Since the girls were on a character high, we decided to head over to Future World to the Character Connection. On our way over, the rain started to slowly take over the sky. By the time we hit Club Cool, it was downpouring. We knew from watching the weather, that today was going to be a wet one, but you always tuck that hope away that the Disney Bubble will protect you. That was not to be the case. We made a quick dash into Club Cool and decided to introduce Uncle Ben and Auntie Cindy to the Beverly. ((evil laughter)) Uncle Ben didnt really enjoy his Beverly: But Auntie Cindy She missed Uncle Bens warning reaction. Just look how innocent she is here. That Why is your camera out? Why are you smiling at me? face is just perfect, isnt it? So what did she think of it? And yes there were a few gags involved!! The girls settled for something more yummy: Auntie Cindy was not bitter. She even bought the girls a box of some of those cute candies: After being evil to our loved ones, we headed over to the Character Connection. As you can see from the above picture, we were falsely lulled into the belief that the rain might be over. Little did we know I have all of the Character Connection pictures on our Photopass, so youll see them later. But we had a great experience. A very short wait, followed by many hugs and squeals as we met the Fab 5. Here is Shaes reaction to (yet another) autograph by Mickey Mouse: We had heard earlier that Tinkerbell was in her rain site today, which is in the hallway next to Club Cool. So we decided to head over there. To our surprise, Chip and Dale were just hanging out in there, with not a soul around them, so we jumped on that experience! After meeting the REAL Chipmunks, we headed over to the Tinkerbell area. She had just wrapped up one meet and greet, and wasnt due back for another 45 minutes. As we debated what to do, the heavens gave us the answer. BUCKETS and BUCKETS of rain started POURING. The wind got scary rough, and the lightning and thunder rolled in. Well . I guess we shall wait for Tinkerbell. Fortunately, we were toward the front of the line, so once our almost-an-hour wait was over, we were quick to see the famous Pixie. I realize this was a rain site, and even a temporary placement at Epcot for Tink, but I am hoping they find a wonderful spot for her and her pixie friends back at Magic Kingdom soon. At some point during our wait, we heard back from Mahna, Pahta, and Tyson. Things out at Cape Canaveral were AWFUL!! It had been pouring on them since the moment they arrived. They took a bus tour out to the launch pad but couldnt see anything through the pouring rain. We felt so bad for them, as they had really been looking forward to this outing for a long time!! And now that the rain from Cape Canaveral had spread on over to Lake Buena Vista, we realized our afternoon was about rained out. We had one more indoor place to explore, though! Innoventions!! We decided to do the one activity that didnt have a long wait. Innoventions was pretty crowded as the rain had herded everyone inside! The dads were super excited about this exhibit can you tell? The girls had a wonderful time with this exhibit and were SO good about taking turns and sharing. It was like watching a Disney commercial come to life! Even Cindy got in on the fun! We were pretty tuckered out. The rain was draining and knowing the rest of our family was suffering in the monsoons brought us down a bit. We ponchoed up the girls, whipped out what umbrellas we could find, and trekked back to the Boardwalk. Here is Matt after the long haul. Notice Shae is glowing! Thats because she didnt step in a single puddle, or get a drop of rain on her. The rest of us? We were ready to dry off and hang out in our home for a while! And thats just what we did. Hot coffee, Disney cartoons, happy girls playing with their Disney goodies . It was a wonderful afternoon! We waited for the rest of our gang and then decided what to do with the rest of this washed-out day! And it wasnt even in our plans!