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Old 25 Aug 19, 08:36 AM  
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It's our last full day of magic and for some inexplicable reason I'm joined on the Marxh of the the Dads by these two urchins.



Suitably fed and watered we hit early entry to Disneyland. This time, rathe than walking down the arcades we think it more appropriate to be "walking right down the middle of Main Street USAaaaaa..."

Sorry 😳



And what better way to follow breakfast than the Tea Cup ride!



On to Hyperspace Mountain next. I've noticed now that Harry purposefully is pulling a disinterested face in virtually every ride photo we have. Odd boy...takes after his mother's side of the family, obviously



A quick pic in front of Thunder Mesa after a technical-hitch free ride on Phantom Manor.



Onto BTM. Nope. No clue what's going on here



We then take a walk around the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse and spot Russel and Carl near the riverbank below. Up is one of my favourite movies. In the meantime I have to explain who and what the Swiss Family Robinson are all about...what do they teach kids in school these days?!



Pirates of the Carribbean again. Whatever is happening on the front of our boat?!



Character interactions are getting better in DLP, certainly more organised (with a queuing system) but the opportunities still seem sparse in comparison to across the pond.

Izzy was keen to meet Pooh so we wait in the summer sunshine to meet him. He was great, and pointed out that his and my bellies were very similar!






It's getting hot in the park, and we have dinner booked back at DCR. One last photo op before we head back for a swim.



And this is what greeted us when we got there. An entirely empty pool! We had the run of it to ourselves for the best part of an hour!






The decking area is so nice to kick back and relax in.



The title of today's trip report roughly translates to Baldrick from Blackadder's favourite catchphrase: "I have a cunning plan."

After the most delicious meal (you can see it put a smile on this girl's face) and this time with an outdoor barbecue hosted by a very jolly chef, we gave the kids a note to read together...



The quality of the above picture may not be that great but it was saying to the kids we've had fun, and keep the memories safe.

It also had a cunning clue buried inside of it. The first letter of each line spelled out something magical about our plans for next year...

You are going to Florida

Charlotte just bursts into tears. Not just happy tears, but proper ugly crying happy tears.

Harry is speechless and then shouts "GALAXY'S EDGE!" and Izzy wants to know if they do mac and cheese there. Bless.

We thought the last night of the best DLP visit we had ever had was a good time to share our next dream with them. The letter worked a treat and I think a good way to do a reveal to older kids.

For the rest of the evening we talk a about the differences between DLP and WDW.

Nothing will take away the moment when the kids worked out what the letter was spelling out to them, and DCR was the perfect setting.

DLP has been a perfect week, and this was a perfect way to finish it.


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Looking at Harry’s face on BTM he quite clearly saw your previous comment about looking disinterested, and upped his game 😊

Lovely day!
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Looking at Harry’s face on BTM he quite clearly saw your previous comment about looking disinterested, and upped his game 😊

Lovely day!
Tell me about it!
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Have really enjoyed reading along.
Love the reveal. Perfect...
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I love the letter and she looks so happy
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I love the letter and she looks so happy
She was. And they are all still babbling on about it now. Charlotte has the letter pinned to her notice board in her bedroom bless her.
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Ohhh, I didn’t see the bit about the letter, amazing!
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Here's a clearer copy of the letter we gave them Each letter of every line spells out our cunning plan


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Originally Posted by blusteryday View Post
Here's a clearer copy of the letter we gave them Each letter of every line spells out our cunning plan

What a brilliant idea. We always start planning our next trip before we've got back home 😂
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