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This movie was the first Disney Channel Original Movie to have commercials on ABC. It was also the first made-for-TV movie to have a Hollywood-style premiere event.

Sharpay's dog Boi is actually named Manly and belongs to director Kenny Ortega.

In the final scene "All for One", the six main characters jump into the pool, followed by the secondary cast members and extras. However only Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella's (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) made the final cut. The cut scene and still photos of the others jumping are in the DVD.

Monique Coleman (Taylor McKessie) was afraid to jump in the pool since she never learned to swim, so Corbin Bleu (Chad Danforth) jumped in with her. She said she received an amazing amount of support from the cast and crew.

Corbin Bleu came up with of the sayings on Chad's T-shirts with one exception (see later).

Charles Klapow, the choreographer, was in almost every major dance scene. His sister Kim also appears in the major dance scenes.

The piano in the "Fabulous" scene was pink. It was later painted white for "Everyday".

Unlike the first movie where Troy's singing voice was a composite of Zac Efron and Drew Seeley, Zac does all the vocal intonations for Troy.

Troy Bolton is the only character to have a solo. In the first movie, however, Gabriella is the only one.

Unlike the first movie, Chad and Taylor have singing parts but a song involving just Kelsi Nielsen, Jason Cross, Zeke Taylor, and Martha Cox was cut from the movie.

It took three weeks for the dancing sequences to be done. The soundtrack however was done in a week. The rest of the filming was done in three more weeks.

During dance rehearsals the entire cast sat down, one behind the other to massage their sore shoulders and backs. When Kenny Ortega noticed this he asked them to lay down at once, sit up at once, then lean to both sides one by one. This became the "roller coaster" seen in "What Time Is It?".

Zac Efron commuted from Toronto where he was filming Hairspray to record the soundtrack. That is why his hair seems darker than normal in the promo commercials.

In one scene when Gabriella waves at Troy from the pool, Troy responds with a modified "wink-and-click" gesture. It was his trademark as Link Larkin from Hairspray.

Zac appears more muscular in HSM2 while he was thinner in HSM1. That was because he gained 15 pounds of muscles in a workout regimen for Hairspray.

Ryan wore nine different hats in the movie.

The license plate on Sharpay's golf cart read "FABULUS".

Sister dancers Lea and Kelly Baker were also in most of the dance scenes as well as cheerleader dancers in HSM1. Lea even has a minor speaking role as one of the Sharpettes.

Even though the movie is set in summertime. It was filmed in early spring and the cast was very cold in their summer outfits as it was filmed close to the Utah Rockies. However the final scenes at the country club were filmed in scorching heat.

Scenes were filmed in Gabriella's room but never made the final cut.

Running gag: Whenever Troy and Gabriella are about to kiss on camera, something or someone interrupts them. In the next-to-last scene they kiss even though they are interrupted by the sprinklers.

Grease reference: Sharpay angrily tells her brother that he was not supposed to turn them in to the cast of Grease.

Through a Disney Channel online survey fans voted on what they wanted to see in the movie. The answers were: Corbin's T-shirt read "I majored in vacation."

The blackboard in Mrs. Darbus read "Please turn off all cell phones".

Sharpay's golf cart was filled with beauty products.

For the picnic lunch with Gabriella, Troy made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Miley Cyrus makes a cameo appearance near the end of "All for One" as one of the dancers by the pool. According to Miley there were two scenes filmed. One was a scene where at the end she jumps out of the bushes and dances with Jason. The second which was seen in the movie was her by the pool with Chucky Klapow. There are even still pictures of her jumping into the pool with the cast.

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