Walt Disney World
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 26 2013
It's time for some palm trees, movie magic and a little version of
Tinsel Town in Central Florida.
Of course I'm talking about Disney's Hollywood Studios; formerly the Disney-MGM
Disney's Hollywood Studios was the third theme park added to Walt Disney
World when it opened in 1989. It opened as a partnership with MGM
Studios and it opened as an actual working studios with the amusement park
as a part of the complex. My guess is the studios was built as a response
to Universal who was in the process of building Universal Studios Orlando
that opened in 1990. Disney, instead of just sitting on idly by letting
potential customers go to a movie studios theme park that was not theirs
built this in order to keep those customers on property.
You enter the park into a Hollywood Boulevard straight out of Tinsel Town's
golden era of glitz and glamour of the 1930's and 1940's. As this
is Disney every building is themed to the hilt and as I'm a fan of the art
deco architecture of the era I love this part of Disney's Hollywood Studios.