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A Small World
08-06-2009, 11:29 AM
We are home again from our summer trip. We arrived home a couple of hours ago after spending last night at Cambridge after taking DS home. Ive unpacked, got the washing on and so thought it was time to log on here to catch up.

My trip report last summer was called Doing Disney Different with Darling Disney Daughter (DDD with DDD) and this one could have the same title as it was a very different type of trip.

We spent a lot more time at the hotel this time- relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere there. We deliberatly didnt rush to do a lot of things and so found it a lot more relaxing - yes it can be relaxing

On the whole it was a lovely trip and well worth the upgrade to Admirals Floor

Cons: (mainly niggles really )

The heat - Im not a lover of intense heat and it was HOT

The crowds - surprisingly the weekend was quieter than the week days. There werent as many British about but a lot of large groups from some countries

The usual queue jumpers and people who seem unable to organise themselves in queues - large groups or even families who want to ride together and get to the front of the queue and realise they are not all in the same line or together and so hold everyone else up

Finding a dead wasp in my food in Annettes - the only bad thing I have to say about the food for the whole trip

The swimming pools at the hotels not opening now til 3pm (we actually had to queue to get in one afternoon)

Pros:

Newport Bay hotel - first time we've stayed here and loved it. The room was lovely and spacious and had really good air con

The upgrade to Admirals floor - well worth it and got our moneys worth in drinks alone (never mind the cakes and cooked breakfast)

The food :cloud9: We had some fantastic meals which all seemed reasonable price wise for what we got

The CMs - they all seemed really friendly and cheerful

The price we had to pay to add DS onto our booking at the last minute - 5,50E for 5 nights (and that included breakfast and upgrade)

tennisfan
08-06-2009, 11:34 AM
Welcome back. Your trip went by really quick. That was an excelent deal for you DS:thumbsup2

scampbunny
08-06-2009, 12:11 PM
welcome back!!!

sounds like it was a fab trip and cant wait to hear more bout it! that was a bargain for ds wasnt it??? cant moan at that!

:scared1:@ the dead wasp - not really a good thing is it?? glad tho that u did enjoy it :thumbsup2

mommy2ash
08-06-2009, 12:43 PM
welcome back. omg i cant believe about the wasp what did they do about it?

cant wait for the trip report

cannp123165
08-06-2009, 01:25 PM
Sounds like you had fun - we are staying at Newport Bay next week, and I am so excited! :)

Dianetigger
08-06-2009, 01:30 PM
Lovely to see you back, it certainly was hot wasn't it on the Friday? Sorry to hear about the dead wasp in your meal at Annettes, we dined here twice and thankfully had nothing like that at all.
We loved Newport Bay last year but Sequoia Lodge just edges out for us at the moment, I agree about the CM's, very cheerful and friendly and willing to help.

britchic4
08-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Welcome back, so glad you all had a wonderful relaxing time.

daiseyirl
08-06-2009, 02:03 PM
welcome back, glad you had a good time, despite the wasp eew:eek:

Boo-Boo
08-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Welcome back :)

hildasmuriel
08-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Welcome home - don't suppose you fancy poppping over again in 9 days time for a DISmeet?

A Small World
08-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Welcome home - don't suppose you fancy poppping over again in 9 days time for a DISmeet?

:rotfl:- i dont think ive got the energy or my feet would take it.

We kept looking for you though incase you had sneaked over early and DD kept saying she was missing your DD and wished she was there

Ware Bears
08-06-2009, 03:51 PM
Welcome back :wave2: glad you had a great time :goodvibes as for the wasp :scared1:

PJackson
08-06-2009, 04:05 PM
Welcome back - glad you had a great time, can't wait to read about it. What a bargain re your DS!! :thumbsup2

Can't believe about the wasp - ewww!

karenmoloney
08-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Glad to hear you had a great time. Pity about the heat. I go soon & I hope it has cooled down a bit by then. Looking forward to reading all about it.

A Small World
08-07-2009, 01:33 AM
Yes finding the wasp was a bit :scared1:. I had chilli hotdog and it was in the chilli.

When I pointed it out they asked if i wanted another one (meal not wasp I assumed :rotfl:) so said yes. It was only when I got it I decided I should have asked for something else and so didnt really enjoy it. They didnt charge for my meal in the end but we had to ask them and they had to go and discuss it with the manager. Apart from that it was a nice meal at Annettes - everyone else enjoyed their food.

I will do seperate food reports but for now heres where we ate and marks out of 10 for food, service etc

Fri - Annettes - as above

Sat - Restaurant des Stars - 9/10. Dropped 1 point as couldnt find a table for us after had asked us to follow them to a table. Food was lovely though and replenished quickly.Also lots of choice

Sun - Steakhouse Brunch - 10/10. Wonderful food, service, character interaction etc.

Mon - Walts - 91/2/10 - Fantastic food and service. Being picky here and dropped 1/2 point for having to ask for the bread

Tues- Blue Lagoon 10/10- Wonderful food, service, atmosphere.Everything.

Wed - Had a reservation for Agrabah but decided at last minute we didnt really fancy a full meal as it was so hot so just grabbed something from cowboy cookout instead.

gemmybear83
08-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Sounds a great trip Smallworld (well apart from the wasp :eek:) :)

stargatebarbie
08-07-2009, 04:29 AM
Welcome home sounds like you packed a lot in .What did they say about the wasp did they charge you extra for it :rotfl:

pyebibby
08-07-2009, 05:42 AM
At least it wasn't half a wasp!!!!!!

Looking forward to reading your trip report.
Shame about the swimming pools, we like to use them in the morning when they are really quiet. suppose thats why they not opening, saves on attendants wages.

Mrsweasley
08-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Welcome back :)

poppyolivia
08-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Welcome home!!!!!:goodvibes