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Old 12-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Finally got my own way - TR - 14.10.12

Sunday 14th October

We woke reasonably early to get to Hollywood Studios for opening. We got there minutes after 9, ad followed everyone else to…

We grabbed a Fastpass for 11.30 and jumped in the 50 minute queue… which actually turned out to be only 25! However, the queue is amazingly detailed and I love that Mr Potato Head is interactive!

The ride/game is amazing fun! I just wish Tom and I weren’t so competitive, hehe!

Next we grabbed a FP for Tower of Terror and then queued for Rock’n’Rollercoaster. As always, it’s still fast, and still awesome! However, before we set off, there was a super long wait, which made everyone really nervous!

We took a slow wander over to the new Star Tours ride.

WOW! Now, I have no interest in Star Wars, but this has always been a must-do. Now it’s 3D, and there are over 50 different combinations of scenes, it will never be the same twice! (Well, it will, but… I wouldn’t remember… you know what I mean!)

MuppetVision 3D was okay, but we were sat all the way to the right, so our view of Statler and Waldorf and the Swedish chef were very limited.
Walking towards the Tower, we stopped to watch the street performers. They were very cheesy, but very funny! And their “supporting actors”, ie audience members, were great sports for playing along!

Our first ride on Tower of Tower – AMAZING!

I’m always a little scared on this ride; the cast members play their role so well! And yet I go back for more!

After trying on some hats, we head back round to the American Idol Experience.

Hmm. This was okay. The guys singing were good, but I don’t think I’d return in a hurry. Glad to say I did it though. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it and all that!

Lunchtime! At last!

The set-up for Sci-Fi Dine-In is very cool and very 50’s! I had an Oreo milkshake to drink (yum), an All-American burger and fries followed by a hot fudge sundae. Oh my days, I could not move after eating all this! The food was delicious – although the burger tasted very strongly of pickles (but that’s a personal dislike of mine!)

Next stop, somewhere to let my food-baby settle! We had never been to the Magic of Animation before, so we stopped off for a quick drawing lesson. We were drawing Minnie Mouse!

Even with very good instructions, I drew a fat Chinese Minnie Mouse, hehe! Aw well, it was great fun, and I’d love to return!

Back to Tower of Terror for a couple more rides! After hurting my voice from screaming, a mother and daughter turned around and said we had a bonus drop, which is where the screen at the end shows a clip from the beginning before shooting you back up and dropping back to the floor! They then gave us some FPs which were valid already, so we thanked them, and jumped straight back in the lift!

We decided to call it a day for now, and went back to CSR for a swim.

The pool was lovely and quiet, but still had a great atmosphere. We got ready for the evening and went to the Pepper Market for dinner. It was so quiet there too! From what I remember there was a MNSSHP that night.

I had nachos and Tom had a chilli burger – mine was delicious! The nachos or the salsa would have been that little bit nicer if it was warm, but still really good! We picked up a chocolate twist and a M&Ms cookie for later and head back to Hollywood Studios for the evening.

First stop?

Where else! It was about now, where I realised that this was Tom’s favourite ride! However, it’s hard to argue with him – because the drop sequence changes each time, it is great fun!

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