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Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates 30th anniversary with new show, merch and F&B

disney hollywood studio 30th anniversary

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has celebrated its 30th anniversary with the debut of a new nighttime projection show, and a new collection of merchandise and F&B commemorating the occasion.

In addition, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday (May 1) received a special 30th anniversary button, map and poster.

Disney premiered its new show, ‘Wonderful World of Animation’, projected onto the iconic Chinese Theatre.

disney hollywood studio 30th anniversary

A journey through more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animated films, the show includes blasts from the past and rarely seen characters, as well as new favourites and classic stories.

The new projection show will take place every night, before the popular ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary celebration

disney hollywood studio 30th anniversary

  • Special parade, ‘A 30th Anniversary Star-Studded Celebration’, rolled down Hollywood Boulevard, led by Mickey and Minnie. The parade also featured Indiana Jones, Belle and the Beast, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, and more.
  • A ceremony revealed the park’s new logo, which emphasises Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ transformation.
  • 30th anniversary merchandise includes trading pins, tumblers, apparel, ornaments and MagicBands – available while supplies last.
  • For a limited time, guests can find 30th anniversary-themed cocktails and sweets, including Incredibles Macarons, Kylo Ren Cupcakes and Lightsaber Churros.

disney hollywood studio 30th anniversary

The park also announced a new table-service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land. Roundup Rodeo BBQ will immerse guests in a Western-themed play set, comprised of oversized toys and cardboard boxes.

In celebration of the June debut of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, a pop-up merchandise location will be opening soon at the exit of Toy Story Mania!, featuring a variety of products commemorating the new film.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy recently arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking guests inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films as they become rookie racers.

disney hollywood studio 30th anniversary

As well as the ‘Wonderful World of Animation’ show, Disney World plans to unveil two new nighttime entertainment shows this year with another on the way next year.

  • ‘Awakenings: Lion King’ projection show on the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • ‘Epcot Forever’ at Epcot
  • New Illuminations nighttime spectacular at Epcot

Images: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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