THE SUMMER 2021 LONGEST GOODY FAMILY WDW TRIP THAT EVER WAS: DAY 13 (HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!! FRIENDS!!! LIAMS BIRTHDAYYYYY!!!!)

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Guys, relax. It’s just my Day 13 post. You know, from our super long Walt Disney World trip we took over the summer. That’s all. Nothing to be frighten…

NO!

Down, Jason.

That’s a bad Jason.

Annyways, yeah so this post covers Day 13 of our 2021 Summer Walt Disney World trip. And it’s a big day filled with.

Oh, Jason.

You just. You kill me with those puppy dog eyes. Sorry. Puppy dog eye.

Why can’t I stay mad at you?

Day 13 – Celebrating Liam’s Birthday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

OK so Day 13 was a Hollywood Studios Day. And being that we were living in the time of the Rise of the Resistance Virtual Boarding Groups, a day being a Hollywood Studios Day meant we had some work to do this morning.

As I mentioned back on Day 9

Hey, remember Day 9? In Disney World vacation time, it was only 4 days ago. But in “Wayne takes forever to post posts” time? It was September 28th. Yeah, over a month ago. We have moved all the way through AMC’s FearFest and are now fully into Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas.

Wait, you guys don’t measure time through television countdowns? What do you use? A calendar?

Pfft. OK, Boomer.

Annyways. Yeah, so as I mentioned on Day 9, the process for precuring a Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance boarding required getting up and into the MyDisneyExperience app at exactly 7:00AM to refresh-refresh-refresh my way into, hopefully, a Boarding Group for the awesome awesomeness that is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

And look guys. A boarding group!

Yeah, 55. it’s not as impressive as my Group 18 group on Day 9 or my incredible Group 2 back in November 2020 but it’s a group.

Plus, as you might recall from Day 9, we also had an anytime pass for Rise of the Resistance we could use today as well. So like we had a chance at two rises. Of Resistance. In one day.

Oh also, you guys.

ALSO.

Day 13 was Liam’s birthday you guys. Dude turned 17.

Big birthday, for sure.

On account of the whole R-rated movie thing.

Liam was the star of the day today. He’s also the star of the day most days.

But yeah – Happy Liam Day, everyone!

Liam Day began with Myles showing him the Happy Birthday video he made of everyone either wishing him a Happy Birthday OR forgetting his name. Like, one or the other. Check it out!

Yeah, Myles did a good job for sure. He’s a regular Martin Spielberg.

Hrm? Oh no. I meant Martin Spielberg. He was this guy I went to college with. Used to shoot videos of dogs going to the bathroom and sneak them onto the campus television station.

Oh. Right. No, they aren’t alike in their moviemaking or anything like that. He just used to wear a lot of sweaters. And Myles does too. They would have been great friends.

I mean, until Myles found his stash of dog poop videos.

Wait. Did you think I meant Steven Speilberg? Jeesh. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Dude made a Happy Birthday video, not Schindler’s List.

Sorry. Where was I?

Oh right. Liam Day.

Since it was Liam’s birthday, you guys know what was on deck for breakfast.

It’s CAKE-FOR-BREAKFAST time!!!

I know I already mentioned the breakfast boxes, treat boxes, and cakes we got from Storybook Delights, but allow me to mention them again. On account of this Grogu cake was another Storybook Delights special.

And well. Liam likes it.

After we all finished our cake, we got ready for the day and headed out. Well, technically, Nickie hung back for a little bit while I took the boys to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And I know this is going to come as a shock but welp…

Yup. Once again, it was raining. But whatevz. We weren’t gonna let that spoil our fun.

Much.

We hit the walkway to Hollywood Studios at around 8:25 or so.

And we were at the park entrance by 8:40.

Kayce, Bella, and Lani were already in line for Rock N’ Roller Coaster so the four of us headed down Sunset to try and meet up with them.

We were at the entrance to the attraction by 8:45…

…but when we walked up on the ride, the line was already pretty formed. We started to get into line back at the entrance sign but looked up and saw Kayce and the girls waving to us from further up near the door that led into the attraction building.

Now, look.

Well.

There is no other way to put it.

We sucked right now.

Because we made the decision to try and weave our way through the line to meet up with them.

I know. I am not proud of it. But in our defense – Kayce, Bella, and Lani made us do it. Also, the angry looks and insults hurled at us as we made our way through the line was punishment enough.

It felt like we were living that dream that Buttercup has in The Princess Bride.

Yeah, there was a bunch of shame going on. So just know this was a one-time thing and it won’t happen again.

Unless someone else makes us.

The plan for the on-ride photo was to hold up “L”s in honor of Liam Day. And, well, it kind of worked out.

Kayce, Owen, and I did it. The woman next to Kayce did do things with her fingers. But not the fingery things we wanted her to do.

And yeah, Lani and Bella achieved “L”s. Myles looks like we was maybe attempting it and got confused. But in his defense? This was his first time ever EVER riding Rock N’ Roller Coaster.

Liam though. Look at Liam up there. At this point, based on his face there, I am just glad he survived.

Right next door, the wait for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was showing only like 20 minutes so we decided to hop in line. And look guys – the rain was letting up. You can tell because this cast member was folding up his poncho.

The queue for Tower of Terror has to be up there as one of the best. There are so many little details and the theming is super cool. Which obviously explains why I took only one picture of it.

I mean, I think I only took one picture because we made it through the queue hella-fast. Within 8 minutes, we were in the pre-show and man was I happy to see this pre-show back.

Going uppppppp?

The plan for this on-ride photo was to do an “I.” I figure you must be feeling this whole theme. We did an “L” on the first ride. An “I” on the second.

We were trying to spell “Liam.” Is what we were doing.

And this time? It was really just me and Owen. Seriously, do none of you care about Liam?

Once again though – Liam has a look of abject terror on his face. I can’t tell who is having a worse time there – Liam or the girl in front of him.

Heh. That ride’s the best.

We made it off in one piece, thankfully. Not looking too worse for the wear.

At this point, Nickie had started making her way to meet us at the park.

But during this, Kayce and the girls’ Boarding Group had been called. And as I mentioned before, we had an anytime pass for Rise of the Resistance today. Nickie said she wasn’t all that interested in riding Rise today since we had already experienced it on Day 9 so the boys and I decided to join Kayce, Bella, and Lani on rising, resistance-like. Oh, actually….we also had Kayce’s niece, Mackenzi and her daughter, Lilah, joining us (not pictured below but like, pictured later.)

Beep. Bop. Boop.

We boarded our transport ship at around 9:50AM.

And as we were about to be boarded, Nickie made it to the park entrance!

Which is exciting. Because I love her and all.

Hey look – Stormtroopers!!

See? I told you Mackenzi and Lilah would be there.

And guess what? The ride didn’t even break down. We got through the queue and on the ride with no issues whatsoever. And trust me – that’s a novel situation. I was starting to think the “resistance” in Rise of the Resistance meant a resistance to working properly.

I know. I am not all that happy about that “joke” either.

Of course it was an amazing experience. Every time I ride Rise of the Resistance, it becomes more and more apparent that it’s the best theme park attraction currently in existence. It has so much going on, it takes multiple times through to really be able to appreciate it all.

And it’s all kinds of amplified because walking out of it brings you right into Galaxy’s Edge so you are just sort of surrounded by Star Wars-ness.

GALAXYS EDGE 1 JULY 2021 SUMMER WDW TRIP DAY 13

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GALAXYS EDGE 2 JULY 2021 SUMMER WDW TRIP DAY 13

Oh I should also mention – this was the only time we rode Rise of the Resistance today. We actually never used our boarding group from this morning. All that work for nothing but I will say – having a Rise of the Resistance boarding group and NOT using it? Pretty boojie. Wait, is it boujee?

Bougie?

As I mentioned earlier, Nickie had finally made it to the park so we made plans to meet her over in Toy Story Land. That’s the great thing about Walt Disney World – One can go from being on a distant planet to being a toy, all while spending an exorbitant amount of money. Magical.

As you might recall from Day 9, not only did Walt Disney World give us an anytime FastPass to Rise of the Resistance, but they also gifted us a FastPass for Toy Story Mania for our troubles.

So that’s where we went. Toy Story Mania. Come on, keep up.

On our way in, I tried to snap a good picture of the group.

OK everyone smile.

Eh hey. OK. Let’s try again. Everyone – smile!

Ugh, whatever. Let’s just go on the stupid ride.

On our way in, we grabbed our 3D glasses and Kayce asked to take a picture but obviously we couldn’t get it together to…

Oh I can’t with us. For her? For her we smile?

This time around, I rode with Owen. Look at us. Riding together in things.

And we had a fun time breaking things and shooting things and popping things and what not. In the end, though, I emerged victorious. With the…um….cat?

Yeah, it’s a cat. In fact, wait. I feel like this cat bears a resemblance to….wait, no. Is it?

Cringer from He-Man?? Seriously, take a closer look.

Holy crap. Wait. Hold on. Only one way to be sure.

I HAVE THE POWERRRRRRR!!!!

Yup! Disney, you got some ‘splainin to do.

Oh right though. The ride was fun.

And on the way out, of course I had the kids pose for some pictures in front of the popsicle stick wall. It’s what you do. And look – they all smiled!

But enough with the toys and the stories and the mania, it was time to get back to the Star Wars. Because, well…

Star Wars is where it’s…

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If you’ve been to Hollywood Studios before, I am sure you know where we are heading next based on that picture above. But for those that don’t know, it was time for some Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. The wait times were super low at this point (it was almost 11AM at this point) so into the queue we went.

I love this queue…

…especially when things like this happen.

Heh, impersonating a Gungan. Myles does have a lot of Jar-Jar-esque qualities to him. Heesa bombad klutz.

Oh and. AND. Bella was the Rebel Spy today. Look at us…all kinds of infamous.

Although I really wish she told us before boarding. I am not sure I would have put my family in such danger had I known. That’s pretty inconsiderate, Bella.

I love Star Tours so much. I definitely love the Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars attractions (Rise of the Resistance, Smuggler’s Run) but I really REALLY hope Star Tours doesn’t go anywhere for a long time.

At this point, lunch wasn’t for another hour or so and I mean, we couldn’t be expected to wait THAT long to eat something. What are we? Camels?

Wait, no. Camels have the whole “not having to drink for a while” thing right? I mean…I have an issue with that too. But no. Camels won’t do in this instance. Tarantulas? I remember in Home Alone, Buzz said his tarantula would be fine when they go to Paris because he was fed a bunch of mice guts and should be good for a couple of weeks.

Right. Tarantulas.

Anyways… At this point, lunch wasn’t for another hour or so and I mean, we couldn’t be expected to wait THAT long to eat something. What are we? Tarantulas?

Nailed it.

And it just so happened that there was a particular Hollywood Studios snack I had been wanting to try that fit very nicely into all the Star Wars we were doing that day. It was over at Backlot Express.

Behold. The Wookiee Cookie.

Well, Wookiee Cookies actually. Plural. On account of I like to share.

Two giant oatmeal cookies with vanilla cream sandwiched in between and a milk chocolate sash on top. Thing was like a giant Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie.

And it. Was. Delicious.

Seriously, this may be one of my new favorite Walt Disney World snacks. Those cookies are all kinds of soft and oof, look at all that frosting. Everyone had some and everyone agreed – this thing was hella-good. But.

Well.

Yeah.

They were a little…

Sorry.

I have to.

Can’t resist.

They were a little…

Chewy.

Ok. Now let’s just move past it.

We still had a little bit of time before our lunch reservation so we all ducked into the Mickey Shorts Theater to catch a showing of Vacation Fun – An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie.

This was based off a strong recommendation from Nickie, who had seen it back on Day 9.

By the way, look at these chairs. Seriously? With these chairs?

But the short was very funny. As are pretty much all the Mickey shorts. I mean, that would make sense actually. Since this short was like a compilation of past shorts with a loose narrative around it. It was like one of those “Remember when we did this…” episodes of old sitcoms where they all sit around talking about old memories as a way to recycle old material and pass it off as a new episode.

It reminded me of when we ate at Steakhouse 55 on the last night of our cross-country road trip. We sat there enjoying our meal and talking through all the awesome experiences we had and memories we made over that whole trip.

Like when we visited the Grand Canyon. Or that time when we saw the Red Sox play in Toronto. Or, oh man, hanging out with Kayce and Bella reminds me of that time we ate that awesome frozen custard at Ted Drewes in Missouri with them.

Memories.

But yeah, I always felt like those kinds of episodes were so cheap.

Ahem.

The short though? Really funny stuff. Highly recommend. I also highly recommend going with Liam. Because he laughs like Robert DeNiro in that theater scene in Cape Fear.

Or Sideshow Bob in that theater scene in Cape Feare.

And on the way out, there were some really fun picture opps, including this one that celebrates one of the best Mickey shorts of all-time – Potatoland!

And now. Finally. Lunchtime. But before we get to that, I want everyone to just take a deep breath and take stock of everything we did BEFORE lunch. It wasn’t even noon yet.

Liam Day is a lot like my favorite way to go camping.

In tents.

Lunch today was at an old favorite of ours in Hollywood Studios – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant!

We put our names in and, while we waited for our table to be called, took advantage of more FUN PICS.

Though eh. This is a tough one. The bar on top of the windshield here makes it tough to get a good picture of everyone in the car. Let’s try again.

Hrm. Nope. Not quite.

Gah.

Bah forget it. Let’s just go eat.

Seriously though, Disney. Just get rid of the big-barred windshield here.

Sci-Fi is such a cool place to eat. I mean, the food is fine and what not. But it’s definitely the ambiance that makes this place. The whole thing is set up to look like a drive-in, with cars to eat in and everything.

And you guys know how much I like outside-on-the-inside kind of places.

Since we had more people than would fit in one car, we split up. The kids took one car.

The adults took another.

We put our orders in and enjoyed the entertainment.

The screen up front shows a loop of old science fiction movie trailers, cartoons, drive-in ads…

Hey look, Walt Disney and a robot!

Beep Bop Boop.

I often go for the Feature Film Burger, which is like a rotating monthly burger special situation. But this month’s wasn’t really speaking to me. I forget exactly what it was but I think it was a pork burger or something?

So I went ahead and got the Drive-In BBQ Burger, which is described as being made with Sci-Fi’s “Signature Blend of Beef and House-made Seasoning served on a Brioche Bun topped with 9-hour Smoked Pork, Bourbon-Bacon Jam, Cheddar, Lettuce, and Barbecue Sauce.”

What? Don’t look at me like that. The pork here was on top of the burger. A completely different situation. And it was delicious. Plus, I highly recommend the onion rings here. Highly.

Also, ogres are like onions.

After lunch, we all split up for a little bit. Nickie and I wanted to go have a drink while everyone else went off and did their own thing.

But while we were on our way to grab a drink, look who we saw.

Goofy and Max!! And they were fishing in Echo Lake. UGH SO CUTE.

When we walked up on them, we said our hellos and AND I told Goofy he should probably do the perfect cast.

Because me? I know how to interact with characters, you guys. And Goofy loved it by the way. So you all can feel free to use that if you come up on the Goofs fishing at Hollywood Studios.

Onto the drinks!

We walked over to the Brown Derby Lounge for some afternoon refreshment.

I ordered a Tito’s and soda and Nickie got herself a Tito’s with Cranberry.

These are pretty perfect Florida afternoon sippers for sure. And I mean, look at us. Literal visions.

We sat for a little bit, enjoying our drinks, doing some people-watching, talking and laughing. And yeah, I mean. I just really enjoy this woman’s company. So.

And while we were enjoying all that drinkiness, the kids were all over in Galaxy’s Edge enjoying all that…erm…spaciness.

I love these pictures because Liam looks unsure in like…all of them.

I am pretty sure they took a spin on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and. AND. This happened.

After we finished up our drinks, we got a text from the kids saying they were going to be heading into the next showing of For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration so we went over to join them

I have talked many times about how much I LOVE this show but oof, do I LOVE this show.

I love the songs. The performances. The film clips. The humor. It’s all so good.

There aren’t many times my kids are completely ok with me belting out Disney songs, but thankfully here. Here, they are totally fine with it.

Plus, I mean. It snows INSIDE. Again, that whole outside-on-the-inside thing.

After the show was over, we split up once again since Nickie and I wanted to get back to the room for a quick change. We left the park at around 3:30 and walked on back to the BoardWalk.

We hung out in the room for a little bit, soaking up the AC changing out of what were some sweaty clothes. And we left to head back to the park at around 5PM because we did have a reservation to get to.

Like I said – shizz was hot on Day 13. So there was no way I was just going to be able to make it back without some type of liquid refreshment. And, well…Mango makes this man go.

We were back in the park at around 5:20 and I guess we were pretty proud of our new fits because we took even more pictures of ourselves.

Oh and look – we ran into Max again.

And Max wasn’t the only celebrity we spotted around Echo Lake. Look at Gertie the Dinosaur.

Looking DINO-MITE!

Our reservation was at 6:00 in Galaxy’s Edge so we had to make quick work of the journey over. But well…we did stop for a walking beer at the Oasis Canteen on the way. We’re only human.

But we were in Galaxy’s Edge by 5:45.

And hey, it was a good thing I had a drink for the way over.

On account of our reservation? It was for drinks.

Yup, our reservation was at Oga’s Cantina – the awesomely Star Wars-themed bar in Galaxy’s Edge.

We were seated in a booth off to the left as you walk in.

As you can see from the pictures above, this place is super well-themed. It really does feel like you’re in a Star Wars cantina. And we will get to the drinks in a second but one of the cooler features here is DJ R3X (pronounced “Rex”).

For those that don’t know, R3X was the pilot on the older version of Star Tours and he kind of lost his job when they switched the ride over to “The Adventure Continues.” But he has since found employment in Oga’s and is in charge of the music.

Also, though…he’s voiced by Pee-Wee Herman.

And he spun some bangers that night.

So one thing you should be aware of at Oga’s is that they might sit you with other people at your table. And COVID be damned, they did end up sitting another couple with us that night. Thankfully, they were super nice. I do wish I could remember their names though.

Obviously, Lani finds them super sus.  

They were definitely a lot of fun to hang out with though. Both of them were cast members so that was cool. But yeah, I do wish I could remember their names because then I could also remember what we were chanting by the end of the whole situation.

You see what happened is this – they did introduce themselves for sure. And wait…ok. So the guy introduced himself as Tim I think. But.

BUT.

BUTT.

Later on, Nickie brought up how she knows that some cast members, waiters, etc. use fake names when working. And “Tim” admitted that “Tim” wasn’t his real name. Which was…mind-blowing. He did tell us his real name. Mike? Jeff? Skip? Biff?

And when he told us that, we started banging the table and chanting his name. At least I think that’s what happened. Remember, this was a day I was having drinks on the way to stop for drinks before our reservation for drinks.

Oh also – the girl, upon learning it was Liam Day, offered to sing “Happy Birthday backwards” to him…

I am REALLY sorry you two. I honestly enjoyed your company and wish I remembered your names. I am the suckiest suck that ever sucked.

Like I said, this Oga’s stop was all about the drinks (both for us and the kids) but the kids did order up a snack to share as well – Oga’s Obsession (Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Cotton Candy Flavor, Blueberry Popping Pearls with a Bursting Dried Fruit Mixture.)

It’s basically like a plussed-up spacey age Jell-O thingamawhat. And the kids really seemed to like it. I don’t know if they were “obsessed” with it or anything.

On with the drinks!

As you can see from the picture below, Owen ordered a White Wampa Ale (Classic Hefeweizen with a Banana and Citrus Character.)

Kidding. I kid. That was Nickie’s. Owen’s more of a wine guy.

He ordered a non-alcoholic Hyperdrive (Punch It!) (POWERADE Mountain Berry Blast, White Cranberry Juice, Black Cherry Purée, and Sprite.)

The rest of the kids all got Blue Banthas (Blue Milk served chilled with Bantha-inspired Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookie.)

I decided to stick with something I have enjoyed at Oga’s before – The Outer Rim (Patrón Silver Tequila, Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur, Lime Juice, Pure Cane Sugar, with Black Salt and Exotic Fruit Purée.)

SUCH a good drink. It’s like a real-good margarita. I love that black salt and it has a nice sweetness to it. I love that fruit puree on top.

Overall, a super great experience at Oga’s.

Oga’s are like onions.

We totally would have stayed for a second drink but we had yet another reservation to make. And this time? It was for food.

I should specify when I say “we” here I only mean Nickie, Myles, Owen, Liam, and me. Our reservation was at like 7:05 and we didn’t finish up at Oga’s until like 7:04 (it took a while to get the check) so we really had to book it over to the restaurant. Specifically, we had to book it over to 50’s Prime Time Café.

Which was like on the other side of the park.

We ended up making it to the restaurant at around 7:15. And yeah, we were late…but it was still a pretty impressive time.

When we went to check in, they said they weren’t accepting any other diners but when I explained the whole situation about being stuck at Oga’s and what not, they ended up seating us.

If you haven’t visited before, eating at 50’s Prime Time is supposed to feel like you’re having a meal in “Mom’s Kitchen.” Well, a Mom from the 50s’ kitchen. When you first enter, you walk through the Prime Time Lounge, which is set up to feel like a house from the 50s. It’s all kinds of kitsch.

Check out what was on that TV. The opening of Disneyland!

And once you enter the main restaurant, it really does feel like a kitchen from the 50’s.

Plus, the cast members that work here are pretty great. They are supposed to be a little…well…ornary? Like, not mean or anything. But you know, they make you finish your vegetables, clean your plate…that kind of thing.

And our waitress tonight was especially great. She was not only in character and attentive the whole night but being that we were the last family in the restaurant, she also spent a lot of time at our table talking with us. And she never made us feel like we were being a bother…you know, the whole being the last family thing.

We were seated at a table right under this TV, which was playing an episode of The Dick Van Dyke show at the start.

And later, an episode of Dennis the Menace.

This totally made me feel like I was back in like 1986 on a Friday night, watching Nick at Nite.

Wait, I mean.

This totally made me feel like I was back in like 1986 making fun of kids that were at home on a Friday night, watching Nick at Nite.

I was busy being popular and what not.

Wait, what am I saying? I was 10. Why do I have this incessant need to impress you? You guys made me this way.

OK so the food. The food at 50’s Prime Time is straight-up comfort food. Fried Chicken, meatloaf, pot roast. That kind of thing.

The kids were excited.

Our waitress told Myles he had to set the table so she threw him a bunch of napkins…

…and handed him some silverware so he could get to work.

Nickie and I both started our meals with a Bud Light.

And we ordered some Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Horseradish Sauce for the table. Look at how good.

Ogres. Onions. It’s a running gag.

Owen also started his meal off with a bowl of chicken soup.

Nothing better on a hot summer day in Florida. But hey, Owen seemed to be enjoying it.

For his main, Owen went with Aunt Betty’s Chicken Strips with Fries.

While both Myles and Liam got Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken (with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, and Seasonal Vegetables.)

Nickie ordered Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf (a Blend of Beef and Pork topped with Tomato Glaze served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.)

I am not the best at the whole deciding thing so I went with A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes (Golden-fried Chicken, Fork Tender Pot Roast, and Traditional Meatloaf with all the fixin’s.)

Welcome to Yumtown. Population: Me.

I am also pretty sure the boys got milkshakes. But for some reason, I didn’t get any pictures of them. I can vouch for the shakes here though. The Peanut Butter and Jelly milkshake is especially incredible.

The kids scarfed down their meals rather quickly because Bella and Lani texted saying they were getting in line for Slinky Dog Dash so they went to join them for one last ride. We actually ended up boxing up some of their chicken to take back to the room.

And once again, Nickie and I were alone.

Soooooo….

We. Got. Busy.

Busy ordering Mom’s Brownie (Chocolate Brownie served with a heaping scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream.)

It’s so beautiful.

After we finished, we still had some time before the kids were off Slinky Dog so Nickie and I took some time walking around and taking in the sights.

But eh. I had the best sight to see by my side.

At around 8:30, the kids were off the ride and came to meet us in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater and we were all kinds of picture-happy. So get ready for the photo drop!

It’s really too bad these guys don’t like each other that much.

I am surprised that last one hasn’t become my new phone background yet.

We were all ready to leave the park at this point but before we exited the park, I had to take a picture of my buddy Pluto.

Even though we were ready to leave the park, none of us were quite ready for the night to end. So Kayce, Bella, and Lani decided to come back to the BoardWalk with us to hang out at the Community Hall.

And the kids took serious advantage of everything the Community Hall had to offer.

They played some foosball…

…and Ms. Pac-Man.

Did some coloring…

…and played some PlayStation.

And like, according to the timestamps on my photos, this took place over the course of 10 minutes. But we did end up staying at the Community Hall for about an hour or so. I do really love when the Disney World resorts have spaces like this. Places to unwind, hang out, not spend any money. That sort of thing.

They also had these Raya and the Last Dragon activity packet things available for free.

So of course I grabbed one. Inside, there was a Mad Libs type activity thing so I asked Nickie and Kayce to provide the words while I filled them in. This was the result:

Yeah. This was obviously not filled out by me. No “poop.” No “boogers.” No “toilet juice.” Pretty tame stuff. A let down as far as Mad Libs go. Worst. Mad Libs. Ever.

There was also another page that asked me to draw my fantasy animal. Which, obviously….

I mean, you know I had to go with a liger.

It’s pretty much my favorite animal. Bred for its skills in magic.

At around 10:30, Kayce, Bella, and Lani said their goodbyes and headed back to the Riviera and we walked back to our room.

Myles and Liam hung out on the patio and opened up the box of chicken we brought back from 50’s Prime Time. I went out to snap a picture of it…

…which really seemed to anger Myles. I don’t know if it was the interruption. Or the flash. Or just my mere presence. But he wanted no part of me taking pictures of the fried chicken he was eating.

Teenage boys are a real good time sometimes.

But hey, it was late. And they were obviously in some sort of deep conversation about rock n roll music or pimples or whatever else teenage boys talk about.

And with that, we come to a close on Day 13. But wow, Day 13 was like…A LOT. And by “A LOT” I mean a lot of awesome. And it was really cool to be able to spend Liam’s actual birthday with him at Hollywood Studios. A big shout out to his parents for letting him hang with us on his birthday. Happy birthday, buddy.

And we still have two more full days. I know. It’s like – is this ever going to be over?

Catch you on Day 15.

Last Post – Day 12
Next Post – Day 14

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