Monday, July 19, 2010

Disney Day 4: Part 1 ~ Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios. Day 4. The Day that will forever be remembered as "Remember that one time, at Disney...."

Every memory that our children carry with them from our Disney Vacation somehow revolves around this theme park. It isn't the biggest. It isn't the most "magical". But it was the most comfortable park for us. There was something for everyone and we all had a blast!
We started by getting our money's worth out of the Photopass Photographer by posing for this little family snapshot. Before immediately turning around and making a mad dash for the Hollywood Tower of Terror you see in the background. In the days and weeks and months leading up to our vacation, the Tower of Terror was Disney. Everyone was talking about the TOT, how tall it was, how fast it dropped, how many stories it fell, how tall you have to be to ride it, etc, etc.
After we rode Tower of Terror, we got fastpass tickets to Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster. 0 to 60 in just a matter of seconds. And it climbed the charts as one of our favorite Disney rides in the same amount of time! We ended up coming back and riding it several times throughout the day.
We made our way through the park taking in the scenery, the shows in the middle of the street, the floats and the parades...
Before settling into our seats for the Beauty and the Beast show.
We got there very early and got third or fourth row seats! Well worth the wait! Everyone enjoyed the show. It was quite impressive!
We left Beauty and the Beast and headed back to use our Rockin' Roller Coaster fast pass tickets and the little kids took advantage of the down time to rest their little feet and have a snack.
Then it was off to the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show. All I have to say is that these Disney folks know how to entertain a crowd! Even us girls enjoyed the show. These cars were skidding on two wheels, spinning in circles, turning down alley ways at mach speeds & jumping over semi trucks. People were falling from buildings, laying down motorcycles & catching on fire! They even got members from the audience involved in some of the stunts. To say it was impressive would be an unjust understatement!
After the stunt show, we ::sigh:: took another bathroom break. I just simply cannot blog all the bathroom breaks we took because, well, how fun would that be to read? But we did. We used the bathroom in Hollywood Studios. A lot.
And, of course, we posed for a few camera shots.
We rode a few more rides, like the Star Wars ride.
And David wandered off and got lost. And then when wandering back, he got delayed by a parade which he decided to stop & take photos of. Too bad the rest of us missed it! :)
Once we were all reunited, we headed towards our dinner reservations at Mama Melrose. The restaraunt was delicious compared to our Tusker Huuse visit the day before, but it was still a little too fancy for our liking. Uncle Thomas ordered the "Sausage and cheese platter" and this is what he was served.
You can tell by his expression that he was just dying to dig right in! LOL! And the kids ate okay, although they probably would have eaten better if they weren't so incredibly exhausted!
Luckily, after dinner, they all perked up a bit! Because there was still a lot to do, including meeting Woody, Buzz & Andy which I wrote about here and more that I'll write about a little later. But for now, I feel about like this sweet pic of Lydia. So, until next time: Toodles!


Amanda said...

I can't believe you all did the shows LOL...we never do them :) And who doesn't love Rockin Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror, which are in the best of the best? I think my favorite pics were of Dylan as a storm trooper and of course of Lydia asleep on the table. Such sweet times.

Grandmommy said...

Love the vacation recap. I feel like I've been. Thomas' sausage & cheese plate reminds me of my "Royal Red Shrimp" at Orange Beach. Looks like a perfect place for Lydia to take a nap. So sweet!

Crystal M. said...

We saw the beauty and and the beast show it was AWESOME but we skipped the stunt show, but saw Indiana Jones Bailey LOVED that. I am getting some good tips on where not to eat when we go next year...LOL!
Loving the stories and the pics.

Anonymous said...

You all were very busy, I'm so glad you are able to recap all the highlights.
Most surprising fact: "Early" for Beauty & the Beast Show. LOL
Seems all your other post show almost late, barely on time, or just under the wire. (more LOL's).