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Old 12-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Christmas at Disneyland - TRIP REPORT

Day 1 is going to be very short so here goes.

Our flight wasn't till 18.45 so we had plenty of time at home before.

We left for the airport just before 4 mum and dad dropped the three of us there.

At 4 Mickey Mouse rang to wish Elsie a very Merry Christmas. Her face when Mickey finally started talking

We arrived at the airport and went straight through security to the bar for a drink. We had got there pretty early so decided to go to Dexter's and have something to eat as we didn't know if we would get a chance once we arrived in DLP.

Glad we did go in as we were delayed 40 minutes. Elsie was already running a riot around by the arcade Sorry to any one who was in Bristol airport that evening. Elsie was very excited.

We were called to the gate (the longest furthest away gate EVER) and then left there waiting. Again apologies to any one that was there with a very excitable Elsie.

Our flight was fine we had a lovely family sat behind us with a little boy who was just 6 days younger then Elsie who were also staying at Sequoia Lodge. We didn't see the again after baggage claim though.

EZYshuttle were already there waiting for us we were only 20 minutes late in the end. Again a very uneventful trip and Elsie having a quick nap we were finally at Sequoia Lodge.

We checked in and were given our room number 4270 was at the end of the corridor with the lifts on the North wing

We unpacked and watched abit of top 10 to do at Disneyland Paris before we settled down for the night.
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Day 2

I woke up at 1.30am and thought it was time to get up. Excited much?

I managed to get back to sleep and we all woke up at 7.30 I was straight to the window to see it was very wet All dressed in our many layers minus coats we are going to breakfast first.

Breakfast was fine it was busy but we got our croissants and juice and were back up to our room to get our coats and pushchair.

We were just walking past Hotel New York and I realised I forgot Elsie's hat (I packed 3 how did I forget to bring 1 out?) We bought one in the clothes shop in Disney Village and were back on track to the park.

It was still raining but luckily it was just that fine rain.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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Day 2 continued

We are in the park and Goofy is already there doing meets so we get in line.

I took some pictures of the Christmas decorations whilst we were waiting in line.





It was our turn next to meet Goofy and I noticed the CM's name bag said Leanne. I asked if I could take a picture of the badge she said I could wear it how excited was I?



It was so wet that they moved Goofy under the gazebo for photos.

I carried Elsie up the stairs and gave her the autograph book she walked over to him with her pen and book grinning ear to ear. He signed and gave me the book then they had a nice cuddle together and some great photos.





Whilst we were waiting Minnie was in Duffy meet and greet area with no one in her line so we planned to go straight over once we were done with Goofy. But she had gone

Next on our plan was Its a small world we were parking up the pushchair and it had started to rain a bit harder and had noticed the Princess Pavilion only had 40 minute wait.

After 30 minutes we met Cinderella.



Elsie really wasn't sure about her and actually looked scared. We were asked who we had already seen and I said we had met every one but Snow White and Rapunzel so I don't know why were put to Cinderella as the other Princess was Snow White. My favourite Princess.

After our 1st Royal encounter of the trip we then did ride Its a small world. I love the Christmas version.

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #4
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Day 2 continued

Still raining we decided to keep with the Character meet theme and headed for Mickey. We saw Belle was out doing her meets and Elsie screamed Belle at her. She turned and waved at Elsie.

The band began playing when we were in there and they were AMAZING. They played all Disney songs. We heard Mickey Mouse Club March, a lot of Mary Poppins and Cinderella songs.



I love the Mickey meet it just seems so personal and we got to spend quiet a while with him in there again. Elsie was in her Mickey outfit and we had stripped all her layers off so Mickey could see.





We decided we head back now for something to eat and for Elsie to have nap.

Well on our way out of course the Christmas Cavalcade was passing and we found a gap and stopped to watch.

Proud mummy moment Elsie stood and watched with out trying to run away even when Pluto passed. Sounds like nothing to some one else but when you know what a live wire she is you would understand. She stood there had a little boogie to the music waved and clapped along.





I loved the Christmas Cavalcade and the snow was just amazing it really felt like Christmas stood there signing along with Elsie.








After the cavalcade Elsie was back in the pushchair and nipped back down the arcade and only happened to bump in to Duffy with no one waiting for him. Of course we couldn't leave him a lone.





After that we did make our way back stopping at Earl of Sandwich to take them back to our room.
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Great start looking foward to more
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Am loving this trip report
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Love your photos of the Cavalcade! They've got me very excited for Monday!

Also, Elsie's Mickey outfit is the cutest
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Great report! Makes me wish I was back there!! xx
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What a lovely and Christmassy TR

Elsie is such a cutie!
Thanks guys I hope to update tomorrow.
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Sounds like you had a brilliant trip. The photos of Elsie are adorable especially the one of her with Mickey. Really can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip and see the rest of the photos. Loved that you got to wear a cast member badge with your name on you must have felt like a real cast member!! Xx
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Sounds like you had a brilliant trip. The photos of Elsie are adorable especially the one of her with Mickey. Really can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip and see the rest of the photos. Loved that you got to wear a cast member badge with your name on you must have felt like a real cast member!! Xx
She offered me her coat and to stay with goofy all day whilst she went off to drink hot chocolate lol I was tempted.

Thank you she loves mickey and keeps saying Disney and pointing at the front door. X
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Day 2 continued

We had finished our (meant to be) rest in our room

Our Huge bed



Our amazing balcony





and ok its not a lake view but it was fine with us.



Elsie's new little friend that was waiting for her in the room.



I wanted to be back in the park in time for the parade so we left the hotel at about 3.30.

We walked there quicker that what I had planned so we went to see the dragon first. Elsie love dragons, dinosaurs (probably thanks to George pig) and did her little roar whilst we were in there.





We had a little look round the shops in fantasyland and then decided to grab a spot for the parade.

On our way over we saw King Louis, Baloo, Geppetto, Tigger and Eeyore doing meet and greets by Its a small world. But as you can imagine it was a full blown scrum.

Having watched 100's of parade videos on youtube I had realised all the best videos of the parade were all filmed in the same place in front of the stage by the AP office. So we stood there.

Whilst we were waiting the heavens opened ad it poured down. A lovely family earlier in the day gave us some ponchos. We huddled under them. Luckily it only lasted a few minutes.

After all the rain...

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Day 2 continued

The parade started and again Elsie was so good she stood there and watched the parade waving at every one and dancing bless her she had a good little dance.











The white rabbit came up to Elsie for a little dance



and a green army man yet I think it was a woman.

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loving the trip so far elsie looked so cute with mickey that balcony is massive! the thumper teddy is so cute xx
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