BC: Animal Kingdom December 21, 2009
FC: Hollywood Studios December 20,2009
1: December 20, 2009 | We were a bit more rested, so we got an early start to Hollywood Studios.
2: Disney's Hollywood Studios used to be Disney's MGM, It's signature piece is the water tower with the mouse ears. It also has more thrill rides and theme restaurants.
4: The entrance of Hollywood Studios, They had their tree decorated with Hollywood decorations
6: The first ride of the day! By now we knew how to get around a theme park and use the fast pass system. The girls couldn't wait to go on the roller coaster, it goes upside down! Aria loved it!
8: We couldn't pass up seeing JoJo and Galiath ! JoJo's Circus was one of Aria's favorite shows when she was little
9: Then we went to the other line and saw Annie & Leo from "Little Einstein"
10: Then we went to another building that had characters in it. We waited in line to see the characters from "UP" | They also had a computer area and Aria took a test to see what Disney character she was most like.. Tinker Bell!
12: We saw Prince Caspian from "Journey Into Narnia". There was no line!
13: The Narnia Exhibit from the new "Prince Caspian " Movie.
14: We went through the exhibit of Walt Disney's life
15: Time for our Fastpass for the Tower of Terror! It will be Aria's first time! She doesn't know what she is in for!
16: The fun part is the story before the ride
17: The Tower of Terror brings you up then drops you down, then up again and down some more! When I thought I couldn't take it anymore it finally stopped!
18: We ate lunch then went to see Indiana Jones. They showed us how some stunts are performed
20: Then we waited to see the "Block Party Bash" parade. They entertained the kids with parachutes before the parade started. Their was music and dancing, with acrobatics!
22: Characters from "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc"
23: The parade was a lot of fun!
24: We rode "Star Tours" next, it is a motion ride. They bring you through the galaxy on a starfleet ship. My mom enjoyed it too. We also went in to see the Muppet show!
28: We grabbed some dinner and brought it into the amphitheater to eat while we waited for the show to start.
29: Fantasmic is a laser, and light show with pyrotechnics.
31: In Fantasmic, Mickey is dreaming that the Villians want to take over and he fights them with his magic, he prevails, then all the Prince and Princesses come out to celebrate!
32: After Fantasmic it was time for our fast passes for the Toy Story ride! It is a point and shoot laser game set up with carnival games. There was pie throwing, knocking over bottles and darts. It was so much fun, I wanted to ride it again, but we couldn't b/c the line was to long.
33: Aria wearing her 3-D glasses for the ride. To make the laser go you pull the string on the laser gun.
34: Mine and Aria's score from our game.
35: Then we walked over to "New York Street" to see "The Osbourne Family Spectacle Of Dancing Lights". From our first sight of them we were so amazed. | The lights started out as a family display of the Osbourne family in their huge yard and home. Their neighbors started to complain of all the traffic and lights when it got so big. That s when they donated them to Walt Disney World and they decided to display them on New York Street at Hollywood studios.
36: Jeff, Alexis, Brenda & Aria Smith
39: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
40: A Christmas To Remember...
41: The lights were the most amazing and spectacular thing at Walt Disney World! The lights were all the new LED kind and they had the most lights ever. Every fifteen minutes they had the lights dance to Christmas music. It was so beautiful and put you in the Christmas spirit.
43: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
45: We stopped in this restaurant to be able to show it to my mom. It's 1950's style. On a previous trip we ate here in our poodle skirts. The food is good, if it were still serving we would have eatin..
46: The end of the day! Aria was exhusted again! We enjoyed Hollywood Studios very much!
47: A Christmas To Remember... | Aria & Alexis in Front of the tree at Hollywood Studios
48: December 21, 2009 We are spending our day at Animal Kingdom. In front of their Christmas Tree!
49: Animal Kingdom has a lot of real animals from different countries in it's shows and rides. It also promotes the conservation and protection of animals of the world.
51: Oh! Look Stitch was in our present!! We love Stitch, and used to call Aria our little Stitch!
55: Dinosaur Ride! | On this ride a crazed palentologist wants to bring back a dinosaur on our ride through time. It is a close call but we get back before the machine breaks and we escape without the dinosaur.
56: Some of the cute decorations and designs of Dinoland!
57: The girls rode the Dino-Rama!. It is a roller coaster that spins around as it goes on the track. They loved it!
58: They had so many neat accessories in Dino-lLand
59: The girls on the Dino-Rama Ride. Look close in the middle and you will see the girls.
60: From one coaster to another. We met Jeff at "Expetition Everest" to go on this roller coaster. It's "Story" is of a Yeti and a runaway train!
61: Mount Everest in the background. Alexis and Aria loved the roller coaster!, Jeff didn't get the picture b/c their eyes were closed!
62: A nice relaxing show. The birds were amazing, and the show was real cute
64: We all loved this ride, you get to see animals and they also tell a story for the ride about trying to capture poachers.
66: We e went on this ride early and were rewarded with seeing quite a few of the animals. The girls were excited to see so many, they both love animals a lot!
69: Everywhere you looked their was some sort of Christmas decorations, it was so beautiful! | A hightlight of our trip was seeing Daisy Duck, she is one of the characters you don't see o often. Jeff stood in the longest line while I took the girls in the shortest, so it wouldn't take as long to see them all. I love the characters!
71: Visiting with Minnie Mouse. I loved her holiday outfit!
73: Goofing around with Goofy!
77: "Lilo & Stitch are my favorite! We used to call Aria "Stitch" when she was a toddler!
79: The singing and acrobatics were amazing.
82: We couldn't pass up the chance to see Pooh!
83: And Eeyore too!
85: Tigger is the best!
86: Carvings on the "Tree of Life""
87: The "it's tough to be a bug" is so fun, with all the special effects!
88: Jeff and Alexis walked through the Jungle Trek while the rest of us waited for the parade | Alexis' Loves Tigers!
89: Nancy relaxing! This parade was the best parade we saw. We loved all of it!
90: The floats were so amazing and such a great representation of the animal it portrays
91: The floats had so much detail, it really portrayed the characters style.
93: Donald Duck | The parade lasted a long time and was so full Characters!
95: Mickey Mouse's float
96: The Tree of Life
97: We were lucky enough to get reservations for dinner
99: Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful! Another great day! Then we went over to Downtown Disney. | A Volcano for dessert!