Sunday, March 21, 2010

Disney Trip--Round 2

The 2nd day of our 3-day getaway we went to Hollywood Studios. Rating: 4 out of 5. Plenty to do, (including an amazing playground) many shows and rides. Em was entertained the whole day. Here are some pics...

The Sorcerer's Hat is to Hollywood Studios as the Castle is to Magic Kingdom and the giant ball is to Epcot. (A+ for analogies! ) :)

One of our favorites was the new Toy Story ride. A carnival style ride in which riders use a laser to pop balloons, break plates, knock over ducks, etc. The 3-D effects were superb, and the ride itself was lots of fun. We experienced something we had never encountered before----having to wait in line to obtain a Fastpass. But, we were still able to ride the ride 2X during our visit---score!

I loved the Barrel of Monkeys monkey-link toys outside of the ride.

Em and DH outside of the Star Wars ride.

Love this pic, it's my new computer background. :)

Em and I pose in a convertible on one of the Studio lots.

Though DH and I found it cheesy, Em enjoyed the HSM3 show.

The menu items outside of this restaurant cracked us up and led us to our choice of lunch place, The Commissary. We waited outside the door for them to open for lunch at 11. Just before opening, a worker came out and said we'd be treated to "red carpet lunch" because we were the first customers of the day. When we entered, they literally rolled out a red carpet for us! Employees surrounded the carpet and applauded as DH, Emma and I entered, as a worker shouted, "Introducing the A. family!" We were then led to nice table with table cloth, glass dishes, and silverware. (The restaurant has baskets/disposable cutlery ala fast-food style.) We were waited on, whereas all other customers had to stand in line to order at the counter and then take their food to their own non-fancy tables. It was awesome! We also received free desert!

Mickey shaped mustard cups on our table...

Emma's Kid's Meal plate...

Our nice table. See the megaphones? Em was tickled when the waiter told her she had to place her order using a megaphone.

Em and I LOVED the Beauty and the Beast show. We watched the show, while DH rode the Rockin' Roller Coaster. Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite Disney movies. It was released when I was a senior in high school. I have fond memories of seeing the film in the theater with my Mom and sister, and going again to see the movie multiple times with some of my Show Choir buddies. Not to mention that Belle is a book lover and wasn't born to royalty....makes her a "princess" that is more realistic. Em was riveted by the show. It was great to see her so into something that I love as well. :)


Mrs. Gamgee said...

Wow... sounds like so much fun! I swear, when I finally convince my Beloved that we need to go to WDW (he's never been to any Disney park?!?!?), I am going to need to spend at least a week there. Interested in playing tourguide? lol

Carrie27 said...

This park was tied for my favorite. The kids loved it!

MrsSpock said...

Those mustard cups are awesome!