Monday, 10 June 2019

Disney Dream Girls 264 Phantom Manor

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 264 for Sunday 9th June 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.
After we discuss the news, the entire show is dedicated to talking about the refurbishment of Phantom Manor and Michelle's opinion on the refreshed attraction. Additionally, we include extracts from the full on-ride binaural audio recording Michelle did whilst riding the attraction.

Below, we share a range of images from the ride to further illustrate some of the points raised on the show. 

Exterior
Pre-Stretching Room
New Portrait and Lit Wallpaper
Stretching Room
One of Four New Stretching Room Portraits
Portrait Gallery
Portrait of Melanie Ravenswood
Seance Room
The Phantom
Photo Credit DLP Website
Grim Grinning Ghost Busts
Photo Credit DLP Website
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Sunday, 2 June 2019

Disney Dream Girls 263 for Sunday 2nd June 2019

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 263 for Sunday 2nd June 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

This week's show starts with a review of one or two items of Disney news and then we move on to the first part of Michelle's Disneyland Paris Trip Report. 

Hotel
Michelle stayed at the Disney's Sequoia Lodge. The hotel was a ten minute walk away from the Disney Village, was set in beautiful landscaped gardens and was very comfortable. Mousekeeping was very attentive and we celebrated French Mothers Day whilst there!
Characters
Character meets in the parks are a lot of fun and you will get the chance to meet a whole host of them: sometimes in different outfits to other Disney parks. Phantom Mickey is proving to be a big fan favourite!
Attractions
There are a lot of attractions at Disneyland Paris that are unique and therefore we highly recommend you seek these out first! Our favourite is Crush's Coaster however, Space Mountain is unlike any other!
Fastpasses are obtained from machines throughout the park and give you a return time (with a window of 30 minutes). Do not arrive early for these but most cast members will accomodate you if you are slightly late for one.

Food
During Michelle's trip she did not eat at any table service restaurants. However, she did visit a few of the quick service places - sometimes just to photograph the menu but also to eat. It is very typical themepark fare and prices. There is Tex Mex and Italian offerings if you do not fancy burgers and prices range from around 12 Euros to 16 Euros for a meal. 
 
Thai Chicken Salad from Earl of Sandwich
If you want value for money - we suggest eating out of the park or bringing your own food.  However, there are a few little gems such as Toad Hall, who have a great serving of steak chip for under 4 Euros.


It is also pleasing to see some 'Mickey' shaped foods coming into the parks and themed foods such as the cassette tape chocolate biscuit celebrating Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Entertainment
Mickey and The Magician
DLP put on a great parade and a spectacular finale to the evening - Illuminations. Over in the studios, you will find Mickey and the Magician - this is fantastic! I can not find a single fault with these offerings. In fact, as Walt Disney World does not have a parade in the Magic Kingdom, is some respects makes Disneyland Park a winner! In addition, there are some fantastic cast members who make it their one goal in life to give you the best day ever.
Illuminations
Opinion
Has Disneyland Paris won a place in my heart - well... nearly! There have been obvious improvements in the two years since my last trip (reduction of smokers smoking throughout the parks is one). They are investing in the infrastructure with lots of rides being refurbished and we saw lots of general in-park maintenance happening. I still feel there are improvements to be made regarding food but it is getting there and if you are considering a trip I am sure you will love it!
We will have more - lots more - from DLP over the next few weeks and with Jayne planning a trip in the summer you will not want to miss a single show!

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