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Christmas at Bonnet Creek

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Does anybody know if there are any roasting pans and a whisk in the units? I am thinking about cooking a turkey for Christmas at Bonnet Creek! OK well just thinking about it... it might depend on how sensitive the fire alarm units are in the builiding- no judgments people, no judgments ;) Also do people decorate their balconies with lights etc., there at Christmas? If you have been there at Christmas, what are your tips for enjoying the holiday? What are some of the special things that you and your family did over the busiest season there?? I have not been to Disney during Christmas since I was a young child- many times since then, but never at Christmas, so any of your knowledge and advice is very much appreciated! Thank you for all of your assistance :)
 
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I've seen whisks in units, but never a roasting pan. Just cookie sheets, pizza pans, and smaller casserole dishes. We have brought things like crock pots with us when we drive. If you can't bring it with you, maybe buy a roasting bag (My turkey has always come out great this way.) or a large disposable aluminum roasting pan?

We definitely use the kitchens to help keep the food costs down, and we have cooked large holiday meals too. But we still go out to dinner at least a couple times so that it still seems like a vacation.
 

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Whisk might cost $7 in the local grocery store.
 

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We have spent several years celebrating Christmas at Bonnett Creek. I always buy the disposable aluminum roasting pan to cook my turkey in. Yes the units have a wisk and a couple of baking dishes/pyrex bowls. You can call the front desk and ask them if they have something that is not in your unit, (I had to call for a potato masher). We have always hung a string of Christmas lights on the balcony. I have also used Command removable hooks to hang Christmas stockings from the counter top.
As far as your Disney plans go, be prepared for huge crowds. They will close the park when it reaches capacity. If you buy your tickets ahead of time take advantage of the Fast Pass -you can choose 3 rides or attractions for each day of your visit. I highly recommend this for fast-passing a spot for a parade. Also book any Disney Dining reservations now. I'm sure a lot of the venues are completely sold out. Disney will allow you to bring snacks and drinks in to the park. (No glass). All of the quick service lines are always so long during the holidays, we will usually find a spot to sit and have pre-made sandwiches for lunch. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party is alot of fun but this event costs extra. This is the last year for the Osbourne Festival of Lights at Disney's Hollywood studios.
Enjoy your holiday!
-Deb
 

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..... This is the last year for the Osbourne Festival of Lights at Disney's Hollywood studios.
Enjoy your holiday!
-Deb

Oh, NO! That was one of the nicest and prettiest parts of a Disney Christmas. You did not have to be religious or into Santa ... it was a wonderful display of lights. And as for the crowds ... everyone is looking UP. Never felt like the place was packed.
 

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Oh, NO! That was one of the nicest and prettiest parts of a Disney Christmas. You did not have to be religious or into Santa ... it was a wonderful display of lights. And as for the crowds ... everyone is looking UP. Never felt like the place was packed.

This is the only reason we will be braving the crowds for Disney this Christmas.

We too will be at Bonnet Creek and for our holiday dinner, we will grilling steaks and shrimp at the resort.

I have an 18 year old son who is a distance swimmer the only way we can afford to feed him is a buffet or at the resort.
 
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