18. December 2004
We started a
little bit later than planned we started at half past five. At Belgium the
roads were very icy and there were a lot of accident around us.
We arrive at the resort at half past ten and started to look for the latest
LE pins. Gladly we got the one we were looking for.
The weather is great and the park is packed. We have a look at the shop for
scarfs cause we forgot them at home. We had a coffe at the Pizza Outpost to
On our way back to the car we made reservations for Chrismas Eve at King
Ludwigs (though about going to the Steakhouse but they got a menu with
oysters and lobster) and the Plaza Garden at boxing day.
At 4 p.m. we
drove to Val d´Europe to check in at Pierre et Vacances. We booked a Studio
for 2-3 people and we were really disappointes when we see it (#158). It was
very small, a little room with a bunkbed, a sittingroom with kitchenette and
sofa. So we decided to ask to get a 2-room appartment. For a surcharge of 13
/night we got an appartment with a queen bed, still to small for 4 adults
(in my opinion), but okay for 2.
After a coffee we went to the shopping center which is very close and got
some food for us.
We brought our raclette grill with us and so we had a nice raclette with
redvine for dinner.'
After that we fall asleep in front of the TV.
Awake at half past eleven, tried to sleep but get up again to work on the
last pictures from our trip to eqypt and start to write this tripreport.
Get up at 9am
and tried to find out how long the breakfast time is. Okay its from 7-10pm.
When we went there we got the next surprise. You have to go to the reception
everyday to get a breakfast ticket, even if you already payed for it.
itself is great: several kind of bread, jam, cheese, eggs, fresh fruits,
sereals, yaourt, milk, coffee, tea, salami etc.
At 11am we
drove to the park looking at the Village shops first. We went to the Studios
and rode RNRC. The weather is not that good and as all the restaurants at
the Studios are really packed we went on to the Disneyland Park. Here it is
growded as well and Siggi does not feel well. We ate at the Chalet de
Marionettes and drove back to Val d´Europe.
We had a
coffee and a piece of bread. At 5:30pm we drove to the park again and met
Martin at the Store. We has a little talk and decided to meet again the next
Unfortunately he has to work till late the next days and so we cannot have a
dinner together at our appartment.
We went to
the park and did Big Thunder Mountain.
At 8pm we are
back at the appartement and had raclett again.
our breakfast ticket this morning, the lady told us: You can pay later!
LATER? PAY? It is already paid. She looks again at her computer and found
out that we were right.
the park for a second coffee at the Salon Mickey. The weather is great, but
freezing cold (-4°C). We got Fastpasstickets for Space Mountain and Indiana
Jones (now forwards again) and have a look at the shops. At 2:30pm we went
to the Studios and meet Martin at 3pm to do some shopping together.
But first we had lunch at the Cowboy Cookout. Its great there, cause its
almost empty and the food is really good.
shopping we went back to Val d´Europe and get somemore food at the Auchan.
We got duck with bamboo and Sate and mircowaved it at the appartment.
breakfast we went to the Studios to do RNRC first. When we left father
christmas is waiting for us.
We got a picture with Micky and went then to Salon Mickey for a coffee. Is
foggy that day and the park is empty.
We went to Mickey at the Winterwonderland. The show changed a little bit.
After that we jumped on the pirates to get warm again and had a drink at the
Went to the
Studios again to got our picture and had a look at the new parking lot.
Unfortunatly the accus were empty and we went back to load them again and
eat a little bit.
Then we tried
to find a internetshop to check our emails.
alarm-clock at 7:30 pm cause we had to tidy up the appartment and got out
things packed. From today we are staying at the Newport Bay Club for two
Brought some of our things to the car and had breakfast. Okay to clean the
kitchen is usual at an appartment but to put the towels and blankets fouldet
on the bed is a little bit strange at a apparment for 150 a night. Feld
like stayed at a youthhostel.
We drove to
the Newport Bay Club and when we reached there at around 10am our room was
almost ready. Room 8195 means 8th floor, admirals floor with lakeview!
luggage to the room and heat to the Salon Mickey. Weather is not that good
again and so we did IASW and PM and went on to Planet Hollywood for lunch.
Food was great as ever.
It is still
raining and we went back to the hotel to take some pictures and relaxed at
the room. Later we bought a WIFI-access card for 10 and picking Martin up
at 9pm to have a drink together at our room.
better. We had breakfast at 9:30 am at the Yacht Club. Nice! On our way to
the park we did our usual stop at the Salon Mickey for a second coffee and a
brownie. Park is empty beside SM where they have a waiting time of 75
minutes. We did IASW, Pirates, traded for some pins and went on to the
Studios. There we did RNRC and Cinemagique. Back to the hotel to email the
dressed up for The Magical World of Tinkerbell Show. It s a great show and
you have your dinner first.
(smoked salmon with horseradish sauce, Woodland roast veal and Chocolate
Yule Log red fruit coulis). The whole show took from 7pm till 9:30 pm.
Got the last
hour online went then to the Captains Quarter for a drink. The weather looks
great and so we got our tripod and walked around the lake and the Village to
take some pictueres.
At 0:30 am we
were back at our room.
Today we had
an additional cooked breakfast for a surcharge of 6 , which was very good.
After that we get aout luggage ready to call the baggagesservice, cause we
now move to the Holiday Inn.
We got the
room we wanted (3100) and could check in immediatly. Salon Mickey again and
then to the park.
The park is
empty as we supposed. We did SM and found time to talk to Jochen before
meeting Martin at the City Hall. Together we did Indy, Peter Pan and Big
Thunder Mountain. We met Joel and decide to see the show Mickey´s Noel
together. After that the christmas parade took place and we then went on to
Star Tours and SM for the third time this day.
Tree Lighning Ceremony it was time for a coffee. We meet up with Liz and
Phil from UK after IASW and did Pirates, Big Thunder Mountain and Phanton
Now it was
time to go to KIng Ludwigs for our christmas eve dinner. They had a special
Christmas Menu (Christmas beer, roasted duck with cranberry sauce and
Stollen with Vanilla Sauce.)for 20,50
At about 11pm
we went tired to bed.
Get up early,
cause we had to meet up at 9am at the Salon Mickey. As the park is almost
empty by this time we did Orbitron first, had a look at the shops and went
to the Studios to see Animagique. After coffe at the Baklot Express we went
back to the Disneyland Park to meet up with Andi for lunch at the Plaza
Garden. The All you can eat buffet is really great and worth the money and
after two ours we *rolled* us out.
After a rest at the hotel we met Liz and Phil at the bar for a drink.
Get ready at
11am to drive home.
great days with a lot of great meetings with friends