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Unread 15 Nov 13, 02:35 PM  
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Tip number 1 - don't use the buses! All onsite hotels are a gentle stroll away.

Tip number 2 - free drinks in the afternoon! If you buy food/drinks in the morning from a CS place you should get a voucher for a free drink later (before 6pm). Better to use these in Disneyland Park, as in Studios the only place you can redeem them is En Coulisse - long queues!

Which leads me to Tip 3 - it's not all burgers and hot dogs! Casey's Corner and Videopolis are known for really slow service, partly because everyone seems to go there! Try some of the other places. Or there's always good old Earl of Sandwich.

Having mentioned Videopolis leads me to...

Tip 4 - Videopolis is a great place to sit and warm up watching cartoons and fraying frazzled nerves. Take some change and you can get cold or hot drinks from the vending machine and avoid the queues.

Tip 5 - meet characters in the hotels (you don't have to be staying there) or at character meals. There are some well organised meet and greets in the parks, but some of them are not so organised!

Tip. 6 - the Christmas stuff! Tree lighting ceremony, Jingle Bell Boys show and the Cavalcade are all wonderful.

Tip 7 - take piccies and write us a trippie when you get back!

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Originally Posted by Snitch Sox View Post
Yay! DLP gets it's own top tips sticky!

Watch out Florida forum we're moving up a gear!

Haha love that!

DLP totally deserves the attention Florida gets
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Originally Posted by Snitch Sox View Post
Hope you'll include us all in that please Mel!

Completely off topic any idea of a good website for weather forecast for Paris? I'm looking at one site and told rain and another and told sun! I don't expect it will be sunny as we even managed to make it rain out of season in an area of Kenya that had seen no precipitation for three years! But it would nice to know what we are looking for!
Good question, i have been using my iphone and the other day the symbol it had for Glasgow looked like some sort of world ends type thing so i dont think its that accurate! xx
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Originally Posted by Gill H View Post
Tip number 1 - don't use the buses! All onsite hotels are a gentle stroll away.

Tip number 2 - free drinks in the afternoon! If you buy food/drinks in the morning from a CS place you should get a voucher for a free drink later (before 6pm). Better to use these in Disneyland Park, as in Studios the only place you can redeem them is En Coulisse - long queues!

Which leads me to Tip 3 - it's not all burgers and hot dogs! Casey's Corner and Videopolis are known for really slow service, partly because everyone seems to go there! Try some of the other places. Or there's always good old Earl of Sandwich.

Having mentioned Videopolis leads me to...

Tip 4 - Videopolis is a great place to sit and warm up watching cartoons and fraying frazzled nerves. Take some change and you can get cold or hot drinks from the vending machine and avoid the queues.

Tip 5 - meet characters in the hotels (you don't have to be staying there) or at character meals. There are some well organised meet and greets in the parks, but some of them are not so organised!

Tip. 6 - the Christmas stuff! Tree lighting ceremony, Jingle Bell Boys show and the Cavalcade are all wonderful.

Tip 7 - take piccies and write us a trippie when you get back!
Thank you so much for this Gill what a fab list!

I think i have stolen loads of bits from your trippys as well

Can't wait to get my trippy written up be warned all it may be a long one

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Oh Gill, following on from your character question is the special Mickey meet a better organised one or is that one to avoid?

Has anyone went to meet Santa in the Christmas village i would love to do it but wondering if two grown adults would look super weird queuing for santa?
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the Mickey meet is an offical one and very well organised - you will be in a little room for your meet n greet
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If you are staying onsite don't forget to set the alarm using your room telephone, if you have kids let them answer it, gets my DS up and out every morning

Also, if you have it, make good use of EMH, we never do Dumbo after EMH, the queues are ridiculous.

Again, if onsite (only at SF, Cheyenne, SQL or NPBC) then try to get brekkie in the parks if available, that way you don't have to get up so early to get to breakfast and be in the parks for 8am. You can get up and go straight to the parks for 8am and then get breakfast about 9:15am ish, as the parks are filling up, and be out in time to collect your first FP at 10am

If you have young children make use of babyswitch.

If you want to do EMH you won't see the characters in your hotel in the morning, so go into EMH then about 9:30am go out to the Disneyland Hotel and meet the characters outside breakfast there, then back into the park.

Breakfast at DLH is well worth paying for, and if you do it late on you won't need any lunch (we tend to go about 10-10:30am on checkout day), it's the best value meal you will get in DLP, costs the same as a CS meal deal but much more food of far superior quality with service and environment to match.

there are 2 ways to get on Crush faster, the most popular is to be at the gates of WDS about 9:20am, then as soon as they open at 9:30am run for Crush, we have done this and been off the ride by 9:45am once, normally we are off about 10am as they generally open the ride early. The other way is to join the queue a few minutes before park closing, most people don't realise you can join a queue right until park close so the queues get shorter at that time.

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Thank you Karen some great tips in there, never thought about the DLH for breakfast. We have lunch booked for our last day might try and squeeze in a breakfast as well.

Mel that is great to know about the Mickey meet i really want some nice pics of me another my other half with Mickey. We dont have kids but hoping to still get some great character meets in

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