On Thursday, June 4th, we met up with my best friend Mimi and her two boys. We headed out to Disney Hollywood Studios (formerly known as MGM Studios) or DHS for short.
I like some of this park, but most of it is just filler or non essential stuff for me. I have my favorite things to do in this park and then I'm done. I prefer Universal Studios for my movie based theme park, thankyouverymuch.
However, the attractions I DO like in DHS are amazing.
On the way to try to find something to do, we ran into a New York city street! Right in the middle of Florida! WTH?
LOML decided to take the subway to Toy Story Mania based on the theory that it would be faster than walking.
For the first time ever, we managed to catch Lights, Motors, Action.
Wow. I can not believe I've never seen this show before. I've caught glimpses of it when doing the Backlot Tour, but I've never actually seen the full show.
Here's a pic of one of the stunt men on fire.
I was so impressed with how long he stayed on fire before they put him out.
I was even more impressed when they showed us all the work that goes into this 30 second fire fest.
After we went and drew several times at the Animation Academy, we decided to leave the park for a while to rest. On the way out, we ran across this very, very famous (only in her head) actress.
Later, we headed back to DHS and took a chance to ride Toy Story Mania again. This time, without a Fastpass. The line really wasn't that long. We got on pretty quickly.
And here's the Mr. Potato Head interactive "character". He can "see" people out in the queue and will call out specifically to people. He'll say "Hey, you in the pink shirt with the green stripes" and people are always astonished to hear him speak directly to them. It's cool.
This next time, I rode with Mimi's oldest and managed to beat him. How I beat an 11 year old at an interactive game, I'll never know. I'll chalk it up to luck.