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Old 11-19-2018, 03:47 AM   #1
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Wish/Rant about GF Christmas decorations

Wish I may, wish I might...get my longed-for look at this year’s GF Christmas decorations.

ETA: Oh, well. I didn’t. We leave this morning and still no lobby decorations.

We’ve now been at WDW this week of November three times and only once gotten to see the decorations! (Nevermind we were here at Christmas three years ago. Yes, I’m a great big baby about this. )

I’m even more whiny because this is our first VGF holiday season stay, so I’ve never seen its decorations.

Some people Drew talked with on the monorail yesterday were doing the MK resorts tour specifically for decorations with their expected high point the GF’s. NO decorations! They were miffed, he told me.

I suppose we may need to bite the bullet and book Thanksgiving week of 2020, the soonest we want to return due to SWL opening insanity next fall.

Or maybe the Disney magic is working up another Christmas trip?
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The gingerbread house is up though, right? Just not the tree and stuff?
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Oh, yes. GBH is all done and very pretty. Sales counter in back opened on Wednesday, 11/14. We bought some fresh shingles for gifts and the limited edition GBH pin.

As we were sitting in the lobby waiting for 1900 PF to open, six guys with furniture moving dollies took out the sofa, table and wing chairs where the big tree usually stands.

Bet that means all the decorations go up tonight. Drat!
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Wow, I am surprised that all the decs are not up by now. I know Disney aims to get them up by Thanksgiving, so I figured everything would be well and truly finished. I guess not.
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You’d think so, but a few years ago, I was told they “never” go up until Thanksgiving weekend.

Not true, which I politely told the CM who assured me that was so. The very year before, they were up the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

Wilderness Lodge, one of the CL concierges told us, is nearly always the last Deluxe to be decorated.

Of course, no telling how it may change from year to year.

I really hated not getting to see the GF’s, especially after seeing the Poly’s and CR’s. I lead a beleaguered life.
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Oh, how frustrating to miss it once again. I guess y'all will just have to bite the bullet and take a Christmas trip. I say go next year in early Dec. and just stay away from DHS and Guardian's Galaxy. It might even make the other parks a bit less crowded.
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Hmmmm...that could be a plan.

Except, as crazy as the other parks were this past week for nothing but Mickey’s 90th, we’ll most likely stay away till ‘20.

Can’t quite see going all those miles without any parks.

I’m betting early December will be pretty crazy still.
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I read the tree at Wilderness Lodge went up late last night/early this morning. I saw pictures - quite the production.
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I think, Dot, something is telling you to book a trip to see GF Christmas Decorations....and I won't say anything about how lovely they are, when I saw them in December 2015.

Look on the Bright side, at least you got to see the Gingerbread House!


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