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March 24th, 2019            

We had planned to visit one of the Disney World parks today with one of Jayden's friends from Michigan, but circumstances led to them not being able to make the trip down at this time of year. We decided that we would still go anyway, and enjoy the day as planned. Noah, one of Drew's former hockey teammates from Michigan and his friend, was also with us for the weekend, so he joined us at the park for the day.

Due to the late decision to attend Hollywood Studios, we weren't able to acquire any quality FastPasses for today, which meant that we would be aiming for the shorter lines as we wandered the park. Since we got there relatively early, we headed over to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith first. Although it was a long wait (very reminiscent of a busy day at Cedar Point), we all enjoyed the thrill ride. From there we went across the road and got in line for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, where we ate our lunch while waiting for the line to move. As always, we had a blast on this ride as well, and for Samantha, this was the first time that she can remember riding it so for her it was especially enjoyable.

After participating in two of the parks more thrilling rides, we decided it was a good time to take in a more relaxing show, such as Muppet*Vision 3D, which we then followed up with by watching the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Since we had spent the past hour taking it relatively easy, it was time to get back to something a little more fast paced. Off to Toy Story Land we went, in search of our first experience on the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster. We had a fairly lengthy wait, but overall we felt that it was worth it. This definitely isn't a record breaking coaster or anything, but it is well done with enough thrills to make it fun for all. While we were still in Toy Story Land, we decided to give Toy Story Mania! a try once again. As always, we enjoyed the arcade style fun this ride offers.

Our final ride of the day was on Star Tours - The Adventure Continues. The kids all enjoyed this one the last time we were on it, and they still had fun today during their ride.

With the Star Tours ride under our belt, it was time to head out to drop Noah back off with his family, and for our family to head home - after all, it is back to work and school for us all tomorrow, made all the more difficult for the kids as spring break is now officially over!

 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The giant guitar outside of the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith ride.

Drew got his movie poster displayed in the line for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith ride.

Jayden playing with a marble door in the line for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith ride.

A look up at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror building from the queue.

Drew, Noah, Samantha, Tara, and Jayden waiting in line for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

A view of the Dockside Diner from across Echo Lake.

Looking back at the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror from across the park.

A look down Sunset Boulevard.

The entrance to the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! show.

A bunch of photos from the stunt scenes during the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! show...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woody standing by the entrance to the Toy Story Land section of the park.

A replica of a Fisher-Price Play Family Camper turned into a souvenir stand.

The entrance to the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster.

The Slinky Dog box that covers the line for the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster.

The green army men from the Toy Story movies marching past as Tara looks on.

A view from inside the Slinky Dog Dash queue.

A coloring book and direction screen for the ride.

A green army man holding up the Elmer's Glue-All bottle in the line.

Jayden posing with a box of Crayola Crayons in the Slinky Dog Dash line.

More real-world toys making up the queue for the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster.

The box for Rex from the Toy Story movies makes up part of the beginning of the ride.

Here we are approaching "The Big Finale!" of the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster.

Wheezy singing as Mr. Spell...

...and Mr. Mike stands by.

A closer look at Wheezy as he serenades us at the end of the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster.

A giant box of Lass-O's cereal direct from Battle Creek!

A Cootie's game box and the box of Lass-O's form the end of the restroom building.

One of the green army men writing Andy's name on the wall before posing for pictures.

One of the moving boxes from the original Toy Story movie turned in to one of the walls.

Buzz Lightyear standing tall over Toy Story Land.

Some Babybel cheese snacks turned in to a seating area for the toy guests at Woody's Lunch Box.

A Woody's Roundup lunch box and thermos form the basis for the Woody's Lunch Box food service building.

More Babybel chairs, this time without the cheese in them.

Jayden posing for a photo in front of an UNO card at Toy Story Mania!

A couple of money's escaped from the barrel!

A Tomorrowland reel from a View-Master.

This is how we kill time in line!

Drew and Noah posing for a picture in front of Andy's drawing of Woody after riding Toy Story Mania!

The monkeys playing on the barrel from the Barrel of Monkeys.

A K'NEX helicopter.

Jayden striking a pose in front of the popsicle wall.

Samantha taking her turn posing in front of the popsicle wall.

Sam and Jay goofing off together.

Jack-Jack from the Incredibles movies at the An Incredible Celebration area of the park.

Sam and Jay posing in front of the mural at An Incredible Celebration.

A closer look at Sam in front of the An Incredible Celebration mural.

A closer look at Jay in front of the An Incredible Celebration mural.


 

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