Raise your hand if you love Indiana Jones. OK, now raise your other hand if you love Yoda. Ok now lower your hands, grab your car keys and let's go, because it's time for an adventure!
Would you believe you can see both Indy and Yoda in the same place other than on a TV, movie screen or your local comic con? Well, would you believe that you can see them both for free? And would you believe that you can relax or eat lunch in their presence? Welcome...to Imagination Park.
In 2012, Xander and I had the opportunity to attend the How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular or How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, an arena show adaptation of the feature film How to Train Your Dragon. We were both huge fans of the Dreamworks film, I know it's not Disney, but we love it!
If you don't know, or remember, How to Train Your Dragon is about a viking boy named Hiccup who wants to follow in the family tradition of dragon slaying. After capturing his first Dragon, a Night Fury named Toothless, he quickly changes his mind and befriends the Dragon. Which leads to adventures and revalations across the island that maybe the dragons aren't bad afterall. Toothless is adorable and reminds us of a dragon version of Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.
Being huge fans of the movie when we heard there was a live show coming we just had to check it out. The show is produced by the same team that created the "Walking with Dinosaurs" live arena show. If you haven't seen that and you love dinosaurs you must check it out. Walking with Dinosaurs had huge life-size and life-like dinosaurs, so, translate that over to dragons and we just knew the HTTYD show had to rock! Oh the anticipation!Searching online we found a trailer for the show. It was premiering on March 3, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia traveling to New Zeland after that. After New Zeland it was coming to the United States.
We not only found tickets to a show near us but splurged a little to do the VIP experience...I mean come on, this might be our only chance ever to see big robot dragons!
We're always up for new adventures and experiences, so we decided to visit the Silhouette Studio at The Disneyland Resort in California.
First off, do we all know what a Silhouette is? Well if you look at the Miriam-Webster Dictionary it's defined as this: Simple Definition of silhouette. : a dark shape in front of a light background. : a picture of something showing it as a dark shape on a light background; especially : such a picture showing a person's face from the side. : the shape or outline of something.
Secondly, do we know where this lovely little gem is located? It's on Main Street USA. You might of walked past it a million times and have never given it a second glance. I know we did.
Third let's talk a little history. The Silhouette Studio has been around for over 60 years at the Disneyland Resort. All silhouettes of guests are hand cut and they can do over 300 in a single day! Although silhouette art has been around since the Ancient Greece and Egyptians, it really became popular in the mid 18th century before cameras (and iPhones).
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