One of the things I liked best about staying at the Disneyland Hotel was that the characters were just roaming around the lobby areas. The kids (and Keith) met Chip and Dale--or Tic and Tac as they are called in France-- and Donald Duck just down the hall from our room. There was still a bit of a queue, but nothing like the ones at the park.
It's A Small World ended up being one of our favorites. . the girls--especially Charlotte--loved looking at everything. And, as a bonus, the song didn't get stuck in my head as badly as I thought it would!!
Queuing. . .French people are horrid at standing in line. I have gotten quite accustomed to the orderly and polite British queues; I can't begin to tell you the number of people who cut in line in front of the kids. I actually watched people just looking for any opportunity to squeeze past the person in front of them--even if they were 50 and that person was 5. By the end, I was in all-out defensive position: spreading the group out so no one could sneak past us and blocking out anyone who tried!!
It's A Small World boats.
A little bit of the USA.
Le Carrousel de Lancelot
With Pascal from Tangled.
Lunch was at Casey's Corner on Main Street USA. . .big old hot dogs and fries! Then we headed to Walt Disney Studios for a little while. . .the older girls and I went on Flying Carpets Over Agrabah two times in a row. .. mostly because there were really long queues at the few attractions for younger kids. Then we watched our only show of the trip: Animagique.. .a black-light puppet show. I would have gotten more pictures, but apparently I couldn't be trusted to leave my flash off. :) It was a pretty cool little show--I am glad we watched it. And we got to hear "Under the Sea" in French.
We headed back to the room for a little breather before dinner, and then it was dress-up time!
|This one of Hannah and Maggie is one of Keith's favorite pictures from the trip.|
For our "fancy" meal, we dined with the prince and princesses at the
Auberge de Cendrillon.
They felt very fancy!!
Maggie with the kids' starters. . I am pretty sure that was pate?
I know our starters had a pumpkin soup on the left, rosemary lamb something in the middle, and a salmon thing on the right. . obviously, I am not up on my French cuisine. We did however, manage to try a bit of everything. . .when in Rome and all that.
Charlotte loved the little juice with whipped cream drinks--they were just her size!!
Finishing off number three!!
Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora came over from the big castle.
For the mains, the choices ranged from veal to seafood--luckily they let me have an adult portion of the kids' ravioli. At 60 euros per adult, this is hands-down the most expensive ravioli I have ever eaten. At least it was shaped like Mickey!!
Hannah with the kids' dessert--which was all delicious.
The adults' desserts. . chocolate cake in a chocolate shell, creme brulee, and a white cake.
We ended Friday night with the Fantillusion Parade followed by the nightly fireworks--we missed out seeing the light parade when we were in Orlando, so I was really excited for the girls to see it. Charlotte slept through most all of it, but she woke up for a few seconds and saw the lights.
Second day attraction tally: Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Space Mountain, Le Carrousel de Lancelot, Pinocchio's Fantastic Journey, It's a Small World, Flying Carpets Over Agrabah (x2), and Big Thunder Mountain (x3), Animagique, Fantillusion, and Wishes Nighttime Fireworks.