Day 1 Wednesday, July 16th
We woke up nice and early – 4AM to be exact to catch the bus to the airport. Our flight was uneventful and we arrived in Orlando early! We got to bypass luggage pickup as Disney does that for you (and delivers your bags to your hotel)! There was a bus waiting for us and off we went to the POP Century Resort – a very cute resort divided into sections by decades – the 50’s through the 90’s. Here are a few pictures of the resort – we stayed in the 50’s section and our pool was shaped like a bowling pin!
After some lunch, and a nap, we headed to Hollywood Studios. I love that park! We met up with Laura, Sue and Olivia and enjoyed watching the Fantasmic! Show with them. That is one of my favorite evening Disney shows! After we watched the show, we headed out to have some fun as it was Extra Magic Hours (another perk of staying on Disney property – each night one park stays open for 3 hours extra for resort guests.) Sue gave us their Fast Passes for the new Toy Story Mania ride because they weren’t going to use them. This was TONS of fun – it is a 4D ride where you shoot at targets and such. Thankfully we had the Fast Pass, because the line was 90 minutes long. We then went and got Fast Passes for Tower of Terror. While we were waiting for our Fast Passes to be good for that ride, we decided to go and wait in line for Rockin’ Rollercoaster even though it was a 60 minute wait. I went up to the Cast Member and asked him if I would have trouble fitting on the ride and he told me there was a test car I could try. So, I went and tried the test car – fit no problem, and on the way out, the cast member told me we didn’t have to wait and we could go right in the “back door”! We literally walked right on the ride – no 60 minute wait for us!!!! I just love Disney! It was an AWESOME ride – 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. We still had time to wait for Tower of Terror, so we did the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show and then we were ready for Tower of Terror. SO MUCH FUN!!!! When you climb the 13 stories, they open the building so that you can see the whole park before you drop. Finally was the Great Movie Ride and we were tired! We headed back to the hotel after that, but not before we both started our Disney Pin Collection.