Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the “Hollywood that never was — and always will be.”
And we are HERE to celebrate the park’s 30 YEARS of glitz, glamour, and MAGIC! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!
From specialty snacks and merchandise to new entertainment and more, we’ve enjoyed taking it ALL in, and we hope you’ll join us in the celebration!
We’re starting the day right here on Hollywood Boulevard to kick off the celebration beginning with a special cavalcade starring Mickey Mouse himself (did you miss it? No worries, you can check it out here!) and some of our favorite Disney pals!
Mickey’s Cavalcade featured friends from Disney’s Hollywood Studios both classic and new!
Classic friends at the park included Beauty and the Beast and Ariel with Prince Eric.
The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular was lead by a driver who is an original Cast Member from the opening day of the show!
And the Citizens of Batuu coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge appeared for the FIRST TIME in the park during the Cavalcade!
HELLO from Buzz Lightyear!
All in all, the party is off to a great start… but there’s LOTS more to come!
New Park Logo Revealed
The morning also brought about the reveal of the NEW LOGO for Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Here’s a closer look at Mickey, Woody and BB-8 all featured in the new look!
You’ll find LOTS of 30th Celebration sweets, treats, and drinks around the park for the Anniversary! We’ll be updating this post throughout the day as we review all of the limited-time snacks for the occasion!
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Celebration Cupcakes
What’s a celebration without some CAKE?!?
Find Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Celebration Cupcakes at Backlot Express. Check out our review here… and don’t forget to make a wish!
The Sorcerer’s Hat
30th Anniversary Tres Leches Verrine
30th Anniversary Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Verrine
Another variation on the Verrine is the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Verrine at Catalina Eddie’s.
30th Anniversary Raspberry Mousse Verrine
And, seriously, this one’s one of our favorites of the day. Find out why here!
30th Celebration Fizz
Want a little Fizz to go with all those snacks? How about the 30th Celebration Fizz… complete with edible gold glitter?!
Raise a glass and read about it here!
Banana Split Cocktail
Or maybe the Banana Split Cocktail is more your style?
You can find out if it is by checking it out here!
Check out the Incredibles Macarons at BaseLine Tap House and Market on Pixar Place.
But first read our review here to find out if they’re incredible!
Playful Luxo Ball Mousse
Kylo Ren Cupcake
Are you ready to face-off with Kylo Ren… in cupcake form?!?
Which Lightsaber Churro will you choose… the Red or Blue?
30th Anniversary Merchandise
Here is just a glimpse of some of the merchandise available for the 30th Anniversary celebration!
Fun Extras for the Day
Guests in the park for the BIG DAY are receiving a few complimentary items (while supplies last)! These include the 30th Anniversary button and map upon entry.
AND guests leaving the park are receiving this free poster to commemorate the occasion!
Again, these items are only available while supplies last.
Wonderful World of Animation DEBUT!
In a very fitting end to the day, a brand new show will make its official debut tonight: Wonderful World of Animation!
This new nighttime projection show will transform the Chinese Theatre into a celebration of animation!
Moments from Disney and Pixar films such as Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet and more will remind us of the magic of Disney animation. (We were able to attend a Media Preview for this show last night, and you can check it out here!)
Hooray for Hollywood!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened on May 1, 1989 as Disney-MGM Studios. The words of Michael Eisner’s opening day speech can still be read on a dedication plaque in the park: “The World you have entered was created by the Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood — not a place on the map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was — and always will be.”
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!
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