Hollywood Land in Disney's California Adventure is the Hollywood Studios-esque part of the park. It is home to several attractions and is just off Buena Vista Street.
I was so excited to see Mike and Sulley to the Rescue. Having been disappointed with Disney World's Monsters Inc attraction - Monsters Inc Laugh Floor - I had high hopes. The ride is a dark ride where you are sat in a car as you go through Monstropolis and the Monsters Inc story. I really enjoyed the ride and particularly loved Roz at the end!
You can also meet several Marvel characters in this area including Spider-Man, Captain America and Captain Marvel herself. Just along from here is also Guardian's of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, which I did not get to ride! The Captain Marvel meet and greet location is pretty impressive, as you can see, and other characters meet just around the corner, dotted around the place.
This area reminds me so strongly of Hollywood Studios now demolished Streets of America area with its clever building facades and backdrops. As you can see, the sky between the two buildings is not real, compared to the real sky on the right of the photo! As someone who has spent many a year at old time Hollywood Studios, I had real nostalgia walking around this area and I loved it.
You can also see California Adventure's probably most famous show, Frozen Live at the Hyperion, in Hollywood Land. You can read my first impressions of it here.
The part of Hollywood Land that I was most looking forward to was the Animation building, thanks to Adam Hattan's videos.
Within seconds of entering this building, I was fully enchanted. Nothing beats seeing it in person.
The whole main room of the Animation Building is full of screens. These screens feature your favourite Disney movies in their scenes, animation and making whilst the music played over the speakers. I could happily sit in this building for days and not get bored.
In the Animation Building, you can meet Anna and Elsa, go to the Animation Academy, visit Crush at Turtle Talk with Crush, or visit the Sorcerer's Workshop.
The Sorcerer's Workshop is my favourite part of the Animation Building. The whole place is interactive and includes some amazing photo spots.
You start off in the Sorcerer's Workshop room where you can see the Magic Mirror, play with Disney animations and even have a go yourself.
You then visit the Beast's Castle where you can find out what Disney character you are most like. You can see the Enchanted Rose, and be sure to stick around for when the last petal falls.
When we came out, they were playing the Up theme and my little heart was so full. Hearing the song and seeing the different parts of the film play out on the screens was magical.
I love how the entrance and the exit form the start and the end of your story!
You do, in traditional Disney style, exit into a gift shop. This was the Disney art store and safe to say I spent a lot of money in there.
I also really love the live entertainment on Hollywood Land. The music is amazing and adds such a nice atmosphere.
Overall, I really enjoyed Hollywood Land. It gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling of old school Hollywood Studios.