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Old 12-20-2007, 03:36 AM   #1
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Talking A Very Merry X-mas Trip Report *All Finished* Day 4, P.3

I finally got my pics online and are now ready to tell you all about our great trip.

When: 11-14th of dec '07
Where: Santa Fe (It had to be a cheap trip)
Who: Me: Stephanie, My mum: Maj-britt.

My mum stayed over at my place from Monday to Tuesday because we our flight was in the morning Tuesday and I live right next to Copenhagen Airport. We got to the airport early cause you never know how long the lines are. Luckily everything went smooth and we had plenty of time to enjoy the best thing about Copenhagen airport: STARBUCKS

Before you think: WHY???? Let me tell you that the only Starbucks in Scandinavia is placed at CPH Airport, that's why!!!

We had a bit of breakfast and then it was time to go. We went with SAS, not that we like them ( or their security!) but they were cheap.
When we arrived at Charles Du Gaulle we went streaight to the Vea busses where we had to wait.... and wait.... and wait. Suddenly this guy came up to us and asked if we wanted to go by taxi, same price as Vea. Well why not, we would get their faster. My mum hated this, she didn't like the fact that we had to drive with this stranger who where driving way too fast while speaking on his phone, but we survived and got to Santa Fe.

About the hotel: We didn't like it. It's a nice family hotel but not our style at all (ok we like luxury and since you get what you pay for, we didn't get that at Santa Fe) When we booked it, we didn't think that it would matter, but it did.
However the surroundings were nice (does anyone know if the cactus is real?) and you can easily walk to the parks, just remember to cross the bridge by the hotel, then the walk is shorter.





Then we went to the main park. It was beautiful with all the christmas decoration. I think the pics say it all.









We watched the Once Upon a Dream - parade which was lovely. I like the fact that they have so many different characters in it.






Unfortunately my camera doesn't take very good night pics, so the next couple of pics won't be that good.
In the evening we got ready for the Candlecelebration. It was amazing, it's a shame that you can't see it on the pics, but it was fab.



The whole park was so beautiful in the dark. Frontier and Adventureland was quite dark which made a nice contrast to Main Street which was lit up.



I love these pics of Walt


Wow, this trip report ended up getting a lot longer then planned. Hope some of you still are with me.
Sorry for spelling mistakes and wrong gramma (English is not my first langues)

Next up: Day 2, Paris City
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:57 AM   #2
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Great report - love the pics!
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:44 AM   #3
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Great report, thanks for getting me into the Disney Christmas mood for next week!

For what it's worth, I would never have guessed that English was not your first language!!!
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:08 AM   #4
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Great pictures. DLRP with blue sky is the best you can get.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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Love you photos - thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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Hearing about CPH took me back to my days traveling through to Sweden

Absolutely wonderful photographs and report. Looking forward to the next installments
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:02 AM   #7
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Lovely pics!!! It really gets me in the christmas mood... Didn't you go on any rides the first day???
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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Wonderful photos. We've stayed at Santa Fe twice and quite liked it but it was literally only a place to shower and sleep - very basic. As you say if you like luxury it is not the best place to stay.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for reading everyone

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Lovely pics!!! It really gets me in the christmas mood... Didn't you go on any rides the first day???
Yeah we did POTC (one of my favourite rides in the main park) We also went on Peter Pan and I wanted to go on Space Mountain but it was closed The waiting times were about 5-10 min....
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I never saw pics of DLP before. It really looks incredible! And what a great TR.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:22 AM   #11
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Just saw your thread today! How did I miss it??? Anyway looks like you had a great time and your photos are absolutely fab! The paris ones are superb too!!!

Thank you for taking the time to show us all! xxxx
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