Part 2 Day 4 Friday September 30th
Friday was a good day because it was Payday! So I could finally go mad buying all sorts of fluffy merchandise that I had seen in the shops..Hurrah! We had a bit of a lie-in because we did Cafe Mickey again for breakfast and that was booked for 8am. What a breakfast! The hotel supplement costs 14.00 each but when you consider the amount of food on offer I think its quite good value. And its nice to get a choice other than croissants and rolls! The hot food consists of sausages , bacon , fried potatoes and scrambled egg. Then you have a selection of cold meats and smoked salmon , cheeses , rolls , yogurts , fruit and my favorite...pastries! Its just all so yummy , and we basically had the same characters from dinner on the Tuesday night. We did our hour of EMH and then went over to the studios for a few hours. Rock N Roller was closed for the 2nd morning in a row which was really disappointing , because when we first did it on Tuesday I was really delighted with the new lights they have put in. DLRP Today have a YouTube clip of it and it really is smashing. Thankfully we had already gotten our on-ride photo! We did RC racer a few times to make up for it and Crush and TOT . RC broke down when we were at the gates to be the next ones on but they kept the people already seated there while a group of men in black t-shirts ( The Men In Black!) casually walked over and started pushing buttons and nodding their heads! We stayed waiting , in the hope that it wouldn't take long , and we were up and away ten minutes later. Made me a teeny bit nervous that the Men In Black hung around watching the ride though heehee!
After that we went back to the park and because it was so lovely and sunny we took a stroll through Adventure Isle. It was like being on a tropical Island , absolutely stunning! Then we listened to the African Tam Tams being played beside Hakuna Matata where they had King Louie and Rafiki dancing with the kids. It was brilliant. Next stop was lunch at Colonel Hathi`s where we sat outside on the verandah. Joey had a 4 cheese pizza and I had penne with garlic bread . I was still so full from breakfast I could barely manage it but it was lovely all the same. Friday seemed quiter too , and we still had a nice little breeze so we took off on all the rides again and that evening at 6 we watched Mickeys Magical Celebration. Wow! Its a fantastic show , really well put together and all the princesses come out and join Mickey on stage with their Princes and introduce Rapunzel and Flynn. My favourite part is the Fairy Godmother who sings Bibbity Bobbity Boo. Its great to see that they are giving more focus to the classic characters again after last years New Generation festival.
This is the Filming outside Adventureland I mentioned.
And then another surprise! After coming out of Star Tours who did we meet only Darth Vader! Joey is mad about star wars so of course we had to get this pic!
That night we were in a toss between King Ludwigs Castle ( my personal favourite!) and the Steakhouse which we had never tried before. We decided on the steakhouse and Im so glad we did , it was really really nice! They had a pianist playing disney songs and the whole interior is beautiful , as is the food. I had the set menu for 24.50 which included a rump steak with pepper sauce and salad and chips , but I didnt even use my sauce because the steak was so delicious as it was on its own. Then I had a fruit crumble for dessert , also delicious! Joey had a kobe beef burger which was 27.95 but well worth it , utterly fabulous! Id give it 5 stars and its first on my list for January`s trip.
And then with very heavy hearts ( and tummys!) we hit the shops in the village for all our presents and souveniers because it was our last night... How did that happen so fast? I gave my debit card quite an assault , and headed to the Red Garter for a drinky and then off to pack and get ready to go home. But we still had 5 hours in the park on Saturday and " Let out a scream , , Hurray its Halloween - o -ween everybody!" Day 5 Saturday October 1st
We practically ran to the park after breakfast to make the most of our last few hours. We did all the rides during EMH and then started to queue at half 9 for Frontierland to open so we could finally have a go on Phantom Manor ( It had been closed the entire trip so far ) And oh.my.god.... never again will I do Disney on a Saturday! It was bananas in the park! We ran to Phantom Manor once the rope came down only to be told to come back in an hour as it was still not open! So we decided to get a fast pass for BTM instead ( first fast pass of the trip) as even at that early stage the queue was snaking down the outer walkway. So while we waited we did Pirates again and then got ready to watch the Disney Villians show at 11am. I loved the Halloween decorations last year and the show so I was a little disappointed that their wasnt much decoration about the place. They didnt have the pumpkin man display in the middle of Frontier Land, nor the Ghost figures outside Phantom Manor. But the show was great , the dancers were amazing and the story was really enjoyable. It started with Dr Facilier and Malificent is teaching him the 5 rules of being a good sorcerer. Lots of good villians inculding the evil queen in old lady form , and Jafar , Hook and Cruella. At one point Facilier`s microphone got disconnected but he carried on like a pro! When that was over we used our BTM fast pass ( thank god we did beacuse queue was now 90 mins) and went back to Phantom Manor....Ive never seen such a queue! It came all the way down to the entrance , and we just didnt have the time so unfortunately we had to pass on it. Very disappointed! But we did get a glimpse of Jack and Sally as they came out for the meet and greet. Then we had just enough time for me to buy my Magical Moments Souvenier Mug ,and have one last croque monsieur in Main St before heading back to Cheyenne to collect our bags and get the 1.20pm TGV to Charles De Gaulle for our 4pm flight home. Sad is not the word! It was a fantastic trip , a little busier than what Im used to but its nice to experience the park in sunny weather too! And to get to see the 2 shows ( Mickeys Magical Celebration and Halloween) in the one trip was pretty cool. Would I go again at that time of year? Probably not , I do like the quiet times , and the colder weather but it was still an amazing week! Trip Highs
: All the characters we got to meet
The Magical Moments like Peter Pan , African Tam Tams , Princess Meet and Greet
The toilets seemed alot cleaner than last year!
The Hotel ( I think Cheyenne is always a winner )
The fabulous cast-members
The ease of getting to Disney via TGV from airportTrip Lows
: The crowds
Only 3 months to go until my next trip! Cant wait!
World of Disney Store Construction
Mickey randomly driving around discoveryland during EMH!
Princess Pavillion Construction