Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Merry Christmas From Disneyland

We made our annual Christmas visit to Disneyland quite a bit earlier than usual this year due to the unusually heavy crowding at the park this year. It was a good choice as the park was quite busy today, but not overcrowded.

We had a lovely day which included cookie decorating at Big Thunder Ranch and our family being the only passengers riding on the 1958 fire engine which Walt Disney used to like to drive when the park was closed.

The White Witch of Narnia was visiting and was quite something -- when she arrived at Sleeping Beauty Castle, it snowed! Those who wished an audience had to bow before she would provide an autograph or photo. The Witch's pages had shields which visitors could carry with them during the meeting if they felt the need for a little protection :).

I was pleasantly surprised when multiple Cast Members wished us a "Merry Christmas" today. Now if only the park could start using the word "Christmas" instead of "Holidays" in its advertising, at least part of the time!

Wednesday Update: Mouse Planet has a good photo of the White Witch's snowy arrival at Disneyland, as well as pics of the El Capitan in L.A. dressed for its special Narnia engagement. Scroll down and click on the 12/12 Disneyland Park Update. There is also good info here on how to handle the unusual crowds at Disneyland.


Blogger Robin B said...

It's a fun surprise to hear that a character from Narnia is appearing at Disneyland. I'm guessing that the figure representing Christ won't be a part of that =) Re: "Happy Holidays", I'm taking delight in the fact that the origin of the word holiday is obviously "holy day." They can't escape it even when they try!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

You're right about that, LOL! :)

10:12 AM  

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