Disney Announces Parade, Special Food and Merchandise for Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary on May 1st

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Disney has just announced some of the special events and merchandise that will be revealed for Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary, taking place May 1, 2019. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the past, present, and the new, exciting future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Take a look at all that’s to come!

Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary logo with Slinky Dog
  • View a Star Studded Celebration Parade – A Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Star-Studded Celebration cavalcade starring Mickey and friends will step off at 10 a.m. and will head down Hollywood Blvd.
  • Pick Up a Commemorative 30th Anniversary Guide Map & Button – Guests entering the park can grab a special 30th anniversary commemorative guide map and button.
  • Grab Exclusive 30th Anniversary Merchandise – Special 30th anniversary merchandise will be unveiled on May 1, including a new adult T-shirt, baseball cap, Tervis 24-oz tumbler, MagicBand, ornament and much more. Annual passholders can also shop for some items exclusively created for them. Merchandise can be found starting at 8 a.m. in Grand Park, while supplies last. (Please note: Merchandise will go on sale at 8 a.m., Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens at 9 a.m.)
  • Taste Special Food & Beverage Items – A slew of special anniversary food & beverage items will be available throughout the park, including Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, Tres Leches Verrine and many more. An official foodie guide will be announced next week!
  • Stay For the Debut of “Wonderful World of Animation” – The park’s new nighttime projection show will light up the park for its official debut on May 1. Watch in wonder as the façade of the Chinese Theatre is magically transformed – displaying this stirring tribute to animation. Behold spectacular sequences celebrating themes like magic, family, adventure, romance and friendship. Each theme is brought to life through unforgettable moments from beloved films—like “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Incredibles,” “Coco” and many more. The show will debut at 9:05 p.m. ET, just prior to the park’s “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show.

Looking for even more fan-based Hollywood Studios anniversary fun? Check out WDWNT’s exclusive Stage 89 event, filled with games, meet-ups, lunch with Imagineers, and more!

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BellhopDrew
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BellhopDrew

What we REALLY need is special merchandise for The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror’s 25th!

Jan
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Jan

I hope their announcements of 50th anniversary WDW plans come sooner than two weeks prior. Is this how they normally do things? It concerns me. I’m planning to attend in 2021, but if I pick the wrong dates, I’ll miss it. With the planning Disney requires, it’s not like I can book a trip in a couple weeks.

Gordon Davidescu
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Gordon Davidescu

Based on prior big park anniversaries, it definitely will come sooner and will almost certainly last at least a year! :)

Me Notyou
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Me Notyou

October 1st, 2021 will be the 1st day of the 50th celebration. Plan accordingly

Michael Weiss
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Michael Weiss

Any thoughts on what they will do for the After Hours Celebration that evening? (Special characters, other merch, etc?)

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Not yet.

Steve A
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Steve A

I don’t get why they put Edna Mode and Olaf on the 30th anniversary shirt. All “The Incredibles” have is a small block party at Hollywood and “Frozen” is more known for their Norway attraction. You’d figure they go with Hollywood mainstays like “Indy” and “Tower of Terror”.

Sherry
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Sherry

May I ask where Grand park is? I am going to HS on 5/1 and would like to grab something from the passholder line.