Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates Its 30th with New Logo, Attractions!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is kicking off 2019 with the introduction of a new logo to go along with lots of new shows and attractions coming to the park to help celebrate its 30th anniversary!

That’s right — on May 1, Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Studios. Here’s just some of what’s in store for the coming year.

  • A new cinematic nighttime experience called the Wonderful World of Animation will debut May 1. The show will use state-of-the-art technology to take you on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey.

  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is due to open this spring. During this new show, you’ll come face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen, who will teach you about racing from his years of experience on the track. This will be the previously untold story of Lightning McQueen… as told by Lightning McQueen!
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Merchandise at DestinationD in November 2018
Disney Skyliner gondola as seen at Destination D in November 2018
  • Disney Skyliner will offer unique views later this year as guests float in gondolas that will drop them off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (or Epcot) on roundtrips from Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach and the new Riviera Resort.
  • Finally, the deeply immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in the Studios in late fall 2019. You’ll explore Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, where you’ll find all manner of new sights, sounds, smells, tastes, characters and creatures from a galaxy far, far away. The land will also feature two thrilling new attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Millennium Falcon is in place at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland

Do you like the new Studios logo? Which new Hollywood Studios attraction are you most looking forward to? Drop us a note in the comments.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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One Reply to “Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates Its 30th with New Logo, Attractions!”

  1. Hey Debra, could you make me feel any older. We had been visiting WDW for several years before the studios was even built. It does seem like a lifetime ago though.