While in LA last month, myself and 24 other bloggers were able to visit the set of BUNK’D, meet the cast and watch a taping. First off, let me tell you just how tedious these tapings are. We were able to watch a small portion of it (one scene, in fact) but that one little scene was done over and over and over again. I’m not so naive to think these shows are taped in one run through, from the first “Action” to “Cut!” However, I had no idea how each little line and every movement were so critiqued. How do these actors/actresses do it and not go bonkers?
After we watched some of the taping, we were able to go on set and meet the cast. We got to sit down and talk with them, learn a bit about life on set and take some pictures. Skai Jackson [Zuri], Nina Lu [Tiffany] and Nathan Arenas [Jorge] just begged me to take a silly picture with them. You believe me, right?! It’s not like I have a habit of going around taking silly pictures.
Or maybe, I do? OK, fine. Yes, I totally asked each cast member to take a silly selfie with me and they were all sweet enough to play along. Come on folks, why not?! I was on the Disney Studio lot, sitting on set of a “soon to be” Disney hit (BUNK’D) and meeting the stars of said show. It was such a fun moment and I was having a blast!
It was like my childhood dreams coming true. Not only was I on set of a Disney Channel show but it’s a show about summer camp. As a kid, I had always wanted to go off to camp for the summer but for some reason or another, it didn’t happen. This might explain why to this day, I am not a camper. I don’t like the dirt, bugs, heat or most things associated with camping. However, there are things I miss about camping, such as eating s’mores and bonding with fellow campers as we sit around the fire singing Kumbayah. Being on set that day, as I sat at the picnic table in the mess hall, it felt like I was 13 again about to start my first day at Camp Kikiwaka!
Even better, right outside the mess hall doors but still in the studio building, was the camp ground. This is my kind of camping, I can be in the comforts of air conditioning, no dirt and/or bugs and internet access but experience all the fun camping has to offer. Just give me a cabin to sleep in and… Oh look, they have one of those too! Yes, I could totally camp here.