Norfolk Journals

A Lion King Christmas

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A December 2005 trip to Norfolk by vampirefan

Marriott Norfolk Waterside Photo, Norfolk, Virginia More Photos
Quote: What may sound like a holiday for a little girl was the perfect break for this big girl.

A Lion King Christmas

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Overview

The waterfront Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk is the perfect place to get away. With its beautiful waterfront, stores, restaurants, and numerous attractions, you will find something here for every taste. We took in a performance of the Lion King at the beautiful Chrysler Hall. This performing arts center is centrally located to downtown and offers a number of upcoming shows. The Lion King was once again just as beautiful and brilliant as the first 4 times I saw it. Take the time to walk along the beautiful Town Point Park. The water views from here are nothing less than spectacular. Here you will find a variety of restaurants and shops at the market ...Read More

Marriott Norfolk Waterside

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Hotel | "Marriott Waterfront"

Marriott Norfolk Waterside Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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The Marriott Waterside is a 24-story luxury hotel overlooking the historical waterfront of Norfolk. It is centrally located in downtown Norfolk offering easy access to a number of Norfolk’s most popular destinations. Our room was pleasant, spacious, and inviting. The colors here are subtle, mixing warm tones and neutrals. Were had a very large king-sized bed full of fluffy pillows, down pillows, a down comforter, and a comfy throw. You can also experience their new bed called “Revive”. It so comfortable. Our room also had a TV armoire, a gorgeous workstation desk, and a lounging chair and ottoman. The views of the waterfront from here will leave you breathless. The bathroom was a bit ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2005

Marriott Norfolk Waterside
235 E Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
(757) 627-4200

Chrysler Hall

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Attraction | "The Lion King at Chrysler Hall"

Chrysler Hall Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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If you have read my other reviews, you may have noticed I have reviewed this show two other times. So you may be wondering if the Lion King is my favorite Broadway show. Well yes it is! I love this show. And I am such an admirer of the producer Julie Taymor, that I named my newest furry son Taymor! The first time I saw the show in Charlotte in 2001, I was just so blown away that I had to see it again before it ended it’s 6 week run here. Since that time I went to London with the intent purpose of seeing the show in 2003 and NYC to see it at the mother of all places…Broadway…in 2004. And now Norfolk in 2005. I am I tired of it yet? Heck no! Will I see it again? You bet ya! Now my hubby doesn’...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2005

Chrysler Hall
201 Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia

Marriott Pt. 2

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Story/Tip

The main floor Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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For guests staying on the 22nd floor and above you have access to the concierge room. Inside concierge Kirk Springer and his staff will be glad to assist guests with dinner reservations, directions, and other needs you might have. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and breakfast, appetizers, and desserts are served at various times during the day. There is a TV as well as desks and chairs for lounging or for meetings. The views of the harbor are eye-catching here as well. The staff here goes out of their way to make guest feel welcome. In fact Christmas Day I just went in to make sure that someone was there in case we wanted dessert later. About 40 minutes later we received a call f...Read More

The Lion King Pt. 2

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Story/Tip

My handsome son Taymor Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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The Lion King is the tale of a young cub named Simba and his journey though life. Disobeying his father and going to a forbidden section of the land, his father searching for young Simba is crushed by a heard of moving wildebeests. Simba thinks he caused his fathers death and in shame, leaves his family and journeys into the forest. He has help along the way from his friends Timon and Pumbaa. He finds out that it was actually his evil uncle, Scar, who really killed his father. Eventually he returns home to his mother and friend Nala. He takes his fathers place as the Lion King and continues the circle of life as those who came before him. The show is absolutely wonderful for the whole family...Read More
MacArthur Center Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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I had been, for some time now, wanting to do like many others and get away for Christmas. Like many others, I started to dread Christmas and all the merriment that went along with it. I knew that I shouldn’t think, “Oh, no, it was just Christmas” on the day we celebrate the Lord’s birth. I had once been this highly organized person who had cookies ready to go, Christmas cards out by November 15, the house decorated by November 1st, and presents done and wrapped in plenty of time for Christmas. Instead I haven’t decorated for Christmas in 3 years, I am lucky if I have cards out December 1st, and I am pillaging and plundering like the Vikings on the Capitol One commercial for last min...Read More