Last Day at Disney

We had quite a lazy start to the day and didn’t leave the hotel until about noon. We got to the park and just had a wander around, we were eating at Walts at half past three, so Phil and I did a bit of shopping and took it back to the car, and then it was time for dinner.
We timed it well so that we could see the Parade and luckily got a window seat so had a good view. My meal wasn’t particularly good though, I made the wrong choice – I had veal, it was a stew with lots of fatty bits – not good at all.
The rest was good though. Jill and I went to do some more shopping, arranging to meet Phil and Jake at Sequoia Lodge as we always do.
And we came across Jack Sparrow – what a way to end a holiday!

Last Day at Disney

We had quite a lazy start to the day and didn’t leave the hotel until about noon. We got to the park and just had a wander around, we were eating at Walts at half past three, so Phil and I did a bit of shopping and took it back to the car, and then it was time for dinner.
We timed it well so that we could see the Parade and luckily got a window seat so had a good view. My meal wasn’t particularly good though, I made the wrong choice – I had veal, it was a stew with lots of fatty bits – not good at all.
The rest was good though. Jill and I went to do some more shopping, arranging to meet Phil and Jake at Sequoia Lodge as we always do.
And we came across Jack Sparrow – what a way to end a holiday!

Disney Part Four


Phil and I headed off bright and early – we were determined to get to the Studios to have a spin on Crush’s Coaster, and having seen the queues over the last two days we thought that if we got there when they opened we wouldn’t have to wait too long.
It is a shame that Burke time runs on average 10 minutes behind the time zone that everyone else is in – as by the time we got to the Parc there were hordes and hordes of people converging from all directions. We got to the ride, and already the queue was vast – but on the time above the entrance it still said ‘5 minutes’ so we tagged on the end – and waited – and waited. Half an hour later we were ushered from the holding queue into the queue proper – another half hour until we got on the ride.
You are probably aware that one of my rules for life is that I do not intend, ever, to go upside down. Rock and Roller Coaster was a momentary aberation – and the Year I Did Space Mountain does not count as it was in the dark and I still don’t believe that it went upside down anyway. So before I get on any ride I vet the type of harness, and if it doesn’ t go over your shoulders then I think that I will be OK.
How scary should a ride be based on Finding Nemo anyway?

It started off well, a quick spin outside to look at the view. and then around a scenic bit with a cartoon of Nemo and some floating jelly fish – and then suddenly you were plunged into Hell! It obviously didn’t turn upside down, but did everything else – I am sure that at one point we were on our sides – and the worst thing was that you could see that it was going to go on for some time as the track was visible in front of you looking like some gordion knot.
We got off feeling quite shaky – and staggered past the queue which according to the board now lasted for 2 hours!

We met Jill and Jake outside King Ludwigs where we were going to have lunch – but looked at the menu and decided to go back to the Parkside Diner – which was a good decision as we met Patrick there. He was lovely! Mega efficient too, but with a smile like that who cares?

In the afternoon Jill and I went shopping at Val d’Europe and I bought a beautiful red leather bag and purse. Phil went back to the hotel and swam and went in the gym – then relaxed with a bottle of vodka – so by the time we went back to meet him at the Disneyland hotel he was nicely mellow. OK – he was as drunk as a skunk, but happily so.

We had dinner at the hotel – it is a huge treat and the food is beautifully presented. It tastes good too which is always a bonus.

Last year Jill and I had made Phil have one of the puddings purely because we wanted to see what it looked like – I can’t remember what they call it but it was something to do with remembrances of childhood – it looks like this – Jake had it this year.

Phil said – many many times – that he did not want ‘Barbe du Papa’ this year for pudding. He was over heard by the waiter, who waited until we had all got our puddings and then brought out this!

Disney Part Four


Phil and I headed off bright and early – we were determined to get to the Studios to have a spin on Crush’s Coaster, and having seen the queues over the last two days we thought that if we got there when they opened we wouldn’t have to wait too long.
It is a shame that Burke time runs on average 10 minutes behind the time zone that everyone else is in – as by the time we got to the Parc there were hordes and hordes of people converging from all directions. We got to the ride, and already the queue was vast – but on the time above the entrance it still said ‘5 minutes’ so we tagged on the end – and waited – and waited. Half an hour later we were ushered from the holding queue into the queue proper – another half hour until we got on the ride.
You are probably aware that one of my rules for life is that I do not intend, ever, to go upside down. Rock and Roller Coaster was a momentary aberation – and the Year I Did Space Mountain does not count as it was in the dark and I still don’t believe that it went upside down anyway. So before I get on any ride I vet the type of harness, and if it doesn’ t go over your shoulders then I think that I will be OK.
How scary should a ride be based on Finding Nemo anyway?

It started off well, a quick spin outside to look at the view. and then around a scenic bit with a cartoon of Nemo and some floating jelly fish – and then suddenly you were plunged into Hell! It obviously didn’t turn upside down, but did everything else – I am sure that at one point we were on our sides – and the worst thing was that you could see that it was going to go on for some time as the track was visible in front of you looking like some gordion knot.
We got off feeling quite shaky – and staggered past the queue which according to the board now lasted for 2 hours!

We met Jill and Jake outside King Ludwigs where we were going to have lunch – but looked at the menu and decided to go back to the Parkside Diner – which was a good decision as we met Patrick there. He was lovely! Mega efficient too, but with a smile like that who cares?

In the afternoon Jill and I went shopping at Val d’Europe and I bought a beautiful red leather bag and purse. Phil went back to the hotel and swam and went in the gym – then relaxed with a bottle of vodka – so by the time we went back to meet him at the Disneyland hotel he was nicely mellow. OK – he was as drunk as a skunk, but happily so.

We had dinner at the hotel – it is a huge treat and the food is beautifully presented. It tastes good too which is always a bonus.

Last year Jill and I had made Phil have one of the puddings purely because we wanted to see what it looked like – I can’t remember what they call it but it was something to do with remembrances of childhood – it looks like this – Jake had it this year.

Phil said – many many times – that he did not want ‘Barbe du Papa’ this year for pudding. He was over heard by the waiter, who waited until we had all got our puddings and then brought out this!