Hi guys, so yesterday was the last post for day 2 of our trip, however I just wanted to add one more sweet thing for our anniversary, when we got back to our room that night, we found this 🙂
A congratulations picture from Mickey and Minnie, too cute! This is why I love Disney.
Ok now onto day 3, Hollywood Studios! So as many of you know I have been anxiously awaiting the meet n greet with Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph, especially meeting Vanellope cause she’s adorable!! So I made a hoodie and some hair clips inspired by her, to show her when we met her today 🙂
“Candy” hair clips and “red vine” hair tie
We hopped on the bus and we were there in no time, trip is pretty short from Art of Animation.
Awesome Sorcerer Mickey topiary outside the park
Us in front on the studio utilizing our photopass for sure today
Hey, where was this hat when I was fighting Cruella?!
So we were running over to grab our fast passes for Toy Story Mania when we stumbled upon the Wreck it Ralph meet n greet, so we went there instead.
Fix it Felix Jr
Look there they are, lucky kids!
Love the back drop, even has Vanellope’s car 🙂
So we got in line at Game Central station and I loved the signs, Super Mario Bros. Tunnel clogged! Lol!
Zelda closed : missing a Link 🙂 Watch out there are cybugs in the tunnel
Happy Anniversary Fix it Felix Jr
Bad ANON meeting at Pac man and a Star Wars reference as well
Hubby being attached by cybug
I will save you!!
Uncharted 2- Train Derailed
Uh oh, a game out of orderFinally to Sugar Rush
Now about Ralph and Vanellope, they too have big hands and do not sign autographs, but they give you this awesome card with them and their autographs on it and it also functions as a photopass in case you don’t have one, another free souvenir!
Finally getting to meet Ralph and Vanellope
The photographer and Kris showed Vanellope my hair clips and outfit and she LOVED them, she hugged me and we bounced around in circles, was so much fun. I would say this is one of my favorite character interactions this time.
Really made my day to see how much she appreciated my work and I loved that they caught it on camera 🙂
My new friend Vanellope
Once we were done with the meet n greet we proceeded to get our Fast Passes to Toy Story Mania and then ride the Tower of Terror before we ate , so I wouldn’t get sick.
On our way to grab our fast passes we saw this
And a green army man, too cool 🙂 I am totally glad we got our fast passes so early in the day we were already at 7:40pm for our fast pass and it wasn’t even 11:30am and the park closed at 9, so we almost missed getting a fast pass and the line wait was at 90 minutes already, eek!
Now we are off to scare me to death, I don’t really like up and down rides in fact they make me feel like I am going to be sick, so I did this for Kris and I trudged reluctantly up and rode the Tower of Terror, now I can at least say I have done both parks, but I can’t say it has got any easier, ugh!
Hollywood Tower of Terror
I was super nervous and wanted to distract myself so I focused on the beautiful theming and little touches that made this area look like Old Hollywood
The First thing I noticed was the Bougainvillea, it really reminded me of our trip to Disneyland in 2011 and driving through LA
The garden area was beautiful but I blinked and…She got closer! Ok, maybe not maybe I moved closer, but still, it is creepy 🙂
The aged patio area with its empty water fountains was a nice touch too
Plus the mix of real and fake vines was cool
Once inside the architecture is amazing, I have always wished Disney would make a hotel that looks like this but with the same aged touches and cobwebs 🙂
Tables still set up from the Hollywood era before whatever happened in this hotel happened
Food cart covered in dust
Dead roses still sitting on food cart
Dusty concierge desk
Hollywood Tower Hotel Tapestry
Awesome Owl display in lobby covered in cobwebs
Foreboding service elevator
Even more foreboding furnace
And the ride itself, I am sure you can see Kris looks fine, I on the other hand am totally screaming my head off, lol!
In case you couldn’t find me
Phew, ok we survived! I will say this though, the show is a billion times better in Hollywood Studios than at California Adventure, it is longer and the elevator actually moves on a track before the horrific event.
Now that I am successfully shaken up, lets go get some lunch.
Kris was looking for a buffet so we went to Hollywood & Vine, little did we know till we got there it was a Disney Jr character meal. Oh well, was fun to watch the kids since we had no idea who these characters were and the food was really good.
Mural at Hollywood and Vine
Great way to start a meal, Chocolate covered Marshmallows
Parmesan chicken, corn pudding, pasta, pork, mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets and lobster and crab mac and cheese
There is actually something green and leafy on hubby’s plate
I felt guilty and got my own leafy greens, beans and more lobster and crab mac and cheese
I am not sure who she is but she was cute
Brownies, cheesecake, marshmallows, chocolate covered fruit, red velvet, carrot cake and coconut bars (we shared this plate)
The food was really good, my fave was you guessed it, the crab and lobster mac and cheese and the parmesan chicken was really yum too.
That is where we will stop the trip report today to give you some very awesome news!
I got home last night and these beautiful balloons, mickey, flowers and a folder were waiting downstairs for me
Then I looked over on the wall and this was on the chalkboard!
Omg!! Hubby booked us a trip to Disney Paris for the 20th anniversary and hopefully the Halloween stuff will be going before we leave!! Yay!! I am so excited!
5 months, 2 weeks to Paris, it is my birthday present (does he know how to do birthdays or what?!) I can’t wait!
So that was the big news, it was really big news, huh?!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, tomorrow we will see some stunt shows, ride some more rides and enjoy the Brown Derby for dinner, hope you visit tomorrow to end day 3 of the trip report.