View Full Version : How many trips have you taken to see MK decorated for Christmas?

12-08-2007, 01:12 PM
We arrive December 15th. It is our 51st trip total and 6th time during Christmas decorations. We love it. Doug

12-08-2007, 01:21 PM
In 2003 we went in early November and I don't remember seeing any Christmas at all. We went the same weekend this year and saw lots of Christmas - so for us the first time this year!

We did MVMCP, too! Loved it :mickey:

Pirate Granny
12-08-2007, 01:53 PM
This will be the 4th year...I just love the decorations and don't mind the crowds...I just don't plan on going on many rides...I'm there to see and enjoy the SEASON...Only 17 more days...WHOHOO...It truly is a magical place...and i can't wait to see the castle...

The Flying Dutchman
12-08-2007, 02:01 PM
Unfortunately 0, but hopefully changing that number in the near future!

12-08-2007, 02:29 PM
Only one of our trips has been during the Christmas holiday season. We're thinking of a future trip at this time, though.

12-08-2007, 02:48 PM
3 times........... We have gone to the party each trip also........

Very nice but this year with the castle all lit up has to be one of the best........

You will have a great time.......

:cop: :tigger:

12-08-2007, 04:18 PM
Only one actual trip for the sole purpose of seeing the Holiday festivities, back in 1995, when they used to offer the Jolly Holiday dinner show at the Contemporary.

Our yearly trip is in November, so we are usually lucky enough to see all of the decorations..well, maybe not all. The last two years in particular, Disney began celebrating earlier, so we were able to catch the Osborne Lights and MVMCP as well.

Every fan of Disney and WDW should get to experience the World at Christmas time at least once.

Sean Riley Taylor's Mom
12-08-2007, 08:58 PM
December 17th-19th will be the first time I will see WDW during the holidays. I can't wait!!!


12-08-2007, 10:59 PM
In 2005 we spent 10 days in WDW and left the day after Christmas. It was wonderful!!!

In Jan 2003 we were there from Jan 3-10 and caught them. It was also wonderful. It is such a joy to see the festivities done to the hilt. Disney does Christmas so well.

We were down in Oct this year -- what a year to miss Christmas with the Castle done up like never before!!!!

Enjoy!! :thumbsup:

12-09-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks everyone!!


Disney-lovin' Dutchman
12-09-2007, 12:24 PM
Next month will be my 4th trip to WDW and also the 4th time I will experience christmas at WDW! :thumbsup:

I've been to DLR at christmas time and will see it again in 2 weeks!

I think I went to DLRP 3 times during christmas time

12-09-2007, 10:11 PM
In 4 1/2 days will be our 2nd time to be at WDW during the holidays..... It's also going to be only the 2nd time we have gone.....:thumbsup:

Friend of Figment
12-10-2007, 12:20 AM
Once each year since 2003 - I wasn't going to go this year , but this last Tesday I booked a trip for next week. I live in Oregon so it's not a little trip but I just decided I'd be sad if I missed MVMCP!

12-10-2007, 11:21 AM
We just got back yesterday from our first Christmas trip. The temperatures were great, we decided this will probably be the only time we go from now on.

12-10-2007, 02:49 PM
I've been ten times when the Christmas decorations were up, either at Thanksgiving or Christmas/New Year's. Love that gingerbread! Yum! +:mickey:

12-10-2007, 03:03 PM
I went a lot as a kid (don't know how many times). As an adult, I've only been once. It was in Nov. '05 with my DH. I'm going again in 5 days, with my two teenage DD's. I can't wait to see their reactions!

12-10-2007, 11:15 PM
When I was little we spent every Christmas at DW...the outside world just doesn't compare now! :tree:

12-11-2007, 02:24 AM
I haven't made it yet to see WDW during the holidays, though I've wanted to go for a long time. I do have Disneyland near me, which is also wonderful this time of year.

On my most recent trip to WDW I went with several friends who love Disneyland but were making their first trip to WDW. Yesterday those same friends told me they were going to do to WDW for Christmas ... I was so jealous, but happy for them. Should be a great second trip to the world.

12-11-2007, 08:27 AM
The only time we have been at WDW during the holiday was in 1997 when my mom, sister (my only sibling) and her family went together December 26-January 1. It was great but too crowded for me, I felt panicky the whole time.
I'll go again during the season, but I doubt I'll go the week between Christmas and New Year again!

oh, I almost forgot! My first trip was in 1972, during Thanksgiving week, there we no Christmas decorations then!

12-11-2007, 09:53 AM
We will be taking our first Christmas trip in 2 days, 3hours - we'll be driving down. Hoping to see lots of pretty lights on the way!! It will probably be a long while before we do another christmas trip. I am hoping once I graduate nursing school we will make ressies for christmas through new year's day!

12-11-2007, 11:54 AM
:santa::deer: We have been twice, Jan. 1-Jan. 7, 2003-All Star Movies and Dec. 25, 2005-Jan. 1, 2006-Coronado Springs-The second trip almost overwhelmed me to the point that I said never again at Christmas time....the problem is I was not prepared for the crowds and did not have a good game plan. Now I know, do not go to Magic Kingdom (Dec. 25, Dec. 31 or Jan. 1) on the holiday, but choose another park and things will be okay. Actually , I just can't imagine going at any other time of the year. Nowhere else on earth can you see the magic of Christmas time Disney style...so our next trip is Dec. 20-30, 2008-Pop Century

12-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Add me to the twice list! ive been in 1996 and in 2005 AMAZING!:D gotta love them lights!

12-11-2007, 01:48 PM
well this will be our 1st trip during the holiday season, and me and dw can't wait. we have so much planned to see and do, that the days will pass us by too fast:(, but on the other hand it's going to be FANTASTIC:santa3:.

to get even more excited tonight on the travel channel is Samantha Browns Disney Holiday Show which starts at 9pm est. , it is supposed to be different from lasts year show, which gave me and dw the idea to go this year.

Happy Holidays!!:santa2::snowman::sleigh:

Crystal Palace
12-12-2007, 10:44 AM
Zero...but we hope to change that next year. I have been to Disneyland for the holidays, and it was great! I can't imagine how much more awesome WDW is!

Spaceship Tigger
12-12-2007, 11:04 AM
to get even more excited tonight on the travel channel is Samantha Browns Disney Holiday Show which starts at 9pm est. , it is supposed to be different from lasts year show, which gave me and dw the idea to go this year.

DW and I saw that last night. We weren't planning another trip right now until we saw it... now we want to go during Christmas '08 or '09.

12-13-2007, 03:54 AM
we've been attending around Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party on an annual basis (as our only Disney tradition) since the early/mid 90's, so this will be close to our 15th Christmastime trip I should think...it is my absolute favorite...never gets old, although I do miss Jolly Holidays at the Contemporary~

12-13-2007, 12:38 PM
Sadly, only once. :(

12-15-2007, 12:42 AM
I've been twice during the Christmas season! This year will be my third! Leaving on 12/20!! I'm so excited! :santa:

12-15-2007, 02:29 PM
Next year will be our very first time at Christmas. We already have reservations and I can't wait. My niece and her family are going with us. We're all major Disney fans.

12-16-2007, 03:54 PM

I am going next December (only one year to go!). I'm taking my girlfriend, who worked down there last year, so she's already seen it.

So December of 2008, Liz and I are going to spend a week in the most magical place on the planet during the most magical time of the year. :cloud9:

12-17-2007, 01:37 PM
We have been 5 times during the Christmas season. All wonderful and beautiful!

12-18-2007, 05:48 AM
0:fit: Someday :tink:

12-18-2007, 03:11 PM
None, but I'm really hoping to go in 2008, I really want to see WDW at Christmastime!! And, with a little pixie dust from everyone, maybe with a special someone:blush:, whom I haven't actually met yet :secret:, but would love to before then!!! If not, solo, love that too. Enjoy everyone who is going this year!!!! I'm so jealous!

12-19-2007, 09:13 PM
once and I wish that we went this year again. I love it there.

12-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Three times: 2003, 2004 and 2007.

It probably will be a few years before I visit WDW again.

12-21-2007, 12:13 AM
I was one of 5 costumers who worked on Mickey's Twas the Night Before Christmas last year. :santa3: I've seen the show over 100 times and can recite it word for word. Many times during our breaks we would head over to the Lunching Pad during the Christmas parties and get a cream cheese pretzel and watch Holiday wishes. We were even able to run over and watch Celebrate the Season on one break. Hence I've seen the Christmas decorations a countless number of times. :sleigh:

I'll be heading down next year with my boyfriend to see my Twas again. :)

12-23-2007, 07:11 PM
We usually go in February or September/October, so we miss the Christmas decorations, but this year I took a December trip. It was well worth it. Talk about making the Magic more Magical! It was a great time to go and the lights were beautiful. The Christmas party was fun too, but I liked the Halloween party better myself.

12-24-2007, 01:18 AM
I have only seen this once, many years ago. I would love to bring my wife there so she can see the Magic up close.