Day 1 – Hollywood Studios!

Today, we began our adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  We took the scenic route there (because Diana thought she knew how to get there without seeking professional advice!) and enjoyed a morning filled with fun and games.  We saw “Playhouse Disney – LIVE!” and “Voyage of the Little Mermaid”.  We rode on “Star Tours” – a Star Wars flight simulator ride where you are in a “starspeeder” blasting through space. This ride was a big hit with Cameron and Jamie:)  The kids played in a giant playground designed to look like the set of “Honey I Shrunk The Kids”.  Exhausted, we got our fast passes for “Toy Story Mania” and headed back to the hotel to rest up for an evening at the park and the “Fantasmic” show.


Our first evening in the Magic Kingdom

mickeyWe arrived and headed straight for the pool – it was lovely!  Then, after a bite to eat, we headed to the Magic Kingdom to get the lay of the land.  We bravely tried out a few rides, despite the travel fatigue factor.  Our first try was a small disaster – “Stitch’s Great Escape” terrified both Mara and Cameron.  Oops!  Fortunately, we made up for it with our second attempt: “Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor”.  This was an interactive Comedy Night hosted by Mike Wosowski, and Cameron even got chosen to play a starring role and participate in a joke with one of the comedians!  It was lots of fun:)  We ended the night with some photos of the pink castle on our way back to the hotel.  We’ll stay late and watch the parade another day.