When I originally planned our itinerary I had planned on a day and a half in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (DHS), which would be fine if the boys were older and/or big enough to ride all of the attractions. Cody and I were talking about it the night before and realized that the only attractions they could ride would be Toy Story Midway Mania and Great Movie Ride. They rode Toy Story in Disneyland and between the 3D glasses and needing to shoot and aim at targets the boys were just not able to really enjoy the ride and since we were trying to help them and keep them seated we couldn’t really play the ‘game’ so we just skipped it. Great Movie Ride is loud and has some dark areas so we skipped it as well. This was more of a park for Cody and I.
Since we knew this park was going to be a lot of hanging out with the boys while Cody and I took turns on the rides. For the most part we alternated between something for us and something for them. With that in mind we started the day with Disney Junior Live on Stage. We arrived at the perfect time, just as the line was forming and before the crowd arrived. No strollers were allowed in the queue, but luckily they had TVs set up which of course the boys loved.
The show was a lot of fun. It is presented as and episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse using stories from other shows to help them solve a problem. The boys absolutely loved seeing all of their favorite characters and the crowd interaction. After the show we wanted to ride and get a fastpass to ride again later. Cody and I took turns riding and entertaining the boys. After riding we decided to meet with some of the characters. This was the boys second favorite part of DHS. We met Pluto and Goofy and Chip and Dale.
Chip didn’t want to let Nicholas go and he was content to sit Chip’s lap for as long as he could get away with.
After the characters Cody and I rode Tower of Terror, the boys enjoyed some Mickey shaped fruit snacks.
Then it was on to the boys favorite part of DHS, meeting Lighting McQueen and Tow Mater. The boys were so excited and couldn’t wait to get to touch him.
Look at that smile, he was in heaven. There was no way we were going to get the boys to hold still and look at us for a picture, their eyes were locked on the cars the whole time. As we were leaving Nicholas couldn’t help but say a special goodbye to Lightning.
It was then time for lunch, on our way we stopped at the first souvenir shop of the day. Much like we do at home we let the boys look at all of the cars available and let them choose one. Lucky for us they all wanted a Nemo car, different cars would have led to fighting later. We had a nice lunch at the ABC Commissary until Nicholas dropped his Nemo car down into a planter in the floor of the restaurant which required 5 cast members to retrieve.
We had the usual nap time, but when the boys woke up they had a chance to see the animals outside on the balcony.
They set up their Buzz Lightyear’s and Mickey’s to see the animals as well.
It was an awesome view and it was hard to head back out.
Eventually we made it back to the van and rushed to the Magic Kingdom in hopes that we’d be able to catch Buzz Lightyear. Sadly we arrived just as the they closed the line. Since the boys really wanted to see Buzz we took them on the ride.
After riding we wanted to get a picture of the boys will Emperor Zurg, they happily climbed behind the bars. What I love is that Andrew immediately held his hand and happily smiled at the camera.
We also rode the people mover and walked around the park for a little while not riding anything just enjoying the time and of course stopped for a dole whip for Cody before heading back to the resort. We let the boys run a few laps in the hotel hallways to ensure they’d be worn out for bedtime and it worked like a charm.