|07-08-2009, 08:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Very Late Trip Report - Sept 08 visit
I know its late but didnt think about doing one until now.
We got up very early 4.45am as taxi was picking us up at 6am. We arrived at Gloucester early so had a bit of waiting before coach arrived.
We then spent the whole day travelling arriving at Dream Castle Hotel about 10.30pm
We all had a very excited walk around the hotel taking pics, ringing people to say were here and how nice the hotel is then headed off for shower and bed.
For some reason we all ended up in the same room which was hard work at times, me, sis and dd had to share a bed and bil, dh and nephew had the bunks lol
We set our alarms for 7am but we didnt wake up until about 8am, thick we must have been wore out from the day traveling.
We all showered, dressed then headed for breakfast which was lovely we all opted for the hot selection which was included in the price, were seated immediately, there was no scrum and it was very clean.
We got into the park about 10.30am due to missing 1 of the busses and the 2nd being too full for us to get on.
First thing we headed for was meet and greet with Mickey then Donald. We then walked around the castle although upstairs was closed off for refurbishement. We went on a few rides in fantasyland such as snow white, pinocchio, carousels.
We ate lunch at caseys corner which was ok, you get a fair bit for your money.
After lunch headed back off the Fantasyland for more rides before watching the parade. All adults and kids loved this. Then off to BTM (a hour wait) and had a look around the shops went to go to Alices Labrynth which was closed.
We ran to catch Candlebration as we could hear it starting again we loved this!
The park closed at 7pm so we watch Mickey wave from the bridge before we headed out to disney village where we went to sandwich shop and done some more shopping.
got up nice and early with wake up call from Goofy. Was in the parks bang on 10am this time. We done meet and greet with Winnie the pooh which was the lngest wait of them all! He kept wandering off.
We then watched the train, DD danced with her Minnie toy. We got some character autographs, rabbit, tiger, eeyrore, goofy and jessy from toy story. A few older children pushed DD out of the way but most characters then seperated the crowd and came to here. She was getting them all to kiss her minnie teddy lol.
We then literally ran to make our table reservation for cafe Mickey. We got there at 12.45 and didnt leave until about 2.30pm! The food was nice except for the childrens menu was very minimal. Everyone had plutos steak except me I had the pinochios pasta (?) and we all had snow whites apple pie. DD has pasta which looked very unappetising was just green and she wouldnt touch it! The charatcer intervention was superb they spent ages at the table, fussed over both adults and children. The restaurant was very quiet.
We headed to the studios went on stitch live, disney cars ride, flying carpets and the men went on Tower of Terror. We also got the stunt show which everyone enjoyed. Crush coaster was over an hour wait so we didnt go on this which was a shame.
We had a meet and greet with Minnie and watched the toon train.
We headed back to the main park in time to watch Candlebration again.
Headed back to the hotel early and all went in their pool then filled up on snacks from the vending machine. Went back to the room and had phone calls from everyone back home we filled them in on our day.
March 2008 offsite, Kyriad MLV (AVOID ITS NASTY)
Sept 2008 Dream Castle (Luxury)
Dec 2009 Cheyenne
Nov 2010 Cheyenne[/COLOR]
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