Thursday, November 18, 2010
Visited Disney World's Hollywood Studios today. Can I just say that it is pretty sweet to only live 40 minutes away from Disney. I mean, in San Diego it would be a 1.5 to 2 hour drive, depending on traffic and after a long day in the park, it's a tough drive home.
Anyway, I thought Hollywood Studios was great. My favorite ride was the Areosmith Coaster. I noticed right away during the introduction that Steven Tyler threw up some kind of hand sign. He was not discrete about it at all. When I got home I looked it up and it's nasty! Wiki reports that if any rider does this sign during the coaster's photo, the photo will be banned. Huh? So Steven Tyler can show all the world his hand gesture but you can't? I can't believe Disney allowed the footage to remain in the introduction.
My Grandma LOVED the Christmas lights they had down Streets of America. They were spectacular! It "snowed" and the lights moved to the music. The colors of the lights changed too. I think I could have left her on that street all night long. She wanted me to add that if you ever go to Hollywood Studios, you need to see the Streets of America during the day THEN go see the lights at night. The transformation is what is amazing.
I think my cousins favorite was the penny machines. She collects smashed pennies and had to stop at each little machine. Of course it was her birthday so the princess could do what ever she wanted in our book. Towards the end of the night we knew we wanted to beat the "Fantasmic" crowd so we had to be out of the park by 8:30. Well, the little penny princess almost made us be swallowed by the crowd because she kept finding more machines on the way out. But we made it out alive, not without some nudges though.
Today's picture was taken in the Toy Story ride. They had huge pieces to the Candyland Game and giant Barrel of Monkeys hanging from the ceiling. I kicked butt in that ride getting the highest score of 149,200. BUT my accuracy was only 27%. :)
All in all it was a great day. We could not have asked for better weather. I told my Grandma on the way home that when I was small I always resented Florida for being called the Sunshine State. In my humble little opinion, California was THE sunshine state. Folks, I was ignorant. Florida really is the true Sunshine State of America.