Thursday, October 25, 2007

What Sign Are You? Not A Leo, Apparently...


The Walt Disney Company released the artwork for the new logo of "Disney's Hollywood Studios" Park in Florida today. Notice that it says "Studios" not "Studio". Personally, I think it's rather understated and filled with a styling that is reminiscent of Hollywood's past... so I guess you could say I like it. It will go well with the upcoming changes to the park. 2008 will be a transitional year and 2009... well, hopefully those Imagineers get their projects approved soon. 2009 could be a kicker of a year.

The new logo is a good start...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cmon! Hints, anything? This park is in desperate need of some scorched earth policy... what's happening? And it had better not be Carland East...

Honor Hunter said...

No scorched earth policy. Improvements... theming. Attractions, yes. Not approved yet, though... a couple that could be, but several in blue sky phase. Cars Land? Nope... not gonna happen, at least for a decade. This is a DCA exclusive. Lasseter wants the parks to be unique... imagine that! So it is highly unlikely you see... hey! You tricked me! I'm not supposed to have another BS Alert until November. Just forget what I said... you don't want these droids... You can go about your business...

Move along... move along...

Anonymous said...

You say Lasseter wants the parks to be unique, which is great. I am sick to death of the cloning culture of WDI over the past decade. But I am hearing that they already have plans to place the Little Mermaid attraction into the Pooh Spot at MK so not sure what to think.

I do love the new logo I just hope the attractions the park gets are worthy.

Honor Hunter said...

Well, unlike Cars Land we may see a TLM ride in Florida, but from what I hear it won't be an exact clone. Not if Uncle John has control over it. It may be simular but would more than likely be a little different. I also don't think you'll see one before DCA which won't be here for another three years or so. I'd say it would be five or six years before Ariel would show up in the Magic Kingdom... course I could be wrong.

Time will tell...

MiklCraw4d said...

Honor,
Thanks for the clarifications!

Although I certainly would love to see a little scorched earth at the park - its Frankenstein-style evolution over the years has turned the park into quite a mess, with everything from theme to simple things like crowd flow becoming total boondoggles.

Also, thanks for clarifying a bit on the attractions - I've wondered whether the current concepts were in pre-greenlight completion or still lost in the blue sky nebula.

And thank heavens for no more clones. I'm so sick of that mess - not to mention the fact that clones like Midway Madness and Soarin rarely fit thematically into their surrogate homes...

As for me, I still very foolishly hope for the Muppet Studios concepts to come to fruition after all these years. If only...

There are so many great old plans for D/MGM sitting on the shelf ready to be dusted off. I'm surprised they didn't take the concept for building the Hyperion studios on Sunset Blvd. and incorporate that into the DCA redo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarity on the LM ride, its nice to hear that if wdw does get a version it wont be a total clone.

I was still hoping for Fire / Bald mountain to go into the pooh / Leagues space...oh well I can dream as I know both projects are dead. Speaking of which, I was hoping they would of featured them in the recent Disney Mountains book as another dead mountain (DLs Candy Mountain) was featured in it.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of having unique experiences in the parks, especially between Florida and California, but I hope there are plans to copy extremely successful attractions from faraway locations, such as Tokyo. For example, I would LOVE to see "Journey to the Center of the Earth", (or any other DisneySea attraction) in either Anaheim or Orlando. Only a small percentage of Americans would be able to experience the attractions in foreign countries.

Tony said...

Nice hint on what's to come for the Disney's Hollywood Studios. I've heard the rumors for a while and can't wait for a true report on what they have planned. I've got a "good" feeling about this!