Sunday, January 30, 2011

Orlando Recap - Disney's Hollywood Studios/Fridays

Friday morning we slept until 8:30 again, and didn't really rush to get out the door. We had breakfast at our resort. I had a chocolate croissant and it was AMAZING! It is so hard to find good ones here at home. We got the Disney's Hollywood Studios (HS) at around 10 am. We saw these two ladies when we entered, they were pretty hilarious!

The very first thing we did was go on Eric's two favorite rides, The Tower of Terror and the Rockin' Rollercoaster. I really liked the Rockin' Rollercoaster, but it was far to short of a ride! After we did those a few times we explored the rest of the park. Most of the other attractions were shows, rather than rides. There was a lot of behind the scenes/special FX sort of shows. This is me in fake San Fransisco:

This is Eric in fake New York:
None of the buildings are real, they are all facades, and the skylines in the back are like huge cardboard cutouts, although I am sure they are not cardboard, but you get the idea.

We got to see everything we wanted to see. I really liked HS, it was family friendly, but there was lots of stuff that adults could enjoys as well. We orinigally planned to spend our 4th day back at this park, but because most of the attractions are like shows, we would just be coming back to spend a day going on Tower of Terror and Rockin' Rollercoaster and it just wasn't worth it. We did decide to go to Epcot after all.

It rained this day, as you can tell from the pictures it doesn't look very warm, AND we did not bring our sweaters! We did manage to hide in the Toy Story line for about 1/2 and hour and didn't get TOO wet. I really liked the Toy Story ride, it was kind of like a video game and they tallied the scores at the end and showed you who in your car won. We would have went again if the line wasn't so long!

The very last thing we did at HS was go to the American Idol Experience. I really liked it, because it was real people up on the stage singing. They had judges there, and you got to vote for who won! The winner got a golden ticket to get to the front of the line at any American Idol audition! The girl Eric and I voted for won, but they were all pretty good!

The park closed at 7, but because the Idol thing went a bit longer, we were not out of the park until 7:15.

We went back to the hotel and relaxed for and hour, then header to Downtown Disney. We shopped around a bit and bought some gifts for family. I found a bath store called Basin that had bath bombs, so I bought a few to have some baths back at our hotel! We had supper at the Rainforest Cafe. It was really good food, but it was our most expensive meal by far. After that we decided to eat a little cheaper because it was crazy to spend almost $100 a day on food! Eric at RC:

We got to sit beside a really cool salt water fish tank! It was entertaining!

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