Commentary from "Present Day" My report for our scrapbook from 2009 Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Hollywood Studios Since the night before was a late one, we decided to not go to Hollywood Studios for the rope drop and slept in a bit. This was a mistake we later realized but in the end all was fine, except for missing Indiana Jones that will be for next time!! Upon entry, we headed to Toy Story Mania for Fast Passes. I knew these would go fast and since it was 9:30am, I figured we still would have a wait. We did!! Our FP time was 2:15!! This was our lesson in regards to DHS and TSM! If you want to do TSM plus other headliners...it is a MUST to be there at rope drop. Our whole day was thrown off! So from now on in my planning, I make plans that will allow a sleep in day when we are not going to DHS! Also I will add going on a Fantasmic day and EMH was not wise! We still had a blast though so all was good!!! So with FPs in hand we went and looked at the Walt Disney museum. This is a real cool area and tells the story of Walt Disney going from a newspaper boy to the Mouse to the development of Disneyland and so on!!! We skipped this last June but I have it in my plans for this year. I think my mom will love it!! We left the museum and headed out to have a look around Hollywood Studios. We wandered around the Streets of America and took some fun pics along the way. Then we headed to Star Wars. After Star Wars, we went and had lunch at Sci-fi Drive-In Theater. As we ate hamburgers, onion rings, and ruebans in our 1950s convertible we watched old B-movies on the big screen! We really like Sci-Fi! The burgers and shakes really are best! I had the reuban and it was okay so this past June I went with the burger and it was yummy!! After lunch we went back out and went to Muppets 3-D, rode The Great Movie Ride, saw Lights! Motors! Action! Toy Story Mania and watched High School Musical !!! A few pictures from the afternoon: Then we went to eat dinner at 50s Primetime Diner. What a great place! Our waitress was Mom (or Sue). She gave us a little homework assignment and made Chris wear a little napkin bib. Then when he did not eat his green beans, she fed them to him!! It was hilarious!! We have ADRs for 50's PTC this year. It was the first place Madison said Nanie had to go!! After supper, we headed to Rock-n-Roller and saw the wait time was 2 hours! Wow!! We decided that maybe we could make a quick stop back here on Friday morning and take in this ride. Then we headed to Tower of Terror with our Fast Passes. Awesome ride, especially at night!! After we came back from the Twilight Zone, we began to make our way to the exits. Both showings of Fantasmic were full 2 hours before show time, so this was another no go!! So we concluded our day at Hollywood Studios... When we got back to the resort, Chris wanted a Caricature so we proceeded to wait for an hour, but the wait was worthwhile!! It really turned out good!!! So, that was our day at Hollywood Studios! A few lessons learned: 1) two ADRs at one park in one day can wreck havoc on a touring plan, 2) sleeping in and missing Rope Drop can mess up your touring plan!, 3) avoid Fantasmic days and EMH--for the most part, or park hop, 4) even if you miss something there is still a lot of fun to be had so don't stress over it!!