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A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Day 2, Hollywood Studios

Here we are at Hollywood Studios for the first of three visits we would make during the week.

 

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We walked up Hollywood Boulevard to the Fast Pass kiosks to see if anything was available since we could now get extras. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything we wanted passes for so we went to The Great Movie Ride since it had no wait.  We got to sit in the front seat. It was pretty cool!

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The Gangster coming to take over! It was kind of weird to be seated next to him LOL!

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One of my favorite parts, the Wizard of Oz!

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The rain started coming down again fast and furious.  We went over to Pixar Place to wait in line to meet Woody & Buzz Lightyear.  The line is always long so I have never had a chance to meet Woody.  It’s an indoor meet & greet so we got to stay drive for an hour!

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It was still raining but we didn’t want to go back to the hotel yet.  Mike went on Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster while I went shopping on Sunset Boulevard.  I bought a new Alex & Ani bracelet with the castle charm and little stationery items for my mom & myself.

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After this we called it quits since it was getting late! The next day we were going to Animal Kingdom!

 

In case you missed a recap~

1. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Our Resort

2. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 1

3. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Magic Kingdom, Day 1

4. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Be Our Guest Review

5. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 morning

6. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 afternoon

7. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Beaches & Cream Dinner Review

 

A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Beaches & Cream dinner review

We arrived at The Beach Club just as it started to downpour, so glad we were able to avoid getting soaked!  We looked up Beaches & Cream on the map in the lobby and went to look for it.  We were early so we took our time looking around since we have only been there once before in 2012.  We probably looked silly as we strolled the hallways wondering out loud where the restaurant was! We had no idea it was outside near the pool. The map made it look like it was in a hallway lol.

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There was an arcade next to the restaurant so we went in there to hang out. I was happy to find Skeeball, I spent almost all of my $10 just on one machine. I haven’t played it in years!  Mike had fun playing some driving games and then he tried the baseball game.

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After we each spent our $10, we sat down at this adorable ice cream cone table and played on our phones. I’m so grateful that Disney has free wi-fi all over property! It helped in those moments where we had downtime and wanted to check email, social media, etc.

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It’s small and a bit crowded inside.  The woman behind Mike kept looking at me when I was trying to take picture of our meals & ice cream LOL.  I had the Turkey BLT (minus the T lol) and Mike had a BBQ burger.  Both meals are no longer on the menu. For dessert, I had the No Way Jose sundae and Mike had the Strawberry Shortcake. I think if we go here again, we would just go for dessert. It’s a lot of food in a short amount of time!

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Thankfully by the time dinner was done, the boats were running again and the storms had subsided.

This is the Beach Club~

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This is the Yacht Club. Funny story: I had to use the restroom and it was actually in The Yacht Club. I didn’t realize the two resorts were connected.

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Here comes the Friendship Boat to take us to Hollywood Studios!

 

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To be continued!

 

In case you missed a recap~

1. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Our Resort

2. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 1

3. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Magic Kingdom, Day 1

4. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Be Our Guest Review

5. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 morning

6. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 afternoon

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop – Attractions

It’s time for the weekly Wednesday blog hop with Focused on the Magic! Check out all the entries HERE!

 

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I couldn’t decide on one attraction to share, so I selected an attraction from each park that makes me happy.

 

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Thanks for visiting today!

~Kristie

 

 

 

A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 afternoon

Day 2 continues with us heading back to the World Showcase for lunch!

 

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We had lunch at the Lotus Blossom Cafe.  Do yourself a favor if you go there, split a meal with someone! Since it was our first time there, we had no idea the portion sizes were so large.

I had the Beef Rice Bowl

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Mike had the Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice

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We didn’t finish either bowl and honestly while it was okay tasting, we probably would explore other options in the World Showcase before going back there.

 

Time for a leisurely boat ride with Donald in Mexico!

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After the boat ride, we went back to the International Gateway to visit Tink’s Butterfly Garden. So many beautiful flowers and butterflies were inside! I did my best to dodge the butterflies lol…I love them but not a fan of them landing on me!

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Then it was time to head over to Innoventions West for our private meet and greet with Disney Characters! It’s a perk of having the Chase Disney Visa credit card.  It’s offered daily in the afternoons.  We got to see Mickey and Goofy!

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Another perk is getting a complimentary 5×7 print of the photo so I picked that up later in the day.

 

 

Time for Test Track!  I am not a big fan of this ride but I try to ride it once every other trip to make Mike happy LOL! I have to say the newer version of the ride isn’t as bad as the old one. It’s a bit more tame (so the thrill seekers aren’t as crazy about it!)

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Mike had a Fast Pass for Mission Space so we went over there together. I had never seen that area of the park! I wanted to see the Buzz Lightyear topiary and then I went to use my Fast Pass on Journey into Imagination with Figment. I wanted to use my 3rd one since we were going to park hop to Hollywood Studios that night and we were hoping to get a 4th Fast Pass.

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I went to the United Kingdom to meet Winnie the Pooh & Tigger while Mike was riding Test Track again. I got a surprise in line, he showed up behind me just before going in to meet them! This is such a cool meet & greet room!

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I thought the English Tea Garden was adorable 🙂

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A little corner of the UK

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I got to meet Alice 🙂

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We heard the British Revolution start to play while we were waiting to meet Alice and had some time before dinner, so we went to the gardens and listened to them play.  We really enjoyed their performance!

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A quick stop for a picture in one of my favorite spots. I love having the Eiffel Tower in the background!

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On our way to Beach Club for dinner at Beaches & Cream! We waited for The Friendship Boat for a bit but storms were rolling in and the boats were docked.  We had to speed walk over to the Beach Club and barely made it before it started to pour!

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Our dinner review and pictures of that area will be in the next recap!

 

In case you missed a recap~

1. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Our Resort

2. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 1

3. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Magic Kingdom, Day 1

4. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Be Our Guest Review

5. A Spring Stroll through Disney World – Epcot, Day 2 morning