Thursday, August 9, 2007
The Beginning Of The End... Or The End Of The Beginning?
Well, it's finally official...
Disney-MGM Studios is no more.
Disney's Hollywood Studios is now the new name.
Long live Disney-MGM.
The name change has been expected for some time now. Most thought that it would be the "Disney-Pixar" name, others thought it would be Disney Studios.
Both were wrong.
I remember a couple e-mails exuding happiness when it was announced that there was going to be no name change, a couple months ago. I remarked that sooner or later a name change was coming and most likely to be announced by October. Well, Disney beat that announcement by a couple months.
Come January 2008 the park will have a new name.
But this isn't the only change... and I'm not talking about the additions that Meg Crofton mentioned today. Most of what she mentioned was already known by most everyone anyway.
Over the next few years the MGM... errr, got to get used to the new acronym. Over the next few years DHS will be getting a re-branding, not just in name but appearance. Now, this won't be on a level with DCA, but there will be more focus on giving the park a unique identity.
A Hollywood identity that's been sorely lacking for most of the past decade.