We spent Wednesday at Hollywood Studios.
We got there at 8:45 and waited with the crowd at the front gates, since our breakfast was at 9 a.m. at Hollywood & Vine. If you have Playhouse Disney fans at your house, I totally recommend this breakfast. It was GREAT. Easily one of the highlights of our trip.
Jared ran for FastPasses to the Toy Story arcade ride, and we got seated for breakfast. The breakfast was a buffet, but the best part was that the characters and a live performer came up to an open space in the restaurant and invited all the kids to come up and dance to some songs. Then Leo, June, JoJo and Goliath came by our table.
As Leo came up to the table I said, ‘You are a big part of our life, Leo!” and he gave me a thumbs-up. Elliott ran over to him and he knelt down and they hugged. And hugged. And hugged. It was so cool.
After breakfast we made our way over to the Toy Story ride, which was my favorite ride there. It’s a 3-D video game, and Jared and I got to ride together, while each of my parents sat with a kid. It was easy to see why the FastPasses for this ride are all gone by noon every day. :)
Jared went to ride the Tower of Terror (by himself - not even my dad wanted to do this one), and was going to meet us back to wait for one of the Playhouse Disney shows, but we ended up just getting into one as we made it there, so he missed it. The kids LOVED seeing the puppets of all their Playhouse Disney friends. Especially the Little Einsteins for Ele, of course!
We toured through the Man with a Vison presentation, which all the grownups LOVED. Rowen discovered the robots at the end, that she could move around, and we had to physically pry her away with promises of snacks…
We grabbed a snack, and then located the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground. My parents and I left the kids playing under Jared’s supervision and went to the 3-D Muppets presentation. LOVED it.
Then it was time for the Indiana Jones stunt spectacular. We got there about 30 minutes early and got pretty good seats. I was excited to see they were calling for volunteers. So I jumped up! Hehe. I got to be an extra in the stunt spectacular, complete with headscarf and caftan. It was fun, and my family had a big laugh seeing me on the stage (except Rowen, who crashed out in Grandma’s lap for the whole show, including the explosions).
Ele was a bit scared at the end, when the gunshots were going off - he started to cry, and said he thought they were going to shoot him :(. But other than that it was a great chance to sit, and a very entertaining show.
We had promised the kids a swim, so we left Hollywood at about 4 p.m. and headed back to the hotel. Another early dinner in the food court, and we were looking forward to our Thursday of laying low. :)