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Star Tours Says Farewell

The current version of the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will take it’s final trip to Endor tonight. Beginning tomorrow, the attraction will close for a major refurbishment until May of 2011, when it will re-open with all new footage, special effects and interactivity. If you forgot to get one last ride in,…
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New Meet-n-Greet Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host a new character meet-n-greet in the near future, with new costumes and new scenery. While the identity of the characters is still unknown, they’re expected to wear classic Hollywood style costumes and will meet guests in the grassy area near Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner.

George Lucas Visits the Studios

Star Wars creator George Lucas visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Saturday as part of the ‘Last Tour to Endor’ event, celebrating the final running of the Star Tours attraction (in its current version). Lucas was also in town for the official Lucasfilm fan event, Star Wars Celebration V, held at the Orange County Convention Center.…
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Power Rangers’ Last Show is Saturday

As we reported back in May, the Power Rangers will make their final appearance at the Studios soon. Since Disney sold the license for the Power Ranger franchise back to the original owner, Haim Saban, their contract to perform at Walt Disney World has expired. The final show and meet-n-greet will be on Saturday, August…
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New Show to Replace HSM3 at Studios this Fall

Disney announced on its official blog that the High School Musical 3: Senior Year stage performance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be replaced this fall with an all new show. A live, rock-concert style show will feature music from popular Disney Channel hits, including the “High School Musical” series, “Camp Rock” and “Starstruck.”  The show…
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Tower of Terror Celebrates Sweet 16 Today

That’s right, it’s been 16 years since the Tower of Terror first opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios) – on July 22, 1994. After becoming one of the most popular attractions in all of Walt Disney World, it influenced similar versions at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. Over the years, the Tower…
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Tower of Terror Event for Passholders

Annual Passholders are invited to experience the temporarily enhanced Summer Nightastic version of the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To sign up, visit the Walt Disney World Passholder website beginning July 23, 2010 at 12:00pm. Passholders can take advantage of this last chance to experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Re-Imagined, with…
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Tower of Terror Enhancements

WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Ok, we warned you. We’re about to divulge gory details on the recent enhancements made to Walt Disney World’s Tower of Terror for Summer Nightastic. Some of the enhancements will likely be permanent, but some are obviously temporary based on keen observations.  Based on reports we’ve read online – and on a…
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NextGen C-3PO Greeting Guests at the Studios

A few weeks ago we reported that Disneyland had debuted a new type of character meet-n-greet, with a talking, interactive Mickey Mouse. Well, they’ve done it again – this time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Some lucky Guests were fortunate enough to meet the newest addition – albeit probably temporary – to the Star…
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Star Wars Weekends Back at the Studios

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Jedis, Wookiees and Ewoks, Oh My! Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in May and June for Star Wars Weekends, a sci-fi fan-fest inspired by the popular film saga. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 21-June 13, 2010, Disney’s Hollywood Studios becomes…
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New Tour at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has introduced a brand new behind-the-scenes tour for guests to enjoy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, called Inspiration: Through Walt’s Eyes. This insightful 3-hour tour will allow Disney fans to experience a touching acknowledgement of the contributions made by Walt Disney, and how his vision and dedication made him an American icon. Guests…
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Power Rangers Leaving DHS in August

Fans of the Power Rangers will want to scurry down to Walt Disney World before August to see them one last time – as they’ll be leaving Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The license for Power Rangers has been sold back to the original owner, Haim Saban, according to news reports.  The plan is for the Power…
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Be the First to be the Last – at Star Tours

On May 6, we reported that Star Tours, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, would be closing for a major upgrade in August, and that guests will be able to buy tickets to an exclusive party. Well, here’s more information, straight from the source: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After more than a decade of interstellar travel, Disney…
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The End of a Star Tours Era

Walt Disney World has announced a final farewell to the current version of the popular attraction, Star Tours, which is based on the original Star Wars movie series. Beginning August 14, 2010, guests may experience a hard-ticketed event at the Studios, held from 8:00pm to 1:00am, called Last Tour to Endor. The event will feature…
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American Idol Experience Celebrates One Year

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In addition to recently celebrating its first year of operation in February 2010, “The American Idol Experience” attraction at Walt Disney World Resort can now celebrate the success of one of its top vote-getters – Aaron Kelly. The 17-year-old crooner from Sonestown, Penn., who began his “American Idol” journey at…
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