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MousePlanet Mailbag for January 27, 2005
We receive considerable feedback regarding our site. Although we cannot publish them all, the following may be of interest to our readers.
Feedback for Lisa Perkis
MousePlanet staff writer Lisa Perkis got a great many responses to her Christmas in Disneyland article, in which she listed her top five holiday activities.
Tony Renauldo writes:
Hi Tony Thank you so much for your kind feedback! Jeff Moxley contributed some great pictures for my tour as well. I looked through your photo albums and saw some fantastic details. I'm pretty new at photography and am still learning a lot. I have a few photo tours under the recent articles section of MousePlanet. If you check out our MousePad message boards you will find that people regularly contribute their photo albums in the Disneyland Resort forum, and it's a fun way of seeing what's new at Disneyland.
Leigh Henline writes:
Hi Leigh I'm so glad you had a memorable visit to Disneylandthis is my very favorite time of year to visit the Park as well. My family is used to me crying about things at DLthe parades get to me as well as Fantasmic. But the music for Believe in Holiday Magic just kills me, especially the Silent Night section when I can hear all the little kids singing along. So don't worry about ityou are in good company.
Karen Wallis writes:
Hi Karen, I have never tried the tamalesare they good? for the article, I listed the specific treats my family enjoys during the holidays, and did not list everything offered. I'll give some of your suggestions a try the next time we head up. Enjoy Candlelightwe are excited about going as well!
Hi Shah Wow! You are giving your family such a wonderful surprise for Christmas. What a lovely thing to do.
As far as dinner recommendations, there are many choices in Downtown Disney, the resort hotels, and in the parks. It depends on your price range and availability. I suggest you start calling Disney Dining right away to make reservations as soon as you decidethings will most likely be very busy during those days.
Some highly recommended (and expensive) restaurants are:
Lower priced (but still very good) is Storytellers at the Grand Californian. Check our dining review system for more recommendations. Our MousePad message board is also very helpful for suggestions to help plan your trip.
Fantasmic should be up and running during your staydon't miss it. Downtown Disney is beautifully decorated and fun to check out, as well as the World of Disney. Even if you don't eat at the Grand Californian, walk through the lobby and check out the amazing tree. Santa Claus visits there as well as in the park at Town Square.
Lala Woods writes:
Hi Lala Yes, it's hard to single out the best things about the holidays at Disneyland. I originally had ten things but had to scale back at bitI would have gone on forever! I'm sure you will have a great time with your family this yearsounds like you have quite a group going.
Hi Cole I'm so glad you enjoyed the article. Seeing those familiar parades and fireworks, hearing the Main St. Christmas music, and smelling the tree in Town Square does the same thing to meit brings back all those memories of past Christmases visiting Disneyland. I hope you can make it back to the Park during that time again.
Julie Ceja writes:
Hi Julie Thanks so much for the great feedback. You're right; the holiday ice cream is very funpeppermint is my favorite (especially with hot fudge on top!) And Santa always greets children in many languages and wishes them a happy holidayit's a great way to finish the parade.
Garth German writes:
Hi Garth I love Haunted Mansion Holiday as well; however, I usually think of that as a Fall treat since it opens up in October. The sight of Jack as Sandy Claws in the graveyard does tend to get me in the spirit of the season, though. Thanks for the feedback and Merry Christmas!
Hi Adam Christmas is a great time to visit Disneyland, but be prepared for larger crowds, especially towards Christmas Day as school around the country close for vacation. As far as visiting in 2005, if I had to choose one time to go I would either choose late September, October or November. All the attractions should be up, running and spiffed up, the summer crowds will be gone, and the weather will be cooling off. The 50th anniversary celebration officially begins May 5, 2005.
Nanci Petullo writes:
Hi Nanci As far as I know (having checked out the ingredients of the pumpkin fudge a while back), the fudge made at the resort starts with a mix, then other ingredients are added. Sorry about thatit may make the pumpkin fudge taste that much better when you visit Main St. again since you had to wait for it!
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