Join WDWNT for Disney’s Hollywood Studios Appreciation Week 2017

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Last year, WDWNT began to observe a new tradition called Disney’s Hollywood Studios appreciation day. The day was held on May 1st, the park’s birthday, the day it opened back in 1989. We celebrated with a full day of social media posts and more from the park to mark the occasion, but this year, we are extending our celebration into a full week!

Why are we doing this? Well, because even as the Disney-MGM Studios, this park has always gotten a lot of flack from guests. This has only gotten worse with the widespread closures and construction in the park, but we will take a week to remind everyone of all the great things there are too see and do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From Streetmosphere and Fantasmic, to Star Tours and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, we will cover and celebrate it all!

Here’s a schedule of events for the week:

  • May 1st, 2017
    • Join Tom Corless for a day of fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Various attractions, entertainment, and more will be live streamed on Persicope, Facebook, and shared via twitter. If you join us in the park that day, Tom will also be handing out some cool stuff for those who find him in the park. Those watching at home will also have a chance to win a prize.
  • May 3rd, 2017
    • The celebration continues on the 3-hour-long 50th episode celebration of WDW News Tonight, Wednesday at 9PM eastern time. The show will include segments about the park and its history, as well as the return of Cornac the Magnificent, Jeopardy, and WDWNT: The Match Game.
  • May 1st through May 5th, 2017
    • A series of special articles will be published on, including historical retrospectives, previews of things to come, dining reviews, and more. We will also release a week’s worth of new videos on our YouTube channel (which you should subscribe to, by the way).

We hope you will join us for a celebration of “The Hollywood That Never Was, But Always Will Be”, May 1st through the 5th, 2017!

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
Contact Tom at [email protected]


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