We're continuing our series of blog posts that celebrate the Disney Moms Panel and its class of 2011 by getting to know select members of the panel and what they think of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Yesterday we had a chance to speak with Suzannah DiMarzio and today we'll keep things rolling with Marc Lorenzo, one of the dads on the panel. Marc has been very active in the Disney Internet community even before we was picked to be on the Moms Panel and he continues to be a vocal supporter of not only all things Disney, but the fans of Disney as well. Let's meet Marc!
When was your first visit to Disney's...
The Disney Mom's Panel has just ushered in their Class of 2011 and I thought it might be fun to get to know some of the moms on the Panel and what their thoughts are regarding Disney's Hollywood Studios.
What is the Disney Mom's Panel? It's a group of men and women who Disney has selected to help answer trip planning questions about Walt Disney World and other Disney destinations. To say the least, they answer a lot of questions and do a great job with it.
Today's Disney Mom Panelist is Suzannah DiMarzio, although you might know her better as the author of the wildly popular...
Today's entry is by a guest blogger, Nicole Siscaretti, who recently auditioned and made it onto the American Idol Experience show. She's took the time to write about her experience and share it with all of us. Thanks Nicole!
I scurried up to the gate with my friends Chris and Megan. This was my first rope drop at Disney's Hollywood Studios and we knew what attraction we were ready to run for. As we shimmied through the turn-styles and headed to wait on Hollywood Boulevard for the park to open, our focus was stolen by a sign on the left. The ever popular American Idol symbol stood printed on a screen...
Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton announced during a media event in the Magic Kingdom that Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will have its grand opening on May 20, 2011.
It had previously been rumored that Star Tours 2 would reopen May 17, but the May 20th date now puts an official date of when to expect the new attraction.
After all the rumors, it turns out the Tinker Bell will not be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios...yet.
Disney announced today that she will join her fairy friends in Epcot. From what we hear, there are still plans to have Tink eventually make her way to the Studios after the Flower and Garden Festival wraps up. Just like the original rumor, nothing is for certain yet beyond Flower and Garden, but for now, Hollywood Studios fans will have to wait a little longer to see Tink.
We posted our video recording of Pixar Pals Countdown To Fun! that our very own blogger Shane took but lots of other Disney fans were at Hollywood Studios taking their own videos so we decided to showcase some of the videos of the parade's premiere we ran across.
Let's jump right into this week's Studios Report and go over what's going on in Disney's Hollywood Studios this week. Be sure to reference this week's Studios Update photos that accompany this report.
- As you can see in this week's photo update, there was an incident with someone getting hurt at the parking tram loading area. Not sure what happened but parking trams were unloading at the handicap parking area of the Stage parking lot and guests then walked in as if they were being dropped off by a bus.
- The Tower of Terror facade construction shows no signs of slowing down. It's been going on for the better part of two months now and I guess there's a lot of work to be done. The crane is still there...
Yesterday I was at the Studios for the premiere of the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! Parade and I ran into fellow Studios Central member Todd Perlmutter. We sat down on my bench to enjoy a Citizens of Hollywood skit. Little did we know that Todd would end up being a huge part of it! The skit was the Hollywood Matchmaker Game.
In this sketch, the host pulls out a married contestant (Todd) to play the old "Let's Make a Date" game with three bachelors or bachelorettes- the Citizens- whom the contestant can not see. The contestant is then given three questions to ask each candidate before he or she chooses a date. This skit usually occurs at 1:00 or 1:30 (depending on their schedule with Disney Channel Rocks!) in front of the Beverly Sunset Sweet Spells shop. So how did...
Today the new parade Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! launched at Disney's Hollywood Studios, replacing Block Party Bash. Still Pixar-themed, the parade now incorporates some of the company's newer films such as Ratatouille and Up along with the classics Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles. Unlike the previous highly interactive Block Party Bash, "Pixar Pals" is the conventional style of parade- a series of floats and characters steadily moving along a route.
While the parade is only one day out of the gate and just getting started, it has...
We are all busy during the week with work, kids and errands but that's no excuse to not know what's been going on with Disney's Hollywood Studios news this week! Each Friday, we will list the best news, information and opinion concerning Disney's Hollywood Studios from the week that was in a quick report.