After dinner, we decided to turn in early to get an early start to the next day. We were able to get into the park an hour earlier than the rest of the yahoos, and I was unsure of what the crowd would be. The bed was supposed to be a Sealy Posturpedic. I would call it a foam coated brick and the pillows were stuffed with 2 ounces of cotton balls. Flat and lumpy, just how I like 'em. The TV was a 19 inch with a broken remote. Or was it? It didn't work when we went to bed but when we woke up in the middle of the night (3:45) it was functioning just fine. Next morning at 7 am? not working (do I have a vacation, remote ghost or what?) We got out early (I was running late and we missed the first bus) enough to get to the park on time. We went to Disney Hollywood Studios.
(I really don't know who those peeps are, my camera is just a piece-o-crap and just focuses on whatever it wants.) We got in at 8 and rushed back to the newest ride, Toy Story Mania . The ride line was a 70 minute wait and the FastPass line had 200 people in it. The park was officially open for 6 minutes. Where the hell did these people come from?? We got in line for a FastPass and our ride time was for 10:50 am. We then walked to the other side of the park to ride the Tower of Terror. We only waited about 10-15 minutes and WEEEEE!!! It was a fun ! Off to the Rockin'RollerCoaster and some Aerosmith jams. Wait time? 70-80 minutes. Ummmm - no thanks. We opted for coffee and a ginormous cinnamon bun. We went and waited for our FastPass time to arrive for the Toy Story ride. Here is a photo of my nephew and some fat chick posing with a green army man. (why oh why do I turn sideways for photos - mental note... no side photos and next time, skip the cinnamon bun)
I loved the plastic pads on his feet.
Salty brothers - can you guess who the oldest is? The ride was lots of 3-D fun for the whole family. You sit in a moving car and cruise by several target screens and try to shoot the items with your little pop gun. The car keeps score for you and although I was not the high score in the group, I came in a very respectable 2nd. The rest of the day was walking back and forth across the park to check the wait times on the Aerosmith ride. Lancelot and his family decided to wait the two hours for the 38 second ride. So, Salty, Potter and I did other stuff.
We decided to go visit the holiday display. I saw this display about 8 years ago but now it was giant and the lights are sycronized with the music and they had snow. (okay, it was soap bubbles made to look like snow.)
The hotel sucketh and the park was waaaayyy too crowded for my liking, but, all in all, we had a nice visit.
sidenote # 1: Why, with the state of the economy and all, were there,at least, 10,000 people in the park at about $80 bucks a pop.
sidenote # 2: I found out my SIL (Mrs. Potter) is a blog reader!!
And just in case they are reading, a big shoutout to Jen & Ed!