Monday, August 20, 2012

Makes My Monday: Disney Studio

On our recent trip to Disneyland, we had the wonderful privilege of visiting the Walt Disney Studios.  I am so grateful to my friend who is an employee there for giving us the grand "insiders" tour.

Here is Wasabi Girl sitting in the recording studio.  It was all set up that morning for a celebrity.  Not sure if I can mention the name because she was coming in to audition for the next Pixar feature (Monsters University).  Each of the kids got to sit in the chair, but before we left, they all had to sit in a different chair - the one Johnny Depp always uses.  Ok, I admit, I sat in it too.  You can see the huge screen in the background that's used when actors are recording lines for live action films.

Every Disney park around the world has this "Partners" statue, but this one at the Disney Studios is the only one you can walk up next to and pose with.  Wasabi Girl got her hand close to it, but Jungle Boy reached out and put his arm on Walt and got scorched.  That metal gets hot!

The statue is in an outdoor walkway that has plaques with hand prints of people who have been designated "Disney Legends."  It's a lot of fun to read all the famous names.

We also got to visit the Disney Archives, where the kids could get up close to wonderful items like the actual wardrobe from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

I am so grateful for this opportunity.   Now that we've all been behind the scenes, we have a new appreciation for the work done by all those people in those long lists of credits at the end of films.

"Makes My Monday" is hosted by Cheryl at Twinfatuation.

5 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Melissa said...

Looks like a neat visit...Johnny Depp? I probably would have too. ;)

Cheryl Lage said...

So JEALOUS! Is it me, or does Sir Elton have kind of tubby hands? ;)

What a great experience...would completely Make My Monday!

Thanks so much for playing along!

daiseyjayne said...

What fun!

Laura said...

So jealous! This looks so fun.

Rosemary said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Sir Elton's hands don't look like a piano players's at all.

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