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Disney Visit No. 2

Hollywood Studios

With our five-day passes, we decided to hit one more park before taking in the Magic Kingdom with the whole Matheson clan. We didn't know what to expect from this park. My wife was quickly enamored with street scapes as we walked through the park. We were given fast passes to the stunt show as we walked in. We made a beeline to the Toy Story Mania ride only the Fastpasses were not until after lunch. So we wandered through the streets and found ourselves at Star Tours.

Obviously Rory was thrilled to find no wait there. We had to talk Scarlett into getting on the ride too. She kept saying that she was scared to get on and didn't seem to enjoy the ride, but at the end of the day she told us it was her favorite ride of the day. The simulation ride was fun, but I still prefer the old-fashioned roller coaster rides.

We then took in the 30-minute stunt show. It was cool to see how car stunts are planned and executed. The best part was to see how they turn around the frame on a car so they can make it go really fast in reverse. We also learned the secret to cars that drive without an actual driver. We went from there to the cool Muppetvision 3D show. That was really good, especially if you are into the Muppets. Our little Beeker, Scarlett has a tendency to squeak and make other sounds when she is overtired, finally learned why we call her that. She ended up buying herself a Beeker stuffy.

We stopped for an early lunch. Big mistake. For some reason the attendance at the park boomed after that. The lines for a couple of the other big attractions, the Rockin Roller Coaster, the Tower of Terror, and the Voyage of the Little Mermaid were huge and the Fastpasses were for time that were well after we planned to head home. Rory and I even got shutout of the Indiana Jones Stunt Show, because it was standing room only. Chantal and Scarlett took in the Beauty and the Beast show.
Studio marquee

Studio marquee

We did enjoy the Toy Story ride. It's slow-moving and as you go along, you shoot at targets like at a midway. The kids and Chantal were also. It fans of the Pixar Pals parade. We also enjoyed the Great Movie Ride. It was one of those classic Disney rides with robotic characters from the great movies. John Wayne and Clint Eastwood were featured. There was a gangster shoot out where our tram got high jacked and an Indiana Jones re-creation. All in all it was a good day, despite the big lines and big crowds in the afternoon.

Posted by redrob 17:03 Archived in USA

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