On This Day: Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios opened May 1, 1989 making it 27 years old today! Hollywood Studios is home to many great attractions such as Rock N Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror, The Great Movie Ride and much more. In honor of the parks Birthday here are some fun facts!


Originally the theme park was called MGM Studios BUT got a name change in 2008 to Hollywood Studios.


In Walt Disney: One Mans Dream if you look closely at Walt’s grade-school desk you can see the initials “W.D” carved into it.


While inside Rock N Roller Coaster look closely at the AC power boxes and other electrical boxes you can see the initials and birthdays of the imagineers.


Tower Of Terrors top speed is 39MPH

Originally TOT was suppose to be 200 ft. tall BUT with a building 200 ft tall you need light on the top  for airplanes to see, so Disney has it at 199 ft tall to keep the spooky feeling


The Mickeys of Hollywood store is a reference to the famous Frederick’s of Hollywood.

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The gas pump on the right as you enter the park is marked with the opening of Disney’s Hollywood studios.

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A second floor window above the Hollywood and Vine restaurant says “Eddie Valiant-Private Investigator” which is a reference to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


Happy Birthday Hollywood Studios! I can’t wait to see the rest of the magic you will be bringing in the upcoming years!



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