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    Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle (Merged)

    Arrival!


    The dreaded lines......and I am not even IN the park!



    Crappatouie! Late for our 12:30pm boarding time! Literally Missed The Train!




    At the train station! You notice lots of cool things when waiting for the train to circle the entire park!





    Taken after I got off the scale! It lies!





    Nope! Wrong train!



    At model train enthusiasts "wet" dream!





    I WANT this poster!



    Disneyland's locomotives!







    Bag for my 20 gallon pirate hat!



    Left is RED and right is GREEN!



    I think I own this plate....?



    Luggage....permanently bolted to overhead bins!



    Still not the correct train!







    DL wife waiting patiently!



    Wherever we go in the Esplanade.....DLR always greets my son!


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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 1

    Loving the report, I don't know that I have ever been in the train station! Keep the photos coming

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    Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 2

    Ahhhh! This is the RIGHT train!



















    That 20 gallon pirate hat mentioned previously!



    Overhead lighting!



    Overhead lilghting closer!



    Stained glass trimming in the overhead throughout the car!





    I believe our Conductor stated that this was Catalina glass from Catallina Island! Very popular in the 30s and 40s. Now.....REAL EXSPENSIVE!!!







    Original carpent! Lillian Disney's favorite!


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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 2

    Shakespeare's ugly green monster has officially reared its head over my shoulder. Someday I will ride the Lilly Belle. Until then, thank you for the amazing photos.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 3

    Interior shots continue!





    Fireplace cover....period piece but strange to have on a private car with no fireplace....?



    All restored woodwork! Destroyed by termites when it sat in storage for many years!



    Great attention to detail!







    Nice fake roses! They should add Disneyland Roses when the train is on the tracks. They grow in the park!







    To hang your pirate hat, conductor hat, or tophat!



    Don't remember the book titles or the significance of the specific titles...







    For the gentlemen with tabackie!!!



    Again...fake roses!



    Catalina glass? Not sure! Meh! Blurry!




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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 2

    Great detail, thanks so much for sharing with those of us who may never get to experience this in person

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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 1

    How exactly does one get to ride on the Lilly Belle?

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    Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 4

    It continues....hopefully giving you a great "Virtual Tour" of the Lilly Belle until your next trip to DLR!

    Cool thing is that we rode by ourselves and there was no CM onboard...not even outside the doors! COOL! ....maybe it is SOP but we felt SPECIAL!







    Cool chairs....note some are permanent others are not. Easy to maneuver around so that when hosting guests they can sit together.







    More Catalina Glass...









    No one spits like Gaston.......PTOOOOIE! Just don't miss because the carpet is hard to clean....and original!





    Night time ambieance! Through the Grand Canyon!



    See the lights are REALLY on....light switch is in the drawer of the small table at front of car.



    Romantic except for squealing child.....it was very HOT onboard!



    Period photos...What it would have looked like back in "the day!"










    Praying to the shed? No just taking pictures....







    What is that....the kid thinks!


    The happy couple! To have met them in spirit!


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    FINAL Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 5

    Departure! Your stop folks....Main Street, Disneyland, USA......Watch your head and step.......





    Goodbye Lilly Belle.....goodbye! <sniff...sniff>









    Recovery.........


    Rest..........



    ..........and LUNCH!


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    Re: FINAL Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 5

    Great photos, looks like you had a great experience. But couldn't all the photos be kept in 1 thread instead of 5?

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    Sad Re: FINAL Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptPhoebus View Post
    Great photos, looks like you had a great experience. But couldn't all the photos be kept in 1 thread instead of 5?
    Could have been but last time I posted photos someone else "biyatched" about thread being tooooo long! Can't please everyone....can't please NO ONE!

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    Re: FINAL Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle - Part 5

    That's the truth! Can't please no one these days it seems. But I love the photos. Looks like an amazing time. Thanks for posting them!

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle (Merged)

    Great pics! Now how can I get on the LB??

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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle (Merged)

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDude View Post
    Great pics! Now how can I get on the LB??
    1. Know someone at DLR.
    2. Know someone at DLRR.
    3. Know a CM.
    4. Beg.
    5. Beg because it is your birthday.
    6. Have a child start crying when asking if you can go onboad the LB.
    7. Ask politely to any of the DLRR conductors or engineers.

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    Re: Trip report 8/27/06 - Grand Circle Tour Onboard The Lilly Belle (Merged)

    Wow, those pictures are great, and it's incredible that you were able to do this! I'm also jealous (among many jealous of your trip in the Lily Belle), and thank you for sharing these pictures!

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