Hollywood Studios wasn’t part of our original itinerary. That changed when I learned that the Studios now have an attraction called “American Idol Experience”. I have never seen American Idol, but my mom is a fan, so I knew she’d enjoy it. Can I tell you? I LOVED it! It was fabulous! They had three singers competing, and we got to vote for our favorite. They run this show several times a day, and all the winners come back later that evening for the finale, and whoever wins that gets a "Golden Ticket" pass to the front of the line at any American Idol audition in the country. The girl I voted for was named Katie, and she won, so I told my mom if she sees Katie on any American Idol shows to let me know, cause I would actually get TiVo to watch her. She was THAT GOOD.
We also took in a showing of Beauty and the Beast, and we saw a really cute show about how cartoon characters are developed for Disney films. When we came out of that one, we were on an upper level looking into a lobby area, and guess who was down there?
A Disney staffer came up to me when I took this photo of Pooh and told me I was not allowed to take photos. They have professional photographers all over the park, including here, and they have never objected before. I can see if there were someone else's kids in the shot, but clearly, it was just Mickey and Pooh. Not sure what the problem was. Didn't matter - I already had my photos when he scolded me.
And then it was time for the parade, which we watched while enjoying some Mickey shaped ice cream bars. Yummmmmm!
Before the sun set on our last day in Florida, we zipped over to Downtown Disney for some last minute shopping and more fabulous eats at Earl of Sandwich. There was a choir performing outside World of Disney, and of course we topped the whole day off with yet another Ghiradelli sundae. This trip was just about as good as a vacation can get, and we can't wait to go back again ~