After finishing up our family crisis on Saturday and my honey visiting his mother for the weekend in Palm Springs, my daughter and I decided to head to WDW on Sunday. As Phil would be arriving home around 7:50pm at the airport, our choices were limited on park fun. So we ended up going to Disney's MGM Studios where we could get the most of our day and still not feel rushed.
As always, all of the photos I took that day are available HERE.
We arrived around 11a.m. and had to wait for two trams! Was it an indication of what's to come? Let's hope not..
After getting through bag check relatively quickly and walking into MGM Christina always has to stop and get on this horse. It doesn't work, and every time she always asks me why, poor thing, she just wants to ride the horse!
Since C doesn't like ToT or RnRC, we started on the left hand side of the park first.
Roger Rabbit! Wow! I thought he didn't existed anymore?
Echo Lake is under construction, really cool to see it without water. Always wondered if they connected the dinosaur's tail to the body, now I know!
Radio Disney? I didn't know they had a spot here. Does anyone know if this is where they broadcast from or is it just theming?
Got to Star Tours, was worried C wouldn't like it as she has never been on it but she was willing to try it and there was NO WAIT.
It's seems that C has given it the stamp of approval! Now if I could just get her on ToT again my life would be great.
It was then I felt inclined to visit Muppet's, as BigPigletFan loves this attraction, I had to stop by for her.
But first! Tattoo Time!
See that family with the camera? When we got there, we were alone, somehow they felt their children should be first and they had to take a picture for every...single..step of the tattooing process.
So C sat there waiting, she was such a trooper!
Baby Ariel never looked so good.
After getting my own temporary tat (no I didn't take a photo), it was Muppet time!
Onward to the Backlot Tour we were stopped by a wall of CM's in front of LMASS, when I overhear one of them tell someone, "High School Musical will be coming through here shortly, you can not cross until they arrive."
After reading so many negative comments and fun poking on this site of that show, I must say I was pleasantly entertained and the songs are quite catchy.
*sings* We're all in this toge... Oh sorry..
Oh look! It's the white line that must not be crossed!
After the floodgates of people opened up we did manage to just make it for the next Back Lot Tour. I really find the beginning of this to be very well, lacking in content. The concept is great but it just seems that it's missing something that could make it so much better. For those that don't know, they pick up to 4 people in the crowd and create an action scene the likes of Pearl Harbor. Fire, shooting cannons and dumping a ton of water on some poor sap is probably the only part that's good. IMHO
The prop building is really interesting and I wish I had more time to spend in there but I did catch this picture. Anyone spot the retro MGM map in the case?
They have changed the signage around the parks to promote Meet the Robinsons, I am looking forward to this film, it looks good.
Catastrophe Canyon! Before..
Ahh! Run for your life! Not really.
Luckily we were on the right side of the tram, no worries.
My favorite part is the AFI Showcase of Villains, I really think they could do so much more with this but I'll take what I can get.
As Millionaire is no longer, it's nice to see Disney working on something. I can't wait for this to get built!
We stopped briefly and check out Narnia at C's request. It's a cute walkthrough of a set with a short movie summarizing the film, not bad overall but I can miss it.
We were getting kind of hungry at this point and headed over to the ABC Commissary. We found a nice, quiet corner and it was then I noticed this..
Grey's Anatomy stuff! This is probably the closed I will ever get to McDreamy.
We skipped Voyage of the Little Mermaid, much to C's dislike because the next show was after the time we had to leave. So we headed instead to the Animation Building for a brief behind the scenes of the new movie The Robinsons and we had just enough time to do Animation Academy. Since I had never done this before, it was really neat to learn how to draw Mickey!
I didn't do to bad but I won't be applying for an animator position anytime soon.