It’s the end of an era for Hollywood… or at least Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After receiving some new dark blue and cream paint, the Animation Courtyard arch had its former logo sign removed. Now, it appears that the park’s new logo sign has been installed on the arch, signaling a final step in the park’s 30th anniversary transformation. With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the impending arrival (hopefully) of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the park wants to focus on and maximize these new properties, first and foremost by way of its new logo.
The new logo signage features a somewhat plain design, albeit void of any character accents, like BB-8, Woody, or Mickey Mouse from the new animated shorts and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Concept art for the new archway was revealed alongside the park’s new logo as part of the 30th anniversary celebration earlier this year in May. It’s still unknown whether the characters will be added to the sign at a later point.
The smaller arches flanking the sides received the same dark blue color as main central arch as part of its remodeling. The sculpted inner frames of the arches, which feature scenes from the Golden Age of Hollywood, remain thankfully untouched.
The former sign had been up since the park underwent the change to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2008 and was only preceded by the Disney-MGM Studios sign from 1989 though 2008.
What do you think of the new signage? We still recall the audible groans let out by the audience during the logo’s initial unveiling back in May, and we’re not sure our opinions on it have changed since.