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Unread 19 Jan 19, 06:35 PM  
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Just thought I'd get in with a bit of Halloween/Maleficent action from October last year. She was fab, I took about 20 photos.. Lol!




We were lucky, there were relatively low crowds, and 24-26 temps for most of the day! My niece took 3 days out of school, and we went Sunday- Wednesday.







But also, an epic castle pic..



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Originally Posted by Sarryb View Post
Just thought I'd get in with a bit of Halloween/Maleficent action from October last year. She was fab, I took about 20 photos.. Lol!




We were lucky, there were relatively low crowds, and 24-26 temps for most of the day! My niece took 3 days out of school, and we went Sunday- Wednesday.







But also, an epic castle pic..



Xx
Ooh love those! Fantastic photos and amazing decor. I think crowds are gonna be high for us as 25th-28th and includes a weekend lol but both girls will already have to take a day off school for it and important year for my eldest so really couldnt take her out longer. Hopefully get most of fri in the parks all day sat all day Sunday and some of Monday until we have to leave for airport. Hopefully thats enough. Are flight is 9.30 pm on the Monday night.
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We arrived in the late afternoon on the Sunday and the crowds weren't so bad. We used the time we had to pop into some shops that were going to be closed for the rest of our trip, and went on some rides that had short lines. Then we popped back for our dinner reservation at La Cantina at 6pm, then went back to the Disneyland Park and found a nice spot to wait to see the castle show. If you hang back a bit, most people head straight out after the show ends. Not many people hang around so you can get some lovely castle photos then, and also some good ones on Main Street with the decorations there.

After that it was all weekdays for us, but apparently some schools were off, as we met a few people who were there in their half term. Hopefully the Monday will be quite quiet for you, I'm not totally sure when the holidays are.

I think the Saturday will be really busy regardless, but you can fit in shows and parades, etc. rather than wait in huge lines, but you can also utilise the fast pass system and EMT, I can't remember if you said you were staying onsite...

In regards to Maleficent, she has a meet and greet point behind the castle. She is there almost continuously. She goes for a 'break', but that means she tags in 'another' Maleficent. She changed while we were in the line. lol.

I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. I'd recommend using the app, it's handy. Also making dining reservations. I've gotten myself confused with what you even asked to start with, and what advice you've been given! Sorry! xx
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We arrived in the late afternoon on the Sunday and the crowds weren't so bad. We used the time we had to pop into some shops that were going to be closed for the rest of our trip, and went on some rides that had short lines. Then we popped back for our dinner reservation at La Cantina at 6pm, then went back to the Disneyland Park and found a nice spot to wait to see the castle show. If you hang back a bit, most people head straight out after the show ends. Not many people hang around so you can get some lovely castle photos then, and also some good ones on Main Street with the decorations there.

After that it was all weekdays for us, but apparently some schools were off, as we met a few people who were there in their half term. Hopefully the Monday will be quite quiet for you, I'm not totally sure when the holidays are.

I think the Saturday will be really busy regardless, but you can fit in shows and parades, etc. rather than wait in huge lines, but you can also utilise the fast pass system and EMT, I can't remember if you said you were staying onsite...

In regards to Maleficent, she has a meet and greet point behind the castle. She is there almost continuously. She goes for a 'break', but that means she tags in 'another' Maleficent. She changed while we were in the line. lol.

I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. I'd recommend using the app, it's handy. Also making dining reservations. I've gotten myself confused with what you even asked to start with, and what advice you've been given! Sorry! xx
Thanks, no thats fab advice. Appreciate all advice. Whats the app called to download ? We are staying in the Santa Fe so will have EMT gonna try do any of the must do rides during it and then me and youngest prob do character meets etc while the other two maybe do rides or queues etc. We have half board do we need to book our lunch or dinners for the days n advance ? We prob wont really no where we wanna eat etc until the day though. I plan to book inventions brunch on the 60 day mark but prob just happy with fast food if we can on the fri and sat and Monday anyway when there.
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Thanks for the tip about staying behind for photos etc Ill deffo do that as want to take lots of photos and I think we are in walking distance to our hotel anyway so can walk or get the shuttle anyway
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It's just the Disneyland Paris app. There's also the Lineberty app now for meet and greets in the Studios, but I failed with that. It had only just been introduced before we went and I forgot all about it. Niece was a bit miffed that she missed Spiderman. Whoops! Though we did get to meet Sulley, there was no need to book on the app for him!

EMT has meet and greets too, on Main Street. Peter Pan is probably a must in this time. Queues are manic for that even on low crowd days! I will say, even though it says 8:30, they start letting you in around 8am. You can only get onto main street, but you can wait at the castle to go through. Many, many people RAN for Princess Pavilion, including my Niece. Even with only a few families in front of us we must have waited about 45 mins. But she had amazing interaction with Snow White.

The thing with not making reservations is that you end up queuing for a table. With your standard plan you get to eat in any of the standard buffets, I would definitely recommend making reservations. You can alter them once there, so if you change your mind you can try to switch. If there's no availability, at least you have your original bookings. I can recommend La Cantina, and Plaza Gardens on the Standard Plan. Agrabah is great for it's theme, but not so great for fussy eaters. Lots of people say La Grange is also very good!

If you're there for 3 nights, then you only get three meals included. I'd recommend Earl of Sandwich as somewhere I've actually eaten and enjoyed that's not on plan, and reasonably priced.. Your booking was recent, correct? If so you probably have hotel breakfast. If you can, be early, like 7am doors open early. It's definitely the best strategy! Also, Santa Fe now has some hot items, scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, and sliced fried potatoes. That's where I stayed in October, I got a little bit addicted to streaky bacon and cream cheese rolls at breakfast time!

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Thanks for the tip about staying behind for photos etc Ill deffo do that as want to take lots of photos and I think we are in walking distance to our hotel anyway so can walk or get the shuttle anyway
Everything is in walking distance!

Some from after the night time show










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Originally Posted by Sarryb View Post
It's just the Disneyland Paris app. There's also the Lineberty app now for meet and greets in the Studios, but I failed with that. It had only just been introduced before we went and I forgot all about it. Niece was a bit miffed that she missed Spiderman. Whoops! Though we did get to meet Sulley, there was no need to book on the app for him!

EMT has meet and greets too, on Main Street. Peter Pan is probably a must in this time. Queues are manic for that even on low crowd days! I will say, even though it says 8:30, they start letting you in around 8am. You can only get onto main street, but you can wait at the castle to go through. Many, many people RAN for Princess Pavilion, including my Niece. Even with only a few families in front of us we must have waited about 45 mins. But she had amazing interaction with Snow White.

The thing with not making reservations is that you end up queuing for a table. With your standard plan you get to eat in any of the standard buffets, I would definitely recommend making reservations. You can alter them once there, so if you change your mind you can try to switch. If there's no availability, at least you have your original bookings. I can recommend La Cantina, and Plaza Gardens on the Standard Plan. Agrabah is great for it's theme, but not so great for fussy eaters. Lots of people say La Grange is also very good!

If you're there for 3 nights, then you only get three meals included. I'd recommend Earl of Sandwich as somewhere I've actually eaten and enjoyed that's not on plan, and reasonably priced.. Your booking was recent, correct? If so you probably have hotel breakfast. If you can, be early, like 7am doors open early. It's definitely the best strategy! Also, Santa Fe now has some hot items, scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, and sliced fried potatoes. That's where I stayed in October, I got a little bit addicted to streaky bacon and cream cheese rolls at breakfast time!

Hope that all helps! xx
That really helps thanks. Wow so EMT is a bit manic to then? We kind of dandered around magic kingdom during EMH at Christmas 🙈 this could be a shock to the system. Lol. We should maybe head straight to princess pavilion in the mornings then. We will deffo go to breakfast for opening ? I read u can see some characters at breakfast in the hotels? Is the true ? And do they come to ur tables. Is there a list of which restrestaurants are inc in the standard free half board ? Its all a complex 🙈 yes we will have the 3 days half board but obv dont get a breakfast on the 25th will we get one on the 28th the day we check out ? Prob will use our half board for dinner each night and just snack at lunch with having the buffet breakfast at hotel each morning. Yes we only booked it this morning lol. If I do the character brunch on the Sunday if we can get it booked itll be the Friday dinner and sat dinner Ill have to book somewhere for.

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