During our trip to Walt Disney World we didn’t get a chance to go to Hollywood Studios. So I was super excited to visit there during the #ZootopiaEvent! It was everything I imagined and more. I will just say right now that I didn’t get as many pictures because I was so enamored with everything I kept forgetting to grab the camera, lol.
It was a beautiful sunny day when we arrived at Hollywood Studios. We had a lot of free time to enjoy the park. The first stop for me was The Dockside Diner to eat lunch! I am a southern girl at heart and had to do the Fried Chicken platter. It was full of all my faves- fried chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, and yes, chocolate cake! It was delicious and a perfect start to the park!
After I had lunch I was pretty full and decided to walk it off just a bit. While walking I saw all of these cool busts of celebrities. So I had to get one with one of my favorite actors, Andy Griffith. I have some very happy memories tied to him. My grandma and I used to watch The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock together. Every time I see him I am reminded of her. So of course, I had to get a selfie!
As I continued walking I saw this poster. I know then and there I had found my people. I am a huge Star Wars fan and this made me giddy with excitement!
Awesome!! So I had to journey inside and found all of this cool stuff!
My biggest wish was to get a selfie with Darth Vader but he wasn’t in the park 🙁 So I had to improvise 🙂
It also helps to have some great friends to tag a long after because I got to meet Kylo Ren with Tara and Kasandria! He was definitely in character and it was a lot of fun! Plus it made my youngest completely jealous and I earned some cool mom points!
And then I got to see these guys and it was super cool!
I had already had a day that dreams were made of but it wasn’t over yet. We met up as a group and had a fabulous dinner at the Prop Shop! It is a private venue full of all kinds of retired props from the park. It was so amazing and I had so much fun! Here are some of the neat items. As soon as I saw the Elvis record it reminded me of my Uncle. He was a HUGE Elvis fan. He would have loved that!
And of course, I couldn’t forget the food! Which was really delicious!
After that it was time with one more pic with friends.
Then it was off to the Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party! Omg, it was the most amazing thing ever. Unfortunately, my pics didn’t turn out but my video did 🙂 They had so many awesome offerings. Like Darth Vader Cupcakes, BB8 Cupcakes, Maul pastry menace éclair, cheese and fruit sabers, crispy treats, and ice cream treats such as Mickey Bars. They had so much to choose from and I think I gained a pound. Desserts weren’t the only offerings. The party includes alcoholic bevarages (all you can drink) and non-alcoholic versions for the kids. Alcoholic versions included Pomegranate lemonade with Jim Beam Bourbon, Blood orange lemonade with Coruba coconut rum, Green apple lemonade with citrus vodka, and Coffee with Baileys. I didn’t drink this trip but everyone at my table said they were very good. For the kids (and me, haha) they had “Ewok Juice” green apple lemonade, “Padawan Punch” blood orange lemonade, coffee, tea, coke products, and water. I had the Padawan Punch and it was very, very good!
While the desserts and the drinks were awesome, the best was yet to come. The fireworks. I am actually kind of afraid of fireworks. I don’t like the big noises, they send my anxiety into overdrive. But I can honestly say I was so taken in and enamored with these that I didn’t even think about the loud noises. I have video but only of a couple of parts. While I know I am an influencer and I should share most of my life with you I really wanted to experience these in person and not through my phone screen. So I compromised. I did some video for you guys and then enjoyed the show.
(I am not sure who was more excited, me or the guy in front of me that kept dancing. I think it was a tie!)
Don’t forget to catch Zootopia, which is in theaters now!