Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ethan's First Trip to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios

For our third day, we had a character breakfast at our hotel and then headed to Hollywood Studios.  The character breakfast was so much fun.  I wasn't sure what to expect with Ethan but figured we might get some cute photos.  Well, the photos didn't come out so great but Ethan absolutely LOVED interacting with Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.  Donald was his favorite but he lit up whenever one of the characters walked anywhere near our table.  It was so cute to see him giggling and smiling at Minnie, Donald, and Goofy...especially since he had never seen any of the Disney characters before our trip.

After breakfast, dad, Cayne, Ethan, and I headed to Hollywood Studios.  We decided to walk since it was a nice day and I had read online that the walk from the Beach Club is not too long.  To make sure we headed on teh right path, I asked a cast member in the Beach Club Marketplace.  She had no idea how to walk to Hollywood Studios but asked two other cast members before one told me the only way to do it was to walk along the road and that I'd know I was going the right way when I passed a "Hess" gas station.  That didn't sound right to me, so we decided that we'd walk to the Boardwalk Resort and that from there we would see signs directing us.  Well, there weren't any signs but after taking a pretty round-a-bout way we found the walkway to Hollywood Studios!

Ethan fell asleep along our walk after all the breakfast excitement so we headed to the thrill rides first.  We rode Tower of Terror and Rockin' Rollercoaster and when Ethan woke up we rode The Great Movie Ride.  After that, we rode Star Tours a couple times and decided we'd had a day and headed home.  As we were walking to our boat, it decided to leave so we had to figure out if we wanted to walk back or wait 20 minutes for the next boat.  Since the walk to Hollywood Studios (going the wrong way) took about 30 minutes we decided we could get to the hotel faster if we walked.

We grabbed a late lunch at Hurricane Hannahs and cooled off in our room for a little bit.  It was Ethan's naptime, and even though the construction noise was pretty loud, we left the baby with the grandparents so Cayne and I could have a short swim in Stormalong Bay before the grandparent's dinner reservation.  The pool was great...the slide was tons of fun and I was really impressed with the eagle-eyed lifeguards.

After mom and dad got back from their dinner and Ethan was asleep, Cayne and I went back to Hollywood Studios to meet Sarah and Nathaniel and rode Toy Story Mania, saw Muppet Vision 3D, and rode Star Tours and Tower of Terror again.

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