Day 2 Pretrip report here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960054 Day 1 report here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1978973 Alarm went off at 6.30 ready for early magic hours. I’m so grateful for Bob (bolanette87) mentioning in her TR about not changing time that it made me change our travel alarm before we left home. I wouldn’t have got up otherwise at what was 5.30am back home. Showered and dressed we headed to Breakfast. DH decided that he was going to pace himself and have just bread cheese and ham today and only have hot food on a couple of days later in the week. I, on the other hand thought, “stuff that, I’m on holiday” and had a bit of everything. We had a nice quiet breakfast in the Diner, and headed back to the room to clean teeth and pick up our stuff. We debated whether to take coats or not. DH was adamant that the weather would improve and the clouds would disappear (it wasn’t raining at this time). In the end we were in the park around 8.05. Perfect timing, I thought. Heading up Main Street a lot of the spilled paint had been put down for Halloween and I caught DH red-handed tracking it everywhere... We always start in Discoveryland on EMH days, so nipped straight onto Buzz with no wait. Poor old DH has never beaten me on this, even though he plays the shooting video games at home (i play the driving games) and this time he was so chuffed to finally get to the 200,000 mark. Shame for him that I made 299,000 something. Tho’ i was seriously hacked off I hadn’t go to 300k for the 1st time and into the next ranking category. And it was all downhill from then on in, 250k was my next best score for the rest of the week. Next time, I will break 300 thousand. We next did Space Mountain and did this a couple of times before looping back to Buzz (a piffling sub 200k score) and wandering to Fantasyland via the castle. I like going in the Sleeping Beauty walktrough in the castle as i have an ambition to take the “perfect” picture of the Maleficent stained glass window. Getting the right light is actually a lot more difficult than you think – if its too dark the colours don’t show well, if its too bright the pale colours wash out somewhat. I did get a perfect picture a number of yrs back but that was in the days of film and i can no longer find the negative, so now i am in search of the perfect digital shot. Anyway, the light was fairly balanced so i wanted to take a picture. But horrors, the walkthrough was closed, even though it wasn’t listed as being down for refurb. Over the rest of the week, we checked back a number of times and it wasn’t open. Until Saturday morning (more on the last day TR on that). So, forlornly we headed to Peter Pan and then Pinocchio. After doing the dark rides we did the outdoor kiddie rides, carousel, dumbo and teacups. Did you now you can’t do mad dancing on many Disney rides? I swear, the teacups are much worse than the most turbulent coaster i’ve ever been on. When DH spins us i always wobble off them. The only ride to make me feel queasy, ever. You can see the effort DH is putting in... As i was wobbling and it was nearly the end of EMH, we decided to tour the shops down Main Street. DH’s weather forecasting was then proven wrong and we had to go back to the hotel for coats. I knew he’d be wrong. But it was ok to go back, we waved to mickey in his car on our way out. We also used the chance to look in the village shops while quiet and there was time for a cup of tea in the room before going back for more. We spotted some nice Wall.E posters in the lift too. After having a cuppa we headed back and went up to Adventureland. We had 11.30 ressies for lunch at Blue Lagoon so wanted to be in the area. We explored Adventure Isle and went on Pirates, then checked in for Lunch. We were the first to arrive, and got taken to a waterside table. Ace. This is one of the reasons I always pick the opening time for lunch and dinner ressies. If you arrive as they open you are more likely to get the best tables as they’re all free and there’s no need to to rely on a good table happening to come available at your ressie time when part way through a “session”. We settled in and watched the boats float by. I had swordfish and DH had Ostrich steak. The swordfish was a huge slab of beatifully cooked fish, i swear it was an inch thick. For afters I had the chocolate puddings and DH had the Rum Banana, which was set alight at the tabe. V cool. Lunch had been good and i was pretty stuffed. As we exited the restaurant, DH bent down to tie his shoe lace. The next second Jack Sparrow ran full pelt past me and nearly fell over DH was was still tying his shoelace. Jack was escaping the baying hoardes and DH had nearly flattened him. Jack stopped to try the cocktails on display on the way into the Blue Lagoon, but I think he was actually trying to regain his compsure from nearly falling over DH. We decided to go on Pirates again and i took a few pics (again). Actually got a bit annoyed as someone behind me was taking flash pictures. This drives me nuts, it is really distracting and quite painful i find on such dark rides. I wish people wouldn’t take flash pictures when they have been told not to (and there’s a voiceover saying this as you float past Blue Lagoon and written notices). I take lots of pics but never use flash on rides. I don’t understand how people can’t learn to turn off the flash on their camera. Rant over... Now lunch had settled we went through to Big Thunder and luckily the queue was short (10 mins). We then went for a quick trek to the Temple of Peril. Again a short queue so that was good. Thrill rides done we went to see my favourite little people. Yes i do like Small World, i remember riding it 13 times in one 3 day trip.