Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary
Disney-MGM Studios opened on May 1st of 1989. Thats a big 3-0 as of today. This park was unique from Epoct and Magic Kingdom, offering guests a very new experience. Its focus was that of classic Hollywood and behind the scenes movie magic. It was actually an operating movie studio and animation department. Originally, this was to be a new land in Epoct, but plans for several attractions led to this needing a space all its own. At the time of planning, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the current Disney feature, and the new park was going to reflect this.
Though the name has changed and the Roger Rabbit area is no longer present, Hollywood Studios is once again primed to be the top park with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge later this year. The original days of the Studios was something truly magical to experience. To watch animators at work, to see backstage of a production, to get up close to props - it was always exciting to me when I got to visit.