Day 2- Hollywood Studios
We started out day two bright and early at Hollywood Studios. By 7:30 we were headed out of the hotel room and headed for the bus. We arrived at Hollywood Studios by 8:15. We headed straight for Star Tours: The Adventure Continues since we did not have a fast-pass for it. This is one of my favorite rides at Hollywood Studios. Star Wars has always been a big part of my life and I love seeing Disney bring the love to life. After this ride we went to meet Olaf. The meet and greet was so cute. Olaf is in his own room and the background is a beach. One of my friends actually cried when we meet him! Then we were off to ride Tower of Terror. This is one of my favorite rides at Disney! The pre-show and the ride before the drop are done so well and it’s just amazing! After this ride we met up with two of our friends that were doing the Disney College Program. There had already been there a full semester, so they revealed some of the secrets of the kingdom to us to help us for the rest of our week. They took us around Hollywood Studios. We first went to Toy Story Land.I was blown away by all the little details that Disney put into this section of the park. It really felt like you had become a toy. My favorite detail is Andy’s “huge” foot print on the floor. We had a fast pass to ride Toy Story Mania. It was a fun ride and the fun mini games were well worth the wait. The ride was actually a good length of time which I found surprising. It was a nice little break from walking. After this ride we walked around Toy Story Land form a few more minutes but ultimately decided not to try and wait the very long wait times for the other rides in this section. After this we headed to the Syfy Dine-In Theater Restaurant. We had a late lunch reservation for this restaurant and were able to include our two new members into our reservation. If you have never been here before the bid draw of this restaurant is that you sit in booths that look like cars and there is a big screen that show preview of old Syfy movies. I think this is a better dining experience if your party is small. The booths only sit 2 people and there were 7 of us. So, we were all paired up and one of us sat alone and we were not able to face each other and talk. It is also very dark in the restaurant, so I didn’t like that. The food was okay, but I definitely could have gotten better food in Hollywood Studios for a cheaper price. After finishing lunch, we said good bye to our cast member friends. After this we took a few minutes to figure out what we wanted to do. We all walked to the Star Wars Launch Bay to meet some characters. While we were there, we meet Storm troopers, Chewbacca, Doc McStuffins, saw Darth Vader walk by. We also saw Rey and Finn walk by on the way to perform in a show. After this our group decided to split up. Blair and I wanted to go and ride the Rock n’ Roller Coaster because it was back to being functional and then head to Disney Springs. The rest of the party wanted to see a few shows before they left for the day. Blair and I headed for the roller-coaster, we had a multi-experience pass because our fast pass for the ride from earlier had been changed since the ride was down. This ride is my favorite in Hollywood Studios. It just sucks that it is prone to break down at least once a day. After the best rollercoaster in Hollywood Studios we headed to Disney Springs. It took about an hour to get to Disney Springs, which included wait time and travel time. It has been such a long time since I have been to Disney Springs, it was before they remodeled it. Disney Springs is so beautiful. I would have loved to have spent all day here. I knew what shops I wanted to visit here before our half day here later in the week. I went and visited Vera Bradley and purchased a Disney x Vera Bradley blanket and campus backpack in Magic Blooms. I also bought a Kate Spade x Disneytote bag. The one that said, “We have made the fairytale fashionable again- Walt Disney.” It’s a white tote bag with silver glitter blocked on the bottom. Then we went to explore the World of Disney. This store is amazing, its gigantic and beautiful. After shopping for a bit, we headed back to our hotel for diner. We ate in the cafeteria dinning place and the food was good and not that expensive.