Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hollywood Boulevard

I recently read an article on the "Top Ten Most Overrated Travel Destinations," and Hollywood Boulevard was near the top of the list (Walt Disney World also made an appearance on the list.....).  Perhaps it is a very cliche destination.  I recall one of the points made in the article (and I'm not crediting it because I don't think it's worthy) was that only tourists go to Hollywood.  And that might be true.  But I'm a tourist, so it's okay.  I needed to re-do my Hollywood Boulevard experience.

Hollywood Blvd

Grauman's Chinese Theatre was what I was most interested in seeing. It's an iconic landmark - a piece of history! Not to mention, it is the only Hollywood icon to be replicated at full scale in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.



We did a drive-by first and were then lucky enough to find a meter spot... and the meter still had an hour on it!

Hollywood Blvd

I was looking for all the Disney I could find...

Hollywood Blvd

And I spotted Donald's footprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Blvd

I was very disappointed to learn that the Disney Studio Store was quite small.  I was hoping to find Disney LA merchandise, like the Disney Store Times Square and Chicago Disney Stores have.

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Blvd

I also found Mickey Mouse's star, but it was in a location too high-traffic to photograph.

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Boulevard was kind of fun to see.  And to my relief, no super hero impostors jumped out at me this time.