January 6, 2011
We woke up and it was cloudy and rainy. It didn’t stop us though we headed to Hollywood Studios. We had ADR’s at Hollywood and Vine. We have never had a meal here (I have but us together..never). We decided to make this a day of firsts. We usually just do Hollywood Studios as a half day, so there is a lot Pete has never seen here.
It was awesome to be some of the only people in Hollywood Studios, one of the reasons I love making dining reservations before the park opens.
My first Mickey Waffle! Who knew they were so light and tasty!
June is such a cutie!
We went to line up for the running of the bulls to Toy Story Mania of course.
When we got there Pete got in the longest line ever, but I ran into Sandy!
I love the theming in this area!! I took some picture before we got in line to meet Buzz & Woody.
Look it’s my very own Stinky Pete!
It was around this time we got sad and started missing our girl! Alyssa loves Toy Story and I couldn’t wait to get to the cruise to see her!
Pete and I went down to where Mike & Sully come out. Again something new for Pete! I love the little things that go into making each area special!
Now it was 10:45 and our fast passes were good for Toy Story Mania! YAY! Finally we will get to ride this all star ride!
I was kinda bummed I didn’t get to spend more time in the line. There was so much to look at in here. Toys from my childhood bring back such good memories!
After Pete kicked my butt we played with some Green Army men for a while.
We sat down and people watched for a while. We were talking about what to do next and decided to go tour One Man’s Dream. I have been wanting to go in here for years. I love Disney History.
After the movie at the end of One Man’s Dream we headed to one of the shops. We needed to get some gifts for Austin and Alyssa..shocked I know!
We wanted to try the animation studio. We didn’t stand in line for all of the awesome characters, but I needed a picture of Lotso. “Hims a mean bear, hims broke the baby’s heart” ~Alyssa age 2.
We just missed a drawing class, so we pulled up a bench and waited for the next one. I was really hoping we would get to draw something great.
After we sat down we found out we would be drawing Grumpy! YAY!
I think we did pretty good. What do you think?
We had time for one more attraction before lunch. Since Pete had never seen it…The Little Mermaid. We sat in the back and had a great view!
It was time for our ADR at 50’s Prime Time. It is always so much fun. Pete loves when we get a good waitress who plays along. Ours was great and she took Pete’s cell phone away and made us play a game. Can you name 1o body parts with only 3 letters each? “leg” … any other guesses?
I love the burned tops of the smores!
The crowds were rolling in due to the Marathon. We couldn’t stand it so we talked about it and decided to head back to the hotel.
But first we decided to stop at Staring Rolls to get a treat. Our friend Shawn raves about the cupcakes here and they surely didn’t disappoint. We took this one “home” and had it for breakfast the next day!
I love love love the details. Look at this…Roger Rabbit! Wonder if he will ever make a comeback?
Ballons in Disney are my favorite things. I just smile when I look at them!
Two quick photopass pictures before we head to the bus.
I love the “Magic” pictures.
It was around 4pm when we got back to Bay Lake Towers and it was drizzling so we skipped the pool and Pete took a nap and I called my BFF then curled up on the sofa and read my book a while. It was a relaxing afternoon. We got showers and got ready for dinner a little early since we had one show to watch before heading to Meet the girls at the Yachtman.
We jumped in a cab since we were running late. Amy was waiting for us at the Yachtman since she has eaten an hour or so earlier.
The Christmas Tree was still up when we got there. Thankfully I snapped a picture going in since they were breaking it down when we left.
Amy and Alec had enjoyed their dinner and were waiting in the lounge for us. I was so happy to see them! We hung out and talked awhile until Lisa and Tammy got there.
Lisa called and yay she was here! I was so happy to get to spend some time with my friends!
Now for some Food Porn. Dinner was good as always, but company was even better.
Soo glad we were on the dining plan. We tipped in cash, I fould that easier then charging the tips.
We closed the place down. Lisa and Tammy were taking the bus and Pete and I got a cap. I did check for Lisa to make sure the buses were still running and then they got a great bus driver who bypassed downtown Disney and took them right to the Pop.
We had a great night. I got ready for bed and climbed in and this was my view until I finally fell asleep!!!