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Recent content by ddbowdoin

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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Having another layer of activity under the castle was a nice touch, we enjoyed this. With a pregnant wife it helped break up the day and enjoy some theming that didn’t involve attractions.
  2. ddbowdoin

    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    WDW take notice... selling champagne before the fireworks is a nice touch! Well done , france... y’all love butter and booze!
  3. ddbowdoin

    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Thank you, sir! At times it’s incredibly frustrating living around people who can eat things and maintain their version of healthy but it’s a life style change and it needs to stay that way. I eat a lot of steak... just can’t have bread in my life anymore! I cracked into the 160’s this...
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Long, long lines for average food. I was really surprised by the lack of urgency and efficiency that I’ve grown accustomed to at WDW.
  5. ddbowdoin

    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Lodging: I have to say: I am a fan of the commute into DLP. It’s a pretty cheap ticket via the RER A line and a simple 15 minute walk through Disney Village. The Sequoia Lodge has some interesting theming but lacks a major visual element. Think Wilderness Lodge without the massive central...
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Loved seeing this in the park! As a huge train nerd I needed it, however 90 euros... nope. At lunch watched a sealed item on eBay and snagged it at 41 dollars. That’s a score.
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Thoughts on Studios: On the second day I left my wife in bed and ventured down for an early 7:15 am breakfast. Once again, let down by the French and their inability to master breakfast without having to rely on bread and sugary treats. We made sure to be showered and ready for a morning of...
  8. ddbowdoin

    Recommended Primes for the Parks?

    An effective 50ish lens is a little tight for me. 35mm would be perfect, one lens to rule them all.
  9. ddbowdoin

    WDW Photographers Gallery (all images welcome)

    A lot to share... much more when my film is developed once I’m back in the states. Received a grant to be in Paris for 2 weeks. However, here are a few pictures from my phone. Normandy, France Omaha Beach
  10. ddbowdoin

    Recommended Primes for the Parks?

    Ditch the zooms... is there no 35mm equivalent option? Depending on lens price I’d just buy a Fuji X100F and have that as my prime machine. At like 1100 bucks it’s almost like buying a high end lens. The Fuji is nice. I’ve been out of the game for a while in terms of new(ish) gear... As you...
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    I probably wouldn’t get it again but it was a nice memory to say I’ve had a traditional soufflé omelette. We paired it up with a fish stew and since my wife can’t finish anything I essentially eat 1.5 meals. 125 euro lunch is a hard pill to swallow, oh well. It’s been hard avoiding all of the...
  12. ddbowdoin

    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Le Mere Poulard... the famous soufflés omelette with salted butter and scallops. This will set you back nearly 50 dollars but well worth it. It’s the first “real” meal that I felt I have had over the last 12 days in France.
  13. ddbowdoin

    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Non Disney Post (and somewhat related)... At no point have I or will I ever considering DLP a destination coming from the US. That’s a bold statement, I know. In my humble opinion if you fly 6-10 hours solely for Disney you will be disappointed. France is pretty incredible if you’re...
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    One thing I absolutely loved about DLP is living some weird fantasy of how WDW could exist with less people! Weekday crowds at DLP were amazing... sure Peter Pan still had the traditional 70 min wait but I was able to knock a lot of things out without huge queues. The only downside were the...
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    Trip Report Excusez-moi: A DLP Trip Report - From the WDW Perspective

    Side Note: Observations on Dining Options in Sequoia / DLP / France in General. Warning : a rant is coming... Preface: I live a very clean life. I’ve taken steps to increase my health and over the last year I’ve lost 90 pounds using the ketogenic lifestyle. The short for those not aware...
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