"All The Single Riders" .... **COMPLETED** 10th Feb 2012

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  1. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Hi everyone :goodvibes

    I’ve just returned from a great couple of days at DLP staying at The Disneyland Hotel

    I travelled solo on this trip and for those of you that had the misfortune of reading my last DLP trip report :laughing: you will probably remember that I did the same trip back in February 2011

    I hadn’t really intended to visit again this year as I’m off to WDW with DH in May but a 50% discount offer dropped into my inbox on a particularly boring afternoon at work and I just couldn’t resist :surfweb:

    For those that haven’t witnessed my ramblings previously here I am, complete with ridiculous head-gear

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    This trip was my fifth visit to DLP and my second without DH who loves WDW but isn’t quite so keen on DLP

    So I hope you can join me in the single rider line for a quick visit to Le Mouse

    Oh and I will sign off for now with something to make you smile on a Monday

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    Links To Updates

    [post=43822377]Travel & Day One (Part One)[/post]
    [post=43831468]Day One - Checking In At DLH[/post]
    [post=43843810]Day One - Disneyland Park[/post]
    [post=43885398]Day One - Evening & Disney Village[/post]
    [post=43893712]Day Two - Early Morning Part One[/post]
    [post=43893735]Day Two - Early Morning Part Two[/post]
    [post=43902389]Day Two - Walt Disney Studios[/post]
    [post=43909818]Day Two - DLP Guided Tour[/post]
    [post=43918377]Day Two - Studios Guided Tour[/post]
    [post=43945017]Day Two - Fantasia Cafe Bar, New York City Bar and EOS[/post]
    [post=43976063]Day Three - Disneyland Park Part One[/post]
    [post=43986952]Day Three - Disneyland Park Part Two[/post]
     
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  3. megarasweet

    megarasweet Mouseketeer

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    I love the title of this TR so very much :rotfl:

    And for the record, furry head gear and cute DLP refreshments? Count me in!
     
  4. Isila

    Isila There is a big beautiful tomorrow

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    all settled and waiting for TR. Sounds like fun :surfweb:
     
  5. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Travel & Day One

    So I was up at stupid o’clock and a bleary eyed (that’s “bleary eyed” not “teary eyed” :laughing:) DH drove me to the station

    No surprise that the early morning train to Paddington was packed but it’s only a 20 minute journey so it wasn’t too painful

    A couple of stops on the tube and I was at St Pancras in no time at all and as is typical for me, I was far too early so I hopped over to King’s Cross to see if I could catch a train to Hogwarts

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    My next port of call was Le Pain Quotidien for a spot of breakfast and a caffeine fix

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    Ahh boiled egg and soldiers – takes me back to my youth (a very long time ago!!)

    Once I had settled my bill I went for a wander around the station and a look around the shops before heading to check in

    Check in was quick and easy but I still had about an hour to kill before the Eurostar was due to leave so I did the sensible and healthy thing by ordering yet another coffee and just so I had some company I was joined by the rather wonderfully named “Ginger Giovanni”

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    Giovanni’s conversational skills were lacking so I bit his head off (a bit like early mornings with DH some days :lmao:)

    It wasn’t long before I was boarding the train and tucked into a good book and in what seemed like no time at all the train arrived at Marne La Valley

    As I was staying at the Disneyland Hotel it was only a short walk from the train and I was standing at the reception desk with Chip ‘n’ Dale fooling around behind me in the lobby soon after

    Next Up – Room 1010
     
  6. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    :welcome: Thanks for joining in, this TR will certainly not be as eventful as yours but I hope you enjoy it


    :welcome: It was a really fun trip, thanks for reading along
     
  7. Carrie_Cat

    Carrie_Cat I'm a Rive Gauche person Moderator

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    I just startled my OH by laughing (ok screeching) so loud at that :rotfl2: One of the funniest things I read in ages

    I'm going to love this TR I can sense it :thumbsup2
     
  8. tinks_1989

    tinks_1989 <font color=teal>need a <b>like</b> button<br><fon

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    Don't stop more please xxx
     
  9. Jeffs76

    Jeffs76 Rapunzels Mum

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    wonderful! and where do you get the mickey cookies from??? I NEED one
     
  10. Isila

    Isila There is a big beautiful tomorrow

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    more more more more more more more more :cheer2:

    I'm loving this TR :cheer2:
     
  11. MaleDisneyBeliever

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    Yep! I'm strapped in for the ride.... mostly because I have an unhealthy obsession Beyonce and I sing the title of this report every time I see it! lol
     
  12. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    :welcome: Please tell your OH I am sorry I helped to starle him :laughing:

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in, I will try my best to get another update done today

    :welcome: Glad to have you reading along, the Mickey Cookies were from the Boardwalk Candy Palace on Main Street and they were divine :cloud9:

    :goodvibes hopefully I will be able to do an update in my lunch break :surfweb:

    :cheer2: "If you liked it you should have put a ring on it .... oh oh oh, oh oh oh"
    Now try getting that out of you head :laughing:
     
  13. elibax

    elibax Earning My Ears

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    A holiday on your own????? Sounds bliss!!! Can't wait to read the rest-I'm heading next tuesday, moving to DLH on wednesday:cool1: so very interested in hearing about hotel!!
     
  14. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    :welcome: there is certainly something to be said about a solo trip once in a while, you can be totally selfish :laughing:
    Some photos of DLH coming right up
     
  15. Linda67

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    Day One - Checking In At DLH

    Right two choices for my lunch break today

    1) Walk down a rainy and cold Kensington High Street and hand over £5 for a soggy sandwich :rolleyes:

    OR

    2)Post another (not very) gripping instalment of my trip report :surfweb:

    Unfortunately for you option number 2 won as I have forgotten my umbrella and have found a tin of soup in my desk drawers :laughing:

    So where was I, ah yes, checking in at the Disneyland Hotel

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    Disneyland Hotel

    I was greeted by a wonderful Cast Member who was super friendly and chatty; it’s always nice to be welcomed so nicely at the end of your journey

    He handed me my room key and 6 fast passes, I think I was only supposed to get 3 but I wasn’t complaining.

    It turns out that in three days in the parks I only used one; it was so quiet at both parks that there really wasn’t any point in using them

    I hadn’t made any advance requests for a specific room location but was delighted that I was so close to the reception, especially as I was travelling alone

    My room was on the ground floor which is a first for me, I wondered if I might hear footsteps above me all night but it turned out to be a really quiet room

    Here are some pictures for you:

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    Room 1010

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    Window View

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    Patio View - this must be wonderful in the summer :cloud9:

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    Bed – Taken later that evening (note the chocolates on the bed :thumbsup2)

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    TV & Minibar (in case you really have to get peanuts at 3am)

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    Bathroom- yeah this is getting dull now isn't it :rolleyes:

    I pretty much dropped my bag off, popped my passport in the safe and headed straight to DLP as it was closing at 6pm and I wanted to get as much park time as possible

    Coming Up Next – Disneyland Park Here I Come
     
  16. Isila

    Isila There is a big beautiful tomorrow

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    nice :lovestruc beautiful wonderful DLH:love:
     
  17. PrincessCharlie

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    I'm in. What a stunning room!! Having a bed that size to myself sounds like heaven. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!
     
  18. tinks_1989

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    Where is the rest? X
     
  19. Laura678

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    Oh the bed looks wonderfully comfortable!


    Looking forward to reading more!!
     
  20. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    It is a wonderful hotel; I'd only ever stay there if there was a really good discount available though :goodvibes

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in; I'll try and get another post up today

    Sorry, work get's in the way of DIS time :laughing:; I will try to get another post up today

    I certainly slept well :cloud9:
     
  21. Linda67

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    Day One – Disneyland Park

    So after dropping my bag in my room I took the very short walk into DLP

    I think it must have been a little before 3pm when I walked through the gates so I didn’t expect to get much done as the park was closing at 6pm

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    It turns out that the park was very quiet so I decided to start my day over in Frontierland with a visit to Phantom Manor to kick things off

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    Phantom Manor

    There was a 10 minute wait posted for Big Thunder Mountain but it took less than 5 minutes before I was holding on to my hat and glasses for the wildest ride in the wilderness

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    Big Thunder Mountain

    I then took a stroll over for a practice run for my Caribbean Cruise in May :cool1:

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    I was beginning to feel a little peckish so I hopped over to Fantasyland popped in here for a snack

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    Brioche Pretzel & Hot Chocolate

    Both were yummy and just what I needed for a quick energy boost :hyper:

    Even in Fantasyland everything was walk on so I had time to ride Peter Pan and Dumbo before heading over to find a spot for the 5pm Parade

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    On the way to Main Street I saw a cart selling crepes so decided to pick one up

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    Sugar Crepe

    It was actually pretty yuk, cold chewy and with one big blob of congealed sugar in the centre, I took one or two bites before throwing it into a bin :sad2:

    I loved the look of these Popcorn Buckets that they were selling

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    Popcorn Bucket

    I got a great spot for the Parade which I really enjoyed :cloud9:

    When the Parade had passed by I headed over to Discoveryland for a spin on Space Mountain and even had time to squeeze in a flight to Endor :darth:

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    By the time I had finished up at Star Tours it was past 6pm so the park was officially closed but all of the shops along Main Street were still open so I took a slow stroll back to the front of the park whilst indulging in a spot of retail therapy :thumbsup2

    The shops were deserted but nobody was rushing me along and I ended up walking out of the park and back to the Disneyland Hotel at a little before 7pm so don’t ever think you have to hurry out of the park when you hear the announcement that the Park is closing

    Goodnight DLP – See You Tomorrow

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    Coming Up Next – Fantasia Café & Disney Village
     

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