This is the fourth and final theme park in Walt Disney World. Hollywood Studios used to go by the name of MGM Studios. MGM stands for Metro Goldwyn Mayer. If the name does not ring a bell, MGM is the the name of the media company with the logo of a lion roaring in the center (Remember now, haha). The name of this park changed because MGM used to reflect the golden age of the movies. As the park continues to evolve, new entertainment is added and the name Hollywood Studios is a better reflection of what the park is becoming. As discussed, Hollywood Studios theme deals with classic and contemporary movies. You can take a bus from a Disney Hotel to the park. If you are driving, you will be guided to the parking lot. As always, make sure to remember where you parked! You will be taken to a security check point. After, you will pass the Ticket and Information Center if you need to buy tickets. Then you will be at the entrance. This is where you place your Magic Band or Disney Ticket on the touch point. When Mickey’s head lights up, you are good to go! You have now entered a world filled with lights, camera, and certainly a lot of action.
In Hollywood Boulevard, you will see some iconic characters roaming the streets. These are some cool interaction experiences. In this section, there are many shops and food stops to make. If you have a sweet tooth, I suggest visiting the bakery there (The s’mores bar is my favorite!). Echo Lake is another section in the park. Some fan favorite movies are made into attractions and rides here. During fall and winter time in Streets of America, the place transforms into a beautiful masterpiece at night. Tip: Anyone that is planning on going to the parks during this time should definitely visit Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a beautiful light show that only happens after Halloween. Why? This is the last time they are doing this, so check it out before it is gone! Trust me, it is a breathtaking experience. If you’re there be sure to also check out the Lights, Motor, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. This is a show that involves high speed car chases filled with twist and turns. You will definitely enjoy the high skilled professionals in this show. Pixar Place is the one that is usually crowded. You see a bunch of large scaled props from Pixar movies. This section has the ride Toy Story Midway Mania! Tip: If you really want to check this ride out, I suggest you get a fast pass for this ride as early as possible. These fast passes run out quickly! Animation Courtyard has shows like the Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Disney Junior – Live on Stage! This is a good place to take young children to enjoy the characters from Disney Junior. Mickey Avenue is also another section that has the attraction, Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream. If you really want to know about Walt Disney, this attraction will give you interesting information about his legacy through a museum-like atmosphere. Last but not least, Sunset Boulevard is another crowded place. It has two rides that will definitely give you a thrill. In this section, they also have two fantastic shows to watch. Beauty and the Beast tells the tale of how Belle and the Beast first met. Fantasmic is another show at Hollywood Studios. I could go on about this show, but I will leave it to you as a surprise to enjoy when you visit Hollywood Studios(: Overall, Hollywood Studios is a great park. The shows are incredible and some of attractions dealing with classic movies bring back so much nostalgia (in a good way).
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