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Disney unveils Studios logo to replace Disney-MGM

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Published: October 25, 2007 at 2:43 PM

Here is the new logo for Disney's Hollywood Studios, which on Jan. 1 become the new name for the current Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World. Disney released the logo to the media today.

Thoughts?

Readers' Opinions

From Claudine Deshaies on October 25, 2007 at 3:56 PM
I did think it was stupid of them to put "Hollywood" in there, but I do like the logo.
From Greg Shilton on October 25, 2007 at 3:56 PM
Oohh, I like it.
From Franki Brock on October 25, 2007 at 4:17 PM
Its cute...but I will always still refer to it as M-G-M.
From Mike K on October 25, 2007 at 4:25 PM
I've started calling "The Studios" already. Now it is just confusing when talking about "The Studios", as it is either Disney or Universal.
From Anthony Murphy on October 25, 2007 at 6:10 PM
I like it!


Still the Hollywood part is a bit much!


What will it be now DHS? I'd rather stick with MGM

From Iris Hernandez on October 25, 2007 at 7:02 PM
I too was resistant with that name, but I like the logo. Its cute....even though i will most likely always call it MGM. Two thumbs up for the new logo :)
From Dan Babbitt on October 25, 2007 at 8:58 PM
I little plain but it could be worse! I do like Mickey Mouse and stuff but a big emphasis on "Hollywood" is to mmuch. Im still going to call it MGM with all my friends and family.
From Robert Niles on October 25, 2007 at 10:34 PM
FWIW, when I worked at Disney World, in internal correspondence the park usually was referred to as "ST" (for Studio Tour).

The Magic Kingdom was MK and Epcot was EC (for Epcot Center). Animal Kingdom was not around yet, but I imagine it would have gotten AK.

Maybe the Studios will be HS now?

From matthew romick on October 26, 2007 at 3:36 AM
all I can say is the name and logo are a piece of GARBAGE!
matt
From E Edwards on October 26, 2007 at 6:05 AM
Uh . . . "becomed?"
From vg fernandez on October 26, 2007 at 6:45 AM
well, i dont know.... it just why the didnt put orlando or florida studio??? mickey is cute!!!
From Rob P on October 26, 2007 at 6:50 AM
Not sure about the inclusion of the word "Hollywood" in the logo as I can't reason why it's there but the design is good.

The studios needed a strong independent identity and I sincerely hope that this isn't a step towards the global homogenisation of Disney.

I agree with my fellow contributor in that we will always think of it as MGM.

Disney Hollwood Studios could be anywhere.........except Hollywood of course.

From David Kirby on October 26, 2007 at 7:54 AM
But couldn't the MGM studios be anywhere as well?
From Martin Peel on October 26, 2007 at 8:38 AM
I think the big picture is this: within days of each other, Studio Tour (generic name) and DCA (generic park) both get "updated." So, a symbolic rebirth for all of the "do it on the cheap" parks?
From Lee Mak on October 26, 2007 at 9:02 AM
this sucks...can I get a chant goin???

MGM...MGM...MGM...MGM...!!!

From TH Creative on October 26, 2007 at 9:04 AM
Outstanding!

DHS is one of my favorite parks. If they add one more kick-your-butt thrill ride it would be the best theme park in Central Florida.

From Debra Niarhos on October 26, 2007 at 9:23 AM
The logo is very cute and I can just see all the shirts and marketable items with the logo. At least Hollywood is smaller. I don't know why they just did call it Disney Studios. I knew the MGM name had to go do to some contractual thing but why add Hollywood? Now will they get rid of the big hat? It blocks the view of the theater and looks totally out of place there.
From JEANY SANCHEZ on October 26, 2007 at 9:26 AM
I love that new sign for Disney's Hollywood Studios!
From Eric Malone on October 26, 2007 at 9:36 AM
Ah, it'll still be Disney MGM Studios in our hearts.
From Justin S on October 26, 2007 at 10:53 AM
The Studios font is almost exaclty the same as the old Universal Studios font.
From Larry Zimmerman on October 26, 2007 at 12:49 PM
It's their money - they can call it what they want. Disney Studios Florida makes more sense, but I guess they're trying to capture the theming of a '30's Hollywood setting. More power to 'em!
From Susan Pfeil on October 26, 2007 at 3:12 PM
Looks great! I have much more respect for the park now that I have been on Tower of Terror and Rock'n Rollercoaster (just very recently). This is the one park I neglected the most all these years. Sort of mixed feelings about the word "Hollywood" but since they have the Great Movie Ride and others it is appropriate. Despite being a much smaller park, Disney Studios sure packs in those crowds.

P.S. Speaking of logos, I wish Universal would give or bring back Universal Studios Florida old logo. It's sort of confusing when you see Universal Orlando's (resort destination) logo and Universal Studios Florida (park) logo. It's the exact same image except for the wording.

From Ryan L on October 26, 2007 at 4:37 PM
I thought I heard that Disney was planning on eventually changing it to Disney's Hollywood, and included the studios part to make less dramatic and less costly to change all of the signs from MGM Studios.
From Phillip Florendo on October 26, 2007 at 10:27 PM
I never understand people who refuse to call something by a new name. It's like when people vowed to always call the Wii, "Revolution" or people who will never call the old Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, "Honda Center." It's just a name. Why be so attached?
From Shannon Beauchemin on October 27, 2007 at 4:45 PM
I like the new logo, but it's still Disney-MGM to me! Without anything being filmed there, it is just an amusement park.
From David Sutter on October 29, 2007 at 3:49 AM
Ill keep this one short guys..How about just Disneys Hollywood....

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