Trip Report **COMPLETED** The 4 M's (Plus two J's and a N): A Birthday Christmas Extravaganza

BrerWayne

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Day 1 continued
Fonorail!
On the fonorail Max said "look Mom I'm riding on a pole" :hilarious: To which everyone in the car laughed.
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We elected to get our luggage to avoid a late drop off.
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Then we dragged it all the way over to the Magical Express
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Magical Express selfies
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Hello Disney and all the dead bugs on the window :hilarious:
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I did not take any more photos the rest of the night. We made it to the hotel around 11:15 pm and headed right to bed.

Next up: Day 2
Following along!
 

Big Hair

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Looking forward to more magic. I may have missed it but how early did you get in line for the candlelight processional? Any advice for my upcoming processional, my first.
 

ajrwdwgirl

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Looking forward to more magic. I may have missed it but how early did you get in line for the candlelight processional? Any advice for my upcoming processional, my first.
I don't have any advice for you about lining up, but I really hope you enjoy the Candlelight. It is one of my favorite things at WDW. Have you thought about doing a dining package, that's what we usually do so we don't have to worry about lining up.
 

Big Hair

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I don't have any advice for you about lining up, but I really hope you enjoy the Candlelight. It is one of my favorite things at WDW. Have you thought about doing a dining package, that's what we usually do so we don't have to worry about lining up.
Yes, we have a dining package, dinner at Trattoria earlier. I have gathered there is quite a line for the dining package entry too? I have always wanted to experience this and finally get the chance.
 

Megbutnotmegan

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Yes, we have a dining package, dinner at Trattoria earlier. I have gathered there is quite a line for the dining package entry too? I have always wanted to experience this and finally get the chance.
I wouldn’t worry too much about lining up with the dining package. Last year we did the dining package and my family was incredibly slow at getting over there. They just couldn’t be convinced to head over early. Then we got stuck behind the earth being brought out for Illuminations. So we showed up as it was starting. We showed our stickers and were led right in. I mentioned to the cast member that i thought we wouldn’t have any seats available and they said they save seats for dining package guests. If you have the sticker you’re guaranteed a seat even if you show up late. I wouldn’t recommend being late but our seats were good and we enjoyed the show once my stress over missing it subsided 😂
 

Doc Disney

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I wouldn’t worry too much about lining up with the dining package. Last year we did the dining package and my family was incredibly slow at getting over there. They just couldn’t be convinced to head over early. Then we got stuck behind the earth being brought out for Illuminations. So we showed up as it was starting. We showed our stickers and were led right in. I mentioned to the cast member that i thought we wouldn’t have any seats available and they said they save seats for dining package guests. If you have the sticker you’re guaranteed a seat even if you show up late. I wouldn’t recommend being late but our seats were good and we enjoyed the show once my stress over missing it subsided 😂
Looking forward to more magic. I may have missed it but how early did you get in line for the candlelight processional? Any advice for my upcoming processional, my first.
I was going to say the same thing. We lined up only about 30 minutes ahead of time and the line was crazy since it was NPH but last time we did it we lined up really late and got to sit in the front so it definitely depends on the narrator but either way you will definitely get a seat!
 

Doc Disney

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Day 3 December 5, 2019
We got up pretty early again for no reason :hilarious:
My parents and I headed to get some breakfast
I had tater tots (aka "potato barrels") and bacon; my Dad had something similar
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My Mom had a waffle with berries
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Everyone else came down in waves to eat then we headed to the bus for Epcot.
This was the day of Jill's 40th Birthday ! Yes - she is 40 even though (in my opinion) she does not look it!
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We had a FP for Spaceship Earth later in the day but we would have to miss it due to a reservation so we decided to ride that first.
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Next up: more Epcot
 
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Doc Disney

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Day 3 continued
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Then we headed over towards The Land for our first FP! Living with the Land - Jill's favorite ride!!
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They decorated for Christmas on the Land - so cute!
I wish we had more time this trip to ride it at night. I feel like I said that about everything. I determined my next Christmas trip needs to be longer because we missed a lot of things we wanted to do. Next time!
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Next up: more Epcot
 

slipperalwaysfits

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I was nervous I really over sold this show but everyone really loved it! My Mom and I enjoyed it last year but it was after Christmas so it felt a little weird. This year it was perfect - especially with NPH
We LOVE the CP, and getting the dining package for it!!! It's a great deal and so nice not to have to wait all day; we line up 30 minutes prior, also! We've been lucky enough to see NPH, too! 🤩 🤩 🤩

Also, your sister does NOT look 40! Your mom doesn't look old enough to be the mom of a 40 year old!

We got up pretty early again for no reason
I ONLY DO THIS IN DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!

I determined my next Christmas trip needs to be longer because we missed a lot of things we wanted to do. Next time!
YES! This is how I feel about all my trips, but especially the ones with all the Christmas festivities happening!!:inlove::inlove:
 

monykalyn

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Ah Max is still too cute! And the rest of ya ain’t bad either ;)
Love the parks at the holidays, will be there starting Jan 4th, but think most of holiday stuff will be down.
You and your mom got the Minnie bands! I wanted one but I procrastinated on choosing and buying it and it was gone.
We are staying at POFQ in January- our first time there. We had choice of there or CBR or AKL but DH wanted a new place. With shorter park hours being close to Disney Springs might be nice!
And I’m guessing y’all are Bills Fans?🙂
 

BrerWayne

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Day 3 December 5, 2019
We got up pretty early again for no reason :hilarious:
My parents and I headed to get some breakfast
I had tater tots (aka "potato barrels") and bacon; my Dad had something similar
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My Mom had a waffle with berries
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Everyone else came down in waves to eat then we headed to the bus for Epcot.
This was the day of Jill's 40th Birthday ! Yes - she is 40 even though (in my opinion) she does not look it!
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We had a FP for Spaceship Earth later in the day but we would have to miss it due to a reservation so we decided to ride that first.
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Next up: more Epcot
Your sister looks like Elsa from Frozen!
 

Doc Disney

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We LOVE the CP, and getting the dining package for it!!! It's a great deal and so nice not to have to wait all day; we line up 30 minutes prior, also! We've been lucky enough to see NPH, too! 🤩 🤩 🤩

Also, your sister does NOT look 40! Your mom doesn't look old enough to be the mom of a 40 year old!


I ONLY DO THIS IN DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!


YES! This is how I feel about all my trips, but especially the ones with all the Christmas festivities happening!!:inlove::inlove:

Oh - NPH was so great! I hope to see him again someday! My Mom will be very happy to hear that :hilarious:
I do get up early at home so getting up early at Disney is like sleeping in for me :joyfull:
 

Doc Disney

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Ah Max is still too cute! And the rest of ya ain’t bad either ;)
Love the parks at the holidays, will be there starting Jan 4th, but think most of holiday stuff will be down.
You and your mom got the Minnie bands! I wanted one but I procrastinated on choosing and buying it and it was gone.
We are staying at POFQ in January- our first time there. We had choice of there or CBR or AKL but DH wanted a new place. With shorter park hours being close to Disney Springs might be nice!
And I’m guessing y’all are Bills Fans?🙂

We are obviously Bills fans :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: I think you will really like POFQ - the boat ride to Disney Springs is especially nice !

Your sister looks like Elsa from Frozen!

Funny you say that - for our next trip I'm making her wear an Elsa shirt because people always say that :happy:
 
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