First, we bid adieu to the Sorcerer’s Hat, now we are saying sayonara to something else….the name of the park itself, Hollywood Studios!!! Disney CEO, Bob Iger, let it slip that a name change is in the works. It’s ok, we’ve been here before. Anyone remember MGM Studios? I know I do. Waaaaay back then, I had the privilege of being in the Disney College Program. I worked at Aladdin’s Restaurant in MGM Studios. Anyone remember Aladdin’s? It was in the soundstage where Playhouse Disney is now located. I’ll admit, it took me forever to transition from calling it MGM to calling it Hollywood Studios. But I made it work. There are still some who can’t break the habit. It always makes me smile to see posts referring to Hollywood Studios as MGM on our facebook page, You Might be a Disney Addict (YMBADA)
When the park opened in 1989, Disney introduced us to “Disney-MGM Studios,” a working film production set combined with a theme park. In 2008, the name changed to “Disney’s Hollywood Studios,” as a result of a legal wrangling with MGM in regards to a misunderstanding of a licensing agreement from 1985. Now, here we are in 2015 and the park has transitioned from a working production facility for movies and television shows and satellite animation to, well, how can I break this to you, more of a theme park! Ok, now that we’ve all settled in with that, we can begin guessing what the name will be. This is a tough one for Disney execs. I mean, no Baby Name books to pour over for nine months. They really have to think this one through. I took to YMBADA for some formal brain-storming. The DAs (Disney Addicts) overwhelmingly agreed upon-
“DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE!”
Rumor has it that the name has ALREADY been selected, which has us all on the edge of our seats! Stay tuned…
It has been my pleasure writing for you today…My name is Diane and I’m a Disney Addict, a former Disney College Program Cast Member, a Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, an Annual WDW Passholder and currently an independent Travel Consultant with World of Magic Travel, the preferred travel agency of Chip & Co and YMBADA. If you would like any assistance with planning a Disney vacation, please email me here with any questions you may have. Travel services are absolutely free. We can even transfer existing reservations made through Disney. Follow me on facebook at Destinations by Diane!