Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18th, 2008 - Disney Studios

We've done all we wanted to at the parks and the only one left is Disney Studios. (Hey, when did they change the name from Disney-MGM Studios? Maybe it says at the link but I can't be bothered to look. It's a mystery.) So that's our plan today.

First, a shot of the Caribbean Beach Resort from my Blackberry while waiting for everyone to wake up.

I'll more pictures of the place in another post. For now, you kind of get an idea of the place. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's nice, but our misstep at the first has kind of thrown everything off kilter and Saratoga Springs has really spoiled us.

On to the park. There's not a whole lot we really want to see - just The Great Movie Ride, the Aerosmith Rollercoaster, the new, 3-D Toy Story thingy and, of course, The Tower of Terror:

We did The Great Movie Ride but couldn't get into the 3-D Toy Story ride. Emily and Clara decided they could live without The Tower of Terror and The Aerosmith Rollercoaster so they went to The Beauty and the Beast show and headed over to, yes, The Magic Kingdom. Okay, okay, so we're not really through with it yet.) We got four FastPasses for The Aerosmith Ride and then Rachel and I got in line for The Tower of Terror:

I don't know what the camera flare is that picture. Could be the mist from Rachel's fan thingy or from the misters in the jungle-like growth. But you get a sense of the oppressing heat, don't you? Yeah, I thought so.

I was only good for one ride so Rachel got right back in line and went again. After that, it was the Aerosmith Rollercoaster, twice in a row with the four FastPasses. By then, I was finished with stomach-churning rides and it was off to The Magic Kingdom for us, too.

Meanwhile, Clara and Emily were having themselves quite a time at The Magic Kingdom:

Emily loves, loves, loves the People Mover. She also loves The Buzz Lightyear ride:

And the Monsters Inc comedy show:

Rachel and I did one last turn on The Carousel of Progress. No, we really do like it, as cheesy as it is. I defy you to leave the attraction without singing the song: It's a great big beautiful tomorrow!

All right. Enough of the parks. Time to go back to the room and plan tomorrow. A water park. If it doesn't rain.

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