Today at D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa®, the cast of ABC’s hit comedy series Home Economics debuted the Season 3 premiere, which is set at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Topher Grace (Tom), Karla Souza (Marina), Sasheer Zamata (Denise), Lidia Porto (Lupe), and Jimmy Tatro (Connor) dished on filming after hours at Disneyland Resort; jumping on rides in-between scenes; and their favorite memories at Disney Parks.
In “Mickey Ears, $19.99,” Connor opts to tell Tom important news at Disneyland Resort to soften the blow and disguises the plan with a family trip. However, when Tom finds out, the ensuing drama threatens Marina’s perfectly planned first visit to the parks.
“Tom and I went off on a attraction-riding montage, which was definitely the most fun I’ve ever had,” Tatro said. “We filmed some of the rides ourselves with a GoPro.”
Souza jumped in with a cough to alert the audience, remind Tatro that it was her camerawork capturing Grace and Tatro on Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure Park. “I’ll hand it to her, she really put the camera first and her life second as we were plummeting down the rapids,” Tatro then explained.
Zamata, who revealed that she’s a former Walt Disney World Resort performer, admitted the fireworks scenes were her favorite part to film. “We had to film the fireworks a couple nights in a row,” she said. “Before the show was the Main Street Electrical Parade, and I love that too. I love the Disney magic.”
No trip to Disney Parks is complete without munching on tasty treats, and as depicted in the episode, the Hayward family left no snack uneaten. “There were a lot of churros floating around that set—I couldn’t believe it,” Porto said.
For Grace, he relished filming in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and co-piloting the Millennium Falcon with his on-screen brother—mid-argument! “During the week, the whole cast went on rides together as friends,” he said. “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance was incredible!”
Home Economics premiere airs Wednesday, September 21, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. New episodes air weekly on Wednesdays and are available for streaming the next day on Hulu.
Check out the photo gallery from the Home Economics panel below.