We finished our breakfast at Hollywood & Vine just as the park opened, I was really impressed as I didn’t think we would be able to join the mad rush of people heading to Toy Story Mania.
For those of you that have never experienced this rush let me explain what happens. Toy Story Mania is a fairly new ride at Disney, I say fairly, it was there in 2008 and we didn’t even dare to go on it as the queueing time for this ride went into hours. This can still be the case now and as people know this they get to Hollywood Studios for rope drop and as soon as the park is opened people race to this ride to either join the queue or get their fast passes. It is quite funny seeing adults in a stampede for a ride, kids getting dragged along just to experience it. I’m surprised Disney hasn’t made this into quite an event with an official starter and medals for who gets 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, perhaps they have and we just aren’t that quick.
As we were prepared for this Ethan was already on Darren’s shoulders so he was safely out of the way of the madness and thankfully we had Ethan’s GAC card ready so we were let into the fast pass queue without any problems and without hours of waiting.
Unfortunately Ethan hated this ride and he was nearly in tears by the end of it which we were surprised at as spinning is involved so we didn’t even attempt to try this ride again during our stay. I was able to get a picture of our score, I was blue!
Before we left the Pixar area I remembered to take some photos whilst Darren went off in search of Ethan’s buggy.
Now I don’t like moaning about Disney holidays as I’m sure there should be a law or something that bans you from moaning about or whilst you are in the happiest place on earth but I just need to have a little moan about this. We were clearly waiting for the monsters, and had been for at least fifth-teen minutes when just before 10am another family came up and started hanging around and as the cast member opened the gate they went in before us without even acknowledging we were there. Now I didn’t say anything because of the above law but to not even confirm that they had noticed us waiting, I would have probably said that they go before us as their kids were clearly excited to meet the monsters but I did think it was quite rude of the parents not to say anything to us and to not teach their children manners. Moan Over!