On my recent visit to Orlando, Florida, not only did I discover lots of classic movie villain costumes, props and outfits from The Chronicles of Narnia and special effects at Universal's Horror Make-Up Show, but I also wandered into the Planet Hollywood store at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park and found a veritable treasure trove of movie memorabilia on display.
Planet Hollywood store at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Amongst all the merchandise and around every corner there seemed to be more and more original costumes, models and props lining the walls.
Original baby costume from Honey I Blew Up The Kid
Honey I Blew Up The Kid movie poster
There was the actual costume worn by the giant baby in 1992's Honey I Blew Up The Kid and the original crowbar used in the now classic family comedy, Home Alone, from 1990.
Crowbar prop used in Home Alone
Home Alone movie poster
I'm sure these movie items have been on display for some time now, but I still got a buzz seeing them up close in person, although these days I'm not sure they'd make a children's comedy where the hero smokes a pipe (the live-action version of Popeye was made in 1980).
Original pipe prop used by Robin Williams as Popeye
Popeye movie poster
Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the original Hollywood stars to help found the Planet Hollywood theme restaurant in 1991, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, so it's no surprise that you'll find an original costume from one of his movies on display at the store.
This Santa Claus jacket appeared in the 1996 film Jingle All The Way.
Original Santa jacket featured in Jingle All The Way
Jingle All The Way movie poster
Come back soon for even more authentic costumes, props and models photographed on display at Planet Hollywood on September 24, 2010, including:
Original costumes used in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
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