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Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a lot of shows that particularly appeal to seniors. But – there are other attractions that seem to appeal to the youngsters that we seniors very much love. Here are my top 5 attractions for seniors, see if you agree.
- Toy Story Midway Mania! – This one is fantastic and is loved by young and old alike. The games and themes are incredible (so is Mr. Potato Head), fun and a pleasure to play. Even if you are lucky enough to ride it many times in a day you will not tire of the good clean fun. Get there early, grab a Fast Pass and then get in the standby line. You are not too old to enjoy this!!!
- Fantasmic! – This show is and always has been one of my favorites since I saw the Disneyland version many years ago. The Walt Disney World version is spectacular and beautifully staged in an amphitheater worthy of the show’s scope. There are a couple of drawbacks particularly since the number of performances was reduced a couple of years ago.(changed back to daily through Sept 30) the crowds at the Hollywood Studios are huge on Fantasmic! day and the lines for the show are huge. Take advantage of the Fantasmic Dining Package.
- Walt Disney, One Man’s Dream – If you love Walt Disney and Disney in general, take some time to visit this attraction. It will give you an appreciation of Walter Elias Disney and what he did with what he had where he started from. It addresses all the stages of Walt’s life and the development of Disney through the years. Beautifully done!!!
- Beauty And The Beast – Live On Stage – This is another one of those do not miss stage shows appreciated by seniors. The costuming, staging, and choreography make this show an absolute delight. Sure, we all know the story of Beauty and the Beast but this show really does it justice and presents it in a very special way. See it for sure!!
- Muppet Vision 3-D – Muppets = FUN and this attraction is no exception. One thing to remember, this was Jim Henson’s final production and it retains all of the oddities and twisted little things that wandered around in his head. The man was brilliant and this show reflects his talents. Take this sojourn around Muppet Labs with the crew and have a good laugh on them
Disney’s Hollywood Studios has lots and lots of stage shows. Make sure you take the time to enjoy as many of them as possible and you will find out that Hollywood Studios is at least a “full day park” if not more. As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
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I love, love, love the Muppets!!! Muppet Vision 3-D has very special meaning for Muppet fans because it was Jim Henson’s last production. They are all there – Kermit, Miss Piggy, The Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf (at my age I see a lot of me in them), etc. etc. The production is crazy, full of their typical insanity, and tons of puns. The theme is a tour of the world famous Muppet Labs and from the time you enter the queue, and go to the pre show you will be in Muppet Labs. Pay attention to the props and subtlties in the queue they are fantastic. Read the doors and signs as you head to the pre show area and enjoy the pre show itself, it is also hilarious.
The theater is large and of course air conditioned and the seats are very comfortable. The production, as the name implies, is done in 3-D so you will be wearing their 3-D glasses but have no fear, I wear glasses and they fit just fine over your own. The only caution you should be aware of is that there are a couple of effects that may scare young children but I have never heard any crying in the theater, just laughter. I whole heartedly recommend a visit to Muppet Vision 3-D. As you visit the Streets of America area just follow the signs:
Look for the Kermit balloon:
You will be there!!! Enjoy the show!! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
Jerry over at Disney 4 Dads has scoured the internet looking for some really cool Disney Secrets. He has come up with a list of some really cool and interesting things to try and explore while on vacation at Walt Disney World.
- In the shop Tinkerbell’s Treasures in the Magic Kingdom (behind the castle) there is a little dresser up against the wall with a keyhole in one of the drawers. If you put your eye up to the keyhole you can see a little light and hear a bell as if Tinkerbell was stuck in the drawer
If you are the first to visit this in the morning, you get to be the one to wake her up.
- Go into Muppet Vision 3D, at the entrance turnstiles on the right is a ticket window with a notice that says – “Closed – Key under Mat”. I have read that you should look under the mat and see if the key is really there.
- There is a pay phone in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom and if you pick it up you can hear Sunny Eclipses manager on the other end who also happens to be the fake alien singer in the restaurant Cosmic Rays in Tomorrowland.
- As you exit Star Tours (outside of the gift shop) in Disney-MGM Studios, you’ll see a “Speeder Bike” in front of an Endor background. People often assume that it is only for display but you are welcome to sit on it – this makes a great picture. Other wonderful photo opportunities in Disney-MGM Studios are the car outside Sci-Fi Dine In and all over the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area.
This is just a few of a very long list. Check out Disney 4 Dads for more Disney World Secrets.
PS – I hear Jerry might write and article or two on the Chip and Co site sometime in the future. Atleast that is what a little cricket told me