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Unread 13 Sep 19, 12:04 PM  
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Hello Dibbsters.

Been a little while since I was last around.

We've had a bit of a Disney break since "going large" at WDW for Easter 2018. Proper kitchen sink job (14nights Beach Club - Club Level, etc.)

I've managed to convince Mrs TP that we need to rekindle some of Disney Magic and so have booked a suite at NPB Compass Club for a long weekend.

Our 2 little ladies (11 + 10) have no idea. We're gonna pretend to do a London weekend and the first they will know about seeing Mickey is when we check-in at St Pancras. They still wont be as excited as me though.

We've done DLP quite a few times when the girls were younger. Last time we stayed in Castle Club and had the most magical 4 days imaginable. (Pluto doing doggie shuffle-bums along the ground at breakfast!) I did look to go back there, but couldn't really justify splurging 3.5k all-in for two nights. (GULP)

To finally get to my point of posting... I'm just looking a for few ideas on what to do. I'm slightly aware that we will have great expectations from last being at WDW and that DLP might be a bit meh...

We've only ever stayed in DLH so any nuggets about NPD would be appreciated. We've never been during Xmas season... so anything to look out for?

I'm aware that my girls are a bit older now and not in the princess stage (eldest never). We LOVE inventions and will try to book when the when the window opens.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Unread 13 Sep 19, 04:49 PM  
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If you have a suite at Compass Club level booked then I believe that comes with VIP fastpass - so definitely make use of that!

Location wise the hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the parks, so don't bother with the shuttle bus. You will also find the security lines via the hotel walkway will be significantly shorter than those where the buses come in (because that is also the same place the day trippers car park and the train station come in).

Christmas season at DLP is amazing. Don't miss the Christmas parade (watch it from Main St for added snow!) or Mickey's Big Band Show, both are fantastic.

Have a great time!
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Unread 13 Sep 19, 05:01 PM  
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Thanks for taking the time to respond :-)

Yes the VIP Fastpasses was a consideration for the suite. When booking Disney I always get sucked into the "For a few hundred more I can get... "

Part of the attraction of NPB was it's resemblance to Beach Club. Hope we're not disappointed.

Deffo suckers for the parade so that's a given. Will check out Big Band!

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I would say to get a copy of the park schedule right before you go, and aim to do as many of the Christmas extras as you can - seeing the Christmas parade, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the advent calendar (if youre there before Christmas Day), any Christmas shows on Castle Stage or light shows on the Hollywood Tower etc. Go on Small World and any other rides that are decked out for Christmas (not sure if there are any others though.)

Id like to hear how you get on - were planning a similar Christmas trip in the next year or two, and Ive always wanted NPB to be our next DLP hotel. Im not sure if it will feel the same after staying in Beach Club at WDW though, so we might just go back to DLH (which is what DH wants to do anyway!)
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Unread 23 Sep 19, 01:17 PM  
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Thanks for the Xmas tips!
If the Castle Club at DLH was 500 less I probably would have gone back. Last time, girls were perfectly aged and the extended character interaction at breakfast... my words wouldn't do it justice.

I think with only going to 2 nights we will make most of the VIP Fastpasses and have long park days. I've booked Inventions via the Dutch site already!

I'm in 2 minds about comparing The Beach Club with NPB... but I guess if you don't try you don't know.

Of course I'll report back :-)

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Thanks for the Xmas tips!
If the Castle Club at DLH was 500 less I probably would have gone back. Last time, girls were perfectly aged and the extended character interaction at breakfast... my words wouldn't do it justice.

I think with only going to 2 nights we will make most of the VIP Fastpasses and have long park days. I've booked Inventions via the Dutch site already!

I'm in 2 minds about comparing The Beach Club with NPB... but I guess if you don't try you don't know.

Of course I'll report back :-)

Cheers,
TP
Ill be hoping that you come back to say that NPB brought back lots of happy memories of Beach Club, sprinkled with some DLP Christmas magic! We had a meal in NPB during our last trip, and had a wander around the hotel and grounds while we were there. I thought it was lovely, and I hope I do get to stay there one day.
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The other thing to think about is a regular dlh room. Similar price to suite levels in npb and with the free half board you have california grill, inventions and auberge included. No security in the morning and you are close enough to fall out of bed into emh then have breakfast at 10.

Tis what we are doing (surprise for our two also, we fly at 6AM morning after they break up so we will tell them at 2AM when we get them up... )
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Sounds exciting. Pretty sure I'd get a smack in the nose by waking either of my girls up at 2am... Disney or not :-)

I did a lot of mulling on NPB vs DLH as we have fond memories of DLH.
Trouble is you don't get the VIP fastpasses unless you stay in the Castle Club. (Believe me I keep thinking about the 750 extra to stay there and think I should just do it). Elevator into Park, relaxed character breakfast, etc.

However, my thinking is that with the Eurostar times, we are losing a chunk of first and last day so we will probably maximise our parks time as opposed than chilling back at base.

Getting excited now... still ages though :-(
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