Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hooray for Hollywood

Wednesday morning there were no AM Magic Hours, so we took our time in the morning and headed over to Hollywood Studios. Eric and I spent the least amount of time in this park in ’97, and it would be the same this year.

We got some character autographs right away and then headed to the back of the park to the Muppet 3D movie. Of course, we thought Lily would like this one since it had Muppets, but no luck. The girl just doesn’t like anything coming at her.

The Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground was awesome, and we could have spent all day there. Madeleine made friends with another girl, and they ran around together holding hands. Lily got mad because she didn’t have anyone to play with, and Madeleine didn’t want to do the same things as her.

We stood in line for Buzz and Woody for quite a while and looked out the window at the line for the Toy Story ride. It was 3D, so we opted to skip it this trip based on Lily’s current preferences. We tried to go see the Little Mermaid show, but they were experiencing technical difficulties and kept telling us to check back later. So we hoofed it over to watch the live Beauty and the Beast stage show, and the girls really liked that.

We grabbed some lunch and headed back to Ariel. No luck. So Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc. were way in the back, so we stood in line to see them before exiting the park. All that was left we hadn’t done was the Indiana Jones show, and it was going to be another hour before the next one, so we just left to go swimming at the hotel again.

After swimming, we took the bus over to the Magic Kingdom and hopped the Monorail to the Polynesian for the Spirit of Aloha dinner show. I highly recommend it. It had a subtle “Lilo” theme, but not overpowering. Dinner was rolls, salad, pineapple, chicken, pork ribs, broccoli, and Hawaiian rice. The food was good, and they kept bringing beer/wine as long as you kept drinking it. The girls liked the roast chicken and broccoli, and while they didn’t like the taste of the chocolate mousse volcanos, they were amused by the concept. The venue was nice, and the show was entertaining. The only thing I was disappointed by was that they took our family picture beforehand and told us they’d be bringing a picture to our table, but I never got it. I saw them pass out pictures to other tables and would have liked one of all of us together in our leis.

We took the boat across the lagoon back to the Magic Kingdom and watched the Wishes fireworks while waiting for the bus back.

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