For those that read last year’s report you know I had to bail on part 2 but I’m making it up this year. There is a final review of Disneyland’s version of the holidays including:
Holiday Rides (overlays)
This will be tricky in some respects. My MK stay will be MVMCP to do more of the ride overlays and Christmas shows which in DL all that’s included with a day ticket. I won’t be considering that in comparing; just which one puts me more in the spirit. I can easily compare the two FotH by comparing EPC to DCA but where does Jollywood fit in?!?! I’ll do as many direct comparisons as I can (like the gospel singers, Hanukkah shows, fireworks, parade, etc.) and then an overall WDW rating for all the holiday stuff we rate versus DLR (with and without Jollywood ratings included for WDW).
I hope this is a bit less dramatic of a trip report than last year’s so the rules of the game include no one is allowed to need surgery or die and I think that’s pretty fair. (And this seriously goes out to my parents who are currently on a ship to Antartica in the Drake’s Passage)
Let the final countdown begin now the rules are clearly stated!
FotH Japan - China with dinner at Takumi-Tei all festival performers and some booths in those countries
FotH Norway - Odyssey Pavillion including some food booths and holiday performers & ride layovers on LwtL and Figment (of course GotG this day too though that won’t be in the ratings since they cut the layover!) and dinner at Monsieur Paul
And then the best thing happened. DH is packing 3 days early instead of his normal night before at 2am keeping the one whose been packed for a week awake all night. But this time he was also excited about coordinating outfits he wanted to pack early! (Our last trip he brought up we should buy DVC) Disney converted him; I just had to lead the horse to water.
Thanks! It’s been really fun planning the date night outfits and this is Christmas Eve after all so why not dress like a candy cane! The other outfit was from my supposed to be last year trip so just been sitting in my closet for a year waiting for its time!
Not sure if you mean where the quote comes from/what does it mean? Or why it’s related to my trip report title? So I’ll answer both and cover my bases
It’s from one of my favorite passages in Alice in Wonderland.
“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today .” “It must come sometimes to ‘jam today,’ ” Alice objected. “No, it can’t,” said the queen. “It’s jam every other day: today isn’t any other day, you know.”
Which I interpret to mean we never get the good thing we remember and are looking forward to happening again.
So, in my interpretation of it here it’s because last year I was supposed to go to both DLR and WDW Christmas and compare them. Alas, I was not able to do the 2nd half at WDW because of my brother’s passing a few days before I was to leave. And so here I am proving that eventually the promised thing to look forward to is in fact happening.
Does that make sense or am I just crazy LOL?
And on a sad note, after I chose that title and walked away…I thought when it comes to seeing my brother alas there will never be jam today. So maybe the queen does win the argument?
Well, my mom and dad are in a boat on their way to spend Christmas in Antarctica so they wouldn’t have to be home. They did find a church on the anniversary in Argentina and sat and cried and thought of him. So I guess a mix of broken but living life which I feel like is pretty much what we all do when we lose someone that close. We hurt and walk around always with a hole, but we laugh with family and friends and go on adventures and keep living too. I’m proud of them for doing that.