Just hours before America voted Kris Allen the new American Idol and he announced he was going to Disney World – performers, stars, and Idol alums walked the red carpet outside the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and talked about The American Idol Experience attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Democrat and Chronicle newspaper out of Rochester, N.Y. has a good story about one of its former citizens, Tim Trombitas. But you may know him better as Vladimir Pooey, one of the Streetmosphere characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Who knew he used to be famous as Ranger Bob, was a football star, a disc jockey and is an ordained deacon.
If you visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., look for a character named Vladimir Pooey in the Hollywood Studios section working the crowd as part of an improv troupe of actors.
You can’t miss him. He’ll be all dressed out like a 1940s movie director, right down to the “lion tamer” pants that flare out at the side, and the shiny black boots.
Tell him you’re from Rochester. You might be surprised at the response.
Movie director Vladimir Pooey, you see, is just one of many incarnations that Tim Trombitas, aka Tim Kincaid, has brought to life over the years.
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They’re all ears. Singer/songwriter Katy Perry (left) and actress Hayden Panettiere strike a pose April 25, 2009 with Minnie Mouse at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The duo was enjoying the theme park prior to their evening performance for the Disney Grad Nite, an annual, in-park celebration for high school seniors. Panettiere stars on the NBC series Heroes. Perry is a multi-platinum recording artist.
Photo by Gene Duncan
On Friday May 1, 2009, the date of the anniversary, the park will open at 8:00 am with a special rope drop ceremony welcoming guests into the park to kick off the celebration. In addition, two special sessions to commemorate the anniversary will take place in the Premiere Theater, one at 9:00 am and another at 10:45 am.
These sessions will feature Imagineers from Walt Disney Imagineering who were fundamental in the development of the park and will share their insights on the creation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Currently scheduled to appear are Bob Weis Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, Tom Fitzgerald Executive Vice President, Senior Creative Executive; WDI, and Eric Jacobson Senior Vice President, Creative Development; WDI. Each session will last approximately one hour.
In addition to the official Disney event on the morning of May 1, WDWCelebrations, an organization run by Disney fans, will be hosting their Studio 20 event.