Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Part Two: Disney World Trip Report

If you want to check out part one, either scroll down or click here!

Yay! Our first full-day! I had used http://www.easywdw.com/ to plan out what park we were going to go to each day, and it looked like Hollywood Studios was going to be our best bet! If planning a trip to the world, I really really suggest reading that blog. So much good information, and pretty funny too. 

I had read that the line for Toy Story Mania gets crazy by like 10:30am, which is pretty much the same at Disneyland (DL), so we headed there first because we LOVE that ride! We got fastpasses for later, but decided to ride it right away too.

Ben is looking pretty tired here with the barrel of monkeys.
 We really liked that the queue for this ride was inside which is different from DL, and they had made it so cute and fun to look at everything!

 From there we checked out One Man's Dream, which is a really cool museum all about Walt Disney, and how he came to build the Disney empire, including WDW and DL.

Me with a diorama of Peter Pan's Flight, which is my ALL-TIME favorite ride!
 We roamed the park and hit a couple other fun rides like Tower of Terror, and Rock'n'Roller Coaster. Then we went on the Hollywood Backlot tour, and at the end got to see a ton of cool costumes and props from several Hollywood blockbusters. They even had the organ that Davy Jones played in Pirates of the Caribbean! So cool!
Eee! So scared!
It actually rains over this umbrella when you stand underneath. I'm Singin' in the rain!!
 We rode Star Tours and ate lunch, and then we went on the Great Movie Ride. I'm a huge movie person, and really really enjoyed this ride. It's basically a dark ride that takes you through some of the great classic movies of our time. It was all great until we came to the Wizard of Oz section. All of sudden, these terrifying animatronic munchkins come up from the ground! It was so weird!!

He represents the lollipop guild..the super creepy lollipop guild!
 We had seen and done pretty much everything we wanted to at Hollywood Studios and decided to head out for the evening. Of course, I made Ben take our obligatory picture in front of the sorcerers hat, and then we left!

We decided to spend the rest of our evening at Downtown Disney. We ate dinner and shopped and talked about how our trip was going so far. Which was great! We stopped by the Lego Store, and the displays they had were so cool! They had Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Woody and Buzz blasting off the RC car, and Prince Phillip fighting Maleficent! I cannot believe they do this all with Legos.  I also can't wait to go back to DL and see what they've done at the Lego Store there with the remodeling. 

And that was the end of our first day!! We were having so much fun, and it was so great not having to worry about anything! The next day we were headed to Magic Kingdom. I was really excited for our early morning breakfast there, and to compare it with the original, Disneyland. Stay tuned!