I’m excited to blog about our great trip to Florida this month! And frankly I’m a bit in shock that I’ve actually started the process. I’ll be breaking up the trip into a series of posts, just so I don’t have 1000 pictures in one gigantor post. Also I won’t be blogging a day-by-day report, or in the exact order that we visited the parks–but the posts will be organized by park. I am writing way too much about this, huh.
Anyway. We flew into Orlando Thursday night (Feb. 3) and finally got our exhausted crew to the townhouse we were renting. We slept well that night and were all eager to get over to the parks! We had a 7 day pass to all four Disney parks, and had an awesome time at all of them.
First up is Disney Hollywood Studios. Some people call it MGM I guess. At any rate, it was set up like old time Hollywood and it had some awesome rides. You gotta love Disney, they leave no detail untouched.
There’s a new ride called Toy Story Mania that was a favorite. The inside was decorated in larger-than-life toys and game pieces, such as Shoots and Ladders and Scrabble, those plastic monkey thingies, cards, Lincoln Logs, you name it! This was probably the longest line we had to wait in the whole trip (about 30 minutes) and there was plenty to keep us entertained.
Our kids loved the giant talking Mr. Potato Head!
This was Haylie’s fake smile that seemed to make an appearance whenever I got my camera out. It makes me laugh!
Another of my favorites is the Hollywood Tower of Terror! You get into an elevator and go to the Twilight zone, then you free fall in the elevator! Love it. Annie went on this ride more than 4 times. I lost count. It’s so freakishly fun. (It’s behind them in the picture, I guess they are renovating it.)
The other “must ride” there is the Rockin’ Rollercoaster. I LOVE roller coasters and this one is like California Screamin’ and Space Mountain combined–upside down in the darkness. So cool. Brandon rode this (Annie wasn’t tall enough) and was so brave! They blast Aerosmith into your ears the whole time you’re on the ride too. I am slightly deaf because of it, ha ha! Brandon liked the giant electric guitar there.
While us girls were waiting for the boys to finish riding the roller coaster, I took a few cute pics of Annie and Haylie. I love them!
Here are a few more random shots from Hollywood Studios….
Stay tuned for the next Disneyworld post!
Other Florida 2011 posts: