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Vote of the Week: What Should Be the New Name for Disney's Hollywood Studios?

March 13, 2015, 10:37 AM · 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.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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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Replies (33)

March 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM · 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?)
March 13, 2015 at 11:33 AM · What The Monkey.....!
You did not include my 3 Ride Park in the Silly area..

I am Exasperated (or Even Exited from the Twitter world) hahahaha...

March 13, 2015 at 12:03 PM · 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!
March 13, 2015 at 12:03 PM · Disney Cinematic Universe (play off Marvel Cinematic Universe which can't happen in Florida)
March 13, 2015 at 12:41 PM · 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.
March 13, 2015 at 12:43 PM · Disney's Exploding Plastic Inevitable!
March 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM · 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.
March 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM · 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.
March 13, 2015 at 1:57 PM · 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.

Hollywood Adventure would be my second guess.

I'd guess Animal Kingdom will have a slight name change too... From Disney's Animal Kingdom to Disney Animal Kingdom. It's much cleaner looking, and keeps the brand recognition there.

March 13, 2015 at 2:24 PM · Robert,

With the impending Carsland East Try Disney-Pixar Studios on for size.

March 13, 2015 at 2:57 PM · 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.
March 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM · Disney - 20th Century Fox Studios...
March 13, 2015 at 4:02 PM · I'll bet they won't call it "Disney Escape."
March 13, 2015 at 9:39 PM · 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).

But Disney Hollywood Adventure is way too close to what I've been referring to it as for a little while now: Disney's Florida California Adventure (or Disney California Adventure: Florida Edition, whichever you prefer).

March 13, 2015 at 10:26 PM · 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.

I like Disney's Florida Adventure (basically Disney's California Adventure, but on the East Coast). Someone suggested that earlier and I think it works.

March 14, 2015 at 6:42 AM · 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".

For anyone voting or hoping Hollywood Studios changes its name to Walt Disney Studios, how will it work, having two parks with exactly the same name?

March 14, 2015 at 10:34 AM · 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).
March 14, 2015 at 11:32 AM · Disney's Hollywoodland

It was on the original Hollywood sign, its referenced in several movies like Rocketeer, and it's a great name for a theme park.

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March 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM · Disney Adventure Kingdom
March 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM · "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".
For anyone voting or hoping Hollywood Studios changes its name to Walt Disney Studios, how will it work, having two parks with exactly the same name?"


It will work the same way that Paris has a Disneyland and there is a Disneyland in Anaheim... As well as the Disneyland in Tokyo... And the Disneyland in Hong Kong

March 14, 2015 at 11:48 AM · ^

Yes, but we call those parks "Tokyo Disneyland" and "Hong Kong Disneyland" and "Disneyland Paris". Always with the location - except for the original because it's just assumed without a location, we're talking Anaheim.

Would we say "Walt Disney Studios Paris", or "Walt Disney Studios Orlando"? Which would require the location to differentiate the two?

March 14, 2015 at 12:23 PM · Walt Disney Studios Orlando. I like it!
March 15, 2015 at 6:34 AM · 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.
March 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM · Adventure - Islands of Adventure
Studios - Universal Studios

Looks like to keep tourists from getting confused, neither Adventure nor Studios should be considered, huh?

March 15, 2015 at 1:35 PM · 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.

Yes tourist get confused it is commonly discussed that 1 in 4 travelers to Orlando believe Universal/Harry Potter are a part of Disney World.

March 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM · I would love straight up 'Hollywoodland', so Disney's Hollywoodland.
March 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM · I Think that new name for the Hollywood studios is Disney/Marvel Studios!
March 16, 2015 at 3:24 AM · disneys hollywoodland is a good idea from what ive seen on this site.
But what about disney dreams
March 16, 2015 at 3:25 AM · or maybe disney hollywood dreams
March 16, 2015 at 5:37 AM · i like hollywoodland which has been mentioned.
how about disneys hollywood dream
March 16, 2015 at 5:46 AM · disneys hollywood extras
March 16, 2015 at 8:56 PM · 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.
March 16, 2015 at 11:34 PM · 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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