Monday, July 23, 2012

Disneyworld Recap: Day 3

You've heard about travel day, day 1, and day 2 of our Disneyworld Trip.  Today?  Day 3 at Hollywood Studios and a special dinner with the Disney Princesses!

Day 3: Disney's Hollywood Studios
and dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table

Day three called for an even later wake-up call, due to the serious lack of sleep and crazy amount of walking we had already committed on days 1 and 2.  After a little bit of sleeping in, we were off and made it to Hollywood Studios by around 10am.

First order of business?  Fast pass for the roller coaster (for everyone except Sis Swimmer, girl does not do upside-down rides) and then hop in line for the original Tower of Terror!  (There is a Tower of Terror ride at California Adventure, part of Disneyland in California but the original in Florida is so. much. better.)

While in Hollywood Studios, we watched two short musicals based on Disney movies: The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.  The Little Mermaid one was so neat - it even rained into the audience for part of it.  The Beauty and the Beast one, however?  In an outdoor arena - whoever thought that was a good idea for Florida is a genius.

After getting our culture on with the musicals, we hit the Star Tours ride, which by the way was way cooler than I remembered it being!

Before heading out from Hollywood Studios, we attended The Americal Idol Experience, which I highly recommend for anyone going to Disneyworld/Hollywood Studios!  It was very fun, and a great break to be inside with AC for an hour or so midday.

After we got our fill at H.Studios, we were off to the hotel for another necessary nap before we were back to The Magic Kingdom for dinner.

Post nap, on one of many waits for a bus ride to The Magic Kingdom

We headed to The Magic Kingdom, abuzz with excitment for our big dinner!  Sister Singer had insisted that we have one nice dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table, and Night 3 was the night!

While we waited for our reservation time, we checked out scenes around the castle.

The clock struck 9:15 (late dinner, I know!) and it was time for us to enter the castle for dinner!  Before getting escorted to our table, we got to meet Cinderella herself, it is her royal table afterall.

If it looks like we are hot, sweaty and tired - it's because we were!

After our lil meet and greet we headed up to the dining room, where we all had fantastic dinners and desserts and met up with some other Disney princesses!

Even Handsome Husband got in on the fun with some ging-on-ging photo action:

After dinner we continued the fun by going on Big Thunder (a favorite of Sister Swimmers), Space Mountain again, and watching Disney's Electrical Parade.  This night was very fun, because we got to stay late in the park due to "Extra Magic Hours" - hours the park stays open only for guests of the Disney resorts.

Sisters Swimmer and Singer on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Scenes from the parade

With our feet yelling us to stop walking around, we left The Magic Kingdom for the second to last time.  Back to the hotel we went, with dreams of Epcot in our heads.

Our last day in Disneyworld spent in Epcot and The Magic Kingdom, and our travel home


Covered in Grace
miscellany monday at lowercase letters


Sar said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so envious! I'm a huge fan of the Main Street Electrical Parade, so I love your last photos! Wish I could go, too!

Just stopping by for Mingle Monday!


Julie said...

Didn't get to see Beauty and the Beast and the Princess dinner is on my next Disney trip list. Where did you guys stay?

Carly said...

What a fun trip!!!! Enjoy your last day :-)

Thanks for YOLOing with us!


still being [molly] said...

oh my gosh it looks like SO MUCH FUN! i have never been to disney :( :( :( i feel like i've missed out!! i need to put it on my TO DO list!! thanks for linking up for #yolomondays! hope to see you back tomorrow!!

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