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Old 05-04-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, you're always a day...closer to our next Disney trip
I will be opening a sack full of cards and fighting off the advances of lots of lovely ladies
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That was one expensive holiday!: Day 2 – Disney Hollywood Studios

As expected we were awake very early this morning and by 6:00 we had both decided not to bother trying to get any more sleep. Dad got up and I sat and watched ‘Top 7 must sees at WDW' before getting up at 7:00.

We left the room just after 8:00 and by 8:35 we were parked up in the Stage parking lot at Disney Hollywood Studios. We walked up to the turnstiles and were let in after a couple of minutes so we made our way up to await rope drop at 9:00. Once the opening ceremony had finished we made our way round to Tower of Terror where a short queue had already formed. As we were waiting quite a few people went past us in the Fast Pass queuing area but we couldn’t work out how they were being let in that way when the return time was already 9:40.

Tower of Terror was great fun and didn’t seem as bad as it had last year, probably because I had a better idea of what to expect this time. Dad and I both commented that although it is a “drop” it isn’t one of those drops that leaves your stomach behind, which is probably what makes it such fun!

The next thing I had to worry about was being at the theatre for Beauty & The Beast by 10:15 ready for the 10:45 show time. By this time it was 9:30 and after poking our heads inside The Great Movie Ride I decided that allowing for the queue that was in there and the ride time we probably didn’t have enough time for it so we came back out and had a quick browse around the shops while they were not crowded.

We were at the theatre for about 10:00 and by 10:30 we were in our seats and Four For A Dollar were performing. Their performance was great and I liked the way it started with just the one guy coming out appearing to do a mic check and then the others joining him. We also enjoyed the main show but why is it when people are leaving a crowded theatre they are also looking at their park map and trying to work out where to go next, can’t they just get out of the way first!

From Beauty & The Beast we went round to Starring Roll’s Café and as they had not started serving sandwiches yet we had a cinnamon roll and coke each.

After we had eaten we went round to Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, which we had rushed through last year so we had a more leisurely look this year, and after watching the film we had a quick look in one of the shops we had missed earlier before leaving the park and getting the tram back to the car.

We then made our way round to Downtown Disney and had a look around Virgin before wandering through to World of Disney where I bought some T-shirts, sweatshirts, a baseball cap and a 2008 shot glass. From there we had a quick look around Team Mickey and the pin trading station before walking back up to West Side to pick up the car.

The last stop before our break was the new Wal-Mart at Turkey Lake Road, where we bought some nibbles to last us for a couple of days and spent an hour or so just browsing.

From Wal-Mart we made our way back to the Lodge arriving back at around 4:15 to find our friends from yesterday had been joined by some friends of their own.

After taking some photos we went down and refilled our mugs and then went back to the room to relax for a while before going out for dinner. Just after 5:00 we went down to the hotel lobby and booked a DVC tour for Tuesday and then made our way out to the Golden Corral on 192 where we made complete pigs of ourselves as you do!

Suitably stuffed we returned to the hotel and stopped off in the bar where Dad had a couple of Captain’s Mai Tais and I had a couple of Sparkling Mango Mints. After our drinks Dad went down to fill our mugs before we retired to the room to relax before going to bed at 9:30.

Tomorrow: Day 3 - Magic Kingdom

I currently live in London until I have enough DVC points to stay at Animal Kingdom Villas every day of the year

Sep '92, Apr '07 - Contemporary Resort ~ Apr '08 - Animal Kingdom Lodge ~ Aug '08 - Grand Californian ~ Mar '09 - Saratoga Springs ~ Mar '10 - DLP ~ Jun '10 - Inaugural Baltic Cruise
Trip Reports: WDW April '07 ~ Canada August '07 ~ WDW April '08 ~ SF & Disneyland August '08 ~ WDW March '09 ~ Smokies August '09 ~ DLP March '10 ~ Jun '10 - Inaugural Baltic Cruise

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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It sounds like you had a great day David. Love your photos too
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Excellent again,great views from your room.Those photo's are great .We also love Four For A Dollar-very talented.Can't wait for more.x.

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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Another great day David
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #6

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lovely day
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #8
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:48 AM   #10
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fab day and more animals outside.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #11
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:28 PM   #13
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Great day and so much more relaxing when you know which bits to see and do after your last trip.

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:30 AM   #14

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Another brillant day David
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:39 AM   #15
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Four For A Dollar - worth the admission price on their own!
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