Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hollywood Studios

Today (May 17) we went to Hollywood Studios, which was unlike anything I have experienced before.  There is something going on at every corner, there are characters singing and dancing, people acting out scenes, it was very busy.  It was so busy, in fact, that I had completely forgotten to take a single picture until almost lunch time.

One ride that is housed at Hollywood Studios is "Tower of Terror".  This ride KK waned to out due G.  Mr H had told KK that G started crying when he went on this ride, so KK wanted to out due him and show him up.  The wait wasn't too long and so we got fast passes and stood in line.  The ride starts off bringing everyone into a run-down hotel and shows a video of "The Twilight Zone", and then they ushered everyone onto these elevators.  The first time we went, I sat next to the wall, KK sat in the middle, and Mr H. was in the aisle.  When the ride starts, you wind around then settle into a shaft that lifts to high into the air, then drops you.  The sequence is totally random, up, down, UP, down, DOWN, etc.  Every time you go on the ride it's different every time.  KK LOVED the ride, as soon as he was strapped in his hands went high into the air.  When the ride dropped, I was holding on for dear life and KK was over there hands high and legs up in the air...he was weightless and squealing with happiness.  He is my adrenaline junky, loves the fast and crazy rides!  After the line had gotten too long of a wait we decided to do some other things.
KK meeting Ferb, from Phineas and Ferb

I'm not quite sure about KK's face
We went to the "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show".  I wasn't quite sure if KK would like it, but it was nice and cool and we were able to eat some food and enjoy the show.  KK's favorite part was when Indiana Jones was crushed by the big boulder and how Indiana punched 2 guys off the roof.  I was pleasantly surprised that KK enjoyed the show and now he wants to watch the movies...which we'll have to see about.  I know Temple of Doom is a little dark for him
Mr H and KK were SO SUPER excited to wait in line to have pictures taken with McQueen and Mater

Look at KK's pose...he cracks me up

I GUESS I will be in the photo too!

I love my family
After lunch, there was some time before the next show we wanted to go to.  While Mr H and KK went to "Tower of Terror" again I stayed in the shade of the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" set.  I watched kids play and just enjoyed sitting.  After I rested, I made my way over to the "Lights Motors Action" Cars Stunt Show.  There was about an hour before the show, but I wanted good seats and I've heard that those seats fill up quickly.  So I texted Mr H. to tell him where I was.  Just before the gates opened there was a surge of people who started cutting and pushing their way to the front.  It was kind of annoying...but I'm really good at ramming the stroller at people's ankles maneuvering around people.  Mr H and KK found me about 15 mins before they opened the gates and once opened, they ushered us through and we found our seats...Mr H. picked them out...which was an awesome location!

The show was too cool, lots of racing, chasing, and explosions
The location of our seats was optimal for KK to be able to be a part of the show!  They asked for volunteers to help them drive a car...instantly Mr H's hand rose into the air.  Then they said their helper would need to be good with video games and less than 18 years old.  KK jumped up on the bench with his hands flying around and the lady picked KK.  Now I should mention is that this place was JAMMED packed with people, the place sits 5,000 people and there was no open area essentially out of 5,000 people, they had picked KK to help them with their show.  He was so super duper shy and wanted me to come with him.  Later, he told me if he's a little shy then he will pick dad to go with him, but if he is super shy he will pick mom.  So he must has been super shy to have picked me.  Mr H. got it caught on video.  It was so cool to get this experience with him.

After the Stunt show we decided to go to the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" set which was a huge kids playground that squirted water every which way 
At the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" set KK gave a scare.  There were these stairs that lead to 3 slides.  I watched one slide, Mr H watched the other, and I suppose that KK went down the other because for about 3 mins (felt like 10 mins) we couldn't find him.  Remember I talked about the whistle we gave him?  Well, he wasn't going to use it because he didn't think he was lost!  My mind was going crazy.  Luckily, there was only 1 way in and 1 way out.  If I just stood by the entrance/exit, hopefully eventually I would find him.  Mr H. finally found him and once I saw him, I couldn't even stand anymore.  I had to sit down.  I watched that boy like a hawk after that.

Anyone recognize this!?

From "Flight of the Navigator" I loved this movie growing up

While we were at Hollywood Studios, it was Star Wars weekend and a ton of Star Wars characters and a ton of Star Wars fans.  We're not really Star Wars fans but KK was able to get a Storm Trooper's autograph.

Toy Soldier KK was able to meet

Waiting in the Toy Story line.  This was the longest wait we experienced for a ride...70 mins!

Goofy Face

At least they had fun little things to look at.  The whole area looked like Andy's Room, it was pretty neat

Waiting for Fantasmic to lap is getting too small for both my belly and KK on it!

This was an awesome show!  
All the characters waving to us
It was sad to know that our time in Florida was coming to an end.  We have had a lot of fun.  Only one more  day at Disney.  We can't wait to come back!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome video! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Btw, I love Flight of the Navigator too and bought the dvd a couple years ago.


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