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My Disney Scrapbook Pages- “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Playground at MGM Studios

Growing up in the 80’s had so many perks, especially looking back at them from where we are now. I swear the movies were better, or at least felt good to watch. I am sure every generation thinks there’s was better, but I am so thankful that I was a kid in the 80s and 90s. A favorite Disney film of mine was released on June 23rd, 1989 “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” (Side note, Disney movies were released around my Birthday growing up and Pixar released around both my kids birthdays) Now, for those who haven’t seen it, you got homework! An adorable film of a Father who keeps trying to tweak his invention, and (SPOILER ALERT) inevitably shrinks his kids. The adventure they take to get back to their parents, and the world of our backyard from the perspective of an ant, was cool back then. So much that Disney not only built the movie set as a playground, but they also had the bee to ride on the Backlot Tour, and the 3D Show over at Epcot in the Imagination Theater (where Captain EO was and now the Pixar Shorts). It was pretty popular. I mean, come on, who didn’t want to eat the giant oatmeal cookie??

We all have something we miss from Disney past, and one of mine, is the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” playground. My gosh, that was so much fun for pictures! Craig and I loved following little Kyra through the huge blades of grass, taking pictures of her on “Anty.” Once we had Emily, it made my heart so happy to watch both girls play here, sliding down the large roll of 35mm film. Man, I wish they had kept this area. It was such a genius idea, and I feel the movie still stands today.  I realize we have to make way for the new, so the old must go, but why keep other ones and not this? I know, I know, this was prime real estate in the park.

For those who don’t know where this was located, it was in the back corner of the Park, off the back streets of New York City. This is where they used to host the Osborne lights at Christmas, they had “Mulch, Sweat and Shears” perform back here- “Writers Stop” coffee shop was the shiz on the corner. Yeah, life was good back then.  We may have “Galaxy’s Edge” now, but it was amazing back then.

I am so thankful that I was able to see the Disney of then, and experience it with my whole family. So many amazing memories, and happy that I took the time to scrapbook them. Here’s my layout of the “HISTK” area, enjoy!

Miss the last layouts? Check them out HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE! Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day.

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