Thursday, June 3, 2010

A week at Disney: Day 3

For our 3rd fun filled day we went to Hollywood Studios. The last time I went, it was back in the MGM Studio days! We actually got there around 10:00, suprise, suprise! It was so hot already that morning! Welcome back Florida heat, we really did not miss you Monday and Tuesday!

The gangs all here! Some a little

The area as you come into
Hollywood Studios.

The gang a little closer in!

We headed into the Playhouse Disney area first and went to see The Little Mermaid show. Max was not excited about this at all! He will not watch any princess movie, except Princess and the Frog, so he really didn't want to watch the show. My sister and I on the other hand really wanted to. It was one of our favorites growing up. It was so good! We loved it and Max really liked it after we watched it.

The one and only thing Max was concerned with was riding Toy Story. So, we went straight over to it next. It was a 50 minute wait but the Fast Pass time was already for 8:00 that night and it was only 11:00 am. The line for the ride looked just like Andy's room. The attention to detail at Disney is astonishing. The pictures that were on Andy's wall, the giant ViewMaster slides of Peter Pan and Disney World, the card board box western town with Mr. Potato Head wanted posters, and the giant talking, joke telling Mr. Potato Head himself were beyond belief! My mom had rented a motorized scooter and we had to take the handicap side and ended up having to wait an additional 35 to 40 minutes! It was the worst part of our trip. The ride was awesome, though! It was 3-D, you spun around and got to shoot at all kinds of targets. Max LOVED it and Wesley enjoyed it, too!

Giant view master slide

How Wesley passed some of the
time during our long wait!

The ceiling was coverd with all different types
of board games.

Andy's drawings on the walls.

The cardboard box Sheriff's office

We headed back to the Playhouse Disney area so we could take Wes to see the show there. My dad and sis rode the Tower of Terror while we did the show. I am not a fan of anything that falls!!!! The show for the Playhouse Disney characters was great and Wesley LOVED it, after the melt down he had before it started. It had all his favorites: the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang, Handy Manny, The Little Einstein gang, and My Friends Tigger and Pooh. When it was finished we got in line to see Handy Manny. Wesley was having a fit, screaming "See Manny! See Manny!" I kept telling him we had to wait and he was wiggling in my arms so I put him down. He took off like lightning, like he always does when he wants something, weaving in and around people, going under the ropes, until he got to Manny. He ran up, gave him a high five and hug, and was done. I have no photos since he broke line, I had to chase after him, and my camera was in the stroller. Of course, since he already saw him he definitely wasn't going to wait to see him now!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Gang

Handy Manny

My Friends Tigger and Pooh

Little Einsteins

After the show we decided to head to the main road to watch the parade.  It was cute and the boys got to see a lot of their favorite characters. It was super hot and the boys were tired and cranky and didn't enjoy it as much as some of the other parades. Rex did catch a ball that Woody threw out at the end of the parade, though. Max was super excited about that!

From there we went to ride The Rockin' Roller Coaster. We had fast passed it and had some time to spear and I finally got Wesley to go to sleep so we just had a little down time in the shade while Dad, Jess, and Rex road the Tower of Terror again. The Rockin' Roller Coaster was AWESOME! It took off so fast I couldn't even breathe for several seconds. It was in the dark with black lights. It was so good Jess and I road it again a second time as soon as we had finished.

Max was wanting to see the Cars characters so went to the backlot studios area. There was a really good band playing that the boys liked. We stopped and listened for a while. The back lot area is so cool! The main street looks like New York City. We found Lighting McQueen and Mater but Max just wanted to look at them and not have his picture made with them. Wesley has a new found love of tatoos and there was a tatoo station in the same area. He, of course, had to have a Mickey tatoo. It unfortunatley came off by the next day. We were bummed that the Muppets was closed for restoration. It was one of my favorites from when I was a kid and I was really looking forward to it.

My favorite name for the store on the New York street.

I turned around the discover the view from behind.

On of the side streets was San Fransisco

It's Mater!

Lightning McQueen!

Wesley found anoter fountain he loved!
The Muppets Fountain!

Patiently getting his tatto.

All done!

Showing off his tattoo

On the way out, Max, Mom, Jess, and I did the Star Wars ride which Max loved! It was so hot and we were all so tired, we decided to call it a day. We had some dinner and then some down time at the pool. Next installment Animal Kingdom!!

1 comment:

Tammy On the Go said...

you know tis is my favorite place on earth!