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Disney's Hollywood Studios, formerly known as Disney-MGM Studios, is a theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA. It opened on May 1, 1989. 135 acres (546,000 m²) in size, the park's theme is Hollywood classic movies and popular TV entertainment.

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-1976 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.

Dedication

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

Disney MGM Studios

Hollywood Boulevard

Echo Lake

Streets of America

Pixar Place

Animation Courtyard

Mickey Avenue

Sunset Boulevard

Former Attractions

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)

Opening Day

"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

Gallery

External links


Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney MGM Studios
Hollywood Boulevard: The Great Movie Ride

Echo Lake: The American Idol Experience | Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Streets of America: Muppet*Vision 3D | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure | Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show | Studio Backlot Tour

Pixar Place: Toy Story Midway Mania!

Mickey Avenue: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream | The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Animation Courtyard: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | The Magic of Disney Animation

Sunset Boulevard: Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror | Fantasmic!

Former Attractions: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade | Sounds Dangerous! | Back to Never Land | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian | Star Tours


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