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We officially declared the Friday of our honeymoon as the day where we would eat SO much food, we’d LITERALLY be so full we were miserable. While being stuffed happened quite often on our trip, this day on our honeymoon was like Thanksgiving day times 1,000.
We started our day bright and early with a character breakfast at ‘Ohana restaurant at the Polynesian Resort. We’d always wanted to check out “the poly” and we wanted to do at least one character meal while we were there (we sorta felt silly waiting in lines at the parks to meet the characters), so we decided ‘Ohana sounded like a great idea for breakfast!
Everything I had heard about the poly was true. Beautiful!
Food at ‘Ohana is served family style, so we received a big bowl of different foods to share amongst our table. We were lucky and they put us at a table for two people, instead of at a table with a bunch of people. More food for us!
We started out with their delicious pineapple bread, fresh fruit and a strawberry dipping sauce, guava juice and fresh coffee. That’s my kind of breakfast!
Then they brought out the goods.
And Mickey ears! It’s no Disney breakfast without Mickey ears.
The characters started coming out before we knew it! We got to meet Lilo, Stitch, Goofy and Mickey.
‘Ohana was our first and only sit-down breakfast since we ate free breakfast in the Business Lounge at our resort, so this was a nice change of pace. Like I said, Day of Fullness was upon us.
We headed right to Hollywood Studios from the poly and arrived about 10 minutes before the park opened. Rope drop!
We made a beeline towards the new Toy Story Mania ride because we heard FASTPASS tickets for it go super fast and those rumors were not lies. The line for regular FASTPASS tickets was about 30 minutes long and we didn’t even get through the line before they ran out. Nuts! I have to imagine it’s because Toy Story Mania is pretty much one of the only kid-centered ride at Hollywood Studios. We weren’t too bummed because we had FastPass+ tickets loaded on our MagicBand for later that morning, but we were hoping to be greedy and ride it twice with no wait.
Since that plan didn’t work out, I made a new beeline right to the Hollywood Tower of Terror – my favorite ride of all time, ever. Last time we rode this ride in Dec. 2012, we got stuck on it (!), but this ride was relatively uneventful compared to that.
Before we knew it, it was time to use our FastPass+ passes for Toy Story Mania so we ventured to that area of the park. (It’s no joke that the average person walks 10 miles per day at Disney World. Back and forth. Back and forth.)
Toy Story Mania was so cool! (Not cool enough to wait 2+ hours without FastPass+, though.) As two people who love Toy Story, we thought the theme and design of the rides was wonderfully done, not that we’d expect anything less at Disney!
Aaaaand in case anyone hasn’t noticed, Kev and I are pretty competitive people. And by “pretty competitive,” I mean we turn almost everything into a game, challenge or contest. This includes playing rock, paper, scissors to decide who has to get out of bed to turn out the lights. It came as no surprise that I, once again, defeated Kevin in a Disney World ride featuring games. 😉
We had awhile before our FastPass+ passes for the Rock N Roller Coaster were ready, so we walked around for a bit, rode a few other rides and grabbed a snack.
Enjoying NY, NY…in Florida.
All decorated for Christmas – crazy!
A trip to Hollywood Studios is not a trip to Hollywood Studios without seeing the Beauty and the Beast live show. It’s the best!
Indiana Jones – I normally love this, but I used this 30 minute break as a prime opportunity to nap on my hubby’s shoulder. Kevin took some great photos, though!
Finally, it was time for Rock N Roller Coaster!
Even though I normally do just fine on roller coasters in terms of motion sickness, I always get anxious and nervous before riding. This fear goes back to when Kevin and I first started dating and he took me to Kings Island in Cincinnati with his family. I had never ridden so many roller coasters or rides in a day before and I wasn’t feeling super great, so I wanted to skip out on the last ride – the Tomb Raider (now known as The Crypt?). Anyways, I really wanted to just wait for them at the end, but was somehow convinced to ride. “Oh, it’s not that bad!” “It’s super short!” “I promise you’ll like it!” “But it’s one of my favorites.” Guess who puked? ME.
I did just fine on this ride, and wish we would have been able to ride it again!
But we didn’t have time to get on again since it was time for lunch! We had reservations at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, which is a restaurant I had eaten at before but really wanted Kevin to experience it since I remember loving it as a kid.
The main dining area looks and feels just like what I’d imagine a 50’s drive-in theater at night would be like.
We were so stupid by ordering the amount of food that we ordered after having that massive breakfast at ‘Ohana in the morning, and a reservation at a nice restaurant at Epcot later that night. That didn’t stop us from ordering milkshakes as our beverage (included in the Dining Plan – love it)!
We both ordered the same thing (no ordering remorse here!) – their shrimp penne pasta. It was delicious! I wish we would have counted the amount of shrimp we each had because they certainly did not skimp in the shrimp-giving department.
Stuffed to the brim, and yet we still received a dessert as a part of our Dining Plan. So. much. food! We loved it.
A hot fudge sundae for him.
A turtle cheesecake for her.
After that, we were so full we could hardly move, so we decided to enjoy the Muppet Vision 3D show, where we could sit and relax for a few minutes, also known as, prime napping spot for two very full honeymooners.
Dinner to come in another post!