Will one of these be the new name for Disney's Hollywood Studios?
Two years ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger told company shareholders that Disney would rename its Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park
at the Walt Disney World Resort for the second time. But we haven't heard anytime from Disney about a name change since. Until, perhaps, this morning.
A Twitter user this morning posted what he said was a Disney Parks survey testing proposed new names for the park, which originally was known as the Disney-MGM Studios.
[Update: Just heard from a YouTuber who said he is the original source of the survey info. You can watch that video here.]
In addition to Disney's Hollywood Studios, the reported survey listed as possibilities:
- Disney Kaleidoscope Park
- Disney Storyverse Park
- Disney Hyperia Park
- Disney Beyond Park
- Disney Cinemagic Park
- Disney Legends Park
- Disney XL Park
- Disney Cinemagine Park
But it did not include Disney Hollywood Adventure, which widely has been tipped to be the likely new name for the park. Swapping the word "Studios" for "Adventure" would reflect the shut-down of all media production at the park while providing a parallel branding element with Disneyland's second gate, Disney California Adventure, which shares the same front-gate design with DHS, modeled after Los Angeles' old Pan Pacific Auditorium.
Some Disney fans on Twitter have been mocking the proposed names, which include some real head-scratchers. Coincidentally, yesterday we'd just had a new thread on our Discussion Board asking people to suggest new names for the park.
Now, I don't have any reason to suspect that what was posted is not actually part of a Disney Parks survey. Theme parks survey a wild variety of topics all the time. But it would be interesting to see more context from the rest of this survey.
Is Disney surveying other names to other survey respondents? Were these names even the real subject of the survey, or just some diversion to prompt what Disney might hope to be more honest and thoughtful answers on something else later in the survey? (Survey designers pull some creative tricks to get people to stop censoring themselves and provide unguarded answers.) Or is this some Disney executive's angle to build a market research case for leaving the name as is, despite what Iger said two years ago?
Your guess is as good as anyone's, at this point. So... what do you think?
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Cinemagic is the best of an awful bunch. I would hope that this was a diversion, but to use this topic like that in the age of social media is pretty stupid. I'd love to hear some genuine alternatives. since it's clear this park doesn't have an overarching theme at the moment, it's actually a difficult task. There have been enough jokes now. Let's crowdsource a decent name!
Agreed, those are universally bad, but Cinemagic is maybe the least bad.
I try to be open minded when it comes to new names, paint schemes, and themes because god knows the first reaction on the Internet is to slam everything, but... man. This is... a bad list of names.
I personally like Cinemagine. I think it pluses a cliched term (Cinemagic) and I think it applies to how the new park will feel with Star Wars and Toy Story.
Who the f#@% gave the idea for Disney XL Park? It sounds like a name that would've been used for the 2000's era of Disney Park Brand naming. (I'm looking at you 2001 Disney's California Adventure...)
Disney's Cinemagic Studios. Or leave it as is. I'm tired of remembering to call it MGM Studios or Hollywood Studios. Just pick a name and keep it!
Not sure about this, all these names are awful!
Without a doubt, an awful list. But could we have envisaged them dropping the MGM Studios name before? No. I see this as a complete rebranding of the park and it's good to move forward.
It was the YouTube channel 'Mickey Views' who first broke this story. How about crediting the right person?
Those have to be some kind of diversion questions; Kaleidoscope? Hyperia? XL?
Some of those are so bad that somebody should be fired for even putting them in there. Disney Beyond Park!?! I am sure my comments on that one would get me banned. Disney Hollywood Adventure is my favorite if the reports of the Galaxy's Edge reports are true that you become part of the story. That name fits with the experience and makes the most sense and is the least jarring from the old name. I am afraid that if you go too radical, it could make some less knowledgeable people think they shut the park down. Adventure is definitely my pick.
I think Cinemagic is a simple, yet snappy name. It does describe what you will see.
Gosh, what a head scratcher. I guess Cinemagic is the best of the bunch but I'd go ahead and throw in Adventure - I don't know why, I guess it just sounds right, Disney Cinemagic Adventure Park.
Disney's Amazing Imagination Adventure Park would fit the description. Or just use the acronym. DAIAP.
I was honestly excited about a change name for the studios and Hollywood Adventure sounded great but this list is AWFUL! Cinemagic is the least bad but it is not great either...
also, someone pointed out yesterday in a thread that "Cinemagine" sounds too much like "without imagination" or "without images" in Spanish ("sin imaginacion" or "sin imagenes") which is not good considering all the visitors from South America...
Maybe they should just drop the Studios and just call it Disney's Hollywood. The parks "Main Street" and other aspects of the park are still going to be about Hollywood. With Star Wars and Toy Story, the theme of the park will be Disney and Hollywood. There's also Hollywoodland, which has been mentioned on here before. All the options above are terrible except maybe Disney Legends. I'm still hoping they make a sequel to the Great Movie Ride somewhwere in the park someday. It's too good of a concept not to at least inspire another similar attraction, as great as the the new Mickey ride sounds.
Call it "The One With Star Wars Land In It" and it's what the general public will call it.
oh also, Hyperia sounds like histeria to me... no no no!
@Anthony Murphy you are right! It is a great word for non English speakers. It actually sounds a little like Spanish to me, we call the movie theatres "cines" in Spanish and "magia" is very close to "magic". The more I think about it, the more I like it!
@Robert I really wish we could like comments here... has it been suggested or discussed before?
"Hey we're going to Disney. Which park? The one that always construction in it."
Walt Disney Studios, keep it simple stupid. Afterall it was his imagination that started all this.
I think you should go with Disney Studios Adventure !!!!
Cecilia, you might be onto something with "No Magic" translation of Cinemagic.
Disney needs to be smart with the secondary park nomenclature. The studios park includes Paris and loosely California Adventure. Each park needs an easily identifiable name and be somewhat related with similar attractions. The Hollywood sections are scaled back at DHS and will disappear entirely at DCA. Paris has yet to get a major upgrade, but maybe soon. Seems like they are Adventure Parks. They need to add another word in front of Adventure.
@Anthony I think the main reason for the change is the word "Studios" because they don't have Studios anymore... also, Cinemagic is ok, Cinemagine is the one that sounds bad in Spanish... Cinemagic is growing on me actually, I think it does fit the theme of the park, I with they left the Sorcerer's hat somewhere now because I think it would fit much better with that name!
Cinemagic isn't bad, especially if they were to make it Cinemagic Adventure rather than just Cinemagic park. The others, however, range from bad to disgraceful. Except possibly Storyverse, none of them really fit the park at all.
With the vision and investment centred around fully immersive lands as opposed to individual attractions - Disney's WonderWorlds Park.
Disney's Acquisition Park
I hope there is a tie in with Cinnabun... mmm icing.
"Disney Beyond," "Disney XL," "Disney Kaleidoscope." Sounds like Disney is looking for a blank check that allows them to implement whatever IP they want, without breaking the "theme" of the park. :^)
FWIW, that screen shot isn't anything like the normal survey system that Disney uses - it'd be a bullet list, not boxes. This really feels like a hoax, particularly with some of those "choices."
I don't like any of them. If they aren't going to focus on Hollywood Studios then just dump any reference to movies. Magic Kingdom COULD be called Cine-something because of all the movies made in Hollywood that are featured there. Therefore, I say abandon it completely. With Islands of Adventure down the road, I think they should steer clear of "Adventure" in the name. Considering you visit the Star Wars universe, visit a place where you are the size of a toy, visit Hollywood, visit Mickey's world and the Twilight Zone, I like Magic Journeys Park. It has the Magic repeated like "Kingdom" is repeated for Animal Kingdom and has some significance to those who remember the 3D movie.
What about Disney's HollyWorld Adventure?
Hollywood Adventure is fine, though my personal fanboy choice is "Movie Kingdom." But either way, DHS is clearly becoming Disney's Universal Alternative, just as it was when it opened. Exciting times in Orlando, no matter what the name is!
I've figured it out...
How about Disney's Movieland Park? We could nickname it as the DuMP or is that too today of a name? A similar name could be Disney Studios' MovieLands.
Honestly, I don't think it should come as any surprise that Disney is struggling to come up with a good name. This park consists of three different sections with three different themes that have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
Those are horrific names.
Cinemagic isn't bad. Cinemagine is interesting, but I think people would misprounounce it a lot. The rest are awful.
There's already something called "Cinemagique". I think it's too similar.
HollyWorld sounds too religious to me...
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