At 3' o'clock sharp, it was time for the daily performance of the Hollywood Studios' Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade. Let's take a look.
The motor car with The Grand Marshals starts the parade off. Each day a different group or family gets the opportunity to lead the parade. Here are today's Grand Marshals now.
On hand from Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and the soon to debut Toy Story Mania attraction were Buzz Lightyear, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and everybody's favorite cowboy, Woody.
Next up we had the float featuring the Julie Andrews-Dick Van Dyke classic Disney movie Mary Poppins. Chim chiminey Chim chiminey Chim chim cher-ee!
Next up were Jim Henson's Muppets featuring Kermit the Frog and little R2D2 trailed close behind. Miss Piggy was slightly upset that she could not be seen well in this picture.
Star of the 1994 film named for her, here is Mulan-the young girl who saves her aging father's life by disguising herself as a man and serving in the army in his place.
This Genie mobile was the spot to find that kind-hearted thief Aladdin and the princess that chose him as her love, Jasmine.
Famous Hercules bad guy, Hades, ruled his own motor car.
Also visiting were the famous orphan and the alien she befriended, Lilo and Stitch.
Thank goodness The Power Rangers were on hand to keep all the villians in line.
Star of The Disney Channel's Bear in the Big Blue House and how-to-DVD Party Time...oops...Potty Time with Bear, here comes Bear along with some of his friends.
No parade is complete without old-time favorites Donald, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie.
After the parade, we treated Trina to a ride of breath-taking terror at The Hollywood Tower Hotel.
Here she is holding onto Doug's arm for dear life in the middle row on the right hand side.
We also took in the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. It's a fast-paced show featuring car, motorcycle and jet ski chases as well as a cool array of pyrotechnics.
Our show even featured an unscheduled 10-15 minute hiatus due to safety issues during which the excited crowd looked on in anticipation.
Here's a video of some of the stunt action.
The grand finale of every evening at Disney's Hollywood Studios is a fireworks and laser spectacular with a cast of over 50 performers entitled Fantasmic! Here's a 5 minute clip showing highlights of the production we were treated to.
For more pictures of our visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2008/january/disneys-hollywood-s/ .
To be continued...