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Disney-MGM Studios moves on from Hollywood dreams to theme park reality

Disney-MGM Studios moves on from Hollywood dreams to theme park reality


Almost 30 years later, the identity of what is now Disney's Hollywood Studios is changing, appealing to those who grew up on Toy Story and lifelong Star Wars fans as Disney World prepares to open two new lands there by fall 2019.

Instead of roller coasters and thrill rides like a traditional theme park, Disney-MGM Studios teased something different. Could Orlando become Hollywood East? But that vision — a place where tourists could get see real movie-making magic at work — faltered over the years.

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