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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Toy Story Day!

Well it has taken me quite a while to get back into the swing of post-vacation life, but I think I'm finally getting there and now have time to finish blogging our trip.  Here is what we did on Friday!

We got up at went straight to Hollywood Studies at got back to the Toy Story Mania ride at 9:30 (only a half our after the park opened!).  There was already a 60 minute wait to get on the ride and the fast past wasn't until 1:20.  We got them anyway, just in case we made it in the park that long before the kids started melting down.  While Jim got the fast passes, I got right in line with the kids to see Buzz & Woody.  The were both very excited to see in while we stood in line and were really very good since we had a pretty good wait.  Summie was now becoming quite the ham and went right up to Woody for a picture, but Cole was still a bit unsure of the characters so Jim had to hold him for the pictures.  After we got our pictures, we went to search for the real live Lotso since the stuffed one can't be found (I can now happily tell you that I was able to find one at the Disney Store when we got home to NJ).  While we waited for Lotso arrive to his picture location, we got pictures with Sorcerer Mickey which were probably the worst pictures we had the whole time we were there.  Since we were in the animation studio we played with the digital coloring games and then went to wait in line for Lotso.  We luckily were very close to the front of the line!  Summie loved Lotso and gave him big hugs and gave him her book to be signed, but Cole was again not too sure.  We got a family picture with him and it wound up being our favorite picture of the whole trip!  Next we saw Handy Manny.  Cole decided that he didn't want a picture, but Summie happily posed for a few.  Next we went to play on the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set playground.  Cole loved going down the BIG slides, but Summie would climb to the top and then decide that she didn't want to go down.  We finally found a little slide that she happily slide down!  It's so very funny how different they are.
For lunch we went to Pizza Planet which was very yummy!  Summie saw some people posing with a pretend snowman next to the Christmas store and decided that she wanted a picture too!  By this time the next Disney Junior show was about to start so we headed in.  The show was great because it included all the shows that the kids watch on TV:  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  After this it was about time for our Toy Story Fast Passes.  We walked around to kill time a bit and then headed over.  Cole had fallen asleep in the stroller and then we realized that we had lost one of the fast passes.  I took one for the team and sent Jim and Summer on the ride and I stayed with sleeping Cole and the stroller.  Jim liked the ride, but said it was not as good as his favorite Buzz Lightyear ride! 

We headed back to the hotel for nap time, which did not go so well.  I wasn't so worried about Cole because he had a decent nap in the stroller, but Summer has issues if she doesn't nap.  We headed off to our last dinner of vacation at Ohana in the Polynesian Hotel.  This has always been one of favorite restaurants.  We started enjoying our family style dinner right away and then Summer, Cole & I went to join in when they were doing the hula dance and we all got pretty flower leis when we were finished.  When we got back to the table, Summer started to meltdown due to her lack of nap and Cole was also ready to go.  This was really the first dinner issue we had all week, so we finished up quickly and I headed for the stroller with the kids and waited for Jim to take care of the bill.  We headed back to the hotel to pack up for our drive home.  We really had no idea what to expect from this trip, but we really couldn't have imagined that it would be this great! 

1 comment:

  1. I have loved reading all your stories from the trip - and am getting excited for our trip next year :)

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