On Wednesday, we went to Hollywood Studios with plans to hit the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith Rock & Roll Roller Coaster. Both Aiden and Corey went on the Tower of Terror, but they both decided that it was not for them. Jamie and I did it twice! Immediately after going on, it started pouring rain again and we took shelter under the Fast Pass overhang. The kids were pacified with Mickey Ice Creams.
Unfortunately, it’s been so long since I’ve updated about Disney, I can’t remember the order of things we did! I’m pretty sure we had lunch and played on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! playground for a while.
Then it was off to wander around and find rides to ride. Corey was looking forward to the Aerosmith ride, but as soon as it was over, he burst into tears because it was so fast and went upside-down. I didn’t know that was going to happen, but being the roller coaster addict I am, I LOVED IT.
We decided that it was time for something that all the kids could do, so we got fast passes for Ariel and then went on A Great Movie Ride. Corey and Aiden liked it, but it was too dark and scary in some parts for Tamara’s boys. Voyage of the Mermaid was great for all the kids, though. Personally, I wasn’t impressed with the singers (and neither was my sister), but the puppets were cute and I liked the bubbles that came out of the ceiling.
The main goal of Hollywood Studios that day was to find Mater and Lightening McQueen. Did I mention we had seven boys with us? Obviously, that was what we needed to do. OH! I forgot to mention that we finally found Corey some Mickey ears after the mermaid show.
When we arrived to see Mater, it started raining, so they had close the line! So, we decided that we’d pass the time on the Backlot Tour. Here are some highlights:
Walt Disney’s Private Jet!
It had stopped raining and we snagged a place in line for Cars! While standing in line, though, it started raining again and they rushed us through. We did a ridiculous exchanging of cameras between families. Simon, as you can see, was terrified yet again of these characters. In his defense, the engine noises were pretty loud.
At the end of the day, we ate a delicious dinner at a little family diner. I’d like to note here that Simon was asleep the entire time we ate. This was the first time he napped, and it was glorious.
After dinner, the kids went back with Tamara’s crew to their resort and Jamie and I were left to our own devices. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do, so we started off at Magic Kingdom. There, we rode a couple things we didn’t get to on Monday. Once the park was about to close, we decided to go over to Downtown Disney and shop a little. Jamie had to buy a sweatshirt cause it was FREEZING COLD! Then we stopped by member services to see if our vacation package covered Pleasure Island. It did!
So we headed that way. We really didn’t know where to go because neither one of us felt like dancing. The only place that was interesting was the Adventurer’s Club, which turned out to be the best thing about Pleasure Island. Jamie and I are now members and I’d tell you all about it, but it’s just not the same as actually being there.
By the time everything was starting to close, we thought we would still be able to get back to our Resort, but then we realized that our keys were in the diaper bag…at Tamara’s! So we had to hitch a ride with Disney police back to their resort (all the cabs were gone).
Thus ended our Wednesday adventure! We crashed on Tamara’s pull-out couch.