Yesterday was my 59th birthday. I don't mind telling my age because as a cancer survivor I am happy to reach the next birthday I have never been to the park on my birthday and now that I am an Annual Passholder that is where I wanted to spend it.
First of all, I knew it was going to be a good day because as I got off the tram in DTD there was a Dream Squad handing out prizes. Some people just saw a crowd and took off down a side path. I, of course, knew what was going on and made a bee line for them before they ran out. Turned out to be a pin trading lanyard with the two Year of a Million Dreams pins. This is the first time I have won something on this promotion!
After entering the gate I went straight to City Hall and got my birthday button. Here is a photo of their Christmas tree
Outside they had some garland up
and garland over the Fire House
Very shortly the fire department band showed up
Soon Chip N Dale joined them
Then Cruella made a grand entrance
Part of her routine is to get a gentleman from the audience to model her latest creation
Last but not least Goofy performed
After the show I took some photos of some of the Christmas decorations that were up. As of this morning more decorations are up because of the filming for the Christmas Special that will be done tomorrow. You can see those photos here on localdisnyfan's report from this morning.
across the street
From the Emporium on one side and the movie theater on the other, there were no garlands up until Coke corner and the photo shop. At this point I took a photo to show what a dismal day it was. No sun at all and the temperature was probably in the low 60's all day. But that also meant the crowds were light. Most rides were walk ons or very short waits.
Continuing the garland we come to Coke Corner
The photo of the photo shop was very poor due to the dismal lighting.
The castle is looking good but again due to poor lighting my pictures don't look that great. Others have posted better. I did take some closeups.
Around the back you could see some mighty heavy cables coming out of a turret window
And some smaller wiring or maybe clamps are visable here
Coming up next some of the Toon Town decorations and close ups of the masks in the decorations at NOS. Also my special trip on the Mark Twain