Seeing Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Baby!

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And the Oscar goes to……

When we go to Disneyland, we try not to just go to Disneyland (even though that’s pretty hard!)….there are lots of other things to do and see in LA.

Like strolling down the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.

You start on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street in Hollywood and start walking west. [Trivia:  We live on Vine Street!]

There are over 2,600 stars embedded in the sidewalk in the 15 blocks of the Walk of Fame.  There’s a lot to see.

Star Finder: Find the Star

We were interested in seeing all the Disney ones and there are A LOT of those!

(Note:  The area just 1 block off Hollywood Blvd. is a very rough neighborhood!  Only do this walk during the day!)

Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood & Vine

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We found Walt Disney’s star!  #1 star we were looking for!!!

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It all started with a mouse….

Snow White's star.

Snow White has a star too!

The Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

In front of the famous Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.  There are a lot of performers dressed up here doing photo ops.  This is where you can see the handprints and sometimes footprints of stars in the cement.

Marilyn Monroe's statue

Marilyn Monroe’s statue re-enacting her cement signing.

Caroline checking out Marilyn's tiny handprint.

Caroline checking out Marilyn’s tiny handprint.

1937: Snow White Award Walt Disney won a total of 26 Academy Awards, and holds the records for most Academy Awards wins and most nominations in academy history.

1939: Special Award for Snow White
Walt Disney won a total of 26 Academy Awards, and holds the record for most Academy Awards wins and most nominations in academy history.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Some more Disney-related Star photos:

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Yes, even Disneyland has a star!

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Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, the company’s financial guy, and his best friend.

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Tink’s star

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Yup, Donald has a star too.

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Winnie’s got one.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews and her star, 1966.

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Such small hands and feet!!!!  Done right after the Sound of Music won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture.

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DHS’s Chinese Theater

We like the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and can’t wait for the new attraction to open there in 2020.

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Stormtroopers onstage in front of the Chinese Theater.

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Christian in front of the Chinese Theater.

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Just like the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Disney holds cement signing ceremonies for stars visiting Disney World.   Mark Hamill, 1990.

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DHS Mickey Ears

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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At Hollywood Studios.

Demolition of Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat

Final goodbye to the Hat.

October 2014:  Visiting Mickey’s Hat for the last time.

The demolition of Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat at Hollywood Studios is complete!

It took 7 weeks from start to finish.  Time-lapsed video:  Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat Demolition

Here are the weekly photos.

January 7, 2015:  Ready for demolition

January 7, 2015: Ready for demolition, walls are up.

The demolition work has begun!

Jan 12, 2015: The demolition work has begun!

The tip of the Hat on the ground.

January 12, 2015: The tip of the Hat on the ground.

The Sorcerer Hat had its top lopped off on Monday!

January 15, 2015: The Sorcerer Hat had its top lopped off on Monday!

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January 17, 2015:  Removal work really speeds up.   😦

January 22, 2015.  The white Mickey gloves have been removed.

January 21, 2015:  The hat part is almost gone.

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January 23, 2015:  The white gloves were removed overnight.

January 27, 2015:  Can see a little bit of the Chinese Theater now.

January 27, 2015: Can see a little bit of the Chinese Theater now.

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January 29, 2015: Starting to remove lower panels.

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February 2, 2015: More hat panels are gone.

February 5, 2015:  Can see the Chinese Theater now.

February 5, 2015: You can see the Chinese Theater now.

February 10, 2015:  So ugly!!  What an eyesore!

February 10, 2015:  So ugly!! What an eyesore!

Feb 15th:  "Van Gogh" hat

February 15, 2015: The “Van Gogh” hat

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

February 21, 2015:  You can see the Earful Tower now!

February 21, 2015: You can see the Earful Tower now (on the far right)!

February 23, 2015.  OMG.

February 23, 2015. OMG.  Please hurry up!

February 25, 2015:  The last of the hat was removed overnight.

February 25, 2015: The last of the hat was removed overnight.

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February 26, 2015: Hollywood Boulevard without Mickey’s Hat, construction walls removed.

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October 2014

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One year later: November 2015

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You can now own a tiny piece of Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat!

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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