Disney's Hollywood Studios and Blizzard Beach, with a monsoon thrown in for variety!
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This morning I allowed everyone to sleep in until 7:30am. Such a nice person, I know! After breakfast and getting dressed, we grabbed a
boat for a quick ride over to Disney's Hollywood Studios. This is a totally new park and concept for us. It's really neat looking! We jumped on
The Great Movie Ride and then got in line for Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster. Very sweet ride! Then, after browsing in some shops,
we headed to the Star War's simulator ride.(That's not the name of it, but I can't remember!) We tried to get Fast Passes for the Indiana
Jones Stunt Show, but the only chance was during our lunch ressie. That's another new thing at WDW-I made reservations for some of our
we opted for the Stunt Spectacular show that is brand new here. It's 33 minutes long, then we'll eat! Lots of car chasing and explanations
of how stunts are worked into the films that are being made. Pretty interesting stuff. Finally, we headed over to the Sci-Fi Diner for our
12:45pm lunch ressie. I chose this place because it is set up like a drive- in movie theatre and you are seated in old fashioned cars to eat.
While eating they run clips from old Sci-Fi and Horror movies. We ate unhealthy lunches. Good old ,greasy and delicious burgers, fries
and for the kids, shakes.
the boat back to get our swimming gear. We chose Blizzard Beach, and a short bus ride later, arrived around 3:00pm to enjoy the
waterslides. Except.....it is clouding up. Run! No, don't, really, someone will fall. The chairlift thingy is shut down so we took the stairs
up to the big slides. DS decided to get in line for Summit Plummit, a steep, long slide much like the Mayan slide at Atlantis that goes through
the shark tunnel. I'm so not doing that one!( I'm still recovering from the wedgies I got) DH, DD and I got in line for the family raft. We waited about 20 minutes, no rain yet, and had a fun ride down the mountain.
hubby and daughter off to ride more slides. It's still very cloudy and there is a dark cloud approaching. I people watched. Some dude almost
lost his speedo on the steep slide. He didn't need to be wearing a speedo either, if you know what I mean. Oh well, to each his own, I guess! Eventually there is the sound of thunder and they announced that the slides are all closing for a bit. I can see DS at the top of the
big slide, just a few people in front of him. It figures. I headed back to our chairs, which are fortunately under a shelter and sat down to
wait for everyone. Hubby and DD arrive, but no DS. DH leaves to find him and in a few moments the rain hits.
the shelter with 2 other families with teens. Hubby and I decided to go find bathrooms and buy everyone a cool drink. I took along my
handy-dandy umbrella (HA) and didn't get wet. Bathrooms easy. Drinks not so much. Huge lines. Everyone had the same idea, so we
decided to wait back at our shelter. All the kids played a game of I Spy with each other. The other families were from California and England.
After about another half hour, the rain let up enough to allow us to leave for the bus stop. Enough of this! No pictures from the waterparks
this trip. I didn't want to ruin my camera, and I'm glad I didn't take it today. Back at the resort we rested and got cleaned up. Tonight we're
eating at Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island. The rain had diminished, so we had to browsed in the shops of course!
We headed to Goofy's candy store and made our own treats for later. Give me one of everything in here please! OMG! Look at those
carmel apples and see that chocolate! After that, it was off to get some more souveniers and a quick stop in the Mickey athletic store.
DD and I decided to make the hike over to Planet Hollywood to put our name in, because it was going on 8pm. It was a hike, and Princess
Sybil came out on the trek over. The wait was just over an hour. I thought Sybil's head would explode at this news, but as I told her,
they did not take ressies when I called 6 weeks ago! I worked hard at staying calm with my little landmine, but it was tough. Just as I was
about to leave her and find the bar, DH and DS arrive. After a quick parent conference, we gave them the choice of staying to wait with us
or they could return to the resort and eat at Beaches and Cream, get ice cream, swim, etc. Guess what they chose? DH saw them safely
back to the transport area and gave instructions to them to call as soon as they arrived, which they did safely 15 minutes later. I changed
the table from 4 to 2, and we got seated 10 minutes later! Don't tell my kids-please! DH and I enjoyed a nice dinner then went to find
out about the clubs in Pleasure Island. We scanned our key to the world cards and went into 8Traxx. This disco type place had all 70's
and 80's music going plus music videos. Lots of older people here having a ball! Do you know how long it's been since I've seen the video
to Billyjean ? Totally awesome. We had a couple of drinks here, then wandered outside to see what else we could find. Did a quick kid-check.
They are at the nightly movie on the beach with some new friends. We went into Mannequins, a top 40 dance place. Really neat too. There
is a round dance floor that revolves. Of course we had to get out there and try it out! We stayed out there at least half an hour, then
decided it was time to go. We got back to our room around 12:30am. The kids had just gone to bed, so we talked to them for a few minutes
and then we all went to sleep. Tomorrow is our last day-boohoo!