One of the trends that I'm really enjoying in Disney Parks is the additional of some restaurant-specific Disney Parks ephemera in the shape of custom coasters. I've documented a few of these over the years here on the blog as part of the Coaster Collection . The last Disney one that I posted was back in 2019 when I shared one from Aulani . This post is about some coasters from Oga's Cantina in the Black Spire Outpost on the Out Rim planet of Batuu. Or, you could say it is located in the Star Wars Land inside of Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Either way, you'd be right. And, if you're interested, check out the full story on the place here on the Wookiepedia . As for the rest of the Disney-related coasters in the collection, here's the rundown of the (now) 13 kinds 1 . The full Disney list includes: 1. The standard one you see in your rooms @ Walt Disney World resort hotels . 2. This black and white one from the original Disneyland Resort Ho
Showing posts with the label hollywood studios
Here comes the second newly discovered Disney Parks trading pin from this stash that I turned up when cleaning out a closet . All of the pins seem to be from 2015/2016 and a series of them appear to be special-event or limited edition in nature. Two days ago, I posted a photo of a Captain Hook and Mr. Smee Holiday pin from the 2015 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party pin . Today, is ANOTHER Christmas pin, but from a different park. It features The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights from Disney's Hollywood Studios and has Santa Mickey Mouse and Santa Minnie Mouse along with a photo card that features all the little lights. We saw these lights in what appears to be the final year at the park - 2015 - and we were blown away by them. Here's a few photos of our visit that I'm not sure I ever posted about here on the blog: Disney Parks, Entertainment and Products Group - DPEP - donated these lights to Give Kids the World Village and they had a little show this
We were at Hollywood Studios recently and it was very busy. Very busy. That's fine with us because we don't spend all day in the parks, but it also means that the operations at the Parks pull out some of their lesser-used entertainment options. In Hollywood Studios, that mean that we saw some of the "Citizens of Hollywood" . On my way to the bathroom down by Tower of Terror, I saw this guy standing on the curb reading the newspaper (The Hollywood Star, btw). Turns out, it was Jack Diamond - the talent agent . He's not on Main Street USA, but I'm still counting him as one of the characters we've come across. Here's the rest of the list from WDW: Honorable Christopher George Weaver , Mayor of Main Street USA Scoop Sanderson , Main Street Gazette Reporter, Town Councilman and Pin-thusiast Chief Smokey Miller , Chief of the Main Street Volunteer Fire Department, Mayor George Weaver's “right-hand man” Ms. Hildegard Olivia Hardin
I've written about the Carolwood Pacific Railroad twice before on the blog here. First, was in 2016 when we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge Villas - which has a Carolwood Pacific Room adjacent to the lobby . In the room, there's a bunch of Carolwood Pacific stuff, but the centerpiece is pair of actual cars that came from rolling stock. Then in December, I posted a photograph from that same room that showed Walt himself operating the locomotive (Steam!) with a few folks on board the Carolwood Pacific. This post features a photo that I took inside of One Man's Dream at Hollywood Studios . The description accompanying the photo of Walt oiling the steam locomotive metions that that their home was in HOlmby Hills. Here's a Curbed LA post about the property (which, I think has a house that was built in 2001 and NOT the home that Walt lived in. But...does mention the Carolwood Pacific). I've been fascinated by model trains (thanks, Dad!) and - as you guys
I've posted a bunch of Walt Disney quotes that have appeared on Disney World construction signs (sponsored by Stanley!) over the past year or so. This one is another one that we spotted on the walk from the Boardwalk to Disney's Hollywood Studios - right outside the Disney Skyway station construction zone. "I've wanted to do things; I wanted to build things, to get something going." -Walt Disney
Yesterday, I posted another in the series of Walt Disney quotes on construction signs down at Walt Disney World in Florida. All of them are sponsored by Stanley. Today...here's another one. This one hits me right in the belly because it is a big part of the reason why we keep going back: The joy that I get to share with my children. Together. This now has become a 'thing' on the blog where I can document the various versions of the construction signs at WDW. This one, in particular was located on the same walk as this other longer Walt quote where the Skyway construction is going on outside of Hollywood Studios. Here are a few others .
Back in April, I posted a photo of the Jedi Training badge that the Bird was given after participating in the Jedi Training session at Disney's Hollywood Studios earlier this year. This was the first time that we were able to do the training, but wasn't our first time trying. The timing just worked out. But, since it is May the Fourth, I figured it was time to show off some of those Jedi photos. She donned her robe, grabbed her lightsaber and listened to the master trainers. "Sabers up!" She even took on the Seventh Sister . For those keeping track at home, this is the 2nd time I've posted on May the Fourth. Last time was when the Big Ten shop came out with a bunch of Star Wars-themed gear, but the Illini got left out . Checking that campaign today, and the Illini still don't have any Star Wars gear .
The Bird scored this "Future of the Force" badge after she went through Jedi Training. Her older sister? Not interested. Well...that's not true. She *was* interested. If it was a private exercise with no one looking. And on her own terms. If that was the case? She'd be all over it. But this should not come as a surprise if you've been following along. This is the same exercise we went through when I posted about our visit to Raglan Road at Disney Springs . The Bird danced on stage. The Babe? Not so much.
All the way back in November, I shared a photo that showed off square tiles, set in a pattern that was from the queue of a ride that I thought might serve as good inspiration for the tile in our vestibule . Just a week or so ago, I came across another tile pattern that stopped me in my tracks. That's it above. This is the ordering section of the new PizzaRizzo restaurant and as you can see above, is a mix of a main pattern and a few borders. This uses both hexagons and squares. Check out the close-up below to see how the hex's and the squares work together. I'm out of the tile-selecting business (that's Nat's territory), but knowing she's a reader, here's hoping that this will influence her a bit in one of these directions. She's already ruled out my first choice: which was to put our last name in tile. Then I wanted the house number. Kinda like this . Or even this with it smaller in one corner of the vestibule . But I th
Just as we were entering the park, these guys came along and marched right in front of us. Lead by Captain Phasma, I think they went all the way to the hub/center of Hollywood Studios with the good Darth Vader music blasting. The kids loved it. And this gives just a small/little glance of what the future of this park will look like in just a few years when Star Wars land opens.
One of the prettiest sights these eyes have ever seen: snow falling on the beautifully decorated Hollywood Boulevard while some appropriate-era Christmas song is playing over the loudspeakers. We were told about this 'snow' by my friend Adam and he recommended this time of year for a visit. We've taken him up on his recommendation a few times now and it never gets old.