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Disney MGM Name Change Confirmed!! Disney's Hollywood Studios

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disneyguy77

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New Name, More Magic for Disney Theme Park
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In the Walt Disney World® Theme Park famous for all things Hollywood, it’s curtain up on the launch of new attractions, new looks, new breakthrough experiences… and a brand-new name.
Disney-MGM Studios will be renamed Disney’s Hollywood Studios, effective January 2008, announced Meg Crofton, president of the Walt Disney World Resort.
“The new name reflects how the park has grown from representing the golden age of movies to a celebration of the new entertainment that today’s Hollywood has to offer – in music, television, movies and theater,” she said.
With exciting coming attractions and experiences, the best and brightest of Hollywood is about to emerge for your Clients, Crofton said.
“As Disney continues to grow and invest in our family entertainment business, we constantly explore new ways to deliver high-quality, immersive experiences for our Guests,” she added. “As a park all about entertainment, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will deliver like never before. Now we can say that Hollywood is literally our middle name.”
New Attractions & Experiences
Toy Story Mania!
Your Clients can get sporty in a new, interactive “Toy Story” competition inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” films and hosted by characters like they’ve never before experienced. Past a queuing area featuring a giant Mr. Potato Head, guests grab 3-D glasses, board fanciful ride vehicles and zip into a world of exciting midway-style games hosted by many of their favorite “Toy Story” characters including Woody, Hamm and Rex. Toy Story Mania! takes the interactive ride-game experience to infinity – and beyond. (Summer 2008)
Block Party Bash
Play, party and dance as the Disney•Pixar Film Pals present “Block Party Bash,” the wildest, most interactive parade in Disney history. (Spring 2008)
Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage!
A whole new cast of friends from Playhouse Disney fills the popular Playhouse Disney stage. Children will be on their feet singing, clapping and dancing to performing stars from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Little Einsteins,” “Handy Manny” and more. (February 2008)
Disney High School Musical 2: School’s Out!
With new songs and a rollicking new spirit, the Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical 2” comes to life on the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is interactive fun as high-energy performers on a traveling stage invite all ages to catch Wildcat fever by singing and dancing. (Fall 2007)
Meet and Greet Adds Handy Manny
Disney Channel stars JoJo and Goliath and the Little Einsteins welcome Guests in the Animation Courtyard next to Playhouse Disney, and will be joined for the first time by Handy Manny later this year. (November 2007)
"This is easily one of the most ambitious attractions rollouts in the 18-year history of the park,” Crofton said. “With so many great coming attractions, we are thrilled to be launching a Studios year unlike any other. Wrapped in a brand-new name… Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”
Tell your Clients today about all the exciting things happening during The Year of a Million Dreams at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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So no Pixar Studios after all, huh? Interesting. Thanks for the info.

Edit: BTW, is this from an official source? Link, please.
 

chels26

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as much as it makes more sense.. and im happy about the updates and stuff... I will still call it MGM.. because that is what i have always called it, even recently when they would call it Disney Studios.. to my family and I it was always MGM.. pretty cool news though..thanks for the info!
 

Tom Morrow

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^ There is a Hollywood in Florida :p

No source = I don't believe it.

But I would totally accept that name, unlike Disney-Pixar Studios
 

dave2822

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Interesting ... yes, I wouldn't think they would re-name it Disney Pixar Studios, because they already have a new "Pixar Place" ... that would be awfully redundant.

Anywho ...

Anyone know how this (if it does) affect the MGM connection? Will it affect TGMR? Indy? Anything?

Can they branch out and grab other movies now?
 

Shere_Khan

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Yes please post a link if you are quoting a source.

Even if it's not official, it's plagerism to copy and paste it without giving a source.
 

jiminy.cricket

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Interesting! I wonder why they chose Hollywood. Maybe the park will become even more California-themed? Maybe it will be easier to introduce attractions from DCA.
 

cb3k

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Wow...Didn't see that name coming. I like it though, Has a nice ring to it. I have a feeling that some exec out there took into consideration the general consensus of "dislike" over the Pixar name being incorporated into the studious, perhaps a last minute name change? In any regard thanks a bunch for sharing.
 

JEDI1138

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^ There is a Hollywood in Florida :p

No source = I don't believe it.

But I would totally accept that name, unlike Disney-Pixar Studios

believe what you want, But as of tonight you can see it and read about it on the official news networks as it was released today at 1:00 pm
 

Tom Morrow

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Wait, I just realized Steve confirmed this. Awesome!

Hate to say it, but

I WAS RIGHT ABOUT IT NOT BECOMING DISNEY-PIXAR STUDIOS!!!
 

comics101

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I like it. Disney's Hollywood Studios. It has a nice ring to it... I wasn't expecting it though. It really came out of no where... Could this mean they'll be adding a Disneyfied version of the Hollywood Sign somewhere in the park?
 

dave2822

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Wait, I just realized Steve confirmed this. Awesome!

Hate to say it, but

I WAS RIGHT ABOUT IT NOT BECOMING DISNEY-PIXAR STUDIOS!!!

Well, since you're handing out praise, can you at least apologize for not believing in the first place :ROFLOL:
 
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