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Former logo with Leo the Lion

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. One hundred thirty-five acres (546,000 m²) in size, the parks' 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-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

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Former Sorcerer Mickey Hat that was the icon of the park until 2015.

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Former logo at the gate

Hollywood Boulevard

Echo Lake

Streets of America

Pixar Place

Animation Courtyard

Mickey Avenue

Sunset Boulevard

The Ed Sullivan Theater

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


External links

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Hollywood Boulevard: The Great Movie Ride | Citizens of Hollywood

Echo Lake: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue | Jedi Training Academy | Citizens of Hollywood

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

Pixar Place: Toy Story Midway Mania!

Mickey Avenue: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

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 | Citizens of Hollywood | 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 | Studio Backlot Tour | Backstage Pass | Bear in the Big Blue House: Live on Stage | Block Party Bash | Dinosaurs Live! | Here Come the Muppets | Hollywood's Pretty Woman | Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses | Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage | Sorcery in the Sky | The American Idol Experience | The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow | Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It! | The Sorcerer's Hat | Monster Sound Show | ABC Sound Studio | Superstar Television | Disney's Doug Live

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