Day 3 Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Billy Ray who? I have no earthly idea what time the phone rang this morning, but rest assured, Mickey tried to happily spur us out of bed and Stitch commandeered the phone (again!) That Stitch! Today, were off to Hollywood Studios, but first its breakfast at Captain Cooks. Evan opts for the childrens French toast and I have a cinnamon roll. Its a nice morning, so we sit outside under one of the patio umbrellas. The landscaping at the Poly is just beautiful and this is simply a refreshing way to start our day. After breakfast, we made a quick trip back to the room to drop off the refillable mug. We are due to meet the Stringers near the boat dock (at entrance to the Studios) at 8:45 in time for the 9:00 opening. They arrive just before 9:00 (Im blaming it on Kevin) and we scurry through bag check and wait for the rope to drop. Toy Story Mania is first on the agenda and Kevin, the girls, and Evan take our room keys/park tickets, twist and turn through the crowds, and head for the FastPass machines, while the rest of us hop in the stand-by line. The stand-by line goes rather quickly considering the wait was about 30 minutes we had so much fun winding our way through the queue. And childhood memories came flooding back. Did you know that in the UK, Chutes & Ladders was called Snakes & Ladders? The loading area looks like Andys room and as is typical, there is absolutely no detail left unattended to. Excellent work, Imagineers! This ride was an absolute blast and we had fun comparing our scores but none of us were anywhere close to the high score achieved for the month of June already (300,000 plus!) We all looked forward to coming back and using our FastPasses. Next its time to head down Sunset Blvd. for some adrenaline! There is a 40-minute wait for Rock n Roller Coaster, so Susan, India, Evan and I break for the single rider line, while Kevin, Tammy, and Georgia decide to go stand-by. We found a shady place in which Dot could wait for us. When getting off the ride, I realize perhaps I should not have ridden it so soon after my surgery as I was in a bit of pain Im guessing too much pressure from the take-off. Boy am I glad we jumped out of the Mission Space queue the day before I can only imagine what that wouldve felt like on my cheek! I still love RnRC and I think it will remain at the top of my list for a long time to come. The odd thing about this ride was that the train we were in did not play the lead-in (before the launch). We only heard the countdown to the launch and we were off! Luckily, we still had music blaring in our ears throughout the ride! When the single riders finish (I think we all ended up riding in the same train), we went to pick up Dot so we could all ride Tower of Terror (something Kevin, Tammy, and Georgia were going to pass on). The wait time is 30 minutes and so we decide to grab Fast Passes instead. By the time we get back to the shady spot, Tam, Kev, and Georgia are back too. Evan is a big Villains fan, so a stop in the Villains store is always a must. Shopping and browsing done, and our FP time for Toy Story Mania has opened, so off we go. Afterwards, Kevin, Dot, and Susan want to see Indiana Jones and Evan wants to audition for the American Idol Experience so Tam, Georgia, India, and I wait for him. The audition process is explained: Evan would go in front of one producer and sing a song of his choice a cappella. If he passed the first portion, he would be given an iPod with several songs on it and from which he would choose to sing in front of the next two producers. Evan says hes still interested and heads backstage without so much of a good-bye to his adoring fans.