the next morning, we slept in a little and didn't have time to go grab a fun breakfast anywhere aside from a quick starbucks run. the bean and i had tickets to a new disney immersive animation experience at the shops at crystals, next to the aria hotel. it was a beautiful morning, and at that hour the strip was still pretty quiet with pretty much zero traffic.
the disney experience was located right next to the diana exhibit that the hub and i had visited back in december, sharing a space with the van gogh experience. we'd gotten there just in time and there were already a lot of people checked in, taking advantage of the photo ops and looking at the displays.
the bean found the drawing station, but as soon as they picked up a pencil one of the staffers announced that it was time to go inside. d-oh.
the large room that we entered next was filled with animated magic. the walls were filled with huge disney-related projections and sparkly pixie dust covered the floor, clearing a path as you walked along.
the experience lasted about an hour and wove musical numbers and scenes from just about every disney movie you can think of, even including a few obscure ones like raya and the lost dragon, brother bear, strange world, and treasure planet. i don't know what we were expecting out of this "experience," but we had fun and sang along to all the songs we knew.
when it was all over, in true disney fashion we exited right into a gift shop.
they shared the gift shop space with the van gogh experience, which was a little confusing at first. heh.
we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and drove out to hoover dam, where we learned that we were too late to take any of the guided tours but could still get into the visitors center and walk around.