Guests who are visit Hollywood Studios on May 1 are in for a treat. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the park, Disney will have some special things going on.
Special Button and Map
The celebration begins when guests enter the park. Each guest can get a commemorative 30th anniversary button and guide map. So if you plan to visit that day, don’t forget pick those up.
At 10 a.m. there will be a special celebration with Mickey and friends. The Hollywood Studios Anniversary Star-Studded Celebration will head down Hollywood Blvd., entertaining guests along the way. Make sure to get there a little early for a good spot, if you want to see the celebration.
Food and Drink Items Just for the Anniversary
Throughout the day guests can try special food and drink items that will be available for the celebration. An example of what guests can find are Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, and Tres Leches Verrine, but there will be many more items available for the anniversary.
Not only will there be special food and drink, but guests can pick up exclusive 30th anniversary merchandise that will be unveiled that day. Some items guests can expect to see are a new adult T-shirt, baseball cap, a Tervis 24-oz tumbler, MagicBand, ornament, and more. In addition, there will be special merchandise for Annual Passholders.
Disney noted that the items will be available in Grand Park started at 8 a.m., but they also noted that Hollywood Studios doesn’t open until 9 a.m. They did not say anything yet about an early shopping hour for Annual Passholders or Disney Resort hotel guests, but we will keep a lookout for an announcement.
The Debut of “Wonderful World of Animation
This new projection show is set to debut on May 1. The show will be projected onto the Chinese Theater and will show clips from many favorite Disney and Pixar movies. “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Incredibles,” and “Coco” are just a few examples of the many films that will be include in this show that pays a tribute to animation. “Wonderful World of Animation” will celebrate different things like magic, family, adventure, romance, and friendship. The show will start at 9:05 p.m., which is just before the “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show.
Disney is also offering one of their Disney After Hours events on this day. Guests who purchase a ticket for this night will have little to no wait on popular rides like Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania!, and more. Guests will also be able to meet Disney characters in areas like Chinese Theatre Courtyard and Star Wars Launch Bay, to name a couple. Character meet and greets include Mickey, Minnie, BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Olaf, and the Toy Story Land Pals. Plus, ice cream, popcorn, and select beverages are included in the price of the ticket.
The cost of Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios is $125 per adult or child, plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will get a discount with tickets costing $95 per adult or child, plus tax. Guests who purchase an After Hours ticket, but don’t have a regular theme park ticket, can enter the park at 7 p.m. with the event officially beginning at 9 p.m.
This sounds like it’s going to be a fun event! Will you be at Hollywood Studios on May 1?
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