Location: Immediately to the right as you enter Hollywood Pictures Backlot.
Date Opened: April 11, 2003
# of Shows: Six shows per day
Characters: Various characters from the Disney Junior block of television shows.
Photos and Autographs: No
Wait Times: Show up about 15 minutes before a show time.
Length of Show: 23 minutes
Queue Description: A chain corral outside of the theater.
Ride Access: The waiting area is wheelchair and ECV accessible and there are designated seating areas inside the theater.
Wheelchair Transfer: No
Service Animals: Yes
Audio: Assistive listening devices for this show are available from Guest Services.
Weight and Size Issues: N/A
Height Restriction: No
Child Swap: No
Other Issues: None
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History and Trivia
At this location: When DCA opened this space was actually a restaurant called ABC Soap Opera Bistro and its attached store ABC Soap Link. The restaurant (and store merchandise) was themed for fans of the ABC network's lineup of soap operas, going so far as having the wait staff dress as stars of those shows. In the end, though, it proved a little to high end and never really found an audience. Various plans were rumored for reviving it as a restaurant but in the end it was abandoned and closed after just 21 months on November 4, 2002.
The Attraction's History: When ABC Soap Opera Bistro closed in 2002 it immediately began its conversion to Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage, which opened in April 2003. The time spent in the spotlight is generally short in children's entertainment and several shows have cycled through to match changes in the Playhouse Disney lineup on The Disney Channel. The first show featured characters from Rolie Polie Olie, Stanley, The Book of Pooh, and Bear in the Big Blue House. Eventually, Rolie Polie Olie and Book of Pooh were replaced by JoJo's Circus on March 14, 2008. The current show name changed to Disney Junior in March, 2011 and the Pooh characters were replaced by the stars of Jake and the Neverland Pirates.