend out of it. Now we have renewed annual passes, V&A holiday dinner plans, Monsieur Paul dinner and Wolf Gang dinner plans. Waldor Astoria in Bonnet Creek is running a room special and I am going to figure out early morning golf at one of the Disney courses.

The power of Disney is never stronger than during the holidays! This group is great!

I'm surprised Joe hasn't tried to fit golf in yet LOL. He can golf all he wants as long as I am there I don't care what he does!

Allie wrote:
Looking forward to all your coverage! It's killing me to not get down there for the Christmas season this year!

I was killing me too!!!! Glad I didn't have to twist his arm too hard!

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It is the perfect time of year for golf at Disney. I am trying to work a couple rounds in myself. Want to play the course at Waldorf, hear it is very very good.

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Mcheal wrote:
It is the perfect time of year for golf at Disney. I am trying to work a couple rounds in myself. Want to play the course at Waldorf, hear it is very very good.

Joe played it, he really liked it! We need to go at the same time and just send the 2 of you off to golf lol

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We are considering the Disney After Hours event in Hollywood Studios the Saturday night we are there. Hoping I will get to see some of MK with lights before heading over there! Making a decision today or tomorrow after talking to Joe. We really want to take advantage of this at AK but not happening while we are there.

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JMed wrote:
We are considering the Disney After Hours event in Hollywood Studios the Saturday night we are there. Hoping I will get to see some of MK with lights before heading over there! Making a decision today or tomorrow after talking to Joe. We really want to take advantage of this at AK but not happening while we are there.

I've heard really good reviews after the first DAH event at DHS last week!

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Allie wrote:
JMed wrote:
We are considering the Disney After Hours event in Hollywood Studios the Saturday night we are there. Hoping I will get to see some of MK with lights before heading over there! Making a decision today or tomorrow after talking to Joe. We really want to take advantage of this at AK but not happening while we are there.

I've heard really good reviews after the first DAH event at DHS last week!

Me too, just taking HS over AK because it is the one happening may not be the big draw for me.... We shall see.

I did get the AK Tasting Sampler for our trip. Food always wins out.

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Have you packed yet?? yay yay

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Not yet, I have way too much going on. I can't seem to get life together these days. Work is crazy and I just want to be lazy when I get home. I may pack Sunday!

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So I can't believe what a dumb*** I am. We renewed our annual passes but we didn't go with Platinum this year, so.... we are blocked out for this weekend. I am crushed.......

I think we are still going down, will just have to visit Disney Springs and the resorts.....

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sad sad sad sad sad sad

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Or not, cancelled the entire thing....

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eek eek gaah eek eek

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NOOOOO! gaah

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