Day 5 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This has typically been my favorite park because it seems to be less crowded and have more characters you can meet. When we arrived we started heading to the Pixar area because we wanted to get a Fast Pass to the new Toy Story ride. On our way there we ran into Handy Manny and 2 of the Little Einsteins so we stopped to meet them. Of course Ava loves her “Heinsteins.”
Unfortunately when we got back to the Toy Story ride there was an 80 minute wait and all of the Fast Passes were gone for the day! We were really hoping to ride it, but not after waiting in a line like that! So we opted instead to meet Buzz (again) and Woody. Ava had been asking to meet Woody so we were happy she was able to.
We walked around the park and had our pictures taken with Cars and watched Muppet Vision 3D which Ava did not really enjoy. Then we went on what I had been waiting for, The Great Movie Ride. That ride takes you through various movie scenes including Wizard of Oz. There are some very scary parts in it, but Ava did fine. I did cover her eyes through a few things in the Alien scene, but other than that, she was fine. She absolutely loved the Wizard of Oz stuff, but was a little concerned when the witch appeared. When we were done she declared the ride as “scary.”
We got a fantastic seat to watch the parade which is actually a block party with the characters from different Pixar films. While I enjoyed it, I definitely miss the parades of just floats or cars like they previously had. But Ava enjoyed it and one of the cast members got her out of the stroller to dance which she enjoyed. He even gave her a little ball at the end of the dance party. Her favorite moment of the parade though was seeing Boo from Monsters Inc. She went crazy for that. Ava with Handy Manny (one of her favorite cartoons)