I only took a few pics on the third day. Here are some that I took from a slow coaster that ran above Seussville.
We spent a lazy day by the hotel pool on day four and then went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Day 5.
Wow, what a letdown. Hollywood Studios had an old, run-down feel to it, not helped by the 50s-era architecture and color schemes. Aside from the Star Wars 3D motion simulator attraction (which we waited over an hour in line to experience), the rest of the park was too loud, too crowded and unsettling. Food and refreshment in the Disney park was far more expensive than in at Universal. The three of us were in agreement that Disney Hollywood Studios pretty much sucked, so we headed back to the hotel early that afternoon. Good thing, too. We got out just as another monster storm was hitting.
For our last full day, we bought tickets to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Though Hollywood Studios was a spectacular letdown, we had high hopes for Animal Kingdom.
And it did not disappoint.
As soon as we got to the park, we made a bee-line for the world of Avatar, hoping we could ride the 3D motion simulator. Then we saw the line. I’ve never seen a longer snaking mass of sweating humanity in my life. They estimated a 2 1/2 hour wait. I thought that was wildly optimistic. Three hours in the sweltering sun for a five minute ride? Yeah, no thanks.
Instead, we wandered around and marveled at the world Disney had created. It was the most beautiful attraction we saw all week.
I could have left the park after walking around the Avatar world and felt like I had gotten my money’s worth, but Animal Kingdom had much more to offer.
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