November 4 – 14, 2020 day 4 – Should have been Wine and Dine races
April 26, 2021 at 4:53 pm #148205
This was the first day of Heather driving us. It was so nice the next few days not having to go out so early to make sure we made the first bus with social distancing! There was no need for an alarm with the later park openings. Heather and Ryan tried for a Rise boarding group since Ryan is directly linked under Heather’s account but were unsuccessful. That’s okay, we really weren’t expecting it. Studios didn’t open until 10:00. We had Mickey waffles for breakfast and left Pop about 8:40ish for the three minute drive to Studios! Thanks Heather! We were first through the parking booth at 9:00! It was very efficient entry even though there were a lot of people. The only delay was both Kathy and my bag set something off in the detectors. We got in line for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway right away, about 9:25. The wait said 90 minutes but we were on in 35, right at park open! It’s a cute ride, but there’s so much action, so many things going on, we found it a little too “busy”. It’s a cute ride but not something we have to do every time. We both liked Great Movie Ride better. Not going to bemoan the change we just liked GMR better. After exiting Heather and Ryan took us over to Batuu for our first experience with Galaxy’s Edge! Oh my goodness, when walking through that tunnel and seeing it for the first time, amazing! They led us through, showing us where things were until we came upon it, the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millenium Falcon! Wow! We got in line with a posted 60 minute wait but it was really about 40. We actually enjoyed the wait, talking and looking around, hearing the background audio, some of which is absolutely hilarious! Kylo Ren and Storm troopers also came out of his tie fighter while we were there! Let me tell you, walking through the Falcon, seeing the gaming table, and then going into the cockpit, wow! I still get chills thinking about it! Heather and Ryan took pilots so we didn’t have to concentrate too hard on our first experience. We were gunners which was very fun….shoot everything! They were good pilots and we must have been good gunners because we got two cannisters of coaxium! They took us to the bazaar which was just a bit of a wait with social distancing but not too bad. It was neat to see the different shops and I can imagine how cool it must have been when it was allowed to be crowded and characters walking through. More like a real space port. I found the mobile modeled after the Falcon/Empire battle in the asteroid field, so cool! The toy store was so neat! After looking around a bit we got lunch at Docking Bay 7. It was nice because they had cast members helping find tables. We had a good lunch of chicken with mashed potatoes.
After lunch we got some photopass shots including the zoom one and found the spot where the Child magic shot was! There was hardly any wait for any of these! We exited Batuu via Toy Storyland and hit up TSMM with a posted 30 minute wait. The start of the line was actually outside Toy Storyland, but the wait wound up only being about 15 minutes! We’ll take it! I got 146,000 and Kathy got 117,700. The three of us, Heather, Ryan, and myself, went to to RnRC with a posted 50 minute wait. All three of us got on posters in the queue! That was awesome! We got off at 1:59 and Ryan ran outside for a better connection and scored boarding group 93! Woohoo! Heather and Ryan went to Tower and Kathy and I browsed some shops and were able to catch the Pixar cavalcade. That is one cool cavalcade! We got some Echo Lake tree and photopass pictures and a Mickey pretzel. It was so good! We do like those! We met up with them after the “dropped in” at Tower and all wen to Star Tours with a posted 25 minute wait. But it was really a walk on! Heather was the rebel spy! Oh my gosh, I was so happy to see that! Now we are both forever rebel spies! We check out Alien Swirling Saucers, with a posted 35 minute wait it was a walk on! Oh that ride is fun! And then our boarding group got called! We got to see Chewie heading back into Batuu and he gave us a Yowl! It was awesome! It was hard to find the start of the line, it kept moving back! But really it was only a 20 minute wait! Oh my gosh, even the queue is amazing! But the ride…wow! No, WOW!!! Both Kathy and I were just blown away! As she said, “amazing from start to finish!” I have no idea how they transform from the shuttle you go into to escape the planet to inside after you’re captured, and frankly I don’t care to know! Disney magic at its best! And when the doors open to the Storm trooper room, wow! Talk about intimidating! It was all just simply amazing! Still on our high from the ride, we got to see and chat with the resistance fighter at the speeder area. We had a great interaction and she chided both Heather and I just a bit for being rebel spies but galavanting around all day while she was dodging the First Order! Haha! We decided to hit up TSMM again and it was almost a walk on. We both did better this time with me at 170,000 and Kathy at 121,500. Couldn’t beat the waits much this day! From there we decided to hit Slinky Dog for the circuit! This would be every ride in the park for Heather and Ryan! We were in line and we knew the virtual race wasn’t going to happen tomorrow morning. Kathy’s foot was hurting her and Heather’s ankle had ballooned up like crazy from an injury. We were all sad that we weren’t going to be able to complete the race together but also knew that the health of the girls was far more important. We got pretty much to the platform and experienced our first ride pause for cleaning. They cycled all the dogs through and sprayed and wiped them and then sent them through empty again. It worked out in the end though as we got to ride at twighlight! The lights and the park were so pretty! I just love that ride! It’s such a fun family coaster! After we got off it was dark and so we made our way over to Sunset Blvd to see the Tower projections on the way out. It only took about 10 minutes to get back home! Thank you so much Heather for driving! It was such a fun day, a full day, but waits weren’t bad and we got it all in! This would allow Kathy and I to explore Galaxy’s Edge a little more and do doubles on our second day there.
Miles: 9.73April 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm #148320
We were so bummed when we didn’t get the 7am boarding group, but super excited when we were able to snag them at 1pm! It was such a fast drive to HS! I hadn’t realized it was that close! I never paid much attention when we were on the buses before! We were so happy to show you around Galaxy’s Edge! There’s so much to take in for sure! I honestly forgot I had been the Rebel Spy! Thanks for reminding me! I’m sure it was in my trip report, but I typed those long ago! Our wait times were really awesome! I’m so glad you guys loved RotR!! It really is an experience! And you’re welcome for being pilots for you guys on your first ride on the Falcon! We were pilots the first time we ever rode it and it it’s a lot to process! Mickey’s Runaway Railway does have a lot to take it! It is a busy ride for sure. We’ve ridden it each time we’ve gone now and I do like it! I feel I notice more things each time. But it doesn’t have to be everyone’s cup of tea for sure! Kathy and I were quite the pair by the end of the day. I was so frustrated and angry that my ankle swelled up so much. I had truly hoped that it was going to be okay for the next day. But it wasn’t. It still gives me issues! I loved the Tower Christmas projections! So cool to see! Another great day! It really was handy having a car!April 30, 2021 at 4:28 pm #148326
It’s okay, it all worked out great with the 1 pm slot. It’s kind of fun, reliving your trip again! You guys were the best tour guides! We did like MMRR better the second time. I think it feels a little calmer knowing some of what to expect. I noticed things on our second ride too.
I felt so bad for you girls at the end of the night!April 30, 2021 at 4:51 pm #148328
I’m glad it worked out at 1pm! Or I guess it was 2pm at that time. Either way, it worked out! It sure is fun reliving trips again! Aw! Thank you! We did our best to guide you! Oh good! I’m glad you liked it better the second time! I wasn’t expecting it to be what it was either! I hadn’t watched a single spoiler on it nor read anything on it! Good thing us girls are so darned adorable! That’s the only thing we had going for us that night!April 30, 2021 at 5:22 pm #148330
Oh yeah, it was 2:00 wasn’t it? Yep, it says it right there!
We didn’t watch anything about MMRR either. No ride throughs, no spoilers, nothing. It’s so good you two are so adorable! You definitely used that!April 30, 2021 at 5:26 pm #148332
Yep! My brain is on the new time of 1pm since it’s before park hopping starts. No hopping on the November trip.
Oh nice! I couldn’t remember if you had or hadn’t! I truly try to avoid spoilers, unless I know I won’t be seeing it in person for a long time.
Totally a good thing we are so stinking adorable!!
April 30, 2021 at 5:27 pm #148334
Our brains are stuck on current! Me too, if I’m going to be riding a new thing fairly soon I try to be surprised.April 30, 2021 at 6:56 pm #148343
They really are! And we’ve both done trips since the time change for boarding groups! Twinsies!!! With the uncertainty of our next trips, I may be inclined to watch things and read about things on all the new attractions coming out in the next year or two. But I will see!May 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #148461
Gotta love driving to the parks! It can be very efficient… MMRR really is a ride you have to ride more than once. I’d have to agree that there’s so much going, but I think that’s kinda the point It sounds like you really enjoyed Batuu!!! I’m so glad to read all of that!!! Sounds like a great day on the planet. And gunners, woohoo! Em and I were gunners on our first ride, so much fun! Pretty good Mania scores too! And Heather was the rebel spy, so cool! And a bit jealous of both of you! And Slinky at Twilight, that’s incredible! Sounds like a really good day! Shame it had to end on such a low note with all those feet injuries.May 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm #148464
Yep, we definitely enjoyed MMRR much more on our second time around. It was a great day!May 13, 2021 at 9:52 am #148608
Oh my goodness what a great day!!! Heather and Ryan took us for our first time in Galaxy’s Edge too!!! @eeyorepoohfan is a great tour guide!!!! I was a Rebel Spy once too, can I join the team???
what a great day!!! such awesome waits and cool you spent the whole day enjoying yourselves and being able to take your time.May 13, 2021 at 10:11 am #148615
@warrsm that’s awesome you are a Rebel Spy too! The Empire/First Order doesn’t stand a chance against us!May 13, 2021 at 11:10 am #148629
no, no they do not!!!May 13, 2021 at 11:12 am #148630
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