The lights are dimmed, the stars are ready to shine. You're on the set of your first big movie production, a starry-eyed tribute to Hollywood across the ages.
Disney Studio 1 is not only the largest building in the whole park, but one of the largest in the whole resort. Its imposing size dominates the entire entrance of the park and lures guests inside and beyond, as this giant soundstage is the only way for guests to reach the rest of the park. The attraction functions as the "Main Street" of the park, an initial, introductory boulevard with a boutique, restaurant and a huge amount of atmosphere.
Upon entering the soundstage, you're greeted by an initial view of a Sunset Boulevard "that never was", a dream-like recreation of this fabled Hollywood street populated by recreations of legendary Hollywood landmarks as well as newly-created locations, based on classic architecture of "Tinsel Town". Look above you, though, and the effect is brought into reality with the flashing red lights of the "Hot Set" signs, and to your left and right are backstage areas, piled full of set elements and props from past productions. This is Hollywood designed by Hollywood itself, and you're the star!
Indoor nighttime Hollywood film set filled with references and tributes, including large boutique and restaurant.
16th March 2002
Playing on the screen at The Alexandria Theater is The Skeleton Dance — Walt Disney's classic 1929 Silly Symphony short