Debuting at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 1989, this improv troupe of entertainers brought the glamour of the Silver Screen to Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard - the perfect example of "streetmosphere" that adds to much to the parks. Sadly, the long term future of these performers now lies in doubt as the Walt Disney Company continues to lay off staff in light of the impact of COVID-19. Whilst not capturing headlines like new rides or shows, these entertainers contribute so much towards what makes the Disney parks special and their loss will be sadly felt.
Disney's Stars and Motor Cars Parade first appeared at Disney's MGM Studios, Walt Disney World in 2001, where it ran until March 2008. Part of the parade subsequently moved to Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris in 2009. The parade originally culminated in a show on the stage in Production Courtyard however this element was subsequently dropped. The parade had its final run in 2014.
Beauty and the Beast debuted at Disney's Hollywood Studios on 22nd November 1991, on the same day as the animated classic was released.
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World.
(Updated May 2018)
Even before the 14 acre Star Wars Land (the largest single-themed expansion to date for a Disney park) opens, there's plenty to entertain aspiring Jedi (or Sith) at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In addition to Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the park is home to character meet and greets, costume/prop displays, shows and parades.
(Updated May 2018)
I'm just back from a wonderful week at Walt Disney World. Lots of photos to sort out (and following on my previous post, I was delighted to discover Cinderella's coach was still on display) but in the meantime here's a short video clip of one of the highlights from my trip, the Big Hero 6 meet and greet at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Baymax is clearly incredibly popular which makes me wonder where on earth all the merchandise was?!