Day 4 Hollywood Studios 1/4.
I felt really bad waking the kids up at 5:30 so that we could make it to a bus around 6:00. Kids were pretty cranky but once they were in the stroller with cereal in hand they were good. We missed the 1st bus we saw by about 8 people. Caught a bus about 20 minutes later and arrived at HS at 6:45. We were through bag check and in the park in only a few minutes. We went as far as we could into the park and set up for a boarding group. I really did not have it planned but since we were in the park I figured I might as well. Well I clicked my status right at 7:00 and got BG 17. We decided to talk about it later to see if we would ride and headed towards TSMM with the RD crowd.
While marching the Slinky Dog lines stopped really quick and they had posted 180 minutes. We marched right past that and headed for TSMM. Well that line was really large too and was posted at 50 minutes so we immediately skipped and headed to ASS because I knew the kids would love that knew it would be 5 minutes or so from TP research. We got there and headed in the line and when we were almost to the front which took about 2 minutes DD4 had to go the bathroom. I stepped out of line with her and CM told me to just come back through FP line. We made it to the bathroom and back on the ride quickly and the rest of the family waited to the side of the boarding area. We rode and all the kids loved the ride. I am always worried about DD4 because she gets motion sickness but she was all good on this one.
After exiting ASS we saw Jessie setting up so we waited about 10 minutes to see her. Then we headed for coffee. I promised DW she could have coffee every morning no matter what I had planned so today I actually followed that. Ha. We grabbed some pretzels and sodas too because we will never use all these snack credits.
While grabbing coffee we decided to go ahead and do RISE or ROTR or whatever everyone is using for it. We tapped in to Star Tours for our 7:30 FP at about 8:00 and then we scanned DW for RS for RISE. I headed on the ride and she headed with the kids to see Olaf. I spent about 20 minutes until boarding the ride and then the ride took roughly 20 minutes. I am not a big Star Wars person but the ride was really cool and the details and just the length of the ride should be worth it for anyone even if you are not a Star Wars fan.
After exiting the ride I met up with the family that just finished Olaf so the 10 minute time there from Disney and TP was a little off. We headed over to use 8:30 SDD and DW, DD6, and DD4 rode and I got a RS. Then while they were riding I tried to modify our VOLM. Well I could not because my SDD did not clear for me. So I went and talked to a CM and they said it was fine and then I explained I wanted to clear it so I could modify FPs and also to start picking up 4th FP after clearing my next one. They told me to find a guest services to help.
Everyone got off the ride at this point and we headed to VOLM and I stopped quickly at GS because the line was only 3 families. He was able to clear my SDD FP after a little work and then we tapped in and skipped VOLM and headed to our H&V breakfast at 10:05. We got there about 10 minutes earlier and were called within 10 minutes
While waiting the 10 minutes all 3 kids were melting down and just wanted to go back to the hotel. The early morning was catching up with them. We insisted that they get through breakfast and then we could take a break because the Disney Jr characters are some of their favorites. As soon as we got inside they all did a 180 and were great during the whole meal and meeting the characters. The food was like all of you liners had said and was blah at best. But the character interactions were great and we actually saw Vampirina twice and that is our kids favorites so the meal was so worth it.
After our meal we headed for the Skyliner and back to the hotel for a nap and rest. Oh I should say while waiting for H&V I was able to pick up a TSMM FP for 3:55. So the plan is to head back there at some point hopefully before 4:30 to use that FP and the SDD RS and for my DW to do RISE. Also that H&V breakfast had the Fantasmic Package so we have that too. I feel like I packaged a lot in to today if we can get all that done and maybe a Frozen sing along. Hope people are enjoying this but if anything it is keeping track of it for myself to remember what we did.