Disney’s Hollywood Studios Invites You to Its 30th Anniversary Celebrations

On May 1, Hollywood Studios will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with special food, merchandise, and the debut of a new nighttime show.

Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary ©Disney

The special day will kick off with Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Star-Studded Celebration cavalcade starring Mickey and friends. Look for the cavalcade on Hollywood Boulevard at 10 a.m.

As you enter the park on May 1, you can pick up a special 30th anniversary commemorative guide map and button. That isn’t all, you will find special, commemorative merchandise around the park including t-shirts, hats, ornaments, a MagicBand, Tervis Tumbler, and more!

Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary T-Shirt ©Disney
Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Hat ©Disney

There will be some Annual Passholder exclusive merchandise as well. Merchandise can be found starting at 8 a.m. in Grand Park, while supplies last. (Please note: Merchandise will go on sale at 8 a.m., Hollywood Studios opens at 9 a.m.)

Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary MagicBand ©Disney
Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Tervis Tumbler (24 oz) ©Disney

No celebration is complete without food! We will learn more information as the celebration nears, but were given a preview of some of the special items. Special sweet treats will include Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, Tres Leches Verrine, and more to come!

Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Tres Leches Verrine  ©Disney

To close out the special day, Hollywood Studiosnew nighttime projection show, Wonderful World of Animation, will make its debut on May 1. The façade of the Chinese Theatre  will display a tribute to animation that celebrates themes like magic, family, adventure, romance and friendship. Each theme will be illustrated with clips from films including Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, Coco, and many more. The show will debut at 9:05 p.m. before the park’s Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show.

Hollywood Studios’ “Wonderful World of Animation” ©Disney

In addition to all of these events during standard park operating hours, there is a special, separately ticketed version of Disney After Hours on May 1 in Hollywood Studios. During this special version of Disney After Hours you can take advantage of little to no-wait times for popular attractions and rides — including the Toy Story Land rides, Tower of Terror, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Plus, on May 1, Disney After Hours in Hollywood Studios will feature some beloved Disney characters ready to greet guests in the Chinese Theatre Courtyard, at Star Wars Launch Bay and more. There will also be an encore presentation of Wonderful World of Animation during the event.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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