Today was a busy day. For the first time ever Disney celebrated Star Wars Day (May 4th. Get it? No? Oh well…move along, this is not the post you’re looking for) at Disney Hollywood Studios. There were tons of character appearances and special “Limited Time Magic” merchandise and food options. In what had to be the worst coincidence ever, the park’s ONLY Star Wars themed ride, Star Tours, was down for the better part of the day. The park was insanely busy as a) it was a Saturday b) it was the first sunny day in a week and c) Star Wars geeks flocked to their new mecca in the South. The lineups for the rides were LONG – even for rides that you wouldn’t think would have long lineups. One of the most popular rides appeared to be the Toy Story Mania ride where you went on a cart ride through a shooting gallery and tried to amass points. Indeed, it was a great ride that we went on more than once. Kids loved it. Only complaint about it was the method of firing. Instead of a standard trigger to shoot there was a ball and cord at the back of the cart-mounted gun that had to be pulled on to fire.
Ryan *almost* went on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. He and Nikki went through the line and apparently made it up to the top but the darkness made it to scary and he decided not to finish. I give the kid credit though – he made it farther through the ride than I would have! We stayed until the end of the day to see the Fantasmic light and fireworks show which I think both kids enjoyed.