Disney may turn Hollywood Studios into giant choose-your-own-adventure park with new name, new theme

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been undergoing massive changes recently with construction for the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story lands. Now, a survey from Disney hints at a new overall theme for the park and a brand-new name.

As previously reported, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be a “choose-your-own-adventure” land, where choices matter and change the course of your visit. According to Disney’s new survey, that adventurous, immersive vibe may be spreading throughout the entire park.

Disney’s description of “what this park wants to stand for” hints that Toy Story Land will feature immersive elements much like Galaxy’s Edge:

Enter this newly named Disney Theme Park and completely immerse yourself in the realm of some of your favorite stories. Step into imagined worlds made real and take the lead in an adventure that surrounds you at every turn. From the edge of the galaxy to the imaginative world of toys, familiar locales become the settings of exhilarating quests to call your own. Explore them all alongside world-renowned Characters and a supporting cast made up of your family and friends. Magnificent memories are unbound as you discover this collection of amazing adventures together.

To go along with the possible park-wide theme, the survey is gauging interest in potential new names for Hollywood Studios. The full list of names, according to the survey, are as follows:

  • Disney Kaleidoscope Park
  • Disney Storyverse Park
  • Disney Hyperia Park
  • Disney Beyond Park
  • Disney Cinemagic Park
  • Disney Legends Park
  • Disney XL Park
  • Disney Cinemagine Park

Guests are also being asked to rank the park’s current name, so “Disney’s Hollywood Studios” may remain the moniker even after the arrival of Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.

According to Themed Entertainment Association, Disney’s Hollywood Studios attracted 10,776,000 guests in 2016, down 0.5% from the previous year. The additions of Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land will no doubt drive up attendance when they open, and it may be smart to create a new identity for the park based on a fully immersive “live your own adventure” theme.

How do you feel about the potential changes coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Are any of the new names a good fit for the park?

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8 Comments

  1. Why another name change??? I still call it ‘MGM’ must of the time!

  2. Garaan

    Since they removed the animation studio and the backlot tour, it honestly doesn’t seem like they want to or care about pursuing the conceit that it’s a ‘studio’ at all anymore, so the name change probably makes sense.

    What I sort of don’t get is how this ‘interactivity’ is going to work when you’re talking about thousands and thousands of guests a day. Is it going to rely somehow on the magicbands? If so, what about the inevitable choke points where guests will need to scan them? And how do cast members have any way to know what a guest has ‘logged’ to their band if so?

    I have a suspicion that this is not going to be as interactive as they’re suggesting and the hype-deflation is going to result in at least some amount of backlash.

  3. Sparky

    Disney Hollywood Adventures.

    You’re welcome.

  4. Nicole

    How about ” Hollywood Magic “?
    Your still walking into Hollywood when u enter the park. Those other names don’t make sense what so ever. I come up with better ideas then Disney is doing with these names and etc….

  5. Nina

    Disneys fantasia land

  6. Jon

    Just keep it the name. The park will possibly change back what it was. These 2 new lands could make it or break it.So with all that i say Hollywoodland

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