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Echo Lake is home to many small references to the Disney company's history, Walt Disney's history, and the film industry. Although this section of the park isn't large, there are several larger than life experiences here.

This portion of the park is home to the American Idol Experience and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, both of which invite guests to join in the fun. In The American Idol Experience, the entire attraction depends on the guests and their talent. While the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular doesn't necessarily rely on the guests' performance to carry the show along, it does give guests an opportunity to participate in a "film shoot" and allow guests in the audience to witness what goes into making action shots in real films.

In addition to these two great attractions, Echo Lake is home to some of Disney's Hollywood Studios greatest restaurants on property. Here you can dine with the Playhouse Disney characters at Hollywood and Vine or flashback to the 1950's and eat at 50's Prime Time Cafe.

In addition to the sit down restaurants, you can stop by Peevy's Polar Pipeline (which is themed around the 1991 film, The Rocketeer), Min and Bill's Dockside Diner (inspired by the 1930 film Min and Bill), or stop by Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction (inspired by a 1914 short cartoon entitled, Gertie the Dinosaur).

Make sure you take your time to look at the amazing details in this area. You'll be surprised at what you may find!


Fun Facts: When the park first opened the characters from the 1989 film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, were meant to have a much bigger role in the park. There are still a few references to this film throughout this portion of the park. If you look above the Hollywood and Vine sign and to the left you can find Eddie Valiant's window with Roger Rabbit's silhouette present. Eddie Valiant was the private investigator in the film. In addition to this, if you look above Peevy's Polar Pipeline you can find a billboard for Maroon Studios, which was the studio Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, and Baby Herman worked for!

Touring Tips: If you think you can wow the audiences with your singing and want to audition for the American Idol Experience, make sure you arrive earlier in the day to audition. The audition area is on the opposite side of the building in the
Backlot section of the park. Good luck!

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