It's a simple drive from Ft Wilderness to Hollywood Studios. Buddy wanted to ride a bus, and we could have done that. But I didn't want to have to wait for a bus after the Park. It was going to be much easier to just get it in the car and drive home. After 3 days in the Disney Parks, Mommy is more interested in efficiency than making dreams come true.
Plus, we had already ridden a Disney bus on Friday. Twice. Dream came true then. I'm not a heartless animal (despite what you may have heard).
The wait was about 30 minutes. Perfect.
This ride has changed a little. At least they changed the memorabilia in the "museum" part. And when you make it into the theater, the behind the scenes show is different than before. I like this ride. I LOVE movies. And I LOVE just about anything with air conditioning at Disney.
Once that was over, we headed off for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Buddy is about 3" too short for it. Jackie took one for the team and sat this one out. We met up with them in the gift shop. Rea and Meghan wanted to wait for the front two rows.
I am not sure what Disney was doing this past weekend, but their estimated wait times were WAY off for a few rides. Take this one, the APP and the kiosk at the entrance said "70 minute wait." No way, I've waited that long before. There was hardly a line at all. I asked the lady who rode next to me (she was stand by, not FastPass), she said she could not have waited more than 10 minutes to get on. I am wondering if Disney was trying to move crowds of people around.
My kids go to bed every night between 7 and 8pm. Pretty much without exception. The only time we blow off bedtime is on vacation (and honestly, not even then sometimes). As I told you before, Rea stayed up till nearly midnight on Friday AND Saturday. So, combine the lack of sleep with serious nerves and you get one incredibly UNHAPPY girl.
She started crying during the Twilight Zone video. I could tell she was trying to hide her cries from Buddy and her aunts, but she was crying. It only got worse as we walked through the boiler room. By the time we got to our elevator, she was in hysterics. She has ridden it twice before, so I was honestly a little taken back by the fact that she was balling now. I told the hotel staff that she had a bit of buyer's remorse. They walked us out to the exit. I was told that when our party came down, up to 3 of us could ride it again with me.
Meghan rode it with me. It was every bit as thrilling as I was expecting.
After this, it was definitely time to leave. Rea was crying when I got off the ride. She said she wanted her Daddy. *eye roll* I love Stu, and he is a great father, but come on, having him there would not have made things more calm.
Our Disney Sides
We are fortunate enough to live a short drive away from the Happiest Place on Earth! And we take full advantage of it!