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Disney's Hollywood Studios
Formerly knows as Disney-MGM Studios, this third Disney
World theme park is modeled after Hollywood in the 1930s
and ‘40s. It opened May 1, 1989. Its origins come from
Epcot- the park’s most famous ride, the Great Movie
Ride, was designed to be part of Epcot’s Future World
section. Then-CEO Michael Eisner suggested that instead,
it should be part of a new theme park which would center
on showbiz, Hollywood, and entertainment. It even had a
working television and motion picture production
facility, and produced such works as Earnest saves
Christmas, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear,
and other popular movies.
One of the urban legends
behind this park is that Eisner, while working for
Paramount Pictures, saw the plans for Universal Studios
in Orlando, and brought the idea with him to Disney
World. Some say that it is the other way around. In
truth, neither theme park copied the other, both opening
at around the same time and being similar out of
Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ icon is the Sorcerer’s Hat,
built in front of the Great Movie Ride. It was
constructed in 2001 for Disney’s 100 Years of Magic
and replaced the Earful Tower as the park’s icon. The
tower, however, still stands, and is undergoing
renovations to change the name painted on it.
Lights...camera...and the stage is set for plenty of
action at Disney World! The glitz and glamour of showbiz
take center stage at the Disney Hollywood Studios.
Universal Studios, Orlando, FL is not the only place to
go for outstanding movie-making action in Orlando!
But here the star is you!
Act one: Once inside Hollywood Studios of Disney World,
get in the Hot Seat of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire —
Play it on your Disney vacation! Win exclusive Disney
prizes in this exact replica of the high-tech New York
set where everybody plays along. You might even win a
Disney Cruise for your family!* Go behind-the-scenes at
the Disney-Hollywood Studios.
Disney Hollywood Studios vacation packages include the
Backlot Tour of the Hollywood studios — size up the
costumes, peer at the props and check out the homes of
some of your favorite movie and TV shows like Indiana
Jones in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. But,
when you get to Catastrophe Canyon, look out!
Act Two: Watch the star-studded line-up of whimsical
limos in the Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade...and
with big names like the Little Mermaid, Aladdin,
Hercules and Mulan, your camera had better be close by
on any of the Disney World vacations. Laugh, play and
sing along at Playhouse Disney – Live on stage,
featuring Bear in the Big Blue House, Rolie Polie Olie,
Stanley and more of your Disney Channel favorites. Be
mesmerized by the Broadway-style extravaganza, Beauty
and the Beast – Live on Stage. Then, take a dive under
the sea with Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder for Voyage of
the Little Mermaid.
Act Three: Catch the up-and-down beat of Rock ‘n' Roller
Coaster® Starring Aerosmith in a twistin', turnin',
loopin' limo ride that is sure to get your adrenaline
jammin'. Blast off in a runaway star-speeder zooming
through space in Star Tours, the ultimate Star Wars
thrill ride. And you'll never experience the same fear
twice at the new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Just
drop in...if you dare...and see for yourself.
Act Four: Light up the night with Fantasmic – a nightly
extravaganza of lasers, lights, dancing waters and
special effects, synchronized to favorite Disney
melodies. It's good versus evil as Disney villains turn
fantasy into nightmare...and only Sorcerer Mickey can
orchestrate the outcome!
With so much to see and do, you just may need an encore!
Go ahead and raise the curtain at Disney-Hollywood
Studios. It's where showbiz is!
Disney's Hollywood Studios, a must visit for every
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