Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Tuesday 17 April 2018
The Disney Skyliner continues to pile on pylons.
A beautiful morning on Hollywood Boulevard.
Art Deco goodness of Hollywoodland.
And the Spanish Revivalism of same.
Pluto’s Toy Palace.
Undeserved side-eyes and scowls for the Hollywood Police Department.
At 10:37 a.m., I am 23 minutes too early to tune in.
Backlot Express Restaurant
Refreshing hot towels are distributed in business class only.
After getting your food, you can pick up your hammers and chisels at the condiment station.
It is indeed grand.
Tempting you with inedible delicacies.
Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge
I don’t know what this has to do with it, but it adorns the gateway to the adventure we’re all hoping to live long enough to live.
Back on Grand Avenue
When I’m not riding my girl’s bike up and down the avenue, it’s parked on the fire escape.
A tamed-down fountain
and a theatre with a new name.
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Or a FastPass+®. Beyond it is a third dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of what kind of foolishness would you like to see? You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas, of pigs and frogs. You’ve just crossed over into the Muppet Zone.
Romance on the high walls.
At the Happiness Hotel, there’s no one staying or working to disturb.
The rooms are narrow, but the hotel does offer facilities for the drying of your hand-washables. And life preservers if you should fall overboard.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Our vines have tender, strategically placed grapes.
It’s always a good time for it to feel like 75ºF.
All heckling has been temporarily suspended.
The Chinese Theatre
where memories of the Great Movie Ride will linger even as we eventually ride Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad.
I didn’t sail today, but I do like this show.
and hoping there will be a Passholder Preview!
From expert to beginner, everyone’s a winner! Especially if they’ve just been through the two-hour standby queue.
A rocket and a match? I’m in!
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
All aboard the merchandise train!
back on Sunset Boulevard
The Hollywood Brown Derby
As I looked over from my Famous Cobb Salad, I observed Cast Member Ethan expertly crafting a sparkly surprise welcome for some guests.
The Beverly Sunset
just out on the street…
…a streetcar named Sunset Blvd.
How did I not know (or how had I forgotten) that Fantasmic! was sponsored by Pop Secret™?
What I am trying to achieve:
Once Upon a Time there was the Carthay Circle.
back on Hollywood Boulevard, Keystone Clothiers
Winning the coveted Blue Sphere for Best Floral Gown.
On a scarf.
That moment when you realize you’ve used too much product.
In a window at Mickey’s of Hollywood
Admit one to the Roxy Theatre.
This is where we came in. And where we go out.