Breakfast was again at 7am. Although the EMHs don’t offer many attractions we decided to use them again. After riding SM and BLLB we walked over to Fantasyland to ride Dumbo and Le Carousell de Lancelot. After walking through the castle’s gallery we headed again to Starbucks.
Afterwards it was time for the Studios. After ToT we got in line for Crush, because waiting time was only 40 minutes. We love this ride, although the ride inside could be themed a little bit better, but the ride experience itself with the spinning cars is a lot of fun. Unfortunately we could only ride Crush once, because the waiting times are crazy even during off season.
Next was Armageddon. We did this attraction only once in 2006, because the pre-show is a little bit too long. Nevertheless we liked Armageddon and we will do it again.
For lunch we had a reservation at Café Mickey, because there they offer real Italian Pizza and so it was possible for Claudia to order a pizza without cheese. I had Genie’s Pasta in garlic sauce and dried tomatoes served with garlic bread.
Needless to say we had a lot of fun with the characters, too. It was for the first time that I’ve seen Scrooge McDuck at DLRP. He is my favourite Disney character, because I’m a big fan of the Scrooge McDuck Comics by Carl Barks.
After a delicious lunch we went back to DLP where we rode Phantom Manor, BTM, PotC and Indy. Then we strolled around the park and checked out many shops. Since we were a little bit tired and cold, we bought two hot teas at the Old Mill, the wind wheel was spinning, and boarded the Disneyland Railroad.
Afterwards it was already 6pm, so we decided to leave the park to have a happy hour beer at King Ludwig’s Castle. There we also ordered fries and a pretzel. Then we did some shopping and had a drink at the Sports Bar. Later we returned to our hotel and enjoyed a drink at the open fireplace at the Redwoodbar and Lounge.
Again early breakfast. On our way to the parks we stopped at Starbucks to get some coffee, like everyday. We started our day with SM and Buzz Lightyear. Since Orbitron was also open this morning, we took a spinning ride. Over in Fantasyland we rode Peter Pan and Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups.
After PM we had a Fastpass for BTM. Unfortunately when we arrived at the loading station, the ride had to close due to technical problems. Half an hour later the ride was back in operation. At 11 am we had again an early lunch at the Fuente del Oro. Sadly they changed the menu and so the restaurant didn’t offer the Fajitas with grilled vegetables anymore we had last time. So we ordered fries and nachos with guacamole.
Then it was time for Indy, PotC and Star Tours. For this day we had again a reservation at the Agrabah Café where we had a delicious meal.
Afterwards we headed to the Studios to ride ToT and RnRC. We also watched Animagique and Cinemagique. Both shows are great, especially the latter one. We never miss them during our trips. Since it was Saturday WDS stayed open until 7pm and so we could make some pictures of the park with all the lights. WDS is really beautiful after dark when everything is illuminated.
Nevertheless we had to have a happy hour beer at King Ludwig’s Castle and afterwards we walked back to DLP which was open until 22 o’clock.
We enjoyed the evening hours a lot, because there weren’t many people inside the park and so every attraction was to walk on. Claudia and I rode Snow White, Pinocchio, PM, PotC and Indy. Before leaving the park we had to ride BTM. After the first round there weren’t any new guests and so the CM asked if we want to ride again. Of course we wanted!!!
Since it was already 10pm we left the park and had some drinks at the hotel bar.
Sounds like yet again you guys had a fab time. I am surprised about the SL though. It used to be great, but it has been about 8 years since we last stayed there. If you are not worried about EMH, then off site is the way to go. Dreamcastle, Radisson and Marriott all offer far better service and prices.
Like everyday we had breakfast at 7am and a coffee at Starbucks. After Peter Pan and the Tea Cups we walked over to Discoveryland where we rode SM and BLLB. The board in front of Autopia said that the attraction will open at 10 am and we realized that CMs prepared the ride, so we got in line, since we have never done this ride before. A few minutes after10am a CM told us that they are not sure if the ride will open and sent us away. You can imagine that all the people in the queue were a little bit angry.
So after this disappointment we had tea and snacks at Salon Mickey. Then we walked to the Studios. There we did the Flying Carpets and Stitch Live. Stitch Live uses the same technology like Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor at WDW, but the Monsters Inc. attraction was funnier, but that’s just our opinion.
Lunch was at Café des Cascadeurs. We ordered fries and the Veggie Burger with grilled vegetables, which was really good. Afterwards we watched Lights, Motors, Action! We like the Paris version better than the one in Florida, because there they describe the effects before and then they did the show. Here in Paris it was always the other way round.
At 3pm we had a reservation at Walt’s. We have already eaten there two times and it was always our favourite restaurant at DLRP, but this time it was a big disappointment. As already mentioned, we had a very unpleasant experience with the manager at Walt’s who kept talking French to us even if it was obvious that we couldn’t understand him. We asked if it was possible to create a special vegan meal for Claudia - and this was suggested by the City Hall, they’ve told us it would be “no problem”. Well, it turned out that it actually was a big problem, because first they told us that all Claudia could have was a salad with tomatoes. Walt’s has a lot of vegetable side dishes, and this was all that we could get? So we wanted to leave and eat somewhere else. Suddenly the waitress asked the cook again what he can prepare for Claudia, and assured us that she would get something. That ‘something’ was grilled vegetables and a green salad (with hardly any dressing). It was like a bad joke, especially since they charged us 18 euros for this “meal”. I had the Ravioli, which were fine, but I really couldn’t enjoy my meal, I was too upset. When I paid, the waitress told me that we were not the first guests on this day who asked for special meals, but that there is nothing for them to eat. Oh, and the manager came to our table and asked if everything was fine. We told him that it actually was not fine, and that he should overthink the menu, but suddenly he didn’t speak English anymore… More and more people have special diets, due to food allergies or ethical concerns, and this is what you get? At WDW they try to do everything to satisfy the guests (they do a lot of awesome vegan meals), but at DLRP most of the CMs tried to get rid of us. Maybe next time we will save our money for a trip to WDW.
Afterwards we went back to the studios. I have never seen this park with so many guests. The waiting times at Crush and ToT were 95 minutes and 60 minutes at RnRC around noon.
Our last ride in the studios was our favourite attraction with the best CMs in the resort, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
After buying some souvenirs in the studios store we had again a happy hour beer and fries at King Ludwig’s.
Then we headed back to DLP, because the park stayed open until 9 o’clock. We did PotC, PM and BTM. Unfortunately Indy was already closed.
After park closing we did some shopping in DV and then went back to the hotel where we had a huge cocktail at the hotel bar.
Day 6 – Returning Home
We had breakfast at 7am and we left the hotel at 8am. After a long drive home we had a great dinner at our local Chinese Restaurant.