Disney-MGM Studios streets of America
In this area the streets of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and various other cities are recreated by movie sets. The bricks and stone are just painted on plastic and fiberglass, and the buildings’ façades are propped up with girders. The sets are used for filming, but visitors can wander around freely.
Nearby is the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, in which visual thrills are supplied for 33 minutes, several times a day, by special cars and motorcycles.
Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade is a trumped up arcade made to resemble Andy’s favorite hangout. It is packed full of video games. Muppet Vision 3-D is a highly enjoy-able, slapstick 3-D movie, starring the Muppets. The 25-minute show is a favorite with kids.
Trombones, cars, and rocks TTlaunch themselves at you out of the screen; they are so realistic that children often grasp the air expecting to touch something. A full Muppet orchestra plays music in a pit. Audio-Animatronic characters and the excellent special effects, such as a cannon blowing holes in the walls of the theater, enhance the show’s impact.
The 12-minute pre-show is pure Muppet mischief. Here you will see Kermit and Miss Piggy at their best. In addition, the actual 3-D movie – hosted by Audio-Animatronic
Statler and Waldorf – is full of playful comedy for all ages. If you’ve got young children, don’t miss the imaginative Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure. Everything is larger than life in this playground that is specifically designed for the younger set to burn off their excess energy.
As you enter, you are surrounded by 30-ft (9-m) high blades of grass, a slide made from a roll of film, and an ant the size of a pony. The huge tunnels, slides, giant spiders, and other props keep children amused for hours. Since the area is not very large, the playground can get very crowded, and it’s a good idea to head for it early. Due to its popularity, parents find it difficult to get kids to leave.