Thursday, May 10

DISNEYLAND PARIS - Day 2 - 04/05/07







On accessing our rooms we found that our windows were blocked with plastic sheeting because maintenance was going on outside the building. I could tell my Mum was disappointed so I went back down to reception to complain. The concierge was very apologetic and agreed to move our luggage to new rooms while we were out enjoying the park the following morning, by way of an apology she handed me seven VIP Fastpass tickets - No more queuing for the popular rides!


I woke before everyone else, grabbed a coffee and headed towards the lake at the rear of the hotel. From my chair in the sunshine, I sketched the Hotel New York across the lake before capturing a quick sketch of our hotel, looking up at one of the many architectural fancies that gave it an unmistakable nautical presence.

Disney wouldn't be Disney without the many characters floating around the resort, I managed to get a couple of them to sign my sketchbook while politely ramming my Son's autograph book in their faces. They are quite amazing, not just grown ups in silly outfits, highly trained, they take on the attitude, actions and mannerisms of their character. Each experience was like meeting the real Disney character and Harry, my youngest, was in awe.

10 comments:

Dave said...

I should think they did move you; you were in the posh hotel! Didn't aspire to such luxury on my visits! Great to capture some of the architectural weirdness of the place...

Lin said...

WONDERFUL sketches!! I agree with DAve .. there's so much unusual about Disney -- it's terrific to capture some of the buildings too!

SCquiltaddict said...

What fun...and hope we get to see some of the new view...isnt it amazing what the "posh" hotels will do if they think they can get away with it...

Anita said...

The architecture around the park and village is fantastic isn't it Dave.

Anita said...

Thankyou Lin!

Anita said...

Oh yes Margaret, as if someone books to stay at Disney without a view???
Still, it paid off in the end and to be honest we didn't spend much time at the hotel on our first day anyway, in fact we didn't spend much time there throughout our entire break.

Serena said...

A room with a view should definitely be a set requirement but, apart from them moving you to other rooms, you also got some FastPass tickets out of it. WTG! Btw, great sketches and nice slide show!!

Anita said...

Thanx Serena!

phthaloblu said...

Good for you for getting a new room. I know maintenance is a necessity, but so is a room with a view! Sounds like you all had fun. Great sketches.

Anita said...

Thanx Phthaloblu. Yes maintenance is necessary but clients/customers shouldn't pay the price, the hotel should take the rooms off the book until they are repaired and treat the loss as part of their buisness.