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Robert Niles
Editor

Modern Family does One More Disney Day, too

Published: March 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Adding to the fun Wednesday during Disneyland's 24-hour day, the cast of ABC's Modern Family was filming an episode inside the park.

Cast members worked earnestly to usher guests swiftly past the filming areas, but I caught a picture with my cell phone as the Modern Family cast prepared a scene just inside the park's front gate.

Modern Family at Disneyland

I'll let you pick out the actors, but I see Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell), Sofia Vergara (Gloria), Ty Burrell (Phil), Nolan Gould (Luke), and Eric Stonestreet (Cam) in the shot above. Ed O'Neill (Jay) and Sarah Hyland (Haley) were off to the right, but I couldn't fit them in this shot.

I ran into the filming later in the day at Big Thunder Mountain, which was closed while the Modern Family crew filmed a scene on the roller coaster. Look for the episode to air later this season.

Replies (16)

Dominick D

Published: March 2, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Despite my hate for Modern Family, I'm gonna watch this episode. Also Tuesday, Sophia Grace went to Disneyland.
Brandon Mendoza

Published: March 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I guess they wanted to film on a busier day of the year? Either that or someone screwed up with the schedule and didn't research what was going on at DLR.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: March 2, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Brandon, I think it was very intentional. Generate buzz for the show by filming it on a busy day, when the park is filled with fans who'll talk up the show with their friends. Heck, I seem to have complied....
Amy Damon

Published: March 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM

That is TOO cool. One of my favorite shows. Can't wait to see the episode.
James Rao
Writer

Published: March 2, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Never heard of the show. Who watches "regular" TV these days? Walking Dead is on AMC, folks, not ABC!!! ;)
Will Chilcote

Published: March 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Kinda scary that they are doing this with "Modern Family" already. This is one of the "Jump the Shark" things ABC does when they run out of story ideas for a sitcom. "Modern Family" is a good show I hate to see it leave tv.
Ben James

Published: March 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I think ^ Your wrong. They just did a great Target Episode in December. Its a great synergy move. Do your own show in your own park eliminating costs. And pushing something that is about to open a new area in a park on their property.
166.250.68.233

Published: March 3, 2012 at 1:26 AM

I am a huge fan of all the cast was there on a training thru my company staying at the resort. There were filming at Disneyland, the resorts restruant Napa Rose and also at the pool.
Tom Rigg

Published: March 3, 2012 at 5:36 AM

I disagree with the "jump the shark" idea too. The episodes of Full House at Walt Disney World are AWESOME, and the show ran for a while after that. Also, although not ABC or Disney, the Brady Bunch Episode at Kings Island is pretty amazing too. If only they hadn't bought that Yogi Bear poster.
Mike Gallagher

Published: March 3, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Rao, I'm with you. I gave up my former favorite show (sorry, Dom) Family Guy, because it airs at the same time as WD, and I don't have a recorder. After Dead finishes the season, I'll go back to Fox and play catch-up.

I've never watched Modern Family, but I've always read good things. And any program that keeps Al Bundy employed is OK in my book.

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: March 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM

How is it jumping the shark? Disneyland and Modern Family are both owned by, well, Disney. Why wouldn't be a good idea? I think it could be a very funny episode. We have kids of each age, old man, the foreigner, gay guys, a uptight mother, and a goofy father. I see them at the parks every day!

I would love to see Cam there!

Dominick D

Published: March 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Mike, they always air re-runs of the past season in the summer before the new one airs in September. Does anyone remember the episodes of Family Guy where they went to Magic Kingdom and Six Flags?
Will Chilcote

Published: March 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I'm not saying that the Disney episodes aren't good but, this is something that ABC does when a show has run out of good ideas. Think "Roseanne" or "Family Matters" or even "Full House", all those shows were on there death bed when they did this.
Marc Ricketts

Published: March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Didn't those trips with Rosanne et al happen right after Disney bought ABC? I always put that as the reason for those.
Mike Gallagher

Published: March 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Now, I don't know if this picture is a scene from the show, or simply a candid shot of actress Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez, who plays her son, having fun on a ride between takes.

If it's the former, then this picture bothers me a little. If it's the latter, it bothers me a little more.

Take a look at young Mr. Rodriguez' right hand.

Double standard, anyone?

I'll bet HE was not escorted from the park.

Hope the link works. It did when I tried it.

http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/top-shots-of-the-week-03-02-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Ftop-shots-of-the-week-03-02-slideshow%252Fsofia-vergara-rico-rodriguez-photo-1330724051.html

Eric G

Published: March 4, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Disney policy does not forbid personal belongings, including cell phones, on any of their rides. If someone wants to potentially ruin their cell phone on Splash Mountain then so be it.

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