Disney Magic

Hollywood, baby

In between the conference sessions and dinner parties, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the parks. There are a total of 4 in Disney World and while they’re all magic, my order of favorites has got to be Magic Kingdom first, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, then Animal Kingdom. Well, maybe a tie between Hollywood Studios and Epcot; it’s really hard to choose.

Hollywood Studios is as its name suggests, a miniature Hollywood world. Plus a little bit of New York. But mostly, the theme is all about Hollywood’s movie magic.

And these are the HIMYM steps that I’ve always wanted to sit on  just so I can look nonchalant like a New Yorker. So we sat on the steps and had a New York moment.

Don’t ask me why I was holding Barbara’s head. It was just there asking to be held, you know, and I couldn’t say no to Barbara Walters.

So when you’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are a couple of things you absolutely have to do.

1. Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster

I’m not really big on those insane upside-down roller coasters but the husband said it was out of this world so I was all “ok, bite the bullet” then the moment I got on and strapped down, I immediately regretted it. The whole time, I had my eyes closed, screaming my head off from start to finish. I seriously thought I was going to die. As far as roller coasters go, this was awesome, but once was enough for me.

2. Toy Story Midway Mania

This ride was right up my alley – happy, colorful, tons of fun and most importantly, SAFE. It was a 4-D ride where you went around shooting stuff in Toy Story world. Loved it.

3. Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show

Classic Hollywood stunt show. If you’ve never seen one before, you don’t want to miss this, and if you have seen one before, you’d want to see it again. Fast cars, deadly chases, backward drives, fire and explosions, all the ingredients needed for a good action sequence.

4. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

I have to say that the Disney folks really know their musical productions. Definitely would have been a hit with the kids.

5. Jedi show

It was a chance for kids to train as a Jedi padawan. They got to put on a jedi robe, hold a lightsaber and come face to face with a very real (and intimidating) Darth Vader. Some of the smaller kids were so nervous their hands were trembling so violently and the bigger kids were thrilled to bits being able to resist the dark side. Hilarious and so much fun.

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  • Reply San March 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Aaaahhh!!! Too cool! Brings back loads of fond memories of my own honeymoon in LA – spent 2 full days in Magical Disneyland too!
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    • Reply Daphne March 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      oh yeah I remember Anaheim too! but for the complete disney experience, nothing beats Florida, it’s twice the size and many more times the fun. 7 days also not enough.

  • Reply Andrea March 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Hey you guys!! looks like so much FUNNNNN!!!!! Have a super duper duper super duper time (know you are already). Try your best not to worry about the kids, think of it this way, they are highly unlikely to bring you guys (like when you are 55 and cannot even tahan the toy story ride), with them on their honeymoons to anyland…..

    • Reply Daphne March 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      HAHAHAHAHA when I’m 55, I will take my walking stick and still cheong the parks with them (maybe not on their honeymoon that’s too cruel). I saw a lot of people on the scooters zipping around so no problem even if I can’t walk.

  • Reply Jillian March 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Been reading your blog for sometime, looks like you guys are having so much FUN!!! It almost makes me want to book a trip there for the whole family but the thought of dealing with 2 jet lagged toddlers sends shivers down my spine.
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    • Reply Daphne March 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      I know what you mean. Being on the plane for that long on my own was already quite tough, I can’t imagine having the kids stuck on a plane that long.

      But then there was one mother who brought 3 kids on her own – for real. The smallest was an infant whom she put to bed on the floor of the plane, and the baby didn’t seem to mind.

  • Reply andy March 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    u guys are enjoying every moment :) Do they sell StarWars storm-trooper costume for kids? I do not mind having an imperial-march at home :)
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    • Reply Daphne March 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      yes actually they do, but only the head, which was like $20 i think. the husband decided to get a lightsaber instead so we’ll do jedi battles at home.

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