Monday, September 10, 2007

Day #4 - MGM Studios

For our fourth day at Disney we hit MGM Studios. I don't have a lot of photos of this day as we mostly went to shows and I shot a lot of video instead. When we first arrived, we started with the The Great Movie Ride. It was interesting, but I think the kids found it boring. It made me want to see a bunch of classic movies I still have never seen like Casablanca, as well as some classic film noir.

Next (and the order may a bit muddled here...) we saw Muppet Vision 3-D, which was another interactive 3-D movie. I think the kids liked that one. Then we went on Star Tours - the ultimate Star Wars thrill ride. This was a simulator that was quite realistic (though still not as good as Soarin'). It was very well done and I enjoyed it, but we could not convince Drew to get on it as the entrance was a little dark and scary.

Next we decided to sit and wait for the Lights, Motors, Action!™ Extreme Stunt Show and eat lunch. It was quite a show. Here is one of the videos I shot. Very impressive driving indeed:

What I found incredible was the heat from the fire at the end. We were near the top of the stands, but when the flames erupted there was a wall of heat that hit us. I would think the people down in front would have least uncomfortable.

The other movies are here:

After that we went to yet another show - Indiana Jones ™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!. It was quite entertaining - especially the volunteer they got from the audience who claimed he was Patrick Roy from Ontario, Canada. Here is one of the videos from this show:

And links to the rest:

After Indiana Jones we decided to go and see Journey Into Narnia: Creating The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but it was kind of disappointing. It really was just one room full of Narnia stuff but we did get to see a preview for Prince Caspian.

We then did some pictures with a few characters for the kids. Drew got to see the Incredibles, and they loved his shirt:

Then Rhiannon and I tried to go on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster but it was closed for repairs. On the way out the kids stopped off in the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" Movie Set Adventure and played for a bit. This was a pretty cool play area that made you feel like you were shrunk in the back yard.

After that we headed for the exit and went back to the hotel to rest for our last day at Disney.

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