For the first time ever in 2011, we visited Disneyland at Christmas-time. We’re also visiting Walt Disney World this Christmas. Join us on our incredible Christmas Expedition, as we dine at Club 33, photograph Disney time-lapse videos, eat our way through Disneyland’s holiday snacks as we prepare our book, A Disneyland Christmas, experience Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world” holiday for the first times(!), partake in the festivities of Reunion 2011 at Walt Disney World, enjoy the (D23) Magic & Merriment of Walt Disney World at Christmas, enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, rain blows upon other Guests as we try to get the last dolls for our sons in the Emporium, and engage in many other dangerous adventures (well, light on the danger) at Disneyland and Walt Disney World during the Christmas and Festivus seasons!
We hope you join us on this festive and terrific* trip report! There will be plenty of laughs (at my expense), tears (you’ll certainly mourn the loss of the time you lose by reading this), and joy (once you quit reading!) along the way. Bookmark this page as it will be where we organize the updates in one convenient location. Links will become active as the Parts are posted.
Part I – A Silent First-Night…A Haunted (Mansion Holiday) First Morning
Part II – “it’s a small trip report installment” holiday
Part III – Believe… In Holiday Magic (But Don’t Believe In Your Ability To Crash A Private Party!)
Part IV – A Dreary Morning of “Ultimate” Touring
Part V – Shooting up Disneyland with the DLP Mafia
Part VI – In Da Club (33)
Part VII – The SUITED UP Bros Life Disneyland Resort Bar Crawl
Part VIII – And it rained…and it rained…and it rained…
Part IX – The Wonderful World of Color (Coloooooor)
Part X – See Ya Real Soon!
*Okay, maybe we’re playing fast and loose with the term “terrific.” Worth noting is that this report will ultimately span many, many pages of text. Ever read Bleak House? Expect something similarly bleak (much like Dickens, I’m paid by the word, so there’s a lot of filler!). Because I’m more concerned with creating content than proof-reading what I’ve written, and due to my schedule, much of the report was written very hastily. I hope that it’s somewhat coherent and not rife with grammatical errors, stylistic faults, and misspelled words, but such may be the case. Along the same lines, this report will contain over 800 images. Given those same time constraints and the volume of images to edit, most of these images were edited in batches with little attention paid to individual photos, grouping similar pictures together and performing quick edits. Consequently, some of the shots may be less-than-stellar.
Alright, enough with the disclaimers, warnings, and other miscellaneous legal rights you’ve waived by reading this trip report (that’s what fine print disclaimers are for, right?!). If you’re still choosing to read on despite these disclaimers and warnings, on with the show!