A net full of jello

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.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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