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Old 11-04-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
Earning My Ears
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October 13 to 17

Day 1.
Me, wife, daughter 6½, daughter 5. October 13 to 17, NYH, Empire State Club, standard room, lake view.
Drove from home in Denmark at 13.00 to airport, flight was on time 15.20 (not like last year, where the flight was cancelled due to cabin crew strike and we waited for 9 hours in the airport), got picked up in CDG about 18.00 by private taxi.
We arrived at the New York Hotel, at about 19.00 monday evening, the 13th of October, got our Empire State Room with Lake View. Well the room didn't compare with the Castle Club Tinker Bell Suite, we got upgraded to last year. Yet it was a ok room, we had no plans to be there other than sleep.
We had made a reservation beforehand at Park Side Diner at 20.00. The buffet only restaurant was noisy but the food was eatable (we were hungry). After a short visit to the Village, we went early to bed.

Day 2.
Cloudy and warm.
To get the most out of the day, and the 2 extra magic hours in the park, the alarm went off at 6.00. Luckely the lounge where the breakfast was served was just down the hall. We were about the first to arrive and suddenly Pluto showed up to the oldest daughters delight, the yongest was a little scared of him. Not long after he was gone Mickey himself showed (same castmember???) and everybody was happy.

Now trough the Village to the park, we came to enjoy the little walk from the hotel to the park every morning.
I will not list all the attractions we tried but Peter Pan was the youngest favorite (I don't know how many times we tried that one, but the VIP fastpasses came to their rights here) and Rock and Rollercoaster was the favorite of the oldest (she tried it 7 times, 4 with me 3 withe my wife). My favorite was Tower of Terror (wich the oldest also liked very much).

Balloon ride.
At the afternoon we decided to take a balloon ride in the balloon near the hotel, that was ok. I shot some great air photos. The girls seemed to like it as well.

That evening we ate at Inventions, wich was great. The girls loved all the carracters that showed up.

Day 3.
Cloudy and showers.
We started as usual in the lounge for breakfast and characters.

Then to the park to enjoy the early hours.
We had decided that we would go to the Studio when they opened at 10. When we got there there was already a crowd to the Tour Tram. Castmembers came and told us that there was a problem and they did not know whet the tour started. So we went to Rock and Roller coaster which was also not running. There even was a problem at the Tower of Terror, but eventually it was able to run. To get out of the rain we went to see CinéMagique, wich was a great little film with off film effect (even a little rain), I allways liked Martin Short.

Since nothing else seems to run, we went back to the Park, and tried the usual stuf.

In the evening we again ate at Inventions (still great).

DLP October 16, 2011, New York Hotel, Standard room, 4 nights
DLP October 13, 2008, New York Hotel, Empire State Club, standard room, Lake View, 4 nights
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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Part 2

Day 4.
Rain until afternoon, then sun

Again breakfast and characters.

It rained, so we choose to try a lot of indoor things, Snow white, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Small World. Buzz Lightyear. Some of them more than once.

The little one was tired so we decided to split up, my wife went with her to the hotel. Her sister and me then went to the studio to try R'n'R coaster and Tower a couple of times, when suddenly the rain stopped and the sun came. I called my wife to come, and we enjoyed the rest of the day in the studio and park.

This evening we ate at the Manhattan, an ok place but expensive.

Day 5.

Last breakfast and characters.

A great day in the park, the sun was shining but it was a little chilly, still, much better than rain. Again, it was nice to get to the park early, and enjoy that there was just a few people. Later the friday rush would start.
We had reserved table at Auberge de Cendrillon for lunch, a nice restaurant and a lot of photo ops for the girls.

Again it seemed that it is best to visit the studio in the afternoon, there was no really line at R'n'R coaster or the Tower.

All in all, it had been a great vacation and I am glad that we had at least 4 days.

Now, about to save to next trip (no plans yet, couple of years maybe).

My only minus was the people who thought that it is ok to smoke anywhere in the park.

DLP October 16, 2011, New York Hotel, Standard room, 4 nights
DLP October 13, 2008, New York Hotel, Empire State Club, standard room, Lake View, 4 nights
DLP March 21. 2007, Disneyland Hotel, Castle Club suite, 2 nights
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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Aww what a lovely report!
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I enjoyed reading your report, and your girls have gorgeous smiles

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What a lovely trip you had.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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Glad you had a good time
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:22 AM   #7
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Glad you had a great time...reading your report makes me wish I was back there with Kacee now :-(
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:07 PM   #8
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I enjoyed reading this and your photos are lovely.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:08 PM   #10
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Lovely photos, your DD's look like they really enjoyed their trip

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It really looks like you all had a wonderful time. Super photos.
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