22 September 2011

Just a few of my favorites

During Disney-MGM Studios’ formative years celebrity sightings were regular occurrences. Guest stars appeared as Grand Marshals of the afternoon parade and appeared in a special ceremony in front of the Great Movie Ride to immortalize their hand, feet, or other appendages in cement. These prints were then used to fill the courtyard of the Great Movie Ride.

The stars may not have shined at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a while, or at least not with any regularity, but the handprints of those who did drop by are standing the test of time. What are some of my personal favorites? Well, aside from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, how about Alan Alda, Dick Van Dyke, Michael J. Fox, Steve Martin, Warren Beatty (with a nod to Dick Tracy), Mark Hamill, Audrey Hepburn, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily Tomlin, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, and Estelle Getty. Oh, and did I mention some of the special prints? R2-D2 and C-3PO, The Rocketeer, Roger Rabbit, and the ruby slippers all stopped by to make an impression! Check out all of the current prints in front of the Great Movie Ride below.

So, who’s prints do you make sure to visit with when you’re on Hollywood Boulevard?

1 comment:

Kenny said...

I'm always saddened very time I visit Disney's Hollywood Studios because The Great Movie Ride and Mann's Chinese Theater are hidden behind the gigantic Sorcerer Mickey Hat. That used to be such a great view walking down Hollywood Blvd. Now it's ruined!! MOVE THE HAT!!