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Old 02-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #256
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Once I was all cleaned up we all headed over to here




It's located in Downtown Disney and was a quick walk from our resort. We had rented a car today because we were going to check out Hollywood! I had my choice of anything today and this was my pic! When I was little I wanted to be an actress and live here so I had to fulfill a childhood dream!

First we had to get the car!



Mom made me pose with it!

It wasn't too bad of a drive and before we knew it we were in Hollywood! We parked in a weird looking garage that over packed the vehicles and left our keys at a desk and headed out!



There was so much to see!



I was in awe looking at the actual walk of fame!



I had to pose with Mickey!




And we saw the Great Movie Ride!



The ride wasn't working that day though




But we saw a lot of foot and hand prints!



Mom posed with one of her favorite movies!



We took this for my grandma




We were excited to keep moving and to see where the Oscars are given away!



Our lunch destination was over here



We were surprised to find out that the Oscars are filmed in a theater surrounded by stores!

And a cute cupcake place!



I think I forgot to mention expensive stores!



I headed into one store that showed Miley Cyrus was a shopper there and walked out with a new pair of Toms!

We continued walking around so we could see the different vantage points on Hollywood





There it is!!!! The Hollywood sign!!!





It was so cool seeing it in person!

The courtyard surrounding this look out point was very pretty!



Our lunch destination again!



More Hollywood



We left the area with only a couple shopping bags and continued our sightseeing



We were getting very hungry and headed to lunch! We started seeing familiar names as we got closer



Next up!

Lunch at the Soda Shoppe!



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Old 02-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #257
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We had rented a car today because we were going to check out Hollywood!


I feel like such a twit!
Not once did I think about Hollywood.
LA. Yup.
But Hollywood?

If I'd gone to DL and not thought of Hollywood until after, I would've clubbed myself over the head!

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When I was little I wanted to be an actress and live here
And you still do, don't you.

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First we had to get the car!
Mom made me pose with it!
Everybody (including me) does that.
It's like, "Look everybody! I'm posing with a car that I don't own!"

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We parked in a weird looking garage that over packed the vehicles and left our keys at a desk and headed out!
Is that normal?
I don't think I've ever parked anywhere where I had to leave my keys.
(Except valet, of course)

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I was in awe looking at the actual walk of fame!
I don't blame you. I would be too!
Locals must get awfully tired of navigating around tourists who all have their collective heads down.

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I had to pose with Mickey!
But of course.

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And we saw the Great Movie Ride!


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The ride wasn't working that day though
Probably down for re-furb.

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So who's the best photo bomber?
The girl with the sunglasses?
The guy in the orange shirt?
Death?
The dog?

(I vote for the dog)

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Geez, that makes me sad.
When she put her hands there, she was only six years old.

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We were excited to keep moving and to see where the Oscars are given away!
That's cool.

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I think I forgot to mention expensive stores!
In Hollywood! <shock!>

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There it is!!!! The Hollywood sign!!!


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It was so cool seeing it in person!
I bet! We've all seen it... tons... on video. But to see it in real life?
Awesome.

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Next up!

Lunch at the Soda Shoppe!
Sounds good! Thanks for posting!
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #258
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Love it!! I especially love how Donald had his paws infront of the Chinese Theatre.
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I had to pose with Mickey!





Awesome!

What a fun morning in Hollywood. Can't wait to see the soda shop.

And who IS that guy in the dark robe? Darth Vader?

Fun pics!
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I feel like such a twit!
Not once did I think about Hollywood.
LA. Yup.
But Hollywood?



If I'd gone to DL and not thought of Hollywood until after, I would've clubbed myself over the head!

It was on my to do list! We didn't know when we would be back to DL so I wanted to get there! Although we may be going back after all

And you still do, don't you.

a little!

Everybody (including me) does that.
It's like, "Look everybody! I'm posing with a car that I don't own!"



Is that normal?
I don't think I've ever parked anywhere where I had to leave my keys.
(Except valet, of course)

It was weird but they needed the keys so they could move the car around and pack in as many as possible.

I don't blame you. I would be too!
Locals must get awfully tired of navigating around tourists who all have their collective heads down.

Yeah I can't imagine living somewhere like that and just thinking it's a normal street

But of course.







Probably down for re-furb.



So who's the best photo bomber?
The girl with the sunglasses?
The guy in the orange shirt?
Death?
The dog?

(I vote for the dog)

Well I had to catch up with my old co star so he wasn't technically photo bombing. It's hard to get a solo pic in Hollywood!

Geez, that makes me sad.
When she put her hands there, she was only six years old.



That's cool.



In Hollywood! <shock!>







I bet! We've all seen it... tons... on video. But to see it in real life?
Awesome.

It was a great experience!

Sounds good! Thanks for posting!
Thank you for reading!

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Love it!! I especially love how Donald had his paws infront of the Chinese Theatre.
It was very cool seeing all the prints!

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Awesome!

What a fun morning in Hollywood. Can't wait to see the soda shop.

And who IS that guy in the dark robe? Darth Vader?

Fun pics!
It's so cute I can't wait to share pics!

It was the guy from Scream
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Great update! Looked like a great morning in Hollywood! It would be so exciting to see the Hollywood sign in person...

Can't wait to read up on the soda shop...how exciting!
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Great update! Looked like a great morning in Hollywood! It would be so exciting to see the Hollywood sign in person...

Can't wait to read up on the soda shop...how exciting!
Thank you!

It was!

Coming up now!
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Before we stepped inside we had to take a shot of one of the greatest minds behind Disney



When we stepped inside I was surprised by how small the shop was! There were a few tables off to the side and a little kitchen and everything and the rest of the area had souvies and other Disney items.



I guess in pictures the area looked bigger

Photos of Disney stars who have been to the shop



For my lunch I had an open faced sandwich. Which means the sandwich minus the bread



It was good!

My parents split the club sandwich



We all enjoyed our food but had to save room for some ice cream!



I had the special sundae which came with a pin and for my ice cream I had mint chocolate chip! My dad went with just a regular sundae. Both were sooo good!





My special pin was Bashful with an ice cream



Now here is a look at the store



One of the kitchen areas



The main kitchen area




The ceiling








After our lunch we headed back out to walk the streets of Hollywood




We headed in to American Apparel where dad bought an outfit



It's the American flag one but he's too shy to let us take a picture of him in it!



Just kidding!!!!!!


He isn't too shy... No he really didn't buy the outfit.


Once we headed out we ran in to a star being made



Turns out it was for Vin Diesel! We didn't really understand why he needed one but I guess groups rally behind a star and end up donating money to ge them the star.

We ran in to another on of my favorites



This was basically the end of the street with no more cool shops or stars to look at



We ran in to another Disney great!




We had a fun time checking out all Hollywood had to offer but before we left we were pulled in to this store that had everything for a $5. The commerical that ran kept asking HOW MUCH IS IT? and would list different items like A WATCH? HOW MUCH IS IT? A HAT HOW MUCH IS IT? so that's where we got the name. It kept playing throughout our time there and was ridiculous and funny. I ended up getting a tank top and a hollywood wooden sign.

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When we got back to the resort we grabbed some snacks and tried to figure out what to do next.

We ended up here




The resorts offer a ton of different activities and today we were also going to partake in the scavenger hunt at the Grand Californian!



We walked up to the Guest Services desk where we got our map and instructions.

Each place we went to we had to recite part of the Wilderness Explorers motto. Well this motto includes hand motions and animal sounds so needless to say I was the one chosen to talk to everyone. It was pretty embarassing especially when I got one location wrong I am pretty sure I had to howl or something and the people looked at me like I had four heads! Our prize for getting all the parts of the motto were three big Mickey head cookies!!!

After I was done being embarassed we headed back to the room





This night we ended up at our newest favorite place ever Trader Sam's!



Where I got a shipwreck in a bottle!



Dad got a shrunken head because he liked the glass




I got hungry while we were there and ordered the fish tacos



Not a great picture but boy were they good!

We finished our night there and headed back to the room to our view.



Overall it was a great day but we needed our rest for tomorrow!
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Enjoying your TR, It's really getting me excited for our upcoming trip in June....
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Thank you!

Hope you have a great trip!
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Before we stepped inside we had to take a shot of one of the greatest minds behind Disney
Had to Google.
Impressive.

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For my lunch I had an open faced sandwich. Which means the sandwich minus the bread
aka... a salad.

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Whoo, boy. Those look good!

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After our lunch we headed back out to walk the streets of Hollywood
Aimlessly? Or did you have a goal in mind?

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We headed in to American Apparel where dad bought an outfit


It's the American flag one but he's too shy to let us take a picture of him in it!
That's what I guessed!

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Just kidding!!!!!!


He isn't too shy... No he really didn't buy the outfit.
But how would you have felt if he had?
Laughed?
Hid from embarrassment?
Mortified?

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Once we headed out we ran in to a star being made
That's pretty cool. No matter who it was for.

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We ran in to another on of my favorites
Him I did not have to Google.

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We ran in to another Disney great!
I think I know who he is. :

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We had a fun time checking out all Hollywood had to offer but before we left we were pulled in to this store that had everything for a $5. The commerical that ran kept asking HOW MUCH IS IT? and would list different items like A WATCH? HOW MUCH IS IT? A HAT HOW MUCH IS IT? so that's where we got the name. It kept playing throughout our time there and was ridiculous and funny. I ended up getting a tank top and a hollywood wooden sign.
Ah! So now we know where that title came from.
Just out of curiosity... was the watch a Rolex?

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Each place we went to we had to recite part of the Wilderness Explorers motto. Well this motto includes hand motions and animal sounds so needless to say I was the one chosen to talk to everyone.
I would've insisted on the folks participating.
Parents love doing things like that.

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It was pretty embarassing especially when I got one location wrong I am pretty sure I had to howl or something and the people looked at me like I had four heads!


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Our prize for getting all the parts of the motto were three big Mickey head cookies!!!
Well worth the effort.

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Dad got a shrunken head because he liked the glass
Seems reasonable. How were the drinks?

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Overall it was a great day but we needed our rest for tomorrow!
Thanks for the update!
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Had to Google.
Impressive.
For shame! As a Disney fan you should know who he is!


aka... a salad.



Whoo, boy. Those look good!

They were!

Aimlessly? Or did you have a goal in mind?

Aimlessly.

That's what I guessed!



But how would you have felt if he had?
Laughed?
Hid from embarrassment?
Mortified?

I would have laughed!


That's pretty cool. No matter who it was for.

Yeah it was a very cool process to see!

Him I did not have to Google.



I think I know who he is. :

Good!

Ah! So now we know where that title came from.
Just out of curiosity... was the watch a Rolex?

It was a fake one.

Sounds like fun.



I would've insisted on the folks participating.
Parents love doing things like that.

I tried to get them to but they wouldnt!





Well worth the effort.

It was although I couldn't ebjoy it..

Seems reasonable. How were the drinks?

They weren't great. They had a weird spice added to them. They cups were cool though and we drink out of them regularly at home!

Thanks for the update!
Thanks for reading!
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Hello Princess!

I am really enjoying your trip report and pictures! Can you tell me what camera you have. It takes great photos.
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