Disneyland Christmas Eve 2012 Part Two

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  ~Janice Maeditere

The Tour Gets Underway

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

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Meet Mike... Out tour guide

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The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
We go across to California Adventure and make a could of stops including eating flavored marshmallows

Did You Know? - Marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been softened in hot water, dextrose, vanilla flavorings, and sometimes coloring, whipped to a spongy consistency. Some marshmallow recipes call for eggs. This confection is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.

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We get the low-down from Mike

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Here come da train....

Did You Know? - The Pacific Electric Railway (reporting mark PE), also known as the Red Car system, was a mass transit system in Southern California using streetcars, light rail, and buses. The largest electric railway in the world at its greatest extent, around 1925, the system interconnected cities in Los Angeles County and Orange County, as well as in San Bernardino County and Riverside County.


The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Main Street and Pacific Electric Depot L.A. 1910

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Like Paul remembers from the late 1940's

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Cathay Circle Theater

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Premiere of motion picture "Life of Emile Zola" at the
Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., 1937

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Just the brightest red in the world

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Dew on the plants shined in the sunlight

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Carsland is lit up beautifully at night...

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Nick is in Christmas red...

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Hollywood Robin

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All smiles

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
The CA candy store also has canned smells coming out the front...

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Notice the operator is manually moving the electrical pickup around at the end of the line

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Making reconnection

Back To Disneyland Proper

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Mike explains about Dr. Silverstein (we have our own!!)

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The dark clouds have pretty much gone away

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
The Menorah

Did You Know? - The Hanukkah menorah (Hebrew: מנורת חנוכה m'noraht khanukkah, pl. menorot) (also Hebrew: חַנֻכִּיָּה hanukiah, or chanukkiyah, pl. hanukiyot/chanukkiyot, or Yiddish: חנוכּה לאמפּ khanike lomp, lit.: Hanukkah lamp) is, strictly speaking, a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, as opposed to the seven-branched menorah used in the ancient Temple or as a symbol.

The ninth holder, called the shamash ("helper" or "servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles and/or to be used as an extra light. The menorah is among the most widely produced articles of Jewish ceremonial art. The seven-branched menorah is a traditional symbol of Judaism, along with the Star of David.

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Putting down the avenue

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Unique lighting on the Matterhorn this afternoon

Did You Know? - The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
Jack Skellington was out and about

Did You Know? - Jack Skellington is a fictional character who first appeared in the 1993 animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and lives in a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday.

His usual appearance is a skeleton dressed in a black pin-striped suit and a bow tie resembling a bat, but there are some points in which he dresses as a scarecrow with a pumpkin for a head. His last name is a play on skeleton.

He has a pet ghost dog named Zero, who has a small glowing nose that looks like a jack-o'-lantern. His love interest is Sally, a rag doll created by Dr. Finklestein.

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Mike provides us instructions on entering the Haunted Mansion

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Listening carefully

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The whistle on the boat keeps drowning out Mike... It becomes a joke

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Sue is ready to be scared

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100 pumpkins adorn the mansion this time of year

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Boo!!!

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Let's go for a ride

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The sign is quite correct

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Bye for now...

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Blue skies... What a magnificent day!

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Fall colors even in Winter

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012
It's indeed a small world

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Wish it could be....

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What floats your boat?

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Watching over us making sure we do not get lost

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Last look at the toys before the parade

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Over to Toon Town to get hot chocolate before the parade

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We are ready... Bring on the parade

The Disneyland Christmas Eve  Tour 2012

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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