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Old 12-10-2011, 12:19 PM   #271
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So excited to read your report! Glad you had a great time. We loved the PPH and I am looking forward to seeing it in its holiday finest!
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #272
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Great start! Laurie....that SW plane you took a picture of is the one we flew in on. I was surprised it was a bright yellow...not the norm for SW but how funny that you got that picture lol
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:05 PM   #273
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What a wonderful start!!!



My girls don't blow dry their hair, they wouldn't have one either. I just don't get it!
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #274
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So excited to read your report! Glad you had a great time. We loved the PPH and I am looking forward to seeing it in its holiday finest!
Hi Vicki, great to see you here!!! I love PPH.....more than the other 2 resort hotels......I'm kinda in the minor on that...but maybe the pier is more laid back like me.

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Great start! Laurie....that SW plane you took a picture of is the one we flew in on. I was surprised it was a bright yellow...not the norm for SW but how funny that you got that picture lol
Must have known there was a connection there......

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My girls don't blow dry their hair, they wouldn't have one either. I just don't get it!
Thanx Michele!! Marie has very curly hair & she said if she ever used a blow dryer on it, it would make a huge afro.....lol So she's never used one & probably never will.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:06 PM   #275
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Hi Vicki, great to see you here!!! I love PPH.....more than the other 2 resort hotels......I'm kinda in the minor on that...but maybe the pier is more laid back like me.



Must have known there was a connection there......



Thanx Michele!! Marie has very curly hair & she said if she ever used a blow dryer on it, it would make a huge afro.....lol So she's never used one & probably never will.

Actually makes total sense to me.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:39 AM   #276
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Great start Laurie. Oh how well I know the hair dryer saga. With out using a blow dryer my hair would stick out like Bozo LOL. Oh ya we have spent time out of our way a few times so I could have a blow dryer. I also use a blower type curling iron. It has prongs on a round tube that blows warm air. Good thing is my hair is like horse hair once I fix it, it lasts until next washing.

Well you did get your wings last trip so of course you are a seasoned traveler now.

I am with you PP is my fav resort. I have no reason as to why. Must be I have had great trips when staying there. I actually think it is clsoer to DL then DL hotel, unless you use the monorail. I would sleep in the dog house if I was able to vist DL again. Not sure when or actually if I will ever be able to experience Disney magic again. I am so blessed to have been able to treat the kids and grand kids with a wonderful 6 day stay at Disneyland Hotel and watching them enjoy all the rides of both parks. I would do it again if I could travel.

Enough about me --- looking forward to trip report installments. I hope all of you do a trip report . It is nice to see the difference in experiences.

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #277
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Actually makes total sense to me.


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Great start Laurie. Oh how well I know the hair dryer saga. With out using a blow dryer my hair would stick out like Bozo LOL. Oh ya we have spent time out of our way a few times so I could have a blow dryer. I also use a blower type curling iron. It has prongs on a round tube that blows warm air. Good thing is my hair is like horse hair once I fix it, it lasts until next washing.

Well you did get your wings last trip so of course you are a seasoned traveler now.

I am with you PP is my fav resort. I have no reason as to why. Must be I have had great trips when staying there. I actually think it is clsoer to DL then DL hotel, unless you use the monorail. I would sleep in the dog house if I was able to vist DL again. Not sure when or actually if I will ever be able to experience Disney magic again. I am so blessed to have been able to treat the kids and grand kids with a wonderful 6 day stay at Disneyland Hotel and watching them enjoy all the rides of both parks. I would do it again if I could travel.

Enough about me --- looking forward to trip report installments. I hope all of you do a trip report . It is nice to see the difference in experiences.

Patty
I have to blow dry a small portion of my hair otherwise, disaster. I have a small cowlick that has grown into a weird part on the back of my head.....my once thick hair is now thinning & has caused this thing (sucks getting old)....anywho's, I use the blow dry just on the top of my head to make sure I get this covered & then I plaster my head with hairspray.....lol

I agree......I think the PPH is much closer than the DLH. The monorail isn't very reliable so you better be planning in the time to walk. The DLH doesn't look the same at all now....I will have pics of all the changes. I liked the retro feel to it, but that is now gone. The PPH is the brightest & I like it because of that. I don't like the dark colors.....depresses me.

Hopefully Patty you'll get a chance to go again in the future!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:54 AM   #278
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Love it so far!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #279
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Chapter Two~~Ooooh, that's B-E-A utiful!!!

Mike played a little bit with photoshop & tried to get the color right, but unfortunately that wasn't happening....so I'm going to go ahead & get back to my trip report & post the pictures as they ended up on my camera. I'll try to explain what I saw in person on some of them.

We arrived at the Paradise Pier Hotel, paid the shuttle driver & headed to the front doors & standing before us in the lobby was a beautiful Christmas tree covered in green lights with pink, purple, orange, yellow & blue ornaments. It was stunning & brilliant in color. No matter what setting I did on the camera, I never could capture what I was visually seeing. It almost sparkled!! Absolutely beautiful!!





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After stopping long enough to get a few pics of the tree, Molly & I made our way to the front desk to pick up our room key. Sherry had arrived on Sunday & had sent us a text with our room #. We showed our ID & got our room keycards. Before I could head up to the room, I had to run into gift shop & get a holiday shirt to wear. NO WAY was I gonna go into the parks for Christmas time without a Mickey Holiday shirt on!!! After my purchase, we were on our way up to the room.

We were in 1132, 11th floor, park view room (yes, Sherry got a room upgrade 2nd year in a row!!) Yay for us!!!! Here are a few pics of the room:






Our view:



After dropping off the suitcases & changing into my holiday shirt...I was ready to go out & venture & start my picture bonanza. I said goodbye to Molly until later & was off. My first stop was back into the gift shop to take some pics of the Christmas offerings they had.













This wreath was around the lights in the lobby/hall areas in the PPH.



I made my way outside & stopped long enough to get a picture of the Bird of Paradise flowers that adorn the flower beds around the hotel.



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Love it Laurie!! I hope to see it one day.
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It was VERY pretty......prettiest tree on the property I think!!

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Love it Laurie!! I hope to see it one day.
You've never gotten over to the PPH to see it?.....it's worth the walk!! So pretty in person!!
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It was VERY pretty......prettiest tree on the property I think!!



You've never gotten over to the PPH to see it?.....it's worth the walk!! So pretty in person!!

I think that they are all pretty.
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Oooh! That big tree is so pretty! Even if the photo is not as colorful as the tree actually was, it still looks amazing from here!

I actually ordered Seth that Mickey stocking you took a photo of and got his name put on it. I love it! And I also spot a Stitch ornament in one of the photos that I wish I could have! Lol. I need to get my butt down there during Christmas season!
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They were....but this one just a bit more!!

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Oooh! That big tree is so pretty! Even if the photo is not as colorful as the tree actually was, it still looks amazing from here!

I actually ordered Seth that Mickey stocking you took a photo of and got his name put on it. I love it! And I also spot a Stitch ornament in one of the photos that I wish I could have! Lol. I need to get my butt down there during Christmas season!
I wanted to buy all new stockings, but I would have needed 10 of them...didn't have that kind of money this trip!!!

It really is amazing & hopefully you'll be able to work it out & go in the near future!!
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