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Pre-Trip Christmastime and Thanksgiving at Disneyland 2022

Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I did a trip report. Actually it was August of 2022. I admit I've been lazy but I haven't been absent from the parks. My husband (Brad) and I have taken quite a few trips together to WDW. I've taken some solo WDW trips, gone to Disneyland twice (once solo and once on a girls trip) and I had intentions of doing trip reports but it never happened. Oh and on some of those trips I have been able to meet up with a few magicians have have some fun. Some magician meet ups were planned and some of you kindly spotted me in the park and said hello.

So anyway, I feel it is finally time to add to the fun trip reports on here with one of my own again. And if I start this as a pre-trip report, the rest will follow. I am a completist.

So when: I leave in a couple hours. So November 22-28

Where: Disneyland!!!

Hotel: Best Western Park Place Inn (right across the street from Disneyland and so much cheaper than a Disneyland hotel)

Leaving from: Minneapolis/St. Paul (I live in Wisconsin)

Flying into: SNA (John Wayne airport) NOT LAX because I'm not crazy.

Who: me (Amy) and my husband (Brad)

Who we have to leave behind: our beloved schnauzers Kapono (she's 11) and our new puppy (obtained in August) Baxter (named after our favorite Imagineer)

The plan for tonight: Check out Downtown Disney. Brad wants to buy a Magic Band + to do the Bounty Hunter game and maybe a beer for me at Ballast Point. Tomorrow is a Disneyland day with lunch at Cafe Orleans, drinks at Trader Sam's and Ogas. We were going to do the Main Street tour with a visit to Walt's Apartment but after hearing reviews about it I cancelled it. We have been in the apartment before.

Thanksgiving Day we will be at DCA and checking out Festival of the Holidays. On Friday will be our Holiday Tour and Fantasmic. Other fun stuff breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen, World of Color dessert party, all the holiday stuff, and Brad's first time at Avenger's Campus.

Hope you enjoy the report, I'll try to post a few things while there and add more once we have returned.

Oh and if anyone reading is in Disneyland at this time and sees us please say hello!!!
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ajrwdwgirl

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Last night our plane arrived 30 minutes early! Flying into SNA/Orange county is great, we got our bags quickly, the Uber arrived in under 5 minutes and soon we were whisked away to Disneyland. We checked into our hotel and dumped our bags in our room and headed to Downtown Disney.

We shopped at the World of Disney in 30 minutes and then headed to the esplanade between the two parks to watch Disneyland’s fireworks. The music from the show doesn’t play there but I had a clean recording of it so I played it for us. Then we continued with some shopping before heading back to unpack and synch the Magic Bands+ we bought. Let me tell you the synching did not go well. The wifi in our room wasn’t working and we only had one bar of service in the room. Supposedly they are synched now but at one point last night I wanted to throw mine onto the 5 freeway.

A few pictures from last night:
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ajrwdwgirl

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So glad I had a bit of time to check in this morning with my fellow magicians! I'm looking forward to all of the holiday pics!!
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Kricket and Jaeger send their hellos as well...Baxter is too stinking cute for words. I hope Kapono is being a little more accepting of him. ;)
Glad you found my report. And Kapono has accepted him and while I wouldn’t say she loves him yet she is very tolerant and kind to him especially when he is chewing on her ears.
 
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93boomer

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Last night our plane arrived 30 minutes early! Flying into SNA/Orange county is great, we got our bags quickly, the Uber arrived in under 5 minutes and soon we were whisked away to Disneyland. We checked into our hotel and dumped our bags in our room and headed to Downtown Disney.

We shopped at the World of Disney in 30 minutes and then headed to the esplanade between the two parks to watch Disneyland’s fireworks. The music from the show doesn’t play there but I had a clean recording of it so I played it for us. Then we continued with some shopping before heading back to unpack and synch the Magic Bands+ we bought. Let me tell you the synching did not go well. The wifi in our room wasn’t working and we only had one bar of service in the room. Supposedly they are synched now but at one point last night I wanted to throw mine onto the 5 freeway.

A few pictures from last night:
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The love is for getting there and the pictures. Not the magicband stress.
 

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