From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith
As you may have just seen during our special #DisneyParksLIVE stream, we kicked off our 30th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in grand style!
Mickey and Minnie Mouse led a cavalcade of favorite Disney characters down Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the past, present, and the new, exciting future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the park continues to transform into a thrilling destination where you can let your adventure begin.
Our anniversary celebration included some exciting updates we think you’ll enjoy, including the announcement of a new Toy Story Land restaurant as well as a Toy Story pop-up merchandise location and new logo for the park. And all of today’s festivities are followed by the debut of our newest projection show on the iconic Chinese Theatre.
The new table service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land, Roundup Rodeo BBQ, will surround guests with a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets, providing yet another unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience that could only be had in the land. A pathway leading from the main promenade of Toy Story Land will lead you to the entry of the restaurant, where you’ll be greeted by a large, oversized box that has been decorated with crayons, stickers, and toothpick flags to create a festive entry awning. Visit our original Roundup Rodeo BBQ story for more details.
In celebration of the June debut of Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” a new pop-up merchandise location will be opening later this month at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll be able to find it at the exit of Toy Story Mania!, and it will include a variety of products commemorating the new film.
New 30th anniversary Disney’s Hollywood Studios merchandise is also now available, including an adult T-shirt, baseball cap, Tervis 24-oz tumbler, MagicBand, ornament and much more.
Today’s star-studded cavalcade closed with a ceremony revealing the park’s new logo, which emphasizes the transformation Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undertaking. Look close and you’ll see the new logo features BB-8 from Star Wars, Woody and Mickey himself.
And the day’s anniversary celebration wraps with the much-anticipated debut of “Wonderful World of Animation” – the park’s new nighttime projection show. During the show, the façade of the Chinese Theatre is magically transformed, displaying a stirring tribute to animation that includes spectacular sequences celebrating themes like magic, family, adventure, romance and friendship.
Each theme is brought to life through unforgettable moments from beloved films—like “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Incredibles,” “Coco” and many more. Each night, this new show will lead into the popular “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” Check out our earlier “Wonderful World of Animation” story for more details.
Many more experiences are part of the park’s historic transformation, including the recently opened Toy Story Land, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, An Incredible Celebration on Pixar Place, and Disney Junior Dance Party!
And on Aug. 29, 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in a new, 14-acre immersive land, followed in spring 2020 by the planned opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history to feature Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates on all of the exciting experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the park’s historic transformation.