Vote of the Week: What Should Be the New Name for Disney's Hollywood Studios?
Yesterday, we asked you to suggest new names for the Disney's Hollywood Studios
theme park at Walt Disney World. Disney CEO Bob Iger yesterday revealed during a shareholders' event that Disney is planning to rename the park after it completes its transformation sometime in the next... well, your guess on how long this project will take is as good as mine at this point. This would be the second name change for the park, which debuted as the Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.
You came through with some wonderful suggestions in the comments on our post, on our Twitter feed, and on our Facebook page. Some were snarky, some clever, and one of them might just turn out to be the park's new name.
Whatever Disney selects, we'd like to hear your favorite choice among these nominations. I've selected 10 potential new names from your suggestions — five that Disney might use and five that just make us laugh (or cringe). Vote for your favorite in each category, and campaign for your favorites in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter. (You'll find handy buttons at the bottom of the post.)
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I like the mix of Disney's Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Cinema (or Movie) Kingdom. Of course, then that leaves Epcot out, unless they want to just completely obliterate the memory of Walt's vision and rename it Disney's Frozen Queendom. (Is that a word?)
What The Monkey.....!
I can't imagine the park's name will have "Movie" or "Cinema" in the title, since the park's theme (at least currently) isn't exclusively movies. Cinema and cinematic also sound a little too dated if they did go a straight movie route. My money (and hopes) are on Disney's Hollywood Adventure. I've heard Disney's Hollywoodland mentioned by fans, but again I think it sounds too dated for a whole park. Fingers crossed we'll know in the next month or so!
Disney Cinematic Universe (play off Marvel Cinematic Universe which can't happen in Florida)
Walt's vision for EPCOT didn't make it to the final product. EPCOT is a theme park in name only. Perhaps they can double down by having "adventure" in two Disney World theme parks. Disney's Hollywood Adventure Park and Disney's World Adventure Park. There's already Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. Then there's Disney World in everything. Adventure, Kingdom, and World will be used multiple times.
Disney's Exploding Plastic Inevitable!
Love that my name for the studios is in the silly category ;) I think Disney's Hollywood Adventure seems the easiest for them to transition. My kids are highly upset over the name change, which has surprised me. My 10 year old wonders if they will decide to change the name again when he is grown and has children.
I know a name change is coming, though I don't care for it. I hope that if it changes, it does a good job of separating the park from Universal Orlando. So many guests get confused thinking that the park is (somehow) a part of Universal Orlando. Adding the word "Adventure" will only make people think Islands of Adventure.
My guess is Disney Studios or Walt Disney Studios for brand recognition against the Universal parks. When I was a CP back in 2011 most every guest referenced the park as "Universal Studios" even though they meant Hollywood Studios.
I like the name Disney Studios the best, as it plays up the parks' studio-like appearance...although that might draw too many comparisons with Universal Studios. I just don't want them to use "Kingdom" or "Adventure," since those are the two most cliche names for a theme park (I especially don't want them to use Kingdom, it just doesn't really work with this park.) If they make the changes I think they're going to make, then the name of the park should be 75-Percent-Star-Wars-And-25-Percent-Everything-Else-Land.
Disney - 20th Century Fox Studios...
I'll bet they won't call it "Disney Escape."
They should leave "studio," "movie," and "Hollywood" completely out of the name. None of them fit. The name I'm hearing batted around the most is Disney Hollywood Adventure (without the apostrophe-s, like when they dropped it at Disney California Adventure).
The park is really not just about making movies nor do they make them there ..... so calling it Studios doesn't work. It's also weird to try to label it a movie / cinematic park - because other parks in the company also have attractions based on movies..... (Frozen at Epcot, etc). And Rock n Roller Coaster for example is not based on a movie / cinema so it would not go with the theme of all things based on movies.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the "other" park in Paris is called Walt Disney Studios. According to the DLP website, it's called "Walt Disney Studios Park".
To answer Mr. Schroll's question, if they do change the name to Walt Disney Studios, they would probably add the words "Paris" and "Florida" to their names based on their locations...similar to what they've been doing with the Disneyland parks (minus Magic Kingdom for some reason).
Disney Adventure Kingdom
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the "other" park in Paris is called Walt Disney Studios. According to the DLP website, it's called "Walt Disney Studios Park".
Walt Disney Studios Orlando. I like it!
I'm against the use of 'adventure' in the name. Far too many tourist in Orlando have issues differentiate Universal from Disney and this would simply add to the issue.
Adventure - Islands of Adventure
As both Studio parks opened in short order that isn't as much of an issue. But when Disney does imply it is far above Universal I find it awkward to use a word so commonly associated with Universal. Granted SeaWorld also uses adventure but to a very secondary way in Orlando.
I would love straight up 'Hollywoodland', so Disney's Hollywoodland.
I Think that new name for the Hollywood studios is Disney/Marvel Studios!
disneys hollywoodland is a good idea from what ive seen on this site.
or maybe disney hollywood dreams
i like hollywoodland which has been mentioned.
disneys hollywood extras
It's hard to really care at this point until they announce the plans they've been dangling in front of fans for several years. I guess Disney Hollywood Adventure is good.
Adventure and Studios are too close to Universal's names. And it's not a Studio. DCA has a lot of California themed areas, but DHS has areas themed to LA, not Florida so Florida Adventure doesn't make sense. How about Disney's Many Galaxies of Magic (MGM)? Or some less clunky version of that with the word Galaxy in it to reference Star Wars and Guardians?
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