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The Studio's Eras

Monday, April 25, 2011

Someone recently asked me what the best part of a Disney vacation is. I had a long hard thought at what the answer could be. Then i realized what it was. Or at least, what part of it was.

I enjoy the different lands you're whisked in to after entering Walt Disney World's four main parks. And at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you're brought in to so many levels of Hollywood - from classic to digital.

I love the feeling you get when walking down Sunset Boulevard. Some of the tunes you hear including "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" take you right back to the early 1900's. Palm trees gracing the Boulevard and a piece of what was once a state-of-the-art hotel caps off the experience of bringing you back to the era.

If you're looking for something that today's baby boomers might like, take them to the 50's Prime Time Diner. What an experience! From entering the restaurant were you're brought to the 1950's, you're immediately immersed to the time when 'elbows on the table' was quite a strict no-no. With recipes that fit the 1950's lifestyle, Disney does an awesome job of bringing you to the 50's.

And to flash forward in to the 70's and 80s, take a trip to Endor (and soon, other planets!) on Star Tours, watch Indiana Jones or Kermit and friends.

And lets not forget the magic of Pixar Place, taking you to the forefront of digital movies from Disney/Pixar.

So why do I like Walt Disney World vacations so much? It is tough to come up with a short, sweet answer to that. But one of the reasons is the way it takes you in to all of the magical lands - many of which are found at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

About this column

Chris Reid is the host of Cosmic Reid's Starlight Cafe on Magical Mouse Radio and loves to talk about Disney's Hollywood Studios


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