Since our visit to Disney earlier this year, the magic of WDW has been on our minds lately. It has me thinking about all the places in Georgia that we can get our Disney fix.
If you have the Disney itch but can’t make it to Florida, consider these Georgia adventures:
Sleepy Hollow. The fairy homes found here are the work of Art Millican, Jr, a former Disney artist and model-maker. Enjoy the works in miniature, or explore the child-size versions you kids will be begging to bring home.
Dunaway Gardens. This garden is the South’s largest natural rock and floral garden, and was built by the husband of Hetty Jane Dunaway (Sewell.) It saw the likes of Walt Disney and other famous figures. Come tour the theatrical training ground he once enjoyed.
Serenbe Playhouse. Just south of the city, bring the family to enjoy a play at Serenbe. While the season is always changing, it is always a wonderful place to catch some Disney magic. They just finished a run of The Little Mermaid, and Peter Pan has just begun.
Georgia Motor Speedway. Did you know this was one of the speedways that appears in Cars 3?? How cool is that? It’s home to the “Safety Horn 350” and the “Mood Springs Sputter Stop 350,” and only the finish line is shown – but that should be enough to entice the kids to visit!
Movie Sites. Finally, maybe you need a visit one one of Y’allywood’s famous Disney filming sites. Did you know Avengers: Infinity War was filmed here, entirely with IMAX cameras? Pinewood Studios in Fayette County was a primary filming location, but midtown, downtown and east Atlanta showed….as NYC. What?
Black Panther also showed its might in Georgia, with our state as the primary filming location. From the High Museum in Atlanta to locations in Fairburn, Griffin and Stockbridge. Think an new Atlanta Movie Tours package is coming soon?
365 Dailys are short and sweet posts designed to highlight the discoveries we unearth on a daily basis as we explore Atlanta, the South, and the world!
After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
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