Managed to get everyone rounded up for breakfast at 8.40 this morning. Breakfast was a bit warmer ..made sure everyone was sorted before I got mine , but still not what I'd call really warm. But would you believe it ? by the time we had pin traded again, seen characters visted the shop ..again it was still nearly 9.45 before we left the hotel.( The queue was really big for breakfast again after 9.00) I dont understand we are nearer the action than normal but it is taking us much longer to get there... go figure must be the lure of the hotel. Today was WDS day and it felt much much warmer than previous days , traditionally I have always felt WDS to be freezing. My theory being a large expanse of land where the wind just rips through and the sun dont shine. But maybe the new builds have broken up the terrain a bit but it was much warmer ..for the first time I took off my gloves....for a bit http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh353/mimigigi/DSCF2182.jpg/IMG] Crushes coaster queue was building up , We had FP but DH was not feeling well today at all and wanted nothing to do with RnRcoater, ToT or Crush he wanted to be on firm ground and that was it. I dont do scarey, Oribtron makes me scream at the kids "leave the lever , if you put it up and down again your in big trouble" like some looney woman. I can just handle the carpets and Dumbo but only just lol [IMG]http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh353/mimigigi/DSCF2192.jpg The characters were out in force we saw loads , Remy and Rene for the first time at toon studios .. Eldest D was really let down by Toon studios , she has seen my pictures of Anaheim toon studios with me sitting in Plutos bed and had high hopes, she didnt realise it was really just a character meet stage. WE then saw Prince Ali another first for us We then decided to do the indoors stuff Animagique..wonderful as always , My DH adores the coats the cast members wear here and has always wanted one Cinemagique next serious bribing for youngest D , who seriously hates it . She hid under her coat whimpering here and there. Better than last year she screamed all the way until the end of the Titanic bit . And then straight in for IT WAS FANTASTIC sooo sweet the guy /girl who did the voice today had the sweetest voice "Louise do the butterflies on your hat still love me ?" arhhhh We then had hot choc and pilfered danish outside, seriously !! to us it felt like a spring day after what we had been having. We admired the views sadly Lilo didnt have time today for Georgies autograph book After which we decided to do the tram tour , we missed this the last time we were hear and thought we'd take another look . It really needs something to make it more ... I guess relevant to Disney its all so old now , fun enough but missable Next girls wanted to swap pins so we went to Studio one where Ydd swaped her large 101 dalmation with a very nice cast member for a small Mickey, I tried to intervene as it didnt seem a very good swap , but he said that she especially wanted that one, so I just let it go. Anyway I had a chat with her and spotted a nice larger pin on another cast members lanyard and my daughter said she'd swap her new mickey one for that ... but the pin was refused as it was not original !!!!! I was really shocked. check those pins folks!! I tried to find the original chap again but couldnt see him anywhere. anyway saw a group of staff talking one who looked like a supervisor/manager and explained what had happened. She asked who we had swapped with but couldnt remember his name just what he looked like, they were very puzzled as they only had one man in the shop and it wasnt the right one. We agreed that maybe the castmember had just been passing through the store and not working there. To cut along story short the supervisor/manager lady let georgie swap her "dud"pin with another cast members original pin which I did think was very kind of them under the circumstances ..but it just goes to show that there are a lot of fakes floating around. next indoors for [/IMG]photobucket.com/albums/hh353/mimigigi/DSCF2232.jpg[/IMG] The kids love this especially the drawing , we have Mulan's dragon Muscha (?) , Winnie and Mickey now , has anyone ever done anything else??. Mia was lucky enough to ask the cast member for the Mickey he did and got that signed to take home...she was thrilled . After this we saw more characters and went on carpets three times . My first time sitting in the back never didnt realise about the scarab beetle bit ...scarey!!usually both girls just want to be in front so we split up into 2 carpets Now it had begun to get really cold again We bribed kids to go back to hotel at 4.30 with the promise of checking out the Minnie club. The Minnie kids club is open 3 to 10 to children of residents and managed during our stay by the lovely Elodie. There are three rooms, one for arts and crafts and drawing with tv/video. one soft play area and one with Disney computer games (2) and one small reception with toilet and drink facilities. All very nice and girls desperate to join in . So we left them for half an hour so we could have a quiet grown up drink at the bar. We collected them promptly and had a quick look at the pool. This was open to 10.30 I think children under 10 had to be accompanied but the adult didnt need to get in the water just supervise from the pool side. Swimming aids were provided if necessary. We promised the kids that tomorrow we would spend all evening in the hotel . Mummys eating choice tomorrow would be Inventions then the children could go to minnies club for a bit and the we would have a swim. But tonight was Daddys choice and he wanted Billy Bobs so off we went once more and again the cold was ccccooollld. Having our upgrade was great but it did mean a trek everytime we wanted to eat out ...but I promise Im not grumbling My youngest daughter especially seemed to enjoy it and had many desserts... maybe too many as it turned out. My husband did comment that at the DLH bar a shot of Jack Daniels was 11 euros he reckoned on there being about 28 shots in a bottle .. quite a mark up Billy Bobs was very nice lots to eat lots of choice after dinner we made our way through Disney Village back to bed . Another thing I forgot to mention .... On one of our nights at The Pink Palace we saw a lovely older lady castmember walking up and down the corridors near the bar with a little tot about 18mnth possible chinese? She was asking (the castmember ) for mummy, the little girl was just holding her hand nice and quiet looking quite content . I saw her about 10 minutes later in the shop still looking for a mummy and then saw her walking on the walk ways .... The next day I saw the lady again ( thankfully not with the tot this time lol) and asked her where mummy had been . She was so nice and smiley and explained she eventually took her down onto the main reception floor and found Daddy there The Castmember was very nice and said it happens a lot and it was fine the little girl was fine so she herself was happy just to keep walking and looking. Personnaly if my little one had been missed for what must have been at least 20mins you would have heard me screaming from reception all the up the stairs to the second floor. But at least all was well. Poor little mite though wandering up there on her own.