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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 08:10 AM
We woke up bright and early for our 7:45 breakfast. There were no queues, and we went stright into the beaver creek tavern I liked the theming it was very cosy.

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Our waitress gave us a hidden mickey when she showed us to our table:

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We then walked to the disneyland park for extra magic hours, we got there for about 8:20 and it was very quiet.

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We did all the extra magic hours rides in fantasyland except for Les Voyages de Pinocchio as he had some "technical difficulties".

We then went and did Buzz (in my marie ears!:laughing: )

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and Henry braved Space Mountain while I chickened out and took some photos

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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 08:39 AM
We then had a look round the shops and I admired these cute window displays on Main Street

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Once the park opened at 10am we went to frontierland to go on Big Thunder Mountain, but it was experiencing technical difficulties so went to Mickeys Winterwonderland show early.

Now am I the only one who finds it difficult finding the entrance to the Chaparral theater? I found the exit ok but couldnt find the entrance!

The show was lovely I loved the characters ice skating and all the Christmas songs

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We then had a wander through adventureland

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and walked through Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin which I have never been through before and thought was quite cute

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I really want to try here on our next trip, the food looks yummy!
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Teh park was getting busier now and it was approaching 12 so we wandered down Main Street for our Walts reservation
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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 08:51 AM
We arrived at Walts for 11:45, there were already a few people waiting our reservation was taken and we waited in the lobby and I took photos:

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The famous Club33 lift replica

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There was a french man there even more excited than me and he was taking photos of everything and squealed with excitement!

At 12 we were each given a ticket and taken upstairs to our table. We were sited in the frontierland room, at first I was disapointed we didnt get a window seat but I could still see Main Street so I was happy :)

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I love the interior in here, it is so magical. They played the Christmas music from Main Street too.

Me looking very excited!

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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 09:09 AM
The menu for Walts has changed and it seemed a lot smaller :confused3 , I'm hoping this was only because it was open open between 12-3pm (I will put the menu on the review board along with my review).

Walts itself was packed by about 12:15, you will need a reservation if you want to eat here.

We ate off the 19 express lunch menu which was really good value for money as the main course was about the same price normally:thumbsup2 .

We both had the chicken marsalla with roast potatoes and vegetables. This was really tasty with a creamy sauce for the chicken.

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and for dessert we both ahd the gourmet coffee

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this was all nice but in the middle was a pear sorbet which was delicious and very refreshing!

We had a couple of soft drinks with our meal and then used our 15% shareholders discount so the lunch was very good value for money.:thumbsup2

We then went on Its a Small World one of my favourites, I was pleased the fountains were working

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I also love the walk through bit at the end its so cute!

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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 09:32 AM
We then went to wander through Belle's Chistmas village which was very cute although there was no sign of Belle!

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Then it was onto Le Pays des Contes de Fées which I was really looking forward too. I have never been on this, the last time we went to Disneyland Paris the queue was 2 hours all day!:scared1:

I loved this the ride was so cute :goodvibes

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We then went on Casey Junior and we got to sit up front!:banana: A french lady laughed at how excited I was by this!

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Bolanette87
12-04-2008, 09:37 AM
Oooo! Walts looks soooo yummy!!!

Lol- I loved sitting up front on Casey Jnr too! :goodvibes

Bob xoxoxox

MrsTigger
12-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Aww I like Belle's christmas village... makes me feel really xmasy and reminds me of being there last year :(.....You've made me want to give Walts another go too....

gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 09:58 AM
We then went on Pirates

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I had forgotton how much better this Pirates is compared to WDW its ten times better! Loved it!

At 3:30 we went back to Main Street to find somewhere to watch the parade. By this time my feet were really hurting, we couldnt sit down as it was wet so we stood in front of a pillar (well leaned against it!).

Then the parade started, I loved it. I loved the fact you smell the floats and the Christmas bit at the was lovely. I also loved the loved song its stuck in my head now!

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My favourite I love ariel

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By the end of the parade it was getting dark, I needed new batteries so we went over to Discoveryland. I love discoveryland in the dark with all the lighting

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Now it was time to watch the enchanted candelbration. I was really looking forward to this....

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I loved the enchanted bit, it was so magical the princesses danced and they projected snowfall on the castle then they gradually lit up the castle and it looked beautiful

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Main Street also looked lovely, with the princess lamps all lit up

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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 10:07 AM
We then went and got some much needed hot chocolates from Market Street deli as it was very cold now brrrrr

We then went and got our places for Fantillusion we were opposite Walts on the corner, and this turned out to be a great place as we could watch the the stops on the parade too.:thumbsup2

I loved it when Mickey made everything white and then colourful

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I loved the villan parade stop

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gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 10:36 AM
We had Inventions booked for 8pm, so we went along at 7:45 after a nosey round the Disneyland Hotel.

We were taken straight to our table and a note was made that we were paying with a premium half board voucher.

We had a lovely castle view seat, right next to the food!:rotfl:

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Mickey came over straight away and we got some pictures

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Here are my starters and main course pictures. The food was lovely, I am not a big fan of buffets but the food was very tasty and good quality.

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The mash potato on my plate was the best best mashed potato ever!

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I didnt have any desserts just some very tasty brie and crackers.

We met Mickey, Donald, Gepatto, Pluto, Tigger and Minnie.

Tigger was so funny he stood on a lady's handbag and it got wrapped around his tail, the lady told him off and he blamed it on Henry. We didnt believe him and he tried to hide then chuck himself out of the window :laughing: :rotfl:

Everytime he walked by us he would try to hide!

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We didnt have to pay for the meal as with out voucher we got a soft drink each so we just left the voucher and a tip.

I thought the food here was lovely, and the cast members made sure that any children who had strayed out of their seat was sent back so everyone got lots of character attention but I doubt I would go abck as I feel we have done it, and I prefer table service meals.

ema74
12-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Wonderful!

You make me want to go now!!! Luckily we are :rotfl2:

gemmybear83
12-04-2008, 10:48 AM
We then took a couple of photos on the way home. The Disneyland hotel is lovely but its nowhere near as plush as the Grand Floridian at WDW especially given the price you pay to stay there.

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Saying all of that I wouldnt say no to a visit :rotfl2:

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We then had a little wander through disney village and off too bed - we were so tired by this point we had been out for 12 hours! Hardcore!:laughing:

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thelittlemermaid83
12-04-2008, 12:52 PM
I always thought the entrance to Mickeys Winter Wonderland was the same as the exit lol.

I love Inventions, the best food i have eaten in the whole of DLRP.

Great photos.

tennisfan
12-04-2008, 02:09 PM
Another great day:goodvibes

Tillybud
12-04-2008, 02:25 PM
more great photos, I'm just loving them all :) your meal at Walts looks fantastic, I can't wait for dd to be a bit older so we can appreciate a bit of fine dining at DLP.

Loving the character photos too, just fab !! x

ghockley1981
12-04-2008, 04:06 PM
lovely pics

cap'njack.
12-05-2008, 02:55 AM
Wow you seemed to get an awful lot done today! Loved the night time pictures, I'm really looking forward to seeing the park in the dark.

Sarah84
12-05-2008, 09:44 AM
Sounds like a lovely day, great photos :)

Cyrano
12-23-2008, 04:14 PM
Very busy day :)

Impressed that you managed both Walt's and Inventions on the say day :worship:

Ware Bears
01-12-2009, 05:01 PM
Another lovely day, you have some fantastic photos. :thumbsup2