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    Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Who needs rain dear?



    In Southern California, it turns out that ALL of us do. And that's just what we got this morning (Friday) and plenty of it.

    Now, for those of you who might be reading this who are WDW regulars, you might be wondering why we get all excited with newscasters interrupting our regularly scheduled broadcasts to show live shots of the mist coming down on the 405. But you have to understand...it's rained like ONCE since last May, and even that was over and gone before any of us really saw it coming down.

    And for me personally, the only thing better than Disneyland at Christmas time is Disneyland at Christmastime when it's RAINING. So...off I went to the DLR right after dropping my kids off at school. By 9 am, it was clear that today was not going to be one of the most crowded days of the year. DTD only had a handful of cars parked and I got a great spot:




    The dreamy blue monorail actually looked kind of nice in the rain...



    It was fascinating to watch how parents dealt with trying to keep their toddlers dry in the strollers. Here's just a couple of examples...






    These poor folks believed the national weather service this morning (30% chance of light rain) and left without any umbrellas or ponchos. They were hoping it would stop soon...




    The California sign had been candycane-ized...I'm sure much to Fo'c's'le swab's chagrin...







    And...at the gates at 9AM on a holiday season Friday....the effects of the rain can clearly be seen. No lines!




    The red and green in the Mickey floral arrangement show up particularly well in the rain...




    And the steam, as it was a rainy 54 degrees, from the train and Mark Twain, seemed to linger in the air for hours at a time:




    When I stepped under the bridge, I noticed immediately that they had begun set up for the Candlelight Ceremony tomorrow night:







    I just have to say...I think the staging looks amazing and I think they've added a few items since I attended back in the 1990's:






















    At least the sound board was covered up:





    A merged shot of the entire stage:





    I tried not to focus on the fact that I ALMOST had two tickets in hand as I logged on EXACTLY at 10 am last week only to have my computer shut down during check out.



    Maybe next year....

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    Click here for Part V - Poor smokers , Grand Tour of Freezingness, Golden Horseshoe, and...um...rain.

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Oooooh! Nice shots! I'm glad I'm not there, but Dinneyland sure looks pretty in the rain!
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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Awesome. Seeing that we get about 3 rainy days a year here, those shots are extra refreshing.

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Awesome I love the rain

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    I just love a rainy Disney day...

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    I really like that shot of the train!

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Quote Originally Posted by localdisnyfan View Post
    The California sign had been candycane-ized...I'm sure much to Fo'c's'le swab's chagrin...




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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Excellent, so far! I'm sure the stage will look better once they install Jane Seymour.
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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    I really like that shot of the train!
    I agree, nice work on the trees.

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Eeew!!! Did you see those UGLY dream cloud things on top of the Disneyland turnstiles? YIKES!

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    I just love a rainy day report. The pictures look so fresh and vivid. Some of the parrents pushing strollers appeared like they had created littlel rain fortresses.

    The train looks pretty inviting. I'll bet that a person could ride it throughout the rainy day, hopping off wherever you like and darting into/onto the major and e-ticket attractions without waiting in line.



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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristocat View Post
    Excellent, so far! I'm sure the stage will look better once they install Jane Seymour.
    It's always good to Seymour of Jane.
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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    I love it when it rains at DLR!

    No lines!


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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    Rain and Disneyland, two of my favorite things. Beautiful train shot!

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    Re: Photo Update 11/30: Rain, Rain, Rain and Candlelight set up

    What a great report. I just love that we have rain and to see Disneyland with rain is just extra special. I would have gone in a heart beat today but I can not afford to get sick in any way shape or form right now because I am in a major Christmas/drama production at my church for the next two weekends. I do plan to go to the park next Wednesday or Thursday though.

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