Nerdy Travels: Classic Hollywood and Toy Story Land

Hollywood Studios was the next destination on the trip. I love the overall vibe and aesthetic of Hollywood Studios as when entering the park it feels like you have jumped into 1920s Hollywood. It just feels very romantic and vintage especially the road which leads down to the Tower of Terror.

I was really looking forward to going on the Tower of Terror as it is my favourite ride alongside the Haunted Mansion. Unfortunately, the ride was having some renovation done to it so only half of the usual crowds could enter at a time meaning that the wait times were continuously hours long. So that didn’t happen this time around but I did get the chance to experience the brand new Toy Story Land this trip which was super exciting. When I visited Disney World back in 2016, they were in the middle of building this new attraction so it was excited to see it actually all come to life now it was finished. Toy Story Land was constantly filled with people and the Slinky Dog Dash was impossible to get on without waiting at least 2 hours. That being said there are a few other rides within the area which are much more accessible for people who don’t want to wait hours for a 2 minute ride. The only ride we chose to go on in Toy Story Land was the Toy Story Mania ride. Toy Story Mania is similar to the Buzz Lightyear Ride in Magic Kingdom but it is like 10 times better than that. Toy Story Mania has now become one of my favourite rides in the parks as it is so much fun and is so easy to play and enjoyable. The ride mixes 3D graphics with a shooter game and you compete with everyone in your cart to get the highest score by shooting the various targets which each of the characters present to you.

One of the coolest parts about Toy Story Land is the fact that you feel shrunken down to the size of a toy. Everything down to the smallest of details is made to Give the impression that your toy sized for example, the bins look like they are made out of Lego blocks, the lights look like colourful fairy lights and characters you can meet include the classic toy soldiers which every Toy Story fan knows and loves. The area is super immersive and I cannot recommend checking out the area enough.

We also grabbed some ice cream and I had to grab the classic Mickey head shaped ice cream bar.

I decided that after years of coming to Disney, I wanted to finally go on the Aerosmith Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and oh boy, I do not recommend. I’m normally pretty good with rollercoasters and have no real issues but I think because this ride goes super fast in the dark, it frazzled my brain a bit. When the ride came to a stop I also got off on the wrong side because I was a bit disoriented which was hilariously embarrassing and my parents couldn’t stop laughing at me. Even though I wouldn’t ride it again, it is a really funny memory that I have and I even got an ‘I conquered the Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster’ pin to commemorate the silly memory.

Afterwards we headed up to the little Star Wars area of the park and did a little exploring before heading back home for the night.

Until next time thanks for reading and I hope you’re having a great day!

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