Disney's Hollywood Studios name to remain for the foreseeable future

Feb 07, 2018 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Wednesday February 7, 2018 3:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today confirmed that the long-rumored name change for Disney's Hollywood Studios is no longer on the table, at least for the foreseeable future.

In a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney said, "In response to questions we have been receiving, we also want to let fans know that the Disney’s Hollywood Studios name will remain the same for the foreseeable future since we are immersing our guests in a place where imagined worlds of Hollywood unfold around them from movies and music, to television and theater."

Names such as Disney Hollywood Adventure were thought to be likely candidates, but it now seems that Disney will not move forward with the rebranding.

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World_Showcase_Lover007May 28, 2019

Hollywood South such as Atlanta and New Orleans are temporary tax havens for film production. They are considered “on-location” as 95% of the cast and crew live else where, primarily the west coast. As soon as it is no longer cost effective to produce there, the will all go back home to Los Angeles. It’s simply how the industry is set-up and established.

lazyboy97oMay 28, 2019

Atlanta is on the west coast?

World_Showcase_Lover007May 28, 2019

The name is fine...it celebrates the productions of a major Hollywood studio and the environment that such productions come from. It honors the idea and concept of a studio...it doesn’t have to BE a studio. It’s no longer a working studio bc moving production to Orlando was a mistake to begin with. Nearly everything and everyone (i.e. every producer, animator, director, etc.) is based on the west coast. That’s just reality. To try to set up something in Florida that isn’t for local news just doesn’t work for the long term. Also having a live studio for theme park guests didn’t make sense bc making movies and television is boring when watching in real time. Retakes, repositioning for lighting, breakers and tons of other things make for a lackluster experience.

eggMay 20, 2019

Premise moreso than theme.

Tom MorrowMay 17, 2019

It's named after the "Springs" in question, which is found in Town Center. Disney Springs has a semi-vague overarching theme of an industrial/waterfront town which has been gentrified, with many of the former industrial buildings being re-purposed as shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings.

MisterPenguinMay 13, 2019

"Springs" sounds more resort-y and less mall-y.

Bleed0rangeMay 13, 2019

I’m aware of that - but it would be Hollywood Land not Hollywoodland. You see?

DisneyfanMAMay 12, 2019

Whats the story there anyway? I’m confused....the Disney Springs name isn’t intuitive at all. I had to search a few times to understand what the heck it was...and what was wrong with Disney village or Downtown Disney which both at least made some sense to me?

thequeuelinelecturesMay 12, 2019

I always thought the super old rumor of “Disney’s Hollywood Heroes” was pretty good. It at least sells the IP angle in a palatable way, but maybe it doesn’t conjure up enough imagery of this being a tangible space vs a concept

lazyboy97oMay 12, 2019

The Hollywoodland sign was built to advertise a housing development in Hollywood, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, located in the Hollywood Hills, that had briefly been its own city. Hollywood is not named after Hollywoodland.

Bleed0rangeMay 12, 2019

They should called it Disney’s Hollywoodland because the original Hollywood sign read as Hollywoodland when it was first built. It also sounds like the name of a park “I.e. Disneyland,” fits better than the studios moniker, is a throwback to old time Hollywood and in a way represents a Hollywood that never was since they dropped the land portion eventually.

TrainChasersMay 08, 2019

Of course not, it just seems comparable to Star Tours. I’m sure it will be a great attraction, and I’m sure it’s going to wow me. (It better for that price tag!).

gorillaballMay 08, 2019

So you guys must have gotten a special advanced preview ride to be able to tell us what caliber of ride it is. Can you tell us how we can get on it early too?

RAXIPMay 07, 2019

That award goes to Epcot, with four names: EPCOT Center, Epcot ‘94, Epcot ‘95 and Epcot. Studios has had only two names.