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Disney Day 3






Our third day started at Hollywood Studios - or MGM as I will always call it.  MGM is the hottest park, temperature wise.  There is very little shade and lots of blacktop.  Even so, MGM will always be my favorite.  First, dad and I rode "The Rockin Roller Coaster."  This is easily one of my favorite rides because it is centered around Aerosmith.  This ride is awesome - you go 0 to 80 in 3 seconds.  Finn was too short to ride this ride so he and Gigi watch the Captain Jack Sparrow show.  


While Grandad and Gigi rode Rockin' Roller Coaster, Finn and I went to the Disney Jr. show where Finn got to call for Toodles and sing the songs from the show.  The show is a live action puppet show that starts just like the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" show. It also featured some of the other Disney characters.







Next we rode my all time favorite ride - "Tower of Terror."  I was concerned that Finn would be afraid of the visuals. He wasn't scared at all.  He kept his eyes open the entire time.  He was a little scared of the drop.  When we got to the top and the doors opened I looked over and saw Finn's face.  It was was priceless.  His eyes were as big as quarters.  He kept his eyes open the entire time.  When we got down to the bottom, Finn said, "I'm not going to ride that again." Finn explained that he didn't like it because his bottom came off the seat. 



Waiting to ride Tower of Terror. 

Finn climbed on everything all week.  He also showed a great interest in chains. Anytime that he would see a chain divider, he couldn't help but swing it and bat at it and unhook it - it was so annoying. 



 In the lobby after the ride. 



We decided to ride the "Great Movie Ride" next  - mostly so that we could cool off.  I have always enjoyed this ride.  Finn seemed to really enjoy it too.  He liked the "Wizard of Oz" scene and snake scene from "Indiana Jones" the best.



Next we got a corn dog and watched the stunt show.  Finn liked the stunts. 





 After the stunt show we decided to go on back to the hotel to get a nap.  It was so hot and we were exhausted from carrying Finn around.  Yes, dad and I carried Finn most of the day.  




On the way out, Finn spotted Donald Duck so we stopped to get a picture with him.  Finn gave Donald a hug and Donald gave Finn a kiss.




After a long nap we went back to MGM where we ate dinner at "Hollywood and Vine." This was a buffet style dinner.  Finn ate corn, macaroni and cheese and two bowls of vanilla ice cream; one without sprinkles and one with Mickey Mouse shaped sprinkles.  







 We had purchases ticket to the light show "Fantasmic" but it was cancelled due to weather.  Instead we rode "Star Tours."



 We watched "The Little Mermaid" stage show.  We headed back to the room at 9:00.  We decided that we needed a little more sleep that we got the night before.




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