After our first character dining experience in June, we left the Hollywood 'n Vine and headed towards the park. Our ADR (advanced dining reservation) was at 8 am and we were out around 8:50 with a park opening of 9, so they held us back at a point. We couldn't hear the rope drop "show" going on, so just stood around taking in the scenery
We didn't have a true game plan, other than head towards Toy Story Midway Mania (like at least 50% of the crowd) to grab a fast pass, so when we saw Donald, Daisy, and Minnie all hanging out with out a soul around in front of the Sorcerer's Hat, I ran!
|Get it? Casablanca! Rick Blaine is Humphrey Bogart and Curtiz was the director!|
We were more excited than Noah, as you can tell - he's sleepy!
After we said goodbye (first to meet all 3!), we headed towards TSMM. Adam went to grab fastpasses and I kept walking, just to see what was happening. I quickly noticed that the Meet n Greet with Buzz and Woody was starting a few minutes later with no line. So, Noah and I hopped in line. A few people gathered behind us - same deal, 1 parent waiting for fastpasses (that line sometimes rivals the stand-by queue first thing!) and the other waiting for pictures.
We quickly made friends with others in line, even finding a family from our neck of the woods that commented on our Virginia Tech (my husband's alma mater) shirts. And, his 6 year old entertained Noah with his car collection. Win-win. Just in time as the line opened, Adam caught up with us and we were, once again, first in line to meet Buzz and Woody ("Buhh" and "Woowy" in Noah-speak).
We handed our photopass card to the photographer and she took more than a dozen pictures, making sure to get a few good ones. Our favorites - Noah finally woke up enough to interact with some of his favorite movie stars, pushing buttons and giving high 5s!
|In awe! He's in Andy's Room!|
It reminded me of when we visited Toon Town for the last time in January. A wonderful way to start a day!