What not to miss at MGM?
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I have discovered in the planning of our January 2008 trip that the park that I less know about is MGM. So planning for this one has been more difficult. We are going to be able to visit MGM for 2 or 3 days depending on the girl's. Can you please tell me which rides/dinning experiences we should not miss considering that we have two girls (3 and 4 years old). The one I am definitevely doing is the Hollywood & Vine breakfast with Little Einsteins (thanks to Jillybean's report and beautiful photos).
As always, I appreciate your help on the planning of this special trip for us.
DEFINATLY DO 50S PRIME TIME CAFE. FOOD IS REALLY GOOD AND THE THEME IS GREAT. MY DD AND DN LOVED IT THEY WERE 9 AND 5 AT THE TIME AND ITS ONE WE ALWAYS DO. MUPPET 3-D IS A HOOT. FOR THE ADULTS, DONT MISS THE INDIANA JONES STUNT SHOW. WE LOVED IT. THE KIDS MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE IT. ITS LOUD AND OF COURSE THEY DONT HAVE A CLUE WHO INDY IS!!!! AND THE GREAT MOVIE RIDE IS MY PERSONAL FAV. NOTHING REALLY EXCITING ABOUT IT, BUT IM A MOVIE FREAK SO I REALLY LOVED IT. HAPPY PLANNING HOPE THIS HELPED SOME.
Location: Exported from Morgantown, WV to Shreveport, LA
Your girls can absolutely not miss Voyage of the Little Mermaid. It's perfect for their age, and just such a great show even for adults. Of course, similar to that show would be the Beauty and the Beast stage show, but if I had to pick between the two, I'd go with Voyage.
I'm sure they'd also like to do the Playhouse Disney show. They might enjoy the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playset if they like playsets in general.
You and your significant other shouldn't miss the Rock n Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror. They're just so much fun, and you can always ride singularly if your girls are too small or too scared.
The things I wouldn't miss include the Great Movie Ride, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, One Man's Dream, the Backstage Tour and the Lights, Motors, Action stunt show. With the Great Movie Ride, there is one scary bit - the Alien section, which you might want to warn them about or cover their faces when you get there, but the rest is really good fun.
As for meals, I'd give either the 50's Prime Time Cafe or the Sci-Fi Diner a try as well. They're both beautifully themed and a lot of fun.
There is also lots of character interaction. The street between Mermain and Backlot Tour has little trailers where characters make appearances. Across from the trailers is a "theater" wehre Sorcerer Mickey meets and greets. Around the Streets of America Toy Story characters are available.
As far as counter service, we always enjoy Toy Story Pizza Planet.
My favorite things to see and do are very similar to the above posted but myabe this will help you tally the votes up.
Tower of Terror - Definate Adult ride
Voyage of the Little Mermaid - CLASSIC
Rock N Roller Coaster - Definate Adult ride
The Great Movie Ride - Maybe a litle boring for the kids, but great overall
Star Tours - Wonderful que area
Muppet Vision 3D - Very funny (Entertaining for all)
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set - They have adult refreshments near by
Toy Story's Pizza Plant - Your kids will LOVE it!
Sci-Fi Dine In Theater - Great theming & very memorable
We love MGM!! One of our fave places to eat in all of WDW is Sci-Fi (our DD was 5 when we took her the first time and she requested it for this trip). Your DDs will probably love the Little Einsteins meal!! Playhouse Disney is fantastic, and they're revamping it in Jan to reopen in Feb with new characters. Muppets 3D is loads of fun. We love the Animation Studios, and usually there are characters to meet in there.
Thanks so much for your help!! Since we are planning to go at least two complete days to MGM, I am thinking of doing the Character Meal at Hollywood & Vine the first day, having some CS for lunch and SCi-Fi for dinner. The next day I would try the 50's Prime Time.
What about Fantasmic? Can anyone tell me what it is about and if girls of 3 and 4 y. might be interested?