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.
|A photo from the 2015 experience.|
Photos courtesy Disney Parks Blog
Those at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando will get that lucky chance this week.
Called “My Oscar Moment,” parkgoers can walk the red carpet and pose in front of an Oscars backdrop. Find it inside the Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream building in the Animation Courtyard during regular park hours through Sunday, Feb. 26.
This is the second time fans could have a golden moment like this. Walt Disney World first offered the opportunity in 2015.
Why Walt Disney World? One word: synergy. The Oscars are broadcast on ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company.
One regular Oscars display at Hollywood Studios is sadly no more.
The Gold Knight visited Hollywood Studios in January only to find a regular display of 13 Oscars won by Walt Disney replaced by a model of the Death Star, as part of the park's newer Star Wars Launch Bay area. It was a sad day:
Sad day at Hollywood Studios today. I always enjoy going and looking at Walt's Oscars and the area has been replaced by Star Wars Launch Bay. 😕 It's well themed but I missed seeing all those Oscars. If Disney World needs help displaying them, I'd be happy to at our apartment! #ThanksStarWars #DHS #HollywoodStudios #WDW #disney #JamesATurns30
It has been a few years since Oscar fans could last touch or hold 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.
The 89th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2016, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide. Jimmy Kimmel hosts.