You Can Get Your Hands On An Academy Award!

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The 87th Academy Awards are less than a week away, but some people already have their hands on an Oscar. In a scene straight out of my wildest fantasies, Walt Disney World Resort guests, (specifically visitors to Disney’s Hollywood Studios) can pose with the famed little gold statue. I wonder if they’ll allow visitors time to give their pretend Academy Award acceptance speech, because we’ve ALL practiced them in the bathroom mirror.

From Feb.16 to 22, Walt Disney World Resort guests have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pose for a photo with an Oscar statuette as part of festivities leading up to The 87th Academy Awards hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.Disney


The first ever “My Oscar Moment” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Walt Disney World theme park awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, will take place during regular park hours inside The Magic of Disney Animation building.

Guests visiting “My Oscar Moment” inside the theme park will be immersed in all of the star-studded backstage excitement as they walk the red carpet to pose with the Oscar against a signature backdrop similar to the one used with A-list stars on the big night.

The statuette represents the pinnacle of entertainment awards honoring cinematic achievements in film.

This exclusive photo opportunity is the first to give Oscars fans and movie buffs the chance to pose with an Oscar and snap a photo since 2012, during the “Meet the Oscar” event in New York.

The press release from Disney and ABC says the stature is authentic, so if it’s “Authentic,” authentic, is it one that has been handed out? If not, I’d classify it as a “replica” or even a “Dummy Oscar.” Sorry dude, if you weren’t awarded, you’re not a real “Oscar,” you’re just a prop.

It makes me wonder why Disney isn’t also doing this at Disney’s California Adventure in their Hollywood Studios area. If I was a long-shot nominee, I would definitely go and pose with it!

Guests are encouraged to share their Disney’s Hollywood Studios “My Oscar Moment” online using #Oscars @WaltDisneyWorld.

The Oscars will be presented live on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT.