On accessing our rooms we found that our windows were blocked with plastic sheeting because maintenance was going on outside the building. I could tell my Mum was disappointed so I went back down to reception to complain. The concierge was very apologetic and agreed to move our luggage to new rooms while we were out enjoying the park the following morning, by way of an apology she handed me seven VIP Fastpass tickets - No more queuing for the popular rides!
I woke before everyone else, grabbed a coffee and headed towards the lake at the rear of the hotel. From my chair in the sunshine, I sketched the Hotel New York across the lake before capturing a quick sketch of our hotel, looking up at one of the many architectural fancies that gave it an unmistakable nautical presence.
Disney wouldn't be Disney without the many characters floating around the resort, I managed to get a couple of them to sign my sketchbook while politely ramming my Son's autograph book in their faces. They are quite amazing, not just grown ups in silly outfits, highly trained, they take on the attitude, actions and mannerisms of their character. Each experience was like meeting the real Disney character and Harry, my youngest, was in awe.