Matt Paul’s 12/5-12/6/08 WDW Photo Update

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Our very own Matt Paul attended this weekend’s Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade tapings, and reports back to us with these photos:

This Friday and Saturday were days for Walt Disney World Christmas Day parade taping

Dream Along With Mickey performed on a slightly modified stage for the later performances

These red curtains were put in just for the parade taping.

Also this garland is only in place for the parade taping.

Filming equipment.

The performances on Friday were held in Town Square, as opposed to the norm of the Castle Forecourt stage.

A huge Mickey balloon.

Set-up on the Town Square stage.

American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook performing

Stage decorations

Sarah Brightman (who performed in Phantom of the Opera) was up next

Moving quickly over to Epcot that evening, this area by World showcase we have been following for months is nearing completion

It looks very similar to the kiosk set up near the park entrance back in September

Now on to Matt’s second day. Here you see Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa recording their parts up on the Main Street Train Station, which again is a different location from previous years.

Regis in the Rain, just Regis in the rain

“Where’s Gelman?”

“Is that your final answer?”

Cameras covered from the rain

“Hi wet people!”

Mary Poppins apparently forgot her umbrella

It unfortunately is our duty to report that Miley Cyrus performed at the taping.

And so did her dad.

We end off this photo report at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the new Christmas decorations on Hollywood Blvd.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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