|Dwarves on the mirror|
|Lara had great joy from making multiple trips to the buffet station|
|Inspecting the jam selection|
|An empty Main Street early in the morning|
|Pretty details everywhere you look|
|The toilet signs for Sleeping Beauty's Castle. King Stephan! What great detailing|
|Fantasyland also beautifully detailed|
|Once again empty rides!|
|One of my favourite statues|
|This could partially explain the low crowds at 8am. More frozen than the day before!|
|Our first merchandise purchase!|
|Inside of Salon Mickey|
Malcolm had organised today to ensure that we see the major highlights which we hadn't seen. We wanted tomorrow to be a more relaxing day so that we, okay I, had time to shop. This saw us park hopping to Walt Disney Studios to catch Cinemagique. We loved it! It was a well put together montage as a tribute to cinema. The rest of the day was a crazy affair of walking back and forth.
Lunch was at the Blue Lagoon with the Pirates of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland. The children's meals were excellent. The salmon was tasty and well cooked. It was a healthy meal, served with rice, panfried vegetables as well as salad. Dessert was a generous and delicious panna cotta with berry coulis. The adults entree ws good but the main was only average. This was partly my fault for ordering the mahi mahi. Common sense should have told me that this was a not produce that would be available fresh. The creme brulee though was absolutely divine. The extra 15% discount with the shareholders card has been an absolute godsend.
After lunch we went back to wandering around Walt Disney Studios where we went on our first roller coaster ride as a family. Crush's Coaster received the honour. Jonah just barely made the height limit. It was a roller coaster where we sit in a spinning turtle shell. Jonah loved it, Lara wasn't so sure, but no one cried. Hurray! Cars Quatre Roues Rallye AKA "Lightning McQueen ride" was a hit with the children who went on it several times. We were also treated to another wonderful show at Animagique. We stayed at the Studios until closing time and then headed back to Disneyland for Disney Dreams.
By this stage, tiny feet had covered a lot of distance and our big lunch had well and truly been digested. Finding a good vantage point seemed secondary to finding a spot where we could feed the children and be relatively comfortable. We still had a decent view which was mostly unobstructed. We munched on our hotdogs purchased from Casey's corner trying hard to ignore the cigarette smoke that blew our way. We thought we were safe standing next to a family with two young children. We were wrong! How anyone could smoke in the presence of their child in this day and age of information about the dangers of smoking and passive smoking is beyond me.
Disney Dreams was a production designed as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. Disney being the master of great musical arrangement and timing, made full and creative use of the stunning castle as a background for a series of projections to produce a beautiful show. There was one thing bugging me. The star at the top of the castle radiated laser beams at regular intervals, however there was one ray missing or non functional! After kicking my obsessive compulsive thoughts to one side, I did enjoy the show!
|First day at the Studios|
|Brings back good memories of the 'other' Brown Derby at the 'other park'|
|The closest I'll get to a Carsland for a whilte...|
|Lightning and Mater covered in frost|
|A ride which made everyone very happy|
|This show still amazes me everytime I watch it|
|Look who came to visit|
|Back to Disneyland for lunch|
|Too dark inside for photography but this was a good entree!|
|Had to fight the children off from touching my Creme Brulee|