a slow start for hollywood

Hollywood Studios

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Thursday morning was a slow start for us. We slept in, took our time getting ready, and then, when we were finally on our way out the door, the rain came down with a fierceness. THEN, a friend of mine, Joey, who used to live in Chicago but had relocated to Orlando wanted to have lunch with us. So we hung around the resort and waited for them.

We played in the arcade while we waited for Joey and the gang. With our package, we got some free play time, but Falandos and I went ahead and splurged for a bit more. I’d never done that before–I feel like Aidan plays enough video games that it’s stupid to go to freaking DISNEY WORLD and play more, but because we were waiting and it was rainy, we both went for it. Aidan racked up the tickets.

aidan playing fruit ninja

We had a great lunch, catching up, making new friends, hanging out. I’m not a huge Hollywood Studios geek, so I didn’t mind not getting to the parks super early in the morning. (Really, the only reason to do that is to get on Toy Story Midway Mania, which Aidan and I both said wasn’t a “must do”, and for Tower of Terror, which gets a resounding HELL TO THE NO from Aidan.)

lunch with friends and family

We got to Hollywood Studios and the clouds were looking crazy ominous. We made our way to the Animation building and proceeded to spend hours inside, meeting characters, drawing pictures, and people watching!


That's Incredible


By the time we got out of there, the rain had cleared up! It was a beautiful evening with perfect weather and low crowds. We rode the Great Movie Ride, went on the Backstage Tour, and saw Muppet Vision 3D. Then, it was time for dinner at 50s Prime Time Cafe.


cutest mommy ever!

aidan finishing up his drawing before diving into that big ole pile of friend chicken

My mom said this was her favorite meal out of the three table service restaurants. The food was yummy, the atmosphere was fun, and we LOVED when Falandos got reamed out by “Mama.”

After dinner, we enjoyed the outside some more. The crowds were pretty non-existent. Aidan and I rode Star Tours three times in a row with barely any wait. He even got to be the Rebel Spy on one of the “flights”!

We finished off our night in the gift shops, of course!


When we got back to the resort, Aidan wanted to use up the last of his arcade points. He did and hit a lucky jackpot on one of the machines and got a TON of tickets! He got to pick out bunch of little cheap toys and candy, which made him pretty happy.

It was a low key day, but it was really fun, relaxing, and fulfilling. We all had an awesome time. :)

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4 thoughts on “a slow start for hollywood

  1. Leslie says:

    Wow, I was looking through Mommy Blogs & came upon this site! I think I used to follow it WAY back in the late 90’s back when domains were all the rage! Nice to see it’s still up! (I think I was also a friend on LJ way back when you were still married to Chris.) I live in Florida & we LOVE Hollywood Studios. We just had a Disney honeymoon this March. Such an awesome place! I will definitely be back to read more!

    • Ronni says:

      Oh wow! Ha ha! It’s crazy that this blog’s been around for 13 years, isn’t it. I didn’t blog for all of those years–for a while, all of my writing was on Live Journal–but I’m glad I never let this domain go. :)
      Chris and I are still great friends! He’s doing really well.

      Congrats on your Disneymoon! Adam and I had one is 2008. They’re so much fun! I bet you had a blast!

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  2. nyuu says:

    Everyone is smiling so big :D It must be really fun to be in your family :) I’ve never been to a resort before; I wonder what it’s like lol

    • Ronni says:

      We had so much fun! :D
      Well, the Disney resort is huge and there is a lot to do. It can be overwhelming, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s hard to get bored. There’s lots to eat, see, do, and buy. The shopping’s great. I always think I won’t need to buy anything when I go again because I have so much, but they always have something new! :)
      I hope you get to go one day.
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