We visited MGM on Saturday, May 12. We stayed on the Disney property and I cannot stress enough how convenient their transportation to & from the parks is. We arrived a little early, as Disney property guests get "Extra Magic Hours" in particular parks every day, and MGM just happened to open for us at 8 a.m. vs. the normal 9 a.m. We breezed right by the non-Disney property guests, which was a bonus, because by 10 a.m. the park was FILLING UP. So, if you can force yourself to get up early, it's for the best.
We grabbed some breakfast at a small diner inside MGM with the word "Roll" in it's name - forget the actual title. At any rate, the store was disorganized & crowded but the coffee and bagel hit the spot. We moved onto getting a FastPass for the Tower of Terror. When our time came for that, we found that there are times when the FastPass does not work right - we were basically neck & neck with the 'stand-by' line the entire wait. The ride itself is truly the Tower of Terror. I had to take my glasses off so I couldn't see much but I have been on the ride before. For those that haven't been on it, the wait in line brings you thru the hotel (old & creepy) and then into the boiler room. The ride brings you thru some of the Twilight Zone scenes and then will REPEATEDLY DROP YOU AND THEN RAISE YOU AND DROP YOU AGAIN prior to the big fall. So go on this on a day when you are not feeling queasy! I would say it dropped about four times total. The picture of my face that they snapped was just outrageous - I was truly terrified.
STAY AWAY from the "Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" "ride". All you do is stand in a room filled with fake trees and watch a debriefing of the dang movie. They don't even give you any seats to sit in! AWFUL!
We skipped most other rides - I had read on my dearly beloved Trip Advisor site that the Great Movie Ride was in dire need of a renovation so we passed on that. The stunt show is not really my cup of tea so we didn't do that either. Basically MGM is a great shopping place & a place to catch some 'old Hollywood' charm. The Brown Derby is probably a great place to catch a meal but make sure you make a reservation.
The park was getting crowded around 11 a.m. so we blazed that popsicle stand and hit EPCOT.
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