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Disney's Hollywood Studios Name Change

britain

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I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating:

Not only will the guests not SAY “Park” unless forced to (ie Park is typographically made to be a large, prominent part of the name) there should be a good NOUN that guests DO say:

DisneyLAND
Magic KINGDOM
Universal STUDIOS
ISLANDS of Adventure
California ADVENTURE (Interesting How Adventure flipped there)

These days, it’s just EPCOT, but originally “Center” helped guests wrap their brains around whatever this “Epcot” thing was.

Maybe they think they can just beat a new word like Cinemagine into us with “Park” doing the work that “Center” did.

Again, I really don’t mind Cinemagine, but there’s got to be a better noun than Park.

Cinemagine Place
Cinemagine Land
Cinemagine Kingdom
Cinemagine Center
Cinemagine Central
Cinemagine World
Lands of Cinemagine
Worlds of Cinemagine
Realms of Cinemagine
Cinemagine Adventure
 

AEfx

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Was there an official rumour stating Cinemagine was the move favourable choice? What a horrible word. Cinemagic would have been slightly better. Mixing Cinema and Imagine is such a weird combination.
They can't use Cinemagic - that is already a registered trademark of a regional theater chain (who takes the trademark very seriously).

In fact, "Cinemagine" is so close to "Cinemagic" that I doubt they could actually use it without being challenged, either. You can't change one or two letters to make it okay. Example, McDonalds was able to successfully get a small cafe named "Mitch D's" (the owners name was Mitch, his last name began with a D) to change its name because it was too close to the "McD's" trademark they use. Sound is just as important as spelling.

Not to mention, as others have said - "Cinemagine" just sounds...dumb. You don't want a name that people are going to find confusing, and it just sounds so...try-hard.

I really hope they go simple. I still like the sound of "Disney's Hollywoodland Park" - it has just grown on me.
 

egg

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Well then I guess that trash survey was real. At the end of the day, any name change is arbitrary because they have nothing new to base a name around. But they can at least pull something decent out of their *****. Cinemagine is stupid and Park is dry. It may be better than XL Park and half the suggestions I've read in this thread, but it's still horrible. It makes Hollywood Adventure look good. Maybe that's their idea?

Again, this is change for the sake of change. Hollywood Studios works just fine.
 
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mikejs78

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Well then I guess that trash survey was real. At the end of the day, any name change is arbitrary because they have nothing new to base a name around. But they can at least pull something decent out of their *****. Cinemagine is stupid and Park is dry. It may be better than XL Park and half the suggestions I've read in this thread, but it's still horrible. It makes Hollywood Adventure look good. Maybe that's their idea?

Again, this is change for the sake of change. Hollywood Studios works just fine.
Well, park is what's used for everything. Magic Kingdom is officially "Magic Kingdom Park". Animal Kingdom is "Disney Animal Kingdom Park". Disneyland is "Disneyland Park". Only Epcot and DHS don't currently have 'park' in their official names.
 

egg

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Well, park is what's used for everything. Magic Kingdom is officially "Magic Kingdom Park". Animal Kingdom is "Disney Animal Kingdom Park". Disneyland is "Disneyland Park". Only Epcot and DHS don't currently have 'park' in their official names.
Magic Kingdom is not officially "Magic Kingdom Park." Nor is Animal Kingdom.

Regardless, the difference is there's always a word before Park that denotes place. Even though your trash MDE app may read Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, do you call it that verbally? Would you ever say "Hey kids, today we're going to Magic Kingdom Park!"? No, because the word Kingdom already denotes place. The word Magic is an adjective.

The difference with Disney('s) Cinemagine Park is that there's no other word that denotes place, so Park must fill that role. "Hey Kids, today we're going to Cinemagine!" doesn't sound right, instead you would naturally include Park in everyday speak.

I cannot think of a single major theme park for which that's the case.
 
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mikejs78

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Magic Kingdom is not officially "Magic Kingdom Park." Nor is Animal Kingdom.

Regardless, the difference is there's always a word before Park that denotes place. Even though your trash MDE app may read Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, do you call it that verbally? Would you ever say "Hey kids, today we're going to Magic Kingdom Park!"? No, because the word Kingdom already denotes place. The word Magic is an adjective.

The difference with Disney('s) Cinemagine Park is that there's no other word that denotes place, so Park must fill that role. "Hey Kids, today we're going to Cinemagine!" doesn't sound right, instead you would naturally include Park in everyday speak.

I cannot think of a single major theme park for which that's the case.
Oh I agree that you don't call it that verbally.. I'm just saying that is how Disney refers to it in it's literature, so it is official.

And Epcot is an example. Sure, it was Epcot Center, but even as a kid in the 80s I never knew anyone who referred to it as that - it was always EPCOT. I suspect most will refer to this new name (if the rumor is true) as simply Cinemagine. Hopefully saner heads will prevail.
 

egg

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Oh I agree that you don't call it that verbally.. I'm just saying that is how Disney refers to it in it's literature, so it is official.
Look, I won't argue further about what's official. The great Michael Damman Eisner decreed the park Disney's Animal Kingdom. Those are the words engraved on the plaque and no name change was decreed since. That seems more official than what they refer to it as half the time in text. But alas, if you disagree, I don't care.

I just hope Bob Iger doesn't rededicate DHS. It's disrespectful and completely uncalled for.

And Epcot is an example. Sure, it was Epcot Center, but even as a kid in the 80s I never knew anyone who referred to it as that - it was always EPCOT. I suspect most will refer to this new name (if the rumor is true) as simply Cinemagine. Hopefully saner heads will prevail.
At least EPCOT makes sense and sounds right as a place. I just can't imagine the same happening for Cinemagine. And we'll hopefully never find out.
 

atighe42

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Look, I won't argue further about what's official. The great Michael Damman Eisner decreed the park Disney's Animal Kingdom. Those are the words engraved on the plaque and no name change was decreed since. That seems more official than what they refer to it as half the time in text. But alas, if you disagree, I don't care.

I just hope Bob Iger doesn't rededicate DHS. It's disrespectful and completely uncalled for.



At least EPCOT makes sense and sounds right as a place. I just can't imagine the same happening for Cinemagine. And we'll hopefully never find out.
I don't want a new name either, but Iger confirmed it is coming. So I would, personally, be shocked if there wasn't a full fledged re-dedication.
 

egg

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I don't want a new name either, but Iger confirmed it is coming. So I would, personally, be shocked if there wasn't a full fledged re-dedication.
Why? They didn't rededicate Euro Disneyland, Disney-MGM Studios, or Epcot Center when those names changed. California Adventure in 2012 was the first time a park was rededicated. All Iger basically did was use the thesaurus on Eisner's words. But at least he had some reason, as the park was panned from day one, and needed a fresh start.

DHS's present state is almost entirely Bob Iger and co's fault. I imagine he'll try to pretend the park was was troubled since day one, but that's not at all true.
 

britain

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Magic Kingdom is not officially "Magic Kingdom Park." Nor is Animal Kingdom.

Regardless, the difference is there's always a word before Park that denotes place. Even though your trash MDE app may read Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, do you call it that verbally? Would you ever say "Hey kids, today we're going to Magic Kingdom Park!"? No, because the word Kingdom already denotes place. The word Magic is an adjective.

The difference with Disney('s) Cinemagine Park is that there's no other word that denotes place, so Park must fill that role. "Hey Kids, today we're going to Cinemagine!" doesn't sound right, instead you would naturally include Park in everyday speak.

I cannot think of a single major theme park for which that's the case.
I agree, I agree!

However, this is what it says on their website:

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