December 27, 2016

Evolving Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oh, no! Honey I Shrunk the Disney-MGM Studios concept art! Here's a cool little piece of history. Back in 1989 when the park opened, the backstage studio tour offered a walking portion with a chance to ride a giant ant from the movie hit Honey I Shrunk the Kids. There wasn't much else to do then, but the Studios eventually evolved into almost a full day park.

With the rise of Star Wars Land and Toy Story (Play) Land, the park is down to minimal attractions once again. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Great Movie Ride, and Rock N Rollercoaster seem to be all that's left of a park that once showed so much promise.

The history of the park is quite amazing! Here's one of the largest, most detailed, posts ever on this blog: a 25 Year anniversary look at the park- filled with vintage photos, concept art of what was built and what was considered and much more. If you love this park or just want a good read, it's worth your time. Plus there are dozens more of separate posts about the third Disney park in Florida. Enjoy!

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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