Friday, February 15, 2013

GA and FL Day 10 - Valentine's Day at Disney's Hollywood Studios

February 14, 2013

We spent Valentine’s Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This time we got here way too early thanks to surprisingly good timing with the buses. 

Luckily, they let everyone in about 20 minutes early.  So, we got a quick ride on Toy Story Mania and got a fast pass for later before the park even officially opened.  Jacob and I went on Rock N Roller Coaster after that.  Jacob loved it and it’s now officially his favorite Disney ride although he is reserving his final answer until after he rides Expedition Everest again when we go to Animal Kingdom.

20 minutes BEFORE park opening.  NO line!

I took this time to pick up my favorite cupcake from Starring Rolls.  I got the Butterfinger cupcake put in a box to go so it could get to room temperature before we enjoyed it.  I got the kids some yogurt for a snack too and then we went to Tower of Terror to meet up with Marc and Jacob. 


Unfortunately, the park was so busy suddenly that the wait for ToT was too long by the time they got off Rock N Rollercoaster.  Ella and Jacob were disappointed but I know Marc wasn't.  He's usually quite happy to let me take them on, but it's not such a good ride for a pregnant person, so it was supposed to be his job this time.

Shopping for souvenirs

We took our second ride on Toy Story Mania and went on Star Tours before heading over to the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground...a must do for the kids!

The Sunshine State didn’t live up to its name today.  It was cloudy and rainy all day.  No downpours though, so it wasn’t a big deal.  Kyrie had arranged a special Valentine's Day lunch at the Hollywoood Brown Derby. We then hit a couple more attractions before Kyrie, Max and Ella went back to the RV for a rest.  Jacob, Zoe and I had a good time on the Great Movie Ride and Muppet Vision. 

Max and Ella were hoping that the kids in the RV next to ours would be there and ready to play (in the rain.)  They weren't so they laid down and watched a couple cartoons while I rested too. Their friends came home just about the time Marc called to arrange the evening plans.  I had to tear them away to drag them to Downtown Disney for dinner and DisneyQuest.

Zoe while she was happy at DisneyQuest

For dinner we met up and ate at the Wolfgang Puck CafĂ© which was delicious.  But the service was awful.  We survived it though and then headed to DisneyQuest.  Jacob and Max loved it.  Jacob especially liked designing his own coaster – definitely one of his dreams.  Most of the stuff was a little beyond Ella, but she liked it well enough.  But, before long Zoe had had enough.  She was super tired and very overwhelmed by all the commotion.  We had to leave after about an hour or so, but I’m sure we’ll be back again in the future.  (We have premium annual passes this year which includes DQ.  It was certainly a good place for a cold rainy night even if we didn't stay long.)
How do you get four sleeping kids off of the bus? Yikes!

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