On our 4th day in Disney World, we woke up to the sound of pouring rain. The forecast was for a tropical storm, complete with tornado warnings! Our plans for the day took us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and knowing that much of our plans were indoors, we went ahead with them!
As planned, we headed over to Toy Story Mania and got Fast Passes to ride it again later. Gabbie refuses to wear the 3D glasses but otherwise we all like this ride a lot!
After we rode, we got in line for Buzz and Woody – it was definitely once again not like January where we were first in line to meet them after riding Toy Story Mania! We did have some fun in line while we waited.
There are better pictures of us with Buzz and Woody soon to come when we get our Photopass CD!
There are not better pictures of us with Lightning McQueen and Mater though, because there was no Photopass photographer there due to the rain!
Next we watched the Disney Junior Stage Show. My kids were so excited to see the new addition of Sofia The First and Doc McStuffins in the show! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates are still in the show as well.
On our must do list was meeting Jake and I was worried he wouldn’t be meeting since his meeting spot is outside. However, there was a sign saying that he would be inside the Animation Building, so we headed there next.
At this point, it was time to ride Toy Story Mania again, and the rain had pretty much stopped!
But Dave texted me and he was still waiting to get on and we had planned to see the Beauty and the Beast show next, so I took the kids there instead of waiting in the Rockin’ Roller Coaster exit for Dave.
While we were watching the show, Dave decided to ride Tower of Terror as well. I’m not a Tower of Terror fan, but I really like Rockin’ Roller Coaster. I didn’t want to wait in a super long line though, plus I wasn’t sure how it would be for my healing surgery, so I skipped it. We next decided to watch the American Idol show, which we had never seen before and was not on our original plan, but Gabbie wanted to see it!
We went home and had dinner and then returned for Fantasmic. I really wanted to be around for what is known as “Characterpalooza,” where random characters that you don’t normally see come out on the Streets of America, but it didn’t fit into the day. This was the only thing on our plan that we did not get to do.
Fantasmic itself was so-so. I hadn’t ever seen it before and really wanted to. Of course the kids were scared, and we thought the water effects were a bit longer than necessary. My camera batteries died at the end as well, so the characters arriving on the boat pictures are from my phone!
And we headed home to go to bed!
In summary, we rode 1 ride twice, and one other ride, plus Dave rode two others. We met 5 characters plus Lightning McQueen and Mater. We watched 6 shows, walked through One Man’s Dream, and took a break for ice cream and dinner.
Sounds like a great day in Hollywood Studios to me!