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Disney Channel Rocks!…Really!

2 Nov

Zoe is a huge High School Musical fan, and when I heard that they were replacing one of her favorite shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios I was a little nervous that my little Wildcat would be disappointed in its replacement.

So I decided that I would give it a shot, and went down to the BAH to give “Disney Channel Rocks!” a look-see.

Well I can report, that I really loved it! It is a high energy show that features several songs from both Disney Channel shows and movies. I was pleasantly surprised at their song selection, and being a new fan to the mash up (Thank you Glee!) their arrangement was flawless.

As the stage rolls down Hollywood Boulevard, the party has begun and songs are blasting from the stage. Rolling up to Keystone Clothiers, the dancers run out in front of the stage from the crowds to join into the concert.

Before the stage moves into its final position in front of the Sorcerer’s Hat, the crowds are held back to make sure that no one gets hurt.

Once everything is in place, everyone is walked into place for the concert. There really isn’t a bad place to view the show from, so you really don’t need to be up front to take it all in.

The show features songs from Camp Rock 1 & 2, Jump In, The Cheetah Girls, Starstruck, and High School Musical. The singing is amazing! I was taken aback at how well these guys and gals were able to sing and dance! Also, the dancing is SUPER high energy and really well choreographed. Even if you don’t know the songs, you will find yourself bopping around to the music.

As the show concludes and is rolling back down Hollywood Boulevard, they play some more songs and instead of singing they are more like DJs introducing them. The songs were from Selena Gomez, Hannah Montana, and Demi Lovato (the usual suspects).

The show is performed daily at 10:000am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 4:30pm & 5:30pm.

While I did not know all the songs and I haven’t seen all of the Disney Channel Movies that are featured, I really enjoyed the show! The performance quality is really high, and I know that my little Wildcat will have a new favorite show!

Here are some pictures that I took at the show…I hope that you enjoy them!!!

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Hidden Gem of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

24 Sep

I decided that I would do something a little different today on my trip to Hollywood Studios, so I ducked into The Magic of Disney’s Animation to visit my friend Mushu and the creative process.

While the film is definitely dated and offerings greatly reduced from what they once were, I always seem to laugh and enjoy the sneak peek at the upcoming release by Disney Animation.

Right now they are featuring “Tangled”, and the teaser gives a great glimpse of the film and the artwork that is on display outside is amazing.

The "Tangled" mural that is located just outside of The Magic of Disney's Animation

But just around the corner is my favorite hidden gem of Hollywood Studios, and the real reason for my diversion, the Animation Academy.

The column outside of the waiting area for the Animation Academy

This 22 minute lesson in drawing a character, usually chosen by the artist, is a great chance to try your hand at being an animator. The classes are usually pretty packed, so it is best to wait and enjoy a nice break when you get the chance!

Once you enter the room everyone sits at a station, and gets led through the creation of a character through easy to follow directions and encouraging words. Today Ryan let us vote on who we’d draw…and Minnie Mouse won!

Ryan during our lesson drawing Minnie Mouse

While you may not leave with a perfect drawing, you definitely get a unique and free souvenir from your short time at the Animation Academy.

My Minnie Mouse

I don’t think I have a future in drawing, but it sure was a lot of fun!

What is your favorite Hidden Gem at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

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