Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cheerleaders Invade Disney MGM Hollywood Studios (or whatever it's called these days)

Here's my first post about the big trip to WDW....and only about 1 month late. It was Lilly's first time but I've been to WDW and Disneyland 2 times each prior to this trip.

On Saturday we all headed to MGM Studios but didn't get the memo that it was cheerleading day. Tens of thousands of obnoxious and hoochied-out girls ran rampant around the park all day. Everyone was in their full on cheer gear including blue glitter eyeshadow and red lipstick show makeup and those huge hairbows which made Minnie Mouses' bow look minuscule. The girls ranged in age from about 6 or 7 years old to high school age, and the mom posse following them around were equally as annoying. To make it worse, the Indiana Jones Stunt show was canceled on Saturday because the cheer performances took over the stage all day. Had the cheerleaders not been there, it would have been the perfect day.

The weather was gorgeous- about 82 degrees, slightly overcast and no humidity. Lilly would have had fun just riding on the parking lot tram all day...

The highlight of the day for Lilly was definitely getting her "princess" Minnie Mouse ears.

One of the highlights for me (aside from seeing my daughter have the time of her life) was going on the Tower of Terror (again). The only issue I have with this ride is this- when it first opened about 9 years ago, there was just a lap bar that went across the rows. For us "smaller people" that meant it could only go down as low as the biggest person in the row. So sitting next to Mike, who's a good 9" taller than me, meant I had a big gap between my lap and the bar. I guess someone died on the ride and now they have individual seat belts. That sucks because the most fun part of the ride (originally) was lifting off the seat when it dropped.

Our new favorite ride is the Toy Story Midway Mania:

Basically it's a spinning arcade 3D shooting gallery game. SO MUCH FUN. Make sure you get a FastPass for it! The "stand by" wait was insane, but with our FastPass ticket we got on the ride in about 10 minutes. Lilly wanted to ride with Grandmom, so Mike and I rode together and Nancy and Lilly rode together. We couldn't see them, but we heard the giggling going on...

The nice thing for Mike and I was that Mom-mom, GDaddy and Grandmom all came with us, so not only did we all get to have fun together but Nancy was especially great with taking Lilly on kiddie things so Mike and I could enjoy the "grown up stuff".

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