Entries from All Ears® Guest Blog tagged with 'Disney's Hollywood Studios'

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party

By Guest Blogger: Kay Belin The 2016 holiday season in Hollywood Studios was going to prove to be a bit sad this year. With the closing of the Osborne Family Lights spectacular show it sounded like the holiday draw to...

REVIEW: Merry and Bright Osborne Lights Dessert Party

By Guest Blogger Kay Belin and Comments by Deb Wills Fabulous lights, wonderful music, and delicious sweets certainly bring out the festive spirit in all of us. Disney has put all three of these ingredients together to offer the...

Feelin’ the Force: A Review of the Star Wars Weekends Feel the Force Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By Alice McNutt Miller I made plans for a quick Miller family visit to Walt Disney World over Memorial Day weekend months ago. My older daughter would be home from her second year of college, and it seemed like...

Frozen Premium Package Review

by J. Scott Lopes Guest Blogger I recently experienced the VIP Frozen Premium package at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This package consists of two parts. The first part is reserved seating for the Frozen "First Time in Forever" Sing-along. The second...

Disney and Star Wars could things get any better than that?

A guest blog by Erik Tyler Once a year for 4 weeks Disney lets the Empire take over Hollywood Studios for its annual Star Wars Weekends. This year with Disney in full control there were some great changes in...

Jim's Attic: Where in the World is the Rocketeer?

Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Those who have met me know that I take real joy in talking about...

Jim’s Attic: Gertie the Dinosaur

Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Those who have met me know that I take real joy in talking about...

Jim’s Attic: The Cameraman Statue

Jim's Attic: The Cameraman Statue By Jim Korkis Every two weeks, Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Oddly, the dedication...

Disney Animation Cels

The next time you visit Disney's Hollywood Studios be sure to visit The Magic of Disney Animation in the Animation Courtyard. There is a terrific ten-minute show where Mushu provides some comic relief while you learn about the animation...

Be aware of changes at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends

So, you're planning a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios during the month that includes Star Wars Weekends (through June 10 this year) and you have your entire day planned out, based on past experiences. Be aware that there are...

Tips for securing celebrity autographs at Disney's Star Wars Weekends

Last weekend's crowds again proved the popularity of Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. And one of the biggest draws for park guests is the opportunity to meet Star Wars celebrities and get photos and autographs. At many...

Disney's Star Wars Weekends offer galaxy of fun for kids

Star Wars fans will, of course, be in their element at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends. But even if your kids cannot tell Luke Skywalker from Anakin Skywalker, they still can have a great time celebrating The...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next August 18, 2011

The morning began at Disney's Hollywood Studios to check out the new Cars meet-and-greet. It's located between Mama Melrose's and the Premiere Theater (next to Phineas and Ferb's meet-and-greet). At the beginning of the queue, there is a sign...

New Character Meet-and-Greets at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In late May, the new Phineas and Ferb meet-and -play and the Winnie the Pooh meet-and-greet opened. I was able to check out these new meet-and-greets recently. Phineas and Ferb Meet-and-Play The Phineas and Ferb meet-and-play is located near...

Star Wars Weekends 2011

Star Wars Weekends (SWW) began in 1997. However, the SWW did not become a regular, annual event until 2003. Since then, each year has had exclusive merchandise and a logo, a motorcade and other events. The Weekends feature celebrity...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next May 11-16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11 We checked in at our resort a day before the D23 events began so that we could get settled at the resort and eat at a couple of our favorite places. We spent the morning at...

Star Tours Soft Opening

On Monday, May 16, I was lucky enough to be at Studios while they were testing, or soft opening, Star Tours. This was huge for me. I loved the original attraction and it's among some of my first Disney...

Indiana Jones Cairo Dinner Show

by John Bowers AllEars.Net Guest Blogger (additional photos by Sandi Lamborne) Tables in Wonderland hosted the Cairo Dinner Show at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular theater at the Hollywood Studios on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The event lasted from...

Disney World: What's New, What's Next April 1-2, 2011

On April 1, I spent the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom. A lot had changed since my last visit less than a week before. Part of City Hall is still behind a wall: The new Mickey Mouse and Princesses...

Walk Around Walt Disney World - What's New, What's Next: March 19-20

We were able to spend the weekend at Disney. We stayed on-property and since it was Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Saturday morning, we took advantage of the extra time in the park. 'Let the Memories...

ESPN The Weekend Recap

Guest blogger Andrew Rossi recaps the exciting events and activities that took place during this year's ESPN The Weekend held March 4-6 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Two of my major passions are sports and Disney, and ESPN The Weekend...

ESPN The Weekend

I'm having a great time at ESPN the Weekend right now. I spent most of yesterday at the event and my photos are already in the ESPN Weekend Photo Gallery. Here are a few tips based on my experience...

Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade Debuts at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The new Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade, the successor to Block Party Bash, debuted today at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It follows the same parade route as Block Party Bash did. The Cast Members seemed excited that this parade...

Italy Meets Hollywood at Mama Melrose’s Risotrante Italiano

Andrew Rossi returns with a review of Mama Melrose located in Disney's Hollywood Studios. When it comes to Italian food, Disney World certainly offers a wide variety of options, from Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at Epcot to Tony's...

Holiday Decorations at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Guest Blogger Ashley Livingston paid a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios this weekend, and discovered the holiday decorations already appearing. As she notes, they are "lovely!" Reminder: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights begins November 8!...

New Trams Roll Out at Walt Disney World

AllEars® Reader DonnaB sends this report: Thursday, October 21, saw a new tram with doors at Disney's Hollywood Studios. According to the cast member, that was the first day for them. They have them at Disneyland, but this is the...

'50s Prime Time Restaurant Photo Blog

by Jeff Onorato AllEars® Guest Blogger My favorite restaurant to eat at when I visit Disney's Hollywood Studios is the Hollywood Brown Derby. I absolutely love their Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake. Not to mention the refined setting and Old-Hollywood...

Disney Animation Lets Its Hair Down at Disney's Hollywood Studios

by John Kurowski AllEars® Guest Blogger Disney's Hollywood Studios recently unveiled details, concept art, and more characters for Walt Disney Animation Studios' newest production, Tangled. Based on the classic fairytale Rapunzel, the world of Tangled seems to have everything one...

Tower of Terror Passholder Event

by Coleen Bolton Wow! Summer flew by way too fast! It seems like only yesterday I was at the Passholder preview for Disney's Electrical Parade and new Summer Nightastic! Fireworks in the Magic Kingdom. Now it's already time for...

The "American Idol Experience" Experience!

by Jennifer Badcock AllEars® Guest Blogger The American Idol Experience is AWESOME! My husband and I were there the Friday before the Super Bowl. Our plan was to visit three parks that day and we hit the Studios late morning....

Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

During the holiday season, the Studios is transformed to a Winter Wonderland. Before the entrance way, you will see their huge Christmas tree, decorated with scenes from Disney's animations. Not only is this tree decorated with familiar faces, but all...

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But...

Toy Story Mania - Comparing Disneyland and Disney World!

All Ears® Guest blogger JeanineY is back! You may recall she chronicled the NFFC trip to Tokyo Disneyland a few months ago. This time she compares the brand new Toy Story Mania attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Ride...

Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 8

Ah nothing like relaxing! Instead of going to Epcot today we went yesterday and decided today should be a day to relax. I recommend everyone having a relaxing day on their vacation. The only downside was we didn't get to...

Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 5

We went to the Wilderness Lodge for breakfast. I highly recommend eating at Whispering Canyon! The food is good and the atmosphere is fun. I didn't have any strawberry jam so I asked the waiter for some and he yelled...

A Different Disney Experience

Alex Koma, son of AllEars Senior Editor Deb Koma, and an occasional contributor to the newsletter himself, recently attended ESPN The Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. He shares his unique experience: As a huge sports fan, Disney World's annual...

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