Part 2 of my Orlando Disney World fascination – Disney Hollywood Studios (DHS)
Drawing inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood in the 30s and 40s, DHS is a tribute to the American entertainment scene.
“The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood—not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was—and always will be.”
—Michael Eisner, (former CEO of Walt Disney Company)
Resembling a real motion picture studio, the theme park is divided into six themed sections:
Street of America
The classic of Walt Disney’s classics
白雪公主 － 迪士尼经典中的经典
My personal favorite was the Sunset Boulrvard, where the most electrifying rides were found – “Rock n Roller Coaster” and “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror”.
游乐园被分成6个主题区，我个人最喜欢的是日落大道 （Sunset Boulevard）。原因很简单，因为这里有两个最刺激的游乐设施 － “惊魂古塔” 与 “摇滚过山车”！
Inside the Tower of Terror. I loved this ride so much that I took it 3 times!! Haha! It was actually an accelerated drop-ride, with an indoor twist. :)
Other than thrilling rides, the Sunset Boulevard also hosts 2 amphitheaters. The indoor “Theater of Stars” stages Beauty and the Beast life performance at regular intervals.
It’s Disney, it’s always happily ever after (:
Dinner was at an Italian restaurant in the theme park. Couldn’t remember anything about the food I ate, except the memory of a magical experience.
Magical Star Cocktail. A mildly alcoholic potion that changes colour – it doesn’t get any more magical ;)
“Hollywood Hills Amphitheater” is home for the acclaimed Fantasmic!, a spectacular laser, water and fireworks nightshow starring Mickey and various Disney fairytale characters.
We believed, and we looked forward to, Magic.
And we still do.
Further into the darkness, it got brighter and brighter…! Hold your breath and welcome to a world of razzle-dazzle!
The Christmas lights at DHS was by far the most enchanting among all 6 major theme parks (including 2 at Universal Studios) in Orlando.
Like a million crystals glistening under a bewitching spell, the street suddenly sprang into life and we were lost.
We lost our sense of direction, we lost our sense of time.
Goodnight, another magical night.