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History of Hollywood Studios

Updated: 09 July 2013 04:05:21 AM

This theme park is a love letter to movie making’s heyday in the 1930s and 1940s in Hollywood, California.

The concept for the park was dreamt up when Imagineers were tasked to add new worlds to Epcot – The Great Movie Ride and The Wonders of Life.

When Michael Eisner saw plans for the new addition to Epcot, he decided to combine the concepts with a love of Hollywood, entertainment and show business and create a whole new park for Walt Disney World.

Disney MGM Studios

Opened as Disney MGM Studios in 1989, this theme park has evolved to not only celebrate the old glamour of movie making magic, but now is renamed as Hollywood Studios and includes the innovations of current movie making technology.

When the park was being developed in the late 1980’s, Michael Eisner brought in director and producer George Lucas to help consult on the development of the park and how it related to movie making.

From the opening day, Disney-MGM Studios was a roaring success, quickly packing the park with visitors every day.

Expansion

Disney moved ahead on plans to expand the park and in 1994 opened the Sunset Boulevard area of the park, and in 1998 added an outdoor amphitheater to this area for their Fantasmic! light show.

The most current changes to the park include the Pixar animation area, opened in 2008, complete with Toy Story Midway Mania, possibly the most popular ride in the park.

Also in 2008 Disney MGM Studios changed its name to Hollywood Studios to better reflect Disney’s commitment to the future of movie making.

Rumors

Currently there is talk to develop a bigger Star Wars land, and possibly a Cars Land as well.

Look for these updates as Hollywood Studios – and Disney – work to stay up to date for their loyal guests.

By Marie Ospina

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