So as you might know Disney is doing a promo over the summer called “Summer Nightastic”. We already went to the MK to see the Nightastic fireworks so last night we headed to DHS to do ToT Nightastic.
Ok how the night started. For some reason DW fell into a very deep sleep Sunday afternoon. While she was sleeping I got all my stuff down around the house (washed and put away dishes, did a few loads of laundry, mowed the lawn, racked up some leaves, picked up branches, roundup’d weeds, dust mopped the house, researched contractors, and gave Soundgod and Mouseboss grief). I woke her up around 4ish and asked if she still wanted go to DHS which she replies “I don’t want to go Disney…let me sleep…can we just go some other time”. I informed her it was 4ish and that she had been sleeping for about 3 hours. “So? I would rather sleep then go all the way to Disney and (the rest isn’t really important)”.
Anyway she got up…she finished up some stuff she had to get done before heading out…and we got on the road about 6ish. We are in the car and she ask “you are pretty excited about this ToT overlay aren’t you”. I replied “What?! I’m doing this for you!”. To which the water she was drinking was coming out her nose.*
So after our snort trip over to DHS we park, ride the tram, go through the bag check, get to the gate and neither of our AP work…they let us in anyway.
It was crowded (lots of Brazilians ugg) but for the most part people were leaving.
We made some last minute reservations at Brown Derby. Then took a walk around the park. Rode Star Tours (blah) I guess they are shutting it down end of August to rehab it and install Star Tours version 2.0…hope it is better. ST is very long in the tooth.
Walked some more…did you know that if you pull the rope on the well outside of Indiana Jones a guy will talk to you. Don’t pull to much or you might knock him of the rope…did some shopping.
So our reservations are ready so we head over to Brown Derby and got seated right away. We shared the Chop Salad and Crab Cake appetizers finishing off dinner with a slice of Grapefruit cake.
Stomachs full of Chop Salad, Crab Cake, and Grapefruit cake we headed over to ToT. The lighting on the Tower is a little different (hard to explain). The D in Hollywood sparkles a little different. There is a little things like that on the Tower.
As we walked up a guy offered us his FP! We walked right on.
Ok the pre-show is no different but but but the ride is pretty much the same. You get in the elevator and it goes up and down. There is one change that is speculator in the ride…and I won’t spill until someone else does or Aug 24th when Nightastic. It is really kind of cool and I don’t want to ruin it for other heading to WDW during August.
Anyway the scariest part of the ride was the old guy gasping the whole ride. I though he might be having a heart attack (he looked late 70’s). I think his wife was trying to kill him!! Well that is his story at the end while he was laughing (BossMouse I think I meet future you).
Luckily we didn’t re-experancy our Brown Derby dinner but we did experience a great trip on an elevator into the Twilight Zone.
One last DHS Nightastic thing happening at DHS is Rock ‘n’ Glow Dance Party. This is a stage right under Hat. At night on the hours a cover band doing a lot of classic rock from the Kinks to the Aerosmith. Most of the songs have been Disneyfied (to clean up the lyrics). It is loud loud loud. You can hear it all the way out in the parking lot as well as most of outside parts of the park. Did I say it is loud? Kids seemed to like it, a lot of the older parents didn’t seem to be enjoying it as much. Anyway the guys in the band are great, really know their stuff, and are fun to watch.
Of all the Nightastic overlays I like the fireworks and parade at MK the best.
For all of you MB coming down in Aug plan on experiencing each of the Sumer Nightastic events. They are each a little special and will be going away Aug 24th.
- all of you know I worship the ground my wife walks on…it is true all of it.