We slept in and had a late breakfast (apple juice, scrambled eggs with potatoes and a muffin). Our late start ended up being a big mistake because it took away precious time at Disney's MGM Studios. To say the least, Monday was a very stressful, fast day. Most of the group went on Star Tours (a simulation ride from Star Wars) and to the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular show where we had a snack (Heath ice cream bar) instead of lunch while we waited to use our Fast Pass. My brother, his wife's brother-in-law, one of his sons, and I went on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (which was very cool but scary). I was bummed that The Chronicles of Narnia ride/show was just an 8-minute clip of the movie (so I didn't go on it) and that I was unable to go on the Backlot Tour due to time constraints. Thankfully, Doug and Emily took pictures (as they were not eating dinner with us), so I got to experience it that way.
I was able to catch the Muppet's 3-D Vision movie before we all went to dinner (yet another mixed drink, caprini cheese with Bruschetta, three-cheese pasta, and Tiramisu for dessert) at Mama Melrose's at MGM Studios. This was where the drama started. One of the waiters spilled a beer on Jason, which got his shorts all wet. After a lot of arguing with the waiter and two managers, they agreed to pay for a new pair of shorts for Jason (which had to be bought at MGM Studios) and compensate him for his beer. My mom and I left before everything was resolved as I had wanted to get a shot glass from The Tower of Terror (which was closed by the time we got there). We were supposed to meet up with everyone else to get our prioritized seating for Fantasmic (which was a bonus with our reservations at Mama Melrose's) which was right by The Tower of Terror. However, the gates were already closed. There was a lot of running around trying to get back together with everyone after we learned that the group was practically run out of the restaurant because of more confusion about the bill and the spilt drink and Jason was trying to find the replacement shorts. Not to mention that the restaurant failed to give us the tickets to get into Fantasmic, which was supposed to start in 15 minutes! But it all ended up working out and we were able to get in through a service entrance to the show. It was definitely worth it – Fantasmic was awesome! The laser shows on the water and the fireworks display with all of the popular Disney characters was memorable. Even my dad was impressed with it!