Happy Halloween - Day One

Discussion in 'Disneyland Paris Trip Reports Board' started by Fiona35, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Fiona35

    Fiona35 DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2008
    Well the alarm went off at 5am and I did not want to get out of bed!! But I got moving eventually and Dad dropped me off at the station.

    Nearly missed my train to London as I was standing in the warm waiting room and all of a sudden a train arrives and I realise its mine!! Luckily I only had a small case this time to fight through the doors with! It was also cold and wet!

    Met my friend at St Pancras around 7.30 and checked in fine, there was a queue but that seemed to be because everything was done manually.

    We left on time at 8.35am and were soon at the tunnel entrance where we had to wait. It took 40 mins to get through the tunnel and I swear you could see the bricks of the tunnel!!
    We had a laugh as the train slowed at Charles de gaulle station and everyone else thought it was arriving at Disney so they all stood up, coats on and were struggling in the luggage compartments. They soon sat back down again as we had at least 10 mins left!

    At last the train arrived at Disney and my mate and I boarded a shuttle bus to the Dream Castle hotel where we checked in, left our luggage as our room wasn't ready and headed back to the park to purchase Annual Passes. Thankfully the skies were blue and the sun was shining!

    We got into the park fine having been to guest relations but when we got to the Annual Passport Office it was bedlam and we were told the aprox wait time was 45 mins.

    Eventually we clutched our dream passes in our grubby mitts and set off to see what rides we could do, but the park was very very busy especially as it was the first official day of Halloween.

    We decided to do things we hadn't done before such as the rope bridge, Alices Maze then did some rides in Fantasyland before going over to the Studios where we did cars. We decided that this was going to be a chill weekend and if anything was over 30mins queue time we were not going to be in it!

    We left at 7pm and had dinner in Annettes, it was okay and then went back into the park where BTM was now down to 30 mins queue so naturally we had to take advantage of this and after we had ridden it in the dark we ran around to do it again and kept doing that until about 10.15pm when we decided we had better go and collect our room key!

    We couldn't believe the size of our room at The Dream Castle, my mate and I needed a phone to speak to each other!!

    But we soon fell into bed, exhausted but looking forward to day two!:)
  2. DLPdaft

    DLPdaft <font color=royalblue>Cannot stop singing "Just li Moderator

    Jun 3, 2007

    Love it :lmao: :lmao: !
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  4. disney_rocks_86

    disney_rocks_86 Seeing the magic of Disney through our own DD

    Oct 14, 2008
    Storys like this make me so excited about going back 15times now to DLP and everytime is just like the 1st! :yay: Looking forward to hearing more!
    I must get the next trip booked :cool1:
  5. tennisfan

    tennisfan Was told off for sliding down the bannister at SL Moderator

    Jul 15, 2004
    Great start, I look forward to reading the rest:goodvibes
  6. Cyrano

    Cyrano DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2004
    Having read another report about the queue of traffic was expecting your first day to find a busy park :)
  7. Fiona35

    Fiona35 DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2008
    It was alot more busier than we expected, even the saturday we went in the summer didn't prepare us for thid many people and we thought it busy back then!
  8. hildasmuriel

    hildasmuriel <font color=magenta>I'm a really really scaredy sc

    Jan 23, 2007
    Great first day.:thumbsup2
  9. Dianetigger

    Dianetigger <font color=peach>May have to give the corkboard o

    Oct 21, 2005
  10. Tillybud

    Tillybud DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2008
    superb :)
  11. cap'njack.

    cap'njack. Totally in love with Lisa_C

    Jun 13, 2008
    Sounds like a great first day...we to found the AP Office packed in October when we went, think we waited for about 35-40 mins for ours
  12. giuly09

    giuly09 it made me feel like i was the queen....

    Apr 19, 2007
    Can't wait to read more :goodvibes

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