Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 1- Walt Disney World - Hollywood Studios

We arrived bright and early on an already (very) hot day at Hollywood Studios. I cannot begin to describe how excited we were! There were big smiles all around and the heat couldn't even begin to get us down!

Can you imagine the gleeful shout of a 2 year old when she saw Mickey up on the tower and globe?

I absolutely adore this picture of my guys!
(All 4 of my children insisted on wearing the Disney shirts on their first day!)

I think that Rich and the boys just came off the Toy Story ride in this picture! They LOVED it!

Rosalie absolutely loved meeting all the characters ... and to my great surprise and pleasure ... she did not hesitate to go up to any of them. In fact, I usually had to hold her back! (as not to get in front of anyone else who may have been waiting!)

All of the children (except Martin, who had talked Rich into taking him back on the Rockin' Roller Coaster for the 3rd time!)

Love this picture of my Mom holding my girl. We were waiting in line to meet MICKEY!!

We waited in line for about 20 minutes ... and it was worth every minute! All of the children were super excited to meet Mickey.

Aaron and Rosalie got to meet Mr. and Mrs. Incredible ... interestingly enough ... Rosalie has never seen that movie, but she wanted to meet them anyway!

Above is a shot of the Disney Junior show ... and this was (BY FAR), Rosalie's favorite thing! She sang along with all the songs and was so super excited. She loved the bubbles that came from the ceiling and the "gold pieces" that came fluttering down for her to collect. This was a super fun show!!

Green Army Man was fun to meet outside the Toy Story ride!

Jonathan wasn't as sure about meeting the characters as everyone else, but he sure does love soldiers ... and he did manage to get an autograph!

Martin's favorite thing to do at Hollywood Studios was the Rockin' Roller Coaster and Star Tours. Jonathan seemed to love the Toy Story ride the best, Rosalie loved the Disney Junior Show, and Aaron loved the Star Tours the best. We also got to see the Car Stunt show. Jonathan was super excited when Lightening McQueen came out!! It was such a fun day. We did lots more than what I mentioned here, but these are the highlights. Since we planned to go back the next day to Animal Kingdom, we decided to go home at dinner time and get to bed early. The children ate, then swam a little, and then went to bed.


  1. I'm enjoying reliving the park through your posts! My kids loved the Disney Junior show too!!!! And I'm so glad that you got to see Lightning McQueen :) He was getting a paint job while we were there before the big opening of the cars 2 movie!

  2. Larissa,

    Are you still in VA? If so, how did you do in the storm?
    We are getting it now, but it's not as bad as what you got.