Disney {Hollywood Studios}

It's another day of Disney over here. Hopefully you all don't get too sick of the magical explosion on my blog… because we've got a few more days of it ;) Starting with that lovely picture above of me in line WAY too early to get into Hollywood Studios. Once again, they opened about 15 minutes early and we made a mad dash to get the big rides in first. Toy Story Mania is where it's at! Jared always beats me in points, but my accuracy is always way better ;)
And obviously after riding the ride (twice in a row!) you have to meet Buzz and Woody! They were super fun to interact with and Jared said something about "Spanish Buzz" (I hope you've seen Toy Story 3!) and Buzz did a little bullfighter pose! Plus I pulled a blogger movie and grabbed a couple selfies with each of them. When in Disney, right?!
The other bigger rides we hit up were the Rockin' Rollercoaster- where they blare Aerosmith music in your ears during the ride- such a cool experience.  You've got to ride it in the front car if you get a chance.
After that the Hollywood Tower of Terror was on our list. Let me tell you, that ride SCARES ME every time and the ride photo will certainly prove it. I mean, if our faces aren't funny enough -and I'm pretty sure they are- just look at everyone else on the ride too!
Lunch that day was at Mama Melrose's restaurant and it was a carb-fest I was happy to participate in. We were STUFFED when we left there! It's a good thing you walk so much in Disney World… otherwise I would have come back 10 pounds heavier!
Also, have you other Disney nerds ever looked for the 'hidden Mickeys' in the parks? There are literally over a THOUSAND of them, all over the parks, resorts and restaurants. I spotted -pun intended- this little guy in the lobby of our restaurant that day. Score!
Other highlights from the day definitely included hanging out with Minnie in her official dressing room. We walked in and she instantly pointed out my bow and did a lil' Minnie hop-skip-eroo with excitement. I'm so glad they snagged a picture of it… Minnie and I are totally BFFs now.
We also met a few other friends throughout the day ;) What can I say? We are just big kids at heart!

Another favorite part of the Hollywood Studios for us is visiting the Art of Animation building. There is a ton of original artwork done by Disney artists to look at, and the graphic design nerd in me is totally fascinated by it. In addition to that this is where you can sit down and do a 20 minute class with a real-life Disney artist and draw a character. We did this multiple times, both days we visited this park!
The Beauty and the Beast theater show at H.S. is NOT one to miss. We watched it twice- it's that good! Everyone is so talented… and while I watch this show I am constantly asking myself how I can get hired to be one of the back-up dancers for this show. Any connections, let me know ;)
We finished our time at the park with incredible seats at "Fantasmic" the incredible show with water, fire, laser projections, music, fireworks… you name it, they use it!
Since the park closed relatively early that day, we decided to walk over to the Boardwalk, a fun area we've heard about but hadn't visited on our last trip. It was SO nice out that night so we enjoyed walking by the water, playing some games, people watching and of course- snacking on some Mickey Pretzels!

44 comments

  1. I love that park! And you got to meet Minnie?!

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  2. I am still enjoying all the pics :)

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  3. Y'all are making me so jealous with all these fun pictures! Glad to see you had such a great time:-)

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  4. Yay! That's a lot of meet and greets - DHS is my least favorite park but I may have to give it more credit now. I do love that you can mention movie things like Spanish Buzz and they go along with it :) And kudos to you for making it on Midway Mania twice!

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  5. Hollywood Studios is so fun!! I'm jealous you got to go into Minnie's dressing room!! How fun!!

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  6. Seriously. You two are adorable! I've never been to Hollywood Studios before and I definitely need to add that to my list of to-dos.

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  7. Hollywood Studios is definitely my favorite - at least until you post about Magic Kingdom and I decide it's my favorite - oh who am i kidding, it's impossible to pick a favorite disney park - not fair to all the rest of them. Tower of Terror IS my favorite ride though!

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    1. It really IS impossible to pick a favorite, I love them all equally for different reasons! :) Tower of Terror is SO much scarier now than when I was a kid. They used to just bring you up to the top and drop you once, now it's multiple drops within the one ride!

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    2. My brother was a bell hop at Tower for awhile. Now he's in Guest Relations at Downtown Disney. I'm so on board with your enthusiasm of Disney!

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  8. I LOVE your bow! You're making me want to go to Disney...like yesterday! And how did you get a picture of you taking a selfie with Buzz and Woody?!

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  9. Yay you made it to the Boardwalk! So pretty. And I'm super jealous you got to draw the Genie! How cool is that?!

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  10. I love your bow!! And gimme that Mickey pretzel YUM!

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  11. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SHOW YAAAAAAAS. Seriously can we just go live in florida and become back ups/towns people in the show? If that doesn't work lets just go hang in disney and then just jump on stage and do our thangs....!

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  12. Where's Minnie's dressing room, is that new?

    We haven't made it on Toy Story yet, the wait was 3 hours (even getting there early) and all the fast passes were gone. Its on my to-do next time. I also heard there's a rumor about taking Mickey's hat away from HS - hear that?

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  13. I love the Rockin' Rollercoaster!! And I'll never get sick of pictures from Disney :)

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  14. So much fun!!! I bet you need a vacation to relax after this vacation.

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  15. Those two people's expressions behind yall, in that first ride, crack me up!! I just love how excited yall are in all of the pictures! :)

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  16. This looks like so much fun, friend. So glad y'all got to go! :)

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  17. it looks like you guys had a blast. Disney is now officially on my list of places to visit. And I love everyone's faces on the scary ride!!!!! So funny!

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  18. Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun!! I love Disney World. Your cute Minnie Mouse bow is adorable!

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  19. You just described my perfect day at Disney! Hollywood Studios might be my favorite park. :) How awesome is Fantasmic? I'm so glad I got to see that!

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  20. Y'all are way too cute!!!! The faces y'all made are priceless!!!

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  21. Wreck it Ralph and Vanellope!!! The boardwalk was one of our favorite places. We visited there all the time when we lived in Orlando.

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  22. I worked at Disney for 7 months and I feel like you guys did more in your week vacation than I did the whole time! I only ever did Toy Story Mania once, although it had just opened and there was always over an hour wait time. And I never had a Mickey pretzel!!

    I loved meeting characters though...and I met a lot. I want to go again soon since they have so many characters from the new movies. (I worked there in 2010.) I really want to meet Merida. And now Wreck-It-Ralph!

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  23. Mickey shaped soft pretzels?! GIVE!!!!
    I love all the selfies with the characters... that's awesome! It looks like you guys have a lot of fun together... so cute! :D

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  24. ahhhh so fun!!! I promise to get mine up this weekend! totally not going to be near as entertaining as yours!

    xx

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  25. You are seriously the cutest thing. I LOVE your bow. You'd be the perfect Minnie. And Jared just looks like a kid in a candy store in Disney! You guys should quit your day jobs. Disney would most likely LOVE for you guys to work for them! Hahaha =)

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  26. Hollywood Studios is my favorite!!! The rock n roller coaster is so awesome and I finally convinced my 10 year old to ride it this year:)

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  27. Man I love Rockin Rollercoaster, so so fun.

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  28. MICKEY MOUSE PRETZELS?!?! That is the coolest thing EVER!!!! Plus, I really dig the Minnie Mouse bow you wore in your hair, super cute! :)

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  29. Omgosh your face in the Tower of Fear picture is priceless. Also LOVE the guy in the Bulls shirt's face. hahaha

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  30. You look so cute with your little Minnie bow! & your Genie drawing is so good!

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  31. Tower of Terror, Monsters Inc & Mickey shaped pretzels added to my list of must experience things. Check!

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  32. I am so jealous of all of this!!!! I love the picture of you and Minnie comparing bows!!

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  33. I love all your pictures!! I'm want to go on vacation right now.

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  34. Oh goodness, the faces in the ride pictures! Haha. I'm so insanely jealous of all of this, want to plan another trip so I can come with next time? ;)

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  35. LOVE the Rock & Roller Coaster & Tower of Terror! So much fun! And I love Jared's shirt! My fave Muppet Movie!!!

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  36. Our last time there was my first time seeing Fantasmic. I loved it. We were in the fourth row. It was fabulous.

    I love love love the pic of Minnie pointing at your bow.

    I never ride the Aerosmith coaster. Not a huge fan. The Tower of Terror scares the crap out of me but I love it. I am AWFUL at Toy Story.

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  37. I must go just for the Mickey pretzel!!!

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  38. The Rockin' Rollercoaster is my favorite ride of all time! The people behind you guys look so terrified! HAHA! Also, please wear your Minnie bow when you come meet Kenley.

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  39. OH MY GOSH THE PRETZELS! So awesome! I want to go to Disney soooo much more after each new post about your trip(s)!

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    1. Also, have you been working out? You look great!

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  40. youre matching sweatshirts and that bow!!!! gahhhhhhh so cute!!!

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  41. OK. You and your bow are so precious! AND THE MATCHING SWEATSHIRTS!!!!!!!!!!! DYING. You and Jared need to move to Minnie NOW and be my bestest friends. HAHAHAHA

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