Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > Disneyland Paris Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Disneyland Paris Trip Reports Trip Reports
Holiday to Florida with Florida4less
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 15 Mar 19, 04:22 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
Beaker7929
VIP Dibber

 
Beaker7929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 13

Beaker7929's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 101
When You're the Best of Friends - Glowtini Girls do DLP Jan 2019 - Day 4

After a late night it was a slow start to the morning, and wed arranged to meet Grant outside the Golden Forest Lounge around 9.30am for breakfast.

I got up, popped some music on, jumped in the shower and donned my next new Disney sweatshirt, today I would be channelling my favourite character, Mary Poppins.because of course, I am practically perfect in every way



Soon it was time to head for breakfast, and because we no longer had Anna in our party Grant was able to come into the Golden Forest Lounge as I had a spare person on my room. After eating our fill Mel and I headed back up to our rooms to grab coats and bags. Another new thing for me today was my ears! As some of you will know Cheshire Cat is my other favourite character and these ears were bought for me by the lovely Hornetgirl and Trekmickey (aka Lucy and Sean ) when they went to Florida last year.



I met up with Grant at the sofas outside the Sequoia Lodge shop and we waited for Mel to join us. Mel was down shortly after and as we headed out of the hotel we saw Goofy meeting, with hardly any queue, yup it was a no brainer!





Goofy loved my sweatshirt and was keen to point out that he was also practically perfect in every way

As with the day before whilst we waited a few moments to meet with Goofy we remembered to pop onto Lineberty to book ourselves onto some meets in Studios. Not sure if I mentioned this before but you can only have one Lineberty reservation at a timeso top tip, if you have more than one person in your group you can all make reservations for different characters, so I booked the 3 of us to see Buzz Lightyear, Grant booked Mickey Mouse and Mel booked Spiderman (Grant hadnt met him yet, and like Mel and I needed any persuading )

So with 3 meets lined up in Studios, we headed out of the hotelat 11am! Now officially the latest Ive left a Disney hotel

I have to say, these lazy mornings are quite nice though, and theres no queue for the character meets in the hotel!

After a leisurely stroll around Lake Disney we mooched through the village and into Studios. No sooner had we arrived than our slot with Mickey came up as ready, so off we went to meet with the Main Mouse.









Mickey was a fantastic meet, even taking the time to check the photos on the photographers camera to make sure they were good enough!

As we said farewell to Mickey I checked my phone and saw that our meet for Buzz had come up, perfect timing as Mickey and Buzz are right next to each other.





Something that we noticed is that at the entrance to the Lineberty meets there is a Cast Member with an iPad who appears to be taking manual bookings, so presumably if you cant get internet access, or cant download/access the app there is another way to meet those characters which is good to know.

Once wed met with Buzz we decided it was time for a rideabout time too! The 3 of us headed over to Ratatouille, and seeing that the single rider line was just 5 mins decided to split. Ratatouille was fab as always.

On coming out of Ratatouille we saw that once again Remy was meeting.and once again, our slot for Spiderman came up, dj vu anyone? Lol!

At least this time Mel and I knew where Spiderman was
Spiderman was, once again, really good.if a little short



As always Mel interacted brilliantly with Spiderman, she is totally a closet Marvel fan

As we left Spiderman I reminded Mel that Chewbacca was meeting just around the corner, and on approaching we could see very little queue. Up until recently you didnt need to use the Lineberty app for Chewbacca so you could just rock up. As we queued around 10 minutes the Imperial March (I think!) came past.basically a load of Stormtroopers and a guy with a loud hailer.it was good though!

Chewbacca was an epic meet! He gives the BEST hugs! Although I did come away with a bit of fluff in my eye







Bearing in mind wed only left the hotel at 11am, we packed in loads of meet and greets! Definitely time for a coffee stop next!

We found a table in Studio One and got ourselves a coffee and spent the next 30 minutes or so nattering away before deciding to do a couple more rides. Next up was Slinky Dog.now, Ive only ridden this once before, with Gerard and it was hilarious! We didnt realise just how fast it was and how much you got thrown to the sides.so with Mel and I banging on about what fun it was and how Grant was going to find it hysterical we walked straight on, with no wait, and Grant and I boarded together.



Ok, so theyve totally tamed this ride! It didnt go anywhere near as fast and was so short, it felt like it was over before it really got going Mel and I both agreed, which was good as I was starting to think Id imagined how good it was before!

So with that being a little bit of a disappointment I figured Id better man up and do Parachute Drop..for some reason I can just about handle this ride, where-as Tower of Terror makes me feel physically ill.plus I knew I wasnt going to have to do ToT with Anna now not with us

We did single rider again as there was no wait and we split up into a parachute each, with Mel opposite me. Unfortunately Grant was behind me so neither Mel nor I could see him.



Before the ride started I warned the man next to me (who was with his son) that I would probably scream.he looked at me blankly, ok, clearly not English.



Obviously I did scream.quite a bit.but mostly I was in hysterics, as was Mel who was watching me! Id totally do this ride again!

After that excitement it was time to leave Studios, having done pretty much everything there is to do, and we walked over to the Disneyland Park with the plan being to take Grant to see Philarmagic.

As we walked down Main Street Mel and I couldnt resist a bit of shopping We popped into Harringtons and I spotted the perfect tea towels, I knew I wanted to get some on this trip but hadnt yet seen any I liked, these were perfect (photos taken at home)







I then spotted the character glasses, which (as Mel and Grant were keen to point out to me) were on offer if you bought 4 of them..but I knew I didnt need 4 glasses so stuck to my guns and just bought the one.Cheshire Cat obviously! This was to replace a gorgeous Cheshire Cat Aribbas Brothers glass that Anna had bought me for my birthday the year before last and had since been broken.



Purchases made and held at the shop to be sent back to the hotel we headed over the Philarmagic.



I really do love this, its the perfect addition to the park.

As we excited Philarmagic, to our left under the covered area we could see Chip n Dale and Pluto meeting, awesome! As we tried to make our way around to them the heavens opened.with hail!

After a couple of wrong turns trying to find our way to the characters, and trying not to get soaked, we finally made it.only to see Chip n Dale being escorted away and replaced by.Mickey Mouse. I think we may have been the only people to have ever been disappointed to see Mickey this would be our 4th or 5th meet with him this trip! I love this photo of us with Pluto



More meets done we were all feeling pekish and definitely in need of warming up, the temperature had dropped sharply! The day before in Victorias Id noticed the soup on the menu, and seen it walk by and thought it had looked nice so suggested this as a lunch option. We were not disappointed! If you like vegetable soup I can highly recommend it!





The weather was still looking decidedly dodgy so Mel and Grant decided to head back to the hotel to chill out for a bit. I hadnt yet seen the parade and knowing that tomorrow was out last day knew this would be my last opportunity to do so.so I went solo in the park! Eek!

First of all I popped into the Christmas shop in the castle as I always buy a Christmas decoration on my January trips and knew exactly which one I wanted to get. I also wanted to buy the same decoration for Anna as I knew shed planned to buy it too but obviously hadnt had the chance, and also for my Mum who doesnt have enough Disney decorations for my liking. Sadly I couldnt see it anywhere so left the shop empty handed, ready to take up position for the parade.

Before Id left home Id promised my son that Id film the whole parade for him.and I kept my promise! I had a great position standing with my back to Frontierland and could see the parade come around in front of the castle. As always the parade was fantastic, with some great interaction from the characters both on the ground and on the floats. I can safely say this my favourite Disneyland Paris parade out of all the ones Ive experienced.

Once the parade had passed me I crossed over to Plaza Gardens and walked up Discovery Arcade, realising that in doing so I was going to catch the parade again where it exits Main Street! Just as I reached the top of the arcade the heavens once again opened and the parade appeared to speed up I managed to find some shelter, but not before I put my hood up.which had a load of hail in it, that went straight down my back, lovely!

The dragon went some way to warming us up



With the parade over I made my way to leave the park, but then remembered the other Christmas shop opposite Liberty Arcade, and there it was, the Christmas decoration I was after! With 3 in my hand I headed to the till but was held up making my purchases by a family whod asked for a photopass photo to be printed out, unfortunately the photo that the Cast Member handed over was damaged so he had to print out another copy, which thankfully was ok. The Cast Member was very apologetic that Id had to wait a while, but it was ok, I wasnt in any hurry to be anywhere

This is the Xmas dec I bought, I cant wait to hang it on the tree this year.



I dithered for a moment about staying in the park for Illuminations, it was about 5.30pm at this point and Illuminations was due to start at 6.30pm (I think) but the weather was still vile and I was cold and damp, and the lure of a change of clothes and a nice warm hotel was too good to ignore.Illuminations would just have to wait until my next visit.

I took a leisurely stroll through the village, rather relishing being on my own! As I walked around Lake Disney I stopped for a few photos, I think the sky above Panoramagique shows just how unpredictable the weather was being!





As I approached, Sequoia Lodge was looking gorgeous with lights in the trees and the moon rising above it.



Once back in my room I got changed into fresh, warm clothes and picked up a message from Mel to say she was in the Golden Forest Lounge, knowing it was coming to the end of afternoon tea in the lounge I headed straight down there for a nice up of tea and some treats. Afternoon tea in the lounge is a great Golden Forest perk!







Grant messaged to say he was on his way over to us and he joined us in the lounge around 7pm. Obviously it was cocktail time! It felt appropriate to choose a Red Glowtini, not a blue one as that didnt feel right without Anna, but still our drink





None of us felt like going back out in the cold (except Grant who had to go back to Santa Fe) so we ordered bar snacks, not something Ive done in Sequoia Lodge before, they were really nice! And very good value for money. I had the grilled vegetable sandwich





Full of yummy sandwiches and cocktail we popped into the Sequoia Lodge shop to pick up our shopping from earlier that day and retired to Mels room for the last bottle of Prosecco and more nattering, finally making it to bed around 12.30am!

Edited at 09:20 AM.
Beaker7929 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Center Parcs Longford Trial Break!
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 05:31 PM  
Link to this Post
#2
princess allie
VIP Dibber

 
princess allie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 11
Another lovely day, well done for going solo in the park x
__________________
ALISON


1998 Villa in Kissimmee 2009 Animal Kingdom Lodge 2011 Animal Kingdom Lodge 2014 Villa Lake Berkeley 2016 Villa Bass Lakes 2017 Villa on Solana and Vero Beach 2018 Villa on Highlands Reserve and St Pete Beach 2019 Royal Pacific Resort, Highlands Reserve & Coronado Springs 2020 Feb half term villa chilling
princess allie is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
When 1 countdown closes, another 1 opens
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 06:32 PM  
Link to this Post
#3
Lisa_Lollipop
Imagineer
 
Lisa_Lollipop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 12
Another fab day, you did brilliantly to fit in so many character meets! We didn't try the Lineberty app when we was there last year, I will definitely give it a go when we next get back there!

Such a gorgeous tree decoration too, great choice!
Lisa_Lollipop is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Charlie's First WDW Adventure
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 07:46 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Melanie R
Sprinkling Pixie Dust

 
Melanie R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 09

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 2
Mobile

Brings back lots of lovely memories 😊 Still cant get over how short Spiderman was though 😂
__________________
The Duchess of Wigan!

.:[ Our Trippies Index ]:.

19 x DLP, 8 x WDW

The Duchess does DLP
Melanie R is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Glaciers & Glowtinis
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 07:54 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
Beaker7929
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Beaker7929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 13

Beaker7929's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 101
Mobile

Originally Posted by princess allie View Post
Another lovely day, well done for going solo in the park x
Thank you
__________________

Twitter - @rpaisley79 / Instagram - rachelpaisley79

Upcoming Hols *July '19 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*August 2020 WDW Coronado Springs*

Previous Hols *Jan '19 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Jan '18 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Oct '17 Cheyenne*Jan '17 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Jan '16 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*March '15 - Cheyenne*Nov '13 - Cheyenne*Feb '12 - Newport Bay*April '08 - Santa Fe*March '05 - Santa Fe*


Click here for my Disneyland Paris Trip Reports
Beaker7929 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Center Parcs Longford Trial Break!
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 07:55 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Beaker7929
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Beaker7929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 13

Beaker7929's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 101
Originally Posted by Lisa_Lollipop View Post
Another fab day, you did brilliantly to fit in so many character meets! We didn't try the Lineberty app when we was there last year, I will definitely give it a go when we next get back there!

Such a gorgeous tree decoration too, great choice!
You should definitely give it a try, it'll be interesting to see how good it is/isn't when we go back in July and the parks are busier! I am particularly taken with the xmas dec, its gorgeous

Edited at 07:56 PM.
Beaker7929 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Center Parcs Longford Trial Break!
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 07:57 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
Beaker7929
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Beaker7929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 13

Beaker7929's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 101
Mobile

Originally Posted by Melanie R View Post
Brings back lots of lovely memories 😊 Still cant get over how short Spiderman was though 😂
Clearly he was 'teenager' spiderman 😂
__________________

Twitter - @rpaisley79 / Instagram - rachelpaisley79

Upcoming Hols *July '19 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*August 2020 WDW Coronado Springs*

Previous Hols *Jan '19 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Jan '18 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Oct '17 Cheyenne*Jan '17 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*Jan '16 Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest*March '15 - Cheyenne*Nov '13 - Cheyenne*Feb '12 - Newport Bay*April '08 - Santa Fe*March '05 - Santa Fe*


Click here for my Disneyland Paris Trip Reports
Beaker7929 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Center Parcs Longford Trial Break!
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Mar 19, 11:36 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
Animagus
Imagineer
 
Animagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 14
I love those Cheshire Cat ears. Hes one of my dds favourites too.

We always buy a Christmas decoration; I love the Christmas shops so Im really happy to learn there are two! Your decoration is really pretty.

Good on you for going solo and for sticking it out so long in the cold and rain.

Thanks for sharing.
Animagus is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
A rendezvous with DLP
Reply With Quote
Reply
Florida Tix

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Attraction Tickets Direct

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2194
CaxtonFX  $1.2196
Covent Garden FX  $1.2344
FAIRFX  $1.2215
John Lewis  $1.2358
M&S  $1.1974
Post Office  $1.2161
Sainsburys  $1.2198
TESCO  $1.2214
Travelex  $1.2127
Updated: 18:30 18/07/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.0844
CaxtonFX  €1.0864
Covent Garden FX  €1.0966
FAIRFX  €1.0885
John Lewis  €1.0982
M&S  €1.0627
Post Office  €1.0820
Sainsburys  €1.0849
TESCO  €1.0866
Travelex  €1.0800
Updated: 18:30 18/07/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Thu 18th Jul 1:48pm
Now: 33C/91F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Cloud Cover: 40%
Wind: 5mph - SSE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1020mb
Humidity: 59%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 17:40 18/07/2019