Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Solo Trip Recap Part 6: Lights, Motors, Action!

You guys know I love to try new things at Disney whenever I get the chance.  So on my first day of my solo trip in February (my Hollywood Studios day), I decided to try out Lights, Motors, Action. 

It was fine.  I'm not really a big action-movie fan and I could care less about cars so I'm probably not the audience this show is geared (ha!) towards. 

Shot of 3 Hollywood Studios icons from Lights, Motors, Action:
There were a LOT more people there than I expected (ahem Brazilian tour groups ahem).  I sat towards the upper left of the seat as you face the seating area.  I had a pretty decent view and when I knew the show was wrapping up I made sure to inch my way towards the exit to avoid getting stuck in the tsunami of people leaving the show.

I think next time I'll take my little sister who loves explosions and actions movies.  Maybe seeing her enjoy it will make me enjoy the show more!  After that, though, I don't think I need to do this attraction again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Don't Tell Him Carlos!

                                                Where in the World could this be?
                                               Post your guesses in the comments!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Solo Trip Recap Part 5: Liberty Tree Tavern

On my Magic Kingdom day, I decided to try for lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern.  Those fried cheese curds AJ had raved about on the Disney Food Blog were on my "to try" list.  As was the ooey gooey toffee cake.  I was a walk up with no ADR so I had a bit of a wait - just 15 or 20 minutes I would say.  I got seated and ordered the fried cheese plate and a burger with Swiss and mushrooms right away.

The cheese was DELICIOUS.  The marinara dip wasn't anything great.  But you can't really go wrong with fried cheese can you?

Then . . . there was a wait.  A REALLY long wait.  I was engrossed in my book and didn't complain, but when my burger finally came, my lovely waitress apologized and said the first burger was too burnt so she sent it back for a better one.  And this one was good.  I wasn't blown away.  But it was a good burger.

Because of my long long wait for my entree, my wonderful waitress gave me this special fastpass to use on any Magic Kingdom ride that day!  I've never gotten one of these before - it was awesome! 

Finally, even though I was about to pop, I HAD to try the toffee cake.  I ate almost the entire thing!  SO GOOD.  AJ was right - it is likely frozen and/or mass produced but WHO CARES - SO YUM!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Walking through Tower of Terror (kind of)


I went to Sleep No More this weekend and it was SO AWESOME.  Basically, the show is based on Macbeth but it's not a traditional theater where you sit down and watch actors on a stage; instead you enter this creepy old hotel, don Venetian-style masks, and get to wander around all the sets - I mean rooms - and watch actors have various scenes at different times. 

You can follow around the actors if you want or you can just wander the 5-floor hotel and even mess with all the scenes!  I turned dusty tea cups upside down, unhooked an old telephone, and even read love letters that were left on a bedside table - and it's all okay to do this!  It's just the neatest thing.  Plus the sets are insanely detailed and ridiculously awesome.

The reason I'm writing about this on my Disney blog is that the best way I can describe the show is that it's like being able to stroll through Tower of Terror (and not in the queue), sit in the chairs, play the chess game, read the notes left in the mailboxes and books in the library, etc. while actors pass through interacting with each other.  How cool is that?  Am I right?

Anyway, it was a superfun night and if you're in the NYC area I highly recommend trying to score a highly-sought-after ticket.  Hope you all had a good weekend!


P.S. Joining the Preppy Student Blog Hop with this.  Thanks for checking out my blog!  Please hop along to the other stops!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012