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Old 05-29-2010, 02:17 AM   #1
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Second Solo Pre Trip and Trip Report Complete

Sorry I meant to put this on the DLRP TR board!

If you want to skip right to the trip report go to page 2!

Hi Everyone,

I have been soooo busy that I haven't had time at all to think about my next DLRP trip -but since it is about 2 weeks away I think I need to gear up!

And now that I have been once and have planned another solo trip I think my friends are catching on to my Disney obsession and two people have expressed interest in joining me for my next trip - so we will see how many solo trip chapters I get to write. But at least I have one more solo trip coming up - which I must say I do enjoy!

Who - expat American teacher living in Turkey.
When/Where - June 15th-17th - staying at Magic Circus and using a Francilien Annual Pass

Things I want to do differently this time around:

pre-book some good meals at least one per day - maybe Walt's quick lunch, or buffets at Plaza Gardens, Agrabah or Rendevous de Stars

First time for:

Staying off site - Magic Circus - hope I like this option!
Using an annual pass
Taking Eurostar to London on the way back to Turkey - interestingly this was a far cheaper option than booking the return flight from Paris - I know weird. Hope it is not exhausting to do it this way!

What I want to do:

Hit the attractions I missed last time and enjoy my favorites once again - plus soak in the magic - and may be look for the "From Sketch to Reality" book about the planning of DLRP. Does anyone know the price of this?
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Sounds great!

We ate table service for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. We used to just rush from place to place, but taking time to relax and enjoy a good meal really added to the holiday - we all loved Walts.

Sketch to Reality is on my to do list too - I think someone mentioned that if you're lucky enough to find a copy it's about 50E - I might have that wrong though.

Hope you have a great time - the Magic Circus looks lovely
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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Sounds great!

We ate table service for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. We used to just rush from place to place, but taking time to relax and enjoy a good meal really added to the holiday - we all loved Walts.

Sketch to Reality is on my to do list too - I think someone mentioned that if you're lucky enough to find a copy it's about 50E - I might have that wrong though.

Hope you have a great time - the Magic Circus looks lovely
Thank You! I was wondering how much extra to bring for the book if I find it that is (I know you are looking for a copy too - I'll let you know if I find one). I think I really want to relax and enjoy a good meal this time - didn't quite do that last trip. Any favorite dishes at Walt's?
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:30 AM   #4
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Sounds great!!

We loved Walts and the quick lunch was really good value, would definitely go back!

Can't wait for your TR when you get back! (Only 2 weeks - you lucky thing!!)
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When I go the book in 2003 it had 45 Euros as the price. It is a wonderful book and Didier is a great guy! Booking lunch sounds a great idea - I might have to copy that for my trip in August!
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:12 AM   #6
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Sounds great!!

We loved Walts and the quick lunch was really good value, would definitely go back!

Can't wait for your TR when you get back! (Only 2 weeks - you lucky thing!!)
I think I saw your post about Walt's quick lunch and thought what a good idea - good meal for a decent price. I'd rather get one good meal than spend the same amount on two counter service meals.

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When I go the book in 2003 it had 45 Euros as the price. It is a wonderful book and Didier is a great guy! Booking lunch sounds a great idea - I might have to copy that for my trip in August!
Hope I can find a copy of the book - wish they'd reprint!

Just figured out the multi quote tool - how nice is that!
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:59 AM   #7
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I spent a good part of yesterday on dlrpmagic web site reviewing and watching video clips! A good way to get a little pre-trip pixie dust!

I wanted to look specifically about Eurostar information since I haven't done that before. Has anyone stored their luggage at the train station on your departure day? How did that work?

Still need to get some Euros and Pounds - pay rent and bills before leaving - still time to spare. Goal - get my hair cut and styled and find a good book in English to take on the plane!

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Old 06-04-2010, 07:20 AM   #8
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Rant!

Ok - sorry I have got to rant!

I went downtown today to get the euros and pounds I need for my upcoming trip - also got a much needed haircut which I love!:

On the way home though I stopped off to do some shopping - and bought too many heavy items - onions, potatoes, juices, soda - you get the idea and so decided to take a taxi home. I used the local taxi stand that I use often. But I left my pink princess Disney world hat that my mom got for me during her birthday trip at WDW in the trunk of the taxi. Last I saw it was on the top of a bag of groceries. I have been on the phone with the taxi guys for the past half hour and they keep telling me they can't find it! Argh! Now - I am the kind of teacher who looses my pen behind my ear - so maybe it will show up - but I have this sinking feeling that I will never see it again. Ok it is just a hat - but one from my mom on our special mother daughter trip.

Sigh - only good thing is I will be at Disney soon so maybe can replace it with something similar. But honestly haven't seen another hat like it. I bought it at the Studios at WDW last September. Ok rant over - I feel better just getting that out!

Here it is - said hat-forgive the shiny Florida face

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That's so sad

I hope it turns up
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That's so sad

I hope it turns up
Thanks! I know - me too - but so far still missing. I haven't told my mom yet.
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Still no hat - but I have decided to put it behind me and look for a new one at DLRP! Very convenient since I will be going next week! Now in search of the perfect hat. We will see what I can find!
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I've just seen your hat photo and one of my daughter's friends at pre-school has the same one (prob in a smaller size though as she's 3!!)

DD kept trying to get her to "share" it but she wasn't having any of it!! It's a beautiful hat, I hope you find a replacement on your next trip...
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I've just seen your hat photo and one of my daughter's friends at pre-school has the same one (prob in a smaller size though as she's 3!!)

DD kept trying to get her to "share" it but she wasn't having any of it!! It's a beautiful hat, I hope you find a replacement on your next trip...
Yeah I am afraid the only one I may find will be for a 3 year old!What is wrong with preschoolers these days not sharing their hats I taught that age for a number of years. Anyway - will have a nice time looking for a replacement. The sun here is a killer in the summer - won't be able to go "hatless" much longer - but really want one I like (pink and would be ideal but not sure I'll find an adult one at DLRP)

Not much longer!
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Hi! Just wanted to say I ordered my book from the Disney and More blog and it looks like you can still get a copy from them...

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/20...-gift-for.html

I ordered an autographed copy and I love my book so good luck, I hope you are able to pick one up in Disneyland then you've another option .

Also, I'm thinking of booking my first solo trip which is what has brought me to your post. I'm thinking of doing 2 nights although it's not nearly enough (babysteps), but I'm afraid I'll go into shock from loneliness otherwise! Still, I need a bit of Disney magic so yeah, might give it a go! Here's hoping I'm brave enough !
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Hi! Just wanted to say I ordered my book from the Disney and More blog and it looks like you can still get a copy from them...

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/20...-gift-for.html

I ordered an autographed copy and I love my book so good luck, I hope you are able to pick one up in Disneyland then you've another option .

Also, I'm thinking of booking my first solo trip which is what has brought me to your post. I'm thinking of doing 2 nights although it's not nearly enough (babysteps), but I'm afraid I'll go into shock from loneliness otherwise! Still, I need a bit of Disney magic so yeah, might give it a go! Here's hoping I'm brave enough !
Oh my goodness thanks for the tip on the book! I'll look it up.

I had a great time going solo - doing what you want when you want is a nice feature plus there are lots of friendly people to meet too. It does feel a bit strange at times but I really enjoyed the trip. It is really easy to enjoy the creativity that is Disney on a solo trip - no distractions. No reason for a Disneyless life! Sounds like a good idea to start slow and see what works for you. Have a great time - I look forward to the trip report!
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