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31st July 2015 (Day 8) – Hollywood Studios

Off to Hollywood Studios again today (our second but final visit there this trip). To read the previous blog entry you can find that here. Walking in from the parking area the sky was amazing and the row of palm trees looked fantastic.

Amazing Sky
Amazing Sky

We decided to watch the Frozen Royal Welcome again and I think I got some better pictures this time around. We were in almost the same spot again.

Anna
Anna
Olaf
Olaf
Kristof
Kristof
Wandering Oaken
Wandering Oaken
Elsa
Elsa

After the parade we used our first FastPass for the Little Mermaid show.

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

We didn’t really need the FastPass for this ride (and maybe should have used it to go on the Buzz Lightyear ride again) but we were straight in and seated for the live show.

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

After that we used our second FastPass for the Indiana Jones Stunt Show.

Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Indiana Jones Stunt Show

The first act was great but as the second act started they announced they were going to move quickly due to a storm coming in and reports of lightning in the vicinity.

Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Indiana Jones Stunt Show

Unfortunately the storm was heading right for us so the third act was called off and we didn’t get to see that.  So the show ended at the end of the second act with the rain once again tipping down outside the arena.

Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Indiana Jones Stunt Show

Every time we come to Hollywood Studios it seems to absolutely pour with rain!

Raining Again
Raining Again

It was heading for lunchtime anyway so we took shelter at the Studio Catering Company for some food.  Rosemary tried the Smuckers Crustless PB&J Sandwich which went down well. The humidity level at this point was horrendous, probably the highest during the whole trip.

PB&J
PB&J

Spotted a ton of bricks dangling precariously nearby.

Ton of Bricks
Ton of Bricks

We had a mooch around some of the shops in the area including some of the shops down the Streets of America.

Selfie
Selfie

There is the fantastically named “Youse Guys Moychindice”.

Youse Guys Moychindice
Youse Guys Moychindice

Weather was really improving by this point and we stopped for ice creams at Gertie’s Ices.

Mickey Ice Cream
Mickey Ice Cream

Olaf’s Summer Cool Down show was going to be starting so we headed to the stage area (now without the Mickey Sorcerer Hat which was the icon for the park) for the show.  Lots of singing and dancing.

Summer Cool Down
Summer Cool Down
Summer Cool Down
Summer Cool Down
Summer Cool Down
Summer Cool Down

Afterwards we went and had a rest for a little bit and then we could hear music, so went to find out what was going on. Which was a street party with the characters dancing about.  We joined in (a bit anyway) with Daisy Duck.

Street Party
Street Party
Street Party
Street Party

I can’t honestly recall where we eat dinner that day, but after that we went to the Beauty and the Beast show.  We were a bit late getting there so we were a long way back, so didn’t get the best pictures.

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Unfortunately around this time Julia managed to get stung by a bee and was in some really nasty discomfort from it.  So we headed to the first aid by the park entrance.  They got the sting out, patched her up and gave her an ice pack to reduce the swelling.  Poor Rosemary was so worried!

First Aid Emergency
First Aid Emergency

Our final event of the day that we had planned was for Fantasmic, which we had never seen before, so really looking forward to.  The arena it takes place in is huge (I had no idea how big it was until we got in there) and was pretty much full. Being a way back and having to zoom to get anything worth capturing meant the photos were really poor though, so rather than worry I just watched the show and just got a few when things were a bit brighter.

Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic
Fantasmic

So that was the end of the day and we headed towards the exit of the park via the back way out of the arena.  But as we were leaving the Frozen fireworks show was underway, so we stopped at the park entrance to watch it.

Frozen Fireworks
Frozen Fireworks
Frozen Fireworks
Frozen Fireworks

A nice way to end the day and our visits to Hollywood Studios.

I didn’t shoot much variety of video this day (few pieces which are quite long of the parade, stunt show and Olaf’s Summer Cool Down) but what I did is on YouTube and can be found through the link below.

 

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