Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM Studios).
Evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood, you are transported
back in time from the moment that you approach the main gates. Art Deco is the
prevailing style as you stroll down Hollywood Boulevard surrounded by sleek
chrome trimmed architecture and neon highlights.
As a fitting tribute to the studios of the past, a water
tower is prominently displayed. The "Earffel Tower" adds the distinctive Disney
twist of sporting a pair of 5000 pound Mouse Ears.
Portions of the 135 acres that the Disney Hollywood
Studios covers are devoted to television and movie production. The Backlot Tour
is an exciting behind the scenes look into the world of special effects. You
can watch Disney animators at work when taking the "Magic of Disney Animation"
tour. Patterned after the popular TV show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play
It" gives you the opportunity to get in the Hot Seat and win fabulous prizes.
Entertaining stage shows and productions such as "Beauty and the Beast",
"Voyage of the Little Mermaid", "Playhouse Disney-Live On Stage" and the
"Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular" are sure to delight and thrill audiences.
Make sure to get your Disney Tickets
at a discount to save over the gate price.
Speaking of thrills, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror,
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Star Tours provide fast paced rides for those who
dare to try them. Take a nostalgic journey with some of Hollywood's favorite
films in the Great Movie Ride. Join Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and friends in
the madcap "Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D". For a rare glimpse into the man
behind the Mouse, "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream" is a fascinating exhibit of
Walt's life and the path he followed to achieve his goal of creating the
"Happiest Place On Earth."
Hollywood-Studios is home to the more recent Disney characters, as well as your
old time favorites. Buzz, Woody, Jessie and other friends from Toy Story can be
found at Al's Toy Barn. Along Mickey Avenue you may find your pals from
Monsters, Inc., Lilo and Stitch, as well as 101 Dalmatians.
One noteworthy thing sponsored by the Hollywood Studios are specials events
including Night of Joy, Star Wars Weekends, The Osborne Family
Spectacle of Dancing Lights, and ESPN The Weekend. At select times of the
year, fans can experience a Night of Joy featuring contemporary Christian music
festival. Bedazzled as talented artists on stage give tribute to some of the
hottest Christian music in the business.
Without exception, Hollywood Studios has something for all members of the family
including the Star Wars Weekends. Many of the Star War characters will be
coming from a distant galaxy to meet face to face with fans. As fans are
signing autographs with celebrities, kids can do battle with Darth Vader
polishing their skills with the amazing lightsaber.