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.