This Way to Fantasmic

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios (aka MGM Studios) has a large (get it?) assortment of billboards staggered throughout the park. I don’t think that it’s necessarily very Hollywood since signage on Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd (in Hollywood) consists of moving imagery, flashing lights, and entire sides of buildings. Honestly, they’re extremely distracting for drivers. So, as … Continue reading "This Way to Fantasmic"
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Al’s Toy Barn Flashback

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For my part of remembering attractions that are now closed, I turn the clock back to when Toy Story’s meet and greet was located off Streets of America. The set consisted of a facade of Al’s Toy Barn, owned by bad guy, Al McWhiggin. One can only imagine the non-stop nightmares Buzz and Woddy suffered … Continue reading "Al’s Toy Barn Flashback"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Hollywood Studios

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios wants you to live the Hollywood life by surrounding you with stunt shows, singers and dancers, endless jay walking opportunities, waiters who are really comedians, and over priced food and drink. At least the streets are cleaner. The Great Movie Ride is a great ride about great movies and movies perceived as … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Hollywood Studios"
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Stunt Man Ablaze

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My contribution for our Disney Pic of the Week – Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show The show can be seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Performances are twice daily in the early afternoon and late afternoon. Seating is arena style on metal benches. Arrive 20-30 minutes early to find a place … Continue reading "Stunt Man Ablaze"
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Indiana Jones Fire Sequence

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Have you considered upgrading your point and shoot camera to a DSLR (digital single lens reflex)? If you’ve become tired of missing out on action shots, think about what a DSLR can do for you. There’s no lag time between depressing the shutter button and when the image is recorded. I set my Canon EOS … Continue reading "Indiana Jones Fire Sequence"
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Fish-eye Muppet Fun

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Grab your point and shoot camera manuals and see if your camera can do this, fish-eye effect. Fish what? Fish-eye lenses are especially designed for SLR cameras and some high end point and shoots. Nowadays with computer programs in digital point and shoot cameras, the effect can be replicated. Just keep in mind it’s not … Continue reading "Fish-eye Muppet Fun"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Last Wednesday I recapped our day at Magic Kingdom. The week before that was Animal Kingdom Disney’s Hollywood Studios marked our third consecutive day in a theme park. I’m certainly accustomed to back-to-back-to-back (to-back, etc..) adventures that last from morning until night but Yoli isn’t. When I advised her on preparing for the trip, I … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Officer Peabody, Citizen of Hollywood

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Who are the people in your neighborhood, the people that you meet each day? If you lived in Hollywood, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to be precise, you’d encounter quite a number of colorful characters. Seeing as Hollywood draws in men and women with big dreams of becoming famous stars of the silver screen, the place is … Continue reading "Officer Peabody, Citizen of Hollywood"
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High School Musical Dancers

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Major props to the entertainers at Disney Parks who sweat energy and smile year round regardless of weather conditions. A quick glance back in time to 2007 when the High School Musical trilogy wound down its Wild Cat-infused popularity. My photo comes from Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the dancers and singers performed multiple times a … Continue reading "High School Musical Dancers"
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Front Row at Lights, Motors, Action!

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Be it a concert, theatrical performance, or sporting event, people love sitting in the front row. You’re close to the action, so close that you can see performers sweating or catch an out of bounds ball. As exciting as it is, sometimes sitting in the front doesn’t work out the way you thought it would. … Continue reading "Front Row at Lights, Motors, Action!"
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