DLP - Do you speak English? Parlez Vous Anglais? - Wrapped up 9/30

NJlauren

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Welcome! Who what where when and why

Welcome! First I could not come up with a good title, but I must have asked do you speak English 20 times a day (my french is severely lacking, so I went with that...). Thank you for letting me revisit this quick trip to DLP! Hope you enjoy reliving it with me!

Who: Me and my slightly crazy, almost always fun family!
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Me! I don't think there is a single solo picture of me from this whole trip (aside from some elevator selfies and maybe on Dillon's camera, I haven't downloaded these pictures yet, but I am sure they are not flattening!) I’m an accountant by day, also I’m a mom to two crazy girls, well mostly DD1, DD2 is to little to be crazy yet, but I am sure it is coming soon. By night well I drink wine, sleep, and plan vacations, to Disney and else where.

DH: He pretends to be annoyed by my love of Disney but I know he is only pretending. So when I suggested told him we were adding a few days in DLP to this trip, he wasn't surprised or annoyed. He just agreed, good DH.

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Rare pic without the kids, you may see this one again later.

Next up DD1:

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Dillon, here she is in photo shoot mode! she is a spit fire, and sassy, and usually a lot of fun. She has her moments which I will probably gloss over for the most part. She inspired this trip. She is in love with the Eiffel Tower and has been asking to visit (we aren't home a day and she was already asking to go to New Orleans) . So we decided to check it out, and if I’m going to Paris I might as well check out DLP too. She also loves a good photo shoot, we had many, so be prepared.

DD2:
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Maren, she is 10 months, and really was just along for the ride. It is hard to get a good picture of her alone, DD1 is always jumping in, but here she is napping her way through the Louvre! Spoiler alert she doesn’t take after he sister in that she slept through the whole trip (but i have a good number of napping pictures!), and she did not like characters.

PS: anytime I’m just adding pictures due to a Dillon photo shoot I’ll try to tag them with PS, but i wont give you ever shot from each Photo Shoot, that would take ALOT of posts!
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here is your first PS picture!

What: A trip to DLP, a stop as part of a longer European vacation!

Where: DLP..... I may have said that already

When May 19-22

Why: When we decided to go to Paris, I knew we had to go to DLP too. I went once 20 years ago, ok about 19 years and 9 months ago, but you get the idea. No one else in my family had been to Paris or DLP before! I was really excited!

If you want to know anything specific please ask, I will do my best to answer. I had some goals for the trip, some i got to do and some I didn't, but to be honest its how I am trying to squeeze another trip in during 2021 or 2022 as part of another vacation. Honestly I would say this is bad, or something is wrong with me, but this is the DIS and I feel like you get it.​
 
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NJlauren

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Lets get this party started! Kinda... I don't take enough pictures but i will REALLY try to not make overly text heavy posts... since i am not a great writer either... i mean maybe TR's aren't for me..

Day 1 part 1 arrival - May 19

We had a 11am pick up at our hotel in Paris. We had an amazing morning getting some professional family photos, and since i love them SO much i am going to post one here. Sorry i know you didn't come here for this...

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We then had breakfast by the hotel:
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Then we packed up the room and got ready to head to DLP! and we waited and waited....This was a bit of a disaster, we got down to the lobby about 5 after 11. The reception said he had arrived and was waiting. We checked for him, walked around the hotel, could not find him, nothing. We thought one car may have been him but there was no driver... Well by 1145 we couldn’t find him and he hadn’t come back.... luckily it’s just a 45/50 minute drive to DLP, no flight to catch or anything. So I called for an UBER. Well you know 5 minutes later he showed up. So I ate the €10 cancellation fee and off we went.

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We arrived around 12:45. We were staying at Sequina Lodge. Security was a bit intense (this was everywhere in Paris). Every bag had to go through a X-ray machine and we had to go through a medical detector.

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PS Picture!
The America’s had arrived wholly luggage, my goal is to pack less in the future! I’ll wait while you stop laughing.

We had a golden forest room. So I went to reception no wait, and she says oh you have a Golden Forest Room, you need to check in over here, where there is a wait? A bit annoying but it was fine.
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Waiting to check in....


I waited only 5 or so minutes. They were extremely nice, making pins for both girls (2 for DD1, cause she is so extra) I have no idea where DD2's pins are... poor second child.
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The Golden Forest Room was club level for the hotel, kinda of? You get breakfast and hotel FP which are good on any FP ride I think before 1 or after 4... correct me if I’m wrong here. We may have had another FP that I didn’t know about? But honestly we didn’t even use them all.

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After check in and snapping the only pics you will get of the room since as soon as I enter any hotel it looks like a bomb went off. (oh you can see DD2's pin there, see i knew she got one 😆!)

Continued in the next post... can someone tell me how to use google photos to attach photos to my TR (or where can i find these instructions, limit of 10 is insane!)
 
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NJlauren

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Continued from previous post because i cant figure out technology cause i am not a millennial

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PS Pic!

We headed to the parks. On the way I saw this little photo op, which I thought was so cute and went with the hotel theme well....stay tuned we see this spot again.....

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We must have forgotten something cause I took a bunch of elevator selfies when I went back to get whatever it was. (I later realized the ears were on incorrect, they get fixed.)

Up Next Will we ever make it to a park
 
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  • Cloe Colton

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    Joining in!!

    My only experience with DLP was the 5 hours my family spent there on a whim after going to the Eiffel Tower lol We had zero plans to go there because even though we all went to Disney every year growing up, my family likes to pretend that we aren't a Disney family :rotfl: but we definitely loved the experience! I can't wait to go back, but I think I'll try to wait until they complete the renovations in WDS.

    DD1 sounds like she has quite the traveling spirit!!

    Love the professional photos you had done in Paris. That was such a good idea! What better backdrop than the Eiffel Tower?? haha
     

    NJlauren

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    Joining in!!
    Thanks for joining in!


    My only experience with DLP was the 5 hours my family spent there on a whim after going to the Eiffel Tower lol We had zero plans to go there because even though we all went to Disney every year growing up, my family likes to pretend that we aren't a Disney family :rotfl: but we definitely loved the experience! I can't wait to go back, but I think I'll try to wait until they complete the renovations in WDS.
    haha! Love! I agree the Studios is lacking things to do, it has some big highlights, but thats about it.

    DD1 sounds like she has quite the traveling spirit!!
    That she does! I also indulge her, probably a little to much!

    Love the professional photos you had done in Paris. That was such a good idea! What better backdrop than the Eiffel Tower?? haha
    Thank you! this has be come my go-to souvenir, we get family photos taken when we travel.
     

    pamcarey

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    Great start! I was at the Sequoia Lodge just a few days before you, from May 13-15! I love your professional photo! What a great idea!
     
  • NJlauren

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    Excited to read about your trip! The family photo is amazing!
    Welcome! Thanks for following along! Thank you, I love it too!!


    Great start! I was at the Sequoia Lodge just a few days before you, from May 13-15! I love your professional photo! What a great idea!
    Welcome, thanks for joining! Oh so fun! Are you doing a report?

    A few years ago I started getting family photos taken as my souvenir, we have so much stuff and I feel like this really keeps the memories!
     

    Karin1984

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    Love the professional picture, it looks really nice! Always good to have family portraits.

    I loved Golden Forest Club, it was my first time club level last year and I felt so weird to have the special check in place, where we could sit down. It didn't take any longer than when I stay in a regular room, but it was a nice experience. And we got chocolates. :) I also used that little office when I had to make a work related call during a visit (and our room wasn't ready yet)
     

    missangelalexis

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    Joining in!

    Wow that professional photo in front of the Eiffel Tower is gorgeous! I'm sure the rest came out fantastic!

    Can't wait to hear about your DLP adventures!
     

    NJlauren

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    Love the professional picture, it looks really nice! Always good to have family portraits.
    Thank you! Agreed it’s great to have family pictures! For me it’s the best souvenir/memory from a trip!

    I loved Golden Forest Club, it was my first time club level last year and I felt so weird to have the special check in place, where we could sit down. It didn't take any longer than when I stay in a regular room, but it was a nice experience. And we got chocolates. :) I also used that little office when I had to make a work related call during a visit (and our room wasn't ready yet)
    agreed, it was really nice to sit during check in and the staff was very helpful (spoiler, I found most of the staff fabulous!)

    Joining in!

    Wow that professional photo in front of the Eiffel Tower is gorgeous! I'm sure the rest came out fantastic!

    Can't wait to hear about your DLP adventures!
    Welcome! Thanks for joining in!

    Thank you, I loved how they all came out! It was such a great way to remember the trip, iI am ordering them as gifts and for my house and you get the idea!
     
  • dolewhipdreams

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    So when I suggested told him
    There's a good woman, taking charge!

    And there's a good man, accepting it :P

    She also loves a good photo shoot, we had many, so be prepared.
    That's my kind of girl! I love a good photo shoot myself. We would be fast friends.

    a stop as part of a longer European vacation!
    Where else did you visit, if you don't mind my asking?

    Sorry i know you didn't come here for this...
    I know I didn't come for this, but I am so HERE for this! This photo is fantastic!

    Every bag had to go through a X-ray machine and we had to go through a medical detector.
    Hmmm noted. That's very thorough.

    So I went to reception no wait, and she says oh you have a Golden Forest Room, you need to check in over here, where there is a wait? A bit annoying but it was fine.
    Wow yeah that's annoying!

    can someone tell me how to use google photos to attach photos to my TR (or where can i find these instructions, limit of 10 is insane!
    I think Google photos might be hard to use. You'll need to use Chrome and download an extension. If you don't want to do that, I'd be happy to help you with how to use Flickr!
     

    purplelover88

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    Joining in! We just returned from a trip to Paris/Disneyland so I’m excited to compare notes. We landed in Paris on May 19 and headed to Disneyland on the evening of May 22.
     

    NJlauren

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    There's a good woman, taking charge!

    And there's a good man, accepting it :P
    You know it! ❤

    That's my kind of girl! I love a good photo shoot myself. We would be fast friends.
    Haha! Yes you would! It def proves for great memories!

    Where else did you visit, if you don't mind my asking?
    Of course you can ask! We did Paris, DLP and Estepona in Spain. In Spain we just did pool and as much relaxing as you can with two young kids!

    I know I didn't come for this, but I am so HERE for this! This photo is fantastic!
    Thank you! I highly recommend this company and photographer if you consider doing photos for your trip!

    Hmmm noted. That's very thorough.
    This is EVERYWHERE in Paris, the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, etc etc. I was surprised to be honest. Out Hotel in Paris didn't do it, but I wouldn't be shocked it other did. It was not like this last time a visited but that was a LONG time ago.


    I think Google photos might be hard to use. You'll need to use Chrome and download an extension. If you don't want to do that, I'd be happy to help you with how to use Flickr!
    I get more then 10 Photos with Flicker? I may need some directions :D !

    Maybe, I’m not sure yet.
    Well keep me posted if you do!

    Joining in! We just returned from a trip to Paris/Disneyland so I’m excited to compare notes. We landed in Paris on May 19 and headed to Disneyland on the evening of May 22.
    Welcome, and thanks for following along! We did Paris for 4 days before DLP, same trip just 3 days later!! I hope you had a fabulous trip! Are you doing a TR? IF so let me know!!

    Joining in! So excited to hear all about the trip!




    This photo is GORGEOUS!!!
    Welcome! Thank you, i LOVE it!
     

    kastoney

    Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm
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    Bon Jour (see how I used that fancy French and all)! Love your family photo. What a wonderful way to commemorate the trip. Can't wait to hear more!
     



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