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Some ramblings and photos of our trip to France and DLP

Just thought I would jot a few ramblings down about out trip to DLP and La Croix du Vieux Pont campsite

We were just 3 - me DD20 and DS16 - as DW works at a school so was home alone - enjoying a deserved break
We drove down on the Sunday from near Manchester and took the DFDS Ferry to Dunkirk ( as DD was scared of migrants at Calais &#128553 before stopping overnight at Arras . We went on to spend Monday to Friday at DLP then Friday to Monday at LCDVP before getting home on the Tuesday

Driving
Driving in France is so much easier than in England . No major queues or roadworks , though the speed limit keeping changing was confusing at times . We did a mixture of the toll roads and the country roads which was a good mix . A feature was the world war memorials which were very humbling

Weather
The weather was generally great . Indeed a little too hot for theme parking at times . Just a couple of hours drizzle one morning and good sunshine most of the rest of the time

Disney
So we had half day Monday and Friday and three days in the middle but didnt really do a full day any day, which was great as we never felt rushed
As a result of my DDs anxiety we got an easy access pass which was a godsend . We could go to each ride , and were given a return time to come back and then generally went through the fast pass queue. The virtual queue was generally between 1/3 and 2/3 of the standby queue and enabled us to do our own thing - a sit in the shade , a toilet break , a snack , even s short queue other ride
Fave rides were buzz , big thunder , tower of terror
We all loved the firework show which was saw twice
The only downside was that there were quite a lot of rides not available and not much in the way of shows / films in the studios
We got an annual pass and hope to be back next April or May

La croix du vieux pont
This campsite about an hour and half north east of DLP
We got allocated by Eurocamp a basic but large caravan in a great spot near the lake with the sun on the deck nearly all day
We visited Pierrefonds , a really pretty town with a great castle ,and had an afternoon at Parc Canopee . a go ape style course

The campsite was beautiful with Great Lakes with flying fish in and well manicured fields and good swimming areas and other activities
The weather made it a really relaxing weekend

Food / anxiety

As most of you know my DD suffers from anorexia and anxiety
So all meals are simple , we took a toaster and a mini fridge so even at Disney we could self cater to a point . McDonalds didnt offer an alternative to chips in their happy meal which was a surprise and a panic to DD so Burger King tended to be our outlet of choice. Living the high life

My DD limited her food quite a bit but I wasnt going to spoil the holiday by arguing. What was more noticeable was how anxious at times DS was both over his food and in situations where he had to take responsibility. A lot of work to do
But was really pleased with DDs general coping , she managed the slides at the pool and enjoyed the go ape stuff , so definite progress

Overall a really good break - pictures to follow
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I'm so glad you had a lovely trip and it's great you were able to get the access pass to help alleviate your DDs anxiety.
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Weve stayed at that campsite many, many times, its a really great place to relax but also has some good day trips of you want them. Glad you all had a good time x
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I'm so glad you had a lovely trip and it's great you were able to get the access pass to help alleviate your DDs anxiety.
Thank you . The pass was a massive help. Reduced the anxiety greatly , meant we didn't have to rush to get EMH as we knew our wait times would be lower than others , and sitting in the shade chilling was relaxing

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Weve stayed at that campsite many, many times, its a really great place to relax but also has some good day trips of you want them. Glad you all had a good time x
We were really impressed , had read bad reviews about the eurocamp caravans there but although basic there was lots of room and a great deck. Beat a wet weekend in Morecambe that's for sure
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Lovely photos, you all look very happy. Sounds like a great time was had, thanks for sharing.
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sounds like you had a good trip, that picture in front of the Walt statue is a good one, literally just the 4 of you (including )
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