Monday May 16th 2011
We were up early again so were at the Studios in plenty of time for opening, after watching the streetmosphere characters open the park we headed to Toy Story Mania (Kerrie's favourite attraction) and joined the stand-by line (as the fastpass line was upto the Little Mermaid lol) The stand-by line stated a time of 30 mins but for some reason when we got to the first cast member just before the stairs he asked if we were a party of 2, we said yes and he said go through this gate, which basically took us to the front of the line (result lol) so we were on in less than 15mins, and I won (as usual)
After riding we got a fastpass as the line had now disappeared and then went for a walk around the streets of America,
This was followed by a Latte and a legendary Carrot cake cookie (for me) and an apple cinnamon for Kerrie,
Next I went on Rock 'n' Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror while Kerrie waited for me (how nice am I letting her have a rest and a sit down) Great Movie ride next and for the first time ever saw the Cowboy version.
We then used our Toy Story Mania fastpasses and were riding within minutes this time as not only did we miss the main line with our fastpass but then got sent through the 'special' gate again lol, could get used to this.
We watched Beauty and the Beast and then Lights Motors Action,
I then got to ride Star Tours 2.0 which had about a 30 min wait, loved the queue (especially the robots) and the ride was great, I can't wait to see the different versions over coming trips.
By the time I got off the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade was due to start in a few minutes, I found Kerrie who had found a spot on a bench and was talking to a really nice man in his 90s who loved Disney, had lost his wife a few years ago and had moved to Orlando a few years ago.
I have quite a lot of negative reports about this new parade, people saying it was cheap etc, worse than Block Party Bash (which we really didn't like) as it was we really liked it, it moves along nicely to music and has characters
After the parade we took a slow walk out of the park and back to the car and headed over to the Magic Kingdom. We took the ferry across the Seven Seas Lagoon, I took a few pics of Bay Lake Tower 'our home' where we would be moving to next week,
We had a dinner ADR at the Liberty Tree Tavern so took a slow walk to the restaurant and checked in, we both really enjoyed this (plentiful) meal:
After dinner we went to the Haunted Mansion as we wanted to see the new interactive queue and the hitch-hiking ghosts scene. I noticed the 'hidden' Donald on the chair for the first time and the new hitch-hiking ghosts were fantastic.
We walked round to Frontierland next as we had arranged to meet the lovely missbounce, between chatting, the Electrical parade, the Magic Memories and you and Wishes the next couple of hours flew by, the only slight spoiler was the little girl who had a total meltdown and 'wanted to go home' and literally screamed that all the way through Wishes, only problem was Mummy had paid to see this and wasn't going anywhere lol. It was great meeting Cara and we seemed to be saying good-bye far to soon.
Magic Kingdom was open for another hour or so, so we rode a few more attractions including Big Thunder in the dark which is always fun and made it back to Sports around midnight.
Last edited by TheLionKing; 06-08-2011 at 11:13 AM.
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Otherwise, it looked like a fun trip. I enjoyed reading about it. With the pictures, it was like I was there.
Even with the screaming, looks like a fun trip.
Yet again made me hungry with this one!
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