Category: Hollywood Studios

#81: 12 Days of Christmas #6: Jingle Bell Jingle Bam

Sams Disney Diary - Jingle Bell Jingle BAM

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #6 – Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny, the stars of ABCs Prep & Landing, are on the job, and they won’t rest until the Big Guy’s

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#71: Star Wars Weekends 2016! OK, not exactly

SamsDisneyDiary Episode #71: Star Wars Weekends 2016: ok Not Exactly

In November of 2015, Disney made it official that the recently completed 2015 Star Wars Weekends would be the last Star Wars Weekends.  A sad day, indeed. The first Star Wars Weekends took place in 1997; the weekend long festival returned in 2000 & 2001, then became an annual event from 2003 – 2015.  Quoting

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#68: Club Disney: Here One Month, Gone the Next!

Club Disney premiered at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 4th, 2015. The Disney character inspired, kids themed dance club was the first event hosted daily in the brand new “Sunset Showplace” building. Sunset Showcase is the new “Multi-Purpose” building located behind the Rock and Roller Coaster, next to the Tower of Terror, where

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#67: Farewell Osborne Lights, plus 5 reasons why the lights will be back

Why the Christmas Lights will be back at Hollywood Studios Reason #5: Osborne Electric Co.

Earlier this week, January 6th 2016 the final performance of Disney Hollywood Studios “Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights” was completed.  The lights have been entertaining guests and creating magical memories for 20 years.  As you are most likely aware, Disney goes through great lengths to develop a “back story” for every attraction; for the Osborne

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#64: Osborne Lights: “Made with Magic” formerly “Glow with the Show”

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been entertaining guests at Hollywood Studios for 20 years!  Unfortunately, 2015 marks the last year for the Osborne Lights the way we know them.  The lights started dancing after they moved to The Streets of America in 2006.  For more on the story behind the lights and

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#59: WDW Hollywood Studios 5 Favorites Gone Forever… Forever…

Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Red loop. Today we are discussing Little Known Facts about Disney Attractions.   Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is about to embark on a major transformation. In many ways, that transformation has already begun. The removal of the Sorcerers Hat, the closing of the Backlot tour and the Animation Building

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#58: The Magic of Disney Animation: Farewell, Drawn to Animation

Summer 2015, Walt Disney Worlds Hollywood Studios is undergoing a major transformation.  When the transformation is finished, the park will have a new name and new identity.  Today, July 12, 2015 was the last day of operation for the “The Magic of Disney Animation”.  The building and attraction have a history that dates back to

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#57: #FrozenSummer 2015: For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration

The summer of 2015 has transitioned Disney’s Hollywood Studios into “Frozen Summer Fun”.  With special events throughout the park, the “Frozen” summer includes:  The Royal Welcome Parade, Olaf’s Summer Cool Down Stage Show, a Frozen Dance Party and nightly “Frozen” Fireworks. If you have been following Sams Disney Diary, you know that I’m a fan

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#56: The Great Movie Ride Post Show Montage Update

The Great Movie Ride is a Hollywood Studios original, an opening day attraction dating back to May 1st 1989.  Its history can be directly linked to the development of the entire park, but that’s a story for another video and blog. In 2014, Disney and Turner Classic Movies signed an agreement that included sponsorship of

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#53: Star Wars Weekend 2015: Obi-Wan and Beyond

SThe Theater of the Stars served as the new location for Star Wars Weekend Theater events.  The Three main theater events, all hosted by James Arnold Taylor included; Star Wars Rebels, Stars of the Saga and Obi-Wan and beyond.  I attended the First Weekend of Star Wars Weekend 2015 and had my camera ready. This

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