Friday, December 17, 2010

Hollywood Studios

I loved going to Hollywood Studios. Unfortunately, we chose to go on a Saturday so it was pretty busy. Most of the days we were in Disney World is wasn't too busy and our wait time to get on rides was about 10 minutes, but on Saturday there were a lot of people. Since we didn't get to see everything we wanted to, we returned another day.

My very favorite ride at Hollywood Studios is the Rockin' Roller Coaster. It's supposed to be a limo ride an Aerosmith concert (okay, those guys were on the weird side back in the day). You get into the "limo" and stop at a road sign. Then there's a countdown and the coaster takes off 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and goes upside down. Totally fun. And Aerosmith's Walk This Way is blasted in the speakers. I LOVED it!

My husband and kids all loved The Tower of Terror, a free-fall ride that makes you feel like your stomach drops out of your body. I'm not a big fan of free-falls. I went on it once and that was good for me, but the rest of the family went on it a few times.

My oldest daughter who is in the UVU Institute Choir and has a beautiful voice wanted to do the American Idol experience. You have to be at least 14 years old and audition acapella. If you make it through the first round you can then perform in front of a live audience who votes for you. If you make it past that, you get to perform in a finale and one of the participants wins an opportunity to audition for the real show. Great opportunity, except my daughter was disqualified because her brother works for Disney (Magic Kingdom). Bummer. I really wanted her to audition. And, yeah, I love to see my kids perform.

This same daughter was chosen to be an extra in the Indiana Jones show. A really cool show with lots of special effects.

The best special effects show was the stunt car show. Wow. Lots of explosions and lots of cars jumping across the stage and even driving backwards, or so it appeared--the car was actually built to look like it was driving backwards. My husband loved this show--a total man's show.

We saw a live performance of Beauty and the Beast and that was fun.

My kids really enjoyed the Muppets in 3-D show. And the backlot tour was fun. and, of course, we saw characters like the Sully and Mike and an Army Man from Toy Story.

We had a great time at Hollywood Studios. My only gripe was that Gone with the Wind wasn't included in the scenes in the Great Movie Ride. I mean, come on, GWTW is the ultimate movie.


Malae said...

I wish we could do this all over again! We had such a blast. I really, really, REALLY want all these pictures from you!! :)

kbrebes said...

I'm so glad you all had such an awesome time! Great pics!

Merry Christmas!

kbrebes said...

PS Pretty music.