You can read The Disney Diaries: Day One HERE.
You can read The Disney Diaries: Day Two – Magic Kingdom HERE.
You can read The Disney Diaries: Day Three – Epcot HERE.
You can read The Disney Diaries: Day Four – Animal Kingdom HERE.
One of the best parts of going to Hollywood Studios was the ride over on a Disney bus! Daniel LOVES buses, so that was a special treat for him. But before we headed out on our new adventure, we had some early morning breakfast plans with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
This was our second time visiting Chef Mickey’s and the breakfast buffet is so yummy. (The chocolate croissants are so good…MAYBE I had two.) It’s also a great way to meet all our favorite buddies at one place.
Then we were off on our bus to Hollywood Studios! We arrived a little after 9:30 AM and headed right to our most important meet-and-greet of the day: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars!
Mater and McQueen were positioned WAY in the back of the park and there were no crowds at the time. So we decided to hang out and take some fun studio back lot photos.
Then we saw some really awesome live shows: Disney Junior, Beauty and the Beast, and the Extreme Stunt Show. The kids had a blast. Especially since it was time for lunch at Toy Story‘s Pizza Planet!
For some reason my two kiddies refused to go on the super popular Toy Story Mania ride. They thought it looked a little scary. But it is definitely on the list for the next visit. And so is the Little Mermaid ride which was so crowded. We were hot and tired and ready to take a short hotel nap before our Mickey’s Backyard BBQ dinner at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. We stuffed ourselves with chicken and ribs and all the fixins’ while listening to a live band play all our country favorites. Annabel and Daniel danced with Mickey and Minnie and even did some hula hooping. We had so much fun that we forget to take photos! After our Mickey ice cream bar dessert, we took the boat back to the Wilderness Lodge to rest up for our final day at Disney World.