Studious Tuesday

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Tuesday 17 April 2018

The Disney Skyliner continues to pile on pylons.

Skyliner pylons

A beautiful morning on Hollywood Boulevard.

Art Deco goodness of Hollywoodland.

And the Spanish Revivalism of same.

Mickey's of Hollywood

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.

Tune-In Lounge

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.

Grand Avenue

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.

above the entrance to Star Wars Land

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.

Muppet Courtyard

A tamed-down fountain

duck in said 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.

Piggy and Kermit

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.

Kermit the Clock

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.

Coming June 30, 2019

and hoping there will be a Passholder Preview!

Toy Story Land

From expert to beginner, everyone’s a winner! Especially if they’ve just been through the two-hour standby queue.

Toy Story Mania!

A rocket and a match? I’m in!

monkeys from a barrel

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

All aboard the merchandise train!

Minnie & Mickey on a handcar

The Rise of Disney Marketing

Circus Dining Car

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.

hidden mickey in plain sight

The Beverly Sunset

The Sweet Spells candy shop has been closed to make room for TonkaTruckloads of Toy Story merchandise in anticipation of the new land. I still wax nostalgic for its glory days as Villains in Vogue.

just out on the street…

trolley car stop

…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:

Victory with Vegetables

Once Upon a Time there was the Carthay Circle.

back on Hollywood Boulevard, Keystone Clothiers

Winning the coveted Blue Sphere for Best Floral Gown.

porcelain (I presume) fashion model

On a scarf.

Minnie Mouse, that is

That moment when you realize you’ve used too much product.

ill-fitting hat

In a window at Mickey’s of Hollywood

Admit one to the Roxy Theatre.

Daisy Duck's Box Office

This is where we came in. And where we go out.

Crossroads of the World


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1 Response to Studious Tuesday

  1. I miss Disney so much!

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