WDW Guide - Disney-MGM Studios Attraction Guide
The mid-1980s were at best, turbulent for the Disney Company. Almost destroyed by internal problems and nearly bought out by Wall Street sharks, the Disney Company was in dire need of new leadership and new direction. That new management came in the 11th hour for the Company in the form of Michael Eisner, Frank Wells and Jeffrey Katzenberg, three Hollywood players that were well known, well respected and had a lot of influence already in the entertainment industry. Under the direction of this trio, billed as "Team Disney," the Company began to change its face toward the only medium that its new managers knew and were comfortable with - Hollywood itself. That theme took on the form of Florida's next major theme park at Walt Disney World, The Disney-MGM Studios, which opened its golden gates in May, 1989. Much smaller than EPCOT Center, the new Disney-MGM Studios theme park was instantly flooded with Walt Disney World guests, filling the small park to capacity many days before noon. It was declared a major success, and plans were immediately set in motion to create a second phase, which would include what many consider to be the park's signature attraction, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The park continues to expand, and after a decade of operation, the Disney-MGM Studios remains one of Disney's strongest entertainment venues. It's a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood and a reminder of the team that saved the Mouse from the brink of disaster in the darkest hours of Disney's history.
The Disney-MGM Studios attraction guide lists and describes every attraction in the park. Every eating and shopping location is also listed. All attractions are rated on a scale from 1 to 4, 4 being best. Attractions are rated relative to one another, so even a low rated MGM Studios attraction might be better than many attractions outside of Disney. Ratings are very subjective so please do not use them as your only criteria when planning your visit.
Disney-MGM Studios is divided into four neighborhoods:
Disney-MGM Studios also has a parade.
Other sections of the Visiting the Park guide
A guide to understanding FastPass - a system for riding the most popular attractions without waiting in line.
A list of all the places to eat at the Disney-MGM Studios.
A list of all the places to shop at Disney-MGM Studios.