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    Bar to Open at Hollywood Tower of Terror

    It has been announced that a themed bar inside the Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror attraction at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will open soon. The venue will be located near the ride’s exit, just across from the souvenir photo area. Why the exit area? This will give the adults in the party something to do while waiting […]

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    ‘Toy Story Land’ Decoded

    By Mark Hickson: I think the biggest surprise at D23 for me was the announcement of a new ‘Toy Story Land’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Although the presentation was brief with little artwork, one thing stood out… the rendering of the land. My challenge was to figure-out exactly where this new land will […]

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    D23: Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Have Toy Story Land

    Walt Disney Imagineer Kathy Magnum announced a new addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land.  This new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard.  Guests will think they’ve been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his […]

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    Video: 26 Years Ago Disney-MGM Studios Opens

    26 years ago today, Disney-MGM Studios theme park opened. To celebrate this anniversary, DbM research found this YouTube video that we think you will all enjoy. This 1989 television special, hosted by Fred Newman, takes a look at the making of the then-new Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park in Orlando. It features interviews with some of […]

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    DbM Details: Star Wars Script in Tatooine Traders

    Tatooine Traders at Disney Hollywood Studios is known to have many little treasures that the Walt Disney Imagineers have hidden in some of the nooks and crannies in the store. One of these treasures is a clipboard with part of the original script from the first Star Wars movie. This script includes lines for Qui-Gon, […]

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    Tatooine Traders

    One of the most fun merchandise stores at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to be Tatooine Traders. Situated next to the Star Tours attraction, this store has some very cool merchandise, and the best theming in the park. The Imagineers went wild by including some things that simply defy description. For example, just look at this […]

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    Sorcerer’s Hat Demo Starts Today

    The demolition of the 122 foot high ‘Sorcerer’s Hat’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starts today. The park has not released a timetable on when it will be completed. The structure was inspired by Mickey Mouse’s hat in the 1940’s film, “Fantasia” and was installed in 2001, replacing the Earful Tower as the theme park’s icon. […]

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    Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post Closes

    Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, a merchandise store and attraction themed to the movie Frozen, has closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Stage 1. The store had been part of the theme park’s Frozen celebration last summer. It was set up in a Soundstage 1 next to the Backlot Tour entrance and Toy Story Mania. It featured merchandise the […]

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    DbM Details – The Mermaid Fountain

    At Disney’s Hollywood Studios you can find the Mermaid Fountain from the 1986 Disney film, Splash. If you remember in the film, the fountain was Madison’s (Daryl Hannah) gift to Allen (Tom Hanks). Although it appears to be made of brass and stone, it was fabricated entirely out of fiberglass at the Walt Disney Studios Scenic […]

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    It’s Official: The Sorcerer’s Hat is Toast!

    Thank Goodness… The biggest visual intrusion, a grand example of ‘bad show’ and just a plain eye-sore, will be removed for good! The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed today that the 122 foot Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will come down early next year. Rumors have been floating around this last week of it’s demise […]