Backlot-Style Cops

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton

If you’ve ever toured a movie studio, you’ve seen the various falsified urban neighborhoods and cities they built on the backlot. With a change of window dressing and paint, a pawn shop turns into a pizzeria. Change out park benches, statues, and trees and you either set up for Ghost Whisperer or Eastwick. It’s fascinating how Hollywood tricks us over and over again.

Streets of America is a backlot that’s in constant use by visitors to Disney’s Hollywood Studios if you think about it. People are always wandering around, sitting, taking photos, and listening to a traveling cover band. The only difference between this set and the ones in California is there’s no film crew in Lake Buena Vista.

My entry for Disney Pic of the Week – Streets of America is this alley. I shot through the fence and around the fence but quite frankly, the fence gives the photo more character and texture.

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  1. I love this! It is one of my favorite pics during Osborne Lights. Maybe you can take it again when the lights are on and let us see it! It will also give you an excuse to go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the holidays!

    Lisa responds: Thanks. Despite all of the times I’ve been to Walt Disney World for MouseFest (December), I never walked through the Osbourne Lights display. I’m sure it’s very pretty but I prefer to visit the parks during other times of the year.