Disney's Hollywood Studios Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Remodeling Projects, New Logo And Nighttime Show
Disney's Hollywood Studios is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company commemorates the special event by unveiling a new logo and planning different changes that will begin with a store remodeling projects.
According to WDW News Today, Mickey's of Hollywood at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be the next in line for the store remodeling project. The shop located at the Hollywood Boulevard will be closed starting on May 14 until September of this year.
Mickey's of Hollywood is Disney's Hollywood Studios' Emporium that is deemed to be the place's main shop. It holds the entire first block of the store's facades to the left that can be seen when entering the theme park.
Disney's Hollywood Studios' Keystone Clothiers and Legends of Hollywood are also closed for remodeling projects. When these shops open again, guests will surely not believe their eyes with their new looks.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Times reported Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrates its 30th anniversary with a parade of characters like Mickey Mouse and Chewbacca. It also has a new art deco that gives homage to the golden age of Tinseltown.
The publication noted Hollywood Studios is the only Disney theme park that has been completely changed. None of its original attractions are still open today, except for the Indiana Jones stunt show that first debuted in 1989.
Although Hollywood Studios is considered as the least visited Disney theme park, it is expected to be the most in-demand with the current makeovers and the addition of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. After 30 years, the park is more than a "behind-the-scenes filmmaking" and more focused on giving new experiences to park goers with its new Toy Story Land, stage shows, and rides.
Disney's Hollywood Studios also imposed new rules by banning smoking in the area and large strollers. Kevin Brassard, the Indiana Jones stunt director, said the park's evolution is a "good metaphor" for changes in entertainment. The shows give visitors a high-tech thrill ride while the film tours give guests a more detailed movie experience. "You've got to evolve, or you are going to be the circus, and that's no more, unfortunately," he said.
Also, to celebrate Hollywood Studios' anniversary, there would be a new nighttime show called Wonderful World of Animation that already debuted on the Chinese Theater's façade. It uses state-of-the-art projection technology to show almost a century of animation that gives a nod to Disney and Pixar's animated feature films.