When Did Disney-MGM Studios Become Disney's Hollywood Studios?


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The Disney-MGM Studios, also known as the Walt Disney World Resort, became Disney's Hollywood Studios in January 2008. The theme park is located in Bay Lake near Orlando, Florida. The change accompanied the addition of new attractions, which included numerous interactive exhibits.

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The Disney-MGM Studios debuted in May 1989 and was the third theme park to start operations after the Magic Kingdom in 1971 and Epcot Center in 1982. The initial idea was a movie-themed pavilion, which gradually gathered steam and transformed into a major theme park. Disney's Hollywood Studios now covers over 135 acres and is comprised of six areas that include Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Streets of America, Pixar Place, Animation Courtyard and Sunset Boulevard. In August 2015, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced further additions to the park's list of themed areas.

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