Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios opened May 1, 1989 making it 27 years old today! Hollywood Studios is home to many great attractions such as Rock N Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror, The Great Movie Ride and much more. In honor of the parks Birthday here are some fun facts!

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Originally the theme park was called MGM Studios BUT got a name change in 2008 to Hollywood Studios.

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In Walt Disney: One Mans Dream if you look closely at Walt’s grade-school desk you can see the initials “W.D” carved into it.

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While inside Rock N Roller Coaster look closely at the AC power boxes and other electrical boxes you can see the initials and birthdays of the imagineers.

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Tower Of Terrors top speed is 39MPH

Originally TOT was suppose to be 200 ft. tall BUT with a building 200 ft tall you need light on the top  for airplanes to see, so Disney has it at 199 ft tall to keep the spooky feeling

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The Mickeys of Hollywood store is a reference to the famous Frederick’s of Hollywood.

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The gas pump on the right as you enter the park is marked with the opening of Disney’s Hollywood studios.

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A second floor window above the Hollywood and Vine restaurant says “Eddie Valiant-Private Investigator” which is a reference to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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Happy Birthday Hollywood Studios! I can’t wait to see the rest of the magic you will be bringing in the upcoming years!

-Dezi

 

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