DHS Details: The Singin’ in the Rain Umbrella

At first glance, Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Streets of America doesn’t seem to offer up many attractions.  As on Main Street USA, you won’t find any actual rides here.  But you have to realize–the Streets of America are the attraction.  This unique area of DHS invites you to slow down and enjoy a relaxed stroll through the cleverly designed ‘sets’ that line the streets.  And if you look closely, you’ll find some fantastic and photo-worthy details.  In fact, my new favorite Disney detail lives here–the Singin’ in the Rain umbrella.

This umbrella is easily passed by, but that’s all part of the magic of Disney–there’s wonder to be found just about anywhere, if you take the time to look.  Of course I’d never even heard of this strange little DHS detail; my Disney partner-in-crime-and co-blogger Melissa Sue directed me to this mini-attraction and instructed me on how to use it properly.  After you locate the umbrella, grab the handle, strike a pose–and then look down.  See that little metal square?  Stand on it.  And see what happens.  I dare you to not smile.

Mini though it may be, the Singin’ in the Rain umbrella brightened my day–quite ironically.  And after all, there’s nothing wrong with being mini.  Just ask Mickey.

What is your favorite interesting mini-detail in the Streets of America–or anywhere else in WDW?

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