Tag: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
WE GOT THIRD PLACE! We’re really excited after two days scouring all four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks, we ended up within EIGHT POINTS of victory – out of 1,000 possible! SO CLOSE. Our score was 804, which means we were incorrect about 196 points. Who knows where in there we could have made up the extra points needed to be on top but it really doesn’t matter. I was worried we wouldn’t even make it to the top 10 (or 20 for that matter), so I’m happy we did so well!
Thanks SO much to Kenny, Kurt, and, of course, my wife Michelle. We made a GREAT team and we’ll gladly do it again next time Disney holds this event. It was exhausting, but SO much fun.
The group photo below is very similar to yesterday’s photo of the day, but this time it was taken right before we began our last park as part of the Hunt at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Tweet
Tonight I was invited to join a trio of Disney Cast Members at the annual Goofy’s Mystery Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a night packed with Disney trivia, puzzle solving, and frantically looking for bizarre characters (Flubber scientist, Fantasyland construction workers, Batman, Waldo, Imagineers – just to name a few) around the park. There were 250 teams of 4 competing and the top 3 were announced on stage at the end of the night. We didn’t make it up that high, but they did say only 48 of the 250 teams got the final answer correct, which we did, so at least we’re in the top 48! We’ll find out our specific rank some time soon when it’s posted online.
Even though we didn’t win, it was still a fun (though exhausting) time. Thanks to Gary, Jon, and Rachel for literally being tethered to me all night while we speed walked around the park. And congrats to the winning team, pictured below, comprised of Disney Industrial Engineers. Figures.Tweet
Some time during the Christmas 2010 season, I spotted a guy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park wearing a knitted Beaker hat (you know, the “meep meep!” guy from The Muppets) and I wanted one. But due to the cold weather and the sheer awesomeness of the hats, they were sold out in the park for a long time. That is, until I visited yesterday when I finally scored one. Sure, it’s hot out now, but I’m ready for the colder weather, whenever that returns!
Here Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghost, is modeling the Beaker hat for you:Tweet
Inspired by the Academy Awards coming up tomorrow, I took a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios today to seek out as many Oscar-related items as I could find. I’ll post a photo round-up of them all tomorrow, but today’s photo is of me standing next to a bunch of Oscar statues awarded to Disney over the years for various films. It definitely got me in the spirit to watch tomorrow night’s broadcast.
Tonight I’m going to watch The Fighter, which will be the eighth Best Picture nominee I’ve seen out of the 10 nominated this year. I don’t think I’ll see The Kids Are All Right or Winter’s Bone before the ceremony tomorrow, but those are the two I’m least interested in ever seeing anyway.
Tomorrow I’ll also post my rankings of the 8 films I will have seen by then, before the awards show begins.Tweet
The “Citizens of Hollywood” are easy to overlook at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. They’re the street performers that show up seemingly randomly (though they’re often on a schedule), each acting out bits as Hollywood-inspired characters. They’re not characters you likely know, as they were invented for the park, but that doesn’t make them any less entertaining.
So today when I went to Hollywood Studios to catch the premiere of the new Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade (video and photos here), the show was proceeded by a performance from the Citizens of Hollywood. And this guy posed for me:Tweet