Monday, September 22, 2014

Hollywood Studios Day 2

On Tuesday we went to Hollywood Studios.  We decided to push back our flash passes to sleep in a little and then stay until we were completely done instead of heading back for naps.  This ended up being the best way to do it for us.  We didn't feel rushed out in the morning, and the girls were rested enough to skip naps.  

Caroline tucked her head like she was tired in just about every group picture we took.  She wasn't tired, just  a cuddle bug.

Our first ride was Toy Story Mania.  Elizabeth absolutely loved it.  Caroline had a death grip on me the entire time, but loved shooting at stuff.

After Toy Story Mania, we watched Elsa and Anna's Royal Welcome.  This was serious business for the girls.

We had an early lunch scheduled at Hollywood Studios.  Early lunches also worked well for us because we just grabbed cereal bars and pop tarts for breakfast in the morning, then had a big (early) lunch.  Again, Caroline was the most excited to see the characters.  Elizabeth was really into analyzing their signatures.
My kids love Disney Junior so I knew they'd love meeting these characters.  Elizabeth was a little skeptical since they weren't "real" people.  She wasn't a huge fan of the plastic heads, but they did love the interactive dancing and sing alongs they did with them.
Sophia the First is Elizabeth's favorite Disney Junior character.

Caroline loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates, especially Izzy.

Handy Manny

Both girls love Doc McStuffins.
After lunch we went to the Muppet 3-D.  It was fun watching the girls jump out of their seats because they thought things were coming at them.  Afterwards, we let them play at the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground.  They both had a ball with that.

We were excited to watch the Disney Junior Live Show.  The girls liked this, but I was a little disappointed.  I thought it would actually be LIVE, but it was puppets and we sat on the floor so my legs fell asleep after holding C in my lap for 30 minutes.    At this point, Elizabeth was begging for a ride. 
Surprisingly the girls never once asked me to buy them a souvenir.  What they did ask for over and over again was to have their faces painted.  Melissa gave them a Disney gift card so I let them use that to paint their faces.  They were thrilled!
Anytime C gets her face painted, she gets so relaxed she almost falls asleep.  It's like getting a facial or message for her.  Ha!

Happy girls!  Thank you Mel!

After face painting, we went to the Frozen sing along.  I was a bit disappointed in that show too, but Caroline loved it!  It was basically the sound track played in a huge auditorium and the kids sang along with it.  The hosts were pretty fun, but definitely adult humor not intended for kids to understand.  Elsa and Anna made brief appearances which made the girls happy!
Dianna and I took turns riding Rockin Rollercoaster.  We loved it!

Somehow I let me little thrill seeker talk me into letting her ride the Tower of Terror... MISTAKE.  She was truly terrified, but it didn't stop her from begging me to ride every other "real" rollercoaster she saw.
The girls waiting outside of Rockin Roller Coaster.
Tuesday night we had dinner by the pool, then watched a little bit of the poolside movie.  Tuesday was also Nanna's birthday so her sister and brother-in-law who live in Orlando surprised her at the resort.  It was a nice way to unwind for the evening.

Our favorites from Hollywood Studios:
Elizabeth- Toy Story Mania
Caroline- Frozen Sing Along
Me- Rockin Roller coaster
Nanna- Rockin Roller coaster

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