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Fantasia Sam
06-23-2003, 12:54 PM
Just incase you don't go over to the DLP boards I went to DLP for the first time last week and I had a great time.

I was staying at the Santa Fe for my first DLP experience and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at this low budget hotel. The room I thought was a good size as was the bathroom. I thought that the hotel served it's purpose well.

I loved the look of the other hotels and ofcourse I can't wait to stay at either Newport Bay or Sequia Lodge with Paul in the near future, yes I will go back.

I didn't even venture into the Studios as there really wasn't enough time. We got to the DL park late Wednesday afternoon around 5ish and stayed until closing and then we decided to spend the whole day again at DL on the Thursday and then I was on my way back home again around 9ish on Friday morning.

I felt that I did the DL park justice.

High points for me were: Big Thunder Mountain definately better than it's 2 US counterparts. I thought Pirates was also very good. I really enjoyed the 2 shows, I love the Tarzan show here. I thought the Castle was very pretty. Overall I was thoroughly impressed with all the theming.

I managed to survive Indiana Jones but wish I hadn't had the ice cream beforehand.

Low points: Space Mountain was a big disappointment for me. It hurt me so much. My head kept banging side to side no matter how hard I tried to keep it pushed back into the head rest/cushion. It wasn't a smooth ride at all and I also got a bruise on my arm. This also meant that I was concentrating on all these side effects whilst the ride was in motion that I didn't really get to enjoy the ride at all. Why was it so jerky? It gave me a real headache and I couldn't understand why people actually "enjoyed" this coaster - I'm a real coaster lover but I would be hard pressed to be convinced to go on this coaster again........IT HURT :(

In the park we had hot dogs at Casey's and a light lunch at L'Auberge in Fantasyland, very nice. Ate at Sequia Lodge and Newport Bay - both nice meals.

I can't wait to go back to DLP and really give this place some serious attention :teeth:

WDWfan,uk
06-23-2003, 01:21 PM
........ now which thread should I post to :confused: ;) ?

I'm really pleased you enjoyed your DLP experience - your review of Space is really interesting as most people usually comment about their heads getting bashed about on Indiana Jones and love Space!
Me..... well I hold everyone's coats for both rides but I was plucking up courage to go on SM next visit but that's done it for me - I'm coat holding again on the next visit!

squitty
06-23-2003, 01:42 PM
Glad you had a good time Sam.
The exact same thing happend to DD & I while on Space Mountain in DLP. We came off with a splitting headaches and very sore ears:(

rob@rar.org.uk
06-23-2003, 03:08 PM
Space Mountain needs some serious attention. It used to be quite smooth (although not in the same league as some of the B&M coasters like Hulk or Nemesis) but it has been getting progressively rougher as the years go on. This is such a shame as the all-round themeing of this ride is spectacular.

Glad you had a great time in DLP.

Regards

Rob

WebmasterPenny
06-24-2003, 06:08 AM
Sounds like you had a great trip Sam - any piccies? :)

KayleeUK
06-24-2003, 02:36 PM
Glad you had fun :D Can we see piccies :D?

TracyK
06-24-2003, 05:22 PM
Glad you had a good time. I agree about Space Mountain, I love coasters but hated this. My friend came off with a bleeding ear. Never again.
Tracy

Fantasia Sam
06-27-2003, 05:24 AM
..and I thought you were all going to slate me for being a wimp LOL but yes it did hurt.