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A day in the Walt Disney Studios Park [Nov. 8th, 2010|03:22 pm]
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Day 2: Walt Disney Studios and Disney Village

We got up around 7.30 as we had a breakfast ticket for 8.15 and got ready for the day, packed up our stuff and went for breakfast. We had to wait quite a while to get in which makes me wonder about the efficiency of the breakfast times anyway (oh glorious VIP breakfast from the summer, how I miss thee!) O_o
But breakfast buffet was awesome and full of yummy things so I forgive them :)
I do NOT forgive them for playing the FRENCH version of the Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack though, that is just pure blasphemy.


After breakfast we got everything out of the room and into the car and we went back via the walkway to the Studios Park. I really like the walkway, it’s very well done and nice to walk along. Especially in autumn with all the leaves being so prettily colored!

pretty tree

We first hopped into a couple of shops in Disney Village to see what they had and to take photos and then we arrived at the Studios Guest Relations just after 10.
We were totally SHOCKED at GR. Not because anything went wrong but because the CM serving us was not only efficient and friendly but she was also really well organised and knew EXACTLY what she was doing. Such a sharp contrast to the main GR at the Disneyland Park! Why can’t they have CMs like her everywhere in both parks????

Anyway, we managed to get Charlotte’s entry ticket without any glitch (HUZZAH!) and to get into the park.

entrance ticket

We saw Minnie on the Place des Fréres Lumières (the main entrance square) so we went to pose with her. Her attendant was super nice when I showed her my disability card. Seriously both her and Minnie were AWESOME!

Charlotte and MinnieWith Minnie Mouse

We went to check the big sign with all the waiting times and Sam nearly had an aneurism when he saw the waiting times for Toy Story Playland. He then went and got a fastpass for himself for Tower (as neither Charlotte or I ride that) and fastpasses for Aerosmith Coaster for him and Charlotte.

Seeing we all wanted to do Studios Tram Tour we went on that first

el emuflames

and then continued on the way to Toy Story Playland.

Buzz guards the entrancethe entrance to TSP

Before we went into TSP we went to get some drinks, which took FOREVER because there were the German equivalent of chavs in front of us who kept on changing their order every 5 seconds which made everything go sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
Very annoying.

But we got our drinks and managed to wander into the completely and utterly overcrowed and drowned in waiting lines Toy Story Playland.
Queue for Parachute drop: 75 minutes.
Queue for RC racer: 95 minutes.
Queue for Zig Zag Spin: 45 minutes.

Toy Soldiers Parachute DropSlinky Dog Zigzag Spin

Toy Soldiers Parachute DropRC racer's queue is ridiculously long

Thankfully I can ride Slinky Dog Zig Zag Spin so we managed to go on that using my disability pass. It was seriously such a hilarious ride :) There’s NOTHING to it but it was just SO funny! We had a great time riding it, all 2 minutes that it lasts haha.

And we had a great time posing with Rex too ^__^

Rex is eating Sam's head!Umbrella whacking in self-defence

We explored the toy shop (which is sad and tiny really) and then went into Toon Studio. Charlotte noticed Buzz doing meet and greets in his new area (Mickey was out in his too but we just wanted Buzz) so we showed the CM my disability pass and waited patiently for our turn.

set-upBuzz greets the crowd

Charlotte and I with Buzz

Buzz’ attendant was SUPER sweet too. Seriously the Studios CMs are very often the nicest people (there’s super nice ones in the other park too, but the Studios seem to have more of them).
Buzz wasn’t signing autograph but his CM had an autograph stamp she used. I had never seen that before so I asked for one in my notebook, which she was happy to give me ^__^

Buzz Lightyear autograph stamp

Neither myself or Charlotte had seen Cinémagique and Sam recommended it (and wanted to see it again) so we went to see that show. Before going in we saw lots of characters out so we flopped down on some stairs to see if some would come out that weren’t mobbed. And we totally lucked out on Stitch! Who was super sweet!

Sam and Stitchwith Stitch

Then we actually went into Cinémagique which was an AWESOME show.

It was time for Aerosmith Coaster afterwards so Sam and Charlotte went to ride that and I waited for them in Blockbuster Café and looked at pictures on Charlotte’s SLR ^__^

Aerosmith coaster

After all that fun in the Studios we were really hungry and as usual the Studios were rubbish with food availability so we went into Disney Village to eat at Annette’s.


statueHalloween on the right side

Where some retard stole my good black Lisbeth Dahl umbrella :’( I’m pretty sad about that because that one was my favourite, but at the same time I’m glad I didn’t have any of my limited edition umbrellas with me because this one at least can be replaced. Too bad I didn’t take the Hema one along with me like I first considered doing as that one is way cheaper but hey. I hope karma gets back to the thief in cruel and unusual ways.

And then went to the Disneyland Park so Sam and I quickly could get some Halloween merchandise. I got a Halloween witch Minnie for Rosa (my boyfriend's grandmother and our neighbour, who loves minnie mouse) and Sam got the Halloween cd, lantern and jack o' lantern with lights.

We heard from Dan and Jon where they were, so we went back to the Studios to say goodbye as they were leaving for the ferry in Dunkerque. They gove me a bag full of truly AWESOME AND AMAZING stuff! Thanks guys!

Seeing we wanted to go shopping and already were in the Village we went and bought stuff. We all got some (Christmas) presents for family and then went back to the car to drive home.

Charlotte and Sam on the bridge to the hotel

For all the photos: click here!

For the scavenger hunt results, click here :)

And for the report of the first day, which was Halloween itself: click here ^__^

obligatory outfit photo

outfit 1.11.2010

Hat: Hema
Umbrella: Lisbeth Dahl
Scarf: made it myself
Coat: Cora Kemperman
Bag: vintage
Skirt: my own design, made it myself
Leggings: H&M
Spats: my own design, made them myself
Boots: Kickers

[User Picture]From: disneyglitter
2010-11-08 10:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, looks like you guys had an awesome trip! I'm so jealous!

I'm also glad to hear that there were some nice CM's about! I had such bad luck with shitty CM's when I went so I'm glad to hear there are actual nice ones present in the park!!!!!

And I can't believe someone stole your umbrella!!! That made me angry! It's DISNEYLAND, people aren't meant to steal ;___; Makes me sad! (and it's such a pretty umbrella, but at least it wasn't a more expensive one, you said?)

We must discuss spats, I neeeeed a pair so badly!!! I was thinking maybe a nice black pair with pretty material? Or emerald green? IDK, let's discuss some time! (and I'll send that notepad, god! I'm sorry!)

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[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2010-11-09 09:06 am (UTC)
Drop me an email about the spats and we'll sort them out :)

Don't worry about not having send the notepad yet, I've been equally rubbish with sending your pins!

There were a LOT of nice CMs about. Some really dire ones too, but the vast majority (99%) was absolutely stunning. And one of the dire ones wasn't even mean, she was just very incompetent.
(never eat at Casey's Corner if there is a queue, it takes FOREVER and they still screw up your order in some way).

I think people aren't meant to steal full stop, but yeah you're right, especially not in Disneyland! I paid € 26 for it when I got it a couple of years ago, so I'm assuming it'll still be the same price. They're a bit more expensive (it's a Lisbeth Dahl)but they are nearly indestructible (mine got stuck in between train doors twice and survived, 'nuff said haha).
I can even keep them open at super hard winds near the Antwerp cathedral (which is known for it's umbrella murdering capacities). It could have been worse, it could have been my pink umbrella, which is now no longer available and was € 54 (which is ridiculous really because the Lisbeth Dahl ones are SO much better AND cheaper but it was pink and perfect for my Cheshire Cat costume).

I'm going to get a replacement soon, but I'm still hoping that the thieves will suffer a nice karmic payback, preferably of the cruel and unusual kind :)

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[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2010-11-09 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh I have a Pluto photo for you!

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[User Picture]From: disneyglitter
2010-11-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
Waaaaa! Sorry for the late reply (again, final year Uni = DEATH!) BUT OMG! PLU LOOKS ADORABLE!! I saw this parade but he was far away when I watched it so I only saw the top of his head ;_;


Am about to email you about spats! :) xx
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