Hi everyone, thanks to all your amazing help, and tips, we're just back from our best ever Disney holiday.
We stayed at Sequoia Lodge, Golden Forest (LOVED IT) and NOTHING spoiled our magic...not thunderstorms, not a six hour power cut, not even an escaped bison (honestly)
As we'd booked the Eurostar we took the train from Glasgow the day before (best rate for that night was Radisson Blu Grafton on Tottenham Court Rd, and it was great hotel, minutes from Euston and St Pancras)
Only disappointment that day was the removal of Aurinko's thread re. Sequia Lodge. I'd been really looking forward to reading about their trip while we were on the train.
Sun 13th October:
Eurostar, with Disney Express luggage service, yet again proved to be the best way to travel. So stress free. We had so much luggage, as weather was unpredictable, we were prepared for warm, cold and wet (Just as well , as it turned out!) and it was so good not to be worrying about luggage allowances.
So, dropped bags at the desk, then strolled into the Park.
It took our breath away. We'd been SO excited reading about all the Hallowe'en plans, and looking at all the photos on TA, but nothing did it justice. I was actually nearly in (happy) tears when we saw Main Street.
And, Disney did its magic immediately. My wee boy, who is 8, and not always the most open with his emotions, was jumping up and down, shouting "we're back in Disney!" ; it's very special to see him displaying such excitement.
Then, and this is even more amazing, my DH, totally unprompted by me, said "Wow, can you imagine how incredible this place must look at Christmas?" And started asking if we'd ever be able to come in December. Oh my goodness!!! (It's hard for us to ever get time off work near Christmas... But then again, next year is our 15th Wedding Anniversary on 11th Dec...that's a good reason to go, isn't it...?!)
So, from the word go, our trip was truly magical for us all. We wandered round Main Street; it was all quite busy, but we got on Buzz Lightyear ride, Peter Pan and used hotel Fastpass for Star Tours.
Then we had dinner booked for Walt's at 4.30, asked for a window table, and had a perfect view of the parade. The meal was wonderful, staff lovely.
We'd been planning to stay in the Park right through until Dreams, but we were tired, and tbh, desperate to see the Golden Forest rooms, so went to SL.
A bit apprehensive, but we all loved the rooms. Love SL anyway, but our room was perfect, with a lake view. Check in was easy with the GF desk; no queue, and again we found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
After we'd got organised, and feeling SO pleased with our lovely room, we went back to the park, and again just took our time. We went on a few more rides, just enjoyed how beautiful it all looked, and soaking up the atmosphere.
The only thing that was getting on my nerves was the amount of people smoking, it seems worse then ever.
I got a spot for Dreams, while DH and DS went off to go on Buzz again, and I was surrounded by rude people blowing smoke in my face; and it carried on the whole holiday. I wish they'd do something about it.
Dreams was as spellbinding as ever, and it made me cry, again!!
Wandered back to SL, had Glowtinis in the GF lounge (a great Forum tip, thank you!) then fell into our comfortable beds ready for an early rise for Monday's EMH.
Will get next part written up when I get a chance!