Saturday was Hollywood Studios. I brought home a fruit eclair from Kringla Bakeri and I had that for breakfast. I would definitely recommend it - not too sweet, perfect with coffee. Anyways, on to the Studios…
When we got there it started pouring rain in true Florida fashion. We hopped from store to store up the street and headed straight to The Great Movie Ride. There was a surprising 20 min wait. I swear I have never had to wait for this ride before. Anyways, it was a nice place to wait out the rain, although our ‘tour guide’ was awful! I mean really bad. We didn’t mind because c’mon, its The Great Movie Ride, but she could not remember her lines for the life of her. She mumbled and just did not seem to fit the part. We felt pretty bad for her.
After was our FP for Star Tours and on our way over it became clear that we had chosen the wrong park for the day. There were cheerleaders everywhere! Make no mistake, I don’t mind them in themselves, it just instantly makes every line 30+ people longer. Rides, food, bathroom… Took us almost half an hour to use the restroom! I was beginning to think that this day was going to be terrible, but… by the time we got outta the restrooms, the rain had stopped and the girls were filing in to their competition. The day was pretty nice after that.
After Star Tours, we had an early lunch at Pizza Planet. They had a special raspberry fudge cupcake for Valentine’s Day - we all got it!
After lunch we went to explore Streets of America and take pictures. As we were walking all these characters came out at once! Belle, Geppetto, Chip, Dale, Mulan, green army men, Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Max, Pocahantas, Meeko, Snow White, the Evil Queen… you get the picture. There were so many characters that some of them were milling around ‘talking’ to each other because there weren’t enough people! It was fun and we spent half an hour there just wandering around from character to character before they all marched off together. It was so cute, like a little parade.
We had a FP for TOT, so we started to make our way over there. After TOT, the guys wanted to see a show. Lights, Motor’s, Action was done for the day and we realized that Indiana Jones was being used by the cheerleaders, so they had to go to Beauty and the Beast by default! They loved it of course, and we timed it just right because it had just started raining again.
After the show it was finally time for our FP for TSMM. I would have chosen a different time, but since we had decided to change parks the day before, this was the only time slot. So when we finished we hiked back to RnRCoaster and did the single rider line. Unfortunately, we got stuck in line with battling cheer squads. It was getting really loud, like we had to shout to hear each other, and everything echoed under the pavilion. All the people in line were getting angry, and I was just gonna go complain, when a CM came out. It was obvious why they picked him to handle the dirty work. He had to be really forceful and loud to get everyone to shutup! He threatened to kick them all (must’ve been over 100) out of line if they didn’t stop the cheers. After that, everything was peaceful again - or as peaceful as it usually is in line for a coaster.
We decided to skip Fantasmic (the one at DL is much better IMO) and did a little shopping before heading to DD. I did not know that there was not a direct bus there! How could I never have figured this out? Did there used to be? So after some time wandering around the bus stop aimlessly, we caught a bus to POR, and then another to DD.
We all agreed on dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express in the Marketplace, and I’m so glad we did. It was one of the standout meals for me this trip… and all for a CS credit! I got the Half Rotisserie Chicken, and the others had the Salmon, Mac & Cheese, and Chicken Alfredo. This is definitely going to become a regular meal on our future trips!
After dinner, I set back for the hotel while the others stayed to do some shopping. Next day would be a day off from the parks.