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Backstage Magic Adventures by Disney Day 2

Today, Wednesday October 14th, is the first full day of our Adventure.

Today's Theme: Lights, Camera, Adventure

We have a full day on tap:

Behind the Scenes at The El Capitan Theatre - Step into Hollywood's past with a backstage tour of the ornate El Capitan Theatre, lovingly restored as a venue for Disney films and live shows.

Backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live - Visit the former Masonic temple where this hilarious and wildly popular late night talk show is taped. On a backstage tour, explore this historic theater and hear some entertaining inside stories about the day-to-day excitement involved in producing a nightly comedy-variety show packed with celebrity guests and top music acts.

The Jim Henson Company Studio Tour and Lunch - This historic studio was built in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin. Now home to The Jim Henson Company, it's not open to just anybody! Enjoy a privately guided VIP tour that includes a video history of the company and a behind-the-scenes look at Jim Henson's Creature Shop™. End the visit with a specially prepared lunch prepared in the studio's private café

The Stars of Hollywood - On the trip back to the hotel, cruise by some of Hollywood's most famous landmarks. After the brief privately guided tour, stroll on the Walk of the Stars and compare your own hands and feet to the hand and footprints of your favorite performers at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

On Your Own in Hollywood - In the evening, you are on your own to relax or enjoy the wide variety of restaurants and activities in this vibrant area.

Enjoy today's photos (Remember we are on West Coast Time):

Day 2 of our Adventure by Disney begins soon!


View from our hotel room AbD. Hollywood


AbD group photo at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel


Kodak Theatre


Michael Manager of @elcapitan


Breakfast! What a fun place!


So much fun at Disney's Soda Fountain shop

Disney's Soda Fountain shop

Backstage day 2. Breakfast at Disney's Soda Fountain.


Linda and Debra getting serious about pin trading early in the trip. Exclusives at the Disney Soda Fountain


Ready to tour Jim Henson Studios

Jim Henson Studios

Deb, Chris and Beci inside Jim Henson reception


Hollywood Walk of Fame esp for @dcdeb_allears

Hollywood Walk of Fame

An Amazing time at the Jim Henson Studios

Deb at Jim Henson Studios

Abd group just arrived at Jim Henson Studios


Cathy holds a Jim Henson Emmy Statute

Cathy holds a Jim Henson Emmy Statute

@beci_mousefan and Chris have a moment with Kermit

Beci, Chris & Kermit

AbD group at Walt's Barn


Walt Disney Barn at Carolwood

Walt Disney Barn at Carolwood

Miniature steam train inside walt's barn.


Tonight's fun - Toy Story 3D double feature

Toy Story 3D double feature

Just steps from our hotel is this original theater....


Mickey's Star

Mickey's Walk of Fame Star

3D glasses in place ready for ToyStory 3D

Toy Story line

AbD arranged for reserved seat tickets for ToyStory

Toy Story crowd

A musical number from @ElCapitan before the movie

Toy Story entertainment

Check it out! Snow White has a star on Hollywood blvd too!

Snow White star

Once the Adventure by Disney begins on October 13th, there are THREE ways you can follow us! With new social networking, we plan to do something a little different.

There is a program called "Twitpic" that allows one to send photos via a mobile phone directly to Twitter. Beci Mahnken and myself will be posting photos "live" via the Twitter network.

Deb Wills: http://twitter.com/AllEarsDeb
Beci Mahnken: http://twitter.com/beci_mousefan

We also have our twitter accounts transmitting automatically to our Facebook accounts. So those of you who are "friends" can follow our adventures that way!


At the same time, AllEars team members Jack Marshall and Debbie Koma will be back home copying our Twitter photos and combining them this daily blog. So, you can follow us either here, on Twitter or on Facebook.

I hope this provides some cool ways for you to follow us on the adventure of a lifetime, an Adventure by Disney Backstage Magic.

The previous post in this blog was Backstage Magic Adventures by Disney Day 1.

The next post in this blog is Backstage Magic Adventures by Disney Day 3.

Comments (1)

Connie La Tempa:

I would love to take this trip. The 1 thing or actually 2 things that turn me off are the Jimmy Kimmel studio tour & Jim Henson's building. I would much prefer to go inside where the Imagineers work & where Walt's Studio was. Then have special tours at Disneyland with preferred seating for parades, shows, & Wishes. I would think the Adventure would be all about Disney.

DEB: We did spend a good amount of time at Imagineering. We weren't allowed to take photos which is why none were posted. The Jimmy Kimmel tour is not very long. I REALLY loved the tour of El Capitan! Not everything on a tour will be everyone's favs.. but there are plenty of great VIP experiences for Disney fans! We also had a group of folks who had never been to ANY Disney park and totally enjoyed themselves!

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