For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Toy Story Mania!
Walt Disney Presents
Brown Derby Caricature
Celebrity 5 & 10
Crossroads of the World
Entrance Area Souvenir Cart
Hollywood Hills Amphitheater Souvenir Stands
Hollywood Junction at Sunset Boulevard
In Character Costume Shop
Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
Indiana Jones Gift Truck
It's a Wonderful Shop
Launch Bay Cargo
Legends of Hollywood
Mickey's of Hollywood
Muppet*Vision 3-D Area Hair Wraps
Muppet*Vision 3-D Area Henna Tattoos
Once Upon a Time
Planet Hollywood Superstore
Rock 'n Roll Gear
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Area Bead Cart
Rock Around the Shop
Special FX Make-Up: Star Tours Area
Special FX Makeup
Stage 1 Company Store
Studio Lighting & Grip: Brown Derby Area
Studio Lighting & Grip: Echo Lake Side
Studio Lighting & Grip: Star Tours Area
Studio Prop Co: Animation Courtyard
Studio Prop Co: Muppet*Vision 3-D
Sunset Ranch Pins and Souvenirs
The Studio Store
Theater of the Stars Cart
Tower Hotel Gifts
Toy Story Dept
The park now known as Disney's Hollywood Studios opened on May 1, 1989 as MGM Studios. Depending on who you believe, the opening of the park was rushed so that it could open before Universal Studios debuted in Florida.
The lands of the park aren't as well defined as the other four Disney World Parks, but we have attempted to classify them on this site. Some are best described as streets while others are classified as areas.
The park was originally a working studio with live action movies and television shows shot on location. Additionally, Disney feature animation was located within Hollywood Studios and guests could tour the working animation facility.
The main thoroughfare is dubbed Hollywood Boulevard. The first street on the right is Sunset Boulevard, this was the first major addition to the park when it was added in July of 1994. The second street on the right leads into the Animation Courtyard and to the left of Hollywood Boulevard is Echo Lake. Behind Hollywood Boulevard is Pixar Place which used to lead guests towards the Streets of America.
Pixar Place is now a dead end as the park evolves with the future additions of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Part of the former Streets of America can be reached through Echo Lake and Commissary Lane. This area, known as Grand Avenue highlights the industrial feel of modern Los Angeles while housing park staples like Muppet*Vision 3-D.
Hollywood Studios is the smallest of the four Disney World parks, but Disney has staggered the schedules for the shows to extend guest visits in order to see all of them.
The front part of the park has a loose connection to Hollywood during different time periods, they are as follows:
- Hollywood Boulevard - 1930s
- Sunset Boulevard - 1940s
- Echo Lake - 1950s
Disney MGM Studios
The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood - not a place on the 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.
May 1, 1989
Michael D. Eisner
Opened May 1, 1989
Name changed to Disney's Hollywood Studios January 7, 2008
Estimated attendance through the years courtesy of Themed Entertainment Association TEA-ERA/AECOM.
|Year||Attendance||% Change||Global Rank|
- Earffel Tower
- Frozen Summer Fun Live
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kid Movie Set Adventure
- The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
- The Sorcerer's Hat
- Wandering Oaken's Trading Post
- Coca-Cola Cool Set
- Herbie's Drive In
- High Octane Refreshments
- J.C.T. Co. Service Station
- Pizza Planet
- Pretzel Garden
- Starring Rolls Cafe
- Studio Catering Co.
- The Writer's Stop
- Toluca Legs Turkey Company
- Animation Gallery
- L.A. Prop Cinema Storage
- Sorcerer Hat Shop
- Studio Lighting & Grip: Streets of America
- Studio Prop Shop
- Studio Wardrobe Dept.
- Villains in Vogue
- Watto's Grotto
- The Writer's Stop Shop
- Youse Guys Moychindice
Extinct Meet and Greets
- Vice President: Phil Holmes (August 2015 - Present)
- Vice President (Former): Dan Cockerell (Through July 2015)
- Vice President (Former): Rilous Carter
- Imagineering Creative Lead for Hollywood Studios: Kathy Mangum (July 2013 - Present)
- Imagineering Creative Lead for Hollywood Studios (Former): Eric Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering (Through July 2013)