One of my family’s favorite attractions at Hollywood Studios is the Studio Backlot Tour. This consists of a 35 minute walking and tram tour that actually takes guests behind the scenes of famous movies and shows how the magic is made.
A few special guests are chosen before each tour to be a part of the Harbour Attack, while others get to see how an action water battle scene is made. After a short walk through a huge prop room, guests board a tram for a cruise around the backlot to see up close sets and even get in on a little bit of the action. Many photo opportunities are available of the backlot, props, water tower, Disney airplane and Herbie.
Once the tram tour is over, visitors have the chance to stroll through the American Film Institute Showcase to view more props, costumes and sets from movies and television. My kids always have to pose in front of the villain wall. The tour ends in a shop with one of a kind merchandise backlot merchandise.
Many people do not want to take the time for this attraction, but we always enjoy it. It’s neat to see all that goes into a production before it hits the big screen. You also never know, maybe you’ll be chosen to be a part of the action!
Shannan is a mom that was born and raised in rural Tennessee. She tells us: “I live with my husband and 3 of our 5 children. Travis is 24 and is father to my grandbabies, Emma and baby Judson. I can’t wait to start sharing Disney with them. Dusty is 22, Clay 12, Zachary 10 and Erin is 8. I clean houses to make money to fund my magical trips. I went to Disney the first time as a teen and couldn’t wait to start introducing my own children to the magic. We took our 3 youngest in 2004 and that started it all. We have been 3 times since then and have our first Christmas trip planned for this December. Usually my parents accompany us on the trip and I have to research and plan for things that will suit various ages in our party of 7. Each time I go, I try new experiences in lodging and dining so I can share it with friends and family that seek my advice on trip planning! Disney is definitely my first choice in vacation destinations. Hopefully there is a Disney surf and turf vacation in our future!“
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