Saying Goodbye to Streets of America

Saying Goodbye to Streets of America

We’ve had some good times over the years. We’ve laughed and we cried. We spent holidays together and eaten candied almonds. We’ve jammed out on you and danced in the snow.
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When MGM Studios opened in 1989, you were part of the Backlot tour. You only represented New York back then.
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I accept the change and know that it is going to be so exciting! One of the things that makes Disney so wonderful is that it’s always evolving. Let’s just take a minute and look back at some wonderful memories of the streets of America:
1. The (original) Backlot Tour – riding in a tram, you would loop around and spot a New York City street scene, complete with subway sounds. The real treat was when you turned the corner and realized the buildings were just facades.

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2. Mulch, Sweat and Shears – for over 11 years, the bandscaping company rocked out on the streets. People grew up listening to them. When they left Hollywood Studios , they left a real hole behind.
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3. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – we were awed for 20 years with the music and blinking Christmas display. When it would start snowing on the street, faces just lit up as bright as the displays!
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Also going away:
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground – my kids spent many happy hours within the giant blades of grass.
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Lights, Motors, Action – the wild driving and explosions were totally thrilling!
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In the next few years will be enjoying Star Wars land and Pixar land but we’ll be able to look back at our old friends.

Enjoy!
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