Disneyland Christmas Eve 2012 Part One

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis

Sue's 49th Consecutive Year At Disneyland Christmas Eve

Page One - Breakfast And Arrival | Page Two - On The Walking Tour
Page Three - The Parade | Page 4 - Dinner At Catal, Church & Vicky's

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
It was touch and go but FINALLY... The weather man got it right! 10:00am, the rain stopped!!!

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
We are off!!!!

Time To Fuel Up At The Rainforest Cafe In Downtown Disney

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
It's a little buggy in there

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Robin and Nick... Robin says "Where is my memosa???"

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Our tunnies are full... We are ready to hit the trail

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Romance is in the air

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
The ceiling had a terrible leak!

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Ready to depart and begin today's adventure

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Bye bye Mr. Gorilla

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
The birds welcomed us...

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
The sun just started to peak out

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Her she comes....

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
"OK.... The adventure can begin!"

Disneyland, Here We Come

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
It had just rained and blue skies were beginning to appear

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Right on tikme to check into the Disney walking tour

Awaiting The Walking Tour

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Bob checks out the camera.... At the ready

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Bundled up... It's in the low 60's

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Check in was flawless

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
A Braille map - Disney thinks of everything

Did You Know? - Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired, and found in books, on menus, signs, elevator buttons, and currency. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with a slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser.

Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who went blind following a childhood accident. At the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet in 1824 as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital (binary) form of writing

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Blue skies! Yeah!

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
The gardens were magnificent.... As always... The Cyclamen were in full bloom

Did You Know? - In many languages, cyclamen species are colloquially called by a name like the English sowbread, because they are said to be eaten by pigs: pain de pourceau in French, pan porcino in Italian, varkensbrood in Dutch, "pigs' manjū" in Japanese.

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
The wind was blowing earlier

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
By the Christmas tree
Bob, Robin, Nick, Sue, Carri

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
We are gathered together once again
Bob, Robin, Nick, Paul, Sue, Carri

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Carpets of red

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Glisten from the recent rains

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Sparkle in the sun like tiny diamonds

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
We wait for the tour to begin

Breakfast and arrival at Disneyland Christmas Eve  2012
Great music is provided by the Dapper Dan's

Did You Know? - While the group usually performs as a quartet, they actually have up to twelve singers at each park, plus occasional substitutes. This allows them to have multiple quartets performing separately or to combine and form a larger ensemble. Membership has changed over the years as various singers have retired or died and new ones have been brought in to succeed them. Several of the Dapper Dans are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society .

Another unique part of Dapper Dans lore is the fact that they use Deagan Organ Chimes as part of the act. Each of the eight chimes has three octaves of a single note, comprising a C scale. The Organ Chimes were made by the J.C. Deagan Company in Chicago, Illinois, around 1901.

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Rain rain go away.... Come back another day

Did You Know? - "Rain Rain Go Away" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19096.

Similar rhymes can be found in many societies, including ancient Greece. The modern English language rhyme can be dated to at least to the seventeenth century when James Howell in his collection of proverbs noted:

Raine raine goe to Spain: faire weather come againe.

A version very similar to the modern version was noted by John Aubrey in 1687 as used by "little children" to "charme away the Raine...":

Rain raine goe away,
Come again a Saturday.

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Page One - Breakfast And Arrival | Page Two - On The Walking Tour
Page Three - The Parade | Page 4 - Dinner At Catal, Church & Vicky's