Saturday, February 2, 2008

Day 4- Disney Hollywood Studios

This morning we slept in and headed out late to Disney's Hollywood Studios, formerly known as Disney's MGM Studios. It was a very cool day today, and we decide to wear our shorts. Big mistake the kids complained all morning. It did warm up by mid afternoon, but it was cool until then.
First stop at Hollywood Studios was to get autographs with Donald and Daisy Duck. That was about a 20 minute wait. Then we headed over to see Voyage of the little Mermaid, a show, which I thought would have been better then it was. It was still a very good show, I just thought it would have been more spectacular like Finding Nemo and the Lion King.

After seeing the Mermaid we got to meet all the Power Rangers and Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable on the streets of America. The kids were in awe with the power rangers, I thought they were the best. They sign their autograph and then pose in a action pose with you. Excellent.

We headed over for lunch as we had reservations for 11am. We ate at the Sci-Fi Dine in restarant. I wasn't feeling to good so I took my lucnh to go, husband had Chili, a appetizer for his entree which he really enjoyed, and the kids both had pizza, and were both finicky about it. They did eat a little, because I told them they wouldn't get dessert. The sci- fi is a really neat place, because you eat in cars, and are watching a big movie screen. It is a must do if ever in Hollywood Studios.

After lunch, we headed over to Star Tours, as husband had fast passed it before lunch, but I didn't feel good, so girl and I sat out and boy and husband went. They really enjoyed it. WE watched a bit of the Jedi Training camp, which both of our two did not want to take part in and then I was starting to feel a bit better. We went and checked out Muppet Vision 3D, which was a pretty good show. I liked it. Then over to see the show Lights, Motors, Action. Another excellent show. Another must see if ever in DHS.

After the show, we went and did the Back lot tour, which was a neat thing to do. The kids enjoyed it to. Then we headed for dinner.

Dinner reservations were at Mama Melrose, which we all enjoyed. Husband and I both had a flat bread(pizza), boy had a pizza, and of course, he was picky about it, and girl had plain pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese, one of things she likes. We all enjoyed that restaurant and I would definitely go back there again.

Our friends popped into see us, as they knew we were dining there, they were just leaving to go to Down Town Disney to their dinner reservations. We had a chance to catch up on things. It was nice.

WE left around 505pm and headed straight to the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show. Great show, I could see it again, and again. Boy really enjoyed it as there are bad guys with guns in it. He kept asking if the guns were real.

After the show, we ran to see Fantasmic, it is the last night for 5 nights as they are closing it for what they call refurbishment. I guess annual maintenance. Our travel agent said we should be there 90 minutes early to make sure we get to see it, and of course, because we saw Indiana Jones, we showed up 60 minutes early, which was still fine. Lots of seating.
We sat near the back in the middle to make a quick exit.
While we waited on the show, the people behind us, decided to start the wave. They ended up doing it, getting the whole crowd to do the wave. It was fun, and made the hour pass quickly.

Fantasmic, was fantastic. Another one of my favorite night time shows. I love all the shows. The shows are what make Disney for me.

WE headed out straight after Fantasmic and caught the second bus to our hotel. Another fantastic day. Ready for Day 5.

Rides we rode/attractions we saw rated out of 5*
Indiana Jones The Epic Stunt Spectacular - *****
Star Tours-***1/2
Muppet Vision 3D-***
Lights, Motors, Action-*****
Disney Backlot Tour-***
Voyage of the Little Mermaid-***

girls favorite at DHS-Lights, motors, action and meeting the power rangers
boys favorite at DHS-Indiana Jones and meeting the power rangers

Places we dined rated out of 5*
Sci-Fi dine in-****
Mama Melrose-*****

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