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Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 07:51 AM
Day One: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1959583

Well, I woke up before our 7:30am alarm (Which Robert had set on his phone). I was instantly suspicious when I saw the time read as 6:57am as I felt really refreshed for that time of the morning... I jumped up and checked my phone. Robert hadn't set his damn phone to French time! EMH had already begun!! ARGH! We jumped out of bed, dressed, and slapped on make up and sun cream (Well, Robert only the latter) and darted off (So I apologise for the state of my appearance in these pics!).....

We wandered down towards the park through the village:

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I had to pose near the giant mushrooms outside the Rainforest Cafe- I think they are a very under-rated photo oppertunity....!

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We then ran towards the park, where we got straight in and grabbed programmes and maps.... And then I caught my first glimpse of the Castle this trip:

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Magic!

Robert insisted on posing on the bandstand because there was nobody else on it for once!!

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We darted over to Discoveryland where we went on Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast twice (Robert beating me by a long way each time!), and then we headed to Fantasyland.... We were pleased to see Alice's Curious Labyrinth would be open later in the day, and were also pleased to see the jumping fountains were back in action!

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We went on Peter Pan's Flight (Which still has a special place in my heart as it was our best family ride when I was younger!) and then on Pinnochio.... After this, we headed for the Castle. I was a bit disspointed to find you couldn't get up the Castle stairs as it was closed for refurbishment, but you could look up at the lovely ceiling and all the details:

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I love the trees in the Castle! The castle is meant to look like it has 'grown' out of the ground apparantly, and I think the trees look amazing instead of plain old pillars!

We then went out the front, to do the obligatory Castle photos while it was still fairly quiet:

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We were just walking away from the Castle when a woman pointed behind me and said to her young son: "Look who it is!!", and I thought: "What? Robert?", and when I turned round I saw Mickey Mouse heading straight towards us in his little car! Robert dived out of the way as it was nearly a head on collision! I couldn't help but laugh!!

After this, we headed round to BTM as Frontierland was now open.... I was desperate to go on BTM this time, but Robert was very nervous about it and wanted to get it out of the way.....

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However, I was gobsmacked when we got off the ride and he declared that he loved it!! Especially so as the last thing he said to me as the train was leaving was: "I hate you for this!"....!

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We then darted round to Phantom Manor, which is one of my fave rides (BTM now reigns supreme though!).... I love it!! And there was no queue, which was a nice bonus!

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After this, we headed to Adventureland to go on POTC, which we did twice.... And then checked out Skull rock....

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By now we were very hungry, so we came out of the park and headed for The Rainforest Cafe, where we had a wonderful lunch.... Again, reviews and pics will go on the right thread!

We then headed for the hotel as we needed a little rest (We were very stuffed!):

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After a bit of a rest, we headed back to the park to find a good parade spot, which we did! Just down from Bella Notte, near the towers.... Whilst waiting we put on more suncream and chatted.... We had reservations for the California Grill that night, and we were very excited about that!

Eventually, the parade began... We LOVED it!! Robert adored the Alice in Wonderland float, and was really chuffed to see the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts.....I loved the Villans float myself! The evil Queen from Snow White did a fabulous pose for me when she saw I had a camera, but my stupid camera wouldn't work properly!! It was a lovely thing for her to do though!

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After the parade, we headed round to Small World, then to POTC, and then back to Big Thunder Mountain where we had two turns! We then wandered through Frontierland, and were pleased to spy some Halloween decs!

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We then waited at the Frontierland station to go round on the train- I wanted to prove to Robert that it does go through POTC! Needless to say, I got to do a little 'told you so' dance!

We got off the train at Mainstreet, where we had a little look in some of the shops. Robert then decided that he wanted to go to the Aladdin walkthrough, so we headed round there....

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After this, we called into the Boardwalk Candy palace for some fudge, and then headed back to the Newport to get ready for our dinner at the California Grill... It's probably wise to book Inventions and the CG if you aren't staying at the Disneyland Hotel because we had to show our reservations slip to get through....

.... After a lovely, fantastic and amazing meal, we headed back past the lovely lit up DLH and the Village....

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And once we were back at the hotel, we showered, and went to sleep.... Which was a very good sleep indeed!!!

Day Three: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960193

Bob xoxoxox

Sweet Pea UK
09-21-2008, 08:11 AM
Really enjoying your report. I take it there weren't that many long queues considering the amount of rides you are getting through?

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 08:14 AM
Really enjoying your report. I take it there weren't that many long queues considering the amount of rides you are getting through?

Queues were very minimal... The longest was 20mins BTM....

Bob xoxox

Sweet Pea UK
09-21-2008, 08:22 AM
Queues were very minimal... The longest was 20mins BTM....

Bob xoxox

Hope its like that when we go in January! They were very long in August.

Sara x

britchic4
09-21-2008, 08:25 AM
Great report as usual Bob, and waiting with baited breath for your CG review!

MrsTigger
09-21-2008, 08:46 AM
Another wonderful day..... lovely pics...looking forward to the rest.

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 09:09 AM
Great report as usual Bob, and waiting with baited breath for your CG review!

Its up now my dear!

Bob xoxox

Cyrano
09-21-2008, 09:11 AM
Glad to hear that you didn't really sleep in ;)

Love the photo of skull rock :thumbsup2

Look forward to reading your reviews of RFC and CG :goodvibes

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 09:13 AM
Glad to hear that you didn't really sleep in ;)

Love the photo of skull rock :thumbsup2

Look forward to reading your reviews of RFC and CG :goodvibes

It was a horrible feeling until we made it to the park in time!!

The reviews are up now Batman!

Bob xoxoxo

giuly09
09-21-2008, 09:26 AM
Another good day :thumbsup2
The bit about the alarm clock is TYPICAL of men: what do they think all the time?? It's a mystery :lmao: :lmao:

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 09:30 AM
Another good day :thumbsup2
The bit about the alarm clock is TYPICAL of men: what do they think all the time?? It's a mystery :lmao: :lmao:

I shan't repeat what Robert just said!! :lmao:

Bob xoxox

PJackson
09-21-2008, 09:42 AM
Fab review - your pics of the parade are stunning Bob :thumbsup2

giuly09
09-21-2008, 09:46 AM
I shan't repeat what Robert just said!! :lmao:

Bob xoxox

Naughty naughty Robert lol
Tell him i have two sons (22 and 15) and so i can guess what young men have in thier mind :lmao:

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 09:51 AM
Naughty naughty Robert lol
Tell him i have two sons (22 and 15) and so i can guess what young men have in thier mind :lmao:

He never said you were wrong!! :lmao:

Bob xoxoxox

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 09:52 AM
Fab review - your pics of the parade are stunning Bob :thumbsup2

Thank you very much! :goodvibes

Bob xoxox

tetley02
09-21-2008, 10:21 AM
was suncream essential???? Like was it really hot and sunny, just hoping that weather will continue when we go in 2 weeks, maybe not so hot though!

gemmybear83
09-21-2008, 10:21 AM
Great review and Robert looks very cool in his sunglasses (are they the new ones you bought him?)!

A Small World
09-21-2008, 10:27 AM
another brill day Bob. Mr Small World did a similar thing with the alarm on his phone but he blamed the phone for resetting the time :rotfl:

Nubbedy
09-21-2008, 10:28 AM
I didnt know the train went through POTC - looking forward to trying it. Great report, you did manage loads of rides.

Sara. :)

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Great review and Robert looks very cool in his sunglasses (are they the new ones you bought him?)!

He bought them himself.... He wants to stress that! Yes though, they're his new ones.... :goodvibes

Bob xoxox

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 10:31 AM
was suncream essential???? Like was it really hot and sunny, just hoping that weather will continue when we go in 2 weeks, maybe not so hot though!

I burn in normal British summers, so I would have to say it was an essential, yes. It wasn't too hot though, there was a lovely cold breeze!

Bob xoxoxox

MJ_always
09-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Sounds like another fantastic day!! Lovely weather too. Brilliant photos too. I have to admit that the villains float is my fave too. I LOVE it. I watched the parade twice just so i could get more pics of it and i was so chuffed that i managed to be at the stop point for it the 2nd time and it was amazing- i was just about to carry on snapping away and my card was full, i've never changed it so fast in my life LMAO. Got some cool pics tho and posing ones! I love the guys that walk infront of the float too in the flame costumes.

Ashleigh x

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 10:38 AM
another brill day Bob. Mr Small World did a similar thing with the alarm on his phone but he blamed the phone for resetting the time :rotfl:

Robert blamed me for not changing the time on his phone!! :headache:

Bob xoxox

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Sounds like another fantastic day!! Lovely weather too. Brilliant photos too. I have to admit that the villains float is my fave too. I LOVE it. I watched the parade twice just so i could get more pics of it and i was so chuffed that i managed to be at the stop point for it the 2nd time and it was amazing- i was just about to carry on snapping away and my card was full, i've never changed it so fast in my life LMAO. Got some cool pics tho and posing ones! I love the guys that walk infront of the float too in the flame costumes.

Ashleigh x

I liked them too! I think it injected a nice bit of colour onto the float.... :)

Bob xoxox

tennisfan
09-21-2008, 10:43 AM
Another great day with fab photos:thumbsup2 off to read the restaurant reviews:goodvibes

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 11:42 AM
Another great day with fab photos:thumbsup2 off to read the restaurant reviews:goodvibes

Thanks Nikki! :goodvibes

Bob xoxox

julie 'o'
09-21-2008, 11:47 AM
:thumbsup2 Love your photos especially the one of Mian Street and the Castle, I love the feeling when you first arrive and see this view,gives me goose bumps:goodvibes . Really enjoying your TR.

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 11:50 AM
:thumbsup2 Love your photos especially the one of Mian Street and the Castle, I love the feeling when you first arrive and see this view,gives me goose bumps:goodvibes . Really enjoying your TR.

Awww.... Thanks love!

Bob xoxoxo

tripodjw
09-21-2008, 12:14 PM
Nice report Bob. Looking forward to the next pics installment. its getting me excited for my trip next week.

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 12:16 PM
Nice report Bob. Looking forward to the next pics installment. its getting me excited for my trip next week.

He he!! Glad to know I'm hyping up the magic!

Bob xoxox

Anne64
09-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Looks like you had a fab day :cool1:

That blue sky is stunning:cool2:

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 01:36 PM
Looks like you had a fab day :cool1:

That blue sky is stunning:cool2:

It was very lovely!! :goodvibes

Bob xoxox

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 01:37 PM
Day three is up now everyone!

Bob xoxox

Dianetigger
09-21-2008, 01:52 PM
Brilliant day two report and love your pictures - off to read day three and catch up with food reports!

thelittlemermaid83
09-21-2008, 02:08 PM
Great 2nd day, I can't wait to eat at the candy place.

poppyolivia
09-21-2008, 02:24 PM
I love looking at your photos, they are superb!!:thumbsup2 thanks for sharing!

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 06:06 PM
Great 2nd day, I can't wait to eat at the candy place.

I love it! Makes me feel like a kid in a candy store! Oh, wait a minute! Lol! :laughing:

Bob xoxox

Bolanette87
09-21-2008, 06:07 PM
I love looking at your photos, they are superb!!:thumbsup2 thanks for sharing!

Aww! Thanks!!

Bob xoxox

cap'njack.
09-22-2008, 03:44 AM
WOW! There doesn't seem to be many people around you during the parade. Was it generally quite when you were there Bob?

Bolanette87
09-22-2008, 04:22 AM
WOW! There doesn't seem to be many people around you during the parade. Was it generally quite when you were there Bob?

It was a very quiet time of year to go..... Longest queue was 20mins for BTM...

Bob xoxox

ghockley1981
09-22-2008, 08:23 AM
great pics, I have to agree with your mushroom comments. Me and the gf made sure we had some pics of those! they're brilliant at night :)

Think im going to have to get started on my trip report quite soon, but maybe just after i've read your food reviews!

Bolanette87
09-22-2008, 02:37 PM
great pics, I have to agree with your mushroom comments. Me and the gf made sure we had some pics of those! they're brilliant at night :)

Think im going to have to get started on my trip report quite soon, but maybe just after i've read your food reviews!

They are fab photo oppertunity aren't they??

Bob xoxoxox

Bolanette87
10-02-2008, 06:51 AM
Dining reviews for today:

The Rainforest Cafe- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1494914&page=2

California Grill- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1267861&page=2

Bob xoxox

Ware Bears
10-11-2008, 05:36 PM
Fantastic day :thumbsup2 your photos make me want to be there NOW!!

Bolanette87
10-11-2008, 06:19 PM
Fantastic day :thumbsup2 your photos make me want to be there NOW!!

They make me wanna be there now too! :cloud9:

Bob xoxoxox