As excited as it might be, arriving at Disney world is not a nice experience. Unless you are a local Florida resident it basically can't be. You arrive after lots of travel, it's busy with excited/screaming kids, and it's hot and humid. Making things worse, because you have limited time at Disney world and you want to make the most of it, you arrive early, which means you got up earlier, which means you are probably a little grumpy. You know who is even grumpier? Little kids, and there are lots of little kids around (not that little kids are a bad thing normally, but in this case they kind of are).
Basically arriving at Disney world is horrible.
Our arrival at Disney world was no different. We caught a red eye flight from San Diego to Orlando (via Charlotte) that left at 11pm, and arrived at 9.30am (best part of the flights was some loud mouth guy getting told to shut up by the flight attendants). As I can't sleep on planes I stayed awake playing on my PS Vita. That seemed a great way to spend a flight... Until we landed in Florida.
I'm going to cut to it: Florida kind of blows. Sure, it's has nice weather, but does it still count as nice weather if it is so humid walking outside is actively unpleasant. Also, people in Florida are kind of weird.
So we arrived, dealt with the heat, dealt with the people at the rental car company (and dealt with the heat in the car by driving without pants), and then we got to Disney world for check in and dealt with the kids. After all that (on the back of the overnight flights) we decided we could have a little nap. But rather than actually sleeping we instead went to one of the parks. Sleep is for the weak. We can sleep when we're dead. Etc.
Now, this might have been because of everything above, but Disney Hollywood Studios isn't a great park. There are two fun rides, one OK ride (with really long lines because kids are tall enough to go on it), and a whole lot of stuff that isn't worth it at all.
Do people really want to take part in the American Idol Experience? (Yes, they do, and there is something very wrong with those people). Do people really want to be driven around slowly while someone says superficial positive things about classic Disney movies? (Apparently they do, and apparently people think Fantasia is a good movie).
So, yeah, there isn't a lot to see here.
Though, now that Disney owns Star Wars, there are a few props and things around that you can get photos with. There is also obvious room for Marvel additions too, which could add to this park.
But despite that we managed to pound out everything (worthwhile) in the park that afternoon and evening, and we also avoided flipping out at any of the other park attendees (a big concern on our first day while tired, uncomfortable and hot). So a big win.
We eventually got back to bed in time to watch the second half of the basketball game on that night and get to bed just shy of midnight, alarms set for 7am.
Only four more days in Disney world.
This place might kill us.
(Spoiler Alert, it didn't)
(Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying don't go to Disney world, it is loads of fun, but just when you first arrive it's a bit rough. Also, Hollywood studios is actually a good park to go to when you first arrive. You don't need a full day, and it's better than wasting good parks while you're super tired. Plus it lowers expectations and means everything else is even awesomer)