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15stitch

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I'm back & planning a surprise Christmas trip!
« on: September 19, 2016, 08:07:03 AM »
Hi,

I've not been on here for a while as had post DLP blues after my May trip!

But......I'm now excitedly planning a December trip which I'm very happy about  :D

I've decided to surprise my DS for his 4th Birthday (14th December).

Initially I was going to go just overnight but when I've worked out the maths & logistics it seems silly not to go for 4 nights/ 5 days, so that's my plan!

It does seem slightly extravagant as we have already been to DLP this year & are off to WDW next April, but we are both Disney mad & as he will start school next year I'm making the most of term time holidays.

I'm rubbish at keeping surprises so not telling him will be a struggle!

Although I've been many times I am struggling to choose a hotel! I'm leaning towards Sequoia Lodge which is supposed to be lovely at Christmas, however I loved Newport Bay in May so I'm a bit torn.

Any recommendations gratefully received!
1995 WDW (offsite)
1998 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
2001 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2002 DLP (Hotel New York)
2003 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2004 WDW (offsite)
2005 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2006 WDW (Grand Floridian)
2007 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2008 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2011 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)
2015 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
May 2016 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
December 2016 DLP (Sequoia Lodge)
April 2017 WDW (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
June 2019 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)

CitrusZing

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Re: I'm back & planning a surprise Christmas trip!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 04:09:19 PM »

Once you get bitten by the DLP bug, there is no cure.  ;D

Perhaps you can break the news to your son like the Disney 'Yes days' advert.

I would say Sequoia Lodge. I am a bit biased as it is my favourite but it would be great at Christmas.
DLP: 1992 Summer (Cheyenne).
2012: May (Santa Fe).
2013: Nov (Kyriad).
2014: Jan (Cheyenne), & Halloween (Kyriad).
2015: Jan - Birthday Trip (Disneyland Hotel) & Sept (Sequoia Lodge - Golden Forest).
2016: April (Sequoia Lodge - Golden Forest).
2017: Jan (Santa Fe - 1 night birthday trip), March (Hotel New York - Empire State Club), June (Cheyenne - 1 night trip) & Sept (Santa Fe).
Upcoming:
Sept 2018 (Newport Bay Club - Compass Club).

glenn

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Re: I'm back & planning a surprise Christmas trip!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 05:25:20 PM »
I have been to both during the Christmas period and both are nicely decorated,but for me the sequoia lodge has a special warm feel to it.
The log fire in the bar is great if the weather is cold.But be warned it is very easy to fall asleep while sitting on the sofas.

15stitch

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Re: I'm back & planning a surprise Christmas trip!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 12:34:36 PM »
Thank you.

I've just booked!  :D

I've decided on the Sequoia Lodge for 4 nights/ 5 days.  I'm very excited.
1995 WDW (offsite)
1998 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
2001 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2002 DLP (Hotel New York)
2003 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2004 WDW (offsite)
2005 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2006 WDW (Grand Floridian)
2007 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2008 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2011 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)
2015 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
May 2016 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
December 2016 DLP (Sequoia Lodge)
April 2017 WDW (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
June 2019 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)

15stitch

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Re: I'm back & planning a surprise Christmas trip!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 08:36:57 AM »
Update - I've now upgraded our room to a Goldren Forest one!

& I am so excited, I'm struggling not to tell my son!

Roll on 14th December  :D
1995 WDW (offsite)
1998 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
2001 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2002 DLP (Hotel New York)
2003 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2004 WDW (offsite)
2005 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2006 WDW (Grand Floridian)
2007 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2008 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
2011 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)
2015 DLP (Hotel Hew York)
May 2016 DLP (Newport Bay Club)
December 2016 DLP (Sequoia Lodge)
April 2017 WDW (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
June 2019 DLP (Hotel Cheyenne)

 

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