Disney Walt Disney World MGM Studios Summer 1999 Guide Map Used
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This is a unique an hard to find Guide Map from Disney MGM Studios which was renamed Disney Hollywood Studios in 2008!!!
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Walt Disney World
MGM Studios Summer 1999 Guide Map Used
Has creases and folds consistent with used item.
CLOSED GUIDE MAP IS ABOUT 4 INCHES WIDE X 9 INCHES HIGH
FULLY OPEN GUIDE MAP IS ABOUT 22.5 INCHES WIDE X 12 INCHES HIGH
In the late 1980's, a team of Walt Disney Imagineers led by Marty Sklar and
Randy Bright had been given an assignment to create two new pavilions for
Epcot's Future World section. The brainstorming sessions led to Wonders of Life
and Great Movie Ride pavilions.The latter was to look like a soundstage backdrop,
with a movie theater-style entrance in the middle, and would have sat between
the Land and Journey Into Imagination pavilions. When newly appointed CEO
Michael Eisner saw the plans for the pavilion, he requested that, instead of placing
the ride in an already existing park, it should be surrounded by a new park
themed with Hollywood, entertainment, and show business.
In 1985, Disney and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer entered into a licensing contract that
gave Disney worldwide rights to use the MGM brand and logo for what would
become Disney-MGM Studios, which included working production facilities for
movies and television shows and a satellite animation studio, which began
operation prior to the park's debut. In 1988, MGM/UA responded by filing a
lawsuit that claimed Disney violated the agreement by operating a working movie
and television studio at the resort. On May 1, 1989, the theme park opened
adjacent to the production facilities, with MGM's only affiliation being the original
licensing agreement that allowed Disney to use MGM's name and lion logo in
marketing, and separate contracts that allowed specific MGM content to be used
in The Great Movie Ride. When the park first opened, the only two attractions
were the Studio Backlot Tour and The Great Movie Ride.
Disney later filed a countersuit, claiming that MGM/UA and MGM Grand, Inc. had
conspired to violate Disney's worldwide rights to the MGM name in the theme
park business and that MGM/UA would harm Disney's reputation by building its
own theme park at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On
October 23, 1992, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis B. Rappe ruled that
Disney had the right to continue using the Disney-MGM Studios name on film
product produced at the Florida facility, and that MGM Grand had the right to
build a Las Vegas theme park using the MGM name and logo as long as it did not
share the same studio backlot theme as Disney's property. The 33-acre MGM
Grand Adventures Theme Park opened in 1993 at the Las Vegas site and closed
permanently in 2000. Disney was contractually prohibited from using the
Disney-MGM Studios name in certain marketing contexts; in those instances, the
park was called The Disney Studios.
In 1994, the park saw its first expansion; with the addition of Sunset Boulevard
and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction.
The Rock 'n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had a grand opening on July 29,
1999, at Disney-MGM Studios. With a track measuring a whomping 3,403 feet,
the roller coaster also features limousines equipped with 125 speakers, 24
sub-woofers and more than 32k watts of audio amplifier output power! Talk about
a booming experience! Each of the cars play different Aerosmith songs including:
"Nine Lives"; "Love in an Elevator"/"Walk This Way" medley; "Sweet Emotion";
"Young Lust"/"F.I.N.E."/"Love in an Elevator" medley; and a "Back in the Saddle"
/"Dude Looks Like a Lady" medley.
On August 9, 2007, Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton announced that
Disney-MGM Studios would be re-branded as Disney's Hollywood Studios,
effective January 7, 2008.
On March 12, 2015, during an annual shareholders meeting, CEO Bob Iger hinted
at another possible name change for the park coming in the near future.
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