Walt Disney World
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 26 2013
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Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

It's time for some palm trees, movie magic and a little version of Tinsel Town in Central Florida.

Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Of course I'm talking about Disney's Hollywood Studios; formerly the Disney-MGM Studios. 

Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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. 

Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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.



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