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Old 01-19-2013, 02:52 AM   #16
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Shareholders club! Thats who I had an email from to say theres 25% off at the Manhattan until mid February if you have shares and a valid shareholders card.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #17
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no, I don't have that. I thought of getting AP, but it doesn't really pay off.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #18
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Not when theres such good package deals. SHC are gone too expensive now and my card expires in May so this will be its last ever use

All set now. Hairs been dyed. Clothes checked and repacked. Documents printed (bar boarding cards as Im not paying €5 pp per seat each way for the luxury of having a boarding card - hopefully we'll get seats together!). Camera is on to charge. Attached Jimmys lovely Stitch buggy tag and his Rex suitcase tag. Cars been cleaned, hoovered and serviced. Tomorrow Im not doing a tap!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:59 AM   #19
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Yay yay yay! I hope you have a good and problem free trip!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #20
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So one ikkle sleep to go and Ive packed extra uggs in preparation for the snow plus some extra super thick fleecy hoodies for James.
I just hope we get there! The rest we will deal with as it happens. We know it will be very cold but at least it wont take us by surprise. So we have decided to stop worrying and enjoy it as best we can.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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Hope you were on 6:50 flight out this am as I see it got out some of the later flights were cancelled! Have a fab holiday x
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #23
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Hiya Jo not off until 6.50 in the morning eeek fingers crossed!
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Hiya Jo not off until 6.50 in the morning eeek fingers crossed!
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Oops thought you went yesterday! Have a ball and take lots photos to help tide me over til June! X
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #25
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Seeing as I'm now the proud owner of a new ticker I think its time to start this TR!
Slacking as usual but at least I'm consistent!

I will do as previously and carry one from here.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #26
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Seeing as I'm now the proud owner of a new ticker I think its time to start this TR!
Slacking as usual but at least I'm consistent!

I will do as previously and carry one from here.
Looking forward to being entertained! Delighted for you!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #27
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Thanks Jo. I'm just going to start now!. Have some bits typed and just want to see if photobucket will play nicely!
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:38 AM   #28
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Tr

And so I'll finally start this TR! I'll just start with a little reintroduction from the beginning!


I had decided I wanted to bring my DS, James to DLP before he starts big school in September and so decided to bring him for his birthday in January. As always my cousin and best friend Elaine is joining us. So heres our PTR:::


When
Monday 21st January 2013 : Dublin
Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th January 2013 : Disneyland Paris

Where
Hotel New York - so excited. Myself and DH loved it in May and I'm thrilled to be staying a decent lenght this time!

The Cast

James - The birthday boy and his mammys little chicken. Turns four on the Thursday. Loves Ratatouille, Toy Story and Monster Inc. Wants to meet Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Buzz, Woody and Sully.




Elaine - my cousin and as DH calls her, my partner in crime. Apprehensively wants to finally conquer her fears and do Parachutes! Loves Beauty and the Beast and likes a nice fish and chips in Toad Hall.

Me - Kizzy - also debating doing Parachutes! I love Mary Poppins and Monsters Inc. Looking forward to making James' birthday super awesome (his favourite saying!)



Elaine is on the left, Im on the right.

The Plan
We are leaving for Dublin on Monday about 11am and staying in a lovely hotel near the airport and just across from a lovely shopping centre so the plan is to get the last few bits for the suitcases and have a nice dinner in TGI Fridays and then get to bed early for an early flight Tuesday.

On Tuesday we fly to CDG and should be at the HNY before 11am.
We plan on doing BTM if James is up to it and that will be our gauge with his tolerance for the thrill rides and generally spend the day in DLP.

Wednesday will be a Studios day and we hope to meet Buzz and Woody or some more of James' favourites and maybe get a swim in at HNY. And we are going to watch Dreams that night.

Thursday is completely in the hands of the birthday boy so its whatever he wants! So lunch is at Res Des Stars as he is a Ratatouille nut!

Friday will be a redoing of the favourites day before we head home on a late flight back to Dublin for around 11pm where we are staying the night so we are well rested for our journey home.

The Meal Plans

Monday:
Dinner: TGI Fridays

Tuesday:
Lunch: EoS
Dinner: McDonalds

Wednesday:
Lunch: Cafe en Coulisse / Cafe des Cascadeurs / Blockbuster Cafe
Dinner: The Chuckwagon Cafe @ The Cheyenne Hotel

Thursday:
Lunch: Bella Notte or the Last Chance Saloon
Dinner: Cafe Mickey

Friday:
Lunch: Restaurant des Stars
Dinner: take out sandwiches so maybe EoS or the New York Sandwich Bar.

I've also gotten James some colours and a Cars colouring book to keep him occupied on the plane.

I don't have a huge amount to get before we go, just the usual toiletries and we are fairly set. James has his little Toy Story trolley case at the end of his bed ready to go. Going to pack over the next few night and attach our luggage tag and the stroller tag for his stroller and then we are good to go!

And that's our plans!


And so the Trip Report begins.........


Monday 21 January Day 0

We were up with the larks doing our last few bits and pieces and walked Jemma to school and said goodbye until Saturday.
All packed and ready we then said goodbye to DH and collected Elaine. We made great time to Dublin and tried checking in early at our hotel for the that night but our room wasnt ready yet so we headed over to the shopping centre and bought a few bits and bobs. We then checked in.
We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown and I have to say it was a really lovely hotel. We settled in and watched some telly and headed down the road to a little Italian restaurant called Dante. I ate from the set ¬12.50 menu as did Elaine and James ate from the kids menu which was a bit steep at ¬8.95. I had bruschetta which was delicious followed by stuffed chicken and salad. James had pizza, chips and ice cream and we were suitably stuffed then so we headed back to have showers and get to bed early. Well that was the plan but we sat up when James fell asleep and had a couple of drinks to get into holiday mode!
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #29
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Tuesday 22 January  Day One - Part One


We were up a little before 3am as by now we know to leave some extra time for my utter stupidity during the early hours. James who is not a morning person was raring to go!




I did of course make a vital mistake and while trying to check us in for our flights on my phone (very tech savvy) I checked us in for exit seats and couldnt understand why James couldnt be checked in. I rang Aer Lingus and they warned us to arrive early and they would try to seat us together. We got to the airport at 4am for 4.50am check in and managed to get two seats together for us with Elaine in the row behind. We had a quick breakfast in Burger King (vile, yuck, never again!) and wandered down to our gate. The flight was uneventful. Myself and DS did some colouring but mostly he just wanted to watch out the window and was very excited. We landed and had a little wait for James stroller as I forgot to get it from the tarmac (see, no good in the mornings!) and RS Transport met us and whisked us off to HNY. We checked in, added Elaine to the room and dropped our bags off and skipped down to Salon Mickey for a lovely cup of coffee and some biccies and we met the lovely Ann Sophie who had brought myself and DH on our DLP tour. She remembered us and we had a good chinwag. After we finished our drinks we headed out onto Main St and got our first view of the castle. We practically ran up Main St to get to Fantasyland as the Carousel was the first ride James wanted to do. Now Ill admit its not a favourite but this guys excitement was so so infectious that we all three were grinning like loons!



We then went and got James AP made up. He was very shy but the CM cajoled him into it and we was very proud of his little card. We turned right and walked straight onto iasw where we had music to match our smiles.



Teacups was our next stop and James chose this rather nice blue cup for us all.



Which was closely followed by Dumbo. Here is a pic to show you what weather we were dealing with!



We then picked up some FPs for Peter Pan and sauntered over to his new spot to meet the main mouse. It again was a walk in like pretty much everything today. Mickey was very friendly and tried to give James a big hug but James was a little wary!



We were about to brave BTM but alas it was closed so we opted for Phantom Manor instead. James loved it once he got past the stretching room. There were a few students making serious trouble there. They pushed, shoved and hit all around them when the lights went out and I forcibly pushed back as it was getting a bit riotous and panicked and I was terrified James would get trampled. The students spoke some English and I gave out to them once the door opened and they apologised. It just wasnt good enough, they hurt and scared both kids and adults and all this in a family park. The CMs saw what happened and told them they were not to come back on PM.
We were a little shook up and decided to sit and relax for a few minutes over by Pocahontas Indian Village then doubled back to Fantasyland and were in time to take our flight to Neverland. Well James thought this was the best thing ever! We left DLP to get lunch once we were safely back from Neverland (saved Tiger Lily, left Hook to fight off the croc). We went to the Casino shop in the train station and spent about ¬10 on salad, crisps, chocolate and drinks and were still eating some of them on the day we left! We got so much for what we spent and it worked out perfect for snacks over the next few days. We walked back to the HNY to get our key and settle into our room and have lunch. Our room was 5256 and it was perfect. On the beds were a plush Minnie, a Christmas stocking full of sweets (bit odd in January but so very generous) and loads of balloons! James was not just sprinkled but covered in Pixie Dust!
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Yay great start! Wow forgot about the snow! Love the pixie dust! Had you let HNY know it was s special trip? Love your admittance to morning brainlessness....hate early mornings myself! Your photos are great! Scary pushy peipkevon pm....well done you tackling them. Looking forward to more! Especially HNY info....heading there in June!
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