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Nov
6
by Matt in Food - Comments

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to some new designer cupcakes for the holidays.

First we have for the month of November, pumpkin cupcakes with maple icing topped with sugared pecans and Mickey Ears.

Next for the month of December are gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese icing, holiday sprinkles and a Minnie Mouse Santa hat.

Both of these cupcakes are $4.99 and available as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  You can...

Posted at 10:47 am
Nov
5

Team Studios Central (running team) has been rolling through the fall running season.  Recently, some team members have participated in local races to stay in shape for that upcoming Disney race or to support a local charity. 

On Saturday, November 3rd Team SC runner Shelly Benhoff raced in the Give Kids the World Gingerbread 5k at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida.  Team Studios Central has been raising money for Give Kids the World since the team’s inception back in the fall of 2010.  To date we’ve raised $1,800 for the village.  Shelley got a first-hand look at the village before, during,...

Posted at 3:38 pm
Nov
2

Disney is added some new features to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for 2012.  

Starting this year, guests will be able to meet Santa Goofy each night the Osborne Lights are shown in a special "Goofy's Winter Wonderland" area.  This meet-n-greet will be located on the Streets of America.

Also new this year is an eigth song for the Osborne Lights to dance to.  This new song is a special arrangement of the classic Christmas song, "Winter Wonderland" by Creative Entertainment Music Director Dan Stamper.

“As we talked about adding a new piece, we wanted to add something lyric and...

Posted at 11:20 am
Oct
17
by Matt in Special Events - Comments

Disney announced a new initiative for 2013 called, "Limited Time Magic", where the Disney Parks will offer special events throughout the calendar year to have some extra fun.  Included in the announcement is a special event at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Friday, September 13th, 2013 that will celebrate villains.

The event is being called "Unleash the Villains" and will mark this Friday the 13th by keeping Disney's Hollywood Studios open until 1am (the 13th hour, get it?) and hosting a number of Disney Villains at a dance party, complete with limited-edition merchandise collectibles guests can purchase.

The characters slated to be at the party include Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar and other villains.

More details will follow as we get closer to the event and you...

Posted at 8:08 am
Oct
16
by Matt in Retro Studios - Comments

Today we're taking a trip in our virtual time machines back to May 1995 and see what a day was like in the Disney-MGM Studios.

In 1995, the guide map cover featured photos from popular attractions in the park, but it tried to show off a few, as opposed today when just one attraction gets the cover spot.

The "Mickey Value Meals" weren't as interesting to me a choice as their price.  At $2.49 for counter service and $3.99 for table service, it's a steal.  It also shows you how much value the dollar has lost...

Posted at 12:00 am
Oct
9
by Matt in Meets - Comments

In less than a month, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights begins at Disney's Hollywood Studios and we want you to join us for the first night of the year so we can enjoy the lights together.

Our plan is to meet up before the Osborne Lights turn on, enjoy the ceremony that turns the lights on and the walk around and enjoy the ambiance of the Osborne Lights.

When: Friday, November 9 at 5:30pm

Where: Meet in front of the large Christmas tree that is across from Youse Guys Moichendise on the Streets of America

We're looking forward to hanging out with other fans of Studios Central and enjoying some time in the parks!

If you're planning on coming, let us know by RSVPing on...

Posted at 9:47 am
Oct
8
by Matt in Retro Studios - Comments

It's always fun to take a look at the history of Disney's Hollywood Studios and today we're going back twenty years to October 19 through 24, 1992 at the then-Disney-MGM Studios.

The first thing that has to strike you about this times guide is the colors.  Compared to today's times guide, the 1992 version is completely different.  Gray and salmon are the predominant colors and it looks a little cartoony.  Also worth noting is the park was only open to 7pm in late October, which today would seem like rather short hours.

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Posted at 12:00 am
Oct
2
by Matt in Wifi - Comments

As we reported back in August, Disney has rolled out free WiFi internet access to its guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios as of yesterday.

Guests can now log in with their wifi enabled smartphones, tablets or other devices to access the Internet while visiting the park. Guests must accept Disney’s terms of service in order to access the free wi-fi service.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is the third theme park in Walt Disney World to offer free wifi, following the Magic Kingdom and Epcot which began offering wifi earlier this summer.

Posted at 7:06 am
Sep
27
by Matt in Celebrity - Comments

Emma Bunton, best known for being a singer in the group the "Spice Girls", visited Disney's Hollywood Studios on September 25, 2012.

Bunton took a few minutes to pose with Goofy on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Posted at 12:05 pm
Sep
23

The Tower of Terror 10-miler is this weekend and here's a list of the food, entertainment and merchandise options at Disney's Hollywood Studios that will be open.

Food & Beverages:
Backlot Express
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner
Anaheim Produce
Rosie’s All-American Café
Catalina Eddie’s
Fairfax Fare
Hollywood Scoops
Oasis Canteen

Merchandise:
Mickey's of Hollywood
Keystone Clothiers

runDisney Merchandise will be sold in front of
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
GAMEDAY Photos will be sold in front of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza.
Medal engravers and commemorative art will be located on Sunset Boulevard.

Entertainment:
Entertainment DJ...

Posted at 6:49 pm