On this very day back in 1989, Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened its doors to give guests a taste of the fascinating world of entertainment. I remember visiting the park that summer and was captivated by its attractions that offered a peek inside television production and the making of animated films, as well as the history of the silver screen inside The Great Movie Ride.
Many attractions have been added to the park over the years, including The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror in 1994, Rockin’ Rollercoaster – Starring Aerosmith in 1999, the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show in 2005, and Toy Story Mania! in 2008, among others. Entertainment, of course, has played a huge part at the park, with “Beauty and The Beast – Live on Stage” being the first theme park show to debut the same day the film was released in theaters in 1991. “Fantasmic!”, the park’s nighttime spectacular that combines Disney characters and songs with amazing special effects opened at the park in 1998.
Click through the gallery below for a look at how the park has changed over the years.
Which attraction or show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below.
Isn’t it amazing how our Florida sky makes our parks even more beautiful at night? This great shot, snapped near the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth, shows how well a fiery orange sunset illuminates the attraction.
Which Disney Park do you enjoy most during this time of day? Tell us in the comments section below.
As Earth Month comes to a close, here are the top five ways the Disneyland Resort connected children in Orange County, Calif., to nature and inspired them to be champions of the environment this Earth Month!
- Disney VoluntEARS, kids and families collected more than 100 bags of trash at Huntington State Beach, an event organized by Inside the Outdoors Foundation (ITO). The Disneyland Resort sponsored ITO with a $20,000 donation to support ongoing environmental field trips for students and activities like the beach cleanup.
- The Disneyland Resort sponsored Anaheim Community Foundation’s Spring Fun and Eco-Fair at Anaheim’s Oak Canyon Nature Center, where kids and families learned ways to reuse, reduce and recycle. The $20,000 donation helped make possible a mobile eco-fair that visited 10 Anaheim parks, schools and neighborhoods.
- Disney VoluntEARS supported environmental awareness events including the country’s largest Children’s Water Education Festival that the Disneyland Resort helped present at the University of California, Irvine, and MUZEO’s TrashARTist Challenge featuring student art made mostly of recycled materials.
- Students from Costa Mesa High School’s Environmental & Marine Academy took an environmental tour of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park.
- The Disneyland Resort invited 140 children from eight Boys and Girls Clubs in Orange County to screen DisneyNature’s “Monkey Kingdom” at AMC Theatres at the Downtown Disney District.
The much-anticipated Harambe Market opens late May at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where food plays a starring role with African-inspired street food at four walk-up windows and plenty of shaded seating – 200+ seats.
Are you planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this May prior to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration? If so, here are a few quick tips on merchandise events you don’t want to miss!
Salt or sugar? Blended or on the rocks? Many of you have go-to answers to these questions when it comes to drinking margaritas. And if you don’t, our Tequila and Margarita seminar is the perfect opportunity to taste test your preference.
As we wind up April, it brings the saying “April showers bring May flowers” to mind. In 1979, Thumper and Flower from Bambi took some time to enjoy the flowers at Magic Kingdom Park. Happy Spring!
We have an exciting announcement from our partners at Oriental Land Company with new details on the largest expansion in Tokyo Disney Resort’s history.
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Disneyland Resort with a 2014 Food Recovery Challenge Award for having the nation’s highest percentage increase of food recovery in the theme park category. Participants of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, from businesses to universities, have greatly reduced wasted food in America, the most common material put into landfills.
Disney fans, buckle up! I decided to take a different route when it came to showing you the HARVEYS attraction poster totes that are headed to the Disneyland Resort this May. So join me as we go inside the HARVEYS factory for a behind-the-scenes look at how the bags are actually made.