Pre-trippie Day 1 Day 2 The Cast: Me – Julie 43 DH – John 47 DS1 – Mark 24 DS1 GF – Macie 21 DS2 – Lewis 14 Day 3 Wednesday 17 October, last day I slept much better, possibly due to the extra pillows, but I think I’d just been absolutely exhausted. I knocked the door for Mark around 8am and we popped outside planning to pick up a Starbucks. The queue was almost out the door so we didn’t bother. DH was having a long lie and the rest of us sat outside for a bit whilst Macie got organised. It was a bit cooler today and I was glad I’d picked up my fleece for our stroll to the park. We got into the Studios around 8:45 and the queue for Crush was already way back to the Partners Statue. We joined anyway as this was the reason for doing EMH today. By the time we got into the actual queue area, it was a 50 minute wait but it went quite quickly. The ride was fantastic – what a way to wake yourself up in the morning Mark and Macie went off to do Aerosmith and Lewis and I hopped on the Flying Carpets. It was just 10am now and the park was filling up. We enjoyed our flight but the ride is definitely in need of a lick of paint. Our carpet was really badly scraped and looked a bit tatty. After this we strolled about, got some sweets from a cart for Lewis’ friend and headed into the shop/art area inside Art of Animation. I always like the shop in here, there was a lovely Minnie tray that I thought I might buy at some point but left it for now. Once inside the Art of Animation area we could see 'Minnie Parisienne’ meeting. There were only about 2 people in the queue so we thought we may as well join to say hello. At the queue entrance the CM explained about the Lineberty App and that we’d need to book a ticket. I’d forgotten that I’d already downloaded this so we followed the process and the APP sent us a message to say we’d be given a time slot in the next 4 hours…..I thanked the CM for helping and said it was ok, we’d just noticed the small queue and we probably wouldn’t be around later. He was very nice, looked at the queue and said it was quiet, so he took the ticket number and said it was fine to join. It was so nice of him. Just as it was our turn, Minnie put her lovely coat on and went off for a well earned rest. She was back in a few minutes and we got a lovely photo with her **I’m not sure how I feel about Lineberty. On one hand I think it’s a great idea to book a time and come back without having to wait for hours to see a character. On the other hand, it kind of takes away the spontanaity of meets and I do think that if my mum for example had been there that she just wouldn’t have been prepared to download an app and figure everything out. I know we’re in a completely tech world these days but not everyone carries a mobile device around with them, especially if they’re on holiday, so it would be nice if there was still an option to queue if you didn't or couldn't download the app** Just as we finished Mark and Macie text to say they were grabbing a bite to eat inside Studio 1 so we met up and then made our way back to the hotel to check out.