Recently, Bob Iger announced that another name change for the Florida park would come. When it first opened, it was known as Disney MGM Studios, then changed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to reflect the drop of MGM’s influence and large contractual agreement. The park has also evolved from working studio to purely theme park. Even the last remaining element of the original studio idea, the Backlot Tour, has closed. The theme park is getting further and further from its original form. It seems right that the name would change to reflect it. But, what should it be?
What’s hard in naming is that the theme park is not getting a complete makeover. It’s still keeping a lot of the Hollywood decor in the main area. So far, there aren’t anymore attraction closures. That means that Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Lights, Motors, Action! are still going to be around, and they have a very Hollywood studio vibe to them. Do they keep the Studios in? The Hollywood? What fits this theme park other than what they’ve had already?
Thinking about it, there are a few choices I would take. Just dropping the Studios and having it Disney’s Hollywood might be the way to go. But, it doesn’t quite have the right ring to it. Another thought is that it has elements that Disney California Adventure has, like the Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania, and the classic Hollywood look. No, I’m not thinking Disney California Adventure in Florida. I’m thinking why not drop California and make it Disney’s Adventures. It pays tribute to both that park and something like Adventures By Disney. Hopefully that wouldn’t be confusing.
These are just random ideas I have, but what would you call it, and why?
Also, is this the only theme park that needs a name change? I know that’s embarking on some touchy territory, but quite a few of the parks have evolved over time. Are there some that need a new change to the name to reflect this?