The sad news of Disney legend Annette Funicello passing earlier this week has lots of fans reflecting on her career and how much she will be missed. This week, I wanted to highlight a tribute to Annette in Disney's Hollywood Studios that we've featured as part of other columns in the past, but never on its own.
In the Muppetvision 3D preshow area is a large net that is filled with large blocks of jello. So basically, it's a net full of jello. Say it fast enough and it sounds a lot like "Annette Funicello".
Funicello was an original Mouseketeer and the only one to be hand selected for the club by Walt Disney himself. Following her success as a Mousketeer, Funicello went on to appear in a number of movies, but she may be best known for starring in the ”Beach Party” movies with Frankie Avalon.
The play on words is a tribute to Annette and her work for the Disney company. It's sad to hear of her passing but it's wonderful that this tribute to her remains in the park today.