Thursday, January 29, 2009

Disney Trip---Day 3

We started the morning out on Day 3 visiting Hollywood Studios. This place was right up Libby's alley...completely full of characters from the shows that she watches every day on The Disney Channel. We went to see a show starring Handy Manny, Tigger & Pooh, Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She was standing up, dancing, singing, jumping and laughing the entire time. We went into the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" playground where she took a ride on an ant, slid down a leaf and played with lots of over sized everyday items. Betsy and Gary waiting in line to audition for American Idol, but Paula and Randy threw them out before they even got to meet Simon.
It was not long before the character spoting began again. We walked up to a few Power Rangers, but Libby was not too excited about meeting them. She was thrilled to meet Handy Manny, though! She was so sweet, hugging him, kissing him and giving him high-5's, that a couple in line behind us were taking her picture, too.
I must admit that I am not that familiar with Jo-Jo's Circus (but Gary was--go figure), but again, Libby was star-struck. Finally, she got to touch Rocket from The Little Einsteins! She was singing the intro to the show while we waited to meet a few of the stars. She thought it was pretty cool.
We rode a few rides, watched a funny Monster's, Inc. interactive show and enjoyed the warmer weather. We got to meet Mike Wazowski from Monster's, Inc. Libby was not so sure about walking up to him on her you blame her? I was excited about meeting Woody from Toy Story, but Libby has never seen it, and was not that thrilled about them. I guess Buzz Lightyear can be a little overwhelming if you've never seen him before.
After a short nap on the bus, we went back to Epcot in hopes to spot a princess or two. Also, we knew that we needed to take the tram to dinner with Chef Mickey, so we figured it'd be a good spot to spend the rest of the day.
We ran into Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and the Jeanie right away. We saw Belle (Libby's Daddy was glad to meet her), but Libby was scared of the Beast. He stood behind her for this cute photo-op.Dinner at Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey was a lot of fun! We got to meet all of our friends again (Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy). Betsy said she heard Libby tell Donald, "You are my favorite" again.