Looking to pose with a real Oscar statuette? Those at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando will get that lucky chance this week.
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Those at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando will get that lucky chance this week.
Called the “My Oscar Moment” photo op, parkgoers can walk the red carpet and pose in front of an Oscars backdrop. Find it inside The Magic of Disney Animation building during regular park hours through Sunday, Feb. 22.
The Oscar photo op is taking the place of the normal Minnie Mouse meet and greet. (Minnie will be in front of what's left of the Sorcerer's Hat.)
Normally, guests of the park can see 13 Oscars won by Walt Disney inside the same building. The difference this week looks like guests will be able to touch the statuette.
Check out my photo from October:
Why Walt Disney World? The Oscars are broadcast on ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company.
It has been a few years since Oscar fans could last touch statuettes.
In 2013, Oscar went on a roadtrip to various cities across America.
In 2010, fans in downtown Chicago could hold and pose with an Oscar at the "Meet the Oscar" exhibition. There have been similar photo ops like this before 2010, including Chicago in 2009 and at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood in 2008. (Oscar statuettes are made in Chicago, before being flown to Los Angeles to be handed out on the big night.)
Here is another picture of the photo op :
You can now pose with an Oscar Statuette inside the Magic of Disney Animation at Hollywood Studios until Feb 22nd pic.twitter.com/qtX7L8GKPw
— Inside the Magic (@InsideTheMagic) February 17, 2015
The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.