The sky was cloudy but our family headed to Hollywood Studios. By the time we parked, it was raining, but I (the discount detective) brought along pre-purchased ponchos from The Dollar Tree (not to be confused with Family Dollar, nor Dollar General – where everything is NOT $1). We got in and took a few pictures. Then we went to find a Disney photographer.
At this point, I have several photo sessions in progress: 1) The ones taken by Disney staff that I will get on a cd; 2) The ones I am taking with my camera; & 3) The ones I am taking with my phone.
While planning this trip, I pre-purchased a CD which would contain all of the photos taken by Disney photographers and comes with a limited license, so that you can print them anywhere (i.e. CVS). Pre-purchasing it took $50 off the price. You can have as many photos taken as you want. You just have to stalk the Disney photo people. Then you can create more photos by going online and creating new photos by using the Disney borders. People have gotten as many as 300 pictures, but that is probably when they stay longer. My goal was 100. I was already missing my photo quota because when we arrived at the MK on the night before, we had to rush to make it to the Crystal Palace. Then after the parade we couldn’t find any photographers. So rain or shine on this day we were (I was) determined to start taking pictures, hence the ponchos.
We rode the Great Movie ride where there was no line. So although there were interesting props to take photos of and with, there were people behind us and my girls wanted to be first or up front or something, so I had to keep moving. I managed to snap a few though.
After this, we used our snack credit to get snacks. It was at this point that I realized that the DD Plan credits would end up lost if we didn’t get our eating on! We headed to another ride which I can’t remember, but we saw these guys…Bob the Builder, Leo and Annie from Little Einsteins.
The most fun ride I personally rode was “Tower of Terror”. The pictures below are from the waiting area. Me, Boo and Middle Ma rode it, though I don’t know why she did…She kept talking about how scary it was and how she was going back on her word of never riding it again by riding it again, etc.
By the time we got on she had me all hyped up, but it was not for nothing. THAT RIDE is not for the faint! Even the man of the house let out some high-pitched screams! Oldest Ma and Lil Ma didn’t get on because they just don’t roll like that…though Lil Ma later proved us wrong about how she rolls!