Our last day was spent at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I had pretty low expectations going into the day because I didn’t remember liking the park very much when we had our season passes years ago. After a full day at the park I was pleasantly surprised, they really had something for everyone.
We started the day by separating. The littler kids and I went to visit some characters while the big kids rode Tower of Terror and Rock’n Roller Coaster. I must tell you there are a ton of character greeting spots at the park and the lines are minimal.
The littlest Tower of Terror rider.
We then went to see the Playhouse Disney show. I chuckled while we were watching this show because my children have only seen these shows on television a handful of times but knew all the catchy phrases and songs. This is a fun show for the younger crowd.
There is also a character greeting outside of the theater.
We went to get fast passes for the Toy Story ride and on the way stopped to see Prince Caspian. As you can see our oldest was thrilled to meet him!
The “show” for Prince Caspien is a little lame, basically you watch a recap of the movie. I would skip it unless you are a die hard fan.
We spent some time at the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” playground. This is a fun area to let your kids burn off some energy. Be careful though, it had rained the day before and the flooring was very slippery.
Some time during the day we happened upon the Power Rangers. I don’t think my children have ever seen an episode of the Power Rangers, but they were loved posing with them. We probably spent 30 minutes going from Ranger to Ranger.
The kids were so excited about the Power Rangers that they spent the rest of the day practicing their moves.
We also saw Scully.
The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular was a family favorite since Dad was chosen to be an extra! This is really an awesome show, especially if you have little boys! They will love all the fire, guns, and action! After seeing several shows where people are chosen from the audience I think that you have a better chance of being picked if you are wearing bright colors and wave your hands like a madman!
Most of the family rode the Star Wars ride. It got mixed reviews from the kids.
We had lunch at a great place called the Studio Catering Company. It is close to the playground. They had great food for a small price (well, a small price for Disney). They actually had healthy choices on the menu. My husband had chicken with beans and rice, I had a chicken ceasar wrap, and the kids had macaroni with grapes and carrots. It was $50 for all 8 of use to eat.
After lunch we rode the most popular ride the in park, Toy Story Midway Mania! This is a cool ride! Everyone loved it, but if you want to love it like we did, get a fast pass. The line was about 50 minutes on a slow day at the park.
My only regret of the day was trying to see the block party. Even though we had good seats, the block party actually was very difficult to see. Not to mention people pushing their way in front of the kids to get a better view for themselves. My advice, skip the block party and go see a show. You won’t be missing anything.
We had great seats for the Beauty and the Beast show… front row!
Even though they were tired, my girls loved this show, and there is enough of Gaston and the Beast to keep little boys attention too.
We visited The Magic of Disney Animation in order to find Mr. Incredible. If you don’t want to go on the tour you can enter the gift shop, go all the way to the back and follow the hallways to the characters. (Note: you can now visit the characters from UP at this location)
We also saw the Little Mermaid show as well as went on the Great Movie Ride. The Mermaid show is great and the Movie Ride was interesting, although could scare little kids.
We left the park a little before closing time. We had a fabulous day, the kids loved all the kids and shows and the park was not too crowded. I highly recommend this park as one your whole family will love!