Walt Disney World Confirms No Name Change for Hollywood Studios and Rendering for Alien Swirling Saucers

Disney Parks Blog made a couple of interesting announcements today that we must share with you.  There has been a rumor for some time now that there was a possibility that Disney’s Hollywood Studios would receive a name change as part of the overhaul that is going on at the theme park.  One of the confirmations that was made today was that the  Hollywood Studios name would remain for the foreseeable future.  Since the new expansions and attractions will feature immersive lands and experiences right from Hollywood favorites, the name is extremely fitting. It is good to know that we can put this rumor to bed and continue referring to the park as Hollywood Studios.

In the anticipation of Toy Story Land opening this summer, there was also a rendering of some of the latest artwork for one of the new attractions at the land.  Alien Swirling Saucers (pictured above) is expected to open in the summer with the rest of the land.  The entire land will allow guests to “shrink” to the size of a toy and play in Andy’s backyard.

As part of the work for the expansion, Toy Story Midway Mania is expected to close the FastPass+ entrance in the near future in order to get the attraction ready for the opening for the new land.  Currently guests are unable to make FastPass+ reservations for the attraction very far into April, so that is when we suspect it may be closing.  We will keep you posted as we hear anything on this directly from Disney.

Are you glad that Disney’s Hollywood Studios won’t be changing its name?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!