The only affiliation that Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), now under the ownership of Sony, had to the Disney park was via contracts which allowed Disney to use the MGM name and lion logo in marketing, and separate contracts that allowed for specific MGM content to be used in a ride called The Great Movie Ride. However, rights for the entire pre-1986 MGM library were purchased by Ted Turner to create Turner Network Television and later, Turner Classic Movies, which in turn has become part of Time Warner. Therefore, the end of the MGM affiliation has not affected the content of The Great Movie Ride. As of January 7, 2008, the park was rebranded "Disney's Hollywood Studios" with the official announcement made on August 9, 2007 by Disney officials. According to a news report, the park will have a new name yet again, which will be revealed soon.
- "The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood—not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was—and always will be."
- —Michael D. Eisner, May 1, 1989
List of rides and attractions
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
- Jedi Training Academy
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
- Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Ed Sullivan Theater
The park was originally intended to be a pavilion at the Epcot, which was to be called "Great Moments at the Movies" with the Great Movie Ride as its main attraction. This would have been located between The Imagination and The Land pavilions, before it was suggested to dedicate an entire park about filmmaking.
- Superstar Television (1989-1998) (Replaced by Disney's Doug Live!)
- The Monster Sound Show (1989-1999) (Replaced by Sounds Dangerous)
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Play it! (1989-2006) (Replaced by Toy Story Midway Mania)
- Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double Cross (May 21, 1990 - February 16, 1991)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (stage show) (1996-2002)
- The Spirit of Pocahontas (1995-1996)
- Here Come the Muppets (May 25, 1990 - September 2, 1991) (Replaced by Voyage of the Little Mermaid)
- Disney's Doug Live! (1999-2001) (Replaced by The American Idol Experience)
- Star Tours (1989-2010) (Replaced by Star Tours: The Adventure Continues)
- Journey into Narnia: Creating The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2006-2008)
- Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-2011)
- Sounds Dangerous! (1999-2012)
- The American Idol Experience (2009-2014)
- Studio Backlot Tour (1989 - September 27, 2014)
- The Sorcerer's Hat (March 28, 2001 - January 7, 2015)
- Disney's Magic of Disney Animation (May 1, 1989 - July 12, 2015)
- Earful Tower (May 1, 1989 - April 2, 2016)
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure (December 17, 1990 - April 2, 2016)
- Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show (May 5, 2005 - April 2, 2016)
Events Hosted at Disney Hollywood Studios
- ESPN: The Weekend (Late February or Early March; discontinued as of 2012)
- Grad Nite (Starting in April 2009)
- Star Wars Weekends (June)
- Night of Joy (September as of 2008)
- ABC's Super Soap Weekend (November; discontinued as of 2008)
"The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood--not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was--and always will be."
-Michael Eisner, May 1, 1989