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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Reportedly Changing Names to ‘Cinemagine Park’

MAGICAL MOUSE: Sorcerer Mickey Mouse welcomes guests of all ages to Disney's Hollywood Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Show business excitement of music, movies, television, stage shows, animation and more are featured in innovative and interactive attractions, shows and dining experiences. (Garth Vaughan, photographer)

After years of speculation, it seems as though Disney has finally settled on a new name for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and it doesn’t seem to be a popular one.

In 2015, Disney CEO Bob Iger accidentally confirmed at a shareholders meeting that a name change was indeed coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios saying

“It’s not announced. We used to be MGM Studios; we changed to Hollywood Studios and” … “We’ll announce that we’re changing the name, but we won’t announce what we’re changing it to. How’s that?”

The comments from Iger didn’t come as much of a surprise as the name change had been rumored for quite some time. The overall feel of the park was shifting away from the original ‘backlot’ and ‘soundstage’ feel and more towards a ‘ride in the movies’ feel as evident with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which is currently under construction.

Last August, some guests were sent a survey and asked which park name they preferred. Respondents were asked to rank their choice for the new name from a list that included:

• Disney Beyond Park
• Disney Cinemagic Park
• Disney Cinemagine Park
• Disney Hyperia Park
• Disney Kaleidoscope Park
• Disney Legends Park
• Disney Storyverse Park
• Disney XL Park

In addition, many people close with WDI seem to unanimously agree that Disney Cinemagine Park will be the new name of Hollywood Studios. The name is odd and hard to say and spell. Also, the name resembles an attraction Disney had in Paris but aside from that, cinemagine seems to be a completely made up word.

It should also be noted that many other people close with WDI have said that Disney Hollywood Adventure was the new name of the park. I would imagine that the name of the park would change before the new Star Wars themed land opens. Either way, we should see the name officially change within the next 3 years. An official announcement should come sooner than that.

Written by Brandon Hawkins

Brandon has been visiting the parks since he was two years old. He has visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris multiple times. With a passion for everything Disney, Brandon gives followers up to date news from around the Walt Disney Company adding personal stories along the way. Brandon previously hosted The Happiest Podcast on Earth for three successful seasons.

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  1. Not really thrilled with any of the options, but nothing wrong with a made-up name like Cinemagic. It should be pointed out that audio-animatronic was a made-up word at one point in time, too.

    • That’s very true! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the name but I think a lot of the backlash is just hard-core Disney fans resisting change as they always do. IF Disney goes with that name, I think it will eventually be accepted. Either that or Disney fans will just keep saying MGM Studios!

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