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Just found this Cam! What a great birthday trip this is going to be for Luke! Congrats on getting a one bedroom at GCV and the Halloween party tickets! Sorry getting the ADRs has been so frustrating! . More please!
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I hope those ADRs cooperate soon!
Yay on Mickey's Halloween party! Can't wait to hear what you think about that!
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That was crazy about booking the party. No one has time for that nonsense! I am glad you were about to get tickets after all of that. I am so glad you will be able to see the Paint the Night parade!
Thank goodness we are retired or neither of us would have had time for this silliness.

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Good grief, I can't believe you were on the phone that long to get tickets to the Halloween Party! Nothing seems to have been easy for you as far as planning for Disneyland goes.... but I'm glad you were successful in the end.
Luke is exceptionally patient so I was glad he didn't mind dealing with it, but still that is a long time to wait. I'm sure this will all be worth it once we are there.
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Bring back MDE all is forgiven. Sounds like the DL website is even worse.
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Congrats on receiving your MNSSHP tickets!!! Sounds like an extremely frustrating experience to order them but so glad that you were able to get through on the phone for the discount! Every discount helps
I've no idea why the wait for the tickets was so long, but a lot of us must have been interested in that discount.
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I love the Halloween Party at Disneyland! My sister and I had so much fun. I just realized that you and Luke are actually going to be visiting at the same time that my sister and her family are going to be there!
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Just found this Cam! What a great birthday trip this is going to be for Luke! Congrats on getting a one bedroom at GCV and the Halloween party tickets! Sorry getting the ADRs has been so frustrating! . More please!
Welcome aboard! Luke is pretty excited about all the current plans, so much so that he is even looking for ADRs, something I usually do.

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So happy you did get your MNNSHP tickets. Celebrating Halloween where the Mouse began is going to be an awesome experience. I can't wait to hear this part of your TR with pictures added!!!! The 1 thing I never would have expected is that at 180 days Mark and we only were able to get 1 ADR out of the 3 we wanted, is amazing. I check every day and still nothing. Wishing you luck on the ADR you are trying for.
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So happy you did get your MNNSHP tickets. Celebrating Halloween where the Mouse began is going to be an awesome experience. I can't wait to hear this part of your TR with pictures added!!!! The 1 thing I never would have expected is that at 180 days Mark and we only were able to get 1 ADR out of the 3 we wanted, is amazing. I check every day and still nothing. Wishing you luck on the ADR you are trying for.
I will definitely have loads of Halloween party pics. I hope your perseverance on the ADRs scores the ones you want.

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60th Anniversary­­

Now when Luke and I first began discussing this trip to Disneyland a year ago, we were totally unaware of the 60th Diamond Anniversary celebration that would be going on. But once we starting getting e-mails, reading information on various Disney sites, and in the D23 magazine, we were so excited to have this bonus event added to our vacation. So what are we most looking forward to?

For the event, Disney has imagined a whole new nighttime parade, Paint the Night. We’ve watched videos of the imagineers developing their ideas, Disney released videos of it (which are quite good), and now even videos that folks have taken who have taped it firsthand. Disney describes the parade as the biggest, brightest, and most vibrant parade in the history of Disneyland. Supposed it the floats and CMs in the parade are covered in a million colorful lights. Unlike, the Main Street Electrical Parade, the music for this parade is beautiful or as Disney describes it “high energy.” A lengthy list of favorite characters make an appearance during the parade. Because of the Diamond Celebration this parade will also be shown on Halloween party nights. So we should manage to see it at least two times, maybe three while there.

World of Color has also undergone changes for the Diamond Celebration. New surprises have been added along with special effects. Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse sharing the hosting honors. Again we’ve watched several videos that have me very excited about this 22 minute nighttime extravaganza. Now if Disneyland’s website would just open up the dates for the rest of October so I can make a dining package reservation to guarantee priority seating. I’m trying to talk Luke in to doing the tour Holly mentioned so we could actually get good spots to see this twice while there.

Of course, Disney knows where the money can be made, so there is a load of 60th Anniversary merchandise. I’ve been eyeing this letter carrier Dooney & Bourke bag since they were first announced, but I’ll have to see if the blue is okay. I’m not a big fan of blue.



I know I’d also like a long sleeve t-shirt and/or a jacket as a souvenir from this trip to where when I get back home.



Pandora has also created a few charms for this special celebrations. I like both, but I will be choosing just one.
Now there may be a few smaller items, e.g. a coffee mug or notepad, that one or the other us decides to pick up, but these are the big choices.



Our first trip with Stefanie to Disney World was during the 25th Birthday Celebration there, and now our first ever Disneyland trip will be during the 60th Anniversary Celebration.

PS I forgot to take a photo of our Mickey's Halloween Party tickets so that is on my to do list for tomorrow.
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It is funny you mention the parade and World of Color. We sat down and watched them on YouTube last night. Tim especially was blown away. I love your souvenir ideas! I can't wait to see what you end up with. Have you watched the fireworks show on the Disneyland side yet?
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We have watched the fireworks videos, and I can't believe I forgot them as I wrote this update. We are looking forward to seeing them live.
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