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Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a small oval-shaped lagoon within Hollywood Studios that pays homage to its real-life California counterpart, which served as the backdrop to many of Hollywood's early films. It includes three attractions based on characters and films from George Lucas' Lucas film studio. Star Tours is a motion simulation ride inspired by the film, Star Wars. The Jedi Training Academy is a live-action stage show that encourages children to become "padawan learners" (a padawan is a Jedi apprentice) and receive "lightsaber training" from a Jedi master. The third attraction is Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! The attraction re-enacts some of the most famous scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Disney performers also explain how the stunts are created.

The boat in the corner of Echo Lake is a tribute to a 1930s film called Min and Bill that won Marie Dressler an Academy Award. The dinosaur at the other end of the lake is Gertie, an animated character who toured along with Winsor McCay on the vaudeville circuit in 1914. His hand-painted film was a huge influence on Walt Disney.

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