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November 20, 2012 10:26 PM 
Hello all! Still needing opinions on our trip. Pros of Dec. 19-21: on hubby and daughter's birthdays, before the holiday. Pros of Jan. 2-4: less crowds (I think?), hotel slightly less money. These things considered, will the crowds be significantly smaller, enough to make it worth the wait? Thanks for chiming in! :D
Busier before Christmas but still busy Jan 2-4. Especially since new DCA it has been really busy even when not expected. If staying come early and ride rides & enjoy rest of day with fast passes/parades etc. Both great times to visit. - ShariRenee  4070.3 #22 10:40PM
I agree with Shari - MrsSchnooks  2702.7 #35 10:41PM
Birthdays in the park are so awesome! That would be the swayer for me. - HalfCaff  391.5 #488 11:15PM

 391.5 #488 (DL Qual #535

November 19, 2012 12:19 AM 
Thanks for all the info, you're awesome!
Thanks for all the info, you're awesome! - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 12:19AM

 451.0 #411 (DL Qual #0

November 18, 2012 11:11 AM 
My hubby's birthday is Dec. 19th, our only child's birthday is Dec. 21st. If we go on both of their birthdays, will the crowds be too much to enjoy? Is it better for us to go a week before (around Dec. 12) or after Jan. 2nd? Thanks in advance for the advice. We LOVE Disneyland but have never gone around Christmas.
On a side note, why oh why does my profile pic show up sideways when it is right-side up on my profile page? :P - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:16AM
It will be very crowded - Mouse4life  1150.2 #118 11:17AM
No idea on the profile pic but I would recommend waiting until after the new year to go. Holiday decor and theme is still up the first week of January and the crowds die down considerably. I used to try and take my daughter the week or so before Christmas. Her birthday is January 11. Last year we arrived on New Years Day. The crowds were much easier for us to deal with. - Jaimz  651.4 #252 11:19AM
Thanks so much for your input! :) - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:23AM
I would expect it to be crowded either way. I had the same thoughts and decided to just plan on it being crowded the entire time and just go based on when the cheapest plane tickets were. - madsdad  1800.8 #67 11:23AM
Not a bad idea, i will look at cheapest hotel rates. I'm leaning toward Jan 2nd, as long as Christmas is still up and no rides are closed. Looks like they aren't closing things down until the 6th so we should be ok. :) - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:27AM

 3.1 #34315 (DL Qual #0

November 18, 2012 11:16 AM 
On a side note, why oh why does my profile pic show up sideways when it is right-side up on my profile page? :P
On a side note, why oh why does my profile pic show up sideways when it is right-side up on my profile page? :P - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:16AM
It will be very crowded - Mouse4life  1150.2 #118 11:17AM
No idea on the profile pic but I would recommend waiting until after the new year to go. Holiday decor and theme is still up the first week of January and the crowds die down considerably. I used to try and take my daughter the week or so before Christmas. Her birthday is January 11. Last year we arrived on New Years Day. The crowds were much easier for us to deal with. - Jaimz  651.4 #252 11:19AM
Thanks so much for your input! :) - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:23AM
I would expect it to be crowded either way. I had the same thoughts and decided to just plan on it being crowded the entire time and just go based on when the cheapest plane tickets were. - madsdad  1800.8 #67 11:23AM
Not a bad idea, i will look at cheapest hotel rates. I'm leaning toward Jan 2nd, as long as Christmas is still up and no rides are closed. Looks like they aren't closing things down until the 6th so we should be ok. :) - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:27AM

 3.1 #34315 (DL Qual #0

November 18, 2012 11:13 AM 
Great photo!!
This is a gorgeous photo! ::sigh:: ::closes my eyes and imagines I'm there now:: thank you! Hope you enjoy your day! - Duchess_SMK  5614.3 #14 11:10AM
My thoughts exactly! - LaPearleNoir  1173.8 #114 11:12AM
Great photo!! - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:13AM
Loving the clouds! Beautiful shot - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #169 11:45AM
Can't wait- we'll be driving down tomorrow! - Tomorrowland  92.7 #3462 11:57AM

 414.2 #456 (DL Qual #605

November 18, 2012 11:12 AM 
I concur, a churro at DL is better than any other churro because of the magic of Disney!!!
Paprika - Tom  6575.8 #10 10:51AM
What's up Tom! Been a while. Good to see you and thanks for explaining why I can't get that same taste at home. Paprika! Better than πŸ’© - Jaimz  651.4 #252 10:56AM
Paprika makes everything better. πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  526.3 #335 11:09AM
Hey Jaimz! πŸ‘‹ - Tom  6575.8 #10 11:15AM
BTW, I don't even know what paprika tastes like. 😜 - Tom  6575.8 #10 11:17AM
Paprika and Cumin. - Krissy Marissy  411.0 #460 11:42AM
They're covered with cinammon flavored pixie dust 😜 - LBChica  2008.5 #57 10:51AM
I didn't know they made it in cinnamon flavor. The guy I buy mine from only has 'plain'. - Jaimz  651.4 #252 11:06AM
Am I the only one that doesn't like Churros?πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.4 #56 11:51AM
I don't care for the churros either. - Krissy Marissy  411.0 #460 11:54AM
Probably not, but I'm guessing you're in the minority. But don't get Sue talking about those biscuits! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5614.3 #14 11:56AM
Biscuits? What biscuits? I love biscuits! - Jaimz  651.4 #252 12:08PM
Oh dear, paging Sue, here we go! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5614.3 #14 12:12PM
Carthay circle biscuits Jaimz. Bacon and jalepeno biscuits stuffed with white cheddar. amazing. - madsdad  1800.8 #67 12:13PM
I didn't say it, SMK did. Don't smack me MSG. πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.4 #56 12:26PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5614.3 #14 12:30PM
I've never been a churro fan. - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #129 2:51PM
Not a Churro fan at ALL - Mrsblue  692.9 #227 3:03PM
I'm glad to know i'm not the only one who thinks the churros are overrated. - Krissy Marissy  411.0 #460 3:09PM
They're laced with crack πŸ˜‚ - PinkElephants  745.4 #210 12:22PM

 745.4 #210 (DL Qual #164

November 17, 2012 3:44 PM 
Hello! I am new to the site, hope I'm doing this correctly :) I'd like to know everyone's opinion about going to Disneyland Dec. 19-22. Both hubby's and daughter's birthdays are at that time and we'd love to make special Christmas memories there, but is it going to be INSANELY busy? Will it still be worth it? Thanks so much in advance for your help.
Welcome to the family - princessVanessa  384.3 #499 3:50PM
Hello and Welcome! Not sure but hoping someone can help you out - melissa_ficent  318.5 #704 3:50PM
Howdy - Slotherini  1053.2 #138 6:43PM
Hello welcome!! - brguest85  158.2 #2431 8:16PM

 158.2 #2431 (DL Qual #565

November 18, 2012 8:20 AM 
Thank you, all! I have felt so welcomed here :)
Welcome to the family - princessVanessa  384.3 #499 3:50PM
Hello and Welcome! Not sure but hoping someone can help you out - melissa_ficent  318.5 #704 3:50PM
Howdy - Slotherini  1053.2 #138 6:43PM
Hello welcome!! - brguest85  158.2 #2431 8:16PM

 158.2 #2431 (DL Qual #565

November 16, 2012 11:15 PM 
Gorgeous!
Beautiful! - waltfan  241.8 #1322 9:40PM
Me too - Apples2  561.0 #303 10:02PM
So do I! - biancamouse  214.0 #1681 11:13PM
Gorgeous! - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:15PM

 319.7 #697 (DL Qual #0

November 16, 2012 11:24 PM 
RCMom, thnx for sharing your inspirational story! We also have major infertility and our only miracle daughter is celebrating her 7th birthday this December. My favorite Disneyland memory was taking her for the first time almost four years ago. I had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer that year and had just finished with surgery and first round of radiation. I wasn't feeling my best, but the excit  More...
😱BELLE!! Please add me!! We had a very difficult time having our first daughter. After having her, I was told I could never have more children. But I was blessed four years later with an unbelievable miracle. We announced our pregnancy to my family at DL by putting my oldest in a shirt I made that said "Big Sister to Be". My whole family was in tears. It was an amazing day!! This was my favorite park memory and now I am treasuring making lots more with both of beautiful girls!❀❀❀ - RCmom  5084.5 #15 5:23PM
OMG OMG OMG I am so teary eyed now!!!! Beautiful memory! - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1300.1 #97 5:26PM
Carly is our miracle baby!😊 - RCmom  5084.5 #15 5:29PM
And now I'm crying, but in a happy for you kind of way. - preggoprincess  233.8 #1410 6:01PM
Truly blessed. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5614.3 #14 6:02PM
Omgoodness!! Please add me for RCmom! She is an amazing MW'r and deserves this! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #704 6:04PM
Beautiful story RCmom, made me a lil emotional. I'm hoping the lord will bless me with one more baby, losing lil hope tho. - dumbbunny  625.3 #269 6:14PM
Both of your girls are treasures, love them both! Hugs to my BFF Carly - MarshaMouse  3936.7 #24 7:51PM
Love this memory! After waiting 7.5 years for DG19, and another 10 years for Lil One, its another reminder that's dreams do come true! Those that are struggling with infertility it can happen to you too! :-) - PrincessDuckie  719.2 #217 9:47PM
It's so true PrincessDuckie! It took us sooo long with Rylee and then we were told by our fertility specialist that I would never be able to have another one. After four years of longing for another baby, I went back and begged for another round of fertility treatments. He told me there was nothing he could do for me....because I was already 7 weeks pregnant!! I don't know who was more shocked him or us! I know without a doubt both of my girls are absolute miracles and I was born to be their mommy.😊 - RCmom  5084.5 #15 10:16PM
Please add me for RCMom. We were told by our doctor that I should not attempt to have kids. One of my best memories is being at DL, and my husband and I both saw a dad with a little girl up on his shoulders. We just looked at each other and knew that it was a risk we thought worth taking. Nine months later, we had a beautiful, healthy baby boy. You're such an awesome mommy. I'm so glad you got your miracle. - LittleAprilShowers  557.1 #305 9:31AM
Aww April your story gave me chills too!! I'm so happy you got your miracle baby too. Now Judah and Carly can grow up, get married, and give us grandmiracles!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - RCmom  5084.5 #15 9:52AM
I love this story! I want to cry every time I hear it❀ - BubbaLoo  870.6 #172 4:43PM
Please add me for RCmom. Although I've never met her, I love her "best memory"! My best memory would have to be going on POTC with my grandma when I was younger. My brother & I would have contests to see who could yell "I love grandma!" louder while going down the drop. She ended up passing away due to breast cancer, so in honor of her, my brother and I always try to yell as loud as we can while going down the drop in POTC! :) - GrimGrinningAmanda  660.1 #249 5:52PM
Wonderful memory. - dumbbunny  625.3 #269 6:16PM
That is so awesome! Keep up that tradition. I am sure that your grandma hears you every time. - leafs17  111.9 #3181 4:16PM
Add me for RCMom! - goofygal  6605.5 #9 9:19PM
Please add me for RCmom! I think because of her love for her family, Belle and Disney that she would cherish this sweet RAK. My favorite memories are to many to list, we just love being together at Disney!✨ - piratelife4me  799.2 #193 10:08PM

 4070.3 #22 (DL Qual #105

November 18, 2012 6:58 PM 
That is DARLING!
That is DARLING! - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 6:58PM

 3.1 #34315 (DL Qual #0

November 16, 2012 11:40 PM 
Amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
WHOA - Dave  11265.9 #2 8:59PM
You know you done good when Dave says "Whoa" to Christmas decor. 😁 - Waites4DodgerEars  967.9 #153 11:02PM
This is the reason why the holidays is my favorite time of year. I love all the lights - biancamouse  214.0 #1681 8:46PM
So pretty! - miss_rachel  120.3 #3030 7:43PM
Amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing :) - BusyLizzy  3.1 #34315 11:40PM

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 203.0 #1824 (DL Qual #0

November 16, 2012 11:48 PM 
Would LOVE to take daughter on this for her bday. Any idea what crowds will be like on Friday, Dec. 21st? If this is not the place to post questions, I'm new and apologize. Just tell me where to go...hehe...I mean where to post this question. Thanks!
Yay, thanks MW for being on top of any DL news! - Sarafina  425.9 #438 2:15PM
Awesome!! - Willierose  1980.9 #59 2:16PM
HaHa. - RapunzelledColey  54.4 #4198 12:13AM
What is it for? Iasw? - Queenof2princesses  259.5 #1125 9:10AM
This is from November 8th. It was to report the reopening of IASW after its holiday transformation. - RickChavez  3238.0 #28 9:54AM

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