Sunday, December 21, 2014

Disney Day #3: Disney's Hollywood Studios and The Frozen Premium Package!

On Tuesday of our trip, we headed to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Typically, DHS is a half day park for me, and I had intended to try to spend the morning at the resort and then head into the park. As usual, my Disney OCD kicked in and I had to get to the parks as early as possible. I was nice enough to let everyone sleep in, though. A little bit anyway. 


The Yacht Club is close to Hollywood Studios. So much so that they don't offer bus service. You can walk or choose to take the boat over. We decided to try the boat out, but in hindsight, walking is a better choice. The boat is supposed to arrive at 15 minute intervals, and maybe that's how long it took, but A) It's probably just a 15 minute walk, and B) the boat fills up fast! We had to watch 2 boats come and go before we were able to get on one. It was a PAIN! Now, we took the boat back the resort at the end of the night, and we got on the first bus and didn't even wait very long for it. So just a word  of warning: allow extra time if using boat service in the mornings. 

We had splurged on the Frozen Holiday Premium Package for our DHS day, which gave us preferred seating at the Frozen Sing-Along (and essentially a FastPass for it) and a dessert party with a reserved seating area at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. As soon as we got into the park, I headed straight for guest services to pick out our showtimes for the Frozen Sing-Along. We chose the 12:30 show, but I sorta wish now that we had chosen a later show. Not a big deal, though. 

After reserving our time and getting our VIP lanyards, we headed for Rock n'Roller Coaster. This coaster is AMAZING!!! Steve and I absolutely love it, and this was the first year that Caroline was tall enough to ride it. Since Ella Kate wasn't tall enough yet, we took advantage of child swap on this one. We told the cast member at the front of the line that one of us had to wait with Ella Kate, and she handed me a FastPass ticket. So Steve and Caroline went on into the standby line and Ella Kate and I hung out and had some snacks. Caroline came barreling out of the ride BEGGING to ride again! Luckily, the child swap FastPass is good for two riders, so she went right back in there with me!


Ride #1: It's sorta funny to see how terrified she looks on this first ride considering how many more times she rode it that day.
Ride #2

Then, once Steve's parents met up with us, she convinced her Papaw to ride with her again. How stinkin' hilarious is this picture of them? They look like they're asleep!

After having ridden RnRCoaster 4 times, it was time for the Frozen Sing Along. We started heading toward the Premier Theater, which was almost as far away from where we were as you can get! When we got there we saw a HUGE stroller parking lot that was full of strollers, and the line to get in was already crazy long. Thankfully, we were told to wait in a roped off area off to the side. We waited there for just a few minutes, and then were led in first (all this was because of the Frozen Premium Package). We were seated on the third row, which actually sorta bugged me since we were the first ones in. I felt like we could've gotten first row, but since that sounds very Violet Beauregarde, I'm going to stop whining now. 

We sat down for the Frozen Sing Along, and lemme just tell you. It was awesome. Like, totally. Honestly fantastic. Even Steve said how great it was, and that he's glad we did it. He's also quite glad we didn't wait in line forever, let's be real. 

The narrators just made the whole show. They were hysterical! They basically told the story of Frozen, but quickly and much more funny. 

Kristoff is a cutie!

Enjoy some random pics of the rest of our day:

I wish I could've gotten a pic with Baymax. I wanna know how squishy he is!

The Incredibles are always a great character interaction. Frozone acted upset that we all had on Captain America shirts instead of Frozone shirts. Lemme tell ya, he's so fun that if I can find a Frozone shirt by our next trip, I would totally wear it!

Steve and Caroline crack me up in this Tower of Terror pic!

Also included in the Frozen package was a dessert party with special seating to view the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Included in the dessert party was a large variety of Frozen-themed desserts, along with mixed alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, juices, and hot chocolate. 

 Our neighbors joined us for the dessert party, too!

Hollywood Studios is my least favorite park, but we had a wonderful time, and the Frozen package had a lot to do with that! The sing along was absolutely fantastic, and the dessert party with family and friends was a perfect way to cap off the day! 

Next up: Animal Kingdom! 

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